MINNEAPOLIS (AP) The University of Minnesota has promoted associate athletic director and director of football operations Dan O'Brien. O'Brien was named senior associate athletics director overseeing the Gopher football program and athletics facilities. The university announced his promotion Monday.
GREEN BAY, Wis. (AP) Packers coach Mike McCarthy's offseason started way too early for his liking.Three days after the San Francisco 49ers ended their season, the Packers are already looking ahead to 2014. For all the strengths on offense, it's the defense that again needs a tuneup.
HOUSTON (AP) Terrel Hunt scrambled 12 yards for a touchdown with 1:14 remaining to lift Syracuse to a 21-17 win over Minnesota in the Texas Bowl on Friday night.Brisly Estime set up Hunt's touchdown with a 70-yard punt return.
EDEN PRAIRIE, Minn. (AP) Minnesota Vikings running back Adrian Peterson has been voted to his sixth career Pro Bowl.The NFL made the announcement on Friday night. Voting was done by players, coaches and fans. Peterson has been voted in for all but one of his seven seasons.
MINNEAPOLIS (AP) The Minnesota Vikings plan to honor former center Matt Birk before their final game at the Metrodome Sunday.Birk will serve as an honorary captain for the Vikings game against the Detroit Lions.
EDEN PRAIRIE, Minn. (AP) Minnesota Vikings running back Adrian Peterson is aiming to play in the season finale despite a sprained right foot that has slowed him the last few weeks.
GREEN BAY, Wis. (AP) Packers quarterback Aaron Rodgers will return to start Sunday's game for the NFC North title against the Chicago Bears.Coach Mike McCarthy announced Thursday that Rodgers will be back after missing seven games because of a left collarbone injury.
GRAND FORKS, N.D. (AP) Southern Illinois defensive coordinator Kyle ''Bubba" Schweigert has been named new head football coach at the University of North Dakota. Schweigert is returning to Grand Forks after a decade away from the program.
EDEN PRAIRIE, Minn. (AP) Minnesota Vikings coach Leslie Frazier is trying to concentrate on winning the last game of the season, not the status of his job.
GREEN BAY, Wis. (AP) Packers linebacker Clay Matthews left Sunday's game against the Pittsburgh Steelers after appearing to reinjure his right thumb.