The University of Minnesota’s Goldy Gopher now has the hardware to prove he’s one of the best mascots in the country. Goldy took home the bronze at the Universal Cheer Association college nationals in Orlando this weekend.
Shae Kelley poured in 29 points and grabbed 18 rebounds, both career-highs, and No. 23 Minnesota pushed past Ohio State 76-72 on Thursday night. Mikayla Bailey added 16 points with 12 rebounds for the Gophers (15-2, 4-1 Big Ten), who had a 60-40 rebounding advantage. Amanda Zahui B. chipped in 14 points with eight boards and Shayne Mullaney dished out 10 assists.
After running for 246 yards and four touchdowns and leading Ohio State to victory in the National Championship game on Monday, Ezekiel Elliott has become a household name.
Ohio State’s thrashing of Oregon in the title game was more than just an ego boost for the Big Ten. It may have also signaled an impending renaissance for a league that looked finished four months ago.
College Football Spotlight: Stage For Awesome Playoff Set And How The Big 12 Can Join The Fun Next Year
The stage is now set for the first College Football Playoff, and it is going to be fantastic. Unfortunately, somebody had to be left out of the big party, and this year the Big 12 saw not one but two worthy candidates be shutout of the playoff.
The College Football Playoff will determine college football’s first national champion in the new playoff model in January, but the real playoff begins this weekend.
Since we are upon our great day of gratitude, a pretext for gorging on poultry and then taking our swollen torsos to the nearest television for some football, let’s look to sports for reasons to give thanks.
Oregon quarterback Marcus Mariota looks to be the favorite this season, but Wisconsin running back Melvin Gordon also has a decent shot to win the award. Everybody else may be playing for third place.
If you are looking for this year’s young rising star with a shot to win the Heisman Trophy, look no further than Ohio State quarterback J.T. Barrett. The freshman starting quarterback has stepped into a tough spot and has grown and matured along the way with terrific results.
Ohio State could have found a trap game waiting at Minnesota, coming off that resounding win at Michigan State.
J.T. Barrett threw for three touchdowns and ran for an Ohio State quarterback-record 189 yards and another score, helping the eighth-ranked Buckeyes overcome three turnovers and wintry weather to beat Minnesota 31-24 on Saturday afternoon.
Aside from Wisconsin-Nebraska, the Minnesota-Ohio State game is the one with the most obvious Big Ten title implications. The Gophers play both Nebraska and Wisconsin after this weekend, so all is not lost even if they fall to Ohio State.
What former Twins pitcher could be the surprise pick to be the next Pitching Coach?
With teams vying for four playoff spots and bowl game placements, this weekend can either cause a big shakeup or solidify seeds/rankings to both the bowl game and playoff picture. While there are many top matchups this weekend to watch, let’s look at the 5 must-watch games that have the most at stake for the teams playing in them.
Our expectations before the start of the season can quickly be tarnished in a flash. But no matter what happens, November will always find a way to set the stage for a championship race like no other month can.
Which one-loss team has the edge? So many pivotal games are still to come, and the temperature of the playoff change can be flipped and turned upside down any given week.
Unfortunately for the Big Ten, the chance to prove itself on the national stage in 2014 has officially been missed.
If you want a measure of just how much attention Jashon Cornell is garnering in football circles, just ask his mail carrier. “Like one time,” Cornell recalled, “I got like 300 letters from Missouri in one day.” A lot of high school football players get recruited. Not many get recruited like Cornell.
The Minnesota Vikings have agreed to terms on a contract with free agent safety Kurt Coleman. Coleman’s agent, Blake Baratz, said Monday the deal was done. The Vikings have not yet made an announcement.
New NBA Commissioner Adam Silver has brought up an age-old issue within the NBA. He wants to raise the minimum age, which is now 20 years old. Right now, a player must be at least 19 and one year removed from high school. He argues it would make for a more competitive draft and another year of player maturity.
Mark Zengerle’s rebound goal in overtime lifted Wisconsin to a 5-4 victory over Ohio State on Saturday night in the inaugural Big Ten hockey championship game, earning an automatic bid to the NCAA tournament. Zengerle and Nic Kerdiles each had two assists, and the Badgers (24-10-2) won for the 10th time in 12 games. This one required a serious rally as Wisconsin trailed 4-2 with 6:52 remaining in regulation after Tanner Fritz scored for the Buckeyes.
Catch Amelia Thursday mornings with Dave Lee. Listen to her recap of last night’s loss by clicking the link above.
Minnesota freshman Taylor Cammarata gave his home state’s biggest hockey crowd their only reason to cheer on Friday. Cammarata’s second period goal was the difference as Minnesota held off Ohio State 1-0 in the Hockey City Classic, played before an outdoor crowd of 45,021 at TCF Bank Stadium.
History tonight for the first outdoor game at the U of M in 80 years. Listen to Gopher Men’s Hockey Coach Don Lucia talk with Dave Lee about the game.
Elliott Eliason had 12 points and 13 rebounds to help Minnesota muscle past 11th-ranked Ohio State for a 63-53 victory Thursday night that stuck the Buckeyes with their third straight loss.