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Mbakwe continues career abroad

Published July 8, 2015

After former Gophers star Trevor Mbakwe broke onto the college basketball scene in 2010, all signs were pointing towards a legitimate chance at making a career in the NBA. But after tearing his ACL only...

Carr bounces back to the wrestling mat

Published July 1, 2015

Before wrestling for a top-ranked program like Minnesota was even a possibility, redshirt freshman Colin Carr was prepared for the harsh reality that he may never wrestle again.   A day before the...

This week in Gophers’ sports: June 29th – July 5th

Published June 29, 2015

Northwoods League action continues through holiday weekend With the Fourth of July this weekend, most athletes receive the week off of competition. But not the Northwoods League, including many Gophers’...

Four Gophers selected in NWHL Draft

Published June 24, 2015

Minnesota forward Hannah Brandt was selected second overall in the inaugural National Women’s Hockey League draft Saturday by the Connecticut Whale.   Although she said she found out...

Offensive lineman Josh Campion puts his arms around his teammate's shoulders during a game on September 6, 2014, where the Gophers faced Middle Tennessee at TCF Bank Stadium.

Minnesota’s offensive line grows under Jerry Kill

Published June 24, 2015

When Minnesota offensive lineman Jon Christenson arrived on campus in 2011, he weighed a measly 266 pounds — the lightest offensive lineman on Minnesota’s roster.   Christenson’s...

Ex-Gophers give back

Published June 17, 2015

Dick McCullough played a key part in bringing the Gophers most recent baseball national championship back to Minneapolis âÄì his triple in the title game gave Minnesota a lead it would never surrender....

Two Gophers named All-Americans

Published June 17, 2015

Two Gophers returned from last weekâÄôs NCAA Track and Field Championships as All-Americans âÄì and not one of them was named Luca Wieland. The sophomore, who took home the Big Ten and...

This week in Gophers’ sports: 6/15-6/21

Published June 16, 2015

With the completion of the NCAA Track and Field Championships last Saturday , the book can officially be closed on the 2014-15 Gophers season . At the track championships, 11 athletes represented the Gophers...

Zahui B. adjusts to new life with the Tulsa Shock

Published June 10, 2015

The Minnesota Lynx’s WNBA season opener Friday had many of the same elements of a Gophers women’s basketball game from last season.   Minnesota head coach Marlene Stollings greeted...

Gopher football coach Jerry Kill speaks at the last leg of the Gopher Road Trip: Chalk Talk at the Crow River Golf Club in Hutchinson, Minnesota on Wednesday, June 3.

Gophers keeping 2016 recruits in-state

Published June 10, 2015

Carter Coughlin is a four-star linebacker out of Eden Prairie, Minn., who received offers from Ohio State, Oregon, Wisconsin and Michigan State.   In years past, top in-state recruits like Coughlin...

Facilities project vote delayed until September

Published June 10, 2015

The University of Minnesota athletics department’s plan for building new facilities is being delayed.   The Board of Regents won’t vote on the facilities plan until its September meeting....

This week in Gophers’ sports: June 1-7

Published June 3, 2015

Welcome to the Minnesota Daily sport’s newest summer blog series, ‘This week in Gophers’ sports.’ Each week, we will inform you on all the important events regarding Gophers’...

Three Gophers move on to the NCAA Championships

Published June 2, 2015

Despite three of his athletes punching their tickets to collegiate track and fieldâÄôs biggest stage âÄì the NCAA Championships âÄì the Gophers must have been wondering âÄòwhat...

Former Gopher forward Shae Kelley guards against New York Libertys Candice Wiggins in a pre-season game at Target Center on Monday.

Shae Kelley waived by Minnesota Lynx

Published June 2, 2015

Former Gophers women’s basketball player Shae Kelley didn’t have too much time to make any lasting impressions fighting for one of the final roster spots on the Minnesota Lynx.   The rookie...

Minnesota defensive lineman Cameron Botticellli celebrates after a play on Thursday evening against Eastern Illinois at TCF Bank Stadium.

Undrafted Gophers seek NFL roster spot

Published May 27, 2015

Cameron Botticelli wasn’t offered a football scholarship when he arrived at the University of Minnesota. Isaac Fruechte started his collegiate career at Rochester Community and Technical College,...

Minnesota prepares for NCAA Regional

Published May 27, 2015

The college track and field scene has seen a lot of Gophers multi-event athlete Luca Wieland over the last couple months after the sophomore took home the national and Big Ten title in the heptathlon and...

Trio of runners prep for Big Tens

Published May 7, 2015

Three years ago, Nate Roese, Mitch Hechsel and Goaner Deng finally became teammates at the University of Minnesota. The trio had aspirations to be a powerful force in the 400-meter dash.   “We...

Redshirt senior Devin Stanford practices disc throwing at the Bierman Track and Field Stadium Thursday. Stanford broke the program record in the hammer throw earlier this season.

Division I decision pays off for Stanford

Published May 6, 2015

Back in high school, Gophers thrower Devin Stanford not only excelled in track but also lettered in volleyball and basketball.   That’s why when Minnesota was the only one to offer Stanford...

Brothers and Gopher football players Matt, left, and Mitch Leidner pose at the Gibson Nagurski Football Complex on Friday.

One sibling a star, another finds his spot

Published May 5, 2015

After falling to rival Lakeville North to end his illustrious high school career at Lakeville South, future University of Minnesota quarterback Mitch Leidner didn’t know if his brother Matt, a center,...

Gophers excel in one of the final tuneups

Published May 4, 2015

With the outdoor Big Ten championships less than a couple weeks of away, women’s head coach Matt Bingle knew the Gophers needed to leave Iowa City, Iowa, this weekend with improved results.   Team...

Track presents opportunity for international athletes

Published April 30, 2015

Growing up in Germany, sophomore Luca Wieland always knew he wanted to run competitively in the United States for one university or another.   His decision, however, didn’t ride on which school...

Minnesota running back David Cobb runs in for a touchdown in the second half against Western Illinois on Saturday, Sept. 14, 2013 at TCF Bank Stadium.

Cousins prepare for NFL Draft

Published April 29, 2015

For months, former Gophers running back David Cobb was patiently looking forward to Feb. 21.   Now, it’s a date that he may want to forget.   It was supposed to be his day to impress...

Ferretti continues throwing success

Published April 27, 2015

After winning three hammer throw competitions in a row, junior Gian Ferretti came back to Earth on Saturday at the Triton Invitational in San Diego, Calif.   The Cascina, Italy, native finished...

Drake Relays mark special weekend for Minnesota track and field

Published April 23, 2015

Members of both women’s and men’s Minnesota track teams will make the brief trip south to Iowa this Friday to take part in the annual Drake Relays —  a meet that has become...

Gophers exhibit versatility necessary for success in heptathlon

Published April 21, 2015

Minnesota’s heptathlon competitors — who tackle distance running, sprinting, hurdles and throwing in their single event — are impressing their coaches and snagging top conference titles.   Just...

Minnesota excels at local, national meets

Published April 20, 2015

When her college career is completed, Jess Herauf might be considered one of the most versatile track athletes to wear a Gophers’ uniform.   Herauf already holds the program record for the pentathlon,...

Yedoni looking for another jump title

Published April 16, 2015

When redshirt junior Trevor Yedoni arrived on campus three years ago, a Big Ten title in the long jump seemed like a stretch.   He was a two-time high school state champion in the high jump, and he...

Minnesota running back Rodney Smith runs the ball during the spring game on Saturday at TCF Bank Stadium.

Critical summer looms for Gophers

Published April 13, 2015

This year, Jerry Kill prepared his team for its annual spring game a little differently.   Instead of the traditional low-key walkthrough that players are accustomed to, Kill turned practice completely...

Gophers find success in Texas

Published April 13, 2015

Everything is bigger in Texas, and that includes the throws Minnesota athletes have put forth in the Lone Star State over the last two weeks. Last weekend, women’s thrower Devin Stanford broke the...

Weather is track’s unknown factor

Published April 9, 2015

While womenâÄôs head coach Matt Bingle was awaiting his flight out of central Texas last weekend, he spent time researching this upcoming weekendâÄôs weather in Arkansas. However, Bingle...

Redshirt sophomore center Amanda Zahui B. looks to go up for a shot against Penn State at Williams Arena on Jan. 28.

Zahui B.’s decision alters team’s future

Published April 8, 2015

Amanda Zahui B. will be the first sophomore in the womenâÄôs game to forgo her final two years of college. After becoming the GophersâÄô first Associated Press All-American in program history,...

Minnesotas Luca Wieland competes in hurdles on Jan. 18, 2014, at the University Field House.

Wind helps throwers dominate at Baylor

Published April 6, 2015

Thrower Devin Stanford couldn’t help but smile Friday.   Though wind gusts climbed to nearly 30 miles per hour in Waco, Texas, for the Baylor Invite, Stanford and the rest of Minnesota’s...

Gophers perfect art of choosing their relay teams

Published April 2, 2015

As the Gophers prepare to begin the bulk of their outdoor season, both the men and women’s teams will look to their relay teams for consistent point-scoring performances, much like they did last...

Minnesotas Erin Hawkins competes in the 60-meter dash finals on Jan. 31 at the University Fieldhouse.

All healed, Hawkins sees success

Published March 31, 2015

Two years after tearing her ACL and successfully recovering from surgery, redshirt sophomore Erin Hawkins found herself preparing to go under the knife again — this time, for a meniscus injury. The...

Gophers celebrate after scoring on the Badgers in the NCAA Womens Frozen Four semifinal round in Ridder Arena on Friday, March 20th. Minnesota defeated Wisconsin 3-1, securing their place in the finals on Sunday.

Gophers creating a dynasty in Minneapolis

Published March 23, 2015

Head coach Brad Frost entered his fourth national championship postgame press conference in as many years Sunday. But this time, the leader of the University of Minnesota women’s hockey team featured...

Gophers Rachel Ramsey and Rachael Bona celebrate with the trophy after winning the 2015 NCAA Womens Frozen Four championship against Harvard University in Ridder Arena on Sunday, March 22nd.

Gophers win third title in four years

Published March 23, 2015

As the five Gophers skaters on the ice patiently passed around the puck, allowing the final minute to bleed mercilessly off the clock, a celebration of the program’s third national championship in...

Gophers excel in outdoor opener

Published March 23, 2015

While their classmates were spending spring break in places like Florida or Mexico, the women’s track team spent the week training and competing in Alabama. In between bowling parties and laser tag...

Gophers overcome ejections, advance to Frozen Four

Published March 15, 2015

After the first five minutes of Minnesota’s NCAA tournament quarterfinal tilt against Rochester Institute of Technology (RIT) on Saturday, it looked like the Gophers would coast into the Frozen Four...

Minnesota prepares for quaterfinal against RIT

Published March 12, 2015

Just days after the Gophers’ 1-0 loss to Bemidji State in the semifinals of the WCHA tournament, head coach Brad Frost sat his team down and went over each missed scoring opportunity. There were...

Ridder staff begins preparation for Frozen Four

Published March 10, 2015

In a little more than a week, the four best teams in women’s college hockey will come to the University of Minnesota to compete for the national championship. While those teams compete this weekend...

Gophers upset by BSU in WCHA tourney

Published March 9, 2015

Two years ago, Bemidji State was the owner of the worst record in the WCHA and the Gophers handily swept them in the WCHA tournament’s first round. Now, the script has completely flipped after the...

Gophers face Bemidji in WCHA semis

Published March 5, 2015

The Gophers have absolutely dominated the WCHA Final Face-Off in recent history, bringing home the trophy each of the last three years. But as the team prepares to battle for a fourth-consecutive title,...

Minnesotas Maxx Williams displays his skills during pro day at the Gibson-Nagurski Football Complex on Monday.

Williams preps for draft

Published March 4, 2015

A year ago, former defensive tackle Ra’Shede Hageman was on track to be the first University of Minnesota player selected in the first round of the NFL Draft since 2006. Hageman, however, slipped...

Gopher Luca Wieland competes in hurdles on Jan. 18, 2014 in the Sports Pavilion.

Gophers bring home titles

Published March 2, 2015

Even though the 600-meter dash isn’t a typical track race and it doesn’t take place at national meets, it’s probably the reason the Gophers were able to finish their indoor season third...

Minnesota forward Hannah Brandt handles the puck against the Mavericks at Ridder Arena on Saturday. The University beat MSUM with a final score of 5-1.

Top line leads Gophers to dominating sweep

Published March 2, 2015

After shredding Minnesota State-Mankato’s defense during the regular season, the Gophers top line continued its dominance over Mankato during this weekend’s postseason series. Juniors Hannah...

Road to Redemption: WCHA First Round vs. Minnesota State-Mankato

Published February 28, 2015

  Heading into his eighth postseason as head coach of the Gophers, Brad Frost has realized the unfortunate truth that befalls his team every year at this time. “We know that we are measured...

Three Gophers named to Patty Kazmaier Award top-10 finalists

Published February 26, 2015

  Thursday, the 2015 Patty Kazmaier Award top-10 finalists were announced with three Gophers finding their names on the list. Senior captain Rachel Ramsey, junior Hannah Brandt and sophomore Dani...

Gophers, Mavs set for WCHA tourney

Published February 26, 2015

With numerous conference titles, national championships and consistent ranking as one of the top programs in the nation, the Gophers have plenty of targets on their backs. But this weekend, yet another...

Big Ten indoors on tap

Published February 26, 2015

When redshirt junior Liz Berkholtz crossed the finish line of last year’s Big Ten indoor championships after running 5,000 meters, she found herself in fifth place and behind two senior teammates. With...

McMillen suspended for first game of WCHA tournament

Published February 24, 2015

The WCHA announced today that Gophers junior defenseman Milica McMillen will receive a one-game suspension for a game misconduct infraction for contact to the head during Minnesota’s 4-2 victory...

Sweep caps end of regular season

Published February 23, 2015

Though the Gophers have featured an explosive offense all season, over the weekend — the last of the regular season — they showed they can also lock down on defense. Thanks to junior Milica...

Three named to nat’l team for world championships

Published February 19, 2015

Back in November, the Gophers shipped off three players to compete in the Four Nations Cup for the United States national team. Consequently, Minnesota played its series finale against Bemidji State without...

Womens hockey co-captain Rachel Ramsey fills listeners in on hockey-related news on Monday at KFAN Sports Radio. Ramsey, who will finish her hockey career this semester, has hopes of working in sports news in the future.

Radio dreams after hockey

Published February 18, 2015

As KFAN radio personality Paul Allen settled in to watch his niece play high school hockey four years ago, he noticed a six-foot defenseman on the other team. He couldn’t resist giving the tall defender...

Berkley Edwards brings his speed to the track

Published February 16, 2015

Much like his collegiate football debut, Gophers redshirt freshman running back Berkley Edwards had to wait a while before making his first appearance for Minnesota’s track team. In similar fashion...

Minnesota hurdles over program record

Published February 16, 2015

Records are meant to be broken, but not necessarily at the rate Minnesota’s hurdlers are shattering them. After already rewriting the history books twice this year, freshman Emma Spagnola set the...

Senior captains Rachael Bona and Rachel Ramsey hold the WCHA trophy after defeating the Minnesota-Duluth Bulldogs 2-0 on Saturday evening at Ridder Arena.

Gophers snag WCHA title

Published February 16, 2015

As the Gophers left the ice for the second intermission Saturday, head coach Brad Frost planned a quick detour to the coaches’ room to check on a game happening more than 600 miles away. Much to...

Gophers prep for senior weekend

Published February 12, 2015

When senior captain Rachel Ramsey sat down to write her speech for the annual senior banquet on Thursday night, she realized she had to account for time spent crying. “About 30 seconds for crying...

Stanford adapts, leads field athletes

Published February 12, 2015

When Peter Miller joined the Gophers coaching staff last year as an assistant coach, he knew he had a talent in thrower Devin Stanford. The only problem was that Miller and Stanford didn’t always...

Loss snaps road streak

Published February 10, 2015

Last season, North Dakota’s women’s hockey team came to Minneapolis and put an end to Minnesota’s historic 62-game winning streak. More than a year later, the Gophers visited Grand Forks,...

Minnesotas Becca Dyson runs the final stretch of the Intrasquad 5K on Friday at Les Bolstad Golf Course.

Gophers bring home two titles from weekend competition

Published February 9, 2015

Despite its members being spread nearly 600 miles apart, the women’s track and field team won two titles and recorded many career bests over the weekend. With the pole-vaulters and distance-runners...

Minnesota defenseman Rachel Ramsey prepares to pass the puck against North Dakota on Saturday, Nov. 16, 2013.

Gophers split against rival North Dakota

Published February 9, 2015

Despite bolstering the best power-play unit in the nation, No. 2 Minnesota went 0-for-4 with the advantage on Friday night, allowing rival North Dakota to cruise to a 3-0 victory. Saturday was a different...

Minnesota freshmen create early spark

Published February 5, 2015

Each year, head coach Matt Bingle never truly knows how his newest team members will adapt to competing at the collegiate level. But this year he knew exactly what he had with a handful of freshmen, and...

Defense Lee Stecklein snatches the puck from Minnesota State University Mankatos Katie Johnson on Saturday at Ridder Arena.

Stecklein gives Gophers stability

Published February 5, 2015

Redshirt sophomore alternate captain Lee Stecklein doesn’t score often for the Gophers, but when she does, many take notice. “The team always cheers a little harder for the people who don’t...

Minnesota forward Hannah Brandt handles the puck against Ohio State at Ridder Arena on Saturday. The Gophers beat Ohio State 3-1 and outshot them 44-15.

Minnesota battles past Buckeyes

Published February 2, 2015

Heading into the weekend, Gophers head coach Brad Frost expected to receive Ohio State’s best punch, something that almost came true in both games. The weekend series was marked by shoving matches,...

Minnesotas Erin Hawkins competes in the 60-meter dash finals on Saturday, January 31st at the University Fieldhouse. Hawkins went on to win the race with a time of 7.49 seconds.

Neumann, Herauf stand out over the weekend

Published February 2, 2015

Last year during the 200-meter dash at the Jack Johnson Classic, Brad Neumann won the race as an unattached runner because he was redshirting. This year, Neumann repeated as the 200-meter champion but...

Gophers land four-star safety from Michigan

Published January 29, 2015

With National Signing Day less than a week away, Jerry Kill and the Gophers have just received a commitment from their biggest recruit in the class of 2015 thus far. Two days ago, safety Dior Johnson was...

Gophers embrace rare meet at home

Published January 29, 2015

There’s no place like home. And for both the men and women’s track teams, the saying couldn’t be more applicable. While most Minnesota teams play in front of their home crowds plenty...

Minnesota keeps top lines intact

Published January 29, 2015

For a majority of the season, head coach Brad Frost has used the, “If it ain’t broke, don’t fix it” approach to setting his lines before each game. With the exception of a handful...

Gophers senior forward Rachael Bona controls the puck at Ridder Arena on Saturday, Nov. 22, 2014.

Hometown star excels at the University

Published January 27, 2015

After playing five years of varsity hockey, Gophers captain Rachael Bona has acquired many admirers in her hometown of Coon Rapids, Minn. And now, when young Cardinals say they look up to Bona, they can...

Gophers dominate SCSU in sweep

Published January 26, 2015

When senior goaltender Shyler Sletta decided to continue her hockey career at the University of Minnesota, head coach Brad Frost didn’t guarantee her any playing time. That didn’t matter to...

Minnesota finishes Border Battle on top

Published January 26, 2015

As with most things that haven’t happened for 37 years, the dual meet between Wisconsin and Minnesota has some wrinkles that need to be ironed out moving forward. However, fixing the men’s...

Trio of freshmen finding groove

Published January 22, 2015

Much like their fellow classmates, the freshman members of the Gophers women’s hockey team have had their fair share of trials and tribulations both on and off the ice. But as second semester begins,...

Rivalry jumps to the track

Published January 22, 2015

Despite having one of the most spirited and well-known rivalries in the country, the Minnesota and Wisconsin track teams have not competedsolely against each other in 37 years. That drought will soon come...

Forward Maryanne Menefee shoots the puck against Minnesota State Mankato on Saturday at Ridder Arena.

Minnesota breezes by Mavericks in sweep

Published January 20, 2015

Minnesota’s versatile offense fired on all cylinders over the weekend, as 10 different players scored at least one goal to lead the Gophers to a sweep over Minnesota State-Mankato. Junior forward...

Three Gophers jump ship to smaller programs

Published January 16, 2015

With spring practices beginning in just over a couple months, the Gophers found out Wednesday that quarterback Dimonic Roden-McKinzy, wide receiver Conner Krizancic and defensive tackle Demaris Peppers...

Gophers rally to beat Badgers in shootout

Published January 12, 2015

Head coach Brad Frost emerged from the Gophers locker room with a relieved look on his face. After failing to win any shootouts over the course of the last three years, including losing two earlier this...

Gophers outlast Badgers in battle of top three teams

Published January 11, 2015

Despite an unusually slow start to conference play, the No. 2 Gophers have been blowing by the competition recently and are now in position to return to the top of the WCHA standings after beating No....

Williams to enter NFL Draft

Published January 2, 2015

After weeks of discussion with family, coaches and former teammates, Gophers tight end Maxx Williams announced Friday that he will enter the 2015 NFL Draft instead of returning to the University of Minnesota...

Players take different paths to arrive at the University

Published December 9, 2014

As she grew up in Oklahoma, junior Brook Garzone’s hockey options were limited. Because of that, Garzone decided to take her talents to Shattuck-St. Mary’s School, a Minnesota boarding school...

Minnesota breezes past Huskies

Published December 8, 2014

In its final series of 2014, Minnesota didn’t seem challenged, as nearly all of the skaters who played over the weekend recorded at least a point. The Gophers got out to 3-0 first-period leads in...

Confidence, skill help Cameranesi excel

Published December 4, 2014

After being named National Rookie of the Year for her performance last season, sophomore forward Dani Cameranesi probably didn’t need another confidence boost. Regardless, Cameranesi received one...

Goalie Peters waits in the wings

Published December 2, 2014

When redshirt freshman goaltender Sidney Peters arrived on campus last year, she was fresh off a 70-game season. However, in the year and a half that she has been a member of the Gophers women’s...

Gophers sweep behind Menefee, Brandt

Published December 1, 2014

Juniors Maryanne Menefee and Hannah Brandt have been a lethal duo for the Gophers since they combined for 120 points their freshman year. This weekend was no different, as the two came together to record...

Cobb plays through hamstring injury in loss

Published December 1, 2014

Nearly everyone had written off senior running back David Cobb for Saturday’s game after his strained left hamstring kept him out of practice Tuesday, Wednesday and Thursday. But Minnesota’s...

Running back depth helps Minnesota

Published November 26, 2014

Not too many coaches would seem as comfortable as Jerry Kill did Tuesday when talking about a star player possibly missing the team’s biggest game of the year. But luckily for Gophers fans, Kill...

Gophers look to regain fresh legs

Published November 26, 2014

Sophomore Dani Cameranesi is coming off an excellent extended weekend. The Gophers’ leading goalscorer netted five goals in three games. However, the first thing she said after Monday’s victory...

Gophers forward Kelly Pannek scores a goal on St. Cloud State during the second period at Braemar Arena on Monday, Nov. 24th.

Pannek leads Gophers to victory

Published November 25, 2014

With Gophers women’s hockey taking over a local high school arena Monday night, it’s only fitting that one of the best Minnesota prep players from last year would steal the show. Freshman and...

Senior running back David Cobb is congratulated by a fan after the Gophers victory at Memorial Stadium in Nebraska. Cobb left the game with an injury, and backups Rodrick Williams and Donnell Kirkwood came on to replace him.

Gophers rally past Nebraska

Published November 24, 2014

LINCOLN, Neb. — Minnesota’s victory over No. 21 Nebraska on Saturday ignited the team’s Big Ten West hopes — with one more victory, the Gophers will advance to the conference title...

Strong power play creates momentum for Minnesota

Published November 20, 2014

Despite having one of the best power plays in the country, the Gophers left Minneapolis last weekend disappointed in their power-play production. Minnesota came up empty on all three of its power...

Gophers quarterback Mitch Leidner searches for a pass on Saturday aganist Ohio State at TCF Bank Stadium.

Big-game experience should help Leidner, Gophers

Published November 20, 2014

Redshirt sophomore quarterback Mitch Leidner has had a roller-coaster season to say the least. Whether it was early-season injuries, leading the team to major victories against Michigan and Iowa or making...

Senior Meghan Lorence carries the puck at the Gopher Womens Hockey game against North Dakota at the Ridder Arena on Friday.

Lorence leads team to sweep with hat trick

Published November 17, 2014

After Minnesota had two weeks off and fell to the No. 2 ranking, senior Meghan Lorence said her team needed to make a statement when it traveled to play Ohio State. Naturally, she came out Saturday and...

Minnesota defensive back Briean Boddy-Calhoun intercepts the ball on Saturday, Nov. 8, 2014 at TCF Bank Stadium.

Turnovers revive, then bury Gophers

Published November 17, 2014

All year, head coach Jerry Kill has preached to his team the importance of turnovers and the vital role they play in changing the course of a game. Saturday’s 31-24 loss to No. 8 Ohio State proved...

Halftime Report: Gophers trail Ohio State 17-14

Published November 15, 2014

  Despite being the coldest game in TCF Bank Stadium history, Ohio State came out on fire, torching the Gophers with two long scoring drives in the first quarter. After the teams traded three-and-outs,...

Seniors help shape culture of program

Published November 13, 2014

When head coach Jerry Kill arrived on campus four years ago, he didn’t have much time to put together his first recruiting class as a Big Ten head coach. Kill kept the players who had already accepted...

Minnesota freshman Kelly Pannek plays against Penn State on Oct. 3, 2014, at Ridder Arena.

Pannek contributes early in college career

Published November 13, 2014

After the Gophers came away from their last game without a single goal, the need for more scoring threats became apparent. Forward Kelly Pannek has the potential to solve some of Minnesota’s scoring...

Gophers prepare for showdown with Ohio State

Published November 12, 2014

After the Gophers’ dominating victory over Iowa last weekend, head coach Jerry Kill went home and watched Minnesota’s next opponent — Ohio State — with a bowl of chocolate chip...

Minnesota tight end Maxx Williams, right, and defensive lineman Ben Perry, left, holds the pig after Minnesota beat Iowa 51-14 on Saturday at TCF Bank Stadium.

The return of the pig

Published November 10, 2014

As the final seconds ticked off the clock, the Gophers sprinted across the field to reclaim Floyd of Rosedale. Fans swarmed the new guest of honor, storming the field. While there was no clear winner in...

Halftime Report: Gophers lead Iowa 35-7

Published November 8, 2014

  For the second straight week, Minnesota found itself down before its offense took the field. However, thanks to a 28-point second quarter, the Gophers find themselves up 35-7 at halftime. After...

To defeat Iowa, Gophers must stop Weisman

Published November 6, 2014

Iowa running back Mark Weisman arrived in Iowa City, Iowa, as a walk-on in 2011 after initially committing to play for Air Force Academy. Since then, Weisman has earned a scholarship and has crushed the...