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Minnesota Football Player Receives Scholarship In Easter Egg Hunt

Minnesota football player Blake Cashman, a walk-on linebacker, had an incredible Easter. Before taking a break to enjoy the holiday weekend, the Golden Gophers awarded Cashman with a scholarship with a very creative reveal. Players were informed they were going on an Easter egg hunt. They were split off into groups of two and taped together. If the players separated, they were disqualified...
Via Campus Sports Net
April 17, 2017

Minnesota walk-on learns of his scholarship via elaborate Easter egg hunt

In case you missed it, this weekend was Easter. Yesterday, in fact, which means today there are discounted Reese’s Peanut Butter Eggs on sale all over the country. Go out and by a few dozen. I’ll wait.(waits)Okay, now that you’re reading this through a chocolate-smeared screen, let’s take a trip to the University of Minnesota, where the football team gathered for an Easter...
Via The Comeback
April 17, 2017  |  Discuss

Can anything stop Minnesota from going to the Women’s College World Series?

Jessica Allister knows how to take a team where it has never been before. Allister, now in her seventh season as the head softball coach at the University of Minnesota, did just that during her playing career at Stanford University. The former All-American catcher, who still owns Stanford records for games played (266) and fielding percentage (.994), was a freshman starter...
Via Excelle Sports
27 days ago

Wednesday news roundup: Minnesota Vikings

New Minnesota Vikings tight end Bucky Hodges will be entertainingYet, he was the 13th tight end off the board when he was selected by the Minnesota Vikings in the sixth round. Before he could even be asked a question, he let … Five veteran Vikings impacted the most by the team’s 2017 draft classWith another class of rookies coming in, which members of the Minnesota Vikings...
Via 60 Max Power O
21 days ago  |  Discuss

Minnesota Basketball: Richard Pitino Agrees To Contract Extension

In a positive step in securing his own legacy, coach Richard Pitino has signed a contract extension with the Minnesota basketball program that will keep him around through the 2021-2022 season. The son of legendary Louisville head coach Rick Pitino, Richard has been a Division I head coach for the past five seasons. The extension comes after the biggest turnaround of any other...
Via Campus Sports Net
20 days ago

The Audible Podcast: Minnesota Gophers head coach PJ Fleck, Nick Saban’s big salary & The Mailbag

Via FOX Sports
19 days ago

Softball rankings: Florida stays on top, Minnesota and Oregon enter top three

As the Division I softball regular season comes to a close, the University of Florida continues to prove it is the top dog this year. According to the USA Today coaches poll released on Tuesday, the Gators are still No. 1 in the rankings, while Minnesota and Oregon have bumped up into the top three. Florida finished the regular season with four straight wins after a tough mid-week...
Via Excelle Sports
15 days ago

Oswego's Noah Shannon becomes latest Illinois player to commit to Minnesota

Oswego three-star defensive tackle Noah Shannon made an unofficial visit to Minnesota on Tuesday and came away verbally committed to the Golden Gophers. "I just felt
Via CSN Chicago
14 days ago

Alabama softball to host NCAA regional with Minnesota, Louisiana Tech and Albany

TUSCALOOSA, Ala. — When it comes to the NCAA Tournament, University of Alabama softball coach Patrick Murphy always says that he just wants a chance to be in it. Sunday night, the Crimson Tide found out that they’ll have that opportunity for the 19th straight year. With the brackets revealed by this year’s selection committee, Alabama will host a regional beginning Friday,...
Via SEC Country
9 days ago

Even though Minnesota has the best record in the country, they’re unseeded for the NCAA Tournament

Imagine this scenario… The Minnesota Golden Gophers have the best record in Division I men’s basketball. They dominate the entire regular season only losing a couple of games. They win the Big Ten regular season and tournament titles going away. Surely that team would be the #1 overall seed for the tournament, right? Well, can you imagine the nationwide furor if they didn’t...
Via The Comeback
9 days ago  |  Discuss

Bama Softball Sneaks in as a Regional Host

Tide the #16 seed will host the team with the best record in the country, Minnesota. Alabama (42-16) just barely sneaked in to hosting duties in the NCAA softball regionals, a four team three day double elimination tournament. Only sixteen teams of the 64 qualifiers win the right to stay home for the first round of the tournament, and Alabama finished as the #16 seed. As a result...
Via Roll 'Bama Roll
9 days ago

Decision to send Minnesota unseeded to NCAA tournament points to bigger problem in college softball

Gathered around a table on Sunday night at a Buffalo Wild Wings in Minneapolis, players from the now No. 1–ranked Minnesota softball team were ready to partake in a celebration of epic proportions. Fresh off their third Big Ten tournament championship title in four years, the Gophers expected to hear their team’s name called on ESPN2 as one of the NCAA softball tournament’s...
Via Excelle Sports
8 days ago

Purdue Baseball Heads to Minnesota to Extend Season

The Boilers likely need at least one win this weekend to make the Big Ten Tournament for the first time in 5 years. The final weekend of the baseball regular season is here, and it is the rare Thursday-Friday-Saturday series as conferences account or next week’s longer conference tournaments. It builds in an extra day of rest since the Big Ten Tournament begins next Wednesday...
Via Hammer and Rails
6 days ago

Purdue Baseball Wins Minnesota Series, Reaches Big Ten Tournament

The Boilers are back in the Big Ten baseball tournament for the first time in 5 years. Mark Wasikowski’s first season in West Lafayette can be considered a resounding success now. The Boilers were able to go on the road and win a series against Minnesota, the defending Big Ten champion, who was battling for this year’s regular season title as well. That series win clinched a...
Via Hammer and Rails
4 days ago

Alabama softball proves itself, takes down top ranked Minnesota 1-0

Tide wins 33rd straight regional game in walk off fashion Finally a one run game goes the Tide’s way as Alabama beat/upset the Minnesota Golden Gophers to put themselves one win away from their 13th super regional appearance. With Alexis Osorio visibly tiring after throwing perhaps the game of her life, 180 pitches on a hot, muggy afternoon, holding the nation’s 3rd best batting...
Via Roll 'Bama Roll
3 days ago

Crimson Tide softball muzzles the Great Danes 5-1, faces No. 1 Minnesota today

Alabama star Demi Turner is back in the line-up At a glance Alabama shook off a slow start and took care of business, beating the Albany Great Danes 5-1 and setting the stage for a dynamic duel between the No. 1 team in the country (coaches’ poll) and its No. 16 seed, an Alabama team many believe does not even deserve to host a regional. Sydney Littlejohn was on her game in...
Via Roll 'Bama Roll
4 days ago

Minnesota Football: What to expect in the post-Mitch Leidner era

Following years of mediocracy and getting perpetually beaten by their Big Ten foes, Minnesota Football fans have been thirsty for success. Although it seems longer, it was only three seasons ago that the Gophers handed the reigns of their program to local hero Mitch Leidner. The 6’3” quarterback was Minnesota’s best chance at real NFL talent since wide receiver Eric Decker...
Via isportsweb.com
1 day ago  |  Discuss

Minnesota Gophers Football Preview: State of the 2017 Offense

Welcome to the new era of Minnesota Gophers football, where rowing a boat isn’t just something done on the myriad of lakes in the state. It is a mantra of which the Gophers program will be built around with new head coach P.J. Fleck in charge. But, we aren’t here to dissect the ins and outs of Fleck’s motivational speeches and slogans. It is time to dive deep in to the team...
Via Talking 10
1 day ago

Minnesota Gophers Football Preview: Bold Predictions for 2017

If there is one constant in college football, it is that you should expect the unexpected at all times. After all, who would’ve thought a Twitter joke would turn in to an actual rivalry trophy or that the Minnesota Gophers would own the Jug, Floyd of Rosedale and the $5-bits-of-broken-chair trophies at the same time. Predicting that would’ve been very bold indeed. Even bolder...
Via Talking 10
1 day ago

Michigan Football adds Jalen Mayfield to 2018 recruiting class

Michigan football has added arguably the consensus top player in the state of Michigan for the 2018 class football recruiting class. On Tuesday, four-star offensive tackle Jalen Mayfield (6’-5” 250 lbs) Grand Rapids Catholic Central pledged to the Wolverines. Mayfield, a one-time University of Minnesota commit, chose the Wolverines over the home state Michigan State Spartans...
Via isportsweb.com
19 hours ago  |  Discuss

talking10 Podcast: 2017 Minnesota Gophers preview edition

Welcome in to the first episode of the 2017 season of the talking10 Podcast. Things are new for the podcast, as Andy and Phil are your hosts this season. We debut new segments, as we give you some comedy with your serious talk of all things B1G. If we are starting a new season, that means it is team preview season as well. Up first are the Minnesota Gophers. Joining us on the Podcast...
Via Talking 10
5 hours ago
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