Monday, October 25, 2010

Minnesota Gophers Split With St. Cloud State

Aaron Ness of the Minnesota GophersThe Minnesota Gophers split with the St. Cloud State Huskies over the weekend at Mariucci Arena. On Friday, the Huskies trounced the Gophers 5-2 after a building a 5-0 lead in the 2nd period. The Gophers bounced back and beat the Huskies 2-1 on Sunday afternoon, which was moved from Saturday because of President Obama speaking on campus. They will travel to Colorado Springs next weekend and take on Colorado College.

Minnesota Gophers Fall to Penn State 33-21

Adam WeberThe Minnesota Gophers were defeated by the Penn State Nittany Lions 33-21 at TCF Bank Stadium on Saturday afternoon. In the loss, Gopher quarterback Adam Weber became just the 5th Big Ten quarterback to throw for 10,000 yards. Weber finished the game with 10,199 career yards after completing 26-of-49 passes for 299 yards on the day. Da'Jon McKnight caught 3 touchdown passes and accounted for 103 yards. The next game is this Saturday against Ohio State at home. Get your Gopher football tickets at Ticket King!

Monday, October 18, 2010

Tim Brewster Fired; Jeff Horton Named Interim Coach

Tim Brewster Many Minnesota Gopher fans felt it was coming. Saturday's loss made it official: Tim Brewster was fired as the Minnesota Gopher head coach. Brewster came in with big aspirations claiming Big Ten Titles and Rose Bowl appearances. He went 15-30 in 4 seasons and 6-21 in the Big Ten. Losses to South Dakota and Northern Illinois at home were essentially the tipping point. Co-Offensive Coordinator Jeff Horton will take over coaching duties until the end of the 2010-2011 season. More analysis to follow on possible new head coaches.

Purdue Boilermakers 28, Minnesota Gophers 17

Rob Henry The Minnesota Gophers lost to the Purdue Boilermakers 28-17. The loss makes it the 6th loss in a row. Quarterback Rob Henry accounted for 4 touchdowns and linebacker Gary Tinsley for Minnesota had a costly fumble on an interception when it looked like he may score. The Boilermakers made it 28-9 in the 4th quarter which proved too much for the Gophers to mount a comeback against. Da'Jon McKnight caught 6 passes 123 yards and a touchdown. Next up is Penn State at TCF Bank Stadium.

Friday, October 15, 2010

Gophers Hockey plays Nebraska-Omaha, Gopher Football plays at Purdue

Alex Kangas The Minnesota Gophers hockey team will take on the Nebraska-Omaha Mavericks this weekend at Mariucci Arena. The Mavericks are an up and coming team with a coaching staff with Minnesota roots. Head coach Dean Blais played for the Gophers from 1970 to 1973. Assistant coaches Mike Guentzel and Mike Hastings are both former Gopher assistants.

The football team will travel to West Lafayette, Indiana to take on the Purdue Boilermakers. The team is now 1-5 and desperately needs a victory. Purdue is 3-2 and coming off of a 20-17 victory over Northwestern. For Gophers tickets, check out Ticket King!

Monday, October 11, 2010

Minnesota Gophers Sweep UMASS Minutemen

Jay BarribalThe Minnesota Gophers swept the Massachusetts Minutemen at Mariucci Arena this weekend. On Friday night, the Gophers won 5-3 and followed it up with a 5-4 victory on Saturday. Senior captain Jay Barribal had a pure hat trick in the first period on Saturday. Freshman center Erik Haula collected 4 assists over the weekend and played on the top line. Mike Hoeffel collected 4 points on 1 goal and 3 assists. It was a good showing for the opening weekend and next up is the Nebraska-Omaha Mavericks as they enter their first season in the WCHA. The series will be at Mariucci Arena so check out Gophers Hockey Tickets to get Minnesota Gopher hockey tickets!

7 Years In a Row: Wisconsin 41, Minnesota 23

Tim BrewsterFor the 7th year in a row, the Wisconsin Badgers defeated the Minnesota Gophers and retained Paul Bunyan's Axe. It was only 14-9 going into halftime, but Wisconsin used a 27 point second half to break the game open. 21 points were unanswered as the Badgers built a 35-9 lead. There was some controvery when head coach Bret Bielema went for a 2 point conversion when they were up 25. Tim Brewster had some choice words for him when they shook hands and expressed his feelings about the decision in his post game press conference. Brewster claimed "It was wrong." For any Minnesota Gopher tickets check out Gopher Football Tickets!

Friday, October 8, 2010

Battle for Paul Buynan's Axe: Wisconsin vs. Minnesota

Paul Buynan's AxeOn Saturday, the Minnesota Gophers will battle the Wisconsin Badgers at Camp Randall Stadium. Both teams are coming off of a loss and as Minnesota fans know, we don't usually have the Badgers number. Last season, the Wisconsin Badgers came in to TCF Bank Stadium and upended the Gophers 31-28. The Gophers could use a signature victory like this, and by signature, I mean beating a solid Big Ten opponent. Beat Bucky. Get your Gopher football tickets at Ticket King!

Monday, October 4, 2010

Wildcats Rally on Homecoming: Northwestern 29, Minnesota 28

Dan Persa The Northwestern Wildcats defeated the Minnesota Gophers 29-28 at TCF Bank Stadium on Homecoming Saturday. The loss leaves the Gophers 1-4 and 4 straight losses at home. There were several chances to win this game but the Gophers let it slip away, especially after having the ball at the end. The defense surrendered 486 yards, which is way too much. Quarterback Dan Persa threw for 309 yards and ran for another 99. Adam Weber's pass was intercepted with 17 seconds left on a 4th and 11. Next week they play at Wisconsin.

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