Friday, July 26, 2013

2013 NHL Entry Draft and Gophers!

Exciting news for Gopher fans everywhere! Some incoming freshmen from the Minnesota men's hockey program were selected in the 2013 NHL Entry Draft. The lucky hockey players include Tommy Vannelli, Taylor Cammarata, Hudson Fasching and Michael Brodzinski. We are sure they are more than excited about their possible futures. First however, they'll wear the Gopher jersey's this fall and hopefully help the team make it to win the Big Ten Conference title. That would be great, wouldn't it? These new players will join 11 other Gophers on the current roster (and 191 all-time) who have been drafted in the NHL. Although we don't want to loose these hockey players, we will let them leave and go on to bigger and better things. Just goes to show that Gophers hockey players are the most talented!


Wednesday, July 24, 2013

Gopher Football Player Cedric Thompson

Junior safety Cedric Thompson was featured in the Star Tribune on Sunday, July 7. It brought a tear to every Gopher fans eyes.

The article was written by Gopher beat writer Joe Christensen and took the readers through Thompson's life journey from Compton, Calif., to Bombay Beach, Calif., to Minneapolis to play for the Gophers. Cedric Thompson has taken a different route to the classrooms compared to his high school classmates from Compton.  Thompson has now realized that living in a small, suffering town has given him drive to be the best he can be in the classroom and on the field. Thanks so much for your effort, Cedric! We love watching you on the field. Keep doing what you're doing.

Monday, July 22, 2013

Gopher Football with Start Times Announced

You heard it here first, Gopher fans! We are here to announce the new 2013 Gopher football start times.

8/29/13 vs. UNLV at TCF Stadium at 6:00 pm
9/7/13 at New Mexico State at 7 pm
9/14/13 vs. Western Illinois at TCF Stadium at 11 am
9/28/13 vs. Iowa (Homecoming) at TCF Stadium 2:30 pm
10/5/13 at Michigan 2:30 pm
11/02/13 at Indiana 2:30 pm

We can't wait to Gopher football to start; the season is going to be GREAT!

Thursday, July 18, 2013

Gopher Football Schedule and tickets

 08/29 vs. UNLVTICKETS
 09/07 at New Mexico StateTICKETS
 09/14 vs. Western IllinoisTICKETS
 09/21 vs. San Jose StateTICKETS
 09/28 vs. IowaTICKETS
 10/05 at MichiganTICKETS
 10/19 at NorthwesternTICKETS
 10/26 vs. NebraskaTICKETS
 11/02 at IndianaTICKETS
 11/09 vs. Penn StateTICKETS
 11/23 vs. WisconsinTICKETS
 11/30 at Michigan StateTICKETS

We only want our Gopher readers to have the best Gopher football experience. This is why we find great tickets for you! Check out and get ready to cheer the Gophers on the victory.


Thursday, July 11, 2013

Do you like the Gopher Mascot?

It has come to my attention that some Gopher fans don't really like Goldy the Gopher. Really? Let's weigh in here with our other Gopher fans: If you could redo the Gopher mascot, what else would you choose?

Personally, I like the Gopher mascot. It's unique and funny! Not too overplayed like, say a wildcat, and fits well with the Minnesota themes.


Personally, I don't think the Gophers would be the same without Goldy!

Tuesday, July 9, 2013

Gopher Alum Glen Perkins at the MLB All-Star Game

The University of Minnesota alum and the current pitcher for the Minnesota Twins, Glen Perkins, has been selected to the 2013 Major League Baseball All-Star Team. He will represent the Minnesota Twins as well as his teammate Joe Mauer. It is Perkins' first time to the All-Star Game, and it should be great. The All-Star Game will be held in New York, July 16 at Citi Field.

Glen Perkins will become the seventh former Golden Gopher player to make it to the MLB All-Star Game. He's the first since 1996 when Dan Wilson represented Seattle. Other Gophers who've made it to the All-Star Game include: Dave Winfield, Paul Molitor, Terry Steinbach, Greg Olson, Denny Neagle and Dan Wilson. Although he did not play for Minnesota, former Gophers coach Dick Siebert also made it to the 1943 All-Star Game with Philadelphia.

As a Golden Gopher baseball player, Perkins was an All-American in both of his 2003 and 2004 seasons. He was named the 2003 Big Ten Freshman of the Year. Glen Perkins was also named the 2004 Big Ten Pitcher of the Year and the 2004 Big Ten Most Outstanding Player of the Big Ten Tournament. He finished his career 19-5 with a 2.87 ERA, 13 complete games, two shutouts and 230 strikeouts in 216.1 innings pitched, and we loved every second of it!

Glen Perkins is going to great during the 2013 Major League Baseball All-Star game, and he needs all the fan support he can get! Watch the 2013 Major League Baseball All-Star game and get into the American baseball spirit!

Monday, July 8, 2013

2013 Gopher Football Tickets

We want the very best for our Gopher fans, which is why we try to send you to great places for Gopher tickets. Our newest find is a Independent Minnesota Ticket Broker who is not affiliated with the Minnesota Gophers, but they are just Gopher football fans like all of you! This website is a great resource for Gopher news, ticket selections, and a great look into the team roster. Check out for all your Gopher football ticket needs!

Thursday, July 4, 2013

Gopher Football: Not as far away as you think

Gopher Football is not as far away as you think!! And, Gopher football fans, you heard it here first. We are here to announce the new 2013 Gopher football start times.

8/29/13 vs. UNLV at TCF Stadium at 6:00 pm
9/7/13 at New Mexico State at 7 pm
9/14/13 vs. Western Illinois at TCF Stadium at 11 am
9/28/13 vs. Iowa (Homecoming) at TCF Stadium 2:30 pm
10/5/13 at Michigan 2:30 pm 
11/02/13 at Indiana 2:30 pm 

Buy your Gopher football tickets today and make it to a game to support the Golden Gophers! Need tickets? Check out inventory here!

TCF Bank

Monday, July 1, 2013

Happy Fourth of July, Gophers!

Happy Fourth of July, Gopher fans, and thank you to those men and women who protect our freedom! Spend time with your family this Fourth of July and be thankful of all you have and your freedom.

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