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Jones earns Big Ten honors for special teams touchdown

September 9, 2013

Junior Marcus Jones earned Big Ten Co-Special Teams Player of the Week honors, the conference announed Monday. Jones, a Wake Forest, N.C., native, returned a punt 65 yards for a touchdown Saturday as the...

Rodrick Williams Jr. breaks a tackle against New Mexico State on Saturday in Las Cruces, N.M. Williams Jr. had 16 carries for 148 yards in the Gophers 44-21 win.

Gophers roll behind running game

September 9, 2013

Donnell Kirkwood rushed for more than 900 yards last season, but his backups carried the Gophers on Saturday night in Las Cruces, N.M. Sophomore Rodrick Williams Jr. and junior David Cobb filled in for...

Halftime blog: Gophers lead 27-7; ground game rolling

September 8, 2013

Junior running back David Cobb made the most of his opportunity in the first half Saturday against New Mexico State. Cobb scored the first touchdown of the game, as the Gophers took a 27-7 lead into halftime...

Former touted recruit set to play Gophers

September 5, 2013

New Mexico State defensive lineman Willie Mobley was a nationally recruited defensive lineman at Eden Prairie High School.  About six years and four college stops later, Mobley, 24, will take the...

Kinesiology senior Ian Almquist plays a sousaphone in the marching band during Thursdays football game against Nevada-Las Vegas at TCF Bank Stadium.

Band marches on despite time crunch

September 3, 2013

Fifth-year sousaphone player Ian Almquist marched with his 50-pound instrument Thursday night as the University of Minnesota Marching Band played the “Minnesota March” during its pregame show. Almquist,...

Freshman Carly Hubert, right, cheers for the Gophers at the first football game of the season against Nevada-Las Vegas at TCF Bank Stadium on Thursday night. Hubert was one of about 5,500 freshmen to receive free tickets to the game.

Freshmen enjoy first Gophers game

September 3, 2013

Carlson School of Management freshman Taylor Ouellette sat in the student section for the first time Thursday as the Gophers football team hosted Nevada-Las Vegas. Ouellette, who has attended Gophers football...

Fox Sports North to show Gophers football via tape delay

September 2, 2013

The next Gophers football game won't be broadcast live at most Twin Cities households.   The Minnesota Athletics Department announced Friday that Fox Sports North will show the game twice...

Gophers kick off the season against UNLV

August 29, 2013

The Gophers kick of their 2013 season in about 15 minutes at TCF Bank Stadium.  It's the team's first home-opener since 2008 and head coach Jerry Kill's first with the Gophers.  Kill...

RB Edwards among three out for first game

August 28, 2013

Freshman running back Berkley Edwards, junior tight end Alex Bisch and sophomore defensive lineman Jordan Hinojosa will sit out  the Gophers' season opener with injuries, according to a depth...

Minneapolis advises travelers to plan ahead Thursday

August 27, 2013

People travelling through the University of Minnesota campus and downtown Minneapolis should expect increased traffic Thursday, according to the city of Minneapolis, because three sports teams play that...

U makes season opener a Welcome Week event

August 27, 2013

The University is doing its best to make sure the student section is full for the Gophers season opener this Thursday.   The school will give each of the nearly 5,500 new students a free ticket to...

Minnesotas mid-distance runner Alena Brooks warms up before practice on Monday, May 6, 2013, at Bierman Field.

Trinidad star excels on track

May 9, 2013

Alena Brooks’ track career began because of her passion for netball — a sport similar to basketball. Brooks, a senior on the Gophers women’s track team and a Trinidad and Tobago native,...

University adds TCU series, will recoup $800K

May 8, 2013

The Gophers football team added a quality opponent to its 2014 and 2015 schedules Tuesday, nearly seven months after inciting public scrutiny for backing out of a home-and-home series with North Carolina. Athletics...

Badgers take 5 of 6 races

May 6, 2013

The Gophers women’s rowing team captured the Burning Blade on Sunday at Lake Mendota in Madison, Wis., beating No. 14 Wisconsin’s first varsity eight crew. But the rest of the three-team regatta...

Minnesota rower Becky Kinchen at the Boathouse on Monday, April 29, 2013. Kinchen, a mechanical engineering major, will start a job at Boeing in the summer.

Senior to move from boats to planes

May 2, 2013

As a sophomore, rower Becky Kinchen had to build a robot as part of her Introduction to Engineering class. So naturally, she created a “row-bot.” Kinchen, a mechanical engineering senior, built...

Gray, Stoudermire sign with NFL teams; no Gophers players drafted

April 29, 2013

Former Gophers quarterback/receiver MarQueis Gray signed with the San Francisco 49ers as an undrafted free agent Saturday moments after the end of the 2013 NFL Draft. Gray’s agent, Mitch Chargo of...

Quarterback Mitch Leidner throws the ball to a receiver during the spring game on Saturday, April 27, 2013, at TCF Bank Stadium.

Nelson, Leidner shine at spring game

April 29, 2013

Minnesota head coach Jerry Kill had reason to be pleased with the Gophers’ annual spring game Saturday. The weather held up. More than 10,000 fans were announced in attendance. And the Gophers’...

Left to Right: Phillip Nelson, Chris Steveler and Mitch Leidner practice with the team Tuesday, April 23, 2013, at the Gibson-Nagurski Football Complex.

Offense focuses on play-action pass

April 24, 2013

The Gophers football team discovered its offensive identity during its 34-31 loss to Texas Tech in the Meineke Car Care Bowl on Dec. 28. Just ask offensive lineman Zac Epping, who helped Minnesota match...

Tired team fares well

April 22, 2013

The Gophers rowing teams had a successful weekend at the Clemson Invitational in Clemson, S.C., despite a hectic travel schedule. The team recorded four top-three finishes and won one event — a second...

Minnesota quarterback Philip Nelson makes a pass near the beginning of game against Michigan on Saturday, Nov. 3, 2012, at TCF Bank Stadium.

Gophers energized, efficient in Saturday scrimmage

April 22, 2013

The Gophers football team played with energy and confidence during Saturday’s scrimmage, running the ball well and playing aggressive defense in front of a large crowd at the Gibson-Nagurski Football...

Update: Family of Gophers TE safe after explosion in West, Texas

April 19, 2013

Jennifer Plsek was watching TV in her West, Texas, home when she heard the explosion.  She heard “a really loud boom” and felt her house shake.  She raced outside and saw a mushroom-shaped...

Gophers TE’s family safe after fertilizer plant explosion

April 18, 2013

Gophers tight end and West, Texas, native Lincoln Plsek said via Twitter that his family is safe after a fertilizer plant exploded last night in West, killing five to 15 and injuring at least 160. "My...

Team perseveres through unusual spring weather

April 18, 2013

The unusual spring weather has been a blessing and a curse for the Gophers women’s rowing team. Cold weather has limited snowmelt into the Mississippi River, allowing the team to practice on the...

Gophers fight injuries; Kill preaches toughness at spring practice

April 17, 2013

The Gophers football team has been fighting the flu and injuries over the past few weeks.  The ailments have especially plagued the offensive line.  Five linemen were held out of Tuesday’s...

Minnesota defensive lineman RaShede Hageman rests between drills Saturday, April 6, 2013, at the Gibson-Nagurski Football Complex. Hageman will anchor the Gophers defense in the 2013 season.

After rocky start, Hageman becomes leader

April 16, 2013

He stands at 6 feet, 6 inches and weighs 311 pounds. He draws double teams from opposing defenses because of his strength and physicality. His coaches and teammates say a career in the National Football...

Backup QB impresses in scrimmage

April 15, 2013

The Gophers football team took its spring semester midterm Friday night. The team scrimmaged at the Gibson-Nagurski Football Complex with fans and recruits dotting the sidelines. The second-team offense,...

Iowa meet canceled because of unsafe conditions

April 15, 2013

The Gophers women’s rowing team was eager to prove its merit this weekend against No. 18 Louisville. It’ll have to wait another week to do so. A set of heavy winds and 18-inch whitecaps on...

Senior adds consistency to top boat

April 11, 2013

The Gophers women’s rowing team has used many rowers in its top boat since 2008. But senior Cassie Drozynski has been one of the mainstays on the top boat, the first varsity eight. Drozynski, a two-time...

Cousins fight for time at linebacker, running back

April 10, 2013

Off the field, David Cobb and Damien Wilson are cousins and roommates. But on the field they put their personal relationship aside. “We come out on the field, we don’t know each other,”...

Defensive Back Derrick Wells practices a foot skills drill during a spring football practice on Saturday, March 30, 2013, at the Bierman Field Athletic Building.

Wells fills void by moving to cornerback

April 2, 2013

Derrick Wells was arguably the Gophers’ best safety last season. Now, he’s in a position to be the team’s best cornerback. “He could start at safety, corner,” head coach Jerry...

Minnesotas Derek Toomey swims in the mens 100-yard breaststroke during the Minnesota Challenge on Saturday, Feb. 9, 2013, at the University Aquatic Center.

Gophers step forward at NCAAs

April 1, 2013

The Gophers men’s swimming and diving team took a step in the right direction at the NCAA championships this weekend, improving on last season’s disappointing finish. Minnesota accrued 53 team...

Men seek redemption at NCAA meet

March 28, 2013

The Gophers men’s swimming and diving team heads to the NCAA championships this weekend with the memory of a disappointing finish last season on its mind. The team took 24th place at the championships...

Minnesota linebacker Keanon Cooper makes his way off the field at halftime during a game against Wisconsin Nov. 12, 2011 at TCF Bank Stadium.

Gophers look to spring practice to fill holes at linebacker, cornerback

March 26, 2013

The Gophers football team was left with a sour taste in its mouth last year after a 34-31 loss to Texas Tech in the Meineke Car Care Bowl. Minnesota graduated 14 starters from that squad and eight on the...

Men win 2, women split vs. Michigan teams

March 25, 2013

The Gophers women’s tennis team’s six-game winning streak was snapped Sunday at the Baseline Tennis Center. Minnesota lost to No. 9 Michigan 6-1, falling to 8-7 on the season and 2-1 in the...

Gophers continue dominance

March 25, 2013

The Gophers rowing team defeated Tennessee over the weekend, winning all of its races in Knoxville, Tenn. The Gophers have won 19 of their 24 races this spring.  They won 15 of 20 races at their first...

Haley Spencer swims the womens 100-yard breaststroke Saturday, Dec. 1, 2012, at the University Aquatic Center.

Women take 10th at NCAA championships

March 25, 2013

The Gophers women’s swimming and diving team capped one of its best seasons ever Saturday with a 10th-place finish at the NCAA championships at the IU Natatorium in Indianapolis. The top-10 finish...

Women finish 10th at NCAA swimming and diving championships

March 24, 2013

The Gophers women's swimming and diving team completed one of its best seasons ever Saturday, finishing 10th at the NCAA championships at the IU Natatorium in Indianapolis. The Gophers finished in...

Gophers’ spring practices to be open to the public

March 19, 2013

The Gophers football team's 15 spring practices will be open to the public, the University announced Monday.  The team will hold 10 practices at the Gibson-Nagurski Football Complex and five practices...

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UNO snaps Gophers’ streak in extra innings

March 14, 2013

Caleb Palensky hit a game-winning RBI double in the 11th inning as Nebraska-Omaha snapped the Gophers’ five-game winning streak Wednesday with a 10-9 victory at the Metrodome. The Mavericks (2-7)...

Minnesotas Maggie Keefer and Katie Grunawalt dive Wednesday, Feb. 20, 2013, at the University Aquatic Center.

Women qualify 16 for NCAA meet

March 14, 2013

The Gophers women’s swimming and diving team will send a school-record 16 swimmers and divers to the NCAA championships, thanks in part to the efforts of divers Maggie Keefer and Sarah McCrady. Keefer...

Mikey Ross dives Saturday, Jan. 28, 2012, at the University Aquatic Center.

Keefer qualifies for NCAAs, adds to deep women’s roster

March 13, 2013

The Gophers women’s swimming and diving team added an important piece to its NCAA roster Tuesday: junior diver Maggie Keefer. Keefer qualified Tuesday for the NCAA championships by placing second...

Update: Keefer qualifies for NCAA championships

March 12, 2013

Junior diver Maggie Keefer qualified for the NCAA championships Tuesday at the NCAA Zone D diving meet in Houston. Keefer placed second in the 1-meter diving competition Tuesday.  She is the 15th...

Rowing team earns Big Ten honors

March 12, 2013

The Gophers women's rowing team's first varsity eight has earned Big Ten Boat of the Week honors, the conference announced Tuesday. The boat went 3-0 at the Oklahoma Invitational in Oklahoma City...

Rowing team succeeds despite bad Oklahoma City weather

March 11, 2013

The Gophers women’s rowing team faced a “smorgasbord” of weather conditions this weekend at the Oklahoma Invitational in Oklahoma City, according to head coach Wendy Davis. But the conditions...

Wide receiver McDonald to miss spring practice with personal issues

March 11, 2013

Gophers wide receiver Andre McDonald will miss spring practice because of personal issues, a team spokesperson confirmed Friday.  McDonald was last enrolled at the University in fall 2012, according...

Diver Ross qualifies for NCAA championships

March 11, 2013

The Gophers men’s swimming diving team officially earned its first spot in the NCAA championships, which run March 28-30 in Indianapolis. Senior Mikey Ross qualified for the championships Monday...

Women qualify 14 for NCAA championships

March 8, 2013

The Gophers women's swimming and diving team won its second-consecutive Big Ten championship last month.  That effort has paid off.   Minnesota has qualified 14 swimmers for the NCAA championships...

The womens varsity crew practices Saturday, March 2, 2013, on the Mississippi River.

Team practices in cold before first meet

March 7, 2013

At 8:30 on a frigid Saturday morning, the Gophers women’s rowing team hauled its boats out of the University Boathouse and onto the Mississippi River. The team fought icy conditions during its 80-minute...

Former Gophers defensive back Michael Carter measures his jump during Pro Day on Monday, March 4, 2013, at the Gibson-Nagurski Football Complex. Several players from the Gophers 2012 football team went through a series of drills and measurements in front of NFL scouts.

Gray headlines Pro Day class

March 5, 2013

Former Gophers quarterback MarQueis Gray laced pass after pass to open receivers Monday, but for a rare time in his career, he wasn’t trying to throw touchdowns. NFL coaches and scouts watched Gray...

Men take fourth, Michigan wins again

March 4, 2013

For the third straight season, the Gophers men’s swimming and diving team finished fourth at the Big Ten championships while one of its biggest rivals celebrated a conference title. No. 3 Michigan...

Gophers tie for fourth on first day of Big Ten championships

February 28, 2013

The Gophers are tied for fourth place out of 10 teams after one night of the Big Ten championships in Bloomington, Ind. Michigan won two events Wednesday and leads the championships with 80 points. Ohio...

Gophers sit in fifth after two days of Big Ten championships

February 28, 2013

Junior captain Derek Toomey finished third in the 50-yard freestyle, and the Gophers sit in fifth place out of 10 teams after two days of the Big Ten championships in Bloomington, Ind. Michigan leads the...

Michigan stands in Gophers’ way

February 27, 2013

The Gophers men’s swimming and diving team enjoyed a dynasty over the Big Ten championships as recently as 2007. But the program that won five conference championships from 2001-07 has finished no...

Recruiting rule change draws mixed reviews

February 26, 2013

Compliance director J.T. Bruett has to make sure every mailing a Gophers coach sends to a recruit complies with NCAA law. With coaches from the University of Minnesota’s 25 varsity sports programs...

Minnesota swimmer Haley Spencer celebrates after winning the 100-yard breaststroke at the Big Ten championships Friday, Feb. 22, 2013, at the University Aquatic Center.

Women dominate conference meet

February 25, 2013

They won nearly half the events over the four-day championships and earned 45 top-10 finishes. They broke 10 school records and earned the highest team score at a Big Ten championship since 1996. Twenty-five...

Rapid reaction: women claim 2013 Big Ten swimming and diving championship

February 24, 2013

The Gophers won their second-consecutive Big Ten championship Saturday night. The celebration was on as soon as the Gophers 400-yard freestyle relay touched the wall in the final event of the night.  Even...

Gophers extend lead at Big Ten championships

February 22, 2013

Sophomore Becca Weiland set a conference record with her 100-yard butterfly victory as the Gophers stretched their lead at the women’s Big Ten swimming and diving championships Friday night. The...

Women tie Indiana on first Big Ten day

February 21, 2013

There are six Big Ten women’s swimming and diving programs ranked in the top 25, but Minnesota and Indiana showed Wednesday night that the battle for this year’s Big Ten championship is a two-team...

Gophers pull ahead, break four school records during day two

February 21, 2013

The Gophers took sole possession of first place Thursday at the women’s Big Ten swimming and diving championships, claiming four titles and setting four school records at the University Aquatic Center. The...

Minnesotas Kiera Janzen swims the 1,000-yard freestyle against Wisconsin on Friday, Oct. 26, 2012, at the University Aquatic Center.

Women enter Big Ten championships as favorite to repeat

February 20, 2013

Gophers junior Tess Behrens won two individual titles at last year’s Big Ten swimming and diving championships. But with new swimmers in her championship events, it’s no guarantee she will...

Offense struggles as Minnesota loses three of five in Arizona tournament

February 18, 2013

Freshman first baseman Paige Palkovich hit two home runs, including a game-winner Saturday night, but Minnesota finished with a 2-3 record at the Littlewood Classic at Farrington Stadium in Tempe, Ariz. The...

Spring football game set for April 27

February 12, 2013

The Gophers football team will open spring practice March 26 and will play its annual spring scrimmage April 27, the University announced Monday.  The Gophers finished 6-7 in 2012, losing four...

Senior Mikael Rellier, left, and sophomore Tarun Nambiar, captain of the men’s squash team, practice Monday, Feb. 11, 2013, at the University Recreation Center. The men’s and women’s teams will compete at the national tournament for the second consecutive year.

U squash team grows in year two

February 12, 2013

Sophomore Tarun Nambiar was a highly ranked squash player as a young boy in India, but his squash career at the University of Minnesota began with a chance encounter. Nambiar started playing squash when...

Minnesotas Derek Toomey swims in the mens 100-yard breaststroke during the Minnesota Challenge on Saturday, Feb. 9, 2013, at the University Aquatic Center.

Toomey, Herrild star as Gophers dominate Minnesota Challenge, prepare for Big Ten meet

February 11, 2013

Junior captain Derek Toomey set a career high in the 50-yard freestyle as the Gophers men’s and women’s swimming teams dominated their final home meet of the season this weekend. Thirty-six...

Home meet to end season for about 20 swimmers

February 7, 2013

For most of the Gophers men’s and women’s swimming and diving team, the season will continue later this month at the Big Ten championships. But for about 20 swimmers and divers, this weekend’s...

Marian Central Catholic quarterback Chris Streveler runs the ball against Montini Catholic on Friday, Oct. 5, 2012, at Marian Central Catholic High School in Woodstock, Ill. Streveler enrolled at the University of Minnesota in January and will participate in spring practice.

Gophers address needs with 2013 class

February 7, 2013

The Gophers signed 19 players Wednesday on National Signing Day, addressing voids at linebacker and kicker. While head coach Jerry Kill’s second full recruiting class ranks last among the 12 Big...

Gophers sign five linebackers to replace Cooper, Rallis

February 6, 2013

With starters Keanon Cooper and Mike Rallis departing, the Gophers had some holes to fill in the linebacking corps. They’re hoping their new recruiting class can fill them. The Gophers signed five...

Gophers sweep triple, quad duals in Wisconsin

February 4, 2013

MADISON, Wis. — The Gophers men’s and women’s swimming and diving teams won all five of their dual meets this weekend at the Natatorium in Madison, Wis. The men’s team defeated...

Gophers swim coach to serve as U.S. assistant at World University Games

February 1, 2013

University of Minnesota men’s and women’s head swimming and diving coach Kelly Kremer will serve as an assistant coach for the U.S. at the World University Games this summer, the University...

Haley Spencer swims the womens 100-yard breaststroke  Saturday, Dec. 1, 2012, at the University Aquatic Center. Spencer has won the 200 breaststroke in back-to-back years at the Big Ten championships.

Spencer, Smith carry on breaststroke tradition

January 31, 2013

When it comes to the breaststroke, chances are Minnesota has you beat. Women’s swimming senior captain Haley Spencer won the 200-yard breaststroke at the 2011 NCAA championships, and she may not...

Donald Constable, who played for the Gophers from 2010-11, qualified for the PGA Tour in early December.

The Transition: Donald Constable

January 29, 2013

It took him more than three months and a lifetime of practice. He was living out his dream and carrying on the legacy of his father, who passed away when he was a junior in high school. He was finally...

Minnesotas Logan Redondo swims in the Mens 1650-yard freestyle against North Dakota on Friday, Jan. 25, 2013, at the University Aquatic Center.

Men, women handle North Dakota at home

January 28, 2013

Despite illness and the lingering aches and pains of a three-week training trip, the Gophers men’s and women’s swimming and diving teams defeated North Dakota on Friday night at the University...

Toomey leads Gophers by example with strong work ethic

January 24, 2013

Junior captain Derek Toomey leads the Gophers men’s swimming team by example. A six-time All-American, Toomey has competed in eight different events this season. He is well respected by his teammates...

U fights $5,000 penalty in Brenny case

January 22, 2013

The University of Minnesota argued in Hennepin County Court last Tuesday against paying $5,000 for mishandling text messages as part of a 2-year-old discrimination lawsuit filed by former women’s...

Professional golfer Karen Weiss tells of her experiences in the LPGA and her career in golfing Friday morning in the Woodbury Public Library.

The Transition: Karen Weiss

March 8, 2011

Karen Weiss didnâÄôt foresee a professional golf career âÄî until she was living it. Sure, it may have been a childhood dream, but for the caddy from St. Paul, that idea couldnâÄôt...

Split drops Minnesota to WCHA 3rd seed

Split drops Minnesota to WCHA 3rd seed

February 21, 2011

After defeating North Dakota 5-3 Friday night, the Gophers needed a win Saturday to secure the second seed in the WCHA playoffs. UND, ranked eighth in the national polls, needed another marquee win to...

Beavers forward Annie Bauerfeld attempts to stop first year Gophers forward Kelly Terry’s breakaway on Saturday at Ridder Arena. The Gophers defeated the Beavers 3-0.

Fast start spawns comfortable sweep at Ridder

February 14, 2011

After MinnesotaâÄôs 8-0 walloping of St. Cloud State two Fridays ago, head coach Brad Frost said he hoped the Gophers, prone to slow starts this season, could match that high-energy effort with...

Gophers women’s hockey vs. BSU live

February 12, 2011

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Kessel earns player of the week honors

February 11, 2011

Freshman Amanda Kessel started this season with a hat trick in an 8-0 exhibition win over Manitoba.  She followed that up with two goals in her first official collegiate game, a 5-0 win over No. 7...

Stay for the goalies; two of WCHA’s best on display

Stay for the goalies; two of WCHA’s best on display

February 10, 2011

Bemidji State goalie Zuzana Tomcikova is used to carrying her team. Two years ago when Tomcikova was a freshman, BSU scored just 51 goals and finished 6-25-5. Tomcikova owned a 5-22-4 record but posted...

Sports, a truly universal language

February 9, 2011

As the horn blares before each basketball game at Williams Arena, the Gophers menâÄôs basketball team huddles together and jumps up and down, a final preparation before taking the floor. Redshirt...

An offensive explosion pushes Gophers past Huskies

February 7, 2011

To say that the St. Cloud State womenâÄôs hockey team has struggled this season would be an understatement. The Huskies, who finished third place in the WCHA a season ago, are 0-28-1 on the season....

Five-goal second period propels Gophers to 8-0 win

February 5, 2011

The Gophers women’s hockey team apparently had a score to settle after suffering a sweep against Wisconsin a weekend ago. Their victim: the winless Saint Cloud State. The Gophers scored five goals in...

Seniors legacy may yet be written

Seniors’ legacy may yet be written

February 3, 2011

Senior Laura May has been through it all. During her first three seasons on the Gophers womenâÄôs hockey team, May has sweated out WCHA championships, crushing Frozen Four losses and harrowing...

Faceoffs quietly key Minnesota’s success

Faceoffs quietly key Minnesota’s success

February 1, 2011

Tied 1-1 with rival Minnesota-Duluth midway through the second period Jan. 14, Gophers junior Jen Schoullis skated into the faceoff circle for the most common play in hockey. The referee paused and then...

All of the lights; Gophers fall in front of 10,000-plus

January 31, 2011

It was a tough challenge from the start. Playing on the road against top-ranked Wisconsin, a team riding an 11-game unbeaten streak, was never supposed to be easy. But add to that a hostile, record-breaking...

Gophers focused inward as they prepare to visit No. 1 Wisconsin

Gophers focused inward as they prepare to visit No. 1 Wisconsin

January 27, 2011

The Gophers are faced with the arduous task of snapping the 12-game unbeaten streak of top-ranked Wisconsin this weekend, and thereâÄôs one thing head coach Brad Frost wants his team to focus on. The...

Davis earns WCHA rookie of the week honors

January 27, 2011

After scoring 12 goals in a sweep of Ohio State last weekend, one of the few offensive players that didn’t score a single goal on the weekend has earned WCHA rookie of the week honors. Freshman Sarah...

Score sheet gets awfully crowded in sweep of Ohio State

Score sheet gets awfully crowded in sweep of Ohio State

January 24, 2011

The Gophers womenâÄôs hockey team has a flair for the dramatic when it plays Ohio State. Down 1-0 midway through their Dec. 11 game against the Buckeyes, Minnesota tied the game late in the third...

Under the radar, defense propelling the Gophers

Under the radar, defense propelling the Gophers

January 20, 2011

Junior defensemen Anne Schleper didnâÄôt expect to play defense. At least not when she started in pee wee hockey. In her first year, Schleper made the boys âÄúAâÄù team as a forward. ...

Minnesota starts 2011 with a convincing sweep and a win (finally) against UMD

Minnesota starts 2011 with a convincing sweep and a win (finally) against UMD

January 16, 2011

The Minnesota womenâÄôs hockey team showed no signs of slowing down after a strong end to 2010, scoring nine goals and giving up just one in a sweep of Minnesota State to start 2011. A week later,...

Gophers women’s hockey finally “beats” UMD

January 15, 2011

425 minutes and six losses removed from their last win over Minnesota-Duluth, the Gophers finally earned a win over the Bulldogs Friday night. Well, sort of. The Gophers technically played UMD to a 2-2...

Raty and Kessel earn weekly conference honors

January 12, 2011

The Gophers women’s hockey team was rewarded with two WCHA player of the week awards, after sweeping Minnesota State last weekend. Sophomore goalie Noora Raty was named defensive player of the week for...

After hiatus, Gophers immediately back in stride

January 9, 2011

  After finishing 2010 with seven wins in their last eight games, itâÄôs easy to imagine why the Gophers were eager to start the second half of their season in the opening days of 2011.  Behind...

Gophers women’s hockey begins new year with 4-0 victory

January 8, 2011

Sophomore goalie Noora Raty saved all 15 shots she faced, recording her seventh shutout of the season, and eight different Gophers recorded a point as Minnesota (14-6-0, 9-6-0 WCHA) handily defeated Minnesota...

Former women’s hockey recruit killed in car crash

December 25, 2010

Former Gophers women’s hockey recruit Elizabeth Turgeon was killed in a two-car accident near Vaughn, N.M. early Thursday morning.  Turgeon collided with a semi-truck heading in the opposite direction...

Women’s hockey game to start at noon today

December 12, 2010

A 12:00 P.M start time has been announced for today's women's hockey game against No. 11 Ohio State. The Gophers look to complete a sweep of the Buckeyes after defeating OSU 6-0 Friday night. This is the...

Freshman forward Kelly Terry pushes through Ohio State Sunday at Ritter Arena.

Gophers sweep Ohio State in delayed series

December 12, 2010

The Gophers womenâÄôs hockey team closed out the calendar year on a high note, just a day later than expected. While the Ridder Arena ice remained in pristine condition Saturday, heavy snow forced...

Live: Gophers women’s hockey vs. Ohio State

December 11, 2010

Women's hockey vs. OSU