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April 7

Gophers punter plans to transfer; Winfield's brother leaves program

Gophers punter Tom Foley announced Tuesday on Twitter his intent to transfer after spending the 2019 season as a redshirt.
Gophers
April 3
Texas receiver Brady Boyd commits to the Gophers' 2021 class

Texas receiver Brady Boyd commits to the Gophers' 2021 class

The 6-1, 175-pound Southlake Carroll product is a three-star recruit, per 247Sports.com. He had other offers from programs such as Texas Tech and Oklahoma State.
Gophers
March 27
Big Ten Conference extends suspension of team activities through May 4

Big Ten Conference extends suspension of team activities through May 4

The suspension originally went through April 6.
Gophers
March 24
Gophers Football Mailbag: Who are the impact starters of 2020?

Gophers Football Mailbag: Who are the impact starters of 2020?

There's going to be some turnover at key positions for University of Minnesota football in 2020? Who are the likely candidates to step forward?
Gophers
March 20
Kendall Moore

U football adds East Ridge athlete Kendall Moore as walk-on

The 190-pound linebacker from East Ridge announced his commitment Friday on Twitter.
Gophers
March 19
Former U defensive end Stein reacts to College Football Hall of Fame induction

Former U defensive end Stein reacts to College Football Hall of Fame induction

"To get included in this group, I am humbled and honored," Bob Stein said in a video, genuinely surprised and touched. "It's one of the greatest things I can imagine in my life."
Gophers
March 17
Former U cornerback Murray gets $20.25 million deal in free agency

Former U cornerback Murray gets $20.25 million deal in free agency

The Wisconsin native was only a two-star recruit when Jerry Kill recruited hi in 2012. He's reached a three-year deal with Houston.
Gophers
March 13
Big Ten suspends all organized team activities through April 6

Big Ten suspends all organized team activities through April 6

With no competitions, practices or on-campus and off-campus recruiting right now, this is a completely dead period Big Ten athletics.
Gophers
March 11
Gophers sports limit fan attendance at upcoming home events

Gophers sports limit fan attendance at upcoming home events

This includes regular season as well as any potential Big Ten or NCAA postseason competitions, as well as previously open spring football practices on March 17 and 31.
Gophers
February 28
Gophers to open four spring practices to the public

Gophers to open four spring practices to the public

Fans can catch an early look at the 2020 Gophers on March 6, March 17, March 31 and April 4.
Gophers
February 24
Gophers hire Paul Haynes from Michigan State as cornerbacks coach

Gophers hire Paul Haynes from Michigan State as cornerbacks coach

Haynes was the head coach at Kent State from 2013-17.
Gophers
February 16
Cornerbacks coach Chance leaving Gophers for Oregon

Cornerbacks coach Chance leaving Gophers for Oregon

Rod Chance spent one season with the Gophers. Prior to coming to Minnesota, Chance was a defensive analyst at Oregon. He penned a goodbye note on Twitter, wishing his former team and players the best in future endeavors.
Gophers
February 11
U schedules home-and-home football series with Cal in 2028 and 2029

U schedules home-and-home football series with Cal in 2028 and 2029

It will be the first game between the teams since Cal, ranked No. 8 at the time, defeated the Gophers at TCF Bank Stadium.
Gophers
February 4
Class of 2020 receiver McGill will delay enrolling at U for a year

Class of 2020 receiver McGill will delay enrolling at U for a year

The Texas receiver is a three-star recruit.
Gophers
February 4
U cornerback Thomas plans to transfer; three walk-ons get scholarships

U cornerback Thomas plans to transfer; three walk-ons get scholarships

Kiondre Thomas played in 32 games for Minnesota .He will be a graduate transfer for his final year of eligibility.
Gophers
January 30
U football gets commitment from tight end who turned down Iowa, Wisconsin

U football gets commitment from tight end who turned down Iowa, Wisconsin

The recruiting site 247Sports.com rates Jameson Geers of New Lenox, Ill., as the No. 18 tight end in the class of 2021.
Gophers
January 28
Gophers set spring football game for April 4

Gophers set spring football game for April 4

The Gophers will collect fan-decorated oars for display inside the stadium during the upcoming season. Admission is free.
Gophers
January 26
Gophers garner commitment from Annandale offensive lineman Purcell

Gophers garner commitment from Annandale offensive lineman Purcell

Logan Purcell, a 6-7, 235-pound tackle from Annandale, is the fifth member of the 2021 class.
Gophers
January 23
Cornerback Howard no longer in transfer portal, will stay with Gophers

Cornerback Howard no longer in transfer portal, will stay with Gophers

The Robbinsdale Cooper graduate originally put in his intent to transfer earlier this month. It's unclear what caused Phillip Howard's change of heart.
Gophers
January 22
One of Fleck's assistants heading back to Western Michigan

One of Fleck's assistants heading back to Western Michigan

Greg Harbaugh Jr. coached the quarterbacks on an interim basis during the Outback Bowl.
Gophers
January 17
U adds nonconference games to finalize '24, '25 football schedules

U adds nonconference games to finalize '24, '25 football schedules

The Gophers added nonconference games against Rhode Island, Nevada and Buffalo.
Gophers
January 16
Gophers officially name Wilt as new defensive line coach

Gophers officially name Wilt as new defensive line coach

Chad Wilt was the defensive line coach at Cincinnati this past season.
Gophers
January 14
Fleck praises 'huge accomplishment' in Gophers finishing 10th in AP poll

Fleck praises 'huge accomplishment' in Gophers finishing 10th in AP poll

This is the first time the Gophers have cracked the final Associated Press football poll since coming in at No. 20 in 2003. Two other Big Ten teams finished higher.
Gophers
January 10
Gophers cornerback Phillip Howard enters NCAA transfer portal

Gophers cornerback Phillip Howard enters NCAA transfer portal

The Minneapolis native will play his final year of eligibility for a different program.
Gophers
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.

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