Monday, July 28, 2014

Meet Head Coach Jerry Kill


Jerry Kill is the 31st University of Minnesota football head coach. Entering his fourth season at the helm this year, the former Northern Illinois head coach has a career record of 144-91.

At first beginning his coaching career at Football programs below NCAA Division I rankings, Kill found himself coaching Division I ball for the first time when he coached the Northern Illinois Huskies. Still only a MAC school, now the head coach for the Gophers who are in the Big 10, Kill finally has found himself in a BCS Conference.  

Kill became the head coach of the Gophers on December 7th 2010. Ahead of him was a program that, following the tumultuous Tim Brewster era, needed rebuilding. Following a first season of growing pains, Kill has coached the Gophers to two consecutive bowl game appearances. And last year, his third with the team, he coached the team to an 8 win season – the team’s first 8 win season in over a decade.  

With the steady improvement Kill has brought to the program under his tenure, spirits are high for the up coming season.

Monday, July 14, 2014

Gophers Basketball Land Their First Class of 2015 Commit

Over the weekend, head coach Richard Pitino landed his first verbal commit for the class of 2015 from four star recruit Kevin Dorsey. The point guard chose the Gophers over Maryland, VCU and Virginia Tech.

Below is a mixtape of his game:

 

Monday, July 7, 2014

Former Gopher Glen Perkins Selected to Second Straight All-Star Game


The former Gopher  and current Twins pitcher was selected to his second consecutive All-Star game this year, and while I'm sure he is thrilled about the achievement, something tells me Mr. Perkins is more excited about this year's game (especially over last years) since it is being played in his home state of Minnesota.

Perkins is the seventh Golden Gopher to make an MLB All-Star Game, and is only the third Gopher to make more than one appearance.

While at the U, Perkins was a two time All-American.

Friday, May 30, 2014

Gophers Installing New Field at TCF Bank Stadium


The official Gopher Football twitter account tweeted the following photo out announcing that the program is installing the new field today for the home opener.

If you want tickets to the home opener I suggest getting them here.



Tuesday, May 13, 2014

Upcoming Gopher Basketball Season

Gopher fans! Listen up!

Who is getting excited for the Gopher 2014-2015 basketball season? Coming off the 2014 NIT championship and a school-record 25 wins, the Gophers will be returning along with four starters and eight letter winners and with six players. They will be taking the court for the second time under head coach Richard Pitino and we can't wait to see what they do on the court.



Gopher Basketball Fans

What are you most excited about for the upcoming Gopher basketball season? 


Thursday, May 8, 2014

Former Gophers Playing in the NHL

It's so fun to see past Gopher players still hitting the ice in the NHL playoffs!

The NHL Playoffs are alive and well and we are enjoying every second of the great hockey competition! There is a handful of former Gophers playing on various NHL teams. Watch for Alex Goilgoski, Erik Johnson, Keith Ballard, Erik Haula, Jordan Leopold, Nick Leddy, Thomas Vanek and Paul Martin as they represent the Maroon and Gold in the NHL postseason playoff games.

It's been so great to watch Gophers on the ice during the NHL playoffs and we hope you are getting a chance to watch too!

Friday, May 2, 2014

Parking for Gopher Football at TCF Bank Stadium

Everyone at this Golden Gophers blog wants Gopher fans (especially our readers) to have the best times at each Gopher game they attend.

We understand better than anyone else that parking can be tough when you're attending a Gopher football game at TCF Bank Stadium! General public parking in an attended facility is available only on West Bank and in St. Paul.

Available locations for non-pass parking:
West Bank: 19th Avenue Ramp and 21st Avenue Ramp
St. Paul: Gortner Avenue Ramp, Lot 101 and Lot S108

Good luck finding parking before the Gopher football games and check out gopherfootballtickets.com for parking passes available.

Gopher Football Mascot

Thursday, May 1, 2014

Thank You, Gopher basketball fans!

As always, it's so important to thank our fans for a great season. In this case, our Gopher basketball fans still need to be thanked.

It's been a fun Gopher basketball season and we need to thank you, Gopher basketball fans! The Gophers could not have made it that far without you. Williams Arena was always packed full of fans ready to cheer their hardest.

Keep checking back for Gopher basketball news and team updates, plus great early bird ticket deals we will find for you for the next season of Gopher basketball!


The Barn

Go Gophers! 

Friday, April 25, 2014

Minnesota Gopher 2014 Football Schedule

Gopher fans, it's never too early to think about Gopher football! It's almost May which means it's almost summer which means football season is right around the corner! Check out the schedule below to see when the Gophers play each opponent.


 08/28 vs. Eastern Illinois
 09/06 vs. Middle Tennessee State
 09/13 at TCU
 09/20 vs. San Jose State
 09/27 at Michigan
 10/11 vs. Northwestern
 10/18 vs. Purdue
 10/25 at Illinois
 11/08 vs. Iowa
 11/15 vs. Ohio State
 11/22 at Nebraska
 11/29 at Wisconsin

And as always, Go Gophers!

Gopher Football Mascot

Friday, April 18, 2014

Gophers Frozen Four Review

Gopher fans everywhere as we watched Union take down the Gophers on Saturday night with a final score of 7-4 and it was very disappointing. The Gophers lost the national title game Saturday night in front of 18,742 at the Wells Fargo Center.

The Minnesota Gophers were out for their sixth national championship!  It was a great hockey season, Gophers! We can't wait to see what next season brings because it's about to be bigger and better.



Go Gophers! 

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