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Coach P.J. Fleck embraces offensive lineman Daniel Faalele at Camp Randall Stadium in Madison on Saturday, Nov. 24, 2018. The Gophers beat the Badgers 37-15 for the first time since 2003.

Three Gophers selected on final day of 2022 NFL Draft

by Matthew Kennedy, Sports Reporter
Published May 2, 2022
Daniel Faalele is the highest-drafted offensive lineman out of Minnesota since the New York Giants picked center Brian Williams 18th overall in 1989.
Head coach P.J. Fleck talks to the team on April 13, 2019 in the indoor football practice facility in Athletes Village.

Maroon defeats Gold 19-16 in Spring Game

by Matthew Kennedy, Sports Reporter
Published May 1, 2022
The annual scrimmage ended with a sudden death “kick-off."
Hands up, defensive lineman Boye Mafe attempts to block Bowling Green quarterback Matt McDonalds pass during the Gophers football game against Bowling Green at Huntington Bank Stadium on Saturday, Sept. 25, 2021.

Seattle Seahawks select Boye Mafe in the second round of NFL Draft

by Matthew Kennedy, Sports Reporter
Published April 29, 2022
Mafe led the Gophers in tackles for loss (10) and sacks (7) in 2021.
Markiese Bucko Irving carries the ball down the field in a game against Nebraska on Saturday, Oct. 16, 2021 at Huntington Bank Stadium in Minneapolis, Minn.

Gophers RB Bucky Irving enters NCAA transfer portal

by Tony Liebert, Sports Reporter
Published April 8, 2022
Redshirt-freshman Minnesota running back Bucky Irving announced Friday, that he will be entering the transfer portal.
Linebacker Jack Gibbens levels a hit on a Bowling Green University player during the 2021 Homecoming Game on Saturday, Sept. 25, 2021 at Huntington Bank Stadium in Minneapolis, Minn.

Kieft, Mafe and Faalele stand out at Gophers Pro Day

by Tony Liebert, Sports Reporter
Published March 18, 2022
Thirteen Gophers football players competed in a Pro Day event Wednesday, showcasing their talents to NFL scouts.
Hands up, defensive lineman Boye Mafe attempts to block Bowling Green quarterback Matt McDonalds pass during the Gophers football game against Bowling Green at Huntington Bank Stadium on Saturday, Sept. 25, 2021.

Four from Gophers football shine at NFL Scouting Combine

by Tony Liebert, Sports Reporter
Published March 8, 2022
Blaise Andries, Daniel Faalele, Esezi Otomewo and Boye Mafe are one step closer to their NFL dream after last week’s NFL Scouting Combine.
Running back Ky Thomas escapes a tackle during the Gophers game against the West Virginia Mountaineers in the Guaranteed Rate Bowl on Tuesday, Dec. 28, at Chase Field in Phoenix, Ariz. The Gophers won 18-6.

Gophers leading rusher Ky Thomas enters name into transfer portal

by Tony Liebert, Sports Reporter
Published January 3, 2022
Redshirt-freshman Minnesota running back Ky Thomas entered his name into the NCAA transfer portal Monday.
Defensive Player of the Game Tyler Nubin, Coach P.J. Fleck and Offensive Player of the Game Ky Thomas hoist the Guaranteed Rate Trophy following the Gophers victory against the West Virginia Mountaineers in the Guaranteed Rate Bowl on Tuesday, Dec. 28 at Chase Field in Phoenix, Ariz. The Gophers won 18-6.

Gophers win in Phoenix, take Guaranteed Rate Bowl 18-6 over West Virginia

by Matthew Kennedy, Sports Reporter
Published December 29, 2021
The win marks the tenth Bowl Game win in team history
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.

Chris Autman-Bell to return for sixth season with Gophers

by Tony Liebert, Sports Reporter
Published December 9, 2021
With Mohamed Ibrahim and Tanner Morgan already returning, the Gophers will now have another talented member of their offense returning in 2022.
Head Coach P.J. Fleck prepares to run onto the field with the Gophers at TCF Bank Stadium on Saturday, Oct. 26, 2019. The Gophers defeated Maryland 52-10 bringing their record to 8-0

Gophers to play West Virginia in Guaranteed Rate Bowl Dec. 28

by Tony Liebert, Sports Reporter
Published December 5, 2021
After finishing the regular season 8-4 Minnesota will be playing West Virginia in the Guaranteed Rate Bowl.