Student Dies in Goal Post Accident

MORRIS, Minn. (AP) — A 20-year-old University of Minnesota-Morris student was killed Saturday when football fans rushed onto the field and pulled down a goal post at the end of the school’s homecoming game.Richard Thomas Rose, of Benton City, Wash., was pronounced dead at a hospital after attempts to revive him on the field failed, school officials said. No one else was hurt.

SI.com – NCAA Football – Student dies after goal post toppled in Minn. – Sunday October 23, 2005 1:18AM

A few years ago we had a huge discussion on my campus after the police stopped students from tearing down the goal posts after out old stadium was decomissioned… looks like they got proven right in a pretty tragic way.

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