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U athletes Larrick, Windsor selected to attend NCAA forum

May 7, 2014

A pair of University student-athletes will attend a highly selective NCAA forum next month in Indianapolis. Jennifer Larrick, who will be a redshirt junior on the soccer team, and Katherine Windsor, a...

Lights illuminate new Siebert Field for the first time in the stadium's history on Friday.

Siebert Field lights up sky for first time

April 29, 2014

The University of Minnesota’s new Siebert Field, which opened last year, lit up the sky for the first time in the stadium’s history Friday night as the Gophers baseball team took on Penn State. The...

NCAA council backs unlimited meals for athletes

April 22, 2014

A proposal to allow unlimited meals and snacks for student-athletes appears to have widespread support, including the backing of three former Gophers football players. The NCAA Division I Legislative Council...

Unlimited meals among measures passed by NCAA Legislative Council

April 16, 2014

The NCAA’s Legislative Council decided Tuesday that Division I student-athletes can receive unlimited meals and snacks in conjunction with their athletics participation, according to an NCAA release. The...

TCF Bank Stadium gets a big makeover

April 16, 2014

TCF Bank Stadium looked like a construction site Tuesday as workers donning hard hats ripped up chunks of turf. This process began Monday and marked the first step in a multimillion-dollar upgrade to prepare...

TCF Bank Stadium renovations begin

April 14, 2014

The Minnesota Vikings will begin renovating TCF Bank Stadium this week and will have the stadium's turf removed by Friday, according to a tweet from the University's TCF Bank Stadium Twitter...

Michael Handel hits the ball during the baseball game against Nebraska on Sunday afternoon at Siebert Field.

Minnesota loses three to Nebraska

April 14, 2014

Nebraska continued its Big Ten dominance over the Gophers this weekend, sweeping Minnesota with a 3-2 win in 10 innings Sunday at Siebert Field. Cornhuskers shortstop Steven Reveles hit a single that scored...

Baseball: Nebraska opens series with 8-6 win

April 11, 2014

Nebraska’s Jake Placzek scored the game-winning run on a wild pitch, as the Cornhuskers defeated Minnesota 8-6 Friday afternoon at Siebert Field. The Gophers were in position to send the game into...

Ashley Pafko, Tarah Hobbs and Simone Kolander.

This picture was taken at FC Barcelona's game against Osasuna on March 16. Barcelona won the game 7-0.

Gophers traveled to Spain for spring break

April 1, 2014

The Gophers women’s soccer team spent its spring break overseas, immersing itself in one of the world’s most soccer-crazed cities. Minnesota’s entire team traveled to Barcelona, Spain,...

Laguna leads team to fifth place

March 31, 2014

Minnesota junior captain Carmen Laguna rebounded from a lackluster performance two weeks ago with a fourth-place finish at the Mountain View Collegiate Invitational in Tucson, Ariz. Her fourth-place finish...

Mariucci hosted hoops, not hockey, 10 times over break

March 26, 2014

The University of Minnesota’s premier hockey facility turned into a basketball arena for two days last week. Mariucci Arena hosted 10 Minnesota State High School League girls’ basketball state...

Former golf coach Brenny gets $360,000 in lawsuit

March 24, 2014

A Hennepin County judge last week awarded almost $360,000 to a former University of Minnesota associate women’s head golf coach who claimed the school’s former golf director curtailed her responsibilities...

Brenny awarded nearly $360,000

March 19, 2014

A Hennepin County district judge awarded former University of Minnesota associate head women’s golf coach Katie Brenny nearly $360,000 on Tuesday, ruling that Brenny was subject to disparate...

Gophers extend agreement with Clear Channel

March 11, 2014

Clear Channel radio station KFAN-FM (100.3) will continue broadcasting Gophers football games for the next three seasons, the University of Minnesota Athletics Department announced Monday. The station...

Sophomore starting quarterback Mitch Leidner throws the ball during their practice of spring season at Bierman Field Athletic Building on Tuesday.

Minnesota opens spring practices

March 5, 2014

While the cold weather may not indicate it, spring has arrived — for the Gophers football team, at least. Minnesota held its first of 15 spring practices Tuesday at the Gibson-Nagurski Football Complex....

Gophers forward Dani Cameranesi handles the puck during the first period of their game against St. Cloud on Friday evening at Ridder Arena.

Minnesota blows past SCSU in WCHA first round

March 3, 2014

The Gophers swept St. Cloud State in the first round of the WCHA playoffs this weekend at Ridder Arena, due in part to a historic scoring outburst. Minnesota scored four goals in 57 seconds during the...

Gophers open WCHA playoffs with 4-1 win over SCSU

March 1, 2014

The Gophers defeated St. Cloud State 4-1 on Friday night at Ridder Arena in the first game of the WCHA playoffs.   Maryanne Mefefee, Meghan Lorence, Kate Schipper and Rachel Ramsey scored for the...

Gopher women's hockey fan Abraham Carter, 2, looks through the class to the rink, Saturday at Ridder Arena.

Women’s hockey attendance up

February 26, 2014

Gophers senior Kelly Terry said she thought the atmosphere at Ridder Arena during 2010-11 — her freshman year — was the best it was going to get. But after back-to-back national championships,...

Dance marathon nabs $83,000

February 24, 2014

VIDEO: "Dance until Dawn" Hundreds of University of Minnesota students and Amplatz Children’s Hospital patients danced all night Saturday at the Unlimited Dance Marathon. But even with the large...

Manchester City and Olympiacos to square off at TCF Bank Stadium

February 20, 2014

International soccer is coming to the University of Minnesota, the athletics department announced Thursday. The English team Manchester City and the Greek team Olympiacos will play at 2 p.m. on Aug. 2...

Members of the Dance Marathon Leadership Team talk Monday about the upcoming event at Bierman Field Athletic Building. The event is this Saturday and Sunday at Mariucci Arena.

Students dance all night for children’s health

February 20, 2014

Many pediatric patients at the University of Minnesota Amplatz Children’s Hospital walk the halls to regain their strength during recovery. Richie Lange followed this routine almost daily during...

Minnesota places 7th at tournament in Florida

February 19, 2014

Sarinee Thitiratanakorn carded the third-lowest individual 54-hole score in Gophers women’s golf history as the team finished seventh at the Central District Invitational on Tuesday in Lakewood Ranch, Fla. Minnesota...

Unlimited Dance Marathon set for Feb. 22-23 at Mariucci Arena

February 15, 2014

The University of Minnesota will host Unlimited Dance Marathon on Saturday, Feb. 22, through Sunday, Feb. 23, at Mariucci Arena, in an effort to raise money and awareness for University of Minnesota Amplatz...

Football: attendance up in 2013 after three-year decline

February 13, 2014

The Gophers football team saw an increase in home-game attendance in 2013, reversing a three-year decline in attendance and becoming one of four Big Ten schools to see an increase.   The team drew...

Gopher sports digital media producer Garrett Wright shoots video at the Minnesota men's basketball game against Indiana at Williams Arena Saturday.

U athletics department provides video

February 12, 2014

The Gophers football team had a historic season in 2013, winning eight games for the first time since 2003. And it had a video series to document its success. The athletics department produced the new...

Selfies, Snapchat and NCAA recruiting rules

February 12, 2014

News came out today about the NCAA allowing most sports to use the app Snapchat for recruiting purposes. I checked in with the NCAA to clarify its policy on Snapchat. This is what Meg Durham, the NCAA’s...

Signed, sealed, delivered

February 6, 2014

JEFF JONES, RUNNING BACK, 4 STARS Height/weight: 6 feet; 198 pounds Hometown: Minneapolis High school: Washburn High School Offers: Jones had offers from 11 schools, including Florida, Wisconsin and Michigan. Notes:...

Football: Gophers land wide receiver, defensive tackle

February 4, 2014

A defensive tackle from Mobile, Ala., and a wide receiver from Mentor, Ohio, committed to the Gophers on Monday, according to rivals.com. Three-star receiver Conner Krizancic became the third wide receiver...

Compliance Director Jt Bruett at Bierman Field Athletic Building on Tuesday. Bruett played professional baseball before his job at the University.

Bruett keeps U athletics in compliance

January 29, 2014

The University of Minnesota athletics department hasn’t logged a major NCAA infraction since the early 2000s. And that’s good news for current Director of Athletic Compliance J.T. Bruett. Bruett,...

Minneapolis a finalist for 2017-20 Final Fours

January 28, 2014

The NCAA announced Monday that Minneapolis is among the eight finalists to host the 2017-20 men's Final Fours. The games would be played at the new, 65,000-seat Vikings stadium, set to open in 2016....

Student attendance numbers up for Texas Bowl

January 22, 2014

The University of Minnesota sent three full buses to Houston for this year’s student road trip to the Gophers’ bowl game — a marked improvement over last year, when the bus was barely...

The men's 2014 Hockey City Classic game against the Buckeyes broke the attendance record of about 45,000 people at TCF Bank Stadium on Friday.

Hockey City Classic sets attendance mark

January 21, 2014

Galen Helgemo sat in the upper deck at TCF Bank Stadium on Friday afternoon wearing snow pants, multiple layers under his winter jacket and a Goldy the Gopher facemask given out for free at the game. The...

Minnesota running back David Cobb protects the ball from Western Illinois on Saturday, Sept. 14, 2013, at TCF Bank Stadium.

Gophers get valuable opportunity to recruit Texas

December 11, 2013

On Dec. 27, the Gophers have an opportunity to win their first bowl game since 2004 when they travel to Houston to battle Syracuse in the Texas Bowl. The weekend also gives Minnesota the chance to gain...

Minnesota's Kevin Steinhaus tries to take down Michigan State's John Rizqallah on Sunday, Feb. 3, 2013, at the Sports Pavilion.

Steinhaus leads team past Oklahoma State

December 9, 2013

Gophers redshirt senior Kevin Steinhaus won a major decision in his return to the lineup as No. 2 Minnesota beat No. 5 Oklahoma State 16-15 on Sunday in Stillwater, Okla. The Gophers and Cowboys both won...

Minnesota's Scott Schiller takes down Illinois' Mario Gonzalez on Jan. 21, 2013, at the Sports Pavilion.

Schiller leads team as a redshirt junior

December 5, 2013

Gophers wrestler Scott Schiller was a 4-year-old and had just lost his first match. He was sitting in his father’s lap sobbing when another dad asked if Scott would wrestle his son. Scott said yes. He...

Schiller named Big Ten wrestler of the week

December 3, 2013

Redshirt junior Scott Schiller has earned Big Ten Wrestler of the Week honors, the conference announced Tuesday. Schiller beat the top-ranked 197-pound wreslter last Saturday, helping the No. 2 Gophers...

Gopher wrestler Conrad Rangell spent five years playing professional paintball before returning to school and becoming a part of the University in fall 2012.

Rangell trades paintball for the mat

December 3, 2013

Not many athletes can say they’ve embarked on a professional athletics career before college. Gophers wrestler Conrad Rangell can. Rangell spent five years playing professional paintball and returned...

Minnesota's No.10 Scott Schiller won 14-4 against Hofstra's Victor Pozsonyi in the 197 class Friday at the Sports Pavilion. The No. 1 ranked Gophers began their season by defeating Hofstra 32-6.

Gophers beat Oregon State

December 2, 2013

Redshirt freshman Sam Brancale won his first dual match and redshirt junior Scott Schiller defeated the nation’s top-ranked 197-pound wrestler, as the No. 2 Gophers defeated No. 18 Oregon State...

Gophers watch weight

November 27, 2013

Gophers wrestlers won’t indulge in an extra slice of pumpkin pie or portion of mashed potatoes Thursday, even as the average American consumes 4,500 calories. The wrestlers need to stay conscious...

Players to celebrate Thanksgiving

November 27, 2013

The Gophers football team will practice Thursday morning before enjoying an early-afternoon Thanksgiving meal together at the Gibson-Nagurski Football Complex. “It’s hard for those kids that...

Minnesota's Dylan Ness tries to take down Michigan State's Dan Osterman on Sunday, Feb. 3, 2013, at the Sports Pavilion.

Gophers wallop Wyoming 41-5

November 25, 2013

David Thorn, Dylan Ness and Tony Nelson all recorded pins as the No. 2 Gophers dominated Wyoming 41-5 on Sunday at the Sports Pavilion. The Gophers won nine of 10 matches and improved their dual-meet record...

Wisconsin lineman Beau Allen swings Paul Bunyun's Axe after the Badgers defeat Minnesota 20-7 at their last home game of the season.

Badgers keep Axe after 20-7 win

November 25, 2013

University of Minnesota players were undoubtedly disappointed with their 20-7 loss to the University of Wisconsin on Saturday at TCF Bank Stadium. But the Gophers weren’t about to let their biggest...

Pregame: Gophers vs. Wisconsin

November 23, 2013

The Gophers will battle No. 16 Wisconsin in about 20 minutes at TCF Bank Stadium in their final home game of 2013.   Minnesota (8-2, 4-2 Big Ten) is riding a four-game winning streak.  Wisconsin...

Gophers defeat Purdue behind Ness’ pin

November 23, 2013

  View a video recap of the meet here. The No. 2 Gophers defeated No. 20 Purdue 35-3 Friday at the Sports Pavilion, thanks in part to redshirt junior Dylan Ness' pin. Ness, a 157-pound wrestler,...

Minnesota defensive lineman Ra'Shede Hageman rushes Penn State's Ty Howle on Wednesday, Sept. 11, 2013, at TCF Bank Stadium. The Gophers game against Wisconsin on Nov. 23 is Senior Day for the team.

Gophers prep for rivalry matchup with Wisconsin

November 21, 2013

The Gophers will face arguably their toughest test of the season Saturday when they play No. 16 Wisconsin at TCF Bank Stadium. The Badgers (8-2, 5-1 Big Ten) have five straight wins and one of the top...

Minnesota's David Thorn wrestles Northwestern's Dominick Malone on Friday, Dec. 7, 2012, at the Sports Pavilion. Thorn's younger brother, Tommy Thorn, signed a national letter of intent with the Gophers last week.

Minnesota signs third Thorn, plus six others

November 21, 2013

Seven Gophers wrestling recruits signed national letters of intent last week, including one whose brothers have already wrestled for Minnesota. Tommy Thorn of St. Michael, Minn., will become the third...

Minnesota wins seven titles at Open tourney

November 18, 2013

The Gophers won seven of 10 titles at the Harold Nichols Open in Ames, Iowa, on Saturday without two of their top wrestlers in the lineup. David Thorn and Dylan Ness, Minnesota’s 133- and 157-pound...

Minnesota's Danny Zilverberg tries to take down Michigan State's Ryan Watts on Sunday, Feb. 3, 2013, at the Sports Pavilion.

Gophers adjust, five wrestlers move up a class

November 14, 2013

Minnesota’s top returning 125- through 157-pound wrestlers gained weight over the summer. But instead of cutting the pounds to stay in their weight classes, the wrestlers decided to roll with it. Now,...

Minnesota defensive back Eric Murray attempts to intercept a pass against Penn State on Saturday at TCF Bank Stadium.

Gophers try to heal up during bye week

November 13, 2013

Gophers head coach Jerry Kill said Tuesday that this week’s bye couldn’t have come at a better time for his team. Several key players, including sophomore running back Rodrick Williams Jr.,...

Brenny suit comes to trial

November 13, 2013

Former University of Minnesota women’s golf coach Katie Brenny’s lawsuit against the University of Minnesota Board of Regents came to trial last week, nearly three years after she filed the...