Gophers
October 10
The University of Minnesota Board of Regents met at McNamara Alumni Center and by videoconference Friday.

Regents save outdoor track but cut three sports that will leave 'a scar for the rest of eternity'

The Gophers men's gymnastics, men's tennis and men's indoor track and field programs were dropped, but an amended resolution spared outdoor track and field.
Gophers
October 9
Houston linebacker Grant Stuard (0) celebrates a sack on Tulane quarterback Michael Pratt (7) during the second quarter of an NCAA college football ga

Virus touches college football, from upending schedules to making coaches ill

Houston went through five different prospective opponents before finally playing Tulane in its season opener.
Gophers
October 9
Gophers athletes staged a sit-in to protest sports programs being cut outside the McNamara Alumni Center on the University of Minnesota earlier this w

Live: Watch U regents meet, vote on cutting three sports

The University of Minnesota Board of Regents is scheduled to vote on cutting three men's sports teams. Tap here to watch the meeting.
Gophers
October 9
U student athletes protest sports programs being cut

Angry donors say 'we'll be canceling everything' if Gophers sports are cut

The Board of Regents is scheduled to vote Friday on a resolution to eliminate three men's sports. If it passes, some donors plan to stop donating and buying season tickets for football and other sports.
Gophers
October 9
Brock Faber played for the U.S. development program last season in Ann Arbor, Mich.

Drafted 45th overall 'just the start' for Gophers' freshman Faber

Incoming Gophers freshman Brock Faber was the first Minnesotan drafted, at No. 45 by the Los Angeles Kings. Ten other players from the state were selected Wednesday.
Gophers
October 9
Arizona State's 2020-21 hockey season will include 28 games against Big Ten teams -- all on the road.

U hockey schedule lacks rivalry games, but it's better than nothing

Big Ten teams will play 24 games between each other and four vs. Arizona State. While it's disappointing the Gophers won't face regional rivals, just having a season is a victory in these coronavirus-marred times.
Variety
October 9
Tailgating friends (from left) Nathan Brown, Chris Joos, Greg Palattao, Erik Romslo, Peter Moran and Dave Just in Lot 37 outside the Gophers' stadium.

Gophers football fans have to get creative to carry on their tradition of tailgating

Gophers fans are having to get creative or go without their beloved tradition of tailgating.
Vikings
October 8
Rodney Smith (1) has signed a contrack with the Carolina Panthers.

Former Gophers star Rodney Smith signed by Carolina

Smith was one of for running backs brought in for a tryout by the Panthers on Wednesday.
Gophers
October 8
Michele Redman

Gophers women's golf coach Michele Redman announces retirement

Redman had been the team's coach since 2011, and the U plans a national search to replace her.
Gophers
October 8

Friday's University of Minnesota Board of Regents primer

Friday's Board of Regents meeting will start about 9:15 a.m., at McNamara Alumni Center and by video conference. The vote on whether to drop three Gophers men's sports — tennis, gymnastics and track and field — is scheduled toward meeting's end.
Gophers
October 8
Gophers athletes staged a sit-in to protest sports programs being cut outside the McNamara Alumni Center on Wednesday.

Foreshadowing? Some U coaches had program elimination clause in new contracts

While the University of Minnesota's plan to cut three sports caught many by surprise, the school started putting the language into some contracts last year. 'Our intent is to continue this practice,' AD Mark Coyle said.
Gophers
October 8

Live: Michigan takes big lead over Gophers into 4th quarter

Tap here for updates during the game from Chip Scoggins, Randy Johsnon and others at TCF Bank Stadium for Saturday's game between the Gophers and Michigan.
Gophers
October 8

Minnesotans in the 2020 NHL draft

Minnesotans in the 2020 draftMinnesotans and players on Minnesota high school or college teams who were selected in the NHL draft (overall selection in parentheses…
Gophers
October 7

The language of the 'program elimination' clause in Gophers coaches' contracts

Example of the Gophers' "Program Elimination" clause, taken from softball coach Piper Ritter's contract, signed June 16.
Gophers
October 7
The Gophers played a home game against Notre Dame on Nov. 2, 2019.

U men's hockey will get 28-game schedule without traditional rivals

The Big Ten announced a 24-game regular season format, with each team also playing four games with Arizona St. That means UMD, UND and others won't be on the 2020-21 schedule.
Gophers
October 6
Demetrius Douglas delivered a 69-yard punt return touchdown in the Gophers’ victory over Wisconsin in Madison on Nov. 24, 2018.

Fleck expecting more moves after Douglas says he's leaving U football

With another Gophers player opting out of the season Monday, coach P.J. Fleck warned more could follow before the Oct. 24 opener.
Gophers
October 6
Tommies men’s hockey coach Jeff Boeser

St. Thomas men's hockey coach Boeser retiring before D-I move

A member of the 1976 U.S. Olympic team, Jeff Boeser took over the St. Thomas program in April 2010. He played for St. Thomas in the 1970s.
Vikings
October 5
Bobby Marshall, the first Black player in the NFL, grew up in Minneapolis.

A century ago, Bobby Marshall made history in NFL's first game

On Sept. 26, 1920, two weeks before Fritz Pollard made his debut with the Akron Pros, Bobby Marshall, a Black lawyer from Minneapolis, played both ways at end as his Rock Island (Ill.) Independents blanked the visiting St. Paul Ideals 48-0.
Gophers
October 5

Minnesota NHL draft prospects

Here's a look at Minnesotans ranked among North American skaters for the NHL draft:
Gophers
October 5
Brock Faber was part of the USA Hockey National Team Development Program the past two years.

U freshman and draft prospect Faber steady presence on defense

If you're looking for a flashy, light-up-the-scoreboard defenseman, Brock Faber might not be your man quite yet.

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