Milwaukee transfer Akeem Springs picks Minnesota

The Minnesota Golden Gophers landed a key transfer in the form of Milwaukee Panthers guard Akeem Springs, according NBC Sports. Springs, a former two-star recruit from the Chicago area, averaged 13.2 points and 5.3 rebounds for Milwaukee last year and shot 49 percent from the field. A potentially toxic situation at Milwaukee could be what led him to seek a transfer for his final...
Via Campus Sports Net
13 days ago  |  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
19 days ago  |  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
19 days ago  |  Discuss

4-Star OT Blaise Andries Announces Commitment To Minnesota

The Minnesota Golden Gophers just landed their first commitment of the 2017 recruiting class.  Marshall (MN) 2017 offensive tackle Blaise Andries, rated as a four-star by Scout, announced his decision to commit to Minnesota Saturday afternoon on Twitter. After visiting the likes of Michigan State, Oklahoma and Nebraska over the last month, Andries felt comfortable enough to give...
Via College Spun
19 days ago  |  Discuss

2016 NFL Draft Player Profiles: Minnesota WR KJ Maye

As you should know by now, our attention has now shifted to the 2016 NFL Draft as it relates to the prospects. From now until the draft takes place, we hope to profile as many draft prospects as we possibly can for you. Most of these player profiles will be... The post 2016 NFL Draft Player Profiles: Minnesota WR KJ Maye appeared first on Steelers Depot by Alex Kozora. Go Steelers...
Via Steelers Depot
20 days ago  |  Discuss

Minnesota guard to transfer after sex video suspension

MINNEAPOLIS (AP) Kevin Dorsey, one of three Minnesota guards suspended at the end of the season after a sex video appeared briefly on social media, is transferring. The Golden Gophers made the announcement on Monday. Dorsey was suspended for the final four games of the season after a sex video appeared on his Twitter account. Teammates Nate Mason and Dupree McBrayer were also...
Via Associated Press
24 days ago  |  Discuss

Minnesota reinstates three players

The University of Minnesota’s men’s basketball team has reinstated the three players it suspended when freshman guard Kevin Dorsey had a sex video appear on his social media page, per an AP report. Gophers coach Richard Pitino suspended Dorsey, freshman guard Dupree McBrayer and sophomore Nate Mason for the final four games of the season, including Minnesota’s first-round loss...
Via Campus Sports Net
March 30, 2016  |  Discuss

Gophers guards Mason, Dorsey and McBrayer reinstated

MINNEAPOLIS -- The three Minnesota basketball players suspended after a sex video appeared on guard Kevin Dorsey's social media accounts have been reinstated by the school.Golden Gophers spokesman Dan Reisig confirmed on Tuesday that Dorsey, Dupree McBrayer and Nate Mason are back in good standing with the team and the school after they were suspended for the final four games of...
Via Associated Press
March 30, 2016  |  Discuss

Minnesota native Coffey helps Northwestern women top Gophers 84-74

INDIANAPOLIS -- Nia Coffey had 25 points and 12 rebounds and 12th-seeded Northwestern turned back five-seed Minnesota 84-74 on Thursday in a second-round game of the Big 10 tournament.The Wildcats (17-15), who lost to the Gophers (19-11) 112-106 in double overtime on Super Bowl Sunday when Rachel Banham set a conference record with 60 points, face fourth-seeded Indiana in the quarterfinals...
Via Associated Press
March 03, 2016  |  Discuss

Coffey helps Northwestern women top Minnesota 84-74

INDIANAPOLIS (AP) Nia Coffey had 25 points and 12 rebounds and 12th-seeded Northwestern turned back five-seed Minnesota 84-74 on Thursday in a second-round game of the Big Ten 10. The Wildcats (17-15), who lost to the Gophers (19-11) 112-106 in double overtime on Super Bowl Sunday when Rachel Banham set a conference record with 60 points, face fourth-seeded Indiana in the quarterfinals...
Via Associated Press
March 03, 2016  |  Discuss

Minnesota suspends three players for season after illicit video post

Two days after three University of Minnesota basketball players were benched for Sunday’s game against Illinois, they were suspended for the remainder of the season following a sexually explicit video appearing on freshman Kevin Dorsey’s social media accounts.On Tuesday, coach Richard Pitino announced the suspensions of Dorsey, sophomore leading scorer Nate Mason and freshman...
Via Fox Sports
March 01, 2016  |  Discuss

AP source: Minnesota players punished for explicit video

MINNEAPOLIS (AP) Three Minnesota men's basketball players were suspended over the weekend after a sexually explicit video appeared on one of their social media accounts, according to a person with knowledge of the discipline. Guards Kevin Dorsey, Nate Mason and Dupree McBrayer were benched Sunday at Illinois for what the Gophers announced as a violation of team rules. They are...
Via Associated Press
February 29, 2016  |  Discuss

Minnesota players suspended after allegedly posting sex tapes

Minnesota basketball reportedly has an unsettling controversy on its hands. Ahead of Sunday’s contest against Illinois, it was announced that three players — Kevin Dorsey, Dupree McBrayer and Nate Mason — would be suspended from the game for a “violation of team rules.” Deadspin is reporting that the suspensions might be the result of a series of disturbing videos posted...
Via College Spun
February 29, 2016  |  Discuss

Minnesota suspends three players after one posts sex tape online

Think before you tweet. That is the No. 1 rule of social media, but Minnesota Golden Gophers freshmen Kevin Dorsey did not get the memo. It was announced yesterday that Dorsey, leading scorer Nate Mason and Dupree McBrayer were suspended for an unspecified violation of team rules. Well, because this is the internet, it didn’t take long for people to find out way. As it turns...
Via Campus Sports Net
February 29, 2016  |  Discuss

Jerry Kill, Minnesota part ways after talks over new role break down

Former Minnesota coach Jerry Kill and the university have officially parted ways after an agreement over what Kill’s new role would be was unable to be reached, according to Joe Christensen of The Minneapolis Star Tribune. Kill, who suffers from epilepsy,  retired midway through last season after it was determined that he could not coach the Golden Gophers anymore following another...
Via Campus Sports Net
February 24, 2016  |  Discuss

Minnesota’s Joey King moved to tears after Golden Gophers shock Maryland

Minnesota is in the midst one of its worst basketball seasons in recent memory. Heading into Thursday the Golden Gophers were losers of their last 14, and winless in Big Ten play. No one expected Minnesota to buck that trend against the Maryland, No. 6 team in the country, even if the game was at home. However, Minnesota pulled off the near-impossible, beating the Terrapins 68-63...
Via The Comeback
February 19, 2016  |  Discuss

Minnesota player gives great interview after upset win

Minnesota Golden Gophers senior forward Joey King was overcome with emotion during a postgame interview after the team pulled off a stunning 68-63 upset the No. 6 Maryland Terrapins on their home court at Williams Arena on Thursday night. The victory was Minnesota’s first Big Ten win of the season after starting the conference portion of their schedule 0-13. The shocking outcome...
Via Sportress of Blogitude
February 19, 2016  |  Discuss

Did we just see the end of the Richard Pitino era at Minnesota?

When Norwood Teague pulled the plug on the Tubby Smith era, the then AD promised more exciting times and a rise up the Big Ten standings for the once-proud Minnesota Gopher program. His answer to the malaise? The hottest name in mid-major coaching — Richard Pitino. Instead, the Gophers are in year three of the Pitino era and things have gone from mediocre to pathetic. We don...
Via Talking 10
February 05, 2016  |  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

WATCH: Michigan beats Minnesota with goal-line stand

The end to the Michigan-Minnesota game was not exactly a ringing endorsement of interim Gophers coach Tracy Claeys. The Gophers appeared to take the lead on a beautiful touchdown throw by Mitch Leidner to Drew Wolitarsky, but a review showed that he was down at the one-yard line. Down 29-26, with a timeout left, Minnesota wasted most of its time before a Leidner incompletion on...
Via College Spun
October 31, 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

Minnesota walk-on shares touching tribute to Jerry Kill

Minnesota head coach Jerry Kill resigned Wednesday due to health concerns. Throughout the day, tributes to Kill poured 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 a knee injury...
Via College Spun
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

Minnesota using ‘dramatic squirrel’ to distract kickers

    The Minnesota Gophers have come up with a unique way of distracting opposing kickers this season, and it involves a squirrel. But not just any squirrel. This one is internet famous. When TCU kicker Jaden Oberkrom lined up for a field goal facing the videoboard at TCF Bank Stadium Thursday night, he found himself face to face with the infamous “dramatic squirrel.” The...
Via Larry Brown Sports
September 04, 2015  |  Discuss

Minnesota loses against TCU, but shows it belongs

Everyone in Minneapolis and around these United States knew that the Minnesota Golden Gophers faced very small margins on Thursday night against the TCU Horned Frogs. When you’re a 16-point underdog, it only stands to reason that winning a game demands not just a spirited and resilient effort, but one imbued with enough airtight precision to matter. Effort keeps teams in the conversation...
Via The Student Section
September 04, 2015  |  Discuss

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