Gophers kicker Carpenter: ice in his veins – and sometimes down his jersey

Gophers kicker Carpenter: ice in his veins – and sometimes down his jersey

Before Emmit Carpenter could work toward an encore of his near-perfect 2016, he needed to go through the high-tempo, high-pressure training camp orchestrated by P.J. Fleck.

Future Gopher Daniel Oturu goes to camp, hangs with Kobe Bryant

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Future Gopher Daniel Oturu goes to camp, hangs with Kobe Bryant
Cretin-Derham Hall senior center Daniel Oturu, who is committed to Minnesota, talked about his experience at the Nike Skills Academy.

Gophers end training camp, turn attention to next week's opener

August 22
Gophers end training camp, turn attention to next week's opener
P.J. Fleck's first training camp in Minnesota featured a team adjusting to — and embracing — its new coach's ways
Gophers
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Gophers senior associate AD leaving for Georgia Tech

One of Mark Coyle's top assistants heads south. Taylor-Dixon's departure will leave the Gophers without racial diversity among top athletics leaders.
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Claeys writes he's proud of how he led Gophers football program

Former football coach Tracy Claeys was responding to a University of Minnesota-commissioned report last week that cited "weak leadership" of the team as a main culprit in the turmoil that engulfed the university last year.
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
August 23
FILE - In this Oct. 29, 2016, file photo, Louisville lines up for a pl...

ESPN broadcaster Robert Lee taken off Virginia game due to name

ESPN broadcaster Robert Lee will not work Virginia's season opener because of recent violence in Charlottesville sparked by the decision to remove a statue of Confederate Gen. Robert E. Lee.
Gophers
August 23

Arkansas center Ragnow, of Chanhassen, named AP Preseason All-America second team

Frank Ragnow has started 26 consecutive games for the Razorbacks and didn't allow a sack last year for the second consecutive season.
Vikings
August 22
New York Giants wide receiver Odell Beckham (13) is tackled by Clevela...

Former U defensive back delivers controversial hit on Beckham Jr.

Some decried Briean Boddy-Calhoun's low hit Monday night, which left Beckham, the New York Giants star, with a sprained ankle. Others noted that it was well-within NFL rules.
Gophers
August 22

Repaired Cashman could be a centerpiece somewhere in U's defense

Expectations are high for a healthy Blake Cashman after the former Eden Prairie star led the Gophers in sacks last season. But where will he play?
Gophers
August 22

Gophers turn Victory Walk into 'Ski-U-March'; Fleck adds radio show

The team still will greet fans and enter the stadium along with the spirit squad and the band before the game. But the route will change.
Gophers
August 22

Scoggins: These aren't your father's football practices — and that's good

Times have changed out there on the high school, college and pro practice fields, where days are shorter and hitting less frequent, to the benefit of healthier, smarter players.
Gophers
August 22

P.J. Fleck talks two-a-day practices

Gophers football coach P.J. Fleck talked about his philosophy on two-a-day practices this fall camp
Gophers
August 21

Four-star Indiana guard could be final piece of Pitino's 2018 recruiting

Gophers coach Richard Pitino will be hosting four-star guard Eric Hunter Jr. on an official visit next month. 'The way they play fits me,' Hunter said.
Vikings
August 21

Bite Squad to Vikings squad: Team signs former Gophers QB Leidner

After a post-draft tryout with the Baltimore Ravens didn't yield a roster spot, Mitch Leidner was working out and driving around the Twin Cities delivering food.
Gophers
August 21

No votes for Gophers football team in AP preseason Top 25

Alabama and Ohio State go 1-2 in the poll of media members. Manageable early schedule, on paper, could move Gophers into Top 25.
Gophers
August 21

The 'Fleck effect' on Gophers ticket sales? So far, it's not much

Fans are taking a wait-and-see approach with new coach P.J. Fleck. Fewer than 40,000 tickets have been distributed for the Aug. 31 opener against Buffalo in 50,805-seat TCF Bank Stadium.
Gophers
August 20
Quarterback Demry Croft ran drills during the Gophers football practic...

Scoggins: Gophers' QB platoon plan looks like a bad sign

P.J. Fleck insists the Gophers having two starting quarterbacks is "not a controversy." It's not ideal, either.
Gophers
August 19

Coaching change and attendance: Do they relate?

A look at Gophers football home openers under new head coaches.
Local
August 18

Dorothy McNeill Tucker dies at 93, funded U women's sports research

The Tucker Center for Research on Girls & Women in Sport remains the only research center of its kind.
Gophers
August 18

'The P.J. Fleck Show': the latest evidence the Gophers coach plans to take over all of television

The unstoppable first-year football coach now is signed up for a live weekly studio show on Ch. 9, beginning next week.
Gophers
August 18
Gophers freshman Isaiah Washington during a Twin Cities Pro Am game at...

New Nike basketball shoe: No 'Jelly Fam,' just grapes?

A representative for Nike said the shoes have nothing to do, as was originally reported, with Gophers freshman Isaiah Washington.
Gophers
August 18

Settle in and enjoy the ride with this Gophers two-quarterback system

Though coach P.J. Fleck's decision to name co-starters at quarterback isn't popular, it isn't entirely surprising.
Gophers
August 18

Gophers won't have a starting QB; Fleck decides they'll have two

Neither Conor Rhoda nor Demry Croft has seized the job with superior play over the other in camp. But coach P.J. Fleck said, "This is not a controversy."

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