Niko Porikos grew up in an NTDP billet home. Cool story.
Peas in a Pod - Minnesota assistant AD takes a leave of absence from the univ after five anonymous complaints
First the AD, now his hand picked assistant. Another black eye for Minnesota.
Apparently Minnesota created a Gopher version of "Frogger" in anticipation of their match-up with TCU. As a gamer, the mechanics are awful, and the hitbox for the Horned Frogs and the Gopher are inconsistent. I give it a C-.
I'd like to see what they come up with for their game against Michigan, but given the wolverine's tendencies, it might be too violent for the kiddos.
You can play the game here.
So, this come out today and suffice it to say that it's not a good look.
In addition to his other documented shitbaggery it turns out that former Minnesota AD Norwood Teague had been harassing Minny Star-Tribune beat writer Amelia Rayno for the last year or so.
Not to trivialize Rayno's ordeal but if you read her account it's very standard sexual harassment that should've gotten Teague axed posthaste and it's not surprising to see that his position of power kept him insulated for far too long.
Literally the only silver lining to this shitshow is we no longer have the worst former athletic director in the conference. So, there's that?
Figured I'd split the three Bowl games into seperate threads to avoid large masses of posts all over the place and seeing how one can get lost in a thread approaching 300 posts.
This is your official 2nd Half Citrus Bowl Open Thread
He shouldn't have blown up the golf course.
ORLANDO, Fla. -- Minnesota wide receiver Donovahn Jones has been dismissed from the program for what the school says is an unspecified violation of team policy.
The move was announced Sunday by the Gophers, who play Missouri on Thursday in the Citrus Bowl.
Jones, a sophomore, had 11 catches for 253 yards and two touchdowns and four carries for 42 yards this season.
We're slightly more than halfway through the regular season and sitting at 3-4 with losses to:
#5 6-0 Notre Dame (best win: #14 Stanford)
#20 4-1 Utah (best win: #8 UCLA)
5-1 Minnesota (best win: Northwestern/Michigan)
5-1 Rutgers (best win: Michigan)
That works out to 20-3. Heading into the bye, we just beat a PSU team that was 4-1. One could make the case that we haven't lost to a bad team. One could defend Hoke on that ground, but I'm not going to make that case.
Notre Dame has @FSU (#2), @Navy, @ASU (#17), Northwestern, Lousville, and @USC (#22). FSU will be favored by about 10 if Winston plays and about -3.5 if not. It's likely they finish 9-3 or better.
Utah has @OSU (NTOSU), USC (#22), @ASU (#17), ORE (#9), @TREE (#23), UA (#16), and @CO. That's brutal. Your guess is as good as anyone's in this year's PAC12, but mine is that they lose to USC, ASU, ORE, TREE, and UA, finishing 6-6.
Minnesota still has to face Purdue, @Illinois, Iowa, OSU, @Nebraska, and @Wisconsin. This is looking like a team that will win at least 8(!) games, possibly more.
Rutgers still has to face @Nebraska, @OSU, Wisky, Indiana, @MSU, and @Maryland. It's likely they finish 6-6 or worse.
Perhaps, just perhaps, the teams we've lost to will all prove to be decent teams.