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MINNEAPOLIS Philip Nelson got his shot as the University of Minnesota quarterback last season, burning a redshirt year and getting a shot to replace Marqueis Gray as his freshman season progressed.
Last year's experience has put Nelson in the lead to replace Gray on a full-time basis now as Minnesota begins spring practice this week. Head coach Jerry Kill confirmed Nelson would work with the first-team offense when practice begins Tuesday, but said it will be up to Nelson to prove he deserves to keep the position.
"When you go in as a quarterback, he finished the season," Kill said Monday. "He played in the bowl game, did some great things in the bowl game. Philip's going to go when we run the first group. He'll be out there with the first group, but he's going to have to prove it on an every-day basis, just like every other player we have on the team. And we got two young guys I'm sure that are hungry and wanting to show what they can do, and w...
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MINNEAPOLIS A year ago, the Gophers began spring football practice to a very clear tune: This is Jerry Kill's team.
It was the beginning of the coach's second season in the Twin Cities. He'd recruited a class of players by that point, gotten that first 3-9 season and all the initial kinks of being new and turning a program around out of his system. And it was Jerry...
Minnesota fired Tubby Smith on Monday, cutting ties with the veteran coach one day after the Golden Gophers lost to Florida in the NCAA tournament.
Athletics director Norwood Teague announced the decision Monday and said it was time for a ''fresh set of eyes'' on the program.
Smith was 124-81 (.610) in six seasons at Minnesota, helping to bring the program back...
A 6-11 upset was not enough to save Tubby Smith‘s job.
The Minnesota coach was fired Monday after his Golden Gophers lost to Florida in the NCAA tournament’s round of 32. The No. 11 seed Gophers had upset sixth-seeded UCLA 83-63 in their tournament opener before bowing out the the No. 3 seed Gators on Sunday.
“Tubby has had a long and distinguished career and we feel it’s...
MINNEAPOLIS The Minnesota men's hockey team knew for a while that it would be in the NCAA tournament. Now the Gophers know where they'll be and who they'll play in the first round.
Minnesota was given a No. 1 seed and will play Yale in Grand Rapids, Mich., to start the tournament in the West regional. The Bulldogs finished 18-12-11 and 12-9-1 in the ECAC. The Gophers...
Jeff Goodman of CBS Sports is reporting that Minnesota men’s basketball coach Tubby Smith has been fired.
Smith coached the Golden Gophers for six seasons, but didn’t earn his first NCAA win with the program until this year. Minnesota received an 11-seed in the 2013 NCAA Tournament, and although the Gophers were able to defeat 6-seed UCLA in the second round...
Finally winning an NCAA Tournament game with the Minnesota Gophers wasn’t enough to save Tubby Smith his job. According to a report from Jeff Goodman at CBS Sports, Smith was fired as head coach of the Gophers after six seasons. Expectations were high when the team hired the National Champion-winning coach, but the results never quite panned out. He ends his Minnesota career with...
University of Minnesota Director of Athletics Norwood Teague announced minutes ago that Gophers basketball coach Tubby Smith has been dismissed. A formal press conference will be held in about an hour. The Golden Gophers upset UCLA in an #11 seed over #6 game in the NCAA Tournament Friday night in Austin, TX. However, after winning in convincing fashion, Tubby Smith lost in convincing...
The field of the 2013 NCAA Division I Men’s Ice Hockey Championship Tournament was unveiled on ESPNU Sunday night and the Nashville Predators will have a key prospect in the hunt.
The Minnesota Golden Gophers, the number one seed in their region and the second seed overall in the tournament, are captained by Nashville’s second round pick in 2009, Zach Budish. He’ll lead his...
We explored the situation at Minnesota this morning on The B1G Time Podcast, however just hours after recording it's now being reported by CBSSports.com that Tubby Smith is being let go as head coach at the University of Minnesota. This comes off the heels of a season that saw the Gophers make the NCAA tournament and win a game before bowing out to Florida in the 3rd...
When Rick Pitino left Kentucky for the NBA’s Boston Celtics, Orlando “Tubby” Smith was hired in his place for the 1997-98 season. In his first year, he lead the ‘Cats back to the NCAA Championship game and defeated the late Rick Majerus’ Utah Utes 78-69. The championship run included a comeback wins over Duke, Stanford, and Utah on the way to Kentucky’s 7th National Championship...
Throughout the opening game of the tournament for the Gophers, the commentators spent the entire pregame discussing how Minnesota might struggle with the UCLA tendency to play a faster game, After the game was over, people were surprised that Minnesota was able to play as well as they did at the quicker pace.
All of this was garbage analysis. It seemed that the Gophers were thrown...