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Gophers update: Two defensive recruits flip to other schools; Murray headed to Senior Bowl

The Gophers football team has had two players de-commit from its 2016 recruiting class in recent days, according to multiple recruiting sites.

Andre Polk, a linebacker from South Fort Myers High School, flipped his committed to South Florida, and Tralund Webber, a junior college defensive end, has flipped to Oklahoma State.

Both are consensus three-star recruits who plan to enroll at their new schools in January, giving them a chance to participate in spring practice. Webber is currently attending Blinn College, a junior college in Brenham, Texas.

The Gophers have 16 other players committed in this class, with signing day coming Feb. 3.

Murray headed to Senior Bowl

Gophers cornerback Eric Murray has accepted an invitation to the Senior Bowl. He joins linebacker De’Vondre Campbell (East-West Shrine Game) as players committed to post season all-star games.

Leidner, Stave should be good to go Saturday

Wisconsin coach Paul Chryst said Tuesday that he feels good about where quarterback Joel Stave is health-wise, heading into Saturday's game against Minnesota. Stave was knocked from last week's loss to Northwestern after a crucial late-game sack.

Likewise, Gophers quarterback Mitch Leidner said he is full go for practice this week. Leidner had a walking boot on his left foot after Saturday's win over Illinois. Coach Tracy Claeys had said the team might limit Leidner's practice reps this week, just to save his legs, but Leidner said he'll be upset if he has to miss any reps. It's Axe Week.

I'll have more off today's news conference in tonight's first editions.

TV Listings

Local Schedule

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  • Vancouver at Wild

    6 pm on FSN PLUS, 106.1-FM

  • Atlanta at Timberwolves

    7 pm on FSN, 830-AM

  • Nebraska-Omaha at Gophers men's basketball

    2 pm on 1500-AM

  • Gophers women's hockey at MSU Mankato

    2:07 pm

  • Winnipeg at Wild

    3 pm on FSN, 100.3-FM

  • Gophers women's basketball vs. Stetson

    3:45 pm on 88.5-FM

  • St. Cloud State at Gophers men's hockey

    6 pm on FSN, 1500-AM

  • Timberwolves at Sacramento

    9 pm on FSN, 830-AM

  • Gophers women's hockey at MSU Mankato

    2:07 pm

  • Wisconsin at Gophers football

    2:30 pm on BTN, 100.3-FM

  • Gophers women's basketball vs. Auburn

    6 pm on 1500-AM

  • Dallas at Wild

    7 pm on FSN, 100.3-FM

  • Vikings at Atlanta

    12 pm on Ch. 9, 100.3/1130

  • Timberwolves at L.A. Clippers

    2:30 pm on FSN, 830-AM

  • St. Cloud State at Gophers men's hockey

    6:35 pm on FSN, 1500-AM

  • Clemson at Gophers men's basketball

    8 pm on ESPN2, 1500-AM

  • Wild at Chicago

    7 pm on NBCSN, 100.3-FM

  • Orlando at Timberwolves

    7 pm on FSN, 830-AM

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