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No. 25 Rutgers women beat No. 21 Minnesota, 66-61

PISCATAWAY, N.J. (AP) Tyler Scaife scored a season-high 28 points, on 12-of-21 shooting, to lead No. 25 Rutgers women past No. 21 Minnesota 66-61 on Saturday night. After Betnijah Laney missed the front end of a one-and-one, Minnesota's Mikayla Bailey hit a 3 on the other end to pull within 64-61 with 16 seconds left. But Briyona Canty hit a streaking Kahleah Copper with a full...
Via AP on Fox
20 hours ago  |  Discuss

Bulldogs prolong Gophers' misery

ST. PAUL, Minn. -- Coach Don Lucia watched his Minnesota Gophers hockey team control a third period and thought to himself the struggling Gophers might be finding their way again. When the period was over, it encapsulated just what Minnesota has been through the past two months. The Gophers outshot Minnesota-Duluth 11-2 in Saturday's third period, and held the Bulldogs without a...
Via Fox Sports North
1 day ago  |  Discuss

Hollins helps Minnesota push past Illinois 79-71

MINNEAPOLIS (AP) Andre Hollins helped Minnesota pull away with 17 of his 28 points in the second half, fueling a 79-71 victory Saturday over Illinois. Hollins finished 10 for 15 from the field, including 5 for 7 from 3-point range, and grabbed five rebounds for the Golden Gophers (13-8, 2-6 Big Ten). Carlos Morris had 13 of his 16 points in the first half, Mo Walker chipped in 12...
Via AP on Fox
1 day ago  |  Discuss

Top-ranked Mavericks flex muscle, double up Gophers

ST. PAUL, Minn. -- One was the top-ranked team in the nation and had the bragging rights of the state of Minnesota entering the North Star College Cup. The other team was the Gophers, the team which started the season ranked No. 1. Friday at the Xcel Energy Center in the evening contest between Minnesota teams, Minnesota State proved why it's No. 1 and Minnesota continued reeling...
Via Fox Sports North
2 days ago  |  Discuss

Gophers enter North Star Cup with something to prove

MINNEAPOLIS -- The top-ranked team in college hockey will be playing in St. Paul this weekend, and it's not the Minnesota Golden Gophers. Instead, it's the Minnesota State Mavericks who enter this weekend's North Star College Cup with the No. 1 ranking in the nation. A few spots behind in the rankings is Minnesota Duluth; the Bulldogs are No. 7 in the national polls. You have to...
Via Fox Sports North
4 days ago  |  Discuss

If You Can Make Two Free Throws In A Row, The Gophers Basketball Team Wants You

After suffering their sixth loss in seven conference games last night, the Minnesota Gophers men’s basketball team will take any help they can get it. Basically, if you’ve even heard of the game of basketball they want you to try out for the team. They didn’t use those exact words, but if the picture below [&hellip No visits yet The post If You Can Make Two Free Throws...
Via No Coast Bias
5 days ago  |  Discuss

Ex-Minnesota QB to plead guilty to misdemeanor in assault case

MANKATO, Minn. -- Former Minnesota Gophers quarterback Philip Nelson has agreed to plead guilty to a misdemeanor charge stemming from a fight that left another former football player with a serious brain injury, his attorney said Tuesday. Nelson was charged with two felonies relating to the May 11 fight with former Minnesota State, Mankato, linebacker Isaac Kolstad. Nelson will enter...
Via Fox Sports North
6 days ago  |  Discuss

Wisconsin falls to Minnesota in Series Finale

The Gophers came out with a chip on their shoulder after squandering a two goal lead the previous night and scored early and often. The Gophers first goal came on the power play after Cameron Hughes was called for holding. Travis Boyd put away an easy rebound after Rumpel kicked away the first attempt to put the Gophers up 1-0 15:30 into the period. The Gophers did not let up and...
Via Madtown Badgers
8 days ago  |  Discuss

Minnesota lands early in-state commit, ’16 Michael Hurt

Minnesota landed their first recruit in the 2016 recruiting cycle on Saturday, garnering a commitment from in-state forward Michael Hurt, who is considered by some to be a top 100 prospect nationally. Hurt, a standout from Marshall (MN), reportedly selected the Golden Gophers over scholarship offers from fellow Big Ten rivals Nebraska and Northwestern, among others. ...
Via Hoopniks
8 days ago  |  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
9 days ago  |  Discuss

No. 12 Maryland beats No. 23 Minnesota 77-73

MINNEAPOLIS (AP) Brene Moseley made two free throws with 2.8 seconds left to give 12th-ranked Maryland a harrowing 77-73 over stubborn No. 23 Minnesota on Sunday. Minnesota's Carlie Wagner hit a trey with 32 seconds remaining to tie it at 73, setting up Moseley's game-winning foul shots. The Gophers threw away the inbounds pass and Mosely made two more free throws with .9 seconds...
Via AP on Fox
14 days ago  |  Discuss

Michigan stuns Gophers hockey in OT

Michigan freshman Cutler Martin scored at the 2:16 mark of overtime on Friday night, handing the host Wolverines a 4-3, white-knuckle win over ninth-ranked Minnesota. With the loss, the Gophers hockey squad fell to 10-6-1 overall and 1-1-1 in Big Ten play. Minnesota started strong in Friday's series opener at Yost Ice Arena, with Connor Reilly lighting the lamp at 7:03 of the first...
Via Fox Sports North
16 days ago  |  Discuss

Gophers women overcoming loss of best player

MINNEAPOLIS (AP) The Minnesota Golden Gophers had not been ranked in The Associated Press Top 25 in nearly 10 years. That drought seemed as if it would keep going when star guard Rachel Banham was lost for the season with a knee injury on Dec. 10. But the Gophers (14-0, 3-0 Big Ten) reeled off three straight victories to start the Big Ten season and are ranked No. 23 this week....
Via AP on Fox
17 days ago  |  Discuss

World Juniors teammates Fasching, Collins hope to jumpstart Gophers

MINNEAPOLIS -- It was a bit of a whirlwind this past weekend for Minnesota's Hudson Fasching and Ryan Collins. Fasching, a sophomore forward, and Collins, a freshman defenseman, both represented the United States at this year's World Junior Championship. When the U.S. lost 3-2 to Russia on Friday in Montreal, it meant Fasching and Collins could return to join their Gophers teammates...
Via Fox Sports North
17 days ago  |  Discuss

Photo: Minnesota Will Debut Their New Black Uniforms, Have A Blackout vs. Ohio State Tonight

Black will be the color of choice at Williams Arena in Minneapolis, Minn., Tuesday evening.  The Minnesota men’s basketball team is set to host No. 22 Ohio State tonight. The Gophers (11-4, 0-2 Big Ten) will be debuting their new black uniforms for the contest against the Buckeyes (12-3, 1-1 Big Ten). Minnesota is also encouraging its fans to wear black to the game.  Here are...
Via College Spun
20 days ago  |  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
23 days ago  |  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
25 days ago  |  Discuss

WATCH: Minnesota RB Rodrick Williams Gets Golden Gophers on the Scoreboard First in Citrus Bowl

Fans of the Golden Gophers had to know their offense was going to have a hard time against the tough Missouri Tigers offense in the Citrus Bowl. Their boys were going to have to make the most of each possession and definitely get some points on the board when they get within scoring range.So when they had the ball on the 20 late in the first quarter and Rodrick Williams took it up...
Via FatManWriting
25 days ago  |  Discuss

Buffalo Wild Wings Citrus Bowl Preview: Minnesota Vs. Missouri

Next up in our Big Ten bowl preview series is the Citrus Bowl. This game features an interesting matchup between two teams who are on the rise and making unexpected waves in the respective conferences. Let’s see how our writers have this one playing out. Princess Sparkle — Missouri lost to Indiana.  Yes, Indiana.  It is really, really hard to overlook that for sure.  Minnesota...
Via Know It All Football
28 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
November 22, 2014  |  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

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

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
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