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April 13, 2019
Gophers move spring game inside, try to keep competition alive
MINNEAPOLIS -- P.J. Fleck’s voice boomed over the loudspeakers in the moments before kickoff. While a random April snowstorm forced the Gophers football team inside, the rah-rah 38-year-old coach did everything in his power to make the spring game still feel like the real deal....
April 13, 2019 - 3:44pm
March 26, 2019
Gophers’ P.J. Fleck embracing ‘everybody thinking we’re going to be good’
MINNEAPOLIS -- Minnesota Gophers football coach P.J. Fleck isn’t injecting an underdog, us-against-the world mentality into his team going into the 2019 season. Quite the contrary. “People think we’re going to be good; some people don’t think we are going to be good,” Fleck...
March 26, 2019 - 9:55pm
March 11, 2019
4 positions to watch as Gophers hit spring football practice
P.J. Fleck’s third year as Gophers football coach is his first with tangible expectations. Coming off a resurgent 7-6 season in 2018 — highlighted...
March 11, 2019 - 6:20pm
February 22, 2019
Gophers coach Fleck responds to Kill's critical remarks
MINNEAPOLIS - Minnesota Gophers football coach P.J. Fleck expressed surprise Thursday, Feb. 21, over critical comments former U coach Jerry Kill...
February 22, 2019 - 12:29pm
January 9, 2019
Gophers football a top 25 team next season? Some think so
MINNEAPOLIS -- Three wins in their last four games of the season, including a drubbing of Georgia Tech in the Quick Lane Bowl, have some national...
January 9, 2019 - 5:28pm
December 19, 2018
Gophers sign 21 scholarship players, leaving room for more in the later signing period
MINNEAPOLIS -- Minnesota Gophers head football coach P.J. Fleck and four of his assistants traveled to Plant City, Fla., for a home visit with linebacker commit James Gordon IV on Friday, Dec. 14. They went back into a “man cave,” Fleck said, and “You get hit with all of the...
December 19, 2018 - 8:30pm
Fleck says one starter, maybe more, out for Gophers bowl game
MINNEAPOLIS -- Minnesota Gophers football coach P.J. Fleck confirmed Wednesday, Dec. 19, at least one Minnesota starter will miss the Quick Lane Bowl on Dec. 26 because of disciplinary reasons. But he was reluctant to share many details relating to the specific issue or the exact...
December 19, 2018 - 7:59pm
December 14, 2018
Regents award fifth contract year to Gophers football coach P.J. Fleck
MINNEAPOLIS -- Minnesota Gophers head football coach P.J. Fleck was granted one more year of job security Friday, Dec. 14. Hired to a five-year...
December 14, 2018 - 5:34pm
December 5, 2018
Gophers getting head start on Quick Lane Bowl, and next season
When P.J. Fleck first became a head football coach, a colleague pulled him aside. “He said, ‘I’ve got great advice for you,’ ” Fleck...
December 5, 2018 - 7:02pm
November 25, 2018
Gophers and the Axe: If you can dream it, you can live it
Minnesota Gopher football players were instructed to close their eyes at one point last week and visualize what they could accomplish in Saturday’s...
November 25, 2018 - 6:00pm
November 23, 2018
Gophers’ goal Saturday in Madison: End 14-game losing streak to Badgers
MADISON, Wis. -- Each Wisconsin football player maintained the tradition of lightly tapping Paul Bunyan’s Axe as he walked off the practice...
November 23, 2018 - 4:48pm
November 4, 2018
Gophers fire defensive coordinator Robb Smith after 21 games
MINNEAPOLIS — When asked of his decision to go for it on a fourth-down play last week, P.J. Fleck said he needed to set an aggressive example...
November 4, 2018 - 5:29pm
October 30, 2018
Gophers’ running back Shannon Brooks not expected to play Illinois
MINNEAPOLIS -- The revolving door at running back continues for the Gophers. Senior Shannon Brooks is not expected to play against Illinois on...
October 30, 2018 - 4:09pm
October 23, 2018
How bad was Gophers defense against Nebraska? Historically bad
MINNEAPOLIS — Here’s a frightening piece of Gophers football trivia: What do these four Minnesota games have in common? 1983: Nebraska scored...
October 23, 2018 - 6:43pm
October 22, 2018
Gophers' Annexstad may not be able to play Friday
MINNEAPOLIS—Gophers football coach P.J. Fleck said Monday, Oct. 22, it is too early to say whether starting quarterback Zack Annexstad...
October 22, 2018 - 9:58pm