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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.
After losing in the NCHC quarterfinals, Minnesota Duluth has been idle for two weeks. The Bulldogs take on the Gophers in the NCAA hockey regionals Friday.
The overall top four seeds are Minnesota State Mankato, North Dakota, Boston University and Miami (Ohio). With St. Cloud State also in the 16-team tournament, Minnesota programs account for a fourth of the field.
The Gophers held off Michigan 4-2 to win the Big Ten hockey tournament and claim and automatic berth into the NCAA tournament.
Needing a victory to keep postseason hopes alive, the Gophers played strong in Detroit and moved one win from wraping up an NCAA berth.
Minnesota has failed in recent conference tournaments. If that happens again, the team’s season could be over.
Seniors had three goals and two assists as Minnesota routed Penn State
The Gophers kept their hopes of winning a conference regular-season title alive by eliminating Penn State from the race Friday night.
Arizona State recently became the 60th Division I program. No. 61 could follow soon, and either or both could wind up in the Big Ten.
Sam Warning joined Travis Boyd and Seth Ambroz to help solidify a veteran line of forwards that has earned the trust of coach Don Lucia,
After winning the WCHA regular-season title, the Gophers women’s hockey team picked up a handful of conference awards on Wednesday, including a second Player of…
Michigan State’s scheme on defense disrupted the Gophers and allowed the Spartans to gain a split.
Goaltender and reigning Big Ten MVP Adam Wilcox sat out nursing a minor lower-body injury and freshman Nick Lehr took over in the net for his first career start.
They have scored 20 of the 30 goals in a 6-1-1 stretch.
Forward Leon Bristedt of Sweden has shown a flair for the game.
Instead of fighting off the perception that the sky is falling, the Gophers are showing that everything is more than OK.
The Gophers' plan — defense feeds offense — came together in their rout of the Big Ten leaders.
The senior forward has a team-high 13 goals, doubling his career total.
The Gophers didn’t leave any room for Ohio State to spoil their weekend, blowing past the Buckeyes 6-2 for their first Big Ten sweep, coming halfway through conference play.
Justin Kloos, who hadn’t scored a goal since Jan. 9, ended his seven-game drought with a goal and an assist to lead the Gophers over Ohio State at Mariucci Arena.
Gophers men's hockey coach Don Lucia has the support of the university and his program. The outside dissatisfaction, however, escalates with each failed weekend.
Seth Ambroz scored with two seconds left in the third period as the Gophers earned a tie before falling to Wisconsin in a shootout.
They turned a two-goal deficit into a two-goal lead in a span of 100 seconds against the Badgers.
The No. 1 Gophers will use the No. 2 Hawkeyes as a measuring stick for their national title hopes.
The unranked Gophers need to get hot soon or win the Big Ten tourney if they hope to make the NCAA field. How did they fall so far?
Bemidji State stunned No. 1 Mankato to win the North Star College Cup.
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