Gophers Run Game, Offense Gets Boost From Shannon BrooksIf the Gopher football team changed its season Saturday, it was in large part because of freshman running back Shannon Brooks. He will be featured against Nebraska Saturday after his 176-yard day against Purdue.
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.
Purdue Hosts Gophers, Seeking Hazell's 1st Big Ten Home WinFor Purdue seniors Frankie Williams and Danny Anthrop, it's time to dump the moral victories in exchange for a real one. That opportunity will come Saturday, when the Boilermakers (1-4, 0-1 Big Ten) play Minnesota (3-2, 0-1) in Ross-Ade Stadium, where third-year Purdue coach Darrell Hazell is 0-8 in Big Ten games.
Kill Stays Mum On Gophers QuarterbackMinnesota Gophers coach Jerry Kill opened uncertainty at quarterback when he pulled junior Mitch Leidner in the second half of last week's 27-0 loss at Northwestern. As Minnesota (3-2, 0-1 Big Ten) prepares for an important game at Purdue on Saturday, Kill is keeping his decision on his starter private.
After Squeaking By Kent State, Minnesota Hosts OhioMinnesota coach Jerry Kill says he had to put his psychologist's hat earlier this week after his team's previous game against Kent State.
Big Ten Teams Use Last Nonconference Games To Clean Up ActsThe last Saturday in September will be the last chance for Big Ten teams to work out their kinks before conference play begins. Minnesota is desperate for more offense. Nebraska needs better play from its defense. Even defending national champion and top-ranked Ohio State has problems.
Minnesota QB Leidner Remains Confident Through StrugglesMinnesota quarterback Mitch Leidner says his confidence hasn't wavered even as fans clamor for a change. Leidner spoke Tuesday as the Golden Gophers prepare to host Ohio on Saturday.
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 Get Campion Back From ConcussionMinnesota offensive tackle Josh Campion has returned to practice, after missing the opener against TCU because of a concussion. Coach Jerry Kill said Tuesday that Campion will share time at right tackle with Foster Bush.
7 Keys For The Gophers To Have A Chance Against TCUThe University of Minnesota has an unbelievable opportunity in front of a national audience Thursday night against the No. 2-ranked team in the country. The Gophers host TCU on national television at TCF Bank Stadium, and a sell-out crowd will be in attendance to see what should be considered Minnesota's biggest home game in school history.
All-Senior Secondary A Strength For Minnesota This SeasonThe Minnesota football program has hardly been prone to some catchy nickname like Cornerback College or Safety School.
Minnesota, Kill Reach 1-Year Contract Extension Through 2019Minnesota coach Jerry Kill has agreed to a one-year contract extension, through the 2019 season. The deal was announced Friday by the university. Terms weren't immediately available.
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.
Goetz Attends First Gopher Football Practice As Interim Athletic DirectorBeth Goetz was named interim director of athletics after Norwood Teague resigned, admitting to sexually harrasing two university employees.
10 Reasons To Be Excited About Gopher FootballMinnesota will open its 2015 season with a night game on Thursday, Sept. 3, against TCU. The Horned Frogs enter the season ranked No. 2 in the country in most national polls. Here are 10 reasons why Gophers fans should be excited about the upcoming season.