Five takeaways from Thursday's Big Ten football media days session

Nebraska's Scott Frost expects improvement; Illinois' Bret Bielema believes he's matured as a coach.

Big Ten media days moves to bigger stage with all kinds of issues to discuss

July 21, 2021
Gophers coach P.J. Fleck took questions during the last Big Ten Football Media Days, in 2019 in Chicago.
P.J. Fleck speaks to the media this morning as the Big Ten takes its place in a vastly difference college football landscape.

Buckeyes unanimous Big Ten football choice in media poll; Gophers back in pack

July 21, 2021
Ohio State coach Ryan Day, left, and running back Trey Sermon celebrated after the Buckeyes defeated Northwestern in the 2020 Big Ten Championship Gam
Minnesota will get a chance to make a statement when it opens the season with a home game against Ohio State on Sept. 2.
January 4
Edina tackle Quinn Carroll (75) was the top-ranked recruit in Minnesota in the Class of 2019, according to the 247Sports recruiting website. He announ

Gophers land former Edina standout Carroll as transfer from Notre Dame

Quinn Carroll, a 6-7, 315-pounder, was the top-ranked recruit in Minnesota in the 2019 class.
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December 28, 2021
Gophers running back Ky Thomas was tripped up by West Virginia cornerback Daryl Porter Jr. in the Guaranteed Rate Bowl. Thomas scored on a 5-yard run

Fleck gets fitting finale in bowl game for 'special team'

The outgoing group produced a 29-16 record over the past four seasons
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.
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December 28, 2021
West Virginia and the Gophers meet at 9:15 p.m. Tuesday in the Guaranteed Rate Bowl in Phoenix.

Tonight's Guaranteed Rate Bowl game offers intriguing story lines

The Gophers close their season against West Virginia in the Guaranteed Rate Bowl on Tuesday night in Phoenix. It's a late one, with a 9:15 p.m. Central start on ESPN.
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December 16, 2021
Senior defensive tackle Micah Dew-Treadway is among the productive players Gophers coach P.J. Fleck will have to replace in 2022.

Signing day follow-ups: Early starters, in-state gems and more

Coach P.J. Fleck had the floor for more than an hour on Wednesday talking about the Gophers' incoming freshmen. He offered insights into the recruiting process and what comes next.
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December 15, 2021
Gophers football coach P.J. Fleck met with recruits before the Nov. 27 game against Wisconsin. On Wednesday, incoming freshmen began signing their nat

Signatures roll in to U this morning as early signing period opens

By 8 a.m., coach P.J. Fleck had received 18 of an expected 19 national letters of intent from incoming freshmen. The early signing period runs through Friday.
November 30, 2021
Foo Fighters performed their final U.S. date of 2018 at Xcel Energy Center in St. Paul.

Foo Fighters abruptly pull 2022 concert from Gophers stadium over COVID policies

Citing the U facility's "refusal to agree" on vaccine requirements, the band said it is seeking a replacement venue.
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October 30, 2021
Elk River’s Jack Sumstad stiff armed a Duluth East defender. Sumstad scored on a 63 yard run in the second quarter to give the Elks a 36-12 lead.

Elk River running game unstoppable against Duluth East in section semifinal

The Elks scored eight touchdowns, six of 32 yards or more, offsetting six touchdowns by East's Austan Overdahl.
August 27, 2021
Gophers’ Matthew Trickett lined up a practice kick at the Athlete’s Village practice fields

Gophers name Trickett starting kicker for Ohio State football opener

Kent State transfer Matthew Trickett was the MAC special teams player of the year in 2019.
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June 26, 2021
North players celebrated a touchdown late in Saturday’s all-star football game in Collegeville, Minn.

North wins all-star high school football game

A grassroots effort by parents made the game possible.
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June 21, 2021
TCF Bank Stadium

Pennsylvania standout defensive lineman commits to Gophers

Anthony Smith had 14 tackles for loss and nine sacks for Shippensburg Area High School last year. He's the sixth player to commit to coach P.J. Fleck's program in the past two days.
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June 21, 2021
P.J. Fleck leads his team onto the TCF Bank Stadium field.

5 players, including son of former U linebacker, commit to Gophers

The Gophers football program on Sunday received commitments from three cornerbacks, a defensive end and a wide receiver in the recruiting Class of 2022.
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June 18, 2021
Gophers running back Mo Ibrahim rushed for 1,076 yards and 15 touchdowns in seven games last year.

U running back Ibrahim named Walter Camp pre-season All-American

The redshirt senior was the Big Ten running back of the year in 2020 and is closing in on 3,000 career rushing yards.
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June 17, 2021
The “Row the Boat’’ culture is on display with coach P.J. Fleck and the Gophers.

Gophers football coach P.J. Fleck, author Jon Gordon team up on 'Row the Boat'

Perseverance, enthusiasm and optimism are hallmarks of the coach's culture, and Fleck details the moments that have defined his approach to teamwork.
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June 16, 2021
TCF Bank Stadium

Gophers receive commitment from Baltimore WR Ike White

The three-star recruit also had offers from Boston College, Virginia Tech and Cincinnati, among others.
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April 22, 2021
The Gopher spring football game held inside the Athletes Village on April 13, 2019

Johnson, Whalen to be guest coaches for U spring football game

Ben Johnson and Lindsay Whalen will "coach" the Gold and Maroon teams in the Gophers spring game May 1 at TCF Bank Stadium.
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February 23, 2021

Gophers defensive lineman Ali Saad to transfer

Saad had yet to play a game for the Gophers after his first season with the team.
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January 24, 2021
Avante Dickerson

Avante Dickerson, top recruit in Gophers' 2021 class, decommits

The Nebraska native did not sign with the rest of the class during December's early signing period and instead will sign with another team in February.
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January 20, 2021
Casey O’Brien

Ex-Gopher Casey O'Brien to begin raising $1 million for U hospital project

O'Brien, a St. Paul native, recently retired from the Gophers football team after beating cancer five times.
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January 19, 2021

Gophers receiver True Thompson enters the NCAA transfer portal

The redshirt senior, who went to Cooper, will have one year of eligibility remaining thanks to the NCAA's extra year granted because of the pandemic.
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January 14, 2021
Gophers offensive line coach Brian Callahan, seen here expressing himself to a referee during a 2018 contest, gained two new players for his position

U football lands Utah State transfer, flips lineman who had committed to USC

Saia Mapakaitolo plans to officially sign in February, potentially along with Nebraska's Avante Dickerson, the No. 1 recruit in the Gophers class who hasn't yet signed.