Found January 10, 2013 on
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MINNEAPOLIS Adam Wilcox came to the University of Minnesota campus this fall for a job interview of sorts.
The freshman from South St. Paul was in a competition with junior Mike Shibrowski to become Golden Gophers' starting goaltender. For the first few weeks of the college hockey season, Minnesota coach Don Lucia played each goalie for one game a weekend to see how they handled certain situations.
But there was one game and perhaps even one play in October when Wilcox seized the starting job and made it his own.
"There was a particular save up in Michigan Tech where he was sliding one way and the puck got tipped back, and he made just this tremendous glove save off a reaction," said Justin Johnson, a volunteer assistant coach who works with Minnesota's goalies. "That's where we looked at it and said, 'Wow, this kid is really seeing the puck well. He's ready for the types of mishaps and tips and stuff that happen. He's ready to play.'...
BEST OF MAXIM
MINNEAPOLIS For the past two games, the top-ranked Minnesota men's hockey team played like a top-ranked team. The Gophers dispensed of then-No. 1 Boston College by an 8-1 final and took care of No. 2 Notre Dame with a 4-1 win on Tuesday.
After performances like that, it seemed all but certain that Minnesota would trounce visiting Alaska-Anchorage, which had as many wins all...
Thanks to the athleticism of college basketball players, poster dunks happen almost every night in the real of college hoops.
During last night's Minnesota/Illinois tilt, check out Illinois Brandon Paul who rises up to throw down a nasty dunk on Minnesota Trevor Mbakwe:
Interesting postscript: Paul was called for a charge on the play but somehow the basket still counted...
Illinois Brandon Paul is one of the most underrated players in the country and last night he had one of the best dunks of the college basketball season.
Paul had the ball out near the three point line and then he beat his defender off the dribble and headed to the hoop. Minnesota’s Trevor Mbakwe tried to stop him but Paul went up and dunked on him. Paul was called for the charge...
The Gophers face the Hoosiers in Bloomington (Ind.) at 11:00 a.m. on Saturday. The contest will be broadcast on Big Ten Network. Join GopherDigest to chat live throughout the game.
All the numbers from Minnesota's 84-67 win over No. 12 Illinois at Assembly Hall. Joe Coleman had a career-high 29 points for Minnesota while Brandon Paul lead Illinois with 21 points.
CHAMPAIGN, Ill. (AP) — Joe Coleman scored 29 points and Andre Hollins added 22 to help No. 8 Minnesota top No. 12 Illinois Wednesday 84-67 and remain undefeated in the Big Ten.
Riding an 11-game winning streak, Andre Hollins and No. 8 Minnesota come to Bloomington as a legitimate contender for the Big Ten title. Could the Golden Gophers snap IU’s streak of dominance in Assembly Hall? What to Expect » Podcast » (Photo: Associated Press)