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Start Times, TV Partners Announced for Five Gophers Football Games

The Gophers football season is less than 100 days away! Details about the schedule are starting to emerge, with GopherSports.com issuing this update today: The Big Ten conference and its television partners announced today start times for five University of Minnesota football games in the upcoming 2024 season. The games announced were Minnesota’s nonconference contests […] READ MORE

Which NBA Players came from Minnesota?

Minnesota has a rich tradition when it comes to basketball. The state is represented by two college teams, with the Minnesota Golden Gophers competing in the Big Ten Conference and the St Thomas Tommies just behind in the Summit. A number of top players have graduated from these institutions and made their name in the […] READ MORE

Minnesota Golden Gophers NFL Draft Stats Since 2000

Here’s some information on how many Golden Gophers have been selected by teams in the NFL Draft since 2000. This information was originally posted on our message board, and the conversation can be found here: https://gopherhole.com/boards/threads/minnesota-golden-gophers-nfl-draft-stats-since-2000.114874/#post-2935241 2000 – Gophers finished 1999 at 8-4, lost Sun Bowl, ranked No. 17/18 DB Tyrone Carter, R4, Minnesota Vikings […] READ MORE

Top Gopher Football Prospects in the 2024 NFL Draft

The top prospects in Gopher football are the center of attention as the 2024 NFL Draft approaches. This article assesses the Gopher football prospects who are expected to be selected in the 2024 NFL Draft, focusing on their collegiate play and offering professional predictions on their chances of being selected. Prepare for an examination of […] READ MORE

Gophers in the Draft: Minnesota’s Rising Stars That Could Head to the NFL

The University of Minnesota Gophers football team has consistently produced top-tier talent that catches the eye of NFL scouts. As the 2024 NFL Draft approaches, several Gophers are poised to leap into professional football. Let’s explore these prospects, their performances at Minnesota, and the potential impact they could have in the NFL. Each player’s unique […] READ MORE

College Basketball Has Permanently Changed, Can Ben Johnson and the Gophers Adapt?

This was originally posted on our message board, including discussion which can be found here: https://gopherhole.com/boards/threads/college-basketball-has-permanently-changed.114719/#post-2924075 College basketball does not work the same way it did when Ben started which is a startling fact considering he has only been here 3 years. Most are still trying to grasp what this means. One thing it means […] READ MORE

Beyond Minnesota’s Golden Gophers: How The Animal Is Seen In Pop Culture

In Minnesota, the gopher is synonymous with the state and its sports teams. It was in 1857 when the name “Gopher State” was coined due to a political cartoon mocking the $5 million Railroad Loan, pivotal in opening up the West. The caricature depicted cunning railroad tycoons as striped gophers hauling a railway carriage with […] READ MORE