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Former Gophers Boddy-Calhoun, Campbell contribute in Shrine game

ST. PETERSBURG, Fla. -- Former Gophers Briean Boddy-Calhoun and De'Vondre Campbell each recorded one tackle, helping the helping the West to a 29-9 victory in the 91st East-West Shrine game on Saturday.Boddy-Calhoun, a 5-foot-11 cornerback from Deleware, played four years for Minnesota, recording 113 tackles and 10 interceptions. He earned All-Big Ten Third Team by the media as...
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January 24, 2016  |  Discuss

Michigan holds off upset-minded Gophers 74-69

ANN ARBOR, Mich. -- Zak Irvin had 19 points and 11 rebounds, and Michigan overcame uncharacteristically poor shooting to hold off upset-minded Minnesota 74-69 on Wednesday night.The Wolverines (14-5, 4-2 Big Ten) led by as many as 15 in the first half, but Minnesota closed the gap, and with Michigan shooting well under 40 percent from the field, the Golden Gophers (6-13, 0-7) were...
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January 20, 2016  |  Discuss

Michigan holds off upset-minded Minnesota 74-69

ANN ARBOR, Mich. (AP) Zak Irvin had 19 points and 11 rebounds, and Michigan overcame uncharacteristically poor shooting to hold off upset-minded Minnesota 74-69 on Wednesday night. The Wolverines (14-5, 4-2 Big Ten) led by as many as 15 in the first half, but Minnesota closed the gap, and with Michigan shooting well under 40 percent from the field, the Golden Gophers (6-13, 0-7...
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January 20, 2016  |  Discuss

Gophers OL coach looking to dominate the line

The Minnesota Golden Gophers have a new offensive line coach. Bart Miller returns to the Big Ten after being with Florida Atlantic for the past two seasons.Miller coached until Bret Bielema at Wisconsin for a couple of seasons before moving on when Bielema left for Arkansas. When talking to GopherSports.com, Miller expressed his expectations for the Gophers offensive line:"There...
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January 05, 2016  |  Discuss

Louisiana-Lafayette OC to take same job at Minnesota

LAFAYETTE, La. (AP) Jay Johnson will be the offensive coordinator and quarterbacks coach at Minnesota, after leaving the same positions at Louisiana-Lafayette. The Ragin' Cajuns said Johnson resigned Tuesday to join the Gophers. Johnson is a native of Lakeville, Minnesota, and he went to high school in the Minneapolis suburb before playing at Northern Iowa from 1989-92. Johnson...
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December 29, 2015  |  Discuss

Gophers’ Mitch Leidner shows continued growth as a passer in Quick Lane Bowl victory

It wasn’t pretty on the scoreboard, but there was something very pretty hidden inside the 21-14 victory for the Minnesota Gophers on Monday night. That was the play of quarterback Mitch Leidner. The junior quarterback has been much maligned as a passer, but as the offense needed him to be just that, he’s come up big. No game proved that more than the Quick Lane Bowl, as Leidner...
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December 29, 2015  |  Discuss

Watch Minnesota Vs. Central Michigan Quick Lane Bowl Online (Live Stream)

The Quick Lane Bowl is Monday and it features a Minnesota Golden Gophers team that has a sub-.500 record at 5-7. Six wins usually is the mark for bowl eligibility, but sometimes exceptions are made. Despite its record, Minnesota is still a five-point favorite over Central Michigan, who enters this game at 7-5. The Golden Gophers ended the season with three games against top 15 teams...
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December 28, 2015  |  Discuss

Minnesota QB Mitch Leidner to play in bowl game before having surgery

Starting Minnesota quarterback Mitch Leidner has had a good season for the Golden Gophers this year and it looks like he is need for a little maintenance. However, he is going to play one more game before he goes under the knife. According to reports, Leidner is going to play in the team’s Quick Lane Bowl game against Central Michigan before undergoing surgery. He has been dealing...
Via Campus Sports Net
December 25, 2015  |  Discuss

Minnesota punter donates bowl gifts to children’s hopsital

Minnesota punter Peter Mortell is not only the 2015 “Holder of the Year” and a legend on social media, but a downright great guy as well. He proved that just a week before the Golden Gophers’ Quick Lane Bowl game. Everyone knows that the players get cool gifts for participating in a bowl game. Mortell made sure that some children at the St. Joseph’s Home for Children in Minneapolis...
Via Campus Sports Net
December 21, 2015  |  Discuss

Offensive Line Recruit Matt Kegel Commits To Oklahoma State 1 Day After Decommitting From Minnesota

On Monday, three-star offensive lineman Matt Kegel decommitted from his home state Minnesota Golden Gophers, citing something said by now-former coach Jerry Kill once said about not “cheating the university.” pic.twitter.com/h5Sflx8STk — lil dad (@matt_kegel) December 16, 2015 His new decision came pretty quickly. This morning, Kegel committed to Oklahoma State. #GOPOKES...
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December 16, 2015  |  Discuss

Minnesota Gophers’ slow play of offensive coordinator hire could pay big dividends

Coaches come and go, it is a reality of the college football world — but it is a reality that is just hitting a program and a coaching staff that has known nothing but stability since 2011. Of course, we’re talking about the Minnesota Gophers, who hired defensive coordinator turned interim head coach — Tracy Claeys — as their replacement for Jerry Kill. It was the right move...
Via Talking 10
December 16, 2015  |  Discuss

Former North Stars, U of Minnesota coach Sonmor dies at 86

MINNEAPOLIS (AP) Former Minnesota North Stars and University of Minnesota hockey coach Glen Sonmor has died. He was 86. Ex-North Stars general manager Lou Nanne says Sonmor died Monday at a nursing home in Ontario after battling Alzheimer's disease. Nanne says he learned of Sonmor's death from Sonmor's sister, Jean. Nanne tells The Associated Press that Sonmor was ''very charismatic...
Via AP on Fox
December 14, 2015  |  Discuss

Nebraska, Minnesota, San Jose St. taking 5-7 records to bowl

Nebraska, Minnesota and San Jose State are being rewarded for their work in the classroom, not for what they did on the football field. Those were the three 5-7 teams needed to fill out the record 80 bowl slots, and on Sunday they found out their destinations. Nebraska will play UCLA (8-4) in the Foster Farms Bowl on Dec. 26 in Santa Clara, California. Minnesota is matched against...
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December 06, 2015  |  Discuss
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