Monday, November 29, 2010

Minnesota Gophers Lose to Michigan State, Defeat Michigan

Minnesota GophersThe Minnesota Gophers were defeated by the Michigan State Spartans 5-2 on Friday night and rebounded to defeat the Michigan Wolverines on Sunday afternoon 3-1. On Friday night, the Spartans scored 3 times in 9 minutes in the first period to take the lead. They would not look back and played better than Minnesota. On Sunday, the Minnesota Gophers played great and defeated #8 Michigan 3-1. Alex Kangas made 36 saves and Nate Condon, Nick Larson, and Erik Haula scored. The Minnesota Gophers will visit the Mankato Mavericks next weekend. For any Minnesota Gopher hockey tickets check out Ticket King!

Minnesota Gophers 84, North Dakota State Bison 65

Colton IversonThe Minnesota Gophers defeated the North Dakota State Bison 84-65 on Wednesday night. Senior Blake Hoffarber scored 24 points in the victory. The Minnesota Gophers were ranked #15 in the polls last week. Trevor Mbakwe had 12 points and 7 rebounds. The Minnesota Gophers will host the Virginia Cavaliers on Monday, who are 3-3. The game is part of the Big Ten/ACC Challenge. For any Minnesota Gopher Basketball tickets, check out Ticket King!

Minnesota Gophers 27, Iowa Hawkeyes 24

The Floyd of RosedaleThe Minnesota Gophers defeated the #24 Iowa Hawkeyes on Saturday evening by a score of 27 to 24. It allowed the Gophers to win their first rivalry trophy since 2006, winning The Floyd of Rosedale. Duane Bennett scored with 4:31 left in the game. Adam Weber threw for 164 yards and finished as the #3 passer in Big Ten history (in yards). He started all 50 career games for the Minnesota Gophers. Congratulations to the seniors who went out with a victory against a rival!

Wednesday, November 24, 2010

College Hockey Showcase This Weekend

The College Hockey Showcase is this weekend and will feature 4 big time programs: Minnesota, Wisconsin, Michigan, and Michigan State. All 4 teams are from the Big Ten Conference and the tournament will be played at Mariucci Arena. The Minnesota Gophers hope to solve their recent Mariucci Arena woes. The Minnesota Gophers will play the Michigan State Spartans on Friday night and the Michigan Wolverines on Sunday, since the football team will be playing on Saturday night. Go Gophers! Everyone have a wonderful Thanksgiving!

Monday, November 22, 2010

Minnesota Golden Gophers Win Puerto Rico Tip-Off Tournament

Puerto Rico Tip-OffThe Minnesota Golden Gophers defeated the Western Kentucky Hilltoppers, North Carolina Tar Heels, and West Virginia Mountaineers en route to winning the Puerto Rico Tip-Off. The Minnesota Gophers are now 5-0 and are turning heads in the country. Trevor Mbakwe was named MVP and All-Tournament, as well as Blake Hoffarber. This team is deep and talented. In my opinion, they could challenge for the Big Ten title. When the new rankings get released this week, expect the Minnesota Gophers to be somewhere between 15 to 25. It's premature, but CBS Sports has Minnesota as high as #7. Congratulations to the Minnesota Gophers basketball team!

Monday, November 15, 2010

Minnesota Gophers 69, Wofford Terriers 55

Ralph Sampson IIIThe Minnesota Gophers defeated the Wofford Terriers 69-55 in their season debut on Friday night. Center Ralph Sampson III scored 20 points, grabbed 13 rebounds, and blocked 3 shots. Trevor Mbakwe scored 14 points and grabbed 10 rebounds. Fellow center Colton Iverson had 8 points and 9 rebounds. It was a nice win for their season opening game. Unfortunately one of the top playmakers Devoe Joseph remains suspended from the team and hopefully he will return soon.

Minnesota Gophers 38, Illinois Fighting Illini 34

DeLeon EskridgeThe Minnesota Gophers snapped their 9 game losing streak and defeated the Illinois Fighting Illini in Champaign. It was a wild game and had an even better ending. Running back DeLeon Eskridge scored a 2 yard touchdown with 16 seconds remaining in the game. It was his 3rd touchdown of the game. Quarterback Adam Weber was 20 of 26 for 225 yards and 2 touchdowns. He played a phenomenal game. The Gophers overcame a 10 point 4th quarter deficit to beat the Illini. Next week the Minnesota Gophers have a bye and then finish their regular season with the Iowa Hawkeyes at TCF Bank Stadium.

Monday, November 8, 2010

Wisconsin Badgers Take 3 Points from Minnesota Gophers

Jake GardinerThe Wisconsin Badgers defeated the Minnesota Gophers 6-0 on Friday night and tied 3-3 on Saturday night at Mariucci Arena. The Minnesota Gophers only gained 1 point out of the series and have to be disappointed with the 6-0 shutout on Friday. They jumped out to a 2-0 lead on Saturday and a 3-2 lead but allowed the tying goal with 2 minutes left. The Minnesota Gophers must improve defensively if they want to move up in the WCHA. Next weekend they will play at Michigan Tech.

Michigan State Downs Minnesota Gophers 31-8

Edwin Baker The Minnesota Gophers continue their free fall and lost to the Michigan State Spartans on Saturday in East Lansing, Michigan. With the loss, the Minnesota Gophers fell to 1-9 on the season and the Spartans improved to 9-1. There were not many highlights for the Gophers, as the Michigan State running back Edwin Baker ran for 179 yards and 4 touchdowns. The Gophers will play the Illinois Fighting Illini next weekend in Champaign, Illinois.

Monday, November 1, 2010

Minnesota Gophers Sweep Colorado College

Kent PattersonThe Minnesota Gophers swept the Colorado College Tigers in Colorado Springs over the weekend. On Friday night, the Gophers were victorious 4-1. Taylor Matson scored 2 goals and Kent Patterson made 27 saves. On Saturday night, the Gophers light the lamp 9 times en route to a 9-4 victory. Freshman forward Nate Condon registered 5 points. 8 Gopher players scored. It was a great weekend and hopefully we can build off of this series.

Ohio State 52, Minnesota 10

Terrelle PryorThe Minnesota Gophers were defeated by the Ohio State Buckeyes on Saturday night at TCF Bank Stadium. The final score read 52-10. It was a tough game to stomach, after Ohio State built a 31-7 lead at halftime. DeLeon Eskridge scored the only touchdown of the game for the Gophers, which tied the score at 7-7 in the first quarter. The Buckeyes outscored 45-3 the rest of the game. Rough game all around. Minnesota is now 1-8 and will play at Michigan State next weekend.

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