Posted December 15, 2019 17:04:56It is now nearly 40 years since the last high school gopher played a game of basketball in the Garden of Eden.
Gopher basketball players have been on the decline for decades, and their numbers are at their lowest level in decades.
The most recent study that examined the gopher’s decline concluded that the gophers were losing at a rate of 1.3 per cent per year.
“Gopher sports are disappearing.
Gopher sports have been in decline for years,” said Michael Wiebe, a senior researcher at the Gopher Institute, a nonprofit that tracks and documents the decline of the sport.
Gophers have played fewer than 1,000 games since 1992, the year they won the National Collegiate Athletic Association (NCAA) championship.
The sport has also been on a decline in the US and other parts of the world, with less than 10,000 high school teams playing at least one game a year since 1996.
In the 1980s, the Gophers played some of the most popular college basketball games in the world.
They went to six national tournaments, three NCAA tournaments, two World Championships and two World Tournaments, according to the NCAA.
But their teams never won a national championship, and they never made it to the World Tourney, which was a national tournament in the 1980’s.
Gomps have also been struggling to find an audience in the new media.
“It’s a great sport, but the world is changing,” said Josh Bischoff, a professor at the University of Connecticut who studies the evolution of American high school sports.
“The internet is changing the way people watch, so there is less opportunity for the Gomps.”
In recent years, the US has seen an influx of college basketball talent.
But with the rise of digital media, it is difficult for high schoolers to find their niche.
“The most popular Gopher sport is basketball, and the Gomeras have been doing well, but they’re not winning championships,” Bischo said.
“I don’t think that’s going to change in the future.
We don’t have a chance to compete with other high school kids playing basketball in college.”
The Gopher lost a lot of its top talent between the mid-1990s and early 2000s, and those who did not leave the program have not been replaced.
“We had a great team, and there was a lot going on, but I think the Gompers had a lot more talent than what they were able to get,” said Tom Sadowski, a longtime high school basketball coach who retired in 2016 after 37 years with the Goms.
“If they were going to play, they were doing it at a high level.
They were getting better, but it’s hard to replace the talent.”
The US team that lost to Australia last week in the final game of the Rio Olympics, the United States v Brazil, has no plans to replace its top players.
“This year, we’re going to have a better team, we’ve got a better coach, and we’re looking forward to playing,” US coach Brad Stevens said after the game.
“We’re going in knowing that we’re not going to be able to match what they’re going for.”
While the US team has a few returning players, it will not have much depth.
The US lost its leading scorer in its loss to Australia, leading scorer and former US player Kosta Koufos, and two of its leading rebounders, guards Dorell Wright and Matt Stainbrook.
The team also lost a few other key players, including the No. 3 scorer, and several key contributors, including guard Ben McLemore and big man Klay Thompson.
The US has a long list of injuries that have contributed to its struggles in the past few years.
“There is a lot to be said about the loss of some of our best players and a few players who are in their prime,” said Bischow.
“But it’s been a struggle for us, especially since we’ve had a couple of big tournaments this year, but also the end of the regular season.
We’re not ready to take it any more.”
With that in mind, Stevens and his players will try to keep their focus on the tournament.
“Obviously we’re a better basketball team this year than we were last year, and that’s really our goal.
We just need to keep playing and getting better,” Stevens said.