The Gophers’ season took on a “is this real life?” dimension with a 31-26 upset of fourth-ranked Penn State on Saturday, and it’s only going to get more dream-like this week.
Brady Manek scored a game-high 17 points and the Oklahoma Sooners used a 23-4 run in the second half to rally past the Minnesota Golden Gophers, 71-62, on Saturday night in Sioux Falls, S.D.
Captain Mikko Koivu scored his franchise-best 60th power-play goal and Kevin Fiala and defenseman Matt Dumba also tallied for the Wild, who are just 3-9-0 on the road this season.
Picking up new tongues is nothing new to the Timberwolves’ big man. He’s fluent in three languages — French, English and Wolof, the native tongue of Senegal.
Minnesota United is poised to reconfigure its attack this offseason, changes that could include trading away its figurehead and cutting deeper into the supporting cast.
Gophers head coach P.J. Fleck and his top two assistants have heaped praise on Penn State and the challenges the Nittany Lions present in Saturday, Nov. 9’s marquee matchup.
The Minnesota Gophers open their Big Ten road slate this weekend at Michigan, where Jack LaFontaine played two seasons in goal before transferring to Minneapolis. He will get the start in goal on Friday and said only that he expects a fun time.
Here’s something for Minnesota fans to keep in mind for Saturday’s battle of unbeatens against Penn State: The Golden Gophers’ history in games between ranked opponents is, um, not great.
The Minnesota Gophers were 2-1-1 versus Michigan last season and won the Mariucci/Renfrew Trophy, awarded each year to the winner of their season series. But the physical trophy is not in the Gophers' hands and has gone missing, which adds to the intrigue when the teams meet again this weekend.