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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?

Talking About Streaking #TBT

Have you heard that the football team is unbeaten?

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.


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.


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