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Gophers fall to San Diego

December 11, 2017

The Gophers learned a hard lesson after a tough game on the road: sometimes the ball just doesn’t want to go in.  San Diego (6-4) defeated Minnesota (9-2) 72-69 Sunday. Kenisha Bell led the team...

Guard Carlie Wagner dribbles the ball up the court during the Gophers' game against Lehigh at Williams Arena on Saturday, Nov. 11. The Gophers won 107-73.

Carlie Wagner’s 31 points leads Gophers to road win

December 8, 2017

The Georgetown crowd got used to “Carlie Wagner for three!” pretty early on, as the Gophers seemed determined to prove they’re the real deal. Minnesota (9-1) beat Georgetown (4-4) 73-63 on the road...

Guard Kenisha Bell prepares to shoot the ball in a game against Lehigh University at Williams Arena on Saturday, Nov. 11.

She doesn’t show ‘too much emotion,’ but Kenisha Bell leads with her offensive play

December 7, 2017

The Gophers are off to an 8-1 start and there's already one player leading with offensive play. That player would be Kenisha Bell, a redshirt junior, who is averaging 19.2 points, first among Minnesota...

Sophomore forward Taiye Bello avoids a block during a game against East Michigan on Sunday Dec. 3 at Williams Arena. 

Gophers rout Eastern Michigan at the Barn

December 4, 2017

After three consecutive road games with their last game ending in a loss, the Gophers made their way back to Williams Arena, rested and looking to bounce back. The team did just that. Minnesota beat Eastern...

Kenisha Bell dribbles the ball on Sunday, Nov. 19 at Williams Arena.

North Carolina blemishes Minnesota’s perfect start

November 30, 2017

After matching the best start to a season in a decade, Minnesota was forced into a situation it hasn't been used to — playing in a close game. Minnesota, now 7-1, lost to the University of North Carolina...

Freshman Destiny Pitts attempts to steal the ball from a Boston College player on Sunday, Nov. 19 at Williams Arena. 

Gophers keep perfect record by winning Lady Rebel Round-Up

November 27, 2017

Minnesota’s been on a roll for the start of the 2017-18 season and the team didn’t stop rolling through the weekend.   The Gophers (7-0) won the Lady Rebel Round-Up tournament in Las Vegas after...

Freshman Destiny Pitts attempts to steal the ball from a Boston College player on Sunday, Nov. 19 at Williams Arena. 

Freshman thrives as Gophers top Boston College

November 21, 2017

The Gophers needed players to step up in their game against Boston College on Sunday. Destiny Pitts and Kenisha Bell did just that — in the form of career nights at Williams Arena. The Gophers defeated...

Bethany Hasz runs in the Jack Johnson Women's Gold Race at the Roy Griak Invitational on Saturday, Sept. 24, 2016 at Les Bolstad Golf Course.

Gophers finish 19th at NCAA Championship

November 20, 2017

With a young team and high hopes, the Gophers returned to the NCAA Championship after a year removed for the last race.  Minnesota finished in 19th place Saturday, Nov. 18 at the NCAA Championship...

Gophers make it three in a row against VCU

November 18, 2017

It's only been three games for Minnesota, but the team has already added another blowout victory to its resume.  The Gophers beat VCU 108-63 Thursday to move to 3-0 on the season. Kenisha Bell led...

Guard Kenisha Bell prepares to throw the ball in the game against Lehigh University at Williams Arena on Saturday, Nov. 11.

Gophers rely on Kenisha Bell in first road game

November 15, 2017

The Gophers had to make up for some cold shooting early on in their first road game, and to do so, they relied on guard Kenisha Bell. Minnesota beat Rhode Island 80-62 Monday in its first away game win...

Megan Hasz competes at the Roy Griak Invitational on Saturday, Sept. 23 at the Les Bolstad Golf Course in St. Paul.

Gophers finish third at NCAA Midwest Regional, head to Nationals

November 13, 2017

The Gophers looked to grab hold of their spot in the upcoming race with the cross country NCAA Championships. Minnesota finished third at the NCAA Midwest Regional Friday in Ames, Iowa to secure its bid...

Guard Carlie Wagner dribbles the ball up the court during the Gophers' game against Lehigh at Williams Arena on Saturday, Nov. 11. The Gophers won 107-73.

Gophers blowout Lehigh in season opener

November 13, 2017

The Gophers, with a blend of new and returning talent, showed off what they were capable of in their season opener.  Minnesota beat Lehigh 107-73 to open the season at Williams Arena. Seven Minnesota...

Obsa Ali competes during the Roy Griak Invitational at the Les Bolstad Golf Course in St. Paul on Saturday, Sept. 23.

Minnesota ends its season with fifth place finish

November 13, 2017

Every good thing must end, and for the Gophers, that good thing ended over the weekend.  The Gophers finished fifth at the 2017 Midwest Regional Friday in Ames, Iowa, ending the team’s season. Senior...

Charlie Lawrence competes at the Roy Griak Invitational at the Les Bolstad Gold Course in St. Paul on Saturday, Sept. 23.

Once coached by his mother, Charlie Lawrence looks to end college career on high note

November 9, 2017

With the season winding down and the NCAA Midwest Regional on Friday, Charlie Lawrence will prepare for the final leg of his cross country career. Born and raised in Foley, Minnesota, he’s come a long...

Senior center Jessie Edwards goes up to shoot at Williams Arena on Dec. 14, 2016.

With more upperclassmen, Gophers bring experience to new season

November 8, 2017

For the the Minnesota women's basketball team, the 2017-2018 season will be the accumulation of lessons learned. Minnesota finished with a 15-16 record last year, landing 10th in the Big Ten. With 10 players...

Charlie Lawrence competes at the Roy Griak Invitational at the Les Bolstad Gold Course in St. Paul on Saturday, Sept. 23.

Unattached runners lead the way in Fall Finale

November 6, 2017

With the NCAA Midwest Regional just around the corner, the Gophers' freshmen and unattached runners showed off what they can do on the course.  Unattached freshman Hunter Lucas became the 11th consecutive...

RS Senior Sarah Klecker competes in the Gopher's final home race of the season on Sunday, Nov. 5 at the Les Bolstad Golf Course.

Gophers race to honor Rochelle “Rocky” Racette

November 6, 2017

After a second-place finish at the Big Ten Championships last Sunday, and with the Midwest Regionals a week away, the Gophers switched gears to host their 37th annual Rocky’s Run Sunday at Les Bolstad...

Abby Kohut-Jackson impresses in first varsity year

November 2, 2017

It's hard to find someone with more of a family connection to running than Abby Kohut-Jackson. Kohut-Jackson is a redshirt freshman on the women's cross country team. Both of her parents, Marian Kohut...

Senior Obsa Ali competes during the Roy Griak Invitational at the Les Bolstad Golf Course in St. Paul on Saturday, Sept. 23.

Gophers come in sixth at Big Ten Championships

October 30, 2017

After their last performance propelled the team into the rankings, the Gophers looked to keep that momentum alive. The No. 18 Gophers finished sixth overall out of 12 teams at the 2017 Big Ten Championships...

Madeline Strandemo leads Gophers to runner-up finish at Big Ten Championship

October 30, 2017

It was all smiles for the Gophers after Sunday’s race as the team left a huge statement on the course.   The No. 19 Gophers finished second overall at the 2017 Big Ten Championships at the IU Championship...

After transferring from Iowa, Maria Eastman looks to grow with the Gophers

October 26, 2017

For sophomore Maria Eastman, running cross country has been a journey filled with hard work and high hopes. After improving in each state race out of high school, she found herself on Iowa's cross country...

Gophers look to finalize Big Ten Championship roster after 10th annual Jack’s Twilight Run

October 23, 2017

Runners at the 10th annual Jack's Twilight Run on Friday evening had extra incentive to leave an impression, as the Gopher women's cross country team used the results to finalize their roster in anticipation...

Captain Saurav Dubey throws a frisbee at teammates during practice on Wednesday, Oct. 11.

Grey Duck, Minnesota’s ultimate frisbee team, goes from 10 students in a group to ranking nationally

October 17, 2017

Ultimate frisbee began its journey as a University of Minnesota club team in 1996, started by 10 students without a coach.  In 2017, the team has established coaches and is more than double as big,...

No. 20 Women’s Cross Country takes 10th at Nuttycombe Wisconsin Invitational

October 16, 2017

Madeline Strandemo and the Hasz sisters highlighted the ranked Gophers once again. No. 20 Minnesota finished 10th in the overall team standings for the Nuttycombe Wisconsin Invitational at the Badgers'...

Obsa Ali competes during the Roy Griak Invitational at the Les Bolstad Golf Course in St. Paul on Saturday, Sept. 23.

With Big Ten Championships in sight, Gophers finish strong in Wisconsin Nuttycombe

October 16, 2017

With the end of the season in sight, the Gophers proved that they are a force to be reckoned with heading into the postseason. Minnesota finished 12th in the Wisconsin Nuttycombe Invitational at the Thomas...

Three runners finish top eight in Greater Louisville Classic 5K

October 2, 2017

Coming off of the hot and humid Griak Invitational, the Gophers made their way to Kentucky, facing cooler conditions and posting new personal records along the way. Minnesota finished fourth in the Greater...

Megan Hasz competes at the Roy Griak Invitational on Saturday, Sept. 23 at the Les Bolstad Golf Course in St. Paul.

Hasz sisters bring sibling competition to Division I races

September 28, 2017

The Hasz sisters have a different kind of competition: they compete to see who can outrun the other. Bethany and Megan Hasz are sophomore cross country runners for the Gophers from Alexandria, Minnesota,...

Charlie Lawrence competes at the Roy Griak Invitational at the Les Bolstad Gold Course in St. Paul on Saturday, Sept. 23.

Heat takes a toll on runners at Roy Griak Invitational

September 25, 2017

The temperature proved dangerous for those competing in the Roy Griak Invitational on Saturday. Multiple runners passed out due to heat after the three collegiate races, and an ambulance made trips from...

Megan Hasz competes at the Roy Griak Invitational on Saturday, Sept. 23 at the Les Bolstad Golf Course in St. Paul.

Despite the heat, Minnesota has three runners finish top-15

September 25, 2017

The weather on Saturday caused havoc at the Roy Griak Invitational, but three Minnesota runners fought through it together. Minnesota had three runners finish in the top 15 for the six-kilometer scorcher,...

Junior Derek Wiebke runs in the Merrill Fischbein Men's Gold race at the Roy Griak Invitational on Sept. 24, 2016 at Les Bolstad golf course.

Wiebke learns to love cross country

September 21, 2017

Derek Wiebke ran track and field and cross country for much of his athletic career, favoring track and field initially. Since arriving to the University of Minnesota, he’s learned to love cross country. “At...

Ely Harel and Clay Diedrich, club lacrosse players at the University of Minnesota, run sprints after practice ended on Thursday, Sept. 14. The team is hoping to become an accredited University sport.

Minnesota men’s club lacrosse strives for Division I classification

September 15, 2017

Lacrosse isn’t just an East Coast thing anymore. It’s all grown up with bags packed, firmly planted in the Midwest. Minnesota is one of 14 states with at least 10,000 participants at the youth lacrosse...

Redshirt Freshman Abby Kohut-Johnson competes in the Oz Memorial on September 8, 2017 at Les Bolstad Golf Course.

Women’s cross country takes first in 18th annual Oz Memorial

September 11, 2017

When there are people sitting out, somebody has to step up, and that’s exactly what the Gophers did Friday evening.  Despite Minnesota’s top seven runners from the Indiana Open last week not participating,...

Team of four freshmen compete in Oz Memorial

September 11, 2017

The Gophers ran four unattached freshman Friday evening at the Oz Memorial meet at Les Bolstad Golf Course in St. Paul.  Since runners typically don’t run back-to-back weeks, other runners had a...

Redshirt junior Madeline Strandemo runs in the Jack Johnson Women's Gold Race at the Roy Griak Invitational on Saturday, Sept. 24, 2016 at the Les Bolstad golf course.

Strandemo stands out as leader, top runner after walking on to team

September 7, 2017

When Madeline Strandemo first came to Minnesota, she wasn't sure of everything. After an All-Conference second team selection and being the only Gophers runner to represent the team at the NCAA Championships,...

The Gophers women's cross country team prepares for the Indiana Open during the Intrasquad 5k on Sept. 1, 2017 at Les Bolstad Golf Course in St. Paul.

Gophers finish second at Indiana Open as three runners finish top seven

September 5, 2017

Three runners on the Minnesota women’s cross country team kicked off their 2017 seasons with a spark.  At the Indiana 5k Open Saturday, Bethany Hasz, her sister Megan Hasz and Madeline Strandemo...

Men’s cross country finishes second at IU Open

September 5, 2017

The start of a new season always brings a little excitement in the air, and it was no different on Saturday when the Gophers got their season started. With a little excitement, some new faces and that...