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Gophers face first road test at Florida State.

Thanks to their strong performance in the Bahamas and a few foibles by previously ranked teams, the Golden Gophers will enter their Big Ten-ACC challenge game against Florida State Seminoles ranked 21st in the Associate Press poll. While the ranking will not help the team win any games, and will certainly decrease the odds that any opponents will overlook them, the recognition is good for the players and program, and just might get a few extra fans to trek out to The Barn on a cold winter night.

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Game 7 Preview: Gophers vs. Virginia Cavaliers

Golden Gophers vs. Virginia Cavaliers 6:00 pm (CST) at Williams Arena (Minneapolis, Minnesota) TV: ESPN2 and streaming at ESPN3.com Tickets: Row 10, behind the basket, upper deck It is now time to add injuries to the long list of issues preventing the Gophers from playing at full strength. On the night that Devoe Joseph is expected to play his first game of the season after completing the various tasks mandated by Tubby Smith, both Al Nolen and Rodney Williams are expected to miss Monday’s game.…

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2010 ACC-Big Ten Challenge Preview

Somehow it is already that time of year. The 2010 ACC-Big Ten Challenge tips off on Monday with the Gophers taking on Virginia, and ends in grand fashion with a show down between Michigan State and Duke, the top two teams in all the pre-season polls. We will preview Minnesota’s match-up with the Cavaliers later today, but until then, you might as well prepare yourself for three days of great basketball. Ohio State Buckeyes vs. Florida State Seminoles Tuesday November 30, 2010 6:30 pm CST on…

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Game 7 Preview: Gophers vs. Miami Hurricanes

Minnesota Golden Gophers vs. Miami Hurricanes 6:15 pm (CST) at the BankUnited Center Radio: WCCO 830 AM TV: ESPN U Liveblog: Redemption is only just a game away, and the Gophers have a chance to not just end their early season slide, but also to make a statement, represent their conference, and vault themselves back into the Top 25. By the time Wednesday’s game against the other “U” tips off, Tubby Smith will have had three days and two long flights since the Gophers lost…

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Gophers vs. Miami on ESPN U

The exact game time is still up in the air, but the ACC-Big Ten Challenge TV schedule is out. You should be able to watch too. The barriers to seeing the Gophers have continued to fall this offseason. At about this time last year we learned that the Big Ten Network would be available by the fall. This spring we learned that ESPNU will be available to most Comcast subscribers, meaning you Minneapolis Gopher fans stuck with comcast are in luck. Admittedly, the live-blog of…

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Gophers will play at Miami in the 2009 ACC-Big Ten Challenge

So much for a big game in The Barn. At first glance this should be winnable for the Gophers. Miami will be without face-slapper extraordinaire Jack McClinton, and Miami basketball fans are notorious for arriving late or not at all. The game will be on Wednesday, December 2nd and will be the first match-up between the two teams. The entire list of ACC-Big Ten Challenge games can be viewed here.

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For real? Gophers riding high after beating Cavaliers

Obviously some time has passed since the Gophers won on Tuesday against the Virginia Cavaliers. Just as obvious is the fact that I haven’t yet written anything until now. My apologies. The game ended very late, and I decided to be selfish and sleep before writing anything. I was planning to write last night, but it became painfully obvious that a freezer that was quickly freezing itself out of existence had reached a critical point, and if drastic action was not taken, it wouldn’t be…

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Livechat: Gophers vs. Virginia in the ACC-Big Ten Challenge

I’ll be at the game hopefully losing my voice, if you can’t be there, or aren’t able to yell (or would feel weird yelling to no one in particular) feel free to join in the conversation below. If you have any issues that you want to make sure I see, leave a reply below. Enjoy the game!

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Sampson III to take on father’s alma mater as Gophers face Virginia

University of Minnesota Golden Gophers vs. Virginia Cavaliers 8:30 pm (CST) at Williams Arena Radio: WCCO 830 AM Tv: ESPN 2 Tickets: Row 11, center court in the upper deck Liveblog: A live chat will be open about 3 hours before the game The fact that the Ralph Sampson III’s father played for Virginia is not the most intriguing story line of Tuesday’s game against Virginia. I’ll actually name a few others. How will Minnesota’s young interior fare against major college competition. Will the Gophers miss…

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