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Neighborhood funding is ‘tough work’

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

October 16, 2010

Gophers M Hockey vs. UNO

Theret and Alford suspended for opener

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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)

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

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

March 15, 2009

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

More on Tubby’s timeout decision

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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...