Reporter | College sports

Megan Ryan is a sports reporter at the Star Tribune covering colleges.

Ryan covered the Minnesota United FC during its first two years of existence. She previously spent two years at the Pittsburgh Post-Gazette covering Penn State football, Robert Morris basketball and high school sports. A Minnesota native and Minneapolis resident, she graduated magna cum laude from the University of Minnesota with a major in journalism and minors in management and global studies. She has lived in Pennsylvania, Texas (covering the real Friday Night Lights for the Dallas Morning News) and New York (as a sports copy editor for a summer through the Dow Jones News Fund).

Morgan's availability for Northwestern game still uncertain

The Gophers redshirt sophomore quarterback left Saturday's Iowa loss during the final series with a possible concussion.

Gophers' Fleck picks Wiley's spots carefully

Freshman running back Cam Wiley played his second game at Iowa as a kick returner and running back, and he might get only two more this season as coach P.J. Fleck tries to preserve a redshirt year for him.

Gophers will decide direction of season in next two weeks

"This season could go two ways," linebacker Thomas Barber said about Saturday's loss at Iowa. "We can end up losing the next two. Or having this be a wake-up call for us."

Gophers replay: Iowa 23, Gophers 19

The Gophers never could claw all the way back after falling behind 20-3 in the first half.

Iowa retains Floyd of Rosedale, ends Gophers' bid at perfection with 23-19 victory

The Hawkeyes scored touchdowns on their first three possessions, and the Gophers were unable to recover in losing to Iowa for the fifth year in a row.

With Curtis Dunlap Jr. out, Gophers offensive line depth gets tested vs. Iowa

Without their usual right guard, the Gophers gave up six sacks.

Success, with a twist: All about the hip mechanics for Gophers QB Morgan

Tanner Morgan's choreographed passing mechanics can be laughable, but the results are laudable

Bigger dream for Gophers fans: Rose Bowl or College Football Playoff?

It's a debate no one saw coming: As alluring as Pasadena is, it is not on the road to a national title. So what's a Gophers football fan to root for?

Always seeking the next big play: That's the Gophers offense

The sideline glances Gophers players give during games can be decoys, but one resulted in a changed call and huge play against Penn State.

Gophers at No. 8 after making biggest jump ever in playoff rankings

Beating Penn State helped the Gophers made the largest jump into the Top 10 of the College Football Playoff rankings in the six-year history of the poll.