MINNEAPOLIS It's just hair.
That was the motto uttered Monday on the University of Minnesota campus, as over 100 student-athletes and coaches shaved their heads to raise money and awareness for pediatric cancer research. The idea for the event came from Gophers walk-on wide receiver Connor Cosgrove, who is currently dealing with leukemia.
As Cosgrove endured his chemotherapy treatments, he saw young girls with cancer who were forced to shave their heads as a result of their disease. This August, a nurse approached Cosgrove with the idea to reach out to the football team to see if any of his teammates would join him in the cause.
He was originally hoping to recruit 20-30 football players. By the end of the day Monday, 110 student-athletes and coaches from multiple sports had their heads shaved to show support.
"I don't even know half the people who have come through here to shave their heads, and I think that is a testament to the bond that this community has and the bonds that ...