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March 4
Gophers open three spring football practices to public

Gophers open three spring football practices to public

Plus, the spring game is set for 11 a.m. April 13.
Gophers
March 4
Former Gophers linebacker Cashman impresses at NFL combine

Former Gophers linebacker Cashman impresses at NFL combine

NFL.com ranked Cashman with a 5.14 rating, which gives him a "better-than-average chance" to make a roster. Former tackle Donnell Greene also participated.
Gophers
March 1
Gophers coach P.J. Fleck

Fleck promotes three assistants; Illinois defensive tackle commits to U

Kenni Burns, Brian Callahan and Matt Simon each received a promotion on the Gophers coaching staff from head coach P.J. Fleck.
Gophers
February 26
Gophers football begins spring practices March 12

Gophers football begins spring practices March 12

The spring game will be April 13. The exact spring schedule, including a time for the game and any open practices, are to be announced.
Gophers
January 31
Megan Ryan brings her unique energy to the Gophers football beat

Megan Ryan brings her unique energy to the Gophers football beat

'Here's what you can expect from me as your new beat reporter: really good stories. I pride myself on finding the unique angles others might overlook and really digging into what it all means.'
Gophers
January 22
Gophers defensive tackle Royal Silver (97), who started six games in 2018, has left the program because of medical reason, a source with knowledge of

Gophers DT Silver leaves program because of medical reason

Royal Silver, who would have been a senior this fall, played in 11 games and started five in 2018.
Gophers
January 21

Gophers hire Oregon's Rod Chance as cornerbacks coach

Chance was with the Ducks as a defensive analyst in 2018 after spending two years as Southern Utah's defensive coordinator and defensive backs coach.
Gophers
January 18
Minnesota's linebacker Blake Cashman sacked Northwestern's quarterback Clayton Thorson during the second quarter as Minnesota took on Northwestern at

Gophers linebacker Blake Cashman invited to NFL combine

The former Eden Prairie standout, who completed his senior season in 2018, was the highest-graded linebacker in the Big Ten this season by Pro Football Focus.
Sports
January 15
Notre Dame running back Dexter Williams, left, celebrates his touchdown with Micah Dew-Treadway, center, and quarterback Ian Book during the second ha

Notre Dame defensive tackle Dew-Treadway joining U as grad transfer

Micah Dew-Treadway played in 11 games for Notre Dame in 2018, making two tackles as the Fighting Irish went 12-0 in the regular season before losing to Clemson in the playoff semifinals.
Gophers
January 14
All-Big Ten wideout and former Minneapolis North standout Tyler Johnson tweeted Monday that he won't leave the Gophers early for the NFL draft.

Gophers star receiver Johnson tweets he'll play senior season

All-Big Ten wideout and former Minneapolis North standout Tyler Johnson reiterates that he won't leave early for the NFL draft.
Gophers
January 13
Randal Grimes

USC receiver announces transfer to Gophers

Randal Grimes was a three-star recruit and the nation's No. 23-ranked athlete in the recruiting Class of 2017, according to the 247Sports.com.
Gophers
January 12
Jim Panagos.

Gophers hire Jim Panagos as defensive line coach

Panagos joined Georgia Tech's staff on Jan. 3 after two years at Temple but will be reunited with Gophers defensive coordinator Joe Rossi, with whom he coached at Rutgers. Panagos also spent four years as a Vikings assistant.
Gophers
January 9
New U football assistant wins Coach of the Year honor from previous job

New U football assistant wins Coach of the Year honor from previous job

Joe Harasymiak led Maine to a 10-4 record, a conference title and an appearance in the Football College Subdivision semifinals.
Gophers
January 7
Sporting News has Gophers football in its Pre-Preseason Top 25

Sporting News has Gophers football in its Pre-Preseason Top 25

On the strength of a 3-1 finish capped by a dominant bowl win, coach P.J. Fleck's team is getting noticed.
Gophers
December 26, 2018
Three key defensive players out for Gophers in Quick Lane Bowl

Three key defensive players out for Gophers in Quick Lane Bowl

Linebacker Kamal Martin did not participate in pregame warmups, while defensive tackles O.J. Smith and Jamaal Teague were on the sideline among injured players.
Gophers
December 22, 2018

Gophers reserve defensive back Rey Estes transfers to Illinois

The redshirt freshman from East St. Louis, Ill., played in only one game in his Minnesota career.
Gophers
December 19, 2018
U gets surprise commitment from cornerback; 4-star commit hasn't signed

U gets surprise commitment from cornerback; 4-star commit hasn't signed

Coach P.J. Fleck signed junior college cornerback Kelvin Clemmons, who appeared headed to Kentucky, but four-star defensive tackle Kristian Williams of Memphis has yet to sign his letter of intent.
Gophers
December 19, 2018
Early signing day is here; follow along for Gophers updates

Early signing day is here; follow along for Gophers updates

Minnesota entered the day with the 33rd-ranked Class of 2019 nationally.
Gophers
December 16, 2018
North High alum Tyler Johnson named Gophers football MVP

North High alum Tyler Johnson named Gophers football MVP

Junior wide receiver Tyler Johnson, from Minneapolis, has 74 catches for 1,112 yards and 10 TDs this season and was honored at the team's banquet.
Gophers
December 15, 2018

Four-star defensive tackle Kristian Williams commits to Gophers

The Memphis Southwinds High School standout addresses a recruiting priority for coach P.J. Fleck. Minnesota also received a commitment from three-star kicker Michael Lantz of Fayetteville, Ga.
Gophers
December 12, 2018
St. Louis defensive end MJ Anderson recommits to Gophers

St. Louis defensive end MJ Anderson recommits to Gophers

The three-star prospect from Christian Brothers College High School opened his recruiting in late November. He took his official visit to Minnesota last weekend and can sign his letter of intent on Dec. 19.
Gophers
December 10, 2018

Three U football players earn Academic All-America honors

Long snapper Payton Jordahl and defensive lineman Gary Moore were named to the first team, while defensive lineman Sam Renner made the second team. All are pursuing their master's degrees.
Gophers
December 10, 2018
Reserve running back London transferring from Gophers

Reserve running back London transferring from Gophers

The redshirt freshman and former East Ridge standout did not see game action this season, and Minnesota's backfield gets more crowded in 2019.
Gophers
December 8, 2018
Defensive tackle Rashad Cheney Jr

U gets football commitment from player who'd previously chosen Georgia, Alabama

Defensive tackle Rashad Cheney originally committed to Georgia in February 2017 before switching to Alabama last March.
Gophers
December 8, 2018
Gophers football coach P.J. Fleck with cornerback Damarion Williams.

Fleck, U land three-star cornerback from Kansas junior college

The three-star recruit from Stockbridge, Ga., intercepted seven passes and broke up 17 this season.

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