The Minnesota Daily

Gophers basketball will have plenty of new faces on the court

Players on the Gophers bench observe those on the court at Williams Arena on Wednesday, Jan. 15.  Minnesota defeated the Penn State Nittany Lions 75-69.

AJ Condon, Sports Reporter

October 2, 2020

The Gophers lost three starters from a year ago, but transfers and underclassmen look to fill the gaps.

Oregon wildfires impact Minnesota athletes who call the state home

Gophers Midfielder Katie Duong launches a pass at Elizabeth Lyle Robbie Stadium on Thursday, Oct. 17. The Gophers went on to a tie game with Nebraska, 1-1.

Julianna Landis

October 1, 2020

Katie Duong and Maya Kaperick, both native Oregonians, speak on their experiences with fires, air pollution and the realities of climate change.

Bateman able to return to Gophers in 2020

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.

Brendan O'Brien

September 30, 2020

Gophers star receiver Rashod Bateman’s eligibility was restored by the NCAA after his initial opt out of the 2020 season.

Gophers look to replace key players on defense

Gophers Defensive back Benjamin St-Juste leaps for an Auburn pass at Raymond James Stadium in Tampa, Florida on Wednesday, Jan. 1.

Brendan O'Brien, Sports Reporter

September 30, 2020

The Gophers lost a number of key contributors on the defensive end, including star safety Antoine Winfield Jr. and defensive end Carter Coughlin, and will call on returners to fill the void in 2020.

Minnesota women’s basketball added a commitment to its 2021-22 roster

Forward Destiny Pitts looks to pass the ball through a defender at Williams Arena on Tuesday, Nov. 5, 2019. The Gophers fell to Missouri State 69-77.

Brendan O'Brien

September 29, 2020

The Gophers added Alanna Micheaux, a highly recruited power forward to its 2021-22 class.

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.