What Are The Gophers Supposed To Be About?

The University of Minnesota football team dropped to 0-4 at home this season, which hasn’t happened since 1983. But despite that, the last few years have provided a pretty similar story line. Sports Illustrated’s Joe Posnanski is one of this country’s brilliant sports writers. Everyone knows I’m a big fan of his, and I consider…
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Strange Brew, And Some NFL Picks

I heard “Gopher Nation” referenced during the Big Ten Network’s broadcast of the Minnesota-South Dakota football game Saturday. Is there much left to “Gopher Nation”? And if so, how much more can those people take? The Gophers suffered another embarrassment against an area Football Championship Subdivision school, losing to the Coyotes 41-38 at TCF Bank…
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Twins Have Payroll Flexibility

Could be because every game is sold out. Could be the Joe Nathan contract insurance. Could just be a desire to win. Whatever it is, the Minnesota Twins front office says it has some payroll flexibility as the trade deadline approaches. "We feel like we are well-positioned, if we so choose, to make a move…
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How Low Can The Big 12 Go?

With news Thursday that Colorado is going to the Pac-10 and Nebraska is likely headed to the Big Ten, what’s next for the rest of the Big 12? College athletics – most notably football – is likely headed for wide-sweeping changes. And according to one ESPN report, if Nebraska goes, then the Big 12 dissolves.…
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Potential Future Gopher On ESPNU Tonight

Point guard Cory Joseph and Findlay (Nev.) Prep will play on ESPNU against Charlotte Christian at 7 p.m. tonight as part of a national invitational. Joseph – the brother of University of Minnesota guard Devoe Joseph – is a highly touted high school senior yet to make a decision on where he’ll play in college. I think…
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McNabb Or Favre? Who Do You Want?

Donovan McNabb likes Philadelphia. But if the Eagles quarterback is traded anywhere, he would prefer it to be to the Minnesota Vikings. That’s the story Jeff McLane of the Philadelphia Inquirer wrote for Saturday’s editions. The Vikings face the "Brett Favre dilemma" though. As the Green Bay Packers and New York Jets before them have seen, the…
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Weber Finds Himself Battling For Starting Job

With his fourth offensive coordinator since coming to the University of Minnesota, soon-to-be senior quarterback Adam Weber has always been kept busy picking up a new offense. But this time, Weber finds himself battling for a starting job. MarQueis Gray, who saw some time last season in option plays, is one of the other QBs…
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Gophers Lose In First Round, And May Lose Tubby

Xavier’s guard play proved to be too much for the University of Minnesota to handle during the first round of the NCAA men’s basketball tournament Friday. The Musketeers knocked out the 11th-seeded Gophers. And now there are reports that Minnesota head coach Tubby Smith may be on his way out. There’s a report from Friday…
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While I Was Gone …

I’ve returned after a couple of days spent in the Twin Cities. Here’s a few of the things that happened since I last wrote: The biggest story has got to be the University of Minnesota men’s basketball team pulling off back-to-back upsets of Purdue and Michigan State to advance to the championship game of the Big…
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Did I Say The Gophers Were Done?

For the record, that headline is for the men’s basketball team. Thinks aren’t looking so hot for the men’s hockey team right now. I said a couple weeks back that the Gophers had no shot of making the NCAA tournament and I was tired of all of the bubble talk. I’m not ready to say the Gophers are…
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