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Former UMN student-athlete carving out path in sport apparel

Former UMN student-athlete carving out path in sport apparel

Brendan O'Brien, Sports Reporter

September 25, 2020

Sarah Klecker, who competed in cross country and track and field at the U, has designed apparel for wheelchair racing and even running in the frozen tundra.

Gophers football returns familiar faces in 2020

Wide receiver Chris Autman-Bell raises his arms in celebration of a touchdown at TCF Bank Stadium on Saturday, Nov. 9. The Gophers defeated Penn State 31-26 to bring their record to 9-0, a first since 1904.

Brendan O'Brien, Sports Reporter

September 25, 2020

The Gophers’ football team returns much of its roster from its successful 2019 campaign, but head coach P.J. Fleck understands that new faces may need to step up at a moment's notice.

Moran and Wiskus won’t give up on gymnastics program

Junior Shane Wiskus performs on the rings during the meet against against the Fighting Illini at the Maturi Pavilion on Friday, Jan. 24.

AJ Condon

September 24, 2020

The two upperclassmen have struggled with the idea of the program discontinuing but won’t just watch it happen.

After long hiatus, Gophers’ swim and dive is back in the pool

Evan Yoder prepares to enter the water to compete against the University of Florida at the Jean K. Freeman Aquatic Center on Friday, Oct. 11.

Brendan O'Brien

September 23, 2020

While the status of meets is still unknown, the Gophers’ swimming and diving teams are back in the pool and preparing for their next opportunity.

Gophers’ men’s golf improving despite no school competitions this fall

Thomas Longbella lines up a shot on the putting green in the indoor golf training facility in April 2019. The facility borders the Les Bolstad Golf Course and allows for practice throughout winter months.

Matthew Kennedy

September 23, 2020

Gophers’ men’s golf keeps fresh outside of NCAA play.

Gophers hope Bateman can return this fall

Gophers Wide Receiver Rashod Bateman carries the ball at the 2020 Outback Bowl on Wednesday, Jan. 1.  The Gophers went on to take the game 31-24 over the Auburn Tigers.

AJ Condon

September 23, 2020

The team’s star receiver Rashod Bateman has shown interest in returning to the team after he opted-out of the season due to health concerns regarding COVID-19.

With rapidly approaching census deadline, UMN neighborhoods still undercounted

With rapidly approaching census deadline, UMN neighborhoods still undercounted

Lydia Morrell

September 21, 2020

University neighborhoods are reporting at some of the lowest rates in Minneapolis, and experts fear that the updated deadline will exclude student populations.

Rashod Bateman wants to play in 2020

Wide receiver Rashod Bateman fights to hang on to the ball at TCF Bank Stadium on Saturday, Nov. 9. The Gophers bested the Penn State Nittany Lions 31-26 to remain undefeated.

Tony Liebert, Sports Reporter

September 18, 2020

Bateman may need clearance from the NCAA to return, but a reinstatement process could be another way for him to play for the Gophers again.

UMN student-athletes, coaches and fans protest decision to cut sports

Protestors march past Northrup in protest of the potential cancellation of several men’s sports programs on Wednesday, Sep. 16. The protest march began in Athlete’s Village and ended in front of Morrill Hall, near President Joan Gabel’s office.

Matthew Kennedy, Sports Reporter

September 18, 2020

Student-athletes, coaches and fans gathered outside Athletes Village and marched to president Joan Gabel’s office in protest of the U’s decision to cut three men’s sports.

Gophers’ Gable Steveson set to compete in Beat the Streets

Freshman Gable Steveson at 197 competes during the match against South Dakota State on Sunday, Nov. 25 at Maturi Pavilion.

Tony Liebert, Sports Reporter

September 17, 2020

The junior heavyweight is reportedly weighing around 260 pounds before he is set to wrestle Wisconsin’s Trent Hillger, an opponent who Steveson holds a 3-0 all-time record against.