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2017 Schedule
9-4, 4th in Big Ten - West
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1hAdam Rittenberg

Fleck walks into unusual circumstances

P.J. Fleck takes over after at Minnesota after a controversial coaching change, but he inherits a team that won nine games last season.

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3dTom VanHaaren

Young recruiters giving the Big Ten a boost

Six Big Ten teams are in the top 20 of the 2018 recruiting class rankings, and a big reason is the infusion of youth in the assistant coaching ranks.

Adam Rittenberg ESPN Staff Writer 

East Carolina announces three graduate transfer additions from Power 5 programs: Duke quarterback Thomas Sirk, Clemson running back Tyshon Dye and Minnesota defensive lineman Gaelin Elmore. All three will be eligible this season.

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Minnesota regents launch probe into media leak

The University of Minnesota's regents are investigating a leak of confidential information regarding sexual harassment allegations against its athletic department.

Michael DiRocco ESPN Staff Writer 

What an emotional conference call with Jaguars seventh-round pick Jalen Myrick. Fought back tears throughout the entire five-minute call. An amazing, raw moment.

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First 2018 class rankings: Minnesota

The Golden Gophers will make headlines under head coach P.J. Fleck. Georgia has already been targeted by the new staff, and the returns have netted OT Oyenmwen Uzebu and WR Terell Smith, among others.

Tom VanHaaren ESPN Staff Writer 

Minnesota has received an immediate recruiting boost under new coach P.J. Fleck, now with the No. 16 ranked recruiting class for 2018. That is the highest ranking for Minnesota at this stage in the process since ESPN started its rankings in 2006. Fleck and his staff have been relentless on the recruiting trail and have infused the same kind of energy that they did at Western Michigan. If the staff can turn things around on the field, this could be the start of a lot of positive momentum at Minnesota.

Minnesota fans faceplant trying to catch a punt (1:11)

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Minnesota new head football coach P.J. Fleck, aka Mr. "Row the Boat," asked fans to bring oars to the Golden Gophers' spring game. Clearly, the fans did not disappoint. (Photo Courtesy: @GopherFootball/Twitter)

Scholarship delivered via Easter egg (1:13)
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Minn. to review handling of sexual assault case

Minnesota will review how it handled sexual assault allegations involving football players last fall. "We must take a step back and learn so we can do better," board chairman Dean Johnson said.

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Minnesota clears 3 players in assault case

Three Minnesota football players have been cleared in an alleged sexual assault and harassment case that included accusations against 10 players.

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76dDan Murphy

Big Ten speed shines at NFL combine

Once considered a home for slow, plodding players, who knew that the Big Ten would stake a claim as the nation's fastest conference at the NFL combine?

Austin Ward ESPN Staff Writer 

Minnesota is about to hit the practice field for the first time under P.J. Fleck. How different will the offense look for the Gophers this season? "I mean, until we get down by the goal line, we really won't be under center at all," QB Conor Rhoda said. "But other than that, the basics are going to be very similar. The verbiage we use is a lot different and stuff like that, but really I don't think there's a huge difference in what we're trying to accomplish."

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