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Fox Sports North:
MINNEAPOLIS -- When the 2013 football season started, the Gophers were hoping wide receivers Derrick Engel and Isaac Fruechte would emerge as go-to targets for quarterback Philip Nelson.
One year later, the landscape of Minnesota's aerial attack has completely changed. Engel graduated after suffering a torn ACL during his senior year. Fruechte will be a redshirt senior in 2014, but his production dropped off in the second half of 2013 as the Caledonia, Minn., native failed to find the end zone.
Oh, and Nelson is now playing at Rutgers after transferring this offseason.
With spring ball underway, Minnesota is hoping its new-look passing game can take flight in head coach Jerry Kill's fourth season. In for Nelson is redshirt sophomore Mitch Leidner. Two of his top targets? Drew Wolitarsky and Donovahn Jones, a pair of receivers who emerged as true freshman last year and are poised to follow up with strong sophomore campaigns.
That's a lot of youth in the passing game for t...
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MINNEAPOLIS -- As Chris Streveler dropped a deep sideline pass squarely into the hands of Devon Wright in an 11-on-11 drill Tuesday, his teammates hooted and hollered in excitement. The bystanders watching would likely never have guessed that the Gophers' redshirt freshman quarterback had ever suffered a major thumb injury.
Streveler tore a tendon in his right thumb in a practice...
(Sioux Falls Storm’s Top DB Kyle Theret)
Today I sit down with IFL defensive back and former Minnesota Golden Gopher star Kyle Theret. Theret has had a long football journey that includes playing on the offensive side of the ball for Vista Murrieta HS (Murrieta,CA) and then transferring to JK Mulllen HS ...
That time of year again:
Minnesota Golden Gophers NCAA Tournament bubble article/column/blog/post/analysis/meta-analysis. The Golden Gophers “will they or won’t they?” bit always comes up during the Big Ten Tournament lately. And we’ll update again when they’re done in Indianapolis. The Golden Gophers, with an RPI of 49 are one of two bubble teams in the Big Ten. Nebraska...
MINNEAPOLIS -- High above the ice at Mariucci Arena hang many maroon and gold banners with different years printed on to indicate various achievements in Minnesota's hockey history. Fourteen of them indicate WCHA regular-season championships.
As the Gophers prepare to face Michigan this weekend, they're hoping to add a banner of a different sort to the rafters: Big Ten champs...
Minnesota Gophers defensive lineman Ra’Shede Hageman
Packers prospect profile: DL Ra’Shede Hageman
Ra’Shede Hageman, DL Minnesota, 6-6, 310 pounds, Hometown: Minneapolis, MN
40 time: 5.02
Vertical jump: 35.5″
225 lb. bench: 32 reps
Broad jump: 114″
News and Notes:
Converted from tight end to defensive line during his redshirt...