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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
Minnesota and Texas Christian will play non-conference football games in 2014 and 2015. Gophers athletic director Norwood Teague announced the agreement on Tuesday.
The Gopher football team plays its finale against Texas Tech in the Car Care Bowl in Houston on Friday night.
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.
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.
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.
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.
Michael Carter has given the Gophers the kind of shutdown cornerback they’ve been missing for years.
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.
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.
University of Minnesota officials announced significant changes to the Gopher football season Tuesday morning that will affect the 2013-16 football seasons.
MarQueis Gray’s return from injury was short-lived. And so, it appears, was Minnesota’s claim to relevance in the Big Ten.
The old adage suggests Northwestern won’t be successful with Kain Colter and Trevor Siemian sharing time at the sport’s most important position.
Minnesota has all but ruled out quarterback MarQueis Gray of this week’s game because of a sprained left ankle.
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.
The last thing the Minnesota Golden Gophers should have to overcome when they face New Hampshire on Saturday is overconfidence.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.