Freshman Philip Nelson threw three touchdown passes in the first half of his second college start for Minnesota, and the Gophers breezed to their first Big Ten victory of the season by beating Purdue 44-28 on Saturday afternoon.
The Big Ten’s strength has been questioned all season after some ugly wins and bad losses for several of its top-tier teams. Purdue and Minnesota have found the league to be plenty challenging.
Just three weeks ago, Minnesota looked like it would be more than ready to challenge Wisconsin.
Minnesota was so eager to get back on track after the lopsided loss at Iowa that several of the Gophers started watching the not-so-pretty tape of the game that evening after the team returned home.
Mark 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.
A good start or a disappointment? These are two questions for the Minnesota Gopher football team heading into Week Two on the heels of a triple overtime heart-stopper at Nevada Las Vegas.
Minnesota coach Jerry Kill hasn’t hesitated to single out the position that’s the most critical toward the team’s improvement this season.
Rodney Williams tied his career high with 21 points, Austin Hollins had 16 and Minnesota beat La Salle 70-61 Wednesday night in the opening round of the NIT.
The National Invitation Tournament is often viewed as an anticlimactic, meaningless conclusion to the college basketball season, particularly for a program like Minnesota stuck in mediocrity for more than a decade.
Minnesota goalie Kent Patterson added another shutout to his record total and Zach Budish scored twice to lead Minnesota to a 3-0 Western Collegiate Hockey Association win over Bemidji State on Friday.
Minnesota has worked hard to overcome the season-ending injury to star Trevor Mbakwe and those four straight losses to open Big Ten play.
Minnesota had lost four straight, was on the road against the nation’s No. 7 team and had lost star forward Trevor Mbakwe to an ACL injury more than a month earlier.
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.
Rodney Williams had 12 points — including two dunks — plus nine rebounds and four steals to give Minnesota some energy for a 55-40 victory over struggling Southern California on Saturday.
Trevor Mbakwe recorded his fourth double-double of the season, but it was his late defensive play that really stood out.
MarQueis Gray has had to do a lot of growing up this year.
Trevor Mbakwe helped Minnesota pull away from Bucknell with 13 of his 17 points in the second half and the Gophers beat the Bison 70-58 Friday in their season opener.
Wisconsin scored three goals in the second period and ruined Minnesota’s first game as the No. 1-ranked team in the country with a 3-1 win over the Gophers on Friday.
Trevor Mbakwe spent much of the summer determined to turn one of his biggest weaknesses into a strength.
Trevor Mbakwe had 17 points and Ralph Sampson III scored 15, leading Minnesota to a 71-58 exhibition victory over Bemidji State on Tuesday night.
Minnesota goalie Kent Patterson notched his third shutout of the season Friday, leading Minnesota to a 6-0 win over Vermont and the team’s best start in men’s hockey in 10 years.
Success for most basketball teams starts at the point guard position, and Minnesota coach Tubby Smith is well aware of that.
Minnesota coach Tubby Smith says he’s healthy and still cancer-free.
The Minnesota Golden Gophers got a huge emotional lift when Jerry Kill returned to practice five days after having a seizure on the sidelines in a loss to New Mexico State.
The Minnesota Gophers finally land a basketball player from Wisconsin, Minneapolis holds out hope on the Vikings, and Dave Winfield weighs in on the Twins. It’s all part of this week’s news and notes with Mike Max.