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Gophers soccer completes coaching staff, returns to campus with new style

Gophers April Bockin, Emily Peterson and Molly Fiedler celebrate a penalty kick scored by Bockin at Elizabeth Lyle Robbie Stadium on Sunday, Sept. 16, 2018.

Julianna Landis

July 16, 2020

Makenzie Langdok's return to the field for her senior season with the Gophers' soccer team looks much different from years past.  The team is starting training and captains' practices a month later than usual, and the procedures have changed. The team is returning in two shifts, preceded by rounds...

Jordan Murphy selected to BTN all-decade team

Forward Jordan Murphy looks to drive towards the hoop at the Williams Arena on Sunday, Nov. 19, 2017.

Matthew Kennedy

July 14, 2020

Jordan Murphy, the Gophers' basketball team's all-time leading rebounder and second all-time leading scorer, recently added to his long list of accomplishments by earning a spot on the Big Ten Network's all-decade team.  Murphy, who now plays for the Timberwolves G-League affiliate, the Iowa Wolv...

Big Ten cancels nonconference games

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 9, 2020

On Thursday, the Big Ten conference announced it is eliminating all nonconference games for fall sports in 2020 due to the COVID-19 pandemic.  The move will impact every fall sport at the University of Minnesota, including football and volleyball. The Gophers' football team was scheduled to play t...

2021 Gophers’ recruiting update: Offense

Illustration by Hailee Schievelbein

Matthew Kennedy

July 9, 2020

In addition to adding a pair of four-star defensive backs, the Gophers' football team has also added a pair of four-stars on the offensive side of the ball in 2021. With starting quarterback Tanner Morgan and running back Mohamed Ibrahim entering their senior seasons in 2021, commits Athan Kaliakman...

2021 Gophers’ recruiting update: Defense

2021 Gophers' recruiting update: Defense

Matthew Kennedy

July 6, 2020

Throughout the COVID-19 pandemic, Gopher football head coach P.J. Fleck has stayed busy building the future of his program. He's seen impressive results.  Following the Gophers' breakout 2019 season, players across the country are buying into Fleck's system and culture. That has translated into recr...

Gophers’ softball adds alum Katie Richardson as assistant coach

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Julianna Landis

July 2, 2020

The Gophers' softball team has rounded out its coaching staff with the addition of program alum Katie Richardson, who will join as an assistant coach. In her career for the Gophers, Richardson started all 224 games, earned a career batting average of .388, secured 179 RBIs, hit 40 home runs and was a...

Seven Gophers’ athletes test positive for 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)

Nolan O'Hara

July 1, 2020

As the University of Minnesota preps for the return of fall sports, seven Gophers' student athletes have tested positive for COVID-19, according to the University's athletics department.  The athletics department conducted 170 tests in June with seven student athletes from multiple sports showing p...

Minnesota athletics director Mark Coyle discusses the return to campus for fall athletes

Athletic Director Mark Coyle addresses the board of regents in regards to a contract extension signed by head football coach P.J. Fleck at the McNamara Alumni Center on Thursday, Nov. 14. The deal, signed by Fleck last week, extends his contract through the 2026 season and will increase his base salary to $4.6 million.

Julianna Landis

June 27, 2020

At long last, sports are moving towards a path of return, and leagues across the United States are devising strategies to make that return as safe as possible. University of Minnesota athletics director Mark Coyle explained what that process will look like for Gophers athletes and the plans in place to...

Grace Zumwinkle ready to lead going into her senior season

Forward Grace Zumwinkle looks to pass the puck at Ridder Arena on Friday, Oct. 19. The Gophers beat Ohio State 3-0.

Matthew Kennedy

June 27, 2020

Perhaps no team at the University of Minnesota felt the sting of its season being canceled more than the Gophers' women's hockey team. Minnesota was three wins away from its seventh national championship when the remainder of the season was called off over the coronavirus concerns.  Now, about thr...

Gophers hoping key transfers obtain waivers to become eligible in 2020-21

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

Nick Jungheim

June 25, 2020

Following three busy months of roster turnover, it appears the roster for the Gophers men's basketball team for the 2020-21 season is now set. While it is known who will be part of the team, who will be eligible to play remains to be determined. Expectations for the Gophers may not become clear until thi...