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Missouri, Minnesota tabbed for Citrus Bowl matchup

ORLANDO, Fla. (AP) -- No. 16 Missouri and Minnesota will meet in the Citrus Bowl on Jan. 1 in a matchup of Southeastern Conference and Big Ten foes. The game will be played for the first time since the renovation of the Orlando Citrus Bowl. It is sponsored by Buffalo Wild Wings. It was previously called the Capital One Bowl. Missouri (10-3) is coming off a SEC championship game loss...
Via AP on Fox
December 07, 2014  |  Discuss

No. 16 Missouri facing Minnesota in Citrus Bowl on New Years Day

ORLANDO, Fla. -- No. 16 Missouri and Minnesota will meet in the Citrus Bowl on Jan. 1 in a matchup of Southeastern Conference and Big Ten foes. The game will be played for the first time since the renovation of the Orlando Citrus Bowl. It is sponsored by Buffalo Wild Wings. It was previously called the Capital One Bowl. Missouri (10-3) is coming off a SEC championship game loss to...
Via AP on Fox
December 07, 2014  |  Discuss

Gophers hope for more boring basketball against North Dakota

The Golden Gophers gauntlet of guarantee games continues on Monday night, when a nameless team from Grand Forks comes to town.The "guarantee" of the guarantee games does not refer to the outcome of the game, but to the amount of money earned by the team that is supposed to lose. Every once in awhile, the team that is supposed to lose doesn't get it right, and wins. Saturday was...
Via From The Barn
December 07, 2014  |  Discuss

Fare thee Well, Josh Martin

Well that was fast.  Seven games into his collegiate career freshman power forward Josh Martin, Richard Pitino's first "real" recruit, has decided the University of Minnesota is not for him and has decided to transfer, effective immediately.  This comes as a bit of a surprise considering he was pretty spaztastic about the U after he signed on Twitter, including tweeting at a bunch...
Via Down with Goldy
December 08, 2014  |  Discuss

Notebook: Bowl-bound Gophers enjoying support, adulation from fans

MINNEAPOLIS -- In his five years on the University of Minnesota campus, Gophers redshirt senior defensive tackle Cameron Botticelli had never been to a men's basketball game. That is, until earlier this week when he and several of his teammates were honored on the court during Minnesota's game against North Dakota. Botticelli was joined by quarterback Mitch Leidner, running back...
Via Fox Sports North
December 11, 2014  |  Discuss

Big 12 can solidify flimsy resume in bowl season

The last month of the season, TCU fans had two favorite teams on Saturday: The Horned Frogs and Jerry Kill's Minnesota Golden Gophers. The playoff committee's top 25 just couldn't quit Minnesota, and the Golden Gophers finished the season in the top 25 after going 5-3 and finishing second in the Big Ten West.  By the end of the season, metrics told us the Big 12 had inched closer...
Via Fox Sports Southwest
December 11, 2014  |  Discuss

Gophers C Konate gaining valuable experience

MINNEAPOLIS -- It's been tough for Gophers center Bakary Konate to get a ton of playing time in the early going of his freshman year. The Mali native came to Minnesota still a bit raw and has had to adjust to the college game. But there will come a time -- perhaps as soon as next year -- where Konate could be the Gophers' starting center. Current centers Mo Walker and Elliott Eliason...
Via Fox Sports North
December 12, 2014  |  Discuss

Notebook: Gophers best in nation at helping themselves

MINNEAPOLIS -- Gophers second-year coach Richard Pitino says he doesn't think his team is a great passing team, but believes it is an unselfish one. That unselfishness through the first 10 games of the season has resulted in Minnesota leading the nation in one specific statistic. The Gophers are averaging 19.7 assists per game, more than any other team in Division I. The next closest...
Via Fox Sports North
December 18, 2014  |  Discuss

Minnesota freshman Diedhiou admitted to university

MINNEAPOLIS (AP) Minnesota freshman forward Gaston Diedhiou (Gas-TOHN' JAY'-joo) has been admitted to the university and added to the roster. The Gophers made the announcement Thursday that the 6-foot-9, 240-pound Diedhiou has joined the team and will be immediately eligible to play. The native of Dakar, Senegal, was denied admission for the fall semester because of problems with...
Via AP on Fox
December 18, 2014  |  Discuss

Forward Gaston Diedhiou admitted to university, joins Gophers

  Minnesota freshman forward Gaston Diedhiou has been admitted to the university and added to the roster. The Gophers made the announcement Thursday that the 6-foot-9, 240-pound Diedhiou has joined the team and will be immediately eligible to play. The native of Dakar, Senegal, was denied admission for the fall semester because of problems with the school's English proficiency exam...
Via AP on Fox
December 18, 2014  |  Discuss

Morris' stellar marksmanship stands out in Gophers rout

MINNEAPOLIS -- Carlos Morris is quiet. In postgame interviews, the Gophers guard doesn't say much. It's the same on the court, too, and Minnesota head coach Richard Pitino has been trying to get Morris to come out of his shell during the Gophers' early portion of their schedule. At the start of practices, the Gophers run a drill where players have to call a teammate's name out loud...
Via Fox Sports North
December 19, 2014  |  Discuss

Watch: Minnesota’s Charles Buggs threw down a reverse alley-oop

Minnesota (9-2) took care of Seattle 92-57 and on their way to victory had this incredible highlight…. Check out this reverse alley-oop from @BuggieBoo24! #Gophers #SCTop10 #RaiseTheBarn http://t.co/srGP46GgKI — Minnesota MBB (@GopherMBB) December 20, 2014
Via The Student Section
December 20, 2014  |  Discuss

The Gophers are getting better, and so is their non-conference season.

Just a few weeks ago, the Golden Gophers lost to St. John's, after dominating the first three quarters of the game. The season looked over at that point. The Red Storm looked awful, and the Gophers looked worse. Flash forward to the present, and it is a whole new world. Ken Pomeroy's computers are spitting out an 11-7 Big Ten record, which would be a tie for third in the Big Ten...
Via From The Barn
December 21, 2014  |  Discuss

Gophers walk-on Lukashewich calls playing in game 'unbelievable' experience

MINNEAPOLIS -- With 1:19 to play in the first half Friday against Seattle University, an unidentified Gophers player checked into the game. His No. 30 jersey had no name on the back. Minnesota fans who have watched their team's games earlier in the season wouldn't recognize him, either. In fact, his teammates had only recently met him -- as in just one day earlier. Mike Lukashewich...
Via Fox Sports North
December 22, 2014  |  Discuss

Bowl game in Florida a ray of sunshine for Gophers

MINNEAPOLIS -- As a high schooler in Homestead, Fla., Gophers defensive end Theiren Cockran never played games too close to Orlando. Homestead is located in the southeastern part of Florida, about an hour south of Miami and nearly four hours from Orlando. But after committing to play for the University of Minnesota, that 270-mile trek sure seems a lot shorter than the distance Cockran...
Via Fox Sports North
December 26, 2014  |  Discuss

Seahawks at Golden Gophers: 12/27/14

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Via Fox Sports North
December 27, 2014  |  Discuss

First-half turnaround powers Gophers to win over UNC-Wilmington

MINNEAPOLIS -- In the blink of an eye, a nine-point deficit all of a sudden became a 10-point lead, then 15. Everything that could go right for Minnesota did go right for the Gophers during an impressive first-half run. In its final non-conference test of the season, Minnesota found itself trailing early to visiting UNC-Wilmington. But thanks to perhaps the Gophers' most impressive...
Via Fox Sports North
December 27, 2014  |  Discuss

Minnesota dismisses WR Donovahn Jones before bowl game

  Minnesota wide receiver Donovahn Jones has been dismissed from the program for what the school says is an unspecified violation of team policy. The move was announced Sunday by the Gophers, who play Missouri on Thursday in the Citrus Bowl. Jones, a sophomore, had 11 catches for 253 yards and two touchdowns and four carries for 42 yards this season. He was recruited out of his...
Via AP on Fox
December 29, 2014  |  Discuss

Buffalo Wild Wings Citrus Bowl Preview: Minnesota Vs. Missouri

Next up in our Big Ten bowl preview series is the Citrus Bowl. This game features an interesting matchup between two teams who are on the rise and making unexpected waves in the respective conferences. Let’s see how our writers have this one playing out. Princess Sparkle — Missouri lost to Indiana.  Yes, Indiana.  It is really, really hard to overlook that for sure.  Minnesota...
Via Know It All Football
December 29, 2014  |  Discuss

2015 NFL Draft: Buffalo Wild Wings Citrus Bowl Scouting Preview- Missouri vs Minnesota

As New Year’s Day approaches, so do the best football matchups of the season. The Buffalo Wild Wings Citrus Bowl promises an intriguing matchup between the Missouri Tigers from the SEC and the Big Ten’s own Minnesota Gophers. The Tigers enter the game with an impressive 10-3 record, and Minnesota also had a good season at 8-4. Not only should the game be entertaining, but there...
Via Optimum Scouting
January 01, 2015  |  Discuss

WATCH: Minnesota RB Rodrick Williams Gets Golden Gophers on the Scoreboard First in Citrus Bowl

Fans of the Golden Gophers had to know their offense was going to have a hard time against the tough Missouri Tigers offense in the Citrus Bowl. Their boys were going to have to make the most of each possession and definitely get some points on the board when they get within scoring range.So when they had the ball on the 20 late in the first quarter and Rodrick Williams took it up...
Via FatManWriting
January 01, 2015  |  Discuss

Minnesota’s Governor Wants To Abolish Early Kickoffs

One of Minnesota’s foremost politicians in recent years was Paul Wellstone, a United States Senator who would often find himself as the one dissenting vote on the Senate floor. Before his death in October of 2002, Wellstone was accompanied in Minnesota’s U.S. Senate delegation by Mark Dayton, now the governor of the state. Very clearly, Dayton is fighting the kind of lonely and...
Via Awful Announcing
January 01, 2015  |  Discuss

Video: Mizzou’s Markus Golden Taunts Minnesota: “This Ain’t No Big Ten, This SEC Speed”

The SEC has had an up-and-down bowl season, but Missouri’s victory over Minnesota in Thursday’s Citrus Bowl was definitely one of the conference’s bright spots. Regardless, Tigers defensive end Markus Golden, who won the game’s MVP award, apparently wanted to make sure that a few Golden Gophers were aware of what league his team plays in. Golden, playing in his final collegiate...
Via College Spun
January 01, 2015  |  Discuss

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

UMass Lowell wins big over RIT in opening game of Mariucci Classic

Ryan McGrath tallied UMass Lowell’s game-winning goal. (Photo/John Corneau/Mill City Sports)MINNEAPOLIS, Minn. – The Marriucci Classic is underway and the UMass Lowell River Hawks made sure people knew it. In the first game of the Marriucci Classic in Minneapolis, Minnesota on Friday night, the River Hawks topped the Rochester Institute of Technology Tigers, 7-3. Seven different...
Via Mill City Sports
January 02, 2015  |  Discuss
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