2014-2015 Minnesota Golden Gophers Men's Basketball Schedule
The Golden Gophers are ready to shoot their way up
the conference standings, which is exactly why they've created some major buzz around town as the team gears up for another
epic season in which absolutely anything can happen. With one of the best fan bases you're going to find absolutely anywhere,
the Golden Gophers always have some big-time support, which helps to complete the atmosphere every time they take to the hardwood.
The competition in the Big 10 is always stiff, but that just means that the Gophers have an opportunity to rise to the challenge
and once again battle their way towards the top of the standings, which ensures that there will be some amazing basketball
going down throughout the course of the regular season.
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. Whenever the Gophers are digging in at home, you can bank on Williams Arena to be absolutely hopping
with great fans proudly wearing their maroon and gold gear. Though they are also known for heading out during football season,
this is a great group of fans that gets just as excited about basketball whenever the Gophers are engaged in an exciting matchup.
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.
On the road, the Gophers' gear will also be prevalent thanks to a traveling fan base that understands how important the away
contests are. Either way, the schedule has all kinds of opportunities and possibilities this season, and this is a team that
you don't want to miss out on as they look to round into form and elevate the entire program.
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. In 2013-2014, the Gophers finished with an overall record
of 25-13, which is actually a pretty great season but one that this tea knows they can improve upon considering the talent
level. With some major buzz around town, a schedule filled with major challenges and the talent to do some serious damage,
it simply doesn't get any better than Minnesota Golden Gophers basketball if you love college hoops.
There 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 excitement 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 bases 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.
Big 10 basketball is no joke and it routinely offers some of the best experiences you're going to be able to find anywhere
in college athletics, creating more than enough incentive to head out and join in the rim-rocking action this year.
Minnesota Golden Gophers History
The Minnesota program altogether has won nine Big 10 Championships, with many
of them coming during the very early part of the 20th Century as they became a prominent team in the early building years
of NCAA basketball. 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. With their eyes back on the Tournament
and the skill to be a very dangerous team in the Big 10 once again this year, there has never been a better time to be a Gophers'
Minnesota Golden Gophers Trivia
Do you know what year the Gophers retired Kevin McHale's number?
answer is 1980. When McHale wrapped up his collegiate career, the Gophers didn't waste any time retiring his number, and for
good reason. McHale was nothing shy of a legend around campus thanks to his amazing ability on both ends of the floor, helping
him finish second in program history in both points and rebounds. After it was all over in terms of playing for the Gophers,
McHale would head onto the NBA and have more success there, averaging nearly 18 points per game, making seven All-Star squads
and helping Larry Bird and the Celtics bring down three NBA titles.
Minnesota Golden Gophers Fans
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 highlight-reel jams 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.