The Gopher football team defeated Syracuse 28-20 in the Bad Boys Mower Pinstripe Bowl at Yankee Stadium in New York Thursday. Tanner Morgan replaced an injured Athan Kaliakmanis to throw for a pair of touchdowns.
Minnesota sports teams have had some bad coaches and general managers in their history whether it be the Timberwolves, Vikings, Twins, Wild or University of Minnesota. Star Tribune Sports Columnist Jim Souhan joined me on WJON.
The Gopher football team battles the 18th ranked Wisconsin Badgers today at 3:10, pregame on WJON at 1:00. Minnesota is 7-4 overall and 5-3 in the Big Ten while Wisconsin is 8-3 overall and 6-2 in the Big Ten.
The St. Cloud Norsemen, Granite City Lumberjacks, and SCSU Huskies all notched wins on Friday night, but the Gophers and the Timberwolves came up short in their matchups. Meanwhile, the Bison, Johnnies, and Gophers are gearing up for Saturday football games, and the Minnesota Wild prepare to take the ice in Pittsburgh.
The Granite City Lumberjacks, St. John's, NDSU, and U of M football teams, and Minnesota Wild and Timberwolves all earned wins on Saturday, while the St. Cloud Norsemen and Gopher men's hockey teams fell in close contests.
The Minnesota Wild skated to a win in their season opener against Anaheim, and the Granite City Lumberjacks routed the Loons on Friday night. The Johnnies, Bison, and Gopher football teams are gearing up for Saturday games, and the Husky men's hockey team is preparing to go up against the Gophers in a homecoming matchup.
The Minnesota Twin topped Toronto at Target Field, the Granite City Lumberjacks earned their third straight win, and the St. Cloud Norsemen came from behind to beat the Bismarck Bobcats at the MAC. Meanwhile, the Gophers and Wild are gearing up for Saturday matchups. Here's a look at your Saturday sports blast: