Talk:Minnesota Golden Gophers

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Basketball scandal[edit]

I remember that about 5 years ago, there was a minor scandal at Minnesota over tutors writing term paperew) and don't really know how common or notable this is (I also remember Georgia's "Theory of Basketball" class) and 2, I don't remember all the details. Anyone want to take a stab at it or offer a compelling reason not to do it? Stilgar135

If you do decide to write about the scandal, i would start a new article and you can link it from this one. But i wouldnt write anything about it in this article, per say.--Geppy 06:37, 17 March 2006 (UTC)
Of course it would be fine to add all info related to the scandal into a own chapter of the article! A separate article should be developed as soon as this aspect's size gets to dominating... btw. where is the connection with Harvey Mackay?--Nemissimo 12:35, 7 September 2007 (UTC)

National Titles[edit]

Should the swimming titles go under the national titles section?--Geppy 06:37, 17 March 2006 (UTC)

We could create a Big Ten Title section and WCHA title section for all the sports. Only a NCCA or some sort of national tournment title should be listed under national titles and of course the mythical national football titles. Smith03 18:10, 17 March 2006 (UTC)

Removed Bowl game victories from national titles section, a Micron PC Bowl win should not be mentioned in a list of the schools national championship.


It is factual information can make a title such as bowl wins or bowl apperances. Smith03 18:49, 17 July 2006 (UTC)

It may be facutal information, but none of those bowl wins were a national championship, which is what the heading is.

then please make a new heading such as bowl games or bowl victories don't just delete factual information Smith03 16:45, 19 July 2006 (UTC)

The Barnyard[edit]

Hi. I've been putting together pages for each of the Big Ten's basketball student sections and was wondering if someone would be interested in expanding and maintaining that of the Barnyard. Thanks! --BroadSt Bully 14:14, 4 July 2006 (UTC)

Mens Basketball[edit]

Editted to reflect the official NCAA history, in which Minnesota is 0-0 with no postseason appearances or conference titles from the 1993-1994 season to the 1998-1999 season.


1998 NIT Championship were vacated due to NCAA sanctions[edit]

I don't know but would the NCAA have the power to vacate the NIT. I realise recently the NCAA took over the NIT but at the time of the sanctions the NIT was a seprate thing Smith03 00:40, 12 February 2007 (UTC)

From the NCAA: "Regarding the 1994, 1995 and 1997 NCAA Division I Men's Basketball Tournaments, and the 1996 and 1998 National Invitational Tournaments (NIT), and pursuant to NCAA Bylaw 19.6.2.2-(e)-(2), the university will vacate its team record as well as the individual records of any student-athlete who engaged in academic fraud as set forth in this report." I will update the article to include the above reference.Gopherbone 00:57, 12 February 2007 (UTC)

Merge suggestion[edit]

The other page should be merged with this one or perhaps split off as another article if there is enough detail/notability about Jim Wacker's tenure to ensure it is notable by itself.. Incidentally, I would say that the title should be "Minnesota Golden Gophers under Jim Wacker," since "football" is redundant. --Edwin Herdman 00:18, 26 May 2007 (UTC)

Well if you are going merge Minnesota Golden Gophers football under Jim Wacker it probably should be merge with this instead Minnesota Golden Gophers football Smith03 02:28, 26 May 2007 (UTC)

Oh, oops. Great suggestion! Making a change. (For some reason your link won't work unless I put underlines in it, sigh). (UTC)

"Vacated"[edit]

While the appearance were "vacated", one cannot simply remove them from the list of appearances. I will be adding them in to the list of appearances and note they were forfeited. The reason I'm doing this is because I was searching for this info and the footnote indicating vacation was poorly defined. -- TRTX T / C 01:20, 20 March 2009 (UTC)

Minor fact checking point[edit]

I use Wikipedia to write trivia questions, so I end up inadvertently fact-checking pages against each other. The Minnesota sports page: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Sports_in_Minnesota claims that the school has won 6 national football championships, while the Golden Gophers page: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Minnesota_Golden_Gophers#Football claims 7.

Just thought I would point this out so that someone can fix it! — Preceding unsigned comment added by 130.111.238.10 (talk) 01:05, 30 November 2012 (UTC)