Tag Archives: Dan Coleman
Posted on 18. Jun, 2008 by JF.
Its summer, its Minnesota, regardless or the hail, the rain, the tornadoes, and inevitable mosquito induced mayhem, it is better to be outside than in front of a computer. Though I am barely able to muster enough anguish and regret, I do apologize for the lack of updates, though nothing newsworthy has really taken place. [...]
Posted on 13. Mar, 2008 by JF.
From what I saw of this afternoon’s win over Northwestern, the Gophers dominated. Lawrence Westbrook aggressively pushed the ball up the court, got to the free throw line, hit a plethora and hit a plethora of mid-range jumpers. Dan Coleman played solidly on both ends of the court and made his free throws. As a [...]
Posted on 06. Mar, 2008 by JF.
When you play well can sometimes be more important than how well you play. In Minnesota’s two games against Indiana this season, they played better than the Hoosiers for 70 of 80 minutes. Unfortunately, the last two minutes in Minneapolis and the final 8 minutes in Bloomington last night were more than enough to give [...]
Posted on 15. Feb, 2008 by JF.
With their chance to go the NCAA tournament this year all but dashed, Dan Coleman, Spencer Tollackson, and Lawrence McKenzie are in real danger of being known more for what they did not do than what they accomplished. They did make it the NCAA tournament three years ago on a team actually led by seniors [...]
Posted on 04. Feb, 2008 by JF.
If a picture is worth a thousand words, from a Gopher fans perspective, all the words to describe Sunday’s embarrassing home loss would be negative. On a weekend that will go down in history in ways large and small because teams and individuals, against all odds, took it to their supposedly superior opponents, the Minnesota [...]
Posted on 26. Jan, 2008 by JF.
For 24 of the 40 minutes, Minnesota out played the Ohio State Buckeyes. They attacked the zone, found the open man, made easy shots, and forced the Buckeyes to live up to their turnover prone potential. Unfortunately, during the first and last eight minutes of the game, the Gophers caught Monsonitis so badly that 5th [...]
Posted on 22. Jan, 2008 by JF.
Al Nolen missed Sunday afternoon’s game against Michigan State, and the Gophers missed his steady ball handling, defense, and ability to distribute the ball particularly in the half court offense, as Minnesota lost 78-73. At first glance, the final score could indicate that Sunday was another, albeit frustrating, sign that the Gophers barely missed another [...]
Posted on 20. Jan, 2008 by JF.
Its a good things that Minnesota and Michigan State each have one of the elite coaches in the country, because both teams are in need of a pep talk. Tubby Smith will need to tell the Gophers to focus on how close they came to beating the two best teams they have faced this season, [...]
Posted on 10. Jan, 2008 by JF.
I don’t know what Hillary Clinton meant, but it was a good line, and Dan Coleman had a great game. Leading the Gophers to a 19 point win over Northwestern, Dan Coleman scored 19 points and collected 14 rebounds, and for at least one night, seemed to scratch the surface of what he can be [...]
Posted on 30. Dec, 2007 by JF.
My apologies for the above head line. I initially wrote a few others, but they all quickly veered into existential or psychological territory, describing the Gophers quest for self-awareness and knowing their true identity. I also tried a few referencing Las Vegas institutions, everything from taking a bite out of UNLV (because of Tark the [...]
Posted on 29. Dec, 2007 by JF.
Playing on a neutral court in an empty building, the Gophers won by their largest margin since 1990 and allowed the fewest points since 1951 (when, needless to say, the game was much, much different and the shorts were much, much shorter) as they defeated Nicholls State 77-32. I’d love to be able to write [...]
Posted on 13. Dec, 2007 by JF.
I had originally hoped to include several Watership Down references in this column. This novel of course tells the story of a dystopian rabbit society overcome by infighting and a totalitarian government. Note to all those with children or thinking of having children, even though rabbits are cute and the movie version of this is [...]
Posted on 09. Dec, 2007 by JF.
In a season so far characterized by intense and pressuring defense, the Gophers showed they can score a little too. Dan Coleman scored a season high 22 including the thousandth point of his career and Blake Hoffarber added 21, 18 in the first half as the Gophers scored more than 90 points for the first [...]
Posted on 04. Dec, 2007 by JF.
You aren’t seeing things. I did just write that Dan Coleman and Kevin Peyton played key roles in the Gophers surprisingly lopsided 89-56 victory over the Bison. While both players had their best games of the season, it is admittedly a stretch to say either decided the game. In fact, it is a stretch to [...]