Though the Gophers men's hockey team gave up a touchdown and extra point worth of goals during a 7-4 loss to Union College in the national championship game last night, Dinkytown revelers weren't dispirited.A heavy police presence and disappointing defeat didn't stop the streets from being overrun i ... More >>
Following a wild 42-39 win over Indiana on Saturday, the Gophers football team has won three straight Big Ten games and may be in the midst of their best season in a decade.THEY TOLD YOU SO: Vikings will be the worst team in the NFL this year, one group of experts conclude To put it mildly, things a ... More >>
-- Update at bottom of post -- The Gophers are rumored to have interest in hiring Florida International coach (and son of Rick Pitino) Richard Pitino as their next head basketball coach. Of course, athletic director Norwood Teague's previous interest in Shaka Smart, Fred Hoiberg, Flip Saunders, and ... More >>
-- Original post published Friday afternoon; update at bottom -- Sure, you have to take everything "The Common Man" Dan Cole says during his KFAN show with a grain of salt, but his sources when it comes to University of Minnesota men's basketball have been solid.SEE ALSO: DFL Rep. Gene Pelowski: Tub ... More >>
The University of Minnesota men's basketball team hadn't beaten a number-one ranked opponent since 1989 -- until last night.SEE ALSO: Tubby Smith busts all sorts of dance moves following Gophers' season-saving win [VIDEO] With more than a few members of Gophers nation calling for head coach Tubby Sm ... More >>
What a difference a few minutes can make.With 22.6 seconds left in regulation last night, the Gophers trailed Bo Ryan and the hated Wisconsin Badgers by two points. Wisconsin had the ball, meaning the good guys' chances of tying up the game and forcing overtime were slim to none. And with a once-pro ... More >>
Though it isn't always true that white men can't jump, it is the case that the Timberwolves' active roster features a collection of vertically challenged white guys (with a few exceptions, Derrick Williams and Dante Cunningham among them).SEE ALSO: Nikola Pekovic posterized by Harrison Barnes during ... More >>
Trevor Mbakwe has been in college so long, they didn't even have computer labs when he first started.Okay, that's an exaggeration, but dude really has been in college forever -- he played his first Division 1 game all the back in the fall of 2007, back before many Americans even knew who Barack O ... More >>
The story behind the iconic St. Paul venue
Screenshot from Sportsgrid video.Look closely to see the steam coming form Don Lucia's ears.Up 6-2 with less than two minutes to go, it looked like the Gophers had effectively clinched a clean comeback against Michigan Tech Saturday night at Mariucci Arena. As it turned out, the game was just ... More >>
Tim Pawlenty's portrait is more interesting than Tim Pawlenty.Tim Pawlenty's portrait will not hang in the White House unless he staples it to the wall during a civilian tour. But now the beloved former governor will forever haunt the hallway of the state Capitol, thanks to the unveiling of Pawle ... More >>
Time to play spin the radio dial, sports fans. WCCO-AM said today it's signed the Timberwolves to a four-year radio deal, snatching the hapless hoopsters way from longtime broadcasting partner KFAN. KFAN, meanwhile, has signed a three-year deal with the Wild, pulling the hockey team away f ... More >>
urbanfoodie33Another reason to love bicycles.More good bike news: The University of Minnesota has been named the ninth most bicycle-friendly campus in the United States by the American League of Bicyclists. And no, just because the Top 20 list is packed with California campuses, it doesn't ... More >>
"The Good Neighbor" has a bad week.Can you still be a "Good Neighbor" if everyone's moved away? Yesterday, we learned that WCCO-AM failed in its bid to snag Gov. Mark Dayton for a regular weekly radio show. Today, the University of Minnesota announced it was pulling the plug on all its long- ... More >>
Trevor Mbakwe was arrested Monday.Another member of the University of Minnesota men's basketball team is in trouble with the law. Junior Trevor Mbakwe, a 6-foot 8-inch, 240-pound forward, has been arrested because he posted a message on the Facebook page of a woman he was under a court order to ... More >>
Rengel took the team rivalry thing a little too far.So much for friendly team rivalry. Francisco Jose Rengel, a 22-year-old Madison man, allegedly took about 20 swings at some Minnesota Gophers fans after the Badgers basketball team's win Tuesday night, according to police. Rengel has been ... More >>
The U's lawyers originally predicted they would wrap up the investigation in a few weeks. That was four months ago.
It's the fourth time the Gophers have failed to make it past th4e first round.
Their first run to a Big Ten Tournament title game earned them a trip to the Big Dance. Get your bracketology on.
The sophomore guard may well prove the X-factor needed to get the Gophers into March Madness.
There's no better way to show your love for the Minnesota Gophers than to shave it in your manly chest hair.
The effort is sure to fail, but that won't stop the Minnesota Department of Public Safety from throwing time and money at it.
The Gopher women impressively advance in the NCAA while the fallen fellas look toward to a most fruitful 2010.
That's a jump from 7.5 percent in January and matches the national average. It will get worse before it gets better unfortunately.
Get your bracket out and advance the Gophers to Round 2. Here's why.
The Gopher's pedestrian finish didn't damn their NCAA hopes. Here's some initial analysis of the matchup. Get your bracketology on.
Will a first round Big Ten tourney win against N'Western get the Gophers into the NCAA? Here's the handicap.
Win two of their next three and Tubby & Crew make a fine case for March Madness. Tomorrow's showdown with Wisconsin looms huge.
Al Nolen and Lawrence Westbrook look to stop their collective slide tomorrow at Penn State.
Bring your sword, shield, and sneaks to East Lansing, Bill.
The Gophers magically raise our hopes only to anti-climatically crush them. Hi there NIT.
The Illini bring their own fans and whomp the Gophers, 84-60. Folks, it was a stinker.
Did you guys know that Chris Webber no longer plays for Michigan? And Neither does Rumeal Robinson! Turns out, they are both, like, 40 years old! Notes on the Gophers victory over the dismal Wolverines.
South Dakota State looks like a high school JV team, but plays like a high school varsity team. The Gophers forget to jump (except when they shouldn't). All that, plus Bjork.
Iowa State scored a pair of upsets early, then dominated the upper weight classes, knocking off the defending national champion Minnesota wrestlers by an 18-13 margin. The Williams Arena showdown between the top two squads in the country wasn't decided until the heavyweight bought. It was an after ... More >>
Hey U of M hoops fans, did you get really excited and buy those Final Four tickets after the Gophers started 3-0? No? That's probably for the best.