Gophers vs Northwestern In 1905 #TBT
You’ll never be able to guess why I picked this game to talk about this week.
The First Pig Trophy #TBT
A semiannual posting of a great side story about the greatest rivalry trophy in college football.
The Greatest Game Against Any Team From Pennsylvania Ever TBT
How will the coming weekend compare to what happened back in 1934?
The Most Undefeated Gophers Team Ever
Want to know more about the last Gopher team to go 9-0?
Why was Bernie Bierman Successful?
The best coach Minnesota ever had led the Gophers for 16 years, won 93 games, 7 Big Ten titles, and 5 national championships. How did he do it?
The 17 Year Gap #TBT
The two Big Ten teams hadn’t played each other in 17 years when they met in 1941.
The House That Brew Built Turns 10 TBT
On September 12, 2009 the Gophers christened TCF Bank Stadium with a 20 - 13 win over Air Force.
Going West: The Great Gopher Hotel Fire Story #TBT
Sometimes the journey is harder than the game.
Gophers History Against The Jackrabbits TBT
This match up has been played 7 times and the Gophers have never lost but it’s trending in the wrong direction.
Gophers Coaches Third Year TBT
What happens in a coaches third year can tell you a lot about where the program is going. So let’s look back at past Gopher skippers to see how they did.
Minnesota Gophers Football All Decade Team TBT
This seems like a good way to get people riled up.
Minnesota Gophers: Oldest Piece of Gopher Football History? TBT
A commenter asked a question. I found several answers.
TBT POSTS ARE BACK
Throw Back Thursdays posts are coming, and todays post is about football 150(ish) years ago.
Minnesota Golden Gophers Gift Ideas For 2018 #TBT
It’s your annual Gopher ‘December to Remember’ gift idea event!
Catching Ron Johnson, Eric Decker and Omar Douglas #TBT
How does the season Tyler Johnson is having stack up compared to other Gopher greats?
History of Friday Games #TBT
Minnesota played it’s first game in 1882, since then there have been very few Friday night games.
Gophers beat Buckeyes in 1949 #tbt
Historically Minnesota and Ohio State don’t play each other often. For Minnesota fans, that’s a good thing.
Gopher History Live #TBT
Like drinking beer and seeing, hearing, talking about Gopher football history? Come see me, sports historian Ryan Barland aka @hipstergopher IRL on October 12!
Best Running Back in Program History? #TBT
If Rodney Smith decides to come back in 2019 could he be the best Gopher RB?
Gophers oldest team photo from 1887 #TBT
One of the oldest known photographs of Gopher football is this one from 1887
Eric the Great’s Greatest Game #TBT
Paying tribute to an all time Gopher by looking back at his best game.
The First Pride on Ice Coach 1895 TBT
Bob Motzko is unofficially the 15th hockey coach for the University of Minnesota. Unofficially because nobody recognizes H A Parkyn. Put some respect on his name.
Williams Arena Turns 90 #TBT
Throwing back to a piece I did back in 2015 called ‘Williams Arena By The Numbers’
Six Gophers enter new Minnesota High School Hall of Fame #TBT
There is a new HOF in town, the Minnesota High School Basketball Hall of Fame.
Gophers play Illinois and win 111 years ago #TBT 1906
The 1905-1906 season was the first year the Big Ten played basketball, and coincidentally the first conference championship for the Gophers.
Minnesota Athletics: Holiday Season Gift Guide #TBT
One of my favorite yearly articles to write. I’ve collected a whole bunch of awesome Gopher memorabilia for you or your loved ones (but probably just for you).
PJ Fleck’s First Year In Historical Context #TBT
At 5-7 PJ Fleck has had arguably the most successful first Gopher season since 1954.
Gophers vs Wildcats: A Well Earned Victory #TBT
The 1898 Minnesota win over Northwestern.
Gophers beat Cornhuskers in 1935 #TBT
The game of the year of the day is the October 12, 1935 matchup of Minnesota vs Nebraska.
The First Pig Trophy in the Gopher Iowa Rivalry #TBT
This is one of my favorite stories, it originally ran a few years ago.
Minnesota Gophers: Homecoming History #TBT
Since 1914, homecoming at the U of M has had some great moments.