Gophers
August 30, 2018
Minnesota's Seth Green

Seth Green surprised by wildcat calls, but ready

Sophomore Seth Green had two rushing touchdowns while running the wildcat offense near the goal line.
Gophers
August 30, 2018

Annexstad joins successful Gophers freshman QB debuts

A look at Gophers quarterbacks who have started as freshmen in a season opener
Gophers
August 30, 2018
Are you ready? Gophers open new football season at TCF Bank Stadium

Are you ready? Gophers open new football season at TCF Bank Stadium

Columnist Chip Scoggins and beat writer Randy Johnson give you a preview of the Gophers football opener and 2018 season.
Gophers
August 30, 2018
Gophers season opener offers the intrigue of youth

Gophers season opener offers the intrigue of youth

True freshman Zack Annexstad will start at quarterback for Minnesota against New Mexico State, and he's just one story line to watch.
Gophers
August 30, 2018
Pitino, Murphy, Curry hype Gophers basketball at the state fair

Pitino, Murphy, Curry hype Gophers basketball at the state fair

Gophers senior Jordan Murphy and sophomore Eric Curry have a few goals for the upcoming men's basketball season. They talked about them Wednesday at the Minnesota State Fair.
Gophers
August 30, 2018
Gophers fans celebrated during a game last season.

Season on: Everything you need for tonight's Gophers-New Mexico State game

Play-by-play, updated statistics, a Live Blog and more are a click away to help you follow tonight's season-opener for the Gophers against New Mexico State.
Gophers
August 30, 2018
Minnesota vs. Iowa in 2011

Report: Real U football crowds were two-thirds size of announced crowds

If you’ve ever wondered how the actual crowd size compares to what teams announce, this story gives you a picture of how it is in college football at Minnesota and other schools, using data from last season.
Gophers
August 30, 2018
Gophers running back Rodney Smith will once again get plenty of attention from opposing defenses.

Go-to player: Smith carries a heavy load into Gophers season

On a team filled with unproven youth, Rodney Smith begins his senior season for the Gophers with a chance to break Darrell Thompson's school record of 5,109 career all-purpose yards.
Gophers
August 30, 2018
P. J. Fleck signed autographs before a practice at TCF Bank Stadium earlier this month. The Gophers still are trying to attract a major piece of the T

Scoggins: Save some Purple football curiosity for the Maroon and Gold

The Gophers football team trying to create deep emotional attachment in a crowded sports market that is coming down with Purple Fever. How do they get there?
Gophers
August 30, 2018
MSU-Mankato head coach Todd Hoffner.

Top-ranked Minnesota football team? Yes, Mankato opens season tonight

The Mavericks, ranked No. 1 in the d2football.com preseason poll, are 16-0 against the Mustangs
Gophers
August 29, 2018

The Call: Gophers football vs. New Mexico State

The Gophers kick off P.J. Fleck's second season with a Thursday night tilt against New Mexico State, already 0-1 for the year.
Gophers
August 29, 2018

Five things to know about the Gophers opener: Unis, temps, food, freshmen and fair catches

Odds and ends to know for Thursday night.
Gophers
August 29, 2018

Rodney Smith's standout stats as a Gopher

A look at Rodney Smith by the numbers.
Gophers
August 29, 2018

Gophers football: Future schedules, 2019-2025

future gophers schedules2019: Full scheduleAug. 29 (Th.) vs. South Dakota St.Sept. 7 at Fresno StateSept. 14 vs. Georgia SouthernSept. 28 at PurdueOct. 5 vs. IllinoisOct.…
Gophers
August 29, 2018
Minnesota head coach Richard Pitino in action in 2017.

Richard Pitino talks Gophers at the State Fair

Gophers coach Richard Pitino talked about freshmen, newcomers, Jordan Murphy and gave injury updates Wednesday at the Minnesota State Fair.
Gophers
August 29, 2018
Big Ten has Gophers vs. Nebraska in 2023 football opener

Big Ten has Gophers vs. Nebraska in 2023 football opener

The Big Ten released its conference schedules from 2022 through 2025. For Minnesota, highlights include season-ending games against Wisconsin and four straight years of playing Michigan State.
Gophers
August 29, 2018
Freshmen normally aren’t allowed to speak to the media, but Gophers football coach P.J. Fleck made an exception for quarterback Zack Annexstad (5) t

Walk-on Annexstad tuning out the noise to prepare for Gophers debut

When Zack Annexstad takes the first snap Thursday, it is believed he will be only the second true freshman walk-on in major college football to start a season opener.
Vikings
August 29, 2018
Former Gophers receiver Eric Decker is proof that a Minnesota kid unheralded by national recruiting services can stay in Minnesota and use the program

Souhan: Decker shows that risks of football can be worth taking

Eric Decker is proof that an unheralded Minnesota kid can stay in Minnesota and use the Gophers program as a trampoline to the big time.
Gophers
August 29, 2018
Big Ten West football coaches want to end East dominance

Big Ten West football coaches want to end East dominance

Any way you want to measure, the East Division of the Big Ten been dominant. Can the West start making inroads in the coming football season?
Gophers
August 29, 2018
Wisconsin’s Jonathan Taylor gets to run behind one of the best lines in the nation.

Best of the Big Ten? Here's the elite of the elite

The conference's top talent can be found in three potential stars in the Big Ten East, and in pretty much everyone involved with Wisconsin's running game.

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