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Minnesota clicking while Illinois struggles

CHAMPAIGN, Ill. (AP) Minnesota has won four straight, is undefeated in the Big Ten and has locked up a spot in some kind of bowl game. Coach Jerry Kill says his Gophers (6-1, 3-0) have done all that without really playing their best. ''I'd say for us that we have a whole lot more to improve, to be a really, really good team,'' the fourth-year coach said. '...
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4 hours ago  |  Discuss

Gophers point guard Mathieu focused on better decisions, fatherhood

MINNEAPOLIS -- No other player brought an energy to the Gophers men's basketball team last year quite like DeAndre Mathieu. Though the 5-foot-9 point guard was almost always the smallest player on the court, he played a big game. Mathieu wasn't afraid to go into the lane and put up a shot amid a forest of opposing big men. Sometimes it worked, sometimes it didn't. There...
Via Fox Sports North
18 hours ago  |  Discuss

Talking 10 Mailbag: Are the Minnesota Gophers a Big Ten title contender?

Welcome to the talking10 weekly mailbag. Every week we’ll answer fan and journalist questions from around the Big Ten — no team, no topic is off-limits (including your food & beverage questions). If you want your question answered, get ahold of us on Twitter @Talking_10, Facebook or send us an e-mail to talkingbig10@gmail.com.  As the month of October draws to a close things...
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After strange season-opening schedule, Gophers ready to get going

MINNEAPOLIS -- The Minnesota Wild aren't the only hockey team in town with a weird schedule to start their season. The Golden Gophers will finally play their first home game of the 2014-15 season this weekend after an odd first few weeks of play. Minnesota opened up the year at the Ice Breaker tournament, hosted by Notre Dame, but the Gophers were playing afternoon games in front...
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Tyler Mason's Oct. 22 Gophers mailbag

MINNEAPOLIS -- Six wins. First place. Top 25. The Gophers achieved all of those milestones over the weekend with a come-from-behind, 39-38 victory over the visiting Purdue Boilermakers. Minnesota improved to 6-1 with the win and is in first place in the Big Ten West -- as well as No. 24 in the coaches poll. You submitted your questions after the victory, and I answered them. Thanks...
Via Fox Sports North
1 day ago  |  Discuss

First-place Gophers trying to stay grounded

MINNEAPOLIS (AP) Resiliency will be as important for Minnesota the rest of the season as its most tangible strength of running the ball. Last week's win over Purdue provided plenty of time to polish both of those attributes. The comeback victory that left the Gophers (6-1, 3-0) alone in first place in the Big Ten's West Division also set them up for another test, of their...
Via AP on Fox
2 days ago  |  Discuss

Pitino much more comfortable in second season with Gophers

MINNEAPOLIS -- Richard Pitino knows what to expect now. The second-year Gophers coach knows how to get the most out of his players. He knows just how tough the Big Ten conference is. And at his second media day at Minnesota on Tuesday, he even had a sense of what questions were heading his way. "I know all you guys. I know the type and tone of questions you're going to ask...
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Pitino much more comfortable in second season with Gophers

MINNEAPOLIS -- Richard Pitino knows what to expect now. The second-year Gophers coach knows how to get the most out of his players. He knows just how tough the Big Ten conference is. And at his second media day at Minnesota on Tuesday, he even had a sense of what questions were heading his way. "I know all you guys. I know the type and tone of questions you're going to ask...
Via Fox Sports North
2 days ago  |  Discuss

Minnesota, newcomer Maryland B10's surprise teams

Minnesota is 3-0 in Big Ten play for the first time since 1990. Big Ten newcomer Maryland has won two of three conference games and is within striking distance of Michigan State and Ohio State in the East. Not bad for a couple teams picked to finish fifth in their divisions. The West Division-leading Gophers are on track to finish with a record better than the previous season for...
Via AP on Fox
2 days ago  |  Discuss

Notebook: Gophers defense has to prepare for two Illinois QBs

MINNEAPOLIS -- In Saturday's 39-38 win against Purdue, the Gophers struggled at times on defense. Minnesota made some adjustments at halftime and eventually made some big defensive plays when it needed to in order to escape with the win. Now the Gophers are preparing to face an Illinois team that ranks in the middle of the pack in the Big Ten in terms of total offense, but is...
Via Fox Sports North
2 days ago  |  Discuss

Vermont Makes Top 20, Minnesota Keeps No. 1 Spot In USCHO College Hockey Poll

The 2-0 Minnesota Golden Gophers haven’t let go of the stronghold they’ve had on the No. 1 spot — which they’ve held since before the start of the season — but other schools are inching their way to the top of the rankings in the U.S. College Hockey Online poll. UMass-Lowell moved up to seventh from No. 9 in the rankings after a win and a tie with Quinnipiac — who dropped...
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Uh--Minnesota Wants You To "Do The Gopher" With Iggy Azalea and Caddyshack Gopher

Um...yeah, we are a bit sleep deprived these days, so when we saw this video, we thought we were either hallucinating or left a broadcast of Caddyshack on TV.But alas, our mind was not playing tricks on us.Check out this odd video produced by the Minnesota Golden Gophers athletic department.It's essentially a short music video called "Do the Gopher". And the video not...
Via Online Sports Guys
3 days ago  |  Discuss

Purdue Boilermakers at Minnesota Golden Gophers Photo Highlights

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Notebook: Gophers kicker relishes chance at redemption

MINNEAPOLIS -- Redemption. Plenty of college kickers would like to have it, but many don't get the opportunity for it. Ryan Santoso is glad he did. The Gophers redshirt freshman kicker missed an extra point early in Saturday's game against Purdue, and that one measly point appeared much bigger as the game drew closer to an end. Minnesota trailed by 11 at halftime and had...
Via Fox Sports North
5 days ago  |  Discuss

Minnesota gets defensive late, moves to 3-0 in Big Ten

MINNEAPOLIS -- It's a stat that Minnesota's players certainly weren't aware of. Neither was head coach Jerry Kill. Under Kill, the Gophers were 0-22 when trailing at halftime, like they were Saturday to visiting Purdue. What happened in the second half at TCF Bank Stadium was as good a testament as anything as to just how far this program has come in Kill's four seasons...
Via Fox Sports North
5 days ago  |  Discuss

Watch: Minnesota clinches win with interception

What a wild game in the Big Ten but the Minnesota Golden Gophers prevailed over the Purdue Boilermakers 39-38 to go 3-0 in the Big Ten. Here’s the play that saved the day….
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Watch: Minnesota clinches win with interception

What a wild game in the Big Ten but the Minnesota Golden Gophers prevailed over the Purdue Boilermakers 39-38 to go 3-0 in the Big Ten. Here’s the play that saved the day….
Via Bloguin Best
5 days ago  |  Discuss

A-maye-zing airborne TD for Gophers (Video)

When one thinks of the Minnesota Gophers offense chances are it begins and ends with running back David Cobb. However, against Purdue quarterback Mitch Leidner reminded the viewing public that he’s more than a running back with an opportunity to throw the football. With Purdue up nine points and Minnesota needing an answer quickly, Leidner unleashed a great pass from 37 yards out...
Via Talking 10
5 days ago  |  Discuss

5 things to watch: Gophers vs. Boilermakers

MINNEAPOLIS -- The Gophers are riding a wave of confidence as they improved to 5-1 last weekend for the first time since 2008. Minnesota's win over Northwestern improved Jerry Kill's team to 2-0 in the Big Ten. Now the Gophers look to keep their perfect conference record intact when they host Purdue on Saturday for homecoming. Here are five things to watch when the Boilermakers...
Via Fox Sports North
6 days ago  |  Discuss

Purdue Boilermakers at Minnesota Golden Gophers: Betting odds, point spread and tv info

On Saturday the Purdue Boilermakers will travel to take on the Minnesota Golden Gophers in a match-up of two Big Ten schools. While both enter this one unranked Purdue (3-4) will be looking to prevent Minnesota (5-1) from eventually earning a ranking inside the top 25. Coverage of the game between these two will get underway at 12:00 pm ET from TCF Bank Stadium in Minneapolis, MN...
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6 days ago  |  Discuss

Leidner guides passing improvement for Gophers

MINNEAPOLIS (AP) Minnesota is built around a power running attack, with sound defense and special teams to back it up. The Gophers were even good enough one afternoon last month to beat San Jose State by three scores while completing only one pass. Mitch Leidner missed that game with injuries, and since he's returned there have been signs that the Gophers can throw the ball...
Via AP on Fox
7 days ago  |  Discuss

After NIT title, veteran Gophers 'striving to accomplish more'

ROSEMONT, Ill. -- They cut strands of netting in Madison Square Garden last April and celebrated a college basketball championship. There were hugs, smiles and a trophy -- all the elements players had dreamed about since before arriving at Minnesota. But what is a college basketball championship when it's not that college basketball championship? You know, the one that ends with...
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7 days ago  |  Discuss

Behind Enemy lines: Minnesota Vikings with @PJDiaries

Hailing from a blog that probably needs to change it’s branding, Purple Jesus Diaries is a consistently disillusioned Vikings fan that would be mildly surprised with a 9-7 season. In any season. You can usually find him cursing and publicly crying on his Twitter handle at @PJDiaries, or love-hating his favorite team over at www.PurpleJesusDiaries.com. Losers..How do the Vikings...
Via Buffalo Wins
7 days ago  |  Discuss

Tyler Mason's Oct. 15 Gophers mailbag

MINNEAPOLIS -- Two Big Ten games, two wins for the Minnesota Golden Gophers. Jerry Kill's team is coming off a home victory over Northwestern, which lifted Minnesota to 5-1 on the season and a perfect 2-0 in the conference. The Gophers now prepare to host Purdue this weekend with the hope of improving to 6-1. Leading up to that game, I answered your questions about Minnesota...
Via Fox Sports North
9 days ago  |  Discuss

Notebook: Gophers' goal is to give up 17 points or less per game

MINNEAPOLIS -- The Minnesota Gophers football team gave up 17 points in Saturday's win against Northwestern. In the eyes of the defense, one point more would have been too many. Defensive coordinator Tracy Claeys said Minnesota's defense set a goal before the year started to give up 17 or fewer points per game. In their last three games -- all wins -- the Gophers have done...
Via Fox Sports North
9 days ago  |  Discuss
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