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For Former Gopher Football Star, Valuable Lessons Learned In Minnesota

Amir Pinnix is a testament to what the game teaches young people — coming from the inner city of Newark, New Jersey to the University of Minnesota, and now in corporate America.

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Gopher Football Saturday Scrimmage Moved To Concordia-St. Paul

The University of Minnesota announced Tuesday that its football scrimmage set for Saturday morning has been moved to Sea Foam Stadium on the campus of Concordia University in St. Paul.

08/12/2015

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Gophers’ New Guard Showing Grit, Skill On Offensive Line

The Gopher football team is now two practices into training camp. One of the areas getting a lot of coach Jerry Kill’s attention is the offensive line. He’s got two starters to replace. The new guy at left guard has all the right qualities.

08/08/2015

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Goetz Attends First Gopher Football Practice As Interim Athletic Director

Beth Goetz was named interim director of athletics after Norwood Teague resigned, admitting to sexually harrasing two university employees.

08/08/2015

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10 Reasons To Be Excited About Gopher Football

Minnesota will open its 2015 season with a night game on Thursday, Sept. 3, against TCU. The Horned Frogs enter the season ranked No. 2 in the country in most national polls. Here are 10 reasons why Gophers fans should be excited about the upcoming season.

08/06/2015

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Gophers To Use Minneapolis Native Jeff Jones As Receiver

Minnesota will use prized recruit Jeff Jones as a wide receiver to start his first season on the field with the team. Coach Jerry Kill confirmed Tuesday at his season-opening news conference that Jones has been switched from running back to wide receiver for now.

08/04/2015

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Gophers Gear Up For Fall Camp With Higher Goals, Expectations

The University of Minnesota football team is back with the same type of optimism as the Vikings. The Gophers officially open fall camp on Friday, with the team’s season opener against No. 2-ranked TCU looming on Sept. 3 under the lights at TCF Bank Stadium.

08/04/2015

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Jerry Kill Announces Gophers Football Fall Camp Schedule

The University of Minnesota football team has just a few weeks until it starts fall camp, and coach Jerry Kill announced the team’s practice schedule on Tuesday. The Gophers are coming off their second straight 8-5 regular season and a loss to Missouri in the Buffalo Wild Wings Citrus Bowl on Jan. 1.

07/21/2015

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Jerry Kill Stresses Love For Football, Fun At Camps

Here is a good question: During the summer months of camp season, can you teach kids to like football if they don’t? We paid a visit to Jerry Kill’s camp and asked him just that.

07/05/2015

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Hall Of Fame Tight End Charlie Sanders Dies At Age 68

The Detroit Lions say Hall of Fame tight end Charlie Sanders has died at age 68. Sanders, who played from 1968 through 1977, died Thursday from cancer. He spent 43 years with the Lions as a player, assistant coach, scout and radio broadcaster.

07/02/2015

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Gopher Football To Face Fresno State In 2018-19

The University of Minnesota announced Tuesday that the football program has agreed to a home-and-home non-conference series with Fresno State. The Gophers will host the Bulldogs on Sept. 8, 2018, and travel to Fresno State on Sept. 7, 2019.

06/30/2015

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Vikings Sign Former Gophers WR Isaac Fruechte

The Minnesota Vikings announced Monday they’ve signed undrafted rookie free agent wide receiver Isaac Fruechte. Fruechte was with the University of Minnesota for the last three seasons after transferring from Rochester Community and Technical College.

05/11/2015

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Fmr. Gopher QB Philip Nelson To Play At South Alabama

A former Gopher quarterback is heading back to school and back to the football field. Philip Nelson transferred to Rutgers after the 2013 season, but they kicked him off the team following a fight in Mankato that left MSU-Mankato football player Isaac Kolstad with brain injuries.

05/01/2015

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Gopher Football To Have 4 Night Games In 2015

The University of Minnesota announced Thursday that the Gophers football team will have four night games in the 2015 season that will be nationally televised. The prime time games will be highlighted by Minnesota’s season opener against TCU on Thursday, Sept. 3, at TCF Bank Stadium.

04/23/2015

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Gopher Linebacker Hopes To Hear Name At NFL Draft

The 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.

04/18/2015

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Once A Gophers Quarterback, Adam Weber Returns As Coach

The Gophers added a veteran quarterback before spring practice, kind of. Adam Weber has returned as a graduate assistant, ready to make a new name in his football career as a coach.

04/08/2015

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Cobb Hoping Big Senior Season Turns Into NFL Opportunity

David Cobb set a single-season rushing record with the University of Minnesota football team last season, one that helped turn the Gopher program around. Now he’s hoping to get a pay day as a result. Cobb is preparing for the upcoming NFL Draft, which means overcoming an injury.

04/01/2015

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With Cobb Gone, Gophers Look To Improve Passing Game

The University of Minnesota football team is trying to find some things out this spring. One of the biggest is how the Gophers will function offensively after running back David Cobb’s departure. Cobb set a single-season rushing record with Minnesota as a senior.

03/24/2015

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Gophers Adding A Wrinkle: Going No-Huddle

The bread and butter of the Gopher football team’s offense has been a ground-and-pound rushing attack, but as they hold their spring practices over the next month, they’re adding in a new wrinkle: The no-huddle is coming to Minnesota.

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No Jail Time For Fmr. Gophers QB In Mankato Bar Brawl

Former University of Minnesota football player Philip Nelson will not serve any jail time following a fight outside a Mankato bar last May. Nelson heard his sentence before a packed courtroom in Blue Earth County Monday.

03/02/2015

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Gophers Football Opens Spring Practice March 3

Coming off its second straight 8-5 season and third consecutive season to end with a bowl game, the University of Minnesota football team opens spring practice on Tuesday.

03/01/2015

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University Of Minnesota Hosting Pro Day March 2

The University of Minnesota is hosting its pro day for outgoing Gophers football seniors on Monday, March 2. It’s a chance for graduating seniors from the football program who did not attend the NFL Combine to get live workouts in front of various NFL coaches and scouts.

02/23/2015

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Former Gophers Cobb, Williams, Wilson At NFL Combine

Running back David Cobb, tight end Maxx Williams and linebacker Damien Wilson are the ex-Gophers among more than 300 draft prospects scheduled to go through interviews, medical tests and skills drills at Lucas Oil Field in front of team officials from all around the league.

02/18/2015

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Dayton Pushing For Later Start Times For Gopher Home Games

While Gopher fans focus on Thursday’s bowl game, Governor Mark Dayton is thinking ahead to next season. The governor doesn’t want the Gophers starting any more home games before noon. In fact, he’d like to see a law in Minnesota making those early starts illegal.

12/31/2014

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Gophers Get Down To Business As Bowl Game Nears

It’s down to business for the Gophers football squad. The University of Minnesota team is on the ground in Orlando, Florida ahead of its Jan. 1 Citrus Bowl matchup with Missouri. The Gophers were headed to a high school field Friday for a 75-minute practice.

12/26/2014

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