No. 2 seed Oregon advances with 101-73 win over Minnesota

EUGENE, Ore. (AP) — Sabrina Ionescu had 29 points, nine assists and seven rebounds and the second-seeded Oregon Ducks advanced to the Sweet 16 with a 101-73 victory over No. 10 Minnesota in the second round of the women’s NCAA Tournament on Sunday night. It was the 11th straight victory for the Ducks, who are headed to the round of 16 for the second straight season. Last year they...
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13 hours ago

Bell helps Minnesota upset 7-seed Green Bay 89-77

EUGENE, Ore. (AP) — Kenisha Bell scored 24 of her 26 points in the second half to lead No. 10 seed Minnesota to an 89-77 victory over No. 7 Green Bay in the first round of the women’s NCAA Tournament on Friday. Destiny Pitts, the Big Ten freshman of the year, added 20 points for the Golden Gophers (24-8), who will play either Oregon or Seattle in the second round of the Spokane Regional...
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2 days ago

Minnesota RB Shannon Brooks will miss 2018 season with leg injury

The University of Minnesota football team will be without one of its top offensive weapons in 2018. Shannon Brooks, a senior running back, suffered a non-contact injury in his lower leg and will miss the entire season.That’s unfortunate and obviously that is not the news that everyone wants to hear, not what I want to hear, but I will tell you what, he’s been incredibly positive...
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12 days ago  |  Discuss

How the University of Minnesota Tapers for Big Ten’s (Video)

By Reid Carlson on SwimSwam SwimSwam recently paid a visit to the University of Minnesota to watch as the Golden Gophers prepared for the Big Ten Championships. Last week the Minnesota women placed 4th in their Big Ten Championships hosted by Ohio State University. The Gopher women broke six school records throughout the four-day competition, and diver Sarah Bacon was awarded co...
Via SwimSwam
26 days ago

WATCH: Minnesota unveils awesome new football uniforms

Row The Boat. That’s the mentality and catchphrase Minnesota football head coach P.J. Fleck brought with him last year when he came to the Golden Gophers from Kalamazoo, and now that is a central theme in the team’s new uniform, which the school unveiled on Tuesday. Partnering with Nike, Minnesota unveiled its H.Y.P.R.R. ELITE series, which features an incredible array of potential...
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26 days ago  |  Discuss

Minnesota women go deep, beat No. 10 Maryland 93-74

MINNEAPOLIS (AP) — Freshman Destiny Pitts scored 20 points, hitting 6 of 11 from 3-point territory, and sophomore Gadiva Hubbard had 22 points as Minnesota went deep, beating No. 10 Maryland 93-74 on Sunday. Kenisha Bell had 21 points as the Gophers (21-6, 10-4 Big Ten) shot 14 of 24 on 3s and earned their second straight victory at home against a Top 25 opponent. Minnesota, which...
Via MyNorthwest.com
28 days ago

Preview and Prediction: Michigan Basketball vs. Minnesota

No. 24 Michigan Basketball (18-6, 7-4 Big Ten) will host the Minnesota Golden Gophers (14-9, 3-8) on Saturday afternoon for their third to last home game of the season. The game will tip off at 2:30pm in Ann Arbor and will be televised on FOX. To celebrate, Maize and Blue fans are throwing a Pool(e) Party. What will it take for the Wolverines to make a splash against the Gophers...
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February 01, 2018  |  Discuss

Minnesota Basketball: a potential path to the NCAA Tournament

Many people look back on the 2016-17 Minnesota Basketball season fondly. You may remember Richard Pitino being named the Big Ten’s Coach of the Year, the team’s celebration on selection Sunday, or the individual accolades received by Nate Mason, Jordan Murphy, and Reggie Lynch. What you likely don’t remember is where the Gophers were exactly one year ago today. On January 28th, 2017...
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January 28, 2018  |  Discuss

Minnesota’s Tyler Sheehy continues to haunt Michigan State Hockey in 5-4 defeat

EAST LANSING, Mich.-The Michigan State Hockey team has struggled to stop No.13 Minnesota’s junior forward Tyler Sheehy in his collegiate career. That trend continued Thursday night as Sheehy scored the game winning goal with 2:48 remaining to lead the Golden Gophers over the Spartans 5-4. Sheehy, who entered the game with eight career points (three goals and five assists) against...
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January 18, 2018  |  Discuss

Third woman accuses Minnesota basketball star Reggie Lynch of sexual assault

Just as he returned to practice for Minnesota’s basketball team while facing suspension, star center Reggie Lynch could very well be facing expulsion from the school.According to a new report from the Star Tribune, a third women has now come forward to accuse the Illinois State transfer of sexual assault.“A third sexual assault allegation emerged Tuesday against suspended University...
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January 09, 2018  |  Discuss

Minnesota Basketball: Now is not the time to panic

On January 28th, 2017 things seemed to be unraveling for Minnesota Basketball. The Gophers were coming off their fifth straight loss, and were set to enter February with a 3-5 mark in Big Ten play. Negative feelings toward the program were resurfacing following a strong start to the season, and it appeared they were ready to roll over and finish at the bottom of the Big Ten. A month...
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December 17, 2017  |  Discuss

4 keys to success for Minnesota Basketball in Big Ten play

It’s been an interesting start to the season for Minnesota Basketball. Through eight games the Gophers have already experienced everything from finishing a game 5-on-3, to playing in front of the most electric crowd at Williams Arena in years. The Gophers are sitting at 7-1 thus far, including two quality non-conference wins over Providence and Alabama. The non-conference games have...
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December 03, 2017  |  Discuss

Alabama hoops plays 3-on-5 after series of ejections, injury

The Iron Bowl was exciting and dramatic, but there was another Alabama sports team that had a rather heated Saturday afternoon.The Crimson Tide met the Minnesota Golden Gophers in a basketball game that got little attention — but a wild brawl ensued that left Alabama with only five eligible players.Things apparently got started when Minnesota’s Nate Mason talked trash, inciting a...
Via Larry Brown Sports
November 25, 2017  |  Discuss

College football teams across the nation pay tribute to US military on Veterans Day

On Veterans Day, we celebrate the brave men and women who protect this great nation of ours by serving in the United States Armed Forces. This year, Veterans Day falls on college football game day, and as such teams all over the nation have taken the opportunity to pay tribute to those who serve and who have served in our nation’s military.Some teams have chosen to honor the military...
Via Sportsnaut
November 11, 2017  |  Discuss

WATCH: Minnesota OL Donnell Greene ejected for smacking opponent in face

Minnesota offensive tackle Donnell Greene and Michigan DB Josh Metellus were ejected from Saturday’s game between the teams for their roles in a late-game skirmish.The Golden Gophers had the ball and attempted a rushing play right at the end of the third quarter. The play didn’t go anywhere, but there was plenty of drama. Flags were thrown after shoves were exchanged. Greene smacked...
Via Larry Brown Sports
November 04, 2017  |  Discuss

Gophers coach P.J. Fleck reads mean tweets about himself

P.J. Fleck burst onto the national scene with his patented unbridled enthusiasm after being hired in January as the new head football coach of the Minnesota Golden Gophers.Fleck of course fostered a reputation for being an over-the-top ball of dynamic energy while coaching Western Michigan to national prominence. And if anyone thought the 36-year-old was going to tone down his shtick...
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July 26, 2017  |  Discuss

P.J. Fleck: I took ‘major pay cut’ to coach at Minnesota

What do you do after leading a mid-major to the Cotton Bowl and landing a Big 10 job? According to newly minted University of Minnesota football head coach P.J. Fleck, take a pay cut. “It’s all about the dream. I took a major pay cut to come to Minnesota. A lot of people don’t know that,” Fleck told Jim Rome (h/t MLive.com). It’s worth noting that the pay cut Fleck took to come to...
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April 06, 2017  |  Discuss

Late goal ends Minnesota's run in women's Frozen Four

ST. CHARLES, Mo. (AP) Rhyen McGill scored with 1:31 left and Clarkson never trailed in its 4-3 win over Minnesota on Friday night in the women's Frozen Four. Minnesota was attempting to become just the second team in NCAA history to win three straight national titles. Genevieve Bannon, Loren Gabel and Savannah Harmon each added a goal for No. 2 Clarkson (31-4-5), which will play...
Via Associated Press
March 18, 2017  |  Discuss

McGill, Clarkson end Minnesota's run in women's Frozen Four

ST. CHARLES, Mo. (AP) Rhyen McGill scored with 1:31 left and Clarkson never trailed in its 4-3 win over Minnesota on Friday night in the women's Frozen Four. Genevieve Bannon, Loren Gabel and Savannah Harmon each added a goal for Clarkson (31-4-5), which will play Wisconsin in the championship game Sunday. The Golden Knights lost their two regular-season matchups against the Badgers...
Via Associated Press
March 18, 2017  |  Discuss

Lynch, Gophers ready to bring 'block party' to Milwaukee

MILWAUKEE -- A year ago, Middle Tennessee pulled off one of the biggest upsets in the history of the NCAA Tournament as a No. 15 seed by knocking off No. 2 seed Michigan State. Now, another year older and riding one of the best streaks in program history, they're back in the Big Dance as a No. 12 seed, awaiting a date with Big Ten power and No. 5 seed Minnesota on Thursday at the...
Via Associated Press
March 16, 2017  |  Discuss

Frank Kaminsky not happy about Wisconsin’s seed, rips committee

The NCAA Tournament selection committee has gotten on Frank the Tank’s bad side.Former Wisconsin Badgers star Frank Kaminsky was not happy about the seeding his school received in the 2017 NCAA Tournament. Wisconsin received an 8-seed in the tournament and will face 9-seed Virginia Tech in the first round of the East Region.Here’s what Kaminsky tweeted in response: His criticism...
Via Larry Brown Sports
March 12, 2017  |  Discuss

Gophers' Mason, McBrayer endure after embarrassing adversity

MINNEAPOLIS -- In the month of March, when college basketball players are kings, Nate Mason could barely find the courage to leave his house last season. When Dupree McBrayer walked around the Minnesota campus, he could hear the whispers and the snickers from classmates as he kept his head low and tried to avoid eye contact. "It was embarrassing," McBrayer told The Associated Press...
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March 07, 2017  |  Discuss

Mason, McBrayer put embarrassment behind them at Minnesota

MINNEAPOLIS (AP) Minnesota coach Richard Pitino tells The Associated Press that the decision by guards Nate Mason and Dupree McBrayer to remain in school rather than transfer after an embarrassing suspension last year is one of the biggest reasons for the program's surprising success this season. Mason and McBrayer were suspended for four games at the end of last season for their...
Via Associated Press
March 07, 2017  |  Discuss

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