On Thursday, the Gopher football team tries to start the season right at TCF Bank Stadium against UNLV. The heat is on for the program, and this time literally. The extreme heat means more players will play in game one. The Rebels took the favored Gophers to three overtimes in last year’s opener.
Philip Nelson was a gifted quarterback from Mankato West, where he was turning heads in the Big Ten. He committed to Minnesota, and in his sophomore season he’s progressing like he did in high school. “It’s a lot like high school when it comes to each year you play, it slows down noticeably, and that’s where I’m at right now. It’s taken a step slower for me, and I think as an offense we all feel the same way,” Nelson said.
Both Alabama and Ohio State are regarded as monstrously strong this year. Which coach will walk away with the most wins?
The Gophers have their final week of spring practice this week, and unlike most major college football programs anyone can come and watch for free.
Minnesota made plenty of plays Friday night. They simply could not make one when it mattered most.
Anyone wondering how tough the Big Ten will be this season should take a look at Iowa’s plight.
He was so good in high school, leading a talented Totino-Grace High School team to a state title. John Crockett was the man.
Cayden Cochran passed for 278 yards and two touchdowns and rushed for two second-half scores as Valdosta State defeated Minnesota State-Mankato 35-19 in the semifinals of the NCAA Division II playoffs Saturday.
Matt O’Connell ran for two touchdowns and threw for another on Saturday and St. Thomas (Minn.) beat Wisconsin-Oshkosh 28-14 in the Division III national semifinals.
Augustana College in South Dakota has named 3 finalists for its vacant head football coach position.
The St. Thomas football team is returning to the NCAA Division III semifinals.
Another seizure for Jerry Kill kept the Minnesota coach off the sideline for the second half of the game against Michigan State.
Le’Veon Bell rumbled for a career-high 266 yards and a fourth-quarter touchdown to put the game away, leading Michigan State to a 26-10 victory over Minnesota on Saturday to secure a spot in a bowl game.
Glenn Caruso is not only happy about his team’s success, but also about its ability to score late in the second quarter.
Their season is one for the record books. Minnesota State University-Mankato is now 11 and 0. But this success hasn’t been easy.