Loss to Wildcats has Gophers fans on edge


The honeymoon with this year's model of the basketball Gophers seems to be over.

After Wednesday night's loss to Northwestern (the 5th straight loss in Evanston, Ill.), some Gopher followers are coming a bit unglued.

From the SB Nation "Daily Gopher": "Get pi__ed about this one. Northwestern is not traditionally any better than a mediocre Big Ten team and this is one of their least talented teams in the last few years while the Gophers are fielding one of their best."

In FoxSports.com's "From The Barn" blog, writer zipsofakron wonders why Tubby Smith still can't figure out a 1-3-1 zone: "He KNOWS the Wildcats are going to use it. They do it every time they face Minnesota. PREPARE YOUR PLAYERS FOR THE ZONE. Draw up three plays to break it down. RUN THEM. This isn’t rocket science, folks. It’s a basketball offense. Five guys and a ball."

Down with Goldy on blogspot.com sounds really down, lamenting the latest loss: "The Battle for Atlantis, Michigan State game, Illinois game, and second half of Indiana had me all in, all the way. This is what you get for believing."

Best Tweets so far? Right here, starting with the funniest:


Next Up

Anthony Edwards

Timberwolves smash Rockets in season opener

The Timberwolves showed they have plenty of firepower in a victory over Houston.

Knuth - Nezhad - side by side

Frey challengers Knuth, Nezhad agree to rank each other 2nd

They're urging supporters to do the same on Nov. 2.

Jerome Horton - Sherburne Co. Jail - CROP

Charges: Man lied to buy gun later used by St. Paul mass shooting suspect

He's accused of making false statements during the purchase of a firearm.

Screen Shot 2021-06-04 at 6.30.24 AM

BCA releases investigative file in Winston Smith's shooting death

The file contains 1,000 pages of documents, hundreds of photos and dozens of audio files.


Fire at Mpls. pizza joint weeks after opening, owners suspect arson

The owners arrived at work Tuesday to find the building on fire.

vaccine, covid

New COVID charts show hospitalization, death rates based on vaccine status

The unvaccinated are far more likely than the fully vaccinated to become hospitalized or die.

Flickr - Superior National Forest Boundary Waters

White House begins process to ban new mining near BWCAW

The stated goal is to protect the "unique natural wonder" of the BWCAW.

Autumn Merrick, Autumn Rose Merrick

Man charged in shootout, crash that killed 18-year-old on scooter

Autumn Rose Merrick was with a friend near the Holiday gas station.