For the third straight year, the University of Minnesota will be headed to a bowl game. The Gophers will take on the Missouri Tigers January 1 in the Citrus Bowl held in Orlando, Florida.
"I'm excited for our players -- they've worked so hard," Coach Jerry Kill said. "I'm excited for our university and for our fans and state. I think it's a great thing for all of us."
The bowl game bid was announced Sunday. The Tigers are 10-3 but coming off of a loss to Alabama in the SEC championship game.
With both teams coming off of losses and hoping to prove themselves against a tough...!--more-->
Six games into the 12-game 2014 regular season, the head coach Jerry Kill and the University of Minnesota Golden Gophers are sitting at 5-1 and with their first 2-0 record in the Big Ten since 2004.
This week is the homecoming game against Purdue, the perfect opportunity to look at what's happened so far and what's ahead for the 2014 Gophers.
So far, David Cobb has 819 rushing yards, well on his way to besting last year's total of 1,202 as well as the school record 1,464 set in 2005 by then-junior Laurence Maroney.
The passing game has been less than stellar once again, a sticking point for Gopher faithful for the past few...
At 6'6" and 310 pounds, you might assume Golden Gopher football standout Ra'Shede Hageman is the type of player that most (smaller) guys can outrun.
You’d be very
wrong, and such errant assumptions might prove to be dangerous to NFL quarterbacks who are holding them.
We found out the particulars of just how misguided such assumptions are — and how phenomenally athletic Ra’Shede Hageman is — at the NFL Combine in Indianapolis earlier this week.
The annual Combine serves as a proving ground for free agent rookies to showcase their talents before the upcoming NFL Draft...!--more-->
Following a two-year trial run, the University of Minnesota is set to permanently implement alcohol sales at TCF Bank Stadium for Gopher football games.
According to report filed by the Board of Regents, U of M officials found “no significant increase” in alcohol-related incidents during home games in 2012 and 2013. In fact, a study shows the number of incidents dropped from 77 alcohol-related incidents in 2010, before beer and wine sales, to 59 in 2013, according to the report.
This should come as no surprise to anyone who has been in college and attended a home-football game of their university. If there aren't alcohol...!--more-->
Looking to build on a surprisingly successful 2013 campaign, the Minnesota Gophers football team and Head Coach Jerry Kill have secured a recruiting class loaded with talent for the upcoming season.
Many in the national-media spotlight feel this is arguably Coach Kill’s best recruiting class during his four seasons at Minnesota. Headlining the 2014 class is Minneapolis-Washburn running back Jeff Jones. The local high school star stood by his verbal commitment to the team, announcing his decision on Wednesday to join the Gophers over neighbor Iowa State....!--more-->
The Minnesota Gophers fought valiantly, but fell to the #11 ranked Michigan State Spartans 14-3 today. The Spartans have a formidable defense and held the Gophers to only one score. Michigan State is without a doubt one of the the best teams in the Big Ten -- they finished their Big Ten schedule undefeated, and the season 11-1.
It's always difficult to win in East Lansing, home of the Spartans, but the Gophers held their own. They prevented their adversary from blowing the game open, giving themselves a chance to fight back the entire game.
While this is a second...!--more-->
As the Gophers have now won four straight Big Ten games, they are now considered more than a worthy foe to the (#17) Wisconsin Badgers. With that considered, the vagabond set of ESPN's College Game Day
, which travels from college campus to college campus to profile the biggest NCAA matchup of the week, is considering
making a stop in Dinkytown on November 23rd for the famous Minnesota/Wisconsin border battle.
Minnesota Gophers head football coach Jerry Kill has epilepsy -- today he had a seizure right at half time as the team was headed into the locker room. Kill was immediately put on a stretcher and taken to a hospital. By late afternoon he was already back at home resting.
Kill has battled with epilepsy and now has to battle the question: "Can he really still do this job?" This is Kill's third seizure during a game in three years. A football team not having a head coach on the sidelines every minute of a contest is at a huge disadvantage. Jerry Kill has a strong group of assistant...!--more-->