Jerry Kill Gets Roasted At Surprise Award EventJerry Kill is gone, but certainly not forgotten in these parts. The Minutemen presented him with a Man of the Year Award at a roast for him Friday.
Gopher Punter Names Himself 'Holder Of The Year'A punter for the Minnesota Gophers got a lot of buzz online for crowning himself with a title of his own creation. After the Big Ten snubbed Peter Mortell for the "Punter of the Year" honor, he took matters into his own sturdy hands Tuesday.
Badgers Beat Gophers For 12th Straight Time, 31-21Dare Ogunbowale rushed for a career-high 155 yards and a touchdown and Wisconsin beat Minnesota for the 12th straight time, 31-21 on Saturday. Taiwan Deal rushed for 90 and two scores and Wisconsin (9-3, 6-2 Big Ten) kept Paul Bunyan's Axe, which goes to the winner of the most-played rivalry game in college football.
Gophers Trying To Recover From Rough StartThe Big Ten's West Division is the most winnable of the two these days. The current class of the conference, Ohio State, Michigan State and Michigan, is in the other group. Nebraska and Minnesota were two of the early favorites, but they've already fallen behind. Their matchup on Saturday will be critical for remaining in the race, with undefeated Iowa off to the strongest start.
Barber Makes His Own Name At Robbinsdale ArmstrongThomas Barber knows the end is near for his high school career at Robbinsdale Armstrong, and it has been a good one on a good team. "All my friends I've made, I mean, I've created a bond with all these guys growing up from like second grade, third grade, fourth grade," Barber said. "It's finally our senior year and it's just been fun."
Gophers CB Boddy-Calhoun Won't Need Surgery On Injured KneeThe Minnesota Golden Gophers finally got a little good news on the injury front. Coach Jerry Kill says star cornerback Briean Boddy-Calhoun will not need surgery on the knee he injured last Saturday against Ohio. Kill would not say if Boddy-Calhoun would be available this weekend in the Big Ten opener at Northwestern.
Minnesota, Kill Reach 1-Year Contract Extension Through 2019Minnesota coach Jerry Kill has agreed to a one-year contract extension, through the 2019 season. The deal was announced Friday by the university. Terms weren't immediately available.
At 74, Gophers Great Bobby Bell To Earn College DegreeThursday will be a big day for former University of Minnesota football legend Bobby Bell. At 74 years old, he's set to finish his college education that started at Minnesota 56 years ago. He will earn his degree from Minnesota.
2 Gophers In NFL Draft Heading To TexasThe Dallas Cowboys have taken linebacker Damien Wilson of Minnesota in the fourth round of the NFL draft, and the Tennessee Titans selected the running back they said they wanted out of the final day of the NFL draft in David Cobb of Minnesota.
Fmr. Gopher & His Brother Aim To Make Cancer Patients ComfortableIt's been nearly five years since a cancer diagnosis ended a promising football career for Connor Cosgrove. He was a wide receiver at the University of Minnesota when he was diagnosed with leukemia in 2010. He had to stop playing football, and underwent years of chemotherapy treatments.
Focus On Passing Game Is Paying Off For GophersThe Gophers football coaches made no bones about it at the start of the spring: If their team is to get better, their passing game has to get better. So has it? "Yeah, definitely," quarterback Mitch Leidner said. "I feel like we've taken a huge step."
Overcoming Hurdles, Anyanwu A Likely Replacement For Gopher Maxx WilliamsMaxx Williams was the most explosive offensive weapon to play for the Gopher football team in years. As the Gophers conduct their spring practices, the emphasis turns to figuring out how to replace him.