2016 Big Ten West Preview: Can The Gophers Contend?Kirk Ferentz's group surprised many last season as they ran off an undefeated regular season before losing their last two. Can they win the West once again?
Gophers Prep For ‘Pig’ Win Against Iowahe Gopher football team meets Iowa on Saturday. It's the first test in a final stretch that features four teams with a winning record. "It's just one of those things where sometimes things aren't clicking right away for us," said quarterback Mitch Leidner. "And, you know, once they click it, like in the second half there, it's just too late I guess."
Iowa Breezes By Minnesota 23-7Jake 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).
Gopher FB Coach Jerry Kill On WCCO Morning NewsUniversity of Minnesota football coach Jerry Kill joined Dave Lee
Vikings Assistant White To Coach Iowa RBsIowa coach Kirk Ferentz completed his second staff shake-up in as many years Friday, hiring Minnesota Vikings assistant Chris White to coach running backs and calling himself eager to start "a new chapter" in the program.
Minnesota Vikings Rising And Falling PlayersAdrian Peterson and Chad Greenway have been getting better as the season has worn on for the Minnesota Vikings, while Percy Harvin and Harrison Smith have seen their production slip of late. The Vikings have proven capable of winning without Harvin, but any sort of playoff run needs to include the dynamic receiver.
Minnesota Vikings Hosting Tampa Bay Buccaneers On ThursdayThe Minnesota Vikings host the Tampa Bay Buccaneers in its first Thursday night game since September of 2010. The Vikings will enter the game as the favorite at home, two things that bode well for the purple. The key will be stopping passing duo Josh Freeman and Vincent Jackson.
Iowa Runs Past Minnesota 31-13Mark Weisman ran for 177 yards, 155 in the first half, to lead Iowa to a 31-13 win over Minnesota on Saturday and give the Hawkeyes possession of the Floyd of Rosedale bronze pig trophy.
As Gophers Face Iowa, 'Floyd Of Rosedale' Is On The LineThe Minnesota Gophers (4-0) will be facing Iowa (2-2) at Kinnick Stadium. Kickoff is 11 a.m. on Saturday.
Getting To Know Minnesota Vikings' Starting Middle Linebacker, Jasper BrinkleyJasper Brinkley has assumed the starting middle linebacker role with the Minnesota Vikings. Here's how he got there.
Iowa Gets Another Road Win, 64-62 Over Minnesota Matt Gatens had 19 points, six rebounds and three steals to lead Iowa's second-half surge past Minnesota for a 64-62 victory on Wednesday night.
Hawkeyes Visit Minnesota, Hope To Avenge LossIowa stepped in TCF Bank Stadium last November and lost to a Minnesota team determined to finish a dismal season in strong fashion.