Scoggins: U assistant Sherels embodies what's great about college football

Scoggins: U assistant Sherels embodies what's great about college football

If Gophers players are searching for inspiration or wondering how their season and careers might unfold, they need look no further than their ailing linebackers coach.

With favorable schedule, Iowa looks to finally write happy ending

August 30
With favorable schedule, Iowa looks to finally write happy ending
There's no such thing as a bad trip to the Rose Bowl, but Iowa's first visit since 1991 was humbling for the Hawkeyes and the entire Big Ten West.

Smith, McCrary ready to run for Gophers against Oregon State

August 29
Smith, McCrary ready to run for Gophers against Oregon State
Rodney Smith was effective as a freshman, and junior college transfer Kobe McCrary has emerged as the top backup with Shannon Brooks recovering from a broken bone in his foot.
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'Your college football national champion is ...' Predictions from Chip Scoggins

Playoff predictionsChip Scoggins knows what's going to happen in the season's final three games:National semifinal 1Peach Bowl Alabama vs. ClemsonDec. 31 in AtlantaYes, this…
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Gophers AD Coyle: We want to win, I'm a very competitive person

Gophers new athletic director Mark Coyle spoke at the State Fair on Tuesday and expressed his desire for the major programs to start winning in the Big Ten and in the postseason.
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University of Minnesota men's basketball head coach Richard Pitino

Pitino confident Gophers are built for exciting season

Gophers men's basketball coach Richard Pitino said at the State Fair Tuesday that he is confident his team has the talent, the depth, the experience, and the will to have a successful season in the Big Ten.
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Gophers Football Plus: Season on Mitch Leidner's shoulders

As Minnesota prepares to open its season Thursday night against Oregon State, much of the team's fate will rest with senior quarterback Mitch Leidner. Joe Christensen and Michael Rand have a preview.
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12:06pm

Cornerback Hardin will be ready for Oregon State game, Claeys says

KiAnte Hardin wasn't listed on the team's depth chart last week, but he has been competing with Ray Buford for the starting cornerback spot
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11:21am

Cristo Rey basketball star Sims picks Texas over Gophers, others

Four-star big man Jericho Sims from Cristo Rey in Minneapolis committed to Texas on Monday night after visiting campus over the weekend
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August 29
Wisconsin's Corey Clement (6).

Big Ten West story lines

What to watch in 2016:
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August 29
Nebraska quarteback Tommy Armstrong Jr.

Big Ten West football: a closer look

In predicted order of finish by Star Tribune college football writer Joe Christensen:
Sports
August 29

BTN football rankings: Gophers ahead of Badgers (and many others)

Maybe the Big Ten — and particularly the West — is just so wide open that it’s hard to predict this season. Maybe there is just a lot of faith in Tracy Claeys’ team.
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August 29

U women's basketball opens Big Ten schedule with top title contenders

Gophers women's basketball opens Big Ten play Dec. 28 at Ohio State and Jan. 1 vs. Maryland at home. The conference schedule was released Monday.
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August 29

Poll: How many games will the Gophers football team win?

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August 29

Going deep on Gophers football 'mystery' offense

The Gophers ranked 105th in scoring offense last year, capping a five-year grind under offensive coordinator Matt Limegrover. So new coach Tracy Claeys replaced him
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August 29
Michigan coach Jim Harbaugh

Jim Harbaugh positioned to laugh last at Michigan

It's easy to get distracted by the noise surrounding Michigan's colorful head coach: The rap video, the recruiting slumber parties, the endless satellite camp controversy.
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August 29

Take the Big Ten football history quiz

Think you know Big Ten football? Test your knowledge with this 12-question quiz.
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August 29
Ohio State QB J.T. Barrett

Big Ten East football: a closer look

In predicted order of finish by Star Tribune college football writer Joe Christensen
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August 29
Maryland coach D.J. Durkin

Big Ten East Division story lines for 2016

Here are five things to watch in the upcoming season
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August 29
Michigan State coach Mark Dantonio

Big Ten football: How they did in 2015, and how they start in 2016

A look back and ahead in the Big Ten:
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August 28

Minnesota Scene: Gophers volleyball team falls at Stanford

The four-set loss dropped the U to 1-1.
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August 27

Gophers football: Ailing linebackers coach Mike Sherels comes to practice

Sherels, still out indefinitely after suffering complications from an undisclosed health issue, returned to practice for the first time since before fall camp.
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August 27

No. 3 Gophers defeat San Diego in volleyball opener

Next up: No. 11 Stanford on Sunday.
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