Tag Archives: Exhibition Games
Posted on 04. Nov, 2012 by JF.
While CNN works out the final kinks of what should be some fantastic holograms of Tupac rapping election results, the Gophers will wrap up their brief exhibition slate against a team that may or may not exist. The one and only good thing about Monday night’s exhibition is that I can all but guarantee that those in The Barn will be free of political ads for a full two hours, maybe more if they don’t listen to the radio on the way home. Since I have no interest in researching the fighting (but probably not drinking or dancing) baptists, I will share a few relevant story lines.
Gophers open exhibition slate against Minnesota State, or what ever they call themselves these days.
Posted on 31. Oct, 2012 by JF.
It is hard to believe that year five of the Tubby Smith era tips off Thursday night in The Barn. A bit of optimism, whether justified or not surrounds the program these days, because surely luck will someday be on the side of the Golden Gophers. Minnesota State, Minnesota’s opening opponent doesn’t draw much interest,unless [...]
Posted on 08. Nov, 2011 by JF.
During the exhibition games and the first few games of the non-conference college basketball season, every team has flaws, and the Golden Gophers are no exception. New players are being integrated into unfamiliar systems, old players are shaking off rust, and last year’s new players are learning to take on new roles. Head coaches across [...]
Posted on 06. Nov, 2011 by JF.
Falls Park, the birth place of Sioux Falls, South Dakota, is located just a few blocks north of the modest downtown. Like the birth place of most cities, there is no shortage of commemorative plaques detailing the history of the place. If you read closely though, it soon becomes clear that these plaques don’t just [...]
Posted on 02. Nov, 2011 by JF.
The first exhibition game is in the books, and Tubby Smith got exactly what he wanted: areas that need improvement. Minnesota’s 71-58 victory isn’t indicative of much, and isn’t a cause of concern, yet. The game featured unrealistic Gopher line-ups in unrealistic situations that kept the game close, and gave the players and coaches a chance [...]
Posted on 31. Oct, 2011 by JF.
A little after 7 pm on Tuesday night, last season’s could have and should haves can finally be relegated to the dust bin of Golden Gopher sports history, next to Kevin Burleson dribbling the ball out-of-bounds, Iker Iturbe dislocating Eric Harris’ shoulder, an ill-timed block punt, and the Tim Brewster era. When things go wrong [...]
Posted on 07. Nov, 2010 by JF.
Golden Gophers vs. Winona State Warriors 7:00 pm (CDT) at Williams Arena (Minneapolis, Minnesota) TV: Streaming at http://www.bigtennetwork.com/ Tickets: Row 9, corner, upper deck There have been soft whispers coming from the lips of Golden Gopher basketball fans since Monday night’s exhibition game against Winona State was announced. Winona State isn’t exactly your typical Division II [...]
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 01. Nov, 2010 by JF.
Golden Gophers vs. Northeastern State RiverHawks 7:00 pm (CDT) at Williams Arena (Minneapolis, Minnesota) TV: Streaming at http://www.bigtennetwork.com/ Tickets: Row 25, baseline, lower deck Tucked in the foothills of the Ozark Mountains, just Southwest of Tulsa, Oklahoma sits Tahlequah, Oklahoma, the home of Northeastern State University. It is supposedly an idyllic town, one of the [...]
Posted on 10. Nov, 2009 by JF.
Another exhibition game, another big win, and another positive development that may only be result of an exhibition game. After last season’s atrocious three-point shooting, the Gophers may have broken out of their funk last night during their 98-49 victory over the Minnesota-Moorhead Dragons. Last year the Gophers made less than 33% of their three [...]
Posted on 08. Nov, 2009 by JF.
Golden Gophers vs. Minnesota State University-Moorhead Dragons 7:00 pm (CST) at Williams Arena (Minneapolis, Minnesota) TV: Bigtennetwork.com (Streaming for $2.99) Tickets: Best available- Row 11, upper deck, center court The Gophers’ 67 point win over Minnesota-Duluth wasn’t ugly, or at least it won’t be when compared to what we will see tomorrow night when Minnesota [...]
Posted on 06. Nov, 2009 by JF.
Down with Goldy is right. It was only an exhibition. It is entirely meaningless. It may have even been unfair. However, it doesn’t mean we can’t get a bit excited. In a game that wasn’t even really that (by definition a game involves competition, and I’m not sure what transpired can in any way be [...]
Posted on 04. Nov, 2009 by JF.
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 [...]
Posted on 05. Nov, 2008 by JF.
Maybe, at the conclusion of an extraordinary and historic elections, it is appropriate to think of exhibition games as the equivalent to the primaries. They are an opportunity to test a strategy, learn about strengths and weaknesses, and work out the kinks. Last night the Gophers learned they have plenty to learn and more kinks [...]
Posted on 06. Nov, 2007 by JF.
Next year’s Gopher recruiting class may be highly touted, but Al Nolen is showing that this year’s freshmen have impact potential as well. Despite a sluggish first half, the Gophers beat Southwest Minnesota State 88-52. After last weeks solid floor game against Minnesota State, Nolen scored 24 points, didn’t miss a shot from the field [...]