Category Archives: 2011-2012

Norway is not on top of the travel lists for most Americans, and most Americans don’t seem to leave their home states that often, let alone the country. However, that… read more

Strange things happen when crossing oceans. The time zones fly by and the terms yesterday, today, and tomorrow lose meaning when leaving at night, travelling for 8 hours, and landing… read more

Winters are long in Norway, and during the winter the days are short. For every magical 11:30 pm sunset in the summer their is a dreadful 10 am sun rise,… read more

Amid the speculation surrounding Trevor Mbakwe’s possible return to the Gophers and the administrative effects it would have on the team and its available scholarships, Chip Armelin made the foreseeable… read more

More Big Changes The Big Ten continues to hemorrhage big men. Jared Sullinger will announce his professional aspirations today. Oft injured Jorge Brian-Diaz of Nebraska is headed back to Puerto Rico.… read more

Now that the soon to be vacated national championship has been decided, the focus finally turns to next season. Unfortunately, it is 7 months away. Big changes for Big Ten… read more

Where do you even begin on a recap of a season like this? One that failed to follow any sort of blueprint, leaving us scratching our heads more often than… read more

We’ll get around to reviewing the Golden Gophers 2011-2012 season at some point. Until then, we’ll be resurrecting Barn Blurbs, our occasional round-up of stories around the series of tubes… read more

Something special is happening, and we aren't the only ones noticing. Statistical guru, college-basketball extraordinaire, and occasional Gopher observer Dan Hanner broke down the team's transformation by comparing the last six games to the season as a whole. Being born in Minnesota and witnessing the Gophers previous N.I.T. title runs in person, it still isn't obvious why he bothered to calculate Gopher basketball statistics right after digging through the NCAA Tournament statistics for every player who matters. Regardless, he was generous enough to share his work with us. Dan writes regularly over at RealGM, and is mandatory follow on Twitter. read more