PHILIP NELSON RUMORS

Man pleads guilty in 2014 attack on ex-Minn. State, Mankato player

MANKATO, Minn. -- A Minnesota man pleaded guilty Wednesday in a beating that left a former Minnesota State, Mankato football player with severe brain injuries nearly two years ago.Trevor Shelley, 22, of St. Peter, pleaded guilty to felony first-degree assault. A second count of third-degree assault would be dismissed under the plea deal.Blue Earth County District Judge Bradley Walker...
Via Associated Press
March 23, 2016  |  Discuss

Philip Nelson Hits Reset Button, Joins South Alabama

Former Minnesota and Rutgers quarterback Philip Nelson has resurfaced again, and with a new FBS team. Speaking to Joe Christensen of the Minneapolis Star-Tribune, Nelson’s father stated that his son will join the South Alabama Jaguars of the Sun Belt Conference. Nelson last played for the Minnesota Golden Gophers in 2013, the year before he transferred to Rutgers. In two seasons...
Via Campus Sports Net
May 03, 2015  |  Discuss

The Gophers could be dark horse in West Division next season

The Gophers could be dark horse in West Division next seasonI might be getting a little ahead of myself here, but Minnesota could actually win the West Division next season. Wouldn’t it be nice to see the Gophers in the Rose Bowl in 2015? Well looking at the conference match-ups there is a possibility of that if the Gophers can just for knock off Ohio State and Michigan. Minnesota...
Via isportsweb.com
March 02, 2014  |  Discuss

Minnesota Football: Another major recruit leaves Minnesota

It could have been nothing but smiles and joy for Jerry Kill and Gopher fans last week, but unfortunately, the week wasn’t quite that sweet. The Gophers landed a 4-star receiver out of Virginia, Melvin Holland Jr., which came as a surprise to many. It would have been icing on top of the cake for Kill if in-state recruit, Frank Ragnow, from Chanhassen would have signed his letter...
Via isportsweb.com
February 02, 2014  |  Discuss

The Minnesota Gophers need to sign Jeff Jones

The 2014 national signing day is only a couple days away and nobody knows if Washburn star running back Jeff Jones will be staying home or heading to Michigan or Florida to play football. Jones verbally committed to the Gophers months ago, but Michigan and Florida have also offered scholarships to Jones, who was the biggest standout and MVP at the Under Armour Classic. This was Jones’...
Via isportsweb.com
January 26, 2014  |  Discuss

Minnesota QB Nelson to transfer, seek pass-focused offense

The Minnesota Golden Gophers' quarterback competition just got a little less crowded. Sophomore Philip Nelson announced on Thursday that he intends to transfer, a surprising development for a player who played in 11 games last season and was once viewed as a promising building block for coach Jerry Kill's program. ''I am looking to play in a system that centers more around the...
Via Associated Press
January 16, 2014  |  Discuss

Minnesota QB Philip Nelson to transfer

Minnesota quarterback Philip Nelson says he intends to transfer to another school that runs an offense ''that centers more around the passing game.'' The sophomore made the surprise announcement Thursday when he first released the statement to KFXN-FM in Minneapolis. Nelson completed 50.5 percent of his passes for 1,306 yards with nine touchdowns and six interceptions last season...
Via Associated Press
January 16, 2014  |  Discuss

Gophers: 5 questions for 2013

MINNEAPOLIS -- With the BCS National Championship set to be played Monday night, the college football season will soon be over. For the University of Minnesota Golden Gophers, the 2013 season ended with a 21-17 loss to Syracuse in the Texas Bowl on Dec. 27. Jerry Kill's team now begins preparing for 2014, with spring practices just a few months away. With that in mind, let's take...
Via Fox Sports North
January 06, 2014  |  Discuss

Minnesota Football: Predictions for Texas Bowl

The Gophers (8-4) have drawn a very winnable bowl game facing the Syracuse Orange (6-6) in the Texas Bowl on Dec. 27. Winnable may be an understatement because The Orange struggled against Big 10 opponents this season losing to both Penn State and Northwestern. Both are teams that Minnesota defeated. Syracuse got destroyed in Northwestern 48-27 back in September, which leads me to...
Via isportsweb.com
December 09, 2013  |  Discuss
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