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  • Minnesota regents approve new contract for P.J. Fleck

    NBC Sports "As expected, Minnesota head coach P.J. Fleck now has a brand new contract to remain the head coach of the Golden Gophers. After agreeing to terms on a new deal and the school officially recognizing the new deal last week, just before a monster of a win for the program, the..." November 14

  • TCF Bank Stadium sold out for first time since 2015 for No. 4 Penn State vs. No. 17 Minnesota

    NBC Sports "Not that you need a numerical reminder, but Saturday afternoon is a rather huge day college sports-wise in the Twin Cities. Shortly after noon Eastern Time, one of the biggest games in the history of the University of Minnesota football program kicks off as the No. 17 Golden Gophers..." November 09

  • How P.J. Fleck rebuilt Minnesota football using batting doughnuts, 'The Dig' and the Nekton mentality

    ESPN "It has been 78 years since Minnesota football last started a season this well. At 8-0, the 17th-ranked Golden Gophers are off to their best start since that 1941 season, when they won a national title. They're 5-0 in the Big Ten for the first time since 1961, and hold a..." November 08

  • Most Compelling Match-ups In College Football Week 11

    Sportsnaut "November is here, and with it comes the first College Football Playoff rankings of the season ahead of Week 11. Those rankings won’t stand for long, though, thanks to some outstanding matchups this weekend. The biggest game of the college football season so far is taking place..." November 08

  • Minnesota HC P.J. Fleck signs 7-year contract extension

    The Score "Minnesota head coach P.J. Fleck has agreed to a seven-year contract extension with the team through the 2026 season. Fleck has led the Golden Gophers to an 8-0 start to the 2019 campaign. " November 05

  • PJ Fleck addresses his future at Minnesota

    Football Scoop "PJ Fleck has been a head coach for six full seasons and he’s gotten either a new contract or an extension after four of them. He did not receive an extension after his 1-11 debut at Western Michigan in 2013 — duh — but an 8-4 regular season in 2014 netted him an..." November 02

  • Cancer survivor Casey O'Brien makes debut for Minnesota

    ESPN "After Minnesota went up 27-0 against Rutgers in the fourth quarter Saturday, Casey O'Brien walked onto the field to hold the snap for the extra point. Typically a mundane event, but for O'Brien, a four-time cancer survivor, it was an emotional moment that..." October 20

  • College football winners and losers: Parsing through the remaining unbeatens

    Washington Post "It’s down to a dozen. At the midpoint of the regular season (seven full weeks in the books, seven more to come before the conference title games), there are 12 undefeated teams left in the FBS. Not all unblemished records are the same, and some of those perfect teams have far..." October 19

  • Undefeated Minnesota Could Make the Big Ten Very Weird

    The Big Lead "P.J. Fleck's rah-rah campaign at Minnesota yielded very little during his first two seasons as the Gophers stumbled to 5-7 and 7-6 records. The man who captured lightning in a bottle at Western Michigan and rode to a New Year's Day bowl has sparked all sorts of measured optimism this..." October 10

  • The 10 college football coaches with the hottest of hot seats entering the season

    USA Today "For every head coach with rock-solid job security — Dabo Swinney and Nick Saban, to name two — there are a couple of dozen firmly on the hot seat heading into the 2019 season. One name in particular stands out: Southern California coach Clay Helton. On the heels of last..." August 19

  • 25 Names You Need to Watch for 2019 College Football Season

    Bleacher Report "Heading into the 2019 season, there is a general consensus on the top players in college football. However, the order changes a bit when thinking about the most noteworthy. We've highlighted 25 names you should prepare to hear constantly this campaign. Many of them are..." August 15

  • Houston adds second Minnesota transfer this offseason

    College Football Talk "For the second time in a month, Houston has added a player from the same Big Ten school. First, it was defensive back Kelvin Clemmons opting to transfer from Minnesota and continuing his collegiate playing career at Houston. On Twitter over the weekend, Gervarrius..." June 04

  • Former Michigan cornerback Benjamin St-Juste transfers to Minnesota

    Detroit News "Former Michigan cornerback Benjamin St-Juste has landed at Minnesota as a graduate transfer. Because he is a graduate transfer he is eligible to play this fall. He will have three years of eligibility. St-Juste made the announcement Tuesday night via Twitter. " May 22