MINNESOTA RUMORS & GOSSIP

Hoosiers fall to Minnesota 75-74 for fourth straight loss

MINNEAPOLIS -- Akeem Springs followed his own missed 3-pointer with a putback flip from the baseline with 3 seconds left, lifting Minnesota to a 75-74 victory over Indiana on Wednesday night to hand the Hoosiers their fourth straight loss. Springs finished just 2 for 13 from the field, but the fifth-year senior's hustle after his contested heave from the corner helped give the Gophers...
Via Associated Press
3 days ago  |  Discuss

Springs hits winner for Minnesota in 75-74 win vs. Indiana

MINNEAPOLIS (AP) Akeem Springs followed his own missed 3-pointer with a putback flip from the baseline with 3 seconds left, lifting Minnesota to a 75-74 victory over Indiana on Wednesday night to hand the Hoosiers their fourth straight loss. Springs finished just 2 for 13 from the field, but the fifth-year senior's hustle after his contested heave from the corner helped give the...
Via Associated Press
3 days ago  |  Discuss

PJ Fleck secures 'Row the Boat' rights via deal with Western Michigan

Minnesota coach P.J. Fleck is now free to continue rowing the boat with the Golden Gophers.When Fleck left Western Michigan for Minnesota, he verbally took his “row the boat” mantra with him, but his former school still owned the rights to the phrase. Fleck rectified that by striking a deal with the university, which will see him donate at least $50,000 over the next five or...
Via Larry Brown Sports
4 days ago  |  Discuss

Minnesota Football: PJ Fleck Gets Huge Contract

P.J. Fleck was a name on the rise as he coached the Western Michigan Broncos to unprecedented success. It seemed like a forgone conclusion that someone would eventually offer him enough coin and enough opportunity to leave the program that he single-handedly made relevant. That someone turned out to be a Minnesota football program that was in desperate need of re-branding after their...
Via Campus Sports Net
8 days ago

Murphy's 'sheer will' helped Minnesota get big win

MINNEAPOLIS (AP) Jordan Murphy was the lone bright spot as a freshman last season for Minnesota, the best rebounder and second-leading scorer while the Gophers staggered to a program-worst 8-23 record. Murphy's sophomore year has been more about meshing with a better, deeper lineup than standing out on a bad team - until his big game against Iowa on Wednesday night. He helped...
Via Associated Press
9 days ago  |  Discuss

Murphy-led Minnesota outlasts Iowa 101-89 in 2OT

MINNEAPOLIS (AP) Jordan Murphy scored a career-high 25 points with 19 rebounds, Nate Mason had 25 points and seven assists and Minnesota outlasted Iowa 101-89 in double overtime on Wednesday night. Playing an extra period for the fourth time in Big Ten play this season, the Gophers (17-7, 5-6) stopped a three-game winning streak for the Hawkeyes (14-11, 6-6) with a season-high...
Via Associated Press
10 days ago  |  Discuss

PJ Fleck lists Minnesota recruits on board in cool way

PJ Fleck wasted no time bringing his “row the boat” motto to Minnesota.The former Western Michigan head coach was hired by Minnesota following the firing of Tracy Claeys and brought many Broncos recruits with him. That fact was on display during National Signing Day on Wednesday.When Fleck was shown on TV talking about his recruits, you could see the entire class listed on oars...
Via Larry Brown Sports
17 days ago  |  Discuss

Minnesota Gophers' P.J. Fleck adds 9 to coaching staff

MINNEAPOLIS -- New Minnesota coach P.J. Fleck has hired nine coaches for his staff, including offensive coordinator Kirk Ciarrocca and defensive coordinator Robb Smith.The Golden Gophers announced the additions on Tuesday night. Ciarrocca follows Fleck from Western Michigan and Smith comes to Minnesota from Arkansas. Five of the assistants worked under Fleck at Western Michigan.Fleck...
Via Associated Press
January 17, 2017  |  Discuss

P.J. Fleck flipping recruits from WMU to Minnesota illustrates deeper impact of coaching carousel

If you were living under a College Football rock this past weekend, chances are you missed one of the biggest stories of the offseason. Of course, we’re talking about P.J. Fleck’s flip from Western Michigan to the University of Minnesota head coaching job. During his introductory press conference on Friday, Fleck made it abundantly clear that this coaching staff and he, personally...
Via The Comeback
January 09, 2017  |  Discuss

P.J. Fleck flips six Western Michigan recruits to Minnesota

New Minnesota head coach P.J. Fleck has wasted no time improving his program since being hired away from Western Michigan this week. Thanks to some hard work on the phones Friday night, he’s flipped six recruits from the Broncos to join his Golden Gophers for the 2017 season. “In the hours since those phone calls, a number of Western Michigan recruits have already flipped...
Via Sportsnaut
January 07, 2017  |  Discuss

Report: Minnesota offers P.J. Fleck coaching job

The Minnesota head coaching search could be coming to a close soon, as the school reportedly has already offered the job to Western Michigan head coach P.J. Fleck. The Detroit News’ Tony Paul reported on Thursday night that Minnesota has offered Fleck the job as head football coach of the Golden Gophers: Source: Minnesota definitely made P.J. Fleck an offer. No deal yet. Separate...
Via Larry Brown Sports
January 05, 2017  |  Discuss

Report: Les Miles interviews for vacant Minnesota coaching job

The drama surrounding the Minnesota Golden Gopher football program may have just taken another turn. According to multiple ESPN affiliate reports, former LSU head coach Les Miles flew to the Twin Cities on Thursday to interview for Minnesota’s head coaching job. “Former LSU football coach Les Miles was in the Twin Cities on Thursday to interview for the vacant Gophers head...
Via Sportsnaut
January 05, 2017  |  Discuss

Minnesota meets with PJ Fleck about vacancy

Minnesota fired Tracy Claeys as their head football coach on Tuesday, and they are wasting no time looking for his replacement. According to KSTP’s Joe Schmit, Minnesota’s athletic director and president flew to Chicago on Wednesday to meet with Western Michigan head coach PJ Fleck. I can confirm that #Gophers AD Mark Coyle and Pres Eric Kaler did meet with PJ Fleck today...
Via Larry Brown Sports
January 05, 2017  |  Discuss

Former Minnesota coach Jerry Kill upset about Tracy Claeys firing

Former Minnesota Golden Gophers head coach Jerry Kill is the latest person to join the choir of cries against the recent firing of Tracy Claeys. The Gophers fired Claeys on Tuesday, after a season-and-a-half at the university. Claeys’ departure likely had something to do with his bizarre defense on Twitter of 10 of his players accused of sexual assault. After that tweet, hundreds...
Via The Comeback
January 04, 2017  |  Discuss

Tracy Claeys delivers frigid shot at Minnesota after firing

Tracy Claeys on Tuesday was officially fired as head coach of the Minnesota Gophers and the fallout from the decision is still being absorbed and examined not only at the university but in the world of college football as well. Athletic director Mark Coyle said the decision was based upon, per an AP report, the need to “address challenges in recruiting, ticket sales and the...
Via Sportress of Blogitude
January 04, 2017  |  Discuss

QUIZ: Name the players from the Minnesota Gophers that are members of the NFL Hall of Fame

Seven players from the University of Minnesota Golden Gophers are members of the NFL Hall of Fame. Can you name them all? Clue: Position/Years active in NFL
December 28, 2016  |  Discuss

Washington State's Holiday Bowl turns into a nightmare

Holiday Bowl? How about the Nightmare After Christmas? That about summed things up for the Washington State Cougars in their 17-12 loss to the Minnesota Golden Gophers Tuesday night. Both teams were 8-4 heading into the bowl, but WSU was a 10-point favorite, and many expected their powerful offense (40.2 points per game, 14th in Division I FBS) to put up points; the over-under was...
Via The Comeback
December 27, 2016  |  Discuss

Five reasons to watch the Holiday Bowl

Okay, listen, we get it. Most likely, you think bowl season starts on New Year's Eve. Maybe slightly earlier depending on when your team is playing. But regardless of whether or not you're aware of them, the bowls have already started, and there's plenty of college football action to get you through to the main event around New Year's. Two cold-weather teams make their way to San...
Via Yardbarker
December 26, 2016  |  Discuss

Minnesota players end boycott over alleged sexual assault, will play in Holiday Bowl

In a boycott that lasted a couple days, the University of Minnesota football team decided they will end their boycott and play in the Holiday Bowl. The boycott stemmed from 10 football players who were suspended after a university investigation for their roles in an alleged sexual assault at the university. The players were boycotting until the suspended players were reinstated...
Via The Comeback
December 17, 2016  |  Discuss

Minnesota football players may boycott bowl game due to sexual assault suspensions

The University of Minnesota football team could be making an unpopular stand for their suspended teammates. Sources have told the Minneapolis Star Tribune that the team plans to boycott any football activities until the 10 players who were suspended from a sexual assault investigation are reinstated to the team. Four Gopher players were suspended earlier this season due to the sexual...
Via The Comeback
December 15, 2016  |  Discuss

Minnesota suspends 10 players indefinitely

Minnesota announced on Tuesday that it has suspended 10 players from the football team indefinitely. The school says the following 10 players are the ones who were suspended: Ray Buford, Carlton Djam, Seth Green, KiAnte Hardin, Dior Johnson, Tamarion Johnson, Kobe McCrary, Antonio Shenault, Mark Williams and Antoine Winfield Jr. Four of the players were suspended earlier this season...
Via Larry Brown Sports
December 13, 2016  |  Discuss
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