Minnesota Rumors & News

  • Defensive back Ken Handy-Holly leaves Gophers program

    Minneapolis Star Tribune "Ken Handy-Holly, a defensive back who played in eight games for the Gophers as a true freshman in 2017, has been given his release from the Minnesota program, a school spokesman confirmed. Handy-Holly, a Jackson, Ala., native, intends to transfer closer to home, Gopher Illustrated..." February 22

  • New Mexico State defends signing of ex-Minnesota player accused of sexual assault

    Las Cruces Sun-News "New Mexico State administrators believe they did their due diligence prior to signing football player Ray Buford Jr. this week. Buford, a cornerback transfer from Independence Community College with two years of eligibility remaining, was involved in an alleged sexual assault case that..." February 12

  • Minnesota lands commitment from 6-foot-8, 395-pound offensive tackle

    College Football Talk "P.J. Fleck is going to need a bigger boat. Minnesota has landed a commitment from the largest recruit on record, as 6-foot-8, 395-pound offensive tackle Daniel Faalele has committed to the Gophers. Faalele made the announcement on his Twitter page on Saturday night. A 3-star recruit, Faalele..." December 11

  • Daniel Faalele, at 6-8, 395 pounds, to play football for Gophers

    ESPN "If Minnesota coach P.J. Fleck is looking for someone to row the boat, he might hand his latest recruit the oar. Offensive lineman Daniel Faalele, a 6-foot-8, 395-pound lineman, committed to the Golden Gophers on Saturday night. The giant prospect is originally from Melbourne, Australia, and..." December 10

  • Ex-Gophers QB Demry Croft says he was unfairly suspended

    Minneapolis Star Tribune "Demry Croft, the sophomore quarterback who after Saturday’s loss to Wisconsin asked Gophers coach P.J. Fleck for his release from the program, on Monday night said he’ll transfer from Minnesota and that he was falsely accused of damaging a door, which led to a suspension early in the..." November 28

  • Quarterback Demry Croft will not return to Gophers next season

    Minneapolis Star Tribune "The Gophers will have a new starting quarterback for P.J. Fleck’s second season at Minnesota. Demry Croft, a sophomore who started the final six games in 2017, will leave the program, a school spokesman confirmed Monday morning. "Demry asked Coach [P.J.] Fleck for his release after Saturday's..." November 27

  • Gophers coach P.J. Fleck receives contract extension but no added raise

    St. Paul Pioneer Press "The University of Minnesota and head football coach P.J. Fleck have agreed to a one-year contract extension through 2023, the school announced Wednesday morning. The extension needs Board of Regents approval at its Dec. 14-15 meetings in order to become official, the school added. In..." November 22