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MINNEAPOLIS The Gophers have known for a few weeks that they were going to a bowl game. Now they know their destination.
Minnesota has accepted an invitation to play in the Meineke Car Care Bowl of Texas on Dec. 28 in Houston, the school announced Sunday. It's the first bowl game for the Gophers since they played in the Insight Bowl in 2009.
"We look forward to playing in the Meineke Car Care Bowl of Texas and will work hard to make the Big Ten Conference and Gophers fans proud," Minnesota athletic director Norwood Teague said in a statement."
The bowl game, held at Reliant Stadium in Houston, will kick off at 8 p.m. CST on Dec. 28. The Gophers don't yet know their opponent but will find out later Sunday.
Minnesota finished 6-6 this year under second-year head coach Jerry Kill after going 3-9 the previous two seasons. The Gophers became bowl eligible with a win over Illinois on Nov. 10.
"Our goal all year was to qualify for a bowl game," senior...
BEST OF MAXIM
Increased energy helped propel Minnesota to a 3-2 victory over visiting Nebraska-Omaha Saturday, in WCHA action.
Third-ranked Minnesota (10-3-2 overall, 5-3-2 WCHA) fired 33 total shots on goal and broke out of its power-play slump, as it salvaged a weekend split with the visiting Mavericks.
A night after enduring their first home loss since early last March, the Gophers bolted...
Carolyn Davis scored 20 points on 8-of-11 shooting, helping No. 20 Kansas rally in the second half to remain unbeaten with a 65-53 victory over Minnesota on Sunday.
Chelsea Gardner, coming off a career-high 26-point performance against Grambling State, added 14 points off the bench for the Jayhawks (7-0). Davis and Gardner combined for 15 of the Jayhawks' 26 field goals.
No NHL, who cares?!?! For fans across the State of Hockey, many of them have always gravitated towards the high school game regardless if the NHL is in a lockout or not. The lockout only gives those fans just a little more of a push to go to their local rink and watch their prep teams battle it out. Minnesota's strong passion for High School hockey for both Boys and Girls...
During the early portion of this recruiting season, Minnesota has already found success. Running back Berkley Edwards gave his commitment on Thursday after a lengthy recruitment. Friday provided more good news with the commitment of Lewisville (Texas) defensive end Hendrick Ekpe. The Gophers’ newest verbal chatted with GopherDigest about his decision.
Each week 12 us of vote in the WCHA Web Media Poll put on by the Tech Hockey Guide. There are approximately five of us put our picks on-line.
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3. North Dakota
6. St. Cloud State
7. Minnesota State
10. Michigan Tech
11. Bemidji State
MINNEAPOLIS — GopherDigest is live at Williams Arena as the Golden Gophers host the Ospreys of North Florida.