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Minnesota feeling more confident this time around

TCU scored a season-low 30 points against Minnesota last season. And that's giving Minnesota some confidence heading into next week's season opener when the teams play Sept. 3. "If we are sharp and on our game, I expect ourselves to have a chance to win in the fourth quarter," defensive coordinator Tracy Claeys said to twin cities.com.  Last season in Ft. Worth, TCU led 24-0 at...
Via Fox Sports
1 day ago  |  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
1 day ago  |  Discuss

Gophers, Pitino agree to terms on new contract with $400K raise

MINNEAPOLIS -- Minnesota has finalized a two-year contract extension for coach Richard Pitino through the 2020-21 season, including a $400,000 raise. The university released the details Tuesday, months after the terms were agreed to while Norwood Teague was the athletic director. Pitino, who finished his second year as coach of the Gophers, will now make $1.6 million annually. His...
Via AP on Fox
1 day ago  |  Discuss

Minnesota gives Pitino $400,000 raise, two-year extension

MINNEAPOLIS -- Minnesota has finalized a two-year contract extension for coach Richard Pitino through the 2020-21 season, including a $400,000 raise. The university released the details Tuesday, months after the terms were agreed to while Norwood Teague was the athletic director. Pitino, who finished his second year as coach of the Gophers, will now make $1.6 million annually. His...
Via AP on Fox
1 day ago  |  Discuss

Minnesota gives Pitino $400K annual raise, 2-year extension

MINNEAPOLIS (AP) Minnesota has finalized a two-year contract extension for coach Richard Pitino through the 2020-21 season, including a $400,000 raise. The university released the details Tuesday, months after the terms were agreed to while Norwood Teague was the athletic director. Pitino, who finished his second year as coach of the Gophers, will now make $1.6 million annually...
Via AP on Fox
1 day ago  |  Discuss

2015 CFB Previews: Minnesota Golden Gophers

Color me impressed. I figured head Gopher Jerry Kill would do pretty well, coaching a plucky Minnesota team that might occasionally put a scare into a better team, go 7-5 every year, and never really bother anybody. The days of Minnesota competing with the best of the Big Ten were long gone, and while Kill’s [&hellip The post 2015 CFB Previews: Minnesota Golden Gophers appeared...
Via No Coast Bias
7 days ago  |  Discuss

Michigan Football 2015 opponent reconnaissance: Minnesota

In this eight-part series (Utah, Maryland, Northwestern, Michigan State, Minnesota, Rutgers, Penn State, Ohio State), we’ll freshen up on the Wolverine’s eight most noteworthy opponents of the upcoming season. Note: These are not game previews. The sole purpose here is to get familiar with who, and what, to expect from these teams in 2015.  The Golden Gophers are coming off...
Via isportsweb.com
11 days ago  |  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
13 days ago  |  Discuss

Minnesota’s Elite Cornerbacks Were Afterthoughts on Signing Day

Photo by Elizabeth Flores, Star Tribune I’ve never been a big recruiting guy. That’s not to say I don’t believe in it, I’ve just never been interested in projecting what sort of player a 17-year old kid is going to develop into by the time he’s 21 or 22 and what sort of impact he’ll make for a certain team. I get it. I understand the importance of recruiting and see...
Via Know It All Football
13 days ago  |  Discuss

Minnesota adds three-star WR prospect Drew Hmielewski to its 2016 recruiting class.

Drew Hmielewski. Imgage via hudi.com. Minnesota has added a fifteenth member to its 2015 recruiting class. Marshall, Mn. high school senior wide receiver Drew Hmielewski committed to the Golden Gophers on Tuesday. SkiUMah
Via Shirts With Random Triangles
15 days ago  |  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 pic.twitter.com/80ZgR9esQI — Matt Jessen-Howard (@mjessenhoward) August 1, 2015 With offers from schools like Alabama, Auburn, Florida State, Ole Miss, and Notre...
Via College Spun
26 days ago  |  Discuss

BSR Opponent Preview: Minnesota Gophers

Ohio State takes on Minnesota in a prime-time match up Nov. 7. Gopher Digest’s Ryan Burns joins Buckeye Sports Radio’s Joe Dexter to preview the game ahead and answers if he believes Jerry Kill’s team can build upon back-to-back eight-win seasons. The post BSR Opponent Preview: Minnesota Gophers appeared first on The Buckeye Battle Cry: Ohio State News and Commentary.
Via Buckeye Battle Cry
26 days ago  |  Discuss

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
27 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 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

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

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

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

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...
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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