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Redshirt junior Devin Skatzka at 174 competes during the match against South Dakota State on Sunday, Nov. 25, 2018 at Maturi Pavilion.

Gophers newcomer Devin Skatzka continues to impress after downing his former team

David Mullen
February 21, 2019

As the No. 13 in the 174-weight class, Devin Skatzka's transition to the Gophers has been nearly flawless. Skatzka transferred to Minnesota after a three-year stint at Indiana University. He matched up...

University Student Body President Simran Mishra holds a meeting with Minnesota Student Association staff on Monday, Feb. 4  at her office in Coffman Memorial Union.

The cost of being student body president

Michelle Griffith
February 14, 2019

As undergraduate student body president at the University of Minnesota, Simran Mishra’s days never look the same. On the first day of spring semester, Mishra woke up around 6 a.m. to get ready for a...

Junior Ivy Lu performs on the uneven bars on Saturday, Feb. 2 at Maturi Pavilion.

Ivy Lu seeks perfection once again

Paul Hodowanic
February 14, 2019

Nearly one year ago on Feb. 16, Gophers gymnast Ivy Lu achieved perfection. Lu wrote her name in the Gophers' record book that day as the second gymnast in program history to hit a perfect score on the...

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Professor’s ‘grave misconduct’ in UMN lab leads to discipline

Cleo Krejci and Katrina Pross
February 11, 2019

A tenured neuroscience professor at the University of Minnesota faces disciplinary action for mistreatment of researchers after the University found "grave misconduct" in his lab. The University’s Medical...

Senior Shaun Herzog competes in the floor exercise at the Maturi Pavilion on Saturday, Jan. 26.

New men’s gymnastics captains hope to lead by example

Paul Hodowanic
February 7, 2019

Following a second place finish at the NCAA Championships last season, the Minnesota roster went through a massive overhaul. Ten seniors departed the team, including team captains Joel Gagnon and Alex...

Luke Becker and Steve Bleise practice in the current wrestling space in Bierman Athletic complex. The University wrestling team received donations to move from their current practice facility to previous basketball practice facilities.

Now in his second year, Gophers wrestler Steve Bleise feels right at home

David Mullen
January 31, 2019

One year after arriving in Dinkytown from Illinois, Gophers wrestler Steve Bleise is starting to feel right at home.  Bleise transferred to the University of Minnesota from Northern Illinois last...

Sophomore Ona Loper watches her teammate on Tuesday, Jan. 29, 2019 at Peik Gymnasium on East Bank.

Ona Loper regains confidence after return from season-ending injury

Paul Hodowanic
January 31, 2019

Ona Loper's freshman year was more than anyone expected from the young gymnast.  The Bluffton, South Carolina native was in the midst of a fantastic first few months, leading the team in floor exercise...

Freshman gymnast Shane Wiskus performs on the pommel horse during a meet on Jan. 27, 2018 at Maturi Pavilion. 

Youthful men’s gymnastics team has heightened responsibility this season

Paul Hodowanic
January 24, 2019

Last season, the Gophers men's gymnastics team reached their ultimate goal.  The team qualified for the NCAA championships after a strong regular season and ultimately came in second overall — the...

Mitch McKee warms up during practice at the new Gopher Wrestling Training Facility on Wednesday, Jan. 23.

Mitch McKee is back and better than ever after his third torn meniscus

David Mullen
January 24, 2019

Wrestling is brutal on the body; it’s common for wrestlers to participate while dealing with aches and pains. Junior Mitch McKee has taken this to the extreme, fighting back from severe injury to quickly...

University student Bella* shows an example of what navigating the SeekingArrangement website looks like on Monday, Jan. 14 in her apartment near campus. Ava communicated with several men on the website, getting compensated to spend time with them. 

The bittersweet life of sugar babies at the University of Minnesota

Natalie Rademacher
January 21, 2019

Last year, University of Minnesota student Ava* found an unconventional way to financially support herself while attending school — she became a sugar baby.  In exchange for around $100 a night,...