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MINNESOTA RUMORS & GOSSIP

Minnesota has ability to keep it close against TCU

TCU is a huge favorite to win its opener Thursday against Minnesota, but it appears, via the numbers, Minnesota could give the Frogs a close game. Minnesota has 12 starters back from last year and although the Big 10 wasn't great last season, the Gophers nearly made it to the Big 10 title game.  Five starters back on offense, including quarterback Mitch Leidner. Gone is 1,600 yard...
Via Fox Sports
21 hours ago  |  Discuss

TCU opens as massive favorite against Minnesota

Thursday night, home team and an underdog? Seems like a pretty good formula for Minnesota, which will be motivated in its opener against TCU. Do you like Minnnesota at home against TCU? The Gophers are catching 16 points in the season opener for both teams making it an intriguing spot for the No. 2 Horned Frogs. TCU beat Minnesota last year in Fort Worth. TCU won eight games in a...
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1 day ago  |  Discuss

Gophers' 2015-16 schedule set, as nonconference games announced

The Gophers' complete 2015-16 schedule has been set, as the men's basketball team announced its nonconference slate on Monday. Before Big Ten competition begins, Minnesota will play eight home games, as well as four neutral-site contests, including a return trip to the Caribbean for the Puerto Rico Tip-Off tournament. Richard Pitino's squad starts the season with two exhibitions...
Via Fox Sports North
1 day ago  |  Discuss

Jerry Kill: Minnesota offense going back to the huddle

Minnesota head coach Jerry Kill has decided not to implement a no-huddle style offense after utilizing during spring practices and again in fall camps, according to reports from Andy Grader at PioneerPress.com. “We experimented with it a little,” Kill said. “We’ve been a huddle team; that’s who we are.” The Gophers open its season against a TCU team, ranked 2nd in the...
Via Campus Sports Net
2 days ago  |  Discuss

Minnesota creates arcade game to hype TCU match-up

You guys remember Frogger right? It was one of the simplest arcade games of all time, but it was still one of the most aggravating at the same time. I personally loved the game as a kid and can still spend hours on the machine at the arcade, if those even still exist outside of Dave & Buster’s. If you love college football and are ready for the season to begin, then you may...
Via Campus Sports Net
2 days ago  |  Discuss

Minnesota unveils their own 'Frogger' game

The Minnesota Golden Gophers must have been inspired by the opponent next Thursday night the TCU Horned Frogs. The Gophers are having a little fun by releasing their own version of the 1980s arcade classic 'Frogger' called 'Go Gopher Go'. According to the school, Goldy Gopher has to "avoid Horned Frogs players, jump on Goldy's slide and push-up plank and score a touchdown."The game...
Via Fox Sports
4 days ago  |  Discuss

Minnesota Gophers Release Own Version Of Classic 'Frogger' Video Game

College football season is almost upon us. The FCS actually starts playing this weekend, but we will have to wait till the next to see the big boys take the field. Thursday night the No. 2 TCU Horned Frogs will be travelling to Minneapolis to take on the Minnesota Golden Gophers. It will be a big test for the home team as they try to replace their running back and top receiving threat...
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4 days ago  |  Discuss

Gophers game puts arcade skills to work helping Goldy score TDs

Can't wait until the Golden Gophers' first game against TCU on Thursday? Don't worry, Minnesota has just the time-killer to pass away those days in no time. Minnesota released a Frogger-type game called "Go Gopher Go!" in which you need to lead Goldy past a stream of TCU players - as well as some disappearing turtles or something - to his push-up plan to score a touchdown. We'll...
Via Fox Sports North
4 days ago  |  Discuss

Minnesota RB Rodrick Williams has an awesome pet lizard

Today, in the world of athletes with unique pets, we focus on Minnesota Golden Gophers running back Rodrick Williams Jr. and his savannah monitor, who is 10 months old and two feet long. Brian Bennett of ESPN recently wrote a story on Williams and the lizard, named “Kill” after the dragon Kilgharrah on the TV series “Merlin,” as well as Gophers head coach Jerry Kill. Even...
Via Campus Sports Net
4 days ago  |  Discuss

Richard Pitino gets extension, comments on Teague

Minnesota Golden Gophers head men’s basketball coach Richard Pitino has received a contract extension that will keep him with the university through the 2020-21 season and he will earn $1.6 million annually. The university announced the extension, which was reported by Rob Dauster of NBC Sports’ College Basketball Talk. Pitino, son of Hall of Famer and Louisville head coach Rick...
Via Campus Sports Net
6 days ago  |  Discuss

Minnesota gives Pitino $400,000 raise, two-year extension

MINNEAPOLIS -- Minnesota has finalized a two-year contract extension for coach Richard Pitino through the 2020-21 season, including a $400,000 raise. The university released the details Tuesday, months after the terms were agreed to while Norwood Teague was the athletic director. Pitino, who finished his second year as coach of the Gophers, will now make $1.6 million annually. His...
Via AP on Fox
7 days ago  |  Discuss

Minnesota gives Pitino $400K annual raise, 2-year extension

MINNEAPOLIS (AP) Minnesota has finalized a two-year contract extension for coach Richard Pitino through the 2020-21 season, including a $400,000 raise. The university released the details Tuesday, months after the terms were agreed to while Norwood Teague was the athletic director. Pitino, who finished his second year as coach of the Gophers, will now make $1.6 million annually...
Via AP on Fox
7 days ago  |  Discuss

2015 CFB Previews: Minnesota Golden Gophers

Color me impressed. I figured head Gopher Jerry Kill would do pretty well, coaching a plucky Minnesota team that might occasionally put a scare into a better team, go 7-5 every year, and never really bother anybody. The days of Minnesota competing with the best of the Big Ten were long gone, and while Kill’s [&hellip The post 2015 CFB Previews: Minnesota Golden Gophers appeared...
Via No Coast Bias
13 days ago  |  Discuss

Michigan Football 2015 opponent reconnaissance: Minnesota

In this eight-part series (Utah, Maryland, Northwestern, Michigan State, Minnesota, Rutgers, Penn State, Ohio State), we’ll freshen up on the Wolverine’s eight most noteworthy opponents of the upcoming season. Note: These are not game previews. The sole purpose here is to get familiar with who, and what, to expect from these teams in 2015.  The Golden Gophers are coming off...
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16 days ago  |  Discuss

Jerry Kill gets one-year extension from Minnesota

Minnesota Golden Gophers head football coach Jerry Kill has received a one-year contract extension from the university. The university made the announcement, which was reported by Kevin McGuire of NBC Sports’ College Football Talk. Terms of the deal were not disclosed. The new contract will keep Kill, 53, in Minneapolis through at least 2019. It’s been a roller coaster of a tenure...
Via Campus Sports Net
18 days ago  |  Discuss

Minnesota’s Elite Cornerbacks Were Afterthoughts on Signing Day

Photo by Elizabeth Flores, Star Tribune I’ve never been a big recruiting guy. That’s not to say I don’t believe in it, I’ve just never been interested in projecting what sort of player a 17-year old kid is going to develop into by the time he’s 21 or 22 and what sort of impact he’ll make for a certain team. I get it. I understand the importance of recruiting and see...
Via Know It All Football
19 days ago  |  Discuss

Minnesota adds three-star WR prospect Drew Hmielewski to its 2016 recruiting class.

Drew Hmielewski. Imgage via hudi.com. Minnesota has added a fifteenth member to its 2015 recruiting class. Marshall, Mn. high school senior wide receiver Drew Hmielewski committed to the Golden Gophers on Tuesday. SkiUMah
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21 days ago  |  Discuss

4-Star Wide Receiver Dredrick Snelson Tweets Commitment To Minnesota

Wide receiver Dredrick Snelson, a Fort Lauderdale product rated four stars by Rivals and ESPN, has an offer list that any recruit could be proud of: This is Dredrick Snelson’s profile. Guess who he chose? #Gophers pic.twitter.com/80ZgR9esQI — Matt Jessen-Howard (@mjessenhoward) August 1, 2015 With offers from schools like Alabama, Auburn, Florida State, Ole Miss, and Notre...
Via College Spun
August 01, 2015  |  Discuss

BSR Opponent Preview: Minnesota Gophers

Ohio State takes on Minnesota in a prime-time match up Nov. 7. Gopher Digest’s Ryan Burns joins Buckeye Sports Radio’s Joe Dexter to preview the game ahead and answers if he believes Jerry Kill’s team can build upon back-to-back eight-win seasons. The post BSR Opponent Preview: Minnesota Gophers appeared first on The Buckeye Battle Cry: Ohio State News and Commentary.
Via Buckeye Battle Cry
August 01, 2015  |  Discuss

Minnesota Golden Gophers: Around the Campus 2015

Welcome back for another installment in Talking 10’s “Minnesota Week” series. Although most of our articles for “Minnesota Week” focus on football, this is our weekly chance to check in on all the other athletic success stories going on in the Twin Cities. Let’s take a look at some of the highlights of 2014-15 and how that will project forward for Gophers fans in 2015...
Via Talking 10
June 11, 2015  |  Discuss

Minnesota Gophers Football Preview: 2014 saw Gophers take another step up

Minnesota Gophers head coach Jerry Kill has followed a steady pattern everywhere he’s been. He takes a good stride forward from year one to year two, starts winning a lot more in year three and the program begins to take off from there. Kill’s teams haven’t finished worse than third in year four of a program he’s had for that long, placing third at Emporia State and tying...
Via Talking 10
June 09, 2015  |  Discuss

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
May 28, 2015  |  Discuss

Video: Minnesota’s Carlos Morris Hits 3 To Tie Game vs. MSU, Misses Potential Winning Free Throw

Michigan State nearly lost its game against Minnesota on one of the worst fouls you’ll see. Instead, the Spartans lucked out, and have a chance to redeem themselves in overtime. With his Golden Gophers down three and two seconds remaining in the game, Carlos Morris drilled a three-pointer and was fouled by Michigan State’s Gavin Schilling.  Foul up three. But not like that...
Via College Spun
February 26, 2015  |  Discuss

Hockey East Roundup: Merrimack Upsets No. 8 Minnesota In Mariucci Classic

The Merrimack men’s ice hockey team just kicked off the New Year in style. The No. 18 Warriors used a heroic 40-save effort from goaltender Rasmus Tirronen to down No. 8 Minnesota 3-2 in its own arena and advance to the finals of the Mariucci Classic. It was a back-and-forth affair in Minneapolis, Minn. Defenseman Michael Brodzinski got the Golden...
Via NESN.com
January 02, 2015  |  Discuss

Minnesota’s Governor Wants To Abolish Early Kickoffs

One of Minnesota’s foremost politicians in recent years was Paul Wellstone, a United States Senator who would often find himself as the one dissenting vote on the Senate floor. Before his death in October of 2002, Wellstone was accompanied in Minnesota’s U.S. Senate delegation by Mark Dayton, now the governor of the state. Very clearly, Dayton is fighting the kind of lonely and...
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January 01, 2015  |  Discuss
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