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Minnesota, UNLV to meet in the heat - again

When Minnesota played at UNLV last year, the Gophers figured they had the summer weather in this series out of the way. But when the two teams meet again Thursday night to open the season, it could feel a little bit like the desert. Temperatures have soared this week in the Twin Cities area, and forecasts have put the 6 p.m. kickoff right around 90 degrees. So the Gophers will...
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August 28, 2013  |  Discuss

Gophers No. 1 kickers still undefined

MINNEAPOLIS -- At a position that's fraught with mental challenges en route to a simple, physical act, Chris Hawthorne has endured multiple headiness tests. The Gophers kicker headed north in search of a scholarship and more chances to split uprights after walking on North Carolina State his freshman year. Jerry Kill gave him both, as Hawthorne handled placekicking and kickoff...
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August 22, 2013  |  Discuss

Gophers No. 1 kickers still undefined

MINNEAPOLIS -- At a position that's fraught with mental challenges en route to a simple, physical act, Chris Hawthorne has endured multiple headiness tests. The Gophers kicker headed north in search of a scholarship and more chances to split uprights after walking on North Carolina State his freshman year. Jerry Kill gave him both, as Hawthorne handled placekicking and kickoff...
Via Fox Sports North
August 22, 2013  |  Discuss

Minnesota is unsettled at most special teams spots

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: SPECIALISTS Rating (1-to-10 scale): 5 Projected starters: Punter Christian Eldred (junior), kicker Chris Hawthorne (senior), kick returner K.J. Maye (sophomore), punt returner Marcus Jones (junior), long snapper Jake Filkins (senior) Key...
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July 30, 2013  |  Discuss

Gophers' porous defense receives poor grade

While the University of Minnesota football team has made strides since last year's three-win season, Saturday's loss at the hands of Nebraska was another sign that the Gophers and second-year coach Jerry Kill still have plenty of work to do. The Cornhuskers dominated the game from start to finish before capping a 38-14 win over the visiting Gophers. The game wasn't as...
Via Fox Sports North
November 18, 2012  |  Discuss

Gophers' porous defense receives poor grade

While the University of Minnesota football team has made strides since last year's three-win season, Saturday's loss at the hands of Nebraska was another sign that the Gophers and second-year coach Jerry Kill still have plenty of work to do. The Cornhuskers dominated the game from start to finish before capping a 38-14 win over the visiting Gophers. The game wasn't as...
Via Fox Sports North
November 18, 2012  |  Discuss

No passing game, but Gophers rush to a win

The Golden Gophers are finally bowl eligible. Minnesota began the year 4-0 but didn't nab that sixth win until its 10th game of the season. Win No. 6 came by beating Illinois 17-3 on the road -- coach Jerry Kill's first Big Ten road win. The game was close until a late fourth-quarter touchdown sealed things for the Gophers, who improved to 6-4 on the year. Illinois, meanwhile...
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November 11, 2012  |  Discuss

No passing game, but Gophers rush to a win

The Golden Gophers are finally bowl eligible. Minnesota began the year 4-0 but didn't nab that sixth win until its 10th game of the season. Win No. 6 came by beating Illinois 17-3 on the road -- coach Jerry Kill's first Big Ten road win. The game was close until a late fourth-quarter touchdown sealed things for the Gophers, who improved to 6-4 on the year. Illinois, meanwhile...
Via Fox Sports North
November 11, 2012  |  Discuss

GDTV: Christian Eldred

MINNEAPOLIS — Australian-born punter Christian Eldred talks about how he ended up playing football for the Golden Gophers.
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October 09, 2012  |  Discuss

Gray's status up in the air for Saturday's game

MINNEAPOLIS The University of Minnesota's bye week, following its first loss of the season,gave several dinged-up Gophers the opportunity to get healthy as Minnesota prepares to host Northwestern this Saturday. Among those injured Gophers making progress is senior quarterback MarQueis Gray, who suffered a high ankle sprain in Minnesota's third game of the season against...
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October 09, 2012  |  Discuss

Gray's status up in the air for Saturday's game

MINNEAPOLIS The University of Minnesota's bye week, following its first loss of the season,gave several dinged-up Gophers the opportunity to get healthy as Minnesota prepares to host Northwestern this Saturday.Among those injured Gophers making progress is senior quarterback MarQueis Gray, who suffered a high ankle sprain in Minnesota's third game of the season against Western...
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October 09, 2012  |  Discuss

Gophers' Kill: 'We have no room for error'

MINNEAPOLIS For the first time in three years, the University of Minnesota football team is 2-0 to start the season. The Gophers earned their second win with a convincing 44-7 victory over New Hampshire last Saturday at TCF Bank Stadium. But now Minnesota will face its toughest test of the season so far when it hosts Western Michigan. The Broncos are fresh off a 52-21 rout of Eastern...
Via Fox Sports North
September 14, 2012  |  Discuss

Gophers' Kill: 'We have no room for error'

MINNEAPOLIS For the first time in three years, the University of Minnesota football team is 2-0 to start the season. The Gophers earned their second win with a convincing 44-7 victory over New Hampshire last Saturday at TCF Bank Stadium. But now Minnesota will face its toughest test of the season so far when it hosts Western Michigan. The Broncos are fresh off a 52-21 rout of Eastern...
Via Fox Sports North
September 14, 2012  |  Discuss

Gophers import punting solution from Australia

MINNEAPOLIS After struggling in the punting game last season, the University of Minnesota football team was looking for answers this fall as it looked to solidify its special teams. The Gophers' solution may have been found on the other side of the world. Sophomore punter and Melbourne native Christian Eldred transferred to Minnesota from Monash University in Australia, opting...
Via Fox Sports North
September 05, 2012  |  Discuss
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