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The Vikings kept going to their star running back, and he responded with a big game vs. the Falcons.
A Gophers team that had turned the ball over only twice in the past four games combined turned charitable Saturday and did something you don't do if you want to win football games.
SID’s JOTTINGS • Vikings coach Mike Zimmer has a lot of respect for the Atlanta Falcons and their offense. “To me, they…
The Gophers turned around, on the field and off, because of ex-coach Jerry Kill's influence.
The running back never got going and had a costly fumble on a day full of Vikings mistakes.
Mike Zimmer will face the Packers for the third time as Vikings coach on Sunday, and this is the first time his team will be favored to beat its border rival.
SID’s JOTTINGS • Gophers football coach Tracy Claeys gives former Maroon and Gold quarterback Adam Weber a lot of credit for the recent…
The Vikings linebacker has faced the Packers 16 times — with and against Brett Favre.
Tracy Claeys learned plenty of football at Kansas after Glen Mason took over there in 1988.
The Vikings are being rewarded for retaining their star after his legal trouble of a year ago.
One reason the Vikings defense ranks seventh in the NFL is the presence of linemen Everson Griffen and Linval Joseph, who signed contracts in March 2014 that look like steals now.
SID’s JOTTINGS • The passing of Bruce Dayton at 97 reminded me of how important the Dayton family was in its contributions, financial…
Starting at Oakland on Sunday, the team plays only one more opponent with a losing record.
The Gophers' impressive efforts vs. Michigan and Ohio State convinced officials to hire him.
Todd Gurley was held in check after running wild to start his NFL career.
If the Gophers can maintain the kind of performance they showed in the fourth quarter, there is hope they can win their final three games and reach a bowl game for the fourth consecutive season.
SID’s JOTTINGS • The college football season is still two months away from finishing and already there are 10 FBS coaching vacancies. Rest…
Both former Gophers, Marcus is a success on the Vikings, while Mike coaches linebackers at U.
Hiring the interim coach would help the program's continuity and not disrupt recruiting.
Eric Kaler had to be impressed enough by what he saw from the Gophers football team Saturday night to realize that Tracy Claeys and the current staff deserve to be retained.
SID’s JOTTINGS • To get an idea of how much Jerry Kill was loved by his players, you need only read…
The Gophers football program risks a huge step back if Tracy Claeys and co. aren't retained.
Jerry Kill turned around the Gophers, but his health forced a choice: family or football.
This column doesn't have enough space to tell a lot of great Flip Saunders stories from when he played and coached for the Gophers and coached the Wolves.
Everson Griffen set career highs in tackles (75) and sacks (12) last season
One brief chat at the NFL combine was enough to convince officials he was worth a fifth-round pick.
The Vikings rookie's sophistication at getting open thrills teammates and bugs opponents.
The Vikings coach says he expects the team to improve over the final 12 weeks of the season.
SID's JOTTINGS• Former Holy Angels wide receiver Larry Fitzgerald Jr. is having a great year for the Arizona Cardinals after struggling last…
Bud Grant made sure the team heard Hank Stram's sideline cackling in the game before playing Kansas City in the 1970 regular-season opener.
Tyler Moore hadn't played a snap for the Gophers this season before last Saturday. Quarterback Mitch Leidner and offensive coach Matt Limegrover gave him lot of credit .
Could it be that Jerry Kill was celebrating the University of Minnesota Board of Regents passing of the Athletes Village plan on Friday that inspired him and his Gophers on Saturday?
They should help the Gophers end their decades-long droughts in football and basketball.
Paul Molitor's fine first season and the play of several talented rookies bode well for the Twins.
Against a team with a top defense that seldom loses at home, they had a chance at the very end.
Northwestern's defense has given up only three touchdowns in five games. so maybe it wasn't a case of the Gophers offense being so bad but the fact the Wildcats are that good defensively.
Mike Harris has stepped up playing a new position on an injury-ravaged Vikings offensive line.
Indications are the Board of Regents will approve the building plan at next week's meetings.
The Vikings great said his old team has a better roster overall than the rival Packers.
There are some favorable things to say about a Gophers football team that has had many critics despite the fact it is 3-1 with its only loss a close one to TCU
The former Yankee star's humility and kindness made him an unforgettable guy.
After a woeful opener at San Francisco, the Vikings did a complete turnaround vs. Detroit.
Charles Johnson grabbed 31 receptions for 475 yards and two touchdowns last year for the Vikings.
He says the Twins have found ways to bounce back, which is why they remain in contention.
Gophers football coach Jerry Kill lauds Mitch Leidner's leadership and toughness at quarterback.
Like the TCU game, the Gophers' offensive line was handled in the first half by Colorado State.
Lineman practices at three positions and says he's ready to replace the star center.
The Rams have won 10 in a row at home, and the Mountain West Conference is feisty.
Ten-year veteran Chad Greenway is impressed with the group of linebackers the Vikings assembled.
The Gophers were beat along both lines but kept TCU well below last year's offensive numbers.
The Gophers' clash vs. No. 2 TCU brings back memories of O.J. Simpson and USC here in 1968.
Briean Boddy-Calhoun and his teammates have heard praise, but they want to be sure to earn it.
Gary Patterson interviewed for the Gophers job after going 11-2 in the Mountain West Conference in 2006 with the Horned Frogs but then didn't want to be considered for the position to replace Glen Mason.
Timely hitting and clutch relief pitching helped the club win six in a row before Thursday's defeat.
The former Gophers receiver is trying to make plays and learning a lot during the preseason.
Gophers offensive coordinator Matt Limegrover believes senior offensive lineman Josh Campion has real NFL potential.
The Twin Cities were to be part of the new AFL in 1959; instead it was Oakland that joined the league.
Former Vikings coach Leslie Frazier, now with Tampa Bay, is impressed with Minnesota's defense for 2015.
Four of the team's five highest-paid players — Joe Mauer, Phil Hughes, Ervin Santana and Ricky Nolasco — have underperformed greatly.
SID'S JOTTINGS• If and when the Vikings build a new football complex, they hope to find 50 acres someplace around the area near Interstate…
The Vikings have long searched for a franchise quarterback. Now they might have him.
The Gophers football coach should get raises for his support staff in a one-year extension.
The relationship between Jerry Kill and Norwood Teague was strained.
After missing the last four games in 2014, the Vikings LB is bouncing back from a knee injury.
The Wilfs have put in an extra $95 million to make it the NFL's best.
The Gophers play the No. 1 and 2 teams in the preseason coaches poll.
SID's JOTTINGS• Justin Morneau spent almost a month in the Twin Cities awaiting the birth of his third child, and last week the former Twins…
There's no question that if tight end Kyle Rudolph can play a full season for the first time since 2012, he could have as big of an impact on the Vikings as anyone.
The speedy Horned Frogs will be one of the top teams in the country for the 2014 season opener.
The word is that St. Paul Mayor Chris Coleman is working hard behind the scenes to land the MLS franchise with the same vigor with which he was able to get CHS Field built for the Saints.
Mike Zimmer expects Adrian Peterson's presence after missing almost all of last season to make a lot of difference in the passing game.
GM Chuck Fletcher likes his improving young talent while Blackhawks deal with the salary cap.
The Twins rookie has impressed manager Paul Molitor with his patience and approach at the plate.
The Twins manager saw signs last season that led him to believe the 2015 team could compete.
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