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Best Gophers of the Tubby Era: #26-30

Throughout the summer I'll be writing up each of the 34 players who played for the University of Minnesota under Tubby Smith.  Why Tubby?  Because it's the most recent era that's over.  If this goes well perhaps I'll go back and do Monson as well.  I'll be looking at any player who played at Minnesota under Tubby at some point, even if it was just a year.  And I will be considering...
Via Down with Goldy
13 hours ago  |  Discuss

Best Gophers of the Tubby Era: #34-31

Throughout the summer I'll be writing up each of the 34 players who played for the University of Minnesota under Tubby Smith.  Why Tubby?  Because it's the most recent era that's over.  If this goes well perhaps I'll go back and do Monson as well.  I'll be looking at any player who played at Minnesota under Tubby at some point, even if it was just a year.  And I will be considering...
Via Down with Goldy
3 days ago  |  Discuss

Gophers add home-and-home with Fresno State

The Minnesota Golden Gophers have announced a future series with a very solid program. On Monday, Gophers football coach Jerry Kill revealed the team has  added a home-and-home series with Fresno State beginning in the 2018-19 seasons. The teams have never met in football, will play Sept. 8, 2018. Then the Gophers will return the favor with a trip to Fresno on Sep. 7, 2019.With...
Via Fox Sports
5 days ago  |  Discuss

McLeod blog: NHL Draft claims young Gophers

The Golden Gophers continue to stock NHL prospects rosters. Three incoming skaters were selected over two days at last weekend's NHL Entry Draft in Sunrise, Fla. Breaking it down: Center Brent Gates, Jr., was drafted in the third round (80th overall) by the Nashville Predators. The son of a former Minnesota All-American baseball star, Gates spent the last two seasons with the USHL...
Via Fox Sports North
7 days ago  |  Discuss

Minnesota Wild select Joel Eriksson Ek 20th Overall in 2015

Ron McLean and Don Cherry during media availability at United Center on June 8, 2015 in Chicago, Illinois. The draft for any of the major sports is magnified or diluted in its importance by the state of an organization each year it is held.  I doubt the Chicago Blackhawks are too worried or overly concerned about not having a selection in the 1st round.  A Stanley Cup victory...
Via State of Hockey News
9 days ago  |  Discuss

Bloguin Top 50: No. 46 — Minnesota

Minnesota Golden Gophers 2014 Record: 8-5 Overall, 5-3 Big Ten (lost bowl game) 1 Burning Question: Does Minnesota realistically have the best chance to win the Big Ten West? Minnesota has improved in record (either overall, in conference, or both) every year since Jerry Kill was hired. However, Minnesota has been sort of stuck in this nexus of 8 wins max for seemingly most of...
Via Bloguin Best
10 days ago  |  Discuss

Bloguin Top 50: No. 46 — Minnesota

Minnesota Golden Gophers 2014 Record: 8-5 Overall, 5-3 Big Ten (lost bowl game) 1 Burning Question: Does Minnesota realistically have the best chance to win the Big Ten West? Minnesota has improved in record (either overall, in conference, or both) every year since Jerry Kill was hired. However, Minnesota has been sort of stuck in this nexus of 8 wins max for seemingly most of...
Via The Student Section
10 days ago  |  Discuss

Minnesota Gophers Football Preview: Predicting the 2015 season

As we wrap up our look at the 2015 Minnesota Gophers, it’s time to do our annual duty and bring you a look at the 2015 season ahead and stick our necks out to predict how the season will go. Following a 2014 season full of surprises and a near Big Ten West division title to boot, will Jerry Kill’s 2015 team be able to build on that success or will it take a step back? Other Big...
Via Talking 10
20 days ago  |  Discuss

Minnesota Gophers Football Preview: Looking at the 2015 Defense

How have the Minnesota Gophers gone from doormats to challengers for a division crown in just four years time? By doing the classic Big Ten things — have a powerful running game and playing some stout defense. While the Gophers defensive group has never been loaded with stars that national pundits or fans would talk about on a daily basis, there has never been a lack of quality...
Via Talking 10
23 days ago  |  Discuss

Minnesota Golden Gophers: Around the Campus 2015

Welcome back for another installment in Talking 10’s “Minnesota Week” series. Although most of our articles for “Minnesota Week” focus on football, this is our weekly chance to check in on all the other athletic success stories going on in the Twin Cities. Let’s take a look at some of the highlights of 2014-15 and how that will project forward for Gophers fans in 2015...
Via Talking 10
25 days ago  |  Discuss

Richard Pitino gets $400,000 raise from Minnesota

Minnesota Golden Gophers head basketball coach Richard Pitino is set to have his annual salary bumped to $1.6 million, after receiving a $600,000 pay raise from the university. Pitino remained with the Gophers this offseason, after being contacted as part of the coaching search from the Alabama Crimson Tide. Ultimately, Pitino decided to return to Minnesota, because of the positive...
Via Campus Sports Net
25 days ago  |  Discuss

Minnesota Gophers Football Preview: A Look at the 2015 Offense

No one would describe the Minnesota Gophers offense as pretty, exciting or must-see TV. However, under Jerry Kill, this offense has been smash-mouth, in your face and effective. The combination of its offense and defensive philosophies working hand-in-hand have led to back-to-back eight-win seasons, so something is going right in Minneapolis. However, the 2015 season is one of big...
Via Talking 10
25 days ago  |  Discuss

Minnesota Gophers Football Preview: 2014 saw Gophers take another step up

Minnesota Gophers head coach Jerry Kill has followed a steady pattern everywhere he’s been. He takes a good stride forward from year one to year two, starts winning a lot more in year three and the program begins to take off from there. Kill’s teams haven’t finished worse than third in year four of a program he’s had for that long, placing third at Emporia State and tying...
Via Talking 10
26 days ago  |  Discuss

Rodrick Williams is Minnesota's most important player in 2015

The Minnesota Golden Gophers continue to be a program on the rise. Last season they went to a New Year’s Day bowl game and Jerry Kill was named Big Ten Coach Of The Year. This season, they have some big shoes to fill on offense. There is no replacing Maxx Williams and what he brought to the table so his replacement at tight end is not my selection. Instead, I chose Rodrick Williams...
Via Fox Sports
June 01, 2015  |  Discuss

Gophers turning on-field production in to recruiting trail gains

Winning usually begets winning, especially if the culture and coaching staff are all pulling in the same direction. After back-to-back 8-5 seasons and taking hated rival Wisconsin down to the final week for the Big Ten West title, many were wondering what direction the Minnesota Gophers program would go in. After all, it wasn’t as if the Gophers were killing it on the recruiting...
Via Talking 10
May 30, 2015  |  Discuss

De’Niro Laster leaving Minnesota to be closer to home

The Minnesota Golden Gophers are down a linebacker after former three-star recruit De’Niro Laster announced his decision to leave the program. According to a text message to the Minneapolis Star-Tribune, Laster, a Cleveland native, wants to be closer to home because of an unspecified family situation. As a result, Laster is transferring. “I’m transferring home to be closer...
Via Campus Sports Net
May 29, 2015  |  Discuss

Minnesota Golden Gophers 2015 Preview and Prediction

Few coaches get more out of their team than Jerry Kill at Minnesota. It's easy to forget that the Golden Gophers were one half away from...
Via Athlon Sports
May 28, 2015  |  Discuss

Staying home: why Mike Reilly should sign with the Wild

Mike Reilly completed his Junior season at the University of Minnesota by leading the Gophers in points and by being named a finalist for the Hobey Baker. His 42 points (six goals, 36 assists) led all defensemen in college hockey. In his last two seasons with the Minnesota Gophers, Reilly was named the Big Ten […] The post Staying home: why Mike Reilly should sign with the Wild...
Via Along the Boards
May 27, 2015  |  Discuss

Texas A&M’s Davonte Fitzgerald to Transfer to Minnesota

Former Texas A&M forward Davonte Fitzgerald is set to leave the university and head north to Minnesota. Ryan James of Rivals.com reported Fitzgerald’s decision. Gophers add SF transfer from Texas A&M pic.twitter.com/qgOMTKkTmb — Ryan James (@RyanJamesMN) May 26, 2015 A former three-star recruit out of Stone Mountain, Georgia, Fitzgerald averaged 5.4 points and shot...
Via Campus Sports Net
May 26, 2015  |  Discuss

Most difficult player for Gophers to replace: David Cobb

The Minnesota Golden Gophers had multiple players to choose from when selecting their most difficult player to replace which is absolutely a testament to the program that Jerry Kill has built.Maxx Williams would have been a fine selection here after the Baltimore Ravens made him a second round selection, however the steady production of David Cobb will be very difficult to replace...
Via Fox Sports
May 15, 2015  |  Discuss

Gophers' Jerry Kill named 5th best coach in Big Ten

Jerry Kill certainly has the Minnesota Golden Gophers on the upswing. After back to back eight win season and a Citrus Bowl birth last season, there are a lot of people eyeing the Gophers as a trendy pick in the Big Ten West.Coach Kill is also rising up the ranks in terms of coaches in the league. Check out what the Sporting News had to say about him when they rated him the fifth...
Via Fox Sports
May 14, 2015  |  Discuss

Football Hall of Famer Bobby Bell gets degree at age of 74

MINNEAPOLIS (AP) Bobby Bell is a member of the Pro Football Hall of Fame. He played in two Super Bowls and won a national championship at the University of Minnesota. He says none of those accomplishments compared to Thursday. The 74-year-old Bell participated in graduation ceremonies at his alma mater after getting his degree 56 years after he left the school. Bell was a two-time...
Via AP on Fox
May 14, 2015  |  Discuss

Mitch Leidner knows his accuracy must improve for Gophers

There has been lots of extra attention paid to Minnesota Golden Gophers quarterback Mitch Leidner this offseason. With the loss of David Cobb and Maxx Williams to the NFL, he is now the focal point of the offense.Throw into the mix that the Gophers have been experimenting with an up-tempo, no huddle offense and there is a lot on the quarterback's shoulders. In order for him to put...
Via Fox Sports
May 08, 2015  |  Discuss

Gophers get commit from 3-star lineman

The Minnesota Golden Gophers received their latest commitment for the 2016 class and it's another in-state prospect. Standing at 6'6" and 295 pounds, offensive lineman Matt Kegel has verbally committed to the Gophers. The standout has offers from Oklahoma State, Iowa State and Pittsburgh. He becomes the fourth in-state recruit to commit in the 2016 class.He even sent out this happy...
Via Fox Sports
May 08, 2015  |  Discuss

Minnesota TE Duke Anyanwu Receives Sixth Year of Eligibility

Minnesota Golden Gophers tight end Duke Anyanwu had his medical hardship waiver approved by the NCAA and will return to the team for a sixth season. Anyanwu tweeted the news out on his personal page. Received some great news today as my request for a 6th Year of Eligibility was granted!!! #SoMuchSchool #GoGophers — Duke Anyanwu, Jr. (@DAnyanwu_81) May 5, 2015 Anyanwu will replace...
Via Campus Sports Net
May 06, 2015  |  Discuss
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