Four Gophers Selected in the NFL Draft

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There were four Gophers selected in the NFL Draft this weekend. That marks the fifth time this century that at least four Minnesota players were taken. Boye Mafe, Round 2, Seattle Seahawks Seattle took Mafe, a defensive end, with the eighth pick of the second round and 40th overall. Here’s what Seahawks coach Pete Carroll […] READ MORE


Minnesota Controls the Lines in Guaranteed Rate Bowl

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Minnesota Controls the Lines in Guaranteed Rate Bowl Five sacks, 66 rushing yards, and six points. That tells the story of West Virginia’s postseason as Minnesota controls the lines in Guaranteed Rate Bowl. Minnesota emerged from Phoenix with an 18-6 win by dominating both lines of scrimmage. Pressure, Pressure, Pressure Simply put, the Golden Gophers […] READ MORE


Guaranteed Rate Bowl: Five Takeaways

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Minnesota won with their smothering defense, but what did we learn? Here are LWOS’s five takeways from the Guaranteed Rate Bowl: Field Conditions Were Simply Not Good Enough Was it really absolutely crucial to have fireworks and skydivers pre-game, when it meant having the roof open in heavy rain? Whether that was the primary cause […] READ MORE


Guaranteed Rate Bowl Preview

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Bowl Week continues as Minnesota takes on West Virginia. Here’s your Guaranteed Rate Bowl preview: Minnesota: 8-4, 2nd in the Big Ten West West Virginia: 6-6, 5th in the Big 12   When West Virginia Runs: The Mountaineers’ run game took a huge hit when Leddie Brown announced that he would be skipping the bowl […] READ MORE


Mountaineers Prepare for Unfamiliar Foe in Guaranteed Rate Bowl

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Mountaineers Prepare for Unfamiliar Foe in Guaranteed Rate Bowl It’s that time of year. The Early Signing Period is behind us. So, too, is the regular season. Now, fans celebrate the holidays as bowl season gets underway. Often, bowl season pits teams who rarely face off against each other. Indeed, the West Virginia Mountaineers prepare […] READ MORE


Beanie Bishop Heading to Minnesota

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Western Kentucky defensive back Beanie Bishop is transferring to Minnesota. Tulane, Miami (OH), and Old Dominion are among other schools that expressed interest in his services. The 5’10”, 175-pound Louisville native announced his commitment to Minnesota via Twitter on December 23. (Merry Christmas, Gopher fans!) Bishop is the second defensive back that P.J. Fleck and […] READ MORE


Cade McConnell Signs With Gophers

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Three-star offensive lineman Cade McConnell has signed with Minnesota. The 6’5″, 300-pounder originally committed to TCU but changed his mind last month. TCU’s new coaching staff re-confirmed their interest with McConnell, but he tweeted his commitment to the Gophers on December 12. Other schools offering McConnell included Vanderbilt, Dartmouth, Iowa State, and Texas Tech. McConnell […] READ MORE


DL Anthony Smith Signs with Minnesota

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The latest addition to Minnesota’s 2022 draft class is defensive lineman Anthony Smith. 247Sports had this to say about him: “One of the more intriguing defensive line prospects headed to the Big Ten Conference is Anthony Smith, a Minnesota pledge from Shippensburg (Pa.) Area High School. A legitimate 6-foot-5-plus and around 280 pounds, Smith… who moves […] READ MORE


Trey Bixby to Join Golden Gophers

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Four-star defensive lineman Trey Bixby has signed with Minnesota. It’s been a long wait to put pen to paper for Bixby, who committed verbally in August 2020. Several schools offered him scholarships, including Penn State, Michigan State, and Arkansas. He’s the highest-ranking recruit in Minnesota’s 2022 class. Bixby suffered through an allergic condition called urticaria […] READ MORE


Jacob Knuth, QB, Signs With Minnesota

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Three-star quarterback Jacob Knuth has signed with the Golden Gophers. Knuth, of Harrisburg, SD (pop. not quite 6,000), is the top-ranked recruit in the state. He also had offers from Iowa, Kansas State, Army, and Air Force. Knuth committed verbally to Minnesota in February. As a senior at Harrisburg High School, Knuth threw for 2,401 […] READ MORE