Tuesday, March 26, 2013

Minnesota Golden Gophers Football history

Some notable Minnesota Golden Gopher football alumni include Marion Barber III and Laurence Maroney. Both superb running backs have a good chance of winning a Super Bowl ring with their respective teams, the Dallas Cowboys and the New England Patriots. These superstar running backs actually played on the same squad together, making the Golden Gophers running attack the most potent in the nation.

Minnesota Golden Gophers football fell on hard times last season but the future looks bright with head coach Tim Brewster's commitment to recruiting. In their history, the Golden Gophers football team has won six National Championships but none since 1960. More recently, the Golden Gophers football team has won the 2002 Music City Bowl, the 2003 Sun Bowl and the 2004 Music City Bowl.

Gopher Football Helmet

Williams Arena History

The Minnesota Golden Gophers men's basketball team wears the school colors of maroon and gold and play their games out of Williams Arena in Minneapolis, Minnesota. When the Big Ten was established in 1905, the Minnesota Gophers already had a basketball program and won the first two conference titles. The Gophers men's basketball team were very successful in their early years. Gopher Basketball tickets sell quickly!

In modern times, the Gophers moved from the Kenwood Armory in downtown Minneapolis to the University of Minnesota Field House, later Williams Arena, in 1928. Williams Arena was named after Henry L. Williams, the former Minnesota Golden Gophers football coach in 1950. The arena originally could only sell 9,500 Minnesota Gophers men's basketball tickets, but in 1950, it was remodeled and expanded, making way for a capacity of 18,025. Williams Arena is known as one of the only arenas to have a raised court, in which players must climb stairs to an elevated playing surface.

Sunday, March 24, 2013

Mariucci Arena has the best Minnesota Gopher hockey legends

Mariucci Arena proudly boasts some of the best Minnesota Gopher hockey legends.  John Mayasich scored 144 goals and 154 assists in 111 games played.  His #8 jersey hangs on a banner in Mariucci Arena.  There is also a mural depicting all of the 1st Team All-Americans to play for Minnesota as well as the Hobey Baker Award Winners.  The history in Mariucci Arena is unmatched.

Gopher WCHA games

Hey Gopher hockey fans, we have all your news. This weekend there are WCHA games at the Xcel Energy Center. Here is the game schedule so you know when to make it to a game and cheer on your Gophers.

Thursday: 3/21 Minnesota State vs Wisconsin 2:07 pm WCHA Final Five Quarterfinal St. Paul
Thursday: 3/21 Colorado College vs North Dakota 7:07 pm WCHA Final Five Quarterfinal St. Paul
Friday: 3/22 Minn St/Wisconsin vs St. Cloud State 2:07 pm WCHA Final Five Semifinal
Firday:  3/22 Colorado College/North Dakota vs Minnesota 7:07 pm WCHA Final Five Semifinal

Thursday, March 14, 2013

The Big Ten Bracket for the 2013 Big Ten Men's Basketball Tournament

You heard it here first Gophers, the Big Ten Bracket for the 2013 Big Ten Men's Basketball Tournament is now available. The Gophers will head to the event as the No. 9 seed and open on Thursday, March 14th against the No. 8 seed Illinois Fighting Illini. The game is scheduled to tip at 11 a.m. Central Time from United Center. And we found all the tickets you need.

WHCA Playoffs at Mariucci Arena 3/15-3/17

GOPHER HOCKEY FANS are so excited! The WHCA playoffs are at Mariucci and we are so excited to be hosting. The playoffs will be over the 3/15-3/17 weekend. We have tickets, be there or be square to support your Gopher hockey team. They will need it! Click the link below to order your tickets from a great source we found!
                   WHCA PLAYOFFS TICKETS 

Hockey fans everywhere! Here are the WCHA Men's final standings:

Tied for first place: St. Cloud State and Minnesota
Second place: North Dakota
Tied for third place: Wisconsin, Denver, Minnesota State
Fourth place:  Nebraska Omaha
Fifth place: Colorado College
Sixth place: Minnesota Duluth
Seventh place: Michigan Tech
Eighth place: Bemidji State
Ninth place: Alaska Anchorage

Tuesday, March 5, 2013

Gopher Denver Games Recap

We found Friday maddening as the Gophers fell to Denver in a 2-0 loss.

So, let's talk about that win on Saturday. Minnesota rebounded from that bad loss Friday night with a huge effort and win on Saturday. The No.2 Minnesota men's hockey team scored five unanswered goals, including four in the third period, as the Gophers picked up a 5-1 win. Now the Gophers are tied for second in WCHA with two more games to go. Zach Budish had four points (two goals and two assists) to tie his career-high to help the win.

Trevor Mbakwe Has Been Named the Big Ten Conference Player of the Week

Exciting news for Gopher fans everywhere! Gophers senior Trevor Mbakwe has been named the Big Ten Conference Player of the week. This may have been because he had 21 points and 12 rebounds in the 77-73 upset against the Hoosiers. What a great honor for this St. Paul native. Support the Gophers and Trevor Mbakwe, get to Williams Arena and cheer on the Gophers!

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