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Gophers linebacker Mariano Sori-Marin follows the ball at TCF Bank Stadium on Saturday, Oct. 24. Minnesota fell to Michigan 49-24 in their first showing of the season.

Inexperience costs Gophers in loss to Michigan

Paul Hodowanic, Sports Reporter
October 25, 2020
Injuries, youth and COVID-19 positives left an already inexperienced defense without answers on Saturday.
Gophers head coach PJ Fleck walks the sidelines at TCF Bank stadium on Saturday, Oct. 24.

Miscues, defensive inexperience costs Gophers in opener

Brendan O'Brien, Sports Reporter
October 24, 2020
In a game to claim the Little Brown Jug, Minnesota failed to stop Michigan’s rushing attack from start to finish.
The Gopher and Wolverine lines clash at TCF Bank Stadium on Saturday, Oct. 24. Minnesota fell to Michigan 49-24 in their first showing of the season.

Key Gophers starters inactive against Michigan

Paul Hodowanic
October 24, 2020
The Gophers will be without two starters on the offensive line, with Curtis Dunlap Jr. and Daniel Faalele inactive against Michigan.
Gophers Defensive back Benjamin St-Juste leaps for an Auburn pass at Raymond James Stadium in Tampa, Florida on Wednesday, Jan. 1.

Gophers preparing for unknowns in Michigan’s quarterback and defense

Brendan O'Brien
October 24, 2020
The two ranked rivals will face off Saturday for the Little Brown Jug and significant momentum towards the Big Ten Championship.
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.

A look at the Gophers’ 2020 conference-only schedule

Matthew Kennedy, Sports Reporter
October 21, 2020
The Gophers face an early test right away against No. 18 Michigan in a shortened, conference-only 2020 football season.
Gophers Defensiveback Benjamin St-Juste leaps for an Auburn pass at Raymond James Stadium in Tampa, Florida on Wednesday, Jan. 1. Minnesota took the bowl game with a 31-24 win over the Auburn Tigers.

A history of RTB at UMN

Brendan O'Brien
October 20, 2020
Three seasons ago was the beginning of the “Row the Boat” era under P.J. Fleck.
Gophers Runningback Mohamed Ibrahim carries the ball for a touchdown at Raymond James Stadium in Tampa, Florida on Wednesday, Jan. 1.

Gophers about to face different, ‘real’ 2020 season

Brendan O'Brien
October 20, 2020
While there will be plenty of differences this season, head coach P.J. Fleck said the football is still real as long as they are on the playing field.
Gophers Linebacker Mariano Sori-Marin makes a tackle on Thursday, Sept. 12, 2019.

Sori-Marin to lead Gophers’ defense in 2020

Brendan O'Brien, Sports Reporter
October 20, 2020
The junior linebacker is ready to step up as the Gophers’ next staple at the position.
A Gophers football player watches from the sidelines during a game on Sept. 16, 2017.

ESPN’s College GameDay set to return to University of Minnesota

Tony Liebert, Sports Reporter
October 17, 2020
After visiting the University for the first time ever last year, ESPN College GameDay will return for the Gophers first game of the 2020 season.
Gophers football players sit on the sidelines during a game at TCF Bank Stadium on Oct. 3, 2015.

Some Gopher football players remain undecided about 2020 return

Brendan O'Brien, Sports Reporter
October 7, 2020
Head coach P.J. Fleck has not said who is still contemplating whether to return to the team.