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Minnesota hangs on to beat Rutgers 34-32

MINNEAPOLIS (AP) Emmitt Carpenter's 28-yard field goal with 10 seconds left helped Minnesota survive for a 34-32 victory against Rutgers on Saturday. Rodney Smith had a 94-yard kickoff return for a touchdown and ran for 111 yards and a touchdown for the Golden Gophers (5-2, 2-2 Big Ten). Mitch Leidner returned after missing one game with a concussion and was 11-of-18 passing for...
Via AP on Fox
October 22, 2016  |  Discuss

Richard Pitino enters critical fourth season at Minnesota

MINNEAPOLIS (AP) Richard Pitino enters his fourth season at Minnesota coming off a disastrous 2-16 finish in the Big Ten and with a new boss watching over the program. Those are two elements that can bring major concern about a coach's future, but Pitino walks into a crucial season in his tenure brimming with confidence. ''I do believe, when healthy, it's the most talent we've...
Via AP on Fox
October 25, 2016  |  Discuss

With the Rachel Banham-era over, Minnesota looks to find a new identity in the 2016–17 season

Keeping up with the Minnesota Golden Gophers this season could require a jump to warp speed, and not just because of the blistering pace they exert on the floor. To be sure, agility and quickness were advertised attributes at Minnesota’s annual media day event on Wednesday afternoon at Williams Arena, but the roster underwent an extensive reorganization over the summer. Nine players...
Via Excelle Sports
October 27, 2016

Minnesota DB Duke McGhee delivers brutal hit, Illinois WR leaves game on stretcher

The NCAA continues to crack down on hits it feels are too dangerous to remain legal. Defensive back for the Minnesota Golden Gophers Duke McGhee was ejected from today’s game following a brutal hit in which he lead with his helmet. The call was targeting. Minnesota's Duke McGhee has been ejected after a targeting penalty. We have the play & explanation here. https://t.co...
Via Campus Sports Net
October 29, 2016

Minnesota Golden Gophers win, obtain bowl eligibility

The Minnesota Golden Gophers spoiled the Illinois Fighting Illini homecoming with a 40-17 win in Champaign on Saturday. With six wins, including three in the Big Ten, Minnesota is now eligible for a post-season bowl game. Bowl Eligible.
Via EndZoneScore
October 29, 2016

Gophers dismiss WR Brian Smith for violating team rules

MINNEAPOLIS (AP) Minnesota has dismissed wide receiver Brian Smith from the program for violating team rules. The Gophers announced the move Tuesday without specifying Smith's violation. The walk-on from Milwaukee redshirted in 2013 and didn't play at all over the previous two seasons, but he became a starter this year and was second on the team with 17 receptions for 279 yards...
Via AP on Fox
November 01, 2016  |  Discuss

Minnesota, Mississippi State to play in 2026-27

MINNEAPOLIS (AP) Minnesota has scheduled two games against Mississippi State in what will be the first regular-season matchups for the Gophers against an SEC foe in more than 65 years. The Gophers announced Wednesday they'll host the Bulldogs on Sept. 12, 2026, and travel to Starkville, Mississippi, for a rematch on Sept. 11, 2027. The two teams have never played before. The...
Via AP on Fox
November 02, 2016  |  Discuss

5 Gophers reach agreement, have restraining orders dropped

MINNEAPOLIS (AP) Restraining orders against five Minnesota football players have been dismissed after they reached an agreement with an alleged sexual assault victim. The dismissal came Wednesday during a court hearing. All five players agreed to stay 20 feet away from the woman, and they must have no contact with her until she graduates. The woman works at TCF Bank Stadium...
Via AP on Fox
November 02, 2016  |  Discuss

Restraining orders against Gophers players dismissed

MINNEAPOLIS -- Restraining orders against five Minnesota football players have been dismissed after they reached an agreement with an alleged sexual assault victim.The dismissal came Wednesday during a court hearing.All five players agreed to stay 20 feet away from the woman, and they must have no contact with her until she graduates.The woman works at TCF Bank Stadium on game days...
Via AP on Fox
November 02, 2016  |  Discuss

Minnesota must beat Purdue to stay viable West contender

MINNEAPOLIS (AP) With only four weeks left in the race, the West Division is thick with contenders for a trip to the Big Ten championship game. Minnesota has crept into the crowd, despite losing the first two conference games, with a boost from a soft middle of the schedule. There's just one more game to win before the Gophers can dive into a daunting yet potentially stirring finish...
Via AP on Fox
November 04, 2016  |  Discuss

Purdue tries to play spoiler to Minnesota on Saturday

MINNEAPOLIS -- With only four weeks left in the race, the West Division is thick with contenders for a trip to the Big Ten championship game.Minnesota has crept into the crowd, despite losing the first two conference games, with a boost from a soft middle of the schedule. There's just one more game to win before the Gophers can dive into a daunting yet potentially stirring finish...
Via AP on Fox
November 04, 2016  |  Discuss

Ground game drives Minnesota to 44-31 win over Purdue

MINNEAPOLIS (AP) Rodney Smith ran for 153 yards and three touchdowns and quarterback Mitch Leidner ran for 74 yards and two more scores Saturday as Minnesota defeated Purdue 44-31. Smith topped the 100-yard mark for the fourth straight game and sixth time this season as Minnesota (7-2, 4-2 in the Big Ten) won its fourth straight. Purdue quarterback David Blough threw four first...
Via AP on Fox
November 05, 2016  |  Discuss

Purdue can't hold on to first-half lead, loses 44-31 to Minnesota

MINNEAPOLIS -- After an 0-2 start in the Big Ten, the Minnesota Golden Gophers have fought their way back into the race for the West Division title. Here's where it starts to get interesting.Rodney Smith ran for 153 yards and three touchdowns and quarterback Mitch Leidner ran for 74 yards and two more scores Saturday as Minnesota defeated Purdue 44-31.The Gophers (7-2, 4-2 Big Ten...
Via AP on Fox
November 06, 2016  |  Discuss

Minnesota Takes Minnesota State by the Horns

Gopher Women’s Hockey dominates Minnesota State’s Mavericks, winning 5-0 & 8-1 in weekend sweep. Also of note, Dani Cameranesi scored a hat trick during the first game and five goals total. Kelly Pannek and Nicole Shammel also had multi-goal games. Despite the fact team captain Lee Stecklein was still missing due to national team obligations, the Gophers were in fine form...
Via Hockey Wilderness
November 07, 2016

Gophers LB Cody Poock out for season with shoulder surgery

MINNEAPOLIS (AP) Minnesota linebacker Cody Poock (POHK) has been scheduled for season-ending surgery on his shoulder. Gophers coach Tracy Claeys said Tuesday that the decision was made to give Poock the opportunity to recover as soon as possible from the procedure. Claeys says Poock's lingering injury isn't ''doing anybody any good.'' He didn't say when Poock would have the surgery...
Via AP on Fox
November 08, 2016  |  Discuss

Unfamiliar territory: Minnesota in the Big Ten hunt

COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) In unfamiliar territory in November, Minnesota has a piece of the lead in the Big Ten West and faces tough opponents in the final stretch. Tied with Nebraska and Wisconsin atop the division at 4-2, Minnesota closes out the regular season on the road against the No. 21 Cornhuskers, hosts Northwestern and travels to the No. 7 Badgers. Minnesota is 7-2 overall...
Via AP on Fox
November 08, 2016  |  Discuss

Gophers LB Cody Poock out for season with shoulder surgery

MINNEAPOLIS -- Minnesota linebacker Cody Poock (POHK) has been scheduled for season-ending surgery on his shoulder.Gophers coach Tracy Claeys said Tuesday that the decision was made to give Poock the opportunity to recover as soon as possible from the procedure. Claeys says Poock's lingering injury isn't "doing anybody any good." He didn't say when Poock would have the surgery.Nick...
Via AP on Fox
November 08, 2016  |  Discuss

Nebraska Football: Scouting Report on the Minnesota Golden Gophers

Many questions were answered last week about this Nebraska Football team. Nebraska fans were all to familiar with the answers. The Nebraska Football team fell to the sixth ranked Buckeyes by 59 points. Now the Huskers have to find a way to forget about the last two weeks as they play host to a Minnesota Football team that is flying under the radar in the Big Ten with seven wins....
Via isportsweb.com
27 days ago  |  Discuss

Gophers dispatch Ragin Cajuns in season-opening win

MINNEAPOLIS -- Nate Mason had 15 points and seven assists, and the Minnesota Golden Gophers had five players score in double figures in an 86-74 victory on Friday against Louisiana-Lafayette.Dupree McBrayer added 15 points for Minnesota, which made 10 3-pointers and shot 40 percent from long distance. Amir Coffey, part of a three-guard starting unit with Mason and McBrayer, scored...
Via AP on Fox
26 days ago  |  Discuss

Minnesota hits from 3 to beat Louisiana-Lafayette 86-74

MINNEAPOLIS (AP) Nate Mason had 15 points and seven assists, and the Minnesota Golden Gophers had five players score in double figures in an 86-74 victory on Friday against Louisiana-Lafayette. Dupree McBrayer added 15 points for Minnesota, which made 10 3-pointers and shot 40 percent from long distance. Amir Coffey, part of a three-guard starting unit with Mason and McBrayer...
Via AP on Fox
26 days ago  |  Discuss

Newcomers lead Minnesota over Texas-Arlington 84-67

MINNEAPOLIS (AP) Freshman Amir Coffey scored 10 points, all in the second half, and Minnesota came from behind to beat Texas-Arlington 84-67 on Monday night. Reggie Lynch, in his first year with Minnesota after transferring last season, scored 14 points. Jordan Murphy added 11 points and 12 rebounds and five Gophers in all scored in double figures. Minnesota (2-0) trailed the...
Via AP on Fox
23 days ago  |  Discuss

Lynch leads Minnesota in comeback win over Texas-Arlington

MINNEAPOLIS -- Freshman Amir Coffey scored 10 points, all in the second half, and Minnesota came from behind to beat Texas-Arlington 84-67 on Monday night.Reggie Lynch, in his first year with Minnesota after transferring last season, scored 14 points. Jordan Murphy added 11 points and 12 rebounds and five Gophers in all scored in double figures. Minnesota (2-0) trailed the final...
Via AP on Fox
23 days ago  |  Discuss

Murphy leads Minnesota past Mount St. Mary's 80-56

MINNEAPOLIS -- Much is expected from Minnesota's Jordan Murphy this year.After struggles in the team's first two games, he was dominant Wednesday night.The sophomore scored 18 points and added 12 rebounds and the Gophers pulled away to beat Mount St. Mary's 80-56.The Gophers, 3-0 for the first time in three years, also got 13 points each from Dupree McBrayer and Nate Mason.Minnesota...
Via AP on Fox
21 days ago  |  Discuss

North Dakota Isn’t Panicking

The University of North Dakota Hockey team started out the season red-hot, going on a 5-0-0 run, then their schedule got tougher. They had four games on the road against Minnesota-Duluth and the Minnesota Gophers. When the Fighting Hawks returned home they owned a 0-3-1 road record in those four games. North Dakota forward Brock Boeser. Photo: Tyler Ingham, UND Athletics It didn’t...
Via The Hockey Writers
20 days ago

Minnesota's seniors to go out at home vs. Northwestern

MINNEAPOLIS (AP) Minnesota's seniors have encountered plenty of speed bumps during their careers, from the health trouble of former coach Jerry Kill that forced his retirement last season to several late-game lapses that cost the Gophers victories against ranked opponents. These soon-to-depart players won't leave the program without success, though, with 29 victories over the...
Via AP on Fox
20 days ago  |  Discuss
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