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No. 222: Jaguars select CB Jalen Myrick

Jaguars select Minnesota cornerback Jalen Myrick with No. 222 overall selection in 2017 NFL Draft
Via Jaguars.com
1 day ago

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
3 days ago

Will the Minnesota Basketball continue to improve next year?

Following a downright depressing 2015-16 campaign which featured only two conference wins, Minnesota Basketball fans weren’t expecting a whole lot from last year’s season. Despite the Golden Gophers adding local sensation Amir Coffey, many figured the Gophers would at best be a bubble team come March. Alas, Minnesota had a very impressive regular season, losing only one of...
Via isportsweb.com
5 days ago  |  Discuss

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
13 days ago  |  Discuss

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
13 days ago

2017 NFL Draft Player Profiles: Minnesota CB Jalen Myrick

From now until the 2017 NFL Draft takes place, we hope to showcase as many prospects as possible and examine both their strengths and weaknesses. Most of these profiles will feature individuals that the Pittsburgh Steelers are likely to have an interest in, while a few others will be top-ranked...
Via Steelers Depot
17 days ago

Minnesota football, coach P.J. Fleck talking to ESPN about behind-the-scenes series

Minnesota Golden Gophers head coach P.J. Fleck is good television, something ESPN has known for a while. In his previous gig coaching at Western Michigan, Fleck made several appearances on the network last season with his locker room speeches and celebrations — including his signature “Row the Boat” mantra — making reliably compelling video to play on studio shows, in addition...
Via Awful Announcing
21 days ago  |  Discuss

Packers Draft Visits: Minnesota OT Jonah Pirsig is visiting Green Bay

Green Bay is hosting a big, versatile lineman from the Big Ten as one of the team’s 30 official pre-draft visits. With 20 days left until the 2017 NFL Draft, we continue to receive reports of players who are taking official pre-draft visits with the Green Bay Packers. The latest report from Friday afternoon is about a player who only has to drive a few hours east to get to Lambeau...
Via Acme Packing Co
23 days ago

P.J. Fleck: I took ‘major pay cut’ to coach at Minnesota

What do you do after leading a mid-major to the Cotton Bowl and landing a Big 10 job? According to newly minted University of Minnesota football head coach P.J. Fleck, take a pay cut. “It’s all about the dream. I took a major pay cut to come to Minnesota. A lot of people don’t know that,” Fleck told Jim Rome (h/t MLive.com). It’s worth noting that the pay cut Fleck took...
Via Sportsnaut
24 days ago  |  Discuss

Ryan Collins Signs Entry Level Contract with Jackets

Collins will play for the Cleveland Monsters for the rest of the season. Today the Columbus Blue Jackets announced they signed defenseman Ryan Collins of University of Minnesota to a three-year Entry Level contract. According to the Blue Jackets, Collins will join the Monsters before their game on Friday against the Milwaukee Admirals. The Blue Jackets drafted Collins in the second...
Via The Cannon
25 days ago

Sloppy Sunday for the Spartans seals weekend sweep against Minnesota

The Michigan State Baseball team (15-9, 3-3) was unable to squeeze out a victory in Sunday afternoon’s matinée game of a weekend series against the Minnesota Gophers (18-8, 6-0) losing 9-4 and losing all three games in the three-game set. The Gophers bats struck early and often by scoring in five different innings, beginning in the top of the second. The Golden Gophers broke the...
Via isportsweb.com
28 days ago  |  Discuss

Drew Wolitarsky | Minnesota Gopher, Wide Receiver

DraftSeason: What has been the highlight of your offseason leading up to the draft?Drew Wolitarsky: Having to hold myself accountable during pro day preparations. Doing the right things when no one was looking and having to find a way to motivate myself to do all my workouts when there was no obligation. I felt it really helped me grow as a person. DraftSeason: Tell us a bit about...
Via DraftSeason
March 25, 2017

Goals Aplenty in Clarkson 4-3 Frozen Four Semifinal Victory Over Minnesota

Despite tying the game three times, Minnesota eventually fell to Clarkson 4-3 in the Frozen Four semifinals. Clarkson will advance to the championship game against Wisconsin. An hour after Wisconsin’s 1-0 victory over Boston College Friday night, Minnesota took on Clarkson in the second Frozen Four semifinal game. The Gophers came out attacking, with Cara Piazza flying down the...
Via Hockey Wilderness
March 19, 2017

Wisconsin women’s hockey beats Boston College; Clarkson tops Minnesota in Frozen Four

Wisconsin women’s hockey defeated Boston College 1-0 in Friday’s Frozen Four matchup after Melissa Channell scored with 16.2 seconds left. Wisconsin goalie Ann-Renee Desbiens had her 55th career shutout in the win. Wisconsin will meet Clarkson, which defeated Minnesota 4-3 in the other semifinal. Channell’s slap shot, off an assist from Annie Pankowski, was her third goal of...
Via Excelle Sports
March 18, 2017

Late goal ends Minnesota's run in women's Frozen Four

ST. CHARLES, Mo. (AP) Rhyen McGill scored with 1:31 left and Clarkson never trailed in its 4-3 win over Minnesota on Friday night in the women's Frozen Four. Minnesota was attempting to become just the second team in NCAA history to win three straight national titles. Genevieve Bannon, Loren Gabel and Savannah Harmon each added a goal for No. 2 Clarkson (31-4-5), which will play...
Via AP on Fox
March 18, 2017  |  Discuss

Clarkson defeats Gopher women's hockey in Frozen Four semifinal

ST. CHARLES, Mo. -- Rhyen McGill scored with 1:31 left and Clarkson never trailed in its 4-3 win over Minnesota on Friday night in the women's Frozen Four. Genevieve Bannon, Loren Gabel and Savannah Harmon each added a goal for Clarkson (31-4-5), which will play Wisconsin in the championship game Sunday. The Golden Knights lost their two regular-season matchups against the Badgers...
Via AP on Fox
March 18, 2017  |  Discuss

McGill, Clarkson end Minnesota's run in women's Frozen Four

ST. CHARLES, Mo. (AP) Rhyen McGill scored with 1:31 left and Clarkson never trailed in its 4-3 win over Minnesota on Friday night in the women's Frozen Four. Genevieve Bannon, Loren Gabel and Savannah Harmon each added a goal for Clarkson (31-4-5), which will play Wisconsin in the championship game Sunday. The Golden Knights lost their two regular-season matchups against the Badgers...
Via AP on Fox
March 18, 2017  |  Discuss

Late goal ends Minnesota’s run in women’s Frozen Four

ST. CHARLES, Mo. (AP) — Rhyen McGill scored with 1:31 left and Clarkson never trailed in its 4-3 win over Minnesota on Friday night in the women’s Frozen Four. Minnesota was attempting to become just the second team in NCAA history to win three straight national titles. Genevieve Bannon, Loren Gabel and Savannah Harmon each added a goal for No. 2 Clarkson (31-4-5), which will...
Via MyNorthwest.com
March 17, 2017

Pitino's Gophers 'proud' of 24-win season

MINNEAPOLIS -- When the end of the season arrived, the Minnesota Gophers were worn out. They could hardly be faulted for their fatigue. Executing this turnaround was going to require a lot of work. With eight straight victories to recover from a 3-6 start in Big Ten play, Minnesota finished with its first winning conference record since 2005 and its best mark in 20 years since the...
Via AP on Fox
March 17, 2017  |  Discuss

Emboldened Gophers will have high hopes for next season

MINNEAPOLIS (AP) When the end of the season arrived, the Minnesota Gophers were worn out. They could hardly be faulted for their fatigue. Executing this turnaround was going to require a lot of work. With eight straight victories to recover from a 3-6 start in Big Ten play, Minnesota finished with its first winning conference record since 2005 and its best mark in 20 years since...
Via AP on Fox
March 17, 2017  |  Discuss

Lynch, Gophers ready to bring 'block party' to Milwaukee

MILWAUKEE -- A year ago, Middle Tennessee pulled off one of the biggest upsets in the history of the NCAA Tournament as a No. 15 seed by knocking off No. 2 seed Michigan State. Now, another year older and riding one of the best streaks in program history, they're back in the Big Dance as a No. 12 seed, awaiting a date with Big Ten power and No. 5 seed Minnesota on Thursday at the...
Via AP on Fox
March 16, 2017  |  Discuss

Middle Tennessee upsets Minnesota in first round of NCAA Tournament

MILWAUKEE — Reggie Upshaw scored 19 points, Giddy Potts added 15 and Middle Tennessee took down another Big Ten team in the NCAA Tournament, beating Minnesota 81-72 on Thursday. Twelfth-seeded Middle Tennessee proved it was no one-year wonder after upsetting Michigan State as a No. 15 seed last March. The Blue Raiders (31-4) instead played like seasoned NCAA veterans with the way...
Via The Denver Post
March 16, 2017

Gophers bounced in opening round by MTSU

MILWAUKEE -- Reggie Upshaw scored 19 points, Giddy Potts added 15 and Middle Tennessee took down another Big Ten team in the NCAA Tournament, beating Minnesota 81-72 on Thursday. Twelfth-seeded Middle Tennessee proved it was no one-year wonder after upsetting Michigan State as a No. 15 seed last March. The Blue Raiders (31-4) instead played like seasoned NCAA veterans with the way...
Via AP on Fox
March 16, 2017  |  Discuss

Middle Tennessee takes down Big Ten's Minnesota 81-72

MILWAUKEE (AP) Reggie Upshaw scored 19 points, Giddy Potts added 15 and Middle Tennessee took down another Big Ten team in the NCAA Tournament, beating Minnesota 81-72 on Thursday. Twelfth-seeded Middle Tennessee proved it was no one-year wonder after upsetting Michigan State as a No. 15 seed last March. The Blue Raiders (31-4) instead played like seasoned NCAA veterans with...
Via AP on Fox
March 16, 2017  |  Discuss

The NCAA tournament's first upset wasn't really an upset at all

A No. 12 seed beat a No. 5 seed on Thursday to give the NCAA tournament its first upset* after a morning slate of games that offered none of them. Middle Tennessee took down Minnesota 81-72 in Milwaukee, building a 17-point lead in the second half and holding off a couple of Golden Gophers rallies. The Blue Raiders shot 7 of 13 from 3-point range and outrebounded an out-manned Minnesota...
Via FOX Sports
March 16, 2017
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