Holiday Bowl official: 'We actually felt like we got a steal with the Gophers'

Holiday Bowl official: 'We actually felt like we got a steal with the Gophers'

Holiday Bowl committee member Rob Beathard explained what the event's organizers saw in taking the Gophers.

Demand spike, flight cancellation complicate U fans' bowl plans

December 6
Demand spike, flight cancellation complicate U fans' bowl plans
The alumni association cancelled its charter flight only hours after first advertising the package. A third-party charter sold out within 24 hours.

10 U officials got free access to MSFA suites at Vikings stadium

December 5
10 U officials got free access to MSFA suites at Vikings stadium
The university provided the names, adding that though the officials' attendance was "clearly work-related, the involved individuals value their public roles and the public's desire for transparency."
Gophers
December 7

Minnesota's hero becomes, suddenly, America's voice

Golden Gopher Bruce Smith boarded a train to New York City intending to pick up a Heisman Trophy. He did that, but not before first lifting his country.
Sports
December 7

Springs not satisfied with big game vs. NJIT

Gophers senior guard Akeem Springs had a season-best 19 points Tuesday, but he was frustrated with the team's overall effort
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December 7

Gophers basketball eventually pulls away from NJIT 74-68

Trailing throughout the first half Tuesday, the Gophers seemed surprised their Atlantic Sun Conference opponent could compete with them.
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December 7

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December 7
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Gophers edge New Mexico to give Stollings win No. 100

Four players scored in double figures as the Gophers edged the New Mexico Lobos 69-65 on Tuesday night at WisePies Arena to give their coach her 100th career victory.
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Gophers
December 6

Pitino, Springs find teaching points in Gophers' close win Tuesday

Gophers coach Richard Pitino and senior captain Akeem Springs talk about lessons learned in close win vs. NJIT
Sports
December 6

Pregame: Gophers set to face-off with NJIT

Gophers basketball team will go for its eighth win this season Tuesday vs. NJIT's Damon Lynn, the active leader in Division I career scoring
Gophers
December 6

Among greatest Gophers, Bruce Smith lifted a Heisman and American spirits

When he picked up the Gophers' only Heisman in 1941, halfback Bruce Smith delivered an inspirational speech two days after the attack on Pearl Harbor.
Gophers
December 6

Scoggins: Minnesota ticket-buyers sick of hope, hype — and losses

Sharply declining figures should alarm local teams. They also send a message: Fans are withholding financial support until they see their home teams start winning.
Gophers
December 6

Stollings aims for milestone victory as Gophers women visit New Mexico

It will be a busy week for the Gophers women's basketball team, one in which Marlene Stollings will hope to pick up her 100th victory as a head coach. She will have three chances to do so, in three cities.
Gophers
December 6

Quality nonconference victories give Gophers a jolt of confidence

Richard Pitino joked that his 7-1 Gophers men's basketball team would cut down the nets if it matched last season's eight wins with a victory Tuesday night.
Gophers
December 6

Gophers' Pitino jokes about 'cutting down nets' after eighth win

Gophers basketball coach Richard Pitino on matching last season's victory total; Dupree McBrayer talks NCAA tournament.
Gophers
December 5

Gophers men-NJIT game preview

The Gophers (7-1) played four major conference opponents in the past five games, including two in a row (at Florida State and Vanderbilt in Sioux Falls, S.D.) away from Williams Arena.
Gophers
December 5

Gophers will head to San Diego for Holiday Bowl, facing Washington State

It's the team's first bowl game in California since the '60s. Washington State is coached by Mike Leach, who steered Texas Tech to a stunning comeback victory over the Gophers in the 2006 Insight Bowl, rallying from a 31-point deficit.
Sports
December 5

Six Minnesotans, two Wild draft picks on Team USA junior roster

The team will be pared to 23 players before the world junior tournament in Canada.
Sports
December 5

Big Ten hockey off to hot start with heavy presence in national poll

The Big Ten entered conference play last weekend with four teams – the most since the conference started – ranked in the USCHO Top 20 led by Penn State, Ohio State and the Gophers.
Gophers
December 5

Souhan: Expanding College Football Playoff would limit guesswork

After decades of denying the intelligence of a playoff, college football finally adopted one a few years ago. It worked so well they expanded it from two to four teams. In this case, more is better, and even more would be much better.
Sports
December 5

Penn State points to victory over Gophers as season's turning point

​Penn State rallied to upset Wisconsin and win the conference title and its ninth consecutive game. This winning streak began Oct. 1 against the Gophers in a game that was one minute away from becoming Penn State's third loss in five games.
Gophers
December 5

Claeys and staff buoyed by Coyle's vote of confidence

Gophers coach Tracy Claeys said Sunday that last week's vote of confidence from athletic director Mark Coyle "means everything."
Gophers
December 5

Washington State at a glance

Washington State overcame early season losses to Eastern Washington and Boise State, winning eight in a row.
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Minnesota 8-4 3 14 0 0 17
Wisconsin 10-2 0 7 3 21 31

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