Quarterback Tanner Morgan, above, set multiple single-season passing records in leading the Gophers to a 11-2 record last season and a bowl win.

Aiming to be perfect: Morgan's star keeps rising as Gophers quarterback

Gophers junior Tanner Morgan has gone from being a backup QB to one of nation's best. He's a perfectionist who understands he can never achieve perfection.

Fleck encourages focus amid anxiety of upcoming football season

August 8
Gophers head coach PJ Fleck
Worries about whether there will be a football season are set aside, but concerns about health are not.

Reusse: Now we have clarity on why Stollings had detractors at the U

August 9
Gophers coach Marlene Stollings gave instructions to her team at Williams Arena in 2018.
Marlene Stollings was 24-9 in 2017-18 as coach for the Gophers, yet athletic director Mark Coyle was quick to make no counteroffer when Stollings informed she had a better deal on the table. Now we know why.
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Minnesota played Penn State in front of a sell-out crowd at TCF Bank Stadium last season.

Reports: Big Ten planning on postponing football, possibly to spring

The Big Ten is close to postponing football season, possibly from fall to spring semester because of the pandemic, with an announcement expected in coming days, according to multiple news outlets.
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The real pandemic story: College football players asserting their rights

The real pandemic story: College football players asserting their rights

In the midst of weekend reporting about the status of coronavirus and its potential to shut down the major college football season, a set of two tweets stood out above the fray.
News, live video, more: Keep up with Minnesota's D-II and D-III teams
State college sports News, live video, more: Keep up with Minnesota's D-II and D-III teams
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Minnesota college sports goes well beyond the Gophers. Here's a guide to the conferences that include the state's Division II and Division III programs.
Gophers
August 8

Five other key returning Gophers

A look at other key Gophers football players set to return in 2020.
Gophers
August 8

What's ahead for FBS programs in 2020

All FBS conferences have revealed their plans for fall football, with the Mid-American on Saturday announcing it is calling off all sports this fall. The rest have a tentative plan
Gophers
August 8

Tanner Morgan's 2019 season

He set Gophers program records for passing yards (3,253), touchdown passes (30), completion percentage (66.0), passing yards per game (250.2), TD-to-interception ratio (4.3), pass efficiency rating (178.7).
Gophers
August 8
P.J. Fleck has switched to a slower pace for training camp.

Gophers begin camp COVID-free as Fleck preaches 'synthetic bubble'

P.J. Fleck and the Gophers football staff have encouraged players to make safe choices when they leave campus and go back to their apartments.
Gophers
August 8

Gophers football players asked to not offer opt-out advice

"We all have our own circumstances, and we have our own families, and we all have our own choices to make," Gophers coach P.J. Fleck said.
Gophers
August 8
Nick Neumann

Reusse: Questions plentiful for Johnnies standout center Neumann

A longer spring football season likely would force Nick Neumann to sit out, but there would be that game against St. Thomas he'd have to miss.
Gophers
August 7
Grad transfer Brandon Johnson close to joining Gophers basketball team

Grad transfer Brandon Johnson close to joining Gophers basketball team

Western Michigan graduate transfer Brandon Johnson is close to finishing his summer classes, which will free up the 6-8 forward to join the Gophers for workouts.
Gophers
August 7
The Big Ten logo is displayed on the field before a game between Iowa and Miami of Ohio in Iowa City

Big Ten United movement came from group chat following Floyd's killing

Gophers football player Benjamin St-Juste and more than 1,000 other Big Ten football players found a collective voice following the killing of George Floyd in May while in Minneapolis police custody.
Gophers
August 7
The Gophers are scheduled to open the season Sept. 5 at Michigan State.

Gophers football ranks 18th in preseason coaches poll

P.J. Fleck's team is coming off a No. 10 finish, but star receiver Rashod Bateman has opted out to prepare for the 2021 NFL Draft.
Gophers
August 6
Paul Molitor - May 28, 1976

Molitor to be inducted into National College Baseball Hall of Fame

The former Twins manager and player will become the second Gophers player (1975-77) to be enshrined into the National College Baseball Hall of Fame.
Gophers
August 6
The Gophers are scheduled to open the season Sept. 5 at Michigan State.

Gophers launch fundraising campaign to stem pandemic losses

"Due to the uncertain nature of COVID-19, and the fiscal constraints it has placed on the department, philanthropic support is needed now more than ever," the athletic department posted on Gophersports.com.
Gophers
August 5

Gophers football season ticket holders notified of a 'drastic reduction' in available tickets

Following Minnesota Department of Health guidelines, the athletics department could allow only 1,500 fans at TCF Bank Stadium, forcing the department to anticipate "few spectators or no spectators at all."
Gophers
August 5
Gophers cornerback Benjamin St-Juste

U cornerback in key role as 1,000 Big Ten athletes seek COVID protections

The College Athlete Unity group called for more protective measures for playing during the pandemic. Gophers football player Benjamin St. Juste is among the organizers.
Gophers
August 5
Mankato Free Press photo Minnesota State Mankato’s football team will have to wait for 2021 to compete again.

NCAA cancels Division II and Division III fall championships

D-II schools such as Minnesota State Mankato, in particular, were awaiting the NCAA's ruling.
Gophers
August 5
The Gophers played Wisconsin on Nov. 30 at TCF Bank Stadium.

Gophers football opens Sept. 5 at Michigan State, if there's a season

Minnesota plays its three biggest rivalry games back-to-back-to-back, against Michigan (home) on Sept. 12, against Iowa (home) on Sept. 19 and at Wisconsin on Sept. 26.
Gophers
August 5

Revised 2020 Gophers football schedule

The season is set to start Sept. 5 at Michigan State.
Gophers
August 5
Former Minnesota head coach Marlene Stollings confers with guard Kenisha Bell (23) during a game against Ohio State in 2018.

Report: Texas Tech players describe 'toxic culture' under former U coach Stollings

The former Gophers women's basketball coach is the subject of an report published by USA Today headlined: "Texas Tech women's basketball players describe toxic culture: 'Fear, anxiety and depression.'"
Gophers
August 5
Gophers wide receiver Rashod Bateman

Souhan: By sitting out, Bateman making best choice for health, future

The only tangible value for athletes playing college football for free is to audition for the NFL, and Rashod Bateman already nailed his audition.