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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...
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1 day ago  |  Discuss

Gophers report card: Kill era reaches new milestone

LINCOLN, Neb. -- Jerry Kill went for an early-morning walk on the streets of Lincoln on Saturday, mulling the latest opportunity before his team. When the Golden Gophers coach got back to the hotel, he told his wife Rebecca he had a good feeling. Minnesota hadn't won here since 1960, nor had it defeated an Associated Press Top-25 team on the road since 2000. But Kill hasn'...
Via Fox Sports North
4 days ago  |  Discuss

Trip to Indy at stake when Gophers visit Wisconsin

LINCOLN, Neb. (AP) Before the season, only the most optimistic Minnesota fans would have thought their Gophers would have something more tangible than Paul Bunyan's Axe at stake when it was time to play Wisconsin. How about a trip to the Big Ten championship game? A Gophers team picked fifth in the seven-team Big Ten West in the preseason will play at Wisconsin on Saturday for...
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4 days ago  |  Discuss

5 things we learned: Gophers at Huskers

The University of Minnesota football team continues to turn heads. The latest effort came in a 28-24 road win over Nebraska, a game in which the Gophers were double-digit underdogs. That didn't seem to matter, as Minnesota rallied in the second half to leave Lincoln with a win. That victory sets up a huge matchup with rival Wisconsin next weekend at Camp Randall Stadium in Madison...
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5 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.
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12 days ago  |  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.
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15 days ago  |  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.
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18 days ago  |  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
19 days ago  |  Discuss

WATCH: Minnesota TE makes phenomenal sideline catch

Gophers TE Maxx Williams made an incredible sideline catch against the Iowa Hawkeyes.
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19 days ago  |  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...
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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...
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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...
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...
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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...
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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...
Via Fox Sports North
October 14, 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.
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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...
Via Fox Sports North
October 11, 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...
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...
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

Tyler Mason's Sept. 24 Gophers mailbag

MINNEAPOLIS -- Minnesota improved to 3-1 with a win last Saturday against San Jose State, but much of the focus on that game was centered around the fact that the Gophers had just one completed pass for seven yards. As I anticipated, that fact came up several times in this week's mailbag. Thanks to all who submitted questions this week as Minnesota prepares to take on Michigan...
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September 24, 2014  |  Discuss

Keeping themselves grounded: Gophers neglect passing game, still roll

MINNEAPOLIS -- As Saturday's game between Minnesota and San Jose State drew nearer to its conclusion, those in attendance seemed to be asking themselves the same question: Can the Gophers win without completing a single pass? The answer to that question likely would have been yes, if not for a seven-yard completion by redshirt freshman Chris Streveler to Drew Wolitarsky late...
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September 20, 2014  |  Discuss

Gophers report card: Strong rushing balances weak passing

MINNEAPOLIS -- The University of Minnesota football team is 2-0 after a 35-24 win over Middle Tennessee on Saturday at TCF Bank Stadium. Despite the perfect record, though, there were some blemishes in Minnesota's game. Among the glaring weakness was the passing game, which was balanced out by a strong effort from the rushing game. Here's a look at the Gophers' grades...
Via Fox Sports North
September 07, 2014  |  Discuss

ICYMI: Eastern Illinois douchejuice LB Kamu Grugier-Hill punched Zac Epping in the balls

Eastern Illinois linebacker Kamu Grugier-Hill punched Golden Gophers offensive lineman Zac Epping in the balls the other night. He was ejected.Follow us on Twitter for exclusive stories, Subscribe by Email, or Return Home
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August 30, 2014  |  Discuss

E. Illinois LB Ejected for Punching Minnesota Player in The Nuts (Video)

The 2014 college football season is in full effect and we have already witnessed our first ejection. The fact that there was an ejection isn’t a surprise but the reasoning behind the ejection is the entertaining part. I know what you were originally thinking: The player was ejected for excessive celebrating, leading with the crown of his helmet, etc. But no, it was for a cheap...
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August 29, 2014  |  Discuss
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