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Junior Taylor Chell swings during a game against South Dakota on Tuesday, Apr. 4, 2017.

Student-athletes set goals for law enforcement group

April 19, 2018

A class at the University of Minnesota brought together two student-athletes, sparking an unlikely passion and leading to the creation of a new student-led organization. The group, called Future Law Enforcement...

The University of Minnesota rowing team practices on Tuesday, March 27 on the Mississippi River.

Minnesota places 10th in Clemson Invitational

April 16, 2018

After the Gophers' last event, the Wisconsin Double Dual, was cancelled due to weather, the team went south for warmer weather this week where they finished in the middle of the pack. The Minnesota women’s...

The University of Minnesota rowing team practices on Tuesday, March 27 on the Mississippi River.

Fate leads Kortney Luedloff to Gophers rowing success

April 12, 2018

During her sophomore year, Kortney Luedloff had no intention or commitment to become a prominent women’s rower for the University.  Walking around on campus one day, Luedloff was looking for ways...

Caleb Truax, left, spars against Ronald Mixon during practice at Anoka Coon Rapids Boxing Gym on Tuesday, March, 20.

Minnesota alumnus Caleb Truax defends super middleweight title at age 34

April 5, 2018

Caleb Truax went to Virginia State to play football until a lingering injury he first suffered at Osseo High School led him to give up the sport. He transferred back to his home state, where he attended...

The University of Minnesota rowing team practices on Tuesday, March 27 on the Mississippi River.

Gophers’ boats finish second and fifth in grand final races

April 2, 2018

The Gophers had two boats in the grand finals races at Doc Hosea Invitational on Saturday, but the results in those races were mixed. Minnesota left the event in Cherry Hill, New Jersey with a second place...

The University of Minnesota rowing team practices on Tuesday, March 27 on the Mississippi River.

Gophers find different ways to recruit rowers

March 29, 2018

Assistant coach Cassie Drozynski said the team looks for the usual in its recruits. The Gophers look for height, competitiveness and athletes that love to workout.  One thing is unusual, though —...

Gophers guard Carlie Wagner goes up for a shot during Minnesota's game against Michigan on Wednesday, Feb. 14. at Williams Arena.

No. 10 Minnesota loses to No. 2 Oregon in NCAA Tournament

March 19, 2018

As the game between Oregon and Minnesota progressed, the Gophers saw their hopes of an upset and deep tournament run disappear. No. 10 Minnesota lost 101-73 to No. 2 Oregon in the second round of the NCAA...

The rowing team practices on the Mississippi River on Mar. 23, 2015.

Minnesota opens season at the Oak Ridge Cardinal Invitational

March 19, 2018

Minnesota started the rowing season with two first-place finishes. The Gophers leave victorious after opening their spring campaign at the Oak Ridge Cardinal Invitational, hosted by Louisville this past...

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

Gophers move on to second round of NCAA Tournament

March 16, 2018

Down 64-59 at the end of the third quarter, Minnesota needed a comeback against its opponent Green Bay on Friday. Without it, the Gophers would lose in the opening round of the NCAA Tournament. But No....

Gophers guard Carlie Wagner goes up for a shot during Minnesota's game against Michigan on Wednesday, Feb. 14. at Williams Arena.

Gophers fall out of Big Ten tournament with loss to Ohio State

March 4, 2018

Minnesota wrapped up its Big Ten tournament run Saturday night in Indianapolis with a loss in the semifinals against the Buckeyes.  Heading into the Big Ten semifinals, the Gophers (23-8, 11-5 Big...

Senior guard Carlie Wagner runs the ball during a game against Iowa at Williams Arena on Jan. 21, 2018.

Gophers outlast Iowa to advance to Big Ten semifinals

March 3, 2018

The Gophers narrowly escaped with a victory against Iowa that will send them to the Big Ten semifinals.  Minnesota (23-7, 11-5 Big Ten) played at Bankers Life Fieldhouse on Friday afternoon in Indianapolis....

Gophers guard/forward Destiny Pitts dribbles the ball during Minnesota's game against Penn State on Sunday, Feb. 11.

Destiny Pitts earns big role in freshman season

March 1, 2018

In her short time playing for Minnesota, guard Destiny Pitts didn't expect to receive a big role with the team, but she has embraced it nonetheless.  Pitts was named Big Ten Freshman of the Year Monday....

Gophers women's basketball player Kenisha Bell loses control of the ball during the game against Wisconsin on Thursday, Jan. 18 at Williams Arena. 

Gophers end regular season with victory, clinch double bye for Big Ten tournament

February 26, 2018

After their last victory against Illinois Sunday afternoon, the Gophers can now shift their focus to the postseason. Minnesota (22-7, 11-5 Big Ten) defeated Illinois 84-75 on the road in Champaign, Illinois....

Guard Carlie Wagner maneuvers around an Indiana player during the game on Tuesday, Feb. 20 at William's Arena.

Carlie Wagner saves her best year for last

February 24, 2018

Guard Carlie Wagner said she had the goal of making All-Big Ten first team before the start of the season. She isn’t thinking about that anymore. Minnesota is tied for third in its conference as the...

Forward Taiye Bello reaches to block an Indiana player during the game on Tuesday, Feb. 20 at William's Arena.

Gophers fall to Indiana on senior night, snap four-game winning streak

February 21, 2018

The Gophers bid an emotional farewell to their seniors after finishing the final home game of the season with a defeat. Minnesota's senior night, which honored Carlie Wagner, Bryanna Fernstrom and Jessie...

Gophers guard Carlie Wagner goes up for a shot during Minnesota's game against Michigan on Wednesday, Feb. 14. at Williams Arena.

Gophers top No. 23 Michigan as team looks for NCAA Tournament berth

February 15, 2018

Minnesota held the lead against No. 23 Michigan for most of the game, but a 3-pointer by the Wolverines’ Katelynn Flaherty gave her team an 83-82 lead with five minutes left. But that’s when the Gophers...

Gophers guard Carlie Wagner goes up for a basket during Minnesota's game against Penn State on Sunday. The Gophers won 101-68.

Gophers rout Penn State to win second game in a row

February 12, 2018

The Gophers narrowly defeated Purdue in their last game on the road Thursday. The team came home for their Big Ten matchup with Penn State Sunday and the score was a lot less close. On Sunday afternoon,...

Redshirt junior guard Kenisha Bell scores for the Gophers on Sunday, Dec. 3 at Williams Arena.

Gophers defeat Purdue on the road

February 9, 2018

The Gophers pulled off a road victory Thursday, which brought them one step closer to making the NCAA Tournament. Minnesota defeated Purdue 78-74 at Mackey Arena. The win put them ahead of the Boilermakers...