Tuesday, September 30, 2014

Gopher's Exhibitian Game

To get a first hand look at the Gophers Men’s Hockey Team this season, be sure to pick up tickets today for their game on October 4th at Mariucci Arena against the Northern Alberta Institute of Technology Ooks.

Tickets are selling fast, so be sure to get them today!

Monday, September 22, 2014

Non-Minnesotans on The Golden Gopher Men's Hockey Team

Minnesota kids make up the majority of the Gophers Men’s Hockey Team. In fact, local talent occupies 22 out of the 25 roster slots. That said, the three other players that make up the rest of the roster deserve equal fan support as well. So we thought it would be appropriate to highlight them and their respective collegiate careers up to this point in time.

Sam Warning

A senior Forward from Chesterfield Missouri, last year with the Gophers he achieved a new career high in points, assists and goals. With 34 points total, 14 goals and 20 assists. Expect to see Warning improve and set new career highs in his final season with the Gophers.

Robin Höglund

Höglund, a freshman hailing all the way from MöIndal, Sweden, played for a club team, the Janesville Jets, last year and scored 24 goals in 57 appearances. The forward brings some international flavor to the mostly Minnesota native team.

Leon Bristedt

Another freshman hailing from Sweden, although this time Stockholm instead of MöIndal, Bristedt previously played for the club team Linköping.  According to Hockeysfuture.com Bristedt was ranked 24th amongst European prospects in Central Scouting's final rankings prior to the 2014 NHL Draft.

Don Lucia Profile

Meet Don Lucia, the head coach of the Minnesota Golden Gophers Men’s Hockey Team. Under Lucia, the Gophers Hockey program has maintained its long-standing reign of success, collecting two NCAA National Championship titles in 2002 and 2003.

Prior to taking the coaching reigns at the U, Lucia got his start with the University of Alaska Fairbanks, coaching the Nanooks hockey team for six years. While with the Nanooks he compiled a 99-97-19 record and won a Great West Hockey Conference title.

His second head coaching stop saw Lucia take the helm at Colorado College for six years. While coaching the Tigers he compiled a 166-68-18 record and took the Tigers to a Frozen Four and NCCA Title game, where they finished as a runner up.

Lucia took the Gophers job in 1999, and in his third season in 2002 led the Gophers to their first national championship in 23 years. In his 15 years at the helm, Lucia has compiled a 372-187-65 record. Also under Lucia, the Golden Gophers have won three MacNaughton Cups (awarded to the WCHA's regular season champion) and won the Broadmoor Trophy three times (awarded to the WCHA playoff champion).

One of only four coaches in NCAA history to lead a team to back-to-back titles, Lucia has shaped the Gophers hockey program into a national powerhouse and a pipeline for future NHL stars.

Tuesday, September 16, 2014

Meet the Assistant Coaches of the Men's Basketball Team

Ben Johnson 

For longtime Gopher fans his name likely rings a bell, as Johnson is a former Gopher player turned coach. Prior to returning home, Johnson acted as an assistant coach on Tim Miles' University of Nebraska staff. While with the Huskers, the former Gopher captain assisted in all-day-to-day basketball-related duties while also serving as a recruiting coordinator.

Dan McHale 

After devoting the early part of his coaching career to Kevin Willard, spending three years with the current head coach at Seton Hall and his previous school, Iona, McHale made the move to work with Richard Pitino – both at Louisville and now Minnesota.

Kimani Young

Young tagged alongside head coach Richard Pitino when he moved up north from Florida International University. Young was an assistant on Pitino’s FIU staff to take on the maroon and gold colors. Young assists in all aspects of the program including recruiting, scouting of opponents and

Tuesday, September 9, 2014

Richard Pitino Profile

Meet Richard Pitino, the head coach of the University of Minnesota Golden Gophers. The son of esteemed basketball coach Rick Pitino, it appears as if Richard Pitino is changing the U’s basketball culture by instilling a tradition of winning into a program that once seemed off the beaten path.

Prior to becoming the head coach of the Gophers and leading them to become NIT Champions, Pitino got his start as a an assistant on a multitude of basketball programs, never staying at one place for more than two years.

Pitino got his head coaching break with Florida International University. In his first and only season with the Panthers, he compiled an 18-14 record and instituted a high-pressure defense that saw the team finish eighth in the nation in steals.

As we all know, Pitino then got a call from the University of Minnesota. In his first season with the team Pitino broke the school record for most wins in a season with 25.  With Pitino at the helm, it looks like the progr

Wednesday, September 3, 2014

Early Wishing For A Bowl Birth

Is it too early to be hoping for a Gopher Football Bowl birth? Call me an irrational fan if you like, but after seeing the strides the team made last year, I don’t think it is. In fact, I will be deciding for myself if the team is bowl worthy or not when they take on Middle Tennessee State this Saturday at TCF Bank Stadium.

I’m going to be there cause Gopher football games rock. You should join me. Also take a tip from me and buy a parking pass ahead of time here. They really come in handy and make getting to the games a breeze.

Monday, August 25, 2014

Gophers Home Opener Against Eastern Illinois

The first home game of the season is three days away and Gopher fans can’t wait to storm TCF Bank Stadium this Saturday for what is sure to be a hard hitting game for head coach Jerry Kill and company.

The home opener has the Gophers pitted against the Eastern Illinois Panthers. The Gophers are favored to win the game, so let’s hope they do so. Ya know, because how great would it be to start the season off undefeated?

Monday, August 11, 2014

Gophers vs. Hawkeyes 2014

The hottest selling Gopher ticket currently is the game in which Gophers take on the Iowa Hawkeyes and battle for the Floyd of Rosedale.

This should come as no surprise to Gopher fans, because as many can attest to -- this is one of the fiercest rivalries in all of College Football.

Also the trophy is awesome.

If you’re having trouble finding tickets for the game on November 8th, I know of this place here that can help you out.

Monday, August 4, 2014

2014 Gopher Football Schedule

Below is the Gophers schedule for you to check out. If you’re interested in going to any of the games, you should purchase your tickets through here!

08/28 vs. Eastern Illinois

 09/06 vs. Middle Tennessee State

 09/13 at TCU

 09/20 vs. San Jose State

 09/27 at Michigan

 10/11 vs. Northwestern

 10/18 vs. Purdue

 10/25 at Illinois

 11/08 vs. Iowa

 11/15 vs. Ohio State

 11/22 at Nebraska

 11/29 at Wisconsin

Monday, July 28, 2014

Meet Head Coach Jerry Kill

Jerry Kill is the 31st University of Minnesota football head coach. Entering his fourth season at the helm this year, the former Northern Illinois head coach has a career record of 144-91.

At first beginning his coaching career at Football programs below NCAA Division I rankings, Kill found himself coaching Division I ball for the first time when he coached the Northern Illinois Huskies. Still only a MAC school, now the head coach for the Gophers who are in the Big 10, Kill finally has found himself in a BCS Conference.  

Kill became the head coach of the Gophers on December 7th 2010. Ahead of him was a program that, following the tumultuous Tim Brewster era, needed rebuilding. Following a first season of growing pains, Kill has coached the Gophers to two consecutive bowl game appearances. And last year, his third with the team, he coached the team to an 8 win season – the team’s first 8 win season in over a decade.  

With the steady improvement Kill has brought to the program under his tenure, spirits are high for the up coming season.

Monday, July 14, 2014

Gophers Basketball Land Their First Class of 2015 Commit

Over the weekend, head coach Richard Pitino landed his first verbal commit for the class of 2015 from four star recruit Kevin Dorsey. The point guard chose the Gophers over Maryland, VCU and Virginia Tech.

Below is a mixtape of his game:


Monday, July 7, 2014

Former Gopher Glen Perkins Selected to Second Straight All-Star Game

The former Gopher  and current Twins pitcher was selected to his second consecutive All-Star game this year, and while I'm sure he is thrilled about the achievement, something tells me Mr. Perkins is more excited about this year's game (especially over last years) since it is being played in his home state of Minnesota.

Perkins is the seventh Golden Gopher to make an MLB All-Star Game, and is only the third Gopher to make more than one appearance.

While at the U, Perkins was a two time All-American.

Friday, May 30, 2014

Gophers Installing New Field at TCF Bank Stadium

The official Gopher Football twitter account tweeted the following photo out announcing that the program is installing the new field today for the home opener.

If you want tickets to the home opener I suggest getting them here.

Tuesday, May 13, 2014

Upcoming Gopher Basketball Season

Gopher fans! Listen up!

Who is getting excited for the Gopher 2014-2015 basketball season? Coming off the 2014 NIT championship and a school-record 25 wins, the Gophers will be returning along with four starters and eight letter winners and with six players. They will be taking the court for the second time under head coach Richard Pitino and we can't wait to see what they do on the court.

Gopher Basketball Fans

What are you most excited about for the upcoming Gopher basketball season? 

Thursday, May 8, 2014

Former Gophers Playing in the NHL

It's so fun to see past Gopher players still hitting the ice in the NHL playoffs!

The NHL Playoffs are alive and well and we are enjoying every second of the great hockey competition! There is a handful of former Gophers playing on various NHL teams. Watch for Alex Goilgoski, Erik Johnson, Keith Ballard, Erik Haula, Jordan Leopold, Nick Leddy, Thomas Vanek and Paul Martin as they represent the Maroon and Gold in the NHL postseason playoff games.

It's been so great to watch Gophers on the ice during the NHL playoffs and we hope you are getting a chance to watch too!

Friday, May 2, 2014

Parking for Gopher Football at TCF Bank Stadium

Everyone at this Golden Gophers blog wants Gopher fans (especially our readers) to have the best times at each Gopher game they attend.

We understand better than anyone else that parking can be tough when you're attending a Gopher football game at TCF Bank Stadium! General public parking in an attended facility is available only on West Bank and in St. Paul.

Available locations for non-pass parking:
West Bank: 19th Avenue Ramp and 21st Avenue Ramp
St. Paul: Gortner Avenue Ramp, Lot 101 and Lot S108

Good luck finding parking before the Gopher football games and check out gopherfootballtickets.com for parking passes available.

Gopher Football Mascot

Thursday, May 1, 2014

Thank You, Gopher basketball fans!

As always, it's so important to thank our fans for a great season. In this case, our Gopher basketball fans still need to be thanked.

It's been a fun Gopher basketball season and we need to thank you, Gopher basketball fans! The Gophers could not have made it that far without you. Williams Arena was always packed full of fans ready to cheer their hardest.

Keep checking back for Gopher basketball news and team updates, plus great early bird ticket deals we will find for you for the next season of Gopher basketball!

The Barn

Go Gophers! 

Friday, April 25, 2014

Minnesota Gopher 2014 Football Schedule

Gopher fans, it's never too early to think about Gopher football! It's almost May which means it's almost summer which means football season is right around the corner! Check out the schedule below to see when the Gophers play each opponent.

 08/28 vs. Eastern Illinois
 09/06 vs. Middle Tennessee State
 09/13 at TCU
 09/20 vs. San Jose State
 09/27 at Michigan
 10/11 vs. Northwestern
 10/18 vs. Purdue
 10/25 at Illinois
 11/08 vs. Iowa
 11/15 vs. Ohio State
 11/22 at Nebraska
 11/29 at Wisconsin

And as always, Go Gophers!

Gopher Football Mascot

Friday, April 18, 2014

Gophers Frozen Four Review

Gopher fans everywhere as we watched Union take down the Gophers on Saturday night with a final score of 7-4 and it was very disappointing. The Gophers lost the national title game Saturday night in front of 18,742 at the Wells Fargo Center.

The Minnesota Gophers were out for their sixth national championship!  It was a great hockey season, Gophers! We can't wait to see what next season brings because it's about to be bigger and better.

Go Gophers! 

Friday, April 11, 2014

Gopher Hockey Causes Riots in Dinkytown

I'm sure you've heard the news, it's all over the place! Dinkytown was crazy last night with riots all over the place in response to Minnesota Gophers NCAA semifinal hockey victory over archrival North Dakota. We are so happy that the Gophers are advancing to the NCAA title game, but fans beware that the cops will not tolorate any destructive behavior.

Check out this article from the Star Tribune and enjoy the game responsibly!

Gophers NIT Championship 2014 Game Review

Great news for the Gophers! The Gopher basketball team placed first in the NIT Championship game and they couldn't be happier with this result. Even though they didn't make it to the NCAA Tournament, they used it as a great opportunity to grow and play their game.

In the championship game against SMU, the Gophers came out victorious with a 65-63 win. It's been a great season, Gophers! I don't know about you, but we can't wait for next year!

Thursday, April 3, 2014

U of M vs. Penn State Basketball Recap

It was senior night at the Minnesota Gophers vs. Penn State basketball game, and of course, we saw Austin Hollins honored for his commitment for the Gophers.

Hollins also brought Gophers to one last regular-season victory over Penn State on 81-63 which gave the Gophers an opportunity for playing time at the Big Ten tournament. The Big Ten tournament was in Indianapolis with Minnesota, who are ranked 19-12, 8-10 Big Ten, getting a rematch with Penn State, who are ranked 15-16, and 6-12 in the Big Ten.

Go Gophers!

Gopher Basketball Fans

Big Ten Hockey Tournament Results

The Big Ten Tournament was a weekend full of great hockey and fans (mostly me!) were loving every second of it. The Gophers did not claim the title, however, it was fun hockey for everyone participating! Check out the stats below to see how the tournament played out and where your team ended up.

Thursday, March 20, 2014
Game 1: No. 6 Penn State def. No. 3 Michigan, 2-1 (2OT)
Game 2: No. 4 Ohio State def. No. 5 Michigan State, 2-1 (OT)

Friday, March 21, 2014
Game 3: No. 2 Wisconsin def. No. 6 Penn State, 2-1
Game 4: No. 4 Ohio State def. No. 1 Minnesota, 3-1

Saturday, March 22, 2014
Game 5: No. 2 Wisconsin def. No. 4 Ohio State, 5-4 (OT) 

Thursday, March 27, 2014

Gopher Football Spring Game 2014

Save the date for the Gopher 2014 spring game! It's coming up on April 12 at 1:30 p.m. and the Gophers need their fans there for support.

Like every other spring games, this spring game is going to be the ultimate fan experience and a good way to experience TCF Bank Stadium for free. Be there on April 12 for family fun, give-aways, face painting and food! The Gopher 2014 Spring Game is going to be a fantastic scrimmage and we want all Gopher fans to enjoy the time with the Gopher football team.

This is the best way to see how the Gophers are shaping up this season. Come on out to TCF Bank Stadium and catch all the action.

Gopher Football Mascot

Thursday, March 20, 2014

Big 10 Hockey Tournament at the Xcel Energy Center

The Big 10 Hockey Tournament at the Xcel Energy Center this weekend (3/20-3/22) is going to be a hot event for hockey fans everywhere! Big 10 hockey fans are coming to the Xcel Energy Center to support the Minnesota Gophers, the Michigan State Spartans, the University of Michigan Wolverines, the Wisconsin Badgers, the Penn State Nittany Lions, and the Ohio State Buckeyes as they play through the Big 10 Men's hockey tournament.

Thursday 3/20 at 2 PM  Big Ten Quarterfinal 

Thursday 3/20 at 7 PM Big Ten Quarterfinal  

Friday 3/21 at 2 PM Big Ten Semifinal  

Friday 3/21 at 7 PM Big Ten Semifinal

Saturday 3/22 at 7 PM Big Ten Championship

You know what we're going to say, Go Gophers!!

Tuesday, March 11, 2014

Gopher Football Spring Practice Scehdule

The Gopher football spring practice has started. All spring practices are open to the public and media and we encourage you to get out to the games. Gopher football buzz and we want you to be a part of it for yourself! Below is a schedule of the remaining spring football practices for the University of Minnesota.

March 4, 4 p.m. Gibson-Nagurski Football Complex 
March 6, 4 p.m. Gibson-Nagurski Football Complex 
March 8, 11:20 a.m. Gibson-Nagurski Football Complex 
March 11, 4 p.m. Gibson-Nagurski Football Complex 
March 13, 4 p.m. Gibson-Nagurski Football Complex 
March 25, 4 p.m. Gibson-Nagurski Football Complex 
March 27, 4 p.m. Gibson-Nagurski Football Complex 
March 29, 11:20 a.m. Gibson-Nagurski Football Complex 
April 1, 4 p.m.  Gibson-Nagurski Football Complex 
April 3, 4 p.m. Gibson-Nagurski Football Complex 
April 5, 11:20 a.m. Gibson-Nagurski Football Complex 
April 8, 4 p.m. Gibson-Nagurski Football Complex 
April 11, 4 p.m. Gibson-Nagurski Football Complex 
April 12, 1:30 p.m. TCF Bank Stadium 

Get to a Gopher football spring practice and support the Gophers early on!  

Tuesday, March 4, 2014

Never too Early to think about Gopher Football

We know, we know. It's only March, but I'm already getting excited for this upcoming Gopher football season. Because it's never too early to think about the Gophers season, I want you to make sure you know about Gopherfootballtickets.com. This easy to use website will have the best options for Gopher football tickets when the schedules are released. Keep an eye on my blog and on Gopherfootballtickets.com so that you can get the best tickets available for the Gophers season!

Tuesday, February 25, 2014

Gopher Football Signing

Gopher football signing day was a huge success and we can't to see what this next season brings with all the new players.

We want to give a huge Minnesota welcome to Gopher Nation, especially those players from Minnesota - Jacques Perra, Payton Jordahl, Davis Anderson, Jeff Jones, Brandon Lingen, Andrew Stelter, Logan McElfresh and Josh Parks. These fresh faced boys are going to make football season great for the Gophers.

Can't wait to see the boys hit the field and become true Gophers!

Tuesday, February 18, 2014

Gopher Fans in the Snow

It's a blizzard out there, huh Gopher fans? Makes us think about past Gopher football games and how the Gophers can usually play through whatever weather. We love this picture of the Gophers playing through the snow because it shows their character.

Friday, February 14, 2014

Gopher Football 2014 is not that far away!

Gopher Football 2014 is not that far away, when you think about it! This is why everyone at Minnesota Gopher Blog wants you to know it's never too early to start thinking about Gopher football.

The game schedule is set and we will have the best tickets for all the best Gopher fans soon. Keep checking back to our blog so you can snag the greatest early bird deals on all Gopher football game tickets. We want you to get your Gopher tickets!

Tuesday, February 11, 2014

Gophers in the Olympics

The University of Minnesota Gopher hockey team has so much to be proud about with so many of their players currently playing in the 2014 Sochi Olympics.

We want to give a huge shout out to Phil Kessel, Paul Martin and Blake Wheeler for competing for the United States and Thomas Vanek playing for Austria. Gopher hockey players are the best.

Did you know that since 1936, the Gophers have had a representative in every single Olympic games?

All we have to say to that is GO GOPHERS!

Thursday, February 6, 2014

Gopher Football Signing Day

Hello all you Gopher fans! Missing Gopher football? So are we! Which is why we are so pleased to announce that Gopher football signing day was a huge success.

Everyone in our office can't wait to see what this next season brings with all the new players. We want to give a huge Minnesota welcome to those joining the Gopher Nation, especially those players from Minnesota - Jacques Perra, Payton Jordahl, Davis Anderson, Jeff Jones, Brandon Lingen, Andrew Stelter, Logan McElfresh and Josh Parks.

Can't wait to see the boys hit the field and become Gophers!

Gopher Football Mascot

Wednesday, February 5, 2014

Williams Arena Address

Need an address to the Gopher basketball arena? Williams Arena is located at Williams Arena
1925 University Avenue Se in Minneapolis, MN 55455.

Williams Arena is an great place to watch Gopher basketball and we want you to have the best experience possible!

Williams Arena
1925 University Avenue Se
Minneapolis, MN 55455

Gopher Basketball Fans

Wednesday, January 29, 2014

TCF Bank Stadium Address

Need an address to the Gopher football stadium? TCF Bank Stadium is located at TCF Bank Stadium 615 Washington Ave SE # C2 in Minneapolis, MN 55414.

TCF Bank Stadium is an great place to watch Gopher football and we want you to have the best experience possible!

TCF Bank Stadium
615 Washington Ave SE # C2
Minneapolis, MN 55414

Monday, January 20, 2014

Mariucci Arena Address

Need an address to the Gopher hockey arena? Mariucci Arena is located at 1901 4th Street Se in Minneapolis, MN 55455.

Mariucci Arena is an great place to watch Gopher hockey and we want you to have the best experience possible!

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