After missing most of two years, safety Antoine Winfield Jr. can't wait to pop somebody. "If he has a healthy season, he's going to be a terror in the Big Ten, that's for sure," linebacker Carter Coughlin said.
Daniel Oturu, Payton Willis and Alihan Demir lead the Gophers to an opening exhibition victory Tuesday in Italy over Stella Azzurra Academy. It was the U's first of three games on foreign tour this week.
Middle blocker Tori Dixon, a former Gopher, is back in a key role with the U.S. after she was forced to miss the 2016 Olympics because of a left knee injury that required reconstructive ACL surgery. She won Sunday on her 27th birthday.
When Tyler Johnson earned a football scholarship to play for the University of Minnesota, north Minneapolis traveled the five miles to campus with him. The journey began with a choice he made well before arriving on campus.
Gophers coach P.J. Fleck said quarterback Zack Annexstad felt a "pop" in his foot on Friday. Fellow sophomore Tanner Morgan becomes the likely starter, at least for the team's Aug. 29 opener vs. South Dakota State.