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U Of M To Host Pro Day For Draft Hopefuls March 3

The University of Minnesota announced Monday it will host a pro day workout for athletes getting ready for the NFL Draft in May. The event will be held March 3 at the Gibson-Nagurski Football Complex, where the Gophers football team practices during its season.

02/25/2014

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Washburn RB Jeff Jones Will Sign With Gophers

Minnesota’s top high school football player will be wearing Maroon and Gold at the University of Minnesota in the fall. Minneapolis Washburn senior Jeff Jones, who recently won Mr. Football, made his college decision official on Wednesday.

02/05/2014

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2013 In Review: Top Local Sports Stories

It was another eventful year in local sports with three local professional teams making the playoffs, a high profile coach getting dismissed and a football team having a turnaround season.

12/19/2013

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12-9-13 Norwood Teague Joins The Morning News With Dave Lee

Gopher Athletics Director Norwood Teague joins Dave Lee to discuss the bowl bid.

12/09/2013

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Rare Hype Surrounds Wisconsin-Minnesota Game

One of the nation’s longest-running rivalries hasn’t been a real rivalry for quite a while. Wisconsin has beaten Minnesota nine straight times, keeping Paul Bunyan’s Axe in Madison for what seems like an eternity to Golden Gophers fans.

11/22/2013

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11-19-13 Jerry Kill On The Morning News With Dave Lee!

Gophers trying to wrestle the traveling trophy from the Badgers for the first time in a decade.

11/19/2013

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As Gopher Bandwagon Grows, Ticket Sales Climb

With a 8-2 record and four-straight wins in the Big 10, the Gopher football has been the feel-good story of the fall. Now in year three of the Coach Jerry Kill era, the perception of the Gopher football program is changing. Gopher linebacker Damien Wilson says fans have been shocked by the team’s success. “They’re getting used to it,” Wilson said. “Everybody’s excited around here.”

11/11/2013

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Minnesota’s Rolling, Favored To Beat Penn State

How’s this for a paradigm shift in Big Ten football? Minnesota has won straight three conference games and is favored, ever so slightly, to beat Penn State. The Gophers (7-2, 3-2) gained the confidence and momentum they were lacking with a gritty victory at Northwestern three weeks ago, and now their sights are set on a New Year’s Day bowl game.

11/08/2013

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11-5-13 Jerry Kill On The Morning News With Dave Lee

Gophers trying to win 4 straight in the Big Ten……

11/05/2013

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Gophers Earn Big Ten Honors After Indiana Win

Quarterback Philip Nelson was named the Big Ten’s co-offensive player of the week, and punter Peter Mortell was picked as the conference’s special teams player of the week.

11/04/2013

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10-30-13 Jerry Kill Talks Exclusively On The Morning News With Dave Lee

The Gopher Coach talks with Dave and Sid…

10/30/2013

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10-29-13 Tracy Claeys On The Morning News With Dave Lee

A big win over Nebraska!

10/29/2013

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Kill Looks On As Minnesota Tops Northwestern 20-17

Ailing head coach Jerry Kill watched from a private box as Minnesota turned two second half turnovers into scores en route to a 20-17 Big Ten victory over Northwestern Saturday.

10/19/2013

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Northwestern Hosts Gophers Amid 2-Game Skid

Minnesota (4-2, 0-2) is expected to be missing a key figure again, with coach Jerry Kill on a leave of absence due to his epilepsy. He’s had five seizures on game days in two-plus seasons as the Golden Gophers’ coach, and he missed the most recent game, a loss at Michigan two weeks ago.

10/18/2013

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Day After Missing Game, Kill Stays Home To Rest

Minnesota coach Jerry Kill has a well-timed bye week to recover from his latest seizure. Team spokesman Paul Rovnak said Kill stayed at home on Sunday to rest. He had an episode the day before that kept him from traveling to the game at Michigan. The Gophers don’t play again until Oct. 19, so this is a low-key week. Assistant coaches held a brief meeting with players before leaving the facility.

10/06/2013

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