The Minnesota Daily

Gophers football returns familiar faces in 2020

Wide receiver Chris Autman-Bell raises his arms in celebration of a touchdown at TCF Bank Stadium on Saturday, Nov. 9. The Gophers defeated Penn State 31-26 to bring their record to 9-0, a first since 1904.

Brendan O'Brien, Sports Reporter

September 25, 2020

The Gophers’ football team returns much of its roster from its successful 2019 campaign, but head coach P.J. Fleck understands that new faces may need to step up at a moment's notice.

Gophers hope Bateman can return this fall

Gophers Wide Receiver Rashod Bateman carries the ball at the 2020 Outback Bowl on Wednesday, Jan. 1.  The Gophers went on to take the game 31-24 over the Auburn Tigers.

AJ Condon

September 23, 2020

The team’s star receiver Rashod Bateman has shown interest in returning to the team after he opted-out of the season due to health concerns regarding COVID-19.

Rashod Bateman wants to play in 2020

Wide receiver Rashod Bateman fights to hang on to the ball at TCF Bank Stadium on Saturday, Nov. 9. The Gophers bested the Penn State Nittany Lions 31-26 to remain undefeated.

Tony Liebert, Sports Reporter

September 18, 2020

Bateman may need clearance from the NCAA to return, but a reinstatement process could be another way for him to play for the Gophers again.

Big Ten football is back

A Gophers football player watches from the sidelines during a game on Sept. 16, 2017.

A.J. Condon, Sports Reporter

September 16, 2020

After pressure from student-athletes, parents, politicians and coaches, Big Ten football is returning in October after over a month of uncertainty regarding the return.

Big Ten football update

Big Ten football update

AJ Condon

September 10, 2020

The start of the Big Ten football season is still unknown, but possible Thanksgiving and October start dates are being floated.