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Dave Mona’s Vignettes: Illinois

Each Gopher Football Saturday, Dave Mona shares his unique take on the game and the opponent. Here’s Dave’s vignette for the Gophers and the Illinois Fighting Illini!

11/13/2010

Dave Mona’s Vignettes: Michigan State

I COULDN’T RESIST ANOTHER ONE OF THOSE TRIVIA VIGNETTES, AND THIS ONE HAS A LITTLE BIT OF SOMETHING FOR EVERYONE FROM MOVIE LOVERS TO HOCKEY FANS. READY? HERE GOES. 10 QUESTIONS. ANSWERS TO FOLLOW: 1. THE […]

11/07/2010

Dave Mona’s Vignettes: Ohio State

The thing I’ve always enjoyed the most about college football Saturday is that college football is often about the experience as much as the outcome of the game.

830 WCCO–10/30/2010

Dave Mona’s Vignettes: Penn State

I THINK IT’S FAIR TO SAY THAT WE PROBABLY KNOW AS LITTLE ABOUT PENN STATE AS WE DO ABOUT ANY OTHER TEAM IN THE BIG TEN. OUR HISTORY WITH THEM GOES BACK LESS THAN TWO […]

830 WCCO–10/23/2010

Dave Mona’s Vignettes: Purdue

NO ONE’S EVER ASKED ME ABOUT HOW I COME UP WITH THE IDEAS FOR THESE VIGNETTES, SO I THOUGHT I’D SHARE THE PATH THAT LED ME TO THIS WEEK’S STORY. EVERY MONDAY A NEW FOOTBALL […]

10/16/2010

Dave Mona’s Vignettes: Wisconsin

ANYONE WHO KNOWS A BADGER FROM A GOPHER KNOWS THAT TODAY’S GAME RENEWS THE LONGEST RIVALRY IN COLLEGE HISTORY, BUT HOW MUCH DO YOU REALLY KNOW ABOUT TODAY’S OPPONENT. IN OTHER WORDS, DO YOU KNOW […]

10/09/2010

Dave Mona’s Vignettes: Northwestern

I’LL NEVER FORGET THE FIRST TIME I SAW BOBBY BELL UP CLOSE AND IN PERSON. I THOUGHT HE WAS THE MOST ATHLETIC PERSON I’D EVER SEEN. I THOUGHT HE MADE THE DIFFICULT LOOK EASY. I […]

10/02/2010

Dave Mona’s Vignettes: USC

  THERE’S BEEN A LOT WRITTEN AND SAID ABOUT HOW THE GOPHERS LET THE MEMORIAL STADIUM GRASS GROW TO SLOW DOWN RUNNING BACK O.J. SIMPSON WHEN THESE TEAMS MET SOME 40-PLUS YEARS AGO. WE ALL […]

09/21/2010

Dave Mona’s Vignettes: South Dakota University

  IT’S BEEN 80 YEARS SINCE THE GOPHERS HAVE ENTERTAINED A SOUTH DAKOTA UNIVERSITY TEAM, BUT THE NOTION OF THE COUNTRY KIDS COMING TO THE BIG CITY HAS LONG SINCE PASSED. THE SOUTH DAKOTA ROSTER […]

09/12/2010

Dave Mona’s Vignettes: Middle Tennessee State

WHEN I FIRST HEARD THAT THE GOPHERS WOULD ENTER THE 2010 SEASON ON THE ROAD AT MIDDLE TENNESSEE STATE, I ASSUMED WE’D WIND UP AT A SMALL COLLEGE SOMEWHERE IN THE MIDDLE OF THE STATE […]

09/07/2010

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