Posts tagged "Minnesota Golden Gophers"

#76 Minnesota Golden Gophers: College Football 77 in 77

#76 Minnesota Golden Gophers: College Football 77 in 77
In 2011, the Minnesota Golden Gophers played a very powerhouse USC team very tight, and utterly destroyed an Illini team that had completely quit on Ron Zook when they met in Minneapolis. Those were the highlights of a bad 3-9 season. The lowlights? a loss to dreadful North Dakota State which kicked off a horrendous four game losing streak that saw the Gophers outscored 31-144. New regimes take time, so maybe year two will be better? Well, the Minnesota state legislature approved the sale of beer on game days for 2012, so at least they’ll have that...

Illini Survive Ugly, Never-Ending 2OT Conference Opener vs. Gophers

Illini Survive Ugly, Never-Ending 2OT Conference Opener vs. Gophers
One of my all time favorite The Simpsons quotes: “Mr. Simpson, this is the biggest case of false advertising since my suit against the film the never ending story” –Lionel Hutz The legendary lawyer character played by the late, great Phil Hartman refers to a 1984 film with a running time of 94 minutes in... Read more »

College Football 77 in 77: #77 Minnesota Golden Gophers

At the 2010 Big Ten Tournament, I made a joke about how much I wanted to punch the University of Minnesota mascot, Goldy in the head. I’d love to watch his trademark head swivel around, except in this case put into motion by the force of a right-handed uppercut. Three days before the 2011 BTT,... Read more »
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Northwestern Eliminates Minnesota; Set to Face #1 Ohio State

As he has so many times this season, Northwestern Wildcats senior point guard Michael “Juice” Thompson carried his team on his back, leading his team to a victory over the Minnesota Golden Gophers in a Big Ten Tournament game they absolutely had to have in order to preserve any chance of a NCAA Tournament berth;... Read more »

Northwestern has Victorious Senior Night; Defeat Minnesota 68-57

The at-large bid chances are long gone for the Minnesota Golden Gophers. And it took another hit tonight. They were on the bubble until they hit a three games losing streak, all against Big Ten bubble teams (Michigan State Spartans, Michigan Wolverines, Penn State Nittany Lions). Now their path to a NCAA bid is the... Read more »

Tubby Smith's Must Read Comments on Social Media, News Business

In today’s college basketball landscape, Twitter, Facebook and other social media sites are having more of an impact than ever.  At Media Day, I had a rather thought-provoking and exclusive conversation with the Minnesota Golden Gophers Head Coach, the legendary Tubby Smith about all the media issues that can affect his program, the Big Ten... Read more »
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Tim Brewster's Struggles Continue vs. USC

Tim Brewster came to Minneapolis with the reputation as a top notch recruiter who would bring college football excitement and energy back to the Golden Gophers’ program. To those Minnesota faithful who have seen this before, with none other than Jim Wacker, the hiring was puzzling. This is especially the case when Gary Patterson, head... Read more »