Thursday, June 21, 2007
The Big Ten Network’s inaugural season of covering Big Ten sports will kick off with coverage of Big Ten football across the conference. The Gophers first two games of the season against Bowling Green and Miami (Ohio) have been scheduled to air on the Big Ten Network, with later games selected to television networks as the season progresses. The Big Ten Network will be airing different games at the same time but will regionally split its broadcasts.
Monday, June 11, 2007
I just read over on Gophers Hockey Tickets .com that Gopher center Mike Carman will sit out the first half of his sophomore year. Carmen had a stellar freshman season with the Gophers and his absence will definitely be noticed by his teammates and Gopher hockey fans. Head coach Don Lucia would not officially comment on why Carman will miss the fist half of the season, but word on the street is due to academic ineligibility. I know there have been some other Gopher hockey players that have had academic issues as well and I hope that does not become a trend for the Gopher hockey program. Mike Carman has a good thing going for him, last year he scored 9 goals and made 11 assists and was selected in the third round of the 2006 NHL Entry Draft by the Colorado Avalanche. It would be sad to see a good player like Carman lose his competitive edge due to academic hurdles. Let’s get it together gopher hockey players, both on the ice and in the classroom!
Thursday, June 7, 2007
I just read on Gophers Hockey Tickets that Kyle Okposo has turned down the big apple and is returning to Mariucci arena for his sophomore year. Okposo was selected by the New York Islanders last year in the NHL Entry Draft, but decided he was better off playing another year under the coaching of Don Lucia and the Minnesota Golden Gophers. Gopher Girl is happy to hear that Kyle will be returning for another great year of Gopher hockey!
Wednesday, June 6, 2007
New Minnesota Gophers football head coach Tim Brewster is serious about winning the Big Ten championship. No seriously, Tim Brewster wants to win the Big Ten title. He has nine assistants on the prowl text messaging and hounding Gopher football prospects because he knows it starts from the ground up. The text messaging phenomena is a tactic that is becoming increasingly popular amongst college football coaches, and Brewster is making sure to use it to its fullest potential. Brewster isn’t stuck in the mires of traditional football recruiting. He’s committed to use any tactic to “recruit the best players in the nation,” and that’s good news for Gopher football fans. That is if there is any that are truly die-hard. According to Tom Dienhart of Sporting News, Brewster knows about the Gophers infamous indifferent fan base. It’s just another obstacle that Tim Brewster is determined to overcome in his quest to – don’t snigger – win a Big Ten championship.