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. 

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