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How Did the Gophers Beat Maryland?
By Sam Ekstrom - Feb 18, 2016
After 14 consecutive losses – including an 0-13 start in Big Ten play – the Minnesota Golden Gophers finally got their highly-coveted first conference win with a […]
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Morris Dismissed from Men’s Basketball Program
By Sam Ekstrom - Feb 17, 2016
The University of Minnesota released a statement prior to their Thursday matchup with the Maryland Terrapins. “The University of Minnesota men’s basketball program has dismissed senior Carlos […]
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Analyzing the Gophers’ Chances of Getting a Big Ten Win
By Sam Ekstrom - Feb 11, 2016
The Golden Gophers basketball team hit the two-thirds mark of the Big Ten season without a win Wednesday night when their comeback against the Michigan Wolverines fell […]
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Winless Gophers Can’t Get Over the Hump
By Sam Ekstrom - Jan 28, 2016
After getting dropped by the Purdue Boilermakers 68-64 on Wednesday night, the Golden Gophers now sit at 6-14 overall and 0-9 in the Big Ten with nine […]
Gophers Pulling Out All the Stops to Stay Motivated in Disappointing Season
By Sam Ekstrom - Jan 19, 2016
The Minnesota Golden Gophers hit rock bottom with their 84-59 loss at Nebraska last Tuesday – a 25-point defeat in which they trailed by as many as […]
What is the Official Name for Blair Walsh’s Miss?
By Sam Ekstrom - Jan 15, 2016
When memorable plays happen – for better or for worse – fans take it upon themselves to name the play in a way that will immortalize it […]
Vikings’ Devastating Loss a Self-Fulfilling Prophecy
By Sam Ekstrom - Jan 11, 2016
Be honest. You never really thought the Minnesota Vikings would win Sunday’s game. Not when they held a 3-0 lead at halftime. Not when they led 9-0 […]
Next Step For Gophers is Learning to Finish Games
By Sam Ekstrom - Jan 8, 2016
Entering Big Ten play with a 6-6 record, not many folks expected the Gophers be competitive, and their 0-3 conference record generally supports that premise. While winning, […]
10 Defining Moments of the Vikings Journey to Their NFC North Title
By Sam Ekstrom - Jan 5, 2016
The Vikings are headed to the postseason as a No. 3 seed after winning the NFC North outright with a 20-13 win over the Green Bay Packers […]
The Key Word is ‘Patience’ With Gophers Basketball, Pitino
By Sam Ekstrom - Dec 2, 2015
The first year of Richard Pitino’s tenure as Minnesota Golden Gophers basketball coach was a year of unexpected over-achievement, culminating in an NIT Championship. That built great […]
COLD OMAHA PODCAST: The Swooning Wild
By Sam Ekstrom - Dec 1, 2015
Sam Ekstrom and Tom Schreier try to diagnose the Minnesota Wild’s recent skid. Is Mike Yeo to blame?
COLD OMAHA PODCAST: Odes to Jerry Kill & Torii Hunter
By Sam Ekstrom - Oct 28, 2015
Sam Ekstrom and Tom Schreier say farewell to Gophers coach Jerry Kill, who retired suddenly Wednesday morning. They also rehash the illustrious career of Torii Hunter, who […]