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Matthew Kennedy, Sports Reporter

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Forward Mason Nevers celebrates a goal during the Gophers game against Penn State, Friday, Nov. 11. The Gophers won, 3-1.

Gophers men’s hockey sweeps No. 3 Michigan on road

Published November 20, 2022
Gopher goalie and Michigan native Owen Bartoszkiewicz saved 64 total shots during this series.
Running back Mohamed Ibrahim attempts to break free from an attempted tackle during Minnesotas game against Iowa, Saturday, Nov. 19. The Gophers lost to the Hawkeyes, 13-10.

PJ Fleck still can’t find first Floyd of Rosedale victory

Published November 20, 2022
Hawkeye kicker Drew Stevens made a 21-yard field goal with 28 seconds left to seal Iowa’s victory.
Forward Mason Nevers celebrates a goal during the Gophers game against Penn State, Friday, Nov. 11. The Gophers won, 3-1.

No. 1 Gophers, No. 8 Penn State split series

Published November 13, 2022
The Gophers were defeated by the Nittany Lions on Friday while on Saturday it was a different story.
Quarterback Athan Kaliakmanis hands the ball off to running back Mohamed Ibrahim during Minnesotas game against Northwestern, Saturday, Nov. 12. Minnesota won 31-3.

Minnesota dominates Northwestern 31-3

Published November 13, 2022
The Gophers out-gained the Wildcats in rushing yards 302 to 72.
Ryan Chesley looks to pass the puck during the Gophers game against Notre Dame, Friday, Nov. 4. Minnesota won, 4-1.

No. 3 Gophers men’s hockey sweep No. 12 Fighting Irish

Published November 6, 2022
Goalie Justen Close saved 45/46 shots in the series.
Defenseman Brock Faber skates away from his opponent during the Gophers game against Minnesota State, Oct. 7.

No. 1 Gophers men’s hockey splits Columbus series

Published October 30, 2022
Jimmy Snuggerud continued his hot scoring streak, netting a goal to increase his total to six on the season.
Forward Matthew Knies drives the puck toward the net during Minnesotas game against Minnesota State, Oct. 7.

Hockey arch-rivals each took a win

Published October 25, 2022
No. 7 North Dakota and No. 1 Minnesota each won a game in overtime in the Instant Classic series.
Running back Mohamed Ibrahim racked up 159 rushing yards and two touchdowns on 36 attempts during Saturdays game against Rutgers.

2 top Big Ten running backs set to clash in Champaign

Published October 13, 2022
Illinois’ RB Chase Brown leads the country in rushing with 879 yards through six games.
The Gophers will face off against Mankato next on Friday and Saturday.

No. 2 ranked Gophers men’s hockey sweep Lindenwood on Opening Weekend

Published October 4, 2022
Top-3 2022 NHL Draft pick Logan Cooley earned two goals and two assists during his debut series.
Running back Bryce Williams dives in the end zone to score a touchdown during the Gophers game against Purdue, Saturday, Oct. 1. The Gophers lost, 20-10.

Homecoming Heartbreak: No. 21 Minnesota loses to Purdue 20-10

Published October 1, 2022
Gophers star running back Mohamed Ibrahim did not play a single snap.
Quarterback Tanner Morgan hands the ball off to running back Mohamed Ibrahim during the Gophers game against Colorado, Saturday, Sept. 17. The Gophers won, 49-7.

Tanner Morgan named Big Ten Co-Offensive Player of the Week

Published September 30, 2022
The sixth-year quarterback threw for 268 yards for 3 TDs, converting 23 of his 25 passes against Michigan State on Saturday.
Head Coach PJ Fleck leads the team out of the tunnel at Huntington Bank Stadium. The Gophers will play their first 2022 conference game away in Michigan.

Gophers to open Big Ten conference play at Michigan State

Published September 23, 2022
The Gophers will take on the Spartans at 2:30 p.m. CT on the Big Ten Network in their first 2022 conference game.
Running back Mohamed Ibrahim racked up 159 rushing yards and two touchdowns on 36 attempts during Saturdays game against Rutgers.

Gophers football crushes Colorado 49-7

Published September 18, 2022
Mohamed Ibrahim had a historic day on the ground rushing for over 200 yards in three quarters.
Quarterback Tanner Morgan winds up for a pass at Huntington Bank Stadium on Saturday, Sept. 14, 2019. The Gophers defeated Georgia Southern 35-32.

Gophers football blow out Leathernecks 62-10

Published September 10, 2022
Tanner Morgan threw for 296 yards in 2.5 quarters, his most since November 30, 2019.
Head coach P.J. Fleck celebrates on Saturday, Oct. 6, 2018 at Huntington Bank Stadium.

Gophers football annihilates Aggies 38-0 in season-opener

Published September 2, 2022
Running backs Mohamed Ibrahim and Trey Potts made triumphant returns following season-ending injuries.
The Gophers will face off against Mankato next on Friday and Saturday.

Fresh faces for Gophers men’s hockey

Published August 6, 2022
Logan Cooley leads a talented new pack of players on the Gophers.
Head coach P.J. Fleck fields questions from the media during the Big Ten Media Days event Tuesday at the McCormick Place Convention Center in Chicago.

PJ Fleck, players speak at Big Ten Media Days

Published July 29, 2022
Fleck said this team is his “most committed” team he has ever had.
Gophers Runningback Mohamed Ibrahim carries the ball 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)

2 from Gophers football on Preseason Awards Watch Lists

Published July 25, 2022
This is Ibrahim’s second straight year on the Doak Walker Award Watch List.
A Gophers football player watches from the sidelines during a game on Sept. 16, 2017.

Gophers football 2023 recruiting class update

Published July 4, 2022
Minnesota currently sits in the top 20 nationally in 247’s latest rankings (6th in the Big Ten)
TCF Bank Stadium as seen on Oct. 9, 2019.

UCLA and USC planning to leave PAC-12 for Big Ten

Published June 30, 2022
Lincoln Riley and Chip Kelly might want to buy a warm winter jacket.
TCF Bank Stadium as seen on Oct. 9, 2019.

Gophers football 2022 schedule preview

Published June 21, 2022
Minnesota faces three tough road tests at Michigan State, Penn State and Wisconsin.
A Gophers football player watches from the sidelines during a game on Sept. 16, 2017.

Gophers Summer Roster Preview

Published June 13, 2022
The Gophers return Rimington Award frontrunner John Michael Schmitz at center.
Coach P.J. Fleck embraces offensive lineman Daniel Faalele at Camp Randall Stadium in Madison on Saturday, Nov. 24, 2018. The Gophers beat the Badgers 37-15 for the first time since 2003.

Three Gophers selected on final day of 2022 NFL Draft

Published May 2, 2022
Daniel Faalele is the highest-drafted offensive lineman out of Minnesota since the New York Giants picked center Brian Williams 18th overall in 1989.
Head coach P.J. Fleck talks to the team on April 13, 2019 in the indoor football practice facility in Athletes Village.

Maroon defeats Gold 19-16 in Spring Game

Published May 1, 2022
The annual scrimmage ended with a sudden death “kick-off."
Hands up, defensive lineman Boye Mafe attempts to block Bowling Green quarterback Matt McDonalds pass during the Gophers football game against Bowling Green at Huntington Bank Stadium on Saturday, Sept. 25, 2021.

Seattle Seahawks select Boye Mafe in the second round of NFL Draft

Published April 29, 2022
Mafe led the Gophers in tackles for loss (10) and sacks (7) in 2021.
Redshirt Senior Ellee Jensen Courtesy of Brad Rempel, Gopher Sports.

 Gophers softball loses 4-3 against Maryland in series finale, drops series 2-1

Published April 24, 2022
Despite scoring 13 runs to win in the first game of the series, Minnesota went on to score a combined four runs in their next two games in back-to-back losses against Maryland.
Natalie Denhartog waits for the pitch during the game against Iowa at the Jane Sage Cowles Stadium on Friday, April 26.

Gophers swept by Big Ten-leading Cornhuskers

Published April 18, 2022
Nebraska is undefeated in Big Ten play (13-0).
Natalie Denhartog hits the ball on Friday, May 17, 2019 at Jane Sage Cowles Stadium in Minneapolis. The Gophers beat North Dakota State University 3-0.

Gophers take two in Iowa City

Published April 10, 2022
The Gophers improve to 18-15-1 on the season and are ninth in the Big Ten standings.
Senior Forward Taylor Heise skates with the puck in a game against the St. Cloud State Huskies on Saturday, Feb. 12 at Ridder Arena in Minneapolis, Minn.

Taylor Heise wins the 2022 Patty Kazmaier Award

Published April 5, 2022
Heise joins Krissy Wendell (2005) and Amanda Kessel (2013) as the third Patty Kazmaier winner in the Gophers program.
Natalie Denhartog hits the ball on Friday, March 29 at Jane Sage Cowles Stadium in Minneapolis. The Gophers beat the Purdue Boilermakers 5-1.

Gophers softball falls to Illinois in home-opener series

Published April 3, 2022
Minnesota will look to bounce back against rival Iowa on the road next weekend.
Natalie Denhartog waits for the pitch during the game against Iowa at the Jane Sage Cowles Stadium on Friday, April 26.

DenHartog breaks softball program career home run record

Published April 1, 2022
DenHartog breaks Jordanne Nygren’s previous record. Nygren played from 1999-2003.
Natalie Denhartog hits the ball on Friday, May 17, 2019 at Jane Sage Cowles Stadium in Minneapolis. The Gophers beat North Dakota State University 3-0.

Gophers softball win first Big Ten series of the season over Rutgers

Published March 28, 2022
Natalie DenHartog set a program record with her 52nd home run on Sunday.
Gable Steveson celebrates after a winning a match during the meet against Nebraska at the Maturi Pavilion on Friday, Feb. 21, 2020.

Going out on top: Gable Steveson wins second NCAA Heavyweight Title

Published March 19, 2022
Steveson plans to transition to the WWE following his final season with Minnesota.
Forward Abigail Boreen keeps and eye on Wisconsins Caitlin Schneider on Sunday, March 10 at Ridder Arena.

No. 2 Buckeyes comeback to win 2022 WCHA Title 3-2 over Minnesota

Published March 6, 2022
The Gophers led by two goals after the first 40 minutes, but ultimately fell to Ohio State in overtime.
Senior Forward Taylor Heise skates with the puck in a game against the St. Cloud State Huskies on Saturday, Feb. 12 at Ridder Arena in Minneapolis, Minn.

No. 1 Gophers advance to 2022 WCHA Championship

Published March 6, 2022
Minnesota will move on to play in its first WCHA Championship since 2019.
The team will be stacked with young offensive and defensive talent.

2022 WCHA Final Faceoff Preview

Published March 4, 2022
Six of the top ten players in the country will be skating at Ridder Arena this weekend.
Minnesota Captain Olivia Knowles stickhandles the puck against the University of St. Thomas Tommies at Ridder Arena on Feb. 26, 2022, at Ridder Arena in Minneapolis, Minn.

No. 1 Gophers sweep St. Thomas for the second straight weekend, advance to WCHA Final Faceoff

Published February 26, 2022
Captain Olivia Knowles notched her 165th game with Minnesota, setting the Gophers women’s hockey record for most games played in a career.
Olivia Knowles (Left), Lauren Bench (Middle) and Emily Brown (Right) celebrate the Gophers season opener 4-0 victory over Ohio State University on Saturday, Nov. 21, 2020. Photo courtesy of Brad Rempel of Gopher Athletics.

Bench shuts out St. Thomas in game 1 of WCHA first round

Published February 26, 2022
St. Thomas has now lost five straight against the No. 1 Gophers.
Peyton Hemp, courtesy of Brad Rempel - Gopher Athletics.

Hemp off to a fast start in the Gophers hockey program

Published February 21, 2022
As a freshman, Hemp has been playing on the Gophers’ top two lines this entire season.
Gophers Forward Emily Oden chases after the puck at Ridder Arena on Friday, Feb. 28 2020. The Gophers scored two power-play goals on the way to a 4-2 victory over St. Cloud State.

Gophers women’s hockey sweep Tommies to claim WCHA regular season title

Published February 19, 2022
Freshman Ella Huber achieved her first multi-goal game of her career in the win.
Forward Catie Skaja stickhandles the puck in a game against St. Cloud State on Saturday, Feb. 12, 2022, at Ridder Arena in Minneapolis, Minn.

No. 1 Gophers topple Tommies 7-1

Published February 18, 2022
Taylor Heise scored two goals in the second period en route to victory.
Senior Forward Taylor Heise skates with the puck in a game against the St. Cloud State Huskies on Saturday, Feb. 12 at Ridder Arena in Minneapolis, Minn.

Fueled by confidence, Taylor Heise leads top-ranked Gophers

Published February 14, 2022
Heise is the NCAA leader in points this season with 55.
Forward Catie Skaja stickhandles the puck in a game against St. Cloud State on Saturday, Feb. 12, 2022, at Ridder Arena in Minneapolis, Minn.

 No. 1 Gophers complete sweep over St. Cloud State

Published February 12, 2022
Senior forward Catie Skaja led the way with two goals in the 5-1 win.
Forward Abigail Boreen keeps and eye on Wisconsins Caitlin Schneider on Sunday, March 10 at Ridder Arena.

No. 1 Gophers comeback in St. Cloud to beat Huskies 5-3

Published February 11, 2022
 Abigail Boreen scored three goals en route to a hat trick in the win.
Taylor Heise handles the puck on Saturday, Oct. 13, 2018 at Ridder Arena in Minneapolis, Minn.

No. 1 Gophers complete sweep over Bemidji State

Published February 5, 2022
Minnesota has now beaten Bemidji State 14 straight times.
Olivia Knowles (Left), Lauren Bench (Middle) and Emily Brown (Right) celebrate the Gophers season opener 4-0 victory over Ohio State University on Saturday, Nov. 21, 2020. Photo courtesy of Brad Rempel of Gopher Athletics.

No. 1 Gophers beat Bemidji State 7-0

Published February 4, 2022
Lauren Bench shutout her former team on her 100th career start in net.
Forward Jamison Battle reaches for the basket in a game against the University of Iowa on January 16, 2021 at Williams Arena in Minneapolis, Minnesota.

No. 16 Buckeyes bash Minnesota 75-64

Published January 27, 2022
Ohio State out-rebounded the Gophers 48-22 on their way to victory over Minnesota on Thursday.
Amy Potomak celebrates the winning goal scored against the Badgers in Ridder Area on Sunday, Nov. 3, 2019.

No. 4 Gophers sweep No. 1 Wisconsin

Published January 23, 2022
The Badgers three losses this season have all been to Minnesota
Defensive Player of the Game Tyler Nubin, Coach P.J. Fleck and Offensive Player of the Game Ky Thomas hoist the Guaranteed Rate Trophy following the Gophers victory against the West Virginia Mountaineers in the Guaranteed Rate Bowl on Tuesday, Dec. 28 at Chase Field in Phoenix, Ariz. The Gophers won 18-6.

Gophers win in Phoenix, take Guaranteed Rate Bowl 18-6 over West Virginia

Published December 29, 2021
The win marks the tenth Bowl Game win in team history
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 split series versus Bulldogs before winter break

Published December 12, 2021
Minnesota had four different players enter the scoring column this weekend
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.
Gable Steveson celebrates after a winning a match during the meet against Nebraska at the Maturi Pavilion on Friday, Feb. 21, 2020.

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...

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