Tag Archives: Purdue Boilermakers
Posted on 05. Jan, 2014 by zipsofakron.
One game after being MIA for the entire game, Austin Hollins showed why he’s one of the leaders of this team and one of the most dangerous scorers when he’s on the court. Behind 18 points, four three-pointers and a thunderous dunk worthy of SportsCenter’s top plays, Hollins led the Gophers to a wild 82-79 […]
Posted on 04. Jan, 2014 by JF.
The Purdue Boilermakers and Minnesota Golden Gophers enter Sunday’s game in a similar predicament. Neither team is among the worst in the Big Ten. That dishonor seems reserved for Northwestern, Nebraska, and potentially Penn State and neither would be confused for the conference’s elite. But after a disappointing home loss for each in the Big Ten opener for each team, both are left wondering how good or bad they can be. There is generally a large range within the Big Ten’s middle tier, and Purdue and Minnesota would both rather be playing for an NCAA tournament bid than a trip to the NIT. Falling to 0-2 in conference play makes the latter much more likely.
Posted on 30. Dec, 2013 by JF.
At about this time last year, the Big Ten was widely considered to be the best conference in America. The Gophers were on the verge of being a top ten team, and Indiana, Ohio State, Michigan, and Michigan State all looked like national title contenders. The big questions entering the conference season involved how many Big Ten teams would make the final four. After a good but not great non-conference season, college basketball pundits are left with the much more pedestrian question of what various teams need to do just to make the NCAA tournament.
Instead of throwing out conference record predictions, or NCAA tournament seed projection, we’ll look at the non-conference performance of each Big Ten team, and the worst possible Big Ten record that could get each team in the tournament. That way, when your team starts struggling, you’ll know when to get nervous, and ultimately when to stop caring. In Minnesota, we have a word for this: February.
Posted on 13. Mar, 2013 by JF.
The best conference tournament of the season, and perhaps the most anticipated Big Ten tournament tips off bright and early on Thursday morning when the Gophers take on Illinois at 11 am. How competitive will the tournament be? Consider that the Gophers and the Illini, the eight and nine seeds respectively, are each playing for a chance to beat number one seed Indiana for the second time. Anything can happen, and probably will. Here is what you need to know.
Posted on 23. Oct, 2012 by JF.
The last set of games in our schedule preview hopefully will not determine if the Golden Gophers make the NCAA tournament, but will likely go a long way in determining how far they go in the NCAA tournament. If they win all the games in the must-win and should-win categories, they won’t be on the […]
Posted on 09. Jan, 2012 by zipsofakron.
What can you even say about a loss like last night? Less than two weeks after the Gophers nearly pulled out a thrilling double-overtime victory in Champaign and had us thinking they might actually need to be taken seriously, they were handed 13-point drubbing at the hands of the Purdue Boilermakers, getting run out of […]
Posted on 08. Jan, 2012 by JF.
Thank goodness it has been a mild winter. I don’t ask much from Golden Gopher basketball other than to be a distraction through the coldest months of the year. Now, on January 8th, the season is already in danger of spinning hopelessly out of control. I won’t rehash the home loss to Iowa other […]
Posted on 18. Dec, 2011 by JF.
Be mad at Robbie Hummel’s knees, or Satan who created the ACL. Mr. Hummel is mad at them, along with every living and probably a few dead Purdue fans, and the rest of the college basketball world. We were all robbed of what would have been a few fantastic basketball teams made up of, by […]
Posted on 10. Mar, 2011 by JF.
Well, the Gophers sure went out with a whimper. There won’t be any miracle run in the Big Ten Tournament, and there probably won’t be a trip to the NIT either. Post-season basketball is nice and all, but the Gopher season realistically ended when they lost at Indiana, and the team has acted like they were waiting for […]
Posted on 13. Jan, 2011 by zipsofakron.
The Gophers faced the prospect of starting the conference season a nightmarish 1-4, but on a night when neither JaJuan Johnson or Blake Hoffarber could seemingly miss, Minnesota outlasted Purdue 70-67 and saved their season from spiraling out of control. In the most exciting game since the North Carolina upset (which is looking less and […]
Posted on 12. Jan, 2011 by JF.
Golden Gophers vs. Purdue Boilermakers 6:00 pm (CST) at Williams Arena (Minneapolis, Minnesota) TV: ESPN Tickets: Row 12, corner, upper deck Hey, look at that, more off court nonsense. Let’s get this out of the way. If you have been living in a cave well off the grid (where every Gopher fan wishes they were) […]
Posted on 10. Nov, 2010 by zipsofakron.
Recently, FTB thought it would be fun to preview the season by connecting with our fellow Big Ten bloggers to get their thoughts on various topics, both Big Ten-related and not. This is the fourth in a series of five preview discussions that include input from 10 of the 11 Big Ten teams. Northwestern was unavailable for […]
Posted on 06. Nov, 2010 by zipsofakron.
Recently, FTB thought it would be fun to preview the season by connecting with our fellow Big Ten bloggers to get their thoughts on various topics, both Big Ten-related and not. This is the third in a series of five preview discussions that include input from 10 of the 11 Big Ten teams. Northwestern was unavailable for […]
Posted on 04. Nov, 2010 by zipsofakron.
Recently, FTB thought it would be fun to preview the season by connecting with our fellow Big Ten bloggers to get their thoughts on various topics, both Big Ten-related and not. This is the second in a series of five preview discussions that include input from 10 of the 11 Big Ten teams. Northwestern was unavailable for […]
Posted on 17. Oct, 2010 by oleenfermera.
Welcome to the newest regular segment on From the Barn written by the regular editor turned author. My husband/primary author for this blog suggested that I write occasionally and not just correct his spelling errors. But I can’t write a detailed analysis of each player’s skill set with comparisons to great players in history quite […]