October 1
NBA mock draft: Wolves take Kentucky guard; Oturu and Tre Jones go when?

NBA mock draft: Wolves take Kentucky guard; Oturu and Tre Jones go when?

Plenty of curiosity is left in this local basketball season, with the Timberwolves regrouping post-trade deadline and the Gophers trying to turn around their season.
Gophers
November 6, 2019
Souhan: Fleck and the Gophers take a huge leap in relationship

Souhan: Fleck and the Gophers take a huge leap in relationship

Minnesota's paranoia of coaches departing for The Big City or The Bigger Program dates to Lou Holtz, who suckered the state into believing he was committed to the U in the 1980s.
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Gophers
November 6, 2019
How Fleck's new contract will stack up among Big Ten coaching salaries

How Fleck's new contract will stack up among Big Ten coaching salaries

P.J. Fleck's new deal could put him in the top half of Big Ten coaching salaries in 2020.
Gophers
November 6, 2019
Fleck gets $33.25 million payday; Gophers get protection with huge first year buyout

Fleck gets $33.25 million payday; Gophers get protection with huge first year buyout

If Gophers football coach P.J. Fleck leaves next year, he must repay the university $10 million. The contract is the largest financial commitment ever made to a coach by the University of Minnesota.
Gophers
November 5, 2019
Inside Fleck's new deal -- salary structure, buyouts, etc.

Inside Fleck's new deal -- salary structure, buyouts, etc.

Fleck would owe the Gophers $10 million if he leaves next season and $4.5 million if he leaves in 2021.
Sports
November 5, 2019
Gophers come in at No. 17 in first College Football Playoff rankings

Gophers come in at No. 17 in first College Football Playoff rankings

The 8-0 Gophers face No. 5 Penn State on Saturday at TCF Bank Stadium. The Nittany Lions came in at No. 4 in the CFP rankings.
Gophers
November 5, 2019
Scoggins: 8-0 Gophers vs. 8-0 Penn State. Who could ask for anything more?

Scoggins: 8-0 Gophers vs. 8-0 Penn State. Who could ask for anything more?

A legitimate big game under a national spotlight, which, for those new to Gophers football, happens every half-century or so. Or so it seems.
Gophers
November 5, 2019
Gophers, Fleck nearing a contract extension

Gophers, Fleck nearing a contract extension

P.J. Fleck's current $3.6 million salary is 11th among the 14 coaches in the Big Ten, and he will be a hot commodity as jobs open up around the country.
Gophers
November 5, 2019
Gophers special teams are still a work in progress

Gophers special teams are still a work in progress

While the Gophers offense and defense have quickly rounded into form, special teams still struggle with the same inconsistencies and gaffes the main units seemed to have shaken after the nonconference season.
Gophers
November 5, 2019
Rejected by ESPN, U gets consolation prize from Big Ten Network

Rejected by ESPN, U gets consolation prize from Big Ten Network

It's not quite ESPN's College GameDay, but the Big Ten Network will broadcast its pregame show from TCF Bank Stadium before the Minnesota-Penn State game.
Gophers
November 4, 2019
Fleck: Penn State battle 'one of the biggest games in Minnesota history'

Fleck: Penn State battle 'one of the biggest games in Minnesota history'

Coach P.J. Fleck said he is trying not to overhype the game to his players, but a victory would give a strong start to a closing stretch featuring ranked opponents.
Gophers
November 2, 2019
'College GameDay' shuns Gophers-Penn State matchup at U

'College GameDay' shuns Gophers-Penn State matchup at U

The Saturday morning TV show announced that it would instead feature No. 1 LSU at No. 2 Alabama in a week, spurning the No. 13 Gophers vs. No. 5 Penn State.
Gophers
November 2, 2019
Gophers' goal to contend in November looms as tough assignment

Gophers' goal to contend in November looms as tough assignment

August through October featured a softer schedule for Gophers football and opponents with key injuries. That all changes, starting this week. Penn State is just the first in a torrent of trials.
Gophers
November 1, 2019
Souhan: C'mon, 'College GameDay': Gophers-Penn State is where you ought to be

Souhan: C'mon, 'College GameDay': Gophers-Penn State is where you ought to be

This might be the biggest game ever to be played at TCF Bank Stadium and perhaps Minnesota's biggest game since Murray Warmath was coaching.
November 1, 2019
Gophers-Penn State game not sold out, but trending 'in right direction'

Gophers-Penn State game not sold out, but trending 'in right direction'

The Gophers haven't sold out a game at TCF Bank Stadium since Wisconsin came to town in 2015. There have been 26 home games since that 31-21 loss.
Gophers
October 31, 2019

Megan Ryan's Big Ten football rankings

Three unbeaten teams are left: No. 3 Ohio State, No. 5 Penn State and the No. 13 Gophers.
Gophers
October 31, 2019

Two Big Ten football games to keep an eye on Saturday

Michigan is on the redemption tour after losing to Wisconsin and Penn State before trouncing then-No. 8 Notre Dame 45-14 Saturday.
October 30, 2019
Holiday vacation plans? Take a look at the Gophers bowl game forecast

Holiday vacation plans? Take a look at the Gophers bowl game forecast

The final games of the regular season -- and a potential Big Ten title game -- will have a huge impact on where Minnesota plays. Here's current wisdom about where the Gophers will go.
Gophers
October 30, 2019
Penn State player suspended for Gophers game after spitting on opponent

Penn State player suspended for Gophers game after spitting on opponent

Penn State defensive tackle Antonio Shelton will be out of the lineup for the fifth-ranked Nittany Lions during their next game Nov. 9 at the 13th-ranked Gophers.
October 29, 2019
ESPN analyst Leaf on U football: 'I was the first one on the boat'

ESPN analyst Leaf on U football: 'I was the first one on the boat'

"I published it and people laughed at me," said Ryan Leaf the former Washington State quarterback and No. 2 NFL draft pick.