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October 08, 2018 - 6:08 am
The Gophers scored three first-period goals and never trailed in a 7-4 win on Sunday over defending national champion Minnesota-Duluth for the team's first win under new head coach Bob Motzko. Brannon McManus scored twice and Tyler Sheehy added a power play goal to give the Gophers the quick start...
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Gophers lose to Iowa again
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October 07, 2018 - 6:59 am
MINNEAPOLIS (AP) - Iowa quarterback Nate Stanley overcame two costly turnovers with four touchdown passes, and the Hawkeyes used four interceptions and five sacks of Minnesota's Zack Annexstad to beat the Gophers 48-31 on Saturday for the fourth straight time in the border battle for the Floyd of...
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Iowa-Minnesota trophy, Floyd of Rosedale
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October 05, 2018 - 5:25 am
UNDATED (AP) - The Gophers are looking to regain traction after an ugly loss at Maryland, and also regain the traveling trophy they haven't won since 2014. It's the second straight season, both under head coach PJ Fleck, that the Gophers won their four non-conference game and lost their Big Ten...
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Gopher safety Antoine Winfield
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September 24, 2018 - 5:43 am
MINNEAPOLIS (AP) - Minnesota sophomore safety Antoine Winfield Jr. is out for the rest of the season after injuring his left foot in the first quarter of the Big Ten opener at Maryland. Coach P.J. Fleck said Sunday the Gophers were "heartbroken" for Winfield, who suffered a season-ending injury for...
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Bryce Williams of the Gophers
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September 16, 2018 - 6:10 am
MINNEAPOLIS (AP) - A year later, the Minnesota Gophers are in a familiar position: 3-0 with their Big Ten opener against Maryland looming. Last year's team failed to keep the momentum of their promising start, but the players say they're not concerned. "We're a completely different team, we're...
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Rodney Smith
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September 11, 2018 - 4:06 am
MINNEAPOLIS (AP) - Minnesota senior running back Rodney Smith will miss the remainder of the season because of an injury to his left knee, removing the most accomplished player from an inexperienced offense. Smith was hurt on the third play of the game on Saturday night against Fresno State, at the...
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Pick in end zone by Antoine Winfield
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September 09, 2018 - 7:16 am
MINNEAPOLIS (AP) - Many college coaches caution against making too much of early wins against nonconference opponents. Minnesota's P.J. Fleck, however, insisted he'll always remember his young team's performance against Fresno State on Saturday night. Seth Green ran for two short touchdowns,...
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Seth Green carries the ball
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September 08, 2018 - 7:19 am
MINNEAPOLIS (AP) - Minnesota coach P.J. Fleck prepared himself for a difficult conversation when he sat down during the offseason with Seth Green about switching positions. Green was going to be the third-string quarterback, behind Zack Annexstad and Tanner Morgan. If he preferred to stay in his...
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Former Gopher Eric Decker
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August 27, 2018 - 6:13 am
FOXBOROUGH, Mass. (AP) - Former Gopher Eric Decker, who was an all-state wide receiver at Rocori High School in Cold Spring before setting records at the U of M and playing in the Super Bowl, says he is retiring from the NFL after an eight-year career with the Broncos, Jets and Titans. Decker had...
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Hugh McCutcheon coaches the Gophers
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August 24, 2018 - 6:55 am
The Gopher women's volleyball team opens the 2018 season at the place they want to be when it all ends. Friday night is the Big Ten/ACC volleyball challenge at Target Center, the site of the 2018 NCAA volleyball national final. The opening night matches are the Gophers against Florida State at 7 p...
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