The Jerry Kill Gopher Revival Tour was all over Minnesota yesterday. If it was in a town near you, I hope you were there. Kill traveled 250 miles to different towns, sending the message that Gopher football is back and Minnesotans should get excited. Like we already weren't! Jerry was himself, and of course, everyone loved it. I know we haven't played any games yet and this team (according to the man himself) is too slow, lacks depth, doesn't practice the right way yet and like 9 million other things...but man I just LOVE having Jerry Kill as our head coach. Read that article and try not to feel the same way. I dare you.
The Big Ten Network (aka the Big Ten's money printing machine) announced their prime-time football lineup for the fall; and guess who nabbed themselves a slot? Yep, your very own Golden Gophers will be squaring off against THE North Dakota State University Bison Saturday, Sept 24th at TCF Bank Stadium at 6pm. You need to be there(seriously, we don't need all of Fargo coming down and grabbing seats) but if for some reason you can't (like, say, Jermo's excuse) then you can watch it in prime time on BTN. Man I wish that game were tomorrow. Why can't it be football season yet?!?!?
Gopher baseball split a doubleheader with Ohio State yesterday, clinching a spot in next week's Big Ten tourney. Minnesota won the opener 3-2 but dropped the nightcap 5-1. Their final Big Ten game- and home game which you can watch for 10 bucks- assuming it doesn't get rained out, is tonight at 6:05.
Gopher hockey lost another one as sophomore-to-be Max Gardiner has left the program. But the third round pick of the St Louis Blues is not going pro- instead, he's going to play junior hockey for Dubuque of the USHL. Gardiner appeared in just 17 games a freshman last season for Minnesota, and would have had a real battle to get minutes this season as the Gophers have a ton of depth up front for the coming season. Gardiner is the sixth Gopher player in recent years to leave Minnesota for juniors.