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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

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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

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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

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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

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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

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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

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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

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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

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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

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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

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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

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Mature CB Carter Finally Flourishes For Minnesota

Michael Carter has given the Gophers the kind of shutdown cornerback they’ve been missing for years.

10/30/2012

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Gophers Receive Big 10 Awards After Victory

Teams usually get honored after big wins in conference play, and the Gopher football team is no exception after its dominating 44-28 win over Purdue on Saturday at TCF Bank Stadium.

10/29/2012

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Gophers Move Forward With Freshmen

The Philip Nelson era has begun earlier than Minnesota expected. The Gophers not only made the move to the freshman from Mankato to keep a healthy quarterback behind center, but they’re getting a head start on next season and beyond.

10/23/2012

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Gophers Make Several Changes To Future Football Schedules

University of Minnesota officials announced significant changes to the Gopher football season Tuesday morning that will affect the 2013-16 football seasons.

10/16/2012

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Sloppy Gophers Stumble To 21-13 Loss

MarQueis Gray’s return from injury was short-lived. And so, it appears, was Minnesota’s claim to relevance in the Big Ten.

10/13/2012

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Minnesota, Northwestern Try To Get Back On Track

The old adage suggests Northwestern won’t be successful with Kain Colter and Trevor Siemian sharing time at the sport’s most important position.

10/12/2012

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With Gray Hurt, Shortell’s The Guy For Now At QB

Minnesota has all but ruled out quarterback MarQueis Gray of this week’s game because of a sprained left ankle.

09/18/2012

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MAC Rematch Between Jerry Kill And Bill Cubit

Western Michigan likes to use its wide-open passing game to catch teams that are unfamiliar with the tempo a little flat-footed. Minnesota should be ready on Saturday.

09/14/2012

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FCS Schools Are No Cupcakes For Minnesota

The last thing the Minnesota Golden Gophers should have to overcome when they face New Hampshire on Saturday is overconfidence.

09/07/2012

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Gopher Football: Defense Still Suspect

The Gopher football team is just one day away from kicking off its season at UNLV. Training camps bring optimism, and the Gophers traditionally fall into that category believing the pieces are in place on offense.

08/29/2012

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Gopher Offense Simplifying For Success

In one week, the Gopher football team will travel to Las Vegas to take on the Rebels. How will the offense look? Well, the team believe it’s not what you teach, it’s how you teach it.

08/23/2012

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Bowl Game Or Bust? Gophs Believe They’ll Get There

The start of the season always brings optimism. Players at Minnesota insist this is different. They’re determined to get back to a bowl game.

08/16/2012

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Mike Max’s News And Notes For July 21, 2012

University of Minnesota football, a Minnesota Twins pitcher on watching video tape and a new member of the Minnesota Wild on the Xcel Energy Center: It’s all part of this week’s news and notes.

07/21/2012

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U Board Of Regents To Vote On Alcohol Wednesday

The Board of Regents at the University of Minnesota will vote Wednesday on a final plan to allow alcohol at TCF Bank Stadium during football games, according to officials.

07/10/2012

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