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Gophers defensive back Benny Sapp III set to transfer

Benny Sapp III

An Eden Prairie graduate and the son of a former Vikings player, Sapp played in all 13 games as a freshman and 11 as a sophomore.


Gophers land commitment from Washington defensive tackle Jacob Schuster

The four-star recruit is the 17th in Minnesota's Class of 2021.


Gophers Q&A: The view from Michigan on this year's Wolverines

Gophers Q&A: The view from Michigan on this year's Wolverines

With a new quarterback and lots of big shoes to replace on the offensive line, Michigan has big questions heading into Saturday night's opener at TCF Bank Stadium.


Gophers-Michigan opener on national TV; U gets three Friday night games

Gophers players and fans celebrated after winning the Little Brown Jug by beating Michigan in 2014.

Minnesota and Michigan will play for the Little Brown Jug in front of a national ABC audience on Oct. 24, and the Gophers will also get Friday games on ESPN and FS1.


Gophers return to AP Top 25 poll

The Gophers, led by head coach P.J. Fleck, are No. 25 in this week's AP poll.

The Gophers came in at No. 25 in Sunday's AP Top 25 poll. It was the team's first re-appearance since a No. 19 preseason ranking, released after the Big Ten conference initially canceled fall sports.


Bateman weathered bevy of changes before ending back with Gophers

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Rashod Bateman detailed to the Star Tribune his experience battling COVID-19 this past summer: "A snap of a finger, and it was like change, change, change, change. Just like that."


Gophers unranked in latest AP Top 25 football poll

Gophers quarterback Tanner Morgan

The Gophers were at No. 19 in the preseason poll. Some 0-0 programs did break through in the latest one, including No. 6 Ohio State, No. 10 Penn State.


Reserve Gophers defensive lineman enters NCAA transfer portal

Malcolm Robinson Jr. announced his intent to transfer on social media Wednesday, writing he will graduate with degrees in human resources and communications this fall.


Bateman on preseason All-America second team despite sitting out

Rashod Bateman

Minnesota wide receiver Rashod Bateman opted out of what would have been his junior season before the Big Ten ultimately called off fall competition. He's preparing for the 2021 NFL draft.


Gophers ranked No. 19 in preseason AP Top 25 Poll

Though the Gophers will not play this fall, a panel of media members picked them as one of college football's top teams in 2020.


Gophers gain Mississippi cornerback Justin Walley to 2021 class

Justin Walley brings the Gophers' 2021 recruiting class to 16 members, the first commit since the end of May.


Gophers earn first 2022 commitment in Ohio defensive end Trey Bixby

The four-star recruit chose the Gophers early despite offers from Penn State and Michigan State.


Media poll: Gophers picked second in Big Ten West football

Media poll: Gophers picked second in Big Ten West football

The Cleveland.com poll also ranked Gophers receiver Rashod Bateman and quarterback Tanner Morgan among the top-10 offensive players in the Big Ten conference.


Eden Prairie's Spielman transfers from Nebraska to TCU

Eden Prairie's Spielman transfers from Nebraska to TCU

Jerry Kill, who would have initially recruited Spielman to Minnesota in 2016, was part of recruiting Spielman to TCU, where Kill is now an assistant.


Gophers' Morgan on watch list for top quarterback award

Gophers' Morgan on watch list for top quarterback award

Tanner Morgan was one of 16 semifinalists for the award last season, when he set the single-season passing record of 3,253 yards and 30 touchdown passes.


Ohio cornerback Tamarion Crumpley decommits from the Gophers

The Gophers 2021 class now has 15 members, still ranking 15th in the nation and fifth in the Big Ten, per 247Sports.com.


Ranking has Gophers' 2020 football schedule among Big Ten's easiest

But the Gophers' Nov. 7 opponent Purdue has the country's toughest slate.


Texas defensive end Alexander decommits from Gophers football

The China Spring, Texas, native originally committed to the Gophers on April 22 but announced his decision to reopen his recruitment on social media.


U receiver Bateman on second team preseason All-America list

U receiver Bateman on second team preseason All-America list

The junior amassed 1,219 yards and 11 touchdowns last season and was the Big Ten Receiver of the Year.


Illinois athlete Jackson decommits from Gophers football for a second time

The four-star recruit announced he will instead commit to Purdue.