Saturday, August 16, 2014
The University of Minnesota men’s football team held an open scrimmage at TCF Bank Stadium on Saturday Aug. 9.
The scrimmage was a chance for the team to go through different plays and set up different situations. The scrimmage started out with a full team warm up and stretching.
Then it was all situations as the team was broken up into different groups and there was an offensive and a defensive group.
The offensive group worked on the offensive plays and the defense went through defensive drills.
Then there was a time for special teams drills.
This was a chance for fans to come together and watch the team go up against themselves.
One of the stipulations of the scrimmage was that the quarterback couldn’t get touched.
Overall I thought that the Gophers looked good as a whole.
Ottawa and Minnesota soccer teams went up against each other at TCF Bank Stadium on the campus of the University of Minnesota on August 2, 2014 .
Both teams moved the ball down the field well early in the first half. Minnesota’s Chad Bush scored in the fourth minute.
That made the score Minnesota 1, Ottawa 0.
Minnesota did a good job of moving the ball down the field. They communicated on the field well and let everyone know where they were on the field.
Both teams went after the ball throughout the first half.
At halftime the score was Minnesota 1, Ottawa 0.
As the second half got underway both teams continued to looked to kick the ball into the goal.
Minnesota was able to get ahead of the defenders
Ottawa scored on a goal by in the 50th minute by Sinisa Ubiparipovic. That tied the score at 1.
Minnesota’s Christian Ramirez scored on a penalty kick in the 60th minute to give Minnesota a 2-1 lead.
The rain started midway through the second half. The game went on but it made for slippery field conditions.
Minnesota came away with the 2-1 victory over Ottawa.
Monday, August 11, 2014
Metro Youth Sports Media put on an Under The Radar Showcase at Macalester College.
In the first game it was the class of 2018 game which featured top prospects from the next four graduating classes.
Shae Mitchell 6'4 SF, Future Stars, Lakeville South
Anders Nelson 5'10 PG, D1 Minnesota, Edina
Odell Wilson 6'5 F, Future Stars, Minneapolis North
Anthony Davis 6'1 SG, MN Lockdown, Hopkins
Markel Aune 5'10 PG,Future Stars, Bloomington Kennedy
Race Thomson 6'4 F, D1 Minnesota, Armstrong
Sage Booker 6'0 G, 43 Hoops, De La Salle
Cire Mayfield 5'8 PG, 43 Hoops, St. Louis Park / Hopkins
Delawrence Aaron 6'2 F, 43 Hoops, Hopkins
Zion Stanford 5'4 PG, Future Stars, Minneapolis North
Sam Ingoli 6'3 F, Iowa Elite, Dowling High
Goodnews Kpegeol 6'2 G, Rice Street, North St.Paul
Daniel Oturu 6'5 F, Pulley, Cretin Derham Hall
Owen King 5'10 PG, Wisconsin Playmakers, Caledonia
Gary Smith 6'3 SF, Heat, St. Agnes
Charlie Dennis 6'2 F, Rice Street, Cretin Derham Hall
Tayler Johnson 5'11 G, El-Alim basketball Academy, Minneapolis North
Demillon Randle 6'0 G, Rice Street, St. Agnes
John Waggoner 6'4 F, Iowa Elite, Dowling
The score went back and forth early in the game neither team got up by more than five points.
Elite pushed the ball down the floor and scored on fast breaks.
Elite’s Zion Stanford was all over the floor. Stanford was able to get past his defenders and was able to make layups.
Elite was able to handle the pressure that Hype applied and was able to create turnovers and hit shots.
At halftime the score was Elite 31, Hype 27.
As the second half got underway Hype continued to swing the ball around the three-point line as they were able to take three-point shots.
Elite’s Anders Nelson got hot from behind the three-point line. He knocked down deep shots with defenders in his face.
Team Elite was too much for Hype in the second half. Elite was able to hit shots whenever they wanted to and Hype was not able to hit shots they put up.
Elite came away with the 65-50 victory over Hype.
Gary Trent Jr 6'4 SG, Pulley 16s EYBL, Apple Valley
Brad Davidson 6'2 PG, Pulley 16s EYBL, Maple Grove
McKinley Wright 5'10 PG, Real Athletics, Champlin Park
Tywhon Pickford 6'1 G, Real Athletics, Maple Grove
Alex Falcon 6'4 SF, Real Athletics, Centennial
Theo John 6'9 F, Pulley 16s EYBL, Champlin Park
Dedoch Chan 6'7 F, Fury, Albert Lea
Darryl Mayfield 6'2 SG, Real Athletics, Hopkins
Trae Berhow 6'4 SF, MN Lockdown 16's, Watertown
Dom Marshall 6'3 F, Iowa Elite, Hoover
Jericho Sims 6'5 SF, Cristo Rey
Jordan Horn 6'1 G, Pulley 16s, Tartan
Simeon Davis 6'4 G, Wisconsin United
Gonnar Mar 6'7 SF, D1 Minnesota, De La Salle
DJ Hunter 6'3 SG, Pulley, Minneapolis North
Isaac Johnson 6'3 SG, Pulley, Minneapolis North
Joevon Walker 6'5 SF, Wisconsin United, Minnehaha Academy
Emanuel Humphrey 6'4 F, MN Lockdown 16's, Tartan
Jerimah Coddon 6'1 G, Woodbury
Kingston Myles 6'2 G, MN Lockdown 16's, Tartan
Mar Mar Hughes 5'9 PG, MN Lockdown, Osseo
Joe Haggard 6'6 F, Stillwater
The next game was the class of 2017
Both teams looked to push the ball down the floor and looked to score easy baskets. That was difficult to do because the defensive pressure made it difficult for either team to get a shot up.
After a slow start Elite started to pass the ball around the three-point line with confidence and was able to get into a shooting rhythm. Elite’s Tywhon Pickford came up with some deep three-point shots. He was able to beat his defenders and get to the basket and make layups.
Both teams played at a slow pace. They both were able to swing the ball around the three-point line to take time off the clock.
At halftime the score was Elite 29, Hype 8.
As the second half got underway Elite continued to hit shots that they put up. Hype did come to life in the second half however. Hype’s DJ Hunter and Gonnar Mar came up with some big shots.
Elite’s Jericho Sims was all over the floor. On the offensive end he drove to the basket and was able to make layups. On defense Sims was able to slow down the guy that he was guarding. Sims was also able to grab rebounds.
Hype tried to make a comeback late in the second half but they were unsuccessful. Elite came away with the 49-48 victory over Hype.
The next game was the class of 2016 game 7:30
Amar Miller 5'10 PG, Pulley's 16's EYBL
Tyler Johnson 6'2 G, D1 Minnesota, Minneapolis North
Jamil Jackson 6'5 SG / SF Pulley's 16's EYBL
Brock Bertram 6'11 C Pulley's EYBL, Apple Valley
Tyler Peterson 6'2 G, Pulley 16s EYBL, Centennial
Colton Lampart 6'4 SF, Lacross Boys and Girls Club, Caledonia
Jubie Alade 6'3 G, Fury, Armstrong
Austin Slater 6'8 F, Net Gain, Wayzata
Jalen Brown 6'3 SG, Pulley's 16's EYBL, Cretin Derham Hall Hall
Jordan Bolton 5'10 PG, Pulley, Apple Valley
Chris Perry 6'3 SF, Net Gain, Cretin Derham Hall
Reed Nikko 6'9 PF, Net Gain, Maple Grove
Patrick Dembley 6'1 PG, Net Gain, Minneapolis North
Langdon Kirkwood 6'3 G, Pulley 16s EYBL, Brooklyn Center
Sam Baker 6'2 G, Pulley, Benidle St Margaret's
Kyle Cappard 6'4 G, Heat/Get Shook, Blain
Steffon Mitchell 6'7 SF, Fury, Shakopee
Dexter Dillard 6'2 G, Grassroots, Fond Du lac
Damario Armstrong 6'1 G, D1 Minnesota, Maranatha Academy
Jarrett Baptiste 6'2 G,Phenom, Columbia Heights
Teathloach Pal, 6'7 F, Heat, Fridley
Trenton Krueger 6'5 F, Pulley's 16's EYBL, St. Croix Lutheran
Thue Thompson 6'3 G, Heat, Armstrong
Elite’s Brock Bertram was all over the floor. He was able to get to the basket and make layups. His defenders had a hard time defending him because of his size.
The score went back and forth early in the contest. Neither team went on a run.
Hype‘s Patrick Dembley was able to get past his defenders and make layups. He knew where his teammates were on the floor and was able to get them the ball in spots where they could hit shots.
Teammate Sam Baker hit layups on fast breaks.
Elite had a difficult time hitting shots throughout the first half. Even though they couldn’t hit shots they were not afraid to shoot them.
At halftime the score was Hype 33, Elite 18.
As the second half got underway Hype continued hit shots throughout the second half. They were a little quicker than Elite.
Elite continued to push the ball down the floor and scored baskets in transition.
Both teams were not afraid to get the crowd going as they were some amazing slam dunks.
Elite hit baskets late in the second and got to within two at 60-58 with 15.9 seconds left in regulation.
Both teams played hard throughout the game but in the end Hype came away with the 65-58 victory over Elite.
Jarvis Johnson 6'1 PG, Pulley's EYBL, De La Salle
Josh Collins 6'5 SF Pulley's EYBL, De La Salle
Sacar Amin, 6'4 SG, Pulley's EYBL, De La Salle
Jalen Mobley 6'1 PG, D1 Minnesota, St. Paul Johnson
JT Gibson 6'3 PG, Net Gain, Champlin Park
Sid Tomes 6'3 G, Net Gain, Eastridge
Jacoby Ford 6'0 PG, E1T1, Minneapolis Henry
Kyle McKinley 6'10, Net Gain, Stillwater
Mike Gutierrez 6'1 G, St.Croix prep
Jonathan Conyers 6'9 PF, Heat, Fridley
Jeff Daubanton 6'7 F, Select, De La Salle
Abdulsalan Osman 6'7 C, St. Paul Academy
Donnell Gresham 6'1 PG, Wisconsin United, Cretin Derham Hall
Marshawn Wilson 6'3 G, Wisconsin United, Hill Murray
Grantham Gillard 6'4 SG, D1 Minnesota, Eden Prairie
Jeremy Johnson 6'3 G, Wisconsin United, Champlin Park
Trenton McCarthy 6'0, Grassroots, Minnehaha Academy
Randy Matthews 6'8 F, E1T1, Minneapolis North
Jordan Johnson 6'1 G, Iowa Elite, Waukee Iowa
Mario Manuel 6'7 F, Iowa Elite, Waukee
Gach Gach, 6'5 SF, Cyclones, Austin
Kyle Sorenson 6'7 F, Comets, Caledonia
Isaiah Sims 6'2 PG, Prior Lake
Connor Gamble 5'11 SG, Cyclones, Stillwater
Justin Dahl 6'11 C, Minnesota Basketball Academy, Holy Family
In the final game of the evening it was the class of 2015. Both teams raced up and down the floor looking for fast break layups.
Hype moved the ball down the floor well as they were able to come up with fast breaks and moved the ball down the floor well.
The score went back and forth throughout the first half. Neither team went on a run as there were many ties and lead changes throughout.
Both teams did a good job of moving the ball down the floor and talking to their teammates.
At halftime the score was Hype 38, Elite 36.
The second half got off to a quick start as both teams continued to race up and down the floor looking to score baskets.
Hype’s Grantham Gillard was able to knock down deep three-point shots. His defenders were not able to slow him down on the offensive end.
There were many dunks throughout the second half. Neither team went on a run.
Both teams looked to keep the high energy and slam dunks going late in the contest. In a high flying competitive game Hype came away with the 74-72 over Elite.
Thursday, August 7, 2014
A large crowd was on hand at TCF Bank Stadium on the campus of the University of Minnesota for the Gunnies Cup soccer match between Manchester City and Olympiacos on August 2, 2014 .
Olympiacos looked to get on the board early as they moved the ball down the field well. They were able to attack the goal.
Manchester City looked to trap the ball when Olympiacos was on the offensive end. Manchester City did a good job of moving the ball down the field and keeping it away from the goal.
Manchester City Goaltender Joe Hart made good saves in the first half. He dove on the ground and caught balls that were shot at him.
Olympiacos did a good job of setting each other up. They called for the ball well and they knew where their teammates were on the field.
Manchester City had chances to score throughout the first half. Olympiacos Lonnis Maniatis came up with some good saves in the first half.
There was a mandatory water break 30 minutes into the first half.
Manchester City’s Stevan Jovetic scored with the assist going to Samir Nasri in the 35th minute.
In the 37th minute Olympiacos’ Dimitrios Kolovos scored with the assist going to Ionnis Maniatis.
Manchester City’s Aleksander Kolarov received a yellow card in the 45th minute of the first half.
At halftime the score was tied at 1.
As the second half got underway both teams continued to move the ball down the field well. Both teams attack the ball and were able to make good passes to each other.
In the 53nd minute Kolarov found the net for a goal. That made the score 2-1 Manchester City.
In the 66th minute Olympiacos Dimitrios Diamantakos found the goal again for his second goal of the match.
That made the score Olympiacos 2, Manchester City 2.
The game was tied at 2 after regulation. The game went into penalty kicks.
Olympiacos won the game on penalty kicks.