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Zahui B. entering WNBA draft

Published April 7, 2015

Amanda Zahui B. will be the sixth player to leave the Gophers womenâÄôs basketball team this year. After a redshirt sophomore season in which she became the programâÄôs first Associated...

University to undergo federal investigation

Published January 26, 2015

A federal office will investigate a complaint alleging that the University of Minnesota has discriminated against women on the basis of gender, according to a government document and a press release. The...

University will undergo investigation for alleged Title IX violations

Published January 23, 2015

A federal office will investigate a complaint alleging that the University of Minnesota has discriminated against women on the basis of gender, according to a government document and a press release. The...

Gophers reclaim Floyd of Rosedale

Published November 10, 2014

Floyd of Rosedale has a new home. The traveling trophy is now in Minnesota’s possession after a 51-14 walloping of Iowa on Saturday at TCF Bank Stadium. The Hawkeyes blew out Minnesota the past two...

Toledo ends fall at indoor nationals

Published November 10, 2014

Leandro Toledo’s stay at the ITA National Indoor Intercollegiate Championships was cut short this weekend. The Gophers senior lost in the first round on Thursday to No. 11 Harrison Adams 6-7 (3),...

Minnesota begins season on top

Published November 6, 2014

The beginning of any season brings high hopes and expectations. For the Gophers wrestling team, which will begin the season as the No. 1 team in the nation, those high expectations aren’t unfounded. Minnesota...

Gophers tie for first in tourney

Published October 29, 2014

The Gophers headed into the Las Vegas Collegiate Showdown after a poor showing at their last tournament. But they bounced back, finishing tied for first in Nevada. “There’s some resilience...

Leagues away from home

Published October 29, 2014

In the second month of her freshman year, Titania Markland called her grandparents in tears. Like many freshmen, she was homesick. But unlike some of Markland’s peers, her family doesn’t live...

Laguna, Laorr step up for Gophers

Published October 23, 2014

The Gophers’ freshman class dominated the team’s starting lineup in its last tournament, taking three of five spots. Early on, the freshman trio has made an immediate impact on the course. But...

Bringing a new level of play

Published October 20, 2014

Rachel Banham dropped 15 points in the first game of her collegiate career nearly three years ago. In her debut performance, the guard led her team in scoring. Fast-forward to Banham’s senior year...

Combined program pays dividends

Published October 16, 2014

Four years ago, former Gophers athletics director Joel Maturi made the decision to combine the men’s and women’s swimming and diving teams — a move that has paid dividends for the program. “A...

Mendez paces men’s team to eighth place

Published October 15, 2014

The Gophers men’s golf team posted its lowest team score of the season Monday and Tuesday, finishing the three-round Alister MacKenzie Invitational at 8-over par as a team. The Gophers finished eighth...

Minnesota faces quick turnaround

Published October 9, 2014

After a trip to the Chicago suburbs, the women’s golf team returned home Tuesday. On Friday, the team will hit the road again, and by Sunday, it’ll be playing in its second tournament in less...

Minnesota finishes 10th in second tourney

Published October 8, 2014

The Gophers faced the toughest test of their young season this week in a strong field with quick greens and windy conditions. Despite freshman Celia Kuenster tying for sixth overall, the team finished...

Dyson, Minnesota take SDSU Classic

Published October 6, 2014

The Gophers have historically run away from the competition at the SDSU Classic — literally. It wasn’t easy on Saturday, but Minnesota still came out with another team victory. The Gophers...

Freshmen make mark

Published October 6, 2014

In her first college tournament, freshman Sabrine Garrison turned in a top-five finish. Fellow freshman teammate Celia Kuenster tied for sixth in the competition. Those two, along with Heather Ciskowski,...

Urick takes opportunity to step up

Published October 2, 2014

Redshirt junior Kaila Urick didn’t crack the ranks of the Gophers’ top seven runners last year. But after a breakout track season last spring, Urick has positioned herself as one of the top...

Look around the Big Ten: Hockey’s starting

Published October 1, 2014

As the Gophers prepare to begin their season, they’ll do so as the top team in the country. Minnesota is the preseason coaches’ favorite to win the Big Ten and enters the season as the No....

Gophers falter in tourney

Published September 29, 2014

Minnesota struggled last weekend at the Windon Memorial, turning in a 13th-place finish. Those problems persisted this weekend at the William H. Tucker Intercollegiate, as the Gophers finished second-to-last...

No sophomore slump for Gophers’ star

Published September 25, 2014

As a freshman, Jose Mendez tied for the individual crown at last year’s Big Ten championships. This season, Mendez has picked up right where he left off, as he’s finished in the top 10 of his...

Young team struggles at tournament

Published September 23, 2014

The Gophers finished 13th out of 15 teams at the Windon Memorial, and head coach John Carlson didn’t sugarcoat the performance afterward. “I’m pretty disappointed in the way that our...

Minnesota adds alumnus to staff

Published September 18, 2014

A huge weight was lifted off head coach John Carlson’s shoulders this week as he officially filled a position on the team’s staff. Nearly a month ago, former assistant coach Tyler Stith left...

Laorr leads Gophers in first tourney

Published September 17, 2014

The Gophers finished seventh overall at the season-opening Minnesota Invitational. However, with one lineup change, the team would have experienced very different results. “Had we had Sabrine in...

Gophers kick off new season at Minnesota Invitational

Published September 15, 2014

The Gophers wrapped up last season as one of the most successful teams in program history. They’ll try to build off that on Monday as they begin their 2014-15 campaign with many of last year’s...

Gophers forward Amanda Kessel drives the puck toward the net on January 20, 2012 at Ridder Arena.

Top forward out for season after concussion

Published September 11, 2014

When the Gophers women’s hockey team begins its season in less than a month, it will be without its star forward for the second year in a row. Head coach Brad Frost announced Wednesday that Amanda...

Sophomore Jose Mendez swings at Windsong Farm Golf Club on Sunday at the Gopher Invitational. Mendez tied for fifth at the tournament and the Gophers placed fourth overall.

Minnesota places fourth at first tournament

Published September 9, 2014

Jose Mendez placed first among his teammates in Minnesota’s final five tournaments last season. And on Sunday and Monday, Mendez picked up right where he left off — the sophomore led his team...

Minnesotas Jose Mendez plays at the season-opening Gopher Invitational at Windsong Farm Golf Club on Sunday, Sept. 9, 2013.

Youthful team set to begin

Published September 4, 2014

When Jon Trasamar graduated, the Gophers didn’t just lose one of their best golfers — they also lost their captain. Minnesota will open up its fall slate at the Gopher Invitational with just...

Head women’s gymnastics coach resigns

Published August 28, 2014

Head women’s gymnastics coach Meg Stephenson has resigned, the University of Minnesota announced in a release Thursday afternoon. The resignation comes after two University-conducted investigations...

NCAA vote grants “Power 5” more autonomy

Published August 7, 2014

The National Collegiate Athletics Association Division I Board of Directors passed a vote Thursday morning that will grant the "Power 5" conferences —including the Big Ten — and their...

Gophers womens hockey assistant coach Nadine Muzerall talks to the forwards during a game against North Dakota Nov. 16, 2013.

Coaches keep busy in summer

Published August 6, 2014

Joel Johnson and Nadine Muzerall are used to sharing the same bench as coaches for the Gophers women’s hockey team. This month, however, country loyalties have pitted the two on opposite sides. Muzerall,...

Pitino adds Pomeday to staff

Published July 30, 2014

Gophers head basketball coach Richard Pitino announced Wednesday that Nate Pomeday will take over as director of basketball operations. "We are extremely excited about the addition of Nate Pomeday...

Minnesota running back David Cobb protects the ball from Western Illinois on Saturday, Sept. 14, 2013, at TCF Bank Stadium.

New star Cobb embraces bigger role

Published July 30, 2014

CHICAGO — David Cobb began last season as Minnesota’s third-string running back. But when he got an opportunity in the first game of the season, he seized it. Starting running back Donnell...

Former Gophers football star Bob McNamara dies at 82

Published July 23, 2014

Bob McNamara, an All-America football player and an influential Gophers fundraiser, died on Sunday night at age 82 after a battle with cancer. McNamara played both football and basketball for the University...

Olympian and former Gophers women’s hockey player Megan Bozek coaches kids at a Pro Ambitions camp at Schwan Super Rink at the National Sports Center in Blaine. Bozek spends her summers coaching for Pro Ambitions at camps around the country.

Megan Bozek leads Pro Ambitions camps

Published July 23, 2014

When it comes to hockey, it’s safe to say Megan Bozek knows what she’s talking about. The defenseman captained the Gophers to a NCAA title in 2013 and won an Olympic silver medal in 2014 for...

Minnesota middle blocker Hannah Tapp hit a ball over the net against Purdue on Sept. 28, 2013, at the Sports Pavilion.

Tapp competes for USA in China

Published July 1, 2014

Gophers middle blocker Hannah Tapp traded her maroon and gold for red, white and blue for nearly two weeks in June. Tapp, a rising sophomore, toured China with the United States Collegiate National Team...

Former Gophers golfer Clayton Rask participated in the U.S. Open this past weekend.

Former Gophers compete in the US Open

Published June 18, 2014

For many golfers, the U.S. Open is a distant dream. Two former Gophers, Clayton Rask and Donald Constable, both experienced that dream last weekend. Rask, 29, finished tied for 63rd, and Constable missed...

Gophers wrap up at NCAA championships

Published June 15, 2014

The men’s track and field team sent five athletes to the NCAA championships, and all five are returning as All-Americans. Sophomore Wally Ellenson and seniors John Simons and Zach Siegmeier earned...

Coaches sound off on Twitter

Published June 11, 2014

Social media isn’t just popular among University of Minnesota students. Some Gophers coaches are taking to Twitter to promote their team, build their personal brand and interact with their fans,...

Men’s hockey adds two

Published June 5, 2014

The Gophers hockey team has added two players to its roster, head coach Don Lucia announced Wednesday in a release. Nick Lehr and Robin Höglund have signed Acceptance of Admission agreements and...

Two former Gophers qualify for US Open

Published June 4, 2014

Two former Gophers golfers qualified for the U.S. Open with their performances Monday. Donald Constable and Clayton Rask will participate in the tournament, which runs June 12–15 in Pinehurst, N.C. Constable...

Athletic director Norwood Teague (left) talks to Gopher fan Ed Donaldson at an American Legion in Willmar, Minn. on May 20. Teague and other Gopher coaches are reaching out to fans in cities across Minnesota until June 4 for the Chalk Talk 2014.

Trip brings athletics department to fans

Published May 28, 2014

WILLMAR, Minn. — On the bench, Gophers men’s hockey head coach Don Lucia is known for his serious demeanor. But away from the ice, the coach’s intensity melts away. “Some people...

Nelson awaits trial for assault

Published May 28, 2014

A couple of years ago, Philip Nelson was a highly touted Gophers quarterback. Now, he’s awaiting trial for first- and third-degree assault. Nelson, who transferred to Rutgers in January, was arrested...

Gophers punch ticket to NCAA Super Regional

Published May 18, 2014

In the past week, freshman Sam Macken has shown her propensity for big moments. Last week, she delivered a walk-off hit to lead Minnesota to a Big Ten tournament championship. Sunday, Macken struck again. With...

Gophers finish ninth at NCAA regional

Published May 17, 2014

Minnesota entered the last day of its NCAA regional within striking distance of capturing fifth place and punching its ticket to the next round. But Sunday’s play knocked it back to a ninth-place...

Gophers’ bats explode in NCAA regional win

Published May 16, 2014

It took Minnesota’s offense just 4.2 innings to dispatch the Green Bay Phoenix in Friday’s NCAA regional win. After a surrendering an unearned run in the first inning, the Gophers settled down...

Nelson dismissed from Rutgers; second suspect arrested

Published May 14, 2014

Just after it began, Philip Nelson’s Rutgers career is officially over. The Rutgers football team released Nelson, the once highly touted Gophers quarterback, on Tuesday, a day after he was charged...

Rutgers releases Nelson; second suspect found

Published May 13, 2014

Former Gophers quarterback Philip Nelson has been dismissed from Rutgers, head coach Kyle Flood announced in a release. Nelson was arrested early Sunday morning in Mankato, Minn., after an incident that...

Nelson charged in assault, released on $20K bail

Published May 12, 2014

MANKATO, Minn. – Former Gophers quarterback Philip Nelson exited the Blue Earth County Justice Center on Monday afternoon with a white towel over his head, blocking his face from...

Softball wins Big Ten tournament

Published May 11, 2014

The Gophers softball team won the Big Ten tournament Saturday with a 3-2 victory over Michigan. Freshman Sam Macken hit a walk-off single to give Minnesota the win. Michigan jumped out to a 2-0 lead in...

Walk it out

Published May 6, 2014

When the song “Enter Sandman” blared on the loud speakers at Yankee Stadium, everyone knew what was coming. Mariano Rivera was about to take the mound to close out the game. Though current...

Minnesota second baseman Connor Schaefbauer bats against Michigan State on Saturday March 29, at Siebert Field.

No. 6 Florida State knocks off Gophers

Published May 5, 2014

Florida State was ranked sixth in the nation as it entered its series with Minnesota, and the Gophers found out why firsthand over the weekend. The Gophers fell in all three games in Tallahassee, Fla.,...

Gophers cancel a trio of games due to rain

Published May 1, 2014

The Gophers softball team’s final home games of the season were canceled due to inclement weather. Minnesota was scheduled to play a doubleheader with North Dakota State on Wednesday night. The Gophers...

Gophers pitcher Ben Meyer pitches during a game against Nebraska at Siebert Field on April 13th.

Family baseball ties help inspire Meyer

Published April 30, 2014

Ben Meyer rocked back into his windup Saturday afternoon at Siebert Field and fired a fastball into the strike zone. Swing. Miss. Meyer pitched eight innings, didn’t allow a run and struck out a...

Minnesota sweeps Penn State at home

Published April 28, 2014

Minnesota’s starting pitchers shined in their first weekend under the lights at new Siebert Field. The Gophers used three stellar performances from Alec Crawford, Ben Meyer and Neal Kunik en route...

Gophers postpone games

Published April 24, 2014

April showers forced the postponement of Gophers baseball and softball games Wednesday. Minnesota’s baseball team was scheduled to take on Hamline at Siebert Field, and its softball team was scheduled...

Minnesota catcher Matt Halloran celebrates with his team after hitting a two-run home run against Iowa on Friday, April 27, 2012, at the Metrodome.

Minnesota powers through slew of injuries

Published April 23, 2014

Matt Halloran, Dan Motl, Ty McDevitt, Austin Athmann, Dan Olinger, to name a few — and now, starting shortstop Michael Handel. Injuries have ravaged the Gophers baseball team’s roster this...

Handel given Big Ten weekly honor

Published April 21, 2014

Junior shortstop Michael Handel was named the Big Ten Player of the Week on Monday. Handel went 2-for-5, scoring a run and driving in another in Minnesota's 5-3 win over North Dakota State on Wednesday....

Minnesota stumbles in finale with Hawkeyes, sits eighth in Big Ten

Published April 21, 2014

The Gophers appeared on track for a crucial series victory over Iowa on Sunday until an ugly inning threw them off course. Minnesota won 4-3 in the first game Friday and dropped the second game 11-5 Saturday...

Gophers catcher Austin Athmann swings at a pitch Feb. 21. Athmann recently returned from an injury.

Minnesota welcomes Athmann’s return

Published April 17, 2014

There wasn’t any question of who would start for the Gophers behind the plate heading into this season. Minnesota senior Matt Halloran was supposed to be the team’s primary catcher. That...

Reggie Meyer signs NLI

Published April 16, 2014

Reggie Meyer, the younger brother of Gophers starting pitcher Ben Meyer, signed a National Letter of Intent to play baseball for Minnesota next year Wednesday. Meyer is right-handed pitcher, who currently...

Minnesotas Brian Glowicki pitches against North Dakota State on Tuesday afternoon at Siebert Field.

Gophers win midweek game over NDSU

Published April 16, 2014

Gophers senior Dan Olinger saw only one pitch during Tuesday’s game. But that pitch made all the difference in Minnesota’s 5-3 victory over North Dakota State. Olinger hit a pinch-hit, two-run...

Gophers update schedule

Published April 14, 2014

The Gophers baseball team has updated its schedule for this week's midweek play. The Gophers were scheduled to take on Hamline on Tuesday and North Dakota State on Wednesday at Siebert Field. However,...

Tyler Oakes will return to Minnesota to take on his father, Todd Oakes, as a pitching coach at North Dakota State on Tuesday night.

Oakes returns to Minnesota roots

Published April 14, 2014

Minnesota’s game against North Dakota State on Tuesday will double as a family reunion for Todd and Tyler Oakes. Both pitching coaches, Todd Oakes will post up in Minnesota’s dugout, and Tyler,...

Minnesota struggles in loss to SDSU

Published April 10, 2014

The Gophers jumped out to a 1-0 lead in the first inning of Wednesday’s matchup against South Dakota State, but they struggled on the mound and lost 13-4. Minnesota starter Cody Campbell recorded...

Gophers walk-on succeeds

Published April 9, 2014

For junior pitcher Neal Kunik, the third time was the charm. After trying to walk on to the Gophers baseball team as a freshman and again as a sophomore, Kunik finally made the team his junior year. Though...

Minnesota shortstop Michael Handel prepares to swing April 5, 2013, against Ohio State at Siebert Field.

Minnesota takes two of three games from Michigan

Published April 7, 2014

The Gophers returned to Big Ten play this weekend with a much-needed series victory against Michigan. Minnesota dropped two games to Michigan State last Sunday by a combined score of 20-0. That offensive...

Minnesota blanks D-III Augsburg 1-0

Published April 3, 2014

Minnesota’s bats were held mostly silent, but the one run the offense did manage was just enough for its pitching staff. The Gophers shut out Augsburg 1-0 at Siebert Field on Wednesday afternoon. Minnesota’s...

Gophers host Augsburg midweek

Published April 2, 2014

Minnesota’s baseball team struggled Sunday afternoon. It lost two games and was outscored 20-0 in those two contests. But with the addition of a game Wednesday, the Gophers will have a chance to...

Three-time Olympian and University graduate Noora Räty gathers pucks during a private lesson for a young goalie early Tuesday morning at the Eagan Civic Arena.

The price to play

Published April 2, 2014

Arguably the best women’s goaltender in the world announced her conditional retirement Feb. 15, shortly after her Finnish women’s hockey team fell out of Olympic medal contention. Former...

Minnesotas Connor Schaefbauer bats against Michigan State at Siebert Field on Saturday. Minnesota won 4-2 in the Siebert Opener.

Gophers lose two of three to Spartans

Published March 31, 2014

The good news for the Gophers baseball team is that it was able to play all three of its games against Michigan State over the weekend. The bad news is what happened in two of those three games. Minnesota...

Minnesota shortstop Michael Handel swings at a pitch against Ohio State on Friday, April 5, 2013, at Siebert Field.

Gophers hope to play first home series

Published March 27, 2014

After 20 consecutive road games, the Gophers baseball team is finally home. Minnesota is fresh off its longest road trip of the year and will welcome the chance to play at Siebert Field this weekend —...

Minnesota postpones first game of the year

Published March 26, 2014

The Gophers baseball team will postpone its first home game of the year because of weather issues, the team announced Monday. Minnesota was originally scheduled to play St. John’s at Siebert Field...

Minnesota defenseman Milica McMillen watches Clarkson players celebrate their NCAA title win Sunday, March 23 at TD Bank Sports Center in Hamden, Conn. The Gophers won the previous two NCAA titles.

[Photo] Gophers miss three-peat with loss in NCAA final

Published March 23, 2014

Minnesota defenseman Milica McMillen watches Clarkson players celebrate their NCAA title win Sunday, March 23 at TD Bank Sports Center in Hamden, Conn. The Gophers won the previous two NCAA titles.

Minnesota pitcher Ben Meyer pitches against Western Illinois on March 9, 2013, at the Metrodome.

Gophers take two of three against Northwestern

Published March 24, 2014

Minnesota won four of five games in California over spring break before trekking back to the Midwest for a Big Ten series with Northwestern. The Gophers scored 34 runs in their four victories in the Golden...

Minnesota defenseman Milica McMillen watches Clarkson players celebrate their NCAA title win Sunday, March 23 at TD Bank Sports Center in Hamden, Conn. The Gophers won the previous two NCAA titles.

Gophers miss three-peat with loss in NCAA final

Published March 23, 2014

HAMDEN, Conn. — Gophers sophomore defenseman Milica McMillen took a knee alone on the ice after the final buzzer sounded. She barely moved. She just watched the Clarkson players celebrate. Minnesota’s...

Gophers beat Badgers, advance to championship game

Published March 21, 2014

HAMDEN, Conn. — The Gophers beat Wisconsin four times during the regular season season. And on Friday night, with a trip to the national championship on the line, they did it once more. Minnesota...

Gophers baseball update

Published March 21, 2014

The Gophers baseball team finished its California road trip with four wins in five games. Minnesota won two-of-three games against Sacramento State and then swept Saint Mary's in a two-game midweek...

Gophers named All-Americans

Published March 21, 2014

Sophomore forward Hannah Brandt and junior defenseman Rachel Ramsey were named American Hockey Coaches Association (AHCA) All-Americans on Thursday. Sophomore defenseman Milica McMillen was named a second-team...

Gophers set for Border Battle in Frozen Four

Published March 16, 2014

Saturday afternoon, the Gophers women's hockey team defeated Boston University 5-1 to advance to the Frozen Four. Now, the Gophers know their opponent. For the fifth time this season, Minnesota will...

Gophers advance to Frozen Four

Published March 15, 2014

This Saturday’s NCAA quarterfinal matchup with Boston University was a win-or-go-home situation for Minnesota. It seemed like going home wasn’t an option for Gophers senior forward Kelly Terry. Terry...

Minnesota outfielder Bobby Juan up to bat on Friday, Feb. 21, 2014.

Minnesota embarks on long road trip

Published March 13, 2014

Since the season began nearly a month ago, the Gophers baseball team has been on the go nonstop. A typical week has Minnesota playing Friday, Saturday and Sunday, before arriving back in the Twin Cities...

Gophers forward Kate Schipper chases down the puck during the second period on Friday, Feb. 28, 2014.

Gophers prepare for NCAA title defense

Published March 13, 2014

The Gophers ended Boston University’s season last year. This weekend, they’ll try to do it again. Minnesota defeated the Terriers last March to win its second consecutive NCAA title. This year,...

President Barack Obama addresses student athletes on the South Lawn of the White House in Washington D.C. on Monday, March 10, 2014. The Gophers womens hockey team was honored at the event.

Obama applauds Gophers

Published March 11, 2014

WASHINGTON — The University of Minnesota’s women’s hockey team finished last season 41-0-0 en route to its second consecutive NCAA title. The Gophers’ 2012-13 team had a storybook...

Womens gopher hockey won their third-straight WCHA Final Face-off on Saturday in Bemidji, Minn. Minnesota will begin its national title defense next weekend.

Gophers win WCHA tournament again, head to NCAAs

Published March 10, 2014

BEMIDJI — The Gophers women’s hockey team captured the WCHA Final Face-Off title Saturday with a 3-1 win over North Dakota. After the team won the WCHA regular-season crown last month, the...

Minnesota first baseman Dan Olinger stretches to catch the ball against Western Michigan on Saturday, Feb. 23, 2013, at the Metrodome.

Minnesota drops two in South Carolina

Published March 10, 2014

The Gophers dropped two of three games in the weather-shortened Chanticleer Classic over the weekend. Minnesota was scheduled to play four games, but impending weather issues in Myrtle Beach, S.C., forced...

Gophers cruise to WCHA final

Published March 7, 2014

BEMIDJI, MINN. – The Gophers advanced to the championship game of the WCHA Final Face-Off with a 4-1 win over Minnesota-Duluth. Minnesota will take on North Dakota on Saturday with an automatic bid...

Brandt named Patty Kazmaier Top-3 Finalist

Published March 6, 2014

Gophers sophomore forward Hannah Brandt was named a Patty Kazmaier Memorial Award Top-3 Finalist on Thursday by USA Hockey. Brandt is joined by Clarkson senior forward Jamie Lee Rattray and Cornell junior...

Gophers Austin Athmann swings at the ball on Friday, Feb. 21, 2014.

Athmann fills vital role for Minnesota

Published March 6, 2014

Gophers senior Matt Halloran said he figured he’d start nearly every game behind the plate this season. But it didn’t exactly work out as planned. Halloran started the first game of the...

Bona emerges as a legit threat on ice

Published March 6, 2014

Rachael Bona stood in the hallway of Ridder Arena across from the Gophers’ locker room Tuesday afternoon when one of her teammates walked past. “Patty Kaz,” she whispered to the junior...

Olympic silver medalists Anne Schleper and Lee Stecklein attended Friday nights gopher womens hockey game against St. Cloud State. Schleper is a recent alumna, and Stecklein is an enrolled freshman.

Gophers reflect on Olympic experience

Published March 5, 2014

University of Minnesota students and alumni won more medals than 69 of 88 countries competing at the 2014 Winter Olympics, thanks to the U.S. women’s hockey team’s performance in Sochi, Russia. Lee...

Minnesota pitcher Ben Meyer pitches against Western Illinois on Saturday, March 9, 2013, at the Metrodome.

Gophers pitchers lead team to two wins

Published March 3, 2014

The Gophers gave up 24 runs last weekend, but this weekend, the team bounced back to win two of three games against Louisiana Tech. Minnesota starting pitchers Alec Crawford, Jordan Jess and Ben Meyer...

Brandt, Bona among top-10 finalists for Patty Kazmaier; Leveille given weekly honor

Published February 27, 2014

Junior forward Rachael Bona and sophomore forward Hannah Brandt were included as top-10 finalists for the Patty Kazmaier Memorial Award, which is given to the NCAA Division I top player, the USA Hockey...

Gophers goaltender Amanda Leveille stands in the crease on Friday, Nov. 1, 2013. Leveille has recorded 13 shutouts this season.

Minnesota finds answers during season

Published February 27, 2014

No. 1 Minnesota looks poised to defend its back-to-back national championships after finishing the regular season 32-1-1. “We want to get to that ultimate prize, but we have some other things we...

Minnesota catcher Mark Tatera dives back toward first base Friday, May 24, 2013, during the Big Ten tournament at Target Field. The Gophers lost 7-4 to Nebraska and finished fourth in the six-team tournament.

Gophers change offseason workouts

Published February 27, 2014

Gophers head coach John Anderson has always believed that the leader of a team has to be the team itself. That was on display this past summer, as members of the baseball team took the initiative to change...

The Fighting Mondales play the University ROTC team in intramural hockey Monday, Feb. 10, 2014, at Mariucci Arena.

Mondales represent law school on ice

Published February 25, 2014

In the State of Hockey, even law schools have hockey teams. And while the Fighting Mondales might not be the official team of the University of Minnesota Law School, they’re as close as it gets. Mondales...

Minnesota shortstop Michael Handel prepares to swing Friday, April 5, 2013, against Ohio State at Siebert Field.

Gophers lose 2 after pitching woes

Published February 24, 2014

Minnesota, plagued by pitching struggles, dropped two of three games to Creighton over the weekend in Fort Myers, Fla. “We have to pitch, and we have to play defense,” head coach John Anderson...

Eye on Sochi: Team USA takes silver

Published February 24, 2014

The U.S. women’s hockey team lost to Canada 3-2 in overtime in Thursday’s gold-medal game. Team USA took home the silver medal with the loss, and Switzerland won the bronze. The United States...

Gophers recruit wins Ms. Hockey

Published February 24, 2014

Gophers recruit Sydney Baldwin was named the 2014 Minnesota Ms. Hockey on Sunday. Baldwin, a defenseman at Minnetonka, is the high school's career leading scorer for a defenseman. Baldwin beat out...