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  • Minnesota Gophers head coach Jerry Kill has followed a steady pattern everywhere he’s been. He takes a good stride forward from year one to year two, starts winning a lot more in year three and the program begins to take off from there. Kill’s teams haven’t finished worse than third in year four of a program he’s had for that long, placing third at Emporia State and tying ... read more...
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  • The Minnesota Golden Gophers are down a linebacker after former three-star recruit De’Niro Laster announced his decision to leave the program. According to a text message to the Minneapolis Star-Tribune, Laster, a Cleveland native, wants to be closer to home because of an unspecified family situation. As a result, Laster is transferring. “I’m transferring home to be closer... read more...
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  • Welcome back for another installment in Talking 10’s “Minnesota Week” series. Although most of our articles for “Minnesota Week” focus on football, this is our weekly chance to check in on all the other athletic success stories going on in the Twin Cities. Let’s take a look at some of the highlights of 2014-15 and how that will project forward for Gophers fans in 2015-16. ... read more...
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  • The Big Ten just released its prime-time schedule on ESPN, ESPN2 and ABC for the 2015 season. The Minnesota Golden Gophers will host a pair of night games, including their season opener against TCU on Thursday, Sept. 3.   Minnesota promoted its prime-time contest against the Horned Frogs with this humorous graphic based on the classic 1980s arcade game, Frogger.  Round On... read more...
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  • Minnesota may be one of the most surprising teams in the Big Ten that few are talking about. The Gophers rebounded from a bad loss to Illinois last week to absolutely destroy Iowa today, 51-14. Clearly, that was cause for celebration. The Gophers got pretty wild in the locker room after the game, led by none other than head coach Jerry Kill, who did some sort of ridiculous... read more...
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  • Last season David Cobb did a heck of a job running the ball for the Minnesota Golden Gophers. With him gone and likely headed to the NFL someone is going to need to step up to become the new workhorse.With this touchdown run on the first drive of the Minnesota spring game Rodrick Williams Jr. certainly made a solid claim to the job.ICYMI: This was a powerful and impressive... read more...
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  • Give the Minnesota Golden Gophers points for tapping into everyone’s inner vintage video game nerd when promoting next season’s home opener. Surely, Minnesota was already excited when the Big Ten announced the 2015 primetime schedule and slated the Gophers tilt with TCU for ESPN. They put that excitement to creative use with a Twitter announcement inspired 1980s arcade leg... read more...
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  • Former Texas A&M forward Davonte Fitzgerald is set to leave the university and head north to Minnesota. Ryan James of Rivals.com reported Fitzgerald’s decision. Gophers add SF transfer from Texas A&M pic.twitter.com/qgOMTKkTmb — Ryan James (@RyanJamesMN) May 26, 2015 A former three-star recruit out of Stone Mountain, Georgia, Fitzgerald averaged 5.4 points and shot 35.4... read more...
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  • It’s cold and snowy in Minnesota, but that couldn’t stop one football coach from enjoying a frozen treat. University of Minnesota defensive coordinator Tracy Claeys decided it was ice cream weather. The Gophers coach was spotted on the sideline crushing an ice cream bar as snow fell around him. The forecasted high for Minneapolis on Saturday afternoon? A balmy 21 degrees.... read more...
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  • Minnesota Golden Gophers 2014 Record: 8-5 Overall, 5-3 Big Ten (lost bowl game) 1 Burning Question: Does Minnesota realistically have the best chance to win the Big Ten West? Minnesota has improved in record (either overall, in conference, or both) every year since Jerry Kill was hired. However, Minnesota has been sort of stuck in this nexus of 8 wins max for seemingly m... read more...
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  • Minnesota Golden Gophers tight end Duke Anyanwu had his medical hardship waiver approved by the NCAA and will return to the team for a sixth season. Anyanwu tweeted the news out on his personal page. Received some great news today as my request for a 6th Year of Eligibility was granted!!! #SoMuchSchool #GoGophers — Duke Anyanwu, Jr. (@DAnyanwu_81) May 5, 2015 Anyanwu wi... read more...
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  • Minnesota earned a hard-fought comeback victory over Nebraska Saturday afternoon, but it didn’t come without some drama right at the end. Golden Gophers defensive back Briean Boddy-Calhoun made an incredible play in the game’s final moments, ripping the ball from Cornhuskers wideout De’Mornay Pierson-El right before he was about to reach the goal line. Pierson-El was actu... read more...
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  • Minnesota Golden Gophers head basketball coach Richard Pitino is set to have his annual salary bumped to $1.6 million, after receiving a $600,000 pay raise from the university. Pitino remained with the Gophers this offseason, after being contacted as part of the coaching search from the Alabama Crimson Tide. Ultimately, Pitino decided to return to Minnesota, because of the... read more...
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  • Minnesota Golden Gophers 2014 Record: 8-5 Overall, 5-3 Big Ten (lost bowl game) 1 Burning Question: Does Minnesota realistically have the best chance to win the Big Ten West? Minnesota has improved in record (either overall, in conference, or both) every year since Jerry Kill was hired. However, Minnesota has been sort of stuck in this nexus of 8 wins max for seemingly m... read more...
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