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Julianna Landis, Sports Reporter

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The Gopher celebrate a sweep over Indiana at Maturi Pavilion on Friday, Nov. 9, 2018.

 Gophers sweep at home in Diet Coke Classic

Published September 21, 2021
 In their first two home matches of the season, Gopher volleyball won against St. Thomas and Iowa State
Episode 37: Gophers mens hockey falls to Mankato

Episode 37: Gophers men’s hockey falls to Mankato

Published April 3, 2021
In this week's episode of the "Weekly Rundown," our staff discusses the Gophers men's hockey team's tournament run, predictions for the Frozen Four and who might be in the lineup when the Gophers take the ice next season.
Gophers Defenseman Matt Staudacher steers the puck at 3M Arena on Saturday, Feb. 20. The Gophers defeated Michigan State, 5-1.

Gophers men’s hockey falls to Minnesota State in regional final

Published March 29, 2021
Minnesota met its match in the Loveland Regional final on Sunday night.
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 power past Nebraska-Omaha in NCAA Regional Semifinal

Published March 29, 2021
Mason Nevers scored his first two collegiate goals to help Minnesota advance.
Gophers Defenseman Matt Staudacher steers the puck at 3M Arena on Saturday, Feb. 20. The Gophers defeated Michigan State, 5-1.

Gophers hockey seeded third overall, first in regional bracket for NCAA tournament

Published March 22, 2021
As the first seed in the West Regional, Minnesota will head to Loveland, Colorado to face Omaha.
Minnesota’s goalie Jack LaFontaine blocks an attempted goal from Notre Dame’s Graham Slaggert on Saturday, Jan. 16 at the 3M arena at Marriucci.

LaFontaine named Big Ten Goaltender of the Year, First Team All-Big Ten

Published March 16, 2021
Gophers goalie Jack LaFontaine has put up some of the best numbers in program history during his senior season.
Forward Sammy Walker looks to control the puck during the game against the Wisconsin Badgers at 3M Arena at Mariucci on Friday, Nov. 22, 2019. The Gophers won 4-1.

Comeback kids: Gophers men’s hockey wins semifinal game in overtime 3-2 against Michigan

Published March 16, 2021
Overcoming a two-goal lead by Michigan, captain Sammy Walker scored in extra minutes to help his team advance to the Big Ten Championship game.
Gophers defenseman Matt Staudacher steers the puck at 3M Arena on Saturday, Feb. 20. The Gophers defeated Michigan State, 5-1.

Sampo Ranta scores in overtime to send Gophers men’s hockey to Big Ten semifinal

Published March 16, 2021
In its first game of the Big Ten Tournament, Minnesota rallied from behind to beat Michigan State 2-1.
Senior Emily Heslin handles the ball during the game against DePaul on Thursday, Aug. 30, 2018 at Elizabeth Lyle Robbie Stadium.

Gophers soccer takes down Iowa 1-0 for third win in four games

Published March 16, 2021
Freshman midfielder Sophia Boman scored her first collegiate goal to secure the win.
Gophers Midfielder Katie Duong launches a pass at Elizabeth Lyle Robbie Stadium on Thursday, Oct. 17. The Gophers went on to a tie game with Nebraska, 1-1.

Gophers soccer gears up to play their first game in over a year

Published February 21, 2021
At 483 days since their last game, the team has been waiting longer than most other athletes to return to competition.
Episode 32: Gophers hockey bounces back with sweep over Notre Dame

Episode 32: Gophers hockey bounces back with sweep over Notre Dame

Published February 19, 2021
In this week's episode of the "Weekly Rundown," our staff discusses the Gophers men's hockey team's latest series against Notre Dame, Jack LaFontaine's rise at goaltender and the team's upcoming matchup against Michigan State.
Minnesota’s goalie Jack LaFontaine blocks an attempted goal from Notre Dame’s Graham Slaggert on Saturday, Jan. 16 at the 3M arena at Marriucci.

Gophers men’s hockey sweeps Irish with LaFontaine’s back-to-back shutouts

Published February 14, 2021
Minnesota returned to form on the road with a pair of 3-0 wins over Notre Dame, goalie Jack LaFontaine tallied his fifth shutout of the season.
Team members celebrate a goal against Notre Dame in the final four minutes of the match on Saturday, Jan. 16 at the 3M Arena at Mariucci. The Gophers lost their second match against Notre Dame 2-1.

Gophers men’s hockey sweeps Ohio State on the road

Published January 31, 2021
Minnesota’s high-scoring ways continued in Columbus, and the Buckeyes were the seventh opponent they swept this season.
Forward Nathan Burke blocks Arizona States Justin Robbins from reaching the puck in 3M Arena on Friday, Jan. 22. The Gophers beat Arizona State with a final score of 10-2.

Gophers reignite their spark in 20-goal barn burner series against Sun Devils

Published January 23, 2021
With a 10-0 shutout Thursday night followed by a 10-2 win Friday afternoon, Minnesota got back to business after fumbling two games against Notre Dame.
Minnesota’s goalie Jack LaFontaine blocks an attempted goal from Notre Dame’s Graham Slaggert on Saturday, Jan. 16 at the 3M arena at Marriucci.

Gophers return to home ice, drop both games in series against Notre Dame

Published January 17, 2021
After a string of wins to open the season, Minnesota struggled against Notre Dame’s physical play, losing 2-3 Friday and 1-2 Saturday.
Gophers defenseman Jackson LaCombe fist bumps goaltender Jack LaFontaine during player introductions before facing Penn State at the 3M Arena at Mariucci on Thursday, Nov. 19.

Minnesota sweeps Michigan with 4-0 win to end first half with a perfect record

Published December 9, 2020
Jack LaFontaine earned his second career shutout against his former team
Gophers forward Ben Meyers approaches Penn State’s goal during the final period at the 3M Arena at Mariucci on Thursday, Nov. 19.

Minnesota takes game one in Ann Arbor 3-1

Published December 8, 2020
Sophomore Ben Meyers had a three-point night.
Gophers forward Jaxon Nelson fights for possession against Penn State at the 3M Arena at Mariucci on Thursday, Nov. 19.

Gophers beat Spartans 3-1, extend win streak to 5-0

Published December 4, 2020
Minnesota is now 5-0-0 overall for the first time since the 2011-12 season.
Gophers forward Jaxon Nelson fights for possession against Penn State at the 3M Arena at Mariucci on Thursday, Nov. 19.

Gophers hockey sweeps Penn State in season opener

Published November 21, 2020
Minnesota had a strong showing against the Nittany Lions in its first two games, beating the Nittany Lions 4-1 on Thursday and 3-2 on Friday.
Minnesota forward Nick Bjugstad keeps the puck from Wisconsin forward Nic Kerdiles on Sunday, Feb. 17, 2013, at Soldier Field in Chicago.

Minnesota leads conference in preseason poll

Published November 9, 2020
The Gophers are the favorite to win the conference and several players made preseason honors.
Gophers Forward Jasmine Powell approaches defenders in Williams Arena on Sunday, Feb. 10. The Gophers suffered a defeat against Michigan 52-77.

Voter registration, activism and Election Day: what Gophers’ women’s basketball has been up to off-court

Published October 6, 2020
Jasmine Powell, Gace Cumming and head coach Lindsay Whalen discuss their team’s efforts to be campus leaders and their fight for social justice.
A cloth mask and bouquet of flowers are seen on the Goldy statue outside Coffman Memorial Union on Wednesday, April 1. (Parker Johnson / Minnesota Daily)

Gophers athletics cuts several men’s sports for next season

Published September 10, 2020
The programs will be discontinued for both financial and Title IX-related financial sustainability issues, but would be able to compete in the 2020-21 season.
Members of the Gophers womens hockey team watch play from the bench at Ridder Arena on Friday, Feb. 28. The Gophers scored two power-play goals on the way to a 4-2 victory over St. Cloud State. (Jasmin Kemp / Minnesota Daily)

Hockey Commissioners Association delays start of college hockey season

Published September 10, 2020
The move will impact both the women's and men's hockey teams at Minnesota.
Wide receiver Rashod Bateman fights to hang on to the ball at TCF Bank Stadium on Saturday, Nov. 9. The Gophers bested the Penn State Nittany Lions 31-26 to remain undefeated.

Rashod Bateman will sit out upcoming season over COVID-19 concerns

Published August 4, 2020

In a video posted to his Twitter account early Tuesday morning, Gophers' star wide receiver Rashod Bateman announced that he will not be returning to the field for Minnesota next season.  In the video,...

Fans cheer for the blanket lady as she runs through the Maturi Pavilion on Friday, Nov. 30. The Gophers swept Bryant three sets to none as a start to their postseason.

Grad transfer Atherton adds depth, experience at setter for Gophers volleyball

Published July 20, 2020

In May, the Gophers' volleyball team announced the addition of graduate transfer Hunter Atherton to its 2020 class. Atherton may be new to the Gophers, but she has years of experience at the collegiate...

A cloth mask and bouquet of flowers are seen on the Goldy statue outside Coffman Memorial Union on April 1, 2020.

Meet Bradley Nelson, the doctor guiding U athletics through COVID-19

Published July 18, 2020

In his position within the University of Minnesota's Department of Orthopedic Surgery, Dr. Bradley Nelson mainly focuses on the intricacies of knee and shoulder injuries.  Torn rotator cuffs, knee...

Gophers April Bockin, Emily Peterson and Molly Fiedler celebrate a penalty kick scored by Bockin at Elizabeth Lyle Robbie Stadium on Sunday, Sept. 16, 2018.

Gophers soccer completes coaching staff, returns to campus with new style

Published July 16, 2020

Makenzie Langdok's return to the field for her senior season with the Gophers' soccer team looks much different from years past.  The team is starting training and captains' practices a month later...

A cloth mask and bouquet of flowers are seen on the Goldy statue outside Coffman Memorial Union on April 1, 2020.

Big Ten cancels nonconference games

Published July 9, 2020

On Thursday, the Big Ten conference announced it is eliminating all nonconference games for fall sports in 2020 due to the COVID-19 pandemic.  The move will impact every fall sport at the University...

Photo Courtesy of Gopher Softball

Gophers’ softball adds alum Katie Richardson as assistant coach

Published July 2, 2020

The Gophers' softball team has rounded out its coaching staff with the addition of program alum Katie Richardson, who will join as an assistant coach. In her career for the Gophers, Richardson started...

Athletic Director Mark Coyle addresses the Board of Regents in regards to a contract extension signed by head football coach P.J. Fleck at the McNamara Alumni Center on Thursday, Nov. 14, 2019. The deal, signed by Fleck last week, extends his contract through the 2026 season and will increase his base salary to $4.6 million.

Minnesota athletics director Mark Coyle discusses the return to campus for fall athletes

Published June 27, 2020

At long last, sports are moving towards a path of return, and leagues across the United States are devising strategies to make that return as safe as possible. University of Minnesota athletics director...

Gophers Forward Sampo Ranta battles a defender at the 3M Arena at Mariucci on Friday, Feb. 28. The Gophers lost to Michigan 3-2.

Q&A: Checking in with Sampo Ranta

Published June 19, 2020

Minnesota forward Sampo Ranta was in the midst of a successful sophomore campaign when the men's hockey season was cut short due to coronavirus concerns. As the University transitioned to online instruction,...

Forward Ben Meyers follows the puck across the rink at the 3M Arena at Mariucci on Friday, Oct. 25. The Gophers went on to lose 2-5 to the University of Minnesota Duluth.

The NBA revolutionized recruitment with the Professional Pathway Program. Hockey has had a similar blueprint for decades

Published June 9, 2020

While hockey may have a smaller footprint than the other four major sports, it has excelled at providing alternative pathways to the professional level outside of the collegiate system. For decades, various...

Head coach Bob Motzko watches the game against the Wisconsin Badgers at 3M Arena at Mariucci on Friday, Nov. 22. The Gophers won 4-1.

Gophers’ Bob Motzko wins Big Ten Coach of the Year

Published May 11, 2020

In just his second season with the program, Gophers men's hockey head coach Bob Motzko has been named Big Ten Coach of the Year.  Motzko received the recognition on Monday as part of the Big Ten's...

The Gopher softball team stands during the national anthem on Saturday, May 18 at the Jane Sage Cowles Stadium in Minneapolis. The Gophers beat the University of Georgia 2-1.

Gophers softball announces Piper Ritter as new head coach

Published May 3, 2020

The search for the next coach of Minnesota's softball program came to an end today as Athletic Director Mark Coyle announced that Piper Ritter would be taking over the head coaching position. "I am excited...

Freshman forward Alex Woken battles for the puck at Ridder Arena on September 30, 2016.

Two Gophers selected by Minnesota Whitecaps in NWHL Draft

Published April 29, 2020

As fans and athletes continue to grapple with the sudden end of sports seasons, virtual drafts have been providing a hopeful outlook on the future. Fans of women's hockey in Minnesota got a glimpse of...

Junior Amber Fiser pitches during the game against Louisiana State University on Saturday, May 25, 2019 at the Jane Sage Cowles Stadium. (Jasmin Kemp / Minnesota Daily)

As ‘stay-at-home’ orders extend, creating workouts for student-athletes becomes more complicated

Published April 27, 2020

How student-athletes would stay in shape without access to the campus facilities they were used to training in was a question that was hard to answer in the weeks following the cancellation of classes...

Juniors Katelyn Kemmetmueller and Amber Fiser celebrate after an out on Saturday, May 18 at the Jane Sage Cowles Stadium in Minneapolis. The Gophers beat the University of Georgia 2-1.

As the country adjusts to life under lockdown, days at the Kemmetmueller farm stay the same

Published April 13, 2020

When the Gophers softball season ended, what awaited senior Katelyn Kemmetmueller at home was not the typical quarantine. Instead of increased time on Netflix or shopping online, Kemmetmueller traded in...

Head coach Bob Motzko watches the game against the Wisconsin Badgers at 3M Arena at Mariucci on Friday, Nov. 22. The Gophers won 4-1.

Men’s hockey coach Bob Motzko announced as Spencer Penrose Award finalist

Published March 31, 2020

Minnesota men's hockey head coach Bob Motzko was named as a finalist for the Spencer Penrose award, the American Hockey Coaches Association announced Tuesday.  The award is given annually to the top...

It’s official: The 2020 Tokyo Olympics is postponed

Published March 23, 2020

The 2020 Tokyo Olympics is now the latest in sports postponements, veteran member of the International Olympic Committee Dick Pound told USA Today Sports on Monday afternoon. The event is likely to be...

Junior Tyler Nanne celebrates after his goal in the first period on Saturday, Feb. 23 at Mariucci Arena. The Gophers beat Notre Dame 2-1.

Gophers’ Nanne Signs AHL Contract

Published March 20, 2020

After a sudden and disappointing end to their season, there is some good news for the Gophers men's hockey team.  On Tuesday, senior captain Tyler Nanne signed a contract with the Hershey Bears, the...

Junior Amber Fiser pitches during the game against Louisiana State University on Saturday, May 25, 2019 at the Jane Sage Cowles Stadium. (Jasmin Kemp / Minnesota Daily)

Softball’s season comes to a sudden end

Published March 19, 2020

In just five short days, Gophers softball had its season completely upended.  They went from playing in a tournament in Hawaii to learning their season over and their classes were moved online for...

Big Ten Hockey to cancel remaining Tournament games over COVID-19 concerns

Published March 12, 2020

 The Gophers' Semifinal game of the Big Ten Men's Ice Hockey Tournament that was to take place at Penn State this Saturday was set to continue without any fans present, but will now be canceled entirely...

Gophers ready to face Penn State in winner-take-all Semifinal matchup

Published March 11, 2020

    Minnesota has fought back from the brink of elimination to move on to the Semifinal, and they may have some advantage over the Nittany Lions as they're moving on with the momentum...

Men’s Hockey to advance to Semifinal

Published March 7, 2020

Minnesota fought back from the brink to save their postseason this past weekend, taking the Notre Dame Fighting Irish to three games to win their quarterfinal series and advance to the semifinal where...

Minnesota mens hockey team walk out to the ice to start the 2014 Hockey City Classic game against the Buckeyes on Friday.

Men’s hockey gears up for postseason rematch

Published March 5, 2020

The Gophers men's hockey team is preparing for their run at the postseason, where they will battle a familiar foe in the Big Ten quarterfinals: the Notre Dame Fighting Irish.  The two teams have met...

Gophers Forward Nathan Burke lines up a pass at the 3M Arena at Mariucci on Friday, Feb. 28. The Gophers lost to Michigan 3-2.

Gophers disappoint in final home series against Michigan

Published March 2, 2020

Just as the puck was about to drop at 3M Arena at Mariucci on Friday, something of a miracle was happening in Madison. The last-place Badgers pulled off a win over Ohio State, officially eliminating the...

Gophers Defenseman Ryan Zuhlsdorf collides with an Ohio State player at 3M Arena at Mariucci on Friday, Jan. 24, 2020. The Gophers ended the night with a 6-3 victory over Ohio State. 

Gophers’ senior class looks back ahead of final regular season games

Published February 27, 2020

As the Gophers men’s hockey team prepares for its final home series of the regular season, the senior class is looking back on their final season.  The senior class is small compared to the large...

Gophers softball win three of five in Baylor Tournament

Published February 23, 2020

The Gophers' softball team earned another trio of wins in a wild weekend series at the Baylor Tournament in Waco, Texas.  Texas State escapes, Gophers stomp Tulsa Friday The Gophers dropped their...

Gophers drop to second in the Big Ten after tough loss at Penn State

Published February 22, 2020

Heading into the weekend tied atop the Big Ten standings with Penn State, Minnesota had the opportunity to take a firm lead in the standings, facing fellow first-place Penn State on the road.  Instead,...

Gophers prepapre for big series against Penn State as postseason draws closer

Published February 19, 2020

     As the postseason draws closer for Gopher men's hockey, there are more eyes on them as they now sit on top of the Big Ten standings and crack the national polls for the first...

The Gophers line up in preparation for their game against Ohio State in Mariucci Arena on Jan. 24, 2020. The Gophers went on to win 6 to 3.

Gophers secure win and tie against Notre Dame, continuing late-season rally

Published February 17, 2020

The Gophers secured a win and a tie in a two-game series against Notre Dame over the weekend. Minnesota now sits at first place in the Big Ten conference standings, tied with Penn State at 36 points. With...

Gophers Forward Jaxon Nelson follows the puck after a goal attempt at the 3M Arena at Marriucci on Friday, Feb. 7, 2020. Gophers won against Michigan State 4-1.

Gophers men’s hockey ready to face Notre Dame after loss

Published February 13, 2020

After losing to Michigan State on Saturday, and with it their six-game winning streak, the Gophers men's hockey team isn't worried about a late-season stumble.   They've handled the loss well, and...

 Amber Fiser pitches during the game against Louisiana State University on Saturday, May 25, 2019 at the Jane Sage Cowles Stadium.

Gophers win three of five games on opening weekend

Published February 11, 2020

The Gophers' softball team returned to the field for the first time in 2020 over the weekend, winning three games at the NFCA Division 1 Leadoff Classic.  Wins over Missouri State and NC State Friday In...

Gophers Forward Jaxon Nelson follows the puck after a goal attempt at the 3M Arena at Marriucci on Friday, Feb. 7, 2020. Gophers won against Michigan State 4-1.

Men’s hockey splits weekend with Spartans

Published February 10, 2020

Minnesota headed into its weekend series against the Michigan State Spartans on the cusp of a remarkable climb in the standings. Several weeks ago it looked like the Gophers were destined to stay at the...

Gophers Defenseman Tyler Nanne chases the puck at 3M Arena at Mariucci on Friday, Jan. 24, 2020. The Gophers ended the night with a 6-3 victory over Ohio State. 

Minnesota continues its hot streak with Wisconsin sweep

Published February 3, 2020

Entering the weekend, the Gophers men's hockey team sat at fifth in the Big Ten standings, but by the end of the weekend, following a sweep of the Wisconsin Badgers, Minnesota now sits just one point out...

The Gophers line up in preparation for their game against Ohio State at 3M Arena at Mariucci on Friday, Jan. 24, 2020. The Gophers ended the night with a 6-3 victory over Ohio State. 

Men’s hockey to keep new line together against Wisconsin

Published January 30, 2020

Minnesota's offensive spark in its series sweep over Ohio State last weekend came from an unlikely source.  The second line, which had just lost the team's top scorer Scott Reedy in the previous game...

Gophers Forward Ben Meyers takes a shot on net at 3M Arena at Mariucci on Friday, Jan. 24, 2020. The Gophers ended the night with a 6-3 victory over Ohio State. 

Gophers men’s hockey sweeps Ohio State

Published January 27, 2020

Following a 2-1 exhibition loss to the U.S. Under-18 team last week, head coach Bob Motzko thought the team's energy was lacking.  There was no lack of energy this weekend. The Gophers swept the No....

Forward Sammy Walker looks to control the puck during the game against the Wisconsin Badgers at 3M Arena at Mariucci on Friday, Nov. 22, 2019. The Gophers won 4-1.

Gophers lose exhibition game against USA Hockey’s U-18 squad 2-1

Published January 20, 2020

Although it won't officially count in the record books, the Minnesota men's hockey team lost an exhibition match in heartbreaking fashion to U.S. National Under-18 team, 2-1.  Team USA forward Landon...

The Gophers play Ohio State as part of an outdoor game at Parade Stadium in Minneapolis on Saturday, Jan. 18. (Anna Landis / Minnesota Daily)

Hockey Day Minnesota experience special for local Gophers

Published January 20, 2020

It seems the entire city of Minneapolis has been swept up in the fanfare surrounding Hockey Day Minnesota, which started off bright and early Saturday morning with a game between Minneapolis and Warroad...

Head coach Bob Motzko watches the game against the Wisconsin Badgers at 3M Arena at Mariucci on Friday, Nov. 22. The Gophers won 4-1.

Men’s hockey takes a loss and a tie against Buckeyes

Published December 9, 2019

After getting swept by a top-ten ranked team in North Dakota last week, the Gophers' men's hockey team faced another tough test for a weekend series at No. 7 Ohio State. While Minnesota didn't come away...

Gophers get stuffed by rival North Dakota in holiday series

Published November 29, 2019

  Thanksgiving day/night game: North Dakota strikes first in Holiday game, [FINAL SCORE] First period details:  early goal need to get in closer to net on shots  turnovers? ! penalty...

Forward Sammy Walker looks to control the puck during the game against the Wisconsin Badgers at 3M Arena at Mariucci on Friday, Nov. 22, 2019. The Gophers won 4-1.

Gophers men’s hockey tie Wisconsin 3-3 in border battle finale, give up extra point

Published November 25, 2019

After recovering from an early Wisconsin lead, Minnesota men's hockey took the Badgers all the way to a shootout, but couldn't put away the game-winner, sacrificing the extra conference point in a 3-3...

Gophers win 4-1 over Wisconsin

Published November 23, 2019

  Minnesota jumped to an early two-goal lead en route to a 4-1 win in the first game of the Border Battle against Wisconsin.     They got on the board early in the first...

Forward Blake McLaughlin chases after the puck during the game against the Penn State at 3M Arena at Mariucci on Friday, Nov. 15.

Gophers swept by Penn State

Published November 19, 2019

The Gophers were overpowered at home this weekend, falling in a pair home games to the then-No. 8 ranked Penn State Nittany Lions. Minnesota couldn't stop Penn State throughout the weekend, getting outscored...

LaFontaine stood tall in return to Michigan

Published November 15, 2019

    Minnesota goaltender Jack LaFontaine has history with the Michigan Wolverines, and it's something that has spurred questions since the preseason. Last weekend the questions finally...

Gophers hockey makes improvements in Notre Dame series

Published November 1, 2019

While the Gophers hockey team didn't technically walk away with a win this weekend, the team surely has to feel better about it's performance against Notre Dame after getting swept by Minnesota Duluth...

Forward Ben Meyers chases the puck at the 3M Arena at Mariucci on Friday, Oct. 25. The Gophers went on to lose 2-5 to the University of Minnesota Duluth.

Gophers swept by Minnesota-Duluth

Published October 28, 2019

In their latest series against Minnesota-Duluth, the Gophers faced the Bulldogs team with something to prove.  After they got swept by Wisconsin, coach Bob Motzko said he anticipated facing an ornery...

Minnesota soccer reflects on the season as it draws to a close

Published October 23, 2019

      For co-captain Marisa Windingstad, this season has been unlike any past year in her time with Gopher soccer.    With an overall record of 3-11-4, the...

Midfielder Katie Duong launches a pass at Elizabeth Lyle Robbie Stadium on Thursday, Oct. 17. The Gophers went on to tie Nebraska 1-1.

Minnesota falls to Iowa in final home game

Published October 21, 2019

In their final home game of the season, Minnesota women's soccer was able to take Iowa to overtime but lost after the Hawkeyes scored with just 26 seconds left on the clock to win 2-1.  After a few...

Gophers sweep Niagara in men’s hockey home opener

Published October 18, 2019

After splitting their opening series of the season against Colorado College, the men's hockey team played in front of the home fans for the first time on Friday and Saturday. The result was a pair of wins...

Minnesota draw Nebraska with comeback goal

Published October 17, 2019

  A goal in the first half for Nebraska put the Gophers behind early in their afternoon game against the Cornhuskers on Thursday, but a comeback in the second period prevented a loss for the...

Ben Meyers

Published October 17, 2019

  Hockey is unique among other college athletics in that for players hoping to make it to the college game, high school or club teams are not the only answer. Throughout Canada and the United states,...

Forward Sammy Walker eyes the puck during the game against the University of Minnesota Duluth on Sunday, Oct. 7, 2018 at Mariucci Arena.

Gophers make comeback to split opening weekend at Colorado College

Published October 14, 2019

The Gophers opened their season in quick fashion against the Colorado College Tigers on Friday.  Assisted by Joey Marooney and Garrett Wait, senior captain Tyler Nanne scored just two minutes into...

Goalkeeper Maddie Nielsen saves a goal at Elizabeth Lyle Robbie Stadium on Friday Sept. 27, 2019. The Gophers lost to Penn State 0-1 in overtime.

Gophers lose 0-1 to top-ranked Wisconsin

Published October 14, 2019

The Gophers traveled to Madison, Wisconsin to play the top-ranked Badgers on Friday, hoping for a win to help turn around their struggling season.  Wisconsin entered the night atop the Big Ten standings...

Courtesy of Brad Rempel / Gopher Sports.

Gophers’ Katie Duong is making an impact in her freshman season

Published October 10, 2019

From the start of this season, if you were to ask anybody on the women's soccer team about freshman midfielder Katie Duong, it would be nothing but praise.  "The kid battles her heart out. It's kind...

Forward Ryan Norman skates after the puck at 3M Arena at Mariucci on Friday, Mar. 1. The Gophers defeated Arizona State 5-1. 

Fresh-faced Gophers ready to begin regular season

Published October 10, 2019

This year the Gophers men's hockey team will take the ice with a much younger look than last season.  The Gophers lost 11 players from last season to either graduation or professional signing and...

Defender Nikki Albrecht talks to her coach on the sidelines at Elizabeth Lyle Robbie Stadium on Thursday, Sept. 12. The Gophers defeated North Carolina State 1-0.

Gophers fail to climb in Big Ten standings after 0-1 loss to Indiana

Published October 7, 2019

Minnesota faced off against Indiana on Sunday in a match that was crucial to its success in the Big Ten. Before playing the Hoosiers, the Gophers were ranked 13th in the 14-team conference, with Indiana...

Gophers tie Michigan as Big Ten soccer play continues

Published October 3, 2019

 As the temperature dipped into the 40s in St. Paul, the Gophers soccer team got off to a hot start against the Michigan State Spartans. After beating Ohio State on Sunday Sept. 29, Minnesota continued...

Forward Patricia Ward fights for the ball at Elizabeth Lyle Robbie Stadium on Thursday, Sept. 5. The Gophers lost to Marquette 1-0.

Gophers end dry spell with win over Ohio State

Published September 30, 2019

Minnesota had been shut out in all games dating back to Sept. 12, but that finally changed Sunday afternoon against Ohio State as Athena Kuehn put one past the Buckeyes in the 11th minute en route to a...

Forward Sarah Potomak chases after the puck at Ridder Arena on Sunday, March 10, 2019.

Gophers put ten goals on Colgate in opening weekend

Published September 30, 2019

After raising the championship banner for last year's Julianne Bye Cup and the WCHA regular season, the Minnesota women's hockey team opened their regular season play against the Colgate Raiders this weekend...

Forward Makenzie Langdok looks to pass the ball up the field at Elizabeth Lyle Robbie Stadium on Thursday, Sept. 12. The Gophers defeated North Carolina State 1-0.

Minnesota battle Penn State into overtime, fall 0-1

Published September 28, 2019

Minnesota continued conference play Friday against Penn State in a rematch of last year's Big Ten Championship, but unlike that match, the Gophers weren't able to pull out a win, falling 0-1 at home in...

Forward Haley Hartkemeyer huddles with her team at Elizabeth Lyle Robbie Stadium on Thursday, Sept. 12. The Gophers defeated North Carolina State 1-0.

Gophers drop a pair of matches to open Big Ten play

Published September 23, 2019

For the second time in three days, the Minnesota women's soccer team found themselves behind on the scoreboard early, and on both occasions the Gophers fell short. Minnesota lost 2-0 on Sunday to Mayland...

Gophers open Big Ten play at Rutgers

Published September 20, 2019

   After a quick start against nationally-ranked Rutgers to open Big Ten play for the season, the Gophers found themselves down by two goals at the end of the first half. Minnesota had shots...

Goaltender Maddie Nielsen picks up the ball. Gopher womens soccer lost to Wisconsin 3-2 at Elizabeth Lyle Robbie stadium on Saturday, Oct. 13, 2018.

Gophers fall to Jackrabbits 1-0

Published September 16, 2019

The Gophers' women's soccer team headed into Sunday's matchup against South Dakota State hoping to build upon its first win of the season against NC State just three days earlier. However, a stifling performance...

Senior Emily Heslin handles the ball during the game against DePaul on Thursday, Aug. 30, 2018 at Elizabeth Lyle Robbie Stadium.

Gophers soccer alumna Emily Heslin signs pro contract

Published September 16, 2019

Gophers soccer alumna Emily Heslin signing a professional contract with Israeli club Maccabi Kishronot Hadera over the summer was a great achievement for the midfielder and former captain, but no surprise...

Goaltender Maddie Nielsen picks up the ball. Gopher womens soccer lost to Wisconsin 3-2 at Elizabeth Lyle Robbie stadium on Saturday, Oct. 13, 2018.

Minnesota grabs first win of season over NC State

Published September 13, 2019

The rain mercifully let up as game time neared on Thursday, but the Gophers still had work to do against the NC State Wolfpack as they chased their first win of the season.  The teams traded chances...

Defender Marisa Windingstad intercepts the ball at Elizabeth Lyle Robbie Stadium on Sunday, Sept. 16. The Gophers defeated Northwestern 2-0.

Gophers drop match to Virginia

Published September 10, 2019

After falling to Marquette in their home opener, Minnesota soccer was still looking for their first win of the season on Sunday, but they were unable to secure it against fifth-ranked Virginia, losing...

Defender Alana Dressely heads the ball at Elizabeth Lyle Robbie Stadium on Thursday, Sept. 5. The Gophers lost to Marquette 1-0.

Gophers fall to Marquette in women’s soccer home opener

Published September 6, 2019

Despite a strong showing against SEC teams last week, the Gophers left the weekend still searching for their first win of the season in women's soccer. On Thursday, they took the field at home for the...

April Bockin dribbles down the field during the game against DePaul on Thursday, Aug. 30 at Elizabeth Lyle Robbie Stadium.

Gophers soccer finds inspiration in USA’s World Cup win

Published September 5, 2019

Over the last several months, women’s soccer has dominated the global sports conversation in ways it never has before. The 2019 FIFA Women’s World Cup and athletes competing in it spurred discussions...

Goaltender Maddie Nielsen picks up the ball. Gopher womens soccer lost to Wisconsin 3-2 at Elizabeth Lyle Robbie stadium on Saturday, Oct. 13, 2018.

Gophers soccer still looking for its first win of the season

Published September 2, 2019

The Gophers women’s soccer team is still looking for their first win after beginning the season in California with matches against UC Santa Barbara (2-2 draw) and Cal State Fullerton (2-0 loss). They...