World-class soccer is coming to the Twin Cities this weekend, and world-class soccer needs a world-class field. It takes a lot of effort to put real grass over the artificial turf that covers TCF Bank Stadium in Minneapolis.
Bob McNamara, an All-American football player for Minnesota in the 1950s and later a major fundraiser for the university, has died. He was 82. The university announced McNamara’s death on Monday. The school says McNamara died after a long illness on Sunday night.
The Minnesota Chapter of the National Football Foundation will present its annual Courage Award to Gophers linebacker and Holy Family graduate Peter Westerhaus. That may not be a name you instantly recognize. But his impact on the Gophers program has quietly been as influential as any.
Shannon MacAulay scored on a breakaway with 4:16 left in the third and it proved to be the difference as Clarkson beat two-time defending champion Minnesota in Sunday’s NCAA women’s hockey championship.
Minnesota’s first postseason under coach Richard Pitino will be in the NIT, just like his predecessor Tubby Smith.
As DeAndre Mathieu performs, so go the Minnesota Golden Gophers. That’s a lot of responsibility to fall on a player with such small shoulders, but there’s no one on the roster more likely to be unfazed by pressure than the speedy, elusive, fearless Mathieu.
Jerry Kill says he’s “getting paid way too much” to be Minnesota’s coach but appreciative of the raise and contract extension he received.
Sam Thompson scored 16 of his 19 points in the second half, leading No. 24 Ohio State back from a 12-point deficit to a 64-46 victory over Minnesota on Saturday night. The Buckeyes outscored the Golden Gophers 46-18 in the second half. Lenzelle Smith Jr. added 13 points and Shannon Scott 10 for the Buckeyes (22-6, 9-6 Big Ten), who trailed by 10 at the half and by 12 early in the second half before taking control with a 17-0 run.
DeAndre Mathieu scored 13 of his 18 points in the second half and Minnesota came back to defeat cold-shooting Northwestern 54-48 on Sunday.
The Minnesota Vikings are bringing in a former Golden Gophers linebacker. On Tuesday afternoon, the team announced the signing of Simoni Lawrence, who was signed by the St. Louis Rams as an undrafted free agent in 2010.
Women’s hockey gets started this weekend at the Sochi Olympics and the U.S. team has a strong Minnesota flavor. But beyond that, they’re excited for the chance to win America’s first gold since the very first gold.
Click the link above to listen to Mike’s reaction to winning nights by the Wolves and Wild….plus Gopher Football recruiting.
Terran Petteway scored a career-high 35 points, Nebraska overcame Malik Smith’s shooting exhibition in his first start for Minnesota, and the Cornhuskers bounced back from a crushing loss at Penn State to hang on for an 82-78 victory Sunday.
Things couldn’t have started any worse for Minnesota. Andre Hollins hurt his left ankle just 16 seconds into the game and didn’t return.
Gophers and Badgers meet tonight in the border battle at Williams Arena. Listen to what the AD says about Coach Pitino.