Surprise, Surprise
The Gophers are a good surprise. Our eastern neighbors are surprising too.

Jim Souhan: As defensive efforts go, U’s certainly was an eye-opener
”I think Monson’s defense, maybe he wanted to let the other team score,’ Westbrook said.” It certainly works at Grinnell.

The loss was the worst for Illinois since an 88-57 defeat at Indiana seven years ago. Illinois’ scoring output was its lowest in Big Ten play since a 54-34 loss to Purdue 24 years ago. Illinois also saw an eight-game winning streak at Williams Arena end.

Sid Hartman: Ralph Sampson III leans on father for guidance
If Ralph grows another five inches…

Gophers hold No. 20 Illinois to 36 points in convincing win
Defense, defense, defense

Ugly best describes Illini defeat
But worse than Blago’s hair?

Minnesota Gophers end Illinois’ domination at 20 in a row
The tournament talk begins anew.

Streak ends with a resounding thud
Bruce Weber’s worst loss.

A taste of our own medicine.
Maybe in ten years.

Gophers vs. Illinois, Sort of Live Blog
I’m voting for Dynasty.