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Richardson out, Ekpe upgraded to questionable for Gophers

The Gophers released their depth chart and injury report today for Saturday's game against Wisconsin.

At defensive tackle, Steven Richardson is out with a calf injury, but Scott Ekpe was upgraded to questionable after missing the past four games with an unspecified injury. As coach Tracy Claeys said, running back Rodney Smith is probable with his ankle injury.

Here's the injury report:

Jalen Myrick -- Out

Ace Rogers -- Out

Damarius Travis -- Out

Jeff Jones -- Out

Craig James -- Out

Rodney Smith -- Probable

Josh Campion -- Out

Brian Bobek -- Out

Isaac Hayes -- Out

Ben Lauer -- Out

Lincoln Plsek -- Out

Steven Richardson -- Out

Scott Ekpe -- Questionable

Gophers football loses two 2016 recruits to other schools

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.

TV Listings

Local Schedule

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  • 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

  • Toronto at Wild

    7 pm on FSN, 100.3-FM

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