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Opportunity to play in pros a 'dream' for Minnesota TE Williams

MINNEAPOLIS -- Maxx Williams grew up around NFL locker rooms, following his father, Brian, around for several years. With his dad playing for the New York Giants, Williams was able to get to know players like Michael Strahan and others in the Giants locker room. Now Williams is ready to call an NFL locker room his new home. The Gophers' redshirt sophomore tight end announced Friday...
Via Fox Sports North
January 02, 2015  |  Discuss

Hockey East Roundup: Merrimack Upsets No. 8 Minnesota In Mariucci Classic

The Merrimack men’s ice hockey team just kicked off the New Year in style. The No. 18 Warriors used a heroic 40-save effort from goaltender Rasmus Tirronen to down No. 8 Minnesota 3-2 in its own arena and advance to the finals of the Mariucci Classic. It was a back-and-forth affair in Minneapolis, Minn. Defenseman Michael Brodzinski got the Golden...
Via NESN.com
January 02, 2015  |  Discuss

Trimble scores 20 as No. 12 Maryland beats Minnesota in Big Ten opener

COLLEGE PARK, Md. -- Melo Trimble scored 20 points, and No. 12 Maryland used a strong defensive performance to beat Minnesota 70-58 on Saturday in the Terrapins' inaugural Big Ten home game. Dez Wells added 12 points, seven rebounds and four assists, and sophomore Damonte Dodd had a career-high 12 rebounds for the Terrapins (14-1, 2-0), who have won seven straight. Maryland hasn...
Via AP on Fox
January 03, 2015  |  Discuss

Photo: Minnesota Will Debut Their New Black Uniforms, Have A Blackout vs. Ohio State Tonight

Black will be the color of choice at Williams Arena in Minneapolis, Minn., Tuesday evening.  The Minnesota men’s basketball team is set to host No. 22 Ohio State tonight. The Gophers (11-4, 0-2 Big Ten) will be debuting their new black uniforms for the contest against the Buckeyes (12-3, 1-1 Big Ten). Minnesota is also encouraging its fans to wear black to the game.  Here are...
Via College Spun
January 06, 2015  |  Discuss

World Juniors teammates Fasching, Collins hope to jumpstart Gophers

MINNEAPOLIS -- It was a bit of a whirlwind this past weekend for Minnesota's Hudson Fasching and Ryan Collins. Fasching, a sophomore forward, and Collins, a freshman defenseman, both represented the United States at this year's World Junior Championship. When the U.S. lost 3-2 to Russia on Friday in Montreal, it meant Fasching and Collins could return to join their Gophers teammates...
Via Fox Sports North
January 08, 2015  |  Discuss

Michigan stuns Gophers hockey in OT

Michigan freshman Cutler Martin scored at the 2:16 mark of overtime on Friday night, handing the host Wolverines a 4-3, white-knuckle win over ninth-ranked Minnesota. With the loss, the Gophers hockey squad fell to 10-6-1 overall and 1-1-1 in Big Ten play. Minnesota started strong in Friday's series opener at Yost Ice Arena, with Connor Reilly lighting the lamp at 7:03 of the first...
Via Fox Sports North
January 09, 2015  |  Discuss

No. 12 Maryland beats No. 23 Minnesota 77-73

MINNEAPOLIS (AP) Brene Moseley made two free throws with 2.8 seconds left to give 12th-ranked Maryland a harrowing 77-73 over stubborn No. 23 Minnesota on Sunday. Minnesota's Carlie Wagner hit a trey with 32 seconds remaining to tie it at 73, setting up Moseley's game-winning foul shots. The Gophers threw away the inbounds pass and Mosely made two more free throws with .9 seconds...
Via AP on Fox
January 11, 2015  |  Discuss

Gophers team full of in-state kids eager for 'fun' Hockey Day Minnesota

MINNEAPOLIS -- When the Golden Gophers hockey team played on Hockey Day Minnesota last year, they needed a boost from Missouri native Sam Warning to topple Ohio State. With all but three players on this year's roster hailing from the State of Hockey, there's a good chance a Minnesotan could come up big for the Gophers on Saturday, when the state's sport is showcased at all levels...
Via Fox Sports North
January 16, 2015  |  Discuss

Wisconsin Rallies to Tie Minnesota

The Badgers had to put on their rally caps in Minnesota after being dominated for two and a half periods and out shot forty-nine to twenty. The Badgers did not roll over and found a way to tie up the game late in the third and to eek out a shoot out victory in their first of two games against the sixteenth ranked Golden Gophers from Minnesota in a contest that lived up to the ...
Via Madtown Badgers
January 17, 2015  |  Discuss

Gophers call loss to Badgers 'kind of embarrassing'

MINNEAPOLIS -- It's safe to say the Gophers hockey team hasn't been this disappointed about a tie in quite a while. Despite outplaying rival Wisconsin for much of the game -- and outshooting the Badgers by 17 in the first period -- Minnesota left Friday's game at Mariucci Arena with a 2-all tie and just one point in the Big Ten standings. For a Gophers squad desperate for victories...
Via Fox Sports North
January 17, 2015  |  Discuss

Minnesota lands early in-state commit, ’16 Michael Hurt

Minnesota landed their first recruit in the 2016 recruiting cycle on Saturday, garnering a commitment from in-state forward Michael Hurt, who is considered by some to be a top 100 prospect nationally. Hurt, a standout from Marshall (MN), reportedly selected the Golden Gophers over scholarship offers from fellow Big Ten rivals Nebraska and Northwestern, among others. ...
Via Hoopniks
January 17, 2015  |  Discuss

Wisconsin falls to Minnesota in Series Finale

The Gophers came out with a chip on their shoulder after squandering a two goal lead the previous night and scored early and often. The Gophers first goal came on the power play after Cameron Hughes was called for holding. Travis Boyd put away an easy rebound after Rumpel kicked away the first attempt to put the Gophers up 1-0 15:30 into the period. The Gophers did not let up and...
Via Madtown Badgers
January 17, 2015  |  Discuss

Ex-Minnesota QB to plead guilty to misdemeanor in assault case

MANKATO, Minn. -- Former Minnesota Gophers quarterback Philip Nelson has agreed to plead guilty to a misdemeanor charge stemming from a fight that left another former football player with a serious brain injury, his attorney said Tuesday. Nelson was charged with two felonies relating to the May 11 fight with former Minnesota State, Mankato, linebacker Isaac Kolstad. Nelson will enter...
Via Fox Sports North
January 20, 2015  |  Discuss

If You Can Make Two Free Throws In A Row, The Gophers Basketball Team Wants You

After suffering their sixth loss in seven conference games last night, the Minnesota Gophers men’s basketball team will take any help they can get it. Basically, if you’ve even heard of the game of basketball they want you to try out for the team. They didn’t use those exact words, but if the picture below [&hellip No visits yet The post If You Can Make Two Free Throws...
Via No Coast Bias
January 21, 2015  |  Discuss

Gophers enter North Star Cup with something to prove

MINNEAPOLIS -- The top-ranked team in college hockey will be playing in St. Paul this weekend, and it's not the Minnesota Golden Gophers. Instead, it's the Minnesota State Mavericks who enter this weekend's North Star College Cup with the No. 1 ranking in the nation. A few spots behind in the rankings is Minnesota Duluth; the Bulldogs are No. 7 in the national polls. You have to...
Via Fox Sports North
January 21, 2015  |  Discuss

Top-ranked Mavericks flex muscle, double up Gophers

ST. PAUL, Minn. -- One was the top-ranked team in the nation and had the bragging rights of the state of Minnesota entering the North Star College Cup. The other team was the Gophers, the team which started the season ranked No. 1. Friday at the Xcel Energy Center in the evening contest between Minnesota teams, Minnesota State proved why it's No. 1 and Minnesota continued reeling...
Via Fox Sports North
January 24, 2015  |  Discuss

Bulldogs prolong Gophers' misery

ST. PAUL, Minn. -- Coach Don Lucia watched his Minnesota Gophers hockey team control a third period and thought to himself the struggling Gophers might be finding their way again. When the period was over, it encapsulated just what Minnesota has been through the past two months. The Gophers outshot Minnesota-Duluth 11-2 in Saturday's third period, and held the Bulldogs without a...
Via Fox Sports North
January 24, 2015  |  Discuss

Clock ticking on Golden Gophers' postseason chances

MINNEAPOLIS -- After playing in the national championship last season, the University of Minnesota men's hockey team entered this year ranked No. 1 in the country. The Gophers are now unranked midway through the season. It's been quite a fall from grace for Minnesota, viewed as a college hockey powerhouse. The Gophers won back-to-back national championships in 2002 and 2003 and have...
Via Fox Sports North
January 28, 2015  |  Discuss

Wisconsin and Minnesota Set for a Rematch

The Matchup: Wisconsin vs. Minnesota Dates: Friday-Saturday, Jan. 30-31 8/7 p.m CT Location: Kohl Center Ice Surface: 200’ X 97’ TV: BTN Network Radio: WIBA AM 1310 Video Stream: BTN2go.com Audio Stream: Badgersportsnetwork.com (Free) All-Time Series: UW trails 90-160-22 Last Meeting: 5-2 Minnesota over Wisconsin     About University of Minnesota Record: 11-9-2 (2-2-2-0 in...
Via Madtown Badgers
January 30, 2015  |  Discuss

Offense rules in Gophers hockey border battle win

Minnesota (12-9-2, 3-2-2-0 Big Ten) topped Wisconsin (2-16-3, 0-6-1-1 Big Ten), 7-5, in the opener of their Friday-Saturday series at the Kohl Center in Madison, Wis. The border rivals each came into the series looking to put last weekend's losses behind them, with the Badgers coming off a sweep by Michigan last weekend and the Gophers coming off losses to Minnesota State and Minnesota...
Via Fox Sports North
January 30, 2015  |  Discuss

Offense rules in Badgers hockey border battle loss

Minnesota (12-9-2, 3-2-2-0 Big Ten) topped Wisconsin (2-16-3, 0-6-1-1 Big Ten), 7-5, in the opener of their Friday-Saturday series at the Kohl Center in Madison, Wis. The border rivals each came into the series looking to put last weekend's losses behind them, with the Badgers coming off a sweep by Michigan last weekend and the Gophers coming off losses to Minnesota State and Minnesota...
Via Fox Sports Wisconsin
January 30, 2015  |  Discuss

Offense rules in Badgers hockey border battle loss

Minnesota (12-9-2, 3-2-2-0 Big Ten) topped Wisconsin (2-16-3, 0-6-1-1 Big Ten), 7-5, in the opener of their Friday-Saturday series at the Kohl Center in Madison, Wis. The border rivals each came into the series looking to put last weekend's losses behind them, with the Badgers coming off a sweep by Michigan last weekend and the Gophers coming off losses to Minnesota State and Minnesota...
Via Fox Sports Wisconsin
January 30, 2015  |  Discuss

Wisconsin Stumbles in loss to Minnesota

Wisconsin and Minnesota squared off for a border battle in this classic college hockey rivalry Friday at The Kohl Center. The Badgers came out of the gate with energy. Their offense looked dangerous early for the first time all year. Both teams took awhile to settle into the game, the quick pace of the game seemed to be favoring the Badgers early on. Despite the lack of goals early...
Via Madtown Badgers
January 31, 2015  |  Discuss

Minnesota Gophers 2015 football recruit capsules

MINNEAPOLIS -- After another eight-win season, Gophers head coach Jerry Kill signed 24 scholarship players Wednesday to Letters of Intent on National Signing Day. Though this year's class lacks big-time recruits, there is plenty of talent among the many three-star prospects. Here's a look at all 24 scholarship players from Minnesota's 2015 recruiting class. COLTON BEEBE, DE, 6-foot...
Via Fox Sports North
February 04, 2015  |  Discuss

Kill content with Gophers' recruiting haul

MINNEAPOLIS -- The University of Minnesota football team didn't land any five-star recruits on Wednesday's National Signing Day, but that doesn't bother head coach Jerry Kill in the least. In fact, it's always been Kill's style to try to find so-called diamonds in the rough -- players who perhaps flew under the radar for one reason or another. The star rankings don't matter much...
Via Fox Sports North
February 04, 2015  |  Discuss
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