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Wiebke leaps for program record as track teams close out busy weekend

May 1, 2017

The Minnesota men’s and women’s track and field teams competed at the Drake Relays, Longhorn Invitational, and other meets over the weekend, and it was Taylor Wiebke on the women’s team who stood...

Strong faith lets Emerald Egwim go the distance with Gophers track

April 20, 2017

Many athletes have something — or someone — that motivates and inspires them. For Emerald Egwim, it is her faith in God.Egwim, a member of the Minnesota women’s track and field team, said...

Luca Wieland competes in the men's hurdles at the Fieldhouse for the second annual Minnesota-Wisconsin Dual on Jan. 23.

Wieland highlights weekend for Minnesota men’s track and field

April 17, 2017

The decathlon record wasn’t safe at Mt. SAC Multi-Events and Relays. A record that was previously set in 2012 by Jack Szmanda was eclipsed by Luca Wieland over the weekend.Wieland scored 8,201 points...

Kimberly Golding continues running after winning the Women's hurdle event at the Field House on Jan. 23, 2016.

Golding shines for women’s team; men’s team claims three titles

April 12, 2017

The women’s track and field team improved some personal bests and set program records at the Sun Angel Classic during the weekend. Senior Kimberly Golding led the way winning the 100-meter hurdles. Her...

Freshman Guard Gadiva Hubbard drives the ball up the court on Saturday Feb. 11, 2017 at Williams Arena.

Gophers women’s basketball fall out in Big Ten quarterfinal

March 6, 2017

Maryland dashed Minnesota’s hopes of continuing on in the Big Ten Women’s Basketball Tournament and beat the Gophers 92-80 on Friday.Gadiva Hubbard put in a 28-point performance for a career high....

Carlie Wagner manages to shoot in between two Maine defenders at Williams Arena on Nov. 20, 2015.

Gophers defeat Nittany Lions 70-64, move on in Big Ten Tournament

March 3, 2017

In a shootout between Minnesota’s Carlie Wagner and Penn State’s Teniya Page, it was Wagner who pushed Minnesota to a 70-64 win and onto the next round of the Big Ten Women’s Basketball Tournament. Wagner...

Junior guard Carlie Wagner looks to pass on Saturday Feb. 11, 2017 at Williams Arena. The Gophers won 80-46 against Rutger's University.

Carlie Wagner finding her voice as senior leader on and off court

March 2, 2017

When any team graduates a player of Rachel Banham’s level, the question becomes who is going to step into that role.This season, Carlie Wagner answered the call. The junior has taken over as team captain...

Gophers guard Jasmine Brunson looks for a passing outlet against Florida State on Wednesday, Nov. 30, 2016 at Williams Arena.

Minnesota dominated by Maryland in final regular season game

February 28, 2017

In its last game of the regular season, Minnesota suffered a big loss to then-No. 2 Maryland. The Gophers were outplayed in multiple key areas in the 93-60 defeat on Sunday.Head coach Marlene Stollings...

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

Gophers track and field teams take top spots

February 27, 2017

Minnesota’s track and field teams both finished top five at the Big Ten Championships.The meet was highlighted by Derek Wiebke and Madeline Strandemo both winning titles in the mile in their respective...

Sophomore guard Carlie Wagner handles the ball during the game against Nebraska at Williams Arena on Thursday, where the Gophers beat Nebraska 110-73.

Minnesota falls to Purdue on Senior Night

February 25, 2017

Minnesota failed to defend its court in the last home game of the season as the Gophers fell to Purdue 67-54.The final home game was also senior night, the celebration of the four seniors on Minnesota’s...

Gophers guard Gadiva Hubbard completes a pass on  Feb. 11 at Williams Arena.

Gadiva Hubbard shows promise and resilience during first season

February 23, 2017

Minnesota brought in a scorer when they recruited Gadiva Hubbard.The freshman guard showed early signs of succeeding at the collegiate level and has delivered ever since. She scored 16 points off the bench...

Gophers forward Taiye Bello handles the ball at Williams Arena on Nov. 12, 2016.

Freshman class makes up a bright spot on women’s basketball team

February 16, 2017

The Gophers have had big changes to the roster within the last year. While freshmen and transfers make up a significant portion of the squad, the freshmen class has been a bright spot in what has been...

Gophers guard Carlie Wagner runs with the ball against Florida State on Nov. 30, 2016 at Williams Arena.

Minnesota outlasts Northwestern in tight game

February 15, 2017

With 3:17 left on the clock, pressure was put on Kenisha Bell. Minnesota was up by seven points over Northwestern when the guard would truly be tested at the free-throw line.Bell was sent to the line for...

Golden Gophers 34 Freshman Guard Gadiva Hubbard looks to pass on Saturday Feb. 11, 2017 at Williams Arena. The Gophers won 80-46 against Rutger's University.

Minnesota women’s basketball dominates Scarlet Knights 80-46

February 13, 2017

Defense was what made the difference for the Gophers in their win on Saturday. Gadiva Hubbard and Kenisha Bell led Minnesota on both ends of the floor in their 80-46 victory against Rutgers on Alumni Day.Hubbard...

Hedstrom stays disciplined on and off the court

February 11, 2017

The workload of student athletes is challenging. Joanna Hedstrom has taken that challenge head on and thrived under the pressure.The senior guard graduated summa cum laude from the Carlson School...

Bello has career day, Gophers still fall to Lady Lions 77-66.

February 11, 2017

A career high 19 points from Taiye Bello, but Minnesota can’t hold out as they lost at Penn State 77-66 on Wednesday.The freshman forward gave the Gophers 12 points in the first half. She played...

Gophers guard Carlie Wagner runs the ball past Florida State at Williams Arena on Nov. 30, 2016.

Gophers step up to win in overtime against Nebraska

February 6, 2017

The Gophers beat Nebraska in Overtime Saturday for their first Big Ten road win of the season.Kenisha Bell found Joanna Hedstrom outside the 3-point arc to extend a Gophers lead to eight with 1:08 left...

Gophers guard Carlie Wagner runs the ball past Florida State at Williams Arena on Nov. 30, 2016.

Gophers offense can’t stop Buckeyes

January 30, 2017

Another 30-point game from guard Carlie Wagner wasn’t enough to beat Ohio State on Thursday.Wagner got hot in the second half scoring 24 of her 34 points. Minnesota relied on her to make shots late...

Gophers forward Carlie Wagner and center Jessie Edwards play against Florida State at Williams Arena on Nov. 30, 2016.

Gamecocks limit Gophers after early weekend win

December 12, 2016

Minnesota experienced a big victory and a big loss over the weekend with a commanding 70-52 victory over Army West Point Thursday and a 98-58 loss to South Carolina Sunday.A sound defensive display from...

Carlie Wagner manages to shoot in between two Maine defenders at Williams Arena on Nov. 20, 2015.

Gophers defeat Black Knights 70-52

December 10, 2016

Twenty points from Carlie Wagner and 18 points from Gadiva Hubbard led Minnesota past Army West Point 70-52 on Thursday.Defense was key for the Gophers. The Black Knights scored only 15 points in the first...

Gophers guard Carlie Wagner runs with the ball against Florida State on Nov. 30, 2016 at Williams Arena.

Minnesota women’s basketball defeat Detroit Mercy by 20

December 6, 2016

After three straight losses, the Gophers got back on track Saturday with a 111-91 win over Detroit Mercy.Carlie Wagner and freshman Gadiva Hubbard set the tone by finding their shooting rhythms in the...

Gophers guard Jasmine Brunson looks for a passing outlet against Florida State on Wednesday, Nov. 30, 2016 at Williams Arena.

Florida State women’s basketball beats Minnesota, 75-61

December 2, 2016

No. 8 Florida State beat Minnesota 75-61 to give the Gophers their third consecutive loss.Florida State (7-1) out-rebounded the Gophers 51-32. Head coach Marlene Stollings said she thought Minnesota (4-3)...

Gophers guard Gadiva Hubbard handles the ball at Williams Arena on Nov. 12, 2016.

Gophers basketball suffer first two losses of season in Bahamas tournament

November 29, 2016

Minnesota dropped both its games against Georgia and North Carolina at the Junkanoo Jam Tournament in the Bahamas on Thursday and Friday.Georgia (4-2) handed the Gophers their first loss of the season...

Sophomore guard Carlie Wagner jumps into the arms of teammate Shayne Mullaney after her game-winning shot in overtime against Ohio State in Williams Arena on Wednesday night.

Minnesota off to hot start with help from newcomers and vets

November 17, 2016

Minnesota has started the season well, winning its first two games by 10 or more points.The Gophers have shot over 47 percent from the field through two games while three or more players have scored in...

Gophers forward Taiye Bello handles the ball at Williams Arena on Nov. 12, 2016. The Gophers beat Harvard University 103-87 in their season opener.

Minnesota starts season with win over Harvard

November 14, 2016

Taiye Bello turned an already-big event into an even bigger one on Saturday.The freshman recorded a double-double— the team’s first since Jan. 23 — in her Gophers debut as they beat Harvard...

Gophers goalkeeper Tarah Hobbs kicks the ball into play on Oct. 9, 2016 at Elizabeth Lyle Robbie Stadium.

Gophers fall in first round of NCAA Tournament

November 14, 2016

A historic season for Minnesota ended sooner than anticipated Saturday — and it all came down to a shootout.The Gophers lost to North Carolina State in penalty kicks in the first round of the NCAA...

Junior forward Julianna Gernes drives the ball up the field on Friday, Nov. 4, 2016 at Elizabeth Lyle Robbie Stadium. The Gophers won 1-0 in the semifinal round of the Big Ten Tournament.

Minnesota soccer adds title with Big Ten tournament win

November 7, 2016

Sophomore midfielder Emily Heslin scored her first goal of the season to give Minnesota a 2-1 win over Rutgers and the Big Ten Tournament title — the team’s second trophy this year.With the title,...

Gophers defeat Wolverines, play in Big Ten final Sunday

November 6, 2016

Minnesota scored early in the first half to beat Michigan 1-0 and advance to the Big Ten Tournament final.Julianna Gernes scored from a rebound created by Josee Stiever’s shot in the eighth minute.Gernes...

Senior forward Simone Kolander tries to keep the ball from Wisconsin on Saturday, Oct. 1, 2016 at Elizabeth Lyle Robbie Stadium in St. Paul.

Senior soccer players look forward to pro dreams

November 3, 2016

While Minnesota is only one game into Big Ten tournament play, four of its players already have big plans for the future.Seniors Simone Kolander, Josee Stiever, Rashida Beal and Tarah Hobbs are attempting...

Gophers forward Kate Schipper maneuvers the puck away from Yale in Ridders Arena on Nov. 20, 2015.

Minnesota shuts out St. Cloud, earns sweep at home

October 29, 2016

Minnesota defeated St. Cloud State 3-0 at home on Friday to finish a 2-0 series sweep. Senior forward Dani Cameranesi added to an already-productive weekend an scored twice in the win.The...

Gophers forward Sydney Squires passes the ball on Sunday, Oct. 9, 2016 at Elizabeth Lyle Robbie Stadium.

Gophers claim share of Big Ten title

October 29, 2016

The Gophers became champions of the Big Ten after they defeated the Maryland Terrapins 6-0 on Wednesday. The title will be shared with Northwestern and Penn State who also finished the season...

Forward Simone Kolander looks to shoot on Sunday, Oct. 9, 2016 at Elizabeth Lyle Robbie Stadium.

Soccer looks to Big Ten title after weekend draw

October 24, 2016

Despite a double overtime session, Minnesota and Northwestern settled for a 0-0 draw on Saturday.Goalies played a big role for both teams in Saturday’s draw.Northwestern junior goalie Lauren Clem and...

Seidel grows as coach and former teammate

October 21, 2016

Associate head coach Krystle Seidel has evolved from a Gophers player to having a significant coaching role with the team.Seidel developed a love and passion for soccer at an early age, but she never imagined...

Gophers forward Sydney Squires passes the ball on Sunday, Oct. 9, 2016 at Elizabeth Lyle Robbie Stadium.

Minnesota soccer tallies win, draw in weekend games

October 17, 2016

The Gophers played through two overtime periods in a road match against Michigan on Saturday.Despite putting four shots on goal after regulation, Minnesota couldn’t concert on any of its chances.“We...

Gophers defender Nikki Albrecht passes the ball upfield at Elizabeth Lyle Robbie Stadium against Penn State on Friday, Sept. 16, 2016.

Minnesota soccer defense excels with chemistry, closeness

October 14, 2016

With just four games left in regular season, Minnesota’s defense is clicking at the right time.The Gophers defensive unit is finding a lot of success, mostly due to a large core of veteran players who...

Squires scores game winner against Michigan State

October 14, 2016

The Gophers earned a 2-1 win at Michigan State Thursday afternoon.Senior forward Josee Stiever played a through ball to set up junior forward Sydney Squires in front of goal in the 80th minute. Stiever...

Senior midfielder Josee Stiever rushes for the ball against Wisconsin on Saturday, Oct. 1, 2016 at Elizabeth Lyle Robbie Stadium in St. Paul. Minnesota lost to Wisconsin in overtime 1-0 after both teams went scoreless through the game.

Minnesota soccer records two weekend shutouts

October 11, 2016

Minnesota made the most of its weekend games with two 3-0 wins against Iowa and Nebraska.Gophers senior midfielder Josee Stiever scored twice Thursday and senior forward Simone Kolander scored two on...

Junior forward Kellie McGahn rushes toward the ball during a home game against Wisconsin on Saturday, Oct. 1, 2016 at Elizabeth Lyle Robbie Stadium in St. Paul. Minnesota lost to Wisconsin in overtime 1-0 after both teams went scoreless through the game.

For forwards, soccer is all in the family

October 8, 2016

Senior forward Simone Kolander and junior forward Kellie McGahn are first cousins who share a best friend-like bond.“We were really close [growing up together]” Kolander said. “We lived pretty close...

Junior Midfielder Josee Stiever dribbles the ball at the Elizabeth Lyle Robbie Stadium on Sunday where the Gophers tied the University of Michigan 0-0 in overtime.

Hobbs sets new shutout record, Stiever scores twice in 3-0 victory

October 7, 2016

Thursday was a special night for Minnesota senior goalkeeper Tarah Hobbs. She set a program soccer record for shutouts as she recorded her 28th as a member of the Gophers.No. 17 Minnesota (10-3-1,4-1-1...

Senior midfielder Josee Stiever rushes for the ball against Wisconsin on Saturday, Oct. 1, 2016 at Elizabeth Lyle Robbie Stadium in St. Paul. Minnesota lost to Wisconsin in overtime 1-0 after both teams went scoreless through the game.

Badgers end Gophers’ streak

October 3, 2016

No. 8 Minnesota suffered its first defeat in conference play against Wisconsin in overtime Saturday.Neither team was able to score in regulation as they headed to overtime level at 0-0.As the first overtime...

Gophers forward Simone Kolander drives the ball against Purdue at Elizabeth Lyle Robbie Stadium on Sept. 25, 2015.

Senior Kolander leads on and off the field

October 2, 2016

Minnesota senior forward Simone Kolander is leading the Big Ten in goals going into the weekend match against Wisconsin, but she’s been proving to be a leader for the Gophers far beyond the numbers on...

Minnesota plays to first Big Ten loss in overtime

October 2, 2016

No. 8 Minnesota (9-3-1, 3-1-1 Big Ten) took its first loss in the Big Ten against rival Wisconsin (5-4-4, 2-2-1 Big Ten) in overtime on Saturday.The match was level at 0-0 through regulation resulting...

Gophers forward Sydney Squires finds space in the opponents box at Elizabeth Lyle Robbie Stadium while playing against Penn State on Friday, Sept. 16, 2016.

Minnesota gets two road victories

September 26, 2016

The Gophers are still unbeaten in the Big Ten after two away matches over the weekend. Minnesota defeated Indiana 3-0 Friday and closed out the road trip with a 2-0 victory over Purdue Sunday. The team...

Gophers forward Sydney Squires finds space in the opponents box at Elizabeth Lyle Robbie Stadium while playing against Penn State on Friday, Sept. 16, 2016.

No. 9 Minnesota blanks Indiana in first weekend match

September 25, 2016

No. 9 Minnesota kept a clean sheet against Indiana to tally a 3-0 win in Bloomington, Ind. Friday. It was the team’s second Big Ten victory of the season.Minnesota took 19 shots, eight on target. Indiana...

Gophers defender Nikki Albrecht passes the ball upfield at Elizabeth Lyle Robbie Stadium against Penn State on Friday, Sept. 16, 2016.

Freshman defender already impressing on field

September 22, 2016

Freshman defender Nikki Albrecht has already made an impact on the Gophers through the team’s first ten games.Albrecht is the only starting freshman and is showing her ability and readiness for college...

Gophers forward Sydney Squires finds space in the opponents box at Elizabeth Lyle Robbie Stadium while playing against Penn State on Friday, Sept. 16, 2016.

Gophers go unbeaten in first two Big Ten matches

September 19, 2016

The Gophers soccer team finished their weekend games with a win and a draw in their first two matches in the Big Ten.Associate head coach Krystle Seidel said getting points from both games was huge.“We...

Minnesota records shutout over Ohio State

September 18, 2016

No. 10 Minnesota (7-2-1) defeated No. 19 Ohio State (6-3-1) 3-0 at home in its second match of the Big Ten season Sunday.The Gophers quickly took the lead in the 4th minute of the game with a goal by senior...

Gophers forward Simone Kolander drives the ball against Purdue at Elizabeth Lyle Robbie Stadium on Sept. 25, 2015.

Gophers play to first draw of the season against Penn State

September 17, 2016

The battle between No. 10 Minnesota (6-2-1) and No. 16 Penn State (4-2-2) finished level at 1-1 after double overtime at Elizabeth Lyle Robbie Stadium Friday. Minnesota was creating more opportunities...

Gophers midfielder Josee Stiever kicks the ball downfield at Elizabeth Lyle Robbie Stadium against South Dakota State on Friday, Nov. 12, 2015.

Gophers start season strong ahead of Big Ten matches

September 15, 2016

Minnesota was projected to finish sixth in the Big Ten by coaches in the preseason poll, but the team is quickly proving they may be a force to be reckoned with.The Gophers are currently No. 10 nationally...

Gophers forward Simone Kolander drives the ball against Purdue at Elizabeth Lyle Robbie Stadium on Sept. 25, 2015.

Gophers improved to 6-2-0 over the weekend

September 12, 2016

The Gophers were looking for a chance at redemption Sunday and delivered in a close victory to split the weekend’s two matches.Minnesota fell 4-1 Friday to Stanford but capped off the weekend with a...