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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
23 hours ago  |  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
1 day ago  |  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
2 days ago  |  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
14 days ago  |  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
14 days ago  |  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
20 days ago  |  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
22 days ago  |  Discuss

Philip Nelson Hits Reset Button, Joins South Alabama

Former Minnesota and Rutgers quarterback Philip Nelson has resurfaced again, and with a new FBS team. Speaking to Joe Christensen of the Minneapolis Star-Tribune, Nelson’s father stated that his son will join the South Alabama Jaguars of the Sun Belt Conference. Nelson last played for the Minnesota Golden Gophers in 2013, the year before he transferred to Rutgers. In two seasons...
Via Campus Sports Net
25 days ago  |  Discuss

Titans select RB David Cobb in fifth round

With their fifth round pick, 138th overall, the Titans selected running back David Cobb out of Minnesota. Cobb was a very productive back for the Golden Gophers. He’s a big back, almost 230 pounds, so competition for Shonn Greene and Antonio Andrews in that role in the committee with Bishop Sankey. He only ran a 4.81 at the Combine, but that was with an injury. He’s not a speed...
Via Total Titans
26 days ago  |  Discuss

Jerry Kill's vision paying off for Gophers

Minnesota Golden Gophers head coach Jerry Kill has the reputation for being a hard-nosed, old school coach and his team's certainly take that personality. What a lot people don't get to see is his incredible vision for his career and the dedication of his assistant coaches. Kill has essentially had the same staff since 1999 when he started at Emporia State. Offensive coordinator...
Via Fox Sports
April 27, 2015  |  Discuss

How Minnesota can compete in the Big Ten

The Gophers are coming off their first back-to-back 8 win seasons in almost a decade, and the team is certainly on a lot of people's radar to make some noise in the Big Ten West this season.  Outside of winning their season opening primetime matchup with TCU, what must the team do to take the next step forward? One thing is for sure, they won't have to tinker with the defense too...
Via Fox Sports
April 27, 2015  |  Discuss

Minnesota’s Jalen Myrick: The B1G Wild Card?

The Minnesota Golden Gophers seem to be the flavor of the season in many circles. A couple of outlets and publications have Minnesota as the favorites in the Big Ten West heading into the 2015 season. Some of that can be attributed to Jerry Kill’s track record of improving teams consistently from year to year wherever he goes. Be that as it may, there still seem to be some naysayers...
Via Know It All Football
April 24, 2015  |  Discuss

Minnesota tweets Frogger themed graphic for TCU game

The Golden Gophers are quite fired up about their season opener with TCU. As if they revenge game needed more fuel on the fire, it was announced today that the game will be played in primetime on Thursday, September 3rd. So to keep themselves in the spirit, the Gophers tweets out this fun graphic after the announcement: To make sure that we knew they were fired up for the battle...
Via Fox Sports
April 23, 2015  |  Discuss

Minnesota promotes home opener with Frogger graphic

Give the Minnesota Golden Gophers points for tapping into everyone’s inner vintage video game nerd when promoting next season’s home opener. Surely, Minnesota was already excited when the Big Ten announced the 2015 primetime schedule and slated the Gophers tilt with TCU for ESPN. They put that excitement to creative use with a Twitter announcement inspired 1980s arcade legend...
Via Campus Sports Net
April 23, 2015  |  Discuss

Minnesota Tweets Frogger-Inspired Graphic To Hype Season-Opener vs. TCU

The Big Ten just released its prime-time schedule on ESPN, ESPN2 and ABC for the 2015 season. The Minnesota Golden Gophers will host a pair of night games, including their season opener against TCU on Thursday, Sept. 3.   Minnesota promoted its prime-time contest against the Horned Frogs with this humorous graphic based on the classic 1980s arcade game, Frogger.  Round One. Primetime...
Via College Spun
April 23, 2015  |  Discuss

Reggie Lynch leaves Illinois State, transfers to Minnesota

Illinois State center Reggie Lynch is leaving the program and transferring to Minnesota, he announced Tuesday morning. Lynch averaged 9.5 points, 5.4 rebounds and a MVC-best 2.8 blocks last season for a Redbirds team that reached the second round of the NIT. AP Photo He will have two years of eligibility, starting in the 2016-17 season. Lynch is a native of Minneapolis suburb Edina...
Via The Catch and Shoot
April 21, 2015  |  Discuss

NFL Draft Prospect Profile: David Cobb, RB Minnesota

Green Bay Packers NFL Draft prospect profile: RB David Cobb, Minnesota Player Information: David Cobb 5-11, 229 pounds Hometown: Killeen, TX STATS NFL Combine: 40 yard: 4.81 Bench: 17 Vert: 38′-5″ Broad: 121″ News and Notes: Cobb won’t leave your mouth agape with a fast 40-time or some other feat of strength that looks good at the NFL Combine. His film also isn’t filled...
Via AllGreenBayPackers.com
April 14, 2015  |  Discuss

Minnesota Gophers have serious momentum on 2016 recruiting trail

For those paying attention to the history of Jerry Kill and his coaching tenures, nothing that has happened in his first four years at the University of Minnesota should surprise you. After losing records in his first two seasons, the Gophers have gone on to go 8-5 in back-to-back seasons. Winning football usually begets winning in other areas, and one of the biggest areas that the...
Via Talking 10
April 12, 2015  |  Discuss

WATCH: Minnesota Golden Gophers RB Rodrick Williams Jr. Makes Impressive Touchdown Run in Spring Game

Last season David Cobb did a heck of a job running the ball for the Minnesota Golden Gophers. With him gone and likely headed to the NFL someone is going to need to step up to become the new workhorse.With this touchdown run on the first drive of the Minnesota spring game Rodrick Williams Jr. certainly made a solid claim to the job.ICYMI: This was a powerful and impressive @GopherFootball...
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April 12, 2015  |  Discuss

Four-time All-American Logan Storley eyeing UFC gold

Logan Storley is one of the most successful wrestlers to step onto the mat for the Minnesota Golden Gophers. Storley, who is set to graduate in the spring, will finish his collegiate career as a four-time All-American. So, what is next for the Webster, South Dakota native? Mixed martial arts. Storley announced that he will be pursuing a career in MMA after he graduates which makes...
Via Campus Sports Net
April 09, 2015  |  Discuss

Pitino 'happy' in Minnesota despite reports tying him to other jobs

Minnesota head coach Richard Pitino isn't going anywhere. Amid reports that he was added to Alabama's list of coaching candidates, Pitino issued a statement Friday pledging his allegiance to the school. "With regard to the reports tying me to other collegiate men's coaching positions, let me simply say that I am very happy at the University of Minnesota." Pitino said in a press release...
Via Fox Sports
April 03, 2015  |  Discuss

Minnesota Duluth beats up on Minnesota

Minnesota Duluth advances to regional finals. (Photo/Justin Soderberg/Mill City Sports)MANCHESTER, N.H. – For the fourth consecutive time this season and in a fourth different venue, the Minnesota Duluth Bulldogs pulled out a win against the Minnesota Golden Gophers. This time the Bulldogs quickly deflated the Gophers to advance to the Northeast Regional finals, 4-1. Minnesota...
Via Mill City Sports
March 27, 2015  |  Discuss

Big Ten Hockey Season Wrap: All ends as expected for Gophers

At season’s end, Minnesota stood atop the Big Ten hockey standings, and it was the Gophers who were crowned Big Ten tournament champions. And heading into this coming weekend’s NCAA tournament, Minnesota will stand alone once more as the conference’s lone representative. The Gophers entered the season as the conference’s most talented team on paper, and […] The post Big...
Via Along the Boards
March 24, 2015  |  Discuss

Gophers Women’s Hockey grabs NCAA title over Harvard

Minnesota is America’s “State of Hockey” and this season has proven it true regardless of which sex you are talking about. On Sunday afternoon the University of Minnesota’s women’s hockey program captured its sixth NCAA national championship with a 4-1 over Harvard. It was also a rare feat, as the Gophers captured the national title in front of a sold-out home crowd at...
Via Talking 10
March 22, 2015  |  Discuss

Preview, picks for the 2015 Women’s Frozen Four championship

The ECAC’s Harvard Crimson and the WCHA’s Minnesota Gophers will face off for the 2015 Women’s Frozen Four title this Sunday, and as each team relies on strengths in different areas, it should make for an exciting collision of worlds. Minnesota’s offensive presence is unmatched in NCAA women’s hockey. The team averages 4.5 goals per game, along with 41.2 shots on...
Via Along the Boards
March 21, 2015  |  Discuss
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