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B1G notes: Minnesota coach sees recruiting as program’s next step

CHICAGO — With eight wins in each of its last two years, Minnesota’s football program has elevated from also-ran to divisional title contender.The Gophers captured The Little Brown Jug against Michigan for the first time since

Jerry Kill has been seizure-free for over a year

Minnesota Golden Gophers head football coach Jerry Kill has struggled with seizures in the past due to his epilepsy, but that no longer seems to be the case. Speaking at Day 2 of Big Ten media days earlier this morning, Kill said he was “doing great” and hadn’t had a seizure for over a year and a half. Kevin McGuire of NBC Sports’ College Football Talk reported Kill’s update...
Via Campus Sports Net
1 day ago  |  Discuss

Writers select Gophers as sleeper Big Ten West team

With College Football season approaching and Big Ten Media Days later this week, predictions will start flying about how teams will fare this year.The Big Ten Network polled conference beat writers to find out who they felt was the sleeper team in the West this season. The West is generally seen as wide open with perhaps Wisconsin being the default pick for now so the sleeper could...
Via Fox Sports
4 days ago  |  Discuss

Eller, former Gopher greats give freshmen orientation

The newest Minnesota Gophers football players got quite the freshmen orientation on Wednesday night. Some acclaimed Minnesota alums, like hall-of-famer Carl Eller, paid the young Gophers a visit, at TCF Bank Stadium. Current Gophers head coach Jerry Kill invites former alums to campus each year, to speak with incoming freshmen and to enlighten them on the program's history and representing...
Via Fox Sports North
8 days ago  |  Discuss

Minnesota picks up 3-star JUCO DE

The Minnesota Golden Gophers got some good news on Tuesday when they picked up their 12th overall commitment for the class of 2016. The Gophers got a verbal commitment from Blinn College defensive end Tralund Webber. Here is what he had to say to Gopher24/7:“I feel like, out of my offers, Minnesota was the best fit for me,” Webber said on why he chose the Gophers. When I took...
Via Fox Sports
10 days ago  |  Discuss

Best Gophers of the Tubby Era: #25-21.

Throughout the summer I'll be writing up each of the 34 players who played for the University of Minnesota under Tubby Smith.  Why Tubby?  Because it's the most recent era that's over.  If this goes well perhaps I'll go back and do Monson as well.  I'll be looking at any player who played at Minnesota under Tubby at some point, even if it was just a year.  And I will be considering...
Via Down with Goldy
10 days ago  |  Discuss

Bloguin Top 50: No. 46 — Minnesota

Minnesota Golden Gophers 2014 Record: 8-5 Overall, 5-3 Big Ten (lost bowl game) 1 Burning Question: Does Minnesota realistically have the best chance to win the Big Ten West? Minnesota has improved in record (either overall, in conference, or both) every year since Jerry Kill was hired. However, Minnesota has been sort of stuck in this nexus of 8 wins max for seemingly most of...
Via The Student Section
June 26, 2015  |  Discuss

Minnesota Gophers Football Preview: Looking at the 2015 Defense

How have the Minnesota Gophers gone from doormats to challengers for a division crown in just four years time? By doing the classic Big Ten things — have a powerful running game and playing some stout defense. While the Gophers defensive group has never been loaded with stars that national pundits or fans would talk about on a daily basis, there has never been a lack of quality...
Via Talking 10
June 12, 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

Richard Pitino gets $400,000 raise from Minnesota

Minnesota Golden Gophers head basketball coach Richard Pitino is set to have his annual salary bumped to $1.6 million, after receiving a $600,000 pay raise from the university. Pitino remained with the Gophers this offseason, after being contacted as part of the coaching search from the Alabama Crimson Tide. Ultimately, Pitino decided to return to Minnesota, because of the positive...
Via Campus Sports Net
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

De’Niro Laster leaving Minnesota to be closer to home

The Minnesota Golden Gophers are down a linebacker after former three-star recruit De’Niro Laster announced his decision to leave the program. According to a text message to the Minneapolis Star-Tribune, Laster, a Cleveland native, wants to be closer to home because of an unspecified family situation. As a result, Laster is transferring. “I’m transferring home to be closer...
Via Campus Sports Net
May 29, 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

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
May 06, 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

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

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

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

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
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