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Gophers Wilson, Myrick Earn Weekly Big Ten Honors

The Gophers football team is off to a 2-0 start in the Big Ten Conference, and two players were recognized by the league after their win over Northwestern on Saturday. Linebacker Damien Wilson is leading the league in tackles with 11 per game, and he collected a career-high 15 tackles with 1.5 sacks to lead the Gophers defense in the victory.

10/13/2014

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Gophers Fans Can See Little Brown Jug Wednesday, Thursday

There was plenty of excitement among fans last Saturday after the University of Minnesota football team beat Michigan 30-14 to reclaim the Little Brown Jug. Gophers fans looking to see the Little Brown Jug for themselves and even take a picture with it can do so Wednesday and Thursday night.

10/01/2014

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Minnesota Vs. Michigan: More Than Little Brown Jug At Stake

Minnesota at Michigan. The Little Brown Jug is on the line. So, it seems, is Brady Hoke’s job based on the noise coming out of Ann Arbor. Last week’s 16-point loss to Utah at home, following the 31-0 defeat at Notre Dame two weeks earlier, has made this as much a must-win game as there can be in late September.

09/25/2014

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Gophers QB Streveler Earns Weekly Big Ten Honor

Freshman quarterback Chris Streveler had a big game Saturday as the University of Minnesota football team beat San Jose State 24-7, and he received a weekly Big Ten honor Monday as a result.

09/22/2014

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High School Sports Rally: Sept. 19, 2014

We’ve arrived at the final weekend of the summer, but high school football is just heating up. David McCoy reported on the featured game — Hutchinson Vs. Orono — while Mike Max and Frank Vascellaro highlighted the best plays from other games.

09/19/2014

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Leidner Will Likely Start For Gophers Vs TCU

It is “the” test of the non-conference season for the Gophers football team. They’re headed to Fort Worth to face Texas Christian University. They’re two touchdown underdogs who are physically beaten up.

09/09/2014

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Cobb Earns Big Ten Honors After Gophers Win

The Big Ten Conference announced its weekly football awards on Monday, and University of Minnesota senior David Cobb made the list after the Gophers beat Middle Tennessee State 35-24. Cobb was selected a Co-Offensive Player of the Week after rushing for 220 yards and two touchdowns to lead Minnesota to a 2-0 start.

09/08/2014

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I-494 Closure May Cause Weekend Traffic Headaches

It will be a busy traffic weekend in the metro. The Minnesota Twins are in town and the Gophers have a football game at TCF Bank Stadium Saturday afternoon. But the biggest traffic headache is going to be at Interstate 494 and Cedar Avenue.

09/05/2014

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Gophers Lose Starting DT Scott Ekpe To Knee Injury

Minnesota defensive tackle Scott Ekpe may miss the rest of the season because of a significant injury to his right knee. Coach Jerry Kill declined Tuesday to give specifics, but he called the news on the junior a “major blow” to the Gophers.

09/02/2014

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5 Reasons The Gophers Won’t Overlook Eastern Illinois

There’s a lot of excitement around many college football teams as the season starts this week. Everybody has potential, and with a new four-team playoff system established, there will be a true and undeniable national champion at the end of the year. The University of Minnesota is one of several teams to open its regular season Thursday night.

08/27/2014

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Progress Made, But Can Minnesota Take Next Step?

For the first time under coach Jerry Kill, Minnesota has made significant progress. Last season, the Gophers doubled their Big Ten victory total of the previous two years. Their eight wins were the most the program had in a decade.

08/13/2014

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Top 5 Things To Watch For This Gophers Football Season

The Gophers open their fall camp on Friday, and there’s plenty of excitement around the program as it continues to make strides in Kill’s fourth season. Here are the top six things to watch this season.

07/31/2014

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Gopher Legend Bob McNamara Laid To Rest

He just lived to make others feel good. That’s the way most describe Gopher great Bob McNamara. The legendary halfback and fundraiser died Sunday. He was considered one of the best football players to come through the University of Minnesota.

07/26/2014

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Jerry Kill Announces Gopher Football Fall Camp Schedule

The University of Minnesota football program announced Tuesday its practice schedule for the upcoming fall camp before its season-opening game on Aug. 28.

07/22/2014

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Bears Draft Gopher Brock Vereen In 4th Round

The Chicago Bears selected Arizona running back Ka’Deem Carey and traded up in the fourth round to pick Minnesota safety Brock Vereen on Saturday. Carey was chosen with the 17th pick of the fourth round, 117th overall, and Vereen was 131st.

05/10/2014

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Falcons Draft Gopher DE Ra’Shede Hageman

The Atlanta Falcons bolstered their pass rush by picking Minnesota defensive end Ra’Shede Hageman in the second round of the NFL draft on Friday. Hageman, the fifth pick of the second round, joins a defense that ranked last in third-down efficiency, second-worst against the run and third-fewest in sacks.

05/09/2014

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Ra’shede Hageman Awaits NFL Draft Day

Ra’shede Hageman was a star at Minneapolis’ Washburn High School in two sports: football and basketball. His story includes life in foster homes before being adopted. He’s grown into a man ready for the NFL. “I’m thankful but, you know, I’m always remaining hungry. I’m just, you know, getting a step ahead of my competition, but I’m always humble,” Hageman said.

05/03/2014

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Gophers Give Kill Raise And Extra Year On Contract

Minnesota has given football coach Jerry Kill a raise and another year on his contract. The university announced Saturday that Kill’s deal was extended through the 2018 season and that he’ll make $2.1 million in 2014, a big spike from his previous salary of $1.2 million. That was the lowest in the Big Ten. Athletic director Norwood Teague had promised for months the contract would be restructured.

02/22/2014

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Rocori High Celebrates Grad Headed To Super Bowl

There will be a Minnesotan on the field during Sunday’s Super Bowl. Denver Broncos wide receiver Eric Decker grew up in Cold Spring, and played for the Gophers. On Thursday afternoon, hundreds of people filled the Rocori High School gymnasium for “Eric Decker Day.” Those on hand included preschoolers, teenagers, grownups and family – including Eric’s grandma, Bernice Decker.

01/30/2014

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No. 19 Michigan Pulls Away To Rout Minnesota 42-13

Devin Gardner threw a 24-yard, go-ahead touchdown pass to Devin Funchess late in the first half and No. 19 Michigan pulled away to rout Minnesota 42-13 on Saturday. The Wolverines (5-0, 1-0 Big Ten) relied on their running game to take pressure off the turnover-prone Gardner. He didn’t throw an interception for the first time since making his first start as a quarterback last year at Minnesota. The Golden Gophers (4-2, 0-2) were without coach Jerry Kill for an entire game for the first time because of his epilepsy. He had a seizure Saturday morning, when he planned to travel to Michigan to coach in the game, and remained home to rest in Minnesota.

10/05/2013

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Iowa Breezes By Minnesota 23-7

Jake Rudock threw for one touchdown and ran for another and Iowa beat Minnesota on both sides of the ball in a 23-7 victory on Saturday. Mark Weisman rushed for 147 yards on 24 carries, and Mike Meyer made three of his four field goal attempts to help the Hawkeyes (4-1, 1-0) start the Big Ten with a bang. After losing their opener to Northern Illinois, they’ve outscored their last two opponents 82-10. Senior linebackers Christian Kirksey, James Morris and Anthony Hitchens led a stifling effort on defense, including interceptions by Kirksey and Morris of Minnesota quarterback Philip Nelson. Nelson hadn’t played in two weeks because of an injury, but he started ahead of Mitch Leidner for the Gophers (4-1, 0-1).

09/28/2013

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Gophers Lose CB Boddy-Calhoun For Season

Minnesota starting cornerback Briean Boddy-Calhoun has a torn anterior cruciate ligament in his left knee that will keep him out for the rest of the season. Boddy-Calhoun was hurt last week at New Mexico State. Coach Jerry Kill revealed the injury on Tuesday. He said he expected Boddy-Calhoun to qualify for a medical redshirt from the NCAA, which would give him two more years of eligibility.

09/10/2013

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All Eyes Are On Gopher QB Philip Nelson

Philip Nelson was a gifted quarterback from Mankato West, where he was turning heads in the Big Ten. He committed to Minnesota, and in his sophomore season he’s progressing like he did in high school. “It’s a lot like high school when it comes to each year you play, it slows down noticeably, and that’s where I’m at right now. It’s taken a step slower for me, and I think as an offense we all feel the same way,” Nelson said.

08/24/2013

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St. Michael’s Native Spaeth Plays Tough For Steelers

Matt Spaeth is part of the group working at Larry Fitzgerald’s camp. Sit with him and you realize that the young man now has some years in this game. “It’s been a whirlwind to think this is year seven for me. I was just talking to somebody else, I don’t want to say this, but I’m coming up on 30 and to think I’ll be 30 playing in the NFL is just amazing. It’s been a dream come true,” Spaeth said.

06/29/2013

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Mike Max’s News & Notes For 5/25

Century Community College left-handed ace Jared Dettman, who is pitching in the Junior College World series, should get drafted for a second time next week. Cedar Rapids Kernels’ manager Jake Mauer sees some similarities between first-round prospect Byron Buxton and his brother – the Twins’ Joe Mauer. The Timberwolves are concerned about Kevin Love’s conditioning since his injury ended his season.

05/25/2013

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