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December 6, 2018
Gophers offensive tackle Greene signs with agent, won't play in bowl

Gophers offensive tackle Greene signs with agent, won't play in bowl

Donnell Greene, who dealt with a knee injury late in the season and recently underwent surgery, started 29 of 36 games in his Minnesota career but won't play in the Dec. 26 Quick Lane Bowl.
Gophers
December 5, 2018
Georgia Tech's Johnson, Gophers' Fleck see bowl game as a reward

Georgia Tech's Johnson, Gophers' Fleck see bowl game as a reward

The Quick Lane Bowl coaches participated in a news conference in Detroit, and they stressed enjoying the experience along with winning.
Gophers
December 2, 2018
U will face Georgia Tech in Quick Lane Bowl on Dec. 26 in Detroit

U will face Georgia Tech in Quick Lane Bowl on Dec. 26 in Detroit

The Yellow Jackets are 7-5 overall and went 3-5 in the ACC, finishing second in the Coastal Division.
Gophers
November 29, 2018

Missouri defensive end MJ Anderson withdraws commitment to Gophers

Anderson, a 6-3, 270-pound senior, helped his St. Louis high school win the Missouri Class 6 state championship on Saturday, posting two sacks and five tackles for loss.
Gophers
November 28, 2018
Minnesota's wide receiver Tyler Johnson caught a touchdown pass in the end zone despite pressure from Purdue's cornerback Antonio Blackmon during the

One of the best: Tyler Johnson named to All-Big Ten's first team

The Minneapolis North graduate is the first Gophers receiver to receive that honor since Eric Decker, and was among Big Ten receivers in a number of categories.
Gophers
November 27, 2018
With 27 seconds still left, Gophers players raced to grab Paul Bunyan's Axe as Minnesota defeated Wisconsin 37-15 at Camp Randall Stadium on Saturday.

Gophers are going bowling. So where could they end up?

By winning six games, the Gophers assured themselves of a spot in a bowl games. One destination appears more likely than the others. But we won't know for sure until Sunday.
Gophers
November 27, 2018
Gophers defensive end Carter Coughlin (left) and linebacker Blake Cashman (right) earned second-team All-Big Ten honors, and four teammates received h

Gophers' Coughlin, Cashman named All-Big Ten second team

Defensive end Carter Coughlin was honored by the coaches and media, while linebacker Blake Cashman was honored by the media. Four teammates earned honorable mention. The All-Big Ten offensive teams will be named Wednesday.
Gophers
November 26, 2018
Gophers' Douglas named Big Ten special teams player of the week

Gophers' Douglas named Big Ten special teams player of the week

The freshman returned a punt 69 yards for a touchdown in Minnesota's 37-15 rout of Wisconsin. He is the Gophers' eighth conference honoree this season, a program record.
Gophers
November 24, 2018

Gophers will try to end Wisconsin's 14-year hold on Paul Bunyan's Axe

The Badgers will have quarterback Alex Hornibrook back in the lineup, while defensive tackle O.J. Smith and defensive back Terell Smith are expected to return for Minnesota.
Gophers
November 20, 2018

Gophers warm hearts with Row the Boat Turkey Drive

The team distributed 220 turkeys and other Thanksgiving staples during Tuesday night's event at TCF Bank Stadium.
Gophers
November 19, 2018
Cashman's 20 tackles earn Big Ten weekly honor despite loss

Cashman's 20 tackles earn Big Ten weekly honor despite loss

The senior from Eden Prairie shares the conference player of the week award with Iowa DE A.J. Epenesa a week after being passed over.
Gophers
November 17, 2018

Gophers seek bowl eligibility in home finale vs. Northwestern

Coming off a dominant win over Purdue, Minnesota will try to make it two Big Ten wins in a row.
Gophers
November 10, 2018

Focus is on defense as Gophers face Purdue

Interim defensive coordinator Joe Rossi gets his turn in trying to fix Minnesota's defense, which faces an explosive Boilermakers offense.
Gophers
November 3, 2018

Gophers aiming for first Big Ten road win of season at Illinois

Minnesota will be without starting left tackle Donnell Greene, but running back Mohamed Ibrahim returns to the lineup.
Gophers
October 26, 2018
Morgan to replace injured QB Annexstad for Gophers vs. Indiana

Morgan to replace injured QB Annexstad for Gophers vs. Indiana

Gophers starting running back Mohamed Ibrahim also will miss the game because of injury.
Gophers
October 20, 2018

Gophers look to extend Nebraska's skid; RB Shannon Brooks won't play

Minnesota will try to pick up its first Big Ten win this season, while the Huskers have lost 10 games in a row dating to last year.
Gophers
October 13, 2018
Gophers face huge challenge: Ohio State at the Horseshoe

Gophers face huge challenge: Ohio State at the Horseshoe

Minnesota hasn't beaten Ohio State since 2000 and has only two wins over the Buckeyes since 1981.
Gophers
October 10, 2018
Quarterback Vic Viramontes (7) fumbled the ball during the spring game.

Viramontes 2.0: Failed Gophers QB reinvents himself as linebacker

After a highly touted (and unsuccessful) stint as a potential quarterback for Minnesota, Vic Viramontes returned to junior college and is getting Division I offers as a new position.
Gophers
October 8, 2018
Outstanding defense? Is Urban Meyer being serious about Gophers?

Outstanding defense? Is Urban Meyer being serious about Gophers?

As football coaches tend to do, Ohio State's head coach spent part of his Monday news conference praising the upcoming opponent.
Gophers
October 6, 2018
Gophers look to rebound against Iowa on homecoming

Gophers look to rebound against Iowa on homecoming

Minnesota and the Hawkeyes will battle for the Floyd of Rosedale trophy, which Iowa has won for the past three years.
Gophers
September 25, 2018
Antoine Winfield Jr.

Fleck turns to more true freshmen to fill void left by Winfield

True freshmen Jordan Howden and Benny Sapp III have been getting practice time at cornerback, and senior Antonio Shenault might end up moving into injured Antoine Winfield Jr.'s spot at safety.
Gophers
September 23, 2018
Minnesota's defensive back Antoine Winfield Jr.

Winfield will miss rest of Gophers season because of foot injury

Antoine Winfield Jr. hurt his left foot early in Saturday's game at Maryland. He will undergo surgery, and the Gophers will seek a waiver for a sixth year of eligibility.
Gophers
September 22, 2018
Gophers seek 4-0 start in Big Ten opener at Maryland

Gophers seek 4-0 start in Big Ten opener at Maryland

Coach P.J. Fleck is honoring former Gophers tackle Nick Connelly, who died Wednesday, with a helmet decal and lime green wristbands. The Gophers also have a helmet decal in honor of Maryland's Jordan McNair, who died after an offseason workout.
Gophers
September 17, 2018
Gophers coach P.J. Fleck sees need for clarity in NFL's roughing-the-passer rules

Gophers coach P.J. Fleck sees need for clarity in NFL's roughing-the-passer rules

Fleck wants the game to be safer but sees confusion over too many judgment calls.
Gophers
September 15, 2018

Gophers host Miami (Ohio) on a hot afternoon

Coach P.J. Fleck's team seeks a 3-0 start, and freshmen have played key role. A couple of Gophers greats look back at their freshman seasons.