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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 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.

Women and men Gophers tennis teams split dual matches

Stefan Milicevic returns the ball at the Baseline Tennis Center on Friday, April 21, 2017.

Drew Cove

April 24, 2017

Minnesota’s regular season ended with splits on both sides.The Gophers men’s team pulled off a win Sunday against Indiana 4-3 after a close loss against Purdue 4-3 Friday. On a Sunday where the weather was nice, the sun was shining down on the Gophers — especially junior Felix Corwin.“I was ...

Caroline Ryba sets a high standard on the court, in the classroom for Gophers tennis

Junior Caroline Ryba returns the ball during a match against Ohio State on Friday, April 14, 2017.

Drew Cove

April 20, 2017

Junior Caroline Ryba has demonstrated her high-scoring abilities on the tennis court and in the classroom.Ryba, achemical engineering major, maintains one of the highest grade point averages on the entire tennis and dominates the No. 1 spot on the court.“There have been tough times,” Ryba s...

UMN tennis coach Chuck Merzbacher to retire at season’s end

Women's Tennis coach Chuck Merzbacher directs training routines during practice Wednesday, April 3, 2013, at the Baseline Tennis Center.

Jack White

April 13, 2017

After 28 seasons as a tennis coach for both men’s and women’s collegiate teams, Chuck Merzbacher announced his retirement Tuesday. Merzbacher coaches the Gophers women’s tennis team and will retire at the conclusion of thespring season.“I’ve had a great run and a great journey,” Merzbache...

Men extend streak, Women fall for first time

Sophomore Felix Corwin returns the ball to Illinois State in the Baseline Tennis Center on Feb. 27.

Drew Cove

January 31, 2017

The spring season is in full swing for the Gophers tennis teams.Both the men’s and women’s tennis teams started dual matches this month, and are both off to impressive starts.Men’s tennis won over the weekend, this time in a doubleheader Saturday. The team won 4-3 against Western Michigan in the ...