Found January 01, 2013 on From The Barn:
We’ll be back later with our thoughts as soon as we convince ourselves that really happened. Gophers show resolve, fail to panic under stress The Gophers coaches spliced together video of Mike Tyson’s sledgehammer punches and showed the boxing clip right before the team took the court. The players understood the symbolism. ATB: Minnesota Tops [...]

Gophers answer big questions with win over the Spartans and raise another.

After a thrilling come from behind victory over a traditional Big Ten powerhouse, the Golden Gophers answered several questions lingering from the non-conference season, and raised the biggest question of all. How good can this team be?

Michigan State falls to Minnesota in conference opener

On Monday, the 18th ranked Michigan State Spartans traveled to take on the 9th ranked Minnesota Gophers in what would be each school’s B1G conference opener. The game was a hard fought, physical game throughout as both sides were absolutely playing their hearts out. In the first half, it was Minnesota who gained the upper hand first. When Michigan State junior guard Keith Appling...

What makes a victory “program changing”?

It’s a funny thing, the feelings you get after witnessing various victories. Some barely register as joy, some bring a little sense of accomplishment and others actually call for a mini celebration. Sometimes you yell, sometimes you just sit back and let the win play out. Other times you’re just excited the entire game. Yet [...]

The Big Ten basketball season is officially underway

  The first Big Ten basketball games launched last Monday as Michigan State played Minnesota and Iowa faced Indiana.  As many Big Ten basketball fans and players were anxious to begin conference play, both games were extremely competitive and exciting. The 9th ranked Minnesota Golden Gophers defeated the 18th ranked Michigan State Spartans 76-63.  The Spartans led 61- 60 with...

Over the cliff and into the Big Ten, Sparty comes to The Barn.

While the nation balances precariously on the edge of the fiscal cliff, the Golden Gophers dive off another cliff on Monday afternoon against the Michigan State Spartans. While politicians in both parties at least superficially try to avoid the fiscal cliff, the conference cliff is unavoidable. While the fiscal cliff can be retroactively averted by [...]

Rube Roundtable

We’re on the cusp of starting the most important part of the season – a time in which the Gophers square off against conference foes night in and night out. With a stacked conference this year, games are sure to be a bloodbath and the Gophers will enjoy little to no reprieve when facing off [...]

Minnesota Golden Gophers- #4 Big Ten college basketball power rankings

Minnesota 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...
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