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Gopher football coach PJ Fleck is happy
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December 03, 2018 - 5:28 am
Gopher football coach P.J. Fleck showed his usual enthusiasm when his team's postseason destination was announced. "It's incredible news, we're so excited," said Fleck after finding out the Gophers will play Georgia Tech in the Quick Lane Bowl. Playing the day after Christmas in Detroit's Ford...
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December 03, 2018 - 5:10 am
MINNEAPOLIS (AP) - Kenisha Bell scored 27 points, Destiny Pitts added 16 and No. 20 Minnesota turned back Air Force 67-50 on Sunday. Pitts had seven points in a late 16-0 run that kept the Golden Gophers (7-0) under first-year coach and former start player Lindsay Whalen. Minnesota was up 52-43...
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Richard Pitino watches his team
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December 03, 2018 - 5:02 am
COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) - The Golden Gophers found out that they need to get more physical if they are to win games in the Big Ten. Ohio State's Andre Wesson scored 16 points, Kaleb Wesson had 15, and the No. 16 Buckeyes beat Minnesota 79-59 on Sunday night in the conference opener for both teams. Cold...
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First tip at US Bank Stadium
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November 30, 2018 - 4:57 am
Check out the time-lapse video of workers installing the court at US Bank Stadium, which is hosting basketball for the first time: --⏳ #Timelapse of the #USBSClassic -- Court Install! Tickets are still available starting at just $15! --: https://t.co/HxgqXnYXUs pic.twitter.com/x7kdaKLSWl — U.S...
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November 30, 2018 - 4:01 am
MINNEAPOLIS (AP) - Taiye Bello scored a career-high 20 points and pulled down 18 rebounds, Kenisha Bell added 24 points and nine rebounds and No. 20 Minnesota beat No. 12 Syracuse 72-68 on Thursday night. The Golden Gophers, under first-year head coach Lindsay Whalen, are off to a 6-0 start for the...
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Richard Pitino of the Gophers
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November 27, 2018 - 5:06 am
BOSTON (AP) - Boston College forward Nik Popovic scored all 18 of his points in the second half and Wynston Tabbs added 17 points on Monday night to lead Boston College to a 68-56 victory over Minnesota and send the Golden Gophers to their first loss of the season. The Gophers were plagued by poor...
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November 24, 2018 - 6:19 pm
by GENARO C. ARMAS MADISON, Wis. (AP) — Demetrius Douglas returned a punt 69 yards for a touchdown, Minnesota’s defense held up on the road and the Golden Gophers ran away from Wisconsin for a 37-15 win on Saturday to snap a 14-game losing streak in the rivalry and reclaim Paul Bunyan’s Axe...
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PJ Fleck checks the scoreboard
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November 23, 2018 - 8:38 am
MADISON, Wis. (AP) - If given the chance to deliver an inspirational talk to teammates this week, Wisconsin offensive lineman Beau Benzschawel would keep it short and get right to the point. The exact two-word phrase is best left said in the privacy of the locker room, though it might go along the...
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Richard Pitino of the Gophers
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November 19, 2018 - 5:25 am
VANCOUVER, British Columbia (AP) - The Gophers' experience outlasted the inexperience of Texas A&M in the closing minutes even if baskets were not coming easy. Or at all. "We found a way to make winning plays. Sometimes when you have a night like that where you're not flowing offensively you...
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Northwestern grinds out win over Gophers
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November 18, 2018 - 7:09 am
MINNEAPOLIS (AP) - When he was an assistant at Northern Illinois, Minnesota coach P.J. Fleck once cold-called Pat Fitzgerald for a lunch meeting to learn about being a head coach. A decade later, Fitzgerald and his Northwestern Wildcats are still teaching teams like the Gophers how to win in the...
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