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Big Ten cancels fall sports

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)

Nolan O'Hara

August 11, 2020

On Tuesday, the Big Ten Conference announced the cancellation of fall sports due to the coronavirus pandemic, making it the first Power Five conference to cancel football.  “As time progressed and after hours of discussion with our Big Ten Task Force for Emerging Infectious Diseases and the B...

Fleck talks Bateman, COVID and first day of training camp

Gophers Head Coach P.J. Fleck calls out to a referee at Raymond James Stadium in Tampa, Florida on Wednesday, Jan. 1. Minnesota holds a 24-17 lead over Auburn heading into the third quarter of the Outback Bowl. (Kamaan Richards / Minnesota Daily)

Matthew Kennedy

August 8, 2020

Even with the new procedures amid the COVID-19 pandemic, a season about to start with players on limited practice reps and All-American wide receiver Rashod Bateman opting out of the 2020 season, Gophers' head coach P.J. Fleck is still optimistic his team will go above and beyond expectations for th...

Rashod Bateman will sit out upcoming season over COVID-19 concerns

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.

Julianna Landis

August 4, 2020

In a video posted to his Twitter account early Tuesday morning, Gophers' star wide receiver Rashod Bateman announced that he will not be returning to the field for Minnesota next season.  In the video, he thanks God, his family and his coaches in a voiceover over highlight clips. He describes the move ...

Carr opts out of NBA Draft, will return to Minnesota

Gophers Guard Marcus Carr dribbles the ball up the court at Williams Arena on Wednesday, Feb. 26, 2020. The Gophers went into the second half with a 47-31 lead over the Maryland Terrapins.

Nolan O'Hara

July 31, 2020

Gophers' guard Marcus Carr is withdrawing from the NBA Draft and will return to Minnesota for his redshirt junior season, according to the Star Tribune.  Carr was an All-Big Ten selection last season and set a school record with 207 assists in a single season. He was also second on the team in s...

Michael Thompson wins the 2020 3M Open

Michael Thompson earned his second career PGA Tour victory on Sunday, July 26. (Matthew Kennedy / Minnesota Daily)

Matthew Kennedy

July 28, 2020

The second annual 3M Open was similar to the year previous, with a number of golfers in contention on Sunday at TPC Twin Cities in Blaine. Michael Thompson emerged as the winner, an unlikely golfer to come out on top. Thompson finished -19, shooting a 4-under 67 on Sunday to earn his second career PG...

Angus Flanagan competes at 3M Open

Angus Flanagan drives the ball at the 3M Open in Blaine on Thursday, July 23. (Matthew Kennedy / Minnesota Daily)

Matthew Kennedy

July 26, 2020

The University of Minnesota presence was felt at the first two days of the 3M Open. Three current and former Gophers competed on Thursday and Friday, including rising senior Angus Flanagan who made his PGA Tour debut.  Heading into the event, Flanagan has been red hot. He earned a victory at the Mi...

Flanagan prepares for his PGA debut

Sophomore Angus Flanagan plays during the Gopher Invitational on Sunday, Sept. 9, 2018.

Matthew Kennedy

July 21, 2020

Fans of Minnesota golf knew they could count on two former Gophers competing at the 3M Open this weekend in Blaine, and now a current member of the men's golf team has been added to the mix.  Rising senior Angus Flanagan gets the chance to compete in his first ever professional tournament after sho...

Grad transfer Atherton adds depth, experience at setter for Gophers volleyball

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Julianna Landis

July 20, 2020

In May, the Gophers' volleyball team announced the addition of graduate transfer Hunter Atherton to its 2020 class. Atherton may be new to the Gophers, but she has years of experience at the collegiate level. A 5-foot-10-inch setter, Atherton first played for the Nebraska Cornhuskers before transferring...

Meet Bradley Nelson, the doctor guiding U athletics through COVID-19

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

July 18, 2020

In his position within the University of Minnesota's Department of Orthopedic Surgery, Dr. Bradley Nelson mainly focuses on the intricacies of knee and shoulder injuries.  Torn rotator cuffs, knee injuries, shoulder instability problems and the surgical procedures associated with them make up a...