Tag Archives: Joe Coleman
Posted on 12. Jul, 2013 by zipsofakron.
Never in my blogging career has an offseason been so full of things happening. Recent summers for the Gophers have consisted mainly of transfers from guys we only sort of care about, schedule updates and the occasional arrest. This offseason, however, is completely different. With a new coach in tow, a crazy recruiting class on […]
Posted on 15. May, 2013 by JF.
There are no trades in college basketball. However, rarely, it sure feels like it. Today is one of those days. Joe Coleman will be transferring out of the program while Malik Smith, a senior shooting guard from Florida Internatonal, will be a Golden Gopher next year. Smith will be eligible right away.
Posted on 07. May, 2013 by JF.
Dre Mathieu, a 5’8″ -5’11″ (could someone measure this kid, please) junior college point-guard out of Knoxville, Tennessee will be joining the Golden Gophers for the 2013-2014 season. He will have two seasons of eligibility. Despite a successful high school career which landed him on the all-state team, his lack of height scared away all Division I scholarship offers. A successful junior college season, one in which he scored 16.1 points per game and added six assists, and 6 rebounds, was enough to get him several scholarship offers and now a spot on the Gophers roster.
Posted on 22. Mar, 2013 by JF.
A truly rewarding journey isn’t easy. There are wrong turns, detours, and delays. The college basketball season is 30 games long, and the Golden Gophers got lost along the way, and more than once looked like they wanted to give up and go home. Instead, they’ll be playing to go to the teams first Sweet 16 (that counts) since 1989. In basketball as in life, without negatives there can be no positives.
Posted on 07. Feb, 2013 by zipsofakron.
It hasn’t been a pretty ride recently in Gopher Land. After blowing through the gauntlet of games that opened the Big Ten conference season with a couple nice wins, the team has fallen on tough times recently with losses to Northwestern, Wisconsin and Michigan State and an unnecessary nailbiting win over Iowa. The Northwestern loss […]
Posted on 17. Jan, 2013 by zipsofakron.
Well this really sucks. After a week of waiting and hoping and dreaming and getting all tingly thinking about a possible and historic Gophers victory, the team goes out and lays a giant egg. Not like they got embarrassed or run out of their own gym, but it was a particularly close loss either. And […]
Posted on 11. Jan, 2013 by JF.
It is the second weekend in January, and the Golden Gophers, yes, your Golden Gophers, are playing in what might be the game of the year in the Big Ten. Regardless of what happens against the Hoosier, they’ll play their second consecutive top ten opponent on Thursday. The Minnesota game against the Indiana Hoosiers will be the first top ten match-up in Assembly Hall in 13 years. The Big Ten Network is running an hour long, on location pregame show before the game. The Gophers have barged their way back into big time college basketball.
Posted on 09. Jan, 2013 by zipsofakron.
So, the Gophers just destroyed the Illinois Fighting Illini. The #12 ranked team in the nation. On the road. By 17 points. Which is on the heels of winning their first two conference games by 13 and then 18 points. Honestly, I don’t even know what to say. I’m numb. This is what winning at […]
Posted on 09. Dec, 2012 by JF.
Yes, it turns out. Basketball games on the west coast that are unseen do in fact count. The Golden Gophers beat the mediocre at best USC Trojans in rather convincing fashion. Minnesota is the 2012-2013 champion of maroon and gold. How about that?
Normally I’d try to provide some analysis of what happened. Since the closest I came to actually seeing the game was ESPN’s game tracker, we’ll have to get statistical.
Posted on 04. Dec, 2012 by zipsofakron.
Hey, the first (and likely only) Kendal Shell headline that will ever occur! It wasn’t the highlight of the game, but in a relatively boring, Wolters-less victory over the South Dakota State Jackrabbits, Mr. End-of-the-Bench scored a career high four points in garbage time as the Gophers destroyed SDSU 88-64 and continued to outpace their […]
Posted on 27. Nov, 2012 by zipsofakron.
The Gophers have certainly been through the ringer over the last week. They mercifully finished a string of games featuring Duke, Memphis, Stanford, and Florida State and showed perhaps their true 2012-13 colors, emerging 3-1 in the brutal four game stretch with their latest win over the Seminoles in a true road game in Tallahassee. In […]
Posted on 13. Nov, 2012 by JF.
Throughout the season, I’ll occasionally dig through some statistics and share some interesting observations. I know I’m not the only one (I hope) who digs through box scores out of boredom, so please feel free to share any of your observations.
Away we go…
Posted on 06. Nov, 2012 by zipsofakron.
Shaking off more rust and giving Kendal Shell some actual playing time were two of the takeaways from the Gophers domination of Southwest Baptist University on Monday night. Much like the first game against Minnesota State-Mankato, it was difficult to really come to any conclusion about what we saw, since they were playing a directional […]
Posted on 02. Nov, 2012 by zipsofakron.
It’s hard to know what to make out of these D2 exhibition games and what you’re supposed to take away from them. Honestly, how do you accurately gauge how “good” a team is seeing them on the court for the first time in months against a clearly inferior opponent? Going into the game there were […]
Posted on 11. Feb, 2012 by zipsofakron.
The Gophers left a tremendous opportunity to bolster their NCAA at-large resume on the table Thursday night against Wisconsin and further solidify what was shaping up to be a decent argument to be one of the final teams selected in March. The Gophers, winners of five of their previous seven conference games, battled back from […]