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Gophers
3:45am

Chasing the dream: Some walk-ons catch it, most quit trying

Finally, Brad Simpson can call himself a scholarship player at a big-time football school. It's taken him four years, and he's run up student-loan debt into the tens of thousands of dollars. With one season to play, he says his walk-on experience at Nebraska has been worth every penny.
Gophers
3:35am

Ohio State develops messages, images to motivate players

With all the fervor of a Baptist preacher, Ohio State defensive line coach Larry Johnson paces in front of the players and delivers a passionate explanation of "The Edge," the program's latest motivational mantra.
Vikings
2:50am

Webb solid in Cal debut, Bears beat Hawaii 51-31 Down Under

After three seasons at Texas Tech, quarterback Davis Webb made quite an impression in his first game as a graduate transfer at California.
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Vikings
August 26

Wisconsin QB Bart Houston following in namesake's footsteps

Wisconsin's Bart Houston will be following in his namesake's footsteps at Lambeau Field.
Gophers
August 26

Pittsburgh RB Conner tops list of notable player comebacks

The most stirring comeback of the college football season already has taken place.Less than a year after his cancer diagnosis, Pittsburgh running back and 2014…
Vikings
August 26

What a pass rush: Garrett, top SEC QB chasers back for more

Southeastern Conference quarterbacks take plenty of heat off the field, and this year will probably take even more on it.The league is loaded with star…
Gophers
August 26

Jeff Jones back in jail; fall from U mega-recruit status continues

For the second time this summer, Jones violated the terms of his release from jail.
Sports
August 26

Concordia (St. Paul) football looks to its past to reinvent future

Despite a seven-year detour as a sales manager, Shannon Currier is still passionate about coaching football.
Gophers
August 25

Wisconsin tabs senior Bart Houston as starting quarterback

Wisconsin is going with senior Bart Houston as the starting quarterback for the marquee season opener against No. 5 LSU.
Gophers
August 25

Gophers 2016-17 men's basketball schedule

The regular season kicks off Nov. 11 against Louisiana Lafayette
Gophers
August 25

Big Ten's big powers await Gophers at start of conference season

The Gophers play Michigan State and Ohio State each twice in the first month of the Big Ten season. Five of their first eight conference games are on the road.
Gophers
August 25

Pick Six: Strong, Sumlin entering 2016 on coaching hot seat

especially those in the Southeastern Conference.
Gophers
August 25

Gophers given daunting 1st half of Big 10 schedule

The Minnesota men's basketball team has been given a tough start for Big Ten play.
Sports
August 25

Oregon State, Gophers' football opponent next week, hosting open tryouts

The Beavers finished 2-10 and on a nine-game losing streak last season and it appears they're still looking for more talent.
Gophers
August 25

Alabama dynasty, up-tempo offenses dominate decade _ so far

Nick Saban entered the decade armed with a national title and a promise.The Alabama coach, fresh from the 2009 national championship, told thousands of Crimson…
Gophers
August 25

Sydney rain forces changes in Cal, Hawaii training schedules

Heavy rainfall in Sydney over 12 hours into early Thursday morning forced changes to the practice schedules for California and Hawaii just two days away from their college football season-opener at the Olympic stadium.
Gophers
August 25

Recent history shows QBs vulnerable to early season injuries

Several teams in recent seasons have lost starting quarterbacks the first couple of weeks and spent the remainder of the year dealing with QB issues.
Gophers
August 24
Gophers quarterback Mitch Leidner joked with a trainer during practice...

Backups to Gophers quarterback Mitch Leidner fall into place

Connor Rhoda is the No. 2 quarterback, with Demry Croft at No. 3. Meanwhile, Seth Green is running the scout team as fellow freshman Mark Williams recovers from an injury.
Gophers
August 24

Idaho man uses Legos to re-create college football big plays

Thanks to an Idaho man who creates Lego animations as a hobby, BYU fans can relive the glory and Nebraska fans the misery of the…
Sports
August 24

Arizona State hockey officially applies for NCHC membership

ASU athletic director Ray Anderson expressed in a two-page letter to NCHC commissioner Josh Fenton the program's desire to enter the league in 2018-2019 and offered details of their plans to improve facilities and staff.