Mike Hendrickson


P.J. Fleck aims to preserve tradition; change culture of Gophers football team

P.J. Fleck is well aware of the situation he has gotten into — that’s why he wanted to be the Gophers' new head football coach. Fleck was granted the position Friday morning, ushering in a new era for the team, which shortly staged and then ended a boycott over the suspension of ten players connected to an alleged sexual assault.

"I made a very difficult decision," Coyle says of decision to fire Tracy Claeys

Gophers head football coach Tracy Claeys has been fired, multiple outlets reported Tuesday. Claeys’ replacement has not yet been announced. The decision comes shortly after the team staged a two-day boycott on all football activities including the Holiday Bowl in protest of the suspension of 10 players for their connection to an alleged sexual assault.  Claeys, football head coach since the middle of the 2015 season, publicly supported the boycott after players announced it Dec.

After Gophers football boycott — lawsuits, hearings planned

The University of Minnesota football team cut short their boycott Saturday morning, breaking their vow to cease all football activities until suspensions on 10 players were lifted. Head football coach Tracy Claeys could now lose his job, players plan to sue the victim-survivor who accused the 10 players of sexual assault, and the hearing process should begin in January. Claeys says could lose job Claeys said on WCCO-AM radio Sunday morning there’s “a great chance” he could lose his job, news reports say.

Claeys on disciplinary process training: 'We have to do a lot better'

In his first public appearance since the football team announced the end of their boycott Saturday, Gophers football head coach Tracy Claeys dwelled on the reason behind the boycott, saying various times it was to achieve "due process" for their 10 teammates suspended over an alleged Sept.