Monday, December 17, 2012

Happy Holidays, Gophers fans!

Dearest Gopher fans,

We wish you all the happiest holidays and best New Years.

We all can't wait to see what 2013 brings the Gophers!

Thursday, December 13, 2012

Gophers Hockey Tickets make Great Gifts!

Gopher hockey tickets make great gifts for the hockey fan in your life. No game is sold out from and we have tickets to games starting at $50 each.

How about Gophers vs. Alaska on 1/11 - perfect post holiday gift! Check out tickets now and find what game best suits your crazy holiday life!

Williams Arena Basketball

Williams Arena and Sports Pavilion is located at 1925 University Ave SE, Minneapolis, MN 55455. Don't know where to park? Try Church Street Garage, 4th St Ramp, Washington Ave Ramp, or University Ave Ramp.

Games at Williams Arena are always really fun because it is the home of the University of Minnesota Golden Gophers men's and women's basketball teams. The building is affectionately known as "The Barn" with the student section known as "The Barnyard".


Gophers playing in Meineke Car Care Bowl Game

The Gophers are playing in Meineke Car Care Bowl game. 

Minnesota plays Texas Tech University in this Meineke Car Care Bowl of Texas on Firday December 28th. There is a 8:00 pm kickoff and Gopher Football Tickets has TICKETS! We, of course, have exclusive tickets for Gopher fans. Check out the ones we found here.

Thursday, December 6, 2012

Gophers Nebraska Weekend Recap from Mariucci Arena

In case you missed the Gopher Nebraska hockey games this weekend, here's a recap:

Friday's game: Minnesota played inspired hockey for the first period, but gave up their 2-1 lead in the second period and couldn't slow down the Mavericks who ended up winning 3-2.

Saturday's game: Saturday night's win looked like the awesome team effort that fans expected from this Gopher men's hockey team. Minnesota won 3-2 even though they missed multiple times on an empty-net at the other end of the ice.

Goldy Gophers Hockey

Gopher Basketball Team is Looking Strong

The Gopher Basketball team is looking strong! If you haven't been to Williams Arena yet to watch them play, what are you waiting for? Buy tickets now and support the University of Minnesota's mens basketball team. 

Williams Arena is located at 1925 18th Avenue Sourtheast in Minneapolis MN.  

Gophers playing in Meineke Car Care Bowl Game

The Gophers are playing in Meineke Car Care Bowl game. 

Minnesota plays Texas Tech University in this Meinke Car Care Bowl of Texas on Firday December 28th. There is a 8:00 pm kickoff and Gopher Football Tickets has TICKETS! We, of course, found some exclusive tickets for Gopher fans. Check them out here.  

Thursday, November 29, 2012

Minnesota Golden Gophers vs. North Florida Ospreys

AND what about Saturday? What are you doing Saturday, December 1st? Come on out to the great old U of M and support your favorite basketball team. The game starts at 1:00 pm so come on out to Williams Arena and watch your Gophers beat the Ospreys.

Minnesota Golden Gophers Vs. Nebraska-Omaha Mavericks

What are you doing on Friday night? If the answer is "I don't know" or "nothing", then come on out to Mariucci Arena and watch your Gophers take on the Mavericks at 7:00 pm.

Here are some great tickets I found, check it out!


Golden Gopher Football Honored by Big Ten

Hey readers!

Your Minnesota Golden Gophers are doing great so when the  Big Ten announced  the 2012 All-Big Ten Teams and four Gophers were honored by the league for their standout play during the season, no one too surprised!

Senior defensive end D.L. Wilhite was named second team All-Big Ten by the league’s media, while senior cornerback Michael Carter was named honorable mention by both the coaches and media. In addition, redshirt junior defensive tackle Ra'Shede Hageman and senior cornerback Troy Stoudermire were named honorable mention by the media.

Congrats, Gopher football, you deserve it!

Tuesday, November 20, 2012

Gophers Badgers Hockey Recap

The Minnesota Golden Gophers hosted the Wisconsin Badgers for a two-game set this weekend. They finished with a tie on Friday, 2-2 and a victory on Saturday, 3-1.

Friday's games was close as Gophers Zach Budish scored early in the first period and Wisconsin tied it less than 30 seconds later. Same story in the second period where Erik Haula scored to help the Gophers gain the lead, 2-1, but shortly after Wisconsin tied it once again. The game ended 2-2.

On Saturday, Wisconsin scoted 16 minutes into the first period, but Minnesota reacted with three unanswered goals to win the game. Yes, Gophers! That is what we like to see!

Sunday, November 18, 2012

Gopher Freshman Quarterback Profile: Philip Nelson

Phillip Nelson is a freshman on the Gopher football team and started as Quarterback in Camp Randall Stadium on 10/20. This is the second season that the Gophers have thrust a true freshman into the heat of a Big Ten game, and Philip Nelson tried his best. 
Philip Nelson is a 19 year old from Mankato West High.  We are so excited to have him on the team! 


Gophers Beat Illinois and are Bowl Bound!

Gophers beat Illinois and now are Bowl bound! We will have great Gopher bowl game tickets so be sure to check back with us when all the dust settles and the official games are announced. Grab your tickets to support your favorite Minnesota Gopher football team. Bring your family and friends because the Gophers are going all the way and you do not want to miss this!

Thursday, November 8, 2012

2012 Gopher Football Results

Here is all the results of the past Minnesota Gopher football games!

 08/30 at UNLV Rebels W 30-27
 09/08 New Hampshire Wildcats W 44-7
 09/15 Western Michigan Broncos W 28-23
 09/22 Syracuse Orange W 17-10
 09/29 at Iowa Hawkeyes L 31-13
 10/13 Northwestern Wildcats L 21-13
 10/20 at Wisconsin Badgers L 38-13
 10/27 Purdue Boilermakers W 44-28
 11/03 Michigan Wolverines L 35-13

One More Chance to see Gophers at TCF Bank Stadium

There is one last chance to see the Gophers this season at TCF Bank Stadium. We have great tickets so invite your family and friends to a fun post-Thanksgiving event Gopher Football on 11/24.

Sunday, November 4, 2012

Gophers vs Illinois Fighting Illini

What's up next for the Gophers?

Next Saturday, November 10th, the Minnesota Gophers will play the Illinois Fighting Illini, at 3:30 in Memorial Stadium.

I hope you will all watch the game and watch the Gophers dominate!

(credit: Doug Pensinger/Getty Images)

Minnesota Michigan Football Recap

Gopher fans......

On November 3rd, we saw Devin Gardner replaced Denard Robinson in a surprise quarterback switch by Michigan right before kickoff. He threw two touchdown passes and ran for another score to lead the Wolverines past Minnesota 35-13 on Saturday.

Gardner woke up the Wolverines after they went two straight games without a touchdown, guiding scoring drives of 91, 90, 86 and 79 yards to kill any hopes the Gophers had of an upset with Michigan's senior star on the sideline.

WHAT? Wellll it seemed to work for them! 

Thursday, October 25, 2012

Community cat befriends U of M Gopher students


Do you want to check out an interesting news story?

Go to this link to read about a community cat who has befriending your fellow U of M Gopher students!

Gopher Homecoming 2012

Hey Gophers!
Still a little bummed that Homecoming 2012 is over? We feel ya... Check out our homecoming recap video to relive all your favorite moments from this year's legendary Homecoming!
Although we could reminisce on our favorite Homecoming memories for hours, we're already thinking ahead to next year and hoping for some input from our campus community! So what do you want to see as the Homecoming 2013 theme? Get your thinking caps on because theme submissions are due on October 31!
That's all for now Gophers! Thanks for making this year such a legendary Homecoming and coming to all the events!

2012 Golden Gopher Football Banquet Set For Nov. 25

The University of Minnesota football program will join forces with the Goal Line Club to recognize the outstanding contributions of the senior class and review the Gophers' 2012 season at the annual Gopher Football Banquet on Sunday, Nov. 25, at the Hilton Minneapolis (1001 Marquette Ave. S, Minneapolis, MN 55403).

In addition to a special recognition of the seniors, the banquet program will also include the Gophers' 2012 team awards and the traditional passing of the Captains' Torch.

The event will get underway with a social hour at 10:30 a.m. Lunch will be served at Noon, followed by the banquet program at 12:45 p.m.

Individual tickets for non-Goal Line Club members are priced at $50. The deadline to register is Friday, Nov. 16. Fans also have the opportunity to sponsor a student-athlete for the banquet with a tax-deductible gift.

To register or sponsor a Gopher football student-athlete, please visit the Golden Gopher Fund website here or call 612-624-3826 for more information.

Coach Kill congratulates last year's team MVP MarQueis Gray at the 2011 banquet.

Follow the Gophers Live at Big Ten Media Day in Chicago

Minnesota will begin the exhibition portion of its schedule next week against Minnesota State, Mankato but the big event of this week is the annul Big Ten Media Day in Chicago on Thursday, Oct. 25.

The Gophers will be represented in Chicago by head coach Tubby Smith, senior forward Rodney Williams Jr. and sophomore guard Andre Hollins. Thursday's schedule for all three is packed but we will do our best to provide tidbits during the day via the Minnesota Basketball twitter feed (@GopherBBall).

Gopher men's coach Tubby Smith will speak from 9 - 9:10 a.m. and women's coach Pam Borton will speak from 8:50 - 9 a.m. CT.

Rodney Williams led the Gophers in most categories last season.

University of Minnesota Final Exhibition Game

Hey all you Gopher fans! 

The University of Minnesota men's hockey program hosts its final exhibition game of the season on Friday night.

The U.S. Under-18 Team is going to be at Mariucci Arena. Game time is scheduled for 7 p.m.

Don't forget to get tickets and support your Gophers!

Ben Marshall

Thursday, October 11, 2012

University of Minnesota Homecoming

Since 1914, the University of Minnesota, Twin Cities, has celebrated Homecoming, a week dedicated to honoring the spirit of the maroon and gold. This celebration brings the campus community together with events such as a campus-wide scavenger hunt, cheer and lip sync competitions, sports competitions, community service events, pep rallies, and of course the Homecoming parade and football game.

Don't miss the football game Saturday morning against Northwestern.

Following the annual Homecoming Parade, mash-up kings Timeflies will open for six-time Grammy nominated rapper/songwriter B.o.B at the Homecoming concert.

Friday, October 12, 2012
TCF Bank Stadium
Doors 7:30pm
Timeflies 8:30pm
B.o.B 9:30pm

Jealous of everyone who gets to go!

Enjoy your Homecoming weekend, students! Be safe, and have fun!

Monday, October 8, 2012

Mariucci Arena will be the home of Zach Parise Charity Game

Hockey fans listen up! Zach Parise will be at Mariucci Arena Minneapolis on October 28th participating in a great benefit!
Defending the Blue Line is proud to announce that the organization will host an NHL Players Charity Game and Jersey Auction on Sunday, October 28 at 7pm at Mariucci Arena on the University of Minnesota Campus. Headlining the event will be Zach Parise, with additional players being released live on KFAN radio every Friday, as well as via and DTBL social media outlets. 

How cool is that?!? I am so excited to see Zach Parise and other NHL stars in the community.
I found some Defending the Blue Line Charity Game tickets online. I am sure this event will sell out!

See ya there!

Thursday, October 4, 2012

Season opens with home exhibition vs. Lethbridge

This exhibition game won’t count, but Gophers fans will get their first look at this year’s men’s hockey squad Saturday night.
Minnesota will host Lethbridge, a Canadian university, at Mariucci Arena in an exhibition game.
Minnesota is one of three exhibition stops for Lethbridge, which will also play at Minnesota State-Mankato and Nebraska-Omaha.
While the game and its statistics don’t count, the lineups do. If a player suits up for the exhibition game, he uses a year of eligibility, meaning head coach Don Lucia must determine if he wants to redshirt any one his incoming freshman before Saturday.
The game will offer an opportunity for many players lower on the roster to gain some game experience, showcase their talents and possibly rise up the line chart.
Saturday is one of two exhibition games the Gophers will play this season. They will play the U.S. under-18 team later this month.
Don't have your tickets to Saturday's game? Check these out! 
Minnesota opens its official regular season Oct. 12-13 at home against Michigan State.

Minnesota Gophers Vs. Iowa Hawkeyes Football

Minnesota (4-1) was off to its best start since 2008..... 

But we just couldn't get anything going on offense Saturday. Minnesota Golden Gophers Football played against the Iowa Hawkeyes for Iowa's homecoming. 

Max Shortell threw three interceptions and the Gophers managed only 75 yards in the first half. The Hawkeyes scored three touchdowns during a six-minute span of the second quarter to jump out to a 24-0 halftime lead.

Then the Gophers went three-and-out, and Iowa's normally conventional offense pulled a surprise with a flea-flicker on the first play of the drive. Weisman pitched the ball back to James Vandenberg, and the senior quarterback found a wide-open Jordan Cotton for a 47-yard score.

Minnesota won the previous two meetings with Iowa, rallying from behind in both games to win the rivalry trophy. The Gophers couldn't muster a comeback this time. 

Tuesday, September 25, 2012

Wilson retiring as Gophers cross-country coach; replacement named as Sarah Hesser

The University of Minnesota announced that Gary Wilson is retiring as the Gophers women’s cross country coach at the end of this 2012-13 season.
He will be replaced by Sarah Hesser, who is a a former Gophers runner and a current volunteer assistant on Wilson’s staff.
The Gophers have seen Wilson built his team into a national power during his 28 years as head coach. Minnesota had a streak of five consecutive top-12 NCAA finishes from 2005-09 and has qualified for the national meet each of the past seven years.
Wilson was previously the head coach of the women’s track team for 21 years; he has been an assistant on that staff since 2007.
As for the new girl, Hesser was a two-time cross country captain, senior track captain, and three-time Academic All-Big Ten honoree.

Good luck to both coaches!

Gopher Football 4-0

What do you know.... Gopher football is fun when they win! 

On Saturday night the Gophers beat Syracuse 17-10. Gophers looked strong in front of home crowd. And you don't want to miss MarQueis Gray and the entire Gopher team rock TCF Bank Stadium

It truly is a great time to be a gopher fan.


Go Gophers!

Thursday, September 20, 2012

Tickets for ANYTHING Golden Gophers!

Ticket King is a locally owned business with SUCH great prices on tickets for anything Gophers!

Ever get to the online ticket check out and find your total cost to be $10, $20, even $30 more than the ticket total?!

Well, this service does not include any hidden ticket fees! What you see is what you get!

Check out Gopher tickets here!

Minnesota Golden Gopher New Basketball Uniforms

The Minnesota Golden Gophers saw their football team debut new uniforms for the 2012 season, and it looks like the men's basketball team will also be getting new uniforms. 

Marcus Fuller of The Pioneer Press had a post talking about the new uniforms, though we weren't supposed to see them for awhile yet. But, as is often the case these days, a player happened to send out a tweet with an early picture.
This wweet, from sophomore Joe Coleman, has been deleted (as is also often the case these days) since then, but like all things on the Internet, full deletion is never likely. That is a pro AND a con of the internet. 
This U of M basketball player then followed it up with a tweet that read "Dang guess I can't do that." Haha Joe, you silly boy.


The new jerseys from Nike are using a mesh design that the company refers to as their "Aerographics design," which allows an almost-subtle image on the jerseys. In this case, it's the likeness of Williams Arena, the "M" and the year the University was established, "1851." Lookin' GOOD!

Do you think the Gophers have the budget for this change? 

Leave me a comment on your opinion! 

Go MN Sports!

Go MN Sports!

As I said in some of my previous posts, I'm not just a Gopher fan. I love the MN Twins, Timberwolves, the Vikings, and the MN Wild. 

I also blog about all my favorite Minnesota sports teams.

Give them all a try! 

For the Twins, click here.

For the Timberwolves, click here.

For the Wild, click here.

For the Vikings, click here.

Have anything you want me to blog about? Any ideas, comments, questions, or concerns? Let me know! I love to hear from my readers!

Saturday, September 8, 2012

Gopher Football Tickets for the Western Michigan Broncos Game

Hey, Gopher Fans!

Did you miss today's game because you couldn't find great tickets? Well, look no further! Check out this website for great deals for the gopher game against Western Michigan and GO GOPHERS!!!

Minnesota Golden Gophers Football Season 2012

Gophers 44, New Hampshire 7

Surprised, Gopher fans? I know I am! After a horrible football season last year, it was great to see a win on the board.

MarQueis Gray, an easy gopher favorite, threw for two touchdowns and ran for two more by halftime, and Minnesota finally was able to enjoy an easy victory over an FCS-level opponent by beating New Hampshire 44-7 TODAY, which, coincidently, was the most points in a game by the Gophers in five years.

Any ideas why the change this year? Leave me a comment on my Minnesota Gopher Blog with your thoughts.

Great jobs, boys! Let's see you keep this action up!

Thursday, August 30, 2012

School is starting for Gophers!

Gopher freshman moved in yesterday for welcome week, and everyone else will soon be piling in. School for your Minnesota Gophers will start the Tuesday after Labor Day. The staff at the Golden Gophers Blog wishes all Gopher students, and all other students, teachers, and parents, GOOD LUCK with your school year! Don't forget to study, go to football games, and meet a ton of new people. You only get an education ONCE (trust me), so you should appreciate it!

Football Game Day for Gophers!

Sin City baby! With the Gophers probably landing about an hour ago, let's see how they will play tonight! With Jerry Kill as  coach, nobody knows what will happen. 

What do you, the fans, think? Can Minnesota's defense stop the run? We already know that UNLV likely will rely on its running game (which is lookin' pretty tight) as it tries to find the permanent answer at quarterback. The Gophers were 91st in the nation last year in run defense (um, can anyone say embarrassing?), which yielded nearly 187 yards per game. 

The Gophers will probably load the box and force the Rebels to throw deep, something they struggled with last year as the finished 118th in passing with 110 yards per game. But hey, it's a  brand new season!

Aaaand here we go, readers. College football season has began. 

Thursday, August 23, 2012

The University of Minnesota at the MN State Fair

Want to see your Golden Gophers in action at the MN state fair? Check out these great events!

Dynamic stage programs from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. daily. Discover the rich array of contributions made by students, faculty, and staff.
Hundreds of experts in the building, offering insight on student opportunities, research innovations, and life-changing discoveries at the U of M.
Customized U of M drawstring backpacks will again be available at the University's building but in smaller quantities than previous years. Distribution times are noon and 6 p.m. every day of the fair until supplies last.
Gopher Athletics — Be sure to visit the exciting Gopher sports exhibit featuring memorabilia displays and bleacher seating to watch our Gophers in action. Plus, you might get to see your favorite Gopher athletes on stage!
Maroon and Gold Day — Wear your maroon and gold proudly on Sunday, August 26 and stop by the U's building for trivia, Goldy Gopher appearances, and a chance to see the U of M in the State Fair parade.

Minnesota Gopher Football: By the Numbers

Here it goes, we have all the numbers for you. Want to know how many players on the Golden Gopher football team? How many extra shoes and cleats laying around for backup? And other fun stats?

Read this: 

  • 27 practices before the Aug 30th season opener
  • 105 players allowed on the fall camp roster
  • 4 meals provided to each player each day (one is a take home dinner with a sandwich, chips, and yogurt. Um, okay....)
  • 85 footballs on hand for each practice
  • 80 extra shoes and cleats kept for back-up
  • 400 dinner entrees served each night to the to the 140 Gopher players and staff members (why so many? Oh, some players eat two or three meals.....)
  • 120 roles of athletic for each players ankles and wrists

That's a lot of stuff! 

Thursday, August 16, 2012

Gophers in the Olympics

Sorry for being so obsessed with the Olympics, but I am. There were 14 Minnesota athletes competing for Team USA this year in the 2012 London Olympics.

Two crowd favorites were Lindsay Berg (who we've talked about previously on our blog) and Kelci Bryant. Both Gopher Alum, these girls made us proud!

Berg helped lead Team USA into the Gold Medal match, but after a long match, USA took silver.

Bryant also won silver medal with her partner, Abby Johnston, in synchronized diving. This earned US their first medal EVER in Synchronized diving.

Congrats, girls! You make USA so proud!

 Lindsay Whalen, Kelci Bryant, Jillian Tyler, Barbara Spotakova, and Lindsey Berg pictured in Olympic-style rings.

Gopher Fans are Not Interested

Wanna see something embarrassing?

Here is a look at current student season-ticket sales at 8 out of the 12 schools in the Big Ten Conference for this years football season:

Minnesota: sold 2,000, capacity 50,805

Illinois: sold 5,000, capacity 60,670

Iowa: sold 9,700, capacity 70,585

Indiana: sold 12,315, capacity 52,929

Wisconsin: sold 13,119, capacity 80,321

Michigan State: sold 13,400, capacity 75,005

Michigan: sold 21,715, capacity 109,901

Ohio State: sold 26,057, capacity 102,329

Yes, we are still early in the season and school hasn't even started yet, but COME ON Gopher fans! Support your favorite school and home state and order your tickets today!

Thursday, August 9, 2012

Check out Gopher Alum Lindsey Berg

Gopher alum, Lindsey Berg, has led her Olympic volleyball team to the gold medal match! They are unbeaten, and have advanced to the Olympic final with a straight-set victory over South Korea today! The team will play for the title on the 11th, Saturday, against the winner of a later semifinal between Brazil and Japan.

Listen to this! The U.S. got a boost for their match with the return of captain Lindsey Berg, who was unable to play during the team's quarterfinal victory over the Dominican Republic due to an injury to her lower left leg.

After the match, U.S. coach Hugh McCutcheon made a straight up point of giving Berg a great big hug!

Hugh McCutcheon, who coached the American men to a gold medal at the 2008 Beijing Games, will be the future coach of the University of Minnesota woman's volleyball team.

Go Gophers!

Golden Gopher Football!

Hey remember when...... Tubby Smith offered Jimmy Williams an assistant coaching position shortly after Smith became head coach at Minnesota? Williams then quit as an assistant coach at Oklahoma State University in 2007 because he truly believed that Tubby Smith had hiring authority. Oops, this obviously fell through after Minnesota's athletics director, Joel Maturi, learned that Williams was cited for multiple major NCAA rules violations when he worked as a Golden Gophers assistant coach from 1971 to 1986.

Well, yesterday, on Wednesday, the Minnesota Supreme Court overturned a $1 million award against the University of Minnesota and men's basketball coach Tubby Smith. The court ruled that even though they did treat Williams unfairly, the University of Minnesota shouldn't be held financially responsible for backing out of a job offer that Smith lacked the authority to make.

I mean, one million dollars is kinda a lot of money.

So, watch it, Tubby. You got out of this one easily. Be careful, we don't need you making a mess of things this season.

Wednesday, July 25, 2012

Tubby Smith's Contract Extended!

Minnesota Gopher basketball Coach, Tubby Smith's contract has been extended through the 2016-17 season! On Tuesday, Smith said his contract extension will keep his pay the same: $1.75 million a year. His new contract also added three years to the two remaining on his previous contract, but he didn't get a pay raise, like he wanted. 

What does this mean for the Gopher team?

Smith thinks it's a good thing.  "I can genuinely say, 'Look fellas, I'm here.' For kids we sign this year or next year, I'll be here. Nobody knows whether you'll be here for certain or not because a lot of things can happen. But you expect to be here because you have a contract extension." 

Now let's see some wins on the board! 

Tuesday, July 17, 2012

Gopher Alum Competes in 2012 Olympics!

Who's getting excited for the Summer Olympics?! I can not wait to watch Michael Phelps and Ryan Lochte (obvs), Usain Bolt, Serena Williams, and Rafael Nadal! Lindsey Berg is one of the gopher alum who will hit the Volleyball court July 26th! Lindsey was a four year setter starter for the gophers from 1998-2001 AND she still ranks 2nd all-time in Big Ten history for both her services aces and assists. What an athlete! Lindsey is also team USA captain and London will be her 3rd Olympics!

Good luck winning USA the gold!

Check out Lindsey's complete profile here

Approved Beer Sales During Home Games at TCF Stadium!

So. Beer will FINALLY be sold on football Saturdays at the golden gophers home stadium! The University of Minnesota Regents voted and it was approved 10-1.

What does this mean for the University? 

First off, more fun! Everyone likes to sip a beer while watching sporting events. Don't believe it? Check out this article on a study from our very own researchers at the University of Minnesota on the relationship between sports and alcohol consumption!

Also, a HUGE profit gain! It is estimated that selling beer during football Saturday will bring in $1.5 million yearly in extra revenue to the university! Woo! 

However, Gopher security will have keep an even closer watch on the activity of the students. Already pregamed-up college students will now be able to get their hands on even MORE brew, which might make lewd behavior and alcohol poisoning a bigger threat.  But, Gopher regents were smart and are locating the venders on the west side of the stadium; farthest away from the student section :) AND this article shows that thanks to more security in places that sell beer, there hasn't been a significant increase in incidents!

Gophers in the TCF Stadium will be the first Big Ten school to sell alcohol outside of it's suites. Sooo take that Badgers! 

I, personally, can't wait to see how crazy our gophers will get during Homecoming against Iowa! Mark your calenders:  September 28, 2013.

Monday, July 9, 2012

Hunter Friesen To Walk On at U of M

Hunter Friesen and Philip Nelson are hoping to transfer their football skills from Mankato West High School to the turf at TCF Stadium in 2013.

Friesen, a top receiving target for Nelson at West High School, accepted the oppotrunity to walk on at the U of M for the Gophers' 2013-14 season.

Friesen will take this season off, enroll at Minnesota in January and be on the practice field by spring 2013.

Nick Bjugstad: Pro or No?

The main question for the University of Minnesota's superstar Nick Bjugstad is whether or not he should return for another year of schooling and college hockey or if he should sign a contract that would make him a professional hockey player next season.

Bjugstad has come out stating that the decision is a very difficult one. He hinted that he would like to return to school in order to complete his degree in Business.

Nick Bjugstad is 6'6", 19 years old and a sophomore in college.

Monday, July 2, 2012

Minnesota Gophers Football Homecoming Game

The Minnesota football team is hosting Northwestern for its 2012 homecoming game.

Homecoming weekend is October 12-14. The football game is Saturday, October 13th at 11am at TCF Bank Stadium.

Marvin Taylor Dies at 60

Marvin “Corky” Taylor, who played basketball for the Gophers from 1970-1973 and was a member of their 1972 Big Ten title team, died Thursday due to complications from lung cancer.

He was 60.

Taylor wrapped up his career averages 3.3 points and 3.7 rebounds. Taylor is often remembered for his role in the infamous Gophers/Ohio State brawl in 1972, which started when Taylor kneed Ohio State's Luke Witte in the groin.

Gophers Hockey Hosts Spartans Homecoming Week

The University of Minnesota has announced the start times for its season opening series against Michigan State at Mariucci Arena.

The series centers around homecoming weekend. The first game of the series takes place at 6pm on Friday, October 12th. The next game takes place on Saturday, 13th at 8pm.

The Minnesota football team is hosting its homecoming game against Northwestern at 11am at TCF on Saturday.

Thursday, June 28, 2012

Tubby Smith Contract Extension

Tubby Smith had his Gophers basketball contract extended for three years with a relatively small salary increase.

Smith's overall compensation with the new deal will depend primarily on incentive bonuses based on his and the team's performance.

Smith has two seasons remaining on his current contract. The new deal will run through the 2016-17 season.

Smith's current annual compensation is a bit over the $2 million mark. Salary has not been an issue during negotiations relative to buyout compensation should Smith be terminated before the end of the contract.

What would you like to see more of on this blog?