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Sophomore first baseman Toby Hanson bats during the Gophers baseball game against Kansas at Siebert Field on Wednesday.

Gophers complete sweep of Jayhawks

May 5, 2016

The middle of the Gophers lineup helped slug the team to another victory Wednesday with the wind at its back.     Minnesota (29-13, 11-3 Big Ten) defeated Kansas 12-7 at Siebert Field,...

Mose Hall to transfer

May 2, 2016

By Mike Hendrickson Redshirt freshman defensive lineman Mose Hall will transfer from Minnesota, he announced on his Twitter account Monday. After redshirting during the 2015-16 season, the Mobile, Ala....

Stollings adds graduate transfer for 2016-17

April 18, 2016

Whitney Tinjum has been added to the Gophers women's basketball program as a graduate transfer from Bradley University, the team announced on Monday. The 6-foot-1 inch forward will join the team for...

Gophers gain another commitment for 2017 class

April 17, 2016

By Mike Hendrickson The Gophers football team added its second commitment to its 2017 recruiting class on Sunday. Eric Abojei, an offensive lineman from New Hope, Minn., committed to the school verbally...

Streveler to seek transfer from Gophers football

April 15, 2016

By Mike Hendrickson Former Gophers backup quarterback Chris Streveler is leaving the program and seeking a transfer, the Star Tribune reported on Friday. Streveler was moved to wide receiver during the...

Gophers basketball adds graduate transfer guard

April 15, 2016

Milwaukee graduate transfer Akeem Springs committed to the Gophers on Friday, announcing his decision on Periscope. The 6-foot-4-inch, 210 pound guard will take the scholarship left open after Kevin Dorsey...

Banham drafted by Connecticut Suns

April 15, 2016

Rachel Banham's professional career is underway. The guard was taken fourth overall by the Connecticut Sun in the 2016 WNBA Draft on Thursday night, and was the first player not from the University...

14 teams honored for APR

April 14, 2016

Fourteen of Minnesota’s varsity athletics teams were given Academic Progress Rate Public Recognition Awards on Wednesday, the most of any Big Ten school.     The APR attempts to track...

Junior Matt Fiedler prepares to bat during the Gophers' game against South Dakota State at Siebert Field on Tuesday afternoon.

Fiedler fulfills promise in victory

April 13, 2016

Matt Fiedler didn’t let a big, ugly bruise on his thigh keep him out of the lineup Tuesday. And when head coach John Anderson asked him if he was OK before the game, the junior said he was going...

Quick Hitters: Gold team wins Gophers spring game

April 9, 2016

Final score: Gold 19, White 7 Recap: A cold and windy Saturday gave the Gophers annual spring game fall weather, and the Gold team responded with a performance perfect for the conditions. The Gold team...

Gophers football grabs top in-state recruit

April 9, 2016

By Mike Hendrickson Blaise Andries, the top 2017 football recruit in Minnesota, committed to the Gophers before the team’s spring game on Saturday. Andries, an offensive lineman from Marshall, announced...

Gophers swimmer Kierra Smith qualifies for Rio

April 8, 2016

By Mike Hendrickson Gophers swimmer Kierra Smith is headed to the 2016 Olympics. Smith, who did not swim with Minnesota this year to train, will represent Team Canada after qualifying in the 100-meter...

Takeaways from Richard Pitino’s blog

April 6, 2016

Gophers men's basketball head coach Richard Pitino posted a blog on Wednesday morning, hitting on many topics surrounding his team in the offseason. Minnesota's record has regressed each season...

Tuesday baseball game canceled due to weather

April 6, 2016

The Gophers game on Tuesday against North Dakota State University was canceled due to weather conditions.     It was the first cancellation at Siebert Field this spring, though Minnesota...

Banham prepares to start her pro career

April 6, 2016

Rachel Banham admitted she had nerves entering the College 3-Point Championships on Thursday, but once she got warmed up, her shot was as sharp as  always.     The guard, competing...

Former Gophers coach Zebrowski lands at Hamline

April 5, 2016

Former Minnesota quarterbacks coach and passing game coordinator Jim Zebrowski has been hired at Hamline, the school announced on Tuesday. Zebrowski was named the assistant head coach and offensive coordinator...

Dorsey transferring from Gophers basketball

April 4, 2016

By Mike Hendrickson Sophomore point guard Kevin Dorsey will be leaving the Gophers and transferring to another school, head coach Richard Pitino announced Monday. Dorsey was suspended for the team’s...

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April 4, 2016

Gophers do-it-all junior Matt Fiedler was named the Co-Big Ten Baseball Player of the Week on Monday, after helping his team to a series victory against Iowa over the weekend. Fiedler went 7-13 at the...

Guard trio reinstated for ’16-17

March 30, 2016

Gophers guards Kevin Dorsey, Nate Mason and Dupree McBrayer have been reinstated for the 2016-17 season, Minnesota associate athletic communications director Dan Reisig confirmed to the Minnesota Daily on...

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March 30, 2016

By Tommy Jaakola Gophers diving coach Wenbo Chen was named the co-Big Ten Men's Diving Coach of the Year on Tuesday for the first time in his career. Chen has won the award on the women's side...

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March 30, 2016

Josie Buckingham and Danielle Garven have been granted their release from the Gophers women's basketball team and will seek to transfer, assistant director of athletics communications Justine Buerkle...

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March 30, 2016

Gophers guards Kevin Dorsey, Nate Mason, and Dupree McBrayer have been reinstated for the 2016-17 season, Minnesota associate athletic communications director Dan Reisig confirmed to the Minnesota Daily...

Banham named All-America

March 29, 2016

Rachel Banham added another award to her collection on Monday, even after the official close to her Minnesota basketball career.     The redshirt senior guard was named a First Team All-American...

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March 29, 2016

By Mike Hendrickson Gophers defenseman Nick Seeler signed a two-year entry-level contract with the Minnesota Wild, the team announced on Saturday. Seeler played just one season at Minnesota after transferring...

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March 29, 2016

By Mike Hendrickson Minnesota defenseman Michael Brodzinski will waive his final year of college eligibility to sign a professional contract with the San Jose Sharks, his mother Kathy told the Minnesota...

Student-athletes’ academics honored

March 24, 2016

Sixty-nine University of Minnesota student-athletes earned Academic All-Big Ten honors, the league announced on Wednesday.     The award is given to letter winners who are in their second...

Search for an AD advances

March 24, 2016

School leaders announced the members for a 16-person committee and search firm on Wednesday to narrow down a list of candidates for the University’s athletics director position.     The...

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March 24, 2016

University President Kaler will receive help from a 16-member search commitee and the firm Turnkey Search in the process of hiring a new athletics director, the University announced on Wednesday. Turnkey...

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March 24, 2016

By Mike Hendrickson Hudson Fasching singed an entry level contract with the Buffalo Sabres on Monday, forgoing his senior season at Minnesota. The forward led the Gophers in goals as a junior with 20 and...

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March 24, 2016

The University of Minnesota's longest-tenured head coach will be sticking around a little longer. Interim athletics director Beth Goetz announced on Friday that Gophers baseball head coach John Anderson...

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March 24, 2016

Guards Kevin Dorsey, Nate Mason, and Dupree McBrayer will not play for the Gophers for the rest of the season. Head coach Richard Pitino announced on Tuesday the three players were suspended for the remainder...

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March 24, 2016

The Gophers will sit three of their guards Sunday night against Illinois. The team announced before the game sophomore Nate Mason and freshmen Kevin Dorsey and Dupree McBrayer will not play due to a violation...

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March 24, 2016

Oakes in midst of third bout with leukemia By Kaitlin Merkel Minnesota pitching coach Todd Oakes is facing a third fight with acute myeloid leukemia. Oakes first dealt with the blood and marrow cancer...

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March 24, 2016

Senior guard Carlos Morris' playing days at Minnesota have ended early. Head coach Richard Pitino announced on Wednesday that Morris was dismissed from the Gophers basketball program due to "conduct...

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March 24, 2016

By Kaitlin Merkel Gophers head coach Marlene Stollings was in a staff meeting on Tuesday when she received anxious knock on the door. It was senior guard Rachel Banham, who received recognition from a...

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March 24, 2016

By Kaitlin Merkel Minnesota head coach Marlene Stollings said Sunday she wished she could have enjoyed redshirt senior guard Rachel Banham’s historic performance on Sunday. Banham scored 60 points...

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March 24, 2016

Zhou wins diver of the week By Tommy Jaakola Junior diver Yu Zhou won her eighth Big Ten diver of the week award on Wednesday, after a strong showing at the Big Ten Triple Dual in Evanston, Ill. She won...

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March 24, 2016

An anonymous donation sparked a renovation of the Minnesota baseball locker room, one of several upgrades heading the team's way at the start of 2016. The gift was established as an estate gift back...

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Longtime volunteer coach Isakson dies

January 20, 2016

Longtime Minnesota baseball volunteer assistant coach Herb Isakson died over the weekend.      “Ike,” as he was known around the program, was with the Gophers from 1964 to 1997.     He...

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January 20, 2016

Amanda Kessel is back on the ice. The former Patty Kazmaier award winner did not skate for the Gophers last season due to lingering concerns about a previous concussion and she has not played for the team...

Gophers football notes: Sawvel still expected to be DC

January 9, 2016

The Gophers have filled their open coordinator spot on the offensive side of the ball, now they just need to do it on defense. But don't expect any suprises when the announcement is made, head coach...

Quick Hitters: Minnesota 21, Central Michigan 14

December 29, 2015

By Mike Hendrickson Final score:  Minnesota 21, Central Michigan 14 Recap: Central Michigan kept it close, but Minnesota earned its first bowl win since 2004. Redshirt junior quarterback Mitch Leidner...

Daily Breakdown: Minnesota vs Central Michigan

December 28, 2015

By Mike Hendrickson Minnesota (5-7) will try to end a seven game losing streak in bowls when the team faces Central Michigan (7-5) at Ford Field in the Quick Lane Bowl on Monday. A full breakdown and score...

Gophers sign seven recruits

December 17, 2015

The Gophers have started to sign their 2015 recruiting class. The team signed seven recruits on Wednesday who will enroll at the University in January and participate in spring practice. The new signees...

Former U hockey coach dies

December 15, 2015

Former University of Minnesota men’s hockey head coach and broadcaster Glen Sonmor died on Monday at the age of 86.   Sonmor, a Moose Jaw, Saskatchewan native, coached the Gophers...

Gophers name bowl game coordinators

December 8, 2015

By Mike Hendrickson Head coach Tracy Claeys has named an offensive and defensive coordinator for the Quick Lane Bowl against Central Michigan on Dec. 28. Tight ends coach Rob Reeves will serve as the Gophers...

Gophers selected to Quick Lane Bowl

December 6, 2015

By Mike Hendrickson Minnesota is going bowling this year, as the Gophers been selected to face Central Michigan in the Quick Lane Bowl on Dec. 28 in Detroit at Ford Field, the team announced Sunday. The...

Gophers bowl chances improve

December 1, 2015

The Gophers finished their regular season with a losing record, but they still might be able to go bowling. Only 75 teams have a record of 6-6 or better with 80 bowl game slots to fill, meaning between...

Claeys not looking for “total overhaul” of offense

November 30, 2015

By Mike Hendrickson Tracy Claeys is already making Minnesota’s staff his own. Minnesota’s head coach said Monday morning it was a difficult decision to not renew the contracts of former offensive...

Gophers make changes to offensive staff

November 30, 2015

By Mike Hendrickson Minnesota offensive coordinator and offensive line coach Matt Limegrover and quarterbacks coach and passing game coordinator Jim Zebrowski will not have their contracts renewed, head...