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Notebook: Bowl-bound Gophers enjoying support, adulation from fans

MINNEAPOLIS -- In his five years on the University of Minnesota campus, Gophers redshirt senior defensive tackle Cameron Botticelli had never been to a men's basketball game. That is, until earlier this week when he and several of his teammates were honored on the court during Minnesota's game against North Dakota. Botticelli was joined by quarterback Mitch Leidner, running back...
Via Fox Sports North
8 days ago  |  Discuss

Tyler Mason's Dec. 3 Gophers mailbag

MINNEAPOLIS -- The regular season is over for the Gophers football team, which finished with an 8-4 record after losing to rival Wisconsin on Saturday. Minnesota put itself in a position to possibly earn a trip to Indianapolis for the Big Ten championship, but that dream died on Saturday in Madison. Now the Gophers await their postseason fate and will find out Sunday which bowl they...
Via Fox Sports North
17 days ago  |  Discuss

Minnesota DB Marcus Jones dances wildly to 'Jump Around' (Video)

Minnesota Golden Gophers senior defensive back Marcus Jones joined the Wisconsin fans and danced wildly to the House of Pain classic "Jump Around" during a timeout in Saturday's Big Ten conference football game in Madison.Good thing Jones isn't a key player on Minnesota's roster, because if we were one of their coaches, we would have yanked him off the field and sat him on the bench...
Via Holdout Sports
20 days ago  |  Discuss

Plenty at stake for Gophers in their biggest game in over 50 years

MINNEAPOLIS -- Back in November of 1960, rivals Minnesota and Wisconsin faced off in the final game of the regular season. The Gophers needed a win to earn a trip to the Rose Bowl. With a 26-7 victory over the Badgers, Minnesota punched its ticket to Pasadena and eventually won the Associated Press National Championship. That game in Madison 54 years ago was perhaps one of the most...
Via Fox Sports North
23 days ago  |  Discuss

Minnesota coach eats ice cream bar during 17-degree game

Minnesota Golden Gophers assistant coach Tracy Claeys decided to eat an ice cream bar on the sideline during a snow game.
Via Gamedayr
November 15, 2014  |  Discuss

Minnesota crowd-sourcing TCF Bank Stadium snow removal

Minnesota is crowd-sourcing snow shovelers for TCF Bank Stadium. Four hours and wham bam, you've got beer money for the week.
Via Gamedayr
November 12, 2014  |  Discuss

Minnesota coach Jerry Kill celebrates win over Iowa with postgame victory dance (GIF)

On Saturday, Minnesota Golden Gophers head football coach Jerry Kill celebrated his team's 51-14 blowout win over Big Ten Conference rival Iowa with a postgame victory dance in the locker room.The Minnesota players clearly enjoyed watching Kill let loose:Video via Minnesota Gophers. H/T FTW. This post appeared first on Holdout Sports. Check us out on Twitter, Facebook and Pinterest.
Via Holdout Sports
November 09, 2014  |  Discuss

Vine: Minnesota TE Maxx Williams Managed To Keep One Foot Inbounds On This Incredible Catch

There aren’t many tight ends in America who are better than Minnesota’s Maxx Williams. The sophomore made perhaps the best catch that you’ll see today during the Golden Gophers’ game against Iowa. Facing a third down and long, Minnesota QB Mitch Leidner dropped back and threw a pass to his star tight end. It looked like it was going to be just out of the reach of Williams...
Via College Spun
November 08, 2014  |  Discuss

WATCH: Minnesota TE makes phenomenal sideline catch

Gophers TE Maxx Williams made an incredible sideline catch against the Iowa Hawkeyes.
Via Gamedayr
November 08, 2014  |  Discuss

Gophers report card: Missed opportunity against Illini

In a game the Gophers were expected to win, they left the state of Illinois in defeat after falling to the Illini, 28-24. Minnesota had another slow start for the second week in a row and, despite rallying to take the lead, gave it back late with a costly turnover. Here are the Gophers' grades from their loss to Illinois. Running offense: C-minus Yes, senior running back David Cobb...
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October 26, 2014  |  Discuss

Minnesota gets defensive late, moves to 3-0 in Big Ten

MINNEAPOLIS -- It's a stat that Minnesota's players certainly weren't aware of. Neither was head coach Jerry Kill. Under Kill, the Gophers were 0-22 when trailing at halftime, like they were Saturday to visiting Purdue. What happened in the second half at TCF Bank Stadium was as good a testament as anything as to just how far this program has come in Kill's four seasons. Despite...
Via Fox Sports North
October 18, 2014  |  Discuss

5 things to watch: Gophers vs. Boilermakers

MINNEAPOLIS -- The Gophers are riding a wave of confidence as they improved to 5-1 last weekend for the first time since 2008. Minnesota's win over Northwestern improved Jerry Kill's team to 2-0 in the Big Ten. Now the Gophers look to keep their perfect conference record intact when they host Purdue on Saturday for homecoming. Here are five things to watch when the Boilermakers come...
Via Fox Sports North
October 17, 2014  |  Discuss

Tyler Mason's Oct. 15 Gophers mailbag

MINNEAPOLIS -- Two Big Ten games, two wins for the Minnesota Golden Gophers. Jerry Kill's team is coming off a home victory over Northwestern, which lifted Minnesota to 5-1 on the season and a perfect 2-0 in the conference. The Gophers now prepare to host Purdue this weekend with the hope of improving to 6-1. Leading up to that game, I answered your questions about Minnesota. Be...
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October 15, 2014  |  Discuss

Notebook: Gophers' goal is to give up 17 points or less per game

MINNEAPOLIS -- The Minnesota Gophers football team gave up 17 points in Saturday's win against Northwestern. In the eyes of the defense, one point more would have been too many. Defensive coordinator Tracy Claeys said Minnesota's defense set a goal before the year started to give up 17 or fewer points per game. In their last three games -- all wins -- the Gophers have done just that...
Via Fox Sports North
October 14, 2014  |  Discuss

Notebook: Gophers' goal is to give up 17 points or less per game

MINNEAPOLIS -- The Minnesota Gophers football team gave up 17 points in Saturday's win against Northwestern. In the eyes of the defense, one point more would have been too many. Defensive coordinator Tracy Claeys said Minnesota's defense set a goal before the year started to give up 17 or fewer points per game. In their last three games -- all wins -- the Gophers have done just that...
Via Fox Sports North
October 14, 2014  |  Discuss

Pair of Gophers claim Big Ten Player of the Week honors

MINNEAPOLIS -- After the Gophers' 24-17 win Saturday over Northwestern, two Minnesota players earned weekly conference honors. Gophers linebacker Damien Wilson was named Co-Big Ten Defensive Player of the Week, while cornerback Jalen Myrick earned Co-Big Ten Special Teams Player of the Week honors. Wilson, who entered Saturday's game as Minnesota's leading tackler, had a team-high...
Via Fox Sports North
October 13, 2014  |  Discuss

Minnesota’s Jalen Myrick 100-Yard Kickoff Return For Touchdown

Minnesota Gophers return man Jalen Myrick took a kickoff 100 yards for a touchdown against Northwestern.
Via Gamedayr
October 11, 2014  |  Discuss

Gophers speedster Myrick plays hero with tie-breaking 100-yard touchdown

MINNEAPOLIS -- Thirteen seconds. That's all it took from a group of nervous Gophers fans to go from sitting on their hands to erupting with excitement. Jalen Myrick was the reason. Minnesota's players have heralded Myrick, a sophomore cornerback, as the team's fastest player. He showed every bit of that track star speed when he sprinted 100 yards on a kickoff return for what proved...
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October 11, 2014  |  Discuss

Myrick's return lifts Minnesota over Northwestern

MINNEAPOLIS (AP) Jalen Myrick returned a kickoff 100 yards in the fourth quarter to atone for a penalty on the previous drive and help Minnesota defeat Northwestern, 24-17, on Saturday. Mitch Leidner was 10 for 15 for 153 yards and ran for two touchdowns and David Cobb added 97 yards rushing on 30 carries for the Golden Gophers (5-1, 2-0 Big Ten), who didn't lose any momentum during...
Via AP on Fox
October 11, 2014  |  Discuss

Towing the line: Gophers 'backers have shown marked improvement

MINNEAPOLIS -- Damien Wilson was frustrated when he took a look at the Gophers' final statistics for the 2013 season. Despite making 78 tackles in his first year at Minnesota after transferring from Jones County Community College, Wilson fell short of leading the Gophers in tackles -- by one. The team leader was Cedric Thompson, a safety who recorded 79 tackles. That one tackle bugged...
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October 08, 2014  |  Discuss

Minnesota tries to avoid Michigan hangover

MINNEAPOLIS (AP) The Little Brown Jug has been on a victory parade of sorts after Minnesota took it from Michigan for just the second time in the last 24 games of one of the longest running rivalries in college football. It's hard to blame the Golden Gophers, or their giddy fans and school officials, for reveling in the aftermath of a 30-14 victory at the Big House on Sept. 27....
Via AP on Fox
October 08, 2014  |  Discuss

Despite heavy workload, Gophers' Cobb continues to produce

MINNEAPOLIS -- After the Minnesota Golden Gophers secured a win over rival Michigan late last month, they had a chance to revel in the victory for a week without having to prepare for a new opponent right away. This past Saturday's bye week came at a good time for that. It also was good timing for running back David Cobb, arguably the Gophers' offensive MVP through five games this...
Via Fox Sports North
October 06, 2014  |  Discuss

Despite heavy workload, Gophers' Cobb continues to produce

MINNEAPOLIS -- After the Minnesota Golden Gophers secured a win over rival Michigan late last month, they had a chance to revel in the victory for a week without having to prepare for a new opponent right away. This past Saturday's bye week came at a good time for that. It also was good timing for running back David Cobb, arguably the Gophers' offensive MVP through five games this...
Via Fox Sports North
October 06, 2014  |  Discuss

Michigan coach Brady Hoke left QB Shane Morris in the game despite serious injury (Video)

Michigan head football coach Brady Hoke did something that no football coach should be allowed to do — he left sophomore quarterback Shane Morris in Saturday’s game against Minnesota despite a serious injury.
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September 27, 2014  |  Discuss

Minnesota beats Michigan 30-14

ANN ARBOR, Mich. (AP) Mitch Leidner ran for a touchdown and passed for another in Minnesota's 30-14 win against Michigan on Saturday. Minnesota (4-1, 1-0 Big Ten) also got a 30-yard interception return for a touchdown by De'Vondre Campbell, highlighting a defensive effort that saw the Golden Gophers limit Michigan (2-3, 0-1 Big Ten) to 171 yards of total offense. David Cobb accounted...
Via AP on Fox
September 27, 2014  |  Discuss
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