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Board of Regents votes to eliminate three men’s sports

Junior Shane Wiskus performs on the rings during the meet against against the Fighting Illini at the Maturi Pavilion on Friday, Jan. 24.

Tony Liebert

October 9, 2020

On Friday, the Board of Regents voted to move forward with the athletics department’s proposal to eliminate men’s indoor track, gymnastics and tennis. The three programs will be discontinued after the 2020-21 school year.

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 4, 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.

Former UMN student-athlete carving out path in sport apparel

Former UMN student-athlete carving out path in sport apparel

Brendan O'Brien, Sports Reporter

September 25, 2020

Sarah Klecker, who competed in cross country and track and field at the U, has designed apparel for wheelchair racing and even running in the frozen tundra.

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.

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'...

Temi Ogunrinde hoping to “throw” her way to the 2020 Olympics

Temi Ogunrinde holds up a medal during the Big Ten Championship on May 12, 2017. 

John Miller

July 3, 2019

Temi Ogunrinde’s prolific career with the Gophers' track and field team took a complete left turn after her first year. Despite having success as a sprinter in high school and freshman year of college, her coaches thought that she would have the most success at the hammer throw.  “The first tim...

Minneapolis community, beyond remembers runner Gabe Grunewald

Minneapolis Mayor Jacob Frey leads a run in honor of runner Gabe Grunewald on Tuesday, June 25

Paul Hodowanic

June 28, 2019

"Brave like Gabe." The mantra is known to most by now. It has been printed on the back of T-shirts and written along sidewalks. It has trended on social media, and touched so many. And on Tuesday, the woman behind it all, Gabriele Grunewald, was honored as Minnesota Gov. Tim Walz declared June 25 "Gabe ...

Minnesota track coaches preview upcoming Big Ten meet

Junior Eric Walker hurdles on Wednesday, May 1 at the Men's track Twilight meet at the Minneapolis Track and Field Stadium.

Babatunde Jinadu

May 6, 2019

This year’s Big Ten Outdoor Track and Field Championships are right around the corner, running from Friday to Sunday at the University of Iowa. Last year, the Gopher women’s team took first place at the ­conference meet, while the men finished in seventh. This year, Director Matt Bingle said he e...

Gophers host second day of Twilight Meet

Junior John Uchytil vaults on Wednesday, May 1 at the men's track Twilight Meet at the Minneapolis Track and Field Stadium.

Babatunde Jinadu

May 2, 2019

Last week, the women’s track and field team kicked off competition at its brand new stadium, sprinting out of the gates in a commanding fashion to win 10 titles at the Twilight Meet. On Wednesday, the men’s team held its own meet and brought in nine titles. "Last week, we had the women’s meet and ...