Monday, March 26, 2012

Trevor Mbakwe Sixth Season of Eligibility

Minnesota's Trevor Mbakwe got the sixth season of eligibility he wanted. Mbakwe said he's strongly considering returning, but also continued that he has not ruled out the NBA.

If Mbakwe would return to the Gophers, the U of M would have to find a scholarship for him. Minnesota is at the NCAA maximum of 13 scholarship players.

The deadline for declaring the draft is April 29.

Minnesota faces off against Washington in the NIT semifinals on Tuesday.

Minnesota, BC Advance to Frozen Four

Erik Haula scored his 20th goal of the season, while Taylor Matson added a goal and assist as Minnesota (No. 2) beat top-seed North Dakota 5-2 to win the NCAA West Regional on Sunday at the Xcel Energy Center in St. Paul, Minn.

Minnesota joins Boston College, Union College and Ferris State University in the NCAA Frozen four. The games take place next week at the Tampa Bay Times Forum.

Friday, March 23, 2012

MarQueis Gray Looks to Lead

Tom Parish transferred. Moses Alipate moved to tight end. Adam Lueck graduated.

MarQueis Gray was surrounded by an entirely different group of quarterbacks a year ago when spring practice opened.

Gray is really the only familiar face, but the wide receiver-turned-quarterback is different. He is the father of twins and looks to be more of a leader.

Gray enters spring practice with a goal of a "60 percent passer" in his final season.

Tuesday, March 20, 2012

Gophers Bury Miami Hurricanes

The Minnesota Gophers produced a show-stopping performance, leading them to a victory over the Miami Hurricanes in Men's NIT.

The Gophers never trailed after starting the game on a 12-0 run. Rodney Williams scored 21 points to lead Minnesota to a 78-60 victory.

Minnesota advances to the quarterfinals at Middle Tennessee on Wednesday night.

Monday, March 5, 2012

Gopher Basketball are No. 10 Seed

Wrapping up a second straight struggle of a Big Ten season, the Minnesota Gophers ended on a high note with a 81-69 win over Nebraska.

Chip Armelin scored a career-high 20 points with seven rebounds, Rodney Williams had 16 points and eight rebounds along with three outstanding dunks as Minnesota stopped a six-game losing streak.

The Gophers, the No. 10 seed, open the Big Ten Tournament against No. 7 Northwestern on Thursday.

Gophers Earn No. 1 Seed

For the first in five years, Minnesota is getting ready for the league playoffs as the top seed in the WCHA. As the WCHA regular season champion, the Gophers will take the McNaughton Cup into their best-of-three first-round series against Alaska Anchorage next weekend.

The Seawolves swept the Gophers in Minnesota last season, sealing a third straight year missing the NCAA tournament.

The six winners of the first round will advance to the WCHA Final Five, held March 15-17 at the Xcel Energy Center in St. Paul.

Congratulations to the Minnesota Gophers Men's hockey team for being the WCHA Champs and gaining the top seed in the WCHA playoffs!

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