Category: Minnesota

Game 235: Minnesota @ Purdue

Supporting Purdue football has been a frustrating endeavor. Fan interest is waning, optimism is fleeting, and the stadium is becoming bereft of spirit – there just isn’t enough coal in the boiler. Aside from an unexpected encounter with legendary former basketball coach Gene Keady at book signing, today’s atmosphere began like any other at Purdue. From […]

Saturday October 10th, 2015 in Big Ten, Minnesota, Purdue | No Comments »

Game 227: #18 Minnesota @ #14 Wisconsin

  The Gophers had a shot at something they haven’t achieved since 1967 – a Big Ten title. Of course, that would mean defeating Wisconsin in Camp Randall Stadium, a feat undone since 1994. It would also include beating Ohio State the following week, an accomplishment only realized twice since that magical 1967 season. Minnesota’s […]

Saturday November 29th, 2014 in Big Ten, Minnesota, Wisconsin | No Comments »

Game 211: Minnesota @ Northwestern

For a Chicagoan, a Northwestern game is just an el train ride away.  I’ve been telling so many people that about the convenience of getting to Ryan Field on a football Saturday, yet I have never used that method to get there myself.  Today happened to be the perfect day.  Along with this first, this […]

Saturday October 19th, 2013 in Big Ten, Minnesota, Northwestern | No Comments »


Since 1924, Minnesota had been playing on campus in the rustic, yet deteriorating Memorial Stadium. Due to its need for renovation and the lack of state funding, the university chose to abandon the classic old stadium and move the Gopher football program into the Hubert H. Humphrey Metrodome being built in downtown Minneapolis. Since 1982, […]

Saturday October 3rd, 2009 in ALL VISITED STADIUMS, Big Ten, Big Ten, Minnesota | No Comments »

Game 161: Wisconsin @ Minnesota

The only part missing to Minnesota’s sparkling brand new TCF Bank Stadium is Paul Bunyan’s Axe in the trophy case. Wisconsin has owned this series since 1995 and would love to tarnish the inaugural season in the Gopher’s new digs by keeping the Axe in Madison. Minneapolis’s skyline in the distance served as the backdrop […]

Saturday October 3rd, 2009 in Big Ten, Minnesota, Wisconsin | No Comments »

Game 160: Minnesota @ Northwestern

Northwestern has been that annoyance on Minnesota’s schedule the past few seasons. Last minute heartbreak seemed to be Minnesota’s game plan against the ‘Cats. However, this season would be different. Oh yes, Northwestern made certain to keep the game close enough to palpitate hearts in the stands. But, the cat attack ran out of fight […]

Saturday September 26th, 2009 in Big Ten, Minnesota, Northwestern | No Comments »

Game 102: Minnesota @ #5 Wisconsin

A storybook season has been unfolding for the Badgers. November has arrived and they are undefeated pointing at Pasadena and perhaps a national title. However, their method for success has been far from pretty. Wisconsin’s dump truck offense collects yards slowly and monotonously. Defense has been the Badger’s calling card as they have held every […]

Saturday November 6th, 2004 in Big Ten, Minnesota, Wisconsin | No Comments »

Game 97: Minnesota @ Colorado State

Colorado State likely held the most anticipation for getting their first home game of the season underway. Having started the season with a heartbreaking loss to rival Colorado in Boulder and a crushing shutout loss to top ranked USC, playing in front of a friendly bunch of folks could prove to be the best remedy […]

Saturday September 18th, 2004 in Big Ten, Colorado State, Minnesota, MWC | No Comments »

Game 83: Minnesota @ Wisconsin

How can a team that loses six of their last seven still be in the running for a decent bowl game? Leave all wacky possibilities to the crew from Madison. So many losses suffered by slim margins may destroy the morale of most groups, but Barry Alvarez’s Badgers thrive on adversity. The return of quarterback […]

Saturday November 23rd, 2002 in Big Ten, Minnesota, Wisconsin | No Comments »

Game 70: Minnesota @ #22 Northwestern

On a day where fans could barely see their hands in front of their faces due to the heavy fog, Ryan Field in Evanston was far from full. Add rain to the recipe and the atmosphere was most certainly dampened. Minnesota strode in on a losing streak while the Wildcats were looking to regain top […]

Saturday October 13th, 2001 in Big Ten, Minnesota, Northwestern | No Comments »