Vikings
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In this Nov. 27, 2011 photo Cincinnati Bengals running back Cedric Benson runs for a touchdown in the first half of an NFL football game against the C

Cedric Benson, former Bears and Bengals running back, dies in motorcycle accident

Former NFL running back Cedric Benson, one of the most prolific rushers in NCAA and University of Texas history, has died in a motorcycle accident in Texas. He was 36.
Gophers
1:11am

Rising Again: Fueled by culture, South winning football race

Sonny Dykes has spent most of his career coaching and recruiting football players in his home state of Texas and around the South. When he…
Gonzaga's Nigel Williams-Goss, right, drives the ball against Saint Mary's Dane Pineau (22) and Joe Rahon, center, during the first half of an NCAA co
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Gophers
August 17

Analysis: Toughest schedule? So. Carolina can make the claim

South Carolina has the type of brutal schedule that could help the Gamecocks be a better team that winds up with a worse record than…
Gophers
August 17

Oklahoma QB Hurts cramming for only year with Sooners

Jalen Hurts has had all the answers since transferring from Alabama in January.
Gophers
August 15

AP Top 25 Podcast: Can Pac-12 break its playoff drought?

Oregon is on the rise. Utah might have its best team since joining the Pac-12. Washington has a new former five-star quarterback. And USC has…
Led by Goldy Gopher, Minnesota fans cheered during a team pep rally at the Citrus Bowl Pep Rally, Wednesday, December 31, 2014 in Orlando, FL.
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Gophers
August 15

Irish hope to ride Book's arm to second straight CFP berth

For Notre Dame to reach its second straight College Football Playoff, it may have to run the table behind quarterback Ian Book.
Gophers
August 15

Michigan's Harbaugh says he wouldn't lie about transfer

Jim Harbaugh lashed out Tuesday night at Cincinnati coach Luke Fickell, who said Michigan did not support a transfer's attempt to immediately play for the Bearcats.
Gophers
August 15

Ohio State University seeks to trademark the word 'The'

Ohio State University wants to trademark the word "The" when used as part of the school's name on university merchandise.
News, live video, more: Keep up with Minnesota's D-II and D-III teams
State college sports News, live video, more: Keep up with Minnesota's D-II and D-III teams
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Gophers
August 14

Pac-12 has no clear favorite, but plenty of potential

The Pac-12's national championship drought hits 15 years this winter, and there are few signs of a respite. Several of the conference's traditional powers are in states of rebuilding or disarray heading into a season that's murkier than a Mike Leach metaphor.
Gophers
August 14
Michigan coach Bo Schembechler, left, meets with Ohio State coach Woody Hayes.

The nostalgic thrill of Capture the Flag and other 'night games'

Capture the Flag and other nostalgic games remain an essential part of childhood, despite the rise of organized sports and digital devices.
Nfl
August 14

Michigan, Nebraska look set to make breakthroughs in Big Ten

The power structure in the Big Ten could be in for a shakeup. Jim Harbaugh enters his fifth year at Michigan overdue for a breakthrough,…
Memphis wide receiver Tevin Jones (87) reaches for a pass in front of Tulsa cornerback Darrell Williams (6) in the first quarter of an NCAA college fo
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Gophers
August 14
Souhan: To coach Caruso and the Tommies: Consider vengeance

Souhan: To coach Caruso and the Tommies: Consider vengeance

The MIAC will be an easier place to win games and a lesser place to be an athlete once St. Thomas is gone. The Tommies shouldn't go out quietly
Gophers
August 14
St. Thomas football coach Glenn Caruso made his first public comments since the MIAC announced the Tommies will be out of the league in 2021.

St. Thomas coach defends program: 'I cannot apologize for who we are'

St. Thomas has two more seasons of MIAC football before it embarks on a to-be-determined future after being ousted from the conference.
Gophers
August 13

Tar Heels' Church goes viral with video of back-to-basket 3s

North Carolina's Leah Church apparently doesn't need to even see the basket to hit 3-pointers.
Gophers
August 13

After strong 2018 finish, Gophers enter pivotal season

The long-languishing football program at Minnesota has experienced plenty of potential breakthroughs over the last half-century, only to plateau or regress in the games and years that followed.
Gophers
August 13

Ollie wins ruling on union protection in fight over firing

The arbitrator in the dispute between UConn and Kevin Ollie has ruled that the former basketball coach is protected by a union contract when it comes to the standard the school must meet in proving his firing was justified.
Gophers
August 13

ACC preview: It's 4-time champion Clemson and everyone else

Reigning national champion Clemson has taken any drama out of the Atlantic Coast Conference race.
Gophers
August 13

Clemson poised to make a run at back-to-back national titles

The goals haven't changed for defending national champion Clemson.
Nfl
August 13

Wisconsin looks to prove '18 was a blip, claim West title

Wisconsin won eight games a season ago, its fewest since 2012 and fewest under coach Paul Chryst.
Gophers
August 13

Ohio State's Landers shines light on mental health struggles

Ohio State defensive tackle Robert Landers struggles with mental illness, and he doesn't care who knows it.