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Former Gophers quarterback recruit chooses Virginia

Brennan Armstrong of Shelby, Ohio, had reopened his recruiting in October after giving Minnesota a verbal commitment in February.


Gophers without top receiver Tyler Johnson on rainy, windy day at Northwestern

The sophomore from Minneapolis has a broken wrist, reports say.


Line play leads Northwestern's five-game surge into game vs. Gophers

The Wildcats also won three consecutive overtime games, and that has given them swagger, Caleb Friedman of InsideNU says.


Gophers expect attendance boost from Badgers game that didn't come against Nebraska

Saturday's game drew fewer than 40,000, but the Nov. 25 visit from the Badgers likely will ensure an increase in average from 2016.


Croft, Smith earn top Big Ten honors for roles in Nebraska blowout

Minnesota's Head Coach P. J. Fleck congratulated quarterback Demry Croft for his performance as they defeated Nebraska 54-21, Saturday, November 11, 2017 at TCF Bank Stadium in Minneapolis, MN.

Demry Croft was named the conference's co-offensive player of the week after rushing for 183 yards, while Rodney Smith earned special teams player of the week.


Kobe McCrary in for Gophers vs. Nebraska, Shannon Brooks is out

Minnesota will have Rodney Smith and McCrary as its 1-2 punch in the backfield.


Gophers will face a Nebraska team trying to salvage a lost season

The Cornhuskers were expected to contend for the Big Ten West title, but their results have been rocky from the start. Evan Bland of the Omaha World Herald takes a look.


Gophers-Michigan game now starting 7:30 p.m. Central

Along with lightning, heavy rain was seen at Michigan Stadium on Saturday.

Lightning in Ann Arbor prompted the delay, the third for the Gophers this season.


Lightning prompts Michigan to delay gate opening for Gophers game

The student section of Michigan Stadium shows empty rows at the beginning of an NCAA college football game between Michigan and Rutgers in Ann Arbor, Mich., Saturday, Oct. 28, 2017.

The game itself has not been delayed, but officials will wait until 30 minutes after the last lightning strike to open the gates.


Michigan forging ahead with freshman QB against Gophers

Aaron McMann of MLive.com takes a look at QB Brandon Peters and other Wolverines story lines.


Brisk fall day greets Gophers at Iowa

Minnesota and Iowa battle for Floyd of Rosedale, with the Gophers trying for their first victory at Iowa City since 1999.


Can Iowa's offense get up to speed against Gophers?

Iowa's Akrum Wadley (25) is tripped up by Northwestern's Nate Hall (32) during the first half of an NCAA college football game Saturday, Oct. 21, 2017, in Evanston, Ill.

Difficulty in the running game has hurt Iowa in its three close Big Ten losses, which have been by a total of 16 points to Penn State, Michigan State and Northwestern.


No major changes in Gophers depth chart for Iowa game

The starting quarterback continues to be listed as Conor Rhoda or Demry Croft.


Demry Croft starts at QB for Gophers vs. Illinois

Putting a suspension behind him, Gophers QB Demry Croft asserted himself with a strong performance last week against Michigan State, throwing for three fourth-quarter touchdowns in a rally that fell just short.

The sophomore will make his first career start, replacing Conor Rhoda.


Big Ten moves Gophers home game vs. Indiana in 2018 to a Friday

Minnesota and the Hoosiers will play at TCF Bank Stadium on Friday, Oct. 26, 2018.


Big Ten moves Gophers home game vs. Indiana in 2018 to a Friday

Minnesota and the Hoosiers will play at TCF Bank Stadium on Friday, Oct. 26, 2018.


Gophers will face an Illinois team looking for answers

The rebuilding job under former Bears and Buccaneers coach Lovie Smith is looking like a long-term project, all the more after last week's loss to Rutgers.


Depth chart doesn't say, but Illinois coach expects Croft to start

Minnesota's quarterbacks Conor Rhoda, left, and quarterback Demry Croft

Coach P.J. Fleck didn't tip his hand on which quarterback would start, but Illinois coach Lovie Smith said he's expecting to see Demry Croft after his performance against Michigan State.


Four-star defensive end from Ohio commits to Gophers

Alex Reigelsperger of Wayne High School in Dayton, Ohio, is the team's highest-rated recruit for the Class of 2018. Last week, he rescinded a verbal commitment to Kentucky.


Postgame thoughts on an eventful evening for Gophers

The first quarter against Michigan State set the tone for the game and possibly for the rest of Minnesota's season.