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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
22 hours ago  |  Discuss

Staying home: why Mike Reilly should sign with the Wild

Mike Reilly completed his Junior season at the University of Minnesota by leading the Gophers in points and by being named a finalist for the Hobey Baker. His 42 points (six goals, 36 assists) led all defensemen in college hockey. In his last two seasons with the Minnesota Gophers, Reilly was named the Big Ten […] The post Staying home: why Mike Reilly should sign with the Wild...
Via Along the Boards
1 day ago  |  Discuss

Texas A&M’s Davonte Fitzgerald to Transfer to Minnesota

Former Texas A&M forward Davonte Fitzgerald is set to leave the university and head north to Minnesota. Ryan James of Rivals.com reported Fitzgerald’s decision. Gophers add SF transfer from Texas A&M pic.twitter.com/qgOMTKkTmb — Ryan James (@RyanJamesMN) May 26, 2015 A former three-star recruit out of Stone Mountain, Georgia, Fitzgerald averaged 5.4 points and shot...
Via Campus Sports Net
2 days ago  |  Discuss

Minnesota TE Duke Anyanwu Receives Sixth Year of Eligibility

Minnesota Golden Gophers tight end Duke Anyanwu had his medical hardship waiver approved by the NCAA and will return to the team for a sixth season. Anyanwu tweeted the news out on his personal page. Received some great news today as my request for a 6th Year of Eligibility was granted!!! #SoMuchSchool #GoGophers — Duke Anyanwu, Jr. (@DAnyanwu_81) May 5, 2015 Anyanwu will replace...
Via Campus Sports Net
22 days ago  |  Discuss

Philip Nelson Hits Reset Button, Joins South Alabama

Former Minnesota and Rutgers quarterback Philip Nelson has resurfaced again, and with a new FBS team. Speaking to Joe Christensen of the Minneapolis Star-Tribune, Nelson’s father stated that his son will join the South Alabama Jaguars of the Sun Belt Conference. Nelson last played for the Minnesota Golden Gophers in 2013, the year before he transferred to Rutgers. In two seasons...
Via Campus Sports Net
25 days ago  |  Discuss

Titans select RB David Cobb in fifth round

With their fifth round pick, 138th overall, the Titans selected running back David Cobb out of Minnesota. Cobb was a very productive back for the Golden Gophers. He’s a big back, almost 230 pounds, so competition for Shonn Greene and Antonio Andrews in that role in the committee with Bishop Sankey. He only ran a 4.81 at the Combine, but that was with an injury. He’s not a speed...
Via Total Titans
26 days ago  |  Discuss

Minnesota’s Jalen Myrick: The B1G Wild Card?

The Minnesota Golden Gophers seem to be the flavor of the season in many circles. A couple of outlets and publications have Minnesota as the favorites in the Big Ten West heading into the 2015 season. Some of that can be attributed to Jerry Kill’s track record of improving teams consistently from year to year wherever he goes. Be that as it may, there still seem to be some naysayers...
Via Know It All Football
April 24, 2015  |  Discuss

Minnesota promotes home opener with Frogger graphic

Give the Minnesota Golden Gophers points for tapping into everyone’s inner vintage video game nerd when promoting next season’s home opener. Surely, Minnesota was already excited when the Big Ten announced the 2015 primetime schedule and slated the Gophers tilt with TCU for ESPN. They put that excitement to creative use with a Twitter announcement inspired 1980s arcade legend...
Via Campus Sports Net
April 23, 2015  |  Discuss

Minnesota Tweets Frogger-Inspired Graphic To Hype Season-Opener vs. TCU

The Big Ten just released its prime-time schedule on ESPN, ESPN2 and ABC for the 2015 season. The Minnesota Golden Gophers will host a pair of night games, including their season opener against TCU on Thursday, Sept. 3.   Minnesota promoted its prime-time contest against the Horned Frogs with this humorous graphic based on the classic 1980s arcade game, Frogger.  Round One. Primetime...
Via College Spun
April 23, 2015  |  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
April 12, 2015  |  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
April 12, 2015  |  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
April 03, 2015  |  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
March 27, 2015  |  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
March 24, 2015  |  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
March 22, 2015  |  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

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

Big Ten Hockey Preview: Minnesota looks to catch Michigan

Minnesota and Michigan were expected to be the top two programs in the Big Ten hockey conference this season. Leading up to this weekend, only one of those teams has fulfilled that duty. The Wolverines rest alone atop the conference standings, but a trip to Minneapolis will force them to prove their legitimacy. The Gophers seemed […] The post Big Ten Hockey Preview: Minnesota...
Via Along the Boards
February 13, 2015  |  Discuss

Wisconsin Stumbles in loss to Minnesota

Wisconsin and Minnesota squared off for a border battle in this classic college hockey rivalry Friday at The Kohl Center. The Badgers came out of the gate with energy. Their offense looked dangerous early for the first time all year. Both teams took awhile to settle into the game, the quick pace of the game seemed to be favoring the Badgers early on. Despite the lack of goals early...
Via Madtown Badgers
January 31, 2015  |  Discuss

Wisconsin Rallies to Tie Minnesota

The Badgers had to put on their rally caps in Minnesota after being dominated for two and a half periods and out shot forty-nine to twenty. The Badgers did not roll over and found a way to tie up the game late in the third and to eek out a shoot out victory in their first of two games against the sixteenth ranked Golden Gophers from Minnesota in a contest that lived up to the ...
Via Madtown Badgers
January 17, 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...
Via Awful Announcing
January 01, 2015  |  Discuss

Hockey East Roundup: No. 12 BC Takes 6-2 Beating From No. 3 Minnesota

The Golden Gophers went to the Eagles’ house Friday, and they tore it down. No. 3 Minnesota (8-3-0) turned in a very convincing 6-2 win over No. 12 Boston College (7-6-0) at Kelley Rink, but despite the lopsided score, the game didn’t look as though it would be a runaway until late in the third period. Minnesota and BC were deadlocked at 0-0 until...
Via NESN.com
November 29, 2014  |  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
November 22, 2014  |  Discuss
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