Gopher Football

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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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PODCAST PAGE: 12-8-14 The WCCO Morning News With Dave Lee-John Hines Hosts

John Hines in for Dave Lee on Monday….Click the link above to head to the PODCAST PAGE

12/08/2014

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Podcast Page: 12-3-14 The WCCO Morning News With Dave Lee

Reaction to the Twins bringing back Torii Hunter-click the link above to listen!

12/03/2014

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Jerry Kill Talks With Mike Max-BIG TEN COACH OF THE YEAR!

Jerry Kill talked with Mike Max on Tuesday night about winning the BIG TEN COACH OF THE YEAR award. Click the link above to listen to the interview.

12/03/2014

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JERRY KILL On Coaching Rumors

The Gopher Football Coach joins WCCO’s Dave Lee to discuss his name being mentioned for other coaching openings.

12/02/2014

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PODCAST PAGE: 12-2-14 The WCCO Morning News With Dave Lee

Click on the link above to hear highlights from today’s show!

12/02/2014

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No. 14 Wisconsin Beats No. 22 Minnesota 34-24

Another come-from-behind win lifted Wisconsin to a Big Ten division title. Melvin Gordon ran for 151 yards and accounted for two scores, and the 14th-ranked Badgers rallied from a two-touchdown deficit to beat No. 22 Minnesota 34-24 on Saturday night to earn a trip to the conference championship game.

11/29/2014

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Good Questions: Gopher Trophies, Runny Noses & Bell Ringers

Dick from Stillwater asked: When was the last time the Gophers had possession of the Pig, Jug and Axe? Earlier this season, Minnesota beat Michigan to take the Little Brown Jug and Iowa for Floyd of Rosedale. If the Gophers beat the Badgers on Saturday, they will also be in possession of Paul Bunyan’s Axe. The last time that happened was 1967.

11/28/2014

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Podcast Page: 11-24-14 The WCCO Morning News With Dave Lee

A slippery Monday in CCO Land led to lots of weather, plus breaking news on Chuck Hagel, click the link above to listen back to highlights from Monday.

11/24/2014

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Minnesota Rallies To Upset No. 21 Huskers 28-24

Briean Boddy-Calhoun ripped the ball out of Nebraska receiver De’Mornay Pierson-El’s hands at the Minnesota 2-yard line after Mitch Leidner scored the go-ahead touchdown, and the Gophers overcame a 14-point halftime deficit to defeat No. 21 Nebraska 28-24 on Saturday.

11/22/2014

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Confident Gophers Ready To Face Nebraska

The Gopher football team is finding out about itself with a back-loaded schedule that takes them to Nebraska this week. They’re still hopeful of a spot in the Big Ten championship game, but more concerned about the task at hand. It is the most difficult stretch of the season, and Coach Jerry Kill is hoping his team doesn’t play so hard that it can’t keep playing.

11/18/2014

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11-18-14 Jerry Kill On Nebraska

Gophers and Corn Huskers both hungry for a win on Saturday in Lincoln.

11/18/2014

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Coach Kill Admired By 11-Year-Old Gophers Fan With Epilepsy

The last home game of the season ended in a disappointing loss for the Gophers. Ohio State beat Minnesota 31 to 24. Despite the defeat WCCO’s Rachel Slavik explains why one young fan still feels like a winner.

11/15/2014

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Barrett, No. 8 Ohio State Outlast Minnesota 31-24

J.T. Barrett threw for three touchdowns and ran for an Ohio State quarterback-record 189 yards and another score, helping the eighth-ranked Buckeyes overcome three turnovers and wintry weather to beat Minnesota 31-24 on Saturday afternoon.

11/15/2014

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Williams, Minnesota Rip Iowa 51-14, To Reclaim Pig

Maxx Williams caught three of Mitch Leidner’s four touchdown passes, and Minnesota ran for 291 yards in a romp past Iowa 51-14 on Saturday afternoon to retake the Floyd of Rosedale trophy after a two-year absence.

11/08/2014

Mayor Betsy Hodges

PODCAST PAGE: 11-7-14 The WCCO Morning News With Dave Lee

Listen to Mayor Betsy Hodges and other highlights from Friday with Dave Lee….click the link above

11/07/2014

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Gophers Prep For ‘Pig’ Win Against Iowa

he Gopher football team meets Iowa on Saturday. It’s the first test in a final stretch that features four teams with a winning record. “It’s just one of those things where sometimes things aren’t clicking right away for us,” said quarterback Mitch Leidner. “And, you know, once they click it, like in the second half there, it’s just too late I guess.”

11/05/2014

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Illini Defense Delivers Win Over Gophers, 28-24

Illinois turned to its much-criticized defense Saturday for a late touchdown and a defensive stand that delivered a 28-24 win over Minnesota.

10/25/2014

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