Jackson Erdmann, a former Rosemount quarterback and preferred walk-on at Penn State last fall, quietly enrolled at St. John's this month, preferring to keep his transfer from the Big Ten to MIAC under the radar.
His move to Collegeville, however, could make a big splash in the long-standing Johnnies-Tommies rivalry.
Jacques Perra, a former Roseville quarterback and the Gophers third-string quarterback last season, on Tuesday announced that he would transfer to St. Thomas.
The influx of these former Big Ten quarterbacks could arguably propel the 115-year-old rivalry to new heights.
Neither quarterback will have to sit out a season because they're moving to Division III programs.
Perra redshirted his freshman year at Minnesota in 2014 and played in only one game last season. He has three years of eligibility remaining.
Erdmann never played at Penn State as a freshman this past fall and will carry over his four years of eligibility.
For more on this potential rivalry and players' and coaches' reactions, see startribune.com/sports.
• The Gophers women's track and field team will host Wisconsin in a dual meet starting at noon Saturday with field events and 1 p.m. with running events at the University of Minnesota Fieldhouse.
• Senior Jaret Carpenter of Wayzata High School was named Gatorade's boys' cross-country runner of the year in Minnesota. He won the Class 2A title in the state meet and placed fourth at the Nike Cross Nationals.
• Wayzata attorney Steve Champlin, former USTA northern president, was selected to serve a four-year term on the Court of Arbitration for Sport, based in Lausanne, Switzerland. It specializes in worldwide sports-related dispute resolution.