For Gophers, Winning Axe From Wisconsin Would Mean Bowl EligibilityWhat will it take to beat Wisconsin? The Gophers have been trying to figure that out for the last decade, or more. The Badgers come to TCF Bank Stadium Saturday carrying the axe. The Gophers want it, and another trip to a bowl.
Gophers Could Get Safety Travis Back Against NebraskaMinnesota could have safety Damarius Travis back in the lineup Saturday. Coach Jerry Kill said Travis was expected to practice Tuesday. The senior missed the last five games after hurting his hamstring.
Minnesota Guard Jon Christenson Out With Knee InjuryMinnesota left guard Jon Christenson could miss about a month after he had arthroscopic right knee surgery to fix an injury suffered last week at Colorado State.
Gophers' New Guard Showing Grit, Skill On Offensive LineThe 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 Using Makeshift Line At Nebraska Minnesota will enter Nebraska's raucous stadium on Saturday with a third-string center making the line calls for a makeshift group in front of freshman quarterback Philip Nelson.