Five takeaways from Thursday's Big Ten football media days session

Nebraska's Scott Frost expects improvement; Illinois' Bret Bielema believes he's matured as a coach.

Big Ten media days moves to bigger stage with all kinds of issues to discuss

July 21, 2021
Gophers coach P.J. Fleck took questions during the last Big Ten Football Media Days, in 2019 in Chicago.
P.J. Fleck speaks to the media this morning as the Big Ten takes its place in a vastly difference college football landscape.

Buckeyes unanimous Big Ten football choice in media poll; Gophers back in pack

July 21, 2021
Ohio State coach Ryan Day, left, and running back Trey Sermon celebrated after the Buckeyes defeated Northwestern in the 2020 Big Ten Championship Gam
Minnesota will get a chance to make a statement when it opens the season with a home game against Ohio State on Sept. 2.

North wins all-star high school football game

June 26, 2021
A grassroots effort by parents made the game possible.

Pennsylvania standout defensive lineman commits to Gophers

June 21, 2021
Anthony Smith had 14 tackles for loss and nine sacks for Shippensburg Area High School last year. He's the sixth player to commit to coach P.J. Fleck's program in the past two days.

5 players, including son of former U linebacker, commit to Gophers

June 21, 2021
The Gophers football program on Sunday received commitments from three cornerbacks, a defensive end and a wide receiver in the recruiting Class of 2022.

U running back Ibrahim named Walter Camp pre-season All-American

June 18, 2021
The redshirt senior was the Big Ten running back of the year in 2020 and is closing in on 3,000 career rushing yards.
November 25

Charge: St. Olaf football player's wrong-way crash at 75 mph kills driver fleeing Chicago police

The wreck occurred on Michigan Avenue, according to officials.
November 11

Lakeville South vs. Stillwater in Class 6A football quarterfinal

Lakeville South played against Stillwater in a Class 6A quarterfinal game on Friday, Nov. 11, 2022 at Eden Prairie High School.
Gopher fan Andrew Mercado celebrates the Gopher’s first point in the first period. The Minnesota Gophers men’s hockey hosted the Minnesota State M
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October 28
Lakeville North offensive lineman Cole Peterson, left, and defensive back Wyatt Brunello celebrate in the final moments of their game against Minneton

Class 6A football playoffs: Lakeville North vs. Minnetonka

In a first-round game in the Class 6A football playoffs, Lakeville North played at Minnetonka High School on Friday, October 28, 2022.
October 14

Friday night football: Maple Grove beats St. Michael-Albertville 30-0

The Maple Grove High School football team played at St. Michael-Albertville on Friday, October 14, 2022.
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October 8

Shakopee runs off almost entire fourth quarter in victory over Eden Prairie

The game was postponed from Friday night to Saturday.
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September 23

Friday night football: Woodbury vs. Burnsville

Burnsville High School took on undefeated Woodbury at Woodbury High School on Friday, September 23, 2022.
September 17

Friday night football: Lakeville South at Eden Prairie

No. 1 Lakeville South takes on No. 2 Eden Prairie at Eden Prairie High School on Friday, September 16, 2022.
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May 17
Robbinsdale Cooper’s Jaxon Howard has received more than 60 scholarship offers.

Gophers among final four for Cooper football standout Jaxon Howard

The top football recruit in Minnesota for the 2023 class has Minnesota and three traditional football powers on his list of four schools.
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May 3
The Gophers took the field for their 2021 game against Wisconsin.

Gophers get commitment from Prior Lake defensive tackle for Class of 2023

Martin Owusu, a three-star recruit, is the ninth-ranked recruit in Minnesota and the 141st-ranked defensive lineman nationally by 247Sports.
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April 28
Thomas Rush (8) returned an interception for a touchdown during the 2019 Gophers spring game, which was moved indoors because of weather concerns.

Gophers spring football game moved indoors due to weather

The game will be played in the indoor practice facility at 1 p.m. Saturday, and it no longer will be open to the public because of space constraints.
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April 26
The Gophers took the field for their 2021 game against Wisconsin.

Illinois prep tight end fifth to commit to Gophers football for 2023

The three-star recruit from Benet Academy in Lisle, Ill., will be part of Minnesota's Class of 2023.
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April 16
The Gophers took the field before last year’s victory over Wisconsin.

Gophers receive commitment from Georgia prep CB Zaquan Bryan

The 5-11, 180-pounder helped lead Benedictine Military School to the Georgia Class 4A state championship last year.
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February 18
Paul Haynes

Gophers promote cornerbacks coach Haynes to co-defensive coordinator

Paul Haynes has been with Minnesota since 2020 and has helped develop standouts Benjamin St-Juste, Coney Durr and Justin Walley.
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February 2
The Gophers took the field for the 2021 game against Wisconsin.

Osseo lineman Jerome Williams commits to Gophers football for 2023

The 6-4, 285-pounder is the second-ranked player in Minnesota for the 2023 recruiting class.
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January 31
The Gophers took the field at Huntington Bank Stadium.

Gophers get '23 commitment from 325-pound southern Minnesota lineman

325-pound Reese Tripp of Kasson-Mantorville is the second player, and first from Minnesota, to pledge to Minnesota's 2023 class.
January 4
Edina tackle Quinn Carroll (75) was the top-ranked recruit in Minnesota in the Class of 2019, according to the 247Sports recruiting website. He announ

Gophers land former Edina standout Carroll as transfer from Notre Dame

Quinn Carroll, a 6-7, 315-pounder, was the top-ranked recruit in Minnesota in the 2019 class.
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December 28, 2021
Gophers running back Ky Thomas was tripped up by West Virginia cornerback Daryl Porter Jr. in the Guaranteed Rate Bowl. Thomas scored on a 5-yard run

Fleck gets fitting finale in bowl game for 'special team'

The outgoing group produced a 29-16 record over the past four seasons
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December 28, 2021
West Virginia and the Gophers meet at 9:15 p.m. Tuesday in the Guaranteed Rate Bowl in Phoenix.

Tonight's Guaranteed Rate Bowl game offers intriguing story lines

The Gophers close their season against West Virginia in the Guaranteed Rate Bowl on Tuesday night in Phoenix. It's a late one, with a 9:15 p.m. Central start on ESPN.
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December 16, 2021
Senior defensive tackle Micah Dew-Treadway is among the productive players Gophers coach P.J. Fleck will have to replace in 2022.

Signing day follow-ups: Early starters, in-state gems and more

Coach P.J. Fleck had the floor for more than an hour on Wednesday talking about the Gophers' incoming freshmen. He offered insights into the recruiting process and what comes next.
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December 15, 2021
Gophers football coach P.J. Fleck met with recruits before the Nov. 27 game against Wisconsin. On Wednesday, incoming freshmen began signing their nat

Signatures roll in to U this morning as early signing period opens

By 8 a.m., coach P.J. Fleck had received 18 of an expected 19 national letters of intent from incoming freshmen. The early signing period runs through Friday.

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