The NFL draft is two weeks away, and one Gopher is hoping to hear his name. Linebacker Damien Wilson flourished this season, and now he’s training and preparing for a shot at the big time.
The Gophers football coaches made no bones about it at the start of the spring: If their team is to get better, their passing game has to get better. So has it? “Yeah, definitely,” quarterback Mitch Leidner said. “I feel like we’ve taken a huge step.”
Maxx Williams was the most explosive offensive weapon to play for the Gopher football team in years. As the Gophers conduct their spring practices, the emphasis turns to figuring out how to replace him.
These are the four things you need to know about for Friday, March 27, including a case-breaking update in the French Alps plane crash, and the Gophers’ appearance in the “Frozen Four” NCAA Hockey Tournament.
Boston College junior forward Alex Carpenter has won the Patty Kazmaier Memorial Award, given annually to the top player in women’s college hockey. The award was presented Saturday at the University of Minnesota, the site of the NCAA championship. Carpenter beat finalists Hannah Brandt, a junior forward for Minnesota.
This frustrating season is over for the Gophers, without an opportunity to defend their National Invitation Tournament title.
D’Angelo Russell scored 23 points, Shannon Scott had 21 and Ohio State beat Minnesota 79-73 in the Big Ten tournament on Thursday night.
Minnesota will start the Big Ten tournament with a play-in game against last-place Rutgers. With a 6-12 record in conference play, the Gophers lost a tiebreaker with Northwestern and received the No. 11 seed.
D.J. Newbill pulled up and calmly swished a 3-pointer at the buzzer, giving him 31 points to lift Penn State to a 79-76 victory over Minnesota on Sunday.
Wisconsin wasn’t about to let up after clinching at least a tie for the Big Ten title last weekend.
The Badgers had plenty of red-clad support with them on the road for inspiration. There was a certain 7-footer with all kinds of skills who helped a lot, too.
Former Gophers running back David Cobb strained his quad at the NFL Combine last month, and rather than risk further injury by testing it in the Gophers’ annual Pro Day on Monday, he’s giving it time to heal up, and planning to hold his own personal pro day in early April.
Gophers hockey coach Don Lucia just earned his 390th career victory with the University of Minnesota. That ties him with Doug Woog for the most wins in Gophers coaching history.
In the matter of two games, Minnesota sophomore Amanda Zahui B. has burst onto the national scene and put the Golden Gophers on the brink of an NCAA tournament berth.
Just since last year, two new hockey-intensive private schools opened in the Twin Cities, geared toward producing top talent by offering ice time and elite coaching as part of every school day.
The Return Of KG! Click the link above to hear Dave Lee and friends talk about Kevin Garnett.
Amy Klobuchar on the Anti-Terror Summit and how cold was it in CRANE LAKE-Click the link above to head to the Podcast Page!
Bryant McIntosh scored 17 points and Northwestern hit 15 3-pointers to beat Minnesota 72-66 on Wednesday night.
Tre Demps added 11 points, seven assists and five rebounds for the Wildcats (12-14, 3-10 Big Ten), who have won two straight in the conference following a 10-game losing streak. Northwestern shot 43.6 percent for the game, but 47 percent on 32 3-point attempts and only turned the ball over 10 times.
A President’s Day edition of The Morning News. Click the link above to visit Dave Lee’s Podcast Page.
Listen to John Rash discuss the life of David Carr on The Rash Report. Click the link above to listen to that conversation and other highlights from Friday the 13th on the Morning News WIth WCCO’s Dave Lee.
Senator Franken returns to SNL for the their 40th Anniversary Special….click the link above to head to Dave Lee’s Podcast page!
A frantic Friday includes a preview of the Grammy’s from Entertainment Tonight’s Kevin Frazier…Click the link above to listen.
Minnesota will remain rooted in the running game for a while. The Gophers included three running backs in their 24-player recruiting class that became official Wednesday on national signing day. Canadian Jonathan Femi-Cole leads the list of incoming freshmen who will join standouts from each of the last two recruiting classes in a crowded competition for departing senior David Cobb’s spot. Berkley Edwards will be a redshirt sophomore in 2015, and Jeff Jones will be a redshirt freshman.
Breaking News from overnight and Sid and Mike comment on SIGNING DAY at the U of M. Click the link above to listen!
A Super Themed Friday show with Dave and the gang, click the link above to listen to something you may have missed!
Hump Day version of the WCCO Morning News…Click the link above to listen to things you may have missed.