Game of My Life Minnesota Gophers

The Gophers opened the season with a disappointing 6-0 loss to Missouri,
coached by Minnesota native Dan Devine, in Minneapolis. The Gophers
regrouped after that loss and won their next seven games. The Gophers gave up
more than ...

Author: Joel A. Rippel

Publisher: Simon and Schuster

ISBN: 1613214529

Category: Sports & Recreation

Page: 240

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With more than 600 victories and seven national championships, the Minnesota football program is one of the greatest in history. Legendary players like Bruce Smith and Bronko Nagurski helped the Gophers dominate Minnesota sports for the first sixty years of the twentieth century. This book provides a look at some of the most memorable players, coaches, and games of the last seventy-five years. From the Golden Era of 1934–41, which included five national titles, Sonny Franck and Bill Daley recall their most memorable games. The Gophers won another national title and went to two Rose Bowls in the early ’60s under coach Murray Warmath and quarterback Sandy Stephens, who became the first black quarterback to earn All-America honors at a major college. Warmath remembers the second Rose Bowl as his most memorable game. Other memorable Gophers include future NFL legend Bud Grant, future NFL coaching great Tony Dungy, and current Denver Broncos player Eric Decker, all of whom are featured in Game of My Life Minnesota Gophers.

Tony Dungy

... Game of My Life, Minnesota: Memorable Stories of Gopher Football (
Champaign, IL, Sports Publishing, 2007), 107. ... 12 Terry Cullen, “Cornhuskers
Dominate Gopher Pass Defense in Easy Triumph,” Minnesota Daily, October 8,

Author: Matt Doeden

Publisher: Twenty-First Century Books

ISBN: 0761342257

Category: Juvenile Nonfiction

Page: 106

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Examines the life and career of Tony Dungy, discussing hisyouth and education, college football experiences, and success as a coach with the National Football League.

Game of My Life Minnesota

After a drought for much of the 1980s and 1990s, the program has been revitalized under coach Glen Masongoing to six bowl games in seven years entering 2006.Game of My Life: Minnesota Golden Gophers was able to connect with some of the most ...

Author: Joel Rippel

Publisher: Sports Pub

ISBN: 9781582619866

Category: Sports & Recreation

Page: 210

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With more than 600 victories, six national championships and 16 former players in the College Football Hall of Fame, the University of Minnesota football program is one of the top programs in the history of NCAA Division I football. The University of Minnesota fielded its first football team in 1882 and for much of the 20th century, the Gophers football team was the biggest thing in the Twin Cities of Minneapolis and St. Paul.The Gophers gained national prominence when they won five national titles in an eight-year span (1934-1941). The Gophers won another national title and went to two Rose Bowls in the early 1960s. After a drought for much of the 1980s and 1990s, the program has been revitalized under coach Glen Masongoing to six bowl games in seven years entering 2006.Game of My Life: Minnesota Golden Gophers was able to connect with some of the most memorable Gophers and some of the most memorable games from those Golden times. From the Golden era of 1934-41, there is George Sonny Franck and Bill Daley. From the early 1960s, there is coach Murray Warmath and Outland Trophy winner Tom Brown and future NFL Hall of Famer Carl Eller.Former Gopher quarterback and future NFL coach Tony Dungy is here as is the stunning upset of No. 1 Michigan in 1977 and the come-from-behind victory over No. 2 Penn State in 1999the highlight of a season which saw the Minnesotas first bowl berth in 13 years.

Great Athletes

In 128 professional games , he set a team record at the time with 336 receptions .
He had 4,817 yards for an average of 14.3 ... Game of My Life , Minnesota :
Memorable Stories of Gophers Football . Champaign , Ill .: Sports , 2007 .
Sanders ...

Author: Rafer Johnson

Publisher: Salem PressInc

ISBN: 9781587654756

Category: Biography & Autobiography

Page: 304

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Covers the greatest players in college and pro football, including the inspirational stories of Pat Tillman and Tedy Bruschi.

Gopher Peavey and Alumni News

We were playing a game of hearts when I began to realize the effect the air was
having on me . I couldn't add the scores . I saw the numbers , and I knew what
they were , but for my life , I couldn't add 2 and 2 to come up with anything near 4.






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I Love This Game

My Life and Baseball Kirby Puckett. basket yet ... Tonya takes her to quite a few
games at the Metrodome and she watches maybe three innings , waves to me
during my first at - bat , then goes to play with the other players ' kids in the huge
locker room used in the fall by the Minnesota Gophers football team . Each kid
has ...

Author: Kirby Puckett

Publisher: Harpercollins

ISBN: 9780061092107

Category: Baseball players

Page: 289

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The smiling, perpetually upbeat Minnesota Twins center fielder recounts his life on and off the field, including an in-depth discussion of a career that includes two World Series rings, five Gold Glove awards, and many other accolades. Reprint.

55 Years 55 Heros

In basketball, where he averaged 22 points and 12 rebounds per game his
senior year, he was a two-time All-Stater as well as an ... But, through it all, I
never said I would leave because my goal was to be a Gopher and to live in
Minnesota. ... "Playing at the University of Minnesota was the most meaningful
thing in my life.

Author: Ross Bernstein


ISBN: 9780931714986

Category: History

Page: 123

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Minnesotaís sports history comes to life like never before in a celebration of achievements. Ross Bernstein has taken 55 of the greatest moments during a span of 55 years and tied them into interviews and biographies of the athletes involved.

Minnesota Genealogist

In 1949 when Minnesota was observing its territorial centennial , our school
received a great deal of publicity . ... Our grade four textbook , Gopher Tales , did
a splendid job of introducing young people to our early history and how ... Some
of the games were : Hide and Go Seek , Run Sheep Run , Ante Over , Tag ( all
kinds ) , Last Couple Out ... It was at this time in my life that I learned what RBI
meant .




Category: Minnesota


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The Gopher

The Bierman Era mar Salute to a Builder of Giants The mental picture of
Minnesota ' s " Giants years from 1933 through ... was that of losing " It was one of
the most difficult decisions but five Big Ten games in the nine in my life , ” said
Bierman .






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The Crisis

It was a wonderful fall day at Northrop Field when the Cyclones and Golden
Gophers kicked off . The bigger and favored Minnesota To Whom it may concern :
My thoughts just before the first real college game of my life . The honor of my
race ...




Category: African Americans


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Against All Odds

On the Gophers ' last pass of the game , Dutch Sternaman intercepted for the Illini
at the 12 - yard line . ... While the small contingent of Illinois rooters went wild , the
stunned Minnesota crowd left quietly . ... It was the surprise of my life .

Author: William Shanklin

Publisher: Barclay House Books

ISBN: 9780935016130

Category: Sports & Recreation

Page: 247

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Cardinals Handbook

This was on Thursday , and our game would be Saturday afternoon . ... For the
first time in my life , I pulled for Kentucky , ” said Derek Smith . ... U of L was joined
by Virginia , Minnesota , and host Alabama - Birmingham . ... Louisville overcame
the Gophers and their 7 - 3 center , Randy Breuer , in a close one , 67 - 61 .

Author: Russ Brown

Publisher: Wichita Eagle and Beacon Publishing Company

ISBN: 9781880652756


Page: 160

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Take nearly 100 years of Louisville basketball, blend in the greatest personalities and games, add a liberal dash of trivia and stats and what do you get? Cardinals Handbook. The Cards are contending again. Be ready.

Gopher Music Notes

I would like to officially welcome you , the Educators National Convention , to my
home state , Minnesota . ... fun has been to incorporate songs , games , recipes ,
newspaper clippings , household records and historical events from each life .




Category: Music


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Big Ten Football Its Life and Times Great Coaches Players and Games

After the game a sheepish Brennan visited the Michigan dressing room for a
more formal introduction to Harmon. For years later, the two unlikely football field
protagonists visited with each other whenever their paths crossed in Berkeley
and Los Angeles. ... of Tom Harmon's college football life that he never scored a
touchdown against Minnesota and his teams had never been able to beat the

Author: Mervin D. Hyman

Publisher: Macmillan Publishing Company

ISBN: 9780025580701

Category: Sports & Recreation

Page: 344

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Presents stories and anecdotes about the great coaches, players, and games in this famous college-football conference over its eighty-year history

Architecture Minnesota

I , as an alternate , only bowled one game . ... But neur , I feel uniquely qualified
to weigh in on measuring our regional quality of life by ballcurrent affairs in
Minnesota sports . park caliber ... Because the Gopher foot My firm has designed
several of the universiball team doesn't attract enough revenue to ty's athletic and




Category: Architecture


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Gopher Peavey

Our Faculty JOHN H. ALLISON EDWARD G. CHEYNEY B.S. '05 , M.F. '06 , Yale
Forest School A.B. 1900 , Cornell University ; Organizations : Alpha Zeta ; Tau
Phi ... Hobby : Writing " no good ” stuff , according to Future Plans : Get away from
Minnesota for at E. G. himself . least one winter after retiring . ... Ahe rest of my life
. ... said , but we susFuture Plans : ????? pect that they will include a 200 game .






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Gopher Peavey Alumni News

RICHARD HULTENGREN sends us word from St. Paul , Minnesota where he is
with the Division of Lands and Forestry of the Minnesota ... Recreational
development on Indian lands and along the Mississippi were highlights in my life






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Big Ten Country

He thought back , way back to when he ' d been a kid , in the Gopher Golden era ,
back to the middle thirties and the Bernie Bierman national championships . ...
Back then just to see a game in Memorial Stadium was a highlight of your life .

Author: Bob Wood

Publisher: Quill

ISBN: 9780688100018

Category: College sports

Page: 271

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The New Yorker

God , I ' ve never been like this . it would be to be in Minnesota , soakyour guys
won ! ... who recognized me from my his who knew someone whose broth - with
ten or twelve people who all felt maroon Golden Gophers sweatshirt . er worked
for the ... a big brown jug I ' m embarwith who had never been to a Twins most of
the games were played , we rassed to be still carting around — a game in her life




Category: Literature


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Minnesota job , “ that the people of Minnesota are very proud and have a lot of
pride in their state . ... game ) last year , and we lost three of our best players . ...
stop : “ I think that coming to Minnesota was one of the wisest choices I've made ,
and I plan on being at Minnesota for the rest of my life . ... This was even more
than when the Gophers made back - toback trips to the Rose Bowl in 1961 and
1962 .

Author: Don Yaeger



Category: Sports & Recreation

Page: 299

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Reveals the story of how Notre Dame has tarnished its halo in its soulless quest for football glory