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The Gophers huddle to celebrate defeating Oral Roberts three sets to none at the Maturi Pavilion on Saturday, Sept. 21, 2019.

Gophers volleyball suffers second loss of season to top-ranked Wisconsin

Brendan O'Brien
March 22, 2021
Minnesota was short-handed coming into the match and could not overcome the undefeated Badgers.
Sophomore Gable Steveson celebrates after a winning a match during the meet against Nebraska at the Maturi Pavilion on Friday, Feb. 21.

Gable Steveson wins first NCAA heavyweight title

Matthew Kennedy
March 21, 2021
Top-ranked Steveson defeated Mason Parris 8-4 to secure the Gophers sixth heavyweight title in program history.
The Gophers huddle to celebrate defeating Oral Roberts three sets to none at the Maturi Pavilion on Saturday, Sept. 21, 2019.

‘It’s a weird time’: Gophers volleyball season hindered by pandemic and injuries

Brendan O'Brien
March 20, 2021
Minnesota saw its fifth postponed match in four weeks come against Wisconsin this week.
Guard Marcus Carr shoots through the opponents at Williams Arena on Wednesday, Nov. 28.

Gophers star guard Marcus Carr enters transfer portal

AJ Condon, Sports Reporter
March 19, 2021
The dominos keep falling since the men’s basketball program and coach Richard Pitino separated.
Gophers forward Kadi Sissoko blocks Eastern Illinois’ Karle Pace at Williams Arena on Wednesday, Dec. 2. The Gophers defeated Eastern Illinois 72-68.

Gophers women’s basketball builds a foundation through season’s ups and downs

Tony Liebert
March 19, 2021
Minnesota’s inexperienced roster showed potential this season, finishing 8-13 in Lindsay Whalen’s third season as head coach.
Opposite hitter Stephanie Samedy spikes the ball to earn a point for the Gophers in Maturi Pavilion on Sunday, Jan. 24. The Gophers won against Michigan State Spartans with a score of 3-0.

Another match postponed for Gophers volleyball

Brendan O'Brien, Sports Reporter
March 17, 2021
Minnesota will not play at Wisconsin Thursday, marking its fifth postponed match of the season.
Gopher’s Ben Meyers skates past Notre Dame’s Jake Pivonka toward Notre Dame’s goal in the first period of the match on Saturday, Jan. 19 at the 3M Arena at Mariucci.

Gophers men’s hockey wins Big Ten Championship 6-4 over Badgers for first title since 2015

Julianna Landis
March 17, 2021
A four-goal second period fueled the Gophers past the Badgers in their first meeting in championship history.
Jamal Mashburn Jr. walks to the other end of the court during the second period against Illinois at Williams Arena on Saturday, Feb. 20. Illinois beat the Gophers with a final score of 94-63.

Gophers guard Jamal Mashburn Jr. enters transfer portal

Nolan O'Hara
March 17, 2021
Jamal Mashburn Jr. is one of two Gophers who’ve entered the portal already since the men’s basketball program parted ways with coach Richard Pitino.
Former Gophers head coach Richard Pitino looks on from the sidelines during a free throw attempt at Williams Arena on Wednesday, Feb. 26. The Gophers entered the second half with a 47-31 lead over the Maryland Terrapins.

The Gophers men’s basketball team has begun its coaching search. Here’s a list of six potential candidates.

AJ Condon, Sports Reporter
March 17, 2021
With Richard Pitino out, athletics director Mark Coyle has begun a nationwide coaching search to fill the void.
Minnesota’s goalie Jack LaFontaine blocks an attempted goal from Notre Dame’s Graham Slaggert on Saturday, Jan. 16 at the 3M arena at Marriucci.

LaFontaine named Big Ten Goaltender of the Year, First Team All-Big Ten

Julianna Landis, Sports Reporter
March 16, 2021
Gophers goalie Jack LaFontaine has put up some of the best numbers in program history during his senior season.