2014-2015 Minnesota Golden Gophers Men's Basketball Schedule
The Golden Gophers of Minnesota can really bring it
on the hardwood, and they'll be looking to make their mark all season long in the Big 10, one of the very top conferences
in all of college athletics. There is nothing quite like being there when the game is on the line and the Golden Gophers are
digging in looking to pull down a big win, as this is a game that gets taken to a different level when you get a chance to
see the action for yourself. With Rutgers and Maryland both getting added to the equation in the Big 10, there's an additional
level of intrigue surrounding the Golden Gophers' season as conference powerhouses all look to pull together and make a move
up the standings.
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. Home games
at Williams Arena are always packed to the rafters with excitement and fanfare, but every fan needs to get out to see their
favorite team away from home sooner or later as well. 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.
Minnesota Golden Gophers Team Info
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 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, 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. As they look to pull together and reach their potential while getting back into the Tournament
mix, there's never been a better time to be a Gophers fan.
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 century-old
Minnesota Golden Gophers Fans
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.