University of Minnesota coach Jerry Kill was pleased with the debut of a handful of freshmen and sophomores, young players who already are visibly increasing the talent level in the program. They were led in the season opener by cornerback-turned-safety Derrick Wells, who had two key late-game interceptions. "The best thing is, we got to find out about some kids [while still] winning the game," Kill said. The Gophers play their home opener Saturday against New Hampshire.
I-35W south closes this weekend, then a big reopening on Monday
Commuters who take 35W northbound into Minneapolis will be pleased.