Here's a good way to piss off young hockey fans: force them to attend college football games. For a whole year. Until last week, the University of Minnesota had been bundling season sports tickets together. Students looking to purchase the $99 Gopher men's season tickets were being required to sh ... More >>
Today's Sid Hartman column contains a big scoop about a new, $70 million practice facility for Jerry Kill's football team. The only problem is it's totally inaccurate, at least according to one high ranking University of Minnesota official.Citing unnamed sources, Hartman, 94, reports that ground wil ... More >>
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Today, the Vikings announced the signing of former University of Minnesota linebacker and 2009 defensive captain Simoni Lawrence.Lawrence's return to Minnesota following a successful stint in the CFL is a feel-good story, unless you're Karla Rehberg, the 57-year-old Whittier resident Lawrence crunch ... More >>
Today, the Associated Press published a piece listing a reason to watch each of the 35 college football bowl games coming up between now and the BCS National Championship on January 6.SEE ALSO: Jerry Kill to Jim Souhan: "Kiss my ass"The piece, written by Ralph Russo, offers mostly serious reasons to ... More >>
The 8-2 Gophers football team has won four consecutive Big Ten games and will play its biggest game in years tomorrow when it hosts arch-rival Wisconsin (the Badgers are also 8-2). SEE ALSO: Gophers football fan photobombs ESPN camera during Stanford basketball game [IMAGE] In advance of the big gam ... More >>
Minnesota @GopherFootball photobomb in Stanford student section vs. BYU basketball on ESPN2. pic.twitter.com/0Inrs7BqKQ-- Todd Erickson (@quick_slant) November 12, 2013 The Gophers football team has won four consecutive Big Ten contests and will be playing its biggest game in at least a decade a wee ... More >>
In a statement released this afternoon, University of Minnesota officials announced Jerry Kill will be taking a leave of absence from coaching the Gophers football team to focus on his epilepsy treatment.RELATED: Star Tribune apologizes for Jim Souhan column about Coach Kill's epileptic seizures As ... More >>
Rep. Gene Pelowski, D-Winona, is chair of the House Higher Education Finance and Policy Committee, so it's not like he's just another voice in the wilderness when it comes to the University of Minnesota.SEE ALSO: Rush Limbaugh decries University of Minnesota's female orgasm event And at a time when ... More >>
Rep. Ryan Winkler, D-Golden Valley, has a case of the sads over the exodus of the University of Minnesota and University of North Dakota from the Western Collegiate Hockey Association.SEE ALSO: UMD hockey fans warned after "smallpox blankets" chant during Fighting Sioux seriesNext year, the storied ... More >>
A December 28 Wall Street Journal report raised questions about the amount of money the U of M is spending on administrative costs at an unfortunate time - the university is seeking $91.6 million from the legislature for the next two years, a 8.4 funding increase over the current biennium.SEE ALSO:- ... More >>
On the list of top-earning University of Minnesota employees for fiscal year 2012, University President Eric Kaler comes in a distant third.See Also:- When it comes to U salaries, Tubby, Blake-Davis top Bruininks- Minnesota universities join the rest of the nation in plying presidents with CEO salar ... More >>
Booze sales at TCF Bank Stadium seem to have been a win-win both for the U of M's athletics department and for police.SEE ALSO: Beer sales at TCF Bank Stadium means Gophers football finally leads Big Ten in something Not only did booze sales bring in nearly a million bucks, but the Gophers' 2012 hom ... More >>
As Michael Rand notes on his RandBall blog, there are reasons for the U of M to be excited about being selected to play in the December 28 Meineke Car Care Bowl in Houston -- "It means a primetime bowl appearance on a Friday night, on ESPN, with no other televised bowl competition" and "It means a c ... More >>
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Late yesterday, the Hennepin County medical examiner's office announced that 22-year-old University of Minnesota football player Gary Tinsley died due to an enlarged heart.Tinsley had a condition called cardiomegaly, more commonly known as an enlarged heart, which can be developed temporarily becaus ... More >>
The Minnesota Gophers football team is finally first in the Big Ten!No, not in the standings, silly. That's preposterous. But the Gophers are the first team in the conference to allow alcohol sales at their stadium.Earlier this week, legislators voted overwhelmingly in favor of a bill allowing beer ... More >>
Authorities are treating the death of Gophers linebacker Gary Tinsley as "suspicious," University of Minnesota Police Chief Greg Hestness said at a press conference this afternoon. Hestness says there was nothing about the scene to suggest a crime had been committed, but "the death of a young athle ... More >>
The U of M ranked 20th overall in spending on college sports. Talk about getting little on-field bang for the buck. A Memphis Business Journal analysis indicates that during the 2010-11 academic year, the University of Minnesota spent $17 million on its football program -- the 36th most out of an ... More >>
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The guard in the pink jacket tried to fight... pretty much everyone.The University of Minnesota football team actually won a big game on Saturday, stealing a late win over a pretty decent University of Iowa team.As the seconds counted down on the 22-21 comeback victory, Minnesota students, finall ... More >>
Jerry Kill will take "some time" off to treat his seizures.Jerry Kill will seek treatment at Mayo Clinic for his seizures, which have continued to reoccur since he suffered one on the sidelines at the end of Minnesota's game against San Diego State.Last week, Kill announced that he'd had somethin ... More >>
Because nothing says "Let's get ready for some college football!" like a vintage 1986 R&B jam, the University of Minnesota decided to pair up footage of Goldy the Gopher running around the TCF Stadium with the music video for Midnight Star's "Midas Touch" to create one of the weirdest promo v ... More >>
Jerry Kill's seizure brought the game to a stunned, 10-minute silence.Jerry Kill's first home game as head coach of University of Minnesota football team came to a scary end when Kill suffered a seizure with less than a minute left in the team's 28-21 loss to New Mexico State. Moments after the G ... More >>
Ricky Rubio: Caution, savior at work.Ricky Rubio has arrived in Minnesota with all the fanfare of a rock star, and now has the not-so-enviable task of trying to help the Minnesota Timberwolves earn the respect of their fans rather than ridicule.So in honor of Rubio's arrival, let's look back at f ... More >>
The Metrodome is out of service, so the Vikes will move across the river.Are you ready for some outdoor football? The Metrodome is still torn and frayed from the blizzard, so the Minnesota Vikings are going to host the Chicago Bears at the University of Minnesota's TCF Bank Stadium on Monday ... More >>
Jerry Kill is not Tubby Smith.Back on September 25, Jerry Kill and his Northern Illinois Huskies handed the Gophers their third straight home loss of the season. Now Kill is coming back to try and give Minnesota a hand out of the ditch. The university will officially announce its way-off-the ... More >>
The home of rank capitalism.The University of Wisconsin has the kind of problem we wish we had with the University of Minnesota: How to dispose of Rose Bowl tickets in a fair and decent manner. For now, we'll just watch from a distance. It's quite a game, too. Some 5,800 student tickets went ... More >>
Tim Brewster has been fired.University of Minnesota football coach Tim Brewster was kicked out of his job Sunday, a day after the Gophers lost 28-17 at Purdue. Offensive coordinator Jeff Horton has now been handed the responsibility of salvaging the team's 1-6 season, while Brewster rides of ... More >>
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TCF Stadium ticket sales are weakSwanky new stadiums only go so far: The University of Minnesota is reporting that it's having a hard time selling tickets to students to watch their very own Golden Gophers ahead of the 2010 season, just a year after the same seats sold out well in advance. Th ... More >>
Salamon is the third Gophers football player to find himself on the wrong side of the law in the past two weeks.
Bono and the boys plan to bring some elevation to the new home of Gophers football.
Narrow Saturday win over D-IAA South Dakota State begs the question.
Sounds like there may be an unforgettable fire at TCF Stadium next year. Stay tuned.
Gophers get state-of-the-art arena, but at what price?
We understand the need to continue drinking to actually enjoy watching the Gophers play. Here are some ways to smuggle in some fun.
If you want to drink booze at the new University of Minnesota football stadium on campus, you'll have to be privileged, says University President Robert Bruininks.
If it's any consolation, eleven teams comprise the Big Ten. So there's that.
The Vikings beat down the Jags; the Gophers crumble; the Wild begin to show signs of weakness.
Minnesota football coach gets the heave-ho after a decade. Blowing 31 point lead in Insight Bowl the final straw.
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