Archive for 'Historic Teams'
Posted on 02. Feb, 2013 by JF.
For the last several seasons, the Minnesota Golden Gophers have had only one basketball rival, and it was not the Iowa Hawkeyes. Iowa was very bad at basketball, struggling to stay out of the Big Ten cellar, and if we are going to be honest without ourselves, the Gophers were not usually that much better. Even those mediocre Gopher teams found a way to beat the Hawkeyes, who because of lack of talent and lack of coaching, couldn’t put up much of a fight. In the early days of the Monson era, the Gophers and Hawkeyes took turns between being bad and medicore, which led to some not very compelling basketball games, and the rivalry nearly died.
Posted on 28. Jan, 2013 by JF.
Once again, we will be forgoing our typical preview until statistics catch up to the sliding Golden Gophers, or until the Gophers can prove they are capable of playing up to their gaudy statistical profile. Instead, we’ll take a trip down memory lane and take a look at an equally confounding basketball team that was eventually quite successful 1993-94 Golden Gophers.
Posted on 12. Mar, 2010 by JF.
Let me try this, but don’t expect much in the way of complete sentences or proper punctuation. We are officially in uncharted territory and I am as close to being at a loss for words as possible. It is a very good thing this is in writing, the facial cramp resulting from a giant smile [...]
Posted on 27. Feb, 2010 by JF.
More later, but now, belt it out with me!
Posted on 26. Nov, 2009 by JF.
I originally wrote this last Thanksgiving. My fiance thought I should resurrect it for today. She is in charge of the sweet potatoes today, which includes, of course, marshmallow distribution. Needless to say, this is a small sacrifice to make, infinitely smaller than giving up marshmallows on the sweet potatoes. Luckily, everything that I wrote [...]
Posted on 13. Oct, 2009 by JF.
I’m not sure why this showed up in our in-box this morning, but if the half-time show was going to determine which games you bought tickets for, you can make that decision now. The best: The 20 year anniversary of the 1989-90 Elite 8 team will bring back lots of memories and make a lot [...]
Posted on 12. Oct, 2009 by JF.
Kevin Payton has signed a contract to play with Basketclubs Vienna in the Austrian Bundesliga, at least that’s what I was able to decipher from the amazingly not quite English google translation. The most spectacular undertaking the Viennese certainly succeeded with that of coach Aaron Mitchell. In addition, the homecoming of the Minnesota University Kevin [...]
Posted on 18. Jun, 2009 by JF.
Not a bad thing to hang on the wall, but for historical purposes, I would strongly encourage you to mount it in a coffee table, just to be authentic. Unfortunately, the fine folks at the athletic department haven’t yet learned how to sell things on-line, so you’ll have to deal with an actual person. As [...]
Posted on 10. Jun, 2009 by JF.
This time the expectations involve not getting high on meth and causing a police stand-off. Unfortunately, this is not his first run-in with the law. Shane Schilling, a former Gophers basketball player and the 1999 Star Tribune Metro Player of the Year at Minnetonka, is in the Carver County Jail, facing felony charges of making terroristic [...]
Posted on 15. May, 2009 by JF.
The voice of the Gophers hasn’t quite hung up the headset for good. Ray Christensen, the legendary 50-year radio voice of Gopher football, has agreed to be part of the play-by-play broadcast for the University of Minnesota’s inaugural game at TCF Bank Stadium on September 12, 2009, as announced today by Athletics Director Joel Maturi, [...]
Posted on 29. Dec, 2008 by JF.
Looking for a little inspiration the night before the Big Ten season opener? Check out Minnesota’s 2001 victory over Indiana at The Barn, airing on the Big Ten network tomorrow at 5 pm central time. 1/20/2001 – Minnesota 78, Indiana 74 (OT) Minnesota trailed 68-55 with 3:18 to play in regulation before going on a [...]
Posted on 22. Dec, 2008 by JF.
So, instead of reading what would excessively long preview, why not watch one of the truely great Gopher teams playing probably the best Illinois team ever. This video is from the second Illinois-Minnesota game of 1988-1989 season. Minnesota’s roster: No. Name Pos. Elg. Ht. Wt. Hometown 40 Bond, Walter F So 6-5 220 Chicago, IL [...]