Posted December 31, 2012 on
MINNEAPOLIS (AP) — The Spartans were charging, and the Golden Gophers were coming unglued, rushing shots, turning the ball over and losing their focus in transition.
BEST OF MAXIM
Coach: Tubby Smith (5 seasons at Minnesota 103-68), Overall 490-213, 21 seasons
2011-12: Record 23-15 overall, 6-12 in Big Ten (9th)
Starters Returning (4) Julian Welch, Austin Hollins, Trevor Mbakwe, Rodney Williams
Preseason Tournament: Battle of Atlantis
Top Non-Conference Games: at Florida State, at USC
Transfer Out: Chip Armelin (Southern Mississippi)
Sat Out: Trevor...
The Minnesota Golden Gophers have been here before.
They've steamrolled through cushy nonconference schedules to crack the AP Top 25 and raise some optimism for the season. Then the Big Ten comes along and roughs them up.
This year, they say they're different. Well, they're about to find out.
The 11th-ranked Gophers host No. 19 Michigan State in the Big Ten opener...
Brady Skjei (Minnesota Golden Gophers)
Hockey is really best played when those playing stick to the basic fundamentals of the game. It is a matter of K.I.S.S. which in English means "Keep It Simple (you have several choices for the last "S)."
In watching Team USA at the World Under-20 Championships against Canada; there were 2 areas in which if Team USA had followed...