Tag Archives: Barn Blurbs
Posted on 07. Jan, 2013 by JF.
Austin Hollins scorches Northwestern for five 3-pointers in three minutes Hollins was so scalding hot for one three-minute second-half stretch there might as well have been singed nets and flames shooting out of the basketball. Let’s go to the tape Men’s Basketball: Northwestern runs out of steam against Minnesota The defining stretch Carmody describes came [...]
Posted on 21. Oct, 2012 by zipsofakron.
The season hasn’t even started yet and already the Gophers are making national headlines for off-the-court issues. Of course, it wouldn’t be fall unless we had our annual fix of Trevor Mbakwe shenanigans, which surfaced last week as Trevor’s July DUI arrest became a serious case for jail time. As it turned out, the judge [...]
Posted on 03. Oct, 2012 by zipsofakron.
The calendar has turned to October, which means a couple things. Primarily, it means that you’ll be shocked by static electricity every time you touch something metal (Seriously, closing your car door between October and February is basically a death sentence for your fingertips). But it also means that it’s okay to talk about college [...]
Posted on 04. Apr, 2012 by JF.
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. We knew Ralph Sampson wouldn’t be playing college basketball, but he will have the chance to impress some NBA scouts. In too short for the [...]
Posted on 03. Apr, 2012 by JF.
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 big men Meyers Leonard will take his two last names to the end of the first round of the NBA draft. Derrick Nix was arrested [...]
Posted on 02. Apr, 2012 by JF.
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 about Gopher Basketball and college basketball in general. Hiring a coach is a lottery It turns out that any coaching hire is a 50-50 proposition, [...]
Posted on 03. Nov, 2010 by JF.
Gophers rip Northeastern State 109-59: “I waited a long time for this,” Mbakwe said. “I finally got a chance to play, and I’ve just got to keep building on this. I was disappointed with how many rebounds I had, but it was game one and it’s going to be a long season. I’m excited to [...]
Posted on 28. Sep, 2010 by JF.
Joe Coleman, as you already know, committed to the Gophers last week. The Strib and The Press with quotes, perspective, and a look at who else is out there. Tubby Smith appears to have twitterphobia. Others coaches do not. Don’t hold it against me if I keep changing my predictions regarding the upcoming season. I [...]
Posted on 18. Sep, 2010 by JF.
As the weather cools down, the basketball pre-season is just heating up. A big recruiting weekend for Tubby Smith, and at the very least, the football team hasn’t embarrassed themselves…yet (please note this was posted at approximately 5 pm CDT, and I take no responsibility for what the football teams does in the fourth quarter.) Tubby’s [...]
Posted on 25. Jan, 2010 by zipsofakron.
Royce White was officially charged in the missing laptop incident. Still unclear if/when he will join the team. It goes without saying, but as Wisconsin found out there are no easy games in Big Ten play. Iowa goes to Bloomington and mauls Indiana by 15. Really? Michigan State has decided to redesign it’s classic Spartan [...]
Posted on 16. Nov, 2009 by JF.
The Gophers play Stephen F. Austin tonight. If my preview was insufficient, here are a couple more to check out. As usual, it will be up to the Gopher basketball team to keep us all sane. Why we do out best to avoid publishing unsubstantiated rumors. There are injury bugs, and then the injury plague. [...]
Posted on 03. Nov, 2009 by JF.
The Trevor Mbakwe Round-up Two bizarre quotes stand out. “The decision is not at all based on whether I feel he is innocent or guilty. It’s an educational decision that I feel will allow Trevor to learn from.” -Joel Maturi. Mr. Maturi, what lesson are you attempting to teach? “But credit Minnesota as an institution [...]
Posted on 01. Nov, 2009 by JF.
With the season, or at least the beat up on the local Division II team portion of the season arriving on Thursday, Barn Blurbs is back. The nation has taken notice that the Gophers should be very good this season. The AP and ESPN both have the Gophers ranked in their pre-season Top 25 polls, [...]