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The line accounted for three of the Vikings’ eight penalties — a fourth was declined — and allowed six sacks in the 30-13 loss to the Packers.
Eddie Lacy continued his success against the Vikings by running for 100 yards on 22 carries in Green Bay’s 30-13 victory Sunday at TCF…
The Gophers scored on Illinois just before the half on a 15-play drive.
Danielle Hunter, the NFL’s youngest player, seeks a sack of a superstar to add to rookie achievements.
Many of the young faces around the Vikings locker room are still new to the rivalry with Green Bay. Rookie wide receiver Stefon Diggs said Monday he hasn’t heard much about it, and first-year defensive end Danielle Hunter couldn’t say much about it.
The Gophers frittered away prosperity, losing a 2-goal lead with 3:30 left.
Lettieri and Cammarata got goals, and renewed confidence, in U’s victory.
In-state rivals meet this weekend hoping to build on recent successes.
The past two victories had game-ending field goals, and the combined margin of victory during the current four-game winning streak is only 21 points.
The Vikings lost middle linebacker Audie Cole for the season after he fractured his right ankle in Sunday’s 21-18 victory against St. Louis.
It’s no fluke that the Vikings are NFL’s least-penalized team. Zimmer demands it.
The Vikings are ranked 29th in the league in touchdown production. They have only 14 touchdowns through seven games, compared to first-place Arizona’s 32 through eight games.
The Michigan safety caused problems for the Gophers on offense, defense and kick returns
Xavier Rhodes doesn't need to change his physical approach.
A one-day, laid-back kicking session during the bye week was the medicine Blair Walsh needed to begin flushing out any remaining issues he picked up in the preseason and carried into the first few weeks of the regular season.
It has been well-documented that Adrian Peterson is allergic to various seafood and carries an EpiPen with him often to deal with these allergies.
Linval Joseph has combined for 22 tackles during the Vikings’ 4-2 start and had six in Sunday’s 28-19 victory at Detroit.
The shutout helped answer some questions going forward this year.
Captain Munnerlyn has combined for 14 tackles and made life difficult for receivers during the Vikingss' 3-2 start.
“With all these games in the NFL coming down to seven-point games and three-point games, coming down to the wire, there were some great situations for our team to learn about that I think will be big factors,” Zimmer said Monday.
Pro Football Talk reported that the NFL will investigate the Vikings’ failure to disclose Griffen’s illness before making him inactive on Sunday.
The Bulldogs beat the Gophers for the fifth game in a row.
Game preparation starts early — like clockwork — for the Vikings punter.
The newest Viking, guard/center Nick Easton, took over Gerald Hodges’ former locker at Winter Park and practiced with the team for the first time on Monday.
Minnesota’s season opened with a flop, a 3-0 loss to Vermont at Mariucci Arena.
The young team will start the season without a high national ranking.
Teddy Bridgewater doesn’t believe in moral victories, but the quarterback put a positive spin on the Vikings’ first quarter of the season before heading into the team’s bye week.
The Vikings unit that scuffles in practice aims to double that intensity against the Broncos.
Coach Mike Zimmer said he already has passed one test after suffering a concussion on Sunday.
The Vikings lost four players, including starting cornerback Xavier Rhodes, to injuries during their 31-14 victory over San Diego on Sunday at TCF Bank Stadium.
Cornerback Trae Waynes was the Vikings’ 2015 first-round draft pick (11th overall) out of Michigan State. Running back Melvin Gordon was the Chargers’ first-round draft pick (15th overall) out of Wisconsin.
Vikings offensive coordinator Norv Turner faced a lot of questions about his time with the Chargers on Thursday at Winter Park.
When the Vikings restructured his contract in March to free up cap space, it was understood his playing time would be diminished, and that was apparent Sunday, when he assisted on two tackles.
The only thing coach Mike Zimmer asked of his strong safety was to make safe plays. But which strong safety would get a chance in that role was unknown until an hour before kickoff.
Receiver Charles Johnson, who caught two passes for 27 yards from quarterback Teddy Bridgewater in the Week 1 loss, said everyone is working to get on the same page.
Detroit, the Vikings' opponent on Sunday, piled up 12 sacks over two games against Minnesota last season.
After a 74-26 regular season in a new stadium, St. Paul takes aim at the American Association postseason crown.
More than a decade after leaving home as a child to begin diving competitively, and across an ocean and half a continent, Yu Zhou became an NCAA national champion for the Gophers.
Michael Kroells is just as comfortable explaining the essence of aerospace engineering, his major, as he is detailing the technical skills required to pin a 260-pound body.
Renee Montgomery, Anna Cruz, Shae Kelley and Sylvia Fowles — all of whom joined the Lynx in July — got most of Cheryl Reeve’s attention early in the week of practice.
Lindsay Whalen said her injury is bursitis; she is in a walking cast. “I’ll take the rest and get strong and get healed and come back when I can."
Multiple sources told the Star Tribune the process of hiring a new Gophers' athletics director is likely to extend through the football and basketball seasons, leaving interim athletic director Beth Goetz at the helm until at least the spring.
Gophers volleyball players trained, bonded during March trek to Japan.
Regents chair remains hopeful project still will gain approval this fall.
Six receive raises or extensions in the wake of Norwood Teague’s resignation.
The Lynx are 4-4 this month and have trailed by double-digits in each of their past four games.
The Lynx lead the Western Conference by 2½ games and have the league’s best record at 18-7 but lost for the third time in six games last weekend.
University of Minnesota interim athletic director Beth Goetz is getting a pay raise that would figure out to $95,000 per year for taking on her new role.
Goetz explained the importance of continuing to build a relationship with football coach Jerry Kill and said the athletic department is committed to Kill and men’s basketball coach Richard Pitino.
Beth Goetz is well-respected by Gophers coaches and former colleagues.
If there’s a job to be done, the Saints’ Sean Aronson tackles it “In a nutshell, he’s the best utility player I think we have,” co-owner Mike Veeck said.
The All-America defenseman, who'll officially sign this week, went through the ups and downs of free agency.
Byron Buxton's debut was compared to those of Joe Mauer and Kirby Puckett.
Though Buxton will put an extra premium on Twins tickets this week, the incoming lineup of opponents had already accounted for the expected attendance spike.
The Wolverines reached the NCAA tournament the only way they could: by winning the Big Ten.
Big Ten regular-season champions traveled to play in Dominican Republic
Two metro area standouts are expected to be a part of Darin Erstad's Huskers’ incoming 2015 recruiting class.
The improved Big Ten kept host Minnesota out of the conference tourney
The Gophers, traditionally one of the conference’s top teams, missed the Big Ten tournament for only the third time in the past 18 seasons.
The freshman-heavy lineup in 2012 finished ninth in the Big Ten, jumped to third the next year, and once they matured into upperclassmen they’ve been excellent — as they predicted.
The Gophers must sweep their final conference series this weekend against Michigan State to have any chance of being in the tournament at Target Field.
Every time Big Ten Player of the Year Sara Groenewegen unloads a fastball or blasts a home run she’s driven by the idea that the Gophers still have plenty to prove.
A new track-and-field complex isn’t yet settled, but Bolstad could include a 12-hole concept.
The Gophers are on the bubble for qualifying for the Big Ten tournament at Target Field.
Regular-season champs believe success can carry over to league tourney.
Part of the Les Bolstad Golf Course is among the options for its location.
Mike Reilly became the first Gophers hockey standout to earn back-to-back first-team All-America honors in more than a decade on Friday afternoon. The junior…
Gophers associate head coach Mike Guentzel will watch his son, Jake, play for Nebraska Omaha in the Frozen Four.
The Gophers’ All-America junior defenseman will forego his senior season and sign a professional contract soon, he said Wednesday.
In the absence of Rachel Banham, the Gophers’ talented sophomore center has taken her game to another level.
Goalie Adam Wilcox and defenseman Brady Skjei both decided to leave the Gophers' hockey team Wednesday with one year of eligibility remaining to pursue pro careers.
Kyle Rau ended his four-year Gophers career with 164 points in 160 games.
The pursuit of an NCAA tournament spot may have taken an emotional toll on the Gophers, who went home after a first-round loss.
The Gophers trailed 3-0 after the first period and never recovered against the Bulldogs, who won 4-1 and move on to play No. 1 seed Boston University in the NCAA Northeast regional.
Whether grilling or passing the puck, Mike Reilly draws raves.
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