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Manager at The Daily Gopher. When I'm not posting semi-intelligent things on TDG I engage in meme overuse at Off Tackle Empire. I am a very tall individual who proudly wears maroon and gold Zubaz to Gopher football games. I also enjoy bourbon, something that has already endeared me to my neighbors in my new home in the Commonwealth of Kentucky.

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Gopher Football: Peter Mortell Dominates Ice Bucket Challenge - Has Fantastic Mustache


This is been added to the list of reasons why we at TDG heart Peter Mortell and the video has been downloaded for potential GIF opportunities. In the meantime let us all marvel at the man's fantastic mustache. I have to believe that thing gives Peter an extra 3-5 yards on his punts, easy.

Capital One Mascot Challege: Goldy Is Back To Fight For A Cap One Title!


Per @CapitalOne, the voting challenges begin next Monday. TDG will announce match-ups and post reminders in the coming weeks so stay tuned!

Former Gopher Brock Lesnar Is Now WWE World Heavyweight Champion!


HATS OFF to Brock for reaching the pinnacle of his profession! Yes, the outcome of the matches are scripted. But you don't magically get a chance at a scripted title. It still takes hard work and effort to convince the higher ups in pro wrestling that they should give you a shot because there is a lot of money riding on who holds this belt.

Check out the analysis of what this means (and why Brock winning could be special even in terms of the "fake" world of wrestling) in the above link.

Practice Facilties - Breaking Ground In April '15?


We take a quick look at the latest on the practice facilities front.

Gopher Volleyball: ICYMI - Gophers Big Ten Schedule Released


The Gophers are ready to embark on another successful season!

The Gophers open the Big Ten Conference season at home with 7 p.m. matches against Ohio State and Penn State, Sept. 24 and Sept. 27. After a 6:30 p.m., start at Illinois, Oct. 1, the Gophers play at Northwestern, Oct. 5 at 1 p.m. Minnesota returns home to face Maryland and Rutgers, Oct. 10-11, both 7 p.m. matches. The Gophers then host Wisconsin, Oct. 15, at 6 p.m., followed by an Oct. 18 match against the Badgers at 7 p.m., in Madison, Wis.

The Gophers return to the Sports Pavilion to face Nebraska on Oct. 22 at 6:30 p.m., followed by a 7 p.m. match against Iowa on Oct. 25. With Minnesota on the road the next two weeks, the Gophers play Indiana, Oct. 29 and Purdue, Nov. 1 (6 p.m. CT). Minnesota then travels to Michigan State (Nov. 7) and Michigan (Nov. 8), also 6 p.m. CT starts.

Minnesota hosts Northwestern at 7 p.m., on Nov. 12, followed by a road match at Penn State, Nov. 15 at 6 p.m. Minnesota travels to Maryland on Nov. 19 (6 p.m. CT), while Purdue comes to the Sports Pavilion on Nov. 22 at 7 p.m. In the last weekend of the regular season, Minnesota travels to Ohio State on Nov. 26 for a 6 p.m. CT tilt, while it hosts Indiana, Nov. 28 at 7 p.m.

Gopher Football: Mitch Leidner Accepts The Ice Bucket Challege


Your move KJ Maye, Zac Epping, and Chris Streveler!

Gopher Football: Nate Wozniak To Be A Big Part Of The Gameplan?


My name is GoAUpher, I am tall, and I approve this message.

Seriously though, the thought of a 6'10" pass catching tight end is an enjoyable on. I'm just picturing the mismatches around the goal line.

AP Top 25 Poll Released


Not surprising, but Minnesota did not receive any votes in the opening AP poll. Let's talk about the folks who did.

Cracker Barrel Goes B1G, Trolls Minnesota and Northwestern


I see how it is Cracker Barrel. You think you can rope me in with your delicious value and then slap me in the face with your B1G schwag trolling?

Gopher Basketball vs. Louisville: Tipoff Time & TV Details For Armed Forces Classic Announced

From the U:

On the opening night of the 2014-15 men’s college basketball season, the University of Minnesota and University of Louisville will take center stage on ESPN in the Armed Forces Classic, with the Gophers and Cardinals set to tip at 6 p.m. central time (8 p.m. local time).

The contest will take place inside the hangar of the United States Coast Guard Air Station Borinquen in Aguadilla, Puerto Rico. It pits the Gophers, coming off a school-record 25 wins and NIT championship, against the Cardinals, who advanced to the NCAA Sweet 16 and captured American Athletic Conference regular-season and tournament titles.

Gopher Football: Tracy Claeys Overlooked In "Possible Def Coord to Head Coach" Ranking


Let me be clear and say this forcefully. I DON'T WANT ANYONE TO POACH TRACY CLAEYS FROM THE GOPHERS. I'm certainly not upset that Tracy didn't make Bruce's list. This is not a "LOOK AT THE DISRESPECT!" link bait situation. But I have to say, I do find it interesting that his name doesn't come up in this list. It makes me wonder why?

- Underrating the job he's done at Minnesota?

- Gophers still too under the radar?

- His age?

- Feldman doesn't think he'd leave?

- The fact that he wouldn't be a flashy pick/hire?

Thoughts everyone?

Why Fall Camp Can Drive You Mad


Fall camp reports are Rorschach tests for a fan's mental state.

Gopher Basketball: Minnesota Hosts Ohio State On Super Tuesday


A little more Gopher Basketball scheduling news has hit the wire. While it's a final decision on the NIT Tipoff or a blockbuster home non-conference opponent, it is good to know that Minnesota will face Ohio State at 6pm on Tues, Jan 6th.

The game will help kick off ESPN's "Super Tuesday" coverage for the season. Per ESPN, the coverage will "[showcase] a game from the Big Ten and SEC each Tuesday [and] will match up top teams in the nation beginning January 6. The doubleheader will feature a game at 7 p.m. ET and 9 p.m., with the conference contests switching between the timeslots on varying weeks, concluding the nine-week series on March 3."

Gopher Football: Free Light Rail Rides To Eastern Illinois Game!


The University of Minnesota and MetroTransit are partnering to offer Gophers fans free rides on both the Blue and Green light rail lines as well as MetroTransit busses. "Two hours before and two hours after, show your game-day ticket for a free ride on buses and METRO lines to the home opener on Aug. 28 , when Minnesota takes on Eastern Illinois!" This is a great idea! Access to LRT right at TCF Bank Stadium is one of the things that will make the Gopher Football experience unique and I'm glad to see the U embracing that.

Gopher Football: Helmet Decals, Another Sign That Kickoff Is Near!


One day closer. I don't know about everyone else, but I'm getting pretty antsy! Why can't it be August 28th yet?

Goldy Goes Waterskiing - All Your Other Plans Should Be Canceled


Goldy will be waterskiing with the Twin Cities River Rats tonight. The show starts at 6:30 and let's be honest, you've always wanted to watch Goldy waterski.

Gopher Football: Throwback Gold T-Shirts Are Now For Sale!


Ok, so it's not the idea choice (#PuntingGoldy4Life) but Running Goldy still looks awesome. I know I'm getting one ASAP!

Big Ten/ACC Challenge Schedule Released


Minnesota will face Wake Forest on December 2nd at 6pm!

Print Your Own 2014 Gophers Football Schedule!


You need to download or print one of these immediately. Your cube/office/refrigerator is naked without one!


Gophers In CFB Playoff Ad - Are Trolled By JJ Watt

I don't care what Watt says. Also, Les Miles drinks grass and Lil' Red does that evil head bounce thing he always does.

Gopher Volleyball Ranked 12th In The Country!


HATS OFF to the Gopher Volleyball team, as they are poised for another great season. If you can believe it, there are actually 5 Big Ten teams ranked ahead of Minnesota. Big Ten Volleyball...it's kind of good.

Was Tim Brewster Ahead Of His Time?


Ok, maybe that's overstating things a bit, but apparently the whole helicopter recruiting thing was not just a Brew era fad. In fact, is ESPN is to be believed it's an actual recruiting tool that has staying power, as multiple Big Ten coaches continue to go Lifestyles of the Rich and Famous on their recruiting hops.

NFL Players Rave About The Bank


We all know the first benefit of having the Vikings play at TCF Bank Stadium (/points to Norwood swimming in a pile of money). The other important benefit? Recruiting. Having NFL players talk about how great TCF Bank Stadium is can't hurt in the recruiting game, especially with the other facilities still in flux.


Scrimmage Highlights!

Not able to get to TCF Bank Stadium on Saturday? Gopher Sports has you covered with the highlights from the scrimmage.

I See What You're Up To ESPN...


ESPN's B1G Blog has Minnesota 10th in their preseason Power Rankings behind Northwestern and Maryland. I don't buy either of those two teams and I'm guessing you don't either. Cue the gnashing of teeth over a meaningless preseason ranking!


Brick By Brick Back Thurs - Excitement Level High

Have no fear Gophers fans, one of the best parts of the season is almost here!



I can't wait to see how this looks in the entrance video. It just feels like it's going to look badass.

Donovahn Jones Happy He Switched To WR


The Henry Daily Herald in McDonough, GA has a nice profile of why Donovahn is glad that he made the move to wideout last season. Jones hopes it's a move that will give him the chance to play in the NFL (and the Rose Bowl).

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