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Lynx wrap up draft, acquire guard Anna Cruz in trade

The Minnesota Lynx were busy on draft night, adding depth to an already talented lineup. The team acquired guard Anna Cruz from the New York Liberty in exchange for the No. 11, No. 23 and No. 28 overall picks. The Lynx also acquired the Liberty's No. 16 and No. 35 overall picks, drafting California Golden Bears forward Reshanda Gray and Minnesota Golden Gophers forward Shae Kelley...
Via AP on Fox
1 day ago  |  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
4 days ago  |  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
6 days ago  |  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...
Via FatManWriting
6 days ago  |  Discuss

Minnesota's quarterbacks shine in spring scrimmage

MINNEAPOLIS (AP) Minnesota coach Jerry Kill liked the way starting quarterback Mitch Leidner and his two backups performed during the Gophers' spring game on Saturday. Some of the young receivers need to find a way to hold onto the ball. ''They need to help the quarterbacks out, make plays,'' Kill said. ''I'd rather have them drop balls now than later on.'' Leidner got the fewest...
Via AP on Fox
7 days ago  |  Discuss

Multiple Golden Gophers Could Stay in Minnesota with Vikings

Since the establishment of the Minnesota Vikings in 1961, the purple and gold have selected a total of 18 Golden Gophers in the NFL Draft. Of this particular group, only two were selected in the first three rounds. The one Gopher selected by the Vikings in the first round? College and Pro Football Hall of Fame member Carl Eller.Could the next Eller be in the upcoming 2015 NFL Draft...
Via Pro Football Spot
8 days ago  |  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
9 days ago  |  Discuss

Two and done: Sophomore leaving school ... for WNBA Draft

  Leaving school early for the pros is no big deal for the men at Kentucky or Duke. It is far more unique on the women's side, and that is one of the reasons Minnesota sophomore center Amanda Zahui B. wore a big smile on her face as she explained her decision Tuesday. The Big Ten player of the year declared for the WNBA draft on Monday. In doing so, she became the rare woman to...
Via AP on Fox
10 days ago  |  Discuss

Richard Pitino addresses job rumors

Don’t worry, Minnesota Golden Gophers fans. Richard Pitino isn’t going anywhere. There have been a number of head basketball coaching jobs that have been linked to Pitino in recent weeks, including the head coaching gig with the Alabama Crimson Tide. However, Richard Pitino quickly dispelled those rumors and the Minnesota basketball team took to Twitter to share a statement...
Via Campus Sports Net
15 days ago  |  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
15 days ago  |  Discuss

Report: Alabama expresses interest in Minnesota coach Pitino

Alabama has added Minnesota head coach Richard Pitino to its list of coaching candidates, the Minneapolis Star Tribune reports. Pitino joins Wichita State head coach Gregg Marshall, who remains the Crimson Tide's top choice, according to multiple reports. Alabama athletic director Bill Battle reportedly met with Marshall earlier this week to discuss the position. As for Pitino, his...
Via Fox Sports
17 days ago  |  Discuss

Northeast Regional Live Blog: Boston University vs. Minnesota Duluth

The 2015 NCAA hockey tournament got underway on Friday at the Verizon Wireless Arena in Manchester, New Hampshire for the Northeast Regionals and continues on Saturday, March 28 for the regional finals. The No. 1 seeded Boston University Terriers take on the No. 2 Minnesota Duluth Bulldogs at 5:30 p.m. eastern in the Northeast Regional finals. Winner earns a trip to the NCAA...
Via Mill City Sports
21 days ago  |  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
21 days ago  |  Discuss

Bulldogs take bite out of Gophers in NCAA tourney

MANCHESTER, N.H. (AP) -- Willie Raskob had a goal and an assist in a three-goal flurry in the first period and Minnesota-Duluth beat Minnesota 4-1 on Friday night in the first round of the Northeast Regional of the NCAA hockey tournament. The second-seeded Bulldogs (21-15-3) will face top-seeded Boston University in the regional championship Saturday for a berth in the Frozen Four...
Via AP on Fox
21 days ago  |  Discuss

Northeast Regional Live Blog: Minnesota Duluth vs. Minnesota

The 2015 NCAA hockey tournament got underway on Friday, March 27 at the Verizon Wireless Arena in Manchester, New Hampshire for the Northeast Regionals. In the first game, the No. 1 seeded Boston University Terriers beat the No. 4 Yale Bulldogs, 3-2 (OT), to advance to the Northeast Regional finals on Saturday night. The second game features the No. 2 seeded University of Minnesota...
Via Mill City Sports
22 days ago  |  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
25 days ago  |  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
27 days ago  |  Discuss

Four Gophers score in NCAA women's hockey championship victory over Harvard

MINNEAPOLIS (AP) -- Megan Wolfe scored early and Amanda Leveille made 19 saves, leading Minnesota to a 4-1 victory over Harvard on Sunday for the third women's hockey championship in four seasons for the Gophers. Hannah Brandt, Megan Lorence and Rachel Bona had goals in the third period for Minnesota (34-3-4), which returned the trophy to the west after a one-year slip. Sarah Edney...
Via AP on Fox
27 days ago  |  Discuss

Minnesota stifles Harvard 4-1, for 3rd title in 4 years

MINNEAPOLIS (AP) Megan Wolfe scored early and Amanda Leveille made 19 saves, leading Minnesota to a 4-1 victory over Harvard on Sunday for the third women's hockey championship in four seasons for the Gophers. Hannah Brandt, Megan Lorence and Rachel Bona had goals in the third period for Minnesota (34-3-4), which returned the trophy to the west after a one-year slip. Sarah Edney...
Via AP on Fox
27 days ago  |  Discuss

McLeod Blog: It's Gophers and Bulldogs, again

Minnesota's NCAA regional opponent will be an old familiar one: Minnesota-Duluth. The Gophers and Bulldogs drew a matchup against each other after UM's Big Ten Tournament championship win Saturday. The teams will square off on Friday in Manchester, NH, in the opening round of the NCAA Northeast Regional. Although the teams have met only once in NCAA tournament play - a 3-1 UM-D victory...
Via Fox Sports
27 days ago  |  Discuss

Gophers women's hockey top Badgers to advance to Frozen Four championship

MINNEAPOLIS (AP) -- For the fourth time in as many years, Minnesota will be playing for a national title. Hannah Brandt and Maryanne Menefee each had a goal and two assists, Amanda Leveille made 34 saves, and the Golden Gophers beat Wisconsin 3-1 in a Frozen Four semifinal Friday. Kelly Pannek also scored for top-seeded Minnesota (33-3-4), which is seeking a third national title...
Via AP on Fox
28 days ago  |  Discuss

Badgers women's hockey drops Frozen Four semifinal against Gophers

MINNEAPOLIS (AP) -- For the fourth time in as many years, Minnesota will be playing for a national title. Hannah Brandt and Maryanne Menefee each had a goal and two assists, Amanda Leveille made 34 saves, and the Golden Gophers beat Wisconsin 3-1 in a Frozen Four semifinal Friday. Kelly Pannek also scored for top-seeded Minnesota (33-3-4), which is seeking a third national title...
Via AP on Fox
28 days ago  |  Discuss

Brandt, Menefee lead Golden Gophers back to Frozen 4 final

MINNEAPOLIS (AP) For the fourth time in as many years, Minnesota will be playing for a national title. Hannah Brandt and Maryanne Menefee each had a goal and two assists, Amanda Leveille made 34 saves, and the Golden Gophers beat Wisconsin 3-1 in a Frozen Four semifinal Friday. Kelly Pannek also scored for top-seeded Minnesota (33-3-4), which is seeking a third national title in...
Via AP on Fox
28 days ago  |  Discuss

Big Ten Hockey Wrap: Minnesota Gophers grab conference crown

A bewildering regular season of Big Ten hockey has finally concluded, but not without one final twist. Even though Michigan and Michigan State had complete control of their championship aspirations, each suffered a blunder that opened the door for Minnesota to capture its second straight regular-season title. The Gophers never tripped before reaching the door this past weekend...
Via Along the Boards
March 16, 2015  |  Discuss

Poor Jim Jackson is left hanging for the rest of time

This was so painful for Jim Jackson, it was hilarious @awfulannouncing @BarstoolBigCat https://t.co/Jkec3Wdzb8 — BigMyke (@MediumMyke) March 12, 2015 Minnesota’s Joey King had an impressive statline in last night’s Big Ten tournament victory over Rutgers – 20 points, 4 rebounds, 2 assists, 2 steals, and 1 BRUTAL REJECTION OF JIM JACKSON. King was at the BTN table after...
Via Awful Announcing
March 12, 2015  |  Discuss
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