Archive for '2008-2009'
Posted on 12. Aug, 2009 by JF.
This article is part six of our season review. Part one discussed Kevin Payton. Part two looked at Travis Busch. Part three covered Jamal Abu-Shamala. Part four waxed poetic about Jonathan Williams. In part six we handed out a report card to Paul Carter. In the end, Devron was the matter with Devron, or should I [...]
Posted on 02. Jul, 2009 by JF.
This article is part five of our season review. Part one discussed Kevin Payton. Part two looked at Travis Busch. Part three covered Jamal Abu-Shamala. Part four waxed poetic about Jonathan Williams. Paul Carter arrived in Minneapolis just over a year ago with undeniable potential and more than a few questions. Not least of these [...]
Posted on 28. May, 2009 by JF.
This article is part four of our season review. Part one discussed Kevin Payton. Part two looked at Travis Busch. Part three covered Jamal Abu-Shamala. A man among boys, a giant they say With such a length and such width he’d be great some day. The recruiters went out to get him to sign They [...]
Posted on 20. May, 2009 by JF.
This article is part three of our season review. Part one discussed Kevin Payton. Part two looked at Travis Busch. “So Jamal Abu-Shamala is white?” “Yup, and from Shakopee!” Jamal Abu-Shamala, the native Minnesotan who recently ended his Gopher career as the most productive member of the class of 2009, was never quite what was [...]
Posted on 11. May, 2009 by JF.
It isn’t often that two of my favorite pass times collide. The one that gets me through the winter (college basketball) and the one that gets me through work (public radio) occupy divergent ends of the entertainment spectrum. In Minnesota, however, nearly everything seems to be within one or two degrees of separation from public [...]
Posted on 27. Apr, 2009 by JF.
This article is part two of our season review. Part one, Kevin Payton, can be read here. How did it come to this? A former Mr. Basketball returning to play for the home town team as a walk-on at one of the lowest points in the program’s history should be likable, shouldn’t he? It should [...]
Posted on 20. Apr, 2009 by JF.
This article is part one of our season review. Beginning with individual players and ultimately covering the progress of the team as a whole and the best and worst games of the year, we will dissect the season in just enough detail to provide that basketball fix that can never quite be satisfied during the [...]
Posted on 15. Apr, 2009 by JF.
On Kare 11 News last night, eternal creator of mixed feelings (funny, annoying, rage inducing?) Eric Perkins featured what could only be described as the perfect Christmas present. If anyone out there has wood-working skills, has 400 spare hours, and wants to send this over: a table-top basketball game that is a near-perfect replica of Williams [...]
Posted on 31. Mar, 2009 by JF.
Yes, we have started the redesign process of From The Barn. The key word is process. You’ll notice lay-out glitches galore, and some other as of yet undiscovered issues in all likelihood. Well, we are working on it, and things will get better. And no, we don’t think the banner at the top of the [...]
Posted on 24. Mar, 2009 by JF.
Minnesota’s loss to Texas in the NCAA tournament not only ended the Gopher basketball season, it also ushered in the slow months at From The Barn. During the offseason, we will of course continue to update you on the latests goings on in the world of Gopher basketball. After the NCAA tournament winds down, we’ll [...]
Posted on 22. Mar, 2009 by JF.
By now you that the Gophers trip to the NCAA tournament was a short one, and they lost to the Texas Longhorns by 14 points. You also know that I haven’t written anything about this game, because really, there isn’t much to say. Not only was the end result expected, but also how it came [...]
Posted on 19. Mar, 2009 by JF.
<a href=”http://www.coveritlive.com/mobile.php?option=com_mobile&task=viewaltcast&altcast_code=0c16cffba9″ mce_href=”http://www.coveritlive.com/mobile.php?option=com_mobile&task=viewaltcast&altcast_code=0c16cffba9″ >#10 Minnesota vs. #7 Texas</a>
Posted on 19. Mar, 2009 by JF.
Check back in tonight at 5:30 for our liveblog of Minnesota’s first round game against the Texas Longhorns BTN’s Minnesota preview College Basketball Nickname Brawl Seems like methods like this are always more successful than using silly things like knowledge and statistics. Thanks for the link Tom. NCAA tournament can be a showcase for mascots [...]
Posted on 18. Mar, 2009 by JF.
#10 Golden Gophers vs. #7 Texas Longhorns 6:10 pm (CDT) at Greensboro Coliseum (Greensboro, North Carolina) Radio: WCCO 830 AM TV: CBS Liveblog: Starting half an hour before the game At approximately 6:1o central time on Thursday, March 19, Minnesota’s 2008-2009 basketball season will officially become a success. This was supposed to a rebuilding year, [...]
Posted on 17. Mar, 2009 by JF.
The NCAA Tournament selection committee, whether it was their intention or not, has created quite the compelling match-up with the #10 seed Minnesota Golden Gophers taking on the #7 seed Texas Longhorns. The two teams began the season with vastly different expectations, but ended their seasons in a strikingly similar fashion. By Gopher standards, sneaking [...]