2014-2015 Minnesota Golden Gophers Men's Basketball Schedule
When the Gophers are in the middle of an intense game
loaded with twists, turns and nail-biting moments, there is only one place to be, and it definitely isn't sitting on the couch
wondering what the atmosphere of the big game is like. Come out and see all of the excitement as the Gophers look to slide
through their schedule in the Big 10, a conference renowned for being just about as good as it gets in college basketball.
One look at the schedule and you'll see that there are plenty of opportunities for fans, as the Golden Gophers routinely go
up against some of the very best programs in the nation.
With home and road games against teams like Michigan, Michigan
State, Ohio State and many more, the Gophers' schedule is packed with chances to ditch the couch and watch the drama unfold
before your very eyes. There is nothing close to the feeling of being in the stands for the crucial moments of an amazing
matchup, and you'll understand exactly what the buzz is about when you get out to the stands and sport your favorite team
gear alongside your fellow fans. Will you be there when your favorite player slips by his man and takes it to the rack with
the game on the line late in the fourth quarter? College basketball gets taken to a completely different level when you get
to see it the way it was meant to be seen, which is why it's always a good idea to come out and see the Gophers as they look
to give their fans another memorable season.
Minnesota Golden Gophers Team Info
Playing in the always
ultra-competitive Big 10, there is never a dull moment from one season to the next for the Minnesota Golden Gophers, though
they always have a talented team that is ready to wreak havoc on in conference play. The Gophers have been around for more
than a century, giving their fans some big-time thrills in the process as they've established themselves as one of the top
programs in the nation. With multiple appearances in the Sweet Sixteen and a steady stream of talented players who have lit
it up for the Gophers, Minnesota is a respected Big 10 powerhouse that is never lacking in talented players who can do a little
bit of everything. When the game is on the line and the Gophers are looking for a clutch defensive stand or a big shot to
seal the deal, you'll be glad that you're not sitting anywhere else.
The College Basketball Experience
are plenty of major college sports out there these days, but few can even hold a candle to the experiment of big-time NCAA
basketball. Come out to the stands and you'll see what all the buzz is about, as you'll be treated to an unbelievable sporting
event filled with thousands of intense fans that know a thing or two about showing their support. The Golden Gophers are known
for having one of the most passionate fan base you'll find anywhere in the Big 10, which is saying something considering the
other top-tier programs that the Golden Gophers go up against on a regular basis. This is the type of sport that springs to
a completely different level when you get to see it the way it was meant to be seen, as the home-viewing experience simply
pales in comparison with being next to thousands of your fellow fans.
Minnesota Golden Gophers History
Minnesota program altogether has won nine Big Ten Championships, with many of them came during the very early part of the
20th Century. Minnesota has retired eight jerseys, those of Lou Hudson, Chuck Mencel, Trent Tucker, Whitey Skoog, Mychal Thompson,
Kevin McHale, Jim Brewer, and Dick Garmaker. Over the years, the Gophers have built a history of excellence that has made
fans get excited every single year, and recently they've been constantly making pushes towards the year-end NCAA Tournament.
In 2009, 2010 and 2013, the Gophers made it all the way to the Big Dance, and they once again have the talent to make it difficult
on the rest of the Big 10 this season no matter how stiff the competition. With a tradition of excellence and a talented program
looking to get back to the top of the standings of Big 10, there has never been a better time to head out and see the Golden
Gophers in action.
Minnesota Golden Gophers Trivia
Did you know that the Gophers first started playing
all the way back in 1895?
It didn't go quite as planned that year, as the Gophers went just 4-7, but it started a long
tradition of basketball excellence that continues to this day. After struggling a bit in the real early days, the program
turned a corner in the beginning of the 20th century, and they never looked back over the next century as they built on their
program and established themselves as icons of the local sports scene around Minneapolis. Even though Minnesota is a university
very well known for being right in the middle of hockey country, the Golden Gophers' basketball team has very deep roots here
as well, and come game day you'll see what it's likely to be a part of a tradition 119 years old and counting.
Home games at Williams Arena are always absolutely loaded with passion and intensity thanks to the Gophers fans,
though you need to get out and see for yourself to truly appreciate the atmosphere. Be there for all the rim-rocking jams,
eye-popping blocked shots and bench-gripping moments that will have you jumping out of your seat in no time as the Gophers
look to give their fans another memorable season of college basketball that will have fans buzzing all over campus. Sure,
you could just stay in your dorm room and pretend to flip through that biochemistry textbook, but it's a completely different
experience to head out with your favorite gear and get right into the thick of the heart-pounding action.