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Gophers positional preview: Special teams

This is the tenth in a series of 11 previews leading up to the Minnesota football team's Aug. 1 start of practice. Today's position: Special teams Rating (1-to-10 scale): 8 Projected starters: kicker Ryan Santoso (redshirt freshman), punter Peter Mortell (redshirt junior), kick returner Marcus Jones (senior) Key backups: kicker Andrew Harte (redshirt freshman), kicker Justin...
Via Fox Sports North
11 hours ago  |  Discuss

2015 World Junior Team Evaluation camp roster features a plethora of Minnesotans

Former Minnetonka standout Tommy Vanelli, and St. Louis Blues prospect is an invite to Team USA’s WJC Evaluation Camp. Around holiday time, an international tournament occurs that flies underneath most Americans’ radar, that being the IIHF U-20 Men’s World Junior Hockey Championships.  This annual tournament is a yearly youth Olympic hockey competition which pits the best...
Via State of Hockey News
14 hours ago  |  Discuss

Big Ten Breakdown: Minnesota Golden Gophers Full Preview

Jerry Kill has been with the Minnesota Golden Gophers for three full seasons, and the program has had an improved record every year he's been there. In 2011, Minnesota went 3-9, followed by 6-7 in 2012, and last year, the Golden Gophers broke through with an impressive 8-5 season. This mirrors Kill's three-year record at Northern Illinois when the team went from six wins...
Via Football Nation
1 day ago  |  Discuss

Darrell Hazell inspires confidence

Today was the Big Ten media day for the Purdue Boilermakers and Minnesota Golden Gophers. The Gophers are on the upswing and Jerry Kill was enthusiastic but managed to temper expectations a bit. A lot of work to do, etc. Purdue is terrible and everyone knows it. Let’s go ahead and watch Darrell Hazell grasp at straws! Hazell happy with the team's character and work ethic. For...
Via The Rhino and Compass
3 days ago  |  Discuss

Know the Badgers foe: Minnesota

  This is the 12th in a 12-week Friday series looking at the Wisconsin football team's 2014 opponents. Minnesota's football program is on the rise in coach Jerry Kill's fourth season with the team. The question as it pertains to Wisconsin, however, is this: Are the Gophers good enough to challenge for Paul Bunyan's Axe, or is the gap between the two programs still...
Via Fox Sports Wisconsin
6 days ago  |  Discuss

Gophers positional preview: Defensive line

  This is the sixth in a series of 11 previews leading up to the Minnesota football team's Aug. 1 start of practice. Today's position: Defensive line Rating (1-to-10 scale): 7 Projected starters: defensive end Theiren Cockran (redshirt junior), defensive tackle Cameron Botticelli (redshirt senior), defensive tackle Scott Ekpe (junior), defensive end Michael Amaefula (senior...
Via Fox Sports North
6 days ago  |  Discuss

Gophers positional preview: Wide receivers

  This is the third in a series of 11 previews leading up to the Minnesota football team's Aug. 1 start of practice. Today's position: Wide receivers Rating (1-to-10 scale): 5 Projected starters: Donovahn Jones (sophomore), Drew Wolitarsky (sophomore), KJ Maye (junior) Key backups: Isaac Fruechte (redshirt senior), Eric Carter (redshirt freshman) The breakdown: Minnesota...
Via Fox Sports North
9 days ago  |  Discuss

Gophers positional preview: Quarterbacks

  This is the first in a series of 11 previews leading up to the Minnesota football team's Aug. 1 start of practice. You can find the entire series here. Today's position: Quarterbacks Rating (1-to-10 scale): 7 Projected starter: Mitch Leidner (redshirt sophomore) Key backups: Chris Streveler (redshirt freshman), Conor Rhoda (redshirt freshman) The breakdown: One year ago...
Via Fox Sports North
13 days ago  |  Discuss

Minnesota gets first 2015 commitment in Kevin Dorsey

The 2014-15 season still seems far away, but for Minnesota, the year after is already off to a strong start. Four-star point guard Kevin Dorsey became the program's first 2015 recruit after committing to the Gophers on Saturday. Dorsey confirmed the news -- which was first reported by Scout reporter Evan Daniels -- via text. The Gophers saw Dorsey in Washington D.C. this weekend...
Via Pro Sports Daily
19 days ago  |  Discuss

Wally Ellenson transfers to Marquette; will his brother follow?

Minnesota forward Wally Ellenson of Rice Lake has transferred to Marquette and will have two years of eligibility remaining after sitting out this season. Which raises the question: Will Wally's brother, Henry, follow him to Marquette? Henry Ellenson is a 6-foot-9 power forward going into his senior season at Rice Lake. He is being recruited by most of the major powers, including...
Via Pro Sports Daily
29 days ago  |  Discuss

Marquette lands transfer Ellenson from Minnesota; will hyped brother follow?

New coach Steve Wojciechowski continues to reconstruct the Marquette basketball program, and Wednesday he added another piece in Minnesota transfer Wally Ellenson. The school announced the news, which quickly ignited social-media speculation that the move could impact the recruitment of Ellenson's younger -- and more highly coveted -- brother, Henry, a five-star player in the...
Via Fox Sports Wisconsin
29 days ago  |  Discuss

Watch Minnesota WR Logan Hutton catch two footballs, while doing a backflip

Don't feel bad if you're not familiar with Minnesota Gophers wide receiver Logan Hutton, during his junior year last season he had three catches for 31 yards.  Not superstar numbers or someone likely to show up in one of Mel Kiper's 10 thousand mock drafts but after watching this clip, I wonder if his skills are being used to maximum effect by his coaches. Why isn'...
Via Pro Sports Daily
June 30, 2014  |  Discuss

Minnesota Gosphers add twins to its 2015 recruiting class

The University of Minnesota football program has added twins to its 2015 recruiting class.  The Gophers received commitments from Jacob and Julian Huff (Bolingbrook, Illinois). Jacob Huff, a 3-star Defensive back prospect and Julian an Outside Linebacker were reported to also consider Central Michigan, Eastern Michigan, Buffalo and Toledo.  It seems clear that these twins were...
Via NCAA Football Zone
June 06, 2014  |  Discuss

Video: Minnesota’s Jerry Kill Leads Graduating Class in “Happy” Dance Following Commencement Speech

Jerry Kill’s Minnesota football program had a lot to be happy about in 2013. The Golden Gophers went 8-4 before losing to Syracuse in the Texas Bowl; it was the school’s winningest season in more than a decade. Following many of those victories, the team would celebrate with a dance.  Kill, who missed some of the 2013 season with seizures, gave the commencement speech at Minnesota’s Colleg...
Via College Spun
May 25, 2014  |  Discuss

WATCH: Gophers fan pulls out sign during Kiss-Cam appearance

Minnesota Gophers 'Kiss Cam' dude uses the sign to his advantage, YouTube views.**Follow us on Twitter, Subscribe by Email, View via Our Mobile Site, or Return Home
Via Bob's Blitz
February 18, 2014  |  Discuss
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