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Forward Gaston Diedhiou admitted to university, joins Gophers

  Minnesota freshman forward Gaston Diedhiou has been admitted to the university and added to the roster. The Gophers made the announcement Thursday that the 6-foot-9, 240-pound Diedhiou has joined the team and will be immediately eligible to play. The native of Dakar, Senegal, was denied admission for the fall semester because of problems with the school's English proficiency exam...
Via AP on Fox
12 hours ago  |  Discuss

Minnesota freshman Diedhiou admitted to university

MINNEAPOLIS (AP) Minnesota freshman forward Gaston Diedhiou (Gas-TOHN' JAY'-joo) has been admitted to the university and added to the roster. The Gophers made the announcement Thursday that the 6-foot-9, 240-pound Diedhiou has joined the team and will be immediately eligible to play. The native of Dakar, Senegal, was denied admission for the fall semester because of problems with...
Via AP on Fox
14 hours ago  |  Discuss

Notebook: Gophers best in nation at helping themselves

MINNEAPOLIS -- Gophers second-year coach Richard Pitino says he doesn't think his team is a great passing team, but believes it is an unselfish one. That unselfishness through the first 10 games of the season has resulted in Minnesota leading the nation in one specific statistic. The Gophers are averaging 19.7 assists per game, more than any other team in Division I. The next closest...
Via Fox Sports North
15 hours ago  |  Discuss

Big 12 can solidify flimsy resume in bowl season

The last month of the season, TCU fans had two favorite teams on Saturday: The Horned Frogs and Jerry Kill's Minnesota Golden Gophers. The playoff committee's top 25 just couldn't quit Minnesota, and the Golden Gophers finished the season in the top 25 after going 5-3 and finishing second in the Big Ten West.  By the end of the season, metrics told us the Big 12 had inched closer...
Via Fox Sports Southwest
7 days ago  |  Discuss

Fare thee Well, Josh Martin

Well that was fast.  Seven games into his collegiate career freshman power forward Josh Martin, Richard Pitino's first "real" recruit, has decided the University of Minnesota is not for him and has decided to transfer, effective immediately.  This comes as a bit of a surprise considering he was pretty spaztastic about the U after he signed on Twitter, including tweeting at a bunch...
Via Down with Goldy
10 days ago  |  Discuss

Gophers hope for more boring basketball against North Dakota

The Golden Gophers gauntlet of guarantee games continues on Monday night, when a nameless team from Grand Forks comes to town.The "guarantee" of the guarantee games does not refer to the outcome of the game, but to the amount of money earned by the team that is supposed to lose. Every once in awhile, the team that is supposed to lose doesn't get it right, and wins. Saturday was...
Via From The Barn
11 days ago  |  Discuss

Michigan State hockey upsets number 6 ranked Minnesota

Michigan State defeats Minnesota Michigan State University hosted the 6th ranked University of Minnesota tonight in the second matchup of a weekend series! The Golden Gophers defeated the Spartans of Michigan State last night, 5-0. The Spartans were looking to bounce back from the loss and split the weekend series. Minnesota came into the game with a record of 9-4, which consisted...
Via isportsweb.com
12 days ago  |  Discuss

Michigan State Hockey falls 5-0 to the Minnesota Golden Gophers

Michigan State and Minnesota’s captains Mike Ferrantino and Kyle Rau start the game with a physical face-off Michigan State Hockey (5-8-0) hosted its biggest game of the season thus far against the Minnesota Golden Gophers (8-4-0). The first period against the Gophers was a rough start for the Spartans as Minnesota’s Travis Boyd scored just 3:25 into the first period. Aggressive...
Via isportsweb.com
13 days ago  |  Discuss

Goldy the Minnesota Golden Gophers Mascot Punking on Sasquatch

This must not be the beef jerky Sasquatch. He wouldn't put up with that kind of crap.@cjzero/TwitterRead more »
Via FatManWriting
19 days ago  |  Discuss

Wisconsin Badgers vs. Minnesota Golden Gophers Game Preview and Prediction

Minnesota and Wisconsin have met 123 previous times on the gridiron, but Saturday’s matchup in Madison could be one of the biggest in the...
Via Athlon Sports
20 days ago  |  Discuss

Gopher Hate Week: Decade of domination in review (2004 edition)

Wisconsin and Minnesota clash once again this week, marking the 124th meeting between the two teams. The Gophers and Badgers have the most played rivalry in all of FBS football, dating back to 1890. While there have been periods of domination on both sides, no team has dominated quite like the Badgers have in the past decade. As the Badgers hoisted Paul Bunyan’s Axe for the 10th...
Via Madtown Badgers
24 days ago  |  Discuss

Minnesota Twitter Account Drops The Mic On Faux Pelini

The Minnesota Golden Gophers Twitter account dropped the mic on Faux Pelini when the fake coach tried to talk smack.
Via Gamedayr
26 days ago  |  Discuss

Video: Minnesota’s Briean Boddy-Calhoun Rips Ball From Nebraska WR On Goal-Line

Minnesota earned a hard-fought comeback victory over Nebraska Saturday afternoon, but it didn’t come without some drama right at the end. Golden Gophers defensive back Briean Boddy-Calhoun made an incredible play in the game’s final moments, ripping the ball from Cornhuskers wideout De’Mornay Pierson-El right before he was about to reach the goal line. Pierson-El was actually...
Via College Spun
26 days ago  |  Discuss

Gophers hockey endures exhibition loss

The fourth-ranked Minnesota men's hockey squad endured a 5-4, overtime exhibition loss to the U.S. Under-18 Team on Friday night at Maricuci Arena. That gave the U.S. squad its first win over the Gophers in six meetings. All nine goals on Friday came at even strength, as the U.S. Under-18 Team improved to 1-4-1 all-time against Minnesota. The Gophers struck first in Friday's exhibition...
Via Fox Sports North
27 days ago  |  Discuss

Notebook: Gophers embarassed after sweep by Minnesota-Duluth

MINNEAPOLIS -- Atrocious. That was the word Gophers forward Connor Reilly used to describe last Friday's performance by Minnesota. The Gophers were blanked 3-0 at home by rival Minnesota Duluth, and the Bulldogs went on to sweep Minnesota with a 2-1 win Saturday. While the sweep was tough to stomach, it was that Friday performance that still stung the Gophers players several days...
Via Fox Sports North
29 days ago  |  Discuss

Minnesota Coach Eats Ice Cream On Sideline In Middle Of Snowstorm (GIF)

It’s cold and snowy in Minnesota, but that couldn’t stop one football coach from enjoying a frozen treat. University of Minnesota defensive coordinator Tracy Claeys decided it was ice cream weather. The Gophers coach was spotted on the sideline crushing an ice cream bar as snow fell around him. The forecasted high for Minneapolis on Saturday afternoon? A balmy 21 degrees. The...
Via NESN.com
November 15, 2014  |  Discuss

Vine: A Minnesota Staff Member Is Eating Ice Cream On The Sideline In A Snowstorm

A fair bit of snow is coming down at TCF Bank Stadium for Minnesota vs. Ohio State, but the cold doesn’t seem to affect one member of the Golden Gophers staff. On the sideline, a Minnesota staffer was spotted eating an ice cream bar during the game. We can’t say we’ve ever seen this during a football game. Maybe this some sort of intimidation tactic?  Sideline phone technician...
Via College Spun
November 15, 2014  |  Discuss

Photo: Minnesota Wearing New Uniform Combination With Gold Helmets And Jerseys, White Pants

The newly-ranked Minnesota Golden Gophers have a massive game against No. 8 Ohio State today, and they are breaking out a new look for the special occasion. Jerry Kill’s team had already revealed that it would be wearing gold helmets with  ”epilepsy awareness” stickers on the back. They will be combining those special lids with a gold jersey, and white pants as well. New...
Via College Spun
November 15, 2014  |  Discuss

Photo: Minnesota Will Wear Special “Epilepsy Awareness” Decals On Its Helmets On Saturday Against Ohio State

This is one of the coolest helmet decals that we’ve ever seen. Minnesota football will wear special “Epilepsy Awareness” decals on the back of its lids when the Golden Gophers take on Ohio State this weekend. Check them out: @GopherFootball @EpilepsyMN decal to be worn on Saturday. pic.twitter.com/dOtTeNCLx4 — Gopher Equipment (@GopherFBEquip) November 11, 2014 Minnesota...
Via College Spun
November 11, 2014  |  Discuss

Video: Minnesota Coach Jerry Kill Does A Ridiculous Locker Room Dance After Win Over Iowa

Minnesota may be one of the most surprising teams in the Big Ten that few are talking about. The Gophers rebounded from a bad loss to Illinois last week to absolutely destroy Iowa today, 51-14. Clearly, that was cause for celebration. The Gophers got pretty wild in the locker room after the game, led by none other than head coach Jerry Kill, who did some sort of ridiculous, jubilant...
Via College Spun
November 08, 2014  |  Discuss

Minnesota TE Maxx Williams Makes Awesome Sideline Catch Against Iowa

Minnesota tight end Maxx Williams had a huge performance in the Golden Gophers’ game against Iowa.With Minnesota leading 14-7 midway through...
Via Athlon Sports
November 08, 2014  |  Discuss

Minnesota tight end Maxx Williams makes amazing toe drag reception (GIFs)

Minnesota Golden Gophers tight end Maxx Williams made an amazing catch on a sideline pattern where he extended for the catch and made the toe drag for the completion during Saturday's game against Iowa.At full speed, it was hard to see Williams drag the toe, and in fact, the officials did originally rule the play an incomplete pass. However, the instant replay clearly shows the...
Via Holdout Sports
November 08, 2014  |  Discuss

Vine: Minnesota’s Maxx Williams Makes the Highlight Reel Against Iowa

Minnesota’s Maxx Williams put on a show in the first half of the Golden Gophers’ game against Iowa. Williams helped stake Minnesota to a 35-7 halftime lead with catches (plural) such as this one, and yes, he made more of these: Minnesota's Maxx Williams has two TDs against Minnesota and this great catch: http://t.co/SOfpEuDkbJ http://t.co/NqmGsVbPpc — Dr. Saturday (@YahooDrSaturday...
Via The Student Section
November 08, 2014  |  Discuss

Maxx Williams’ highlight reel 1st half (VIDEO)

Minnesota Golden Gophers tight end Maxx Williams was supposed to be the only pass-catching threat Iowa had to worry about. Someone forgot to send them that message, as the Hawkeyes were burned early and often by the guy we say is in line for the Tight End of the Year award. Williams’ first half was something for the highlight reel, as it included two touchdown receptions and a...
Via Talking 10
November 08, 2014  |  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...
Via NESN.com
October 20, 2014  |  Discuss
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