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

Demetrius Douglas announces he will not play in upcoming season, ending his career with the Gophers

Julianna Landis
October 5, 2020
A redshirt junior, Douglas played in all 13 games last season and totaled 327 all-purpose yards.
Gophers Runningback Mohamed Ibrahim carries the ball for a touchdown at Raymond James Stadium in Tampa, Florida on Wednesday, Jan. 1.

Ibrahim ready to lead Gophers’ backfield

Brendan O'Brien
October 5, 2020
Ibrahim is embracing the leadership role of taking what he learned and passing it on to younger backs, whether it is protecting the ball or working on vision.
Gophers Defensive back Benjamin St-Juste leaps for an Auburn pass at Raymond James Stadium in Tampa, Florida on Wednesday, Jan. 1.

Gophers crack into AP Top 25

Brendan O'Brien, Sports Reporter
October 4, 2020
Minnesota is the fifth Big Ten team to earn a spot in the AP rankings.
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.

Bateman able to return to Gophers in 2020

Brendan O'Brien
September 30, 2020
Gophers star receiver Rashod Bateman’s eligibility was restored by the NCAA after his initial opt out of the 2020 season.
Gophers Defensive back Benjamin St-Juste leaps for an Auburn pass at Raymond James Stadium in Tampa, Florida on Wednesday, Jan. 1.

Gophers look to replace key players on defense

Brendan O'Brien, Sports Reporter
September 30, 2020
The Gophers lost a number of key contributors on the defensive end, including star safety Antoine Winfield Jr. and defensive end Carter Coughlin, and will call on returners to fill the void 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.

Gophers football returns familiar faces in 2020

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 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.

Gophers hope Bateman can return this fall

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.
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.

Rashod Bateman wants to play in 2020

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

Big Ten football is back

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.