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No Gophers picked in NFL draft, but some have chances to catch on

No Gophers picked in NFL draft, but some have chances to catch on

Steven Richardson and Ryan Santoso signed free-agent contracts, while six others received rookie minicamp invitations.


Gophers receive verbal commitment from St. Louis defensive end

Gophers receive verbal commitment from St. Louis defensive end

D'Vion Harris of Lutheran North High School is a three-star recruit.


Gophers add Tar Heels to football schedule after dumping them under Kill

Gophers add Tar Heels to football schedule after dumping them under Kill

The Gophers added North Carolina in 2023 and 2024. They'd been scheduled to meet in 2013 and 2014, but former coach Jerry Kill had them dropped to schedule lesser teams.


Rosemount wide receiver Mann says he'll play for Gophers

Minnetonka cornerback Raheem Brown broke up a pass intended for Rosemount wide receiver Jonathan Mann

Three-star recruit Jonathan Mann will be a junior this fall and is the first player to commit to Minnesota's 2020 recruiting class.


Gophers receive verbal commitment from three-star cornerback from Illinois

Tyler Nubin, a 6-2, 183-pounder from St. Charles, Ill., received offers from six other Big Ten schools. He is the fifth player to commit to Minnesota's Class of 2019.


Gophers set pro day for March 28 with 11 scheduled to participate

Gophers set pro day for March 28 with 11 scheduled to participate

Led by Steven Richardson, three defensive linemen will be among those working out for pro scouts.


State's top 2019 football recruit Carroll has Gophers in his final six

State's top 2019 football recruit Carroll has Gophers in his final six

Quinn Carroll, the 6-6, 295-pound, four-star recruit, narrowed his choice of schools to Minnesota, Notre Dame, Ohio State, Penn State, Wisconsin and Virginia Tech.


Gophers running back Brooks will miss season with lower leg injury

Minnesota running back Shannon Brooks took to the field for warm up before the Gophers took on Purdue

Shannon Brooks suffered the non-contact injury during the final days of winter conditioning. He'll redshirt this year and return for his senior season in 2019.


Gophers receive verbal commitment from Illinois offensive tackle

J.J. Guedet, a 6-7, 255-pound three-star recruit, is the fourth player to commit to Minnesota's recruiting Class of 2019.


Gophers will have three spring football practices open to public

Gophers will have three spring football practices open to public

Coach P.J. Fleck's team begins spring practice on Tuesday, and March 27 will be the first open session. The spring game is April 14.


Defensive back Ken Handy-Holly leaves Gophers program

Defensive back Ken Handy-Holly leaves Gophers program

The Jackson, Ala., native played in eight games in 2017 as a true freshman after the secondary was hit by injuries. Handy-Holly intends to transfer to a school closer to home.


Gophers' new uniforms: Brighter gold, chrome helmets ... and oars

Gophers' new uniforms: Brighter gold, chrome helmets ... and oars

Minnesota will have three jerseys, four pants and three helmets as options. A gold chrome helmet and a deeper shade of gold are featured, and coach P.J. Fleck's "Row the Boat'' mantra is prominent.


Fleck announces additions, new assignments to Gophers coaching staff

Fleck announces additions, new assignments to Gophers coaching staff

Two changes come on offense and two on defense for Minnesota.


Gophers name Jahmile Addae as defensive backs coach

The 35-year-old former standout player at West Virginia has spent the past two years as Arizona's defensive backs coach.


Gophers receive verbal commitment from Class of 2019 long snapper

Gophers receive verbal commitment from Class of 2019 long snapper

Brady Weeks of Fort Zumwalt West High School in St. Peters, Mo., is the third player to commit to Minnesota's '19 class.


Gophers O-line coach Warinner leaving for Michigan

Gophers O-line coach Warinner leaving for Michigan

Ed Warinner, the former Ohio State offensive coordinator, will join the staff of Wolverines coach Jim Harbaugh in a role to be determined.


U wide receiver Hmielewski gives up football to focus on baseball

Drew Hmielewski

Drew Hmielewski, a multisport athlete from Marshall who was a redshirt freshman for the Gophers football team last fall, has left the program to focus on baseball


Fleck makes changes to Gophers football staff

Fleck makes changes to Gophers football staff

P.J. Fleck hired a junior college head coach to be an assistant, promoted a quality control assistant to defensive line coach and shuffled some other duties.


Gophers assistant head football coach Linguist leaves for Texas A&M

Maurice Linguist, promoted to Gophers assistant head coach in December, is leaving Minnesota to become Texas A&M’s defensive backs coach.

Maurice Linguist, promoted to Gophers assistant head coach four weeks ago by P.J. Fleck, is leaving Minnesota to become Texas A&M's defensive backs coach.


Gophers cornerback Craighton announces he's transferring

Gophers cornerback Craighton announces he's transferring

The junior-to-be missed the final nine games of the 2017 season because of a knee injury.