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Bulldogs take bite out of Gophers in NCAA tourney

MANCHESTER, N.H. (AP) -- Willie Raskob had a goal and an assist in a three-goal flurry in the first period and Minnesota-Duluth beat Minnesota 4-1 on Friday night in the first round of the Northeast Regional of the NCAA hockey tournament. The second-seeded Bulldogs (21-15-3) will face top-seeded Boston University in the regional championship Saturday for a berth in the Frozen Four...
Via AP on Fox
1 hour ago  |  Discuss

Northeast Regional Live Blog: Minnesota Duluth vs. Minnesota

The 2015 NCAA hockey tournament got underway on Friday, March 27 at the Verizon Wireless Arena in Manchester, New Hampshire for the Northeast Regionals. In the first game, the No. 1 seeded Boston University Terriers beat the No. 4 Yale Bulldogs, 3-2 (OT), to advance to the Northeast Regional finals on Saturday night. The second game features the No. 2 seeded University of Minnesota...
Via Mill City Sports
4 hours ago  |  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
3 days ago  |  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
5 days ago  |  Discuss

Four Gophers score in NCAA women's hockey championship victory over Harvard

MINNEAPOLIS (AP) -- Megan Wolfe scored early and Amanda Leveille made 19 saves, leading Minnesota to a 4-1 victory over Harvard on Sunday for the third women's hockey championship in four seasons for the Gophers. Hannah Brandt, Megan Lorence and Rachel Bona had goals in the third period for Minnesota (34-3-4), which returned the trophy to the west after a one-year slip. Sarah Edney...
Via AP on Fox
5 days ago  |  Discuss

Minnesota stifles Harvard 4-1, for 3rd title in 4 years

MINNEAPOLIS (AP) Megan Wolfe scored early and Amanda Leveille made 19 saves, leading Minnesota to a 4-1 victory over Harvard on Sunday for the third women's hockey championship in four seasons for the Gophers. Hannah Brandt, Megan Lorence and Rachel Bona had goals in the third period for Minnesota (34-3-4), which returned the trophy to the west after a one-year slip. Sarah Edney...
Via AP on Fox
5 days ago  |  Discuss

McLeod Blog: It's Gophers and Bulldogs, again

Minnesota's NCAA regional opponent will be an old familiar one: Minnesota-Duluth. The Gophers and Bulldogs drew a matchup against each other after UM's Big Ten Tournament championship win Saturday. The teams will square off on Friday in Manchester, NH, in the opening round of the NCAA Northeast Regional. Although the teams have met only once in NCAA tournament play - a 3-1 UM-D victory...
Via Fox Sports
5 days ago  |  Discuss

Brandt, Menefee lead Golden Gophers back to Frozen 4 final

MINNEAPOLIS (AP) For the fourth time in as many years, Minnesota will be playing for a national title. Hannah Brandt and Maryanne Menefee each had a goal and two assists, Amanda Leveille made 34 saves, and the Golden Gophers beat Wisconsin 3-1 in a Frozen Four semifinal Friday. Kelly Pannek also scored for top-seeded Minnesota (33-3-4), which is seeking a third national title in...
Via AP on Fox
7 days ago  |  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
11 days ago  |  Discuss

B1G Women’s Basketball Tournament Update

The OSU team watches the Minnesota vs Purdue game. We are two days into the Big Ten Women’s Basketball tournament and we’ve already seen some thrilling action with upsets, comebacks, and thrilling last second victories. Thanks to finishing 3rd in the Big Ten during the regular season, Ohio State earned a double by in the tournament and thus hasn’t been party of this action...
Via Buckeye Battle Cry
21 days ago  |  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
29 days ago  |  Discuss

Minnesota Gophers Spring Preview 2015: Can Kill’s team continue to contend?

Raise your hand if you thought the Badgers vs. Gophers would be for the Big Ten West division title last season? Sure, you probably thought Wisconsin would have that opportunity on the line, but few thought the Gophers were also going to be the main contender to the Badgers’ run to the West division title. That’s exactly what happened, as the bitter rivals clashed in Madison...
Via Talking 10
February 23, 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

Big Ten Hockey Wrap: Minnesota revitalizes title hopes

The Gophers finally came out of hibernation. A sweep of Ohio State this past weekend propelled Minnesota to a tie for 13th in the PairWise rankings and placed it within striking distance of first place in the Big Ten. It was only a matter of time, perhaps, that the preseason favorite to take the regular-season conference crown would […] The post Big Ten Hockey Wrap: Minnesota...
Via Along the Boards
February 09, 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

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
January 17, 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...
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

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...
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: — Dr. Saturday (@YahooDrSaturday...
Via The Student Section
November 08, 2014  |  Discuss

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