Gophers getting into the facilities arms race too

Norwood Teague isn't playing in the little leagues anymore. After getting TCF Bank stadium built the AD at Minnesota is now stepping up the overall facility game for his Gophers program as he announced a new facilities master plan on Wednesday afternoon.  In total the project is expect to cost about $190 million dollars and […]

Recruiting steal shows Border Battle isn’t dead after all

You could forgive a lot of Big Ten fans and fans on one side of the annual Border Battle between Wisconsin and Minnesota if they thought this thing was dead. After all, Paul Bunyan's Axe has resided in the trophy case at Camp Randall for the past nine years.  But, then something interesting happens to […]

Minnesota Football Preview: Staff Predictions

We've survived a full week of Gophers football talk. I know… How did you do it. The secret: START DRINKING HEAVILY and not stopping…. (no we don't encourage such boorish behavior, but a man's gotta do what a man's gotta do to get through week's like this, right?) O.K., so talking Gophers football wasn't really […]

Minnesota Football Preview: Schedule Breakdown

  It’s the final day of our Minnesota Preview week! Today we will be breaking down the Gopher’s schedule. We ranked the toughest non-conference schedule and B1G schedules earlier this week and Minnesota was given the easiest or 12th ranked non-conference schedule and the 4th hardest B1G schedule. I will be breaking down their schedule […]

Minnesota Football Preview: What does Kill’s past tell us about 2013?

Coaches can be overrated at times, after all they don't play the game on Saturday's and if you know some head coaches their role on gameday can be quite minimal. However, that doesn't describe Jerry Kill in the least and anyone that's seen him coach or speak knows that.  He's not just a figurehead – […]

2013 Preseason Top 25 Players: No. 11, Ra’Shede Hageman

We're one player away from the all important top 10 of our preseason countdown… This seems like the cruelest of all the spots to be on the list, but it's also just about the right spot for perhaps the name that will surprise the general public the most.  Every year there's that "breakout" player who […]

Gophers lose money…. on beer sales?

College football and beer – if there are two things that go together better than those… well, you get the picture. Last season Minnesota began to sell booze and beer to the patrons of TCF Bank Stadium. It should've been a slam dunk, hit a home run, empty the kids' wallets of all their disposable […]

2013 Preseason Top 25 Players: No. 19 Zac Epping

We've reached the teens!!! O.k., not sure if that's something to celebrate as most of us wouldn't want to go back for the life of us, but here on the countdown that's a damn good thing. It means we are one step closer to solving the puzzle of who we see as the best player […]

Gophers add series with TCU, drop FCS opponent in 2015

Amen, finally the Gophers are getting with the program here in the Big Ten as it was announced earlier today that the football team will be adding a home-and-home series with the TCU Horned Frogs. Fans can probably thank Big Ten commissioner Jim Delany and a long standing relationship between Jerry Kill and Gary Patterson […]

Report: Gophers set to hire Pitino to lead basketball program

It appears that the long and winding road that has been the Minnesota head basketball coaching search as reports are stating that the University of Minnesota are set to hire FIU head coach Richard Pitino to be their next head coach, replacing the fired Tubby Smith.  This move brings to town a known last name, […]

Report: Tubby Smith Fired at Minnesota

We explored the situation at Minnesota this morning on The B1G Time Podcast, however just hours after recording it's now being reported by that Tubby Smith is being let go as head coach at the University of Minnesota. This comes off the heels of a season that saw the Gophers make the NCAA tournament […]

Gopher Nation freaks out following loss to Illinois

Tubby Smith may be the single biggest enigma of a coach in college basketball, dating all the way back to his days at Kentucky. No bigger proof of that exists than what's happened this season to a team that started out so amazingly well. Yet, following yesterday's 56-53 loss to Illinois Gopher nation freaked the […]