Thursday, April 30, 2009

Gopher Football Spring Game Rocked even if i wasn’t there

I read that 7700 people showed up at the Gopher football spring game - - - O'Shaughnessy Stadium “sells-out” at 5,000 so it was definitely a standing room only event which I think totally rocks. The other awesome part is that the weather terrorists (that’s what I am calling the twin cities weathermen these days) were totally wrong about the forecast and Saturday turned out to be a fine day to watch Gopher football outside.

I am most upset that I missed seeing MarQueis Gray in action. He is going to be a fine Gopher football player.

I really really really really want to go to opening day at TCF Bank Stadium – Gophers vs. Air Force is going to be amazing - - Any one have any ticket hints?

Oh yeah – I think they are announcing the Gopher football captain for next year today – I am betting it will be Adam Weber again – he’s a good leader.

Thursday, April 23, 2009

Gopher Football Spring Game

This Saturday is the BIG day! The University of Minnesota Golden Gopher football team will be playing its first “official” game outside - this year’s Spring Game. The 2009 Spring Game will be at O’Shaughnessy Stadium on the campus of the University of St. Thomas this Saturday April 25th with a 1:30 p.m. kickoff.

The weather for Saturday doesn’t look too promising – 70% chance of rain. I wonder what the rain-out plan will be. This is a free event and Gopher fans normally flock to the event.

During the maroon and gold scrimmage, the pep band, cheerleaders and Goldy Gopher will be present to rile up the crowd. Free mini footballs will be given away and there will be a 30-minute player autograph session following the game.

Can someone get me some autographs, please????? I would like Eric Decker, Adam Weber or just about anybody would be fine!

I can’t go –boo hoo! So if any readers out there want to be super helpful, an autograph would be nice as would a couple of pictures from the event (Cortney, are you reading this?!?!)

OMG - I read this stat about the Gopher Football team today:

The Gophers haven't finished higher than fourth place in the conference since 1986, when they tied for third. In the past 12 seasons — 10 under Mason — the Gophers are 72-74 in conference games.

That’s terrible.

Friday, April 17, 2009

Gopher Sports News

There is plenty going on in the world of Gopher Sports – i.e. Gopher Baseball, Gopher Gymnastics and ??? But I really only care about Football, Hockey and Basketball so my gopher sports sphere is pretty quiet today. If you care about those other Gopher sports, you will have to find a different website to fill you in.

Gopher Gal is getting geared up for the Gopher Spring Game on Saturday Arpil 25th at St Thomas. GOOO GOPHERS!

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Thursday, April 16, 2009

Gopher Basketball Roster Already Changing

Everyone knows the Gopher basketball roster will look a little different next year, but announcements on who’s going are already coming to light.

Kevin Payton and Travis Busch will not be with the University of Minnesota Golden Gophers next season. Both are juniors for the basketball team, but are academically seniors and will graduate in the spring.

Busch told the media that he was leaving because he wouldn't be offered a University of Minnesota scholarship next school year. I am sure it’s just a numbers game, but I have to say I will miss Travis Busch. I hope Tubby is doing the right thing – I gotta have faith that he is, but time will tell!

Thursday, April 9, 2009

Gopher Football Spring Practices

Why isn’t there coverage on the Gopher Football Spring practices in the newspaper? I am geeked out about the team returning to campus next season and playing at TCF Bank Stadium so I want to follow their every move to see if they are going to be competitive or not.

So far, I think the defense is coming on strong, but the offense will need some extra work (no surprise there) . . . but I am just getting that from the Gopher web site - oh wait, maybe they don’t allow the press at the spring practices (I think I read that somewhere once) – that would explain the lack of coverage.

SAVE THE DATE: Gopher Spring Game APRIL 25th outside at St Thomas University…be there! It’s free and it’s a great time to celebrate the maroon and gold. I hope they have Gopher gear for sale!

Tuesday, April 7, 2009

Gopher Gal Welcomes Mr Basketball with Open Arms

I am looking forward to Royce White in a Gophers basketball jersey - I know Royce has had some controversy surrounding him after the whole De La Salle dismissal, but he has been gold at Hopkins and I think working under a great leader like Tubby Smith is exactly what it will take for this kid to make it big. If he is good enough for Tubby, he is good enough for me.
Stop all the hating Gopher fans and embrace Royce White – you will be glad you did.

Press Release:

Royce White of Hopkins was named Minnesota's 2009 Mr. Basketball. Royce White, the 6-foot-8 Hopkins forward will play at the University of Minnesota next year.

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