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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 doesnt detract from the other.

Noah Berghammer: the singing, book-writing infielder

Published 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, 2019. 

Gophers walk off the Buckeyes in 18 innings

Published 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

Published 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 April 14, 2019 at Siebert Field. The Gophers lost 3-13 to Illinois.

Gophers drop game to Milwaukee after ugly first inning

Published 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 Wilsons 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

Published 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

Published 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 Wilsons 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

Published 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 April 20, 2019 at Target Field in Minneapolis.

Gophers drop non-conference series to the Sooners

Published 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, 2019. 

Gophers drop game to Sooners 2-1 at Target Field

Published 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

Published 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

Published 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 Fredricksons 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

Published 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

Published 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

Published 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, 2019 at the football facility in Athletes Village.

Gophers give a sneak preview of next season with spring game

Published 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

Published 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

Published 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

Published 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 Wilsons 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

Published 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 umpires 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

Published 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, 2019. 

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

Published 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 Wilsons 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

Published 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

Published 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

Published 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

Published 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

Published 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 mens hockey team help goalie Mat Robson keep the puck out of the net on Saturday, Jan. 26 2019 at 3M Arena at Mariucci.

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

Published 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

Published 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

Published 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

Published 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

Published 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

Published 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

Published 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

Published 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

Published 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

Published 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

Published 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,...

Wisconsins 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

Published 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 umpires 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

Published 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

Published 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

Published 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

Published 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 mens hockey team help goalie Mat Robson keep the puck out of the net on Saturday, Jan. 26 2019 at 3M Arena at Mariucci.

Gophers continue slump, get swept at Penn State

Published 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

Published 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

Published 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

Published 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

Published 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...

Blake McLaughlin heats up midway through his first season

Published January 29, 2019

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Outfielder Ben Mezzenga rounds second base during the game against UCLA on Saturday, June 2, 2018 at Siebert Field. The Gophers won 3-2.

With high expectations, Gophers baseball begins practice

Published January 28, 2019

Though it may not seem like it with the recent cold wave washing over campus, baseball season is ready to start in Dinkytown. The Gophers' baseball team, which went 44-15 overall and was one series away...

Freshman Sampo Ranta keeps the puck away from Wisconsin on Friday, Jan. 25 at 3M Arena at Mariucci.

Late scoring flurry gives Minnesota 9-4 victory over Wisconsin

Published January 26, 2019

The Badgers trailed 5-4 with under seven minutes remaining in the game. The mood in 3M Arena at Mariucci was a far cry from what it was after the Gophers took a 3-0 lead in the first period and made the...

The University of Minnesota announced Monday that Mariucci Arena will now be called 3M Arena at Mariucci. The change accompanies the companys $11.2 million sponsorship of Gopher Athletics and the Athletes Village.

Gophers sports to be free for federal employees during shutdown

Published January 25, 2019

On Wednesday — day 34 of the government shutdown — Gophers athletics announced it would give free tickets for all home Gophers' sporting events to federal employees for the duration of the shutdown. With...

The University of Minnesota 1979 NCAA Championship Ice Hockey team

Minnesota to take on Wisconsin after disappointing sweep at Michigan State

Published January 24, 2019

After almost every game — whether it be a win, a loss or a tie — there is usually something a hockey team can take out of that game, no matter how small. Apparently, there are some exceptions.  "Crunch...

Forward Sammy Walker eyes the puck during the game against the University of Minnesota Duluth on Sunday, Oct. 7, 2019 at Mariucci Arena.

Minnesota swept at Michigan State

Published January 21, 2019

After a promising three-game winning streak against nationally ranked programs, the Gophers hit a roadblock in East Lansing, Michigan. As students headed back to campus in Dinkytown over the long weekend,...

Running back Mohamed Ibrahim carries the ball on Saturday, Nov. 17 at TCF Bank Stadium.

Minnesota trounces Georgia Tech 34-10 in Quick Lane Bowl

Published December 27, 2018

In head coach P.J. Fleck’s first bowl game with the Gophers, freshman running back Mohamed Ibrahim paved the way to victory. Ibrahim finished with a career-high 224 rushing yards — the most for a Minnesota...

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

Football update: new signing class, bowl game, suspensions, sit outs

Published December 19, 2018

A lot happened in the world of Gophers football after the final regular season game ended with a 37-15 victory over Wisconsin. After a report came out last week that stated players were suspended from...

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 will sit out bowl game

Published December 12, 2018

The Gophers' leading tackler during the regular season, Blake Cashman, got ejected from his final regular season game of the season due to a targeting on the punt team when Minnesota beat Wisconsin on...

Senior Brent Gates Jr. skates with the puck during the Gopher game against Ohio State on Friday, Nov. 30, 2018 at Mariucci Arena.

Gophers win series at Michigan after 50-save performance from Mat Robson

Published December 10, 2018

Minnesota's men's hockey team tried to get back on track this past weekend. Though Gophers forward Brent Gates Jr. tallied the tie-breaking goal late in the third period to put the Gophers ahead 4-3, it...

Freshman Sampo Ranta fights for the puck on Friday, Nov. 30 at Mariucci Arena.

Gophers look to finish first half of season strong at Michigan

Published December 6, 2018

After a couple of tie games that both ended in double overtime when Ohio State scored for an extra Big Ten point over the weekend, the Gophers finished out their six-game home stand 2-2-2. The Gophers...

Senior Brent Gates Jr. skates with the puck during the Gopher game against Ohio State on Friday, Nov. 30, 2018 at Mariucci Arena.

Gophers finish weekend with pair of ties

Published December 3, 2018

There were two eerily similar results for the Gophers this weekend. In the official standings, the Gophers marked two ties this weekend against No. 5 Ohio State. In terms of conference play, the Buckeyes...

Junior Rem Pitlick battles two defenders at Mariucci Arena on Saturday, Nov. 17. The Gophers beat the St. Lawrence Saints 3-0.

Minnesota ties Ohio State 2-2, loses extra point

Published December 1, 2018

Rem Pitlick put a quick one-timer slap shot past the Buckeyes goaltender with 41 seconds left on the game clock to send the Big Ten matchup into overtime with a 2-2 score. But in the second frame of overtime,...

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

Sheehy shines against Michigan State after ‘snake-bitten’ start

Published November 29, 2018

Tyler Sheehy described himself as a little "snake bit" through the first part of the season. The second-year captain notched just three points in the first nine games of the season. "I think for me it...

The Gophers take a group picture at Camp Randall Stadium in Madison on Saturday, Nov. 24. The Gophers beat the Badgers 37-15 for the first time since 2003.

‘The Axe’ is back

Published November 25, 2018

The Gophers have been through six head coaches since the last time they took a victory over the Badgers. Minnesota took advantage to change that on Saturday and put head coach P.J. Fleck in the win column...

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

Minnesota takes 7-2 win over Michigan State

Published November 24, 2018

The Gophers could have let the Thanksgiving turkey, stuffing and pie make them look off at the start of the game Friday night. But after a morning skate to make sure they were feeling right, the Gophers...

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.

Cashman’s walk on journey comes down to final game

Published November 24, 2018

The Gophers' leading tackler started his first two years with the team as a walk-on. Without a scholarship and with a chip on his shoulder, he worked his way up in five years. He now has the ability to...

Goaltender Eric Schierhorn takes a water break at Mariucci Arena on Saturday, Nov. 17. The Gophers beat the St. Lawrence Saints 3-0.

Schierhorn, Robson split time in the crease for the Gophers

Published November 21, 2018

There is a goaltender battle in Stadium Village this year. Senior Eric Schierhorn and junior Mat Robson have almost evenly split games this year, as the net-minders keep consistent play while the defensive...

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

Gophers redeem themselves with 3-0 win over St. Lawrence

Published November 19, 2018

A freshman came out of the locker room wearing the hard hat on Saturday. Gophers' forward Nathan Burke got to wear the player of the game helmet after he scored his first two collegiate goals Saturday...

Quarterback Tanner Morgan looks to throw the ball on Saturday, Nov. 17 at TCF Bank Stadium. The Gophers were defeated by Northwestern with a final score of 24-14.

Morgan’s three turnovers lead to 24-14 loss to Wildcats

Published November 17, 2018

Quarterback Tanner Morgan dug the Gophers into a hole when he threw two interceptions in the first quarter of the senior day game against No. 22 Northwestern on Saturday.  He left the turnover woes...

Junior goaltender Mat Robson eyes the puck during the game against the University of Minnesota Duluth on Sunday, Oct. 7 at Mariucci Arena.

Gophers come back, but lose in overtime to St. Lawrence

Published November 17, 2018

Minnesota handed St. Lawrence its second win of the season after a poor defensive performance put the team in the losing column for the fifth time in six games. "Blindsided us a bit, we thought we were...

Senior day on Saturday for group who’ve had ups and downs

Published November 15, 2018

This year's seniors — a group who has been through a lot of change in the past four to five years — will play in their last game at TCF Bank Stadium on Saturday. The seniors who have gone the distance...

Quick Hitters: Gophers flip the script in big win over Purdue

Published November 15, 2018

Final: Minnesota 41, Purdue 10 The Gophers' defense shocked Purdue Saturday after allowing a season-high 55 points to Illinois the week before. After head coach P.J. Fleck fired former defensive coordinator...

Questions from the other side: The Daily Northwestern’s Ben Pope

Published November 15, 2018

For this weekly column, the Daily interviews a journalist with knowledge on the Gophers' next opponent. We interviewed The Daily Northwestern's Ben Pope to gain insight on this week's game against Northwestern....

Rem Pitlick proving to be an offensive spark on special teams

Published November 15, 2018

It's an old cliché that when players become upperclassmen, something changes in the way they play, act or lead. For Rem Pitlick, who has led on the stat sheet the past two seasons with 68 total points...

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Published November 13, 2018

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Forward Brent Gates celebrates a scored goal at 3M Arena at Mariucci on Friday, Nov. 2. The Gophers fell to Minnesota State with a final score of 5-1.

Gophers open up Big Ten play splitting series with Badgers

Published November 12, 2018

The Gophers split their first Big Ten series of the season on Saturday. They won the first game 3-2 before dropping the Saturday game 3-1 in a Friday-Saturday matchup against Wisconsin. Both games were...

Thomas Barber and Coney Durr tackle Purdue on Saturday, Nov. 10 at TCF Bank Stadium. The Gophers beat the Boilermakers 41-10.

Minnesota upsets Purdue 41-10

Published November 11, 2018

The Gophers looked like a different team on Saturday as they (5-5, 2-5 Big Ten) beat the Boilermakers (5-5, 4-2 Big Ten) in a 41-10 upset victory at a chilly TCF Bank Stadium. No one could predict what...

New defensive coordinator will get first test against high-powered Purdue offense

Published November 8, 2018

Head coach P.J. Fleck fired former defensive coordinator Robb Smith on Sunday. The decision to fire his close friend came after Smith's defense allowed 55 points and 646 total yards of offense to Illinois...

Running back Shannon Brooks jumps on Friday, Oct. 26 at TCF Bank Stadium.

Last time between Minnesota and Purdue

Published November 8, 2018

This inaugural edition of "Last time ..." The Daily looked at and recapped the last game between Minnesota and Purdue, which happened over one year ago. Final: Minnesota 17, Purdue 31 It looked like Minnesota...

Running back Mohamed Ibrahim carries the ball on Saturday, Oct. 20 at Memorial Stadium. Nebraska defeated the Gophers with a final score of 53-28.

Gophers underdogs against rolling Boilermakers

Published November 8, 2018

Another veteran running back down for the season and a new defensive coordinator means more change for the Gophers. Former defensive coordinator Robb Smith was fired, replaced by former defensive line...

Big Ten season opens with two-game series at Wisconsin

Published November 8, 2018

The Gophers hockey hasn't been dealt any favors in terms of beginning of the year schedule this season. First they had No.1 ranked Minnesota Duluth, then perennial power North Dakota followed by a physical...

Forward Rem Pitlick engages his defender at 3M Arena at Mariucci on Friday, Nov. 2. The Gophers fell to Minnesota State with a final score of 5-1.

Gophers’ men’s hockey lose first weekend series to Minnesota State

Published November 5, 2018

Minnesota State Mankato dealt Minnesota its first series loss of the year when it defeated the Gophers on Saturday at the Verizon Center in Mankato, Minnesota. The Gophers (1-3-1) opened up scoring in...

Wide receiver Rashod Bateman runs after a catch on Saturday, Oct. 6 at TCF Bank Stadium. The Hawkeyes defeated the Gophers 48-31.

Ibrahim and Bateman shine in otherwise dreary loss

Published November 4, 2018

Minnesota's defense continues to falter, but the young attacking side of the ball shows some promise. The Gophers gave up 646 total yards of offense to the Fighting Illini on Saturday. Illinois scored...

Quarterback Tanner Morgan prepares to pass the ball on Friday, Oct. 26 at TCF Bank Stadium.

Tanner Morgan to make second start at Illinois

Published November 3, 2018

Tanner Morgan didn't let it get to him when true freshman walk on Zack Annexstad was named as the starting quarterback over him. He has looked like the answer to the Gophers' losing woes since helping...

Senior forward Brent Gates Jr. eyes the puck as he tries to maneuver past the University of Minnesota Duluth during the game on Sunday, Oct. 7 at Mariucci Arena. The Gophers won 7-4.

Gophers start and finish slow, lose to Mankato 5-1

Published November 3, 2018

Minnesota started slow, warmed up, and then finished slow in Friday night's loss to Minnesota State-Mankato. Minnesota (1-2-1) lost to No. 4 Minnesota State at 3M Arena at Mariucci due to weak first and...

Running back Shannon Brooks avoids a tackle from Indian on Friday, Oct. 26, 2018 at TCF Bank Stadium. Brooks finished his first game back from an injury with 154 rushing yards and a touchdown.

No charges in Shannon Brooks’ alleged domestic assault

Published November 2, 2018

The Minneapolis attorney's office declined to press charges against Gophers' running back Shannon Brooks for the domestic violence complaint that got him arrested in October, the Pioneer Press first reported...

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

Gophers look to break penalty habit going into regular season play

Published November 1, 2018

In three regular season games played this fall, the Gophers have taken 25 penalties, a stat that head coach Bob Motzko couldn't explain. "I can't explain it. I don't know a lot of the players. A couple...

Junior goaltender Mat Robson eyes the puck during the game against the University of Minnesota Duluth on Sunday, Oct. 7 at Mariucci Arena.

Gophers gamble with penalties, lose to North Dakota in Vegas

Published October 29, 2018

The Gophers experienced their first loss of the season to North Dakota on Saturday. No. 17 ranked North Dakota beat No. 5 Minnesota 3-1 in Las Vegas for the United States Hockey Hall of Fame game in a...

Quarterback Tanner Morgan prepares to pass the ball on Friday, Oct. 26 at TCF Bank Stadium.

Hoosier daddy? Gophers nab first Big Ten victory in ugly win over Indiana

Published October 27, 2018

Minnesota didn't expect the game to be tied with less than four minutes remaining, but the team pulled through in the waning minutes for the victory. The Gophers found their first Big Ten victory of the...

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.

Notebook: Minnesota vs. Indiana

Published October 25, 2018

Minnesota will play its first and only Friday game of the season this week against Indiana. Although they are common in the non-"Power Five" football conferences, the Friday games in conferences like the...

Miami carries the ball on Saturday, Sept. 15 at TCF Bank Stadium in Minneapolis.

Questions from the other side: the Indianapolis Star’s Zach Osterman

Published October 25, 2018

For each home game, the Minnesota Daily interviews a reporter covering Minnesota's opponent for the week. This week the Daily spoke with Zach Osterman, a University of Indiana insider who covers the football...

Running back Mohamed Ibrahim gets tackled by Nebraska on Saturday, Oct. 21, 2018 at Memorial Stadium in Lincoln, Nebraska.

Gophers defense husked by Nebraska in 53-28 rout

Published October 21, 2018

It's hard to start slower in a football game than the Gophers started Saturday's matchup against Nebraska. Nebraska had a 28-0 lead with 1:58 left to play in the second quarter. Minnesota allowed high-yardage...

Running back Mohamed Ibrahim carries the ball at TCF Bank Stadium on Thursday, Aug. 30. The Gophers defeated the New Mexico State Aggies 48-10.

Coughlin’s seven sacks lead the Big Ten

Published October 18, 2018

Minnesota defensive end Carter Coughlin leads the Big Ten Conference and is No. 5 in the NCAA with seven solo sacks in the first six games. He had one of his best performances of the season with a two-sack,...

Charges not filed against Shannon Brooks.

Published October 18, 2018

Gophers running back Shannon Brooks was released from jail Monday after being arrested for an alleged domestic assault against his male roommate on Sunday night. Neither Brooks or his roommate suffered...

Junior Ryan Zuhlsdorf skates past the University of Minnesota Duluth toward the puck during the game on Sunday, Oct. 7 at Mariucci Arena. The Gophers won 7-4.

Gophers defeat USA Under-18 team

Published October 15, 2018

The Gophers started slow, but ended with a convincing victory over some of the country's top players who are under 18 years old on Saturday. Minnesota used a five-goal third period to take a 7-1 victory...

Junior Tyler Johnson runs the ball on Saturday, Sept. 14 at TCF Bank Stadium in Minneapolis.

Gophers defeated by No. 3 Ohio State

Published October 13, 2018

At halftime the Gophers were down 17-14, a score not many had expected with the Gophers taking on the No. 3 Buckeyes. But Ohio State ran out in the second half and did what Ohio State does, using its air...

Head coach P.J. Fleck celebrates on Saturday, Oct. 6 at TCF Bank Stadium. The Hawkeyes defeated the Gophers 48-31.

Gophers notebook preview: Ohio State

Published October 11, 2018

P.J. Fleck returns to first coaching spot Head coach P.J. Fleck will take on Ohio State for the first time with the Gophers. But he is familiar with Ohio State's program, as his first coaching job was...

Senior forward Tyler Sheehy scores a goal during the game against the University of Minnesota Duluth on Sunday, Oct. 7.

Gophers start season with victory over No. 1 UMD

Published October 8, 2018

Minnesota took a 7-4 victory over the reigning national champions Minnesota Duluth in the two-game series finale on Sunday. After the first game in Duluth ended in a tie, Minnesota shot well and scored...

Defensive back Jacob Huff goes in for the tackle on Saturday, Oct. 6. at TCF Bank Stadium. The Hawkeyes defeated the Gophers 48-31.

Gophers’ pass defense falters in loss to Iowa

Published October 7, 2018

The Gophers defense made and broke the team's chances in Saturday's homecoming game against the Hawkeyes. Two critical turnovers put the Minnesota offense within the Iowa 10-yard line. On both occasions,...