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Goldy runs over youth football player during Vikings mascot game

There was a mascot vs. youth football players game at U.S. Bank Stadium on Sunday as part of the Vikings halftime festivities. It didn't go well for one of the youngsters.

Tommies-Johnnies: So when will the Target Field rematch take place?

After Saturday's game drew an NCAA Division III record crowd of 37,355, more than doubling the old mark, it's logical to wonder when the encore will take place.


Olympic hockey coach Granato looks to capture 'Miracle' spirit

The 25-player roster will be built around a core of Europe-based pros and won't come together until February.


Gophers hockey lands at No. 3 in preseason polls

The USCHO and USA Today/USA Hockey polls were released Monday, with identical top 3s: defending national champion Denver at No. 1, Boston University No. 2 and Minnesota at No. 3.


Four-star basketball recruit Hunter cancels Gophers visit

The 6-3 Indianapolis combo guard had been expected to check out Minnesota this weekend. But Hunter announced Monday night he will join Purdue's 2018 class


Gophers at Purdue on Oct. 7 will be at 2:30 p.m. on ESPN2

Minnesota will try to extend its winning streak against the Boilermakers to five games.


Reusse: Victorious Tommies can dwell on a single rushing yard allowed vs. Johnnies

In front of a Division III record crowd of more than 35,000 at Target Field, St. Thomas defeated St. John's for a fourth consecutive time in the stories rivalry.


Reusse: Road to Tommies ran through Dinkytown for QB Perra

The St. Thomas quarterback left the Gophers when Jerry Kill's health forced him to resign as head coach. "I could tell there wasn't much interest in me" when Tracy Claeys took over.


Gophers volleyball opens Big Ten play with four-set win over Michigan

Alexis Hart, who posted 20 kills, and Stephanie Samedy, who had 13, led the No. 1-ranked Gophers to their home-court victory over the No. 20 Wolverines.


Flyin' Fleck: Gophers coach uses helicopter to drop in on recruits Friday night

Fleck and wide receivers coach Matt Simon took off from the U campus and flew to Eastview High School in Apple Valley and Lakeville North High School to see some top recruits.


Lucia optimistic on Gophers hockey with season on horizon

The Gophers' men's hockey team is 10 days from its exhibition opener. Here are three things to watch for the upcoming season, which officially begins Oct. 6.


Eden Prairie star, Gophers recruit Sapp out for season with knee injury

Sapp, a defensive back renowned for great speed, has a history of knee injuries and just underwent his third surgery.


Super streak: Gophers go for 40th straight home win tonight

The No. 1-ranked Gophers (11-0) open Big Ten play at home Friday and Sunday against No. 20 Michigan (10-2) and Michigan State (7-2)


No. 1 Gophers volleyball getting huge lift from dominant freshman

Freshman Stephanie Samedy has already earned two consecutive tournament MVP awards and been named ESPNW's national player of the week.


Idle Gophers sit still in middle of Big Ten in Randy Johnson's rankings

A look at the Big Ten, top to bottom, heading into Week 4 of the season.


Sizing up Big Ten football at the soft launch into conference season

On favorites, surprises and P.J. Fleck's 3-0 start.


Freshman Stephanie Samedy talks Gophers volleyball

Gophers volleyball standout Stephanie Samedy, coach Hugh McCutcheon and setter Samantha Seliger-Swenson talks leading into Big Ten opener Friday


While Alabama-Clemson could happen (again), watch out for those Oklahoma schools

RJ's five spotThis week: Crystal ball gazing1 Will we see Alabama-Clemson III? The Crimson Tide and Tigers still seem like the best two teams…


Richard Pitino says he'd like to play his father again, just not in NCAAs

Will there be a Minnesota-Louisville rematch one day between father and son? Richard Pitino hopes so, just not in the NCAA tournament