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Reality Check: Minnesota’s Sports Facilities Building Boom

Minnesota’s new major league soccer franchise may be closing in on a location for its new home: a privately-financed $150 million, 20,000 seat soccer stadium in St. Paul or Minneapolis.

10 hours ago

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4 Things To Know: Gophers Drop Opener, Early Pumpkin Spice, & More

These are the four stories you need to know about for Friday, September 4. They include the early arrival of a fall favorite, and a hopefully sincere mea culpa from a coastal journalist who took aim at flyover country.

19 hours ago

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‘U’ Associate Athletic Director On Leave Amid Allegations

University of Minnesota senior associate athletic director Mike Ellis is stepping aside after complaints were lodged against him. According to a spokesperson for the university, Mike Ellis, who was a hand-picked associate of athletic director Norwood Teague, had been recently named in five anonymous complaints.

09/03/2015

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4 Things To Know: Kentucky Clerk Controversy, Hunger Action Month & More

From the Kentucky county clerk controversy to Hunger Action Month, these are the four stories to know for Thursday, Sept. 3.

09/03/2015

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Good Question: How Important Is Football To Colleges?

How important is football to a college? Good Question.

09/02/2015

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All-Senior Secondary A Strength For Minnesota This Season

The Minnesota football program has hardly been prone to some catchy nickname like Cornerback College or Safety School.

08/31/2015

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Lots Of Speculation On The U’s Next Athletic Director

As the dust settles over the resignation of University of Minnesota Athletic Director Norwood Teague, the search for a new leader has yet to officially begin.

08/12/2015

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University Of Minnesota Responds To 3rd Harassment Report

The University of Minnesota responded Monday to a third woman’s claims that she was sexually harassed by former athletic director Norwood Teague by asking that anyone else with similar allegations come forward.

08/10/2015

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Gophers’ New Guard Showing Grit, Skill On Offensive Line

The Gopher football team is now two practices into training camp. One of the areas getting a lot of coach Jerry Kill’s attention is the offensive line. He’s got two starters to replace. The new guy at left guard has all the right qualities.

08/08/2015

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Minnesota To Face Oklahoma State In South Dakota

Minnesota will play Oklahoma State in a neutral-site nonconference game in Sioux Falls, South Dakota, this season. The Gophers announced Friday they’ll face the Cowboys on Saturday, Dec. 12, at the 3,250-seat Sanford Pentagon arena.

06/26/2015

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Minnesota’s Jarvis Johnson Declared Medically Unable To Play

One of Minnesota’s top incoming freshmen has been denied medical clearance to play for the men’s basketball team.

06/15/2015

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Former Gopher And NFL Player Shares Challenges Of Brain Training

Ben Utecht is used to training for game day on the field, but at the Learning RX facility in Savage where he’s working to strengthen his memory retention skills, the work is tough.

05/18/2015

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Former All-American Gopher Bobby Bell Earns College Diploma At 74

NFL Hall-Of-Famer and former All-American Gopher Bobby Bell has been making national headlines this week. The 74-year-old earned his college degree after heading back to school to finish.

05/16/2015

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Minneapolis Southwest Shortstop Making History

He is a shortstop who can hit, and he’s making a bit of history.

No one knows for sure, but they believe before Minneapolis Southwest’s Jordan Kazicky, a player from Minneapolis hadn’t been recruited to play for the Gophers since the early ’80s.

05/01/2015

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Fmr. Gopher QB Philip Nelson To Play At South Alabama

A former Gopher quarterback is heading back to school and back to the football field. Philip Nelson transferred to Rutgers after the 2013 season, but they kicked him off the team following a fight in Mankato that left MSU-Mankato football player Isaac Kolstad with brain injuries.

05/01/2015

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Gopher Linebacker Hopes To Hear Name At NFL Draft

The NFL draft is two weeks away, and one Gopher is hoping to hear his name. Linebacker Damien Wilson flourished this season, and now he’s training and preparing for a shot at the big time.

04/18/2015

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Focus On Passing Game Is Paying Off For Gophers

The 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.”

04/04/2015

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Overcoming Hurdles, Anyanwu A Likely Replacement For Gopher Maxx Williams

Maxx 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.

03/28/2015

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4 Things To Know: GermanWings Crash Update, The Frozen Four & More

These are the four things you need to know about for Friday, March 27, including a case-breaking update in the French Alps plane crash, and the Gophers’ appearance in the “Frozen Four” NCAA Hockey Tournament.

03/27/2015

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BC’s Alex Carpenter Beats Hannah Brandt For Kazmaier Award

Boston College junior forward Alex Carpenter has won the Patty Kazmaier Memorial Award, given annually to the top player in women’s college hockey. The award was presented Saturday at the University of Minnesota, the site of the NCAA championship. Carpenter beat finalists Hannah Brandt, a junior forward for Minnesota.

03/21/2015

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Gophers Get Left Out Of NIT, Too

This frustrating season is over for the Gophers, without an opportunity to defend their National Invitation Tournament title.

03/16/2015

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Russell, Ohio State Beat Minnesota 79-73 In Big Ten Tourney

D’Angelo Russell scored 23 points, Shannon Scott had 21 and Ohio State beat Minnesota 79-73 in the Big Ten tournament on Thursday night.

03/12/2015

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Gophers Get Rutgers In Opener At Big 10 Tournament

Minnesota will start the Big Ten tournament with a play-in game against last-place Rutgers. With a 6-12 record in conference play, the Gophers lost a tiebreaker with Northwestern and received the No. 11 seed.

03/09/2015

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Newbill’s Buzzer-Beating 3 Lifts Penn State Past Minnesota

D.J. Newbill pulled up and calmly swished a 3-pointer at the buzzer, giving him 31 points to lift Penn State to a 79-76 victory over Minnesota on Sunday.

03/08/2015

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No. 6 Wisconsin Wins Big 10 Title By Beating Minnesota 76-63

Wisconsin wasn’t about to let up after clinching at least a tie for the Big Ten title last weekend.

The Badgers had plenty of red-clad support with them on the road for inspiration. There was a certain 7-footer with all kinds of skills who helped a lot, too.

03/05/2015

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