Tag Archives: Devron Bostick

Game 10 Preview: Gophers vs. St. Joseph’s

Golden Gophers vs. St. Joseph’s Hawks 3:00 pm (CST) at Williams Arena (Minneapolis, Minnesota) Radio: WCCO 830 AM TV: Big Ten Network Tickets: Best available- Row 11 upper deck, corner Stupid mascots never die, they just stand in the corner suffering from repetitive stress injuries. And that is exactly what will be on display on Saturday afternoon when the St. Joseph’s Hawks play the Gophers at Williams Arena. Unlike a certain blogger that despises mascots, I don’t have a problem with them. They can be…

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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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Mbakwe and Bostick about to be back?

Finally a bit of good news? Smith said Bostick should be back for next week’s Big Ten/ACC Challenge game at Miami on Dec. 2. Bostick did what he was supposed to do and is scheduled to be cleared by UM athletic director Joel Maturi.  Smith said Mbakwe could be back with the team any day because they anticipate his case could be dropped. Let’s hope.

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And finally a positive distraction

Golden Gophers vs. University of Minnesota-Duluth Bulldogs 7:00 pm (CST) at Williams Arena (Minneapolis, Minnesota) Radio: WCCO 830 AM TV: Bigtennetwork.com (Streaming for $2.99) Tickets: Best available- Row 11, upper deck, center court It has been pointed out many times here and by many others elsewhere that Gopher basketball is the perfect distraction from the cold dark winters that embrace Minnesota for seemingly months on end. After a tumultuous week, the Gopher basketball program will ironically provide a distraction from itself. Trevor Mbakwe is out…

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Things fall apart: White and Bostick suspended

Royce White and Devron Bostick have been suspended indefinitely for, you guessed it, an unspecified team rules violation. No word what this violation is, and how long the suspension will be. Hopefully this is a minor violation and that both players will atone for their mistakes and re-join the team soon. Regardless, this, along with the Mbakwe situation, is not a good way to start the season.

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A Season in Review: Devron Bostick

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 say, Tubby Smith’s fear that Devron’s positive and negative potential, reduced him to a very limited role in his first season with the Gophers. He was overhyped as the Junior…

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Gophers trying to continue success while the Longhorns hope to salvage their season

#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, with five new players and several other returning role players. Instead, it has resulted in Minnesota’s first trip to the NCAA tournament since 2005. None of the current Gophers have…

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Gophers defeat Northwestern 66-53: As it happened

Like just about everyone else, I spent a good part of the lunch hour listening to the game on the radio while also trying to follow it on line. Thankfully, the Big Ten Network decided to replay the game, giving me a chance to see what happened without the Gopher radio announcers constantly badgering the referees. For those of you who missed the game, and were looking for something a little more in-depth than a box score and with more logical sequencing than your average…

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Badgers in town for a Border Bubble Battle

#17 Golden Gophers vs.Wisconsin Badgers Golden Gophers vs. Wisconsin Badgers 7:30 (CST) at Williams Arena (Minneapolis, Minnesota) Radio: WCCO 830 AM TV: BTN Tickets: Long gone Chatroom: Yes, as long as I remember to set it up Meaningful March basketball will finally make its return to The Barn on Wednesday when the Gophers take on their arch-rival the Wisconsin Badgers in the first home game with real NCAA tournament ramifications since Frank Williams hit a game winning shot in the final seconds in 2002 to…

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Three streaks down, another to go?

Golden Gophers vs.  Illinois Fighting Illini 6:00 pm (CST) at Assembly Hall Radio: WCCO 830 AM Tv: Big Ten Network Liveblog: Yup In a season of snapped streaks this one might be too much. After winning at Wisconsin, beating Illinois, and sweeping Indiana for the first time in far too long, the Gophers attempt to break Illinois’s stranglehold at Assembly Hall that has existed for thirty years. Unlike Sunday’s game against that other Big Ten team from Illinois, this is hardly a must-win. The Gophers…

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