MINNEAPOLIS (AP) — All week long at Minnesota's practice facility, players were doused with frigid water as they took the field. The thermostat was turned down to the max in the mid-50s. Fans were...
MINNEAPOLIS (AP) — The weather in Minnesota this weekend is forecast to turn wintry.
These Gophers are more than ready for that.
With the game on Saturday against Nebraska on track for...
MINNEAPOLIS (AP) — Tanner Morgan saw the defense sink towards the line of scrimmage preparing to stop Minnesota's surging rushing attack. The Gophers quarterback stepped back and connected with...
MINNEAPOLIS (AP) — The Minneapolis city attorney has declined to file charges against Minnesota running back Shannon Brooks after an alleged assault.
Brooks was arrested after an Oct. 14 incident in which his male roommate accused him of assault. No injuries were reported.
City spokeswoman Sarah McKenzie said in a statement that the investigation has been completed and there is insufficient evidence to prove the case beyond a reasonable doubt.
MINNEAPOLIS (AP) — Minnesota running back Shannon Brooks has returned to the team following his weekend arrest on suspicion of misdemeanor domestic assault.
Coach P.J. Fleck said Tuesday that the senior's playing status was "evolving." No charges had been filed as of Tuesday stemming from the alleged incident between Brooks and his male roommate. No injuries were reported. Brooks was jailed Sunday and released Monday.
MINNEAPOLIS (AP) — Minnesota Gophers running back Shannon Brooks has been arrested on suspicion of misdemeanor domestic assault.
The Star Tribune reports the 22-year-old senior was arrested at about 1:30 a.m. Sunday in Minneapolis and was booked into the Hennepin County jail about an hour later.
MINNEAPOLIS (AP) — Minnesota running back Shannon Brooks will redshirt the 2018 season with a lower-body injury that will require surgery.
Coach P.J. Fleck said Tuesday, as the Gophers began spring practice, that Brooks will return to action as a fifth-year senior in 2019. He missed six games last season due to injuries, rushing for 369 yards on 79 attempts. Brooks has 20 total touchdowns in 28 career games. His absence leaves Rodney Smith as the only experienced ball carrier.
No. 21 Michigan State (4-1, 2-0 Big Ten) at Minnesota (3-2, 0-2), Saturday 8 p.m. ET (BTN).
Oregon State coach Gary Andersen pretty much knows what to expect from Minnesota, even though the Golden Gophers have a new coach.
As coach at Wisconsin from 2013-14, Andersen faced Minnesota in the battle for Paul Bunyan's Axe twice, winning both times. Then last year he took the Beavers on the road for the first game of the series against the Gophers.
So while there are differences with the Gophers under P.J. Fleck, Andersen said he's confident about what Oregon State will face.
MINNEAPOLIS (AP) — Minnesota's defense delivered an overpowering performance. Mitch Leidner provided the finishing touch.
Leidner threw his first touchdown pass in seven weeks and Blake Cashman and Steven Richardson each had two of Minnesota's season-high seven sacks , leading the Gophers to a 29-12 victory over Northwestern on Saturday.
CHAMPAIGN, Ill. (AP) — On a windy Illinois afternoon that made passing an adventure, Minnesota knew it would need to run the ball if it wanted to pocket a win.
But the Golden Gophers figured they might have to run a little farther than they did to beat the Illinois.
A pair of early Illinois turnovers and a short punt gave Minnesota the ball at the Illinois 49-, 20- and 9-yard lines, and the Gophers turned each into a touchdown on the way to a 40-17 win.
MINNEAPOLIS (AP) — Minnesota has quite the 1-2-3 punch in its running game this season.
The Gophers hit Colorado State with two of them all afternoon and completed nonconference play unbeaten.
Rodney Smith rushed 17 times for 99 yards and two touchdowns and Shannon Brooks returned from injury to net 85 yards and a score on 13 carries, helping Minnesota wear down the Rams on the way to a 31-24 victory on Saturday.
MINNEAPOLIS (AP) — Minnesota running back Shannon Brooks has been cleared to return after missing the first two games with a broken foot.
Whether Brooks will play Saturday against Colorado State depends on how he fares in practice. Coach Tracy Claeys said Tuesday that if Brooks is sore, the Gophers "won't take a chance on him this week."