Thursday, July 26, 2007

Gopher Player Helps Battle for the Gold

The Pan American Games can provide international matchup excitement, and this year’s Pan Am games are no different. USA will face host Brazil in the women’s gold medal basketball game on July 24 in Rio de Janeiro. The Minnesota Golden Gophers women’s basketball team has a representative in Rio in Emily Fox, a sharp-shooting Gopher guard. Fox made her only three-point field goal attempt in the semifinal victory versus Canada, scoring three points. She is five-of-nine in the Pan American tournament from three-point range, ranking her as fourth in the tournament. The USA/Brazil matchup will certainly have more fireworks than the Canada game, as the arena will surely be packed with Brazilian sports fans with anti-United States sentiments. Hopefully the women’s USA Pan American hoops team can do some diplomacy and bring home a gold medal fair and square.

Wednesday, July 11, 2007

Gopher Football Stadium

Gopher Gal definitely has football on the brain with all of the Minnesota Vikings advertisements on TV and with the news media covering more football related stories. With all of the football buzz, there is no denying that the month of August and the official start of training camp is just around the corner and today marks the official ground breaking of the University of Minnesota Golden Gophers Football Stadium. Built by Minneapolis based MA Mortenson Company who also built the Xcel Energy Center, Gopher Gal is certain the Gophers TCF Bank Stadium is going to be top notch and at $288.5 million it better be!

Gopher fans can expect the stadium to open in the fall of 2009! That’s only two Gopher football seasons away! The new stadium will be built right across the street from Williams Arena and Mariucci Arena, making that little corner of Minneapolis a Gopher Sports metropolis! Gopher Girl can’t wait to be one of the 50,000 fans cheering on her Minnesota Golden Gophers at the brand new Gopher Football TCF Bank Stadium!

Monday, July 2, 2007

Brewster is a Gopher Good Guy

Minnesota Golden Gophers head football coach continues to reach out to the community, quickly cementing a personable reputation in the realm of Minnesota collegiate athletics. Some critics of former head coach Glen Mason claimed Mason was a football-genius who “ruled from a tower.” If this criticism of Mason was true, Brewster seems to be out to prove that he is the opposite of running the team from on high. Brewster latest showing of community goodwill included an appearance at the 2007 Minnesota Summer Special Olympics games, where he handed out medals and spoke at the podium. Brewster said he was delighted to see the smiles of the participants. The Minnesota Gophers football team not only has a great football mind to lead them, but a willing community leader and overall nice guy to help sell tickets to the Gophers faithful.

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