Saturday’s game at TCF Bank Stadium will be a renewed rivalry. “I can’t wait, I seriously cannot wait,” said Gopher fan Corbett Bjerk. “I’ve been itching about this for the last week or so.”
In the midst of their longest winning streak in two seasons, defensive lineman Beau Allen and linebacker Chris Borland admit there hasn’t been one moment that has defined the recent dominance of the Badgers’ senior-laden defense. Basically all it took was a little time for all the pieces to come together.
Wisconsin is surging out of the WCHA. One more win would send the Badgers to the tournament they truly want to win.
Minnesota scored three times on the power play to beat Wisconsin 3-2 on Friday in the Western Collegiate Hockey Association.
Gopher coach Tubby Smith celebrates with his team after their win against the Badgers.
A person familiar with the situation tells The Associated Press that Wisconsin coach Bret Bielema has agreed to become the new coach at Arkansas.
James White raced 15 times through Minnesota’s defense for 175 yards rushing and three touchdowns, carrying Wisconsin to a 38-13 victory over Minnesota on Saturday, the ninth straight time the Badgers have beaten the Gophers to keep Paul Bunyan’s Axe.
Minnesota freshman quarterback Philip Nelson has made his college debut at Wisconsin.
Just three weeks ago, Minnesota looked like it would be more than ready to challenge Wisconsin.
When talking Gopher rivals at the University of Minnesota campus, Wisconsin and Iowa top the list.
Chip Kelly expected the avalanche of offense produced by Oregon and Wisconsin in the 98th Rose Bowl, knowing his Ducks would need the late breaks that always eluded them in their BCS bowl losses the past two years.
One night after losing its first game as the top-ranked team in the nation, Minnesota routed Wisconsin 4-1 on Saturday to earn a split in their Western Collegiate Hockey Association series.
Whether the distraction was out-of-town scores, remarkable statistics or long-standing records, Wisconsin refused to lose focus.
Justin Schultz’s power-play goal with 40 seconds left knotted the game and helped the Badgers earn a 3-3 tie with St. Cloud State Saturday in the Western Collegiate Hockey Association.
Taylor Matson scored two goals as Minnesota beat Wisconsin 5-2 Friday in the Western Collegiate Hockey Association.