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September 21, 2018
Minnesota Golden Gophers quarterback Zack Annexstad. Jesse Johnson / USA TODAY Sports
Who has the edge in Gophers-Maryland matchup?
13 hours 51 min ago
September 20, 2018
Minnesota takes to the field before the start of a NCAA football game against Miami (Ohio) at TCF Bank Stadium in Minneapolis on Saturday, Sept. 15, 2018. (John Autey / Pioneer Press)
Fleck sees signs that Gophers have traded 'want to win' for 'refuse to lose'
September 20, 2018 - 7:48pm
Nick Connelly in 2014. Forum News Service file photo
Former U of M offensive tackle dies from cancer at 22
September 20, 2018 - 1:33pm
September 19, 2018
Minnesota offensive lineman Blaise Andries (77) cheers after the Gophers drew Fresno State offsides with a hard count in the fourth quarter of an NCCA football game at TCF Stadium in Minneapolis on Saturday, Sept. 8, 2018.  Minnesota beat Fresno State, 21-14. (John Autey / Pioneer Press)
Gophers guard Blaise Andries from southwest Minnesota learning that perfection isn't paramount
September 19, 2018 - 9:11pm
September 18, 2018
A general view of a Minnesota Golden Gophers helmet being rested on the turf before a game against the Purdue Boilermakers at TCF Bank Stadium in Minneapolis on Nov. 5, 2016. Jesse Johnson-USA TODAY Sports
Gophers' P.J. Fleck knows interim Maryland coach well
September 18, 2018 - 5:34pm
September 17, 2018
Minnesota quarterback Zack Annexstad (5) looks back from the sidelines as Minnesota takes on Miami (Ohio) in the fourth quarter of an NCAA football game at TCF Bank Stadium in Minneapolis on Saturday, Sept. 15, 2018. John Autey / St. Paul Pioneer Press
Gophers QB Zack Annexstad appears 'OK' for Big Ten opener Saturday
September 17, 2018 - 4:54pm
September 15, 2018
Minnesota defensive back Antoine Winfield Jr. (11) reaches out to recover a Miami (Ohio) fumble in the first quarter of an NCAA football game at TCF Bank Stadium in Minneapolis on Saturday, Sept. 15. (John Autey / Pioneer Press)
Gophers go to 3-0 heading into Big Ten play
September 15, 2018 - 9:00pm
September 14, 2018
Minnesota Gophers football defensive lineman Gary Moore (19) poses for a photo at the Land O'Lakes Center for Excellence/Bierman Athletic Building in Minneapolis on Tuesday, July 31, 2018. John Autey / St. Paul Pioneer Press
Gophers' strongman Gary Moore acknowledged, overcame vulnerabilities
September 14, 2018 - 1:34pm
September 13, 2018
Minnesota defensive back Terell Smith (4) chases down Fresno State tight end Jared Rice (16) after a short pass in the second quarter of an NCCA football game at TCF Stadium in Minneapolis on Saturday, Sept. 8, 2018. John Autey / St. Paul Pioneer Press
Speedy Gophers freshman cornerback Terell Smith off to a fast start
September 13, 2018 - 5:18pm
September 12, 2018
Minnesota linebacker Blake Cashman (36) celebrates his third down stop of Fresno State running back Jordan Mims (22) in the first quarter of an NCCA football game at TCF Stadium in Minneapolis on Saturday, Sept. 8, 2018. John Autey / St. Paul Pioneer Press
Gophers' Blake Cashman credits his father's pep talks when times were tough
September 12, 2018 - 5:55pm
September 10, 2018
Minnesota Golden Gophers running back Rodney Smith (1) rushes with the ball in the first half against the New Mexico State Aggies at TCF Bank Stadium in Minneapolis on Aug. 30, 2018. Jesse Johnson / USA TODAY Sports
Gophers running back Rodney Smith is out for the season, to seek sixth year
September 10, 2018 - 3:51pm
September 9, 2018
Minnesota Golden Gophers defensive back Antoine Winfield Jr. (11) intercepts a pass intended for Fresno State Bulldogs tight end Jared Rice (16) in the fourth quarter Saturday, Sept. 8, at TCF Bank Stadium in Minneapolis. Jesse Johnson  / USA TODAY Sports
Gophers' P.J. Fleck wonders if Saturday was a turning point
September 9, 2018 - 8:22pm
September 8, 2018
 Minnesota Golden Gophers defensive back Terell Smith (4) celebrates with defensive back Antonio Shenault (34) and linebacker Thomas Barber (41) after intercepting a pass in the first quarter against the Fresno State Bulldogs on Saturday, Sept. 8, at TCF Bank Stadium in Minneapolis. Jesse Johnson / USA TODAY Sports
Gophers' late heroics beat Fresno State
September 8, 2018 - 10:22pm
September 7, 2018
Minnesota Golden Gophers defensive back Antoine Winfield Jr. (11) celebrates after intercepting a pass in the first half against the New Mexico State Aggies at TCF Bank Stadium in Minneapolis on Aug. 30, 2018. Jesse Johnson / USA TODAY Sports
Gophers' Antoine Winfield Jr. can do it all. And one game, he just might.
September 7, 2018 - 5:12pm
September 6, 2018
A general view of a Minnesota Golden Gophers helmet being rested on the turf before a game against the Purdue Boilermakers at TCF Bank Stadium in Minneapolis on Nov. 5, 2016. Jesse Johnson-USA TODAY Sports
Finally comfortable in TV booth, former Viking Ben Leber will work Gophers' game on Saturday
September 6, 2018 - 6:10pm
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