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Senior Kenisha Bell lays the ball in at Williams Arena on Tuesday, Nov. 20. The Gophers beat the Arkansas-Pine Bluff Golden Lions 84-42. Bell finished with 24 points.

Minnesota Lynx draft former Gophers’ guard Kenisha Bell

April 11, 2019

A Gophers' guard will continue her basketball career as a pro in Minneapolis. Kenisha Bell was drafted by the WNBA's Minnesota Lynx as the sixth pick in the third round of the 2019 WNBA draft. She was...

Snow covers Siebert Field during a blizzard on Sunday, April 15, 2018. 

Minnesota cancels sporting events for winter’s renaissance

April 10, 2019

Winter is coming? The cold and snowy weather is back, and it's not good news for sports teams at the University of Minnesota. Mostly the teams plan for this kind of weather when it is seasonably expected....

Head coach Richard Pitino directs the team from the sideline on Thursday, Nov. 2 at Williams Arena.

Gophers extend Richard Pitino through 2024

April 8, 2019

After Minnesota's most successful men's basketball season since 2013, head coach Richard Pitino received a contract extension with the program. Gopher Athletics announced that Pitino agreed to a two-year...

Sophomore Isaiah Washington shoots from the top of the key at Williams Arena on Wednesday, Jan. 30. The Gophers beat the Illinois Fighting Illini 86-75.

Gophers’ Washington to transfer from team

April 1, 2019

After his playing time dwindled as the 2018-19 season went on, a Gophers' guard intends to go elsewhere. Sophomore point guard Isaiah Washington announced on Twitter on Monday that he intends to transfer...

Mat Robson eyes the puck from the goal during the game against Arizona State on Friday, March 1, 2019 at 3M at Mariucci Arena.

Gophers’ men’s hockey pro signing tracker

March 19, 2019

Now that the Gophers' men's hockey season is over, keep track of the players that sign professional contracts here as they happen Goaltender Mat Robson (March 18) Minnesota Wild General Manager Paul Fenton...

Senior forward Jordan Murphy jumps for the ball during the game against Penn State on Saturday, Jan. 19 at Williams Arena. The Gophers won 65-64.

Minnesota to take on Louisville in first round of NCAA Tournament

March 17, 2019

Minnesota is back to the big dance for the first time since 2017. The Gophers made it to the NCAA tournament after missing out last season. The 10th-seeded team will take on No. 7-seeded Louisville in...

Fans cheer during the Gopher game against Purdue on Tuesday, March 5 at Williams Arena.

Gophers’ fan makes lewd gestures to Purdue player in court storming

March 6, 2019

Although it was a happy Tuesday night for Minnesota basketball fans with an upset victory over Purdue, one fan's actions stirred controversy after the game. The final buzzer sounded and fans began to storm...

Senior forward Brent Gates Junior looks to the play on Friday, Feb. 1 at 3M Arena at Mariucci.

Minnesota’s sluggish second period not a recipe for success

February 2, 2019

After the first period, the Gophers looked poised to have a competitive game with a team that had a similar record. Minnesota and Michigan were near even in goals and shots, with goals tied at 1-1 and...

Gopher fans convene late into the evening of Saturday, Nov. 3 at the football team's indoor practice facility to greet the team as they returned from their win in Madison, Wisconsin. The Gophers defeated the Badgers the first time since 2003.

Fans flock to welcome home the axe

November 26, 2018

Fans woke up Saturday morning to a familiar frame of mind: the Gophers are underdogs against Wisconsin. The point spread favored the Badgers by more than 11 on their home turf to keep Paul Bunyan's Axe...

Senior Tyler Sheehy skates with the puck on Saturday, Nov. 17 at Mariucci Arena.

Minnesota falls to Michigan State in lackluster third period

November 26, 2018

The men's hockey team couldn't ride the high of the football team's victory over Wisconsin on Saturday. Minnesota faltered in the second and third periods, giving up a 2-0 lead around the mid-point of...

Gophers' softball head coach Jamie Trachsel speaks to players of the team.

All-Big Ten catcher leaves Gophers program

November 20, 2018

Minnesota will be without an all-Big Ten catcher starting in the 2019 season. Junior Kendyl Lindaman will be transferring from Minnesota after two seasons with the Gophers, the Star Tribune first reported....

Emergency vehicles at the commercial buildings located at 501 29th Ave SE on Wednesday, Oct. 24.

[Photo] Structural fire reported in Prospect Park

October 25, 2018

Emergency vehicles at the commercial buildings located at 501 29th Ave SE on Wednesday, Oct. 24.

Running back Shannon Brooks runs through the open field on Thursday, Aug. 31 at TCF Bank Stadium. The Gophers beat Buffalo 17 to 7.

Minnesota running back Shannon Brooks arrested Sunday

October 14, 2018

A prominent University of Minnesota running back was jailed in the early hours of Sunday morning. Shannon Brooks was arrested on suspicions of domestic assault early Sunday, according to Hennepin County...

Sophomore defenseman Tyler Nanne blocks Wisconsin forward Ryan Wagner's path on Saturday, Dec. 2 at 3M Arena at Mariucci.

Gophers players get a shot for Minnesota Wild at development camp

July 16, 2018

This offseason wasn't completely "off" for three men's hockey players. Though the Gophers' season ended in disappointment by missing the playoffs and their longtime head coach stepped down, captain Tyler...

Nayoka Clunic competes in weight throw.

Nayoka Clunis to represent Jamaica at Athletics World Cup

July 11, 2018

A Minnesota student-athlete will go to Europe to represent her country. Nayoka Clunis, a member of the women's track and field team for Minnesota, will compete at the first-ever Athletics World Cup in...

M Club announces new members

July 3, 2018

Minnesota's M Club announced its next hall of fame class last Wednesday. The 2018 class is highlighted by a former running back, a player from the women's basketball team that went to the Final Four and...

Two more Mittelstadts in store for Minnesota

June 27, 2018

Though it may be a few years away, fans will have another chance to see 'Mittelstadt' on the back of a Gophers mens' hockey jersey. In nearly identical tweets posted within two minutes of each other on...

P.J. Fleck converses with Macaille Mahoney Hafner, left,
Fynn Bakke and Henry Mayer at Fleck's table during the Gopher Road Trip at the Legacy of the Lakes Museum on Thursday, May 24 2018 in Alexandria, Minnesota.

Minnesota coaches travel last leg of 2018 Gopher Road Trip

May 29, 2018

Nearly every time Minnesota football head coach P.J. Fleck ends a public appearance, he utters a few of his team's slogans. On Thursday, he said his signature "Row The Boat" catchphrase on the last stop...

Temi Ogunrinde holds up a medal during the Big Ten Championship on May 12, 2017. 

Women’s track and field finishes first at Big Ten

May 14, 2018

The Gophers did something they had never accomplished before in women's track and field. No. 11 Minnesota emerged as the overall team champion in both the indoor and outdoor Big Ten tournament on Sunday...

Senior Dani Wagner bunts at bat at the Jane Sage Cowles Stadium on Saturday, April 21.

Dani Wagner’s long journey with the Gophers coming to an end

May 3, 2018

It has been a long journey with a lot of bumps in the road for senior Dani Wagner to end up in center field for the Gophers softball team. Minnesota takes on Penn State in the final regular season series,...

Freshman outfielder Ellee Jensen runs to first base in a game at Siebert Field.

Minnesota wins doubleheader against North Dakota State

May 2, 2018

It was business as usual for Minnesota in a doubleheader. The Gophers tacked on two more victories against North Dakota State Tuesday in the final nonconference matchup of the season. Minnesota won the...

Sophomore Amber Fiser pitches during a game against Nebraska at Jane Sage Cowles Stadium on Saturday, April 21.

Behind Amber Fiser’s perfect game, Minnesota sweeps Purdue

April 30, 2018

Minnesota might not remember too clearly what losing feels like. The Gophers (32-14, 15-3 Big Ten) swept Purdue (13-39, 4-15 Big Ten) this weekend to further solidify their third-place hold in the Big...

Infielder Allie Arneson swings at bat at the Jane Sage Cowles Stadium on Saturday, April 21, 2018. The Gophers defeated Nebraska 6-0.

Minnesota softball wins series over Nebraska

April 23, 2018

Minnesota is on a roll since Big Ten play began.  The Gophers swept Nebraska (30-17, 8-7 Big Ten) at Jane Sage Cowles Stadium over the weekend for the team's second consecutive series sweep. Minnesota...

Pitcher Sydney Smith warms up before a game on October 7, 2017.

After several stops, Sydney Smith finds ‘good fit’ with Minnesota

April 19, 2018

University of Minnesota pitcher Sydney Smith is well-traveled with trips abroad and across the country. Smith just recorded her third victory with the Gophers in the series finale Sunday over Iowa, clinching...

Amber Fiser pitches against Northwestern on April 15, 2017 at Jane Sage Cowles Stadium.

Minnesota sweeps Iowa in rescheduled series

April 16, 2018

Minnesota recorded its first three-game series sweep of the season on Friday. The games were rescheduled and not cancelled, and the Gophers took advantage and won their series versus Iowa on Thursday and...

Quarterback Tanner Morgan throws the ball during the Gophers football spring game at TCF Bank Stadium on Thursday, April 12.

Quarterback competition stands out at spring game

April 13, 2018

Minnesota played its annual spring game Thursday night, where fans and media alike got to see the next wave of Gophers football. The Gophers were split into two teams — Maroon team and Gold team —...

Lindsay Whalen shoots free throws against the San Antonio Silver Stars at the Target Center on July 8, 2010. Whalen, a University alumna, was named the new head coach of Gophers women's basketball on Thursday.

Lindsay Whalen returns to coach women’s basketball team

April 12, 2018

Lindsay Whalen was named the next head coach of the women's basketball team Thursday. Whalen will take over the now-vacant head coaching position, opened up by Marlene Stollings' departure to Texas Tech...

Infielder MaKenna Partain swings during a game against Northwestern on Saturday, April 15, 2017 at Jane Sage Cowles Stadium.

MaKenna Partain’s demeanor works with children and softball

April 12, 2018

The future for MaKenna Partain could go many ways, but working with kids will be part of the plan. "I'm hoping to become a family therapist, more so work with children. I am also minoring in child psychology,"...

Head coach Marlene Stollings during a game against Maryland at Williams Arena on Sunday, Feb. 18. 

Women’s basketball coach Marlene Stollings takes job with Texas Tech

April 9, 2018

Minnesota will look for another head coach this spring. Women's basketball coach Marlene Stollings left the Gophers Monday to take the head coaching job at Texas Tech. "I am very proud and honored to be...

Danielle Parlich watches the ball fly off her bat during a game against Northwestern on April 15, 2017 at Jane Sage Cowles Stadium.

Minnesota softball splits series with Michigan State

April 9, 2018

Minnesota had another weekend of weather-related changes. The Gophers (21-14, 4-3 Big Ten) went to East Lansing, Michigan to face off against Michigan State (14-19, 2-6 Big Ten) for a three-day, three-game...

Freshman outfielder Ellee Jensen runs to first base in a game at Siebert Field.

Leading the Gophers in batting average, Ellee Jensen feels at home with Minnesota

April 5, 2018

Since its last season, Minnesota's softball team has remained relatively the same. One of the team's additions stands out, though. Ellee Jensen, the Gophers' freshman left fielder, leads the team in batting...

Sophomore Amber Fiser pitches against Northwestern on Saturday, April 15, 2017 at Jane Sage Cowles Stadium.

Minnesota wins two in shortened series

April 2, 2018

Minnesota returned home with a bang against Illinois. The Gophers (20-13, 3-2 Big Ten) faced the Fighting Illini (22-13, 3-4 Big Ten) in their first home series of the season and though it was a short...

The new University of Minnesota men's hockey coach, Bob Motzko, speaks at a press conference on Thursday, March 29. 

Bob Motzko promises ‘toughness’ and ‘to do it the right way’ as new Gophers coach

March 29, 2018

Bob Motzko has had a busy week. Motzko's St. Cloud State men's hockey team was upset in the first round of the NCAA Tournament on Friday. The coach said, the day after the loss, he received a phone call...

Dani Wagner rounds a base at Jane Sage Cowles Stadium on April 23, 2015.

After lengthy road trip, Minnesota softball returns for home opener

March 29, 2018

The Gophers are back in town. Minnesota heads into its second Big Ten series of the season, this time against Illinois. The team will find itself not traveling to play for the first time this season. The...

Gophers players rotate on and off the ice during a game at 3M at Mariucci Arena on Feb. 16.

Bob Motzko named new head coach of Gophers men’s hockey

March 27, 2018

Minnesota only had to look 70 miles to find its next men’s hockey head coach. Bob Motzko, the former head coach at St. Cloud State, will be the next head coach of the Minnesota men's hockey team, the...

Forward Casey Mittelstadt follows the puck during the Gophers' game against Penn State on Sunday at 3M Arena at Mariucci.

Casey Mittelstadt leaves Gophers; signs with Sabres

March 26, 2018

First the seniors, then the coach, now Casey Mittelstadt. The now-former Minnesota freshman decided Monday to forego his last three years of college hockey to sign with the team that drafted him eighth...

MaKenna Partain swings at a pitch during a game against Northwestern on April 15, 2017 at Jane Sage Cowles Stadium.

Minnesota goes 1-2 in first weekend of Big Ten play

March 26, 2018

Minnesota started off slow in Big Ten play but capped off the weekend with its first conference win of the season. The Gophers (18-13, 1-2 Big Ten) played close against Northwestern (19-9, 2-1 Big Ten)...

Infielder Allie Arneson throws to first base during a game against Northwestern on April 15, 2017 at Jane Sage Cowles Stadium.

Allie Arneson’s return brings depth at shortstop

March 22, 2018

After a few weekends of work, Allie Arneson is back in the swing of the season. The Gophers (17-11) begin Big Ten play this weekend against Northwestern in Evanston, Illinois and their roster is closer...

Gophers men's hockey associate head coach Mike Guentzel.

Don Lucia is out. Here’s who could replace him.

March 21, 2018

The Gophers are replacing a head coach for the first time in almost 20 years. Minnesota has had five head coaches since 1972, though that number will soon be six. Former head coach Don Lucia stepped down...

Lindgren signs pro after sophomore season

March 20, 2018

NO CONFIRMATION YET More departures are abound for the men's hockey program. Sophomore defenseman Ryan Lindgren will sign with the National Hockey League's New York Rangers and leave the Gophers after...

Don Lucia speaks about stepping down as the Gophers men's hockey head coach during a press conference on Tuesday, March 20. Lucia coached the team for 19 years.

Don Lucia steps down as men’s hockey coach after 19 seasons

March 20, 2018

Minnesota men's hockey head coach Don Lucia is stepping down after 19 years at the helm of the program. Lucia will end his tenure at the position, pending approval from the Board of Regents. Lucia will...

Infielder Allie Arneson throws to first base during a game against Northwestern on Saturday, April 15, 2017 at Jane Sage Cowles Stadium.

Minnesota wins series over New Mexico State

March 19, 2018

The Gophers capped off a week-long trip with a series victory. Minnesota (17-11) ended its spring break trip with a three-game series, winning two of three games over New Mexico State (12-14) in Las Cruces,...

Gophers players rotate on and off the ice during a game at 3M at Mariucci Arena on Feb. 16.

Gophers fail to make NCAA Tournament after six games go against them

March 18, 2018

Minnesota came into Saturday looking to see if it would fall into a three or four seed at the NCAA Tournament. Instead, the Gophers were left empty-handed. Minnesota was kept out of the NCAA Tournament...

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

Gophers to play Green Bay in first round of NCAA Tournament

March 12, 2018

Minnesota found its way back to the NCAA Tournament for the first time since 2015. The Gophers made the tournament as a 10th seed. They will play against 7th seed Green Bay on Friday at 4 p.m. in Eugene,...

St. Cloud State alumna Jamie Trachsel was named head coach of the University of Minnesota softball team on July 24, 2017.

Minnesota softball adjusts under new head coach

March 8, 2018

The Gophers are off to a winning start, but it hasn't come without growing pains. Minnesota heads into spring break on a nine-game, week-long trip in Arizona against five different teams. They will play...

Running Back Shannon Brooks runs the ball on Sept. 30, 2017 at TCF Bank Stadium.

Running back Shannon Brooks out for 2018 season

March 6, 2018

The running back unit for Minnesota got smaller Tuesday, about six months before the season starts. Senior Shannon Brooks has a lower-leg injury and will miss the entire 2018 season, according to head...

Minnesota loses three, wins two over weekend

March 5, 2018

The Gophers left San Diego with 2-3 record in their most recent tournament. No. 21 Minnesota (12-7) played two ranked opponents over the weekend and lost both contests. The team defeated Oregon State 4-1...

Minnesota eliminated from Big Ten tournament

March 4, 2018

The Gophers lost out on their bid to make a Big Ten tournament run beyond the first round. No. 11 Minnesota (19-17-2, 10-12-2 Big Ten) was swept again by No. 15 Penn State (18-13-5, 9-10-5 Big Ten) with...

Forward Tyler Sheehy skates down the ice at 3M Arena at Mariucci on Feb. 4, 2017.

Minnesota swept in Big Ten quarterfinals

March 4, 2018

The Gophers lost out on their bid to make a Big Ten tournament run beyond the first round. No. 11 Minnesota (19-17-2, 10-12-2 Big Ten) was swept again by No. 15 Penn State (18-13-5, 9-10-5 Big Ten) with...

Forward Darian Romanko, center, eyes the puck during a game against Penn State at 3M at Mariucci Arena Feb. 4, 2017.

Gophers lose first game of Big Ten tournament to Penn State

March 3, 2018

The Nittany Lions scored five goals in each of the two games against the Gophers last weekend.  The first game of this weekend, Penn State picked up right where it left off. No. 11 Minnesota (19-16-2,...

Minnesota falls again to Penn State

March 3, 2018

Make it three consecutive losses to Penn State in as many games. No. 11 Minnesota (19-16-2, 10-13-2 Big Ten) dropped another game to No. 15 Penn State (17-13-5, 10-10-5 Big Ten) 5-3 in the first game of...

Gophers players rotate on and off the ice during a game at 3M at Mariucci Arena on Feb. 16.

Gophers and Nittany Lions set for quick rematch in Big Ten tournament

March 1, 2018

From taunting players to scoring five in each game, the Nittany Lions seemed to have it out for Minnesota last weekend, which resulted in Penn State sweeping the team. The matchup will be renewed this...

Utility player Katelyn Kemmetmueller swings during the game against South Dakota on Apr. 4, 2017.

Katelyn Kemmetmueller’s work ethic starts on the farm

March 1, 2018

Katelyn Kemmetmueller's ability to manage her life in college and softball came from a routine. The routine on the Kemmetmueller Dairy Farm to be exact, owned by the family of the Minnesota shortstop....

MaKenna Partain swings at a pitch during a game against Northwestern on Saturday, April 15, 2017 at Jane Sage Cowles Stadium.

Minnesota regroups and finishes weekend undefeated

February 26, 2018

The Gophers got back into the win column this weekend. No. 22 Minnesota (10-4) rebounded from last weekend's 0-4 record to win five games in a row at the Diamond 9 Citrus Classic in Orlando, Florida. "We're...

Minnesota swept by Penn State

February 25, 2018

Minnesota couldn't rectify a shocking loss Friday. No. 18 Penn State (16-13-5, 9-10-5 Big Ten) completed the sweep against No. 8 Minnesota (19-15-2, 10-12-2 Big Ten) Saturday in a 5-2 victory. The two...

Forward Casey Mittelstadt follows the puck during the Gophers' game against Penn State on Oct. 29, 2017 at 3M Arena at Mariucci.

Alex Limoges’ three points helps Penn State sweep Gophers

February 25, 2018

Minnesota couldn't rectify a shocking loss Friday. No. 18 Penn State (16-13-5, 9-10-5 Big Ten) completed the sweep against No. 8 Minnesota (19-15-2, 10-12-2 Big Ten) Saturday in a 5-2 victory. The two...

Forward Darian Romanko, center, eyes the puck during a game against Penn State at 3M at Mariucci Arena Feb. 4, 2017.

Minnesota blown out by Penn State

February 24, 2018

Minnesota made the game one to forget almost from the drop of the puck. No. 18 Penn State (15-13-5, 8-10-5 Big Ten), with one victory in the previous nine games, had an offensive explosion against No....

Sophomore goaltender Mat Robson reads the play during a game against No. 1 Notre Dame at 3M Arena at Mariucci on Jan. 26.

Robson and Schierhorn both in new territory at goaltender

February 22, 2018

The offense has struggled and the defense has thrived, but the biggest story for Minnesota the second half of this season has been in the net. Sophomore goaltender Mat Robson had to sit out the first half...

Utility Carlie Brandt winds up for a pitch during the game against the University of South Dakota on Tuesday, Apr. 4, 2017.

Carlie Brandt embodies the utility role with Minnesota

February 22, 2018

In a weekend of results they didn't want, the Gophers found value in a utility player. No. 22 Minnesota looks to redeem itself after a weekend of four consecutive losses in five games at the Diamond 9...

Gophers sophomore Maddie Houlihan hits the ball against Purdue at Jane Sage Cowles Stadium on Saturday, April 30, 2017.

After starting undefeated, Gophers drop four in a row

February 19, 2018

The Gophers first two weekends of their spring could not be more different. No. 14 Minnesota (5-4) lost all four games of the weekend after starting the season 5-0 last week. "When you're playing good...

Guard Gadiva Hubbard eyes the hoop during the game against Maryland at Williams Arena on Sunday, Feb. 18. The Gophers won 93-74.

Minnesota takes down No. 10 Maryland

February 19, 2018

The No. 10 team in the country was no match for the unranked Gophers. Minnesota (21-6, 10-4 Big Ten) upset another top-25 team, this time a rout of No. 10 Maryland (22-5, 11-3 Big Ten) 93-74 at Williams...

Gophers forward Brent Gates Jr. chases after the puck against Ohio State on Friday, Dec. 2, 2016 at 3M Arena at Mariucci Arena.

Minnesota ties Ohio State then loses in shootout

February 18, 2018

The Gophers got to within one point of clinching their position in the Big Ten. No. 6 Ohio State (19-8-5, 12-8-2 Big Ten) and No. 10 Minnesota (19-13-2, 10-10-2 Big Ten) finished in a 1-1 tie Saturday,...

Forward Tyler Sheehy keeps the puck from Ohio State during the second period at 3M Arena at Mariucci on Friday, Feb. 16.

Gophers beat No. 6 Ohio State with help from Jack Glover’s first goal

February 17, 2018

The game-tying puck sat on the goal line in the second period after hitting off the post and sliding on the ice. Luckily for the Gophers, defenseman Jack Sadek swept it away and now the team can go for...

Junior forward Darian Romanko chases after Michigan forward Quinn Hughes during a game at 3M at Mariucci Arena on Jan. 12, 2018.

Darian Romanko and Jack Ramsey thrive in elevated defensive roles

February 15, 2018

The defensive ability of the Gophers has been a point of emphasis this season. The defensive-minded forwards, Darian Romanko and Jack Ramsey, have four regular season games left this season to make an...

Sophomore Amber Fiser pitches against Northwestern on Saturday, April 15, 2017 at Jane Sage Cowles Stadium.

Amber Fiser coming into her own as a starter with Minnesota

February 15, 2018

Amber Fiser could find herself as one of the Gophers top pitchers this season. Before No. 14 Minnesota takes on its toughest opponents yet — Notre Dame and No. 8 Florida State at the Big Ten/ACC Challenge...

MaKenna Partain swings at a pitch during a game against Northwestern on Saturday, April 15, 2017 at Jane Sage Cowles Stadium.

No. 16 Minnesota opens the season undefeated

February 12, 2018

The Gophers opened the season with a bang this weekend. No. 16 Minnesota (5-0) swept the opening weekend of the season at the UNLV SportCo Kickoff Classic with five victories. “We came into this saying...

Minnesota routs Wisconsin in 7-1 blowout

February 11, 2018

Paul Bunyan's Axe might have gone back to the Badgers after they shutout the Gophers in football, but the men's hockey team managed to score seven against Wisconsin on the ice. No. 12 Minnesota (18-13-1,...

Tyler Sheehy, left, and Rem Pitlick, right, watch a play unfold at 3M Arena at Mariucci on Feb. 4, 2017.

Gophers rout Wisconsin in a sweep

February 11, 2018

Paul Bunyan's Axe might have gone back to the Badgers after they shutout the Gophers in football, but the men's hockey team managed to score seven against Wisconsin on the ice. No. 12 Minnesota (18-13-1,...

Sophomore defenseman Tyler Nanne blocks Wisconsin forward Ryan Wagner's path on Saturday, Dec. 2 at 3M Arena at Mariucci.

Minnesota scores three in third period to defeat Badgers

February 10, 2018

Another game late this season came down to the wire for Minnesota. No. 12 Minnesota (17-13-1, 8-10-1 Big Ten) took down No. 17 Wisconsin (14-14-3, 8-10-2-1 Big Ten) 4-2 Friday night thanks to some heroics...

Senior defenseman Jack Glover skates down the ice during a game against Michigan on Jan. 12, 2018.

Through different paths, Minnesota’s senior defensemen provide consistency

February 8, 2018

Minnesota needed a steady presence on defense this year. Two of the team's seniors have provided just that, but the duo have had different ways of getting there. Seniors Jack Glover and Steve Johnson will...

St. Cloud State alumna Jamie Trachsel was named head coach of the University of Minnesota softball team on July 24, 2017.

New head coach, but the Gophers still have big goals

February 8, 2018

Job applications can involve a long, arduous process, with potential employees waiting months to hear back. While that may be the case for some, it doesn't describe new Minnesota head coach Jamie Trachsel's...

Carlie Wagner notches 2,000 points in loss to Iowa

February 5, 2018

Minnesota (17-6, 6-4 Big Ten) couldn't keep the magic of the three-game win streak on Sunday. The Gophers lost to Iowa (18-7, 6-5 Big Ten) 92-84 Sunday, dropping to sixth in the Big Ten standings. Minnesota's...

Defensive back for the New England Patriots and former Minnesota player Damarius Travis fields questions during Super Bowl Media Day on Monday.

Former Gophers safety Damarius Travis takes on different role in NFL

January 30, 2018

Former Minnesota safety Damarius Travis is the Gophers' only representative in the Super Bowl this year. But his role on the Patriots is different from when he was on the Gophers. Travis plays for the...

Sophomore defenseman Ryan Zuhlsdorf fights for the puck during a game against Notre Dame on Friday, Jan. 26 at 3M Arena at Mariucci.

Gophers blown out by Notre Dame in second game of series

January 28, 2018

Minnesota got the same offensive production Saturday, but not the result they wanted. No. 13 Minnesota (16-13-1, 7-10-1 Big Ten) fell to No. 1 Notre Dame (20-5-1, 14-2-0 Big Ten) 4-1 in the series finale. "We...

Freshman forward Casey Mittelstadt reaches to take the puck from Notre Dame defenseman Bobby Nardella on Friday, Jan. 26, 2018.

Gophers upset No. 1 Notre Dame in overtime

January 27, 2018

Minnesota's upset win on Friday came on a walk-off shot. Gophers freshman Casey Mittelstadt scored the rebound goal to give No. 13 Minnesota (16-12-1, 7-9-1 Big Ten) the upset versus No. 1 Notre Dame (19-5-1,...

Sophomore forward Rem Pitlick skates with the puck on Saturday, Dec. 2 at 3M Arena at Mariucci.

Minnesota’s offense looks for consistency

January 25, 2018

After being one of the top five offenses in the country last year, the Gophers should have no trouble finding the net this season. The team brought in a strong freshman class and returned scorers, but...

Forward Tommy Novak goes after the puck during the Gophers' game against Michigan State at 3M Arena at Mariucci on Friday, Nov. 3.

Minnesota completes sweep of Michigan State at Madison Square Garden

January 21, 2018

Minnesota had two different stories this season against its two conference opponents from Michigan. The No. 13 Gophers (15-12-1, 6-9-1 Big Ten) escaped with a win on Big Ten Super Saturday from Madison...

Sophomore forward Tyler Sheehy skates down the ice at Mariucci Arena on Feb. 4, 2017.

Minnesota closes out Michigan State in first game of series

January 19, 2018

It was tough near the final minutes, but the Gophers saw their top forwards come in when they needed him. No. 13 Minnesota (14-12-1, 5-9-1 Big Ten) got a late game goal from captain Tyler Sheehy to win...

Forward Leon Bristedt maneuvers the puck behind the goal line during a game against Michigan at 3M Arena at Mariucci on Friday, Jan. 12.

After losing skid, Minnesota faces tough task down the stretch

January 18, 2018

The Gophers are in unfamiliar territory. Minnesota is 1-8-1 in its last 10 conference games, even though the team has won the Big Ten four years in a row. Now, the Gophers sit one game above .500 in the...

A Gopher helmet hangs on the bench during the game against Michigan on Saturday, Nov. 4, 2017 in Ann Arbor, Mich. The Gophers lost to the Wolverines 33-10.

Assistant head coach Maurice Linguist leaves Gophers football for Texas A&M

January 16, 2018

Minnesota had its first shakeup in the new coaching staff. Defensive backs coach and newly appointed assistant head coach Maurice Linguist departed from Minnesota Monday night to become an assistant coach...

Freshman forward Brannon McManus celebrates after scoring his goal late in the third period against Michigan on Friday.

Unranked Michigan sweeps No. 9 Minnesota

January 15, 2018

Gophers players said after Friday's loss that they would need a jolt of energy to turn the weekend around and beat the Wolverines Saturday. The team held a players-only meeting to ensure they saw a change...

Freshman forward Brannon McManus celebrates after scoring his goal late in the third period against Michigan on Friday.

Minnesota falls to Michgian

January 13, 2018

The Gophers tried to fight back from the early deficit, but the late effort wasn't enough. No. 9 Minnesota (13-11-1, 4-8-1 Big Ten) had to prolong their first victory of the season against unranked Michigan...

Mat Robson learns quickly in first glimpses of college hockey

January 11, 2018

Goaltender Mat Robson has ascended the ranks of college hockey in just his third start -- shutting out the No. 1 team. While the Gophers have historically carried three goalies through each season, head...

Gophers forward Leon Bristedt assists forward Taylor Cammarata with his first period goal against St. Cloud State at 3M Arena at Mariucci on Oct. 21, 2016.

Minnesota edges St. Cloud State to avoid sweep

January 8, 2018

Minnesota did not come close to an upset in the first game of the series versus No. 1 St. Cloud State. The second game was a different story. No. 10 Minnesota (13-10-1, 4-7-1 Big Ten) turned around after...

Gophers forward Leon Bristedt struggles to hold the puck against St. Cloud State defender Jimmy Schuldt at Mariucci Arena on Friday, Nov. 27, 2015.

St. Cloud State beats Minnesota with second-period scoring surge

January 7, 2018

Minnesota faced a tough task Saturday against top-ranked St. Cloud State. The Huskies showed throughout the game why they are the No. 1 team in the country, as the Gophers could not pull off the road upset. The...

Minnesota sweeps Army West Point

December 31, 2017

It was a long break, but the Gophers were able to break the losing streak before the new year. Minnesota looked to complete its first sweep of an opponent since November 17th and 18th against Harvard,...

Head coach P.J. Fleck cheers on players after the Gophers scored a touchdown on Saturday, Sept. 16 at TCF Bank Stadium in Minneapolis.

P.J. Fleck lands 26 recruits on National Signing Day

December 20, 2017

Last season, P.J. Fleck stepped into his role as Minnesota's head coach with around a month to hit the recruiting trail for his new team. This year, Fleck had a full season to prepare for signing day,...

Gophers forward Brent Gates Jr. chases after the puck against Ohio State on Friday, Dec. 2, 2016 at 3M Arena at Mariucci Arena.

Minnesota swept by Ohio State for first time ever

December 11, 2017

Minnesota is facing a rough offensive patch, to say the least. The offensive performance for the Gophers this season has shown glimpses of being effective and efficient, but the same struggles to score...

Sophomore defenseman Tyler Nanne blocks Wisconsin forward Ryan Wagner's path on Saturday, Dec. 2 at 3M Arena at Mariucci.

Tyler Nanne to face former team after persevering through heart condition

December 7, 2017

Defenseman Tyler Nanne is halfway through his first season patrolling Minnesota’s blue line, and he isn’t taking playing time for granted.  The defenseman never played a game for Ohio State, his...

Sophomore forward Rem Pitlick skates with the puck on Saturday, Dec. 2 at 3M Arena at Mariucci. The Badgers beat the Gophers 3-2 in the second game of the series, while Minnesota won 5-4 the previous night.

Minnesota splits weekend series against Wisconsin

December 4, 2017

Minnesota took advantage of one goalie Friday, but failed to get the same result Saturday night. No. 7 Minnesota scored four goals in the second period to secure a 5-4 win against rival No. 14 Wisconsin...

Gophers forward Mike Szmatula looks for a passing outlet against Michigan on Friday, Jan. 13, 2017 at 3M Arena at Mariucci.

Gophers men’s hockey struggle to capitalize on shots

November 30, 2017

Minnesota’s game this season has been defined as offensive, but recently that offense has been stifled. The No. 7 Gophers play the Badgers this weekend in another Big Ten battle. The team will look to...

Goalie Eric Schierhorn eyes the puck at 3M Arena at Mariucci on Saturday Nov. 19.

Gophers swept by Fighting Irish

November 27, 2017

Minnesota had no trouble putting shots on target against Notre Dame. Only one problem — those shots didn't go in. The Gophers had the shot advantage in both games against the Fighting Irish, but they...

Badgers defensive end Matt Henningsen celebrates the victory with fans at TCF Bank Stadium on Saturday, Nov. 25. The Badgers defeated the Gophers 31-0.

Gophers end season with shutout loss to Wisconsin

November 26, 2017

Heading into Saturday's game, the Badgers had beaten Minnesota every year since 2003. Head coach P.J. Fleck had his first chance at changing the narrative of the rivalry. He also had a chance to dethrone...

Quarterback Demry Croft hands the ball off to running back Rodney Smith at TCF Bank Stadium on Saturday, Nov. 11.

Daily Breakdown: Minnesota unlikely to get axe back against Wisconsin

November 25, 2017

Minnesota will conclude its regular season at TCF Bank Stadium Saturday, against its toughest opponent yet: Wisconsin. The Gophers face daunting odds to break No. 5 Wisconsin’s unbeaten record. The No....

Quarterback Conor Rhoda throws the ball on Saturday at TCF Bank Stadium in Minneapolis.

After tumultuous four years, seniors to play last game at TCF Bank Stadium

November 24, 2017

Minnesota’s seniors are a unique group among college football. Not for their record, not for the team’s performance, but this class has seen three head coaches over the course of their career. The...

Gophers forward Brent Gates Jr. chases after the puck against Ohio State on Friday, Dec. 2, 2016 at Mariucci Arena.

‘Junior’ emerges as one of Gophers’ top scoring threats

November 24, 2017

Forward Brent Gates Jr. hears the name junior a lot these days. His nickname is ‘Junior’, and now fitting enough, he is in his junior year at Minnesota. Gates Jr. is finding scoring success this season....

Head coach P.J. Fleck cheers on players after the Gophers scored a touchdown on Saturday, Sept. 16 at TCF Bank Stadium in Minneapolis.

P.J. Fleck signs contract extension through 2022 season

November 22, 2017

Head coach P.J. Fleck received a contract extension that will keep him at the University of Minnesota through the 2022 season, the team announced on Wednesday. The extension adds an additional year to...

Wisconsin linebacker Ryan Connelly tackles Minnesota wide receiver Eric Carter at Camp Randall Stadium in Madison, Wisconsin, on Saturday, Nov. 26, 2016.

Fleck on No. 5 Wisconsin: ‘We’re excited for the challenge’

November 22, 2017

The Gophers are set to face the toughest opponent they’ve had under head coach P.J. Fleck. No. 5 Wisconsin (11-0, 8-0 Big Ten) plays Minnesota (5-6, 2-6 Big Ten) at TCF Bank Stadium in, potentially,...

Eric Carter and Jacob Huff tackle Northwestern running back Justin Jackson on Saturday Nov. 18 at Ryan Field in Evanston, Illinois.

Minnesota’s defense falters in shutout loss to Northwestern

November 19, 2017

With 277 rushing yards allowed, the Gophers lost yet another Big Ten game. Minnesota (5-6, 2-6 Big Ten) had been a team characterized by its dynamic running attack and defensive capabilities up front,...

Questions from the Other Side: Daily Northwestern’s Ben Pope

November 18, 2017

For this weekly column, the Minnesota Daily talks to somebody knowledgeable on the Gophers next opponent. This week, Minnesota will travel to Evanston, Illinois to face the Wildcats. We talked to Ben Pope,...