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For Gophers, Winning Axe From Wisconsin Would Mean Bowl EligibilityWhat will it take to beat Wisconsin? The Gophers have been trying to figure that out for the last decade, or more. The Badgers come to TCF Bank Stadium Saturday carrying the axe. The Gophers want it, and another trip to a bowl.
University Steps Up Security At TCF Bank StadiumAbout four thousand miles west of Paris, new security precautions are in place. Because of last week's attacks, security at TCF Bank Stadium in Minneapolis is expanded up this weekend.
Gophers Beat Illinois 32-23, Ending 4-Game Losing StreakShannon Brooks rushed for 174 yards and three touchdowns, including a 75-yard romp into the end zone with 1:25 remaining for Minnesota to seal a 32-23 victory over Illinois on Saturday.
King Scores 22 To Lead Minnesota Over UMKC, 76-58Joey King hit six 3-pointers and scored a career-high 22 points and Minnesota pulled away from Missouri-Kansas City in the second half for a 76-58 victory on Friday night in the season opener for both teams.
Tracy Claeys Named Gophers Head Football Coach, Signs 3-Year DealInterim coach Tracy Claeys has been named the head coach of the Gophers football team. University of Minnesota Interim Athletics Director Beth Goetz announced the news Wednesday morning, saying the University of Minnesota and Claeys signed a three-year contract.
4 Things To Know: Kill's Retirement, $17K World Series Tickets & MoreFrom the Gophers head coach suddenly retiring to $17,000 World Series tickets, here are the four stories to know for Thursday, Oct. 29.
Brooks' Long Run Leads Gophers Past Purdue 41-13Shannon Brooks ran for 176 yards and changed the game with a 71-yard touchdown run early in the third quarter to help Minnesota break out of its offensive funk with a 41-13 blowout at Purdue.
University Of Minnesota Approves $166M 'Athletes Village'The University of Minnesota approved a $166-million sports facility for its athletics department and 725 athletes Friday morning.
Purdue Hosts Gophers, Seeking Hazell's 1st Big Ten Home WinFor Purdue seniors Frankie Williams and Danny Anthrop, it's time to dump the moral victories in exchange for a real one. That opportunity will come Saturday, when the Boilermakers (1-4, 0-1 Big Ten) play Minnesota (3-2, 0-1) in Ross-Ade Stadium, where third-year Purdue coach Darrell Hazell is 0-8 in Big Ten games.
Northwestern, Minnesota Meet In Big Ten OpenerUnbeaten and on the rise, No. 16 Northwestern would like to stay that way now that Big Ten play is about to begin.
Working For The Weekend: Entertainment Best BetsIt's Thursday! That means you might already be thinking about your plans for the weekend. From Shakopee to Bloomington to Nowthen north of the metro we have you covered with happenings in Working for the Weekend.
Minnesota Tries To Get Passing Going, With Kent State NextPassing has been a work in progress for Minnesota for a while. The offense's imbalance has proven to be problematic at times, and junior quarterback Mitch Leidner has just a 52.4 percent completion rate for his career.
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