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Gopher oddly explains why he'd eat a shark

In a recently revealed interview from Big Ten Media Days, Minnesota DT Ra’Shede Hageman said that he was really into food — not surprising at all for a 6-foot-6, 311-pounder — but not necessarily fish. However, he would make one exception to his no-seafood policy. “I would eat a shark,” Hageman told reporters, “because a shark kills a lot of people. If I eat a shark,...
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10 days ago  |  Discuss

Gophers QB Philip Nelson struggles passing, but runs for 2 TDs

MINNEAPOLIS -- This is Philip Nelson's team. The Gophers made that clear all fall leading up to Thursday's opener against UNLV. So what can be taken away from Nelson's first start of his sophomore year? The results were certainly mixed for the quarterback from Mankato. Minnesota didn't need Nelson to do too much with his arm, which was probably a good thing given...
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14 days ago  |  Discuss

Jerry Kill, Gophers create ‘Get Out of ____ Free’ cards for home opener (pics)

As a resident of the fine State of Minnesota, I have witnessed firsthand the difficult task presented to third-year Minnesota Golden Gophers head football coach Jerry Kill of rebuilding a program that hasn’t been very good in a long time but was only made worse during the debacle of a tenure of previous coach Tim […]The post Jerry Kill, Gophers create ‘Get Out of ____ Free’...
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16 days ago  |  Discuss

Long snapper Jake Filkins an underrated asset for Gophers

MINNEAPOLIS -- If you don't know who Jake Filkins is, that's just fine with him. After all, if a long snapper becomes a household name, it's usually not a good thing. Filkins' job as the Gophers' long snapper isn't glamorous. He won't show up in box scores or get any credit for Minnesota's victories. His name won't even get mentioned on a game...
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28 days ago  |  Discuss

Gophers defensive lineman Harold Legania meets challenges head on

MINNEAPOLIS -- Harold Legania has gone through some adversity on the football field, but it can't hold a candle to the adversity the Gophers junior has endured away from the game. Legania, a defensive lineman at Minnesota, grew up in New Orleans. He was a two-star recruit while playing for Edna Karr High School and eventually chose the Gophers over several other options. Before...
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29 days ago  |  Discuss

Minnesota Golden Gophers Football 2013 season preview and predictions

Minnesota Golden Gophers Head Coach;  Jerry Kill  3rd season  9-16 Gopher Offense Donnell Kirkwood (AP Photo) “In a Word”…experienced…This is my team to watch in the Big Ten in 2013…they have 18 starters back with ten of those on offense.  All five offensive line starters and that is huge with Kill….Jerry wants to run the ball…and then run some more.  His lines...
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August 12, 2013  |  Discuss

Minnesota Gophers Donnell Kirkwood agrees with Football=War idea

“You have to be finesse, it’s everything war is, just without a gun and bullets. And I think that’s what I like about it,” Donnell Kirkwood said about the game he plays. The Minnesota Golden Gophers running back was by far the best interview at Big Ten football Media Day. He was so good that he was also the second, third and fourth best interview at this college football...
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August 06, 2013  |  Discuss

No. 70 Minnesota Golden Gophers season preview

No. 70 Minnesota Golden Gophers (6-7) Coach Jerry Kill (third season, 9-16 at Minnesota, 136-89 overall)Returning Starters: 17, 10 offense, 6 defense, 1 special teamsRecruiting Rank: 69Strength of Schedule: 33 The Minnesota Golden Gophers enter their third season under coach Jerry Kill with hope for continued improvement after going from 3-9 in 2011 to six wins and a bowl game...
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August 05, 2013  |  Discuss
IT IS ON

Bielema, Brewster clash on Twitter

Bret Bielema and Tim Brewster continued their long history of having a tense relationship when Bielema sent a tweet at the FSU coach.

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May 31, 2013  |  Discuss

Texas Tech wins Car Care Bowl that included a juggling interception and player ejections

After an apparent touchdown in the 3rd quarter of the Texas Bowl, Texas Tech Jace Amaro was ejected after throwing a punch at Minnesota’s Derrick Wells’ helmet. The 15 yard penalty was to be added on to the ensuing kickoff. However, replays showed Texas Tech RB didn’t get the ball across the goal line as was called on the field. Instead, the ball was knocked loose by Minnesota...
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December 29, 2012  |  Discuss
TAKE THIS JOB AND SHOVE IT

Minn. WR quits over mistreatment

AJ Barker quit the team via Twitter, and then wrote a tumblr dedicated to a scathing critique of head coach Jerry Kill, detailing allegations of 'manipulation and abuse'.

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November 18, 2012  |  Discuss
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Jerry Kill suffers another seizure

Minnesota football coach Jerry Kill suffered another seizure. This one occurred after his team's game against Northwestern.

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October 13, 2012  |  Discuss

Photo of Gophers fans purportedly about celebrating diversity ain’t that diverse

Wait. What? But to be fair, I suppose there are a few people in the above photo of University of Minnesota Golden Gophers fans taking in a football game at TCF Bank Stadium that touts the wondrous feeling derived by celebrating diversity do have brown hair. So that’s something. Also, I see some girls in there [...]
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September 21, 2012  |  Discuss

Minnesota Claims 7th Football National Championship

The Minnesota Athletic Department added its seventh National Championship in football. The Golden Gophers will not count the 1904 season as one of seven football National Championships. Congratulations to Minnesota on their new 108-year old Championship. How can they do that? In 1996, Richard Billingsley created a computer rating for every season going back until 1869. The...
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August 18, 2012  |  Discuss

Minnesota is struggling to sell tickets

The Minnesota Golden Gophers of the Big Ten Conference are having some trouble selling tickets to their games this year. Minnesota Head Coach Jerry Kill had a rough year last year and that definitely has something to do with it. Student season-ticket sales have steadily dropped from 10,000 in the first year at the 50,800-seat TCF Bank Stadium, to 7,800 the second year to less...
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August 16, 2012  |  Discuss
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