Monday, September 28, 2009

Minnesota Golden Gophers vs. Northwestern Wildcats recap

Last weekend the Minnesota Golden Gophers had a big conference game against the Northwestern Wildcats. The Gophers ended their two game losing streak and beat the Northwestern Wildcats 35-24. The win was not only important to this season, it was also the first time that the Golden Gophers football program had won its first Big 10 Conference game of the season since 2005. It also cemented a record for the first time the Minnesota Gophers had won their first two road games since 2003... Gopher fans should be hopeful that this boost in confidence will carry over to this weekend against the Badgers.

Adam Weber had a strong game completing 15 of 26 passes for 186 yards and two touchdowns. Fellow senior and captain Eric Decker also had a great game receiving for 84 yards and posting two touchdowns. If the Weber-Decker chemistry continues as it has, these two will be hard to stop come late season when there are Bowl Games on the line. Other notable players include Nate Tripplett and Simoni Lawrence who each finished with 10 tackles and Kim Royston scooped up his second career interception.

The Gophers should be proud of themselves for a solid win against the Wildcats, lets just hope that confidence comes with them this weekend!

Lets GO Gophers!

Tuesday, September 22, 2009

The Minnesota Golden Gophers open the doors of the new TCF Bank Stadium to curious fans

If you call yourself a Gophers Football fan and you have not been living an Amish lifestyle this summer than you know that two weeks ago the Minnesota Golden Gophers football team kicked off the 2009 Gophers Football Season in their new TCF Bank Stadium.

If you were like me and haven't made it inside the TCF Bank Stadium yet because you couldn't afford Gophers Football Tickets this season, do not worry! The University of Minnesota is opening the doors of TCF Bank Stadium on Sunday October 4th from 1:00 to 4:00 for public tours and an open house. During the tours, fans will be able to walk on the field, check out the Gopher locker room and sit in the stadium seats.

As you know NCAA locker rooms and fields are rarely accessible to the public so do not miss your chance to see this behind the scenes part of TCF Bank Stadium! The TCF Bank Stadium Tours are a kick-off to homecoming week activities that will culminate in a Minnesota Gophers Football match-up against the Purdue Boilermakers on October 10th.

Tuesday, September 15, 2009

Gopher Football looks to the future

Gopher football player running for the ball
With this season's Golden Gopher football schedule barely started it is hard to think that the Gopher football program is already thinking about the next 5 years schedules. After settling games with non-conference opponent North Carolina, the Gophers have schedules set for 2010, 2011, 2013 and 2014. After nailing down one more game for each the 2012 and 2015 season the Gophers will have their schedules set for the next 6 years.

"Our upcoming non-conference schedules are very exciting for three reasons," said head football coach Tim Brewster. First and foremost, these games are important from the standpoint of recruiting. Then, it is also exciting for our fan base and for our football team. It is inspiring for all three of those groups to play challenging non-conference schedules like we're going to play."

I love to think that I can already start planning for next seasons Gopher football! Go Gophers!

Tuesday, September 8, 2009

Gopher Men's Basketball announces 2009-10 Schedule

The Gophers Men's Basketball Team announced their 2009-2010 Basketball Schedule earlier this month. The schedule is a mix of conference and non-conference games and includes plenty of opportunities to see the Minnesota Golden Gophers at home in Williams Arena, with the recent renovations, Williams Arena Tickets are going to be a hot buy this season, so get yours early if you plan on catching any of the 2009 Schedule.

Gophers Head Coach Tubby Smith told reporters, "We feel like we have put together a very formidable schedule that will test us as we start the 2009-10 season. We will have a chance to play quality opponents in the non-conference, including a Butler team that I believe could make a run at the Final Four this season, and the Big Ten Conference will probably be as good as it's been in a very long time. We know that we have a very challenging schedule."

Looking at the schedule I can't wait for Gopher Basketball to start, this season is going to be a good one!

Thursday, September 3, 2009

Minnesota Golden Gophers Football Kicks Off On Saturday

The Gophers kick off their season on Saturday against the Syracuse Orange in Syracuse, New York. The game will be televised on ESPN and kickoff is scheduled for 12:02 Eastern Time at the Carrier Dome. This is the first time since 2006 that the Gopher Football Schedule is starting on the road. The Minnesota Golden Gophers have won 12 of the last 14 season openers.

Scouts and Football Critics are saying that with 18 returning starters on the Gophers roster, including seniors Eric Decker and Adam Weber the Gopher football program is likely to be a strong Bowl Contender this season. The Syracuse Orange have a new head coach giving the team a young feel which should be no competition for the older more experienced Gophers.

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