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Wolverines, Badgers picked to top Big Ten

Published August 8, 2007

Media members attending the Big Ten's football media days announced their preseason honors and favorites Wednesday in preparation for the conference's 112th season of play. Michigan is selected as the...

Gophers ready for change of pace: spread offense is in

Published August 8, 2007

The Minnesota football team opened fall practice Monday at St. John's University with the goal of avoiding distractions. With no cell phones, laptops, or television allowed for the duration of the week,...

Selling over, coaching begins

Published August 1, 2007

In his first appearance before a collection of Big Ten and national media, first-year head coach Tim Brewster made it clear Tuesday he is excited to be leading Minnesota football in its 2007 campaign. After...

Eller to Hall of Fame

Published July 25, 2007

One of the most successful football players to suit up for the Minnesota football team was enshrined into the College Football Hall of Fame on Sunday in South Bend, Ind. Carl Eller, a defensive lineman...

Football stadium underway as logo revealed

Published July 18, 2007

Painted pavement on the former parking lots adjacent to Williams Arena currently outlines a new era in Gophers football. And with symbols of a past era serving as a backdrop - trains and grain elevators...

Minnesota drop back-and-forth battle with Sacramento in game at Williams Arena

Published July 11, 2007

Williams Arena felt like a sauna Friday night, but with hometown hero Prince wowing crowds across town Saturday at the Target Center, the Minnesota Lynx were forced to make their regular season debut at...

Alicia Rue earns spot on U.S. Pan American Games team

Published July 3, 2007

The Minnesota track and field season may have already concluded, but one athlete will look to continue her string of success on an international stage in July. Vaulter Alicia Rue earned a spot on the United...

Special Olympics meet lights up U during weekend meet

Published June 27, 2007

Cheers, smiles and excitement flowed throughout the University this past weekend as the Special Olympics descended upon campus to celebrate its 2007 Summer Games. Thousands of athletes, coaches, volunteers...

Truax dominates ‘Brawl in St. Paul’ in route to victory

Published June 20, 2007

Another bout, another convincing knockout. This is the story of Caleb Truax's young professional career to this point. Boxing under the lights of Roy Wilkins Auditorium Friday night in an event dubbed...

Truax prepares for second professional bout in event dubbed ‘The Brawl in St. Paul’

Published June 13, 2007

University alum Caleb Truax wasted no time in turning his professional boxing debut into his first professional win in April at the Target Center. In dominative fashion, Truax (1-0) knocked his opponent...

Minnesota comes up short on West Coast

Published June 6, 2007

The Minnesota baseball team saw one of its most successful seasons in the past decade come to a close Sunday in San Diego. Playing in their first NCAA regional since 2004, the Gophers (41-18) concluded...

Three Gophers earn NCAA honors

Published June 6, 2007

Three Minnesota baseball players were recognized Monday for their efforts in the Gophers' first NCAA tournament run in three years. Senior shortstop Dan Lyons, sophomore first baseman Bryan Jost and freshman...

Women to host Big Ten tournament, men hit road

Published April 26, 2007

The Minnesota women's tennis team dealt with tight losses, injuries, redshirts and absences throughout the course of its regular season. Starting today, none of these things will matter as the Gophers...

Setbacks don’t faze Risebrough

Published April 24, 2007

In a season full of injuries and medical redshirts, one member of the Minnesota women's tennis team has emerged as a starting lineup mainstay. Junior Lindsay Risebrough, a 2003 Edina graduate, has battled...

Tournament seedings finally set

Published April 23, 2007

The Minnesota women's tennis team salvaged a weekend split in convincing fashion Sunday at the Baseline Tennis Center. In the process of the 5-2 victory, the No. 56 Gophers (11-10 overall, 4-6 Big Ten)...

Both tennis teams look to clear up conference picture

Published April 20, 2007

The Minnesota women's tennis team will end its regular season in the confines of the Baseline Tennis Center this weekend battling two conference opponents and ultimately determining its postseason fate. The...

Men split home duals, women pick up road win

Published April 16, 2007

The Minnesota men's tennis team ended its successful week on a downswing Sunday against border rival Wisconsin at the Baseline Tennis Center. The 36th-ranked Gophers (14-7 overall, 4-4 Big Ten) battled...

Gophers looking for pair of wins

Published April 13, 2007

The Minnesota men's tennis team took its first step up the Big Ten ladder Wednesday against unranked Iowa to begin its weeklong home stand. Starting this afternoon, the 36th-ranked Gophers (13-6 overall,...

Gophers take on Iowa, try and bounce back from rough stretch

Published April 11, 2007

The Minnesota men's tennis team appeared to hit a wall both physically and mentally in its last three conference matches. Quickly dropping from a top-25 spot and losing its undefeated conference record...

Gophers handle Spartans, back in Big Ten race

Published April 9, 2007

The Minnesota women's tennis team continued to dig itself out of an early conference hole on Saturday, picking up its second consecutive Big Ten victory and keeping its NCAA tournament hopes alive in the...

After first conference win, women trying to climb standings

Published April 6, 2007

Escaping with its first conference win last weekend nearly 1,000 miles east, the women's tennis team takes its game back to the Baseline Center on Saturday to face Michigan State as the Big Ten season...

Senior leaving mark on program

Published April 5, 2007

Senior Mikey Kantar took up tennis in South Minneapolis at a young age. Over a decade later, his tenure of competitive play is coming to a close in the very same city. In the midst of his final semester...

Men continue to struggle, women split weekend duals

Published April 2, 2007

Less than 10 days ago, the Minnesota men's tennis team sat in the top 25 with an undefeated conference record and a date with a conference powerhouse. up next iowa when: 2 p.m. April 11 where: Baseline...

Men host pair, women hit road

Published March 30, 2007

It's not Ohio State, but the Minnesota men's tennis team will not be coming across a lull in the schedule anytime soon as it plays host to two top-40 teams this weekend. In the midst of the Big Ten conference...

Despite injury, Malmberg not allowing impressive career to end yet

Published March 29, 2007

Battling through constant pain and frustration for the sake of the team is what defines senior Ida Malmberg. In her final semester at Minnesota, she finds her individual goals derailed by a knee surgery...

Women lose pair, men split weekend

Published March 26, 2007

It came down to one match for the Minnesota women's tennis team Sunday. Battling a tough Indiana squad to a 3-3 tie, a player who is no stranger to the spotlight again found herself in the all- deciding...

Men hit road, women host

Published March 23, 2007

The Big Ten season is in full swing for the Minnesota men's tennis team and a one-two punch of conference foes awaits the team this weekend on the road. The Gophers (11-3, 1-0 Big Ten) will match up with...

Career sprinting to an end

Published March 21, 2007

A typical goal of a senior is to go out on top. Sprinter Aaron Buzard's objective is no different. After dropping the 400-meter dash by less than three-tenths of a second at this year's NCAA Indoor Championships,...

Konrad, Gophers NCAA Champions

Published March 19, 2007

>AUBURN HILLS, Mich. - Taking down the Minnesota wrestling team was tough; keeping them down proved to be impossible. Battling back from a disastrous Friday that saw Iowa State take over the tournament's...

NCAA indoor championships begin for men and women

Published March 9, 2007

Both the men's and women's track teams head south this weekend to compete in the NCAA Indoor Championships. The men's team will send four athletes to Fayetteville, Ark., while the ninth-ranked women's...

National title on the mind of wrestlers

Published March 9, 2007

The Minnesota wrestling team took the Big Ten Championships in dominating fashion. In fact, the space between the Gophers and a distant second place Wisconsin was 56.5, the largest gap between the title...

Brothers make history with Big Ten titles, but have eyes set on bigger prize

Published March 8, 2007

Minnesota wrestling has seen its share of impressive sibling duos over the years, but the one currently in the spotlight continued to make history this past weekend. For the second consecutive year, junior...

Minnesota cruises to Big Ten tournament title

Published March 5, 2007

;EAST LANSING - The Minnesota wrestling team will send nine wrestlers to the NCAA tournament after winning the Big Ten title with ease in East Lansing, Mich. over the weekend. Racking up a team score of...

Minnesota cruising through Big Ten Championships

Published March 2, 2007

EAST LANSING, Mich. - At the conclusion of Saturday's action at the Big Ten Wrestling Championships, Minnesota has a sizable lead over the rest of the pack with 121 team points. The nearest competitors...

Top-seeded Gophers trying to repeat as conference champs

Published March 2, 2007

The Minnesota wrestling team finished undefeated in regular-season conference play, but that means little this weekend as the Gophers' 10 best hit the mat at the Big Ten Championships. Earning four top...

Minnesota filling up the record books

Published March 1, 2007

Although Minnesota wrestlers are focusing on earning a place in the record books with the Big Ten and NCAA tournaments approaching, five Minnesota wrestlers have already joined historic company. Redshirt...

Minnesota goes 3-0 in Homewood Suites Shootout

Published February 26, 2007

The Minnesota baseball team is 3-0 for the first time in nearly a decade after an impressive early-season showing this weekend. up next Dairy queen classic when: 12:15 p.m. Friday where: Metrodome By...

Minnesota heads to South Carolina for season opener

Published February 23, 2007

The Minnesota baseball team heads south this weekend for its season-opening set. The road trip will include an early morning contest with North Carolina-Asheville today, along with games against The Citadel...

Minnesota perfect, wins Big Ten crown

Published February 19, 2007

What was expected to be a challenging weekend for the Minnesota wrestling team became just another three-day span of utter supremacy as the Gophers picked up a Big Ten title in the process. Minnesota wrapped...

Regular season almost over

Published February 16, 2007

The Minnesota wrestling team is invading borders this weekend, taking its perfect conference record into Wisconsin, then rolling to Iowa. And barring two upset losses, the top-ranked Gophers will have...

Rivera making strides toward national title

Published February 14, 2007

As he wipes away the sweat dripping into his eyes after another tough practice, looking as though he might collapse onto the mat, it's obvious this particular wrestler does not skimp on effort. Manny Rivera,...

Nebraska, Michigan State no match for Gophers

Published February 12, 2007

The Minnesota wrestling team concluded the weekend by bulldozing its second nationally ranked opponent in a span of three days. Jumping out 15-0 over No. 21 Nebraska, the Gophers never looked back in capturing...

Final home meet for top-ranked Minnesota

Published February 9, 2007

The Michigan State wrestling team comes to the Sports Pavilion tonight looking to complete a near-impossible task: knock off the top-ranked team in the country. And if that wasn't intimidating enough,...

Brewster announces 2007 recruiting class

Published February 8, 2007

Minnesota football coach Tim Brewster announced the 22 newest members of his team Wednesday before heading to the Sota Social to celebrate the occasion. The first-time head coach said the recruiting process...

Illini no match for Gophers

Published February 5, 2007

The Minnesota wrestling team concluded an undefeated weekend with a convincing 28-12 victory over No. 11 Illinois on Sunday in Champaign, Ill. up next Michigan State when: 7 p.m. Friday where: Sports...

Minnesota hits the road for first time in two weeks

Published February 2, 2007

The Minnesota wrestling team hits the road this weekend for the first time in the young Big Ten season to face off against two top-20 teams. Having spent the last two weeks at home, where they opened the...

Gophers cruise past foes

Published January 29, 2007

The Minnesota wrestling team continued its dominance over the Big Ten on Sunday with another convincing conference victory, 32-9, against unranked Purdue. The Boilermakers came to the Sports Pavilion having...

Gophers want payback against Michigan

Published January 26, 2007

Dual meet perfection was dashed last season when Michigan, then ranked No. 3, knocked off top-ranked Minnesota - its only dual loss of the season. Flash forward nearly a year and Minnesota is again No....

Injured All-American Mack Reiter returning to top-ranked Minnesota

Published January 24, 2007

The Minnesota wrestling team is No. 1 in the country, and in a matter of weeks it could be adding a two-time All-American to a lineup that already includes six top-five wrestlers. Mack Reiter, who has...

Nittany Lions no match for Gophers

Published January 22, 2007

The Minnesota wrestling team wasted no time proving to the nation why it's on top again. And based on its performance Sunday in a convincing 31-12 victory, it has plans to remain there. up next Purdue WHEN:...

Top-ranked Gophers host 10th-ranked Nitanny Lions in conference opener

Published January 19, 2007

Coming off a huge weekend in which it defeated four ranked teams in two days, the Minnesota wrestling team would perhaps expect to get a break. But instead, its reward will be facing off against two more...

Brewster officially announced as new head football coach

Published January 18, 2007

The Tim Brewster era at the University of Minnesota has officially begun. The new head coach spoke passionately about recruiting, excitement about the position and bringing a Big Ten title back to the...

A loss of historic proportions

Published January 16, 2007

;TEMPE, Ariz. - The Minnesota football team made history in its Insight Bowl appearance Dec. 29, grabbing national headlines and providing a memorable way to close 2006. Unfortunately for the Gophers'...

Conrad leads Minnesota at National Duals

Published January 16, 2007

The 2007 National Duals ended the same as the 2006: with senior Cole Konrad on top. The heavyweight's pin at 2:13 in the final match Sunday gave the Minnesota wrestling team a 20-16 victory over No. 1...

Gophers Preview – Minnesota vs. Texas Tech

Published December 13, 2006

HLast Week Minnesota finished the season on a high note, concluding with a three-game winning streak over Big Ten opponents MINNESOTA vs. TEXAS TECH when: 7:05 p.m. December 29 where: Tempe, Ariz. TV:...

Dretsch comes up big again, Gophers top Cyclones in Iowa

Published December 11, 2006

.AMES, Iowa - The Minnesota wrestling team heads into winter break with a full head of steam after defeating its second ranked opponent in three days. The Gophers (6-1) again used a pivotal 174-pound match...

Gophers take on Cyclones after huge win

Published December 8, 2006

The Minnesota wrestling team learned a valuable lesson the last time it was the top-ranked team in the country — don't overlook anyone. Just two weeks ago, the Gophers — ranked No. 1 in the...

Gophers knock off top-ranked Cowboys

Published December 7, 2006

Oklahoma State came to the Sports Pavilion ranked No. 1. After Wednesday night's match, the Cowboys will most likely be watching their opponent take that title. Third-ranked Minnesota battled Oklahoma...

Gophers have a chance for revenge against top-ranked Oklahoma State

Published December 6, 2006

The showdown is set. Top-ranked Oklahoma State is coming to the Williams Sports Pavilion tonight and Minnesota's wrestling team is more than ready for a rematch. The four-time defending champions knocked...

Gophers blank Northern Colorado in dual

Published December 4, 2006

The Minnesota wrestling team didn't exactly roll out the red carpet for Northern Colorado on Friday. The Bears, wrestling in their first Division I dual meet, got a rude welcome from the Gophers, who handed...

Minnesota takes on Northern Colorado

Published December 1, 2006

Although the minds of many Minnesota wrestlers might be on next week's matchup with No. 2 Oklahoma State, they'll first need to take care of business in Colorado today. Amid questions about the Cowboys...

Top billing brings added pressure to win

Published November 29, 2006

Everyone is gunning for the king on top of the collegiate wrestling hill. The top-ranked Minnesota wrestling team quickly found this out Saturday in Albany, N.Y. Teams are treating their matches with the...

Minnesota upset early, bounces back

Published November 27, 2006

The top-ranked Minnesota wrestling team got a rude awakening Saturday, dropping its first dual match of the season before rebounding to win its final three. up next Northern colorado WHEN: 7 p.m. Friday WHERE:...

Minnesota heads to season’s first dual

Published November 22, 2006

Not many teams go without the services of four All-Americans and take home five titles against the best teams in the nation. But for the Minnesota wrestling team, it's just another day on the mat. The...

Gophers get another 1,000-yard rusher

Published November 20, 2006

Minnesota has a history of explosive running back tandems in recent memory and another one appears to be forming as the 2006 season winds down. Junior running back Amir Pinnix rushed for 119 yards Saturday...

Gophers going bowling again

Published November 20, 2006

The pig is back in Minneapolis, and Minnesota is headed south in December thanks to its 34-24 victory over Iowa on Saturday. The Gophers took advantage of five turnovers to beat the Hawkeyes for the first...

Minnesota wins five individual titles in Omaha without best lineup

Published November 20, 2006

The Minnesota wrestling team took home five titles in the nation's largest collegiate meet Saturday, with three wrestlers remaining perfect this season. up next Northeast Duals WHEN: TBA Saturday WHERE:...

Minnesota heads to big-time meet in Omaha to defend its No. 1 ranking

Published November 17, 2006

The Minnesota wrestling team will quickly learn how it stacks up against the best in the country this weekend as they head to the Kaufman-Brand Open in Omaha, Neb., the nation's largest single-day meet. The...

VanDeSteeg wins award, Buckeyes and Wolverines collide

Published November 15, 2006

Minnesota's Willie VanDeSteeg played a big role in keeping the Gophers' bowl dreams alive with a career-best performance Saturday. For his efforts, the sophomore defensive end took home his first Big Ten...

Gophers dominate at Bison Open

Published November 13, 2006

The Minnesota wrestling team opened the season in dominating fashion on Saturday, taking home eight individual titles at the 37th Bison Open. Five wrestlers, sophomore Dustin Schlatter (149), and juniors,...

Defense steps up at Michigan State

Published November 13, 2006

;EAST LANSING, Mich. - If Minnesota's football team wants to play in December for a fifth consecutive year, it will need both its offense and defense playing at a high level. The offense did so in crushing...

Gophers begin at Bison Open

Published November 10, 2006

When finishing second in the nation the previous season is considered a disappointment, it's clear the Minnesota wrestling program has set high expectations for itself. The 2006 crop of Gophers wrestlers...

Jones still inspiring Gophers after nine years

Published November 7, 2006

Sitting in a hospital bed following surgery, Nick Jones listened to the doctor explain the recovery process to him and his parents. When finished, the doctor asked if there were any questions. The young...

Minnesota trounces Indiana

Published November 6, 2006

Minnesota abruptly reminded Indiana that it's still a basketball state, putting up historic numbers during its 63-26 drubbing of the Hoosiers on Saturday. In a game that saw over 10 football fields worth...

Passing game explodes against Hoosiers

Published November 6, 2006

Missing in action for nearly a month, Minnesota rediscovered its offensive firepower in convincing fashion on Saturday. And when it was all said and done, the Gophers had 63 points on the board, the most...

Offense not scoring points

Published October 30, 2006

With another road beat down, this time at the hands of Ohio State on Saturday, Minnesota's cumulative performance in the last three weeks perhaps has been the worst in the Glen Mason era. Never known for...

Offensive woes disastrous for Minnesota

Published October 26, 2006

It's hard to imagine reaching the pinnacle of a season when a team is sitting at 0-3 in conference play. But, for Minnesota's passing game, it is shaping up to be just that. Nearly three weeks ago, in...

Minnesota’s offense still stagnate

Published October 23, 2006

For the second consecutive week, Minnesota's offense was ineffective, inefficient and downright bad, failing to move the ball against a Division I-AA opponent. The Gophers finished with less than 300 yards...

Gophers barely beat Bison

Published October 23, 2006

Minnesota's football team escaped with a narrow victory in a tight, hard-fought thriller on Saturday. Unfortunately, that is a problem for a program that is set to face off against the best college football...

GOPHERS PREVIEW

Published October 20, 2006

>LAST WEEK Minnesota was thoroughly dominated in its 48-12 defeat at the hands of Wisconsin. Dealing with injuries on both sides of the ball, the Gophers were outmanned and outplayed throughout the...

Unbeaten Buckeyes and Wolverines top newest AP poll

Published October 18, 2006

After four weeks of conference play, two traditional powerhouses have begun to separate themselves from the rest of the Big Ten. Michigan is 7-0 after its 17-10 defeat of Penn State on Saturday, while...

Injuries take a toll on Minnesota’s defense

Published October 16, 2006

;MADISON, Wis. - A defense suddenly beset by injuries took a huge step backward in Minnesota's 58th battle for Paul Bunyan's Ax Saturday. Led by the nearly unstoppable trio of sophomore tight end Travis...

Brinkhauses: a football family

Published October 12, 2006

Standing a combined 12-and-a-half feet tall and weighing nearly 600 pounds, two members of the Minnesota football team are more than just a pair of offensive linemen. They are brothers Tony and Andy Brinkhaus....

Two receivers enter record books

Published October 9, 2006

At the conclusion of Saturday's game, nearly all thoughts were directed at a kicker, a point after attempt and an official. But lost in the stunning defeat was a Gophers' passing attack that put together...

Missed PAT dooms Gophers

Published October 9, 2006

Minnesota had its first victory in the Big Ten, a nail-biting triumph to reclaim the Governor's Victory Bell from Penn State. Or so the field-charging Gophers thought. As the team began its victory celebration,...

Richfield native Stocco adds another honor, Buckeyes extend winning streak

Published October 4, 2006

Wisconsin's senior quarterback John Stocco was near perfect Saturday in his team's 52-17 victory over Indiana. Completing 15 of 17 passes for 304 yards in less than three quarters of work, Stocco helped...

Defense continues to give up big plays

Published October 2, 2006

Facing the high-powered offense of Michigan Saturday, Minnesota's defense fell victim to a familiar habit - giving up back-breaking deep passes. The Gophers defense allowed big pass plays that helped the...

Jug’s yearlong stay in Minneapolis might be coming to an end

Published September 28, 2006

For the first time in 20 years, Michigan's flight to Minneapolis will be without a key piece of cargo - the Little Brown Jug. The Minnesota football team will host the 89th battle for the Jug on Saturday...

Gophers lose Big Ten opener

Published September 25, 2006

WEST LAFAYETTE, Ind. - On what was referred to as the "blackout game" by Purdue fans, Minnesota's football team failed to find a light switch. Questionable coaching decisions, costly penalties and unforced...

Pinnix makes strong showing in defeat

Published September 25, 2006

WEST LAFAYETTE, Ind. - In the midst of a performance that many would like to forget, Amir Pinnix turned in one of his most memorable games so far as a Gopher. After racking up a career-best 221 all-purpose...

Pair of Wolverines takes home Player of the Week honors

Published September 20, 2006

The Buckeye State watched this weekend as two of its native sons led rival Michigan to a dominating road victory over then-No. 2 Notre Dame. Sophomore wide receiver Mario Manningham and senior linebacker...

Cupito, Payne connect in thrashing of Temple

Published September 18, 2006

In front of a surprising crowd of more than 45,000 Saturday, seniors Bryan Cupito and Logan Payne helped lead many of them to a guilt-free early exit. While Cupito moved up the record books, Payne entered...

Banks looking to leave his mark at Minnesota

Published September 14, 2006

Trumaine Banks has been a staple for Minnesota football since the day he set foot in Tulsa on a late summer day three years ago. In his first career start on Aug. 30, 2003, Banks collected five tackles,...

Gophers’ run game a thing of the past

Published September 11, 2006

BERKELEY, Calif. - After an impressive rushing outburst against Kent State in the season opener, Minnesota's ground game was met by a much tougher California defense on Saturday. The Gophers rushed for...

Cal defense denies Gophers

Published September 11, 2006

BERKELEY, Calif. - Minnesota's Big Ten opener looms just two weeks away and, as the Gophers quickly found out Saturday, the team still has a lot of work to do if it is to make any noise in the conference...

Daniels wins Player of the Week

Published September 6, 2006

The Big Ten announced Tuesday that Minnesota running back Alex Daniels has been named Big Ten Co-Offensive Player of the Week, alongside Ohio State senior quarterback Troy Smith. Daniels was recognized...

Daniels stars in debut as running back

Published September 5, 2006

Minnesota's rushing game has been historic in its efficiency in recent years, but heading into Thursday's contest against Kent State, there were many questions regarding the recently depleted backfield. With...

Potential Teamsters president to visit U

Published August 16, 2006

The International Brotherhood of Teamsters, a union boasting 1,200 campus members, will hold elections this fall, and one candidate will be on campus Friday to rally support. Tom Leedham, general president...

U ranks in top 20 for GLBT

Published August 9, 2006

The University has been ranked among the top 20 colleges and universities for lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender students, according to the Advocate College Guide. The guide, released last Tuesday,...

State Fair continues to rock

Published August 9, 2006

Food, giant animals and rides might be the main draw for many fairgoers, but the variety of music at the state fair is sure to offer something for everyone. Dozens of bands of all types will take the stages...