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Minnesota, Kill Reach 1-Year Contract Extension Through 2019

Minnesota coach Jerry Kill has agreed to a one-year contract extension, through the 2019 season. The deal was announced Friday by the university. Terms weren’t immediately available.

08/14/2015

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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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Goetz Attends First Gopher Football Practice As Interim Athletic Director

Beth Goetz was named interim director of athletics after Norwood Teague resigned, admitting to sexually harrasing two university employees.

08/08/2015

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10 Reasons To Be Excited About Gopher Football

Minnesota will open its 2015 season with a night game on Thursday, Sept. 3, against TCU. The Horned Frogs enter the season ranked No. 2 in the country in most national polls. Here are 10 reasons why Gophers fans should be excited about the upcoming season.

08/06/2015

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Gophers To Use Minneapolis Native Jeff Jones As Receiver

Minnesota will use prized recruit Jeff Jones as a wide receiver to start his first season on the field with the team. Coach Jerry Kill confirmed Tuesday at his season-opening news conference that Jones has been switched from running back to wide receiver for now.

08/04/2015

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Gophers Gear Up For Fall Camp With Higher Goals, Expectations

The University of Minnesota football team is back with the same type of optimism as the Vikings. The Gophers officially open fall camp on Friday, with the team’s season opener against No. 2-ranked TCU looming on Sept. 3 under the lights at TCF Bank Stadium.

08/04/2015

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Jerry Kill Announces Gophers Football Fall Camp Schedule

The University of Minnesota football team has just a few weeks until it starts fall camp, and coach Jerry Kill announced the team’s practice schedule on Tuesday. The Gophers are coming off their second straight 8-5 regular season and a loss to Missouri in the Buffalo Wild Wings Citrus Bowl on Jan. 1.

07/21/2015

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Jerry Kill Stresses Love For Football, Fun At Camps

Here is a good question: During the summer months of camp season, can you teach kids to like football if they don’t? We paid a visit to Jerry Kill’s camp and asked him just that.

07/05/2015

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Minnesota Submits Bid To Host College Football Championship

The Minnesota Sports Facilities Authority says Minnesota has submitted its bid to host the College Football Playoff National Championship game in 2020.

05/27/2015

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Minnesota Bids For 2020 College Football Championship Game

Minnesota Gov. Mark Dayton and state business Tuesday launched an official bid Tuesday for the 2020 College Football Playoff National Championship game. It would be played at the new Minnesota Vikings stadium under construction in Minneapolis, which is already hosting the 2018 Super Bowl and the 2019 Final Four.

05/05/2015

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Gopher Football To Have 4 Night Games In 2015

The University of Minnesota announced Thursday that the Gophers football team will have four night games in the 2015 season that will be nationally televised. The prime time games will be highlighted by Minnesota’s season opener against TCU on Thursday, Sept. 3, at TCF Bank Stadium.

04/23/2015

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Minnesota’s Quarterbacks Shine In Spring Scrimmage

Minnesota coach Jerry Kill liked the way starting quarterback Mitch Leidner and his two backups performed during the Gophers’ spring game on Saturday.

04/11/2015

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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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Football Coach Convention Focuses On Safety

Each Minnesota high school football coaches gather for an annual convention. What stays the same are the relationships, renewed and reborn. What changes are the issues, and in 2015, it’s a whole lot about safety.

04/03/2015

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Birthday Wishes Pour In As Sid Hartman Turns 95

The well-wishes came pouring in all Sunday morning on WCCO’s Sports Huddle radio show. They were all for long-time host and sports legend Sid Hartman, who celebrated his 95th birthday by coming to work at WCCO’s downtown Minneapolis studios.

03/15/2015

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Gophers Adding A Wrinkle: Going No-Huddle

The bread and butter of the Gopher football team’s offense has been a ground-and-pound rushing attack, but as they hold their spring practices over the next month, they’re adding in a new wrinkle: The no-huddle is coming to Minnesota.

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Gophers Football Opens Spring Practice March 3

Coming off its second straight 8-5 season and third consecutive season to end with a bowl game, the University of Minnesota football team opens spring practice on Tuesday.

03/01/2015

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Podcast Page: 2-5-15 The WCCO Morning News With Dave Lee

Listen to U of M President Eric Kaler discuss measles preparations, and other highlights from Thursday by clicking the link above.

02/05/2015

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Minnesota Announces 2015 Football Recruiting Class

It’s National Signing Day for high school athletes as they put the pen to paper and finalize where they are heading to be student-athletes in college.

02/04/2015

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Podcast Page-1-2-15 John Hines Fills In For DAVE LEE On WCCO RADIO!

A Citrus Bowl recap on Friday, with John Hines in for Dave Lee. Click the link above to head to the PODCAST PAGE.

01/02/2015

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PODCAST PAGE: 1-1-15 The WCCO Morning News With Dave Lee

Happy New Year from Dave Lee and the gang……Listen back to highlights of his show that came live to you today from ORLANDO, FL. Click the link above for highlights of the show.

01/01/2015

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Mizzou, Minnesota Primed For Citrus Bowl Matchup

At Minnesota, fourth-year coach Jerry Kill and the Golden Gophers (8-4) are celebrating a return to a New Year’s Day bowl for the first time since 1962.

12/31/2014

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Jerry Kill, Back From Leave, Leads Gophers To Bowl

When Minnesota coach Jerry Kill came back from a leave of absence sooner than expected, everyone took notice. Last year, after a bout with epileptic seizures forced Kill to miss an entire game for the first time in his career, he appeared in the locker room at Northwestern to give the Gophers a surprise pep talk.

12/30/2014

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Gophers QB Leidner Preps For Citrus Bowl

Like Teddy Bridgewater, the Minnesota Gophers’ staff carefully monitors the progress of its quarterback — Mitch Leidner. He heads to the Citrus Bowl, ready to take another step. Leidner has grown in the fall of 2014, making strides at a position where you better be good.

12/22/2014

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2014 In Review: Top Local Sports Headlines

It was another crazy year on the Minnesota sports scene with plenty of great moments, some tough times and two coaches dismissed. Throw in a national title that nobody will remember on the college scene, and it’s been another very interesting year depending on which sports team you follow most.

12/18/2014

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