Fleck Makes A Splash With 1st Recruiting Class At MinnesotaP.J. Fleck came to Minnesota less than a month ago promising to use his seemingly endless reservoir of energy to invigorate a Golden Gophers program rocked by discord surrounding a sexual assault investigation.
NFL Tight End, Fmr. Gopher Writes Novel About Memory LossAt 34-years-old, former NFL Super Bowl champion and Minnesota Gopher Ben Utecht suffers from memory loss. The football player has suffered five concussions while playing with the Indianapolis Colts and Cincinnati Bengals.
Gopher Fans Wear #11ForJacobIt has been an emotional week for Minnesotans who have followed Jacob Wetterling's disappearance. The 27-year-old mystery came to an end last Friday when authorities recovered his remains from a farm in Paynesville.
Gophers Top Oregon In Home Opener With 30 – 23 WinTracy Claeys was a defensive coordinator for 15 years at four different schools before taking over as head coach at Minnesota, so he knows a thing or two about making adjustments to the game plan on the fly.
Hoosiers Beat Gophers In 10th-Straight WinYogi Ferrell had 20 points, seven assists and six rebounds to help sluggish Indiana win its 10th straight game with a 70-63 victory over Minnesota on Saturday. Nick Zeisloft scored 15 points and the Hoosiers (15-3, 5-0 Big Ten) made 8 of 25 3-pointers to outlast Minnesota. Zeisloft went 5 for 8 from deep and Thomas Bryant added 10 points and seven rebounds for Indiana.
Penn State Hoops Over Minnesota 86-77Payton Banks scored 24 points and Penn State beat Minnesota 86-77 on Tuesday. The Nittany Lions (10-6, 1-2 Big Ten) used a 14-6 run over the final 3:46 to avoid an 0-3 start in the Big Ten and spoiled a hot-shooting night for the Golden Gophers (6-9, 0-3 Big Ten), who made 11 3-pointers and led for most of the game.
South Dakota State Dominates Minnesota 84-70Jake Bittle scored a career-high 25 points for South Dakota State, which dominated from start to finish on both ends of the floor for an 84-70 victory Tuesday over Minnesota, the second loss in four days at home by the Gophers to a border-state team from the mid-major Summit League.
Gopher Punter Names Himself 'Holder Of The Year'A punter for the Minnesota Gophers got a lot of buzz online for crowning himself with a title of his own creation. After the Big Ten snubbed Peter Mortell for the "Punter of the Year" honor, he took matters into his own sturdy hands Tuesday.
Badgers Beat Gophers For 12th Straight Time, 31-21Dare Ogunbowale rushed for a career-high 155 yards and a touchdown and Wisconsin beat Minnesota for the 12th straight time, 31-21 on Saturday. Taiwan Deal rushed for 90 and two scores and Wisconsin (9-3, 6-2 Big Ten) kept Paul Bunyan's Axe, which goes to the winner of the most-played rivalry game in college football.
Minnesota Holds Off Missouri State 74-69 In Puerto Ricojoey King scored 18 points to help Minnesota beat Missouri State 74-69 Friday in the consolation bracket at the Puerto Rico Tipoff. Carlos Morris added 12 points for the Gophers (3-1), who got off to a fast start to build a double-digit lead that reached 18 points early in the second half.
Minnesota Struggles In 27-0 Loss To No. 16 NorthwesternClayton Thorson scored two touchdowns, Justin Jackson ran for 120 yards and the Northwestern defense turned in another dominant performance as the No. 16 Wildcats shut out Minnesota 27-0 on Saturday. Thorson, a freshman quarterback, scored on runs of 5 and 1 yards to spark the offense for Northwestern (5-0, 1-0 Big Ten).
Minnesota Adds Texas Prep Star Murphy To Recruiting ClassMinnesota has added San Antonio prep star Jordan Murphy to its 2015 recruiting class. Golden Gophers coach Richard Pitino announced the addition Wednesday. Murphy is a 6-foot-7 forward and averaged 23.6 points and 10.5 rebounds for Brennan High School.