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Physical matchup with Iowa State awaits Gophers on Sunday

November 30, 2007

Two Midwest powers with a long history of head-to-head battles will meet again this weekend when the Minnesota wrestling team entertains Iowa State. The top-ranked Gophers are no stranger to the No. 2...

Wilson to be inducted into Track & Field Hall of Fame

November 28, 2007

Gary Wilson has made a living combining a knack for teaching with a love for competition. During the past 23 years, the Minnesota women's cross country coach guided his Gophers to 10 NCAA tournament appearances...

Heavyweight spot still a question mark

November 26, 2007

The Minnesota wrestling team extended its dual-meet winning streak to 23 Saturday in Rochester at the first-ever Northern Quad meet. up next iowa state what: Wrestling when: 2 p.m., Sunday where: Williams...

Gophers want to make early statement at first dual meet in Rochester

November 21, 2007

After taking the past two weekends to get acquainted with the 2007-08 season, the top-ranked Minnesota wrestling team will compete in its first dual meet Saturday in Rochester. The Gophers take on Northern...

Men celebrate top-10 finish

November 20, 2007

How does one celebrate a top-10 finish at the NCAA men's cross country championships? A trip to White Castle, of course. Harold and Kumar would be proud. That's exactly where senior Justin Grunewald said...

Omaha tournament a much tougher test for Gophers

November 16, 2007

The Bison Open proved to be a strong start to the new season for the Minnesota wrestling team, but it was fairly clear from the beginning the meet wouldn't harbor the same top-notch competition the Gophers...

Gophers grab nine titles in tournament

November 12, 2007

The Minnesota wrestling team won nine of 10 weight class championships Saturday to open the 2007 campaign at the Bison Open in Fargo, N.D. up next kaufman-brand open what: Wrestling when: 9 a.m., Saturday where:...

Gophers add one more to already long list of honors

November 12, 2007

A betting man might tell you that a "sure thing" is pretty hard to come by, but the Minnesota women's cross country team is making a strong case otherwise. The sixth-ranked Gophers have done nothing but...

Gophers take to Illinois for shot at NCAA regional title

November 9, 2007

There were three goals mentioned in late August as the Minnesota women's cross country team prepared for the upcoming season. The Gophers hoped to win the Roy Griak for the first time since 2000, win the...

Defending champs start title defense in North Dakota for Bison Open

November 9, 2007

Considering the Minnesota wrestling team finished off 2006-07 with a perfect Big Ten season and a national championship, the top-ranked Gophers' trip to Fargo this weekend might seem like a low-key exhibition. Minnesota...

Minnesota will look to its seniors in effort to repeat

November 8, 2007

Last season, the Minnesota wrestling team strolled into the Northeast Duels in Albany, N.Y., in late November and dropped a one-point decision to No. 11 Hofstra. That Nov. 25 was the last time the Gophers...

Top runners will once again rest as Gophers prepare for NCAA midwest regional

November 2, 2007

The Minnesota women's cross country team will rest its top runners again this weekend at Rocky's Run, a 5-kilometer race held at Les Bolstad Golf Course Sunday at 10 a.m. The Gophers, coming off a Big...

Women finally capture Big Ten title

October 29, 2007

A rather unique mix of excitement, relief and emotional exhaustion accompanied Minnesota women's cross country coach Gary Wilson's words Sunday morning. All things considered, the feelings were warranted....

Rombough can repeat in Columbus

October 26, 2007

Two Big Ten cross country championships will take place this weekend in Columbus, Ohio, and there's no doubt two dynasty programs will be on the hot seat facing strong competition in each race. The Minnesota...

Gophers honor Johnson’s legacy with run at Les Bolstad Saturday

October 19, 2007

The Minnesota women's cross country team will rest its top runners again this week as the Gophers prepare to host Jack's Run Saturday, a 10 a.m. race at Les Bolstad Golf Course. The 5-kilometer event is...

Weather was just right for a solid and successful race

October 17, 2007

Saturday's pre-NCAA meet in Terre Haute, Ind., proved to be filled with the right ingredients for success among individual competitors throughout the day. With a weather forecast that involved overcast...

Rombough races past 23-year-old record

October 15, 2007

Minnesota men's cross country senior Chris Rombough signed his name into the school record books Saturday in a rather impressive fashion. The team's All-American selection from a year ago broke the school's...

Men have chance to bounce back in Indiana after fourth-place finish at Griak

October 12, 2007

The last time the Minnesota men's cross country team lined up at the starting line, leaves were not so evident on sidewalks and the air was not so crisp. It was the last weekend of September at the Roy...

Minnesota women take third in Duluth

October 8, 2007

The Minnesota women's cross country team placed third at the Minnesota-Duluth Pine Hills Invitational Saturday with a final team total of 77. The fourth-ranked Gophers, who rested its top runners in preparation...

Griak prestige attracts schools from around nation

October 3, 2007

On Saturday there was a buzz of competition floating around the University campus, unavoidable to those near the scene. Exertion, competitiveness and victory were present. As expected, the top teams succeeded...

In big Griak race, Minnesota women squeak out a first place decision while the men ran well enough for fourth place

October 1, 2007

Doubling over shortly after crossing the finish line Saturday at the 22nd annual Roy Griak Invitational, sophomore Jamie Cheever and the rest of the Minnesota women's cross country team looked as if they...

Griak, a chance to make a statement

September 28, 2007

Elizabeth Yetzer isn't exactly inexperienced when it comes to the Roy Griak Invitational. The Minnesota women's cross country sophomore won the girls' high school race in 2005, one year before joining...

Cheever at helm of twice-perfect Minnesota squad

September 19, 2007

Scanning the Minnesota women's cross country team's finishes over the past two weeks, a glaring trend hopped off the page in an unavoidable way. Two regular-season meets involving the Gophers' top 12 runners....

Minnesota grabs perferct score in S.D.

September 17, 2007

One might imagine the Minnesota women's cross country team likes to run in Brookings, S.D. The eighth-ranked Gophers earned a perfect score at the South Dakota State Jackrabbit Invite on Saturday, showing...

Following dominant showing at Oz Memorial, women head to S.D. to find stride

September 14, 2007

Despite a split-squad effort coming up, not much will be different between the Minnesota women's cross country team's meet last weekend and the one they'll compete in tomorrow. The Gophers will send their...

After missing NCAA’s last season, Gophers on a mission to set things straight

September 12, 2007

Antonio Vega had more than enough reason to join the Minnesota men's cross country team when they recruited him out of high school. Vega, who would become an All-American with the Gophers, said he was...

With two chances to run, men will split this weekend

September 7, 2007

In an attempt to assemble the best unified squad in 2007, the Minnesota men's cross country team is using a less than conventional approach this weekend: Coach Steve Plasencia is splitting his team up. And...

Women’s cross country gets a self evaluation during exhibition run at Les Bolstad

September 4, 2007

Coming off back-to-back seasons that ended in the NCAA Championships, one word that might sum up expectations for the Minnesota women's cross country team in 2007 is "optimism." But until the squad makes...

Halldorson leaves women’s hockey; O’Brien heads for NHL’s Senators

August 15, 2007

Laura Halldorson announced Saturday that she's stepping down as the Minnesota women's hockey coach. Halldorson spent 11 years behind the Gophers' bench, and in the process she made Minnesota into a national...

Gophers express high expectations for 2007

August 15, 2007

With stone-cold sincerity in his voice, Minnesota volleyball coach Mike Hebert wasted no time expressing how much confidence he has in his Gophers at Tuesday's team media day. "This is the deepest collection...

Swimming team excels; football begins practice

August 8, 2007

The Minnesota women's swimming team finished the 2007 ConocoPhillips Swimming National Championships on Saturday with nine school records and seven Olympic Trials qualifying times. Juniors Stacy Busack...

Latest scandal leaves black spot on sports

August 1, 2007

Nearly two decades ago, Cincinnati Reds manager Pete Rose crossed into a sports taboo when baseball officials declared he bet on games in his sport. It wasn't the first time. Eight Chicago White Sox players...

Team unity is crucial to individual success of swimmers

July 25, 2007

When Minnesota men's swimming assistant coach Bill Tramel came to the Gophers in 2004, something struck him instantly. Tramel spent years coaching at Georgia, North Carolina and Missouri. But as soon as...

Gophers to begin practice at St. John’s

July 25, 2007

The Minnesota football team reached an agreement with St. John's University to open its first week of fall camp on the St. John's campus. The Gophers will begin practice in Collegeville on Aug. 6 with...

Goligoski’s departure puts Minnesota in need of breakout seasons from returning defensemen

July 18, 2007

At the press conference following Minnesota's overtime loss to North Dakota in the NCAA regional final, defenseman Alex Goligoski was asked if he'd leave college early for the NHL. Goligoski, nursing a...

Four dismissed from Gophers football team

July 18, 2007

Four members of the Minnesota football team were officially dismissed Wednesday by coach Tim Brewster. Junior defensive back Dominic Jones, sophomore defensive back Keith Massey, junior defensive end Alex...

Goligoski signs with Pittsburgh

July 11, 2007

Minnesota defenseman Alex Goligoski made up his mind Tuesday: he's moving on to professional hockey. In the process, the All-America blue-liner cleared up the one remaining uncertainty surrounding next...

Rue takes home gold in Pan Am Games

July 11, 2007

One month ago Minnesota's freshman pole vaulter Alicia Rue took off for Sacramento, Calif., to compete in her first NCAA Championships with high hopes and expectations. The results weren't so favorable....

Former teammates remember the past

July 3, 2007

Sitting in the back of a private room in Applebee's on Washington Avenue, Grant Johnson and John Kundla rehash memories so meticulously one might think they just happened yesterday. The 91-year-olds (Kundla's...

Gophers’ O’Brien, incoming freshman White taken in first round of NHL draft

June 27, 2007

The prestige of past NHL Entry Drafts wasn't quite there for the Minnesota men's hockey team last weekend, but that doesn't mean the results weren't equally frightening for its Western Collegiate Hockey...

Brown and Spaeth honored by Big Ten for work on and off the field

June 20, 2007

Two University graduates earned Big Ten honors last week relating to their success on the field and in the classroom. Emily Brown and Matt Spaeth were selected as Minnesota's recipients of the Big Ten...

Tank, Wessinger named golf associate head coaches

June 20, 2007

Minnesota director of golf Brad James announced Friday that Andrew Tank and Kris Wessinger will assume the role of associate golf head coaches for the men's and women's golf teams. James, who became director...

Okposo to stay for his sophomore year

June 13, 2007

Following its March 25 overtime loss to North Dakota in the NCAA West Regional final, the Minnesota men's hockey team entered an offseason with the distinct possibility that its top underclassmen wouldn't...

Okposo to stay at Minnesota

June 6, 2007

Minnesota men's hockey center Kyle Okposo announced Wednesday he will stay for his sophomore season with the Gophers. Okposo, the New York Islanders' No. 7 overall pick in the 2006 NHL Entry Draft, anchored...

Disappointing third round proved costly at NCAAs

June 6, 2007

Thursday seemed to be a favorable evening for the Minnesota men's golf team. After shooting four-under-par during the second round, the Gophers found themselves in second place and in considerable striking...

Minnesota begins NCAA title quest

May 30, 2007

Things didn't go exactly as planned the last time the Minnesota men's golf team hit the links. To be blunt, as their final round wrapped up, it was looking more like a disappointment. The Gophers left...

Minnesota advances to NCAAs in Virginia

May 23, 2007

Not much of a celebratory feeling surrounded the Minnesota men's golf team as it sat at Chipotle on Saturday in Sugar Grove, Ill. After a disappointing three rounds at the NCAA Central Regional, the Gophers...

Spaeth drafted in third round

April 30, 2007

Last season, Minnesota tight end Matt Spaeth capped off a Gophers career that made him the school leader in numerous tight end statistical categories. And on Saturday, he was rewarded for his efforts. The...

Johnson headed to St. Louis

April 20, 2007

Minnesota men's hockey defenseman Erik Johnson announced yesterday he will forego his final three years of eligibility to join the St. Louis Blues next season. Johnson, 19, who was selected No. 1 overall...

Johnson bolts for NHL

April 19, 2007

Suddenly the future is a little more clear for the Minnesota men's hockey team. And a little less tenacious. First-year defenseman Erik Johnson announced today that he will not return for his remaining...