Gophers Football

Gophers Football


Cornerback Howard no longer in transfer portal, will stay with Gophers

Cornerback Howard no longer in transfer portal, will stay with Gophers

The Robbinsdale Cooper graduate originally put in his intent to transfer earlier this month. It's unclear what caused Phillip Howard's change of heart.


One of Fleck's assistants heading back to Western Michigan

One of Fleck's assistants heading back to Western Michigan

Greg Harbaugh Jr. coached the quarterbacks on an interim basis during the Outback Bowl.


U adds nonconference games to finalize '24, '25 football schedules

U adds nonconference games to finalize '24, '25 football schedules

The Gophers added nonconference games against Rhode Island, Nevada and Buffalo.


Gophers officially name Wilt as new defensive line coach

Gophers officially name Wilt as new defensive line coach

Chad Wilt was the defensive line coach at Cincinnati this past season.


Fleck praises 'huge accomplishment' in Gophers finishing 10th in AP poll

Fleck praises 'huge accomplishment' in Gophers finishing 10th in AP poll

This is the first time the Gophers have cracked the final Associated Press football poll since coming in at No. 20 in 2003. Two other Big Ten teams finished higher.


Gophers cornerback Phillip Howard enters NCAA transfer portal

Gophers cornerback Phillip Howard enters NCAA transfer portal

The Minneapolis native will play his final year of eligibility for a different program.


U offensive lineman medically retires; Fleck happy with team grades

U offensive lineman medically retires; Fleck happy with team grades

Plus, Gophers coach P.J. Fleck shares his team's fall semester GPA.


New Gophers offensive coordinator will call plays next season

New Gophers offensive coordinator will call plays next season

Mike Sanford Jr. will work closely with co-offensive coordinator Matt Simon, the Gophers receivers coach.


Faalele won't play against steadily improving Auburn; Brooks out, too

Offensive tackle Daniel Faalele (shown on crutches at the Nov. 30 Wisconsin game) sat out the Outback Bowl, wearing a brace on his lower left leg.

400-pound offensive tackle Daniel Faalele is sitting the game out, wearing a brace on the lower left leg he injured during the Big Ten season.


Know your Gophers' foe: Auburn football beat writer Q & A

Know your Gophers' foe: Auburn football beat writer Q & A

Giana Han of AL.com answers some questions ahead of the Outback Bowl on Wednesday.


Gophers to play Iowa on Friday night in 2020

Gophers to play Iowa on Friday night in 2020

The Big Ten conference moved the Sept. 19 game to Sept. 18.


Gophers add Shakopee defensive end to 2021 recruiting class

Gophers add Shakopee defensive end to 2021 recruiting class

With the 2020 football recruiting class mostly signed and sealed, Minnesota is already turning attention to this year's high school juniors.


Signing-day surprise: Gophers get linebacker who'd committed to Boston College

Signing-day surprise: Gophers get linebacker who'd committed to Boston College

Keep track of all the 2020 Gophers signing their national letters of intent here.


Gophers linebacker Martin will forgo Outback Bowl for NFL draft prep

Gophers linebacker Martin will forgo Outback Bowl for NFL draft prep

Kamal Martin is the first Gophers player to announce he will not play in the Jan. 1 game.


Gophers grab several commitments ahead of early signing day

Gophers grab several commitments ahead of early signing day

The 2020 class is now full at 25 members.


Gophers safety Winfield Jr. named first-team All America

Gophers safety Winfield Jr. named first-team All America

Gophers coach P.J. Fleck also was named a finalist for the Paul "Bear" Bryant Coach of the Year award.


Five Gophers named to the Associated Press All-Big Ten teams

Five Gophers named to the Associated Press All-Big Ten teams

Receivers Rashod Bateman and Tyler Johnson as well as safety Antoine Winfield Jr., made the first team, while quarterback Tanner Morgan and running back Rodney Smith made the second team.


Fleck wins regional honor from football coaches association

Fleck wins regional honor from football coaches association

Gophers coach P.J. Fleck is one of the finalist's for the National Coach of the Year award, which will be announced next month.


Two more Gophers plan to transfer; Fleck an award finalist

Smith was a three-star recruit in the Gophers 2018 class, redshirting his first season. The 6-1, 185-pound safety did not play this year.


Florida high school receiver commits to Gophers' 2020 recruiting class

Florida high school receiver commits to Gophers' 2020 recruiting class

Douglas Emilien is the 24th member of the Gophers' 2020 class. Players in that class can sign their national letters of intent as early as Dec. 18.