Minnesota Struggles In 27-0 Loss To No. 16 NorthwesternClayton Thorson scored two touchdowns, Justin Jackson ran for 120 yards and the Northwestern defense turned in another dominant performance as the No. 16 Wildcats shut out Minnesota 27-0 on Saturday. Thorson, a freshman quarterback, scored on runs of 5 and 1 yards to spark the offense for Northwestern (5-0, 1-0 Big Ten).
Keidel: Leonard Fournette And NFL Age RestrictionsLeonard Fournette can't enter the next NFL draft. Why? Because the NFL says so. That's the only reason.
ESPN 'SportsCenter' Puts Tommie-Johnnie Game In Nat'l SpotlightIncreased local attention around Tommie-Johnnie football games is nothing new, but having ESPN broadcast its "SportsCenter" show on the road, live from the game sight, is a pretty big deal for the Division III schools.
Big Ten Teams Use Last Nonconference Games To Clean Up ActsThe last Saturday in September will be the last chance for Big Ten teams to work out their kinks before conference play begins. Minnesota is desperate for more offense. Nebraska needs better play from its defense. Even defending national champion and top-ranked Ohio State has problems.
Leidner, Minnesota Hang On To Beat Kent State 10-7Mitch Leidner and Minnesota survived another shaky showing by the offense, using a second quarter touchdown pass to K.J. Maye to eke out a 10-7 victory Saturday over Kent State. Freshman cornerback Demetrius Monday was the star of a feisty performance by the Kent State defense, with two interceptions in the first half and an 80-yard touchdown return in the third quarter of a fumble he forced himself.
Caputo Out For No. 20 Wisconsin With Head InjuryNo. 20 Wisconsin lost one of its top defenders early in the season opener, when safety Michael Caputo sustained a head injury on the third play of the game. Caputo was hurt while making a tackle to stop running back Derrick Henry on third-ranked Alabama's opening series Saturday night.
Son Of Vikings GM Blossoms On Football FieldWhile Minnesota Vikings General Manager Rick Spielman was at work at TCF Bank Stadium last week with his team, his son JD was helping defending state champion Eden Prairie High School beat Totino-Grace -- and he hardly missed a play. "[I] had our game in one ear and his game in the other ear on the radio, and then had it streamed on my computer," Rick Spielman said.
Concordia-St. Paul's Football Team Takes On 29-Year-Old KickerThere is a term for 29-year-old college students. They are called doctoral candidates. "Hopefully I don't look 29-years-old," Peter Farris said. Despite being the oldest player on the Concordia-St. Paul football team, Farris is just a freshman.
Minnesota, Kill Reach 1-Year Contract Extension Through 2019Minnesota coach Jerry Kill has agreed to a one-year contract extension, through the 2019 season. The deal was announced Friday by the university. Terms weren't immediately available.
8 Most Successful Position Switches In SportsBraxton Miller is hoping his play at wide receiver will land him on this list one day.
NDSU Coach Chris Kleiman On Upholding A Football LegacyThe North Dakota State football program is becoming a model across the country -- the team has earned a national title for four seasons straight.
Gopher Linebacker Hopes To Hear Name At NFL DraftThe NFL draft is two weeks away, and one Gopher is hoping to hear his name. Linebacker Damien Wilson flourished this season, and now he's training and preparing for a shot at the big time.