Thanks To 3-Point Spree, Gophers Take Down No. 4 Iowa, 102-95This game would have produced one of the most electric atmospheres of the season at Williams Arena had it not been for the pandemic that kept the gates closed and prompted the Big Ten to schedule it along with three other conference contests for Christmas Day television programming.
Gophers, Ibgrahim Try To Regain The Bronze Pig From HawksWith practices limited and the offseason extended by the virus outbreak, Mohamed Ibrahim and the rest of the Minnesota offense settled in for some extra screen time.
Gophers Fans Remain Optimistic About Season Despite Loss Against HawkeyesWhether it's the Minnesota Nice or locals still have a lot of trust in this team, Gopher fans WCCO talked to in Iowa City were very optimistic about the outcome and the rest of the season.
Gophers' Hopes For Undefeated Season Ends In Iowa City, 23-19For some reason, the Gophers have always had a hard time playing in Iowa City.
Gophers Ready To Battle Hawkeyes Over 'Floyd of Rosedale'The thought of playing for a 98.3-pound bronze pig usually brings a smile to the faces of Iowa and Minnesota's players.
2016 Big Ten West Preview: Can The Gophers Contend?Kirk Ferentz's group surprised many last season as they ran off an undefeated regular season before losing their last two. Can they win the West once again?
Gophers Prep For ‘Pig’ Win Against Iowahe Gopher football team meets Iowa on Saturday. It's the first test in a final stretch that features four teams with a winning record. "It's just one of those things where sometimes things aren't clicking right away for us," said quarterback Mitch Leidner. "And, you know, once they click it, like in the second half there, it's just too late I guess."
Iowa Breezes By Minnesota 23-7Jake Rudock threw for one touchdown and ran for another and Iowa beat Minnesota on both sides of the ball in a 23-7 victory on Saturday. Mark Weisman rushed for 147 yards on 24 carries, and Mike Meyer made three of his four field goal attempts to help the Hawkeyes (4-1, 1-0) start the Big Ten with a bang. After losing their opener to Northern Illinois, they've outscored their last two opponents 82-10. Senior linebackers Christian Kirksey, James Morris and Anthony Hitchens led a stifling effort on defense, including interceptions by Kirksey and Morris of Minnesota quarterback Philip Nelson. Nelson hadn't played in two weeks because of an injury, but he started ahead of Mitch Leidner for the Gophers (4-1, 0-1).
Vikings Assistant White To Coach Iowa RBsIowa coach Kirk Ferentz completed his second staff shake-up in as many years Friday, hiring Minnesota Vikings assistant Chris White to coach running backs and calling himself eager to start "a new chapter" in the program.
Minnesota Vikings Rising And Falling PlayersAdrian Peterson and Chad Greenway have been getting better as the season has worn on for the Minnesota Vikings, while Percy Harvin and Harrison Smith have seen their production slip of late. The Vikings have proven capable of winning without Harvin, but any sort of playoff run needs to include the dynamic receiver.
Minnesota Vikings Hosting Tampa Bay Buccaneers On ThursdayThe Minnesota Vikings host the Tampa Bay Buccaneers in its first Thursday night game since September of 2010. The Vikings will enter the game as the favorite at home, two things that bode well for the purple. The key will be stopping passing duo Josh Freeman and Vincent Jackson.
Iowa Runs Past Minnesota 31-13Mark 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.
As Gophers Face Iowa, 'Floyd Of Rosedale' Is On The LineThe Minnesota Gophers (4-0) will be facing Iowa (2-2) at Kinnick Stadium. Kickoff is 11 a.m. on Saturday.
Getting To Know Minnesota Vikings' Starting Middle Linebacker, Jasper BrinkleyJasper Brinkley has assumed the starting middle linebacker role with the Minnesota Vikings. Here's how he got there.
Iowa Gets Another Road Win, 64-62 Over Minnesota 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.