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Minnesota defender takes out QB with WWE-like clothesline

Minnesota defensive end Tai’yon Devers welcomed us all back to college football in a big way on Thursday night. But unlike the rest of us, Oregon State quarterback Darell Garretson wasn’t experiencing the same kind of joy. Of course, that’s likely because Garretson was on the receiving end of a vicious WWE-like clothesline courtesy of Devers. With Devers coming off the right...
Via Larry Brown Sports
22 days ago  |  Discuss

Leidner, Smith lead Gophers past Oregon State, 30-23

MINNEAPOLIS -- Rodney Smith rushed for 125 yards and two touchdowns and Minnesota overcame three ejections for targeting to beat Oregon State 30-23 on Thursday night.Smith scored on runs of 4 and 2 yards, the last coming in the fourth quarter to put the Gophers in front 24-23. Mitch Leidner was erratic as ever in going 13 for 26 for 130 yards. But he rushed for 76 yard and two scores...
Via AP on Fox
22 days ago  |  Discuss

Healthy Leidner, Minnesota ready for opener vs. Oregon State

MINNEAPOLIS -- The left foot is fully repaired and rehabilitated after playing through the pain last season, and Mitch Leidner has lost 20 pounds. Minnesota's fifth-year senior quarterback is primed for a strong finish.Bring on the season, and the opener against Oregon State on Thursday night."Definitely want to leave a legacy," Leidner said, adding: "I know the rest of the seniors...
Via AP on Fox
23 days ago  |  Discuss

Leidner, Minnesota open season against Oregon State

MINNEAPOLIS (AP) The left foot is fully repaired and rehabilitated after playing through the pain last season, and Mitch Leidner has lost 20 pounds. Minnesota's fifth-year senior quarterback is primed for a strong finish. Bring on the season, and the opener against Oregon State on Thursday night. ''Definitely want to leave a legacy,'' Leidner said, adding: ''I know the rest of...
Via AP on Fox
24 days ago  |  Discuss

Video: Tour Minnesota’s new football facilities

The Minnesota Golden Gophers will be opening a brand new football performance center and indoor practice facility by the 2018 season and it is a huge deal for the team. They are looking to begin competing in the Big Ten and having new facilities is always a big plus. The team will be opening this facility and it looks pretty amazing. You can watch the below video to tour the new...
Via Campus Sports Net
24 days ago  |  Discuss

Former Gophers star Jacobson charged with felony in home sale case

HASTINGS, Minn. -- Former NBA player Sam Jacobson and his wife are charged with felonies in the sale of a Minnesota home five years ago. Jacobson and his wife, Traci Jacobson, each were charged Tuesday with theft by false representation and theft by swindle. They're due in court Oct. 24. The charges stem from the August 2011 short sale of Sam Jacobson's Apple Valley home to Traci...
Via AP on Fox
August 24, 2016  |  Discuss

Gophers' offensive line looks to improve after 6-7 season

MINNEAPOLIS -- The transition in head coaches at Minnesota from Jerry Kill to Tracy Claeys has been subtle, save for a contrast in personality and size.Claeys had one big target for change, though. The offensive line needed to be restored as a power. "Road graders" was the label he used to describe the type of players desired up front.Jonah Pirsig and the rest of the returners received...
Via AP on Fox
August 12, 2016  |  Discuss

Minnesota LB coach Mike Sherels has unexpected surgery

MINNEAPOLIS (AP) Minnesota linebackers coach Mike Sherels has been absent from fall practice for a health problem. The university announced Wednesday that Sherels was admitted to a local hospital Tuesday for an unexpected surgery. The Gophers also said he also underwent a medical procedure last week, prior to the start of fall practice. No details about his condition were disclosed...
Via AP on Fox
August 10, 2016  |  Discuss

Healthy, experienced Leidner ready to lead Gophers in fifth year

MINNEAPOLIS -- Mitch Leidner has returned to lead the Minnesota huddle with a finally healthy left foot.He's bringing 35 games of experience with him.After enduring his share of struggles with accuracy and injury over the first part of his career, Leidner turned a corner during the second half of his junior season despite playing through the pain and limitation in his left foot that...
Via AP on Fox
August 04, 2016  |  Discuss

Led by Leidner: Minnesota has full faith in 5th-year QB

MINNEAPOLIS (AP) Mitch Leidner has returned to lead the Minnesota huddle with a finally healthy left foot. He's bringing 35 games of experience with him. After enduring his share of struggles with accuracy and injury over the first part of his career, Leidner turned a corner during the second half of his junior season despite playing through the pain and limitation in his left...
Via AP on Fox
August 04, 2016  |  Discuss

Kirk Herbstreit makes bold claims about two Big Ten teams

ESPN college football analyst Kirk Herbstreit will not be making any fans in Iowa City after his recent comments on two members of the Big Ten West, the Minnesota Golden Gophers and Iowa Hawkeyes. Herbstreit was apparently discussing the outlook of the Big Ten Conference when he made bold claims about each program. Specifically, Herbie projected Iowa would have been an average...
Via Campus Sports Net
August 03, 2016  |  Discuss

Minnesota Vikings install enormous new Gjallarhorn at new stadium

The Minnesota Vikings now have a Gjallarhorn worthy of the $1.1 billion U.S. Bank Stadium that will serve as the team's new home starting this season.On Wednesday, the mammoth horn, which in Norse mythology was sounded to announce the arrival of the gods, got hoisted into position at the stadium. The effort kind of resembles a whale rescue. Take a look (and go here for a large gallery...
Via FOX Sports
July 21, 2016  |  Discuss

Former Buckeye, Gopher OL Brian Bobek lands at Iowa State

In February of 2011, offensive lineman Brian Bobek signed with the Ohio State Buckeyes as a four-star recruit before redshirting his freshman year and transferring to Minnesota just 16 months later. After a tumultuous run with the Golden Gophers, where he only played in eight total games in three seasons due to injuries, he has left for the Iowa State Cyclones for his final year...
Via Campus Sports Net
July 17, 2016  |  Discuss

NCAA D1 committee sets new rules for bowl game eligibilty

The days of 5-7 football teams making bowl games could be over, at least for one year. On Wednesday, the NCAA Division 1 rules committee passed a mandate that all bowl games must be filled with teams that finished 6-6 ahead of any team that is 5-7 making a game. It hadn’t been an issue until last year, when a record 40 bowl games were on the docket. With just 77 teams compiling...
Via The Comeback
June 29, 2016  |  Discuss

New Minnesota Gophers AD used football equipment truck for move

After less than a year on the job, former Syracuse athletic director Mark Coyle decided to take the same job at the University of Minnesota. The decision irked Syracuse fans, so they surely were not happy when Coyle moved across the country with a gigantic Gophers equipment truck. According to Syracuse.com‘s Chris Carlson, Coyle packed his belongings into the Minnesota football...
Via Campus Sports Net
June 09, 2016  |  Discuss

Minnesota Golden Gophers: Around the Campus 2016

Welcome back for another installment in Talking 10’s “Minnesota Week” series. Although most of our articles for “Minnesota Week” are focusing on football, this is our weekly chance to check in on all the other athletic success stories going on in the Twin Cities. Let’s take a look at some of the highlights of 2015-16 and how that will project forward for Gopher fans...
Via Talking 10
June 03, 2016  |  Discuss

Minnesota Gophers Football Preview: A look at the 2016 defense

A lot of the focus of media and fan attention this offseason has been on the offensive side of the ball for the Minnesota Gophers. Rightfully so, given a new offensive coordinator working under head coach Tracy Claeys. However, change is also happening on the defensive side of the ball with Claeys taking on the head coaching duties and naming a new defensive coordinator to replace...
Via Talking 10
June 02, 2016  |  Discuss

Minnesota Gophers Football Preview: A look at the 2016 offense

Change is the name of the game entering the 2016 season, as now full-time head coach Tracy Claeys has the reigns of the program all to himself for the first time. He wasted little time in making some big changes to the offensive coaching staff, and not a bit too soon given what happened to the offense in 2015. Gone was fellow long-time Jerry Kill assistant Matt Limegrover and in...
Via Talking 10
June 01, 2016  |  Discuss

Minnesota Gophers Football Preview: 2015 was a year of transition and change

The Jerry Kill era came to an end, and so did a trophy case nearly stocked full of rivalry trophies. However, 2015 was far from a lost season, instead it will go down as one of the strangest in Gophers history. From a mid-season coaching change to a complete uprooting of a coaching staff once the interim tag was removed from Tracy Claeys’ title, there was plenty of drama on and...
Via Talking 10
May 31, 2016  |  Discuss

Police investigating Gophers wrestlers for selling drugs

MINNEAPOLIS -- The University of Minnesota's police department is investigating allegations that several Golden Gophers wrestlers have been involved in selling and using drugs. The school says it has provided information to the police for use in the investigation. The Star Tribune of Minneapolis quoted an anonymous wrestler who said coach J Robinson found out about the wrestlers...
Via AP on Fox
May 26, 2016  |  Discuss

Minnesota returns to Big Ten baseball tourney, inspired by ill coach

MINNEAPOLIS -- Minnesota has returned to the Big Ten baseball tournament after an embarrassing one-year absence for the proud program, toting the regular-season title and the top seed that comes with it.Riding the multiple talents of Big Ten Player of the Year award winner Matt Fiedler, the sage and steady guidance of coach John Anderson and the positive vibes of a determined and...
Via AP on Fox
May 24, 2016  |  Discuss

Minnesota using gold brick pride stickers in 2016

The Minnesota Golden Gophers are looking to get into competition in the Big Ten this year with new head coach Tracy Claeys at the helm. One way to do that is reward the players who do not usually get the recognition and they are doing that with their new, intriguing helmet stickers. Claeys announced on Monday that the team is currently designing gold brick helmet stickers to reward...
Via Campus Sports Net
May 16, 2016  |  Discuss

Gophers' Reggie Lynch arrested on suspicion of criminal sexual conduct

MINNEAPOLIS -- Minnesota suspended center Reggie Lynch after he was arrested early Sunday on suspicion of "criminal sexual conduct," the latest in a string of bad news for a program coming off a miserable season on and off the court.The 6-foot-9 Lynch, who didn't play last season as he sat out following his transfer from Illinois State, was suspended indefinitely pending an investigation...
Via AP on Fox
May 09, 2016  |  Discuss

Gophers get big win on recruiting trail before spring game starts

What was the final score of the Minnesota Gophers spring game? Who really cares when the coaching staff was able to snag a verbal commitment from the state’s No. 1 ranked player shortly before the game started. That’s right, the Minnesota Gophers won a massive recruiting battle to keep star offensive lineman Blaise Andries right at home. The 6-6, 290-pound Andries announced his...
Via Talking 10
April 09, 2016  |  Discuss

Blaise Andries commits to Minnesota

Class of 2017 four-star offensive tackle Blaise Andries has committed to Minnesota, giving the Golden Gophers their first commitment for that year. Andries, who currently stars at Minnesota’s Marshall High School in the southwestern part of the state, announced his decision on Twitter. #SkiUMah 〽️ pic.twitter.com/4GnXriHpmb — Blaise Andries (@BlaiseAndries) April 9, 2016...
Via Campus Sports Net
April 09, 2016  |  Discuss
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