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2015-2016 ITH Season Preview: Minnesota Golden Gophers

With the start of college basketball season on the horizon, we’ll be taking a long look at the conference at large as well as Indiana’s roster over the next month. Today, we continue our look at the Big Ten with the Minnesota Golden Gophers. Minnesota won the NIT in Richard Pitino’s first season and had high […] The post 2015-2016 ITH Season Preview: Minnesota Golden Gophers...
Via Inside the Hall
September 18, 2015  |  Discuss

4-Star Wing Amir Coffey Announces Commitment To Minnesota

Hopkins (Minn.) four-star wing Amir Coffey announced his decision to stay in-state and play for the Minnesota Golden Gophers moments ago during a ceremony at his high school.  ESPN 100 prospect Amir Coffey has committed to Minnesota. — Jeff Borzello (@jeffborzello) September 21, 2015 2016 Hopkins (MN) SF Amir Coffey – a top-60 recruit – has committed to Minnesota. —...
Via College Spun
September 21, 2015  |  Discuss

College football teams missing quality quarterback play

It’s commonplace in football: A team has a sound defense and — at least in first halves if not second halves — will be competitive precisely because its defense isn’t going to let a game spiral out of its control. The offensive line is capable of providing good run blocking. Just about everything’s there … … except for the quarterback. Despite the “11-men-on-a-side...
Via The Student Section
October 05, 2015  |  Discuss

Minnesota C Bakary Konate out a month with broken foot

Minnesota Golden Gophers center Bakary Konate has a stress fracture in his foot and will be out of commission for a month. Scott Phillips of NBC Sports’ College Basketball Talk reported Konate’s injury. A 6-foot-11 sophomore, Konate averaged 2.2 points and 2.1 rebounds over 8.9 minutes per game his freshman season. He shot 54 percent from the field and was expected to play a...
Via Campus Sports Net
October 13, 2015  |  Discuss

Big Ten media day: Pitino embracing youthful Gophers roster

The college experience is all about learning and evolving, a theory which Minnesota men's basketball coach Richard Pitino embraces. And, along those lines, the Gophers' head coach has adapted the dual roles of professor and guidance counselor these days, as he oversees a youthful roster. Minnesota, you see, currently features 10 underclassmen on its 2015-16 preseason roster, including...
Via Fox Sports North
October 15, 2015  |  Discuss

Nebraska Fans Aren’t Feeling The White Jerseys

Nebraska is traveling to Minnesota with only two wins under their belt. They’ve lost two straight and are hoping to change the pace of their season as they head to Minnesota to take on the Golden Gophers. The Huskers are going with their all-white uniforms for this road game and fans don’t seem to be very happy about it. Nebraska has a poor record in their all-white uni’s,...
Via Gamedayr
October 17, 2015  |  Discuss

Meet the new guys: Jordan Murphy

News that Bakary Konate will be on the shelf for at least a month with a stress fracture in his foot is up there with the worst news the Gophers could have received this early in the season. Already thin down low, this means the team has no true center and will need to pinch hit with Gaston Diedhiou. That’s a horrifying thought considering his lack of experience and lack of developed...
Via From The Barn
October 18, 2015  |  Discuss

Gophers blank Northeastern for first win of year

Youth served No. 19 Minnesota well on Friday night, as the Gophers shut out visiting Northeastern 4-0 at Mariucci Arena, in nonconference men's hockey action. Eric Schierhorn made several key saves to guide the Gophers to victory, as the freshman netminder recorded 23 stops. The Anchorage, Alaska native saw his save percentage improve to .932 with the win. Minnesota (1-2-0 overall...
Via Fox Sports North
October 24, 2015  |  Discuss

Jerry Kill retiring from Golden Gophers immediately

Minnesota head coach Jerry Kill is retiring effective immediately due to health concerns.
Via Fox Sports
October 28, 2015  |  Discuss

Minnesota football coach Jerry Kill retiring due to health reasons

University of Minnesota football coach Jerry Kill, who has battled a seizure disorder for years, announced Wednesday morning that he is retiring immediately due to health reasons.Kill, 54, will be replaced on an interim basis by defensive coordinator and associate head coach Tracy Claeys, who has filled in for Kill when the coach has battled health problems in the past.Kill’s condition...
Via Fox Sports
October 28, 2015  |  Discuss

Minnesota coach Kill retiring because of health reasons

MINNEAPOLIS (AP) Minnesota coach Jerry Kill says he is retiring because of health reasons. Kill made the surprise announcement on Wednesday morning, one day after missing a scheduled meeting with the media. Kill has epilepsy, and had to take a leave of absence from the team in 2013 while dealing with seizures. Kill was 156-102 in coaching career and 29-29 at Minnesota. Defensive...
Via AP on Fox
October 28, 2015  |  Discuss

Gophers' Kill retires due to health reasons, Claeys named interim head coach

MINNEAPOLIS -- Minnesota coach Jerry Kill says he is retiring because of health reasons. Kill made the surprise announcement on Wednesday morning, one day after missing a scheduled meeting with the media. Kill has epilepsy, and had to take a leave of absence from the team in 2013 while dealing with seizures. Kill was 156-102 in coaching career and 29-29 at Minnesota. Defensive coordinator...
Via Fox Sports North
October 28, 2015  |  Discuss

Gophers' Kill retires due to health reasons, Claeys named interim head coach

MINNEAPOLIS -- Minnesota coach Jerry Kill says he is retiring because of health reasons.Kill made the surprise announcement on Wednesday morning, one day after missing a scheduled meeting with the media. Kill has epilepsy, and had to take a leave of absence from the team in 2013 while dealing with seizures.Kill was 156-102 in coaching career and 29-29 at Minnesota.Defensive coordinator...
Via AP on Fox
October 28, 2015  |  Discuss

Gophers head coach Jerry Kill announces abrupt retirement

Minnesota Gophers football took an abrupt upturn when it hired Jerry Kill. It also took a chance on a head coach with some health problems. After leading this team since 2011, those health issues have caught up to Kill and on Wednesday he has stepped aside as the head coach to focus on his health. Stunning news: #Gophers coach Jerry Kill retiring for health reasons. Tracy Claeys...
Via Talking 10
October 28, 2015  |  Discuss

Gophers head coach Jerry Kill retiring due to health reasons

Minnesota head coach Jerry Kill announced Wednesday morning that he is stepping down from his position due to health reasons. Gophers defensive coordinator Tracy Claeys will assume the role of interim coach.  Coach Kill announced today that he is retiring effective immediately due to health reasons. Tracy Claeys has been named interim head coach. — Minnesota Football (@GopherFootball...
Via College Spun
October 28, 2015  |  Discuss

Jerry Kill Retires As Football Coach For Minnesota Golden Gophers

With five weeks left in the 2015 college football season, another coach at a power conference program is stepping down. Only this time, it has nothing to do with on-field records. Jerry Kill announced Wednesday that he is retiring as the head coach of the Minnesota Golden Gophers, effective immediately: Minnesota football coach Jerry Kill says he is retiring immediately because...
Via Gamedayr
October 28, 2015  |  Discuss

Reaction on Twitter to Jerry Kill's retirement

Many were left stunned after Minnesota Golden Gophers football coach Jerry Kill's surprising announcement of his retirement due to health reasons. In a press conference, Kill tearfully admitted his epilepsy has become too big an obstacle for him to continue his ambitious rebuilding of the Gophers program.
Via Fox Sports North
October 28, 2015  |  Discuss

Minnesota’s pain… and the way forward after Jerry Kill

The Minnesota Golden Gophers have endured a difficult 2015 season, and that journey became a lot more painful on Wednesday morning. Head coach Jerry Kill had to retire from coaching due to the health problems he has faced for years. Kill becomes the third coach to retire from coaching during this season, joining Steve Spurrier (South Carolina) and George O’Leary (UCF). Kill leaves...
Via The Student Section
October 28, 2015  |  Discuss

Potential coaching replacements for Jerry Kill in Minnesota

Jerry Kill has been an excellent head coach for the Minnesota Golden Gophers’ football program during his tenure with the team, but unfortunately that time has come to an end. Kill has been forced to retire from coaching due to health concerns and the Gophers will be forced to search for a replacement for him. Finding new head coaches is never an easy task for teams, especially...
Via Campus Sports Net
October 28, 2015  |  Discuss

Minnesota walk-on shares touching tribute to Jerry Kill

Minnesota head coach Jerry Kill resigned earlier today due to health concerns. Throughout the day, tributes to Kill have been pouring in from all over the college football world. One particularly touching one came from Cavonte Johnson, a walk-on defensive back for the Gophers. On Facebook, Johnson detailed how Kill was willing to give him a chance when he was a senior coming off...
Via College Spun
October 28, 2015  |  Discuss

Video: Jerry Kill’s full retirement press conference

On Wednesday morning, Minnesota Golden Gophers head coach Jerry Kill announced that he will be retiring from his position immediately because of health issues. After the news broke, a special press conference was called and Kill addressed the media to say goodbye. It was an emotional moment for the longtime Gophers head coach who said, “This is a tough moment for me and our players...
Via Campus Sports Net
October 28, 2015  |  Discuss

Kill’s retirement just one more challenge for reeling Gophers athletic department

To say Wednesday morning’s announcement of the health-induced retirement of Jerry Kill was a gut-punch to the Minnesota Gophers would be an understatement. For the most part, his program was the shinning light in an era of darkness within the University of Minnesota athletic department. A sexual harassment scandal forced former athletic director Norwood Teague to resign in disgrace...
Via Talking 10
October 28, 2015  |  Discuss

Jerry Kill steps down as Minnesota’s head man

In an emotional press conference today, Minnesota Golden Gopher head coach Jerry Kill announced he has decided to retire from coaching football due to health reasons. Jerry Kill, 54 has epsilepsy and overcame kidney cancer in 2005.  He has battled seizures for some time now and has had a couple episodes during games.  He stated his doctor had advised him to step down for his long...
Via EndZoneScore
October 28, 2015  |  Discuss

Minnesota's Claeys shares Kill's philosophy

MINNEAPOLIS (AP) Tracy Claeys has taken over for Jerry Kill, following the Minnesota coach's sudden retirement. The Gophers have begun the process of moving past the sad news that Kill wasn't healthy enough to fulfill the job anymore, but not much else about the program will change with Claeys in charge. The defensive coordinator has been an assistant under Kill for 21 years, so...
Via AP on Fox
October 29, 2015  |  Discuss

Jerry Kill: A coaching rarity

Earlier this week, Jerry Kill announced he was stepping down as the Minnesota Golden Gophers head coach due to health concerns. His exit isn't like Steve Spurrier's at South Carolina, or Steve Sarkisian's at Southern California, and no where close to Al Golden and Randy Edsall being sent their walking papers – all of those guys suffered from self-inflicted problems within their...
Via The Sports Quotient
October 30, 2015  |  Discuss
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