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Spring, Mason lead Minnesota back to 74-68 win against NJIT

MINNEAPOLIS (AP) Akeem Springs came off the bench to score 19 points and Nate Mason added 18 for Minnesota, which came from behind in the second half and escaped with a 74-68 victory against NJIT on Tuesday night. Springs and Mason each hit four 3-pointers as Minnesota was 9 of 21 from beyond the arc. Freshman Amir Coffey added 13 points and eight rebounds for the Gophers (8-1...
Via AP on Fox
2 days ago  |  Discuss

Border Battle Provides Thrills

The big series in women’s hockey over the weekend pitted the no. 1-ranked Wisconsin Badgers against the no. 2-ranked Minnesota Golden Gophers. In the first Border Battle series split since 2011, the two teams saw the best of what each offer and what has, thus far, set them above other teams in the conference. Tight Defense In the first match at Madison’s La Bahn Arena, both...
Via The Hockey Writers
2 days ago

Holiday Bowl means warmer weather, higher stakes for Gophers

MINNEAPOLIS -- Last year, Minnesota took a losing record and winter clothes to the postseason.The Gophers will bring a better vibe to their bowl game this time, making sure to pack the flip-flops, too.After qualifying for the 2015 Quick Lane Bowl in Detroit at 5-7 on the strength of their graduation rate because there initially weren't enough eligible NCAA FBS teams to fill all the...
Via AP on Fox
3 days ago  |  Discuss

Gophers bring better vibe to bowl game this time

MINNEAPOLIS (AP) Last year, Minnesota took a losing record and winter clothes to the postseason. The Gophers will bring a better vibe to their bowl game this time, making sure to pack the flip-flops, too. After qualifying for the 2015 Quick Lane Bowl in Detroit at 5-7 on the strength of their graduation rate because there initially weren't enough eligible NCAA FBS teams to fill...
Via AP on Fox
3 days ago  |  Discuss

Gopher Women Split Border Battle with Wisconsin

Minnesota split series with Wisconsin, winning 2-0 when Kate Schipper earned her 100th career point and Dani Cameranesi her 200th before being injured late in the game. Sunday the Badgers struck back, winning 8-2 with a Sarah Nurse hat trick. This weekend Wisconsin and Minnesota renewed their border battle. Excitingly, Ann-Reneé Desbiens was back in net for the Badgers after missing...
Via Hockey Wilderness
3 days ago

Minnesota will be tested by Cougars' Falk in Holiday Bowl

Minnesota (8-4, Big Ten) vs. Washington State (8-4, Pac-12), Dec. 27, 7 p.m. EST. LOCATION: San Diego. TOP PLAYERS Minnesota: RB Rodney Smith has rushed for 1,084 yards and 15 touchdowns and DL Steven Richardson has seven sacks. Washington State: QB Luke Falk has completed 71 percent of his passes for 4,204 yards and 37 touchdowns. NOTABLE: Minnesota: The Gophers are in a...
Via AP on Fox
4 days ago  |  Discuss

Gophers rally and hang on to defeat Vanderbilt

SIOUX FALLS, S.D. -- Minnesota erased a 12-point first half deficit and hung on Saturday to defeat Vanderbilt 56-52.The Gophers (7-1) trailed 25-24 at halftime but used a 15-2 run to open the second half to build their biggest lead of the game at 39-27 in the neutral site matchup. Vanderbilt (4-4) responded with a 23-11 run over the next eight minutes to take a six point advantage...
Via AP on Fox
5 days ago  |  Discuss

Minnesota holds off Vanderbilt in 56-52 win

SIOUX FALLS, S.D. (AP) Minnesota erased a 12-point first half deficit and hung on Saturday to defeat Vanderbilt 56-52. The Gophers (7-1) trailed 25-24 at halftime but used a 15-2 run to open the second half to build their biggest lead of the game at 39-27 in the neutral site matchup. Vanderbilt (4-4) responded with a 23-11 run over the next eight minutes to take a six point advantage...
Via AP on Fox
5 days ago  |  Discuss

The two sides of Minnesota college hockey

As the calendar turns to December, it’s been a year of ups for some Minnesota college hockey fans and downs for others. With two months of the college season in the books, December has finally rolled in and with it the merciful end to a year that has been just one flaming dumpster fire after another across the board. Sure, you can be happy that the Chicago Cubs won a thing, or...
Via Hockey Wilderness
6 days ago

No. 1 Wisconsin ready for ‘Border Battle’ with No. 2 Minnesota

The top two teams in college hockey will face off this weekend at LaBahn Arena for this season’s first Border Battle. The Wisconsin Badgers, who have ruled the No. 1 ranking in the country for ten straight weeks, host the No. 2 Minnesota Golden Gophers for a pair of games with big implications in the WCHA. Even with the edge in rankings, Wisconsin will have some history on its...
Via Excelle Sports
7 days ago

Bacon, Isaac lift Florida State over Minnesota, 75-67

TALLAHASSEE, Fla. (AP) Jonathan Isaac and Dwayne Bacon continue to come through for Florida State. Bacon scored a game-high 18 points and Isaac got his second double-double of the season (14 points, 13 rebounds) as the Seminoles defeated Minnesota 75-67 on Monday in the ACC/Big Ten Challenge. ''I was proud of those guys,'' Florida State coach Leonard Hamilton said. ''Dwayne's...
Via AP on Fox
10 days ago  |  Discuss

Second-half run lifts Florida State over Minnesota, 75-67

TALLAHASSEE, Fla. (AP) Jonathan Isaac got his second double-double of the season (14 points, 13 rebounds) and Dwayne Bacon scored 18 points as Florida State defeated Minnesota 75-67 on Monday in the ACC/Big Ten Challenge. The Seminoles shot just 34.6 percent from the field in the first half and trailed 33-31 at halftime. They opened the second half by making six of their first...
Via AP on Fox
10 days ago  |  Discuss

FSU gets in gear in 2nd half to beat Minnesota in ACC/Big Ten Challenge

TALLAHASSEE, Fla. (AP) -- Jonathan Isaac got his second double-double of the season (14 points, 13 rebounds) and Dwayne Bacon scored 18 points as Florida State defeated Minnesota 75-67 on Monday in the ACC/Big Ten Challenge.The Seminoles shot just 34.6 percent from the field in the first half and trailed 33-31 at halftime. They opened the second half by making six of their first...
Via AP on Fox
10 days ago  |  Discuss

Watch this awesome POV ref cam from Wisconsin-Minnesota

Ever wonder what it’s like to be a referee on the field of a Division I football game? If so, weird! But you’ll also greatly enjoy this video from this weekends action that pitted the Wisconsin Badger against the Minnesota Golden Gophers. Thanks to the Big Ten Network, we finally have the opportunity to get right in the mix. I think the takeaway from watching this is just how...
Via Campus Sports Net
10 days ago

It’s Raining Bears: Gopher Women Teddy Bear Toss

Gopher Women’s Hockey hosts Bemidji for annual Teddy Bear Toss in weekend series, sweeping them, 4-0 Saturday and 4-1 Sunday. Sarah Potomak was injured late in Sunday’s game. Saturday’s game was the start Minnesota’s series against Bemidji this weekend. Minnesota starts the game offensively, with Alex Woken crashing into Brittni Mowat’s net less than two minutes into the...
Via Hockey Wilderness
10 days ago

Florida State, Minnesota meet in ACC/Big Ten Challenge

TALLAHASSEE, Fla. -- After starting season 4-0 -- all four wins at home -- No. 25 Florida State's first road trip of the season ended 1-1. And by the time they take the floor Monday night for the ACC/Big Ten Challenge against Minnesota, the Seminoles could be out of the poll as quickly as they got in. That will be up to the AP Top 25 voters, who placed Florida State (5-1) among...
Via FOX Sports
11 days ago

Badgers get to raise the axe again in rivalry vs Minnesota

MADISON, Wis. (AP) A fourth-quarter flourish erased memories of a jittery first half for No. 5 Wisconsin against Minnesota. The latest installment of the most-played rivalry in major college football ended with a familiar scene: the Badgers triumphantly holding up Paul Bunyan's Axe. Corey Clement ran for two fourth-quarter touchdowns and a big-play defense pitched a second-half...
Via AP on Fox
12 days ago  |  Discuss

No. 5 Wisconsin runs past Minnesota late for 31-17 win

MADISON, Wis. (AP) Corey Clement ran for two fourth-quarter touchdowns, a big-play defense pitched a second-half shutout, and No. 5 Wisconsin beat Minnesota 31-17 on Saturday for its 13th straight win in the annual border rivalry. The Badgers triumphantly lifted Paul Bunyan's Axe again, the trophy that goes to the victor in the most-played rivalry in major college football. Wisconsin...
Via AP on Fox
12 days ago  |  Discuss

Coffey, balanced attack lead Minnesota past S. Illinois

MINNEAPOLIS (AP) Amir Coffey had 13 points, Nate Mason and Dupree McBrayer each scored 11 and Minnesota beat Southern Illinois 57-45 on Friday night. The Gophers (6-0) won despite missing starting center Reggie Lynch, who sat with an ankle injury. Even without the 6-foot-10 Lynch - who's averaging nine points and 3.6 blocks per game - the Gophers' size advantage ground down a...
Via AP on Fox
13 days ago  |  Discuss

Axe Minnesota: Can Gophers break though vs. No. 5 Wisconsin?

MADISON, Wis. (AP) A rivalry game isn't much of a rivalry if one team keeps winning. Maybe this is the year that Minnesota finally breaks through against Wisconsin. For the Gophers, a dozen years is long enough to be without possession of Paul Bunyan's Axe , the trophy that goes to the victor of the annual grudge match. On Saturday, Minnesota might even get a shot at spoiling...
Via AP on Fox
13 days ago  |  Discuss

Minnesota takes down turnover-prone Arkansas 85-71

MINNEAPOLIS -- After losing more games last season than any other team in the 121-year history of Minnesota's program, the Gophers have played like a totally different group.That's because they are, for the most part.Amir Coffey scored all 19 of his points in the second half, after Akeem Springs made three 3-pointers over the final 5 minutes of the first half to finish with 11 points...
Via AP on Fox
16 days ago  |  Discuss

Minnesota routs turnover-prone Arkansas 85-71

MINNEAPOLIS (AP) Amir Coffey scored all 19 of his points in the second half, after Akeem Springs made three 3-pointers over the final 5 minutes of the first half to finish with 11 points and help Minnesota pull away for an 85-71 victory over Arkansas on Tuesday night. Nate Mason had 13 points and seven assists, Eric Curry made all eight of his free-throw attempts to score 12 points...
Via AP on Fox
16 days ago  |  Discuss

Wisconsin trolls Minnesota over rivalry dominance

Wisconsin and Minnesota will meet on Saturday in the battle for Paul Bunyan’s Axe, but the Badgers are already getting things going with the rivalry. Wisconsin sent a tweet on Monday trolling the Golden Gophers for their lack of recent success in the rivalry. Nobody has ever tweeted that Minnesota beat Wisconsin because @twitter didn't exist the last time Minnesota beat Wisconsin...
Via Larry Brown Sports
16 days ago  |  Discuss

Writing WR: Wolitarsky will leave Minnesota with much wisdom

MINNEAPOLIS (AP) Drew Wolitarsky will leave Minnesota without a Big Ten championship or a high-profile bowl victory, with losses by the Gophers in the majority of their trophy games against longstanding rivals. That's not where the story of Wolitarsky's career ends, though. The Gophers seniors, for all the letdowns they've had over the last four years, have 30 wins with two games...
Via AP on Fox
16 days ago  |  Discuss

Minnesota defense fuels 29-12 victory over Northwestern

MINNEAPOLIS (AP) Minnesota's defense delivered an overpowering performance and Mitch Leidner threw his first touchdown pass in seven weeks, guiding the Gophers to a 29-12 victory over Northwestern on Saturday. Emmit Carpenter made three field goals, Shannon Brooks totaled 110 yards from scrimmage and Blake Cashman and Steven Richardson each had two of Minnesota's season-high seven...
Via AP on Fox
19 days ago  |  Discuss
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