WCCO EYE4 LOGO WCCO Radio wcco-eye-white01, ww color white

Gopher Football

(credit: CBS)

Teague Backs Coach Kill, Star Tribune Editor Apologizes For Column

Two days after his latest seizure on the sidelines, Gopher football coach Jerry Kill was back at work. And the U’s athletic director said he supports the coach “100 percent.” The coach was taken off the field at halftime of Saturday’s game at TCF Bank Stadium. It was the third time in three years that he’s had to miss part of a game because of his epilepsy. It’s uncharted territory for a major college sports program, having this happen so frequently and so publicly.

09/16/2013

(credit: CBS)

Fans React To Coach Kill’s Latest Seizure

Three seizures during three games in two years have Gopher fans like Margaret Swanson wondering if coach Jerry Kill’s struggles with epilepsy are too much for the job. “I feel so bad because it seems to be happening a lot,” Swanson said. “I wonder what happens in the locker room when he doesn’t come in…I’m sure it takes a toll on them a little bit.” Dr. Thaddeus Walczak is an epileptologist at the University of Minnesota. He says that although high-stress situations – like football games – could make seizures more likely to occur in someone with epilepsy, that’s not a reason to change careers.

09/14/2013

(credit: Leon Halip/Getty Images)

Minnesota Hits Road For New Mexico State Rematch

This is the week Minnesota was originally scheduled to play at North Carolina. Instead, the Gophers are going to New Mexico State, having spent $800,000 to get out of the two-game contract with the Tar Heels because coach Jerry Kill was concerned about the confidence of his young players on the road against a formidable nonconference opponent.

09/06/2013

(credit: Getty Images/Scott Halleran)

Hoping To Watch Saturday’s Gopher Football Game? Here’s How

The University of Minnesota football team is playing its second game of the season Saturday night at New Mexico State. If you want to watch it live, you may have to head to your nearest sports bar.

09/02/2013

(credit: CBS)

Sports, State Fair Make For Busy Twin Cities Day

A trifecta of major sporting events plus the Minnesota State Fair will make for a busy day in the Twin Cities. The Minnesota Twins, the Minnesota Vikings and the University of Minnesota Golden Gopher football team are all in action at their Minneapolis stadiums on Thursday.

08/29/2013

(credit: CBS)

Gophers Gear Up For Football Season Opener

On Thursday, the Gopher football team tries to start the season right at TCF Bank Stadium against UNLV. The heat is on for the program, and this time literally. The extreme heat means more players will play in game one. The Rebels took the favored Gophers to three overtimes in last year’s opener.

08/26/2013

(credit: Jupiter Images)

6 Current Football Players Join Suit Against NCAA

Six current college football players were added as plaintiffs Thursday to a high-profile anti-trust lawsuit that claims the NCAA owes billions of dollars to former players for allowing their likenesses to be used without compensation.

07/19/2013

(credit: Leon Halip/Getty Images)

Gopher Football Announces 2015 Big 10 Schedule

The University of Minnesota football program announced its Big Ten football schedule for 2015 Monday morning. The Gophers will have Big Ten Conference home games against Nebraska, Michigan, Illinois and Wisconsin. They’ll travel to face Northwestern, Purdue, Ohio State and Iowa.

06/03/2013

(credit: CBS)

U Of M Gets More Money For Alcohol At TCF Stadium

Officials with the University of Minnesota announced Wednesday they’ve no longer lost money on the sale of alcohol for Gophers football games at TCF Bank Stadium. That’s because the athletic department and its food and beverage provider, Aramark, have amended their contract.

05/15/2013

(credit: Leon Halip/Getty Images)

Gopher Football Adds TCU To Schedule

Minnesota and Texas Christian will play non-conference football games in 2014 and 2015. Gophers athletic director Norwood Teague announced the agreement on Tuesday.

05/07/2013

(credit: CBS)

Gray Ends Gophers’ Career At Meineke Bowl

The Gopher football team plays its finale against Texas Tech in the Car Care Bowl in Houston on Friday night.

12/28/2012

(credit: CBS)

2012 In Review: Top Local Sports Stories

It was another somewhat crazy and eventful year in Minnesota sports filled with big wins, tough losses, some controversy and fresh faces hitting the scene.

12/26/2012

university, minnesota, logo, gophers

Gophers WR McDonald Won’t Play In Bowl Game

The Gophers will be without one of their emerging wide receives as they face Texas Tech in the Meineke Car Care Bowl later this week.

12/25/2012

(credit: Mark A. Cunningham/Getty Images)

Gophers Hand Out Team Awards At Banquet

The University of Minnesota football team and the Goal Line Club celebrated the 2012 season with its annual awards banquet Sunday afternoon at the Hilton Hotel in Minneapolis.

11/26/2012

(credit: Leon Halip/Getty Images)

Minnesota’s Kill: Player Quit Over Discipline

Minnesota coach Jerry Kill defended a forceful rebuke of leading receiver A.J. Barker that led to the player’s abrupt departure from the program, saying he had to discipline the player for a confrontation with the team’s training staff.

11/19/2012

more

previous