Gophers
November 8

Megan Ryan's Big Ten games to watch this week

There's a Big Ten West matchup the Gophers will be keeping an eye on.
Gophers
November 7

Gophers-Michigan men's hockey preview

It's two Big Ten teams seeking an early-season boost in Ann Arbor.
Gophers
November 7
Gophers achieve first sellout since 2015 for Saturday's game against Penn State

Gophers achieve first sellout since 2015 for Saturday's game against Penn State

TCF Bank Stadium will be at its 50,805 capacity.
Gophers
November 7
Since coach James Franklin and Penn State pulled out a 29-26 overtime victory over the Gophers in 2016, the Nittany Lions have gone 37-7 and returned

After 2016 victory over Gophers, 'the brand is back' at Penn State

The Gophers sense a pivotal moment in their football program's history coming on Saturday. In other words, they're hoping this weekend's game does for them what their last meeting did for Penn State.
Gophers
November 7
Gophers defensive backs Antoine Winfield Jr. (11) and Chris Williamson were jubilant following their 52-10 victory over Maryland.

Reusse: Gophers football is latest target for 'Prove It' sect of fans

Do you need more evidence of Gophers and Vikings progress? Perhaps you're a member of the Prove-It-To-Me sect of Minnesota fans, who came into prominence during the Twins' season.
Gophers
November 7
Know your Gophers' foe: Penn State football beat writer Q & A

Know your Gophers' foe: Penn State football beat writer Q & A

Mike Persak of the Pittsburgh Post-Gazette gives five thoughts on the Nittany Lions.
Gophers
November 7
Dawson Garcia of Prior Lake

Gophers basketball woos Prior Lake's Garcia, promotes stay-at-home trend

Blue-blood college programs such as Duke and Kentucky often get any player they want, but some recent top recruits have opted to play for home-state schools.
Gophers
November 7
Trae Young stayed home to play at Oklahoma. He's now with the Atlanta Hawks.in the NBA.

Five top high school recruits who opted to play for their home-state college program

Not every blue blood caliber basketball player leaves home.
Gophers
November 6
Gophers linebacker Carter Coughlin sacked Fresno State quarterback Jorge Reyna during a game earlier this season.

Hartman: U's senior defensive players will play vital role vs. Penn State

The veteran Gophers' defense has weathered tough times with Minnesota, and now is contributing to the team's 8-0 start.
Gophers
November 6

Gophers coordinators first football loves were Nittany Lions, Steelers

"When I was growing up, I'm pretty sure I had Nittany Lion pajamas," Gophers' offensive coordinator Kirk Ciarrocca said.
Gophers
November 6

Gophers football scouting report: Penn State

Penn State's storybook season was validated Tuesday by the College Football Playoff committee, which ranked Penn State fourth in its initial assessment of potential selections for the four-team tournament
Gophers
November 6
Gophers' newcomers Carr and Willis have best U scoring debut in six years

Gophers' newcomers Carr and Willis have best U scoring debut in six years

Gophers starting guards and transfers Marcus Carr and Payton Willis combined for 35 points Tuesday, the best scoring debuts since Richard Pitino's first game in 2013.
Gophers
November 6
Gophers football coach P.J. Fleck received a seven-year contract extension Tuesday. If Fleck wins big, his loyalty will be tested at some point, and s

Souhan: Fleck and the Gophers take a huge leap in relationship

Minnesota's paranoia of coaches departing for The Big City or The Bigger Program dates to Lou Holtz, who suckered the state into believing he was committed to the U in the 1980s.
Gophers
November 6
What's this? How are Badgers ahead of U in football playoff rankings?

What's this? How are Badgers ahead of U in football playoff rankings?

Four teams with one loss are ahead of No. 17 Minnesota. And six teams with two losses are ahead of the Gophers, including 13th-ranked Wisconsin.
Gophers
November 6
Gophers forward Amy Potomak used a between-the-legs shot to beat Wisconsin goalie Kristen Campbell for the decisive shootout goal for the Gophers on S

Four days to savor for Amy Potomak and Gophers women's hockey

The sophomore forward's jaw-dropping shootout goal against Wisconsin caught the nation's attention and capped Minnesota's ascension to the No. 1 ranking.
Gophers
November 6
Gophers guard/forward Destiny Pitts drove on Missouri State forward Abby Hipp during the first half of a 77-69 loss Tuesday.

Paying the price: Gophers women lose opener to Missouri State

Missouri State, an NCAA Sweet 16 team last season, outrebounded Minnesota 41-21 and held the Gophers to 40 percent shooting from the field.
Gophers
November 6
Gophers guard Marcus Carr made a strong move to the basket past Cleveland State forward Deante Johnson (35) in the second half at Williams Arena. Carr

Gophers crush Cleveland State under barrage of threes in opener

Transferss Marcus Carr and Payton Willis combined for 35 points in their first start as the team showed much more three-point prowess than last season.
Gophers
November 6
Michigan's Jim Harbaugh has the third highest college football coaching salary in the nation.

How Fleck's new contract will stack up among Big Ten coaching salaries

P.J. Fleck's new deal could put him in the top half of Big Ten coaching salaries in 2020.
Gophers
November 6
Gophers head coach P.J. Fleck spoke to the media minutes after signing a seven-year contract extension Tuesday afternoon.

Fleck gets $33.25 million payday; Gophers get protection with huge first year buyout

If Gophers football coach P.J. Fleck leaves next year, he must repay the university $10 million. The contract is the largest financial commitment ever made to a coach by the University of Minnesota.
Gophers
November 6
Minnesota head coach P.J. Fleck races onto the field with his team before an NCAA college football game against Georgia Southern Saturday, Sept. 14, 2

Gophers' P.J. Fleck: 'I believe in what we can do here'

P.J. Fleck and the Gophers agreed to a new seven-year contract Tuesday.