2014 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. There is nothing
quite like the experience of being there when the game is on the line and the crowd is rising in anticipation of an epic finale,
as you'll end up getting swept away in the passion of the Gophers and their fans.
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.
the game is on the line and your favorite team is digging in hoping to come up with a clutch defensive stop, there is nothing
close to the experience you can have from the stands, though that's not something that you're going to learn sitting on your
couch. Ditch the flatscreen and head out to an amazing matchup absolutely filled with talented players that can light up the
scoreboard in a hurry. Once you've been in the stands with your fellow fans, it will be hard to go back, because suddenly
the home viewing experience will be a bit like trying to gauge the scope of the Rocky Mountains by looking at a postage stamp.
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. You never know when the next great player is going to burst
onto the scene with a memorable game, so head out to the stands and get ready to see a big game the way it was meant to be
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.
Minnesota Golden Gophers History
school has altogether won nine Big Ten Championships although the majority 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.
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.