Thursday, August 27, 2009

Gopher Football gets a little closer

For all of you true Minnesota Gophers fans, you know that the Golden Gophers Football Luncheon is one of the last summer events before the start of fall football at the U. This years Gopher Football Luncheon was especially exciting because it was held at the TCF Bank Stadium, giving fans a sneak peek at what would be to come this season.

The University of Minnesota Dance Team and Marching Band performed and then members of the Minnesota Golden Gophers football roster including all 6 captains spoke briefly answering questions from the audience. Gophers Head Coach Tim Brewster spoke encouraging Minnesota Gophers fans to really give TCF Bank Stadium a home field advantage by scooping up Minnesota Golden Gophers football tickets and packing the stadium on Game Days.

I didn't get to attend (sadly, I hate missing a chance to rub elbows with the Gophers) but I found video of clips from the luncheon, the sound isn't great but it is a glimpse at what went down yesterday.

Tuesday, August 25, 2009

Gopher Football Stadium isn’t Only New Stadium in College Football this season

I don’t profess to be a big college football junkie or anything, but I thought it was interesting reading in the pio press this morning that Akron Ohio will open a new football stadium the same day (Sept 12.) as the Gopher football team opens TCF Bank Stadium.

The Akron Zips stadium will only hold 30,000 fans, while the UofM Gopher stadium will hold 50,000. Ticket prices are drastically different as well. Opening day Akron Zips Football Tickets will cost you $40 each. Right now, opening day Gopher Air Force Tickets are a minimum of $135 each from local ticket brokers. Ouch! I guess you gotta pay the big bucks in the Big Ten!

Go Gophers! Can't wait to see you play (for real!) under the sun at TCF Bank Stadium.

Thursday, August 20, 2009

Adam Weber on Manning Award Watchlist

Adam Weber getting ready to throw
And the preseason praise for the Minnesota Golden Gophers just keeps on coming in. This week it was announced that Golden Gopher Quarterback, Adam Weber, was among the 38 quarterbacks in the nation to be placed on the 2009 preseason Manning Award Watch-list.

"We have another great class of quarterbacks this season," said Archie Manning. "We have 38 quarterbacks on our Watch List, but there are any number of other guys who could step into the picture as the season gets going. It's going to be a lot of fun to watch another tremendous college football season."

The Manning Award was created to honor the achievements of Archie, Peyton and Eli Manning. Created by the AllState Sugar Bowl it is the only quarterback that takes into consideration a quarterbacks performance in the Bowl Series. The award winner will be announced in January and there will be a banquet to honor him in February.

Watch Gopher Football this fall to see how Adam Weber and the rest of the Gophers perform at the New TCF Bank Stadium!

Good Job Adam!

Thursday, August 13, 2009

Eric Decker placed on Biletnikoff Watch-List

The Gophers football season and opening game at the TCF Bank Stadium is only a month away and the buzz around the Golden Gophers roster and play-book continue to grow. This week the buzz surrounds none other than the Golden-Boy himself Eric Decker. The small-town Minnesota native who has awed Gopher fans since he stepped on to the field for the first time 3 years ago has been placed on the watch-list for the Biletnikoff Award.

The Biletnikoff is given yearly to the Best Receiver in the nation, although it can be given to any receiver that catches the ball through forward play, it has only been given to wide receivers since its start in 1994. The past two years the award has gone to Michael Crabtree from Texas Tech.

Critics are saying that this season, Eric Decker has a very good shot at winning... I certainly hope so, he has worked so hard and seems to do it so modestly. Good Luck Eric!

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