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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.

Big Ten football is back

A Gophers football player watches from the sidelines during a game on Sept. 16, 2017.

A.J. Condon, Sports Reporter

September 16, 2020

After pressure from student-athletes, parents, politicians and coaches, Big Ten football is returning in October after over a month of uncertainty regarding the return.

Men’s gymnastics program coming to an end

Head Coach Mike Burns, left sits with Donte McKinney, middle, and Crew Bold during practice at Cooke Hall on Tuesday, July 16, 2019.

AJ Condon

September 14, 2020

Gophers men’s gymnastics on the verge of final season due to the COVID-19 pandemic.

Cuts leave tennis players frustrated, disappointed with athletics department

Fourth-year Jackson Allen returns the ball on Friday, March 22 at the Baseline Tennis Center.

Brendan O'Brien, Sports Reporter

September 14, 2020

Men’s tennis was one of three sports proposed for cuts alongside men’s indoor and outdoor track and field and men’s gymnastics.

Former Gophers center Bjugstad returns to Minnesota in trade to Wild

Minnesota forward Nick Bjugstad keeps the puck from Wisconsin forward Nic Kerdiles on Sunday, Feb. 17, 2013, at Soldier Field in Chicago.

Julianna Landis, Sports Reporter

September 12, 2020

In his eighth year in the NHL, Bjugstad was acquired from the Pittsburgh Penguins in a trade for a conditional pick in the 2021 NHL draft.

Gophers athletics cuts several men’s sports for next season

A cloth mask and bouquet of flowers are seen on the Goldy statue outside Coffman Memorial Union on Wednesday, April 1. (Parker Johnson / Minnesota Daily)

Julianna Landis

September 10, 2020

The programs will be discontinued for both financial and Title IX-related financial sustainability issues, but would be able to compete in the 2020-21 season.

Hockey Commissioners Association delays start of college hockey season

Members of the Gophers women's hockey team watch play from the bench at Ridder Arena on Friday, Feb. 28. The Gophers scored two power-play goals on the way to a 4-2 victory over St. Cloud State. (Jasmin Kemp / Minnesota Daily)

Julianna Landis

September 10, 2020

The move will impact both the women's and men's hockey teams at Minnesota.

Big Ten football update

Big Ten football update

AJ Condon

September 10, 2020

The start of the Big Ten football season is still unknown, but possible Thanksgiving and October start dates are being floated.

Gophers thankful to play summer baseball

Gophers Pitcher Trent Schoeberl launches a pitch at U.S. Bank Stadium on Tuesday, March 3. (Kamaan Richards / Minnesota Daily)

Brendan O'Brien, Sports Reporter

September 9, 2020

In total, 27 players competed in developmental or local leagues.