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Busch done at the U after scholarship is pulled

April 9, 2009

 Travis Busch has decided to end his time with the Minnesota men's basketball team after having his scholarship pulled, according to the Pioneer Press. The junior cited mostly financial reasons for...

Arizona job back open

April 3, 2009

The Arizona men's basketball coaching job is once again up for grabs after USC coach Tim Floyd apparently had a change of heart according to ESPN. Floyd has decided to remain at USC. 

Another option for Tubby eliminated

April 2, 2009

 ESPN is reporting that USC coach Tim Floyd is set to accept the men's basketball head coaching job at Arizona.  Apparently Floyd is meeting with Arizona athletic director Jim Livengood...

Monson mentioned as replacement for Bennett at Washington State

April 1, 2009

The latest name to enter into the NCAA men's basketball coaching rumor mill, is a former not the current Minnesota men's basketball coach.  The Seattle Times first reported that Dan Monson, who parted...

UMD women have WCHA title stripped away

March 31, 2009

An ineligible player has cost the Minnesota Duluth women’s hockey team its 2007-08 WCHA regular-season championship as well as 26 games from 2007-08. It was found that Iya Gavrilova, a freshman...

Williams’ suit against U can move forward

March 31, 2009

 Former Minnesota basketball coach Jimmy Williams can continue part of his lawsuit against the University according to the Minnesota State Court of Appeals. Williams made claims that coach Tubby Smith...

Two possible departure options remain for Tubby

March 31, 2009

 Seems like there are two possible jobs that either are or soon to be open that might be able to lure Minnesota head coach Tubby Smith from the U. Firstly, the Arizona job would be one that has the...

Tubby not going to Virginia

March 31, 2009

 The Associated Press has confirmed with Washinton State Athletic Director Jim Sterk that Washington State head coach Tony Bennett will become the new head coach at Virginia.  That should...

Student football tickets on sale at end of April

March 23, 2009

 I know it may be a little early to think about football in the middle of March Madness, but if you're a student returning to the U next season and want a seat a TCF Bank Stadium, you'll have...

Spring game to be held at St. Thomas

March 5, 2009

The University of Minnesota announced Thursday afternoon that the Gophers will play their spring game outside - just not at TCF Bank Stadium. Minnesota will play its annual spring scrimmage at St....

Men’s Hockey: Minnesota drops another one

February 22, 2009

Empty net shorthander for Colorado College to take the 5-3 lead. This one is all over folks. Despite outshooting the Tigers by a near 2:1 margin, the Gophers never led in this one and home ice in the first...

Men’s Hockey Saturday

February 15, 2009

Gophers win it, 4-2. Some fireworks at the end of the game as a fight broke out right in front of the Seawolves net. Four penalties to end the game. ----- Interesting turn of events here at Mariucci. With...

Women’s Hockey Sunday: Minnesota v. Wisconsin Round 2

February 8, 2009

One could almost sense that 3 periods of hockey wasn't enough to finish up the series between the No.1 and No. 2 teams in the country. And anyone who had that sense is right. With score knotted at 3-3,...

Women’s Hockey: Gophers pick up win at home to move into first place

February 7, 2009

Detailed blog below. For full story, click here. The Badgers certainly put on a surge to try and stave off a Minnesota win but it wasn't meant to be as the Gophers held on to pick up a huge win in front...

Men’s Tennis drops first of season; Women take down Iowa State

February 7, 2009

 The Gophers fell by a score of 4-3 to No. 42 Louisville after dropping down 1-0 as the Cardinals swept the doubles matches.  Minnesota went on to split singles matches 3-3, giving Louisville...

Gophers softball wins first game at Louisville Slugger tourney

February 7, 2009

 Minnesota made quick work of Florida Gulf Coast in its first game of the season and of the tournament hosted by Southern Florida.  The Gophers ran away with a 10-0 win, which ended in five innings,...

Signing Day

February 4, 2009

Yes, today is signing day for college football teams across the country and Minnesota is expected to bring in a decent bunch of recruits this season. We'll keep you posted on whats going on today and bring...

An early look at the ’09 recruiting class

January 27, 2009

Well it’s better than the last of the Mason years but certainly a little down from last year. The recruiting season is not yet over, but the Gophers bursting into the top-25 as far as recruiting...

Minnesota football snags a home-and-home series with USC

January 23, 2009

The Minnesota football team added a little spice to its schedule according to a release sent out by the Universtiy Friday morning. The Gophers will drop a home-and-home series with Washington State during...

Minnesota v. Georgia State – Game three of the NABC

November 17, 2008

And let the foul game begin. Georgia State, with 1:17 left in the game has started fouling in hopes of catching the Gophers sleeping at the charity stripe. So far, the Gophers are 2-for-2. ------ Well...

Men’s basketball – Minnesota v. Concordia-St. Paul

November 15, 2008

Final score from Williams Arena 76-51. One note before my final thoughts here, Sampson came out in the last five minutes or so and showed some fire I haven't seen in him all year. He ended up scoring nine...

Minnesota athletics junkies, prepare to get your fix

November 14, 2008

If you're a Gophers athletics junkie, prepare to get your fix this weekend. Whether you want hockey, football, NCAA soccer or men's basketball coverage, the Daily Sports Department has you covered.  We'll...

Gregory-McGhee commits to the Gophers

October 20, 2008

Word is that Kendall Gregory-McGhee has given a solid verbal to the Minnesota football team. Rivals and GopherIllustrated confirmed that Gregory-McGhee has stated his intentions to come to the University....

Gophers Break into Top 25

October 19, 2008

Some weekends, its good to just sit at home. The Gophers certainly picked a good weekend to do just that as they took advantage of some losses of Top 25 teams Saturday. The Gophers are ranked No. 25 in...

Nationals: Ready, set, ‘Go’phers

June 4, 2008

.LINCOLN, Neb. - As tornadoes ripped through central Nebraska leading up to the NCAA Midwest Track and Field Regionals in Lincoln, Gophers sophomore pole vaulter Alicia Rue created a windstorm of her own...

Kansas Relays good preparation for upcoming Drake Relays

April 17, 2008

For the Minnesota women's track team's first big track meet of the outdoor season, junior Liz Roehrig has the Gophers off to a good start. The heptathlon competitor jump-started Minnesota at the Kansas...

Campbell released from scholarship

April 15, 2008

Forward Korinne Campbell requested a release from her Minnesota women's basketball scholarship Monday. The sophomore ended her two-year career with the Gophers and has made plans to transfer at the end...

Gophers host first Big 12 foe since 2006

March 25, 2008

Two days ago, the Minnesota baseball team wrapped up a three-game series against a 5-13 foe with a pitching staff sporting a team-earned run average over six. That won't be the case tonight. The Gophers...

Gophers get NCAA nod

March 21, 2008

The Minnesota women's basketball team had two weeks of waiting to do after making an early exit from the Big Ten Tournament in Indianapolis. But Sunday evening, the wait was over as the Gophers (20-11)...

Men’s tennis drops 6-1 decision to Ohio State

March 10, 2008

The Minnesota men's tennis team lost its opening spring Big Ten dual this weekend, falling 6-1 to second-ranked Ohio State Sunday afternoon at the Baseline Tennis Center. The two-time defending Big Ten...

Hassett brings home Big Ten honors for Minnesota after 3-2 weekend

February 26, 2008

Junior pitcher Briana Hassett decided it had been long enough since Minnesota earned Big Ten Pitcher of the Week honors. Hassett's performance in Georgia over the weekend was good enough to bring home...

Duluth’s first place lock jeopardized by controversy

February 15, 2008

As Minnesota struggles to make up ground on the University of Minnesota-Duluth women's hockey team, teh Bulldogs may have just helped the Gophers' cause. Duluth forward Iya Gavrilova, a freshman from Krasnoyarsk,...

Duluth in jeopardy of losing first place spot

February 15, 2008

> Duluth forward Iya Gavrilova, a freshman from Krasnoyarsk, Russia, is currently under investigation by the NCAA and the school. Gavrilova played for Moscow Sports Klub Institute FizKultury (SKIF)...

With 18, Ness on verge of tying single-season pin total

February 15, 2008

Few can match the credentials of Minnesota wrestling assistant coach Marty Morgan during his time wrestling at the University in the early '90s. The three-time All-American - and 1991 National Champion...

Big Ten title not out of reach for Gophers

January 29, 2008

Last year I watched the Minnesota women's basketball team play some pretty good basketball at times. Especially at home, the Gophers played a lot of close games against some very good teams, including,...

Recruiting sciences to be unveiled

December 4, 2007

Recruiting. There is not one word that has stuck the world of collegiate sports quite like it. Every decision, every hiring, every firing, and every comment coming from a coach or athletics director seems...

Cyclones take a stand, nip top-ranked Minnesota

December 3, 2007

Not one individual match lacked a nationally ranked wrestler in Minnesota's home opener against Iowa State. Seven top-five wrestlers graced the floor of Williams Arena, but in the end, it was the No. 2...

Borton’s squad might have a shot

November 6, 2007

Last year was a very interesting year for the Minnesota women's basketball team. Certainly a rebuilding year, the Gophers had just one senior as they were fresh off of five players leaving the program...

Minnesota takes care of Mankato in exhibition

November 1, 2007

With the potential of junior guard, captain and preseason all Big Ten selection Emily Fox, it's almost a sure thing that teams will come in with a game-plan to keep the ball out of her hands as much as...

More experienced Gophers take floor in Exhibition

October 31, 2007

Last season, coach Pam Borton had many questions about how her team would perform in its opening exhibition game as she sent out a starting lineup with a total of 18 games started between them, all of...

Brandon Smith no longer with Gophers

October 31, 2007

Junior Brandon Smith announced Wednesday that he will be leaving the Gophers program immediately. "Brandon has been working hard in practice and I believe he could have played an integral role for the...

Struggles continue for Gophers

October 29, 2007

Going into this weekend on a five-game losing streak, senior middle blocker Jessy Jones said she was committed to creating a belief in her team. But this weekend isn't making her job any easier. up next...

Tubby will have chance to revitalize

October 23, 2007

After a rough start of the semester for the majority of Minnesota athletic teams, (at least the most popular ones), coach Tubby Smith's role this year has become even more important. Since coming to Minnesota...

If you can’t be at the game, get to the blog

October 16, 2007

The world is getting faster. People have no time to waste and therefore no time to wait. We at the Daily sports department aren't ignorant to that and understand that by the time you read our stories Monday...

Too many reasons not to have BTN

October 9, 2007

Last Saturday, I was sitting in my apartment taking in as much college football as possible with the limited number of TVs in my said apartment. I flipped between a few games here and there all day, and...

Give credit where credit is due

October 2, 2007

In 1990, the Minnesota volleyball team finished the season ninth in the Big Ten with an 8-26 record, the worst in the history of the program. Six years later, the Gophers hired coach Mike Hebert to take...

The choice between war and wrestling

September 25, 2007

Last Friday, I walked into the U.S. Pentagon with the Minnesota wrestling team during its trip to Washington. As I browsed through a souvenir shop waiting for our tour to begin, I started my second conversation...

Gophers take championship trip to D.C.

September 24, 2007

>WASHINGTON - It's doubtful a Division I athletics team needs more motivation than a National Championship itself, but it doesn't hurt to have a little extra inspiration. The 2007 national champion...

Dare a solid leader in goal and on sideline

September 18, 2007

Last season, Minnesota soccer coach Mikki Denney Wright was "constantly evaluating." These were her words of choice nearly every week when talking about her young team at nearly every position. It couldn't...

Big Ten football falling victim to ‘baseball effect’

September 11, 2007

Two weeks into the season, the sole owners of last place in the Big Ten are the 0-2 Michigan Wolverines. Let me repeat that. The sole owners of last place in the Big Ten are the 0-2 Michigan Wolverines. The...

Gophers to host conference bottom feeder

May 4, 2007

Coming off four straight games in which the Minnesota baseball team has scored double-digit runs, the Gophers are opening up a crucial Big Ten series tonight against Northwestern at Siebert Field. Minnesota...

Minnesota has little trouble with NDSU

May 3, 2007

North Dakota State is now the latest victim of the Minnesota baseball team's hot swinging lineup. The Gophers continued their dominance at the plate as they beat the Bison 10-4 to win their fourth straight...

Gophers trying to keep hot bats going

May 2, 2007

Following a weekend where the Minnesota baseball team scored 53 runs in four games against Illinois, the Gophers will attempt to keep their bats hot as North Dakota State comes to town for a midweek contest. Tonight...

Hot bats lead to another series win

April 30, 2007

The Minnesota baseball team received an unexpected wake-up call Friday night at Illinois, in the form of a 10-5 loss to the Illini where the Gophers committed an uncharacteristic five errors. up next...

Streaking Gophers hit road

April 27, 2007

Siebert Field has been a friendly place for the Minnesota baseball team for the past three weeks, as the Gophers have lost just one game there this season. But Minnesota will have a new challenge as it...

Minnesota comes from behind once again

April 26, 2007

The South Dakota State baseball team left Siebert Field last week with a ringing in its ears from Minnesota's hitters who pounded out nine hits - four of them home runs - in the Gophers 7-6 win. The Jackrabbits...

Midweek matchup with SDSU looked at as a tune up

April 25, 2007

Once again, the Minnesota baseball team is preparing for a crucial Big Ten series. But before they get too far ahead of themselves, the Gophers will get a shot to extend their five-game winning streak...

Gophers continue hot streak, dominate Spartans

April 23, 2007

Despite a left-handed-hitting heavy lineup, the Minnesota baseball team was able to blow by Michigan State's three left-handed starting pitchers and sweep the Spartans in four games to get out to its best...

Minnesota extends winning streak

April 20, 2007

The Minnesota softball team let the bats do the talking in a pair of games against North Dakota State as it used the long ball to take both games of the doubleheader Thursday night at Jane Sage Cowles...

Gophers host Spartans in weekend series

April 20, 2007

After winning a pair of series against Iowa and Penn State, the Minnesota baseball team is getting ready to face its first conference opponent with a league record above .500. The Gophers will play host...

Gophers eke out victory over Jackrabbits

April 19, 2007

The long ball isn't necessarily something the Minnesota baseball team has depended on heavily this season, but it got the job done Wednesday afternoon. The Gophers strung together four home runs at a breezy...

Gophers host Jackrabbits at Siebert

April 18, 2007

In a season where the Minnesota baseball team has dealt with a constantly shifting and changing schedule, the Gophers will again shake things up a bit Wednesday. Minnesota was due to make a road trip to...

Gophers fall in series finale with Hawkeyes

April 17, 2007

After attempts at a comeback in the fifth, eighth and ninth innings, the Minnesota baseball team had chances to grab its 10th come-from-behind win of the season. But the Gophers couldn't make it all the...

Minnesota takes care of Hawkeyes

April 16, 2007

The Minnesota baseball team has developed a habit for making a comeback in games, but even the Gophers might have outdone themselves against Iowa. up next Iowa when: 12:05 p.m. where: Siebert Field Minnesota...

Minnesota finally to play at Siebert Field

April 13, 2007

The Minnesota baseball team has had to wait a while to get in a home game outside this season, and, just like clockwork, it'll wait again. The Gophers were to open up their season at Siebert Field this...

Gophers pitch one-hitter at Dome

April 12, 2007

Hot dogs and Coke were replaced by coffee and doughnuts Wednesday morning at the Metrodome as the Minnesota baseball team finally got an opportunity to play after 11 days without a game. Bad weather seems...

Gophers prepare for early morning contest

April 11, 2007

With its last six games canceled due to weather and snow, rain and cold forecasted for its midweek road trip to Northern Iowa, the Minnesota baseball team decided it was time to be proactive. The Gophers...

Gophers hit road, travel to frigid Ann Arbor

April 6, 2007

It might be spring, but for the Minnesota baseball team this weekend, it's not going to feel like it. The Gophers are traveling to Ann Arbor for a four-game series against Michigan this weekend, and temperatures...

Four-man rotation set as conference season begins

April 5, 2007

The beginning of conference play for the Minnesota baseball team meant the departure of three-game weekend series and the arrival of the four-game Big Ten weekends. And with the addition of an extra starting...

Gophers put forth strong showing

April 2, 2007

The rain cut the Minnesota baseball team's weekend a little short, but it had enough time to win its conference opening series against Penn State. The Gophers opened the series with a 3-2 win Friday before...

Gophers set to start conference season

March 30, 2007

Off to its best start since 1998, the Minnesota baseball team will take a break from its tough nonconference schedule to open up Big Ten play this weekend against Penn State. The Gophers will head to State...

Minnesota pitches shutout in final Big Ten tune-up

March 29, 2007

A wild bottom half of the fourth inning for the Minnesota baseball team proved fatal for Northern Iowa, as the Gophers recorded their fifth-straight victory Wednesday night. Minnesota took advantage of...

Gophers set for final game at Metrodome

March 28, 2007

Just three days after its 24-run weekend against Hartford, the Minnesota baseball team will once again get a chance to swing its hot bats as Northern Iowa makes a midweek trip to the Metrodome. The Gophers...

Gophers use hot bats to dominate Hawks

March 26, 2007

Junior right-hander Ethan Vogt came out Friday and set the tone for the rest of the weekend for the Minnesota baseball team in its definitive sweep of Hartford at the Metrodome this weekend. up next northern...

Baseball team looking for strong start

March 23, 2007

After taking home its seventh come-from-behind victory of the year against No. 9 Pepperdine last week, the Minnesota baseball team could be in an unfamiliar position this weekend - ahead early in a game. The...

Hilltoppers end Gophers’ season in Bowling Green

March 20, 2007

All momentum gained after the Minnesota women's basketball team's butchery of Illinois-Chicago in the first round of the Women's National Invitational Tournament was taken right back Monday night. The...

Baseball team up and down, women continue season continues

March 19, 2007

The Minnesota baseball team concluded a 10-day, eight-game spurt with a 5-4 win over No. 9 Pepperdine in Malibu on Sunday. The Gophers started the spring break stretch of games last weekend as they went...

A busy week for Minnesota baseball begins tonight against Missouri State

March 9, 2007

Though most college students will be relaxing on a beach down south or catching up on some much-needed sleep at home, the Minnesota baseball team will get no such luxuries over spring break. The Gophers...

Gophers to evaluate talent

March 7, 2007

It's not the most challenging game of the year, but the Minnesota baseball team is still looking to get a lot out of it. The Gophers take on St. Thomas tonight at the Metrodome with the first pitch scheduled...

After exit from tournament, Gophers postseason plans on hold

March 5, 2007

>INDIANAPOLIS - The Minnesota women's basketball team ran into a 6-foot-9-inch brick wall that put an end to its run for a Big Ten tournament championship Friday afternoon. Michigan State freshman center...

Minnesota holds own against nationally ranked opponents

March 5, 2007

Despite blizzard-like conditions that prevented The Citadel from arriving to Minneapolis, the Dairy Queen Classic went on as the Minnesota baseball team split a pair of games both Saturday and Sunday at...

Minnesota wins big, advances in tourney

March 2, 2007

INDIANAPOLIS - The Minnesota women's basketball team opened up the Big Ten tournament on a positive note Thursday as it ended Northwestern's season during the first round of play. The Gophers led all 40...

It’s Reigning Buckeyes

March 1, 2007

The Big Ten women's basketball tournament is set to kick off tonight in Indianapolis as Ohio State prepares to defend its tournament title at the Conseco Fieldhouse. The first round of action features...

Poor shooting costs Minnesota in loss

February 26, 2007

The Minnesota women's basketball team watched all hope of a first-round bye in the Big Ten tournament disappear as they fell to Michigan State on Sunday afternoon. Neither team led by more than eight all...

Gophers win final home game of season

February 23, 2007

It wasn't always pretty, but the Minnesota women's basketball team got the job done Thursday night against Michigan to win its final home game of the year. Though the Gophers struggled at times, leadership...

Gophers have two games left to earn a bye in Big Ten tournament

February 22, 2007

The final week of regular-season play has arrived for the Minnesota women's basketball team, and the last two games of the year are going to be crucial for the Gophers. Minnesota (14-13 overall, 6-8 Big...

Barnes goes from garbage time to quality time

February 21, 2007

After finishing her senior year at Hopkins High School in Minnetonka, Jordan Barnes prepared to depart for Winthrop University to play basketball. Little did she know that three years later, she would...

Oden’s dominance affecting all aspects of the game for Buckeyes

February 19, 2007

A certain Ohio State 7-foot center made Sunday afternoon a long and embarrassing one for the Minnesota men's basketball team. Buckeyes freshman center Greg Oden's scored a quiet 19 points and pulled down...

No sweep for Minnesota against Penn State

February 16, 2007

A strong first half had the Minnesota women's basketball team in good shape to sweep Penn State, but a fiery Nittany Lions squad came out in the second half to squash any hopes of a Gophers victory. Penn...

Minnesota hits the road to try for second win against Penn State this season

February 15, 2007

The last time Minnesota's women's basketball team had a chance to complete the season sweep of Penn State was the 1994-1995 season. The Gophers will get a chance to sweep the Nittany Lions tonight, which...

Minnesota prepares to make NCAA tournament run in season’s final weeks

February 14, 2007

With the Minnesota women's basketball team regaining its star senior guard, the Gophers will try to finish above .500 in the conference as they close out the final three games of the season. Minnesota...

Roysland gets 1,000 in Minnesota’s win

February 12, 2007

Senior guard Kelly Roysland waited more than two weeks to reach 1,000 career points, and she wasted no time in her return against Indiana on Sunday. Forty-four seconds into the game, she scored Minnesota's...

Gophers get big lead but can’t hang on for win

February 9, 2007

The Minnesota women's basketball team dropped its third straight game decided by four points or less Thursday night against No. 4 Ohio State. Though the Gophers led by as many as 10 points, they were unable...

Gophers will try to end losing skid against Buckeyes

February 8, 2007

Coming off a three-game losing streak, the Minnesota women's basketball team once again has a difficult task at hand. For the second straight Thursday, the Gophers will host a nationally ranked team on...

Gophers blow 16-point lead in road loss to Indiana

February 5, 2007

The Minnesota women's basketball team gave up another double-digit lead in a crushing loss to Indiana. The Gophers dropped below .500 in the Big Ten for the third time this season as the Hoosiers slowly...

Minnesota drops nail-biter to Purdue

February 2, 2007

The score of the Minnesota women's basketball game was close all night but the team could never pull the trigger in its loss to the No. 10 team in the country Thursday at Williams Arena. Purdue escaped...

Bench looked to for offense against No. 10 Purdue

February 1, 2007

With the first nationally ranked women's team in the country coming to Williams Arena tonight, the Minnesota women's basketball team is in for a tough time. The Gophers host No. 10 Purdue at 7 p.m., and...

Short-handed Gophers lose

January 29, 2007

>MADISON, Wis. - Any momentum the Minnesota women's basketball team might have had heading into Wisconsin was abruptly interrupted Sunday afternoon. The Badgers took advantage of the short-handed Gophers...

Gophers blow big lead but gut out win

January 26, 2007

The Minnesota women's basketball team barely avoided a complete collapse in Iowa City on Thursday. The Gophers managed to let a 24-point second half lead slip away but were able to narrowly escape a Hawkeyes...

Gophers trying to avoid being swept by Hawkeyes

January 25, 2007

The Minnesota women's basketball team will have another opportunity to get the sour taste out of its mouth that Iowa left from its visit to Williams Arena earlier this year. The Gophers will head for Iowa...