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Senior Dani Wagner bunts at bat at the Jane Sage Cowles Stadium on Saturday, April 21.

Minnesota season ends against No. 5 Washington

May 21, 2018

The Gophers got on base, they just didn't get to home plate. The Minnesota softball team couldn’t do enough to keep its season alive, leaving eight runners on base in a loss to No. 5 Washington 5-2 in...

Infielder MaKenna Partain swings during a game against Northwestern on Saturday, April 15, 2017 at Jane Sage Cowles Stadium.

Minnesota to play Texas in NCAA Tournament

May 14, 2018

After winning the Big Ten Tournament, Minnesota will head to the NCAA tournament in the Seattle Regional. This is their sixth-straight appearance in the tournament, and will play the Texas Longhorns on...

Senior Dani Wagner bunts at bat at the Jane Sage Cowles Stadium on Saturday, April 21.

Minnesota wins Big Ten Tournament

May 14, 2018

Make it three consecutive for the Gophers' softball team. For the third year in a row, Minnesota was crowned the Big Ten champion after a delayed championship game Sunday at Madison, Wisconsin. The No....

Minnesota 4×400 team has a chance to do great things at Big Ten and Nationals

May 3, 2018

   A chance to win big on the brightest of stages, is what all players want. The Gophers main 4x400 team consists of Jonathan Webb, Matthew Baker, Ben Psicihulis and Jackson Wellenstein. Together...

Redshirt sophomore Sammie Houston competes at the Field House.

Minnesota takes two titles in Arkansas

April 30, 2018

Sammie Houston said a victory in the national relays gives him confidence going forward. He'll need that confidence as Minnesota heads to the postseason. The Gophers competed in the National Relays Championships...

Redshirt senior Titania Markland competes during the Border Battle at the Field House on Saturday.

Sabin excels on her birthday; Eastman highlights Drake Relays

April 30, 2018

The Gophers broke records again this weekend. This time, it was in Louisville on an athlete's birthday. No. 10 Minnesota competed in the Louisville Lenny Lyles and Clark Wood Invite in Louisville, Kentucky...

Temi Ogunrinde holds up a medal during the Big Ten Championship on May 12, 2017. 

Gophers’ Temi Ogunrinde stays busy with track and field, campus groups

April 26, 2018

Redshirt junior Temi Ogunrinde is the Gophers' all-time leader in the hammer throw, but track and field is just one part of her life on Minnesota's campus. Ogunrinde won the hammer throw at the Beach Invitational...

Freshman Teddy Frid runs in the 110-meter hurdles on Thursday evening at St. Thomas.

Teddy Frid comes home from Bryan Clay invite with title

April 23, 2018

Teddy Frid was the lone Minnesota competitor at the Bryan Clay Invitational, but the Gophers still left the meet with a victory. Frid won the decathlon with 7,269 points, which puts him ninth in Minnesota...

Redshirt senior Titania Markland competes during the Border Battle at the Field House on Saturday.

Emma Spagnola and Agnes Esser shine over weekend

April 23, 2018

Emma Spagnola and Agnes Esser had historic performances for Minnesota over the weekend. On Friday, Spagnola won the 400-meter hurdles at a time that broke a 13-year old record. Esser had a career-best...

Redshirt Freshman Mason Roomes competes in the long jump on April 12 at St. Thomas.

Gophers come away with seven titles at St. Thomas

April 16, 2018

Field events were a big part of Minnesota's success on Thursday. The Gophers competed in the Tomcat Twilight on Thursday at St. Thomas, an event where they came away with seven titles. Five of their seven...

New Gophers women’s basketball head coach Lindsay Whalen speaks to the media during a press conference on Friday, April 13.

Lindsay Whalen introduced to media and fans as new women’s basketball coach

April 13, 2018

Lindsay Whalen said she would not be standing behind a podium at Williams Arena Friday if it wasn't for her collegiate success at the University of Minnesota. Now, she wants that same experience for Gophers...

Freshman Teddy Frid runs in the 110-meter hurdles on Thursday evening at St. Thomas.

Teddy Frid embodies the combined-event athlete

April 12, 2018

The person who receives the title “World’s Greatest Athlete” is given to the Olympic decathlon winner, because they do nearly every type of physical activity. That's Teddy Frid's choice of event...

Minnesota takes home 11 titles in cold weather

April 9, 2018

The temperature in Waco, Texas this weekend hit a low of 37 degrees, but that didn’t stop Minnesota from competing. The No. 13 Gophers went to the Baylor Invitational in Waco, Texas on Saturday, where...

Gophers Jackson Wellenstein, Ben Psicihulis, and Matthew Baker compete in the 4x400-meter relay during the Border Battle on Jan. 13.

Kieran McKeag, 4×400 team shine for Minnesota in Sun Angel Classic

April 9, 2018

Improvement has been a key factor for Minnesota this season. Kieran McKeag has had continued success in the hammer throw during outdoor season. This week was his third straight week of setting a personal...

Sammie Houston.

After he fought through injury, Sammie Houston thrives with Gophers

April 5, 2018

Things got worse before they got better for Sammie Houston. Houston had some success in his first competitive year as a redshirt freshman. He won the triple jump title at the St. Thomas Invite in the 2016...

Redshirt freshman Rachel Schow clears a hurdle on Jan. 28, 2017 at the Field House.

Gophers open outdoor season at Ole Miss Classic, Raleigh Relays

April 2, 2018

Rachel Schow had a career day for the Gophers in her four events. Schow was part of helping No. 11 Minnesota win six events at the Ole Miss Classic in Oxford, Mississippi on Saturday. When she and her...

Gophers come away with nine titles at UCLA

April 2, 2018

Throwers helped the Gophers this weekend when they competed at the UCLA Jim Bush Legends Invitational in Los Angeles, California Saturday. Jonathan Tharaldsen had a career best day in his events, winning...

Senior Kaitlyn Long competes in the throwing event during a meet during the Big Ten Indoor Track and Field Championship on Feb. 24, 2018.

Kaitlyn Long takes hard journey to become Division I national champion

March 29, 2018

As a sprinter in high school, Kaitlyn Long tore her hamstring for the first time during her freshman year and again her sophomore year. And then again during her junior year.  After Long decided that...

Forward Hannah Brandt scores a goal at Ridder Arena on Nov. 14, 2015, when the Gophers defeated Bemidji State 8-3.

Gophers women’s hockey alumnae take victory lap after Olympics

March 22, 2018

Six current and former Gophers players helped the U.S. team win gold on Feb. 21-22 in PyeongChang, South Korea during the 2018 Olympics. Those players have since returned to the U.S. and stayed busy in...

Head mens track and field coach Steve Plasencia watches his team compete last February. Plasencia won his first five Big Ten championships with Minnesota from 2009-11 but finished second indoors and seventh outdoors this season.

Gophers start outdoor season at Baldy Castillo Invitational

March 19, 2018

Redshirt sophomore Sammie Houston had a breakout performance for the Gophers in the triple jump. Houston was one of three Minnesota players to finish runner up in their events. He broke a personal record...

Gophers men’s track and field concludes indoor season with six All-American finishes

March 12, 2018

Freshman Teddy Frid broke four personal records in seven events to cap off his indoor season in 2018. The Gophers wrapped up their indoor season at the NCAA championships in College Station, Texas on Friday...

Kaitlyn Long wins NCAA weight throw title

March 12, 2018

Senior Kaitlyn Long had herself a storybook indoor season. Six Gophers competed at the NCAA championships in College Station, Texas on Friday and Saturday. Five received All-America honors, including Long,...

Freshman Hunter Lucas competes during the Oz Memorial Run at Les Bolstad Golf Course on Sept. 10, 2017.

North Dakota’s top track athlete competes as redshirt for Gophers

March 8, 2018

When asked about his favorite video game growing up, redshirt freshman Hunter Lucas said nothing. When asked about his favorite television show, he said the same thing.  One thing was for certain:...

Gophers earn six automatic bids for NCAA championships

March 5, 2018

Minnesota left the Big Ten conference tournament with six wrestlers qualified for the upcoming NCAA championships. The No. 17 Gophers finished seventh at the Big Ten championships in East Lansing, Michigan...

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March 4, 2018

Kaitlyn Long won the hammer throw.

Gophers Jackson Wellenstein, Ben Psicihulis, and Matthew Baker compete in the 4x400-meter relay during the Border Battle on Jan. 13, 2018.

Men’s track and field finishes ninth at Big Ten Indoor Championship

February 26, 2018

Junior Jackson Wellenstein led the Gophers with 11 points in three different events at the Big Ten Indoor Championship on Friday and Saturday. Wellenstein finished eighth in the distance medley relay in...

Redshirt sophomore Rachel Schow clears a hurdle on Saturday, Jan. 28, 2017 at the Field House. The Gophers competed against several other colleges at the Jack Johnson Classic Track Meet.

Women’s track and field team wins Big Ten Indoor Championship

February 26, 2018

Senior Kaitlyn Long helped bring a Big Ten Indoor Championship to Minnesota for the first time since 2009. Long won the weight throw competition with a career-best 79 feet, 11inches. The No. 10 Gophers...