This weekend, the University of Minnesota, along with many other colleges and high schools, will celebrate homecoming. That had U of M senior Kelli Peterson wondering: How did homecoming traditions start?
The Minnesota Gophers’ nonconference series against Boston College will be part of the inaugural Big Ten-Hockey East Challenge. The two conferences made the announcement Tuesday.
It’s not very often that the Gopher football program stares at what could be a season defining game. That’s the case Saturday at home against Iowa, as a 4-0 non-conference record sets the table. In the same situation a year ago, Iowa ran over the Gophers as Mark Weisman dominated. He’s back to run the football for Iowa this season.
When Philip Nelson’s right hamstring strain forced him out of the game, Minnesota turned to redshirt freshman Mitch Leidner at quarterback. Leidner started for the Gophers last week, too, rushed for 151 yards and four touchdowns and tops the depth chart going into the Big Ten opener Saturday against Iowa. Nelson, the sophomore who took over at midseason last year, has no guarantees of getting the job back.
After a big game in a big win over San Jose State on Saturday, Gophers quarterback Mitch Leidner earned some Big Ten Conference recognition on Monday. Leidner, a redshirt freshman from Lakeville, ran for 151 yards and four touchdowns as the Gophers finished 4-0 in the non-conference schedule after a 43-24 win over San Jose State.
The University of Minnesota is kicking off its homecoming week by unveiling a 6-foot-tall bronze statue of its beloved mascot — Goldy Gopher.
Gopher head coach Jerry Kill received a spirited show of support before Saturday’s game against San Jose State. Hundreds of people gathered outside TCF Bank Stadium for a rally organized by the Epilepsy Foundation of Minnesota. The outpour of support comes after Kill suffered a seizure during last week’s game. It was third time in the last three years he missed part of a game because of his epilepsy.
Quarterback Mitch Leidner rushed for 151 yards and four touchdowns to lift Minnesota to a 43-24 victory over San Jose State on Saturday. Leidner was filling in for injured starter Philip Nelson, who was out with a bad hamstring. He also passed for 71 yards as the Golden Gophers improved to 4-0. Gophers coach Jerry Kill returned to the sideline a week after missing the second half because of an epileptic seizure and made it through the game without incident.
It’s just another game for Jerry Kill and Minnesota this week. When Minnesota hits the field against San Jose State on Saturday, there will be no special emotions expressed, no “welcome back, Jerry!” videos played on the TCF Bank Stadium big screen.
The Epilepsy Foundation of Minnesota announced Wednesday it will host a rally on Saturday for Gophers football coach Jerry Kill before Minnesota hosts San Jose State at TCF Bank Stadium.
Ninety-year-old Roy Griak served as head coach of the Minnesota men’s cross country and track and field for 33 years, from 1963-1996.
Minnesota freshman Tommy Vannelli of Minnetonka has decided to leave the Golden Gophers’ hockey program.
Big Ten football coaches say there aren’t very many places where they can unload frustrations about fans, reporters or anyone else without paying a price. On Tuesday’s weekly call with reporters, Iowa coach Kirk Ferentz said that about the only person a coach can vent to in confidence is his wife. And he joked that that isn’t a sure thing.
Minnesota coach Jerry Kill has returned to his normal game-week routine three days after his latest epileptic seizure caused him to miss the second half of a win over Western Illinois.
The University of Minnesota men’s hockey program released its television schedule Monday for the upcoming 2013-14 season, and 31 of its 36 regular season games will have a broadcast. It will be the first year for the Gophers and coach Don Lucia in the newly-formed Big Ten Conference.
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.