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The NCAA is proposing the addition of a June and December signing period for football recruits.
Rodney Smith ranks fourth in the Big Ten in rushing and teams with Shannon Brooks to provide a solid tandem.
There's just no way that the Vikings front office and coaches could have thought Bradford, after two weeks of studying the playbook, would be playing the best football of his life.
JOTTINGS • Conor Rhoda didn’t get asked to do much Saturday, but what he did was good enough in the Gophers’ much-needed 31-10 victory at…
Sam Bradford continued his remarkable QB play, and credited coaches and teammates for rapidly teaching him the offense.
Danielle Hunter has three sacks and 15 tackles in the Vikings' four games, including a safety and a fumble return for a touchdown.
JOTTINGS • Vikings special teams coach Mike Priefer said this past week that while Cordarrelle Patterson has only recently been used as a…
The Gophers quarterback knows how important the upcoming game with Iowa is for both teams.
There may not be a better success story on the Vikings than Adam Thielen, the undrafted rookie free agent from Division II Minnesota State-Mankato.
Vikings coach Mike Zimmer is certain his defense is going to get a real test against the Giants on Monday night, and the biggest challenge will come from quarterback Eli Manning.
Rudolph said that last week's victory, in which he had seven receptions for 70 yards, was one of the best of his career.
But a course designed to hold major tournaments is now playing host to thebiggest in the world.
Despite the U.S. losing streak, the three-time Ryder Cup player is expecting better results.
Mike Zimmer's crew held Cam Newton to 95 yards passing and sacked him five times after halftime.
Colorado State finished with 369 yards of offense Saturday, including 158 on the ground.
JOTTINGS • Mike Sherels, the Gophers linebackers coach who has been battling digestive system problems that nearly killed him, was on the phone in…
The Vikings are in a tough spot with the loss this week of Adrian Peterson and Matt Kalil but the team has leadership at the top to make it all work out.
''He's everything you look for in a quarterback,'' Vikings offensive coordinator Norv Turner said of Sam Bradford.
Did the NFL commissioner tell Gov. Mark Dayton that the Vikings would move if the stadium wasn't built? Sid Hartman asked Roger Goodell that and more.
The 2013 first-round pick was nearly invisible on offense last season, but what he was able to do in Week 1 was a good start to 2016.
Brian Robison hopes he and his defensive linemates on the Vikings can rattle Aaron Rodgers, the outstanding Packers QB.
The Vikings' standout defensive end credits the now-Seahawks coach for much of his development.
The former Vikings and Titans executive liked a lot of what he saw after the visitors fell behind.
After letting Oregon State pass for 228 yards in the season opener, allowed Indiana State to throw for 247 yards and four touchdowns Saturday
JOTTINGS• There are nine Gophers on NFL active rosters, with the Jets' Eric Decker the only one not to play under Jerry Kill.…
The Gophers are 1-0 despite not playing well; many other programs can't say the same.
Negotiations were hard, with the Eagles knowing the Vikings had a short time to pull off a trade.
There's going to be a lot for Sam Bradford to learn, and the steep price for his services does carry some concern that he simply might not be as good of a quarterback as Teddy Bridgewater.
Mitch Leidner and the Gophers came up big, but only after their mistakes put them in a late deficit.
The Vikings finally had found a franchise QB, making the quarterback's injury even harder to take.
The Vikings have a big decision to make on who will start. But ultimately Joe Berger said he and John Sullivan are just going about their work.
JOTTINGS • Brian Dozier is being paid $3 million this season, making him a bargain for the Twins. The four-year, $20 million contract the…
Offensive lineman Jonah Pirsig said the arrival of O-line coach Bart Miller has been a welcomed addition to the Gophers family.
''He feels good,'' Vikings coach says about Teddy Bridgewater's health entering Sunday's game.
This is one of the biggest years in Vikings history with the opening of U.S. Bank Stadium and the lofty expectations around a team that went 11-5 last year and won the NFC North.
JOTTINGS • Vikings star Everson Griffen was asked how the team has reacted from the missed field goal that eliminated them from the playoffs.…
The veteran didn't start the year with the Twins but has been excellent protecting late leads.
The former Wisconsin standout has a shot at hooking on in the NFL as a third-string quarterback.
NFL COO Tod Leiweke was recently in town to see the new Vikings stadium and had a lot to say about the building, along with how he got his start with the Wild.
JOTTINGS • Sam Mitchell, fired after serving as Timberwolves interim coach last season, told Sirius XM Radio he believes the firing could persuade
First-round pick Laquon Treadwell is expected to continue trend of rookies contributing in first year.
Improved offense and pitching have given the team one of baseball's best records since July 2.
This is a big week for the Vikings ownership group. U.S. Bank Stadium opened soon after the Vikings and Mike Zimmer agreed to a long term contract.
Prospects such as Max Kepler and Eddie Rosario, after stints in minors, are becoming more productive.
The Gophers football coach thinks the team, if it stays healthy, will be far better than some think. But the glum predictions don't bother him.
"Our No. 1 task right now is going down to Mankato and getting ready for the season," Vikings GM Rick Spielman said.
JOTTINGS • Timberwolves guard Ricky Rubio is about to play in his second Olympics. He played in 2008 with Spain but missed the 2012…
The Vikings value the former Gopher's sure hands and versatility and are glad to have kept him.
With the news this week that the Twins had hired a search firm to identify candidates for a new general manager, the team is going into uncharted waters.
Friday's news that Dennis Green had died made for a sad day not only for Green's family but for Vikings fans. He was one of the best coaches we have ever had here.
JOTTINGS • When you speak of great careers, who could have a greater one than the late Wendell Anderson? Three decades of public service…
Stadium construction, 2017 MLS debut still look likely to owner Bill McGuire and the club.
Before being fired as Twins GM, Terry Ryan spoke a lot about the franchise's young, developing talent.
While owner Glen Taylor is hesitant to put expectations on the Wolves, one thing he did say is that he doesn't believe point guard Ricky Rubio will be traded at this point.
JOTTINGS • Tom Brokaw, the famous broadcast journalist and South Dakota native, and I have been friends for years. In 2010, the South Dakota…
The team's surge before the break has coincided with Brian Dozier's offensive revitalization.
With a lot of bad news swirling around the Gophers athletic department in the past year, president Eric Kaler said there has been some positive developments happening lately on campus.
JOTTINGS • Gophers junior Brandon Lingen, who this past week was named to the John Mackey Award watch list as the nation’s top tight…
One of the most noticeable changes to the 26-year-old arena in downtown Minneapolis will start when the Lynx are on break for the Olympics next month.
Miguel Sano and Kyle Gibson were more celebrated signees in 2009, but Max Kepler has been making his mark.
John Kundla, who celebrates his 100th birthday Sunday, would never have coached the Minneapolis Lakers to six championships if it weren't for some unique circumstances.
Despite the Twins' ongoing struggles, their owner remains clear the manager is not to blame.
Included in the plan for a new Vikings headquarters in the south metro includes an outdoor stadium the team hopes will play host to prep and college football.
The offensive line competition figures to be intense, but Carter Bykowski is ready to show what he can do after sitting out last season because of injury.
The old NBA rule allowed teams to give up a first-round draft choice to retain top in-state talent.
Troy Stoudermire has had a unique pro football journey since graduating from the University of Minnesota in May 2012, and now he's made it back here as a free-agent signee with the Vikings.
Mark Coyle arrives on campus that's familiar turf and to a full plate of challenges to be tackled.
JOTTINGS•Vikings official Lester Bagley was asked how many entrances U.S. Bank Stadium will have. "We have five entrances plus the skyway, so there are…
If Vikings fans want to know how close they could have been to losing their NFL franchise, consider the fates of the St. Louis Rams and San Diego Chargers.
Nobody on the Vikings is set to benefit more from the offseason acquisitions on the roster than its starting quarterback.
JOTTINGS • Cornerback Trae Waynes, the Vikings’ first-round draft choice from Michigan State in 2015, didn’t play much as a rookie, but defensive coordinator George…
The new Wolves coach says he is still in the process of assembling a coaching staff.
Tracy Claeys says the Gophers offensive line and secondary health will be the keys to contend for a Big Ten West title.
The Warriors destroyed the Cavaliers 110-77 in Game 2 on Sunday, and Thibodeau said Golden State's depth is going to continue to be a big problem for Cleveland in the NBA Finals.
Vikings linebacker Chad Greenway said that while he's not quite ready to say he is retiring after this season, he is treating it as though this will be his final year in the NFL.
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