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
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
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
A grassroots effort by parents made the game possible.

Pennsylvania standout defensive lineman commits to Gophers

June 21
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
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
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 30
Foo Fighters performed their final U.S. date of 2018 at Xcel Energy Center in St. Paul.

Foo Fighters abruptly pull 2022 concert from Gophers stadium over COVID policies

Citing the U facility's "refusal to agree" on vaccine requirements, the band said it is seeking a replacement venue.
High Schools
October 30
Elk River’s Jack Sumstad stiff armed a Duluth East defender. Sumstad scored on a 63 yard run in the second quarter to give the Elks a 36-12 lead.

Elk River running game unstoppable against Duluth East in section semifinal

The Elks scored eight touchdowns, six of 32 yards or more, offsetting six touchdowns by East's Austan Overdahl.
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August 27
Gophers’ Matthew Trickett lined up a practice kick at the Athlete’s Village practice fields

Gophers name Trickett starting kicker for Ohio State football opener

Kent State transfer Matthew Trickett was the MAC special teams player of the year in 2019.
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June 17
The “Row the Boat’’ culture is on display with coach P.J. Fleck and the Gophers.

Gophers football coach P.J. Fleck, author Jon Gordon team up on 'Row the Boat'

Perseverance, enthusiasm and optimism are hallmarks of the coach's culture, and Fleck details the moments that have defined his approach to teamwork.
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June 16
TCF Bank Stadium

Gophers receive commitment from Baltimore WR Ike White

The three-star recruit also had offers from Boston College, Virginia Tech and Cincinnati, among others.
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April 22
The Gopher spring football game held inside the Athletes Village on April 13, 2019

Johnson, Whalen to be guest coaches for U spring football game

Ben Johnson and Lindsay Whalen will "coach" the Gold and Maroon teams in the Gophers spring game May 1 at TCF Bank Stadium.
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February 23

Gophers defensive lineman Ali Saad to transfer

Saad had yet to play a game for the Gophers after his first season with the team.
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January 24
Avante Dickerson

Avante Dickerson, top recruit in Gophers' 2021 class, decommits

The Nebraska native did not sign with the rest of the class during December's early signing period and instead will sign with another team in February.
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January 20
Casey O’Brien

Ex-Gopher Casey O'Brien to begin raising $1 million for U hospital project

O'Brien, a St. Paul native, recently retired from the Gophers football team after beating cancer five times.
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January 19

Gophers receiver True Thompson enters the NCAA transfer portal

The redshirt senior, who went to Cooper, will have one year of eligibility remaining thanks to the NCAA's extra year granted because of the pandemic.
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January 14
Gophers offensive line coach Brian Callahan, seen here expressing himself to a referee during a 2018 contest, gained two new players for his position

U football lands Utah State transfer, flips lineman who had committed to USC

Saia Mapakaitolo plans to officially sign in February, potentially along with Nebraska's Avante Dickerson, the No. 1 recruit in the Gophers class who hasn't yet signed.
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January 6
Noah Hickcox (91) strip sacked quarterback Vic Viramontes (7) during the 2018 spring game.

Gophers defensive tackle Noah Hickcox to transfer

The lineman played in 26 games totaling seven tackles during his Gophers career.
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December 19, 2020
Minnesota players raced to grab Paul Bunyan’s Axe in 2018

Gophers nearer to full strength against Wisconsin

While the team missed 33 players from COVID-19 positive tests and injuries last week against Purdue, they should have more reinforcements at Camp Randall on Saturday.
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December 12, 2020
Gophers head coach P.J. Fleck, shown in a game last season at TCF Bank Stadium.

Gophers to face Nebraska with retooled offensive line

Gophers coach P.J. Fleck said the team would miss more than 20 players from COVID-19 after a recent outbreak.
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December 11, 2020
Nebraska cornerback Cam Taylor-Britt (5) breaks up a pass intended for Purdue wide receiver David Bell (3) last week.

Gophers Q&A: Five things to know about Nebraska football

Chris Basnett of the Lincoln Journal Star gives his insight on Nebraska, the Gophers' opponent on Saturday.
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December 9, 2020

Gophers add defensive tackle Luther McCoy to 2021 class

The Florida native added his commitment Wednesday with the Dec. 16 signing day looming.