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.
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.
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.
From the Kentucky county clerk controversy to Hunger Action Month, these are the four stories to know for Thursday, Sept. 3.
How important is football to a college? Good Question.
The Minnesota football program has hardly been prone to some catchy nickname like Cornerback College or Safety School.
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.
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.
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.
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.
One of Minnesota’s top incoming freshmen has been denied medical clearance to play for the men’s basketball team.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.”
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.
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.
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.
This frustrating season is over for the Gophers, without an opportunity to defend their National Invitation Tournament title.
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.
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.
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.
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.