List Of "Pitfalls Around College Athletics" At Minnesota Included Parking Tickets, Gang Rape

A document discussing “football team rules” at Minnesota included a set of “pitfalls around college athletics,” which listed 15 activities as varied as getting parking tickets, not telling the truth, and gang rape. The two-page document came out today as one of the exhibits included in an independent review of how the…

Report Says Minnesota Followed The Rules In Sexual Assault Investigation, Dumps On "Weak Leadership" By Football Staff

An external review of the University of Minnesota’s sexual assault investigation last year found that the school complied with federal law and institutional policy throughout. But it also noted “weak leadership” and poor communication by the football coaching staff as partially responsible for the team’s brief call to…

Prosecutor Says No Charges For Gopher Football Players, Again, After Minnesota Wins Its Bowl Game

The Hennepin County (Minn.) District Attorney’s Office announced today, for a second time, that it had reviewed the evidence against the group of Golden Gophers football players accused of raping a fellow student and decided there was not enough to bring a criminal case. But before going into what prosecutors said,…

How Two Investigations Into Minnesota's Sexual-Assault Scandal Reached Two Very Different Conclusions

It was in the early morning hours after the Golden Gophers’ victory—in their September season opener, no less—that the student said she was sexually assaulted by multiple football players. She gave a statement to Minneapolis police a day later, going into detail about how she had sex with two guys and how more men…

Report: Richard Pitino Overspent Private Jet Allowance With Permission Of Sexually Harassing Ex-AD

Remember Norwood Teague, the former University of Minnesota athletic director who resigned last fall after he sexually harassed a number of women? A recent university audit found that, apparently with his encouragement, the Gopher men’s and women’s basketball teams misspent hundreds of thousands of dollars of…

Ben Blood Upholds The Time-Honored Hockey Tradition Of Sucker Punching A Guy In The Handshake Line

His name is Ben Blood, for god's sake. Even if this wasn't the end of a contentious game between heated rivals Minnesota and UND, you should probably be guarding your grill any time you're within spitting distance of someone named Ben Blood. Regardless, Blood at least kept his integrity. Unlike Dino Ciccarelli. [via …

Goldy Gopher Dancing To A Forgettable 80s Song Just Might Save Minnesota Football

Tipster Ryan sent us the above video, to which he added: "80's music and dancing gopher mascots. Embarrassing for Minnesota athletics." I'm not so sure. The University of Minnesota's football team has had little to savor for some time. Last week, head coach Jerry Kill suffered a seizure on the sideline, though he was…