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Gophers' Hageman could anchor defense

MINNEAPOLIS Ra'Shede Hageman knows this is a big year for him. Then again, a lot of things in Hageman's world are big. The Gophers senior defensive lineman weighs in at 6-foot-6, 311 pounds, an intimidating presence on Minnesota's line. Even in practice, Hageman towers over most of his teammates. As a junior last year, Hageman saw an increase in the amount of double...
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March 30, 2013  |  Discuss

Gophers' Hageman could anchor defense

MINNEAPOLIS Ra'Shede Hageman knows this is a big year for him. Then again, a lot of things in Hageman's world are big. The Gophers senior defensive lineman weighs in at 6-foot-6, 311 pounds, an intimidating presence on Minnesota's line. Even in practice, Hageman towers over most of his teammates. As a junior last year, Hageman saw an increase in the amount of double...
Via Fox Sports North
March 30, 2013  |  Discuss

Meineke Car Care Bowl: Minnesota and Texas Tech

Meineke Car Care Bowl of Texas Minnesota Gophers (6-6) and Texas Tech Red Raiders (7-5) Dec. 28, 8 p.m. CT ESPN – Houston, TX Player Swag Bag: Fossil watch, 32-inch flat-screen TV, belt buckle, T-shirt, lapel pin, backpack Minnesota’s Season – Minnesota won its first four games of the season but then went 2-6 in during a down-year for the B1G. Still, Gopher fans have to be...
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December 28, 2012  |  Discuss

Wilhite named second-team All-Big Ten

MINNEAPOLIS Gophers senior defensive lineman D.L. Wilhite was named second-team All-Big Ten by the media. The conference's end-of-year awards were announced Monday. Wilhite anchored Minnesota's defensive line by recording 8.5 sacks this season, tied for second-most in the Big Ten behind Ohio State's John Simon's nine sacks. Wilhite also had 11 tackles for loss,...
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November 26, 2012  |  Discuss

Gophers offense struggles mightily vs. MSU

MINNEAPOLIS Already bowl eligible, the University of Minnesota football team had less on the line than the visiting Michigan State Spartans on Saturday. MSU came to TCF Bank Stadium with a 5-6 record, needing one more win to become bowl eligible. The Spartans took care of business, beating the Gophers26-10. Minnesota's loss was overshadowed by yet another seizure by head coach...
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November 24, 2012  |  Discuss

Gophers offense struggles mightily vs. MSU

MINNEAPOLIS Already bowl eligible, the University of Minnesota football team had less on the line than the visiting Michigan State Spartans on Saturday. MSU came to TCF Bank Stadium with a 5-6 record, needing one more win to become bowl eligible. The Spartans took care of business, beating the Gophers26-10. Minnesota's loss was overshadowed by yet another seizure by head coach...
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November 24, 2012  |  Discuss

Offensive line must hold tight to win in Lincoln

MINNEAPOLIS The University of Minnesota football team is going bowling. With a win over Illinois last weekend, the Gophers now have six victories on the season with two games to play. The first of Minnesota's two remaining games is a tough road test as the Gophers travel to take on the 8-2 Nebraska Cornhuskers. Here are five things to watch as Minnesota prepares to take on...
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November 16, 2012  |  Discuss

Offensive line must hold tight to win in Lincoln

MINNEAPOLIS The University of Minnesota football team is going bowling. With a win over Illinois last weekend, the Gophers now have six victories on the season with two games to play. The first of Minnesota's two remaining games is a tough road test as the Gophers travel to take on the 8-2 Nebraska Cornhuskers. Here are five things to watch as Minnesota prepares to take on...
Via Fox Sports North
November 16, 2012  |  Discuss

Hageman, Wilhite give Gophers teeth up front

MINNEAPOLIS As he took down Illinois quarterback Nathan Scheelhaase late in the first half of Saturday's game, Minnesota defensive lineman D.L. Wilhite's long-time goal was in his grasp. The sack gave Wilhite 7.5 on the season, tying him with Nebraska's Eric Martin for the most in the Big Ten. Leading the conference in sacks is something Wilhite has aimed for since his...
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November 14, 2012  |  Discuss

Hageman, Wilhite give Gophers teeth up front

MINNEAPOLIS As he took down Illinois quarterback Nathan Scheelhaase late in the first half of Saturday's game, Minnesota defensive lineman D.L. Wilhite's long-time goal was in his grasp. The sack gave Wilhite 7.5 on the season, tying him with Nebraska's Eric Martin for the most in the Big Ten. Leading the conference in sacks is something Wilhite has aimed for since his...
Via Fox Sports North
November 14, 2012  |  Discuss

Klein an invaluable resource to Kill's program

MINNEAPOLIS After beating New Hampshire in the 2012 home opener a few weekends ago, Gophers football coach Jerry Kill was asked about the difference in his defensive line from last year to this year. Kill's answer was simple: Eric Klein. Klein is Minnesota's head strength and conditioning coach and has been on Kill's staff since 1994. Over the last 18 years, Klein...
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September 19, 2012  |  Discuss

Klein an invaluable resource to Kill's program

MINNEAPOLIS After beating New Hampshire in the 2012 home opener a few weekends ago, Gophers football coach Jerry Kill was asked about the difference in his defensive line from last year to this year. Kill's answer was simple: Eric Klein. Klein is Minnesota's head strength and conditioning coach and has been on Kill's staff since 1994. Over the last 18 years, Klein...
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September 19, 2012  |  Discuss

Gophers putting more heat on QB early this season

(Updates. With AP Photos.) By JON KRAWCZYNSKI AP Sports Writer Opposing quarterbacks have rarely had to look across the line of scrimmage at the Minnesota defensive line with anything to fear. The Golden Gophers have for years fielded an undersized group that couldn't find a sack in a grocery store. Ra'Shede Hageman is changing all that. The redshirt junior stands 6-foot...
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September 12, 2012  |  Discuss

Gophers put together complete win vs. UNH

MINNEAPOLIS For the first time since 2009, the University of Minnesota football team is 2-0 to start its season. The Gophers' latest win was a rare blowout, a 44-7 win over visiting New Hampshire in the 2012 home opener. It was the most points Minnesota scored since putting up 48 in a double-overtime loss to Northwestern in 2007. As far as regulation games, Saturday's...
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September 08, 2012  |  Discuss

Gophers put together complete win vs. UNH

MINNEAPOLIS For the first time since 2009, the University of Minnesota football team is 2-0 to start its season. The Gophers' latest win was a rare blowout, a 44-7 win over visiting New Hampshire in the 2012 home opener. It was the most points Minnesota scored since putting up 48 in a double-overtime loss to Northwestern in 2007. As far as regulation games, Saturday's...
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September 08, 2012  |  Discuss

Gophers defense focusing on quarterback sacks

MINNEAPOLIS The stat sheet says the University of Minnesota football team recorded 19 sacks on defense last season, third fewest in the Big Ten. But after reviewing the tapes from 2011, the Gophers saw18 otherinstances where the defense nearly recorded a sack.Of course, "near sacks" don't count for anything and usually won't change the course of the game. But after...
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August 22, 2012  |  Discuss

Gophers defense focusing on quarterback sacks

MINNEAPOLIS The stat sheet says the University of Minnesota football team recorded 19 sacks on defense last season, third fewest in the Big Ten. But after reviewing the tapes from 2011, the Gophers saw18 otherinstances where the defense nearly recorded a sack.Of course, "near sacks" don't count for anything and usually won't change the course of the game. But after...
Via Fox Sports North
August 22, 2012  |  Discuss

Gophers linemen must create more pressure

This is the sixth in a series of 11 previews leading up to the University of Minnesota football team's start of practice. July 22: Quarterbacks July 23: Running backs July 24: Wide receivers July 25: Tight ends July 26: Offensive linemen July 27: Defensive linemen July 28: Linebackers July 29: Cornerbacks July 30: Safeties July 31: Specialists Aug. 1: CoachesTODAY'S POSITION...
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July 27, 2012  |  Discuss

Gophers linemen must create more pressure

This is the sixth in a series of 11 previews leading up to the University of Minnesota football team's start of practice. July 22: Quarterbacks July 23: Running backs July 24: Wide receivers July 25: Tight ends July 26: Offensive linemen July 27: Defensive linemen July 28: Linebackers July 29: Cornerbacks July 30: Safeties July 31: Specialists Aug. 1: CoachesTODAY'S POSITION...
Via Fox Sports North
July 27, 2012  |  Discuss
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