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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 2, 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 30, 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 26, 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...

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...

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)...

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...

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...

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...

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...