Dec 20, 2013 at 3:53 pm
MINNEAPOLIS (AP) - A University of Minnesota student was hurt during a halftime competition at the Gopher women's basketball game against UCLA.
The student was wearing a sumo suit as part of a relay race at halftime of Friday afternoon's game and appeared to hit his head at the finish line.
He was wearing a hockey helmet, but the injury was severe enough that attendants cut the suit off of him and took him off the court on a stretcher. The start of the second half was delayed by several minutes.
The official Twitter feed of the women's basketball program said the student is a member of the school's band.
Eric Schmitt, a freshman band member, says the student was responsive and smiling when he left the court.