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Sarah Bacon prepares to compete at the U.S. Olympic Trials on Thursday, June 10th.

Gophers diver Sarah Bacon named Big Ten Female Athlete of the Year

Michael Lyne
July 28, 2021
Bacon is the winningest woman in Gophers history with four national titles.
Gophers Infielder Zack Raabe makes a catch at U.S. Bank Stadium on Saturday, Feb. 29, 2020. The Gophers fell to Duke 3-7.

Gophers baseball has two selected on day two of 2021 MLB Draft

July 17, 2021
Incoming RHP Alec Willis and three year veteran Zack Raabe were both drafted.
Bethany Hasz competes at the University of Minnesota Track and Field stadium on Friday, April 30.

Gophers cross country and track and field star Bethany Hasz returning for 2021-2022 season

Michael Lyne
July 14, 2021
Hasz is utilizing the extra year of eligibility, which was granted by the NCAA due to the COVID-19 pandemic, to return for a sixth season.
Men's Cross Country, Oz Memorial Run on Friday, September 8, 2017.  (Photo/Craig Lassig)

Plasencia steps away from coaching after 25 years with the Gophers

Michael Lyne
July 14, 2021
Plasencia served as the head coach for the men’s cross country program since 1996 and as an assistant coach for the Minnesota track and field program.
Gophers forward Eric Curry challenges a defender at Williams Arena on Dec. 10, 2020. The Gophers went on to defeat the Kansas City Roos 90-61.

Eric Curry announces return to Gophers men’s basketball for sixth season

Tony Liebert
July 7, 2021
The veteran big man has accepted the additional season of eligibility granted by the NCAA.
Olivia Knowles (Left), Lauren Bench (Middle) and Emily Brown (Right) celebrate the Gophers season opener 4-0 victory over Ohio State University on Saturday, Nov. 21, 2020. Photo courtesy of Brad Rempel of Gopher Athletics.

Gophers women’s hockey Bench, Brown and Knowles returning for the 2021-2022 season

Michael Lyne
July 1, 2021
All three accepted the additional season of eligibility granted by the NCAA.
The University of Minnesota women’s hockey team plays against Ohio State at Ridder Arena on Nov. 21, 2020. The Gophers ended the night with a 4-0 win.

Wente selected 18th overall in NWHL draft by Minnesota Whitecaps

Matthew Kennedy
June 30, 2021
The player from Plymouth, Minn., will stay in the state of 10,000 lakes to continue her hockey career.
Junior Amir Coffey dribbles the ball across the court on Thursday, Feb. 21, 2019 at Williams Arena in Minneapolis. The Gophers lost to Michigan 69-60.

Parker Fox plans to continue to prove doubters wrong with Gophers men’s basketball

Tony Liebert
June 28, 2021
Even after suffering a knee injury, new Minnesota transfer Parker Fox’s plans have not changed.
Casey O’Brien poses outside of the University of Minnesota Health Children’s Hospital on June 18th. O’Brien has plans to raise 1 million dollars for the hospital in the coming years.

UMN grad raising $1 million to renovate M Health Fairview’s Journey Clinic

Sonja Kleven
June 24, 2021
Casey O’Brien, a five-time cancer survivor and former Gopher Football player, plans to raise $1 million to make the outpatient clinic a more comfortable place for patients.
The Gophers huddle to celebrate defeating Oral Roberts three sets to none at the Maturi Pavilion on Saturday, Sept. 21, 2019.

Stephanie Samedy and Airi Miyabe set to return for extra season with Gophers volleyball

Tony Liebert
June 23, 2021
Minnesota volleyball will have a pair of major contributing seniors returning for another season.