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Upon further review: Minnesota at Northwestern

Minnesota knew it had a tough challenge playing at No. 16 Northwestern, but the Gophers ended up laying an egg -- and also put up an egg on the scoreboard. The Gophers couldn't get much going on offense either in the run or pass game and never even made it into the red zone. Northwestern didn't have a great offensive game, but with a strong defense and some big plays trounced Minnesota...
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4 hours ago  |  Discuss

Minnesota Golden Gophers Vs. Northwestern Wildcats Betting Odds

Week five of the college football season features a Big Ten match up between Minnesota and a surprisingly still undefeated Northwestern team. If you’re interested in laying some money down on the game, BetDSI has released the odds. The video below previews the betting action.
Via Gamedayr
2 days ago  |  Discuss

Minnesota-Northwestern Preview Capsule

Minnesota (3-1, 0-0 Big Ten) at No. 16 Northwestern (4-0, 0-0), 12:01 p.m. (Big Ten Network) Line: Northwestern by 4. Series Record: Minnesota leads 52-33-5. WHAT'S AT STAKE At 4-0 for the second time in three years, Northwestern hopes to keep rolling in conference play. That did not happen in 2013, when the Wildcats blew a 10-point lead to Ohio State in the third quarter of the...
Via AP on Fox
3 days ago  |  Discuss

Will offensive woes keep Minnesota Gophers from being a legit Big Ten West contender?

Struggle on offense and lose TCU? Okay, that’s probably expected. Go out West and only put up 23 points against Colorado State? Chalk it up to a road trip out West. Two weeks of offensive ineptness against MAC opponents? Well, Minnesota we’ve got a problem. After struggling against the woeful Kent State Golden Flashes defense last week in a 10-7 barn burner, the Minnesota Gophers...
Via Talking 10
7 days ago  |  Discuss

Minnesota QB Leidner remains confident through struggles

MINNEAPOLIS (AP) Minnesota quarterback Mitch Leidner says his confidence hasn't wavered even as fans clamor for a change. Leidner spoke Tuesday as the Golden Gophers prepare to host Ohio on Saturday. The junior captain has struggled over the last two weeks to get the offense moving while freshman Demry Croft waits in the wings. Leidner went 17 for 27 for 184 yards and two interceptions...
Via AP on Fox
12 days ago  |  Discuss

4-Star Wing Amir Coffey Announces Commitment To Minnesota

Hopkins (Minn.) four-star wing Amir Coffey announced his decision to stay in-state and play for the Minnesota Golden Gophers moments ago during a ceremony at his high school.  ESPN 100 prospect Amir Coffey has committed to Minnesota. — Jeff Borzello (@jeffborzello) September 21, 2015 2016 Hopkins (MN) SF Amir Coffey – a top-60 recruit – has committed to Minnesota. —...
Via College Spun
13 days ago  |  Discuss

“Gopher Specialists” still churning out great tweets

Just a little under a year ago, the Minnesota Gophers’ special teams’ sassy Twitter account  made headlines when a shot of the  practice schedule was retweeted by Jeopardy! Athletes take note: the @MinnSpecialists watch Jeopardy! as part of their regular practice schedule @USATODAYsports — Jeopardy! (@Jeopardy) October 30, 2014 Now into a new football...
Via Campus Sports Net
15 days ago  |  Discuss

2015-2016 ITH Season Preview: Minnesota Golden Gophers

With the start of college basketball season on the horizon, we’ll be taking a long look at the conference at large as well as Indiana’s roster over the next month. Today, we continue our look at the Big Ten with the Minnesota Golden Gophers. Minnesota won the NIT in Richard Pitino’s first season and had high […] The post 2015-2016 ITH Season Preview: Minnesota Golden Gophers...
Via Inside the Hall
16 days ago  |  Discuss

Upon further review: Minnesota at Colorado State

Things weren't looking good for Minnesota. Needing a touchdown but buried back at its own 5-yard line with just over three minutes left was bad enough, but the Gophers would have to rely on quarterback Mitch Leidner, who that point had thrown more incomplete passes than complete ones. But Leidner did just that -- leading Minnesota down for a go-ahead score, running twice for 16 yards...
Via Fox Sports North
21 days ago  |  Discuss

Mike Bobo calls for sellout this Saturday versus Minnesota

  Who’s got a ticket to ride? Head coach Mike Bobo has been furiously focused on ticket sales lately. Bobo put on a campaign to drive Colorado State Rams Football ticket sales, offering to pay $5 for every season ticket purchased before Saturday’s 2015 kickoff against Savannah State. On Tuesday, the results were in, with the Rams coach having to fork out $2,130 for the 426 season...
Via BSN Denver
25 days ago  |  Discuss

Golden Gophers use 'Dramatic Chipmunk' to ice opposing kicker

TCF Bank Stadium might have been filled with Golden Gophers during Thursday night's game against TCU, but it was another type of pesky rodent who made the biggest impact in Minnesota. And it was a chipmunk: Minnesota once again used footage of the "Dramatic Chipmunk" on the Jumbotron to distract an opposing kicker and are still claiming the little guy is a gopher. The...
Via The Other Paper
29 days ago  |  Discuss

Minnesota uses giant ‘Gopher’ to distract kickers

On the opening day of college football, Minnesota hosted No. 2 TCU. In case you were unaware, Minnesota’s mascot is the gopher. And in case you missed the game, Minnesota is still displaying a giant gopher lookalike — the “Dramatic Squirrel” — on the jumbotron to distract kickers. The Gophers first employed this technique two years ago and last night, despite ultimately...
Via Campus Sports Net
September 04, 2015  |  Discuss

Photo: Minnesota Fans Hilariously Grill Frog Legs Before The TCU Game

Minnesota football fans are doing everything in their power to make sure the Golden Gophers have an edge against the TCU Horned Frogs Thursday night. While Minnesota gets the game at home inside TCF Bank Stadium, it’s set to host the No. 2 team in the country, a team that enters the game with plenty of its own momentum. So, maybe as a sacrifice to the football gods, Minnesota fans...
Via College Spun
September 03, 2015  |  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 “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
August 30, 2015  |  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...
Via FatManWriting
August 28, 2015  |  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
August 28, 2015  |  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
August 26, 2015  |  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
August 14, 2015  |  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 — 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

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

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...
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

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