College

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 Matt Blewett

Wrestling Gophers fall to Hawkeyes at Pav

Wrestling Gophers fall to Hawkeyes at Pav

The Minnesota Gophers wrestling team falls 27-11 to the third-ranked Iowa Hawkeyes on Sunday, February 5, 2017 at the Sports Pavilion in Minneapolis. The Sports Pavilion packed in 3,749 fans to watch the annual meeting of the two Big Ten rivals.  The fans, who congregated at the unorthodox time of 11:00 a.m. on Sunday morning, […]

 Matt Blewett

Minnesota Gophers Volleyball earns bid to Final Four with UCLA win

Minnesota Gophers Volleyball earns bid to Final Four with UCLA win

The Minnesota Gophers Women's Volleyball advances to final four with win over UCLA

The Minnesota Gophers defeat the UCLA Bruins in straight sets (25-23, 25-20, 25-22) and advance to the NCAA Volleyball Final Four.  This will be the second straight year that they have made the semifinals and they will be playing for a shot at the title in Canton, Ohio next weekend.

 Matt Blewett

Minnesota defeats Hawaii to advance in NCAA Volleyball tournament

Minnesota defeats Hawaii to advance in NCAA Volleyball tournament

The Minnesota Gophers volleyball team advances to the next round of NCAA Women’s Volleyball Playoffs with a win against Hawaii on December 3, 2016 at the Sports Pavilion at the University of Minnesota in Minneapolis, Minn. Minnesota will host Missouri at 7:15 on Friday, December 8, followed by the second game of the NCAA Minneapolis […]

 Matt Blewett

Minnesota defeats North Dakota, advances to round two

Minnesota defeats North Dakota, advances to round two

The University of Minnesota volleyball team defeated North Dakota in three sets on Friday, December 2, 2016 at the University of Minnesota Sports Pavilion in Minneapolis, Minn.

The Minnesota Gophers advance to the second round of the NCAA Volleyball finals with a three-set win over the Fighting Hawks of North Dakota.  The Gophers remain unbeaten this year at home and will face Hawaii on Saturday, the winner will advance to the round of 16.

 Matt Blewett

Minnesota Gophers’ seniors end home play with win over Northwestern

Minnesota Gophers’ seniors end home play with win over Northwestern

The Minnesota Gophers defeat the Northwestern Wildcats 29-12 on a freezing November 19, 2016 at TCF Bank Stadium in Minneapolis, Minnesota and sit at 8-3 on the year. Their next (and final of the regular season) test will be at Wisconsin next weekend.

The game was Senior Day, the final home game of 2016.  One strange statistic that came out of the game was that Minnesota improved to 6-1 in 2016 when losing the coin toss. Mitch Leidner had a great final game at TCF Bank Stadium, completing 14 passes for 197 yards, scoring a touchdown through the […]

 Matt Blewett

Huskers defense smothers Gopher offense in second half win

Huskers defense smothers Gopher offense in second half win

The Minnesota Gophers’ struggles continue as the offense is held scoreless in the second half of a 24-17 loss to the Nebraska Cornhuskers at Memorial Stadium with 90,456 attending, in Lincoln, NE on November 12, 2016.

Minnesota scored on the opening drive of the game when running back Rodney Smith trotted, untouched, into the end zone after a 14 play drive that went 75 yards, taking 7:27 minutes.  Minnesota’s drive was extended twice on Nebraska penalties.  The first was an illegal formation penalty on 4th and one that gave Minnesota a […]

 Matt Blewett

Gophers vs Boilermakers: A tale of two offenses

Gophers vs Boilermakers: A tale of two offenses

Gophers defeat Purdue 44-31 at TCF Bank Stadium on Military Appreciation Day, November 5, 2016.

Minnesota Gophers defeated the Purdue Boilermakers 44-31 in front of almost 43,000 fans on a perfectly sunny day at TCF Bank Staduim Nov. 5, 2016 in the 72nd meeting between the teams.  The Gophers improve their all-time record against Purdue, which now stands at 37-32-3 all-time.  Pre-game featured a military appreciation ceremony that included a […]

 Matt Blewett

Auburn shocks Arkansas in rout at home

Auburn shocks Arkansas in rout at home

The Auburn Tigers defeated the Arkansas Razorbacks 56-3 at home in a stunningly dominant performance on October 22, 2016 that will surely shake the rankings next week.

The Auburn Tigers hosted the Arkansas Razorbacks on October 22, 2016.  Auburn crushed Arkansas 56-3 in Auburn’s second biggest margin of victory over an SEC opponent ever. The Tigers amassed 543 rushing yards on the Razorback defense and threw for an additional 89 yards for a total of 632 yards of offense.  The Razorbacks were […]

 Matt Blewett

Sophomore kicker saves the day on homecoming

Sophomore kicker saves the day on homecoming

The Minnesota Gophers narrowly escape homecoming defeat on the leg of Sophomore Emmit Carpenter in the waning seconds putting them over the Rutgers Scarlet Knights 34-32 on October 22, 2016 at TCF Bank Stadium in Minneapolis, Minn.

After scoring 21 of the game’s first 24 points in the first quarter, it looked like the Minnesota Gophers would roll to victory over the Rutgers Scarlet Knights in the homecoming game 2016 on the University of Minnesota campus. Rutgers would score 21 of the next 24 games, capped off by an interception returned 55 […]

 Matt Blewett

Minnesota loses to Iowa on late defensive mishap, crushed Gophers leave field in silence

Minnesota loses to Iowa on late defensive mishap, crushed Gophers leave field in silence

In the last several years of covering Gophers football we have experienced many Gopher defeats, but never have we witnessed the silent walk to the locker room that happened Saturday after a late loss to Iowa.  There was no noise save the clatter of cleats on the concrete tunnel…not even a sneeze. It was a […]

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