In three regular season games played this fall, the Gophers have taken 25 penalties, a stat that head coach Bob Motzko couldn't explain.
No. 17 ranked North Dakota beat No. 5 Minnesota 3-1 in Las Vegas for the United States Hockey Hall of Fame game in a penalty-ridden contest that ultimately buried the Gophers.
Minnesota didn't expect the game to be tied with less than four minutes remaining, but the team pulled through in the waning minutes for the victory.
Minnesota will play its first and only Friday game of the season this week against Indiana. Although they are common in the non-"Power Five" football conferences, the Friday games in conferences like the Big Ten have been a source of conflict among fans, coaches and players.
For each home game, the Minnesota Daily interviews a reporter covering Minnesota's opponent for the week. This week the Daily spoke with Zach Osterman, a University of Indiana insider who covers the football team for the Indianapolis Star.
Minnesota allowed high-yardage plays on defense and didn't capitalize on offense to give Nebraska its first win of the season on Saturday, a 53-28 rout.
Minnesota defensive end Carter Coughlin leads the Big Ten Conference and is No. 5 in the NCAA with seven solo sacks in the first six games. He had one of his best performances of the season with a two-sack, seven-tackle game against No. 2 Ohio State last week.
Gophers running back Shannon Brooks was released from jail Monday after being arrested for an alleged domestic assault against his male roommate on Sunday night. Neither Brooks or his roommate suffered any injuries. The Minneapolis Attorney’s office has declined to press charges.
Minnesota used a five-goal third period to take a 7-1 victory over the USA Under-18 Team in Plymouth, Michigan in an exhibition game.
After only trailing by 3 at halftime, the Gophers lost to Ohio State 30-14 Saturday.