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Three Gophers 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.


Fleck, U land three-star cornerback from Kansas junior college

Gophers football coach P.J. Fleck with cornerback Damarion Williams.

The three-star recruit from Stockbridge, Ga., intercepted seven passes and broke up 17 this season.


Gophers offensive tackle Greene signs with agent, won't play in bowl

Gophers offensive tackle Greene signs with agent, won't play in bowl

Donnell Greene, who dealt with a knee injury late in the season and recently underwent surgery, started 29 of 36 games in his Minnesota career but won't play in the Dec. 26 Quick Lane Bowl.


Georgia Tech's Johnson, Gophers' Fleck see bowl game as a reward

Georgia Tech's Johnson, Gophers' Fleck see bowl game as a reward

The Quick Lane Bowl coaches participated in a news conference in Detroit, and they stressed enjoying the experience along with winning.


U will face Georgia Tech in Quick Lane Bowl on Dec. 26 in Detroit

U will face Georgia Tech in Quick Lane Bowl on Dec. 26 in Detroit

The Yellow Jackets are 7-5 overall and went 3-5 in the ACC, finishing second in the Coastal Division.


Missouri defensive end MJ Anderson withdraws commitment to Gophers

Anderson, a 6-3, 270-pound senior, helped his St. Louis high school win the Missouri Class 6 state championship on Saturday, posting two sacks and five tackles for loss.


One of the best: Tyler Johnson named to All-Big Ten's first team

Minnesota's wide receiver Tyler Johnson caught a touchdown pass in the end zone despite pressure from Purdue's cornerback Antonio Blackmon during the

The Minneapolis North graduate is the first Gophers receiver to receive that honor since Eric Decker, and was among Big Ten receivers in a number of categories.


Gophers are going bowling. So where could they end up?

With 27 seconds still left, Gophers players raced to grab Paul Bunyan's Axe as Minnesota defeated Wisconsin 37-15 at Camp Randall Stadium on Saturday.

By winning six games, the Gophers assured themselves of a spot in a bowl games. One destination appears more likely than the others. But we won't know for sure until Sunday.


Gophers' Coughlin, Cashman named All-Big Ten second team

Gophers defensive end Carter Coughlin (left) and linebacker Blake Cashman (right) earned second-team All-Big Ten honors, and four teammates received h

Defensive end Carter Coughlin was honored by the coaches and media, while linebacker Blake Cashman was honored by the media. Four teammates earned honorable mention. The All-Big Ten offensive teams will be named Wednesday.


Gophers' Douglas named Big Ten special teams player of the week

Gophers' Douglas named Big Ten special teams player of the week

The freshman returned a punt 69 yards for a touchdown in Minnesota's 37-15 rout of Wisconsin. He is the Gophers' eighth conference honoree this season, a program record.


Gophers will try to end Wisconsin's 14-year hold on Paul Bunyan's Axe

The Badgers will have quarterback Alex Hornibrook back in the lineup, while defensive tackle O.J. Smith and defensive back Terell Smith are expected to return for Minnesota.


Gophers warm hearts with Row the Boat Turkey Drive

The team distributed 220 turkeys and other Thanksgiving staples during Tuesday night's event at TCF Bank Stadium.


Cashman's 20 tackles earn Big Ten weekly honor despite loss

Cashman's 20 tackles earn Big Ten weekly honor despite loss

The senior from Eden Prairie shares the conference player of the week award with Iowa DE A.J. Epenesa a week after being passed over.


Gophers seek bowl eligibility in home finale vs. Northwestern

Coming off a dominant win over Purdue, Minnesota will try to make it two Big Ten wins in a row.


Focus is on defense as Gophers face Purdue

Interim defensive coordinator Joe Rossi gets his turn in trying to fix Minnesota's defense, which faces an explosive Boilermakers offense.


Gophers aiming for first Big Ten road win of season at Illinois

Minnesota will be without starting left tackle Donnell Greene, but running back Mohamed Ibrahim returns to the lineup.


Morgan to replace injured QB Annexstad for Gophers vs. Indiana

Morgan to replace injured QB Annexstad for Gophers vs. Indiana

Gophers starting running back Mohamed Ibrahim also will miss the game because of injury.


Gophers look to extend Nebraska's skid; RB Shannon Brooks won't play

Minnesota will try to pick up its first Big Ten win this season, while the Huskers have lost 10 games in a row dating to last year.