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Three big questions for U football now that spring practice is done

Three big questions for U football now that spring practice is done

There are some significant choices for coach P.J. Fleck to make for the upcoming football season. But they appear to be based on depth more than uncertainty.


What did the Gophers learn from spring football?

What did the Gophers learn from spring football?

The first of a two-part blog series. Wide receivers should give everyone reason to feel good about 2019 and there are more defensive options than last season.


With Final Four over, could Minneapolis seek another big-time sports event?

With Final Four over, could Minneapolis seek another big-time sports event?

After playing host to the Super Bowl and a men's Final Four, Minneapolis could attempt to be host the College Football Championship playoff game. But not until 2025 at the earliest.


Can't watch this: Weather forces U's 'spring' football game indoors

Can't watch this: Weather forces U's 'spring' football game indoors

The Gophers moved their spring game at 11 a.m. Saturday from TCF Bank Stadium to their indoor practice facility and called off all fan related activities.


Gophers football snags three-star offensive lineman commitment

Casey Collier is the fifth member of the 2020 recruiting class.


Gophers brunch in preparation for the start of spring football practice

Gophers brunch in preparation for the start of spring football practice

The Gophers put on their Sunday best – a lot of Gophers athleisure apparel, obviously – and got their grub on as a way to kick off spring practices, which begin Tuesday.


Gophers open three spring football practices to public

Gophers open three spring football practices to public

Plus, the spring game is set for 11 a.m. April 13.


Former Gophers linebacker Cashman impresses at NFL combine

Former Gophers linebacker Cashman impresses at NFL combine

NFL.com ranked Cashman with a 5.14 rating, which gives him a "better-than-average chance" to make a roster. Former tackle Donnell Greene also participated.


Fleck promotes three assistants; Illinois defensive tackle commits to U

Gophers coach P.J. Fleck

Kenni Burns, Brian Callahan and Matt Simon each received a promotion on the Gophers coaching staff from head coach P.J. Fleck.


Gophers football begins spring practices March 12

Gophers football begins spring practices March 12

The spring game will be April 13. The exact spring schedule, including a time for the game and any open practices, are to be announced.


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.