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Minnesota Golden Gophers Facilities Announcement Golden Nuggets 9/3/14

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Catch the dollars as they fall from the sky!  A Facilitiesmas tradition!
Catch the dollars as they fall from the sky! A Facilitiesmas tradition!
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In a press conference scheduled for this afternoon, Land O' Lakes and the University of Minnesota will announce a ten-year, $25,000,000.00 donation to build the Athletics Village Excellence Center and generally bolster Golden Gopher athletics.  Here's what they're saying about it:

U facilities upgrade plan jump-started by $25M from Land O'Lakes | Star Tribune

UMN, Gophers to receive $25M from Land O'Lakes - TwinCities.com

Here are some throwback facilities-wishing stories that you might find interesting.  I sure did.

FB: Kill pushing for better Gophers' facilities soon | StarTribune.com

Gophers football players dare to dream of what's ahead | Star Tribune

To the east, our Bagder Badger friends are living through a head scratching start to the season.  Does their coach know which of his players are injured?  Does he care?  Should he?  What to about it?  Here are my answers in order: hard to say; doesn't appear that he cares too much; well, probably; sit back and enjoy.  For example, here's a link to sister site Bucky's Fifth Quarter, who has dedicated an entire story stream to Joel Stave having the "yips." Try not to get taken in by his Nordic visage.  And there's this: What the Heck Is Going On.  Smirk at Wisconsin with me.

Joel Stave saga latest in bizarre 72 hours for Wisconsin Badgers - ESPN

Badgers football: Backup quarterback Joel Stave out indefinitely but not injured : Sports

Here are some other links about schools that I hate.

North Dakota State football upsets Iowa State | Star Tribune Good on you for beating Iowa, NDSU, now go away.

About 2 dozen UMD football players cited for underage drinking | Star Tribune

Coach: Players suspended, captains removed in underage drinking party | Star Tribune Good going, little brothers.

Here's your daily dose of quarterback coverage on our side of the river.

U's Leidner seeks calm amid the competitiveness | Star Tribune

Gophers football: Mitch Leidner's arm needs to be his best weapon - TwinCities.com

And your news of Jeff Jones eligibility saga:

Gophers football: Jeff Jones starts school but ineligible to practice - TwinCities.com

Recruit Jones in class at U, hoping for spring eligibility | Star Tribune

And closing it all out, other stuff:

Tom Powers: Gophers' Cameron Botticelli ready to fill another gap - TwinCities.com

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Jumps, slides and other tidbits from Gophers opener | Bloggin' Scoggins | StarTribune.com

This is old, but it's just cool anyway.

Gophers football: Two plays from opening win make SportsCenter top 10 on Thursday night - Gophers Now

Merry Facilitiesmas, Everyone!