Archive for 'Schedule'
Posted on 18. Dec, 2013 by JF.
There are only two games left in the ideally stress-free but often boring portion of the non-conference season. We won’t ignore those hyphenated opponents, but today’s news dictates looking forward to next season. Today it was confirmed that the Golden Gophers will indeed face the elder Pitino and the Louisville Cardinals in a coast guard hangar in Puerto Rico. The game will be inside, away from the horrors of the wind, water, and sunshine that have plagued similar early season marquee match-ups. The father and son match-up up is another cog in a much more difficult schedule next season that will see the Gophers face some combination of Georgia, Gonzaga, St. John’s, and probably a decent mid-major or two. There will also be a decent game as part of the Big Ten-ACC Challenge. As we’ve discussed ad infinitum, the goal of the non-conference season is to lay a path to the NCAA tournament. If the next season is any reflection of Richard Pitino’s expectations, the Gophers should be pretty good.
Posted on 28. Aug, 2013 by JF.
The Golden Gophers’ conference slate starts out with a bang, at home against Michigan, features several winnable games in January, and then February happens. The irony of a nearly impossible stretch of games during the conference season’s most crucial month is a bit amusing, since it was a lack of February success that cost Tubby Smith his job. If Richard Pitino wants to differentiate himself from his predecessor, having a successful February would certainly be one way to do it.
Posted on 31. Jul, 2013 by JF.
The Golden Gophers released their non-conference schedule yesterday, to complete lack of fanfare, excluding the traditional gnashing of teeth of that accompanies the annual realization that there will be no headline stealing teams at The Barn until the Big Ten season begins.
Posted on 17. Jul, 2013 by zipsofakron.
As if we weren’t short on news and happenings in Gopher basketball land these days, the brain trust behind the Maui Invitational, where Minnesota will play in November, today released the pairings for the tournament. In a fun and interesting twist, Minnesota drew the Syracuse Orange as their first opponent, which pits them against perhaps the […]
Posted on 14. May, 2013 by JF.
The Big Ten’s single-play match-ups for the 2013-2o14 season leaked today, and the Golden Gophers should benefit from their schedule. They didn’t quite win the lottery like Wisconsin did (really, playing Michigan State and Ohio State only once, and both games at home). However, they do play some very good teams only once and get […]
Posted on 19. Jan, 2013 by JF.
After five Big Ten games, four of which were against ranked teams and two against teams ranked number five, the Golden Gophers finally have a much deserved break. With no game this weekend, there is no better time to take a closer look at the season so far, how the team has performed compared to our pre-season expectations, and how things might play out the rest of the way.
Posted on 23. Oct, 2012 by JF.
The last set of games in our schedule preview hopefully will not determine if the Golden Gophers make the NCAA tournament, but will likely go a long way in determining how far they go in the NCAA tournament. If they win all the games in the must-win and should-win categories, they won’t be on the […]
Posted on 10. Oct, 2012 by JF.
Once upon a time, before schedules became riddled with directional-state universities and before San Diego State was simultaneously in the Big East and the Big West, appearing in the NCAA tournament was a true feat. Only conference champions made the tournament, and second place teams, even if they were the second best team in the […]
Posted on 23. Sep, 2012 by JF.
Today we begin our slightly too early, slightly too in-depth look at the 2012-2013 Golden Gopher basketball schedule. While a top four finish in the Big Ten is more likely than at any point during the Tubby Smith era, given the events of the last few years, I have a somewhat more modest goal for […]
Posted on 30. Aug, 2012 by JF.
This morning the Big Ten announced the 2012-2013 conference schedule. Dates, times and TV schedules will come later, but for now, there is plenty to get excited about. We’ll have much more on this later tonight. But first thoughts have to be the chaos that should envelope The Barn on New Year’s Eve, and the […]
Posted on 09. Oct, 2011 by zipsofakron.
Let’s play a little Password: Twins … Vikings … Timberwolves … Wild … Gopher football. What’s the answer? Well, there are plenty of adjectives that could link each of those five teams together — underachieving, embarrassing, pathetic, vomit-inducing. You get the idea. However, one significant omission from that list was none other than the Gopher […]
Posted on 26. Aug, 2010 by JF.
While the blogtacular summer vacation isn’t quite over (unlike some schools poor kids, I am waiting until after Labor Day “get to work”) the Gopher basketball schedule has been released and it can’t go without comment. Things kick off as they always seem to, with a barrage of mid to low majors parading through The […]
Posted on 07. Aug, 2010 by zipsofakron.
The University finally announced its 2010-2011 non-conference schedule, showing a movement towards bringing higher-quality opponents to the Barn, something it has been averse to in past years. Now, it’s not like the team has scheduled games with anybody like Kansas or Connecticut, but the overall quality (read: RPI) of teams has definitely improved from last […]
Posted on 04. Oct, 2009 by JF.
Just a short FYI that I am sure more than a few of you are interested in. Regular season single-game tickets go on sale October 5th, 2009 at 9:00 am, in person, over the phone, and on-line. The official release from the U of M ticket office: Single-game tickets for the 2009-10 University of Minnesota […]
Posted on 19. Aug, 2009 by JF.
The Gophers could play up to seven games on national TV, including two nationally televised games on CBS and will face Wisconsin on ESPN. Gopher games are in bold, and nationally televised Gopher games are italicized. DECEMBER 29 Purdue at Iowa 7 p.m. Big Ten Network Penn State at Minnesota 9 p.m. ESPN2 30 Northwestern […]