Posted October 21, 2012 on
MADISON, Wis. (AP) — The surprise debut of heralded Minnesota quarterback Philip Nelson was a mixture of success and disappointment against Wisconsin at boisterous Camp Randall Stadium on Saturday.

QB Nelson getting surprise start for Gophers

MADISON, Wis. The University of Minnesota quarterback carousel took another turn Saturday against Wisconsin.Gophers freshman Philip Nelson got the start at quarterback, making his college debut against Wisconsin. Nelson started in place of injured senior MarQueis Gray and struggling sophomore Max Shortell.Nelson was a standout at Mankato West High School and was the top-ranked quarterback...

Gophers' Nelson gets rude welcome in Madison

MADISON, Wis. There's baptism by fire, and then there's this. True freshman Philip Nelson found out Friday that he would be the starting quarterback for the University of Minnesota on Saturday against rival Wisconsin at Camp Randall Stadium. Already a hostile environment for visiting teams, it's an even more daunting task for a player making his college debut. Nelson...

Minnesota's Lucia gets 600th career win

One night after suffering its first loss of the season, the top-ranked University of Minnesota hockey team had another difficult game against Michigan Tech in Houghton, Mich. This time, however, the Gophers came out ahead, 3-2, thanks to Seth Ambroz's goal 16:25 into the third period. The 600th career win for Gophers coach Don Lucia left Minnesota at 3-1-0 overall and 1-1-0...

Tubby Smith’s son gets DUI, Gophers place him on leave

Tubby Smith’s son Saul was arrested for DUI this past weekend, and because of it the Minnesota Golden Gophers college basketball program will make sure he misses a few paychecks. Here’s the statement from the University: University of Minnesota assistant men’s basketball coach Saul Smith was placed on indefinite unpaid administrative leave Sunday after he was arrested on suspicion...

Inside the Locker Room: Minnesota

Following its 38-13 victory over the Golden Gophers on Saturday, Wisconsin head coach Bret Bielema and selected players addressed the media.

Minnesota AD says Saul Smith DWI 'embarrassing'

Minnesota athletic director Norwood Teague said Monday that the the unpaid leave for assistant basketball coach Saul Smith following his weekend arrest for drunken driving is indefinite and the discipline is up to him, not Smith's famous father. ''We're the front porch to the university in a lot of different ways no matter how you slice it, and we just can't...

Gophers' run defense continues to struggle

MADISON, Wis. Coming off two straight losses to open the Big Ten season, the University of Minnesota football team was hoping its fortunes would change Saturday as the Gophers took on rival Wisconsin. No so much, as the Badgers came away with a 38-13 win over the now 4-3 Gophers. Minnesota has now lost nine straight games to Wisconsin following the loss. Here are five things we...

WCHA Power Rankings (10/21/12)

Here is this week’s, the WCHA Power Rankings. This season, I will be doing the WCHA Power Rankings with Taylor Seibel who is a contributor of College Hockey Weekly. 1.  Minnesota Gophers – (3-1-0, WCHA 1-1-0) – This past weekend, the Minnesota Gophers split their weekend series with Michigan Tech (2-5 L – 3-2 W) in Houghton, Michigan.  This weekend the Gophers have...
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