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Gophers Win 4th Big Ten Game In A Row, Top Penn State 24-10

David Cobb carried 27 times for 139 yards and a touchdown, and Minnesota held Penn State scoreless over the final 33-plus minutes to grind out a 24-10 victory on Saturday, the fourth in a row for the Golden Gophers.

11/09/2013

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5-Star DeLaSalle Recruit Reid Travis Chooses To Attend Stanford

One of Minnesota’s three sterling five-star recruits is leaving his home state to play college basketball at Stanford. DeLaSalle’s Reid Travis’ top two finalists were the Gophers and the Cardinal and he decided at Friday’s press conference at his high school to head west.

11/08/2013

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Minnesota’s Rolling, Favored To Beat Penn State

How’s this for a paradigm shift in Big Ten football? Minnesota has won straight three conference games and is favored, ever so slightly, to beat Penn State.

11/08/2013

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Pitino, Gophers Arrive At Season Opener Vs. Lehigh

Minnesota coach Richard Pitino is on the verge of his first game with the Gophers. They host Lehigh on Friday night in the season opener. Pitino said before the team’s practice on Thursday afternoon that he’s nervous before every game, so this will be no different.

11/07/2013

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Gophers Flirting With A Special Season

There are smiles on the faces of Gopher football players – that’s what happens when you win. The U of M is on a three-game Big Ten win streak, something the program hasn’t done for years.

11/05/2013

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Collins, Pitino Bring Common Threads To New Job

Given their bloodlines and new jobs, Minnesota’s Richard Pitino and Northwestern’s Chris Collins have quite a bit in common. Both are in their 30s. They’re the sons of well-known coaches, and they already seem to have a bond heading into their first season in the Big Ten.

10/31/2013

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10-30-13 Jerry Kill Talks Exclusively On The Morning News With Dave Lee

The Gopher Coach talks with Dave and Sid…

10/30/2013

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Kill Works Way Back In With Winning Gophers

Minnesota coach Jerry Kill is working his way back into the job after taking a leave of absence to better manage his epilepsy. He’s not ready to return to the sideline. But he said confidently that he’ll soon be seizure-free.

10/29/2013

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Nebraska-Minnesota Game Will Air On ESPN

Nebraska’s home game against Minnesota this weekend will be televised on ESPN. The Big Ten Conference announced which channel would air the game on Sunday.

10/20/2013

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Gophers Vs. Northwestern: Tracy Claeys’ Chance To Lead U

The Gopher football team takes on Northwestern on Saturday searching for Minnesota’s first Big Ten win. It will most likely be defensive coordinator Tracy Claeys’ first time as acting head coach in Jerry Kill’s absence, as the head coach is in the midst of an indefinite leave to manage his epilepsy.

10/15/2013

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Tickets On Sale For Big Ten Men’s Hockey Tourney

All-session ticket packages go on sale Monday for the inaugural Big Ten Men’s Ice Hockey Tournament. The tournament will be held March 20-22, 2014, at Xcel Energy Center in St. Paul.

10/14/2013

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Iowa Breezes By Minnesota 23-7

Jake Rudock threw for one touchdown and ran for another and Iowa beat Minnesota on both sides of the ball in a 23-7 victory on Saturday. Mark Weisman rushed for 147 yards on 24 carries, and Mike Meyer made three of his four field goal attempts to help the Hawkeyes (4-1, 1-0) start the Big Ten with a bang. After losing their opener to Northern Illinois, they’ve outscored their last two opponents 82-10. Senior linebackers Christian Kirksey, James Morris and Anthony Hitchens led a stifling effort on defense, including interceptions by Kirksey and Morris of Minnesota quarterback Philip Nelson. Nelson hadn’t played in two weeks because of an injury, but he started ahead of Mitch Leidner for the Gophers (4-1, 0-1).

09/28/2013

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Gophers Give No Guarantees To Injured Players

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.

09/24/2013

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Gopher FB Coach Jerry Kill On WCCO Morning News

University of Minnesota football coach Jerry Kill joined Dave Lee

09/24/2013

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Leidner Leads Minnesota To 43-24 Win Over SJSU

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.

09/21/2013

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