Wednesday, December 30, 2009

Can not wait for the Minnesota Golden Gophers Hockey Team to come back!

The University of Minnesota Hockey Team has had an extended break. The last Minnesota Golden Gophers Hockey Game was on Dec 12 when they played back to back nights in Michigan beating Michigan Tech on the 12th and the 11th. The Minnesota Golden Gophers Hockey season got off to a rough start, but towards the end of November and the beginning of December Gopher Hockey was turning around... perfect right? They get good right, get Gophers Hockey Fans hooked right before they go on an almost month long break.

The Minnesota Golden Gophers will return to Mariucci Arena on January 2nd to play the Bowling Green. Go Gopher Hockey!

Monday, December 28, 2009

Minnesota Golden Gophers Basketball hands it to the South Dakota State Jack Rabbits

Golden Gophers Basketball Player taking it to the hoop
The Minnesota Golden Gophers Basketball team has been hard at work over the University of Minnesota Holiday Break. On December 23rd the Minnesota Golden Gophers roster trampled the South Dakota State Jack Rabbits in a 92-62. The Gophers depth and shooting made them next to untouchable as the Jack Rabbits struggled just to keep pace.

"Coming in, I was concerned about South Dakota State," Minnesota head coach Tubby Smith said. "I think our key tonight was putting pressure on SDSU and pushing the tempo. I think that played to our advantage, and I really was impressed with our play from top to bottom."

Minnesota Basketball Coach Tubby Smith shouldn't be concerned anymore! With another home match-up this week, Coach Tubby Smith should be encouraging his Minnesota Gophers Roster to be playing as well as they have!

Monday, December 21, 2009

My Gopher Gear Holiday Wish List...

Every year my letter to Santa is about the same...

1) Minnesota Golden Gophers Football Tickets
2) Season Gophers Basketball Tickets
3) Gopher Hockey Tickets
4) and LOTS and LOTS of Minnesota Gophers Gear

This year on my Holiday Wish List for Minnesota Golden Gophers Apparel is a University of Minnesota Hooded Sweatshirt, a Golden Gophers Football Jersey, and Minnesota Golden Gophers T-shirts.... Hope you are reading this family!!

Happy Holidays Gophers Fans!!

Friday, December 18, 2009

Minnesota Gopher Volleyball ROCKS!

Gophers Volleyball Game
I know I typically stick to reporting on Minnesota Golden Gophers Football, Hockey and Basketball but I HAVE to give a shout out to the Minnesota Golden Gophers Volleyball team... these girls seriously rock!

The Gophers Volleyball roster consists of only 3 seniors, but despite the teams youth they had an amazing season. The Gophers Volleyball team played several shutout games including big wins against Michigan State and Illinois. The Minnesota Golden Gophers Volleyball team made it to NCAA National Volleyball Semi-finals, the girls were defeated but they played really well and fought until the very end.

Go Lady Gophers!

Tuesday, December 15, 2009

Williams Arena has been full of Golden Gopher Basketball Wins!

December has been a great month for the Minnesota Golden Gophers Basketball roster, not only have they played almost entirely in Williams Arena, they have also won all but one game! Coach Tubby Smith should be very proud of the Gophers Basketball Players. I haven't made it to a game yet but have caught lots of highlights and read Minnesota Golden Gophers Basketball Game Reviews, all of which have reported the same: the 2009-2010 Golden Gophers Basketball Season is going to be a great one!

The Gophers have won all of the games they have played at Williams Arena in December by over 20 points. Over the Holidays the Minnesota Golden Gophers will be 2 games, both at home. The first December 23rd against South Dakota State and the second on December 29th vs. Penn State. Golden Gophers Basketball Tickets make great stocking stuffers.... just saying!

Saturday, December 12, 2009

Minnesota Golden Gophers Basketball Schedule sets Gophers up for success

Gopher Basketball vs. NDSU The Minnesota Golden Gophers Basketball Schedule could not be better in the month of December. The Gophers play all 6 of their December Gopher Basketball Games at Williams Arena, where they have the advantage of a hometown crowd.

If the first Gopher Basketball Game of December ended the way the rest of the games will, then it is safe to say the Gopher Roster will be ringing in the New Year quite happily. Last Saturday that U of M Men's Basketball Team took on Brown College winning 91-55. This week they take on Morgan State and Saint Joesph's.

Minnesota Gopher's Head Coach Tubby Smith, who is known for his no nonsense approach to basketball must be very pleased with how his Gopher Roster is doing... Buy Minnesota Golden Gophers Basketball Tickets today and see Tubby Smith and the rest of the Minnesota Gophers Basketball Team in action at Williams Arena!

Tuesday, December 8, 2009

Minnesota Gophers Hockey takes on Minnesota State in back to back games

The Minnesota Golden Gophers Hockey team has left us wanting more quite often this season. Last Friday it seemed that they were going to do it again... and they did (kinda). The Minnesota Gophers Hockey team took on the Minnesota State Mavericks Friday and Saturday, first in Minneapolis at Mariucci Arena and then on Saturday in Mankato.

Friday night's Gopher Hockey Game, could have gone better. Despite the home ice advantage, the Gopher Hockey Roster lost the game 3-1. Kent Patterson had a career high 39 saves, topping his previous career high from just one game earlier, but even that wasn't enough to help the Gophers hold on.

Saturday night, was a totally different story. The Minnesota Golden Gophers took the Mankato Ice looking good and ready to win. The Golden Gopher Roster gave some youngsters a chance, and 3 Gopher Hockey players scored their first ever goals as Minnesota Gophers. The University of Minnesota walked away from the night with a 6-2 win!!

If you are looking for Gopher Hockey Tickets you better be willing to travel or wait, the Golden Gophers don't play in Mariucci Arena again until January!

Monday, December 7, 2009

Minnesota Golden Gophers Football heads to the Insight Bowl for the 3rd year in row

The Bowl Annoucements are in and the Minnesota Golden Gophers Football Roster will be heading south to Tempe, Arizona to take on the Iowa State Cyclones in the Insight Bowl. This will be the Golden Gophers 3rd consecutive trip to the Insight Bowl. The Gophers have yet to win in Tempe, but hopes are high for this season.

The Iowa State Cyclones have not seen a bowl game since 2005, but with a new coach and a turn-around season the Gophers will make a huge mistake if the underestimate this team. The Cyclones have one of the top rushing games in the nation and also have a very strong pass defense.

The U of M Golden Gophers will take on the ISU Cyclones at the Insight Bowl on December 31st. Good Luck Gopher Football!

Sunday, December 6, 2009

U of M Men's Gopher Basketball off to a good start, Coach Tubby Smith is proud

The Minnesota Mens Gopher Basketball team is off to a good start... Head Coach Tubby Smith should be proud of the Gopher Basketball roster. The Golden Gophers won all 5 of the season premiere games at Williams Arena, including a knock out game against Minnesota Duluth where the Golden Gophers won 114-47.

Despite only walking away from the 76 Classic in California over Thanksgiving, the Gophers played well and came close to walking away with 2 more wins. For the rest of December the Minnesota Golden Gophers will be at home in Williams Arena. Giving Gophers Fanatics like myself lots of opportunities to buy Gophers Basketball Tickets and spend the pre-holiday season in the barn.

Friday, December 4, 2009

Minnesota Gopher Hockey Straight Up Stinks this season...

Gopher Hockey roster on the ice
I'm having trouble even writing this post, typically an avid Golden Gophers Hockey fan, I just can not get into U of M hockey this season. Before the 2009-2010 Gopher Hockey Schedule started I was really excited, there should have been lots of opportunity to win, but game after game is proving that the Golden Gophers Hockey roster just have not grasped those opportunities.

With a Gopher Hockey Record of 7-8-1, my boys better step it up. The Gophers play Friday at home, and then take on Minnesota State on the road on Saturday. The following weekend the Minnesota Golden Gophers Hockey take on Michigan Tech in Michigan, before taking a long break for the Holidays.... lets hope that the Gophers spend the break practicing.

Wednesday, December 2, 2009

Is there a Bowl Game in the future for the Minnesota Golden Gophers Football Team?

The regular football season is over for the Minnesota Golden Gophers and with bowl game announcements just a week away, I am eagerly awaiting to hear where we are headed. My guess (with the help of the ESPN Bowl Predictor) is that the U of M Gopher Football Program is headed to the Insight Bowl again. The Insight Bowl is played in Tempe, Arizona (score for landing a warm weather destination boys!). The Minnesota Golden Gophers are no stranger to the Insight Bowl playing there 2 of the last 3 years.

Look for official Bowl Game Series announcements this weekend! Lets go Gophers!

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