Gophers may be lone Big Ten team left out of Wrigley Field plans
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by BleedGopher
5d ago
Per Joe: There are seven teams in the Big Ten hockey conference and six of them will reportedly be playing at Wrigley Field in 2025. The lone loser? The Minnesota Golden Gophers. According to Badger Extra, the Gophers are the only team from the Big Ten that will not play at at Wrigley Field, the home of baseball's Chicago Cubs, in January 2025, shortly after the stadium plays host for the NHL's Winter Classic on Dec. 31, 2024 between the St. Louis Blues and Chicago Blackhawks. "The... Read more ..read more
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Gopher legend Grant Potulny steps down, Comley named interim head hockey coach
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by BleedGopher
5d ago
Northern Michigan University Athletics announced Tuesday that head hockey coach Grant Potulny will be stepping down to pursue a position at the professional hockey level and athletic director Rick Comley will be taking over as interim head coach, effective as of Tuesday. A national search for a new head coach will begin immediately. Associate head coach Byron Pool and assistant coach Nick Peruzzi have also stepped down to accept coaching positions elsewhere. Potulny led... Read more ..read more
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Gophers Headed to PWHL Walter Cup Championship Game at Xcel Energy Center
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by GopherMarroon
5d ago
Next Friday and Sunday (26th) at Xcel Energy Center. It's the Walter Cup championship.It's a mostly-Minnesota players team. Minnesota is THE state of hockey. Former Gopher Taylor Heise scored the game-winner to advance. She's the former #1 overall draft pick in the first ever draft. Go to a game, it's history happening. Five former Gophers play for PWHL -- Heise, Zumwinkle, Pannek, Strecklein, and Boreen -- (although I think Boreen may only be eligible for one playoff series). The general... Read more ..read more
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Wild dismiss longtime assistant coach and former Gopher Darby Hendrickson
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by BleedGopher
2w ago
Per STrib: The Wild will have a different look behind the bench next season after firing longtime assistant and former player Darby Hendrickson. An original member of the Wild who scored the team's first goal at the Xcel Energy Center in 2000, Hendrickson had been an assistant for the past 14 seasons — a tenure that included working alongside six of the seven head coaches in franchise history. The forward played for inaugural coach Jacques Lemaire from 2000 to 2004. Hendrickson, 51... Read more ..read more
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STrib: Mark Coyle, Phil Esten: How Minnesota's top athletics directors are living with NIL
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by BleedGopher
2w ago
Per Day: The two Division I schools in Minnesota exist in different financial realities and philosophical spaces. The U of M a state school entrenched in a Power Five conference with enrollment over 50,000. St. Thomas a private Catholic university with teams in several conferences trying to learn how to be a Division I program with enrollment under 10,000. But Coyle and Esten were surprisingly similar in saying that their overriding hope is once the dust settles on these changes, they can... Read more ..read more
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2024 Non-conference Schedule
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by From the Parkinglot
2w ago
Their non conference does not do much for me. Plus they are not great PWR games so you better sweep them all outside of Duluth otherwise you’re gonna be hurt by these games on the PWR. Now we wait until September for the conference schedule ..read more
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STrib: Gophers chase their NIL version of FedEx's $25 million gift to Memphis
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by BleedGopher
2w ago
Per Marcus: Imagine a day when Gophers athletes are receiving millions of dollars in name, image and likeness (NIL) payments from Minnesota's big businesses, putting them on par with peers across major college sports. The Gophers are hoping for their own version of what the University of Memphis landed in April with a $25 million NIL contribution from FedEx. Why not dream big on getting an NIL supercharge from among the state's 15 Fortune 500 companies? "FedEx is a game-changer," Gophers... Read more ..read more
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Poll: Who Should Win the Stanley Cup?
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by GopherMarroon
3w ago
We're down to the final four. Poll closes June 4. You can change your vote until then ..read more
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St Thomas hockey to leave the CCHA and join NCHC for 26/27 season.
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by Outsider
1M ago
NCHC To Add St. Thomas in 2026-27 - Western Michigan University Athletics COLORADO SPRINGS, Colo. – For the second time in two years, the NCHC is expanding. The National Collegiate Hockey Conference (NCHC) announced on Wednesday that the wmubroncos.com ..read more
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Terrence Fogarty - Salute U of M TO 75 SEASONS For Sale
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by 007gopherfan
1M ago
Terrence Fogarty - Salute U of M To 75 Seasons For Sale! $1,500 or bo. It is in excellent condition and framed professionally by Art Barbarians using the glass for no fading. Interested PM me ..read more
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