According to the NCAA's latest Academic Progress Report released Wednesday, the Gophers football team almost lost scholarships this year. Minnesota's multiyear score was 932, two points above the minimum. U of M athletics director Joel Maturi says the team will "shoot the roof off of" next year's report.
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Last year the Minnesota Gophers football team held a scrimmage, offense vs. defense, to close spring practices. This year head coach Jerry Kill is planning a real game. U of M athletic director Joel Maturi says Kill believes a "game-like atmosphere" is "best for his program and best for the fans." Spring practices begin Thursday.
Maturi, Big Ten athletic directors in favor of NCAA football playoff system
Joel Maturi spent much of the last week in Chicago meeting with Big Ten athletic directors about a college football playoff system. "I think the majority of Big Ten athletic directors favor a four-team playoff, two semifinal games followed by a championship game," Maturi said.
Assessing Maturi's career with Gophers
Joel Maturi is retiring from his role as University of Minnesota athletics director on June 30. What kind of legacy will he leave behind? The Gophers haven't been spectacular in any major sports under Maturi's watch, but he avoided scandals and brought football back to the U of M campus.
Mbakwe deletes Tweets vowing to repay scholarship
Gophers basketball star Trevor Mbakwe is offering to pay back his scholarship this year if Minnesota doesn’t make the NCAA tournament in March. He tweeted that news over the weekend, but FoxSportsNorth now says those messages have been deleted from his account.
Gophers football spring practices will be open to the public
Golden Gopher spring football practices begin March 22 and run through April 21. The team will meet three times a week for five weeks, totaling 15 practices. The sessions will be open to the public.
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