University of Minnesota football coach Jerry Kill announced on Thursday — national Rise Above Seizures Day — he will be making a $100,000 donation to help children dealing with epilepsy.
A second suspect has been arrested in connection with a weekend fight that left a former Minnesota State, Mankato, linebacker critically injured. As news of the second arrest was announced, Rutgers also announced they’ve dismissed former Minnesota quarterback 20-year-old Philip Nelson from its football program.
Former Minnesota Gophers quarterback Philip Nelson was arrested early Sunday morning in Mankato, Minn. for an alleged assault, according to authorities.
The Chicago Bears selected Arizona running back Ka’Deem Carey and traded up in the fourth round to pick Minnesota safety Brock Vereen on Saturday. Carey was chosen with the 17th pick of the fourth round, 117th overall, and Vereen was 131st.
Minnesota women’s basketball coach Marlene Stollings has added John “Mo” Motherwell to her coaching staff. The university said Monday that Motherwell will serve as assistant coach and be involved in Gophers recruiting.
Ra’shede Hageman was a star at Minneapolis’ Washburn High School in two sports: football and basketball. His story includes life in foster homes before being adopted. He’s grown into a man ready for the NFL. “I’m thankful but, you know, I’m always remaining hungry. I’m just, you know, getting a step ahead of my competition, but I’m always humble,” Hageman said.
The University of Minnesota men’s basketball team added three more players to its 2014 class on Monday as they signed National Letters of Intent, coach Richard Pitino announced. Minnesota has added forwards Gaston Diedhiou and Bakary Konate as well as guard Zach Lofton.
Minnesota women’s basketball coach Marlene Stollings has turned to VCU for the first member of her coaching staff.
The Minnesota Chapter of the National Football Foundation will present its annual Courage Award to Gophers linebacker and Holy Family graduate Peter Westerhaus. That may not be a name you instantly recognize. But his impact on the Gophers program has quietly been as influential as any.
University of Minnesota senior Tom Serratore has signed an amateur tryout contract with the Adirondack Phantoms of the AHL. The university said Monday that Serratore will join Adirondack immediately.
The disturbance in Dinkytown Saturday night after the Gophers hockey team’s loss in the national title game is still what everyone is talking about on the University of Minnesota campus Monday.
Tiny Union College skated off with the biggest trophy in college hockey. And the Dutchmen did it at the expense of two of the sport’s giants, toppling Minnesota for its first NCAA title after beating Boston College in the semifinals.
Redshirt sophomore Mitch Leidner didn’t dazzle in his first spring football game at Minnesota’s unquestioned starting quarterback, but he did prove a steady influence on an offense that played it close to the vest much of the day. Leidner completed 7 of 15 passes for 74 yards, was sacked twice and threw an interception before a crowd of 4,752 at TCF Bank Stadium in a controlled scrimmage that featured just one touchdown in the offense’s 19-0 victory.
Police in riot gear arrested 10 University of Minnesota students Thursday night after hundreds took to the streets of Dinkytown following the Gophers’ stunning last-second win over North Dakota in the Final Four.
It was just three seasons ago when Union beat Minnesota — in overtime, in Minneapolis — for a win that pretty much put its program on the map. Back then, Union had yet to even appear in an NCAA tournament. Now, it’s one victory away from the national championship.
No. 24-ranked Nebraska came into TCF Bank Stadium and walked out a loser, as Minnesota nabbed a 34-23 win.
Ohio St used their 16-0 second-half run to get past Minnesota.
The Golden Gophers gave up a fourth-quarter lead and lost 34-31 in the Meineke Car Care of Texas Bowl to Texas Tech.