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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

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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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PODCAST PAGE: 10-24-14 The WCCO Morning News With Dave Lee!

Click the link above to listen to Dave Lee’s Podcasts from Friday!

10/24/2014

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First-Place Gophers Trying To Stay Grounded

Resiliency will be as important for Minnesota the rest of the season as its most tangible strength of running the ball well. Last week’s win over Purdue provided plenty of time to polish both of those attributes.

10/21/2014

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Myrick’s Return Lifts Minnesota Over Northwestern

Jalen Myrick returned a kickoff 100 yards in the fourth quarter to atone for a penalty on the previous drive and help Minnesota defeat Northwestern, 24-17, on Saturday.

10/11/2014

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U Of M Discontinues Ticket Bundling

The efforts of a University of Minnesota student have helped change the way the University sells season tickets. This spring, the University began bundling ticket packages.

10/03/2014

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PODCAST PAGE: The WCCO Morning News With Dave Lee Hump Day 9-24-14!

Miss something from a Busy HUMPDAY? Click the link above to head to Dave Lee’s Podcast Page.

09/24/2014

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Leidner Still A Question Mark For Michigan Game

Minnesota quarterback Mitch Leidner is still struggling with injuries to his knee and toe and remains a question mark for the Golden Gophers as they open practice to prepare for Michigan. Leidner missed the game last week against San Jose State, and coach Jerry Kill says it’s too early to count him out.

09/23/2014

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PODCAST PAGE: The WCCO Morning News With Dave Lee 9-23-14

Miss something from Tuesday’s show? Click the link above to head to Dave Lee’s PODCAST PAGE!

09/23/2014

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Good Questions: Cannons, Baby Footprints & Sunflowers

Larye from Minneapolis wants to know: Why don’t they fire the cannon off at Gopher football games anymore? This is something they did for years after every Gopher touchdown. Rod Wallace, the man who fired the cannon, retired after this past season.

09/19/2014

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Leidner Has Turf Toe But Practicing With Gophers

Minnesota quarterback Mitch Leidner has a turf toe injury on his left foot, leaving his availability uncertain for this week’s game against San Jose State. Coach Jerry Kill said Leidner would practice Tuesday but won’t play Saturday if he’s not deemed 100 percent healthy.

09/16/2014

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Cobb Carries Minnesota Past Middle Tennessee 35-24

David Cobb had 29 carries for two touchdowns and a career-high 220 yards, the most for the program in nine years, and Minnesota outlasted Middle Tennessee for a 35-24 victory on Saturday. Donnell Kirkwood also had a first-quarter touchdown run for the Golden Gophers (2-0), who rushed for 284 yards.

09/06/2014

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PODCAST: The WCCO Morning News With Dave Lee 9-2-14

After 8 days at the State Fair, Dave and the gang return to the studio…..click the link above to listen back to Tuesday’s show highlights.

09/02/2014

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Podcast: State Fair-Tuesday-August 27, 2014 Dave Lee-The WCCO Morning News

                                 

08/27/2014

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PODCAST: Minnesota State Fair 8-26-14 The WCCO Morning News With Dave Lee

Tuesday Podcast from the Minnesota State Fair! Click the link above to listen back!

08/26/2014

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Gophers Defensive Coach Claeys Looks To The Future

One of the keys to the Gopher football team’s defense is the man who runs it. It’s largely because he has head coaching experience … for the Gophers!

08/16/2014

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TCF Bank Stadium Uses Preseason To Prep For Vikings Games

Preseason football is underway, and without a home of their own the Minnesota Vikings have moved in to their temporary home at TCF Bank Stadium That means some big changes for fans.

08/08/2014

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Gophers All-American McNamara Dies At 82

Bob McNamara, an All-American football player for Minnesota in the 1950s and later a major fundraiser for the university, has died. He was 82. The university announced McNamara’s death on Monday. The school says McNamara died after a long illness on Sunday night.

07/21/2014

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PODCAST PAGE: The Morning News With Dave Lee “GOIN TO THE LAKE” In Brainerd….

What a great time in the Brainerd Lakes area!

07/01/2014

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Benefit Held For Mankato Football Player Critical After Assault

A benefit is planned for the former Mankato football player nearly beaten to death almost two weeks ago. Isaac Kolstad remains in critical condition after allegedly being assaulted by two men. One of them is said to be former gopher quarterback Philip Nelson, the other, Trevor Shelley.

05/22/2014

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