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Neighborhood funding is ‘tough work’

Published January 20, 2011

For 20 years the Neighborhood Revitalization Program has funded Minneapolis neighborhood initiatives, like home improvement loans and community engagement, with limited interference from the City Council. Now...

New light-rail street lamps to be lit from property owners’ pockets

Published January 19, 2011

Construction on the Central Corridor light-rail project will include a lot of lighting work, and on two stretches near campus, property owners will be footing the bill. Areas along Washington Avenue between...

Federal grant could spur Minneapolis streetcar plans

Published December 23, 2010

Streetcars disappeared from the Minneapolis transit landscape in favor of buses in the 1950s, but a federal grant marks the first significant step in bringing them back. Minneapolis received a $900,000...

Men’s and women’s hockey games postponed

Published December 11, 2010

With severe winter weather shutting down the entire Twin Cities campus 1 p.m. Saturday, both the men's and women's hockey games have been postponed until Sunday. The men will play No. 2 Minnesota-Duluth...

NCAA denies Royce White a chance to play this season

Published November 8, 2010

The NCAA denied former Gophers menâÄôs basketball Royce White a waiver to compete for Iowa State in the upcoming basketball season. White, a highly-touted recruit, left the University in February...

Cotton leads Gophers to easy exhibition win

Published November 7, 2010

Leah Cotton scored 16 points off the bench, including 10 free throws, leading the Gophers to a 90-58 exhibition win over Minnesota-Crookston on Sunday. Though she didnâÄôt start, Cotton played...

Maturi contracts firm to help with coaching search

Maturi contracts firm to help with coaching search

Published October 25, 2010

Athletic director Joel Maturi made it clear when he fired Tim Brewster: He doesnâÄôt want another Tim Brewster. He wants another Tubby Smith. The search firm that helped land both of them, Parker...

Dave Mona hired as ‘special assistant’ to Maturi

Published October 19, 2010

Dave Mona, a longtime face in Gophers athletics, was hired as a âÄúspecial assistantâÄù to athletic director Joel Maturi, the athletic department announced Tuesday. Despite the timing,...

Men’s Hockey vs. UNO Live Blog

Published October 16, 2010

Gophers M Hockey vs. UNO

Theret and Alford suspended for opener

Published August 31, 2010

A Gophers defense already short on experience will start the season without senior safety Kyle Theret. Theret and offensive lineman Dom Alford are suspended from Thursday's game against Middle Tennessee...

Gophers forward Trevor Mbakwe battles for a rebound at the Howard Pulley Pro Summer League in St. Paul.

Mbakwe reinstated, won’t go to trial

Published August 12, 2010

After more than a year of delays, Trevor Mbakwe's trial won't get started after all. The Miami-Dade Attorney's Office announced today that the Gophers baskteball player agreed to take part in a pre-trial...

Allister named softball coach

Published August 10, 2010

After nearly three months and several turned-down offers, the Gophers softball program named Jessica Allister its new head coach Tuesday afternoon. Allister most recently served as an assistant coach at...

Former U golfer and hockey player John Harris named director of golf

Published August 3, 2010

John Harris, the man who helped win MinnesotaâÄôs first NCAA hockey championship and two months later took down a Big Ten golf championship of his own, is MinnesotaâÄôs new director of...

Follow Daily Sports live at Big Ten football media days

Published August 2, 2010

Daily Sports reporters John Hageman and Derek Wetmore are reporting live from Big Ten football media days in Chicago, primarily at the Daily Sports' Twitter, twitter.com/mndailysports. This year's media...

Gabe Anderson advances to 1,500-meter finals in USA Championships

Published June 25, 2010

Gophers women's distance runner Gabe Anderson, coming off of a second place finish at the NCAA championships two weeks ago, advanced to the finals of the USA Championships in the 1,500-meter run....

Gophers hire new women’s basketball assistant

Published June 25, 2010

The Gophers women's basketball team named former University of Akron associate head coach Curtis Loyd as its new assistant coach Thursday. He will coach post players and be the team's defensive coordinator...

Kvasnicka taken 33rd overall, two others drafted in MLB draft

Kvasnicka taken 33rd overall, two others drafted in MLB draft

Published June 8, 2010

Coming into the season, Gophers junior outfielder Mike Kvasnicka thought it wouldâÄôve been âÄúpretty coolâÄù to get drafted in one of the single-digit rounds. But hitting .358...

Maturi won’t renew softball coaches’ contracts

Published May 20, 2010

After almost two decades, the Gophers softball program is searching for a new coaching staff. Athletics director Joel Maturi announced Wednesday that he will not renew the contracts of co-head coaches...

Point guard Justin Cobbs officially transferring

Published May 19, 2010

Gophers point guard Justin Cobbs will transfer to a school closer to his home in Los Angeles, the team announced today.  As a freshman this season, Cobbs played in 34 of the team's 35 games, averaging...

Men’s BB: Tubby accidentally yells at Maturi (with audio)

Published March 16, 2009

Funny moment at yesterday's Selection Sunday press conference: As head coach Tubby Smith addressed the media, shortly after the announcement that the Gophers were in the NCAA tournament, a voice on a phone...

Men’s BB: Video of tournament bid announcement

Published March 16, 2009

Gophersports.com has posted a video of the Gophers' reaction to their NCAA tournament bid on Sunday (click on the "Exclusive Video" link at the top). Based on the reactions showed on the CBS...

Men’s BB: Gophers are in the NCAA tournament

Published March 15, 2009

https://www.mndaily.com/2009/03/15/gophers-sweat-out-selection-sunday-get-tournament-bid

More on Tubby’s timeout decision

Published March 8, 2009

Tubby Smith's decision to call a timeout as Lawrence Westbrook raced past halfcourt in the final seconds of Minnesota's loss to Michigan on Saturday has been a big talking point, after Westbrook made a...

Men’s BB: Why Iverson didn’t play

Published March 7, 2009

Colton Iverson was dressed and warmed up, but didn't play in the Gophers' loss to Michigan. Coach Tubby Smith said after the game that he hurt his shoulder in practice on Thursday going after a loose ball...

Men’s BB: Halftime Update

Published March 7, 2009

The Gophers lead 35-32 in a game it really doesn't feel like they should be winning. They have 10 turnovers and their half-court offense has been stagnant, but they've done a good job on defense shutting...

Men’s BB: Final home game date and time set

Published February 23, 2009

The Gopher's final home game, against Michigan, has been set for Saturday, Mar. 7 at 11 a.m. The time wasn't announced until this morning due to an arrangement with some TV Networks, and the Gophers announced...

Men’s BB: Practice Notes

Published January 21, 2009

- Coach Tubby Smith announced that the team has suspended junior guard Kevin Payton indefinitely for academic reasons. Payton has played in eight of the team's 18 games and hasn't scored. Smith, a stickler...

Football: Offensive, Defensive Coordinators Resign

Published January 6, 2009

Shortly after the morning announcement of offensive coordinator Mike Dunbar resigning, the Gophers are now saying that defensive coordinator Ted Roof has left the program to take a "similar position" at...

Men’s BB: Gophers upset No. 9 Louisville

Published December 20, 2008

Well, the Gophers proved that their undefeated record was no fluke. In their biggest nonconference game in several years, the unranked Gophers upset No. 9 Louisville 70-64 Saturday. Not only did they...

FB: Decker to have surgery, Spry transferring

Published December 12, 2008

Two nuggets of news coming out of the Gophers' first bowl-preparation practice Wedensday: 1) Junior wide receiver Eric Decker will undergo surgery on his left knee before the bowl game, and will be back...

Men’s BB : Gophers 74, SDSU 60

Published December 11, 2008

The game wasn’t as much of a runaway as it looked at times in the first -- like the 11-0 Minnesota lead to start the game or the 39-24 lead at half -- but the Gophers got baskets when they needed him....

Men’s BB: Big Ten opener time change

Published December 11, 2008

The Gophers announced today that the time for the men's basketball Big Ten opener, against Michigan State has been moved from 5 p.m. to 11 a.m., in order to avoid conflict with the Insight Bowl. The game...

Gophers get their blowout in bittersweet win over Eastern Washington

Published November 27, 2008

Some wondered if Eastern Washington could be the nonmajor team to upset Minnesota in their early nonconference schedule. Not even close. The Gophers held a comfortable lead most of the game Wednesday...

Mens BB: Paul Carter suffers knee injury UPDATE

Published November 27, 2008

Paul Carter was screaming in pain for a few minutes on the Williams Arena floor after tumbling down with Ralph Sampson III. Carter could put no weight on his right leg as he was carried off the floor with...

Men’s Basketball Haltime Thoughts: Gophers vs. Eastern Washington

Published November 27, 2008

There was a lot of grumbling about whether or not Eastern Washington could be a nonmajor team that upsets the Gophers. Minnesota has had a tough time with several of its nonmajor opponents (Bowling Green...

Gophers land two more recruits for 2009

Published November 3, 2008

Since their shocking loss to Northwestern on Saturday, two players have committed to the Gophers football team. Four-star junior college receiver Hayo Carpenter and three-star cornerback Kerry Lewis both...

CORRECTION: Rose Bowl Scenario

Published October 29, 2008

The Minnesota Daily ran a story Wednesday, October 29 which erroneously said that if Penn State makes the national championship game and both Ohio State and Minnesota won all of their remaining games,...

Weber may have a broken nose

Published October 26, 2008

Gophers quarterback Adam Weber may have broken his nose late in Minnesota's win over Purdue Saturday. Coach Brewster said, "He may have a broken nose right now. I think late in the game he may have broken...

Gophers give offer to three-star cornerback Kerry Lewis

Published October 22, 2008

The Gophers have given an offer to 2009 three-star cornerback Kerry Lewis, according to GopherIllustrated.com. Rivals.com ranked Lewis, from Lancaster, Texas, as the 86th best player in the 2009 class....

Football: Running game notebook

Published October 11, 2008

PREGAME - UPDATE: Sherels is not in the game, Ryan Collado is. Original Post: Marcus Sherels is suited up and listed as the starter on the depth chart. The junior cornerback, perhaps the team's best, appeared...

Running game thoughts updated through 3rd quarter

Published October 4, 2008

For halftime thoughts, check Austin's blog thread 3RD Quarter: Minnesota x, Indiana x - The Hoosiers have found a way to move the ball a little better against the Gophers, which is based around picking...

Tubby’s 2009 class ranked top-10 nationally

Published October 2, 2008

After signing four-star recruit Rodney Williams out of Robbinsdale Cooper, the Hoopmaster's top-20 rankings has the Gophers at No. 10, according to The Daily Gopher. Rivals.com, typically the go-to service...

Gophers top recruit Gray currently off team

Published August 27, 2008

; Gray, a quarterback from Indianapolis, was generally regarded as Minnesota's top recruit of 2008, being named the top player to come out of Indiana by Rivals.com and garnering offers from seven other...

Lesnar Paves Road From Wrestling To UFC

Published August 13, 2008

For his home crowd, Brock Lesnar's victory was never in question. The former Gophers wrestler beat Heath Herring by a unanimous decision in just his third career mixed martial arts bout at UFC 87: "Seek...

Olympian Deitchler opts out of U commitment

Published August 13, 2008

2008 Olympian and freshman-to-be Jake Deitchler will not be joining the Gophers wrestling team this season, Deitchler told head coach J Robinson Tuesday. The decision came after Deitchler placed 12th...

Football notebook: Decker ready after missing spring practice

Published August 6, 2008

After he finished third in the Big Ten in receiving yards per game and sixth in receptions per game last season, junior wide receiver Eric Decker is one player Gophers coach Tim Brewster has high hopes...

Marks becomes first Gopher women’s track athlete to make U.S Olympic team

Published July 9, 2008

For an Olympic athlete, Shani Marks spends a lot of time on her computer. Her coach, Michael Eskind , lives in Boston and has to e-mail training schedules. Her husband, former Gophers football player Ron...

Lesnar sets standard as crossover athlete

Published July 2, 2008

Ask anyone in the media, and they'll tell you Brock Lesnar is a nice guy. It's a good thing, because at 6-foot-3, 277 pounds of seemingly all muscle, not many would have the guts to interview him if he...

A Roof over its head: new coach to bolster defense

Published June 18, 2008

Last season the Gophers defense ranked dead last nationally in yards allowed per game among major college football programs. After just one year, defensive coordinator Everett Withers left the program,...

Recent draft pick plays for pro experience

Published June 11, 2008

Recent Twins draft pick and Gophers third baseman Nate Hanson is living a ball player's dream: Long nights, no pay and sometimes no bed. Sounds more like a nightmare. For the past three summers, Hanson...

Committing to school led to pro career for Perkins

Published June 4, 2008

In January 2002, Gophers baseball coach John Anderson called Glen Perkins into his office. A true freshman at the time, Perkins was a high school standout and expected to pitch a significant number of...

Despite solid finale, season ends somberly

Published May 28, 2008

In the final start of his career, Dustin Brabender pitched a marvelous game. The senior went 7.2 innings, giving up just one earned run and striking out five, as the Gophers beat Penn State 4-2 to finish...

Abysmal season may lead to search for ‘new people’

Published May 7, 2008

For anyone interested in walking on to the Gophers baseball team, next year might be the time to do it. At 18-29, and 8-16 in the Big Ten, the team will finish with its worst record in head coach John...

Minn. tops Iowa after blown lead

Published May 5, 2008

Winding down its worst season in more than a half-century, the Gophers baseball team may have hit its lowest point this weekend. up next North dakota state what: Baseball when: 6:30 p.m., Wednesday where:...

Tough season not slowing Anderson

Published May 2, 2008

In 2005, baseball coach John Anderson and sports psychologist Rick Aberman collaborated to write a book on coaching. up next Iowa when: 6 p.m. today, 1 p.m. Saturday, and 1 p.m. Sunday where: Iowa City The...

Gophers drop seventh straight in 6-4 loss

Published May 1, 2008

Midweek games against teams like South Dakota State are a conundrum for Gophers baseball coach John Anderson. Do you play to win, or try to get young players experience? Anderson went with the experience...

Big win needed against Jackrabbits

Published April 30, 2008

Usually, a midweek game against a non-conference team is a chance for Gophers baseball coach John Anderson to get freshmen playing time and to work on the finer points of the game. up next Gophers vs....

Gophers trying to shake 3 weeks of ‘bad luck’

Published April 25, 2008

;"Baseball's a cruel game, and things just aren't going our way," head coach John Anderson said after Minnesota's 5-4 loss to South Dakota State on Wednesday. Even with all the team's starting pitching...

Jackrabbits squeeze out win in bottom of the 10th

Published April 24, 2008

In Big Ten baseball, having relievers you can count on is all-important. With a four-game series packed into three days nearly every weekend, plus midweek games, pitching becomes much more about having...

Gophers look to fill void at second base

Published April 23, 2008

Minnesota second baseman Jeremy Chlan could be out for more than a week, head coach John Anderson said Sunday. up next Gophers vs. South Dakota State when: 6:30 p.m. where: Sioux Falls, S.D. The Gophers...

Siebert field to get first use of the season

Published April 18, 2008

With more than half the season gone, the Minnesota baseball team still hasn't played on its true home field. weekend baseball Minnesota vs. Illinois at Siebert Field -April 18: 3:05 p.m. -April 19 (2...

Gophers drop another slugfest to N. Iowa

Published April 17, 2008

When it comes to playing Northern Iowa, the Gophers have learned that anything can happen. The two teams met for the third time this season Wednesday afternoon, and the Panthers won 9-8. The Gophers won...

Busy week showing no signs of letting up for Minn.

Published April 16, 2008

Midweek games are usually tough on college baseball players. If there is an away series over the weekend, they typically fly back home late Sunday night, with early class in the morning. Mondays are big...

Minn. splits atypical Monday double-header

Published April 15, 2008

Jeff DeSmidt had class at 9 a.m. Monday. Because NCAA rules prohibit baseball teams from practicing after a weekend series, most baseball players schedule a heavy class load on Mondays. But DeSmidt and...

Fern to get first start in midweek matchup

Published April 9, 2008

Scott Fern will make his first collegiate start Wednesday night when the Gophers play Northern Iowa at the Metrodome at 3:05 p.m. Fern, a redshirt freshman, is one of many young Minnesota players who will...

Buckeyes steal 3 from Minnesota

Published April 7, 2008

The Gophers left an average of eight runners on base per game as they lost three-of-four games to Ohio State in their first Big Ten road series of the year this weekend. up next Northern Iowa what: Baseball when:...

Running pays off religiously for Mead

Published April 3, 2008

When Hassan Mead crossed the finish line after winning the Roy Griak Invitational cross country race his senior year of high school, he wanted water. After running 3.1 miles in 15 minutes, 48 seconds -...

Disastrous day two leaves Minnesota in 8th place

Published March 21, 2008

ST. LOUIS - When Jayson Ness pinned James Nicholson first thing Friday morning, it looked like it might be a good quarterfinals session for the Gophers at the NCAA wrestling championships. It wasn't. The...

Gophers fourth after day one in St. Louis

Published March 21, 2008

Mack Reiter said that there is a little competition going on between Gophers roommate pairs at the NCAA wrestling championships in St. Louis. Reiter and his roommate Jayson Ness are winning the competition,...

Safratowich denied a chance at NCAAs by Big Ten coaches

Published March 14, 2008

Of the 10 Gophers who wrestled in the Big Ten tournament last weekend, nine qualified for the NCAA championships. The only wrestler who didn't was Tyler Safratowich, ranked No. 11 in the country and a...

Iowa tops Minn. for Big Ten title

Published March 10, 2008

Minnesota wrestlers went 0-4 in championship matches Sunday, as the Gophers took second place in the Big Ten Wrestling Tournament at Williams Arena. It was the first time since 1996 that the team didn't...

Gophers at full strength heading into Big Ten tournament

Published March 7, 2008

It's taken almost four months, but the 10 best Gophers wrestlers will finally compete together this weekend. It is the first time all season, and it comes at a good time. This weekend is the Big Ten Tournament,...

Williams Arena gets a makeover for conference tournament

Published March 5, 2008

Starting bright and early Sunday morning, a group of 15 workers labored furiously on the Williams Arena and Sports Pavilion court, getting it ready for the Big Ten Wrestling Championships this weekend. In...

Roehrig has chance to make history as Minnesota hosts Big Ten Championships this weekend

Published February 29, 2008

Gophers track runner Liz Roehrig has the chance to make history this weekend. The senior can do something no other Minnesota athlete in any sport has ever done: Win four consecutive Big Ten titles. Reohrig...

Gophers open season 3-3 in Jacksonville

Published February 11, 2008

The Minnesota softball team's trip to Florida may be a good indication of how this season could end up. The Gophers split the six-game weekend, losing two to an undefeated Southern Illinois squad, splitting...

Kish back in stride as Minnesota wins a pair

Published February 11, 2008

No. 5 Roger Kish got his first two wins in more than a month this weekend as the fourth-ranked Gophers beat No. 10 Michigan State 33-12 Friday and unranked Purdue 32-8 Sunday. up next Illinois what:...

Berhow will face toughest test of year

Published February 8, 2008

Freshman Ben Berhow will wrestle the most difficult match of his career Friday when he faces Northwestern's Dustin Fox, the No. 1 heavyweight in the nation. The Gophers wrestle No. 10 Northwestern at 6:30...

Top-ranked Iowa coming to the Barn for much-anticipated Friday matchup

Published February 1, 2008

On March 12, 2000, Iowa narrowly edged the Gophers to win the Big Ten title. They would run away with the national championship six days later. It was Iowa's sixth straight NCAA wrestling championship,...

Dretsch one win away from 100

Published January 25, 2008

Gabe Dretsch watched from the sidelines Sunday as senior Jeremy Larson wrestled in his place, scoring a pin over an unranked South Dakota State wrestler less than two minutes into the match. Along with...

Gophers not in unfamiliar territory

Published December 6, 2007

When the Gophers were upset by Hofstra in last season's opening match, it didn't take them long to rebound. The team didn't lose another dual match all year, finishing 20-1 and winning both the Big Ten...