Rapid Reaction: Minnesota Gophers 72, Augustana Vikings 60

I guess that’s why they play preseason games.

Last Tuesday we saw division two Bemidji State go blow for blow with the Gophers. Last week, division two Northern State Wolves upset the Butler Bulldogs in their preseason contest.

While on paper these games seem like sure blowouts. One must remember that for these small division two schools, this is their shot to show that they deserved that scholarship that was given to the non-local kid.

This sentiment was seen in full force on Monday night as the Augustana Vikings gave the Minnesota Gophers all that they could handle in their preseason contest. [Read more…]