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Crawford-Tufts leaves grid for track

Minnesota wide receiver Devin Crawford-Tufts won't play for the football team this season, to focus on track and field instead. The Gophers announced the news Monday. In a statement from the university, coach Jerry Kill said he and Crawford-Tufts spoke several times in recent months about the decision. Kill wished the junior well and said the team ''will be rooting...
Via Fox Sports
July 29, 2013  |  Discuss

Crawford-Tufts chooses Gophers track over football

Minnesota wide receiver Devin Crawford-Tufts won't play for the football team this season, to focus on track and field instead. The Gophers announced the news Monday. In a statement from the university, coach Jerry Kill said he and Crawford-Tufts spoke several times in recent months about the decision. Kill wished the junior well and said the team ''will be rooting...
Via Fox Sports
July 29, 2013  |  Discuss

Gophers WR Devin Crawford-Tufts leaving football program

MINNEAPOLIS -- The Gophers' already limited depth at wide receiver just got even thinner. The University of Minnesota announced Monday that junior wide receiver Devin Crawford-Tufts will not play football this fall, instead opting to focus on track and field. Crawford-Tufts, a two-sport athlete at Minnesota and former high school track champion, finished fourth at the Big Ten...
Via Fox Sports North
July 29, 2013  |  Discuss

Gophers WR Devin Crawford-Tufts leaving football program

MINNEAPOLIS -- The Gophers' already limited depth at wide receiver just got even thinner. The University of Minnesota announced Monday that junior wide receiver Devin Crawford-Tufts will not play football this fall, instead opting to focus on track and field. Crawford-Tufts, a two-sport athlete at Minnesota and former high school track champion, finished fourth at the Big Ten...
Via Fox Sports North
July 29, 2013  |  Discuss

Losses havent dampened Gophers drive

MINNEAPOLIS Remember when the University of Minnesota football team was 4-0? It seems long ago, now that the Gophers have suffered three straight losses to open their Big Ten schedule. Saturday's defeat against Wisconsin dropped Minnesota to 0-3 in conference play as the Gophers prepare to host Purdue at TCF Bank Stadium. After Minnesota's surprising 4-0 start, a bowl game...
Via Fox Sports North
October 23, 2012  |  Discuss

Losses havent dampened Gophers drive

MINNEAPOLIS Remember when the University of Minnesota football team was 4-0? It seems long ago, now that the Gophers have suffered three straight losses to open their Big Ten schedule. Saturday's defeat against Wisconsin dropped Minnesota to 0-3 in conference play as the Gophers prepare to host Purdue at TCF Bank Stadium. After Minnesota's surprising 4-0 start, a bowl game...
Via Fox Sports North
October 23, 2012  |  Discuss

For Gophers to get better, receivers must improve

Minnesota coach Jerry Kill hasn't hesitated to single out the position that's the most critical toward the team's improvement this season. Wide receiver. The Gophers ranked next-to-last in the Big Ten last year in yards passing per game, and their top target of the last two seasons, Da'Jon McKnight, is gone. That leaves a large group of intriguing and talented but...
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August 09, 2012  |  Discuss

Crawford-Tufts ended track dreams for football

MINNEAPOLIS Devin Crawford-Tufts has left a lot of things behind. He left a track career with high expectations, some unmet. He left what should be asterisks by the names of the 2011 Minnesota boys state champions in the 100- and 200-yard dashes, events that were his to win before a hamstring injury sidelined him. He left behind a family history, a mother who was a college sprinter...
Via Fox Sports North
April 11, 2012  |  Discuss

Crawford-Tufts ended track dreams for football

MINNEAPOLIS Devin Crawford-Tufts has left a lot of things behind. He left a track career with high expectations, some unmet. He left what should be asterisks by the names of the 2011 Minnesota boys state champions in the 100- and 200-yard dashes, events that were his to win before a hamstring injury sidelined him. He left behind a family history, a mother who was a college sprinter...
Via Fox Sports North
April 11, 2012  |  Discuss

Gophers young receivers must fill void

MINNEAPOLIS There was little question who Gophers quarterback MarQueis Gray's favorite target was last season. Gray connected with then-senior Da'Jon McKnight more times than any other receiver, as McKnight led Minnesota with 51 catches for 760 yards and four touchdowns. To put those numbers into perspective, no other Gopher caught more than 15 passes two touchdowns. Brandon...
Via Fox Sports North
April 02, 2012  |  Discuss

Gophers young receivers must fill void

MINNEAPOLIS There was little question who Gophers quarterback MarQueis Gray's favorite target was last season. Gray connected with then-senior Da'Jon McKnight more times than any other receiver, as McKnight led Minnesota with 51 catches for 760 yards and four touchdowns. To put those numbers into perspective, no other Gopher caught more than 15 passes two touchdowns. Brandon...
Via Fox Sports North
April 02, 2012  |  Discuss

Minnesota Gophers Football: Fantasy Recap And Outlook

Overview- 2011 began a new era of Gopher football, but ended with a relatively similar result. While things are sure to improve in the future, this season was a transition year as new head coach Jerry Kill looks to put his stamp on the Minnesota program. One piece Kill did inherit was starting quarterback MarQueis Gray who had to battle through injuries throughout the season. ...
Via Football Nation
February 06, 2012  |  Discuss

Wisconsin vs. Minnesota: a one-sided battle

MINNEAPOLIS When it comes to sports rivalries, there is no love lost between Minnesota and Wisconsin.And for members of the University of Minnesota football team, there's no sugar-coating their disdain for their neighbors to the east."I hate Wisconsin. I always have," said freshman wide receiver Devin Crawford-Tufts. "The Packers, Wisconsin Badgers, everybody...
Via Fox Sports North
November 11, 2011  |  Discuss

Wisconsin vs. Minnesota: a one-sided battle

MINNEAPOLIS When it comes to sports rivalries, there is no love lost between Minnesota and Wisconsin.And for members of the University of Minnesota football team, there's no sugar-coating their disdain for their neighbors to the east."I hate Wisconsin. I always have," said freshman wide receiver Devin Crawford-Tufts. "The Packers, Wisconsin Badgers, everybody...
Via Fox Sports North
November 11, 2011  |  Discuss

Kill wants a repeat of last weekend's effort

MINNEAPOLIS If Jerry Kills Gopher football team is going to have a chance against Wisconsin this Saturday, he knows theyll have to play like they did last weekend against Michigan State or better. Minnesota traveled to East Lansing, Mich., as heavy underdogs. The Gophers held a fourth-quarter lead but ultimately fell by a touchdown to the Spartans. Still, there were plenty of...
Via Fox Sports North
November 08, 2011  |  Discuss

Kill wants a repeat of last weekend's effort

MINNEAPOLIS If Jerry Kills Gopher football team is going to have a chance against Wisconsin this Saturday, he knows theyll have to play like they did last weekend against Michigan State or better. Minnesota traveled to East Lansing, Mich., as heavy underdogs. The Gophers held a fourth-quarter lead but ultimately fell by a touchdown to the Spartans. Still, there were plenty of...
Via Fox Sports North
November 08, 2011  |  Discuss

Floyd of Rosedale remains Minnesota resident

MINNEAPOLIS Floyd of Rosedale is staying in Dinkytown.For the second year in a row, the University of Minnesota football team defeated the Iowa Hawkeyes at TCF Bank Stadium. It was the Gophers' second win of the season, and their first Big Ten win under first-year coach Jerry Kill. Minnesota fell behind in the fourth quarter, but rallied for two touchdowns to beat Iowa, 22-21...
Via Fox Sports North
October 29, 2011  |  Discuss

Floyd of Rosedale remains Minnesota resident

MINNEAPOLIS Floyd of Rosedale is staying in Dinkytown. For the second year in a row, the University of Minnesota football team defeated the Iowa Hawkeyes at TCF Bank Stadium. It was the Gophers' second win of the season, and their first Big Ten win under first-year coach Jerry Kill. Minnesota fell behind in the fourth quarter, but rallied for two touchdowns to beat Iowa, 22...
Via Fox Sports North
October 29, 2011  |  Discuss

Late Gray TD run gives Gophers win over Iowa

MINNEAPOLIS (AP) -- MarQueis Gray's fourth-down sprint for the pylon from the 2-yard line in the closing minutes lifted Minnesota to a 22-21 victory over Iowa on Saturday, giving the Gophers possession of the Floyd of Rosedale bronze pig trophy for the second straight year. Gray went 11 for 17 for 193 yards and a touchdown passing and ran 11 times for 62 yards and the go-ahead...
Via Fox Sports North
October 29, 2011  |  Discuss
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