Monday, February 28, 2011

Minnesota Gophers Sweep Michigan Tech Huskies

Minnesota GophersThe Minnesota Gophers Men's hockey team is getting hot at the right time. The team swept the Michigan Tech Huskies over the weekend, with two 5-2 victories. On Friday night, freshman Nick Bjugstad scored two goals, while Taylor Matson, Nick Larson, and Jacop Cepis each had one. On Saturday night, Mark Alt, Jacob Cepis, Erik Haula each had a goal and Jake Hansen added two to defeat the Huskies 5-2. Kent Patterson played great in net for the Gophers. The Minnesota Gophers are now 15-12-5 on the season and in 5th place of the WCHA. They will travel to Bemidji State this weekend, where another 4 points would solidify the 5th position.

Minnesota Gophers Suffer Tough Loss to Michigan Wolverines

Michigan-MinnesotaThe Minnesota Gophers suffered a tough defeat to the hands of the Michigan Wolverines on Saturday. This was considered by most as a "must win" for the Gophers. The 70-63 loss leaves the Minnesota Gophers on the verge of missing the NCAA Tournament, barring a Big Ten Tournament Championship. The Gophers have lost 7 out of 8 now, a tough streak to be on at the end of the season. However, all is not finished yet. The Gophers will travel to Welsh-Ryan Arena on Wednesday, March 2nd to take on the Northwestern Wildcats, before hosting Penn State to finish the regular season on March 6th. Purchase your Minnesota Gopher Basketball tickets from Gopher Basketball Tickets!

Friday, February 25, 2011

Minnesota Gophers Host Michigan Teams

The State of MichiganThe Minnesota Men's Hockey Team will host the Michigan Tech Huskies over the weekend, while the Minnesota Men's Basketball Team will host the Michigan Wolverines on Saturday at Williams Arena. The Gophers and Wolverines will square off at 3:30 Central Time. Thhe Gophers and Huskies will drop the puck at 6:30 on Friday and 7:30 on Saturday. The Gophers should be expected to win in both of these matchups. Purchase your Minnesota Gophers tickets from Ticket King! Be sure to check out the 2011 Gopher Football Schedule!

Monday, February 21, 2011

Minnesota Gophers Take 3 Points From Badgers

Jake Cepis of the Minnesota GophersThe Minnesota Gophers took 3 of 4 points against the Wisconsin Badgers in Madison this weekend. They defeated the Wisconsin Badgers 5-2 on Friday night. Mike Hoeffel, Patrick White, Taylor Matson, and Jacob Cepis scored for Minnesota. 3 of the 5 goals were powerplay goals. On Saturday, the Gophers and Badgers tied 3-3. Nate Condon, Jake Cepis, and Jake Hansen scored for Minnesota. Minnesota carried a lot of of the play over the weekend and will host Michigan Tech at Mariucci next weekend. With 4 games remaining, the WCHA playoffs are right around the corner. Be sure to check out the WCHA Playoff Tickets!

February 22nd: Minnesota Gophers vs. Michigan State Spartans

Michigan State vs. MinnesotaThe Minnesota Gophers will host the Michigan State Spartans on Tuesday, February 22nd at Williams Arena. The Michigan State Spartans are 15-11 and 7-7 in the Big Ten. The Gophers are 17-9 and 6-8 in the Big Ten. A victory would be huge for the Gophers as they need to get back on track in order to make the NCAA Tournament. They have 3 home games out of their final 4 games remaining. Gametime is 8PM at Williams Arena on Tuesday. Purchase your University of Minnesota Basketball Tickets with Ticket King!

Friday, February 18, 2011

Minnesota Gophers Travel to Madison

Wisconsin BadgersThe Minnesota Gophers are on the road this weekend in Madison, Wisconsin. The Gophers go into the series with a 12-12-4 record, so needless to say a sweep would be huge for us. The Wiconsin Badgers are 19-10-1 on the year, and 13-4-1 on the season at home, as the Kohl Center is not an easy place to play in. The Wisconsin Badgers have several Minnesota connections. Defenseman Jake Gardiner is a Minnetonka native, Tyler Barnes played at Burnsville, Jason Clark is from Eden Prairie, Joe Faust is from Bloomington, and Jordy Murray is from Faribault, Minnesota. Let's Go Gophers! Purchase your Minnesota Gophers hockey tickets from Ticket King!

Monday, February 14, 2011

Minnesota Gophers Split With #4 Denver Pioneers

Minnesota GophersThe Minnesota Gophers split with the Denver Pioneers at Mariucci Arena this weekend. On Friday night, Minnesota Wild draft pick and Denver Pioneer forward Jason Zucker scored the game winner in the 3rd period to push Denver to a 2-1 victory. Erik Haula scored for the Minnesota Gophers (another Wild draft pick). On Hockey Day Minnesota, or Saturday, the Minnesota Gophers came out flying and destroyed the Denver Pioneers 7-3. Seven different Gophers scored in the game. It was a great game to watch as the Gophers were scoring at will. The Gophers will travel to Wisconsin to take on the Badgers on February 18th and 19th. Get your Minnesota Gopher hockey tickets with Ticket King!

Trevor Mbakwe Leads #25 Minnesota Over Iowa

Colton Iverson of MinnesotaTrevor Mbakwe scored 24 points, 22 of which were in the 2nd half, and the #25 Minnesota Gophers defeated the Iowa Hawkeyes 62-45 at Carver-Hawkeye Arena in Iowa City, Iowa. Rodney Williams added 13 points for the Gophers. The win snapped a 4 game losing streak, the longest under Tubby Smith at Minnesota. The Minnesota Gophers are now 17-8 on the season and 6-7 in the Big Ten. Next up for the Minnesota Gophers is at Penn State on Thursday, February 17th. Get your Minnesota Gopher basketball tickets with Ticket King!

Monday, February 7, 2011

Minnesota Gophers Drop to 8th in WCHA

Don LuciaThe Minnesota Gophers Men's hockey team fell to 8th in the WCHA after taking 1 point from Minnesota-Duluth. The Bulldogs tied with the Gophers 2-2 on Friday night and then defeated the Gophers 6-4 on Saturday night at Amsoil Arena. With 19 points, the Minnesota Gophers are now in 8th place in the WCHA. They are 3 points ahead of Minnesota State and St. Cloud State, 5 points ahead of Bemidji State, and 16 points ahead of Michigan Tech. The Minnesota Gophers have dug a hole that they need to get out of.

#1 Ohio State Rolls Past #20 Minnesota

Jared Sullinger of Ohio StateThe Ohio State Buckeyes came into Williams Arena riding a #1 ranking and a 23-0 record. They left Williams Arena with that perfect record in tact. David Lighty scored 19 points and super-freshman Jared Sullinger had 18 points and 13 rebounds. Blake Hoffarber led Minnesota (16-7, 5-6) with 16 points, playing the second half with a limp and a brace on his left knee after bumping it on the court and hurting the bursa sac. Chip Armelin had a career-high 14 points in 23 minutes. The Minnesota Gophers have now lost 2 straight.

Friday, February 4, 2011

Minnesota Gophers Travel To Duluth

Minnesota-Duluth vs. MinnesotaThe Minnesota Gophers hockey team will take their talents to the northland this weekend when they take on the Minnesota-Duluth Bulldogs. The Bulldogs recently opened a brand new arena called "Amsoil Arena." They are currently 3rd in the WCHA with 26 points while the Gophers are 6th with 18 points. The Gophers could use a big sweep to gather some momentum. They are 22nd in the Pairwise Rankings and need to move up fast. This is one of the best in-state rivalries in Minnesota today! Get your Minnesota Gopher hockey tickets with Ticket King!

Tuesday, February 1, 2011

Could Minnesota Vikings Play at TCF Bank Stadium Again?

TCF Bank StadiumSid Hartman recently wrote an article stating that the Minnesota Vikings could possibly use TCF Bank Stadium in 2011. Sid writes "If the Metrodome's roof hasn't been repaired in time for the 2011 Vikings season, Gophers athletic director Joel Maturi is confident the administration would allow the NFL team to play at TCF Bank Stadium." I think it would be pretty cool to use TCF for the season and hopefully the Minnesota Vikings will get their new stadium built. Let me know your thoughts on the possibility.

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