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Gophers linebacker Julian Huff tackles Oregon State Beavers tight end Noah Togiai at TCF Bank Stadium on Thursday, Sept. 1, 2016 at TCF Bank Stadium.

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Gophers linebacker Julian Huff tackles Oregon State Beavers tight end Noah Togiai at TCF Bank Stadium on Thursday, Sept. 1, 2016 at TCF Bank Stadium.

Minnesota's rowing team practices on the Mississippi River on Tuesday afternoon in preparation for its regatta against Iowa on Sunday.

[Photo] Gophers jump out to strong start to season

March 23, 2015

Minnesota's rowing team practices on the Mississippi River on Tuesday afternoon in preparation for its regatta against Iowa on Sunday.

Gophers assistant women's basketball coach Fred Chmiel joined Marlene Stollings' coaching staff in late May 2014. Chmiel will coach aganist his former team, Penn State, today.

[Photo] Minnesota aims to cut down on turnovers

January 28, 2015

Gophers assistant women's basketball coach Fred Chmiel joined Marlene Stollings' coaching staff in late May 2014. Chmiel will coach aganist his former team, Penn State, today.

Minnesota guard Rachel Banham dribbles past Green Bay guard Megan Lukan on March 19, 2014 at Williams Arena.

[Photo] Minnesota revamped and ready to start new season

November 13, 2014

Minnesota guard Rachel Banham dribbles past Green Bay guard Megan Lukan on March 19, 2014 at Williams Arena.

Minnesota's Morgan Bohl bumps the ball back to Purdue on Sunday, Sept. 29, 2013, at the Sports Pavilion.

[Photo] Bohl gains marketing experience

November 12, 2014

Minnesota's Morgan Bohl bumps the ball back to Purdue on Sunday, Sept. 29, 2013, at the Sports Pavilion.

Minnesota goalkeeper Tarah Hobbs sets up for a kick against Louisiana State on Friday, Sept. 6, at Elizabeth Lyle Robbie Stadium.

[Photo] Gophers fall in conference tourney semifinals

November 10, 2014

Minnesota goalkeeper Tarah Hobbs sets up for a kick against Louisiana State on Friday, Sept. 6, at Elizabeth Lyle Robbie Stadium.

Minnesota forward Justin Kloos skates against Mercyhurst in the first round of the Ice Breaker Tournament at Mariucci Arena on Friday, Oct. 11, 2013.

[Photo] Injury-ridden Minnesota takes on Irish

November 6, 2014

Minnesota forward Justin Kloos skates against Mercyhurst in the first round of the Ice Breaker Tournament at Mariucci Arena on Friday, Oct. 11, 2013.

Minnesota midfielder Josee Stiever steals the ball from Louisiana State on Sept. 6, 2013  at Elizabeth Lyle Robbie Stadium.

[Photo] Gophers drop weekend games on the road

September 8, 2014

Minnesota midfielder Josee Stiever steals the ball from Louisiana State on Sept. 6, 2013 at Elizabeth Lyle Robbie Stadium.

Alan Wolf, assistant superintendent of The Motz Group, waters the field at TCF Bank Stadium on Aug. 2, 2014. Natural sod was installed for a soccer doubleheader.

[Photo] TCF Bank Stadium set for Vikings’ arrival

August 6, 2014

Alan Wolf, assistant superintendent of The Motz Group, waters the field at TCF Bank Stadium on Aug. 2, 2014. Natural sod was installed for a soccer doubleheader.

Ohio State quarterback Braxton Miller speaks to reporters at Big Ten Media Days in Chicago on Tuesday, July 29.

[Photo] Big Ten remains a run-heavy league

August 6, 2014

Ohio State quarterback Braxton Miller speaks to reporters at Big Ten Media Days in Chicago on Tuesday, July 29.

Minnesota redshirt sophomore quarterback Mitch Leidner talks to the press at Big Ten Media Days in Chicago. Since Philip Nelson left the Gophers in January, Leidner has been Minnesota’s unquestioned leader.

[Photo] Gophers focused on improving passing attack

July 30, 2014

Minnesota redshirt sophomore quarterback Mitch Leidner talks to the press at Big Ten Media Days in Chicago. Since Philip Nelson left the Gophers in January, Leidner has been Minnesota’s unquestioned...

Minnesota head football coach Jerry Kill speaks at Big Ten Media Days in Chicago. After his epilepsy kept him off the sidelines for much of 2013, Kill’s health appears to be improved.

[Photo] Kill's health is improving

July 30, 2014

Minnesota head football coach Jerry Kill speaks at Big Ten Media Days in Chicago. After his epilepsy kept him off the sidelines for much of 2013, Kill’s health appears to be improved.

Craig Taylor, director of the University of Minnesota Office for Business and Community Economic Development and Business Technology Center, poses for a portrait at his office in the University Office Plaza on Friday. Taylor was nominated by Mayor Betsy Hodges to be the next director of the city’s Community Planning & Economic Development Department.

[Photo] University development official set to transition to the city

July 16, 2014

Craig Taylor, director of the University of Minnesota Office for Business and Community Economic Development and Business Technology Center, poses for a portrait at his office in the University Office...

Rising sophomore Vinni Lettieri skates with the puck during at a scrimmage for the Wild Development Camp at Braemar Arena in Edina on Friday. Former Gophers goalie Michael Shibrowski also participated in the camp.

[Photo] Lettieri, Shibrowski attend Wild camp

July 16, 2014

Rising sophomore Vinni Lettieri skates with the puck during at a scrimmage for the Wild Development Camp at Braemar Arena in Edina on Friday. Former Gophers goalie Michael Shibrowski also participated...

University President Eric Kaler poses for a portrait at McNamara Alumni Center on Wednesday afternoon. Kaler

[Photo] Kaler gets pay raise, extension

July 16, 2014

University President Eric Kaler poses for a portrait at McNamara Alumni Center on Wednesday afternoon. Kaler

University Athletic Director Norwood Teague presents Minnesota

[Photo] Athletics department preps for changes, facilities

July 16, 2014

University Athletic Director Norwood Teague presents Minnesota

Psychology junior Tom Meyer works on a perspective drawing for his beginning drawing class at Regis Center for Art on the West Bank on Thursday afternoon.

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July 16, 2014

Psychology junior Tom Meyer works on a perspective drawing for his beginning drawing class at Regis Center for Art on the West Bank on Thursday afternoon.

Performers Callan Korpi and Darwin Hull rehearse stage combat for Six Elements Theatre's production of

[Photo] Scripted and tactical: Six Elements Theatre’s Human Combat Chess

July 9, 2014

Performers Callan Korpi and Darwin Hull rehearse stage combat for Six Elements Theatre's production of "Human Combat Chess" at the Historic Wesley Center on Thursday night.

Former Gophers football player Ben Utecht  poses with his wife, Karyn, and his three daughters Katriel, Amy and Elleora at their home in Lakeville, Minn.

[Photo] Utecht becomes advocate for brain disease awareness

July 9, 2014

Former Gophers football player Ben Utecht poses with his wife, Karyn, and his three daughters Katriel, Amy and Elleora at their home in Lakeville, Minn.

Bee Squad team member Chris Kulhanek carries a frame from a hive at the rooftop apiary at Urban Ventures in south Minneapolis on Monday afternoon. Recent state allocations will partially fund the construction of a new University Bee Lab on the St. Paul campus.

[Photo] U gets funding boost for bee research

July 9, 2014

Bee Squad team member Chris Kulhanek carries a frame from a hive at the rooftop apiary at Urban Ventures in south Minneapolis on Monday afternoon. Recent state allocations will partially fund the construction...

Tenured professor Ray Newman examines a lake plant with biology, society and environment senior Kao Vang at Hodson Hall in St. Paul on Thursday morning.

[Photo] Tenure hangs in the balance

July 9, 2014

Tenured professor Ray Newman examines a lake plant with biology, society and environment senior Kao Vang at Hodson Hall in St. Paul on Thursday morning.

Third year sculpture graduate student Chris Groth grinds a railroad tie to create a mold at the Regis Center for Art on Monday morning.

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July 9, 2014

Third year sculpture graduate student Chris Groth grinds a railroad tie to create a mold at the Regis Center for Art on Monday morning.

Second year painting graduate student Mark Schoening spray paints a clear coat on one of his paintings in the spray booth at the Regis Center for Art on Monday morning.

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July 9, 2014

Second year painting graduate student Mark Schoening spray paints a clear coat on one of his paintings in the spray booth at the Regis Center for Art on Monday morning.

Secret Stash Records founder Eric Foss talks to his band members during a rehearsal for Sonny Knight and the Lakers on Monday night in Northeast Minneapolis. Foss is the drummer for the band and founded Secret Stash Records in 2009.

[Photo] The past anew

July 2, 2014

Secret Stash Records founder Eric Foss talks to his band members during a rehearsal for Sonny Knight and the Lakers on Monday night in Northeast Minneapolis. Foss is the drummer for the band and founded...

CEHD graduate student Clare Foley talks in a small group with other graduate students at Cityview Elementary School in Minneapolis on Tuesday morning. The U partnered with Teach For America to provide an alternate program for students to get their teaching license.

[Photo] Partnership between U and TFA set in motion

June 25, 2014

CEHD graduate student Clare Foley talks in a small group with other graduate students at Cityview Elementary School in Minneapolis on Tuesday morning. The U partnered with Teach For America to provide...

The windows at the McNamara Alumni Center get cleaned by Squeegee Squad cleaners on Monday afternoon.

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June 25, 2014

The windows at the McNamara Alumni Center get cleaned by Squeegee Squad cleaners on Monday afternoon.

Sophomore Yang Yang practices diabolo tricks on Northrop Mall on Monday afternoon. Yang started juggling diabolos five years ago and performs for a circus in Kentucky.

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June 25, 2014

Sophomore Yang Yang practices diabolo tricks on Northrop Mall on Monday afternoon. Yang started juggling diabolos five years ago and performs for a circus in Kentucky.

Bell Museum resident artist Andy DuCett created an art installation, a drop-claw

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June 25, 2014

Bell Museum resident artist Andy DuCett created an art installation, a drop-claw "game" full of specimens from the Bell Museum for Northern Spark, the city-wide all-night art festival on Saturday.

The windows at McNamara Alumni Center get a thorough window cleaning by Squeegee Squad cleaners on Monday afternoon.

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June 25, 2014

The windows at McNamara Alumni Center get a thorough window cleaning by Squeegee Squad cleaners on Monday afternoon.

President Eric Kaler speaks at the Board of Regents meeting at McNamara Alumni Center on Friday. The board approved the Athletic Department's request to sell student tickets to the general public earlier in the season in the hopes of increasing attendance on game days.

[Photo] Following low sales, student season football tickets get a push

June 18, 2014

President Eric Kaler speaks at the Board of Regents meeting at McNamara Alumni Center on Friday. The board approved the Athletic Department's request to sell student tickets to the general public earlier...

Gophers executive associate athletics director Mike Ellis shows his thank-you cards in his office at Bierman Field Athletic Building on Thursday. Ellis is one of the founding members of Villa 7, a networking event to introduce assistant coaches to potential employers.

[Photo] Mike Ellis: the networker

June 18, 2014

Gophers executive associate athletics director Mike Ellis shows his thank-you cards in his office at Bierman Field Athletic Building on Thursday. Ellis is one of the founding members of Villa 7, a networking...

A University security monitor stands outside Smith Hall after a research-related chemical explosion Tuesday afternoon.

[Photo] Smith Hall explosion injures one

June 17, 2014

A University security monitor stands outside Smith Hall after a research-related chemical explosion Tuesday afternoon.

A passenger waits to board the Green Line at Target Field Station on Saturday. Despite the rain, the opening day of the Green Line drew large crowds to ride the new light rail between Minneapolis and St. Paul.

[Photo] Green Line opens to gray skies

June 14, 2014

A passenger waits to board the Green Line at Target Field Station on Saturday. Despite the rain, the opening day of the Green Line drew large crowds to ride the new light rail between Minneapolis and St....

Hui Niu Wilcox of the Ananya Dance Theatre rehearses a piece titled ìBlue Dream Journeysî with other dancers from the troupe on Sunday outside Barbara Barker Center for Dance. The group will perform the piece with the public during Northern Spark, a city-wide all-night art festival.

[Photo] Dancing in the dark

June 11, 2014

Hui Niu Wilcox of the Ananya Dance Theatre rehearses a piece titled ìBlue Dream Journeysî with other dancers from the troupe on Sunday outside Barbara Barker Center for Dance. The group will perform...

University alumnus and Minnesota Timberwolves president of basketball operations Flip Saunders, right, addresses the media while team owner Glen Taylor, left, listens during a press conference at Target Center in Minneapolis on Friday. Saunders is newly-appointed as head coach for the Minnesota Timberwolves.

[Photo] U alumnus Saunders to coach Timberwolves

June 11, 2014

University alumnus and Minnesota Timberwolves president of basketball operations Flip Saunders, right, addresses the media while team owner Glen Taylor, left, listens during a press conference at Target...

Men's basketball coach Richard Pitino photographed outside Owatonna Country Club during the Chalk Talk trip on June 4. After coaching at Minnesota for a full year, Pitino has had more time to establish better relationships with recruits.

[Photo] A year in, Pitino builds stronger ties

June 11, 2014

Men's basketball coach Richard Pitino photographed outside Owatonna Country Club during the Chalk Talk trip on June 4. After coaching at Minnesota for a full year, Pitino has had more time to establish...

Former President Bill Clinton accepts the dean

[Photo] Clinton packs Northrop, accepts award

June 11, 2014

Former President Bill Clinton accepts the dean

Elias Arkham rehearses the new play

[Photo] “The Beast” to open in Bedlam’s new Lowertown space

June 11, 2014

Elias Arkham rehearses the new play "The Beast," directed by Ryan Underbakke, at Bedlam's new Lowertown location on Monday. "The Beast" opens June 13 and runs through June 21.

Second-year geography graduate student Joe Witek reads in a hammock on West Bank on May 29.

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June 11, 2014

Second-year geography graduate student Joe Witek reads in a hammock on West Bank on May 29.

Gophers assistant women's basketball coach Fred Chmiel joined Marlene Stollings' coaching staff in late-May. Chmiel will be coaching the guards, including Rachel Banham.

[Photo] New staff aims to push star to next level

June 4, 2014

Gophers assistant women's basketball coach Fred Chmiel joined Marlene Stollings' coaching staff in late-May. Chmiel will be coaching the guards, including Rachel Banham.

Minneapolis-based painter and graphic designer Michael Cina works on artwork for his collaborative exhibit

[Photo] Looking deeper across time zones

June 4, 2014

Minneapolis-based painter and graphic designer Michael Cina works on artwork for his collaborative exhibit "She Who Saw The Deep" at Public Functionary on May 29. Cina has been collaborating with New York-based...

Owner of the Stadium Village Dairy Queen/Orange Julius Chris Ferguson talks about the Green Line at the Stadium Village Commercial Association meeting on May 21. The organization received a $15,000 city grant to help attract light rail riders to local businesses.

[Photo] Business organizations make plans for city funds

May 28, 2014

Owner of the Stadium Village Dairy Queen/Orange Julius Chris Ferguson talks about the Green Line at the Stadium Village Commercial Association meeting on May 21. The organization received a $15,000 city...

Freshman Trevor Yedoni runs to demonstrate his long jump at Bierman Track and Field Stadium on May 20. Yedoni was named Big Ten Freshman of the Year after having had two ACL tears, which have held him back from competing the past two seasons.

[Photo] After two ACL tears, Yedoni emerges

May 28, 2014

Freshman Trevor Yedoni runs to demonstrate his long jump at Bierman Track and Field Stadium on May 20. Yedoni was named Big Ten Freshman of the Year after having had two ACL tears, which have held him...

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.

[Photo] Gopher sports talk foreign travel, next football season on road-trip

May 31, 2015

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...

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.

[Photo] Trip brings athletics department to fans

May 28, 2014

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...

Courageous Endeavors saxophone player Nelson Devereaux, right, and drummer Miguel Hurtado, left, practice with their jazz quartet at Jazz Central Studios in Minneapolis on Thursday, May 1. Courageous Endeavors released their debut album on Tuesday, May 6.

[Photo] The shape of jazz to come

May 8, 2014

Courageous Endeavors saxophone player Nelson Devereaux, right, and drummer Miguel Hurtado, left, practice with their jazz quartet at Jazz Central Studios in Minneapolis on Thursday, May 1. Courageous Endeavors...

Minnesota senior track athletes John Simons, left, Zach Siegmeier, center, and Jon Lehman, right, stand on Bierman Track on Wednesday. All three are preparing for the Big Ten championships next week.

[Photo] Trio of seniors lead Gophers men’s track and field

May 8, 2014

Minnesota senior track athletes John Simons, left, Zach Siegmeier, center, and Jon Lehman, right, stand on Bierman Track on Wednesday. All three are preparing for the Big Ten championships next week.

Minnesota starter Tyler Hanson pitches against Augsburg at Siebert Field on Tuesday night.

[Photo] Gophers’ offense explodes in win

May 7, 2014

Minnesota starter Tyler Hanson pitches against Augsburg at Siebert Field on Tuesday night.

Karen Kaler briefly visits with a patient in a play room at the University of Minnesota Children's Hospital on West Bank during a tour of the building on April 25. Karen Kaler volunteers to rock premature infants at the Children's Hospital.

[Photo] The University's No. 1 ambassador

May 6, 2014

Karen Kaler briefly visits with a patient in a play room at the University of Minnesota Children's Hospital on West Bank during a tour of the building on April 25. Karen Kaler volunteers to rock premature...

Dave Mathisen dresses as a storm trooper to attend Wizard World's first Minneapolis Comic Con at the Convention Center on Saturday. Mathisen traveled from Fargo, ND to attend.

[Photo] Comic Con fans invade convention center

May 6, 2014

Dave Mathisen dresses as a storm trooper to attend Wizard World's first Minneapolis Comic Con at the Convention Center on Saturday. Mathisen traveled from Fargo, ND to attend.