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Arkansas State rightly lifts ban on helmet decals
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Many college football fans would say that last weekend’s most contentious story was the suspension of reigning Heisman Trophy winner Jameis Winston.

They’d be wrong.

Less than two weeks ago, Arkansas State University banned the school’s football players from putting cross stickers on their helmets to honor two former members of the ASU program who tragically passed away this past year.

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The University announced last week that it will raise the cost of scholarship seating at TCF.
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Wed, 12/10/2014
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Marty Orbuch, 82, has been a Gophers football season-ticket holder for a half-century.

As a 1957 University of Minnesota Medical School alumnus, he wanted to keep the tradition of Gophers athletics alive in his family by buying two season tickets around the 20-yard line.

But like some other avid Gophers fans, he’s unsure if he’ll continue buying season football tickets because of new hikes in seating fees that start next season.

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The Gophers’ AD also talked about facilities and Jean Freeman.
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Wed, 12/10/2014
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The Minnesota Daily sat down with athletics director Norwood Teague on Tuesday for its third edition of “Talkin’ with Teague.”

Teague discussed bowl game revenue, the new scholarship seating plan and Jerry Kill’s Big Ten Coach of the Year award.

On behalf of Teague, the athletics communications department declined to comment on the suspension of men’s basketball player Daquein McNeil, who was charged with two felony counts of assault late last month.

 

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The football team will take on the Missouri Tigers in Florida for a New Year’s Day game.
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Mon, 12/08/2014
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It took four seasons, upset victories at Nebraska and Michigan, and Minnesota’s first AP top-25 ranking since 2008, but Jerry Kill’s team is finally in a New Year’s Day bowl game.

Minnesota will play Missouri in the Buffalo Wild Wings Citrus Bowl in Orlando, Fla., on Jan. 1, 2015.

“We talked about taking steps, and this is another step forward,” Kill said. “[It] certainly helps us as we go recruit.”

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Mon, 12/08/2014
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In just four seasons, head coach Jerry Kill has turned the football program in a new direction. Last week, he won Big Ten Coach of the Year for his efforts.

Though the Gophers probably should have played in Saturday’s Big Ten championship game rather than act as spectators, Kill more than earned the honor as the conference’s best coach.

Still, many pundits said Ohio State’s Urban Meyer was more deserving.

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Eric Decker was a multi-sport athlete at the University of Minnesota.
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Mon, 12/08/2014
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One word truly captures the essence of Eric Decker’s athletics career: opportunity.

The Cold Spring, Minn., native said his work ethic is the reason he earned the chance to play at the University of Minnesota and now in the National Football League.

Decker returned to campus Sunday as the New York Jets took on the Minnesota Vikings at TCF Bank Stadium.

The wide receiver had six catches for a season-high 89 yards in the Jets’ 30-24 overtime loss.

Backup quarterback Michael Vick said Decker is a pivotal player on New York’s roster.

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Wed, 09/24/2014
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Neither Minnesota nor Michigan has shown an ability to pass the ball four weeks into the season. The Gophers rank last in the Big Ten in pass offense, and the Wolverines are barely better, sitting at 12th out of 14 teams in the conference.

To top it off, both programs enter Saturday’s matchup with uncertainty surrounding the quarterback position.

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Mon, 10/27/2014
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“Typical Gophers” is perhaps the only way to explain what transpired Saturday afternoon when Minnesota lost to arguably the worst team in the Big Ten.

Illinois walked all over the Gophers in the first half, and Minnesota simply couldn’t find a way out of the hole it dug itself into, ending the game with a 28-24 loss.

With the Gophers lacking energy and effort, Illinois’ No. 114 defense found a way to bottle up the Gophers’ offense for the first 30 minutes of the game.

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Recap: For the second consecutive week, the Gophers came out flat and found themselves down by 11 points at halftime. It looked like Minnesota was going to pull off another comeback victory.

Two minutes into the third quarter, quarterback Mitch Leidner found receiver Isaac Fruechte for a 52-yard touchdown pass, narrowing the lead to four points.

Later that quarter, a pair of touchdown runs from running back David Cobb gave the Gophers a 24-21 lead.

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Gophers tight end Maxx Williams’ performance with the University is continuing a legacy his father left behind.
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Mon, 10/06/2014
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Amid a mob of teammates, Maxx Williams stood on the field after the University of Minnesota football team’s 30-14 victory at the University of Michigan last Saturday. The victory gave him more than the Little Brown Jug rivalry trophy — he completed a family legacy.

Moments after his performance on the field ended, Williams couldn’t wait to find his father.

As Wolverines fans filed through the exits, Brian Williams hustled down the bleachers of the nation’s largest stadium to see his son celebrating on the field.

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