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Megan Ryan brings her unique energy to the Gophers football beat

Megan Ryan brings her unique energy to the Gophers football beat

'Here's what you can expect from me as your new beat reporter: really good stories. I pride myself on finding the unique angles others might overlook and really digging into what it all means.'


Gophers DT Silver leaves program because of medical reason

Gophers defensive tackle Royal Silver (97), who started six games in 2018, has left the program because of medical reason, a source with knowledge of

Royal Silver, who would have been a senior this fall, played in 11 games and started five in 2018.


Gophers hire Oregon's Rod Chance as cornerbacks coach

Chance was with the Ducks as a defensive analyst in 2018 after spending two years as Southern Utah's defensive coordinator and defensive backs coach.


Gophers linebacker Blake Cashman invited to NFL combine

Minnesota's linebacker Blake Cashman sacked Northwestern's quarterback Clayton Thorson during the second quarter as Minnesota took on Northwestern at

The former Eden Prairie standout, who completed his senior season in 2018, was the highest-graded linebacker in the Big Ten this season by Pro Football Focus.


Notre Dame defensive tackle Dew-Treadway joining U as grad transfer

Notre Dame running back Dexter Williams, left, celebrates his touchdown with Micah Dew-Treadway, center, and quarterback Ian Book during the second ha

Micah Dew-Treadway played in 11 games for Notre Dame in 2018, making two tackles as the Fighting Irish went 12-0 in the regular season before losing to Clemson in the playoff semifinals.


Gophers star receiver Johnson tweets he'll play senior season

All-Big Ten wideout and former Minneapolis North standout Tyler Johnson tweeted Monday that he won't leave the Gophers early for the NFL draft.

All-Big Ten wideout and former Minneapolis North standout Tyler Johnson reiterates that he won't leave early for the NFL draft.


USC receiver announces transfer to Gophers

Randal Grimes

Randal Grimes was a three-star recruit and the nation's No. 23-ranked athlete in the recruiting Class of 2017, according to the 247Sports.com.


Gophers hire Jim Panagos as defensive line coach

Jim Panagos.

Panagos joined Georgia Tech's staff on Jan. 3 after two years at Temple but will be reunited with Gophers defensive coordinator Joe Rossi, with whom he coached at Rutgers. Panagos also spent four years as a Vikings assistant.


New U football assistant wins Coach of the Year honor from previous job

New U football assistant wins Coach of the Year honor from previous job

Joe Harasymiak led Maine to a 10-4 record, a conference title and an appearance in the Football College Subdivision semifinals.


Sporting News has Gophers football in its Pre-Preseason Top 25

Sporting News has Gophers football in its Pre-Preseason Top 25

On the strength of a 3-1 finish capped by a dominant bowl win, coach P.J. Fleck's team is getting noticed.


Three key defensive players out for Gophers in Quick Lane Bowl

Three key defensive players out for Gophers in Quick Lane Bowl

Linebacker Kamal Martin did not participate in pregame warmups, while defensive tackles O.J. Smith and Jamaal Teague were on the sideline among injured players.


Gophers reserve defensive back Rey Estes transfers to Illinois

The redshirt freshman from East St. Louis, Ill., played in only one game in his Minnesota career.


U gets surprise commitment from cornerback; 4-star commit hasn't signed

U gets surprise commitment from cornerback; 4-star commit hasn't signed

Coach P.J. Fleck signed junior college cornerback Kelvin Clemmons, who appeared headed to Kentucky, but four-star defensive tackle Kristian Williams of Memphis has yet to sign his letter of intent.


Early signing day is here; follow along for Gophers updates

Early signing day is here; follow along for Gophers updates

Minnesota entered the day with the 33rd-ranked Class of 2019 nationally.


North High alum Tyler Johnson named Gophers football MVP

North High alum Tyler Johnson named Gophers football MVP

Junior wide receiver Tyler Johnson, from Minneapolis, has 74 catches for 1,112 yards and 10 TDs this season and was honored at the team's banquet.


Four-star defensive tackle Kristian Williams commits to Gophers

The Memphis Southwinds High School standout addresses a recruiting priority for coach P.J. Fleck. Minnesota also received a commitment from three-star kicker Michael Lantz of Fayetteville, Ga.


St. Louis defensive end MJ Anderson recommits to Gophers

St. Louis defensive end MJ Anderson recommits to Gophers

The three-star prospect from Christian Brothers College High School opened his recruiting in late November. He took his official visit to Minnesota last weekend and can sign his letter of intent on Dec. 19.


Three U football players earn Academic All-America honors

Long snapper Payton Jordahl and defensive lineman Gary Moore were named to the first team, while defensive lineman Sam Renner made the second team. All are pursuing their master's degrees.


Reserve running back London transferring from Gophers

Reserve running back London transferring from Gophers

The redshirt freshman and former East Ridge standout did not see game action this season, and Minnesota's backfield gets more crowded in 2019.


U gets football commitment from player who'd previously chosen Georgia, Alabama

Defensive tackle Rashad Cheney Jr

Defensive tackle Rashad Cheney originally committed to Georgia in February 2017 before switching to Alabama last March.