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Tyler Johnson was a standout quarterback and defensive back at Minneapolis North last year, not to mention a prolific basketball guard. But it's been…
There's no such thing as a bad trip to the Rose Bowl, but Iowa's first visit since 1991 was humbling for the Hawkeyes and the entire Big Ten West.
There's no Ohio State or Michigan on the Gophers' football schedule. With the same quarterback, most top skill-position players and a similar defense, this theoretically should mean more wins.
On paper, the Gophers have a softer schedule, but careful of that finish
He's only a junior, but if Brandon Lingen can stay healthy, he looks ready to follow in the footsteps of former Gophers tight ends Maxx Williams, Matt Spaeth and Ben Utecht.
The sources said the university's internal investigation into Robinson's handling of the alleged use and sale of the prescription sedative Xanax by Gophers wrestlers is complete, with a report on the matter expected soon.
A mixed history with junior college transfers doesn't stop the U football team from leaning on them.
Mitch Leidner is the undisputed starting quarterback for the Gophers, but the backup spot remains a question nine days before the season opener.
Kill takes the high road in "Chasing Dreams: Living My Life One Yard at a Time," a book co-authored by Jim Bruton. The book will be released next month.
Rashad Still didn't start playing football until midway through high school, and sometimes for the Gophers receiver, this all still looks like a lark
Tracy Claeys took the delicate but necessary step Thursday of naming an acting linebackers coach, choosing Keith Jordan.
With Shannon Brooks injured and Rodney Smith resting, Kobe McCrary impressed coaches Saturday.
The team and family are keeping details of Mike Sherels' medical condition private. Players press forward, determined to honor their beloved assistant coach.
With Gophers football season ticket sales slumping, Athletic Director Mark Coyle has pulled the plug on a scheduled "scholarship seating" price increase for 2017.
Drew Wolitarsky was born and raised in Southern California, but his father's side of the family has deep Minnesota roots.
Gophers running back Shannon Brooks will be out three to five weeks because of a foot injury, meaning he might miss the start of…
The Gophers have one of the top field-goal kickers in the Big Ten, and they are shifting him to punter.
Brooks missed practice because of a foot injury and was being re-evaluated. He made a brief appearance near the sideline and then continued receiving treatment.
The senior right tackle from Blue Earth entered Gophers training camp ready to raise his stock for the NFL draft -- and on board with a new team culture.
Gophers linebacker Cody Poock intercepted Mitch Leidner's pass and returned it 26 yards for a touchdown on the very first play of Saturday's full team drill. But things got better.
Dave Aranda flummoxed the Gophers with his deceptive blitzing strategies for three years as Wisconsin's defensive coordinator. But after taking a new job, he was open to helping a former rival.
Improvements in five categories will help determine whether the team meets the lofty goals espoused by coach Tracy Claeys, who is starting his first full season as head coach.
Amid his offseason preparation, Gophers football coach Tracy Claeys knew one sure way to stay centered. He returned to the place where he grew up as a quiet, industrious kid from a family that worked tirelessly to survive financially.
One day after the Gophers took their turn at Big Ten Media Days, their two border rivals were in the spotlight Tuesday, explaining their strengths and weaknesses.
Mitch Leidner remembers being in the weight room when he first heard he'd been projected as a first-round pick in a "Way-too-early 2017 NFL Mock Draft" by an ESPN analyst.
CHICAGO – The deaths of Nebraska punter Sam Foltz and former Michigan State punter Mike Sadler hit especially hard for former Gopher Peter Mortell.This…
Big Ten media days start Monday in Chicago, and there will be heavy hearts after Nebraska punter Sam Foltz and former Michigan State punter Mike Sadler were killed in a car crash Saturday.
"Easier" schedule fails to inspire confidence: team picked to finish 5th in West in preseason poll.
She will be chief operating officer for Huskies athletics.
Speaking to supporters on the Gopher Road Trip, Don Lucia took a jab at former AD Norwood Teague, who was seldom seen at Mariucci Arena.
Junior Austin Athmann helped power Minnesota to a surprising season, and a spot in the NCAA regionals.
New athletic director Mark Coyle placed wrestling coach J Robinson on paid leave during the school's investigation into his team's alleged drug abuse.
On his first official day on the job, fans in Hutchinson greeted new Gophers athletic director Mark Coyle with concerns and optimism. "It's really tough staying loyal," one fan said.
The drug abuse controversy that started one week ago within the University of Minnesota wrestling team escalated again Tuesday.
J Robinson's agent disputed allegations that the Gophers wrestling coach covered up a prescription drug issue within the team, saying Robinson informed interim athletic director Beth Goetz of the situation.
Four days after their longtime pitching coach's death from leukemia, the Gophers arrived at their clubhouse Monday, unsure they'd get another chance to don the maroon and gold.
Allegations of drug abuse by wrestlers add to the new Gophers AD's long to-do list.
J Robinson, the longtime, title-winning Gophers wrestling coach, is under investigation in a drug case involving members of his team.
Todd Oakes, who spent 18 years as Gophers pitching coach, mentoring Twins closer Glen Perkins and others, died Thursday after a four-year battle with acute myeloid leukemia, his family confirmed. He was 55.
Minnesota wrestling coach J Robinson offered "amnesty" to any athlete who cooperated and declined to provide information to police, a wrestler says.
Thirteen months after taking an 86-miles-per-hour fastball to the face, Dan Motl is among the leaders of a team that enters the Big Ten baseball tournament Wednesday as the No. 1 seed.
Big Ten champs drop regular-season finale but enter conference tournament with lofty aspirations.
The Gophers baseball team has heavy hearts as they try to win a Big Ten championship this weekend. Pitching coach Todd Oakes this week was placed in home hospice care.
Taylor LeMay has started all but three games at catcher for the Gophers the past three years and is a key part of their success heading into Friday's NCAA tournament opener against North Dakota State.
Sara Groenewegen's two-day Big Ten tournament totals: 24 innings pitched, six earned runs, 29 strikeouts — and 395 pitches. Oh, and a three-run home run.
"I know my coaching career's over, and I understand that," Jerry Kill said. "But I just can't sit around and look at a lake and roll my fingers. That'd be the worst health [decision] I could ever make."
Ryan Santoso will replace Peter Mortell as the Gophers punter this fall, giving up most of the team's placekicking duties, coach Tracy Claeys said Monday.
New Gophers athletic director Mark Coyle said that he hasn't purposely gone seeking difficult jobs. "That's just how it's played out," he said.
Coyle, 47, received a five-year contract with a base salary of $850,000 per year. He had previously served as the Syracuse AD, but left that post after less than 11 months on the job.
Mark Coyle barely had time to introduce himself to Gophers coaches as their new athletics director, yet his presence already could be felt around campus.
Eric Kaler hired Coyle to help restore the Gophers' integrity, luring the former U athletics official away from Syracuse University after only 11 months there.
Gophers men's basketball coach Richard Pitino has spent twice as much on private jet travel as his contract allows since arriving at Minnesota, according to an internal university audit obtained by the Star Tribune.
Interim AD Beth Goetz and three outside candidates are being interviewed this week. Two sources believe president Eric Kaler could have his preferred candidate picked within a few days.
The hard-hitting Gophers are second in the Big Ten as the regular season schedule wraps up this weekend with a three-game series at Iowa.
Gophers quarterback Mitch Leidner had been listed as a possible 2017 draft sleeper. On Thursday, the hype went to a new level.In his "Way-too-early 2017…
Sources say a group of top candidates, consisting of interim AD Beth Goetz and eight men with Upper Midwest ties, has emerged.
Four from the U were drafted in 2015, and three could be selected in middle to late rounds this year.
Lovie Smith's arrival could revitalize the Illini, which means trouble for the Gophers and other Big Ten teams.
At a time when some boosters are pushing for former Gophers who've succeeded outside the college sports realm, the job description shows those candidates could face an uphill climb.
The former U quarterback will be eligible to play for another team right away.
Ground game rolls for Gold team, while Leidner backup Croft struggles.
The Gophers received big news Saturday before the spring game, when highly coveted recruit Blaise Andries committed to Minnesota.
It will be the first spring game for Tracy Claeys as a head coach, the first as offensive coordinator for Jay Johnson, and the first spring game period for quarterbacks Demry Croft and Seth Green.
Former Gophers captain Briean Boddy-Calhoun has a nickname for his school that he'd like to see stick: DBU (Defensive Back University).
The Gophers will divide into two teams — Gold vs. White — and play two 40-minute halves with a running clock. The coaches plan to reward the winning team but haven't yet said how.
As KJ Maye prepares for his pro career, he's helping those who will try to replace his production with the Gophers' football team.
New coach of that unit emphasizes finishing.
The board's chairman said, "I just think if this resolution passes, we're going to ... have less interest from very capable (athletic director) candidates."
They're just the latest team to try out a remote-controlled tackling dummy from a company called MVP (Mobile Virtual Player). The device was designed by a team of engineers at Dartmouth to help teams reduce practice injuries.
Coach Tracy Claeys said the charged atmosphere helps his players practice hard. "If they don't bite when they're a puppy, they won't bite," he said.
As the University of Minnesota expands the national search for its next athletic director, the school could be battling a perception that the eventual choice, interim athletic director Beth Goetz, already has the job.
Green graduated from high school early, enrolled at the university in January and is competing in his first spring football practice. Offensive coordinator Jay Johnson said Green "has done tremendous."
President Eric Kaler announced that a16-member committee including big names in business and current and former Gophers athletes will work with a search firm to drive the process.
Brad Frost dismisses dynasty talk, even after a fourth women's national title in five years.
Boston College had the perfect record. The Gophers had the perfect combination of everything else -- for the fourth time in five years.
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