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AJ Condon, Sports Reporter

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Pitcher J.P. Massey throws from the mound at Siebert Field in Minneapolis, Minn. in a game against Maryland on Saturday, April 9, 2022.

 Gophers drop Penn State series after late-inning collapses

Published April 25, 2022
Minnesota had dominant outings from its starting pitchers, but failed to pick up a series win with back-to-back eighth inning breakdowns.
Minnesota takes the plate at Siebert Field in Minneapolis, Minn. in a game against Maryland on Saturday, April 9, 2022.

 Gopher baseball fall 6-0 to Tommies

Published April 19, 2022
This marks St. Thomas’ first Division-I win against Minnesota in its third matchup of the season.
Pitcher Sam Ireland throws from the mound at U.S. Bank Stadium in Minneapolis, Minn. in a game against the United States Air Force Academy Falcons on March 11, 2022. Photo courtesy of Gopher Athletics.

Gopher baseball travels to Iowa City to face the Hawkeyes

Published April 15, 2022
Minnesota will try to grab its second Big Ten win of the season and first on the road.
Pitcher Sam Ireland throws from the mound at U.S. Bank Stadium in Minneapolis, Minn. in a game against the United States Air Force Academy Falcons on March 11, 2022. Photo courtesy of Gopher Athletics.

Gopher baseball avoids sweep in Big Ten opener

Published April 11, 2022
Minnesota took the series finale to end a five-game losing streak.
A gopher baseball player sits on the bench on April 14, 2019 at Siebert Field.

Gopher baseball home opener delayed

Published April 4, 2022
After a long-awaited home game at Siebert Field, Minnesota will have to wait until the weekend to play.
Pitcher Sam Ireland throws from the mound at U.S. Bank Stadium in Minneapolis, Minn. in a game against the United States Air Force Academy Falcons on March 11, 2022. Photo courtesy of Gopher Athletics.

Gopher baseball gearing up for conference play

Published April 1, 2022
Minnesota got a feel for their team ahead of conference play, and their record doesn’t tell the whole story.
Outfielder Otto Grimm rounds third base during the Gophers 7-6 win against Texas Christian University at U.S. Bank Stadium on Saturday, Feb. 23.

Gophers baseball earn first sweep over Western Illinois

Published March 28, 2022
Minnesota’s starters allowed just one earned run all weekend in 17.2 innings.
Pitcher J.P. Massey pitches the ball during the Gophers 7-6 win against Texas Christian University  at U.S. Bank Stadium in Minneapolis, Minn. on Saturday, Feb. 23, 2020.

Gopher baseball swept by Bluejays

Published March 21, 2022

Minnesota was on the wrong side of a three-game sweep over the weekend against Creighton. The Gophers starting pitchers struggled in the first two games, while the offense went silent after the first inning...

Pitcher Sam Ireland throws from the mound at U.S. Bank Stadium in Minneapolis, Minn. in a game against the United States Air Force Academy Falcons on March 11, 2022. Photo courtesy of Gopher Athletics.

Ireland finds early season success amid slow start from Gophers

Published March 16, 2022
In his third season with Minnesota, Ireland is becoming one of the top starting pitchers in the Big Ten.
Pitcher J.P. Massey pitches the ball during the Gophers 7-6 win against Texas Christian University  at U.S. Bank Stadium in Minneapolis, Minn. on Saturday, Feb. 23, 2020.

Gophers baseball avoids sweep against Air Force with Sunday victory

Published March 15, 2022

Minnesota was able to win the series finale to avoid a sweep against Air Force, but missed an opportunity to take the series win. The Gopher baseball team has fallen subject to crooked-number innings,...

Forward Jamison Battle reaches for the basket in a game against the University of Iowa on January 16, 2021 at Williams Arena in Minneapolis, Minnesota.

Career night from Battle not enough against Terps

Published March 3, 2022
Jamison Battle was the go-to guy all night, but a commanding effort in the paint from Maryland spoiled the night.
Guard Payton Willis breaks through the a defender at Williams Arena on Sunday, Nov. 24. The Gophers defeated North Dakota 79-56.

Willis and Gophers’ late effort not enough to complete comeback

Published February 28, 2022
Minnesota ended the game on a 36-14 run over the last eight minutes of the game.
Luke Loewe dribbles down the court in a game against the University of Wisconsin Badgers on Feb. 23, 2022 at Williams Arena in Minneapolis, Minn.

Luke Loewe finding his stride in second half of season

Published February 25, 2022
Loewe has been on an up and down roller coaster throughout the season, but has given the Gophers an important touch to their game.
Forward Jamison Battle dribbles down the court in a game against the University of Wisconsin on Feb. 23, 2022 at Williams Arena in Minneapolis, Minn.

Badgers spoil Gophers upset attempt

Published February 24, 2022
After leading 25-24 with 7:11 left in the first, Minnesota wouldn’t take the lead again.
Senior Luke Loewe jumps to make a shot against the Iowa Hawkeyes on January 26, 2022, at Williams Arena in Minneapolis, Minn.

No Willis, no problem for Gopher basketball

Published February 19, 2022
Luke Loewe had a career game in the Maroon & Gold to route Northwestern.
Guard Payton Willis breaks through the a defender at Williams Arena on Sunday, Nov. 24. The Gophers defeated North Dakota 79-56.

Gophers Men’s Basketball fall 67-46 on the road to Penn State

Published February 17, 2022
The loss marks back-to-back collapses for Minnesota, as they were once again overpowered in the second half.
Forward Jamison Battle reaches for the basket in a game against the University of Iowa on January 16, 2021 at Williams Arena in Minneapolis, Minnesota.

Ohio State tops Gophers men’s basketball with dominant second half

Published February 16, 2022
The Buckeyes took over in the second half and outscored the Gophers 47-20 for an easy home win.
Forward Eric Curry jumps to dunk the ball at the Williams Arena on Saturday, Jan. 19, 2019. The Gophers defeated Penn State 65-64.

Second-half surge powers Gopher Men’s basketball to a win

Published February 13, 2022
Eric Curry displayed a career night to get Minnesota back into the win column.
Forward Jamison Battle reaches for the basket in a game against the University of Iowa on January 16, 2021 at Williams Arena in Minneapolis, Minnesota.

Big Ten-worst Cornhuskers top Gopher Men’s hoops 78-65

Published February 9, 2022
The Gophers have now lost five straight games and are just one game over .500.
Senior Charlie Daniels jumps to block a shot in a game against he Iowa Hawkeyes on Jan. 16, 2022, at Williams Arena in Minneapolis.

Gopher hoops second-half collapse leads to ninth conference loss

Published February 6, 2022
A four-point halftime lead turned into another double-digit loss, and the fourth loss in a row for Minnesota.
Forward Jamison Battle reaches for the basket in a game against the University of Iowa on January 16, 2021 at Williams Arena in Minneapolis, Minnesota.

Gophers basketball loses to top-ranked Boilermakers

Published February 2, 2022
Purdue had the upper hand majority of the game as Minnesota was just not skilled enough against one of the nation's best.
Andrew Wilhite waits for the pitch during the game against Illinois on Sunday, April 14 at Siebert Field.

Gophers baseball looking to forget 2021 struggles

Published February 1, 2022
After going 6-31 in 2021, the Gophers are looking to find a new level in success in 2022.
Senior Charlie Daniels looks to make a pass Against the Iowa Hawkeyes on Jan. 16, 2022 at Williams Arena in Minneapolis, Minn.

Gophers hoops fall short to Badgers, lose 60-66 in Madison

Published January 30, 2022
Minnesota gave Wisconsin all they could, but Johnny Davis’ late surge gave the Badgers the edge.
Senior Luke Loewe jumps to make a shot against the Iowa Hawkeyes on January 26, 2022, at Williams Arena in Minneapolis, Minn.

Men’s Basketball rebound from postponement, beat Rutgers 68-65

Published January 26, 2022
After a shorthanded week, Minnesota prepares to face No.16 Ohio State.
Ryan Duffy pitches the ball to Illinois on April 14, 2019 at Siebert Field. The Gophers lost 3-13 to Illinois.

Gophers baseball welcomes new players ahead of 2022 season

Published January 18, 2022
After winning just six games last year, head coach John Anderson got some new acquisitions to help Minnesota this season.
Stephanie Samedy celebrates after the Gophers scored against Iowa on Friday, Oct. 19, 2018 at Maturi Pavilion.

Gophers volleyball upsets Baylor in five sets

Published December 9, 2021
Minnesota won the final two sets to take down the Bears behind a strong final two sets.
Forward Eric Curry jumps to defend against sophomore forward Ivan Bender on Saturday, Jan. 28, 2017, at the Sports Pavilion.

Gophers drop first game of season to No. 19 Michigan State

Published December 9, 2021

Minnesota struggled from the field for the first time this season against No. 19 Michigan State in its first Big Ten game of the season. That didn’t stop the Gophers from giving the Spartans a fight...

Sophomore Jenna Wenaas spikes the ball in a match against Texas at Maturi Pavillion in Minneapolis, Minn. on Wednesday, Sept. 1, 2021

Gophers volleyball sweep Coyotes in first round of NCAA tournament

Published December 3, 2021
Under McCutcheon, the Gophers have never lost in the first or second round and are now 15-0 in such matches.
Forward Eric Curry shoots the ball at Williams Arena on Saturday, Jan. 19,2019. The Gophers defeated Penn State 65-64.

Gopher hoops survive Hugley’s explosive game, beat Pitt 54-53

Published November 30, 2021
Minnesota’s disadvantage down low finally came to hurt them Tuesday night, but a last-second basket pushed the Gophers ahead.
Forward Eric Curry shoots the ball at Williams Arena on Saturday, Jan. 19,2019. The Gophers defeated Penn State 65-64.

Gophers men’s basketball takes first place in the Asheville Championship

Published November 14, 2021
Minnesota improves to 3-0 on the season after a double overtime thriller in the championship game.
Outside Hitter Airi Miyabe jumps to spike the ball at the Maturi Pavilion on Saturday, Oct. 19, 2019. The Gophers defeated Illinois three sets to one.

Gophers volleyball drops to Purdue, ends win streak

Published November 14, 2021
Minnesota dropped its first home match in two weeks to end a 6-game win streak.
Stephanie Samedy celebrates after the Gophers scored against Iowa on Friday, Oct. 19, 2018 at Maturi Pavilion.

Gophers volleyball sweeps Hawkeyes, wins 6th straight

Published November 12, 2021
Minnesota has now swept its opponent for the second straight match and ninth time this season.
Then-freshman Isaiah Ihnen looks to pass the ball at Williams Arena on Wednesday, Feb 19, 2020.

Gophers basketball wins season opener behind Battle’s strong performance

Published November 10, 2021
In his return to his home state, Jamison Battle led the team in scoring with 18 points.
Opposite Hitter Stephanie Samedy prepares to serve the ball at the Maturi Pavilion on Thursday, Nov. 14, 2019. The Gophers ended the night with a 3-1 loss against the Badgers.

Gophers volleyball upsets No. 7 Ohio State on the road

Published November 4, 2021
Minnesota extends its win streak to four and picks up its third-straight ranked win.
The Gophers huddle to celebrate defeating Oral Roberts three sets to none at the Maturi Pavilion on Saturday, Sept. 21, 2019.

Gophers volleyball faces tough schedule heading into final stretch

Published November 2, 2021
Minnesota has faced nine top-ranked teams and will face at least four more in the last four weeks of the season.
The Gophers huddle to celebrate defeating Oral Roberts three sets to none at the Maturi Pavilion on Saturday, Sept. 21, 2019.

Gophers volleyball upsets No. 6 Nebraska

Published October 31, 2021
Minnesota was on the right end of a five-set night as it took down Nebraska Saturday night.
Outside hitter Stephanie Samedy spikes the ball at Maturi Pavilion on Saturday, Dec. 1, 2018. The Gophers swept South Carolina in all three sets.

Gopher volleyball takes down Hoosiers in three sets

Published October 27, 2021
This marks the seventh match that Minnesota has swept its opponent.
Sophomore Jenna Wenaas spikes the ball in a match against Texas at Maturi Pavillion in Minneapolis, Minn. on Wednesday, Sept. 1, 2021

Gopher volleyball swept by No. 14 Penn State

Published October 22, 2021
Minnesota continues to face issues against top-ranked opponents.
Outside hitter Stephanie Samedy spikes the ball at Maturi Pavilion on Saturday, Dec. 1, 2018. The Gophers swept South Carolina in all three sets.

Gopher volleyball sweeps Northwestern in return to the Pav

Published October 13, 2021
After four straight road matches, Minnesota made quick work of the Wildcats in strong fashion.
The Gophers huddle to celebrate defeating Oral Roberts three sets to none at the Maturi Pavilion on Saturday, Sept. 21, 2019.

Gophers volleyball drops 5-set battle to Michigan

Published October 9, 2021
Minnesota was unable to finish the job Friday night and lost the last two sets of the night.
Outside hitter Stephanie Samedy spikes the ball at Maturi Pavilion on Saturday, Dec. 1, 2018. The Gophers swept South Carolina in all three sets.

Gophers volleyball force comeback to take down Northwestern

Published October 5, 2021
Minnesota found itself down two sets but were able to fight back and avoid a two-game losing streak.
Outside hitter Stephanie Samedy spikes the ball at Maturi Pavilion on Saturday, Dec. 1, 2018. The Gophers swept South Carolina in all three sets.

Minnesota volleyball falls 3-0 to Wisconsin in border battle

Published October 2, 2021
The Badgers made quick work of the Gophers and swept them in three sets in the first of two rivalry matchups.
Mens head basketball coach Ben Johnson.

Preview: Gophers’ men’s basketball schedule

Published September 23, 2021
A new-look Gophers team will have eight non-conference games to prepare for what looks like another tough conference schedule.
The Gophers huddle to celebrate defeating Oral Roberts three sets to none at the Maturi Pavilion on Saturday, Sept. 21, 2019.

Gophers volleyball hosts St. Thomas in historic first

Published September 15, 2021
The University of St. Thomas just recently became a Division I school this season and faces No. 11 Minnesota in its biggest match of the year to date.
Outside hitter Stephanie Samedy spikes the ball at Maturi Pavilion on Saturday, Dec. 1, 2018. The Gophers swept South Carolina in all three sets.

Gophers volleyball back on track after successful Pac-12/Big Ten challenge

Published September 14, 2021
A slow start to the season was put behind after back-to-back top-25 wins against Stanford and Oregon.
The Gophers huddle to celebrate defeating Oral Roberts three sets to none at the Maturi Pavilion on Saturday, Sept. 21, 2019.

Gophers volleyball falls to Florida

Published September 8, 2021
After losing just three games all year last season, Minnesota fell to 1-3 Sunday following their loss to Florida in four sets.
A gopher baseball player sits on the bench on April 14, 2019 at Siebert Field.

Ireland shows signs of improvement in down season for Gophers baseball

Published May 3, 2021
The two-way sophomore has been the Gophers’ pitching ace and also brings the ability to hit at the plate to a team that has been struggling immensely.
Mens head basketball coach Ben Johnson.

Gophers basketball sees old faces leave, new faces come in and familiar faces return

Published May 3, 2021
There have been a number of departures since Richard Pitino was let go, but new Gophers coach Ben Johnson has started to fill out his roster for next season.
University of Minnesota Gopher Pitcher Tom Skoro watches his throw meet the batter in
 U.S. Bank Stadium on Sunday, March 7. The Gophers lost to Indiana, 8-1.

Gophers baseball swept for third straight series

Published April 27, 2021
Minnesota didn’t find any luck in Indiana as it lost its 10th straight game while allowing 39 runs in three games.
Mens head basketball coach Ben Johnson.

Ben Johnson tabs two assistants for men’s basketball team

Published April 20, 2021
New men’s basketball coach Ben Johnson added two assistants to his coaching staff to go along with several transfers.
Gopher Batter Jack Wassel follows through his swing in U.S. Bank Stadium on Sunday, March 7. The Gophers lost to Indiana, 8-1.

Minnesota baseball swept; Hawkeyes outscore Gophers 31-2

Published April 13, 2021
Pitchers struggled, and the bats failed to come alive as Minnesota dropped all three games in Iowa.
Williams Arena as seen on Monday, June 17, 2019.

E.J. Stephens joins Gophers men’s basketball

Published April 2, 2021
The Gophers add another senior guard through the transfer portal.
The ball enters the hoop at Williams Arena on Sunday, Nov. 10, 2019. The Gophers defeated Vermont 90-58.

Luke Loewe is second transfer to men’s basketball team

Published April 2, 2021
Loewe has one year remaining and becomes the second incoming transfer.
Guard Gabe Kalscheur brings the ball up the court at Williams Arena on Monday, Dec. 2, 2019.

Gophers lose another starter to the transfer portal

Published April 1, 2021
Kalscheur becomes the seventh Gopher to enter the transfer portal.
The ball enters the hoop at Williams Arena on Sunday, Nov. 10, 2019. The Gophers defeated Vermont 90-58.

Transfer portal grows, with freshman Martice Mitchell added to the list

Published March 30, 2021
Mitchell becomes the sixth Gopher to enter the portal this offseason.
The ball enters the hoop at Williams Arena on Sunday, Nov. 10, 2019. The Gophers defeated Vermont 90-58.

Jamison Battle commits to Minnesota

Published March 29, 2021
Battle is the first newcomer following the hiring of head coach Ben Johnson.
Gopher batter Jack Wassel follows through his swing in U.S. Bank Stadium on Sunday, March 7. The Gophers lost to Indiana, 8-1.

Nebraska sweeps Gophers in four-game series

Published March 29, 2021
Minnesota struggled on the mound over the weekend as it allowed 39 runs and led just two innings of the series.
The ball enters the hoop at Williams Arena on Sunday, Nov. 10, 2019. The Gophers defeated Vermont 90-58.

Sam Freeman enters transfer portal

Published March 27, 2021
The list of exiting players continues to grow, as Freeman is the fifth Gopher to leave this offseason.
The ball enters the hoop at Williams Arena on Sunday, Nov. 10, 2019. The Gophers defeated Vermont 90-58.

Tre’ Williams enters transfer portal

Published March 26, 2021
Williams is the fourth Gopher to enter the portal following Pitino’s departure.
Episode 36: Gophers turn to Ben Johnson to keep in-state talent

Episode 36: Gophers turn to Ben Johnson to keep in-state talent

Published March 25, 2021
In this week's episode of the "Weekly Rundown," our staff discusses new Gophers men's basketball coach Ben Johnson, Johnson's introductory press conference and his recruiting aspirations in the state of Minnesota.
Williams Arena as seen on Monday, June 17, 2019.

Meet new Gophers basketball coach Ben Johnson

Published March 24, 2021
Johnson brings a Minnesotan-led initiative to try and turn around the Gophers’ program.
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, 2019. The deal, signed by Fleck last week, extends his contract through the 2026 season and will increase his base salary to $4.6 million.

Gophers basketball to hire Ben Johnson as new basketball coach

Published March 22, 2021
Ben Johnson returns to his alma mater to become the next head coach of the Gophers’ men’s basketball team.
Episode 35: With Pitino out, Gophers mens basketball begins its coaching search

Episode 35: With Pitino out, Gophers men’s basketball begins its coaching search

Published March 19, 2021
In this week's episode of the "Weekly Rundown," our staff discusses the firing of Richard Pitino, recruiting in-state talent and who might fill the void as the next head coach of the Golden Gophers.
Guard Marcus Carr shoots through the opponents at Williams Arena on Wednesday, Nov. 28.

Gophers star guard Marcus Carr enters transfer portal

Published March 19, 2021
The dominos keep falling since the men’s basketball program and coach Richard Pitino separated.
Former Gophers head coach Richard Pitino looks on from the sidelines during a free throw attempt at Williams Arena on Wednesday, Feb. 26. The Gophers entered the second half with a 47-31 lead over the Maryland Terrapins.

The Gophers men’s basketball team has begun its coaching search. Here’s a list of six potential candidates.

Published March 17, 2021
With Richard Pitino out, athletics director Mark Coyle has begun a nationwide coaching search to fill the void.
Gopher Batter Jack Wassel follows through his swing in U.S. Bank Stadium on Sunday, March 7. The Gophers lost to Indiana, 8-1.

Minnesota baseball drops series, wins finale

Published March 16, 2021
It was another series featuring offensive struggles for the Gophers baseball team, but a defensive effort in the finale helped ignite enough offense to avoid a sweep.
Gophers mens basketball head coach Richard Pitino speaks with media at the new Athletes Village basketball facilities on Monday. The team held their first practice at the new facility on Jan. 9, 2018.

Gophers’ Richard Pitino out after eight seasons

Published March 15, 2021
In eight seasons, Richard Pitino held a 141-123 overall record for the Gophers, but a 55-97 record in conference play.
The Gophers played Ohio State at Lucas Oil Stadium in Indianapolis, Indiana on Thursday, March 11, 2021. The Gophers lost to the Buckeyes 75-79.

Gophers men’s basketball drops to Ohio State; season comes to an end

Published March 12, 2021
A late-game push gave Gophers fans hope, but Ohio State held on to crush the comeback.
Guard Marcus Carr shoots through the opponents at Williams Arena on Wednesday, Nov. 28.

Gophers men’s basketball survives against Northwestern

Published March 11, 2021
A sloppy game from both ends, and a late surge from Marcus Carr, pushed Minnesota past Northwestern.
Episode 33: Gophers mens basketball drops sixth straight, looks to Rutgers

Episode 33: Gophers men’s basketball drops sixth straight, looks to Rutgers

Published March 5, 2021
In this week's episode of the "Weekly Rundown," our staff discusses the Gophers' last three losses, the team's tournament hopes and whether John Beilein will be the next head coach of Minnesota.
Brandon Johnson rebounds the ball during the first quarter against Illinois at Williams Arena on Saturday Feb. 20. The Gophers lost with a final score of 63-94.

Carr’s effort not enough against Nebraska

Published February 27, 2021
The Gophers’ men's basketball tournament hopes continue to dwindle as they stay winless on the road.
Jamal Mashburn Jr. walks to the other end of the court during the second period against Illinois at Williams Arena on Saturday, Feb. 20. Illinois beat the Gophers with a final score of 94-63.

Gophers men’s basketball drops fourth straight, tournament hopes diminish

Published February 26, 2021
Without their second and third-leading scorers, the Gophers played one of their worst games of the season.
Jamal Mashburn Jr. walks to the other end of the court during the second period against Illinois at Williams Arena on Saturday, Feb. 20. Illinois beat the Gophers with a final score of 94-63.

Mashburn Jr. breaking out for Gophers

Published February 21, 2021
In just his first season, Jamal Mashburn Jr. has emerged as a key part of the Gophers men’s basketball team.
Gophers center Liam Robbins leaps for the ball at Williams Arena on Friday, Dec. 4. The Gophers went on to a 76-67 victory over the North Dakota Fighting Hawks.

Gophers’ first half lead turns into double-digit loss

Published February 18, 2021
Despite strong performances from Minnesota’s guards, the Gophers weren’t able to pick up their first road win despite another halftime lead.
Guard Gabe Kalscheur brings the ball up the court at Williams Arena on Monday, Dec. 2, 2019.

Gophers get hot late, upset No. 24 Purdue

Published February 12, 2021
It wasn’t a conventional way for Minnesota to come back, but the threes were falling late to push the Gophers men’s basketball to a win.
Episode 31: Gophers men’s basketball ends three-game skid, looks towards Purdue

Episode 31: Gophers men’s basketball ends three-game skid, looks towards Purdue

Published February 11, 2021
In this week's episode of the "Weekly Rundown," our staff discusses the Gophers men's basketball team, their latest win against Nebraska, the team's difficulty shooting the three and what to expect on Thursday against Purdue.
Guard Marcus Carr shoots through the opponents at Williams Arena on Wednesday, Nov. 28.

Gophers top Nebraska, back in win column

Published February 9, 2021
It wasn’t pretty by any means, but the Gophers break out of losing skid with a 75-57 win over the Cornhuskers.
Gophers center Liam Robbins leaps for the ball at Williams Arena on Friday, Dec. 4. The Gophers went on to a 76-67 victory over the North Dakota Fighting Hawks.

Gophers’ road struggles show in loss to Rutgers

Published February 5, 2021
A slow start on the road wasn’t abnormal, and neither was the loss, however Minnesota kept the game close up until the buzzer.
Gophers Guard Marcus Carr prepares to inbound the ball at Williams Arena on Wednesday, Jan. 15.  Minnesota defeated the Penn State Nittany Lions 75-69

Gophers men’s basketball continues to struggle on road after another double-digit loss

Published January 30, 2021
The Gophers are still waiting on their first road win of the season, losing to Purdue 62-81.
Episode 29: Gophers drop first home game to Maryland, up next is Purdue

Episode 29: Gophers drop first home game to Maryland, up next is Purdue

Published January 30, 2021
In this week's episode of the "Weekly Rundown" our staff discusses the Gophers men's basketball team's first home loss of the season to Maryland, the team's shooting struggles and what to expect on Saturday against Purdue.
Gophers forward Eric Curry challenges a defender at Williams Arena on Thursday, Dec. 10. The Gophers went on to defeat the Kansas City Roos 90-61.

Dr. Jekyll and Mr. Hyde? Gophers basketball dominate at home, struggle on the road

Published January 29, 2021
Minnesota has shown they are a team with two personalities this year and will need to figure out how to win on the road.
Gophers forward Eric Curry challenges a defender at Williams Arena on Thursday, Dec. 10. The Gophers went on to defeat the Kansas City Roos 90-61.

Gophers men’s basketball drops first home game without a fight

Published January 23, 2021
The Gophers appeared to be half awake when the game started and failed to shoot their way back into the game.
Episode 28: Catching up with Gophers basketball

Episode 28: Catching up with Gophers basketball

Published January 22, 2021
In this week's episode of the "Weekly Rundown" our staff discusses the Gophers men's basketball team, recaps the first 15 games of their season and looks ahead to the next stretch of Big Ten teams on the schedule.
Gophers Center Liam Robbins leaps for the ball at Williams Arena on Friday, Dec. 4. The Gophers went on to a 76-67 victory over the North Dakota Fighting Hawks.

Gophers hand No. 7 Wolverines their first loss

Published January 16, 2021
Liam Robbins led the Gophers to a dominant victory to avoid a three-game losing streak.
Gophers Guard Marcus Carr prepares to inbound the ball at Williams Arena on Wednesday, Jan. 15.  Minnesota defeated the Penn State Nittany Lions 75-69

Gophers ranked No. 21; Carr named Co-Big Ten Player of the week

Published December 28, 2020
Marcus Carr was named the Co-Big Ten Player of the week and the Gophers cracked the top 25 for the first time in three years.
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.

Gophers ride Carr again in win

Published November 30, 2020
In an unusual back-to-back against LMU, Marcus Carr hit a go-ahead three pointer as Minnesota swept the Lions and improved to 3-0.
Guard Marcus Carr shoots through the opponents at Williams Arena on Wednesday, Nov. 28.

Carr leads Gophers to second straight win

Published November 28, 2020
Marcus Carr scored a game-leading 28 points with 22 coming in the first half to boost Gophers over the Lions.
Center Daniel Oturu leaps to block an opponent at Williams Arena on Tuesday, Nov. 5. The Gophers went on to defeat Cleveland State 85-50.

Clippers acquire Gophers’ Daniel Oturu in 2020 NBA draft

Published November 18, 2020
Oturu becomes the first Gopher selected in the NBA draft since Kris Humphries was taken No. 14 in the 2004 draft.
Gophers Head Coach Richard Pitino looks on from the sidelines during a free throw attempt at Williams Arena on Wednesday, Feb. 26. The Gophers entered the second half with a 47-31 lead over the Maryland Terrapins.

Transfer Both Gach gains immediate eligibility

Published November 9, 2020
The Gophers’ final piece of their roster is set to make immediate impact after waiver.
Players on the Gophers bench observe those on the court at Williams Arena on Wednesday, Jan. 15.  Minnesota defeated the Penn State Nittany Lions 75-69

Uncertainty hangs over Gophers’ basketball schedule

Published October 31, 2020
With under a month until the season starts, the Gophers, along with countless college basketball teams, are yet to know their schedules.
Junior Shane Wiskus performs on the rings during the meet against against the Fighting Illini at the Maturi Pavilion on Friday, Jan. 24.

Moran and Wiskus won’t give up on gymnastics program

Published September 24, 2020
The two upperclassmen have struggled with the idea of the program discontinuing but won’t just watch it happen.
Head Coach Mike Burns, left sits with Donte McKinney, middle, and Crew Bold during practice at Cooke Hall on Tuesday, July 16, 2019.

Men’s gymnastics program coming to an end

Published September 14, 2020
Gophers men’s gymnastics on the verge of final season due to the COVID-19 pandemic.
Big Ten football update

Big Ten football update

Published September 10, 2020
The start of the Big Ten football season is still unknown, but possible Thanksgiving and October start dates are being floated.
Head Coach PJ Fleck leads the team out of the tunnel at Huntington Bank Stadium. The Gophers will play their first 2022 conference game away in Michigan.

Dunlap Jr. stays on P.J. Fleck’s Boat

Published September 3, 2020

Just a day after entering the transfer portal, Gophers' starting right guard Curtis Dunlap Jr. will return to the team for the 2020 season. Though that start date is still up in the air, the Gophers and...

A Gophers football player watches from the sidelines during a game on Sept. 16, 2017.

Gophers’ Dunlap Jr. enters transfer portal

Published September 2, 2020

While the Gophers lost the majority of its defense to either graduation or the NFL Draft, the team expected to return its entire offensive line this upcoming season, until Tuesday.  The hope was for...

Gymnast Lexi Ramler poses on the beam in the Peik Gym on Thursday, Jan. 30. Ramler scored a perfect 10 in two consecutive weeks during meets against Rutgers and Illinois.

Without Peik Gym, women’s gymnastics finds alternatives to stay in shape

Published May 8, 2020

The shutdown of training facilities has been a roadblock for athletes across the country, and the Gophers' women's gymnastics team has not been immune to the challenges of training without the proper equipment....

Courtesy of University of Minnesota Athletics.

Assistant coach Kostya Kolesnikov sits at the heart of men’s gymnastics program

Published April 30, 2020

Throughout his 15 seasons with the Gophers' men's gymnastics program, assistant coach Kostya Kolesnikov has developed strong connections with the gymnasts that have come through, stemming from a special...

The Gophers cheer for a teammate during their meet against the Fighting Illini at the Maturi Pavilion on Friday, Jan. 24. 

Left without access to facilities, Gophers gymnasts find creative ways to train

Published April 27, 2020

Without access to the practice facility in Cooke Hall, it hasn’t been easy for the Gophers men’s gymnastics team to stay in shape during the quarantine. But that hasn't stopped them from trying.  Despite...

Justin Karstadt competes on the parallel bars against Penn State at the Sports Pavilion on Jan. 23, 2016.

Gopher alum Justin Karstadt makes the most out of delayed Olympics

Published April 20, 2020

Minnesota men's gymnastics alum Justin Karstadt has been away from the Gophers for over a year now, but he's still pursuing his goal of being an Olympian.  The 2019 graduate moved back home to Toronto...

Gophers Shane Wiskus celebrates after completing a routine on the still rings at Maturi Pavilion on Friday, Feb. 7, 2020.

Wiskus wins MVP to cap off accolade-studded season

Published April 18, 2020

After earning several All-American awards, Gophers junior Shane Wiskus was again recognized for this stellar season as the College Gymnastics Association named him the 2020 Most Valuable Player last week.  "It...

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