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  • U of Minn. Won't Use Minneapolis PD at Football Games After George Floyd Death

    TMZ "The University of Minnesota will no longer use the Minneapolis Police Dept. to work security at football games and other large events ... this after the horrific killing of George Floyd. University president Joan Gabel explained her decision in a letter to students,..." May 28

  • Minnesota's P.J. Fleck confirms taking unpaid week

    ESPN "Minnesota football coach P.J. Fleck is taking an unpaid week, joining about 200 other leaders in the university system to do so in response to the budget crunch caused by the coronavirus pandemic. President Joan Gabel announced the furloughs earlier this month. " April 25

  • 4-star cornerback recruit Avante Dickerson commits to Gophers

    KSTP.com "Gophers head coach P.J. Fleck received another big committment for his 2021 recruiting class on Friday when 4-star cornerback recruit Avante Dickerson announced he'll play for the University of Minnesota. " April 18

  • 4 Teams That Would Most Benefit From Skipping 2020 CFB Season

    12 Up "The college football season taking place as scheduled in 2020 is by no means a sure thing at this juncture, as major conference commissioners have confirmed that games will only be played on campus if students are allowed to return amid the coronavirus pandemic. As harsh as that reality sounds,..." April 16

  • Cal announces football series with Minnesota and Wyoming

    247 Sports "The California Golden Bears’ busy offseason of scheduling non-conference opponents continued on Tuesday with a pair of home-and-home series. Cal will meet with both Minnesota and Wyoming in the 2028 and 2029 seasons. In 2028, Cal will host Wyoming (Sept. 2) and travel to..." February 11

  • Target apologizes for ‘Minnesota Badgers’ apparel snafu

    Sportress of Blogitude "Minnesota and Wisconsin have long engaged in a bitter sports rivalry, and Minneapolis-based Target Corp. has been forced to issue a mea culpa when apparel was found in area stores that erroneously mixed up the names of the state’s Big Ten school’s team names. Eagle-eyed..." February 11

  • Gophers DB Kiondre Thomas enters transfer portal

    Minneapolis Star Tribune "Gophers cornerback Kiondre Thomas has entered the NCAA transfer portal, a source confirmed. The 6-foot, 190-pounder was a redshirt junior this past season and will be a graduate transfer for his final year of eligibility.  " February 04

  • Gophers cornerback Phillip Howard ends plan to transfer out

    Twin Cities "Phillip Howard is staying home after all. The Gophers cornerback from Minneapolis put his name in the NCAA transfer portal on Jan. 10 but removed it Thursday, a source confirmed to the Pioneer Press. It’s unclear what went into the his change of plans. " January 24

  • Minnesota defensive back Antoine Winfield Jr. entering NFL draft

    College Football Talk "One of the key figures in Minnesota’s recent turnaround on the field is leaving for the next level. In an Instagram post released on Wednesday afternoon, Gophers safety Antoine Winfield Jr. announced he was leaving the program to declare for the 2020 NFL Draft. " January 08

  • Penn State swipes OC Kirk Ciarrocca from Minnesota

    NBC Sports "When it came to filling a hole on its coaching staff, Penn State didn’t have to look outside of the Big Ten to find Kirk Ciarrocca. Thursday morning, Penn State announced that it has hired Ciarrocca as James Franklin‘s new offensive coordinator. Ciarrocca..." December 26