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March 24, 1990 | By Mike Kern, Daily News Sports Writer
Respect. Aretha Franklin sang about it, Rodney Dangerfield joked about it. And Minnesota basketball coach Clem Haskins doesn't believe his team has received nearly enough of it. "You guys should know about that," Haskins had said during a press conference Thursday. "All you've got to do is pick up the papers, to see that there just aren't as many stories done about us. " Whether that's accurate or not, the Golden Gophers certainly gave folks plenty to write about last night, by knocking off Big East regular-season champion Syracuse in the NCAA Southeast Regional semifinals at the Superdome, 82-75.
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November 11, 2013 | By Joe Juliano, Inquirer Staff Writer
MINNEAPOLIS - You had to wonder if Minnesota's coaches spent extra time this week trying to figure out a way to stop Penn State's Allen Robinson. The Golden Gophers kept Robinson in check, limiting him to just 63 receiving yards and no touchdowns Saturday in their 24-10 victory over the Nittany Lions at TCF Bank Stadium. "Their intermediate passing game is tremendous, it really is," said Minnesota acting head coach Tracy Claeys, who also is the team's defensive coordinator. "It's hard to match up to. "We didn't know what they were going to do for sure, and once they crossed the 50, we went with nickel and put an extra DB in there or two, doubled [Robinson]
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October 10, 1998 | By Ray Parrillo, INQUIRER STAFF WRITER
For Penn State followers who have come to believe that completing a forward pass requires divine intervention, there is hope. Minnesota, the Big Ten Conference opponent for the 13th-ranked Nittany Lions today in the sterile environment of the Metrodome, was taken apart last week by Purdue sophomore quarterback Drew Brees. Brees threw for 522 yards - a school record - and six touchdowns, completing 31 of 36 passes in just three quarters. Indeed, the pass defense of the Golden Gophers (3-1 overall, 0-1 conference)
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October 8, 2006 | By Frank Fitzpatrick INQUIRER STAFF WRITER
The Metrodome vibrated with a roar that intensified as Penn State's offense neared the line on fourth and 9 in overtime. The goalpost still shuddered from the extra-point try Minnesota's kicker had slammed into it minutes before. Players and coaches bellowed to be heard. But it was the fluttering descent of a yellow flag an instant later that made the loudest noise in Penn State's fortune-blessed 28-27 victory over the Golden Gophers yesterday. When Anthony Morelli's sideline pass to Deon Butler fell to this downtown stadium's faded turf, it appeared that the Nittany Lions (4-2 overall, 2-1 Big Ten)
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December 9, 2010 | By Ray Parrillo, Inquirer Staff Writer
It's not often that a team from one of the power conferences confronts the risk of playing at the campus venue of a small school from a mid-major league. And, no doubt, there were times Wednesday at Hagan Arena when St. Joseph's had Minnesota coach Tubby Smith and his 22d-ranked Golden Gophers looking over their shoulders. But try as they might, the Hawks (3-6) couldn't overcome Minnesota's significant advantage in size and firepower and went down to their fourth straight loss, 83-73.
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March 30, 2012 | ASSOCIATED PRESS
NEW YORK - Aaron Bright came off the bench to spark Stanford to an NIT title. The sophomore point guard had 15 points and six assists in Thursday's 75-51 rout of Minnesota to earn most outstanding player honors, energizing the Cardinal just as the coaches had hoped when they took him out of the starting lineup in mid-February. "I give him all the credit, because it takes a player buying into something like that before it works, and he bought into his role," coach Johnny Dawkins said.
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November 10, 2013 | By Joe Juliano, Inquirer Staff Writer
MINNEAPOLIS - Apparently, Allen Robinson hates wasting time. With four games left in Penn State's season, including Saturday's matchup with surging Minnesota at TCF Bank Stadium, Robinson is on pace to obliterate two of the school's single-season receiving records and further make a case as the best wideout in the history of the Nittany Lions. The 6-foot-3, 210-pound junior caught 165 yards worth of passes in last week's overtime win over Illinois and boosted his total for the season to 1,048, second in FBS. He needs just 37 yards against the Golden Gophers to break Bobby Engram's mark for most yards in a season, 1,084, set in 1995.
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March 30, 2012
Stanford's young guards Chasson Randle and Aaron Bright each scored 15 points, and the Cardinal routed Minnesota, 75-51, to win the NIT title Thursday night at Madison Square Garden. Stanford forced two turnovers to open the second half to take a 10-point lead and stayed up by double figures the rest of the way. The Golden Gophers turned it over 22 times on the night. The third-seeded Cardinal (26-11) won their second NIT title, the first coming in 1991. The final minutes turned into a celebration of three-pointers and fastbreak layups for Stanford, with bench players jumping up to cheer on nearly every possession.
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October 18, 1997 | By Ray Parrillo, INQUIRER STAFF WRITER
This was one of those weeks for Penn State coach Joe Paterno. He had to brush the confetti out of the hair of his players, pull the party favors from their hands, and try to get them to land safely from the high they experienced with last week's emotional come-from-behind victory over Ohio State. After all, regardless of the giddy, tearful, backslapping aftermath of the huge win over the Buckeyes, there's a lot more football to be played. "Tears of joy, smiles, high-fives all around . . . that's what it looks like in our locker room right now," wide receiver Joe Jurevicius said after the memorable 31-27 win over the Buckeyes.
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October 21, 2010 | By Joe Juliano, Inquirer Staff Writer
Jeff Horton played college football in Nevada and spent six years as a head coach in that state, so he knows a long shot when he sees it. In Horton's opinion, his long-shot odds paid off Sunday when he took over as the interim head coach at Minnesota after the firing of Tim Brewster just hours after a loss to Purdue, the Golden Gophers' sixth consecutive defeat. "I lived in Nevada 18 years," Horton said in his first weekly news conference as head coach. "I don't know what the odds are. If somebody posted them right now of me being the head coach here now, if you put down $5, you could retire.
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November 20, 2015 | PHIL COLLIN, For the Daily News
SAN JUAN, Puerto Rico - For one stretch, Temple looked nothing like the team that had appeared to be in command of Minnesota in the first round of the Puerto Rico Tip-Off on Thursday. Two seniors - and a big play from a freshman guard - turned matters around for the Owls. Recovering from a 6 1/2-minute field-goal drought in the second half, Temple turned to seniors Devin Coleman and Jaylen Bond down the stretch, with guard Trey Lowe chipping in at just the right time, and the Owls went on to a 75-70 victory at Coliseo Roberto Clemente.
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April 12, 2014 | By Mike Jensen, Inquirer Staff Writer
The puck journeyed just to the left of one North Dakota defender, then another, then past the left leg pad of the goalie, inches inside the post - into Frozen Four history. Replays showed Minnesota defenseman senior Justin Holl's game-winning shorthanded goal Thursday night - "a good bounce of the puck," as the losing coach put it - crossed the line with six-tenths of a second left, propelling the Golden Gophers into the NCAA title game Saturday night with a 2-1 win over North Dakota.
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April 11, 2014 | BY JAKE KAPLAN, Daily News Staff Writer kaplanj@phillynews.com
THESE BITTER rivals had met in the Frozen Four twice before. Each won once, Minnesota claiming the 1979 national title game, North Dakota earning bragging rights in the 2005 semifinals. The rivalry's latest chapter will surely be deposited into the instant classic category. With a mere six-tenths of a second remaining in regulation, Minnesota defenseman Justin Holl flicked a shot off the right post and into the net to send the Golden Gophers past North Dakota, 2-1, and into tomorrow night's national championship game.
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March 11, 2014 | The Inquirer Staff
Fred VanVleet scored 22 points, and No. 2 Wichita State remained the nation's lone unbeaten after defeating Indiana State, 83-69, in St. Louis on Sunday in the Missouri Valley Conference tournament final. Wichita State (34-0) matched the NCAA record for victories to start the season held by UNLV in 1990-91 after going 18-0 in the conference regular season. Manny Arop and Justin Gant had 18 points apiece for second-seeded Indiana State (23-10). Maryland 75, Virginia 69 - The host Terrapins (17-14, 9-9)
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January 28, 2014 | The Inquirer Staff
Nick Johnson scored 22 points, helping top-ranked Arizona pull away from Utah, 65-56, Sunday night for its school-record 20th straight win. Arizona (20-0, 7-0 Pac-12) struggled early in both halves before a deciding second-half run. The Wildcats offset a 3-for-14 night from three-point range with 20 offensive rebounds that led to 19 second-chance points. Utah (14-6, 3-5) kept it close before wearing down in the closing minutes, unable to keep the Wildcats off the glass or from scoring inside to remain winless on the road.
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January 13, 2014 | The Inquirer Staff
C.J. Fair scored 20 points, Jerami Grant had 12 points and 12 rebounds, and No. 2 Syracuse beat visiting North Carolina, 57-45, Saturday in an Atlantic Coast Conference matchup in the Carrier Dome. The Orange (16-0, 3-0) evened their all-time record against the Tar Heels (10-6, 0-3) to 4-4. North Carolina equaled the worst conference start since 1996-97, Dean Smith's final year as head coach. Oklahoma 87, Iowa State 82 - Buddy Hield scored 22 points, and Ryan Spangler added 16 points and 15 rebounds to help the Sooners (13-3, 2-1 Big 12)
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November 14, 2013 | By Joe Juliano, Inquirer Staff Writer
If anything, the Penn State offense against Minnesota was symmetrical in that the Nittany Lions fumbled the ball away on their first play from scrimmage and they fumbled the ball away on their last play from scrimmage. "That's not very good," coach Bill O'Brien said Tuesday during his weekly teleconference. The Nittany Lions have lost 11 fumbles this season, which ranks 111th among the nation's 123 FBS teams. Seven of those fumbles have come in Big Ten games; the next-worst team has lost four.
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November 12, 2013 | BY STEPHEN PIANOVICH, Daily News Staff Writer pianovs@phillynews.com
PENN STATE players left a windy TCF Bank Stadium in Minneapolis on Saturday with a bitter taste, one that has become synonymous with the team's travels this season. The Nittany Lions' defense could not get Minnesota off the field in the first half, the offense failed to capitalize in the second half and Penn State lost its third straight road game, 24-10, to the surging Golden Gophers. Minnesota (8-2, 4-2 Big Ten) beat Penn State (5-4, 2-3) for the first time since 2004, Bill O'Brien's squad has lost all three of its true road games and has been outscored 131-48 in those contests.
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November 11, 2013 | By Joe Juliano, Inquirer Staff Writer
MINNEAPOLIS - After Penn State dropped to 0-3 in Big Ten road games, coach Bill O'Brien delivered a fiery locker-room speech, but not all that he said was for public consumption. "I told them, No. 1, we're going to coach them better, we're going to make sure we put [them] in better positions to make plays," O'Brien said Saturday after a 24-10 loss to Minnesota. "No. 2, we're going to make sure we do everything we can as a coaching staff to help these seniors go out as winners, because this senior class means a lot to me. "And No. 3 . . . I'm not going to tell you what I said, No. 3, but I said three things to them.
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November 11, 2013 | By Joe Juliano, Inquirer Staff Writer
MINNEAPOLIS - The road woes continued Saturday for Penn State, which experienced equal amounts of frustration with both the wind and Minnesota. The Nittany Lions were never able to rebound after the Golden Gophers scored on all four of their first-half possessions and dropped their third straight Big Ten road game, 24-10, on a gray and chilly day at TCF Bank Stadium. The Lions (5-4, 2-3 Big Ten) had chances to make a second-half comeback because their defense, which didn't make a stop in the first half, held the Golden Gophers (8-2, 4-2)
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