Former Florida football player Tim Tebow

Debate over paying college athletes intensifying on both coasts

California's Fair Pay to Play Act is a signature away from being law. It would allow athletes in that state to make money from such things as endorsements and public appearances.
High Schools
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In 2016, Chaz Smedsrud helped lead the Luverne hockey team to success.

They grow college hockey players on the prairie now?

The results — namely, Jaxon Nelson and Chaz Smedsrud — of hockey fever hitting far southeastern Minnesota two decades ago are now appearing on college rosters.
Gophers
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Super showdown: No. 3 Georgia takes on No. 7 Notre Dame

Two years ago, this was the game that signaled Georgia's return to national prominence.
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
2:05am

No. 13 Badgers look to avenge '18 loss vs No. 11 Michigan

Wisconsin linebacker Zack Baun said in July the Badgers were coming for revenge this season.
Colleges
September 19

Minnesota college football: DII power MSU Mankato takes on upstart Concordia (St. Paul)

The Mavericks have won 26 consecutive regular-season games dating to 2016. The host Golden Bears have started a season 2-0 for the first time since 2016.
Duluth
September 19
Minnesota-Duluth coach Scott Sandelin

NCAA three-peat? Sandelin, Bulldogs embrace opportunity

''You can't get to three without getting two, right?'' the coach said during NCHC Media Day on Thursday.
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
September 19

Column: Time for Notre Dame to start making new memories

The echoes have been slumbering at Notre Dame for more than two decades.The Fighting Irish really need to make some new memories.Well, here's their chance.Again.No.…
Vikings
September 19

Big Ten has some of nation's top punters, and 4 Australians

The Big Ten Conference knows the value of having good punters, and it is willing to go a long way to get them.
Gophers
September 19

No. 13 Wisconsin to host No. 11 Michigan in Big Ten clash

No. 11 Michigan (2-0) at No. 13 Wisconsin (2-0), Saturday at 12 p.m. EDT (Fox).Line: Wisconsin by 3 1/2.Series record: Michigan leads 51-15-1.WHAT'S AT STAKE?Though…
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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Minnesota college sports goes well beyond the Gophers. Here's a guide to the conferences that include the state's Division II and Division III programs.
Gophers
September 19

Rutgers coach C. Vivian Stringer returns with new outlook

C. Vivian Stringer is back with a new outlook on life after stepping away at the end of last season because of exhaustion.
Gophers
September 19

Win of the Century: No. 10 Utes try to end epic skid at USC

Southern California's home winning streak against Utah is older than the 96-year-old Coliseum. The last time USC lost a home game to the Utes was in 1916, when the school whose unofficial nickname had recently changed from the Methodists to the Trojans played downtown at long-gone Fiesta Park.
Gophers
September 19
Rick Pitino

Rick Pitino settles with Louisville, ready for 'new chapter'

A fiercely competitive coach on the court, Rick Pitino didn't want to fight in one anymore.
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
September 19

No. 11 Michigan's offense faces tough task vs No. 13 Badgers

Here's what to watch in the Big Ten this week:GAME OF THE WEEKNo. 11 Michigan at No. 13 WisconsinBoth teams are coming off open dates…
Duluth
September 18
Minnesota Duluth coach Scott Sandelin has led his team to the past two NCAA championships but is seeking his first NCHC regular-season title.

Minnesota Duluth picked to win NCHC title

The Bulldogs, who've won the past two national championships, are seeking their first Penrose Cup as league regular-season titlists.
Puck Drop
September 18
Minnesota State senior forward Marc Michaelis is the WCHA's preseason player of the year.

Minnesota State is unanimous pick to win WCHA

The Mavericks are No. 1 in both the WCHA preseason coaches and media polls, and senior forward Marc Michaelis is the preseason player of the year.
Gophers
September 18

College Football Picks: Michigan tries to change narrative

There is a strong temptation in college football to define teams early in the season, especially when a traditional power delivers a high-profile clunker.That's where…
Gophers
September 18

AP Top 25 Podcast: Crunching early season numbers

Early in the season it can be difficult to know what to make of teams and results. Who is ranked too high? Who is underrated?On…
Gophers
September 18

QB Sam Ehlinger spreading the TDs around in Texas offense

Texas keeps adding to the offensive firepower around quarterback Sam Ehlinger with some big early results.
Gophers
September 18

Penalty trouble puts FSU, Miami, Syracuse in early ACC hole

The mistakes — a false start here, a facemask penalty there — keep piling up for some Atlantic Coast Conference teams expected to contend for division titles.
Gophers
September 18

SEC building some of the top defenses in college football

While defenses are still a work in progress around the Southeastern Conference, they still rank as some of the best in college football.Florida leads the…
Gophers
September 18

Winding path firms up for Notre Dame RB Avery Davis

Avery Davis has become a case study in perseverance, always wanting to help his team yet never in one place long enough to get a chance.