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Alan Wolf, assistant superintendent of The Motz Group, waters the field at TCF Bank Stadium on Aug. 2, 2014. Natural sod was installed for a soccer doubleheader.

TCF Bank Stadium set for Vikings’ arrival

August 6, 2014

In the past year, TCF Bank Stadium has been the site of football, hockey and soccer games, as well as the University of Minnesota homecoming and MLB All-Star Game concerts. This weekend, the venue will...

Minnesota pitcher Sara Groenewegen pitches against Illinois on Saturday, March 29, at St. Thomas University.

Groenewegen reps native Canada

July 30, 2014

Growing up, Sara Groenewegen watched the Canadian senior women’s national softball team primarily from the dugout as the team’s batgirl. Now, the Gophers pitcher serves a much more active...

Gophers forward Kyle Rau plays against Minnesota State on Nov. 2, 2012, at Mariucci Arena.

Gophers stars return in search of title

July 23, 2014

After a first-round exit from the 2013 NCAA tournament, five of Minnesota’s key players left the team after three years of eligibility and signed professional contracts. Minnesota was the NCAA runner-up...

Minnesota's gymnast Ellis Mannon performs his parallel bars routine March 2, 2013, at the Sports Pavilion.

Mannon qualifies for the P&G Gymnastics Championships

July 23, 2014

For many athletes, summer brings a few months of development and the absence of competition. But timelines vary, and for some it’s the time of year to be at the peak of their game. That includes...

Guertler leaves Minnesota, signs with OHL’s Soo Greyhound

July 19, 2014

Minnesota, having spent most of its offseason welcoming players back to the program, has granted the request of one to depart. Gabe Guertler, freshman forward out of Fort Lauderdale, Fla., has decided...

Gophers assistant soccer coach Krystle Seidel directs players at Elizabeth Lyle Robbie Stadium, on Sept. 4, 2011. Seidel was selected to participate in the National Soccer Coaches Association of America's 30 Under 30 program.

Assistant named to prestigious coaching program

July 16, 2014

Krystle Seidel has aspirations of coaching her own college soccer program in the future. But until then, the Gophers assistant coach is taking the necessary steps to reach that level. Seidel was named...

Gohpers baseball player Lance Thonvold pitches against Creighton on Feb. 22. Thonvold is playing in the Cape Cod Baseball League this summer.

Cape Cod hosts Thonvold’s summer of development

July 16, 2014

Growing up, Lance Thonvold often played catch in his backyard with his father. The ball would zip back and forth, and so too would the chatter and offhanded conjectures of what it would be like to play...

Cobb, Leidner and Thompson selected to represent Gophers at Big Ten Media Days

July 10, 2014

Senior runningback David Cobb, sophomore quarterback Mitch Leidner and senior safety Cedric Thompson were chosen by Gophers coaches to represent the team at Big Ten Media Days in Chicago,...

Gophers sophomore Wally Ellenson poses for a portrait on the Bierman Track on June 5.

High jumper transfers to Marquette

July 9, 2014

Sophomore forward Wally Ellenson left the Gophers basketball team in February to focus on high jumping. On July 2, just months after Ellenson left Minnesota’s basketball team, he announced on Twitter...

Strength and conditioning coach Cal Dietz spots Gophers men's hockey player Sam Warning as he lifts weights in the Mariucci Arena weight room Thursday.

Dietz pioneers weight training method

July 9, 2014

He holds a master’s degree in kinesiology, his teachings have become a top-selling book and he’s overseen multiple NCAA titles and more than 400 All-Americans. Despite all his accomplishments,...

Minnesota high jumper Wally Ellenson practices at Bierman Athletic Field on Tuesday, April 30, 2013.

Ellenson announces transfer to Marquette

July 2, 2014

  I'm excited to join Marquette University and be part of the basketball family. #wearemarquette — TheKangarooKid (@wallyellenson) July 2, 2014   Sophomore Wally Ellenson, one of the...

Minnesota's Harun Abda competes in the 800-meter run  Feb. 15, 2013, at the University Fieldhouse.

Past and present Gophers come together at U.S. Championships

July 1, 2014

Hassan Mead finished his college career as one of the most decorated runners in University of Minnesota history. Mead has continued his success on the national stage, most recently finishing third in the...

Gophers recruiting class convenes at WWGA Championships

July 1, 2014

In 2014, the Gophers women’s golf team experienced its best year under head coach Michele Redman. That, combined with the strong recruiting class coming in, has Redman optimistic about what’s...

Pat Micheletti scores a goal against Wisconsin. Micheletti will be inducted into the

Micheletti’s U legacy lives on

June 25, 2014

Pat Micheletti began watching Gophers hockey in 1974 when his older brother Joe first played for the team. From that year on, Pat Micheletti and his family would often hop in their car and journey over...

Kinesiology senior Kristina Rude warms up before her game in the 64th United States Handball Association National Four-Wall Championships at the Recreational and Wellness Center on Saturday. Rude was __

Two U students play in handball nationals

June 25, 2014

Kristina Rude discovered handball as a freshman in a University of Minnesota physical education class. Now, three years later, she’s earning first-place titles and playing in national competitions. Rude,...

Gophers linebacker Aaron Hill recovers a fumble against Indiana University at Memorial Stadium in Bloomington, Ind. on Sunday Nov. 2, 2013.

Undrafted, Hill gets NFL opportunity

June 18, 2014

For many fans, there’s a belief that the National Football League is a group full of “chosen ones.” To the contrary, nearly one-third of players on NFL rosters in 2013 weren’t chosen...

Minnesota high jumper Wally Ellenson practices at Bierman Field on April 30, 2013.

Men turn in strong showing at NCAA championships

June 18, 2014

Prior to last weekend’s NCAA outdoor track and field championships, head coach Steve Plasencia described the group of athletes competing as “not large but very capable with experience.” Quality...

Crawford picked in 25th round of MLB draft

June 11, 2014

Alec Crawford waited through 24 full rounds of Major League Baseball’s 2014 First-Year Player Draft before getting the good news he was waiting for. In the 25th round, Crawford’s moment came....

Sophomore Wally Ellenson sits on the Bierman Track on Thursday.  Ellenson will be making his second consecutive appearance at NCAA outdoor track and fields championships and finished 8th overall in the high jump at last year.

High jumper Ellenson heads to NCAAs

June 11, 2014

Wally Ellenson’s goal for this year’s NCAA outdoor championships would’ve placed him in the top three at last year’s event. Last week, Ellenson qualified for the 2014 NCAA outdoor...

Former Gophers swimmer Jared Anderson trains at the University Aquatic Center on May 30, 2014. Anderson is hoping to qualify for the 2016 Olympics.

After college, Anderson swims on

June 4, 2014

Thousands of seniors graduated from the University of Minnesota in spring 2013, and many of them had aspirations of joining the workforce in the near future. For Jared Anderson, a former Gophers swimmer...

Junior hammer thrower advances to NCAA finals

June 4, 2014

Last year during the NCAA preliminaries, Devin Stanford finished outside the top 20 in the hammer throw. This year, as a junior, her performance at the preliminaries earned her a trip to Eugene, Ore.,...

Minnesota's Ben Meyer pitches against Western Illinois on March 9, 2013, at the Metrodome.

Injury-filled season ends with decent results

May 28, 2014

A year ago, the Gophers claimed both the Big Ten’s second-best team ERA and the No. 4 seed in the conference tournament. Minnesota lost its two top starting pitchers to the Major League Baseball...

Minnesota infielder Tyler Walker throws to the pitcher during the game against North Dakota State at Jane Sage Cowles Stadium on Saturday. This game, part of the NCAA Regional Tournament, resulted in a 4-1 win by the Gophers.

With super regional berth, an unprecedented season

May 28, 2014

When Minnesota defeated Auburn 8-6 in the win-or-stay-home game of the NCAA regional tournament, it clinched a berth in the super regional for the first time in the program’s history. Since head...

Minnesota outlasts North Dakota State

May 17, 2014

Friday, the Gophers needed just 4.2 innings in their offense-heavy victory. Saturday, it took the Gophers 10 innings, but they achieved the same result. Minnesota outlasted North Dakota State to win its...