Gophers To Use Minneapolis Native Jeff Jones As ReceiverMinnesota will use prized recruit Jeff Jones as a wide receiver to start his first season on the field with the team. Coach Jerry Kill confirmed Tuesday at his season-opening news conference that Jones has been switched from running back to wide receiver for now.
Gophers Gear Up For Fall Camp With Higher Goals, ExpectationsThe University of Minnesota football team is back with the same type of optimism as the Vikings. The Gophers officially open fall camp on Friday, with the team's season opener against No. 2-ranked TCU looming on Sept. 3 under the lights at TCF Bank Stadium.
Jerry Kill Announces Gophers Football Fall Camp ScheduleThe University of Minnesota football team has just a few weeks until it starts fall camp, and coach Jerry Kill announced the team's practice schedule on Tuesday. The Gophers are coming off their second straight 8-5 regular season and a loss to Missouri in the Buffalo Wild Wings Citrus Bowl on Jan. 1.
Jerry Kill Stresses Love For Football, Fun At CampsHere is a good question: During the summer months of camp season, can you teach kids to like football if they don't? We paid a visit to Jerry Kill's camp and asked him just that.
Minnesota Submits Bid To Host College Football ChampionshipThe Minnesota Sports Facilities Authority says Minnesota has submitted its bid to host the College Football Playoff National Championship game in 2020.
Minnesota Bids For 2020 College Football Championship GameMinnesota Gov. Mark Dayton and state business Tuesday launched an official bid Tuesday for the 2020 College Football Playoff National Championship game. It would be played at the new Minnesota Vikings stadium under construction in Minneapolis, which is already hosting the 2018 Super Bowl and the 2019 Final Four.
Gopher Football To Have 4 Night Games In 2015The University of Minnesota announced Thursday that the Gophers football team will have four night games in the 2015 season that will be nationally televised. The prime time games will be highlighted by Minnesota's season opener against TCU on Thursday, Sept. 3, at TCF Bank Stadium.
Minnesota's Quarterbacks Shine In Spring ScrimmageMinnesota coach Jerry Kill liked the way starting quarterback Mitch Leidner and his two backups performed during the Gophers' spring game on Saturday.
Focus On Passing Game Is Paying Off For GophersThe Gophers football coaches made no bones about it at the start of the spring: If their team is to get better, their passing game has to get better. So has it? "Yeah, definitely," quarterback Mitch Leidner said. "I feel like we've taken a huge step."
Football Coach Convention Focuses On SafetyEach Minnesota high school football coaches gather for an annual convention. What stays the same are the relationships, renewed and reborn. What changes are the issues, and in 2015, it's a whole lot about safety.
Birthday Wishes Pour In As Sid Hartman Turns 95The well-wishes came pouring in all Sunday morning on WCCO's Sports Huddle radio show. They were all for long-time host and sports legend Sid Hartman, who celebrated his 95th birthday by coming to work at WCCO’s downtown Minneapolis studios.
Gophers Adding A Wrinkle: Going No-HuddleThe bread and butter of the Gopher football team's offense has been a ground-and-pound rushing attack, but as they hold their spring practices over the next month, they're adding in a new wrinkle: The no-huddle is coming to Minnesota.
Gophers Football Opens Spring Practice March 3Coming off its second straight 8-5 season and third consecutive season to end with a bowl game, the University of Minnesota football team opens spring practice on Tuesday.
Minnesota Announces 2015 Football Recruiting ClassIt's National Signing Day for high school athletes as they put the pen to paper and finalize where they are heading to be student-athletes in college.
Mizzou, Minnesota Primed For Citrus Bowl MatchupAt Minnesota, fourth-year coach Jerry Kill and the Golden Gophers (8-4) are celebrating a return to a New Year's Day bowl for the first time since 1962.