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Tony Liebert

Tony Liebert, Sports Editor

Tony Liebert is a senior journalism student at the University of Minnesota. He grew up playing football and basketball through high school in Rogers, Minnesota. He has since become a leading voice covering Gophers sports.

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Minnesota takes the plate at Siebert Field in Minneapolis, Minn. in a game against Maryland on Saturday, April 9, 2022.

Gophers baseball split pair of midweek games

Published April 28, 2022
After a 12-6 loss to South Dakota State on Tuesday, Minnesota responded with a 9-0 win over St. Thomas the following afternoon.
Lindsay Whalen fields questions during a press conference at Williams Arena after her recent appointment to head coach on Friday, April 13, 2018 .

Gophers women’s basketball adds Arkansas transfer Destinee Oberg from portal

Published April 18, 2022
After six Gophers players entered the transfer portal, they have added their first, forward Destinee Oberg.
Pitcher J.P. Massey throws from the mound at Siebert Field in Minneapolis, Minn. in a game against Maryland on Saturday, April 9, 2022.

Gophers baseball swept by rival Hawkeyes

Published April 18, 2022
Minnesota moves to 10-23 on the season after getting swept for the fourth time this season in a weekend series.
Episode 40: Gophers womens basketball lose six to transfer portal

Episode 40: Gophers women’s basketball lose six to transfer portal

Published April 15, 2022
In this episode of the "Weekly Rundown," our staff reviews the transfer portal moves from women's basketball, what players will be on the team next year and give an update on men's baseball.
Minnesota batting in a game against Maryland at Siebert Field in Minneapolis, Minn. on Saturday, April 9, 2022.

Gophers top in-state rival St. Thomas 2-1 in mid-week pitching duel

Published April 12, 2022
A late-game push helped Minnesota pick up a big win over St. Thomas.
Markiese Bucko Irving carries the ball down the field in a game against Nebraska on Saturday, Oct. 16, 2021 at Huntington Bank Stadium in Minneapolis, Minn.

Gophers RB Bucky Irving enters NCAA transfer portal

Published April 8, 2022
Redshirt-freshman Minnesota running back Bucky Irving announced Friday, that he will be entering the transfer portal.
Andrew Wilhite waits for the pitch during the game against Illinois on Sunday, April 14 at Siebert Field.

Gophers baseball swept by Rutgers in Big Ten opening series

Published April 3, 2022
Minnesota’s offense was never able to get going in three straight losses to Rutgers.
Minnesota guard Alexia Smith dribbles the ball through her leg in a game against the Wisconsin Badgers on Sunday, Jan. 30 at Williams Arena in Minneapolis, Minn. The Gophers won that game 57-55.

Looking ahead: Gophers women’s basketball offseason preview

Published April 2, 2022
After a tumultuous 2021-22 campaign, Minnesota finished with a 15-18 record following a second-round exit from the WNIT.
Minnesota guard Alexia Smith dribbles the ball through her leg in a game against the Wisconsin Badgers on Sunday, Jan. 30 at Williams Arena in Minneapolis, Minn. The Gophers won that game 57-55.

Alexia Smith becomes sixth from Gophers women’s basketball to enter transfer portal

Published April 1, 2022
Sophomore guard Alexia Smith is the sixth Minnesota player this year to enter their name into the NCAA transfer portal.
Lindsay Whalen fields questions during a press conference at Williams Arena after her recent appointment to head coach on Friday, April 13, 2018 .

Minnesota legend Lindsay Whalen to be inducted into Naismith Memorial Basketball Hall of Fame

Published April 1, 2022
After a long career in the WNBA and a transition into coaching, Lindsay Whalen will be recognized as a Hall-of-Famer. 
Guard Sara Scalia dribbles the ball in a game against the Wisconsin Badgers at Williams Arena in Minneapolis, Minn. on Jan. 30, 2022.

Gophers leading scorer Sara Scalia marks fifth to enter transfer portal

Published March 31, 2022
Junior Minnesota guard Sara Scalia announced Thursday that she plans to enter the NCAA transfer portal.
Kadi Sissoko (Courtesy of University of Minnesota Athletics)

Sissoko becomes third from Gophers women’s basketball to enter transfer portal

Published March 22, 2022
Redshirt junior Kadi Sissoko announced that she will be entering her name in the transfer portal Tuesday afternoon.
Guard Alexia Smith dribbles the ball in a game against the University of Illinois on Thursday, Feb. 24, 2022 at Williams Arena in Minneapolis, Minn.

Gophers women’s basketball knocked out in second round of WNIT

Published March 20, 2022
After a first-round victory against Green Bay, Minnesota fell to South Dakota State in round number two.
Linebacker Jack Gibbens levels a hit on a Bowling Green University player during the 2021 Homecoming Game on Saturday, Sept. 25, 2021 at Huntington Bank Stadium in Minneapolis, Minn.

Kieft, Mafe and Faalele stand out at Gophers Pro Day

Published March 18, 2022
Thirteen Gophers football players competed in a Pro Day event Wednesday, showcasing their talents to NFL scouts.
Hands up, defensive lineman Boye Mafe attempts to block Bowling Green quarterback Matt McDonalds pass during the Gophers football game against Bowling Green at Huntington Bank Stadium on Saturday, Sept. 25, 2021.

Four from Gophers football shine at NFL Scouting Combine

Published March 8, 2022
Blaise Andries, Daniel Faalele, Esezi Otomewo and Boye Mafe are one step closer to their NFL dream after last week’s NFL Scouting Combine.
Coach Lindsay Whalen prepares to blow the whistle during Gopher womens basketballs annual exhibition versus the mens scout team on Saturday, Oct. 20, 2018 at Williams Arena.

Gophers extend Lindsay Whalen one season through 2024-25

Published March 4, 2022
Pending Board of Regents approval, Whalen will now be under contract through 2024-25.
Minnesota Guard Deja Winters prepares to make a shot in a game against the Wisconsin Badgers on Sunday, Jan. 30 at Williams Arena in Minneapolis, Minn.

Gophers women’s basketball falls short 65-60 to Northwestern in Big Ten Tournament

Published March 3, 2022
A late comeback attempt from Minnesota came up short, ending its postseason hopes.
Outfielder Easton Bertrand swings at bat at Siebert Field on Friday, March 29, 2019. 

Gophers baseball split home-opening games against St. Thomas and South Dakota State

Published March 3, 2022
After a dominant home-opening victory against the Tommies, the Gophers struggled in game two against the Jackrabbits.
Gophers forward Kadi Sissoko blocks Eastern Illinois’ Karle Pace at Williams Arena on Wednesday, Dec. 2. The Gophers defeated Eastern Illinois 72-68.

32-point performances from Sissoko and Scalia lead Gophers over Penn State 94-83.

Published February 27, 2022
In its final regular season game of the season, Minnesota exploded offensively earning consecutive Big Ten wins for the first time this season.
Laura Bagwell-Katalinich celebrates in a game against the Wisconsin Badgers on Jan. 30, 2022 at Williams Arena in Minneapolis, Minn. The Gophers beat the Badgers 57-55 to snap a four-game losing streak.

Gophers dominate Illinois 87-54 on Senior Night

Published February 24, 2022
Five different Minnesota players scored in double figures Thursday, in a dominant offensive performance.
Guard Sara Scalia drives towards the hoop at Williams Arena on Sunday, Nov. 10. The Gophers defeated Vermont 90-58.

Red-hot Nebraska outscores Gophers women’s basketball 93-70

Published February 20, 2022
After a disappointing outing on Wednesday, Minnesota offensive struggles continued against Nebraska, picking up its second straight loss.
Guard Deja Winters looks to pass the ball during the Gophers’ game against Wisconsin at Williams Arena, Jan. 30. The Gophers beat the Badgers, 57-55.

Gophers struggle to find offensive rhythm in 79-61 loss to Rutgers.

Published February 18, 2022
Minnesota dug itself a hole in the second quarter and struggled to get out of it, while shooting 29.6% as a team.
Guard Gadiva Hubbard eyes the hoop during the game against Maryland at Williams Arena on Sunday, Feb. 18, 2018. The Gophers won 93-74.

Balanced attack lift Gophers over Northwestern 74-68

Published February 11, 2022
Despite a fourth-quarter flurry from the Wildcats, Minnesota was able to pick up its second win in less than a week.
Minnesota Guard Deja Winters prepares to make a shot in a game against the Wisconsin Badgers on Sunday, Jan. 30 at Williams Arena in Minneapolis, Minn.

Winters’ 30 points not enough against No. 25 Hawkeyes; Gophers fall 88-78

Published February 9, 2022
All-American Iowa guard Caitlin Clark out-dueled Deja Winters in a thrilling Big Ten battle.
Minnesota guard Alexia Smith dribbles the ball through her leg in a game against the Wisconsin Badgers on Sunday, Jan. 30 at Williams Arena in Minneapolis, Minn. The Gophers won that game 57-55.

Gophers women’s basketball picks up 71-60 win over Michigan State

Published February 6, 2022
Minnesota was able to finally find success in the paint, resulting in a much-needed victory over the Spartans.
Minnesota guard Alexia Smith dribbles the ball through her leg in a game against the Wisconsin Badgers on Sunday, Jan. 30 at Williams Arena in Minneapolis, Minn. The Gophers won that game 57-55.

Gophers upset bid against No. 5 Indiana comes up short 80-70

Published February 3, 2022
After trailing for much of the game, an 18-3 Hoosiers run to close helped them avoid Minnesota upset attempt.
Pitcher Amber Fiser and catcher Emma Burns celebrate striking the Bison out on Friday, May 17, 2019 at Jane Sage Cowles Stadium in Minneapolis. The Gophers beat North Dakota State University 3-0.

Gophers softball looks to build off 2021 success

Published February 2, 2022
After losing leaders MaKenna Partain and Amber Fiser, Minnesota will look to build off the 31-13 record it posted a season ago.
Laura Bagwell-Katalinich celebrates in a game against the Wisconsin Badgers on Jan. 30, 2022 at Williams Arena in Minneapolis, Minn. The Gophers beat the Badgers 57-55 to snap a four-game losing streak.

Gophers women’s basketball edges out Wisconsin 57-55, snapping four-game losing streak

Published January 30, 2022
Despite shooting 34.5% as a team from the field, Minnesota was able to earn a win against rival Wisconsin.
Guard Jasmine Powell approaches her defender at Williams Arena at Williams Arena on Tuesday, Nov. 5, 2019. The Gophers fell to Missouri State 69-77.(Liam Armstrong / Minnesota Daily)

Gophers veteran point guard Jasmine Powell to enter transfer portal

Published January 29, 2022
Junior Minnesota guard Jasmine Powell announced that she will be entering her name into the transfer portal Friday.
Guard Sara Scalia sits on the bench before the game starts at Williams Arena on Sunday, Nov. 10, 2019. The Gophers defeated Vermont 90-58.

Women’s basketball’s struggles continue dropping fourth straight 80-66 against Purdue

Published January 28, 2022
Minnesota failed to get into an offensive rhythm Thursday, shooting 35% from the field as a team.
Guard Sara Scalia drives towards the hoop at Williams Arena on Sunday, Nov. 10. The Gophers defeated Vermont 90-58.

Gophers women’s basketball drops third straight game 74-71 against Michigan State

Published January 23, 2022
Despite 31 points from junior guard Sara Scalia, Minnesota came up short in East Lansing against the Spartans.
Guard Sara Scalia sits on the bench before the game starts at Williams Arena on Sunday, Nov. 10, 2019. The Gophers defeated Vermont 90-58.

Gophers women’s basketball struggle against red-hot No. 25 Iowa 105-49

Published January 20, 2022
The No. 25 Hawkeys’ offense led by All-America guard Caitlin Clark was too much for Minnesota to handle.
Running back Ky Thomas escapes a tackle during the Gophers game against the West Virginia Mountaineers in the Guaranteed Rate Bowl on Tuesday, Dec. 28, at Chase Field in Phoenix, Ariz. The Gophers won 18-6.

Gophers leading rusher Ky Thomas enters name into transfer portal

Published January 3, 2022
Redshirt-freshman Minnesota running back Ky Thomas entered his name into the NCAA transfer portal Monday.
Wide receiver Chris Autman-Bell raises his arms in celebration of a touchdown at TCF Bank Stadium on Saturday, Nov. 9. The Gophers defeated Penn State 31-26 to bring their record to 9-0, a first since 1904.

Chris Autman-Bell to return for sixth season with Gophers

Published December 9, 2021
With Mohamed Ibrahim and Tanner Morgan already returning, the Gophers will now have another talented member of their offense returning in 2022.
Guard Sara Scalia drives towards the hoop at Williams Arena on Wednesday, Jan. 22, 2020.

Gophers lose 67-70 to Nebraska in Big Ten opener

Published December 6, 2021
Minnesota wasn’t able to overcome the loss of Jasmine Powell, in its first Big Ten game of the season against the Cornhuskers.
Head Coach P.J. Fleck prepares to run onto the field with the Gophers at TCF Bank Stadium on Saturday, Oct. 26, 2019. The Gophers defeated Maryland 52-10 bringing their record to 8-0

Gophers to play West Virginia in Guaranteed Rate Bowl Dec. 28

Published December 5, 2021
After finishing the regular season 8-4 Minnesota will be playing West Virginia in the Guaranteed Rate Bowl.
Head coach P.J. Fleck celebrates on Saturday, Oct. 6, 2018 at Huntington Bank Stadium.

Kirk Ciarrocca set to return as Gophers offensive coordinator

Published December 3, 2021
After leaving the program in 2019, Ciarrocca is now expected to replace Mike Sanford Jr. as offensive coordinator.
Gophers guard Gadiva Hubbard prepares to shoot during Minnesotas game against Penn State on Sunday, February 12, 2018. The Gophers won 101-68.

Gophers fall 82-76 to North Carolina in Big Ten/ACC Challenge

Published December 2, 2021
After winning three of their last four games and three straight at home, the Gophers weren’t able to get past the Tar Heels, losing 82-76
Gophers head coach P.J. Fleck walks back to the sidelines after checking on an injured player mid-game at Huntington Bank Stadium on Saturday, Oct. 21, 2017. The Gophers defeated Illinois 24-17 during the homecoming game.

Gophers offensive coordinator Mike Sanford Jr. not expected to return after two seasons

Published November 29, 2021
After two seasons with the program, Minnesota is expected to move on from offensive coordinator Mike Sanford Jr.
Eyes ahead, quarterback Tanner Morgan looks to pass the ball during the Gophers football game against Bowling Green at Huntington Bank Stadium, Saturday, Sept. 25. The Gophers fell to the Falcons, 14-10.

Tanner Morgan to return for sixth season with Gophers football

Published November 28, 2021
Due to the NCAA granting an extra season of eligibility as a result from the COVID-19 pandemic, Morgan is able to return to Minnesota for a sixth season.
Guard Sara Scalia drives towards the hoop at Williams Arena on Wednesday, Jan. 22, 2020. The Gophers were defeated by Wisconsin 72-62.

Gophers take home sixth place in first-ever women’s Battle 4 Atlantis

Published November 24, 2021
 After suffering an opening-round loss to No. 2 UConn, Minnesota defeated Syracuse fell short against Oklahoma, taking home sixth place at the Battle 4 Atlantis.
Markiese Bucko Irving carries the ball down the field in a game against Nebraska on Saturday, Oct. 16, 2021 at Huntington Bank Stadium in Minneapolis, Minn.

All-around performance lead Gophers past Indiana 35-14

Published November 20, 2021
A great day from both the Gophers offense and defense made for a convincing 35-14 victory
Gophers forward Kadi Sissoko blocks Eastern Illinois’ Karle Pace at Williams Arena on Wednesday, Dec. 2. The Gophers defeated Eastern Illinois 72-68.

Balanced attack against American gives Gophers third consecutive win 73-56

Published November 18, 2021
In their fourth game in only eight days to start the season, Minnesota defeated American 73-56.
Guard Jasmine Powell approaches her defender at Williams Arena at Williams Arena on Tuesday, Nov. 5, 2019. The Gophers fell to Missouri State 69-77.(Liam Armstrong / Minnesota Daily)

Gophers women’s basketball responds with two wins over weekend

Published November 15, 2021
The Gophers picked up wins over Arizona State and George Washington in a bounce-back weekend.
Guard Jasmine Powell looks to drive towards the hoop in Williams Arena on Saturday, Nov. 23. The Gophers went on to defeat Montana State 71-60.

Gophers women’s basketball falls to Jacksonville 66-69 in season-opening stunner

Published November 9, 2021
The Gophers women’s basketball team tipped off their 2021-22 campaign with a disappointing 66-69 loss at home against Jacksonville.
Running back Bryce Williams carries the ball at Ross-Ade Stadium on Saturday, Sept 28, 2019. The Gophers earned a 38-31 victory over Purdue.

Gophers football to replace running back Bryce Williams with creativity

Published November 3, 2021
Redshirt junior Bryce Williams likely out for season, becomes the third Minnesota running back to suffer a season-ending injury this year.
Head coach P.J. Fleck celebrates on Saturday, Oct. 6, 2018 at Huntington Bank Stadium.

BREAKING: P.J. Fleck inks new seven-year contract to remain head coach of Gophers football

Published November 3, 2021
Minnesota football head coach P.J. Fleck will now remain with the program through the 2028 season
Markiese Bucko Irving carries the ball down the field in a game against Nebraska on Saturday, Oct. 16, 2021 at Huntington Bank Stadium in Minneapolis, Minn.

Gophers running game powers 34-14 victory against Northwestern

Published October 30, 2021
308 total rushing yards from Minnesota proved to be too much for Northwestern to handle.
Linebacker Conner Olson tugs at Bowling Green’s Dontrez Brown during the University of Minnesota’s game against Bowling Green at Huntington Bank Stadium, Saturday, Sept. 25. The Gophers fell to the Falcons, 14-10.

Redshirt-senior Conner Olson becomes the leader of Gophers’ veteran offensive line

Published October 28, 2021
After making his 52nd consecutive start against Maryland, a program record, Olson led a dominant performance from the Gophers’ offensive line.
Redshirts sophomore Trey Potts scores a touchdown against the University of Miami-Ohio on Staurday, Sept. 11, 2021, at Huntington Bank Staduim in Minneapolis, Minn.

Gophers’ football set to replace running back Trey Potts by committee

Published October 18, 2021
With starting running back Trey Potts likely out for the season, the Gophers will need more than one player to fill his void.
Wide receiver Chris Autman-Bell raises his arms in celebration of a touchdown at Huntington Bank Stadium on Saturday, Nov. 9, 2019. The Gophers defeated Penn State 31-26 to bring their record to 9-0, a first since 1904.

Gophers overcome second-half struggles and take down Nebraska 30-23

Published October 16, 2021
After controlling the first half, a big performance from the Minnesota defensive line proved to be crucial in Saturday’s contest.
Redshirt sophomore Tey Potts carries the ball during a game against the University of Miami-Ohio on Staurday, Sept. 11, 2021, at Huntington Bank Staduim in Minneapolis, Minn.

BREAKING: Gophers running back Trey Potts expected to miss remainder of 2021 season

Published October 11, 2021
P.J. Fleck opened his weekly press conference saying that he doesn’t expect Potts to play the rest of the year.
New Gophers women’s basketball head coach Lindsay Whalen speaks to the media during a press conference on Friday, April 13.

Gophers women’s basketball to return 12 of 13 players from a season ago

Published October 8, 2021
Along with returning 12 players from last season’s team that finished 8-13, Minnesota will add four new players to its roster this season.
Sophomore punter Mark Crawford ready to hold for Matthew Trickett’s kick, Sept. 18, 2021, at Folsom Field in Boulder, Colo. Photo courtesy of Gopher Athletics.

Gophers football’s punter Mark Crawford and special teams shine in rainy victory over Purdue

Published October 7, 2021
Sophomore Mark Crawford had an outstanding day punting the ball in Minnesota’s win against Purdue on Saturday.
Eyes ahead, quarterback Tanner Morgan looks to pass the ball during the Gophers football game against Bowling Green at Huntington Bank Stadium, Saturday, Sept. 25. The Gophers fell to the Falcons, 14-10.

Gophers football’s loss to Bowling Green among the worst in program history

Published September 30, 2021
Minnesota’s unexpected 10-14 loss at the hands of Bowling Green has sparked conversation of where it ranks amongst the program’s worst.
Redshirts sophomore Trey Potts scores a touchdown against the University of Miami-Ohio on Staurday, Sept. 11, 2021, at Huntington Bank Staduim in Minneapolis, Minn.

Gophers take down Colorado 30-0 in first road game of season

Published September 18, 2021
A big day from the Gophers’ offensive line led to a dominant 30-0 win over Colorado.
Rain pouring down, running back Mohamed Ibrahim looks toward the sideline during the Minnesota football game against Ohio State University, Thursday, Sept. 2. The Gophers lost to the Buckeyes, 45-31.

Gophers football faces challenge of replacing star running back Mohamed Ibrahim

Published September 11, 2021
The Gophers will need all hands on deck to replace redshirt-senior running back Mohamed Ibrahim.
Gable Steveson competes during the match against the University of Maryland on Sunday, Feb. 10, 2019 at Maturi Pavilion. The Gophers beat Maryland 45-0.

BREAKING: Gable Steveson signs deal with WWE and returns to Gophers wrestling

Published September 9, 2021
As Steveson looks to defend his NCAA title, he will become the first collegiate wrestler to sign an NIL deal with WWE.
Rain pouring down, running back Mohamed Ibrahim looks toward the sideline during the Minnesota football game against Ohio State University, Thursday, Sept. 2. The Gophers lost to the Buckeyes, 45-31.

BREAKING: Gophers running back Mohamed Ibrahim to undergo season-ending surgery

Published September 6, 2021
Mohamed Ibrahim’s 2021 season is expected to come to an end after suffering a lower-leg injury against Ohio State.
Head coach P.J. Fleck talks to the team on April 13, 2019 in the indoor football practice facility in Athletes Village.

Gophers football faces a tall task of slowing down Ohio State’s talented wide receivers

Published September 1, 2021
The Buckeyes’ wide receiver room headlined by Chris Olave and Garrett Wilson has the potential to be historically good.
Gophers forward Eric Curry challenges a defender at Williams Arena on Dec. 10, 2020. The Gophers went on to defeat the Kansas City Roos 90-61.

Eric Curry announces return to Gophers men’s basketball for sixth season

Published July 7, 2021
The veteran big man has accepted the additional season of eligibility granted by the NCAA.
Junior Amir Coffey dribbles the ball across the court on Thursday, Feb. 21, 2019 at Williams Arena in Minneapolis. The Gophers lost to Michigan 69-60.

Parker Fox plans to continue to prove doubters wrong with Gophers men’s basketball

Published June 28, 2021
Even after suffering a knee injury, new Minnesota transfer Parker Fox’s plans have not changed.
The Gophers huddle to celebrate defeating Oral Roberts three sets to none at the Maturi Pavilion on Saturday, Sept. 21, 2019.

Stephanie Samedy and Airi Miyabe set to return for extra season with Gophers volleyball

Published June 23, 2021
Minnesota volleyball will have a pair of major contributing seniors returning for another season.
Courtesy of Gopher Athletics

Former Gophers standout Erin Chastain set to become women’s soccer head coach

Published June 22, 2021
Chastain is set to become the fifth head coach in Minnesota’s program history after a storied playing career at the school.
Mens head basketball coach Ben Johnson.

Abdoulaye Thiam ready to bring a show to Gophers men’s basketball

Published June 8, 2021

After one season at Indian River State College (IRSC), 6-foot-3-inch guard Abdoulaye Thiam took to Twitter to announce his intentions to transfer to the University of Minnesota late last month. Thiam,...

Gopher Batter Jack Wassel follows through his swing in U.S. Bank Stadium on Sunday, March 7. The Gophers lost to Indiana, 8-1.

Minnesota baseball’s losing skid grows to 13 games after fourth consecutive series sweep

Published May 6, 2021
The Gophers’ disastrous start to the 2021 campaign continued against Maryland last weekend.
Williams Arena as seen on Monday, June 17, 2019.

Minnesota women’s basketball assistant coach Danielle O’Banion set to become head coach at Loyola Maryland

Published April 24, 2021
After eight combined seasons between two different stints, Gophers assistant coach Danielle O’Banion has accepted a head coach position at Loyola Maryland.
Gophers infielder Jack Wassel watches the ball after a hit at U.S. Bank Stadium on Saturday, Feb. 29, 2020. The Gophers fell to Duke 3-7.

Jack Wassel leads Gophers baseball through slow start in 2021

Published April 20, 2021
Redshirt senior Jack Wassel realizes baseball always presents new challenges amid what could be his final season with the Gophers.
University of Minnesota Gopher pitcher Tom Skoro watches his throw meet the batter in
 U.S. Bank Stadium on Sunday, March 7. The Gophers lost to Indiana, 8-1.

Gophers baseball’s struggles continue against No. 25 Michigan

Published April 19, 2021
Minnesota continues to have trouble finding consistent production from the mound or the plate, extending its losing skid to seven.
Coach Lindsay Whalen watches a play intently at the Gopher womens basketball practice on Monday, Oct. 9, 2018 in the Cunningham Basketball Performance Center.

Gophers women’s basketball adds Bailey Helgren as graduate transfer

Published April 18, 2021
Former Kansas post player and Edina native Bailey Helgren will be playing for Minnesota next season, the school announced Saturday.
Guard Gadiva Hubbard reaches to grab the ball during the game against Arizona State at Williams Arena on Sunday, Nov. 17, 2019. The Gophers defeated the Sun Devils 80-66.

Gophers women’s basketball’s Hubbard, Bagwell-Katalinich back for additional season

Published April 14, 2021
Following Gadiva Hubbard and Laura Bagwell-Katalinich’s decision to utilize their extra season of eligibility, the Gophers will now return their entire roster from a season ago.
Senior associate head swimming coach Terry Ganley

Longtime coach Terry Ganley calls it a career after historic tenure with Gophers swimming and diving

Published April 14, 2021
After Sarah Bacon and Max McHugh both took home national titles, Ganley retired from her position as men's and women's senior associate head coach.
Fourth-year Jackson Allen returns the ball on Friday, March 22, 2020 at the Baseline Tennis Center.

Gophers men’s tennis is cherishing every moment of final season

Published April 3, 2021
Minnesota men’s tennis has caught fire during the program’s final season, winning five of its last seven team matches.
Gophers Infielder Zack Raabe makes a catch at U.S. Bank Stadium on Saturday, Feb. 29, 2020. Raabe is one of several impactful players Minnesota needs to replace this season.

Zack Raabe, a spark-plug at the plate for Gophers baseball

Published March 26, 2021
Preseason second-team All-American second baseman Zack Raabe has lived up to expectations to begin his junior campaign.
Gopher Batter Jack Wassel follows through his swing in U.S. Bank Stadium on Sunday, March 7. The Gophers lost to Indiana, 8-1.

Gophers baseball completes up and down series against Northwestern

Published March 23, 2021
Inconsistent hitting was too much for Minnesota to overcome, as a 1-2 series puts the team at 3-8 for the season.
Gophers center Klarke Sconiers fights for a pass at Williams Arena on Wednesday, Dec. 2. The Gophers defeated Eastern Illinois 72-68.

Gophers women’s basketball’s offense stalls without top three scorers in Big Ten Tournament

Published March 11, 2021
No Jasmine Powell, Sara Scalia or Kadi Sissoko put Minnesota in a hole that almost any team couldn’t pull itself out of.
Infielder Jack Wassel watches his hit at Siebert Field on Friday, March 29, 2019. 

Gophers baseball’s offense struggles on opening weekend

Published March 9, 2021
Minnesota only finished with 17 runs in its first four games of the season, 13 of which all came in one game against Rutgers Sunday.
A gopher baseball player sits on the bench on April 14, 2019 at Siebert Field.

Gophers baseball set to begin season like no other

Published March 4, 2021
Minnesota’s longtime head coach John Anderson is about to begin his 40th season leading the Gophers baseball team.
Guard Sara Scalia drives towards the hoop at Williams Arena on Wednesday, Jan. 22, 2020.

Tough defense leads Gophers women’s basketball over Nebraska

Published February 26, 2021
A season-low 63 points allowed helped Minnesota knock off a red-hot Nebraska team.
Gophers forward Kadi Sissoko blocks Eastern Illinois’ Karle Pace at Williams Arena on Wednesday, Dec. 2. The Gophers defeated Eastern Illinois 72-68.

No. 9 Maryland overwhelms shorthanded Gophers women’s basketball

Published February 20, 2021
The nation’s highest-scoring offense topped its season average in a dominant showing to take down the Gophers.
Gophers center Klarke Sconiers fights for a pass at Williams Arena on Wednesday, Dec. 2. The Gophers defeated Eastern Illinois 72-68.

Rutgers’ stifling defense too much for Gophers women’s basketball

Published February 18, 2021
A truly dominant performance from Rutgers’ talented trio of Diamond Johnson, Arella Guirantes and Tekia Mack was too much for Minnesota to handle.
The Gophers Womens Basketball Team plays their second consecutive Play4Kay game with pink uniforms in Williams Arena on Sunday, Feb. 14.  The Gophers beat the Wisconsin Badgers 68-63.

Gophers women’s basketball completes season sweep of Wisconsin

Published February 15, 2021
Minnesota came out on top of a hard-fought game that saw 32 total fouls and 34 total turnovers.
Guard Sara Scalia drives towards the hoop at Williams Arena on Wednesday, Jan. 22, 2020.

Gophers women’s basketball limps to finish line over Illinois

Published February 11, 2021
Twenty points in the second half from Sara Scalia helped Minnesota overcome a disappointing play in the latter period.
Gophers forward Kadi Sissoko blocks Eastern Illinois’ Karle Pace at Williams Arena on Wednesday, Dec. 2. The Gophers defeated Eastern Illinois 72-68.

Iowa’s fast-paced offense too much for Gophers women’s basketball to overcome

Published January 31, 2021
The Hawkeyes put on a dominant passing display, recording an assist on 77% of their made field goals.
Gophers forward Kadi Sissoko blocks Eastern Illinois’ Karle Pace at Williams Arena on Wednesday, Dec. 2. The Gophers defeated Eastern Illinois 72-68.

Gophers women’s basketball survives late comeback in third consecutive win

Published January 28, 2021
A career-high 30 points from Sara Scalia helped Minnesota notch its third consecutive victory.
Gophers forward Kadi Sissoko blocks Eastern Illinois’ Karle Pace at Williams Arena on Wednesday, Dec. 2. The Gophers defeated Eastern Illinois 72-68.

Gophers women’s baskeball starts to find rhythm with win over Penn State

Published January 25, 2021
An all-around performance from the Gophers resulted in their second consecutive Big Ten victory.
Gophers center Klarke Sconiers fights for a pass at Williams Arena on Wednesday, Dec. 2. The Gophers defeated Eastern Illinois 72-68.

Gophers women’s basketball picks up second Big Ten road win at Nebraska

Published January 19, 2021
Gadiva Hubbard’s 12-point fourth quarter is what ultimately gave Minnesota its second Big Ten win of the season.
Gophers forward Kadi Sissoko blocks Eastern Illinois’ Karle Pace at Williams Arena on Wednesday, Dec. 2. The Gophers defeated Eastern Illinois 72-68.

No. 9 Maryland’s hot shooting too much for Gophers to handle

Published January 14, 2021
The Terrapins' unrelenting offense led to 11-for-25 shooting behind the three point line.
Coach Lindsay Whalen prepares to blow the whistle during Gopher womens basketballs annual exhibition versus the mens scout team on Saturday, Oct. 20, 2018 at Williams Arena.

Four star freshman Katie Borowicz set to join Gophers’ women’s basketball early

Published January 2, 2021
The struggling Gophers will have Borowicz as reinforcement as soon as Sunday.
Williams Arena as seen on Monday, June 17, 2019.

Mershon eligible to join Gophers for rest of 2020-21 season

Published December 22, 2020
Nebraska-transfer Kayla Mershon is set to join Gophers, after being ruled eligible Tuesday.
Gophers forward Kadi Sissoko blocks Eastern Illinois’ Karle Pace at Williams Arena on Wednesday, Dec. 2. The Gophers defeated Eastern Illinois 72-68.

Gophers women’s basketball struggles against No. 16 Northwestern

Published December 15, 2020
Minnesota faced the same issues in its third consecutive loss.
Guard Sara Scalia drives towards the hoop at Williams Arena on Wednesday, Jan. 22, 2020. The Gophers were defeated by Wisconsin 72-62.

Minnesota can’t overcome mistakes against Michigan State

Published December 10, 2020
Twenty-three total turnovers led to an 81-68 Gophers defeat.
Gophers Forward Jasmine Powell approaches defenders in Williams Arena on Sunday, Feb. 10. The Gophers suffered a defeat against Michigan 52-77.

Women’s basketball face roster uncertainty ahead of season opener

Published November 30, 2020
Gophers women’s basketball will be missing multiple student-athletes for its season-opening game against Eastern Illinois on Wednesday.
Gophers Forward Jasmine Powell approaches defenders in Williams Arena on Sunday, Feb. 10. The Gophers suffered a defeat against Michigan 52-77.

Borowicz, Czinano and Micheaux add to women’s basketball’s 2021 class

Published November 12, 2020
Head coach Lindsay Whalen continues to build the Gophers program, adding top recruits, including four-star Alanna Micheaux.
Junior Shane Wiskus performs on the rings during the meet against against the Fighting Illini at the Maturi Pavilion on Friday, Jan. 24.

Board of Regents votes to eliminate three men’s sports

Published October 9, 2020
On Friday, the Board of Regents voted to move forward with the athletics department’s proposal to eliminate men’s indoor track, gymnastics and tennis. The three programs will be discontinued after the 2020-21 school year.
Wide receiver Rashod Bateman fights to hang on to the ball at TCF Bank Stadium on Saturday, Nov. 9. The Gophers bested the Penn State Nittany Lions 31-26 to remain undefeated.

Rashod Bateman wants to play in 2020

Published September 18, 2020
Bateman may need clearance from the NCAA to return, but a reinstatement process could be another way for him to play for the Gophers again.
Freshman Gable Steveson at 197 competes during the match against South Dakota State on Sunday, Nov. 25 at Maturi Pavilion.

Gophers’ Gable Steveson set to compete in Beat the Streets

Published September 17, 2020
The junior heavyweight is reportedly weighing around 260 pounds before he is set to wrestle Wisconsin’s Trent Hillger, an opponent who Steveson holds a 3-0 all-time record against.

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