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Gophers’ athletics department cutting women’s roster spots along with three men’s sports

Regent Michael D. Hsu attends a scheduled Board of Regents meeting on Friday, Sep. 13, 2019.
Matthew Kennedy
October 3, 2020
Following the protest on Sept. 16, new developments have risen in the fight for men’s track and field, gymnastics and tennis — most notably planning to cut women’s roster spots.

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...

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...

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...

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...