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Gophers lose first Big Ten game, fall to Badgers 2-1

The top-ranked Minnesota men's hockey team had gone more than two months without a loss and had yet to suffer a defeat in its new conference. That changed Thursday night against Wisconsin. The Gophers lost 2-1 to the Badgers at the Kohl Center in Madison, Wis., ending their 14-game unbeaten streak, which was the longest active streak in the country going into the weekend'...
Via Fox Sports North
February 07, 2014  |  Discuss

Badgers hand top-ranked Gophers first loss of season

The top-ranked Minnesota men's hockey team had gone more than two months without a loss and had yet to suffer a defeat in its new conference. That changed Thursday night against Wisconsin. The Gophers lost 2-1 to the Badgers at the Kohl Center in Madison, Wis., ending their 14-game unbeaten streak, which was the longest active streak in the country going into the weekend'...
Via Fox Sports Wisconsin
February 07, 2014  |  Discuss

Men's Hockey: Badgers Down Top-Ranked Gophers

It may not have been pretty at times, but the No. 12 Wisconsin men’s hockey team turned in the performance it needed for a 2-1 win over top-ranked Minnesota at the Kohl Center on Thursday night. Despite being out-shot by Minnesota 32-19, Wisconsin was able to hand the Gophers their first loss in Big Ten play. The host Badgers got on the board first as Frankie Simonelli...
Via Madtown Badgers
February 07, 2014  |  Discuss

Gophers look to shake slump with lineup switch

MINNEAPOLIS -- Mired in a three-game losing streak, the Gophers men's basketball team hopes to shake things up by making a change to its starting lineup. Head coach Richard Pitino said Friday that sophomore Joey King will start at power forward for Saturday's game against Indiana, moving junior Oto Osenieks to the bench. Osenieks had started all 23 of Minnesota's games...
Via Fox Sports North
February 07, 2014  |  Discuss

Mathieu, Gophers break skid by finally finding way to win close game

MINNEAPOLIS -- For two straight games, Gophers point guard DeAndre Mathieu came up short with a chance to win the game in the final seconds. He wasn't about to be denied on his third attempt. With Minnesota clinging to a two-point lead Saturday against visiting Indiana, Mathieu slashed into the lane and scored a layup with 11.6 seconds remaining to put the Gophers up by four...
Via Fox Sports North
February 08, 2014  |  Discuss

NFL Free Agency 2014: Top 5 Landing Spots for Eric Decker

If you’ve ever wanted a behind-the-scenes look at the NFL free agency process, odds are you’ll get one on E’s Eric & Jessie, a reality show featuring WR Eric Decker, and his country music star wife, Jessie James.Denver’s got some tough choices to make with only $4.8 million available under the cap and glaring needs on defense. Decker, Denver’s third-round pick out of...
Via Football Nation
February 10, 2014  |  Discuss

Minnesota, Michigan set to renew hockey rivalry in Big Ten

MINNEAPOLIS -- Between the two schools, they own 14 NCAA titles. They are the No. 1 and No. 2 winningest programs in college hockey. The two coaches rank among the top-10 all-time winningest NCAA men's hockey coaches. Minnesota, with coach Don Lucia, and Michigan, with coach Red Berenson, have a lot of history in NCAA hockey. The Gophers -- the winningest program in college hockey...
Via Fox Sports North
February 12, 2014  |  Discuss

Freshmen lead Gophers to 5-3 win against Michigan

MINNEAPOLIS -- Coach Don Lucia wanted more scoring from his Minnesota Gophers men's hockey team. Minnesota's heralded freshmen answered the call. The Gophers, who scored two total goals in being swept at Wisconsin last week, received goals from four freshmen in beating No. 10 Michigan 5-3 on Friday night. Freshmen Justin Kloos, Hudson Fasching, Taylor Cammarata and Gabe Guertler...
Via Fox Sports North
February 15, 2014  |  Discuss

Fourth-line comes through again, helps Gophers sweep Michigan

MINNEAPOLIS -- Conor Reilly took the challenge personally. Minnesota Gophers men's hockey coach Don Lucia called all six members of his constantly juggled fourth line into his office and said he needed more production from the group, which hadn't scored in 11 games dating back to Jan. 4. Reilly, a redshirt freshman, was the last of the six-man rotation to score against RPI...
Via Fox Sports North
February 16, 2014  |  Discuss

Minnesota Football: It’s time to schedule tougher non-conference opponents

A good way to gear up for a tough Big 10 schedule is to schedule at least one ranked non-conference opponent. The Gophers non-conference schedule is once again weak next season. Is it time to make things a little more difficult schedule wise in the coming years? The answer to that question is yes. Next season, the Gophers open up with Eastern Illinois. This should be an easy win...
Via isportsweb.com
February 16, 2014  |  Discuss

Time for the annual Gophers NCAA Tournament Bubble Watch Column

It’s that time of year again- the Minnesota Golden Gophers NCAA Tournament bubble article/column/blog/post/analysis/meta-analysis. We always do the Gophers “will they or won’t they?” bit during the Big Ten Tournament every season. And we’ll update this again when we get to Indy. The Gophers, with an RPI of 35 are the only true tourney bubble team in the Big Ten. Michigan...
Via The Sports Bank
February 17, 2014  |  Discuss

Gopher Hoops 2014 Recruiting Update

With all the hoopla surrounding not getting any of Minnesota's Big 3 for 2014 plus the season in full swing, recruiting for 2014 seems to have taken a back seat.  The Gophers, however, still have a scholarship for 2014, and may end up with more than just the one given college basketball players proclivity for transferring out and what not.  Currently there are four names to...
Via Down with Goldy
February 17, 2014  |  Discuss

WATCH: Gophers fan pulls out sign during Kiss-Cam appearance

Minnesota Gophers 'Kiss Cam' dude uses the sign to his advantage, YouTube views.**Follow us on Twitter, Subscribe by Email, View via Our Mobile Site, or Return Home
Via Bob's Blitz
February 18, 2014  |  Discuss

This Minnesota Fan Came Very Prepared For Arena Kiss Cam Appearance

This Minnesota Golden Gophers fan seems like the kind of guy who doesn’t take any chances, instead choosing to prepare to every scenario that may come his way. That’s the only explanation for why he was so prepared when he landed on the arena kiss cam at a recent Gophers hockey game, and why he was able to come up with a hilarious solution to that problem. Article found on: Next Impulse Sports
Via Next Impulse Sports
February 18, 2014  |  Discuss

Man unfolds 'My Sister' sign in response to kiss cam at Minnesota Gophers game (VIDEO)

Being caught on a "kiss cam" can be a romantic moment for any couple, but sometimes it can be like kissing your sister — literally.In a viral clip which is being called "the most awkward kiss cam ever", a man and woman are not amused at being urged to lock lips on the big screen — at least not at first. As sometimes the case during 'kiss cams' - the...
Via The Other Paper
February 18, 2014  |  Discuss

Gophers fan finds unique way to avoid the Kiss Cam

An old sports axiom has it that tying your opponent is like kissing your sister. Well, one Minnesota Gophers hockey fan didn't want to find out about the latter. At Friday's Gophers game against Michigan, one Minnesota fan had a plan in case he was subject to the well-known Kiss Cam, seen in arenas and stadiums across the country. He came prepared with a note, which he slowly...
Via Fox Sports North
February 18, 2014  |  Discuss

Gophers' Ellenson leaves basketball to focus on track and field

MINNEAPOLIS -- Gophers sophomore Wally Ellenson is leaving the basketball team to focus on track and field, the University of Minnesota announced Tuesday. Ellenson, a guard from Rice Lake, Wis., averaged just 6.9 minutes and 1.8 points per game this season. As a freshman, he played a total of 48 minutes and was hampered early in the year by a hand injury. The 6-foot-4 Ellenson has...
Via Fox Sports North
February 18, 2014  |  Discuss

Sophomore Ellenson leaves Minn. basketball team

Minnesota sophomore Wally Ellenson has left the basketball program. Gopher basketball coach Richard Pitino says the team respects Ellenson's decision. The university announced his decision Tuesday. Ellenson, a native of Rice Lake, Wis., appeared in nine games for Minnesota this season, totaling 16 points, 12 rebounds, two assists and a steal. During his freshman season, the...
Via AP on Fox
February 18, 2014  |  Discuss

Mathieu playing big part in Gophers' NCAA tourney push

MINNEAPOLIS -- Two days after Gophers junior DeAndre Mathieu scored 18 points in a win over Northwestern, Minnesota head coach Richard Pitino briefly contemplated what this season would have been like if Mathieu was not his point guard. "I don't know where we'd be without him," Pitino said. "I think about it a lot." Without Mathieu this past Sunday, Minnesota...
Via Fox Sports North
February 18, 2014  |  Discuss

Video: Minnesota Hockey Fan Avoids Awkward Kiss-Cam With Sister With A Clever Sign

The “Kiss-Cam” has become ubiquitous at sporting events, and can make for some awkward moments if the camera pans two people that aren’t a couple. One resourceful Minnesota Golden Gophers hockey fan anticipated that this may become an issue when he was set to go to a game with his sister, so he came prepared: A quick peck on the cheek probably wouldn’t have hurt anyone...
Via College Spun
February 18, 2014  |  Discuss

Gophers bruise postseason resume with frustrating home loss

MINNEAPOLIS -- One day before hosting last-place Illinois, Minnesota head coach Richard Pitino offered a warning that his players and Gophers fans shouldn't start penciling in any wins or losses on the schedule. Time to get that eraser out. Despite facing an Illini squad that came to Williams Arena having lost 10 of their last 11 games, Minnesota stumbled at home in a game that...
Via Fox Sports North
February 20, 2014  |  Discuss

TCF Bank Stadium to host international soccer game

MINNEAPOLIS -- The home of Golden Gophers football team will host a different type of football game this summer. The University of Minnesota announced Thursday that TCF Bank Stadium will be the site of a soccer game between Manchester City and Olympiacos on Aug. 2. The game will be part of the Guinness International Champions Cup, a tournament that features eight teams from around...
Via Fox Sports North
February 20, 2014  |  Discuss

Moses leads No. 21 Purdue over Minnesota 63-42

Courtney Moses scored 27 points as No. 21 Purdue defeated Minnesota 63-42 on Thursday night. Moses, a senior guard, is now at 1,591 career points. She passed Purdue head coach Sharon Versyp and Camille Cooper for No. 11 on the Boilermakers' career scoring list. Versyp reached 180 victories in her eighth season as Purdue's coach, No. 2 behind Lin Dunn (1988-96), who won...
Via AP on Fox
February 20, 2014  |  Discuss

Gophers restructure Kill's contract, add a year

MINNEAPOLIS -- The University of Minnesota is so pleased with the work that football coach Jerry Kill has done in his first three seasons that the school decided to add a year to his contract. The Gophers announced Saturday that Kill's contract has been restructured. That includes the addition of an extra year, which means the contract now runs through the 2018-19 season. Kill...
Via Fox Sports North
February 22, 2014  |  Discuss

Gophers give Kill raise and extra year on contract

Minnesota has given football coach Jerry Kill a raise and another year on his contract. The university announced Saturday that Kill's deal was extended through the 2018 season and that he'll make $2.1 million in 2014, a big spike from the previous figure of $1.2 million that was put his salary last among Big Ten coaches. This will push him closer to the middle of the conference...
Via AP on Fox
February 22, 2014  |  Discuss
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