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Minnesota softball coach Jessica Allister hired to lead her alma mater, Stanford

Former Minnesota softball coach Jessica Allister is leaving the Golden Gophers to lead her alma mater, Stanford. Allister led the Gophers to a 56-5 record, and also the nation’s top ranking, this past season. Minnesota also went to its fifth straight NCAA tournament in her seventh year at the helm of the team. Because of the Golden Gophers’ success, Allister was named the Big...
Via Excelle Sports
1 day ago

Bombers add receiver Wolitarsky to practice roster

WINNIPEG — The Winnipeg Blue Bombers announced on Tuesday the club has added national wide receiver Drew Wolitarsky to the practice roster. Wolitarsky was selected in the supplemental draft on June 27. Wolitarsky played four seasons with the Minnesota Golden Gophers at wide receiver. The 6-foot-3, 220-pound Santa Clarita, CA native had 130 career catches for 1,749 yards and nine...
Via CFL.ca
8 days ago

Top 50 Countdown: No. 42 Minnesota Golden Gophers

The Comeback’s college football preview coverage continues with the next team in our Top 50 countdown, the Minnesota Golden Gophers. We’ll move up the list each day, leading up to the beginning of the regular season.  Ski-U-Ma meets Row The Boat. After a period of solid success under head coaches Jerry Kill and Tracy Claeys, the Minnesota administrators made a move they felt...
Via The Comeback
12 days ago  |  Discuss

Boyd’s Back!

HERSHEY, PA – In a release, the Washington Capitals announced that they have re-signed center Travis Boyd. The native of Hopkins, Minnesota elected not to file for arbitration, and instead signed a one-year, two-way deal worth $650,000/$115,000. Boyd, Hershey’s Iron Man of sorts, has not missed a game since joining the Bears for his first full season in 2015-2016. He saw his...
Via NoVa Caps
14 days ago

Bombers select WR Drew Wolitarsky in Supplemental Draft

WINNIPEG — The Winnipeg Blue Bombers today announce the club has selected National wide receiver Drew Wolitarsky in the supplemental draft in exchange for one of Winnipeg’s third round selections in the 2018 CFL Draft. Wolitarsky played four seasons with the Minnesota Golden Gophers at wide receiver. He had 130 career catches for 1,749 yards and nine touchdowns. In his senior...
Via CFL.ca
22 days ago

Can Minnesota Football reclaim Paul Bunyan’s Axe this year?

Thirteen years. It has been thirteen years since Minnesota Football has beaten Wisconsin to claim maybe the most unorthodox trophy in college football. Why Gophers and Badgers care so greatly about having an oversized axe is beyond me, but it’s tradition. A tradition that has, frankly, become quite stale in recent years. This rivalry has been so one-sided for so long that it would...
Via isportsweb.com
June 13, 2017  |  Discuss

Minnesota Ticket Office Being Investigated By FBI For Possible Fraud

The University of Minnesota ticket office is reportedly being investigated by the FBI for possible fraud. According to a report from the Minneapolis Star Tribune, an internal audit into the ticket office revealed some discrepancies in the records. Minnesota internally addressed the situation immediately and then got the FBI involved. A spokesperson from the university confirmed the...
Via Campus Sports Net
June 02, 2017

Minnesota Gophers Football Preview: Recruits to Know for 2017

The most important step in a new head coach’s transformation of the program is finding a way to get his players on the field. Usually that is an easy task, given that most coaching changes happen due to failures on the field. That isn’t the case for the Minnesota Gophers and P.J. Fleck though. Minnesota has been a bowl team for awhile now, so the cupboard is far from bare. Still...
Via Talking 10
May 25, 2017

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
May 24, 2017

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
May 23, 2017  |  Discuss

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
May 23, 2017

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
May 23, 2017  |  Discuss

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
May 16, 2017

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
May 15, 2017  |  Discuss

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

Via FOX Sports
May 04, 2017

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
May 03, 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
April 27, 2017

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
April 25, 2017  |  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
April 17, 2017  |  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
April 17, 2017

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
April 09, 2017  |  Discuss

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
April 06, 2017  |  Discuss

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
April 02, 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 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
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