Welcome to The Sports Bank’s third annual college basketball season preview series. Two years we looked at 99 teams in 99 days. Last year, we were slightly more aggressive and expanded to 111 teams in 111 days and will do so again as we look ahead to the 2012-2013 season. We will rank the 75 power conference teams and top 36 mid-majors in reverse power ranking order. … [Read more...] about #23 Minnesota Golden Gophers: College Basketball 111 in 111
Minnesota Golden Gophers forward Rodney Williams is a bonafide NBA draft prospect. Not so much this year, but for 2013 (where we have him projected as a mid-2nd rounder), and I can't for the life of me understand why. (But I'm a NFL draftnik, not an NBA draftnik) When fighting for their NCAA Tournament lives this week, the 6-7, 205 junior forward from Minneapolis just … [Read more...] about Gophers Rodney Williams: most overrated NBA Draft prospect ever?
Royce White gone, Cory Joseph never arriving, leading scorer graduated, no impact recruits. Now that we have the negatives out of the way, it’s time to flip the script and turn our attention to the optimism flying around the Minnesota Gophers Basketball program with the top five things that could lead the Gophers to the top of the Big Ten conference. … [Read more...] about 5 Reasons Gopher Basketball Finishes in Big 10’s Top 3
By Mike Gallagher In a season full of more ups and downs than a VH1 Tool Academy marathon, the Gophers strangely faded off into the college basketball offseason without a peep. … [Read more...] about Gophers Basketball Season Recap
By Mike Gallagher What a difference a week makes….. The Golden Gopher basketball team’s hopes were higher than ever at the beginning of this week, with Royce White practicing for the first time in nearly three months. The next day things took a drastic turn for the worst. One of the nation’s top perimeter defenders and captain of the Gopher offense, point guard Al … [Read more...] about Gophers Hopes Fading With Heartbreaking Loss to Michigan State