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Correction: Minnesota-Suspended Players story

MINNEAPOLIS (AP) In a Sept. 12 story about an investigation into an alleged sexual assault that may have involved University of Minnesota football players, The Associated Press erroneously reported the date of the alleged attack. It was Sept. 2, not Sept. 3. A corrected version of the story is below: Police looking into whether 4 Gophers involved in assault Minneapolis police...
Via AP on Fox
December 16, 2016  |  Discuss

Report: Northern Illinois would have difficulty filling in at Holiday Bowl

The boycott by Minnesota’s players of the Holiday Bowl could end up becoming a major problem for the San Diego-based bowl game, and finding a replacement team may not be as easy as hoped. Minnesota’s players announced this week that they are boycotting the Dec. 27 bowl game in San Diego in protest of 10 players being suspended by the school relating to the investigation of a...
Via Larry Brown Sports
December 16, 2016  |  Discuss

Minnesota suspensions, boycott could upend Holiday Bowl

MINNEAPOLIS (AP) The University of Minnesota football team is threatening to boycott one of the nation's top second-tier bowl games over the suspension of 10 players accused of participating in a sexual assault. Prosecutors decided there was not enough evidence to file criminal charges, and the players thought the matter was behind them. But a separate school investigation concluded...
Via AP on Fox
December 16, 2016  |  Discuss

Minnesota team ends boycott threat, will go to Holiday Bowl

MINNEAPOLIS (AP) The University of Minnesota football team will play in the Holiday Bowl, reversing a threat to boycott the game because of the suspension of 10 players accused of sexual assault. The players made the announcement at a news conference Saturday after a group of seniors from the team met with the board of regents, university President Eric Kaler and athletic director...
Via AP on Fox
December 17, 2016  |  Discuss

Minnesota players end boycott over alleged sexual assault, will play in Holiday Bowl

In a boycott that lasted a couple days, the University of Minnesota football team decided they will end their boycott and play in the Holiday Bowl. The boycott stemmed from 10 football players who were suspended after a university investigation for their roles in an alleged sexual assault at the university. The players were boycotting until the suspended players were reinstated...
Via The Comeback
December 17, 2016  |  Discuss

Minnesota Gophers boycott timeline

MINNEAPOLIS -- A chronology of key events leading to the threat by University of Minnesota football players to boycott the Dec. 27 Holiday Bowl over the suspension of 10 players:------SEPT. 2: The day after opening the season, several players have sex with a woman in the early morning hours at an apartment building near campus. That evening, the woman's mother calls Minneapolis police...
Via AP on Fox
December 17, 2016  |  Discuss

Minnesota players end boycott, will play in Holiday Bowl

The Minnesota Golden Gophers will play in the Holiday Bowl after all. After overnight negotiations, players announced Saturday morning that their boycott of the game, originally over the suspensions of ten players and the process involved, would end immediately. In a statement issued by the players, they cited “the apparent lack of due process in a university system” as a reason...
Via Larry Brown Sports
December 17, 2016  |  Discuss

Only on AP: As Minn. waffled, NIU prepped for Holiday Bowl

As news about a football player boycott at Minnesota broke, Northern Illinois athletic director Sean Frazier quickly realized his Huskies might have a chance to play in the Holiday Bowl. One problem: NIU was already on winter break. But in less than 24 hours of frantic work, Frazier and NIU coaches knew they had what they needed most to accept a postseason bid on short notice: a...
Via AP on Fox
December 17, 2016  |  Discuss

Minnesota coach speaks for 1st time since player boycott

MINNEAPOLIS (AP) Minnesota football coach Tracy Claeys doubled down Sunday on his support for players who boycotted practices and threatened to skip a bowl game if 10 teammates suspended after a sexual assault investigation weren't reinstated. Speaking publicly for the first time since a standoff between 110 Golden Gophers football players and the administration, Claeys said he...
Via AP on Fox
December 18, 2016  |  Discuss

Claeys says Gophers' boycott 'all about the due process'

MINNEAPOLIS -- Minnesota football coach Tracy Claeys doubled down Sunday on his support for players who boycotted practices and threatened to skip a bowl game if 10 teammates suspended after a sexual assault investigation weren't reinstated.Speaking publicly for the first time since a standoff between 110 Golden Gophers football players and the administration, Claeys said he understands...
Via AP on Fox
December 18, 2016  |  Discuss

McBrayer scores 19; Minnesota beats Arkansas State 82-75

MINNEAPOLIS (AP) Dupree McBrayer scored 19 points and Minnesota held off Arkansas State 82-75 Friday in the final non-conference game for both teams. Jordan Murphy added 15 points and eight rebounds for the Gophers, whose 12-1 record before Big Ten play is its best in four seasons. Akeem Springs had 14 points and Nate Mason 12. Minnesota, which is home to Michigan State Tuesday...
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December 23, 2016  |  Discuss

Five reasons to watch the Holiday Bowl

Okay, listen, we get it. Most likely, you think bowl season starts on New Year's Eve. Maybe slightly earlier depending on when your team is playing. But regardless of whether or not you're aware of them, the bowls have already started, and there's plenty of college football action to get you through to the main event around New Year's. Two cold-weather teams make their way to San...
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December 26, 2016  |  Discuss

Michigan State Basketball: Minnesota Preview

T0morrow, Tuesday Dec 28 Tom Izzo and the Michigan State Spartans Basketball team travels west to the Twin Cities t0 open Big Ten play for a battle with the Golden Gophers of Minnesota. The Spartans enter the game against Minnesota in almost the same fashion as they did in the 2015 season. The 2015 Spartans came off of a grind-it-out overtime win against Oakland at the Palace and...
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December 26, 2016  |  Discuss

At Minnesota, a boycott is over but tensions are not

MINNEAPOLIS (AP) Minnesota President Eric Kaler stepped behind the podium and began to speak, a crisis averted after seven Golden Gophers football players announced that the team would not boycott the upcoming Holiday Bowl against Washington State because 10 of their teammates had been suspended in a sexual assault case. ''I listened to their concerns,'' said Kaler, who had negotiated...
Via AP on Fox
December 27, 2016  |  Discuss

Tensions remain after Gophers football boycott

MINNEAPOLIS -- Minnesota President Eric Kaler stepped behind the podium and began to speak, a crisis averted after seven Golden Gophers football players announced that the team would not boycott the upcoming Holiday Bowl against Washington State because 10 of their teammates had been suspended in a sexual assault case."I listened to their concerns," said Kaler, who had negotiated...
Via AP on Fox
December 27, 2016  |  Discuss

After sexual assault scandal, petition launched to fire Minnesota head coach Tracy Claeys

Over the last couple weeks, the University of Minnesota football program has drawn a lot of attention for the suspension of 10 players involved in an alleged sexual assault. The story has snowballed to the point that now 400 “concerned citizens” have signed a petition stating the Golden Gophers should fire head coach Tracy Claeys. After the original suspension of the 10 players...
Via The Comeback
December 27, 2016  |  Discuss

Minnesota emerges from turmoil to upset WSU in Holiday Bowl

SAN DIEGO (AP) Shannon Brooks caught a tipped pass from Mitch Leidner for a 13-yard, go-ahead touchdown in the third quarter and the Minnesota Golden Gophers, beset by turmoil after 10 players were suspended after a sexual assault investigation, upset Luke Falk and the Washington State Cougars 17-12 in the Holiday Bowl on Tuesday night. It was one of the few exciting plays in an...
Via AP on Fox
December 27, 2016  |  Discuss

Washington State's Holiday Bowl turns into a nightmare

Holiday Bowl? How about the Nightmare After Christmas? That about summed things up for the Washington State Cougars in their 17-12 loss to the Minnesota Golden Gophers Tuesday night. Both teams were 8-4 heading into the bowl, but WSU was a 10-point favorite, and many expected their powerful offense (40.2 points per game, 14th in Division I FBS) to put up points; the over-under was...
Via The Comeback
December 27, 2016  |  Discuss

QUIZ: Name the players from the Minnesota Gophers that are members of the NFL Hall of Fame

Seven players from the University of Minnesota Golden Gophers are members of the NFL Hall of Fame. Can you name them all? Clue: Position/Years active in NFL
December 28, 2016  |  Discuss

Mason's 31 lead Minnesota to victory at No. 15 Purdue

WEST LAFAYETTE, Ind. (AP) Nate Mason scored 31 points, and Eric Curry scored seven of his 10 in overtime as Minnesota upset No. 15 Purdue 91-82 on Sunday. The teams traded baskets to begin the extra period before a Curry basket began an 11-0, victory-clinching run that snapped the Boilermakers' seven-game winning streak. Minnesota (13-2, 1-1) overcame 28 points and 22 rebounds...
Via AP on Fox
January 01, 2017  |  Discuss

Gophers take down No. 15 Purdue in overtime

WEST LAFAYETTE, Ind. -- Nate Mason scored 31 points, and Eric Curry scored seven of his 10 in overtime as Minnesota upset No. 15 Purdue 91-82 on Sunday.The teams traded baskets to begin the extra period before a Curry basket began an 11-0, victory-clinching run that snapped the Boilermakers' seven-game winning streak.Minnesota (13-2, 1-1) overcame 28 points and 22 rebounds from Caleb...
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January 01, 2017  |  Discuss

Purdue shocked in 91-82 loss to Minnesota

WEST LAFAYETTE, Ind. -- Nate Mason made sure it was a very special weekend in Indiana for the Pitino family -- son Richard, who is the Minnesota coach, and father Rick, the Louisville coach.Mason contributed 31 points, 11 assists and six rebounds on Sunday, and Minnesota pulled away in overtime for a 91-82 Big Ten victory against No, 15 Purdue in Mackey Arena.On Saturday, Rick Pitino...
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January 01, 2017  |  Discuss

AP sources: Minnesota fires coach Tracy Claeys

MINNEAPOLIS (AP) Two people with knowledge of the decision tell The Associated Press that Minnesota has fired coach Tracy Claeys. The move comes two weeks after the football program became embroiled in a standoff with the administration over the suspension of 10 players in connection with allegations of sexual assault. Claeys met with athletic director Mark Coyle on Tuesday. The...
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January 03, 2017  |  Discuss

Gophers football coach Tracy Claeys fired

MINNEAPOLIS -- The University of Minnesota has reportedly fired coach Tracy Claeys just two weeks after the football program became embroiled in a standoff with the administration over the suspension of 10 players in connection with allegations of sexual assault.Claeys met with athletic director Mark Coyle on Tuesday, who is scheduled to address the media Tuesday evening.The Golden...
Via AP on Fox
January 03, 2017  |  Discuss

Minnesota fires coach Tracy Claeys

MINNEAPOLIS (AP) Minnesota has fired coach Tracy Claeys. The move comes two weeks after the football program became embroiled in a standoff with the administration over the suspension of 10 players in connection with allegations of sexual assault. The school announced the decision on Tuesday night. Claeys met with athletic director Mark Coyle on Tuesday. Coyle says in a statement...
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January 03, 2017  |  Discuss
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