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October 28, 2015
Commentary: Stolski, Cragun agree Kill special individual
Jerry Kill was just different. When hired in December of 2010 as head football coach at the University of Minnesota, he didn't blow smoke at his news conference about how many Rose Bowls the Gophers would win under his watch. He was different in that he had been a head coach for...
October 28, 2015 - 10:45pm
Minnesota coach Kill retires due to health concerns
Minnesota head football coach Jerry Kill announced Wednesday morning that he is retiring, effective immediately, because of medical concerns. The 54-year-old Kill has dealt with the effects of epilepsy since 2005 -- including several game-day seizures -- and took a seven-game leave...
October 28, 2015 - 10:33am
Kill resigns as Gophers coach
MINNEAPOLIS - Gophers football coach Jerry Kill will retire effective immediately due to health reasons, the university announced Wednesday morning. Associate head coach and defensive coordinator Tracy Claeys has been named interim head coach. Kill has been diagnosed with epilepsy...
October 28, 2015 - 9:41am
September 1, 2015
Gophers to play protection game vs. TCU
It's hard enough to beat elite teams, even when you're playing your best football. Last year in Fort Worth, the University of Minnesota played nowhere near the vicinity of its best football in a 30-7 loss to Texas Christian University last Sept. 13. The Golden Gophers turned...
September 1, 2015 - 1:34pm
June 24, 2015
College Athletics: Gophers Kill, Teague rally the U of M faithful
EAST GULL LAKE - One of the best selling points for a young man chasing a dream is to have a successful path trail blazed before him. That's...
June 24, 2015 - 11:27pm
June 18, 2015
College Athletics: Kill, Teague headline activities at Cragun's
University of Minnesota football coach Jerry Kill and Gophers director of athletics Norwood Teague will headline the festivities during Cragun's 15th annual coaches' dinner and Dutch Open Golf Tournament June 24-25. A coaches dinner is Wednesday, June 24, in the Pavilion at Cragun's...
June 18, 2015 - 11:50pm
January 1, 2015
Missouri uses tricks to down Minnesota in Citrus Bowl
ORLANDO, FL - Missouri reached into its bag of tricks Thursday to beat Minnesota 33-17 in the Buffalo Wild Wings Citrus Bowl. The Tigers seized the momentum with a risky fake punt early in the second quarter, started the second half with a successful onside kick and then scored...
January 1, 2015 - 8:16pm
Minnesota TE Maxx Williams weighs football future after nice game
ORLANDO, FL - If the Buffalo Wild Wings Citrus Bowl turns out to be Maxx Williams' last college game, he left Minnesota fans something to remember him by. Williams' spectacular 54-yard touchdown reception was the Gophers' biggest play Thursday in a 33-17 loss to Missouri in the...
January 1, 2015 - 8:08pm
December 21, 2014
Glory may be U of Minnesota reward at Citrus Bowl - but not money
The University of Minnesota will get long-awaited national exposure Jan. 1 when it plays against Missouri in the Citrus Bowl — Minnesota's first major bowl in more than half a century. Just don't expect it to get a big payoff. Because of the way the Big Ten and other conferences...
December 21, 2014 - 9:07pm
November 5, 2014
INSIDE SLANT: Gophers face must-win against Iowa
The term "must-win" is overused these days, but that's exactly where the Gophers find themselves going into Saturday's home game against Iowa. Minnesota is coming off a crushing 28-24 loss at Illinois in its last game on Oct. 25. The defeat dropped the Gophers to 6-2 overall and...
November 5, 2014 - 11:58am
October 21, 2014
INSIDE SLANT: Gophers flying under the radar
As the number of unbeaten teams across the country dwindled to four this week, the one-loss teams are right back in the mix for the inaugural College Football Playoff. That includes the Big Ten's Michigan State, Ohio State, Nebraska and -- Minnesota? The Gophers remain unranked...
October 21, 2014 - 8:40am
October 12, 2014
Minnesota 24, Northwestern 17
Jalen Myrick snapped a tie with a 100-yard kickoff return for a touchdown with 7:19 remaining and the Golden Gophers edged the visiting Wildcats...
October 12, 2014 - 8:53am
September 21, 2014
Minnesota 24, San Jose State 7
David Cobb rushed for 207 yards and two touchdowns to lead the ground-oriented Golden Gophers to the home win over the mistake-prone Spartans. Redshirt freshman quarterback Chris Streveler added 161 rushing yards and a TD in his first start replacing injured starter Mitch Leidner...
September 21, 2014 - 8:45am
September 17, 2014
Gophers try to rebound from loss, injuries
Last week's trip to TCU resulted in more than just a deflating loss for the Gophers. Not only did Minnesota drop a 30-7 decision -- a final margin that doesn't reflect how much the Gophers were dominated -- the injury list to key players got longer. While this week's home game...
September 17, 2014 - 9:29am
July 28, 2014
Gophers look to build on 8-5 season
CHICAGO - Jerry Kill says he's feeling healthier these days and his Minnesota football program reflects those improved conditions. The 52-year-old Golden Gophers coach missed two games last year following epileptic seizures -- a condition he hass had since 2005 -- but reportedly...
July 28, 2014 - 3:32pm