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Barrett, No. 8 Ohio State Outlast Minnesota 31-24

J.T. Barrett threw for three touchdowns and ran for an Ohio State quarterback-record 189 yards and another score, helping the eighth-ranked Buckeyes overcome three turnovers and wintry weather to beat Minnesota 31-24 on Saturday afternoon.

11/15/2014

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Richard Pitino Gears Up To Play Against Dad In Season Opener

Ever challenge your dad to a game of horse in the driveway? Well, that’s kind of what it’ll be like for Richard Pitino Friday night, only on a slightly bigger scale.

11/14/2014

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Another Week, Another Big Ten Showdown

Aside from Wisconsin-Nebraska, the Minnesota-Ohio State game is the one with the most obvious Big Ten title implications. The Gophers play both Nebraska and Wisconsin after this weekend, so all is not lost even if they fall to Ohio State.

11/13/2014

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Pitino Announces Gophers’ 2015 Recruiting Class

Just days away from the season opener in Puerto Rico, University of Minnesota basketball coach Richard Pitino announced Wednesday that four players signed national letters of intent to join the Gophers in 2015. Highlighting the class is DeLaSalle point guard Jarvis Johnson, the top senior in Minnesota and the current favorite to win Mr. Basketball.

11/13/2014

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You Can Shovel TCF Bank Stadium For $10 An Hour

Old man winter threw a big wrench in not only state playoffs, but also Saturday’s Gopher game at TCF Bank Stadium. While the playing surface is heated, seating areas are not, so all that snow has to be removed one row at a time.

11/12/2014

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U Of M Invents Device For Early Detection Of Serious Illness

A new sensing device invented at the University of Minnesota could revolutionize the way doctors detect serious illnesses, like cancer and heart disease. The hand-held device, known as z-Lab, makes the process so simple; a patient could someday have the tests done during a routine checkup and have the results in 15 minutes.

11/12/2014

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PODCAST PAGE: 11-12-14 The WCCO Morning News With Dave Lee

Listen to actor Martin Sheen and other highlights from Wednesday by clicking the LINK above.

11/12/2014

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Gophers’ Maxx Williams Offers Team Confidence For Ohio Game

It’s guarded optimism for the Gopher football team. They are hoping to pull off an upset against Ohio State at home at 11 a.m. Saturday. But they have confidence coming off of the blow out over Iowa, and, as Mike Max explains, they have confidence because of a tight end that’s quite a weapon.

11/11/2014

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2 Gophers Earn Stars Of The Week After Sweep Of Notre Dame

The Big Ten Conference announced Tuesday that two University of Minnesota players have been named “Stars of the Week” after the Gophers swept Notre Dame last weekend in non-conference action. Taylor Cammarata was named the First Star of the Week after recording five points in two wins over the Irish. He had two assists in the Gophers’ 5-0 win Friday night and added three more in Sunday’s 4-2 victory.

11/11/2014

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Gophers Hockey Earns Weekend Sweep Of Notre Dame

After a 5-0 win Friday night, the No. 1-ranked University of Minnesota men’s hockey team completed a weekend sweep of Notre Dame Sunday with a 4-2 win at Mariucci Arena. The Gophers (7-1-0) scored three first-period goals in the win. They also extended their home winning streak, the longest currently in college hockey, to 17 games.

11/10/2014

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Police: Man Attempts To Rob, Assaults 2 U Of M Students

Two University of Minnesota students were allegedly robbed and assault near campus early Friday morning, according to police. The incident occurred around 1 a.m. Friday near the intersection of 6th Street SE and 12th Avenue SE.

11/07/2014

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Jamie Yuccas Gets To Know ‘Goldy The Gopher’

There’s no bigger fan cheering for the University of Minnesota to bring home the bacon this weekend than “Goldy Gopher.” That’s why we wanted to learn more about him. As it turns, out Minnesota was tabbed the “Gopher State” in 1857 in a political cartoon.

11/06/2014

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Gophers’ Kloos Named Big Ten Second Star Of The Week

After his first career hat trick on Saturday, Justin Kloos of the University of Minnesota hockey team was named the Second Star of the Week by the Big Ten Conference on Tuesday. Kloos, of Lakeville, netted a hat trick against St. Cloud State to lead the Gophers to a 4-3 victory in overtime after Minnesota lost to the Huskies in St. Cloud 4-1 on Friday night.

11/04/2014

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U Of M: 6 Arrested Following Robbery, Assault On Campus

The University of Minnesota says six suspects were arrested following a robbery and assault of two victims on the East Bank campus early Saturday morning.

11/03/2014

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‘Redskins’ Term’s Bloody History At Heart Of Minnesota Rally

Many who have studied American Indian culture say the term “redskin” is not only racist, but it is specifically tied to eliminating Indians from the land and exterminating them like animals.

10/31/2014

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