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U athletes Larrick, Windsor selected to attend NCAA forum

May 7, 2014

A pair of University student-athletes will attend a highly selective NCAA forum next month in Indianapolis. Jennifer Larrick, who will be a redshirt junior on the soccer team, and Katherine Windsor, a...

Lights illuminate new Siebert Field for the first time in the stadium's history on Friday.

Siebert Field lights up sky for first time

April 29, 2014

The University of Minnesota’s new Siebert Field, which opened last year, lit up the sky for the first time in the stadium’s history Friday night as the Gophers baseball team took on Penn State. The...

NCAA council backs unlimited meals for athletes

April 22, 2014

A proposal to allow unlimited meals and snacks for student-athletes appears to have widespread support, including the backing of three former Gophers football players. The NCAA Division I Legislative Council...

Unlimited meals among measures passed by NCAA Legislative Council

April 16, 2014

The NCAA’s Legislative Council decided Tuesday that Division I student-athletes can receive unlimited meals and snacks in conjunction with their athletics participation, according to an NCAA release. The...

TCF Bank Stadium gets a big makeover

April 16, 2014

TCF Bank Stadium looked like a construction site Tuesday as workers donning hard hats ripped up chunks of turf. This process began Monday and marked the first step in a multimillion-dollar upgrade to prepare...

TCF Bank Stadium renovations begin

April 14, 2014

The Minnesota Vikings will begin renovating TCF Bank Stadium this week and will have the stadium's turf removed by Friday, according to a tweet from the University's TCF Bank Stadium Twitter...

Michael Handel hits the ball during the baseball game against Nebraska on Sunday afternoon at Siebert Field.

Minnesota loses three to Nebraska

April 14, 2014

Nebraska continued its Big Ten dominance over the Gophers this weekend, sweeping Minnesota with a 3-2 win in 10 innings Sunday at Siebert Field. Cornhuskers shortstop Steven Reveles hit a single that scored...

Baseball: Nebraska opens series with 8-6 win

April 11, 2014

Nebraska’s Jake Placzek scored the game-winning run on a wild pitch, as the Cornhuskers defeated Minnesota 8-6 Friday afternoon at Siebert Field. The Gophers were in position to send the game into...

Ashley Pafko, Tarah Hobbs and Simone Kolander.

This picture was taken at FC Barcelona's game against Osasuna on March 16. Barcelona won the game 7-0.

Gophers traveled to Spain for spring break

April 1, 2014

The Gophers women’s soccer team spent its spring break overseas, immersing itself in one of the world’s most soccer-crazed cities. Minnesota’s entire team traveled to Barcelona, Spain,...

Laguna leads team to fifth place

March 31, 2014

Minnesota junior captain Carmen Laguna rebounded from a lackluster performance two weeks ago with a fourth-place finish at the Mountain View Collegiate Invitational in Tucson, Ariz. Her fourth-place finish...

Mariucci hosted hoops, not hockey, 10 times over break

March 26, 2014

The University of Minnesota’s premier hockey facility turned into a basketball arena for two days last week. Mariucci Arena hosted 10 Minnesota State High School League girls’ basketball state...

Former golf coach Brenny gets $360,000 in lawsuit

March 24, 2014

A Hennepin County judge last week awarded almost $360,000 to a former University of Minnesota associate women’s head golf coach who claimed the school’s former golf director curtailed her responsibilities...

Brenny awarded nearly $360,000

March 19, 2014

A Hennepin County district judge awarded former University of Minnesota associate head women’s golf coach Katie Brenny nearly $360,000 on Tuesday, ruling that Brenny was subject to disparate...

Gophers extend agreement with Clear Channel

March 11, 2014

Clear Channel radio station KFAN-FM (100.3) will continue broadcasting Gophers football games for the next three seasons, the University of Minnesota Athletics Department announced Monday. The station...

Sophomore starting quarterback Mitch Leidner throws the ball during their practice of spring season at Bierman Field Athletic Building on Tuesday.

Minnesota opens spring practices

March 5, 2014

While the cold weather may not indicate it, spring has arrived — for the Gophers football team, at least. Minnesota held its first of 15 spring practices Tuesday at the Gibson-Nagurski Football Complex....

Gophers forward Dani Cameranesi handles the puck during the first period of their game against St. Cloud on Friday evening at Ridder Arena.

Minnesota blows past SCSU in WCHA first round

March 3, 2014

The Gophers swept St. Cloud State in the first round of the WCHA playoffs this weekend at Ridder Arena, due in part to a historic scoring outburst. Minnesota scored four goals in 57 seconds during the...

Gophers open WCHA playoffs with 4-1 win over SCSU

March 1, 2014

The Gophers defeated St. Cloud State 4-1 on Friday night at Ridder Arena in the first game of the WCHA playoffs.   Maryanne Mefefee, Meghan Lorence, Kate Schipper and Rachel Ramsey scored for the...

Gopher women's hockey fan Abraham Carter, 2, looks through the class to the rink, Saturday at Ridder Arena.

Women’s hockey attendance up

February 26, 2014

Gophers senior Kelly Terry said she thought the atmosphere at Ridder Arena during 2010-11 — her freshman year — was the best it was going to get. But after back-to-back national championships,...

Dance marathon nabs $83,000

February 24, 2014

VIDEO: "Dance until Dawn" Hundreds of University of Minnesota students and Amplatz Children’s Hospital patients danced all night Saturday at the Unlimited Dance Marathon. But even with the large...

Manchester City and Olympiacos to square off at TCF Bank Stadium

February 20, 2014

International soccer is coming to the University of Minnesota, the athletics department announced Thursday. The English team Manchester City and the Greek team Olympiacos will play at 2 p.m. on Aug. 2...

Members of the Dance Marathon Leadership Team talk Monday about the upcoming event at Bierman Field Athletic Building. The event is this Saturday and Sunday at Mariucci Arena.

Students dance all night for children’s health

February 20, 2014

Many pediatric patients at the University of Minnesota Amplatz Children’s Hospital walk the halls to regain their strength during recovery. Richie Lange followed this routine almost daily during...

Minnesota places 7th at tournament in Florida

February 19, 2014

Sarinee Thitiratanakorn carded the third-lowest individual 54-hole score in Gophers women’s golf history as the team finished seventh at the Central District Invitational on Tuesday in Lakewood Ranch, Fla. Minnesota...

Unlimited Dance Marathon set for Feb. 22-23 at Mariucci Arena

February 15, 2014

The University of Minnesota will host Unlimited Dance Marathon on Saturday, Feb. 22, through Sunday, Feb. 23, at Mariucci Arena, in an effort to raise money and awareness for University of Minnesota Amplatz...

Football: attendance up in 2013 after three-year decline

February 13, 2014

The Gophers football team saw an increase in home-game attendance in 2013, reversing a three-year decline in attendance and becoming one of four Big Ten schools to see an increase.   The team drew...

Gopher sports digital media producer Garrett Wright shoots video at the Minnesota men's basketball game against Indiana at Williams Arena Saturday.

U athletics department provides video

February 12, 2014

The Gophers football team had a historic season in 2013, winning eight games for the first time since 2003. And it had a video series to document its success. The athletics department produced the new...

Selfies, Snapchat and NCAA recruiting rules

February 12, 2014

News came out today about the NCAA allowing most sports to use the app Snapchat for recruiting purposes. I checked in with the NCAA to clarify its policy on Snapchat. This is what Meg Durham, the NCAA’s...

Signed, sealed, delivered

February 6, 2014

JEFF JONES, RUNNING BACK, 4 STARS Height/weight: 6 feet; 198 pounds Hometown: Minneapolis High school: Washburn High School Offers: Jones had offers from 11 schools, including Florida, Wisconsin and Michigan. Notes:...

Football: Gophers land wide receiver, defensive tackle

February 4, 2014

A defensive tackle from Mobile, Ala., and a wide receiver from Mentor, Ohio, committed to the Gophers on Monday, according to rivals.com. Three-star receiver Conner Krizancic became the third wide receiver...

Compliance Director Jt Bruett at Bierman Field Athletic Building on Tuesday. Bruett played professional baseball before his job at the University.

Bruett keeps U athletics in compliance

January 29, 2014

The University of Minnesota athletics department hasn’t logged a major NCAA infraction since the early 2000s. And that’s good news for current Director of Athletic Compliance J.T. Bruett. Bruett,...

Minneapolis a finalist for 2017-20 Final Fours

January 28, 2014

The NCAA announced Monday that Minneapolis is among the eight finalists to host the 2017-20 men's Final Fours. The games would be played at the new, 65,000-seat Vikings stadium, set to open in 2016....

Student attendance numbers up for Texas Bowl

January 22, 2014

The University of Minnesota sent three full buses to Houston for this year’s student road trip to the Gophers’ bowl game — a marked improvement over last year, when the bus was barely...

The men's 2014 Hockey City Classic game against the Buckeyes broke the attendance record of about 45,000 people at TCF Bank Stadium on Friday.

Hockey City Classic sets attendance mark

January 21, 2014

Galen Helgemo sat in the upper deck at TCF Bank Stadium on Friday afternoon wearing snow pants, multiple layers under his winter jacket and a Goldy the Gopher facemask given out for free at the game. The...

Minnesota running back David Cobb protects the ball from Western Illinois on Saturday, Sept. 14, 2013, at TCF Bank Stadium.

Gophers get valuable opportunity to recruit Texas

December 11, 2013

On Dec. 27, the Gophers have an opportunity to win their first bowl game since 2004 when they travel to Houston to battle Syracuse in the Texas Bowl. The weekend also gives Minnesota the chance to gain...

Minnesota's Kevin Steinhaus tries to take down Michigan State's John Rizqallah on Sunday, Feb. 3, 2013, at the Sports Pavilion.

Steinhaus leads team past Oklahoma State

December 9, 2013

Gophers redshirt senior Kevin Steinhaus won a major decision in his return to the lineup as No. 2 Minnesota beat No. 5 Oklahoma State 16-15 on Sunday in Stillwater, Okla. The Gophers and Cowboys both won...

Minnesota's Scott Schiller takes down Illinois' Mario Gonzalez on Jan. 21, 2013, at the Sports Pavilion.

Schiller leads team as a redshirt junior

December 5, 2013

Gophers wrestler Scott Schiller was a 4-year-old and had just lost his first match. He was sitting in his father’s lap sobbing when another dad asked if Scott would wrestle his son. Scott said yes. He...

Schiller named Big Ten wrestler of the week

December 3, 2013

Redshirt junior Scott Schiller has earned Big Ten Wrestler of the Week honors, the conference announced Tuesday. Schiller beat the top-ranked 197-pound wreslter last Saturday, helping the No. 2 Gophers...

Gopher wrestler Conrad Rangell spent five years playing professional paintball before returning to school and becoming a part of the University in fall 2012.

Rangell trades paintball for the mat

December 3, 2013

Not many athletes can say they’ve embarked on a professional athletics career before college. Gophers wrestler Conrad Rangell can. Rangell spent five years playing professional paintball and returned...

Minnesota's No.10 Scott Schiller won 14-4 against Hofstra's Victor Pozsonyi in the 197 class Friday at the Sports Pavilion. The No. 1 ranked Gophers began their season by defeating Hofstra 32-6.

Gophers beat Oregon State

December 2, 2013

Redshirt freshman Sam Brancale won his first dual match and redshirt junior Scott Schiller defeated the nation’s top-ranked 197-pound wrestler, as the No. 2 Gophers defeated No. 18 Oregon State...

Gophers watch weight

November 27, 2013

Gophers wrestlers won’t indulge in an extra slice of pumpkin pie or portion of mashed potatoes Thursday, even as the average American consumes 4,500 calories. The wrestlers need to stay conscious...

Players to celebrate Thanksgiving

November 27, 2013

The Gophers football team will practice Thursday morning before enjoying an early-afternoon Thanksgiving meal together at the Gibson-Nagurski Football Complex. “It’s hard for those kids that...

Minnesota's Dylan Ness tries to take down Michigan State's Dan Osterman on Sunday, Feb. 3, 2013, at the Sports Pavilion.

Gophers wallop Wyoming 41-5

November 25, 2013

David Thorn, Dylan Ness and Tony Nelson all recorded pins as the No. 2 Gophers dominated Wyoming 41-5 on Sunday at the Sports Pavilion. The Gophers won nine of 10 matches and improved their dual-meet record...

Wisconsin lineman Beau Allen swings Paul Bunyun's Axe after the Badgers defeat Minnesota 20-7 at their last home game of the season.

Badgers keep Axe after 20-7 win

November 25, 2013

University of Minnesota players were undoubtedly disappointed with their 20-7 loss to the University of Wisconsin on Saturday at TCF Bank Stadium. But the Gophers weren’t about to let their biggest...

Pregame: Gophers vs. Wisconsin

November 23, 2013

The Gophers will battle No. 16 Wisconsin in about 20 minutes at TCF Bank Stadium in their final home game of 2013.   Minnesota (8-2, 4-2 Big Ten) is riding a four-game winning streak.  Wisconsin...

Gophers defeat Purdue behind Ness’ pin

November 23, 2013

  View a video recap of the meet here. The No. 2 Gophers defeated No. 20 Purdue 35-3 Friday at the Sports Pavilion, thanks in part to redshirt junior Dylan Ness' pin. Ness, a 157-pound wrestler,...

Minnesota defensive lineman Ra'Shede Hageman rushes Penn State's Ty Howle on Wednesday, Sept. 11, 2013, at TCF Bank Stadium. The Gophers game against Wisconsin on Nov. 23 is Senior Day for the team.

Gophers prep for rivalry matchup with Wisconsin

November 21, 2013

The Gophers will face arguably their toughest test of the season Saturday when they play No. 16 Wisconsin at TCF Bank Stadium. The Badgers (8-2, 5-1 Big Ten) have five straight wins and one of the top...

Minnesota's David Thorn wrestles Northwestern's Dominick Malone on Friday, Dec. 7, 2012, at the Sports Pavilion. Thorn's younger brother, Tommy Thorn, signed a national letter of intent with the Gophers last week.

Minnesota signs third Thorn, plus six others

November 21, 2013

Seven Gophers wrestling recruits signed national letters of intent last week, including one whose brothers have already wrestled for Minnesota. Tommy Thorn of St. Michael, Minn., will become the third...

Minnesota wins seven titles at Open tourney

November 18, 2013

The Gophers won seven of 10 titles at the Harold Nichols Open in Ames, Iowa, on Saturday without two of their top wrestlers in the lineup. David Thorn and Dylan Ness, Minnesota’s 133- and 157-pound...

Minnesota's Danny Zilverberg tries to take down Michigan State's Ryan Watts on Sunday, Feb. 3, 2013, at the Sports Pavilion.

Gophers adjust, five wrestlers move up a class

November 14, 2013

Minnesota’s top returning 125- through 157-pound wrestlers gained weight over the summer. But instead of cutting the pounds to stay in their weight classes, the wrestlers decided to roll with it. Now,...

Minnesota defensive back Eric Murray attempts to intercept a pass against Penn State on Saturday at TCF Bank Stadium.

Gophers try to heal up during bye week

November 13, 2013

Gophers head coach Jerry Kill said Tuesday that this week’s bye couldn’t have come at a better time for his team. Several key players, including sophomore running back Rodrick Williams Jr.,...

Brenny suit comes to trial

November 13, 2013

Former University of Minnesota women’s golf coach Katie Brenny’s lawsuit against the University of Minnesota Board of Regents came to trial last week, nearly three years after she filed the...

Minnesota heavyweight Tony Nelson grapples with Virginia Tech's David Marone on Friday, Feb. 22, 2013, at Williams Arena.

Nelson leads his team at Bison Open

November 11, 2013

The No. 3 Gophers wrestling team opened its season Saturday with eight individual titles at the Bison Open in Fargo, N.D. Minnesota redshirt freshman Brett Pfarr won the 184-pound title, redshirt senior...

Kaler voices support for Kill’s leave of absence

November 11, 2013

University of Minnesota President Eric Kaler said Saturday that he thinks the University made the right decision regarding head football coach Jerry Kill’s leave of absence. “I had a lot of...

Nelson to start at QB

November 9, 2013

Sophomore Philip Nelson will start at quarterback against Penn State today, the Gophers announced Thursday. This is Nelson's second-consecutive start.  Nelson earned Big Ten Co-Offensive Player...

Williams makes an impact in first year

November 7, 2013

The Gophers football team was driving to the airport after its win over Indiana last Saturday when redshirt freshman tight end Maxx Williams got a surprise. The Williams family had been at the game and...

Minnesota's Tony Nelson wrestles against a Michigan opponent Friday, Jan. 27, 2012, at the Sports Pavilion.

Nelson, Gophers ready to start season

November 7, 2013

The Gophers wrestling team opens its 2013-14 season Saturday at the Bison Open in Fargo, N.D. Minnesota is ranked No. 3 in InterMat’s preseason national poll. The Gophers finished third at the NCAA...

Nelson, Mortell earn Big Ten honors

November 4, 2013

Two University of Minnesota football players have earned Big Ten Player of the Weeks honors, the conference announced Monday. Sophomore quarterback Philip Nelson earned Big Ten Co-Offensive Player of the...

Gophers linebacker Aaron Hill recovers a fumble against Indiana University in the closing seconds of Saturday's game at Memorial Stadium in Bloomington, Ind. The Gophers won 42-39 and improved to 7-2 this season.

Gophers scrape past Indiana with 42-39 win

November 4, 2013

BLOOMINGTON, Ind. — The University of Minnesota football team led by 22 points midway through the third quarter Saturday, but it needed a late stop to beat Indiana at Memorial Stadium. The Gophers...

Halftime: Gophers lead Indiana 28-13

November 2, 2013

Sophomore Philip Nelson threw three touchdown passes and redshirt freshman Mitch Leidner ran for another as the Gophers took a 28-13 lead into halftime against Indiana on Saturday at Memorial Stadium in...

Pregame: Gophers vs. Indiana

November 2, 2013

The Gophers will try to win their third-consecutive Big Ten game today against Indiana at Memorial Stadium in Bloomington, Ind.   Minnesota (6-2, 2-2 Big Ten) plays the Hoosiers (3-4, 1-2 Big Ten)...

Minnesota defensive lineman Ra'Shede Hageman sacks Western Illinois' quarterback Sept. 14 at TCF Bank Stadium.

Hopes high for third Big Ten win

October 31, 2013

Sophomore quarterback Philip Nelson said his teachers greeted him with congratulations in his business class Tuesday, something he said is “a little bit new” for him. Nelson threw for a touchdown...

Minnesota head coach Jerry Kill watches on the sidelines in the first half against Western Illinois on Saturday, Sept. 14, 2013, at TCF Bank Stadium.

Kill to continue limited coaching role

October 30, 2013

Minnesota head coach Jerry Kill said Tuesday he needs to “work smarter” after health issues forced him to step away from the team earlier this month. Kill, on leave to focus on his epilepsy...

Kicker earns Big Ten special teams honors

October 28, 2013

Gophers kicker Chris Hawthorne has earned Big Ten Special Teams Player of the Week honors, the conference announced Monday. Hawthorne, a senior from Raleigh, N.C., converted two field goal attempts and...

Pregame: Gophers vs. Nebraska

October 26, 2013

The Gophers (5-2, 1-2 Big Ten) and Cornhuskers (5-1, 2-0 Big Ten) kick off in about 20 minutes at TCF Bank Stadium. Minnesota is coming off a win against Northwestern in Evanston, Ill., last week.  Nebraska...

Minnesota quarterback Philip Nelson avoids a tackle on Saturday at TCF Bank Stadium. This is the first win by the Gophers since 1960 against the Cornhuskers.

Gophers beat Nebraska 34-23

October 26, 2013

Gophers sophomore quarterback Philip Nelson rushed for two touchdowns and threw for another as the Gophers defeated No. 21 Nebraska 34-23 on Saturday at TCF Bank Stadium. Minnesota (6-2, 2-2 Big Ten) became...

Gophers’ QB decision will come Saturday; Nebraska’s Martinez expected to play

October 25, 2013

The Gophers on Thursday released their depth chart for Saturday's game against Nebraska but did not announce whether Mitch Leidner or Philip Nelson will start at quarterback.   Leidner, a redshirt...

Gophers preparing for Martinez on Saturday

October 24, 2013

Nebraska hasn’t announced whether senior quarterback Taylor Martinez will play Saturday against the Gophers. But Minnesota is preparing as if he will play, acting head coach and defensive coordinator...

Former gopher linebacker Mike Rallis does tire lifts during his workout on Friday, Oct. 4, 2013, at the Gibson-Nagurski Complex. Rallis was one of five athletes to try out for the World Wrestling Entertainment earlier this month in Orlando, Fla.

Football alum chases WWE dream

October 22, 2013

Former University of Minnesota middle linebacker Mike Rallis remembers the moment when his favorite wrestler won a heavyweight championship. Even 15 years later, Rallis, a lifelong World Wrestling Entertainment...

All-Big Ten QB Martinez’s status uncertain against Minn.

October 21, 2013

Nebraska head coach Bo Pelini said Monday he does not know if all-Big Ten quarterback Taylor Martinez will play Saturday against Minnesota.  Martinez hasn't played since Sept. 14 because of a...

Nelson makes most of opportunity, leads team to win

October 21, 2013

EVANSTON, Ill. — Sophomore quarterback Philip Nelson hadn’t played meaningful minutes since the Gophers’ loss to Iowa on Sept. 28. But he stepped right in Saturday and led Minnesota on...

Gophers fans high-five defensive lineman Theiren Cockran after the Gophers beat Northwestern 20-17 at Ryan Field in Evanston, Ill., on Saturday. Minnesota is one win away from being bowl eligible.

Gophers win as Kill looks on

October 21, 2013

EVANSTON, Ill. — Sophomore quarterback Philip Nelson walked into the Gophers’ locker room at halftime Saturday, his team tied 7-7 against Northwestern University. And standing in the middle...

Gophers football news and notes

October 21, 2013

Minnesota defeated Northwestern 20-17 on Saturday at Ryan Field in Evanston, Ill., with head coach Jerry Kill watching from the coach's box.  Look for a full recap and analysis of the game in...

ESPN to televise the Gophers-Nebraska game Saturday

October 21, 2013

ESPN will nationally televise the Gophers-Nebraska football game this Saturday, the University of Nebraska said in a release Sunday. The teams will play at 11 a.m. Saturday at TCF Bank Stadium. Minnesota...

Kill in Evanston, Ill., for Gophers game, but not coaching

October 19, 2013

Jerry Kill is at Ryan Field watching the Gophers-Northwestern game from the coach’s booth, a University spokesman told the Daily.   The spokesman said he heard before the game that Kill and...

Gophers defensive back Brock Vereen practices Friday, Aug. 2, 2013, at the Gibson-Nagurski Football Complex.

Claeys steps in, stays the course

October 17, 2013

Tracy Claeys may be the Gophers’ acting head coach, but he’s not stressing the “head coach” part of the job title. “It’s Jerry Kill’s program,” Claeys, the...

Big Ten announces 2018, 2019 football schedules

October 17, 2013

The Gophers football team will play four conference home games in 2018 and five in 2019, the Big Ten announced Wednesday. The conference announced the 2018 and 2019 Big Ten football schedules Wednesday.  Minnesota...

Juniors step up, propel Gophers to 6-0 win in season opener

October 12, 2013

Juniors Kyle Rau, Seth Ambroz and Sam Warning scored Minnesota's first three goals, as the No. 5 Gophers beat Mercyhurst 6-0 in the opening round of the Ice Breaker Tournament on Friday night at Mariucci...

Men’s hockey: Gophers win season opener 6-0

October 12, 2013

The Gophers lost five members of last year’s junior class to the NHL. But this season’s junior class carried the team to a season-opening win Friday night. Juniors Kyle Rau, Seth Ambroz and...

Minnesota head coach Jerry Kill watches on the sidelines in the first half against Western Illinois on Saturday, Sept. 14, 2013, at TCF Bank Stadium.

Kill recovers at home after last week’s seizure

October 9, 2013

Gophers defensive coordinator Tracy Claeys said Tuesday that head coach Jerry Kill is at home and “doing good” after a seizure Saturday morning before the game at Michigan. “He’s...

Claeys: Kill resting at home and “doing well”

October 8, 2013

Gophers defensive coordinator Tracy Claeys said Tuesday that head coach Jerry Kill is resting at home and “doing well” after sustaining a seizure Saturday morning before the game against Michigan. Claeys,...

Minnesota senior Derek Toomey swims in the men's 100-yard freestyle against Arizona State on Saturday at the University Aquatic Center. Toomey finished second behind teammate freshman Daryl Turner.

First competition of season ends with sweeps

October 7, 2013

The Gophers men’s and women’s swimming and diving teams started their 2013-14 seasons with a pair of wins over Arizona State University on Saturday at the University Aquatic Center. The men...

Gophers football news and notes: Streveler out with injury

October 4, 2013

Freshman quarterback Chris Streveler will not play against Michigan on Saturday because of a hand injury, the Gophers announced Thursday. Streveler, a three-star prospect according to Rivals.com, hasn't...

Michigan linebacker Kenny Demens and running back Vincent Smith carry Little Brown Jug after the Wolverines defeated Minnesota 35-13 on Saturday, Nov. 3, 2012, at TCF Bank Stadium.

Minnesota attempts to take back Little Brown Jug

October 3, 2013

Cedric Thompson said he didn’t know anything about Gophers football — much less the Little Brown Jug — until Minnesota recruited him. “I had no idea that we had four trophy games,”...

Minnesota defensive lineman Ra'shede Hageman moves to tackle a Hawkeye on Saturday afternoon at TCF Bank Stadium.

Minnesota lacks strong pass rush

October 1, 2013

The Gophers haven’t recorded a sack since the fourth quarter of their Sept. 14 win over Western Illinois. But head coach Jerry Kill said that doesn’t reflect the team’s pass-rushing ability. “We...

Gophers net two-star linebacker recruit

October 1, 2013

A two-star recruit from Mansfield, Texas, verbally committed to Gophers on Monday, multiple recruiting services said. Everett Williams, a 6-foot, 2-inch, 220-pound linebacker, became the sixth member of...

Iowa LB earns Big Ten honors for performance against Minn.

October 1, 2013

  Iowa linebacker James Morris earned Big Ten Defensive Player of the Week honors after recording eight tackles, a sack and an interception against Minnesota on Saturday,  the conference...

A group of Hawkeye players hold up the Floyd of Rosedale after their 23-7 win over the Gophers on Saturday afternoon at TCF Bank Stadium.

Gophers fall to Iowa on homecoming

September 30, 2013

The University of Iowa spoiled the University of Minnesota’s homecoming Saturday afternoon at TCF Bank Stadium, defeating the Gophers 23-7. Minnesota (4-1, 0-1 Big Ten) appeared overmatched by Iowa’s...

Halftime blog: Iowa dominating up front; leads Gophers 17-0

September 28, 2013

The Gophers trail Iowa 17-0 at halftime at TCF Bank Stadium, and the Hawkeyes are dominating the line of scrimmage.   The Hawkeyes have 88 rushing yards, including 59 by junior Mark Weisman.  Their...

Iowa running back Mark Weisman runs the ball against the Gophers on Saturday, Sept. 29, 2012 at Kinnick Stadium in Iowa City, Iowa. Weisman had 21 carries for 177 rushing yards and a touchdown last season against Minnesota. 

Credit: Iowa Athletic Communications Office

Gophers prepare for stud RB Weisman

September 26, 2013

The Gophers will try and win back Floyd of Rosedale on Saturday at TCF Bank Stadium. But they’ll have to stop one of the top running backs in the Big Ten to do so. That back is Iowa junior Mark Weisman,...

Minnesota running back David Cobb runs in for a touchdown in the second half against Western Illinois on Saturday, at TCF Bank Stadium.

Cobb steps up in key role for Gophers

September 25, 2013

Gophers running back David Cobb started the season as the third-stringer, but the team turned to him in a crucial situation Saturday against San Jose State. With the Gophers up 13-10 late in the second...

Gophers to participate in Big Ten/Hockey East Challenge next month

September 24, 2013

The Gophers men's hockey team will play Boston College next month at Mariucci Arena as part of the inaugural Big Ten/Hockey East Challenge, the conferences announced Tuesday in a joint release.   The...

Leidner earns Big Ten honors

September 23, 2013

Redshirt freshman quarterback Mitch Leidner earned Big Ten Freshman of the Week honors, the conference announced Monday.   Leidner rushed for 151 yards and four touchdowns Saturday and combined for...

Pregame: Gophers vs. San Jose State

September 21, 2013

We're about half an hour away from kickoff here at TCF Bank Stadium.  The Gophers (3-0) host San Jose State (1-1) this morning in the first meeting between these two programs since 1992. Here's...

Nelson questionable for Saturday’s game

September 20, 2013

Gophers quarterback Philip Nelson is questionable for Saturday's game against San Jose State, according to a depth chart released Friday. Nelson strained a hamsting early in the second quarter during...

Gophers defense to face Fales, its toughest test yet

September 19, 2013

At the start of last season, San Jose State quarterback David Fales had never completed a pass in Division I college football. This season, Fales is his team’s unquestioned starter and has potential...

University of Minnesota Athletic Director Norwood Teague addresses questions about football head coach Jerry Kill's seizure during Saturday's football game at TCF Bank Stadium on Monday, Sept. 16, 2013.

Teague: Kill still OK to coach

September 17, 2013

University of Minnesota athletics director Norwood Teague reaffirmed the department’s commitment to head football coach Jerry Kill on Monday — two days after Kill had a seizure during the Gophers’...

Minnesota head coach Jerry Kill watches on the sidelines in the first half against Western Illinois on Saturday at TCF Bank Stadium. During halftime, Coach Kill had a seizure and was taken to a nearby hospital.

AD Teague gives Kill vote of confidence

September 16, 2013

University of Minnesota athletics director Norwood Teague reaffirmed the department’s commitment to head football coach Jerry Kill on Monday, two days after Kill had a seizure during the Gophers’...

Kill to host meet-and-greet Friday

September 13, 2013

Gophers Head Football Coach Jerry Kill will host a meet-and-greet from 10:30 to 11:30 a.m. Friday on the Northrop Auditorium Plaza, the Minnesota Athletics Department announced Thursday. Following the...

Gophers football running backs coach Brian Anderson watches as the football players warm up for practice on Tuesday, Sept. 10, 2013, at the Bierman Field.

Anderson set for battle with alma mater

September 12, 2013

Gophers running backs coach Brian Anderson played wide receiver for Western Illinois from 1990-92. This Saturday, he will coach against his alma mater for the ninth time. Anderson and the Gophers play...

Minnesota defensive back Marcus Jones (15) returns a punt 65 yards for a touchdown in the Gophers’ 44-21 win over New Mexico State on Saturday.

Jones a spark for Gophers

September 11, 2013

Following the Gophers’ win over Nevada-Las Vegas in week one, a reporter asked junior cornerback and return specialist Marcus Jones about his speed. Jones, who suffered two major knee injuries in...

Boddy-Calhoun to miss season with ACL, MCL tears

September 11, 2013

Gophers junior cornerback Briean Boddy-Calhoun will miss the rest of the season with a torn anterior cruciate ligament and a torn medial collateral ligament, head coach Jerry Kill announced at his press...