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Minnesota takes 11th as Arizona runs away with title

Published March 31, 2008

The relays served as the strength of the Minnesota swim team all season long, so it was no surprise when those relays came up huge in the NCAA championships in Federal Way, Wash., over the weekend. The...

Indiana won’t be pushover in Minn. Big Ten opener

Published March 28, 2008

Minnesota put the kibosh on a 14-game winning streak Wednesday and is now faced with another hot team this weekend. The Gophers beat Missouri 12-5 Wednesday to hand the Tigers their third defeat of the...

Minnesota 2-1 at Dome for second week

Published March 10, 2008

The weekend for the Minnesota baseball team might have just been a graph. up next pACIFIC what: Baseball when: 8 p.m., Friday where: Stockton, Calif. Filled with fluctuations, the Gophers (4-5 overall,...

Lifetime bests are enough to get past dominant Michigan

Published March 3, 2008

A championship filled with career best times wasn't enough for the defending Big Ten champions Gophers swimming and diving team to catch up with Michigan who captured its 33rd Big Ten title. up next gopher-It...

Another tough test awaits as Gophers host Dairy Queen Classic at the Metrodome

Published February 29, 2008

As if college exams weren't enough for the Minnesota baseball team, its schedule has become a test every weekend. Last weekend the Gophers (0-3 overall, 0-0 Big Ten) faced No. 4 Mississippi and this weekend...

Minnesota seals up Big Ten title in Columbus

Published February 25, 2008

With the Academy Awards yesterday, the women's swimming and diving team sounded a little like Sally Field's memorable acceptance speech when talking about the Ohio State pool. "We really like that pool,"...

Minnesota takes a colossal pummeling from Ole Miss

Published February 25, 2008

There was no southern hospitality this weekend for the Minnesota baseball team. The Gophers traveled to No. 4 Mississippi to begin the season with a three-game set that resulted in Minnesota getting swept. up...

Opening day is here as Minn. heads south to Mississippi

Published February 22, 2008

Opening Day. The words ring truer than they ever have for college baseball this season. Minnesota and Mississippi will play their first game of the year today, as will the rest of the country under the...

Plummer in search of first Big Ten title

Published February 14, 2008

The list of senior swimmer David Plummer's accomplishments reads like a novel, but there's still one chapter he would like to finish before his time ends at Minnesota. Plummer, a 10-time All American,...

Gophers clean up at Minnesota Challenge

Published February 11, 2008

The Minnesota men's and women's swimming teams decimated the field this weekend at the Minnesota Challenge, winning every event. up next big ten championships what: Women's swimming when: 11 a.m., Feb....

Third period is not a friend to the Gophers

Published January 28, 2008

>Madison, Wis. - The finish line is in sight during each game for the Minnesota men's hockey team, but getting there with everything intact has become quite difficult. After their 2-2 tie Saturday against...

Gophers Lose 3-1 to SCSU

Published January 9, 2008

Friday night at Mariucci Arena proved freaky as Minnesota and St. Cloud State switched identities throughout the game. The Gophers lost 3-1 to the Huskies despite grabbing the lead in the first period...

Hawaii is Minnesota’s destination but they won’t be lounging on the beach

Published December 12, 2007

The men's and women's swimming and diving teams are going to get lei-ed over winter break. When Minnesota travels to Hawaii to train and compete, they will likely receive the customary lei upon their arrival,...

Dennis Dale as respected as NCAA coaches come

Published December 6, 2007

In Dennis Dale's office sits a domed case with two Big Ten championship rings inside. The case has room for three more rings and Dale has enough rings to fill it, but the fact that he doesn't display his...

Miscues haunt Minnesota all season long

Published November 19, 2007

The best way to describe the season for Minnesota might just be the simple fact that they won one game and did not win a single Big Ten matchup. This season, marred from the beginning, ended with a relative...

Individual meet could shake things up for Minnesota

Published November 16, 2007

Minnesota men's and women's diving teams head to Indiana this weekend looking to gain much-needed experience that will benefit them in the coming weeks. Of the eight Gophers divers, only one is an upperclassman...

Pair of Gophers swimmers adjusting to new culture, atmosphere at the U

Published November 15, 2007

Travelling to a foreign country often leaves someone feeling like a fish out of water, but for two Minnesota swimmers that sentiment has subsided with the help of their coaches, teammates and others. When...

Gophers continue hot streak at Grand Prix

Published November 13, 2007

Minnesota's men's and women's swimming and diving teams competed last weekend to see how they stacked up against the best swimmers in the country in the Toyota Minnesota Grand Prix Invitational and the...

Purdue rolls to Big Ten title in St. Paul

Published November 12, 2007

The Purdue Boilermakers steamrolled their way to the Big Ten women's soccer tournament championship this weekend when they defeated Ohio State 3-1 behind the play of their senior class and an emerging...

Swimming and diving takes on top competition this weekend at the Minnesota Grand Prix meet

Published November 9, 2007

Minnesota's men's and women's swimming and diving teams will take to the pool this weekend against some of the nation's finest swimmers as they host the Minnesota Grand Prix meet. It will be the first...

Gophers open Big Ten tourney tonight

Published November 8, 2007

Minnesota has some unfinished business to take care of tonight against Illinois in the Big Ten tournament. The Gophers (9-8-1 overall, 5-5-0 Big Ten) return to the tournament as the No. 6 seed after a...

Minnesota Headed to Penalty Kicks

Published November 8, 2007

.innesota and Illinois had their chances once again in overtime but neither team could find the net. Gophers keeper Lindsey Dare made amazing saves to keep her team in the game. The most exciting moment...

Gophers continue to cruise in the pool

Published November 5, 2007

Minnesota's men's and women's swimming and diving teams continued their decimation of opponents this weekend against North Carolina. The men entered the meet ranked No. 10 in the College Swim Coaches Association...

Illini rush past Minnesota

Published November 5, 2007

The picture of Minnesota football looks very hazy, almost like a three dimensional Magic Eye poster, where if someone looks long enough, the bigger image appears out from the fuzzy lines. The first of...

Gophers fall just short of fourth-seed tourney spot

Published November 5, 2007

The stars aligned if only for a moment for Minnesota Friday night against Iowa, but the Gophers could not take advantage of the opportunity in front of them. up next Big ten Tournament what: Soccer when:...

No. 10 Minnesota men’s swimming team deals with another tough test in No. 16 North Carolina

Published November 2, 2007

Minnesota and their men's and women's swimming and diving teams have achieved high rankings in the polls with the help of their freshmen contributing immediately, and this weekend the freshmen will get...

Minn. could own fourth place with win

Published November 2, 2007

Minnesota has experienced a season of ups and downs but they have stuck to their game plan and that has them on the upswing right before the postseason begins. The Gophers rank 10th in the Great Lakes...

Manningham slices up young secondary

Published October 29, 2007

;ANN ARBOR, Mich. - Freshmen tend to learn a lot their first year, and Minnesota's secondary has proven no different, learning some tough lessons Saturday in Ann Arbor. Coach Tim Brewster decided to start...

Notre Dame no match for Gophers

Published October 29, 2007

Minnesota defeated Notre Dame easily Friday despite their past troubles with the Fighting Irish. The No. 9-ranked Gophers dominated the dual meet at the University Aquatic Center, winning 12 of the 16...

Hot Gophers earn pair of wins on the road

Published October 29, 2007

A solid weekend has Minnesota liking where they stand in the Big Ten as the regular season comes to a conclusion. The Gophers (9-7-1 overall, 4-3 Big Ten) defeated Northwestern and Wisconsin for their...

Minnesota Loses Against Powerful Michigan

Published October 27, 2007

>With star running back Mike Hart nursing an ankle injury his backups filled in competently by rushing for 338 yards. Surprisingly Minnesota led much of the first half until Brandon Minor scampered...

Gophers have a chance to ride momentum on the road

Published October 26, 2007

It's amazing what one victory will do for a team. Just a week ago Minnesota had lost three consecutive matches and stared at the prospect of facing the No. 8 nationally ranked Penn State Nittany Lady Lions. Then...

Tubby lands another big one as 6-foot-11-inch Sampson commits to Minnesota

Published October 26, 2007

The Minnesota men's golf team will compete at the Callaway Match Play Championship on Oct. 28 and Oct. 29 in Greensboro, Ga. The Gophers will participate against Charlotte, Alabama, Georgia Tech, Oklahoma...

Gophers steam’Roehl’ed

Published October 22, 2007

Almost one year ago, chants of "Fire Mason" rang through the Metrodome against North Dakota State. On Saturday, only the thundering sound of the Bison running game was heard as NDSU rumbled through the...

Hightower staying hot though defense still struggles

Published October 22, 2007

Junior linebacker Deon Hightower continued to play well since assuming a starting role. Last weekend against Northwestern Hightower made 10 tackles, good for second on the day. Saturday against the Bison,...

Wagner’s goal gives Gophers biggest upset in school history

Published October 22, 2007

On a weekend filled with celebrations Minnesota had more reason to rejoice Sunday after delivering a stunning defeat to No. 8 Penn State. up next northwestern what: Soccer when: 4 p.m., Friday where:...

Gopher swimmers oust Iowa; women do well at Jack’s Run

Published October 22, 2007

Minnesota's men's and women's swimming and diving teams responded to losses against a tough Florida team with convincing wins against Iowa Friday evening. The men's team won 13 of the 16 events to earn...

Despite a tough loss to No. 8 Florida a week ago, men looking strong heading into season

Published October 19, 2007

With the season having just started, Minnesota looks to have nearly everything in order despite a loss to a top ranked Florida team last weekend. The men's team lost 158-142 to the No. 8 Gators in a match...

Gophers hoping for better defensive play on the road

Published October 19, 2007

Minnesota's defense collapsed like a stack of dominos last weekend and it will need to quickly pick themselves up in order to contend the rest of the season. The Gophers (6-6-1 overall, 2-3 Big Ten) square...

Weber’s best day not enough to get win

Published October 15, 2007

Adam Weber played the best game of his college career, yet it still wasn't enough for Minnesota to earn its first Big Ten victory. Weber completed 25 of 38 pass attempts for 341 yards and five touchdowns....

Slow starts spell a pair of losses for Minnesota

Published October 15, 2007

The Big Ten is teaching the young Minnesota squad some tough lessons this season, and the most difficult lesson came this weekend against conference co-leaders Indiana and Purdue. The Gophers (6-6-1 overall,...

Top conference teams await Minnesota

Published October 12, 2007

The offensive firepower for Minnesota needs relighting. The Gophers (6-4-1 overall, 2-1 Big Ten) face a tall task this weekend in tackling Big Ten co-leaders Indiana (9-1-2 overall, 3-0-1 Big Ten) and...

Switch on defense has Kallman picking up right where McCarthy left off

Published October 10, 2007

It's certainly not commonplace for upperclassmen to be able to groom their protégés while on the field, but when senior Hailey McCarthy moved to midfield freshman Kylie Kallman stepped in...

Illini hand Gophers road loss

Published October 8, 2007

The road to the top of the Big Ten proved difficult for Minnesota this weekend as it dropped a tough match against Illinois. The Gophers lost 1-0 on the road against a very tough Fighting Illini team. up...

Minnesota rides a five-game unbeaten streak to Illinois

Published October 5, 2007

Minnesota has a chance to make a statement to the rest of the conference this weekend. The Gophers begin their first road trip of the Big Ten schedule against Illinois on Friday night. Minnesota (6-3-1...

Gophers double last year’s Big Ten win total

Published October 1, 2007

Minnesota earned its first weekend sweep in three weeks after another "shutout Sunday" and a bit of a freaky Friday at home this weekend. The Gophers defeated Michigan State 2-0 in the Sunday tilt after...

Big Ten opener has Gophers thinking redemption

Published September 28, 2007

Minnesota will try to end the month of September the way it started: with two victories. The Gophers (4-3-1 overall, 0-0 Big Ten) begin Big Ten play this weekend at home against Michigan 7 p.m. Friday...

Gophers give another solid Sunday showing

Published September 24, 2007

Minnesota might want to call the end of the week "shutout Sunday." This weekend the Gophers showed their affection for Sunday as they defeated Northeastern 3-0 for their third straight Sunday win and second...

Gophers to take on top-10 Boston

Published September 21, 2007

With the Big Ten portion of the season a week away, Minnesota looks to shore up some nagging concerns after last weekend's Gopher Invitational. The Gophers (3-3 overall, 0-0 Big Ten) will face Boston University...

Gophers bounce back after OT loss Friday

Published September 17, 2007

Minnesota came home this weekend for their first contests at Elizabeth Lyle Robbie Stadium this season. And in front of vocal fans, the Gophers wanted to show those fans what they could do on the field. up...

After seven-goal weekend, Minnesota will bring the offensive attack home

Published September 14, 2007

Minnesota walked away with the Nike Hypertherm tournament title last weekend and now they'll attempt to win their own tournament this weekend as they host the Gopher Invitational. Minnesota won the inaugural...

Eagan High School retires Olson’s number

Published September 13, 2007

Eagan High School made room for another hanging jersey last week when they honored Minnesota freshman forward Angie Olson by retiring her soccer number. Olson joined former Gophers hockey standout and...

Gophers offense silent no more

Published September 10, 2007

Minnesota created an offensive supernova as they exploded on the pitch for a combined seven goals against Providence and Dartmouth this weekend in the Nike Hypertherm Tournament in Hanover, N.H. up next...

In search of win number one, Gophers off to Dartmouth

Published September 7, 2007

The Gophers will forage this weekend in hopes of finding some elusive items necessary for a successful year. Minnesota will rip, shred and hunt for goals and their first win when they begin play Friday...

Wepking finds time for books and soccer

Published September 5, 2007

Flying usually finds people listening to music, reading magazines and getting to know the person next to them, but for sophomore midfielder Kelly Wepking, the airtime is reserved for studying. This unusual...

Minnesota opens season with a pair of losses in tough Tennessee tournament

Published September 4, 2007

Ten years ago Minnesota hosted the Big Ten soccer championship tournament and won the conference. This year they look to repeat that performance as they host the tournament once again. The Gophers return...

Minnesota honors pair in hometown

Published August 15, 2007

Senior Minnesota women's basketball players Jordan Barnes and Leslie Knight took separate paths after graduating from Hopkins High School. Gophers coach Pam Borton swiped Knight up right out of high school...

Three former Minnesota tennis standouts heading to hall of fame

Published August 8, 2007

The United States Tennis Association inducted three former University tennis players into the Northern Hall of Fame on July 20. Bernie Gunderson, Dave Matthews and Jack Thommen joined the list of the 15...

Gophers head east for U.S. National tryouts

Published August 1, 2007

Members of the University's hockey teams will invade the state of New York throughout August to take part in USA Hockey tryouts for slots on the national team's roster. The men's hockey team will send...

Fox helps Team USA to gold-medal showing in Brazil

Published July 25, 2007

Emily Fox traded in her maroon and gold for the red, white and blue this summer and traveled to Rio de Janeiro to play in the 2007 Pan American Games. She became just the third member of the Minnesota...

Former Gophers standout La’Cassie makes PGA debut

Published July 18, 2007

Bronson La'Cassie played in big events in college, but they paled in comparison to the one he participated in last weekend. La'Cassie, a four time All-American at Minnesota, earned a sponsor's exemption...

Teams compete at Aquatic Center in underwater showdown

Published July 11, 2007

The University hosts unusual events from time to time, but this weekend proved a bit more peculiar. Even volunteers surrounding the affair poked fun at its obscurity by wearing T-shirts asking, "Underwater...

WNBA squad heads to Williams Arena for showdown with first-place Sacramento Monarchs

Published July 3, 2007

Williams Arena hasn't exactly treated current Minnesota Lynx players nicely in the past. Lynx guard Noelle Quinn and forward/center Nicole Ohlde played at The Barn during their collegiate careers and found...

Konrad notches one more award during illustrious career

Published June 27, 2007

Minnesota wrestler Cole Konrad is accustomed to taking down big men on the wrestling mat, but on Wednesday he took down some big names in multiple sports as he became the 2007 Big Ten-Jesse Owens Male...

Minnesota natives flock to pro water event

Published June 20, 2007

Former University student Nick Clausnitzer found his calling on the waters of Minnesota. It didn't take long until he decided to follow his dream of becoming a professional wakeboarder. Clausnitzer, a...

Individuals compete at NCAAs for national supremacy

Published June 13, 2007

Ten athletes from Minnesota went to the NCAA Outdoor Championships in Sacramento, Calif., in hopes of making some noise on the track. Men's track Four seniors competed for the men's team in the final event...

Individuals make final preparations before heading to NCAAs in Sacramento

Published June 6, 2007

Minnesota will send 10 athletes out to west Sacramento, Calif., today to compete at Sacramento State's Hornet Stadium in the 2007 NCAA Outdoor Championships. A combination of four athletes from the men's...

Second varsity eight earns national title

Published May 30, 2007

Coach Wendy Davis rarely makes bold predictions about her teams, but back in March she told Notre Dame coach Martin Stone that her second varsity eight boat had a shot at winning the national championship. That...

A successful NCAA Regional lands 10 Gophers vying for a national title

Published May 30, 2007

Minnesota's track and field teams advanced 10 athletes to compete at the NCAA Championships after strong performances at the Midwest Regional meet last weekend in Des Moines, Iowa. The top five finishers...

Rowing team to compete in NCAAs for first time

Published May 23, 2007

Minnesota's rowing team sat in coach Wendy Davis' office last Tuesday anxiously awaiting a phone call. They waited for the NCAA to tell them if they made the field of 15 to compete for the national rowing...

Minnesota track squads head to Iowa to compete in NCAA Regional

Published May 23, 2007

The Minnesota men's and women's track and field teams will compete in regional qualifiers on May 25 to 27 in hopes of sending some of their athletes to the NCAA competition. The Gophers' individual athletes...

Men and women to host Minnesota Throws Meet at the Bierman track

Published May 4, 2007

Minnesota's track and field teams will compete tomorrow in one final tune-up event before the Big Ten Championships. The Gophers will host the Minnesota Throws Meet at the Bierman Track. Running events...

Minnesota wins Big Ten Championship

Published April 30, 2007

After seven years, the Minnesota Rowing team can celebrate its first Big Ten Championship in school history. up next South/Central Region Sprints when: TBA Sunday, May 13 where: Oak Ridge, Tenn. The...

Gophers hopeful to secure first Big Ten Championship in program history

Published April 27, 2007

The Minnesota rowing team will attempt to come home from this weekend with hardware from the Big Ten Championships. Historic hardware, to be exact. With a solid performance, the Gophers could earn their...

Gophers handle Jayhawks on Lake Phalen

Published April 23, 2007

The Minnesota rowing team looked to tune up its game this weekend, and the Gophers did by improving in areas they needed to before the Big Ten Championships. Minnesota worked on its sprint all week during...

Minnesota set for final event before Big Ten Championships

Published April 20, 2007

This weekend marks the last home event for Minnesota's rowing team before it heads off to the Big Ten Championships on April 28 in Madison, Wis. The Gophers will face Kansas, a team that has not seen much...

Minnesota boats blow past competition

Published April 16, 2007

A gorgeous spring day yielded beautiful results Saturday for the Minnesota rowing team on Lake Phalen in St. Paul. Minnesota dominated a double dual this weekend against Wisconsin, Iowa, Drake and Oregon...

Rowers to host Bulldogs and Badgers in first event on Lake Phalen

Published April 13, 2007

The Minnesota rowing team looks to glide past Big Ten opponents this weekend when the Gophers host their first event on Lake Phalen in St. Paul. Minnesota, ranked No. 10 in the nation, will face off against...

Minnesota’s double-header is postponed; making eight straight this month

Published April 11, 2007

The Minnesota softball team has a streak going, and it has nothing to do with wins or losses. The Gophers' streak reached eight, that is, consecutive games that have been scrapped, Tuesday after officials...

Minnesota cruises to victory in Iowa City

Published April 2, 2007

The Minnesota rowing team went to Iowa City, Iowa, with a job to do - the Gophers accomplished their goals, winning every event against Iowa and Creighton. up next iowa & wisconsin when: 10 a.m....

Rowers journey to NCAA berth in full swing

Published March 30, 2007

The Minnesota rowing team moved into its brand new $4.6 million-dollar boathouse in January, an investment which symbolizes a program on the rise. The Gophers will get to show how much their new asset...