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After winning its fourth-straight game Saturday to improve to 8-2 (4-2 Big Ten), Gophers football is ranked No. 25 in the USA Today Coaches’ Poll. Minnesota received 60 votes in the AP Poll, slating them at 27th – just short of being ranked.The Gophers hadn’t been ranked in either poll since 2008, but are receiving national recognition for head coach Jerry Kill’s swift turnaround after back-to-back three-win seasons in 2010 and 2011. Below is a breakdown of Big Ten teams that are ranked or have received votes:
The Food and Drug Administration announced on Thursday that it will order food producers to phase out trans fats from all food, news sources report.
An earthquake with an initial magnitude reading of 5.5 hit eastern Japan, including the Tokyo area, on Sunday morning, news sources reported.
Minnesota leads Penn State 24-10 at halftime in part to a strong first-half performance from sophomore quarterback Philip Nelson. The Gophers have gone to the air a little more than usual in the first 30 minutes of this game and Nelson is reaping the benefits. He is 12-for-19 for 165 yards and threw a perfectly placed ball to redshirt freshman Maxx Williams late in the second quarter to stretch the lead to 14 points.
Sophomore Philip Nelson will start at quarterback against Penn State today, the Gophers announced Thursday.This is Nelson's second-consecutive start. Nelson earned Big Ten Co-Offensive Player of the Week honors Monday after throwing for 298 yards and four touchdowns in Minnesota 42-39 win over Indiana last Saturday.Nelson and the Gophers will look for a fourth-consecutive win when they play Penn State today. Minnesota hasn't won four-consecutive Big Ten games since 1975-76.
It started as a day of disappointment for the Gophers.Five-star 2014 recruit Reid Travis committed to Stanford and Mo Walker’s six-game suspension was announced.But when the Gophers took the floor, all of that faded awayMinnesota used a tenacious defensive attack and an inspired effort on the glass from Elliott Eliason en route to a 81-62 season-opening win over Lehigh.
The Gophers suffocating defense led to plenty of offense through 20 minutes as they lead the Mountain Hawks 37-18.The Gophers have held Lehigh to 7-for-30 shooting from the floor -- a measley 23 percent. Minnesota has forced 11 turnovers.Joey King leads all Gophers scorers with 10. Andre Hollins added nine points.DeAndre Mathieu created most of the Gophers scoring opportunities. He dished out six assists to go along with two points and two steals.
Five-star 2014 forward Reid Travis said he went back-and-forth on his college choice over the past two weeks.And when it came time to announce his final decision on Friday, it was Stanford, not Minnesota, where he chose to take his talents next season.“I just felt at home and comfortable there,” Travis said. Travis is a 6-foot-8-inch, 240-pound forward at DeLaSalle High School in Minneapolis. His final three schools were Duke, Stanford and the Gophers.
The moment Gophers fans have been waiting for since new head coach Richard Pitino was hired in April has finally arrived. Minnesota kicks off the regular season against Lehigh tonight at 7 p.m. at Williams Arena.Here are my 5 things to watch for:
Not many University of Minnesota students may know how the Dow Jones works, but Twitter is language they understand.The social media company hit the New York Stock Exchange for the first time Thursday, labeled “TWTR,” in the most highly anticipated public offering since Facebook last year, according to the Associated Press.
Senior forward Kelly Terry was named the WCHA Offensive Player of the Week on Wednesday following a seven-point weekend against Minnesota State - Mankato. Terry had three goals and four assists on the weekend. Last Saturday, Terry recorded her second career hat trick and had two assists.Terry is tied for second on the team with 15 points. She currently leads the team with seven goals. Terry and the Gophers will take on St. Cloud State in St. Cloud this weekend.
The women's cross country team dropped one spot this week in the U.S. Track and Field and Cross Country Coaches Association National Coaches Poll to No. 16. The Gophers placed third at the Big Ten championships last weekend in West Lafayette, Ind. The team's second group will participate in Rocky's Run this weekend, and the top group will be back in action next week at the NCAA Midwest Regional on Nov. 15.
Metro Transit buses are set to return to Washington Avenue on Dec. 7.Buses will once again make stops in front of Coffman Union among other stops after a 2.5 year hiatus due to the agency’s construction of the Central Corridor light rail.Previously detoured to Pleasant and Oak streets southeast, bus routes will return to pre-May 2011 levels, according to a Metro Transit press release.
Dave Chappelle has announced a four-day stay at the First Avenue Mainroom next week. Tickets for the Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, and Thursday shows at 6:30 p.m. and 10 p.m.
The Gophers have looked aggresssive, fast and sloppy in the first 20 minutes as they lead Concorida-St. Paul 47-37.Minnesota has struggled to take care of the ball in the up-tempo. The Gophers have committed seven turnovers.The Gophers big men have carried much of the offensive load. Mo Walker (10 points) and Elliott Eliason (8 points) are Minnesota's two leading scorers and both have looked for their offense down low. Walker added six rebounds.
Where you go No. 2 in Dinkytown could be ranked No. 1 in the U.S.
Two University of Minnesota football players have earned Big Ten Player of the Weeks honors, the conference announced Monday.Sophomore quarterback Philip Nelson earned Big Ten Co-Offensive Player of the Week honors and redshirt sophomore punter Peter Mortell earned Big Ten Special Teams Player of the Week honors.Both players helped Minneota to a 42-39 victory over Indiana on Saturday in Bloomington, Ind.
It's the final countdown! ... or tune-up, as the Gophers take on Concordia-St. Paul on Monday night at 7 p.m. at the Barn. Monday marks Minnesota's second and final exhibition before it takes on Lehigh in the regular-season opener on Friday night.
The University of Minnesota has renewed a license agreement with a Minnesota startup company, International Cardio Corporation to continue researching how ultrasound technology can be used to treat hypertension, according to a University news release.
Many University of Minnesota students, faculty and staff have been victims of smartphone thefts lately, namely Apple’s iPhone.This phenomenon is a local example of a national trend known as “Apple Picking,” the San Jose Mercury News reports.The Federal Communications Commission reports that nearly one in three robberies nationwide involves theft of a mobile phone.