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Gophers’ dance bonding and practicing without football and comps in the fall

Gophers' dance bonding and practicing without football and comps in the fall

Matthew Kennedy, Sports Reporter

September 8, 2020

The 19-time national champion and 3-time world champion Gophers dance team is one of the elite DI programs in the country.

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

September 8, 2020

As spring turned to summer, the pessimism about playing summer baseball continued to grow for Gophers baseball players. For collegiate players, the inability to play would be quite the disappointment. Not only is summer league baseball a great way for players to develop their game through live inni...

Gophers dance bonding and practicing without football and comps in the fall

Photo Courtesy of Janelle Elise Photography

Matthew Kennedy

September 7, 2020

Fans of Gophers' football and Gophers' men’s basketball can catch the Minnesota dance team on the field and court during games, but few know the ins and outs of one of the most successful sports programs at the school.  The dance team competes in two different styles: Pom and Jazz. Pom is known ...

Canceled season brings challenges, opportunities for cross country

Redshirt Junior Owen Hoeft approaches an intersection with his teammates at the Les Bolstad Golf Course on Friday, Sep. 6, 2019. Both Men's and Women's teams earned first place in the meet. 

Brendan O'Brien

September 7, 2020

How Minnesota coaches and runners felt after hearing the 2020 cross country season was canceled can be summed by one simple phrase: disappointed but understanding. "It was a disappointment," men's head coach Steve Plasencia said. "I felt like the guys we have together this year was a good group, and it's ...

Dunlap Jr. stays on P.J. Fleck’s Boat

Head Coach PJ Fleck leads the team out of the tunnel 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.

AJ Condon

September 3, 2020

Just a day after entering the transfer portal, Gophers' starting right guard Curtis Dunlap Jr. will return to the team for the 2020 season. Though that start date is still up in the air, the Gophers and Tanner Morgan will be relieved to have their full offensive line return. It is still unclear as to why...

NCAA grants waiver for Gophers’ Robbins

Gopher head coach Richard Pitino looks down the court on Tuesday, March 5 at Williams Arena.

Nolan O'Hara

September 2, 2020

Forward Liam Robbins' waiver was granted by the NCAA, allowing him to play this season for the Gophers' basketball team, according to the Star Tribune's Marcus Fuller.  Robbins transferred to the University of Minnesota in April after playing two seasons at Drake University. Robbins averaged 14.1 poin...

Gophers’ Dunlap Jr. enters transfer portal

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

AJ Condon

September 2, 2020

While the Gophers lost the majority of its defense to either graduation or the NFL Draft, the team expected to return its entire offensive line this upcoming season, until Tuesday.  The hope was for quarterback Tanner Morgan to have his front five back to protect him from some staunch Big Ten d...

Gophers announce 43 positive COVID test results

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)

September 2, 2020

The University's athletics department announced 43 positive test results for COVID-19 since June.  The athletics department last gave an update on testing in June, when seven student-athletes across multiple sports had tested positive. The department conducted 170 tests that month. Since then, the d...

UMN student-athlete charged with criminal sexual conduct

Morgan La Casse

Nolan O'Hara

August 26, 2020

A University of Minnesota track and field athlete was charged Tuesday with third-degree criminal sexual conduct in Hennepin County District court, according to a criminal complaint. Kevin Nedrick, a rising senior, allegedly raped a woman in her campus apartment, after celebrating the woman's roommate'...

Without football this fall, Fleck encourages Gophers to ‘Row the Boat’ and focus on the present

Head Coach PJ Fleck leads the team out of the tunnel 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.

Nolan O'Hara

August 14, 2020

Row the boat.  That's been the mantra of Gophers' head coach P.J. Fleck for nearly a decade. Fleck coined "Row the Boat" in 2011 after the death of his son, using it as a call to persevere through adversity and to never give up. It's a mantra he continues to use during the coronavirus pandemic ...