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Big Ten, Gopher Football to Resume Oct. 23-24

Decision to cancel fall season reversed

MINNEAPOLIS — (Gophers Athletics) The Big Ten Conference announced the restart of its 2020-21 football season, with play scheduled to begin October 23-24. On Aug. 11, the Big Ten Conference postponed the start of the season in response to the many unknowns related to the COVID-19 pandemic and potential risks to student-athlete health and safety. Since then the Conference has…

Reports: Big Ten Football to Return October 17th

Eight games played in nine-week window

FARGO, N.D. — According to multiple reports including the Milwaukee-Journal Sentinel, Big Ten football is expected to make its return. The conference is expected to start games October 17th with practices beginning  in two weeks. The season would include eight games with the top two teams playing for a championship. Finishing in time for the winning team to make the…

President Trump meets with Kevin Warren to push for fall Big Ten football season

MINNEAPOLIS – (FOX 9) President Donald Trump wants college football to be played across the country this fall, so much that he flew to meet with Big Ten Commissioner Kevin Warren on Tuesday about it. According to reports released Monday, Big Ten presidents and chancellors voted 11-3 in early August in favor of postponing fall sports due to concerns with…

Gophers ranked No. 19 in AP preseason football poll despite Big Ten postponing season

First time ranked in preseason poll since 2004

MINNEAPOLIS – (FOX 9) The Associated Press released its first 2020 preseason college football poll on Monday, and the University of Minnesota is on it despite the Big Ten postponing the fall season. The Gophers enter the poll at No. 19, and are one of six Big Ten teams in the first poll of the season. It’s the first time…

Gophers football star WR Rashod Bateman opting out of 2020 season

Was entering his junior season; a projected first round pick

MINNEAPOLIS (FOX 9) – The Minnesota Golden Gophers offense has a a big hole to fill at wide reciever after Rashod Bateman announced Tuesdsay morning he is opting out of the 2020 season amid Covid-19 concerns and focus on training for 2021 NFL Draft. Bateman, a 6-2 wide receiver from Tifton, Ga., was entering his junior season with the Gophers. In 2019, Bateman was named the Big Ten…

Gophers’ Fleck Entertains West Fargo

Minnesota Head Football coach PJ Fleck visited West Fargo to discuss his career path, current team, and more

WEST FARGO, ND – The West Fargo community got a visit from the man responsible for “Row The Boat,” Minnesota Gophers head Football coach PJ Fleck in a conversation put on by Epic Events in West Fargo. The 32 year old touched on an array of topics including the differences in operating the program through COVID-19. I’ve worked harder in…

Lynx Star Lindsay Whalen Announces Retirement

Whalen has been balancing a new job as coach of the Minnesota Gophers with playing point for the Lynx.

MINNEAPOLIS, MN – JULY 13: Lindsay Whalen #13 of the Minnesota Lynx handles the ball against the Las Vegas Aces on July 13, 2018 at Target Center in Minneapolis, Minnesota. NOTE TO USER: User expressly acknowledges and agrees that, by downloading and or using this Photograph, user is consenting to the terms and conditions of the Getty Images License Agreement….

University of Minnesota Coaches Meet Fans in Perham for Gopher Road Trip

Fans had the chance to win gopher-themed raffle prizes, goof around with Goldy, and rub elbows with some the university's head coaches

PERHAM, Minn. — Minnesota athletics hit the road again Thursday for the second leg of the 2018 gopher road trip. U-of-M coaches journeyed to several towns throughout the state of Minnesota to promote their programs. Today’s stop took them to Perham. Fans had the chance to win gopher-themed raffle prizes, goof around with Goldy, and rub elbows with some the university’s…

College Hockey: Lucia Steps Down at Minnesota After 19 Years

Lucia steps down with 457 wins, the most in program history.

MINNEAPOLIS, Minn. (University of Minnesota) — University of Minnesota Athletics Director Mark Coyle and Head Coach Don Lucia today announced that Lucia will step down as Minnesota’s head men’s hockey coach, pending the approval of the University’s Board of Regents later this week. Coyle and Lucia have agreed that he will remain with Gopher Athletics as special assistant to the athletics director…