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January 7
U offensive lineman medically retires; Fleck happy with team grades

U offensive lineman medically retires; Fleck happy with team grades

Plus, Gophers coach P.J. Fleck shares his team's fall semester GPA.
Gophers
January 5
New Gophers offensive coordinator will call plays next season

New Gophers offensive coordinator will call plays next season

Mike Sanford Jr. will work closely with co-offensive coordinator Matt Simon, the Gophers receivers coach.
Gophers
January 1
Offensive tackle Daniel Faalele (shown on crutches at the Nov. 30 Wisconsin game) sat out the Outback Bowl, wearing a brace on his lower left leg.

Faalele won't play against steadily improving Auburn; Brooks out, too

400-pound offensive tackle Daniel Faalele is sitting the game out, wearing a brace on the lower left leg he injured during the Big Ten season.
Gophers
December 31, 2019
Know your Gophers' foe: Auburn football beat writer Q & A

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

Giana Han of AL.com answers some questions ahead of the Outback Bowl on Wednesday.
Gophers
December 20, 2019
Gophers to play Iowa on Friday night in 2020

Gophers to play Iowa on Friday night in 2020

The Big Ten conference moved the Sept. 19 game to Sept. 18.
Gophers
December 19, 2019
Gophers add Shakopee defensive end to 2021 recruiting class

Gophers add Shakopee defensive end to 2021 recruiting class

With the 2020 football recruiting class mostly signed and sealed, Minnesota is already turning attention to this year's high school juniors.
Gophers
December 18, 2019
Signing-day surprise: Gophers get linebacker who'd committed to Boston College

Signing-day surprise: Gophers get linebacker who'd committed to Boston College

Keep track of all the 2020 Gophers signing their national letters of intent here.
Gophers
December 15, 2019
Gophers linebacker Martin will forgo Outback Bowl for NFL draft prep

Gophers linebacker Martin will forgo Outback Bowl for NFL draft prep

Kamal Martin is the first Gophers player to announce he will not play in the Jan. 1 game.
Gophers
December 15, 2019
Gophers grab several commitments ahead of early signing day

Gophers grab several commitments ahead of early signing day

The 2020 class is now full at 25 members.
Gophers
December 12, 2019
Gophers safety Winfield Jr. named first-team All America

Gophers safety Winfield Jr. named first-team All America

Gophers coach P.J. Fleck also was named a finalist for the Paul "Bear" Bryant Coach of the Year award.
Gophers
December 11, 2019
Five Gophers named to the Associated Press All-Big Ten teams

Five Gophers named to the Associated Press All-Big Ten teams

Receivers Rashod Bateman and Tyler Johnson as well as safety Antoine Winfield Jr., made the first team, while quarterback Tanner Morgan and running back Rodney Smith made the second team.
Gophers
December 10, 2019
Fleck wins regional honor from football coaches association

Fleck wins regional honor from football coaches association

Gophers coach P.J. Fleck is one of the finalist's for the National Coach of the Year award, which will be announced next month.
Gophers
December 9, 2019

Two more Gophers plan to transfer; Fleck an award finalist

Smith was a three-star recruit in the Gophers 2018 class, redshirting his first season. The 6-1, 185-pound safety did not play this year.
Gophers
December 2, 2019
Florida high school receiver commits to Gophers' 2020 recruiting class

Florida high school receiver commits to Gophers' 2020 recruiting class

Douglas Emilien is the 24th member of the Gophers' 2020 class. Players in that class can sign their national letters of intent as early as Dec. 18.
Gophers
December 2, 2019
Two Gophers offensive linemen decide to transfer

Two Gophers offensive linemen decide to transfer

Now that the Gophers have finished the regular season and just await their bowl game fate, 'tis the season for transfer portal news, as well as any potential NFL Draft declarations.
Gophers
December 1, 2019
Gophers fall to No. 15 in AP college football poll after loss to Wisconsin

Gophers fall to No. 15 in AP college football poll after loss to Wisconsin

The Gophers were No. 9 before losing to Wisconsin 38-17 on Saturday.
Gophers
November 30, 2019
Minnesota Gophers head coach PJ Fleck greeted fans as the team arrived outside TCF Bank Stadium Saturday.

Gophers look for another program turning point against Wisconsin

The Gophers reclaimed Paul Bunyan's Axe for the first time in 14 years last season. Keeping it would have more than just the trophy as a reward.
Gophers
November 23, 2019
Minnesota Gophers quarterback Tanner Morgan (2) warmed up before Saturday's game against the Northwestern Wildcats.

Gophers quarterback Tanner Morgan will play at Northwestern

The sophomore starter was in concussion protocol after back-to-back sacks late in the Iowa game.
Gophers
November 20, 2019
Gophers safety Winfield named finalist for Nagurski Trophy

Gophers safety Winfield named finalist for Nagurski Trophy

The annual award from the Football Writers Association of America recognizes the best defensive player in college football.
Gophers
November 17, 2019
Gophers sag to No. 11 in AP college football poll after loss to Iowa

Gophers sag to No. 11 in AP college football poll after loss to Iowa

The Gophers dropped 23-19 at Kinnick Stadium and are now 9-1.
Gophers
November 16, 2019
Unbeaten Gophers look to overcome Iowa's tough defense at Kinnick Stadium

Unbeaten Gophers look to overcome Iowa's tough defense at Kinnick Stadium

The Gophers have never scored fewer than 28 points this season.
Gophers
November 13, 2019
Gophers quarterback Morgan semifinalist for Davey O'Brien award

Gophers quarterback Morgan semifinalist for Davey O'Brien award

The Gophers have never had a winner or finalist for the national quarterback award, dating back to 1981.
Gophers
November 11, 2019
Gophers' Morgan, Winfield named Big Ten Players of the Week

Gophers' Morgan, Winfield named Big Ten Players of the Week

The Gophers are coming off a historic 31-26 victory against formerly top-five ranked Penn State this past Saturday.
Gophers
November 10, 2019
Gophers rise to No. 7 in AP college football poll, highest since 1962

Gophers rise to No. 7 in AP college football poll, highest since 1962

It is the Gophers' highest ranking since 1962, when they peaked at No. 5. That season was in the midst of the Gophers' glory years under coach Murray Warmath.
Gophers
November 9, 2019

Gophers set for 3 p.m. kickoff next Saturday at Iowa

The kickoff time wasn't set until after Minnesota upset Penn State. The game will be televised on Ch. 9.