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Matthew Kennedy, Sports Reporter

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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.

Gophers win the Axe for the first time since 2018

Published November 28, 2021

Since 2003, Minnesota has been walloped by Wisconsin who has dominated ownership of Paul Bunyan’s Axe in the 21st century. On Saturday, the Gophers threw away all of that wretched history and beat the...

Running back Mohamed Ibrahim runs down the field in the 2021 season opener against Ohio State at Huntington Bank Stadium in Minneapolis on Saturday, September 2, 2021.

Mohamed Ibrahim to return in 2022 football season

Published November 24, 2021
The star running back suffered a severe leg injury against Ohio State in Week One
Gophers football players sit on the sidelines during a game at TCF Bank Stadium on Oct. 3, 2015.

Gophers football’s defense looks to rebound versus Indiana

Published November 19, 2021
Against Iowa, the Gophers allowed the most points to an opponent since Week Two.
Eyes ahead, quarterback Tanner Morgan looks to pass the ball during the Gophers football game against Bowling Green at Huntington Bank Stadium, Saturday, Sept. 25. The Gophers fell to the Falcons, 14-10.

Gophers fall 22-27 to Iowa for seventh straight loss to the Hawkeyes

Published November 13, 2021
P.J. Fleck is 0-5 as the Gophers head coach versus Iowa
Eyes ahead, quarterback Tanner Morgan looks to pass the ball during the Gophers football game against Bowling Green at Huntington Bank Stadium, Saturday, Sept. 25. The Gophers fell to the Falcons, 14-10.

Previewing the 87th Floyd of Rosedale Game

Published November 13, 2021
The all-time Floyd of Rosedale series is tied 42-42-2 since the trophy was introduced in 1935.
Amy Potomak celebrates the winning goal scored against the Badgers in Ridder Area on Sunday, Nov. 3, 2019.

Weekend Recap: No. 3 Gophers sweep Bemidji St. to conclude 5-game road trip

Published November 12, 2021
Minnesota has now won six straight games.
Settling in the pocket, quarterback Tanner Morgan looks to pass the ball during the Minnesota football game against Ohio State University, Thursday, Sept. 2. The Gophers lost to the Buckeyes, 45-31.

Illinois shocks No. 20 Gophers 14-6

Published November 6, 2021
Minnesota did not reach the red zone until late in the fourth quarter
Gophers running back Mohamed Ibrahim carries the ball at TCF Bank Stadium on Friday, Nov. 13. The Gophers fell to the University of Iowa Hawkeyes 35-7.

Gophers RB continue to dominate even without Ibrahim or Potts

Published October 30, 2021
Bryce Williams, Ky Thomas and Mar’Keise Irving have produced big numbers for the Gophers rushing attack since Week 5.
Eyes ahead, quarterback Tanner Morgan looks to pass the ball during the Gophers football game against Bowling Green at Huntington Bank Stadium, Saturday, Sept. 25. The Gophers fell to the Falcons, 14-10.

Gophers tear apart the Terrapins 34-16

Published October 23, 2021
Ky Thomas and Bucky Irving dominated the ground game against Maryland
Eyes ahead, quarterback Tanner Morgan looks to pass the ball during the Gophers football game against Bowling Green at Huntington Bank Stadium, Saturday, Sept. 25. The Gophers fell to the Falcons, 14-10.

 Homecoming Heartbreak: Gophers upset by the Bowling Green Falcons 14-10.

Published September 25, 2021
Tanner Morgan threw a game-sealing interception with 17 seconds left in the game, his second of the year.
Settling in the pocket, quarterback Tanner Morgan looks to pass the ball during the Minnesota football game against Ohio State University, Thursday, Sept. 2. The Gophers lost to the Buckeyes, 45-31.

Gophers escape second half Miami-Ohio onslaught with 31-26 win

Published September 11, 2021
In their first game without running back Mohamed Ibrahim, sophomore Trey Potts stepped up in his place.
Head coach P.J. Fleck talks to the team on April 13, 2019 in the indoor football practice facility in Athletes Village.

Morgan, Kieft emphasize connection with teammates ahead of Saturday’s matchup

Published September 10, 2021
Without star RB Mohamed Ibrahim, the Gophers might lean towards a heavier use of their passing attack.
Gophers football players sit on the sidelines during a game at TCF Bank Stadium on Oct. 3, 2015.

No. 4 Ohio State beat Gophers 45-31 in home opener

Published September 3, 2021
A strong first half from Minnesota wasn’t enough to upset the Buckeyes Thursday night.
A Gophers football player watches from the sidelines during a game on Sept. 16, 2017.

Gophers v. No. 4 Ohio State: Opponent Preview

Published September 1, 2021
The Buckeyes finished their previous season as the runner up to the Alabama Crimson Tide in the 2021 College Football Playoff National Championship.
A Gophers football player watches from the sidelines during a game on Sept. 16, 2017.

Gophers Football on NIL: Name, Image and Likeness

Published August 4, 2021
During the Big Ten Media Days on Thursday, July 22, at Lucas Oil Stadium in Indianapolis, Ind., Gophers football head coach PJ Fleck and three of his top players discussed NIL opportunities and their ideal brand partnerships.
The University of Minnesota women’s hockey team plays against Ohio State at Ridder Arena on Nov. 21, 2020. The Gophers ended the night with a 4-0 win.

Wente selected 18th overall in NWHL draft by Minnesota Whitecaps

Published June 30, 2021
The player from Plymouth, Minn., will stay in the state of 10,000 lakes to continue her hockey career.
MaKenna Partain waits to bat on Saturday, May 25, 2019 at the Jane Sage Cowles Stadium.

Gophers softball ends postseason bid with loss to UCLA

Published June 1, 2021
Minnesota was just two games away from moving on to the NCAA Super Regional round
Episode 39: Gophers softball on a roll in final stretch of regular season

Episode 39: Gophers softball on a roll in final stretch of regular season

Published April 24, 2021
In this week's episode of the "Weekly Rundown," our staff discusses the Gophers softball team's recent success, the team's series against Nebraska and what to expect in the waning stretch of the season.
 Amber Fiser pitches during the game against Louisiana State University on Saturday, May 25, 2019 at the Jane Sage Cowles Stadium.

No. 24 Gophers softball wins three of four against Nebraska

Published April 20, 2021
Autumn Pease threw a no-hitter in the second game of the series, the 32nd in program history.
Sophomore Angus Flanagan plays during the Gopher Invitational on Sunday, Sept. 9, 2018.

Gophers’ Angus Flanagan to play in 2021 Walker Cup

Published April 16, 2021
Flanagan is officially on the 10-man roster after previously being a part of the 15-player prospect pool in December.
MaKenna Partain waits to bat on Saturday, May 25, 2019 at the Jane Sage Cowles Stadium.

Gophers softball wins three of four during Partain’s record-breaking weekend

Published March 30, 2021
In 2019, Partain broke the single-season runs record with 66.
Sophomore Gable Steveson celebrates after a winning a match during the meet against Nebraska at the Maturi Pavilion on Friday, Feb. 21.

Gable Steveson wins first NCAA heavyweight title

Published March 21, 2021
Top-ranked Steveson defeated Mason Parris 8-4 to secure the Gophers sixth heavyweight title in program history.
Episode 34: Gophers womens hockey stunned by tournament snub

Episode 34: Gophers women’s hockey stunned by tournament snub

Published March 12, 2021
In this week's episode of the "Weekly Rundown," our staff discusses the NCAA tournament committee's decision to leave the Gophers women's hockey team out of the tournament, the team's reaction and whether seniors will elect to return next season.
University of Minnesota women’s hockey team lines up before their game against Ohio State in Ridder Arena on Saturday, Nov. 21. The Gophers won in a shut out with an ending score of 4-0.

Gophers to miss NCAA women’s hockey tournament for the first time in 13 years

Published March 9, 2021
Minnesota is currently ranked fifth on USCHO.com.
Gophers Gable Steveson faces off with his opponent at Maturi Pavilion on Sunday, Feb. 9. The Gophers lost to Penn State 31-10.

Gable Steveson wins second Big Ten title for Gophers wrestling

Published March 9, 2021
The No. 9 Minnesota Gophers placed fifth overall in the 2021 Big Ten wrestling championships.
Gophers defenseman Madeline Wethington pursues an opponent at Ridder Arena on Sunday, Nov. 22. The Gophers ultimately fell to the Ohio State Buckeyes 2-1.

Gophers women’s hockey falls 5-3 to top-seed Wisconsin in WCHA Final Faceoff

Published March 7, 2021
The Gophers will not receive an automatic bid for the NCAA tournament after a loss to Wisconsin. They will find out on Sunday whether they make the tournament.
Gophers Brayton Lee fights a takedown at Maturi Pavilion on Sunday, Feb. 9, 2020. The Gophers lost to Penn State 31-10.

U wrestling’s Brayton Lee talks moving up weight class and upcoming Big Ten championships

Published March 2, 2021
Lee moved up from the 149-pound class to 157 this year.
An Iowa State wrestler takes down Gopher Wrestler Boo Dryden at Maturi Pavilion on Friday, Jan. 22. The Gophers lost with a final score of 35-4.

The Gophers wrestling team defeats Northwestern 29-10

Published February 23, 2021
Minnesota has won five straight duals as it turns its attention toward the Big Ten Championships.
Gophers defenseman Madeline Wethington pursues an opponent at Ridder Arena on Sunday, Nov. 22. The Gophers ultimately fell to the Ohio State Buckeyes 2-1.

No. 4 Ohio State sweeps second-ranked Gophers women’s hockey team on senior weekend

Published February 14, 2021
The Gophers are 2-4 on the season against the Buckeyes.
An Iowa State wrestler takes down Gopher Wrestler Boo Dryden at Maturi Pavilion on Friday, Jan. 22. The Gophers lost with a final score of 35-4.

No. 13 Gophers wrestling tops No. 9 Illinois 25-13

Published February 6, 2021
Top-ranked heavyweight wrestler Gable Steveson recorded his 10th career pin.
Gable Steveson stands on the podium after receiving his second place award on Sunday, March 10, 2019 at Williams Arena in Minneapolis. Steveson lost the match against Anthony Cassar of Penn State 4-3.

Top-ranked heavyweight Gable Steveson talks upcoming title quest and off-season during COVID-19

Published February 4, 2021
After his 2020 championship campaign was cut short due to the pandemic, Steveson is still laser-focused on winning his first heavyweight NCAA crown.
University of Minnesota women’s hockey team lines up before their game against Ohio State in Ridder Arena on Saturday, Nov. 21. The Gophers won in a shut out with an ending score of 4-0.

No. 2 Gophers women’s hockey earn three points in split against Ohio State

Published January 30, 2021
After being swept in their last two-game series versus No. 1 Wisconsin, the Gophers split their two game series versus No. 3 Ohio State.
University of Minnesota women’s hockey team lines up before their game against Ohio State in Ridder Arena on Saturday, Nov. 21. The Gophers won in a shut out with an ending score of 4-0.

Cherkowski and Murphy: the future of Gophers women’s hockey

Published January 28, 2021
Freshmen Anne Cherkowski and Abbey Murphy are both on fire this season, playing on the Gophers’ top two lines.
Patrick McKee competes at the Maturi Pavilion on Friday, Nov. 1, 2019.

McKee named Big Ten Co-Wrestler of the Week

Published January 22, 2021
Patrick McKee was awarded the honor after his fantastic performance in a Michigan State tri-meet last Saturday.
Sophomore Angus Flanagan plays during the Gopher Invitational on Sunday, Sept. 9, 2018.

Q&A with Angus Flanagan and Justin Smith

Published January 18, 2021
Gophers’ golf coach Justin Smith and top player Angus Flanagan weigh in on the Gophers’ seven upcoming tournaments.
Gophers defenseman Madeline Wethington pursues an opponent at Ridder Arena on Sunday, Nov. 22. The Gophers ultimately fell to the Ohio State Buckeyes 2-1.

No. 2 Minnesota sweeps St. Cloud State in unique 3-game series

Published January 11, 2021
Amy Potomak returned from an injury that held her out for the first half of the season.
The University of Minnesota women’s hockey team plays against Ohio State at Ridder Arena on Nov. 21, 2020. The Gophers ended the night with a 4-0 win.

Gophers women’s hockey postpones final two series

Published December 6, 2020
The end of the first half of the Gophers’ season has shifted with their opponents after Wisconsin and Ohio State saw a rise in COVID-19 cases.
Photo Courtesy of Gopher Athletics

Gophers women’s hockey faces tough schedule including opener against Ohio State

Published November 20, 2020
The Gophers face three of the top four WCHA teams in their eight-game slate.
Episode 23: Cuts and Title IX compliance

Episode 23: Cuts and Title IX compliance

Published October 8, 2020
In this week's episode of "The Weekly Rundown" our staff discusses the athletics department's proposal to eliminate three men's sports and the expected roster cuts to women's sports under the proposal.
Regent Michael D. Hsu attends a scheduled Board of Regents meeting on Friday, Sep. 13, 2019.

Gophers’ athletics department cutting women’s roster spots along with three men’s sports

Published October 3, 2020
Following the protest on Sept. 16, new developments have risen in the fight for men’s track and field, gymnastics and tennis — most notably planning to cut women’s roster spots.
Thomas Longbella lines up a shot on the putting green in the indoor golf training facility in April 2019. The facility borders the Les Bolstad Golf Course and allows for practice throughout winter months.

Gophers’ men’s golf improving despite no school competitions this fall

Published September 23, 2020
Gophers’ men’s golf keeps fresh outside of NCAA play.
Protestors march past Northrup in protest of the potential cancellation of several men’s sports programs on Wednesday, Sep. 16. The protest march began in Athlete’s Village and ended in front of Morrill Hall, near President Joan Gabel’s office.

UMN student-athletes, coaches and fans protest decision to cut sports

Published September 18, 2020
Student-athletes, coaches and fans gathered outside Athletes Village and marched to president Joan Gabel’s office in protest of the U’s decision to cut three men’s sports.
Gophers dance bonding and practicing without football and comps in the fall

Gophers’ dance bonding and practicing without football and comps in the fall

Published September 8, 2020
The 19-time national champion and 3-time world champion Gophers dance team is one of the elite DI programs in the country.
Photo Courtesy of Janelle Elise Photography

Gophers dance bonding and practicing without football and comps in the fall

Published September 7, 2020

Fans of Gophers' football and Gophers' men’s basketball can catch the Minnesota dance team on the field and court during games, but few know the ins and outs of one of the most successful sports programs...

Gophers Head Coach P.J. Fleck calls out to a referee at Raymond James Stadium in Tampa, Florida on Wednesday, Jan. 1. Minnesota holds a 24-17 lead over Auburn heading into the third quarter of the Outback Bowl. (Kamaan Richards / Minnesota Daily)

Fleck talks Bateman, COVID and first day of training camp

Published August 8, 2020

Even with the new procedures amid the COVID-19 pandemic, a season about to start with players on limited practice reps and All-American wide receiver Rashod Bateman opting out of the 2020 season, Gophers'...

Michael Thompson earned his second career PGA Tour victory on Sunday, July 26. (Matthew Kennedy / Minnesota Daily)

Michael Thompson wins the 2020 3M Open

Published July 28, 2020

The second annual 3M Open was similar to the year previous, with a number of golfers in contention on Sunday at TPC Twin Cities in Blaine. Michael Thompson emerged as the winner, an unlikely golfer to...

Angus Flanagan drives the ball at the 3M Open in Blaine on Thursday, July 23. (Matthew Kennedy / Minnesota Daily)

Angus Flanagan competes at 3M Open

Published July 26, 2020

The University of Minnesota presence was felt at the first two days of the 3M Open. Three current and former Gophers competed on Thursday and Friday, including rising senior Angus Flanagan who made his...

Sophomore Angus Flanagan plays during the Gopher Invitational on Sunday, Sept. 9, 2018.

Flanagan prepares for his PGA debut

Published July 21, 2020

Fans of Minnesota golf knew they could count on two former Gophers competing at the 3M Open this weekend in Blaine, and now a current member of the men's golf team has been added to the mix.  Rising...

Forward Jordan Murphy looks to drive towards the hoop at the Williams Arena on Sunday, Nov. 19, 2017.

Jordan Murphy selected to BTN all-decade team

Published July 14, 2020

Jordan Murphy, the Gophers' basketball team's all-time leading rebounder and second all-time leading scorer, recently added to his long list of accomplishments by earning a spot on the Big Ten Network's...

Illustration by Hailee Schievelbein

2021 Gophers’ recruiting update: Offense

Published July 9, 2020

In addition to adding a pair of four-star defensive backs, the Gophers' football team has also added a pair of four-stars on the offensive side of the ball in 2021. With starting quarterback Tanner Morgan...

2021 Gophers recruiting update: Defense

2021 Gophers’ recruiting update: Defense

Published July 6, 2020

Throughout the COVID-19 pandemic, Gopher football head coach P.J. Fleck has stayed busy building the future of his program. He's seen impressive results.  Following the Gophers' breakout 2019 season,...

Forward Grace Zumwinkle looks to pass the puck at Ridder Arena on Friday, Oct. 19. The Gophers beat Ohio State 3-0.

Grace Zumwinkle ready to lead going into her senior season

Published June 27, 2020

Perhaps no team at the University of Minnesota felt the sting of its season being canceled more than the Gophers' women's hockey team. Minnesota was three wins away from its seventh national championship...

Redshirt Christine Portillo tees off at the sixth annual Minnesota Invitational at the Prestwick Golf on Monday, Sept. 10. 2018.

Redman taking summer without in-person contact with players in stride

Published June 24, 2020

For the last eight seasons, head coach Michele Redman has worked to instill a winning culture within the Gophers' women's golf program.  Joining the program in August 2011, Redman has seen great success...

Gophers Goaltender Sydney Scobee deflects the puck at Ridder Arena on Friday, Jan. 17.  Minnesota suffered a 1-4 loss to Ohio State. (Kamaan Richards / Minnesota Daily)

Scobee honored for outstanding play

Published June 5, 2020

Senior goaltender Sydney Scobee was a force for the Gophers' women's hockey team this season. She helped lead the Gophers to the top of the ranks, held a .928 save percentage on the season and helped the...

Waconia High School senior and University of Minnesota golf recruit Connor Glynn follows the ball during the Minnesota state tournament at Bunker Hlils Golf Club in Coon Rapids on Tuesday, June 11. 

Freshman phenom Glynn ready to roll for his sophomore campaign

Published June 1, 2020

It didn't take long for Connor Glynn to make an impact for the Gophers' men's golf team.  As one of only two first years on the Gophers' roster this season, Glynn's stellar play in the fall stood...

Sophomore Angus Flanagan plays during the Gopher Invitational on Sunday, Sept. 9, 2018.

Flanagan’s fantastic fall success won’t be seen this spring

Published April 27, 2020

Following a standout start to his junior season, Gophers golfer Angus Flanagan was primed for a breakout spring with the hopes of elevating his name to the top of college golf. That was until the pandemic...

Gophers Head Coach Brad Frost addresses the team during a timeout at Ridder Arena on Friday, Jan. 17.  Minnesota suffered a 1-4 loss to Ohio State. (Kamaan Richards / Minnesota Daily)

Women’s hockey ready to retool for next season

Published April 18, 2020

The NCAA women's hockey season came to an untimely end Thursday, March 12 — right before the NCAA Tournament was set to kick off. The Gophers were coming off of a close overtime loss in the WCHA Tournament...

James Han plays a game of Overwatch with the University ESports team on Sunday, Oct. 28. While Han typically serves as the teams manager, he is filling in for a sick teammate during this Sunday tournament.

While traditional sports sit on the sideline, esports persist

Published April 8, 2020

The University of Minnesota will not have any school-sponsored sports competing for the rest of the school year.  But it will have esports.  Otherwise known as competitive gaming, esports gained...

Gophers Forward Taylor Heise lines up a pass 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.

No. 3 Gophers advance to the WCHA Final Faceoff

Published March 2, 2020

The Gophers women's hockey team swept the St. Cloud State Huskies this weekend, keeping their hopes of regaining the WCHA Championship alive.  If they win two games next weekend, they will be crowned...

Gophers Goaltender Sydney Scobee deflects the puck at Ridder Arena on Friday, Jan. 17.  Minnesota suffered a 1-4 loss to Ohio State. (Kamaan Richards / Minnesota Daily)

Gophers looking to reclaim the WCHA title

Published February 28, 2020

After finishing the regular season with a sweep of Minnesota State, the Gophers' women's hockey team now shifts its focus to reclaiming the WCHA championship. Minnesota fell to Wisconsin last season after...

Gophers Goaltender Sydney Scobee deflects the puck at Ridder Arena on Friday, Jan. 17.  Minnesota suffered a 1-4 loss to Ohio State. (Kamaan Richards / Minnesota Daily)

Gophers sweep Minnesota State-Mankato on senior weekend

Published February 24, 2020

Senior weekend proved fruitful for the Gophers women’s hockey team as they easily swept Minnesota State-Mankato, outscoring the Mavericks 8-1 in the games. Along with the series sweep, it was also a...

Olivia Knowles gets ready to take the puck on Friday, Jan. 18, 2019 at Ridder Arena. The Gophers lost to the Wisconsin Badgers 2-1.

Brown and Knowles proving vital to Minnesota’ defensive success

Published February 21, 2020

This season, the Gophers women's hockey team has boasted one of the top defensive units in the country.  They've allowed the sixth-lowest amount goals of any team in the country, and most importantly,...

Forward Sarah Potomak looks to pass the puck at Ridder Arena on Saturday, Feb. 1. The Gophers lost to Minnesota Duluth 0-2.

Gophers women’s hockey rebounds in Bemidji with a sweep

Published February 10, 2020

After being ranked in the top-two all season long, the Gophers' women's hockey team found themselves in an unfamiliar spot dropping to fourth in the national rankings. Yet this weekend, Brad Frost's team...

Forward Grace Zumwinkle looks to pass the puck at Ridder Arena on Friday, Oct. 19. The Gophers beat Ohio State 3-0.

No. 4 Minnesota will try to climb back out of recent slump against Bemidji State

Published February 7, 2020

The Minnesota women's hockey team has been on a bit of a cold streak the past two weeks, winning only one of its last four games despite losing only twice up to that point in the season. The slump has...

Forward Amy Potomak lunges for the puck at Ridder Arena on Saturday, Feb. 1, 2020. The Gophers lost to Minnesota Duluth 0-2.

Gophers split series against Minnesota-Duluth

Published February 3, 2020

It was a tale of two games for the Gophers' women's hockey team this weekend as they split their series against No. 9 Minnesota-Duluth at Ridder Arena.  Minnesota has now lost three of its last four....

Gopher basketball alumnus Willie Burton addresses fans at Williams Arena on Sunday, Jan. 26. Burton was inducted to the Gopher Hall of Fame during halftime.

Gophers honor hoops legend Willie Burton

Published January 30, 2020

At halftime of Sunday's 70-52 loss to Michigan State, the Gophers honored Minnesota basketball legend Willie Burton. Burton, the third all-time leading scorer in Gopher history, was a key cog in helping...

Gophers Goaltender Makayla Pahl watches the puck at Ridder Arena on Friday, Jan. 17.  Minnesota suffered a 1-4 loss to Ohio State. (Kamaan Richards / Minnesota Daily)

No. 2 Minnesota swept by No. 1 Wisconsin in the Border Battle

Published January 27, 2020

The Minnesota women’s hockey team experienced their worst weekend of the season in a rematch with the top-ranked team in the country, the Wisconsin Badgers.  On Friday, the Gophers erased a 3-1...

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

No. 1 Minnesota splits series with No. 5 Ohio State

Published January 20, 2020

The Gophers returned to home ice during Hockey Day Minnesota and beat the Ohio State Buckeyes 2-1 on Saturday after falling in what was their worst performance of the season in a 4-1 loss the day earlier. Minnesota...

Gophers players surround Center Daniel Oturu as he lies on the floor after a foul at Williams Arena on Sunday, Jan. 12. Minnesota defeated Michigan 75-67. (Nur B. Adam / Minnesota Daily)

Gophers take down No. 19 Michigan

Published January 13, 2020

The Minnesota Gophers upset the No. 19 Michigan Wolverines 75-67 Sunday in a bounce-back win for head coach Richard Pitino’s squad after losing 74-58 to No. 8 Michigan State just three days earlier.  Daniel...

Freshman Taylor Heise goes for the goal on Friday, Dec. 7 at Ridder Arena. The Gophers won against the Robert Morris Colonials 6-1.

No. 2 Minnesota mauls Minnesota State 4-0

Published December 9, 2019

The No. 2 Gophers women's hockey team concluded a successful first half of the season by beating the Minnesota State Mavericks 4-0 in the 2019 U.S. Hockey Hall of Fame Museum Women's Faceoff Classic. The...

Goaltender Sydney Scobee smiles from the bench at Ridder Arena on Saturday, Feb. 2.

Sydney Scobee’s consistency in the net keeps Gophers on top

Published December 6, 2019

The Minnesota Gophers women's hockey team is currently sitting atop of the NCAA rankings. One of the critical cogs to their success this season stems from the success of Sydney Scobee, their trusty goaltender.  Scobee...

Forward Abigail Boreen keeps and eye on Wisconsins Caitlin Schneider on Sunday, March 10 at Ridder Arena.

No. 1 Minnesota comes out undefeated in the Country Classic

Published December 2, 2019

The Minnesota women's hockey team traveled to Nashville this weekend to compete in the 2019 Country Classic. Friday was a bit of struggle for the Gophers as they faced off against No. 8 Boston College,...

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

No. 1 Minnesota splits weekend series vs No. 10 Minnesota-Duluth

Published November 26, 2019

The Gophers went up north this weekend to face off against their in-state rivals, the Minnesota-Duluth Bulldogs. The Gophers lost in a three-on-three overtime battle on Friday but came out victorious on...

Defender Gracie Ostertag fights for the puck at Ridder Arena on Saturday, Oct. 19. The Gophers defeated St. Cloud State 3-0. 

No. 1 Minnesota sweeps Bemidji State before a long road trip

Published November 18, 2019

The top-ranked Minnesota Golden Gophers defeated the Bemidji State Beavers soundly this weekend at home by winning 7-1 on Friday and 3-0 on Saturday. The Gophers were coming off of a long ten-day break,...

Grace Zumwinkle keeps the puck away from a Minnesota-Duluth player on Friday, Dec. 8, 2017.

Gophers relying on top line, ready and rested for upcoming matchup versus Bemidji State

Published November 15, 2019

After a 10-day break in which the Gophers women’s hockey team cheered on their fellow athletes on the gridiron win a pivotal game against Penn State on Saturday at TCF Bank Stadium, the team feels rested...

Forward Grace Zumwinkle looks to pass the puck at Ridder Arena on Friday, Oct. 19. The Gophers beat Ohio State 3-0.

No. 1 Minnesota hammers Hamline in an exhibition match

Published November 7, 2019

After a tough two weekends against top WCHA competition in Ohio State and Wisconsin, the top-ranked Minnesota women’s hockey team played a refreshing, low stakes exhibition match versus Hamline before...

Amy Potomak celebrates the winning goal scored against the Badgers in Ridder Area on Sunday, Nov. 3, 2019.

No. 2 Minnesota earns two wins against top-ranked Wisconsin

Published November 4, 2019

The No. 2 ranked Gophers women's hockey team exacted revenge on the No. 1 Wisconsin Badgers over the weekend, claiming a sound victory on Saturday and winning in a shootout on Sunday. It was a stark contrast...

Olivia Knowles gets ready to take the puck on Friday, Jan. 18, 2019 at Ridder Arena. The Gophers lost to the Wisconsin Badgers 2-1.

No. 2 Minnesota prepares for a border brawl vs No. 1 Wisconsin

Published October 31, 2019

On Saturday, the Gophers will take the ice against their top rivals, the Wisconsin Badgers. Not only does the matchup feature border rivals, it pits the top two teams in the country against each other...

Forward Grace Zumwinkle looks to pass the puck at Ridder Arena on Friday, Oct. 19. The Gophers beat Ohio State 3-0.

No. 2 Minnesota splits weekend series against No. 8 Ohio State

Published October 28, 2019

In the Gophers’ WCHA road trip to Columbus, Ohio, they received their first loss of the year, losing narrowly on Friday 4-3, but came out with a 4-2 win on Saturday to prevent a sweep by the Buckeyes.  Friday's...

Minnesota stays perfect by sweeping St. Cloud State

Published October 20, 2019

Strong defensive play has been a key cog in the Gophers staying near the top of the NCAA rankings and it certainly helped in this weekend’s series against the St. Cloud State Huskies at home in Ridder...