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.
After whacking Denver last Saturday with a 7-3 victory, the Gopher Hockey team hopes to keep it going with a road series in Madison this weekend. Mike Grimm previews Friday and Saturday’s game against the Wisconsin Badgers with Gopher Coach Don Lucia.
Wisconsin jumped out to a three-goal lead and survived two late goals to beat Minnesota-Duluth 3-2 on Saturday.
Justin Fontaine and Mike Connolly had a goal and assist each to lead Minnesota-Duluth to a 2-0 win over Wisconsin Friday.
The Gophers went into Madison and came up short, losing 68-60 to the Wisconsin Badgers. Mike Grimm and Spencer Tollackson talked to Gopher Coach Tubby Smith following the game.
Jordan Taylor scored 22 points and Jon Leuer added 16 to lead Wisconsin to a 68-60 upset of No. 14 Minnesota on Tuesday night in the Big Ten opener for both teams.
If Minnesota-Duluth can get to overtime, it has a pretty good chance of winning.
Jordy Murray’s goal with less than 3 minutes to play earned the Wisconsin Badgers a 3-3 tie with Minnesota Saturday in the Western Collegiate Hockey Association.