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Ex-College Player Arrested On Drug Charge in Texas

A former University of Minnesota wide receiver who quit the team after accusing the head coach of abusive behavior has been arrested in Houston on a marijuana possession charge. According to Harris County court records, A.J. Barker was arrested Sunday on a misdemeanor charge of possessing less than two ounces of marijuana.

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Gopher Basketball Captures Consolation Title

The Gopher men's basketball team won 66-63 over Stanford in the Battle 4 Atlantis tournament consolation championship Saturday afternoon.

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Andre Hollins Leads Gophers Over #19 Memphis

Andre Hollins scored a career-high 41 points to lead Minnesota to an 84-75 victory over No. 19 Memphis on Friday in the consolation semifinals of the Battle 4 Atlantis.

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Gray Ruled Out For Gophers Saturday

Gopher starting quarterback Marquis Gray has been ruled out by the Gophers for Saturday's game at home against Syracuse because of a high ankle sprain to his left ankle. Sophomore Max Shortell will get the start at quarterback with Gray out. Gopher head coach Jerry Kill says there isn't a quarterback controversy with Shortell and Gray and that freshman Philip Nelson will be the backup to Shortell this Saturday.

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Shortell Leads Gophers to 28-23 Win Over Western Michigan

Sophomore quarterback Max Shortell replaced an injured Marquis Gray in the first half and threw 3 touchdown passes in route to a 28-23 Gopher win over Western Michigan Saturday afternoon. Shortell was 10-17 passing for 188 yards and 3 touchdowns. Gray left the game with what he's calling a minor ankle injury. A.J. Barker led the Gophers with 5 catches for 101 yards and 3 touchdowns and Donnell Kirkwood led Minnesota with 110 yards rushing.

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Gopher Football Wins Season Opener In 3 Overtimes

The Gopher Football team won their season opener 30-27 in 3 overtimes at UNLV Thursday night. Jordan Wettstein made a 32-yard field goal in the 3rd overtime to win the game. Marquis Gray threw for 269 yards and 2 touchdowns and ran for 68 yards. Gray missed on some possible touchdown passes earlier in the game and threw for 1 interception that set up UNLV's first field goal.

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Gophers Open Season at UNLV Tonight

The Gopher football team begins the 2012 season at the University of Nevada-Las Vegas at 10pm (CT) tonight, pregame on AM 1390-the Fan at 9:00. Minnesota was 3-9 in 2011 under, then first year head coach Jerry Kill. Kill has increased his win total in his 2nd year at each location his been at in his coaching career. Senior Marquis Gray will get the start at quarterback.

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Gophers’ Mbakwe Is Coming Back

Gopher basketball forward Trevor Mbakwe has made it official he's coming back for a 6th season in college basketball after being granted a medical redshirt by the NCAA last month. Mbakwe played just 7 games this season before suffering a torn ACL in his left knee in a tournament game against Dayton. Mbakwe averaged 14.0 points and 9.1 rebounds a game this season.

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Gopher Men’s Basketball Beats Augustana

The Gopher men's basketball team defeated Augustana 72-60 in exhibition play Monday night at Williams Arena. Trevor Mbakwe led the Gophers with 22 points and 13 rebounds and Rodney Williams added 10 points. Minnesota freshman guards Andre Hollins (3 points) and Joe Coleman (5 points) were mostly held in check.

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Gophers’ Kill Still Hospitalized

Gopher head football coach Jerry Kill is still hospitalized after suffering a seizure last Saturday near the end of the game against New Mexico State. He continues to recover and his assistant coaches still expect him to coach the team from the sidelines this Saturday when Minnesota hosts Miami-Ohio at 2:30, pregame on AM 1390-the Fan at 1:30.

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