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TCF Bank Stadium getting huge food upgrades for Gophers football

TCF Bank Stadium hosted a food tasting event designed to showcase some of the new foods that will be offered at Gophers football games this season.

Latest 'Being P.J. Fleck' episode revisits tough times and perseverance

The ESPNU documentary takes a look back at the coach's journey to landing in Minnesota.


Run of nonconference football showdowns for Gophers ends this year

The Gophers have no big-time nonconference games in 2018 or 2019 as they strike a balance between exciting their fans and preparing for the Big Ten schedule.


Hartman: Ex-Michigan star Gedeon excelling in Vikings linebacker battle

Ben Gedeon, a fourth-round pick out of Michigan, is quickly catching on at linebacker in Vikings camp and mounting a bid to make team at need position.


Gophers men's basketball team will face grueling finish to Big Ten schedule

A season ago, Minnesota had its toughest stretch to begin Big Ten play, with four of the first six games on the road. This coming season will be flipped, with a potentially nasty February slate.


Report: U followed rules in football suspensions, cites 'breakdown in trust'

The report, released Wednesday, blamed much of the turmoil surrounding the high-profile case on "weak leadership" of the coaching staff and the influence of unnamed "third parties."


Gophers men's basketball schedule starts a month early. But why?

The Gophers and rest of the Big Ten will start conference play in early December, ending the idea of two separate seasons on the men's basketball schedule.


Gophers football schedules: a look at the future

A peek at the Gophers football schedule in 2018 and beyond.


Gophers basketball to headline Vancouver Showcase in 2018-19

The Gophers men's basketball team joins Texas A&M as the featured teams in the Vancouver Basketball Showcase next November


Will the Gophers be able to win a recruiting battle with Duke?

Duke has landed three Minnesota players in the past five years, including Apple Valley point guard Tre Jones on Sunday. Will that trend continue?


Depth on offense, quarterback decision among issues facing Gophers

Regardless of who starts at quarterback, a decision that still hasn't been made, he will be operating behind an offensive line that has depth issues.


Gophers' Pitino sees nonconference schedule as 'great test'

The Gophers have only one marquee matchup at home before the Big Ten season. But Minnesota, a projected top-20 preseason team, will be challenged on the road.


P.J. Fleck talks Gophers QB and WR battles

Gophers football coach P.J. Fleck talked after Tuesday's fall practice about his wide receiver and quarterback competitions.


Gophers starting quarterback? Nobody has said 'this is my job' yet

Coach P.J. Fleck said Demry Croft and Conor Rhoda "did a lot of really good things" during Saturday's closed scrimmage but that neither has won the starting job.


'The right fit.' Apple Valley's Tre Jones follows brother to Duke

The Apple Valley basketball star verbally committed Sunday to play at the school where Timberwolves guard Tyus Jones led the Blue Devils to a national championship as a freshman.


U's Richardson uses (lack of) height to frustrate offensive lineman

Common wisdom is that short guys shouldn't even try to become defensive linemen. But Steven Richardson has made the most of what he doesn't have.


Wisconsin football captain Cichy from Hill-Murray out for season

Wisconsin has lost senior linebacker Jack Cichy for the 2017 season after he suffered a knee injury.


'Test them in all areas': Gophers QB competition to heat up in scrimmage

Third-year sophomore Demry Croft and fifth-year senior Conor Rhoda are competing for the starting job, and Saturday's scrimmage should go a long way in determining which QB P.J. Fleck chooses for Week 1.


Akeem Springs: Gophers can be even better without him this season

Former team captain Akeem Springs, who is ahead of schedule in his recovery from an Achilles injury, talked about his future and how the Gophers looked this summer