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Minnesota Finishes Bemidji State, Moves onto WCHA Final Face-Off

After a grueling three game series, Gopher Women’s Hockey beat the Beavers and will advance to the WCHA Final Face-Off tournament. Friday Minnesota won 3-1, Saturday Bemidji State won 2-1, and Sunday Minnesota won the series 3-2. Friday evening’s game started with a Minnesota shot hitting Bemidji goaltender, Brittni Mowat, in the center of her chest, as she looked the other way...
Via Hockey Wilderness
3 hours ago

No. 2 Maryland tops Minnesota 93-60 to clinch 1st place tie

COLLEGE PARK, Md. (AP) Second-ranked Maryland clinched at least a share of the Big Ten regular-season title, beating Minnesota 93-60 Sunday on a special day for senior stars Brionna Jones and Shatori Walker-Kimbrough. Jones had 24 points and 14 rebounds, and Walker-Kimbrough tallied 27 points and six assists. Following their final regular-season home game, both players had their...
Via Associated Press
23 hours ago  |  Discuss

Mason, Murphy lead Minnesota over Penn State 81-71

MINNEAPOLIS (AP) Nate Mason had 16 points, 10 rebounds and eight assists, and Jordan Murphy added 16 points and 16 rebounds for the Minnesota Gophers in an 81-71 win over Penn State on Saturday. Dupree McBrayer added 15 points off the bench for Minnesota (22-7, 10-6 Big Ten) with Akeem Springs scoring 12. Reggie Lynch had nine points and set a career-high with 11 blocks as the...
Via Associated Press
1 day ago  |  Discuss

Gophers have made remarkable turnaround with Pitino at helm

MINNEAPOLIS -- This time a year ago, Richard Pitino was at the center of a storm in Minnesota. The Golden Gophers were a disaster on the court and a distraction off of it, on their way to a two-win Big Ten season in his third year on the job. Now the 34-year-old coach walks around campus at the head of a 20-win team that is steamrolling toward an NCAA Tournament berth, and he admits...
Via Associated Press
5 days ago  |  Discuss

Gophers and Badgers All Tied up in Weekend Series

Minnesota and Wisconsin Women’s Hockey battled out to a pair of tie shootout, 1-1 Saturday and 0-0 Sunday, with each team taking home a shootout each. Goaltenders Sidney Peters and Ann-Reneé Desbiens made stellar performances. Saturday was the start of the most anticipated series of the season as a jam packed Ridder Arena watched as Minnesota squared off against Wisconsin. Of...
Via Hockey Wilderness
7 days ago

Bizarre Technical Foul Costs Michigan Against Minnesota

  In what could have cost Michigan an away win against Minnesota on Sunday, the Wolverines’ bench was issued a technical foul in a tight ballgame with a few minutes remaining. According to Mark Snyder, the technical foul was given because assistant coach Saddi Washington went on the court (Minnesota’s has an elevated floor) to talk to a player down on the end of the bench. The...
Via Diehardsport
7 days ago  |  Discuss

Murphy, Minnesota outlast Michigan, 83-78

MINNEAPOLIS (AP) Jordan Murphy had 16 points and 15 rebounds and Eric Curry scored all 12 of his points in the second half to lift Minnesota to its fifth straight victory, 83-78 in overtime over Michigan on Sunday night. Reggie Lynch added 11 points and eight rebounds while battling foul trouble for most of the night for the Golden Gophers (20-7, 8-6 Big Ten), who overcame a furious...
Via Associated Press
7 days ago  |  Discuss

Hoosiers fall to Minnesota 75-74 for fourth straight loss

MINNEAPOLIS -- Akeem Springs followed his own missed 3-pointer with a putback flip from the baseline with 3 seconds left, lifting Minnesota to a 75-74 victory over Indiana on Wednesday night to hand the Hoosiers their fourth straight loss. Springs finished just 2 for 13 from the field, but the fifth-year senior's hustle after his contested heave from the corner helped give the Gophers...
Via Associated Press
11 days ago  |  Discuss

PJ Fleck secures 'Row the Boat' rights via deal with Western Michigan

Minnesota coach P.J. Fleck is now free to continue rowing the boat with the Golden Gophers.When Fleck left Western Michigan for Minnesota, he verbally took his “row the boat” mantra with him, but his former school still owned the rights to the phrase. Fleck rectified that by striking a deal with the university, which will see him donate at least $50,000 over the next five or...
Via Larry Brown Sports
12 days ago  |  Discuss

PJ Fleck lists Minnesota recruits on board in cool way

PJ Fleck wasted no time bringing his “row the boat” motto to Minnesota.The former Western Michigan head coach was hired by Minnesota following the firing of Tracy Claeys and brought many Broncos recruits with him. That fact was on display during National Signing Day on Wednesday.When Fleck was shown on TV talking about his recruits, you could see the entire class listed on oars...
Via Larry Brown Sports
25 days ago  |  Discuss

P.J. Fleck flipping recruits from WMU to Minnesota illustrates deeper impact of coaching carousel

If you were living under a College Football rock this past weekend, chances are you missed one of the biggest stories of the offseason. Of course, we’re talking about P.J. Fleck’s flip from Western Michigan to the University of Minnesota head coaching job. During his introductory press conference on Friday, Fleck made it abundantly clear that this coaching staff and he, personally...
Via The Comeback
January 09, 2017  |  Discuss

P.J. Fleck flips six Western Michigan recruits to Minnesota

New Minnesota head coach P.J. Fleck has wasted no time improving his program since being hired away from Western Michigan this week. Thanks to some hard work on the phones Friday night, he’s flipped six recruits from the Broncos to join his Golden Gophers for the 2017 season. “In the hours since those phone calls, a number of Western Michigan recruits have already flipped...
Via Sportsnaut
January 07, 2017  |  Discuss

Report: Minnesota offers P.J. Fleck coaching job

The Minnesota head coaching search could be coming to a close soon, as the school reportedly has already offered the job to Western Michigan head coach P.J. Fleck. The Detroit News’ Tony Paul reported on Thursday night that Minnesota has offered Fleck the job as head football coach of the Golden Gophers: Source: Minnesota definitely made P.J. Fleck an offer. No deal yet. Separate...
Via Larry Brown Sports
January 05, 2017  |  Discuss

Report: Les Miles interviews for vacant Minnesota coaching job

The drama surrounding the Minnesota Golden Gopher football program may have just taken another turn. According to multiple ESPN affiliate reports, former LSU head coach Les Miles flew to the Twin Cities on Thursday to interview for Minnesota’s head coaching job. “Former LSU football coach Les Miles was in the Twin Cities on Thursday to interview for the vacant Gophers head...
Via Sportsnaut
January 05, 2017  |  Discuss

Minnesota meets with PJ Fleck about vacancy

Minnesota fired Tracy Claeys as their head football coach on Tuesday, and they are wasting no time looking for his replacement. According to KSTP’s Joe Schmit, Minnesota’s athletic director and president flew to Chicago on Wednesday to meet with Western Michigan head coach PJ Fleck. I can confirm that #Gophers AD Mark Coyle and Pres Eric Kaler did meet with PJ Fleck today...
Via Larry Brown Sports
January 05, 2017  |  Discuss

Former Minnesota coach Jerry Kill upset about Tracy Claeys firing

Former Minnesota Golden Gophers head coach Jerry Kill is the latest person to join the choir of cries against the recent firing of Tracy Claeys. The Gophers fired Claeys on Tuesday, after a season-and-a-half at the university. Claeys’ departure likely had something to do with his bizarre defense on Twitter of 10 of his players accused of sexual assault. After that tweet, hundreds...
Via The Comeback
January 04, 2017  |  Discuss

Tracy Claeys delivers frigid shot at Minnesota after firing

Tracy Claeys on Tuesday was officially fired as head coach of the Minnesota Gophers and the fallout from the decision is still being absorbed and examined not only at the university but in the world of college football as well. Athletic director Mark Coyle said the decision was based upon, per an AP report, the need to “address challenges in recruiting, ticket sales and the...
Via Sportress of Blogitude
January 04, 2017  |  Discuss

QUIZ: Name the players from the Minnesota Gophers that are members of the NFL Hall of Fame

Seven players from the University of Minnesota Golden Gophers are members of the NFL Hall of Fame. Can you name them all? Clue: Position/Years active in NFL
December 28, 2016  |  Discuss

Washington State's Holiday Bowl turns into a nightmare

Holiday Bowl? How about the Nightmare After Christmas? That about summed things up for the Washington State Cougars in their 17-12 loss to the Minnesota Golden Gophers Tuesday night. Both teams were 8-4 heading into the bowl, but WSU was a 10-point favorite, and many expected their powerful offense (40.2 points per game, 14th in Division I FBS) to put up points; the over-under was...
Via The Comeback
December 27, 2016  |  Discuss

Five reasons to watch the Holiday Bowl

Okay, listen, we get it. Most likely, you think bowl season starts on New Year's Eve. Maybe slightly earlier depending on when your team is playing. But regardless of whether or not you're aware of them, the bowls have already started, and there's plenty of college football action to get you through to the main event around New Year's. Two cold-weather teams make their way to San...
Via Yardbarker
December 26, 2016  |  Discuss

Minnesota players end boycott over alleged sexual assault, will play in Holiday Bowl

In a boycott that lasted a couple days, the University of Minnesota football team decided they will end their boycott and play in the Holiday Bowl. The boycott stemmed from 10 football players who were suspended after a university investigation for their roles in an alleged sexual assault at the university. The players were boycotting until the suspended players were reinstated...
Via The Comeback
December 17, 2016  |  Discuss

Minnesota football players may boycott bowl game due to sexual assault suspensions

The University of Minnesota football team could be making an unpopular stand for their suspended teammates. Sources have told the Minneapolis Star Tribune that the team plans to boycott any football activities until the 10 players who were suspended from a sexual assault investigation are reinstated to the team. Four Gopher players were suspended earlier this season due to the sexual...
Via The Comeback
December 15, 2016  |  Discuss

Minnesota suspends 10 players indefinitely

Minnesota announced on Tuesday that it has suspended 10 players from the football team indefinitely. The school says the following 10 players are the ones who were suspended: Ray Buford, Carlton Djam, Seth Green, KiAnte Hardin, Dior Johnson, Tamarion Johnson, Kobe McCrary, Antonio Shenault, Mark Williams and Antoine Winfield Jr. Four of the players were suspended earlier this season...
Via Larry Brown Sports
December 13, 2016  |  Discuss
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