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Gophers' Claeys speaks passionately about winning back Bunyan's Axe

Tracy Claeys hasn't been Minnesota's head coach for long, but the man knows his history. Minnesota and Wisconsin have been playing for a prized college-football trophy since 1948 -- Paul Bunyan's Axe. And the Gophers haven't possessed it in a while, having lost their last 11 meetings with the Badgers. Minnesota hasn't beaten Wisconsin since 2003, but it'll get another crack in Saturday...
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16 hours ago  |  Discuss

Illinois Fighting Illini vs. Minnesota Golden Gophers: Betting odds, point spread and tv info

On Saturday two Big Ten schools face off against one another on Saturday when the Illinois Fighting Illini travel to take on the Minnesota Golden Gophers. Illinois (5-5) looks to move above .500 with a win against Minnesota (4-6) in this one. Coverage of this game airs on ESPN News beginning at 12:00 pm ET from TCF Bank Stadium. The Odds: Minnesota is a 4.5 point favorite against...
5 days ago  |  Discuss

Gophers rally for win over Louisiana-Monroe

MINNEAPOLIS -- Kevin Dorsey and Joey King keyed a second-half surge and Minnesota rallied to beat Louisiana-Monroe 67-56 on Sunday. King finished with 20 points, Nate Mason had 12 and Dorsey 11 for the Golden Gophers (2-0). The Warhawks (1-1) got 16 points from Majok Deng. Travis Munnings added 12 and Jamaal Samuel had 11. Minnesota, which pulled away in the second half to beat Missouri...
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9 days ago  |  Discuss

Mavericks hockey gets revenge with overtime win over Gophers

One day after the Minnesota Golden Gophers men's hockey team scored four and shut out the Minnesota State Mavericks, the in-state rivals went to overtime for the first time since October 2008 and the Mavericks got their revenge with a 3-2 overtime win. Minnesota (4-5-0 overall, 0-0-0-0 Big Ten) was off to a strong start with a 2-0 lead late in the third period before Minnesota State...
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10 days ago  |  Discuss

Schierhorn, Gophers rout Mavericks

At Mankato, Eric Schierhorn posted his second career shutout between the pipes, as Minnesota topped host Minnesota State, 4-0, in men's hockey action on Friday night. Four separate Gophers scored on the night, to go along with Schierhorn's 31 saves, as the Gophers got back to .500, at 4-4-0 overall. All told, Justin Kloos, Taylor Cammarata, Vinni Lettieri and Leon Bristedt scored...
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11 days ago  |  Discuss

Minnesota Golden Gophers vs. Iowa Hawkeyes: Betting odds, point spread and tv info

The No. 5 Iowa Hawkeyes will host the Minnesota Golden Gophers in a Big Ten showdown. Iowa (9-0) will look to remain unbeaten as they host Minnesota (4-5) in this one. Coverage of this game airs on the Big Ten Network beginning at 8:00 pm ET from Kinnick Stadium. The Odds: Iowa is a 12.5 point favorite against Minnesota. The over/under for this game is 45.5 total points. Will Iowa...
12 days ago  |  Discuss

Minnesota signs interim coach Claeys to three-year deal

Tracy Claeys during the Gophers' game vs. Michigan on Oct. 31. Jesse Johnson USA TODAY SportsMINNEAPOLIS -- Minnesota signed interim football coach Tracy Claeys to a three-year deal Wednesday, a move that had been widely expected since Claeys stepped in when Jerry Kill retired suddenly for health reasons.Financial terms weren't immediately released.Kill resigned Oct. 28, saying...
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14 days ago  |  Discuss

Tracy Claeys, Minnesota agree to three-year deal

The Minnesota Golden Gophers are no longer in search of a new head coach. On Wednesday, the university announced that Tracy Claeys would have the interim label removed from his title after agreeing to a three-year deal to become the new Gophers head coach. “I want to thank President Eric Kaler, Interim Athletic Director Beth Goetz, the Board of Regents and the University for believing...
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14 days ago  |  Discuss

Report: Minnesota May Name Tracy Claeys As Permanent Head Coach.

Tracy Claeys. Image via The Minneapolis Star-Tribune. Minnesota has gone 0-2 since Tracy Claeys became the Golden Gophers' Interim head coach two weeks ago. That apparently isn't making the school shy away from giving Clays the job permanently.The Minneapolis Star-Tribune is reporting that Minnesota is working out a deal with Claeys, who has served as interim had coach since health...
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16 days ago  |  Discuss

Gophers knock off SMSU in hoops exhibition, 81-64

The Minnesota men's basketball squad solidly defeated instate opponent Southwest Minnesota State, 81-64 on Friday, in an exhibition contest at Williams Arena. The Gophers shot 51.1 percent from the field and were led by veteran guard Carlos Morris' 23 points. Fellow guard Nate Mason also had a huge night for Minnesota, as he filled the stat sheet to the tune of 14 points, seven assists...
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18 days ago  |  Discuss

Minnesota’s Dylan Ness escapes frightening neck injury

During the Bill Ferrell Memorial International wrestling meet on Friday, Minnesota Golden Gophers star Dylan Ness was slammed to the mat and appeared to seriously injure his neck. Ness was forced to withdraw from the tournament and video of the frightening scene surfaced on social media. Here is the video: I'd rather get punched in the face.. Just sayin. 😁 I hope the...
Via Campus Sports Net
18 days ago  |  Discuss

Minnesota associate AD Ellis resigns amid harassment investigation

MINNEAPOLIS -- Minnesota associate athletic director Mike Ellis has resigned amid an investigation by the school into unspecified complaints made against him. Golden Gophers spokesman Chris Werle confirmed Ellis's resignation on Friday. Ellis had been on voluntary leave from the university while the school conducted its investigation. Ellis worked with Gophers basketball and was...
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18 days ago  |  Discuss

Big Ten recognizes Peppers for efforts in Michigan's win at Minnesota

Jabrill Peppers is having a huge season for Michigan. Rick Osentoski USA Today SportsVersatile defensive back Jabrill Peppers was named the Big Ten Freshman of the Week on Monday after he helped Michigan survive an upset bid at Minnesota. The redshirt freshman participated in 92 plays against the Golden Gophers, including seven on offense. He had three tackles and broke up two...
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22 days ago  |  Discuss

Tracy Claeys and a miserable week for Minnesota

Before Saturday night’s game between his Minnesota Golden Gophers and the Michigan Wolverines, Tracy Claeys spoke movingly to his team. He spoke about the people who wear the Minnesota uniform, who owe a debt to former coach Jerry Kill for improving the Golden Gopher program and giving a lot of men — 20 years old and 45 years old — a very precious opportunity. It was a great...
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24 days ago  |  Discuss

Minnesota unveils alternate uniforms for Michigan game

These are Minnesota's normal uniforms. Jesse Johnson USA Today SportsWith Minnesota preparing to host Michigan in a prime-time game, the athletics department decided to change things up. The Golden Gophers are planning to wear anthracite uniforms instead of their usual attire.  Today's uniform combo is something a little different. #MICHvsMINN pic.twitter...
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24 days ago  |  Discuss

Jerry Kill steps down as Minnesota’s head man

In an emotional press conference today, Minnesota Golden Gopher head coach Jerry Kill announced he has decided to retire from coaching football due to health reasons. Jerry Kill, 54 has epsilepsy and overcame kidney cancer in 2005.  He has battled seizures for some time now and has had a couple episodes during games.  He stated his doctor had advised him to step down for his long...
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27 days ago  |  Discuss

Kill’s retirement just one more challenge for reeling Gophers athletic department

To say Wednesday morning’s announcement of the health-induced retirement of Jerry Kill was a gut-punch to the Minnesota Gophers would be an understatement. For the most part, his program was the shinning light in an era of darkness within the University of Minnesota athletic department. A sexual harassment scandal forced former athletic director Norwood Teague to resign in disgrace...
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27 days ago  |  Discuss

Video: Jerry Kill’s full retirement press conference

On Wednesday morning, Minnesota Golden Gophers head coach Jerry Kill announced that he will be retiring from his position immediately because of health issues. After the news broke, a special press conference was called and Kill addressed the media to say goodbye. It was an emotional moment for the longtime Gophers head coach who said, “This is a tough moment for me and our players...
Via Campus Sports Net
27 days ago  |  Discuss

Potential coaching replacements for Jerry Kill in Minnesota

Jerry Kill has been an excellent head coach for the Minnesota Golden Gophers’ football program during his tenure with the team, but unfortunately that time has come to an end. Kill has been forced to retire from coaching due to health concerns and the Gophers will be forced to search for a replacement for him. Finding new head coaches is never an easy task for teams, especially...
Via Campus Sports Net
28 days ago  |  Discuss

Minnesota’s pain… and the way forward after Jerry Kill

The Minnesota Golden Gophers have endured a difficult 2015 season, and that journey became a lot more painful on Wednesday morning. Head coach Jerry Kill had to retire from coaching due to the health problems he has faced for years. Kill becomes the third coach to retire from coaching during this season, joining Steve Spurrier (South Carolina) and George O’Leary (UCF). Kill leaves...
Via The Student Section
28 days ago  |  Discuss

Jerry Kill Retires As Football Coach For Minnesota Golden Gophers

With five weeks left in the 2015 college football season, another coach at a power conference program is stepping down. Only this time, it has nothing to do with on-field records. Jerry Kill announced Wednesday that he is retiring as the head coach of the Minnesota Golden Gophers, effective immediately: Minnesota football coach Jerry Kill says he is retiring immediately because...
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28 days ago  |  Discuss

Gophers head coach Jerry Kill announces abrupt retirement

Minnesota Gophers football took an abrupt upturn when it hired Jerry Kill. It also took a chance on a head coach with some health problems. After leading this team since 2011, those health issues have caught up to Kill and on Wednesday he has stepped aside as the head coach to focus on his health. Stunning news: #Gophers coach Jerry Kill retiring for health reasons. Tracy Claeys...
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28 days ago  |  Discuss

Nebraska Fans Aren’t Feeling The White Jerseys

Nebraska is traveling to Minnesota with only two wins under their belt. They’ve lost two straight and are hoping to change the pace of their season as they head to Minnesota to take on the Golden Gophers. The Huskers are going with their all-white uniforms for this road game and fans don’t seem to be very happy about it. Nebraska has a poor record in their all-white uni’s,...
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October 17, 2015  |  Discuss

Minnesota C Bakary Konate out a month with broken foot

Minnesota Golden Gophers center Bakary Konate has a stress fracture in his foot and will be out of commission for a month. Scott Phillips of NBC Sports’ College Basketball Talk reported Konate’s injury. A 6-foot-11 sophomore, Konate averaged 2.2 points and 2.1 rebounds over 8.9 minutes per game his freshman season. He shot 54 percent from the field and was expected to play a...
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October 13, 2015  |  Discuss

4-Star Wing Amir Coffey Announces Commitment To Minnesota

Hopkins (Minn.) four-star wing Amir Coffey announced his decision to stay in-state and play for the Minnesota Golden Gophers moments ago during a ceremony at his high school.  ESPN 100 prospect Amir Coffey has committed to Minnesota. — Jeff Borzello (@jeffborzello) September 21, 2015 2016 Hopkins (MN) SF Amir Coffey – a top-60 recruit – has committed to Minnesota. —...
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September 21, 2015  |  Discuss

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