Gophers add Mapakaitolo and Shaw to 2021 offensive line

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Jan. 14, 2021: Utah State transfer Karter Shaw committed to the Gophers joining 2021 three-star recruit Saia Mapakaitolo by officially committing to the University Thursday afternoon.     He, as in P.J. Fleck’s recruiting since arriving at Minnesota has been nothing short of remarkable. You can say what you want about his in-game coaching, but […] READ MORE


Gophers add former Clemson four-star DT Nyles Pinckney to loaded incoming class

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Jan. 11, 2021: Former four-star Clemson defensive tackle, Nyles Pinckney has officially signed with the Minnesota Golden Gophers.   The 2021 offseason could not be going much better for P.J. Fleck and his Gophers’ staff. After constructing its best recruiting class in program history (No. 27 in NCAA) Minnesota has now added four more players […] READ MORE


Minnesota adds, WR Dylan Wright and DT Val Martin from transfer portal

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Dec. 23, 2020: Former Iowa Western CC and NC State defensive tackle Val Martin joined Texas A&M transfer wide receiver, Dylan Wright, as transfer students to verbally committed to the Minnesota Golden Gophers, Wednesday afternoon.   Following an Early National Signing Day that saw P.J. Fleck and his staff add 19 total commitments for the […] READ MORE


Gophers lose, Wisconsin wins

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Dec. 19, 2020: The Minnesota Golden Gophers fell to the Wisconsin Badgers 17-20 in the 130th Battle for Paul Bunyan’s Axe.   Game Recap: The 130th Battle for Paul Bunyan’s Axe started in classic Big Ten fashion, back-to-back punts and Fox’s so-called “rules analyst” Dean Blandino began the day 0 for 2 on calls going […] READ MORE


News and notes from the Gophers’ 2021 class

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Dec. 16, 2020: Wednesday, officially marks the beginning of the Early National Signing Period. Gophers football has gotten busy, as their 2021 recruiting class continues to take shape.   Early National Signing Day has officially begun! Starting today, high school and junior college prospects can put pen to paper and sign their National Letter of […] READ MORE


Gophers take home $5 Bits of Broken Chair Trophy in win over Nebraska

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Dec. 12: The University of Minnesota Golden Gophers defeated the University of Nebraska-Lincoln Cornhuskers (SCORE) to take home the $5 Bits of Broken Chair Trophy.   Game Recap: The Gophers returned to the gridiron for their first game in 22 days. They headed to Lincoln, Nebraska to take on Scott Frost’s 2-4 Cornhuskers. The game […] READ MORE


Luther McCoy set to join Gophers in 2021

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Dec. 9, 2020: The University of Minnesota Golden Gophers’ football team received a verbal commitment from 2021, defensive lineman Luther McCoy.   Early National Signing Day is almost a week away, but P.J. Fleck and the Gophers’ recruiting team is putting some final touches on their 2021 recruiting class before then. 3-star defensive lineman, Luther […] READ MORE


Minnesota picks up FCS grad-transfer LB Jack Gibbens

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Abilene Christian graduate-transfer linebacker, Jack Gibbens has verbally committed to the University of Minnesota.   While the Gophers’ football operations have been on pause for two-plus weeks, P.J. Fleck has had some free time to get busy on the recruiting trail. He did just that, adding 6-foot-4, 240-pound linebacker Jack Gibbens as a graduate-transfer from […] READ MORE


Predictions for the Gophers in the Big Ten West

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Article by Jon Firman Gophers fans aren’t likely to forget the team’s breakout performance in 2019. As the football program’s best record in the last 50 years, the Golden Gophers’ nine-game win streak to start the season propelled them to the eighth position in College Football Playoff rankings. There was the crucial win over Penn […] READ MORE


Gophers escape with 34-31 win over Purdue

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The Gophers survive, taking down Purdue 34-31 in a shootout to record their first home win of the 2020 season.   Game Recap: The night couldn’t have really started any worse for P.J. Fleck’s Gopher team, as 25 total players and staff were ruled out due to COVID-19 or injury prior to kickoff. Oddly enough, […] READ MORE