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Noah Berghammer explains his music production setup in 17th Avenue Residence Hall on Wednesday, May 1. Berghammer sees music as a complimentary hobby to baseball, noting that one doesn't detract from the other.

Noah Berghammer: the singing, book-writing infielder

May 6, 2019

Gopher baseball's Noah Berghammer gets his reps in on a Wednesday afternoon. He tirelessly works on his craft. It's a passion that's been a big part of his life since he was 4 years old. But he's not on...

Outfielder Easton Bertrand swings at bat at Siebert Field on Friday, March 29. 

Gophers walk off the Buckeyes in 18 innings

May 5, 2019

Fans unexpectedly got two games for the price of one on Saturday at Siebert Field. Minnesota baseball played one of the longest games, if not the longest game, in its history Saturday afternoon in what...

A black SUV caught fire in the Oak Street Parking Ramp on Thursday, May 2.

None injured in individual vehicle fire at Oak Street Ramp

May 2, 2019

An individual vehicle fire broke out in the Oak Street Parking Ramp off of Southeast Oak Street and Deleware Street Southeast on Thursday afternoon, a fire official confirmed on the scene. "I smelled something,...

Ryan Duffy pitches the ball to Illinois on Sunday, April 14 at Siebert Field. The Gophers lost 3-13 to Illinois.

Gophers drop game to Milwaukee after ugly first inning

May 2, 2019

The Gophers gave up two home runs in the first inning to let Milwaukee hold on for a victory. Minnesota freshman pitcher J.P. Massey let up those two shots, giving Milwaukee (26-15) five runs in the top...

Outfielder Drew Hmielewski runs for first base at Siebert Field on Friday, March 29. Eli Wilson's home run in the bottom of the tenth inning lead the Gophers to a 5-2 win over Nebraska.

Minnesota drops series to No. 23 Indiana

April 30, 2019

Minnesota got ahead in the first game but couldn't replicate that success in the final two games. The Gophers dropped their fourth weekend series in a row when they went to Indiana for a three-game series...

Linebacker Blake Cashman calls to his teammates on Saturday, Oct. 20 at Memorial Stadium. Nebraska defeated the Gophers with a final score of 53-28.

Gophers’ linebacker Blake Cashman selected in NFL draft

April 28, 2019

Minnesota had a presence in the 2019 NFL draft with a former linebacker heading out east. Gophers' linebacker Blake Cashman was drafted by the New York Jets in the fifth round of the 2019 NFL draft on...

Pitcher Brett Schulze throws the ball at Siebert Field on Friday, March 29. Eli Wilson's home run in the bottom of the tenth inning lead the Gophers to a 5-2 win over Nebraska. 

Brett Schulze quietly creates longest winning streak in Gophers’ baseball history

April 25, 2019

Gophers' right-handed junior Brett Schulze's numbers aren't among those of legends. He doesn't hold a sub-1.00 ERA or strike out every batter who squares up on the diamond.  He just wins. In fact,...

Sophomore Max Meyer runs to first base after hitting the ball on Saturday, April 20 at Target Field in Minneapolis.

Gophers drop non-conference series to the Sooners

April 22, 2019

Gophers' starter Joshua Culliver gave up a 3-run home run in the top of the fifth inning to give Oklahoma a 3-2 lead, its first of the game. Minnesota's offense wasn't able to respond after the blast....

Outfielder Easton Bertrand swings at bat at Siebert Field on Friday, March 29. 

Gophers drop game to Sooners 2-1 at Target Field

April 20, 2019

A change of scenery yielded a different result on Saturday as the Gophers played the second game of the series against the Sooners at Target Field. Minnesota's offense fell off in the 39,504-person capacity...

Infielder Jack Wassel watches his hit at Siebert Field on Friday, March 29, 2019. 

Jack Wassel’s first inning homer boosts Gophers over the Sooners

April 20, 2019

Minnesota's bats came alive early on Friday, and it made all the difference. Gophers' third baseman Jack Wassel hit a three-run shot to right-center field in the first inning to spell disaster for the...

Jordan Kozicky eyes the ball during the game against Illinois on Sunday, April 14 at Siebert Field in Minneapolis. The Gophers lost 3-13.

Former walk-on Jordan Kozicky goes where the Gophers need him

April 18, 2019

When Jordan Kozicky, the Gophers' new starting shortstop, came to the team as a walk-on three seasons ago, head coach John Anderson didn't know where he was going to play. "We just thought he was athletic...

First baseman Cole McDevitt prepares to catch Patrick Fredrickson's throw after a UCLA player tried to steal second during the game on Saturday, June 2, 2018 at Siebert Field. The Gophers won 3-2.

Gophers take mid-week game over South Dakota State

April 17, 2019

Minnesota's experienced players were on display in Tuesday's win over South Dakota State University. Senior first baseman Cole McDevitt hit 3-4 and batted in the game-winning run in the top of the fifth...

Shortstop Jordan Kozicky hits a solo home run in the bottom of the second inning on Wednesday, March 27 at Siebert Field.

Gophers take series finale over Illinois with late comeback

April 16, 2019

Minnesota responded on Monday after dropping both games of a double-header on Sunday to Illinois. The Gophers came back from a 4-1 deficit in the late stages of the game and took the victory over Illinois...

Ryan Duffy pitches the ball to Illinois on Sunday, April 14 at Siebert Field. Gophers lost 3-13 to Illinois.

Gophers drop double header against Illinois

April 15, 2019

Gophers baseball returned to play on Sunday after a late-week snow storm postponed the scheduled Friday and Saturday games. Minnesota (14-18, 6-5 Big Ten) dropped both games of the double header against...

Sophomore Thomas Rush intercepts the ball for a touchdown on Saturday, April 13 at the football facility in Athlete's Village. The Gopher football team participated in their annual spring football game.

Gophers give a sneak preview of next season with spring game

April 13, 2019

Next season's Gophers football team was on display in the spring game at Athlete's Village's indoor practice facility Saturday. The game, which was moved indoors and not open to the public because of space...

Max Meyer watches the ball at Siebert Field on Tuesday, April 9.

Gophers’ Max Meyer adjusts to new roles: game one starter and top hitter

April 11, 2019

Minnesota's best pitcher and one of its top hitters has a relaxed approach to the game. Gophers starting pitcher and designated hitter Max Meyer approaches the game of baseball like he's playing whiffle...

Freshman Max Meyer closes out the game against UCLA on Saturday, June 2, 2018 at Siebert Field. The Gophers won 3-2.

Max Meyer’s first career homer beats NDSU

April 10, 2019

Minnesota had another walk-off victory that almost didn't happen. Gophers' sophomore Max Meyer had to convince head coach John Anderson to let him stay in the game for another at-bat on Tuesday night after...

Catcher Eli Wilson rounds second base at Siebert Field on Friday, March 29.

Gophers drop Big Ten series to Michigan

April 8, 2019

Minnesota dropped its first Big Ten series of the year to Michigan (22-8 overall, 4-1 Big Ten) over the weekend. The Gophers (13-16 overall, 6-3 Big Ten) won the series opener 6-4 on Friday in Ann Arbor,...

Outfielder Drew Hmielewski runs for first base at Siebert Field on Friday, March 29. Eli Wilson's home run in the bottom of the tenth inning lead the Gophers to a 5-2 win over Nebraska.

After choosing baseball last season, Hmielewski starts to make an impact

April 4, 2019

Drew Hmielewski came to the University of Minnesota two years ago as one of a select category of athlete: a two-sport Division I athlete. Today's sports environment has an increasing focus on specialization,...

Head Coach John Anderson is upset with an umpire's call during the game against Canisius on Friday, June 1, 2018. The Gophers won 10-1.

Anderson gets 1,300th win with 14-4 victory over St. Scholastica

April 3, 2019

Gophers head coach John Anderson won his 1,300th game on Tuesday, but he didn't know it. Minnesota (12-14, 5-1 Big Ten) beat the College of St. Scholastica 14-4 in the second Division III matchup of the...

Outfielder Easton Bertrand swings at bat at Siebert Field on Friday, March 29. 

Minnesota wins series over Nebraska thanks to walk-off wild pitch

April 2, 2019

The game was nearly headed to extra innings for the second time in the series, but one wild pitch changed that. The game was tied and the bases were loaded. Minnesota first baseman Cole McDevitt swung...

Pitcher Brett Schulze throws the ball at Siebert Field on Friday, March 29. Eli Wilson's home run in the bottom of the tenth inning lead the Gophers to a 5-2 win over Nebraska. 

Eli Wilson’s three-run home run walks off Nebraska

March 30, 2019

The game came down to extra innings and Minnesota's experienced catcher took a swing to potentially end the game. Eli Wilson knew it was out of the park as he made contact.  "I talked to the guys...

Shortstop Jordan Kozicky hits a solo home run in the bottom of the second inning on Wednesday, March 27 at Siebert Field.

Minnesota takes home opener over Augsburg

March 28, 2019

The Gophers held a 48-1-1 record over the Auggies of Augsburg (4-8) going into Wednesday's home opener at Siebert Field. The trend continued Wednesday. The Gophers (9-13) clobbered the ball, tallying 14...

Gophers show off their stuff to NFL scouts on pro day

March 28, 2019

Months of training for former Gophers' football players and others from colleges in Minnesota led up to Wednesday's pro day at the David and Janis Larson Football Performance Center. Dozens of NFL scouts...

Freshman Max Meyer is congratulated after closing out the win against UCLA on Saturday, June 2, 2018 at Siebert Field. The Gophers won 3-2.

Gophers open up Big Ten play with sweep of Penn State

March 26, 2019

One of the toughest non-conference schedules in college baseball prepared Minnesota for Big Ten play as the Gophers came out of University Park, Pennsylvania with three wins in the first Big Ten series...

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...

Members of the gopher men's hockey team help goalie Mat Robson keep the puck out of the net on Saturday, Jan. 26 at 3M Arena at Mariucci.

Notre Dame drops Minnesota out of Big Ten Tournament in overtime 2-1

March 18, 2019

Minnesota's season came down to Notre Dame. With a win, it continued; with a loss, it was over. A controversial hooking call was called on Gophers forward Tyler Sheehy to give the Fighting Irish a power...

Gophers take first series win over Long Beach State

March 18, 2019

The Gophers exploded for 21 hits on Sunday's series finale, taking another win over the Long Beach State Dirtbags, and their first series win of the year. "It takes time. It takes 15-20 games to get you're...

Senior Tyler Sheehy skates toward the puck on Saturday, Feb. 23 at Mariucci Arena. The Gophers beat Notre Dame 2-1. 

Gophers head to Notre Dame for Big Ten semifinal

March 14, 2019

The Gophers hit their peak when they needed it most. They've won five straight and seven of their last eight games after sweeping Michigan in the first round of the Big Ten Tournament. The team has been...

Junior Cole McDevitt eyes the pitch during the game on Wednesday, April 25 at Siebert Field.

Gophers drop three of four in Seattle

March 12, 2019

Minnesota continued its early slump over the weekend, dropping three of four in Seattle.  In the final game of the road trip, however, Minnesota beat Seattle University on Monday 3-2 with a Cole McDevitt...

Junior Rem Pitlick skates with the puck on Friday, March 8 at Mariucci Arena in Minneapolis.

Gophers win Big Ten quarterfinal over Michigan

March 11, 2019

A come-from-behind win on Friday built momentum for the Gophers that they carried into Saturday's match against the Wolverines. Minnesota (18-15-4) scored three goals in the first period and finished with...

Head Coach P.J. Fleck leads the Gophers onto the field on Saturday, Oct. 20 at Memorial Stadium. Nebraska defeated the Gophers with a final score of 53-28.

Gophers set to kick off spring practice

March 7, 2019

After finishing its 2018 schedule with two big victories — a historic win over Wisconsin and a 34-10 drubbing of Georgia Tech in the Quick Lane Bowl — the Gophers have already started preparation for...

Patrick Fredrickson throws the ball to first as a UCLA player tries to steal second during the game on Saturday, June 2, 2018 at Siebert Field. The Gophers won 3-2.

Amid pitching struggles, Max Meyer will make first start

March 7, 2019

The Gophers' starting pitching staff, recovering from the loss of key starter Reggie Meyer from last season and from early difficulties with preseason All-American Patrick Fredrickson, has struggled so...

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

Gates and the first line heat up when it counts

March 7, 2019

When it mattered most, one Minnesota senior rose to the occasion. Gophers forward Brent Gates Jr. was named the Big Ten Second Star of the Week after a four-point performance that completed a sweep of...

Cole McDevitt is congratulated after hitting a home run during the game against Canisius on Friday, June 1, 2018 at Siebert Field. The Gophers won 10-1.

Gophers swept at No. 23 NC State

March 5, 2019

It was another weekend of learning for the Gophers baseball team, according to what head coach John Anderson says about the early non-conference schedule.  After finishing last season with a 44-15...

Defensemen Tyler Nanne, left, and Ryan Zuhlsdorf pose for a portrait after practice on Wednesday, Feb. 27.

From high school to college, Zuhlsdorf and Nanne are back together again

February 28, 2019

Ryan Zuhlsdorf and Tyler Nanne are both junior Gopher hockey defensemen from Edina.  But the two have very different stories when it comes to hockey. Nanne was almost destined to play hockey, as his...

Freshman Max Meyer closes out the game against UCLA on Saturday, June 2, 2018 at Siebert Field. The Gophers won 3-2.

Gophers lose second series of the season at Dallas Baptist

February 26, 2019

The Gophers had a chance to take the series victory on Sunday at Dallas Baptist University when they took a 2-0 lead off a two-run homer from freshman Andrew Wilhite — the first hit of his career.  Then,...

Wisconsin's Dominick Mersch falls into senior Tyler Sheehy at Mariucci Arena on Saturday, Jan 26. The Gophers lost to the Wisconsin Badgers 4-3 after winning 9-4 the night before.

Gophers set to take on Notre Dame in final Big Ten series

February 21, 2019

Minnesota's upcoming two-game weekend series against Notre Dame has significant implications for its chance at home ice advantage during the Big Ten Tournament. It is unlikely the Gophers will make the...

Head Coach John Anderson is upset with an umpire's call during the game against Canisius on Friday, June 1, 2018. The Gophers won 10-1.

Gophers win one of four to start the season

February 19, 2019

Minnesota got off to a good start to the season when the team rallied late to beat Gonzaga 8-5 in their season opener. After that, however, the Gophers lost the next three and came out of Arizona with...

Freshman Nathan Burke skates back to the bench after scoring his first goal of the season at Mariucci Arena on Saturday, Nov. 17, 2018.

Minnesota sweeps No. 2 Ohio State on the road

February 18, 2019

The Gophers had a weekend of redemption against one of the best teams in the country after getting swept in the previous series at Penn State. Minnesota beat No. 2 Ohio State by a score of 4-3 in each...

The Gopher football team huddles during a time out on Saturday, Sept. 15 at TCF Bank Stadium in Minneapolis.

Gophers football player kicked off team for allegedly punching cop

February 16, 2019

A Gophers football player has been kicked off the team after he allegedly punched an officer last week, according to KSTP.  Maxwell Janes was arrested near 1st Street South and Hennepin Avenue a little...

Top line members Brent Gates Jr., Tyler Sheehy and Rem Pitlick congratulate teammate Brannon McManus after he scored a goal on Saturday, Jan. 26 at 3M Arena at Mariucci.

Gophers’ top line shines amid tough outcomes

February 14, 2019

As the Gophers have struggled in recent games, losing six of the last eight to Big Ten opponents, the top line of forwards' production hasn't stopped, stuttered or even plateaued. In fact, it's gone up. "Those...

Members of the gopher men's hockey team help goalie Mat Robson keep the puck out of the net on Saturday, Jan. 26 at 3M Arena at Mariucci.

Gophers continue slump, get swept at Penn State

February 11, 2019

Minnesota dropped to third in the Big Ten standings after a disappointing weekend in University Park, Pennsylvania. “We’ve got something in us. We can fight back, and we can score,” forward Brent...

Senior Jack Sadek skates down the ice at Mariucci Arena on Saturday, Nov. 17.

Senior Sadek leads an inexperienced defense

February 7, 2019

The Gophers' defensive corps is made up of five underclassmen, a pair of juniors and a lone senior — Jack Sadek. Sadek, a seventh-round NHL draft pick, has had his best statistical season with a young...

Senior forward Tommy Novak keeps the puck away from University of Michigan Junior Jake Slaker on Friday, Feb. 1 at 3M Arena at Mariucci.

Novak’s goal puts Minnesota over Michigan

February 3, 2019

After a Friday game that had their usually optimistic head coach Bob Motzko worried, Minnesota's Tommy Novak found a reason to look on the bright side again. Novak wound up and slapped a feed from Gophers...

Senior Tyler Sheehy looks to pass the puck on Friday, Feb. 1 at 3M Arena at Mariucci.

Gophers fall to Michigan after second-period slump

February 2, 2019

Minnesota was tied with Michigan 1-1 going into the second period, then things fell apart. Michigan pummeled Gophers goaltender Mat Robson with 19 shots, while Minnesota couldn't get off a single one to...

Freshman Blake McLaughlin plays with the puck after practice at 3M Arena at Mariucci on Tuesday, Jan. 29.

Gophers freshman finds his rhythm

January 31, 2019

Freshman Blake McLaughlin scored 23 goals with the Chicago Steel of the USHL before the Anaheim Ducks drafted him in the third round during the 2018 NHL Entry Draft. But when he got to the University of...