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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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Top 2 Gopher NFL Prospects Sit On The Sidelines at Pro Day

Former Gophers running back David Cobb strained his quad at the NFL Combine last month, and rather than risk further injury by testing it in the Gophers’ annual Pro Day on Monday, he’s giving it time to heal up, and planning to hold his own personal pro day in early April.

03/02/2015

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Don Lucia Ties ‘U’ Record For Overall Wins

Gophers hockey coach Don Lucia just earned his 390th career victory with the University of Minnesota. That ties him with Doug Woog for the most wins in Gophers coaching history.

02/27/2015

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Sophomore Amanda Zahui Takes Charge For Minnesota Women

In the matter of two games, Minnesota sophomore Amanda Zahui B. has burst onto the national scene and put the Golden Gophers on the brink of an NCAA tournament berth.

02/23/2015

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A New Game In Town: Hockey Schools Or Hockey Factories?

Just since last year, two new hockey-intensive private schools opened in the Twin Cities, geared toward producing top talent by offering ice time and elite coaching as part of every school day.

02/21/2015

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PODCAST PAGE-2-20-15 The WCCO Morning News With Dave Lee

The Return Of KG! Click the link above to hear Dave Lee and friends talk about Kevin Garnett.

02/20/2015

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PODCAST PAGE-The WCCO Morning News With Dave Lee 2-19-15

Amy Klobuchar on the Anti-Terror Summit and how cold was it in CRANE LAKE-Click the link above to head to the Podcast Page!

02/19/2015

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Northwestern Hits 15 3s To Beat Minnesota 72-66

Bryant McIntosh scored 17 points and Northwestern hit 15 3-pointers to beat Minnesota 72-66 on Wednesday night.

Tre Demps added 11 points, seven assists and five rebounds for the Wildcats (12-14, 3-10 Big Ten), who have won two straight in the conference following a 10-game losing streak. Northwestern shot 43.6 percent for the game, but 47 percent on 32 3-point attempts and only turned the ball over 10 times.

02/18/2015

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Podcast Page: 2/16/15 The WCCO Morning News With Dave Lee

A President’s Day edition of The Morning News. Click the link above to visit Dave Lee’s Podcast Page.

02/16/2015

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PODCAST PAGE: 2-12-15 The WCCO Morning News With Dave Lee

Listen to John Rash discuss the life of David Carr on The Rash Report. Click the link above to listen to that conversation and other highlights from Friday the 13th on the Morning News WIth WCCO’s Dave Lee.

02/13/2015

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PODCAST PAGE 2-12-15 The WCCO Morning News With Dave Lee

Senator Franken returns to SNL for the their 40th Anniversary Special….click the link above to head to Dave Lee’s Podcast page!

02/12/2015

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2-6-15 PODCAST-The WCCO Morning News With Dave Lee!

A frantic Friday includes a preview of the Grammy’s from Entertainment Tonight’s Kevin Frazier…Click the link above to listen.

02/06/2015

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