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Golf: Van Rooyen to play in Ohio State regional

May 7, 2013

Men’s golf senior Erik Van Rooyen will compete at the Ohio State regional May 16-18 in his third trip to the postseason. The Gophers' No. 1 golfer this spring will compete as an individual at...

Van Rooyen named to All-Big Ten second team

May 1, 2013

Erik Van Rooyen of the Gophers men's golf team was named to the All-Big Ten second team, the conference announced Wednesday. This is the second straight year the senior has received the honor. Van...

Van Rooyen peaking as NCAAs, pro career loom

April 30, 2013

Erik Van Rooyen is a professional golfer in a Gophers uniform. The senior on the men’s golf team has been one of the program’s best golfers since he first set foot on campus. He plans to turn...

Golf: Women miss cut for NCAA tournament

April 30, 2013

The Gophers women’s golf team failed to make the NCAA Tournament for the second-straight year. Minnesota did not qualify its team or sophomore Carmen Laguna, the team’s top performer this spring,...

Minnesota golfer Erik van Rooyen demonstrates his golf swing Thursday, March 29, 2012, in the Bierman Field Athletic Building.

Van Rooyen, team finish second at Big Ten meet

April 29, 2013

Gophers senior Erik Van Rooyen shot 1-over par to finish tied for second at the Big Ten men’s golf championships during the weekend. Van Rooyen used a 2-under-par opening round and an even-par closing...

Minnesota golfer Carmen Laguna practices putting Tuesday, April 17, 2012, at the Les Bolstad Golf Course in Falcon Heights, Minn.

Gophers settle for eighth at Big Ten championships

April 29, 2013

The Gophers women’s golf team shot 57-over par to finish eighth out of 12 teams at the Big Ten championships during the weekend. Minnesota played its best golf in the final round Sunday despite rain...

Big Ten approves new East and West divisions

April 28, 2013

The Big Ten Conference on Sunday approved new East and West divisions that will begin in 2014. The conference also approved a nine game conference schedule beginning in 2016, ESPN reported. The new...

Women well-rested entering Big Ten meet

April 25, 2013

The Gophers women’s golf team purposely stayed home the past two weekends to prepare for the Big Ten championships. A busy spring schedule, with practice on the first day of spring semester, took...

Gophers tie for third in Pennsylvania

April 22, 2013

The Gophers men’s golf team shot 44-over par to finish tied for third out of 14 teams at the Rutherford Intercollegiate during the weekend. Binghamton University shot 38-over par to win the tournament,...

Minnesota's Lindsey Mable performs on the floor on Saturday, Feb. 16, 2013, at the Sports Pavilion.

Freshmen Mable, Nordquist make podium at NCAAs

April 22, 2013

Gophers gymnasts Lindsay Mable and Hanna Nordquist capped impressive freshman seasons with top-five finishes in the event finals at the NCAA championships Sunday in Los Angeles. Mable tied for fourth place...

Minnesota's Ellis Mannon performs his parallel bars routine Saturday, March 2, 2013, at the Sports Pavilion.

Mannon places second on pommel horse at NCAAs

April 22, 2013

Gophers sophomore gymnast Ellis Mannon finished second in the pommel horse finals Sunday at the NCAA championships in University Park, Pa. Mannon scored 14.9 on the apparatus to take the lead, but Ohio...

Gymnastics: Mannon advances to pommel horse finals

April 21, 2013

Gophers gymnast Ellis Mannon will compete in the pommel horse finals at the NCAA championships on Sunday afternoon. The sophomore finished second on the apparatus Saturday night with a score of 15.0....

Men finish fourth in NCAA championships qualifying session

April 19, 2013

The Gophers men’s gymnastics team finished fourth out of six teams in the first of two NCAA championships qualifying sessions on Friday. Minnesota scored 424.7 as a team, two points behind third...

SEC teams get the best of Minnesota

April 19, 2013

The Gophers women’s gymnastics team finished fourth out of six teams at its NCAA championships semifinal session on Friday. Minnesota scored 196.375 in its first NCAA championships appearance since...

DuToit shoots for confidence before Big Ten tourney

April 18, 2013

Jon DuToit knows he only needs one tournament to get his consistency back. The freshman on the Gophers men’s golf team inserted himself in the Gophers lineup this year, but he’s missed much...

Women's gymnastics head coach Meg Stephenson and assistant coach Jim Stephenson speak with their team after they finished competing in an in-house meet Saturday, April 13, 2013, at Peik Gymnasium. This season the Gophers qualified for the NCAA championships for the first time since 2002.

Couple’s passion, trust built program

April 18, 2013

Jim and Meg Stephenson sat between the stacked tumbling mats and the spring-loaded floor apparatus in Peik Gymnasium on campus Saturday afternoon. Gymnastics practice had just ended, and the excited cheers...

Men tie for third at Hawkeye Invitational

April 15, 2013

The Gophers men’s golf team earned its best finish of the season during the weekend at the Hawkeye Invitational. Minnesota finished tied for third out of 12 teams with a score of 16-over par at the...

Weather limits practices, tryouts as Gophers’ season enters new phase

April 11, 2013

John Carlson is ready for sunshine. The Gophers men’s golf coach said Minnesota’s winter weather has impaired his team’s ability to practice this spring. The problem is especially challenging...

Minnesota Ellis Mannon competes on the pommel horse on Friday, April 5, 2013, at the Sports Pavilion.

Men finish third at Big Ten meet

April 8, 2013

The goal is the same every week for the Gophers men’s gymnastics team: hit all 30 routines. Minnesota accomplished its goal for the first time this season Friday night in front of an energetic crowd...

Minnesota gymnast Linday Mable competes on the floor on Saturday, March 16, 2013, at The Sports Pavilion.

Women return to NCAAs

April 8, 2013

The Gophers women’s gymnastics team is going back to the NCAA championships. Minnesota finished second at its NCAA regional in Gainesville, Fla., on Saturday night to advance to its first championship...

Fatigue shows in 15th-place finish

April 8, 2013

The Gophers women’s golf team shot 56-over par to finish 15th out of 18 teams at the Rebel Intercollegiate during the weekend. Coastal Carolina University won the tournament with a 1-under par score...

Golf: Women 12th through two rounds of Rebel Intercollegiate

April 6, 2013

The Gophers women's golf team is 12th out of 18 teams after two rounds at the Rebel Intercollegiate in Mississippi. Minnesota shot rounds of 15-over par and 20-over par, respectively, at the Ole Miss...

Men finish third at Big Ten championships

April 5, 2013

The Gophers men's gymnastics team finished third out of seven teams Friday night at the Big Ten championships. Michigan won the title with a score of 438.9 and Penn State finished second. Minnesota hosted...

Gopher gymnast Shannon Golich participates on the beam on Saturday, Feb. 9, 2013, at the Sports Pavilion.

Women return to Florida for NCAA regional

April 4, 2013

The season is on the line for the Gophers women’s gymnastics team this weekend in Florida. Minnesota will compete against five teams in its NCAA regional Saturday in Gainesville, Fla. The Gophers...

Senior gets his game back at the right time

April 3, 2013

Robert Bell struggled to find his confidence and his golf swing last fall. Now he has it back. The senior on the Gophers men’s golf team has mostly returned to form halfway through the spring season. Bell...

Minnesota's Erik van Rooyen demonstrates his golf swing on Thursday, March 29, 2012, in the Bierman Field Athletic Building.

Gophers post best team score in three years at California meet

April 1, 2013

The Gophers men’s golf team used its best team score in three years to tie for 12th out of 18 teams at the U.S. Intercollegiate tournament during the weekend. Minnesota shot 18-over par at the Stanford...

Gymnastics: Women draw No. 2 seed in Florida regional, face top-ranked Gators

March 25, 2013

The Gophers women's gymnastics team will head to Gainesville, Fla., for its NCAA Regional competition April 6, the NCAA announced Monday. The Gophers are the No. 2 seed in their regional behind the...

Men finish 13th in Georgia

March 25, 2013

The Gophers men’s golf team shot 30-over par to finish 13th out of 14 teams at the Linger Longer Invitational on Sunday. Alabama won the tournament at 16-under par with a team score of 560 at the...

Minnesota gymnast Steve Jaciuk competes on still rings Saturday, March 23, 2013, at the Sports Pavilion.

Women finish third at Big Ten meet

March 25, 2013

The Gophers women’s gymnastics team finished third at the Big Ten championships Saturday night in East Lansing, Mich. A week after Minnesota and Michigan shared the first-ever Big Ten regular season...

Minnesota's Janell Campbell competes on Saturday, Jan. 26, 2013, at the Sports Pavillion. Campbell carried the Gophers to victory during the final floor rotation with a score of 9.900.

Seniors’ bond extends beyond competition floor

March 14, 2013

Janell Campbell wrote down the top-100 goals she wanted to accomplish in her life at age 10. She knew what she wanted: a full athletic scholarship for gymnastics at a Big Ten school. Campbell accomplished...

Minnesota's Cierra Tomson competes on the vault on Saturday, March 9, 2013, at the Sports Pavilion.

Floor leads women to victory again

March 11, 2013

The Gophers women’s gymnastics team knows it has a lot of work to do before the Big Ten championships. Saturday night was a step in the right direction. Minnesota beat No. 12 Nebraska  and No....

Moulton helps Gophers win three of five

March 11, 2013

The Gophers softball team went 3-2 on the weekend at the Stanford Louisville Slugger Classic in Palo Alto, Calif. Minnesota (13-9) won a pair of games over Pacific University but lost a pair to host Stanford....

Laorr paces Minnesota to best score of spring

March 11, 2013

The Gophers women’s golf team shot 40-over par to finish eighth out of 16 teams at the Clover Cup in Mesa, Ariz. Minnesota shot a team score of 904 at the Longbow Golf Club — its best score...

Softball: Women 2-2 heading into final day of tournament

March 10, 2013

The Gophers softball team is 2-2 heading into the final day of the Stanford Louisville Slugger Classic. Minnesota split its games Saturday ­­- a 9-7 loss to Stanford and a 4-2 win over Pacific. The...

Golf: Women eighth after two rounds in Arizona

March 10, 2013

The Gophers women’s golf team is eighth out of 16 teams after two rounds at the Clover Cup in Mesa, Ariz. Minnesota shot 24-over par through its first 36 holes at the Longbow Golf Club. Oklahoma...

Minnesota's Sean Bauer competes on the rings for men's gymnastics on Saturday, Feb. 2, 2013, at the Sports Pavilion.

Gophers, Illini first to experiment new format

March 7, 2013

Friday night will be a first for college gymnastics. Minnesota and Illinois will experiment with a new competition format and scoring system in hopes of making the meet easier for fans to follow. Both...

Minnesota's Ellis Mannon performs his parallel bars routine Saturday, March 2, 2013, at the Sports Pavilion.

Men win big in return home, women improve in loss

March 4, 2013

The Gophers men’s gymnastics team got revenge during the weekend for its first loss of the season three weeks ago at Iowa. The No. 6 Gophers beat the No. 8 Hawkeyes at the Sports Pavilion by more...

Specialist becomes all-around contributor in second season

February 28, 2013

Jenny Covers wasn’t content last season competing in only one event. The sophomore on the women’s gymnastics team was a vault specialist as a freshman. She told herself when last season ended...

Minnesota posts season-best score in seventh-place finish

February 27, 2013

The Gophers men’s golf team shot 8-over par to finish seventh out of 14 teams at the Snowman Getaway Invitational in Goodyear, Ariz. Minnesota on Monday shot its lowest round of the season, 287,...

Golf: Trasamar tied for second through two rounds in Arizona

February 26, 2013

Gophers men's golf player Jon Trasamar is tied for second after two rounds of the WSU Snowman Getaway Invitational. The junior shot rounds of 1-under par and 4-under par Monday at the Palm Valley Golf...

Chase breaks tibia in “forgettable” win

February 25, 2013

The Gophers men’s gymnastics team defeated Illinois-Chicago on Sunday afternoon in Chicago, halting a two-meet losing streak. Minnesota’s win came at a price, though. Junior Zack Chase fractured...

Rule change forces reduced lineup, difficult decisions

February 21, 2013

Thursday can be the toughest day of the week for Mike Burns. The ninth-year head coach of the Gophers men’s gymnastics team watches his team carefully throughout practice and meets, thinking about...

Gophers struggle with short game in Tampa

February 20, 2013

The Gophers women’s golf team shot 57-over par to finish 10th out of 12 teams at the Central District Invitational in Tampa, Fla. Southern Methodist won the 54-hole tournament at 24-over par. Gophers...

Women’s golf sits ninth after first day of Central District Invitational

February 19, 2013

The Gophers women's golf team is ninth out of 12 teams after day one of the Central District Invitational. Minnesota shot 40-over par through the first two rounds for a team score of 616. Vanderbilt...

Minnesota's Cierra Tomson performs on the floor exercise Saturday, Feb. 9, 2013, at the Sports Pavilion. Tomson scored a 9.85 in the event.

Bars present challenge amid success

February 14, 2013

The Gophers women’s gymnastics team has solidified itself among the top dozen programs in the country this season. But what separates the elite teams from the good teams is the ability to consistently...

Gophers finish strong on floor exercise, top Illinois

February 11, 2013

The Gophers women’s gymnastics team outlasted Illinois on Saturday night at the Sports Pavilion, pulling away in the final rotation to notch a 196.775-196.35 victory. Minnesota won all four events...

Match play shows team’s weaknesses

February 11, 2013

The Gophers men’s golf team finished tied for ninth at the Big Ten Match Play Championship over the weekend. Minnesota lost two close matches Friday to Michigan and Penn State at the Concession Golf...

DiBenedetto competes in Winter Cup finals

February 11, 2013

Gophers freshman Daniel DiBenedetto finished seventh on high bar at the Winter Cup finals in Las Vegas on Saturday night. Minnesota sent three athletes to the event. Junior Zack Chase and sophomore Ellis...

Men’s golf season begins with loss

February 8, 2013

The Gophers men's golf team started its season Friday at the Big Ten Match Play Championship in Bradenton, Fla. Minnesota lost its opening-round match against Michigan on Friday morning by a score...

Sophomore Ellis Mannon competes on the pommel horse Saturday, Feb. 2, 2013, at the Sports Pavilion.

Gophers send three to Winter Cup

February 7, 2013

Three members of the Gophers men’s gymnastics team will trade the snow and cold of Iowa for the warm and hustle of Las Vegas this weekend. Daniel DiBenedetto, Zack Chase and Ellis Mannon will compete...