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Gopher softball ready for Big Ten Tourney (AUDIO)

Gopher softball ready for Big Ten Tourney (AUDIO)

(Champaign, IL) -- The Big Ten Softball Tournament begins today at the University of Illinois. The Golden Gopher team earned the three-seed in the event and will receive an opening round bye. Minnesota will play in a quarterfinal game tomorrow morning against the...

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Gopher men’s basketball adds transfer guard

Gopher men’s basketball adds transfer guard

University of Minnesota head men's basketball coach Ben Johnson has announced the addition of Elijah Hawkins (Washington, D.C.) to the Golden Gopher program. Hawkins, who completed his sophomore year at Howard, is scheduled to join the team this summer. "Elijah is a...

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Two Gopher golfers set for NCAA action next week (AUDIO)

Two Gopher golfers set for NCAA action next week (AUDIO)

(Minneapolis, MN) -- A pair of Golden Gopher freshmen women golfers will be competing in the NCAA Regional early next week in Westfield, Indiana at The Club at Chatham Hills. Isabella McCauley of Inver Grove Heights and Mariana Mesones of Trujillo, Peru will be paired...

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Saturday’s Gopher spring game moved indoors

Saturday’s Gopher spring game moved indoors

The University of Minnesota football team will play its annual Spring Game at 11 a.m. on Saturday, April 22, at the team's indoor football facility at Athletes Village. It was previously announced that the game would take place at Huntington Bank Stadium. Due to...

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Gopher tennis has to cancel remainder of season

Gopher tennis has to cancel remainder of season

University of Minnesota Director of Athletics Mark Coyle announced today that the tennis team will not compete for the remainder of the season due to a rash of injuries that has reduced the available number of healthy players to three. "Our first concern is always the...

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Top-ranked Gophers lose championship game in overtime

Top-ranked Gophers lose championship game in overtime

Minnesota men's hockey could not hold onto a late lead in the 2023 NCAA National Championship game, falling 3-2 in overtime to No. 2 Quinnipiac Saturday at Amalie Arena. The Golden Gophers (29-10-1 overall) held a 2-1 edge over the Bobcats (34-4-3 overall) with three...

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Freshman phenom hoping to win title with Gophers (AUDIO)

Freshman phenom hoping to win title with Gophers (AUDIO)

The top-ranked Golden Gopher hockey teams plays for the Frozen Four Championship in Tampa on tonight, taking on number-three Quinnipiac at 7 P-M. Golden Gopher senior hockey captain Logan Cooley spoke with MNN sports director Mike Grimm in Tampa: (photo credit - Brad...

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Gopher defensemen prepping for title run (AUDIO)

Gopher defensemen prepping for title run (AUDIO)

(Tampa, FL) -- The NCAA National Hockey Championship is set. Minnesota scored four third period goals to beat Boston University 6-2 in the Frozen Four semi-last night in Tampa, while Quinnipiac scored three third period goals to pull away from Michigan 5-2 in the...

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Gopher captain ready for title tilt (AUDIO)

Gopher captain ready for title tilt (AUDIO)

The top-ranked Golden Gopher hockey teams plays for the Frozen Four Championship in Tampa on Saturday night, taking on number-three Quinnipiac at 7 P-M. Golden Gopher senior hockey captain Brock Faber of Maple Grove spoke with MNN sports director Mike Grimm after...

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#1 Gophers Advance To National Championship Game (AUDIO)

#1 Gophers Advance To National Championship Game (AUDIO)

Three-point efforts from freshmen Logan Cooley and Luke Mittelstadt led Minnesota men's hockey to a 6-2 victory over No. 5/4 Boston University at the 2023 NCAA Frozen Four. The 'U' scored four times in the third period to break open the national semifinals inside...

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#1 Gopher hockey ready for Frozen Four (AUDIO)

#1 Gopher hockey ready for Frozen Four (AUDIO)

MINNEAPOLIS - The final week of the 2022-23 season is here, and the top-ranked Minnesota men's hockey team is set for a NCAA Frozen Four battle with No. 5/4 Boston University Thursday from Amalie Arena. Puck drop is slated for 4 p.m. (CT) live on ESPN2 or tune in for...

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Gopher coach Bob Motzko wins national honor

Gopher coach Bob Motzko wins national honor

Bob Motzko from the Golden Gophers men's hockey team was chosen as the 2023 Spencer Penrose Award winner, given annually to the CCM/AHCA Division I Men's Ice Hockey Coach of the Year, it was announced Wednesday. Motzko is the second-ever Minnesota coach to win the...

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Gopher baseball games canceled

Gopher baseball games canceled

Due to expected inclement weather, Tuesday's game against St. Thomas and Wednesday's contest vs. South Dakota State at Siebert Field have been canceled. The UST game has not been rescheduled at this point, while the contest against SDSU will now be played on Tuesday,...

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Two Gophers among three Hobey Baker finalists

Two Gophers among three Hobey Baker finalists

For the first time in nearly 15 years, a pair of teammates were named Hobey Baker Memorial Award Hat Trick Finalists as Minnesota men's hockey forwards Logan Cooley and Matthew Knies reached the final three it was announced Thursday by the 30-member selection...

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New Gopher coach announces her staff

New Gopher coach announces her staff

Head coach Dawn Plitzuweit has announced the addition of Jason Jeschke, Aaron Horn and Ariel Braker to the Minnesota women's basketball coaching staff. Jeschke will serve as the Associate Head Coach while Horn and Braker will be Assistant Coaches under Plitzuweit. "I...

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#1 Gophers are Frozen Four bound (AUDIO)

#1 Gophers are Frozen Four bound (AUDIO)

It is now back-to-back trips to the NCAA Frozen Four for the Minnesota men's hockey team thanks to a decisive, 4-1 win over No. 6 St. Cloud State in the 2023 NCAA Fargo Regional Final from Scheels Arena. The No. 1 Golden Gophers are making their 23rd trip to the NCAA...

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#1 Gopher men’s hockey beat Canisius 9-2 (AUDIO)

#1 Gopher men’s hockey beat Canisius 9-2 (AUDIO)

Bryce Brodzinski scored a third-period hat trick as the overall top seed Golden Gophers men's hockey team poured on the offense to erase a one-goal deficit and overpowered No. 4 Canisius in a 9-2 victory during the 2023 NCAA Fargo Regional inside Scheels Arena....

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Plitzuweit is new Gopher women’s basketball coach

Plitzuweit is new Gopher women’s basketball coach

University of Minnesota Director of Athletics Mark Coyle announced today that Dawn Plitzuweit has been named head women’s basketball coach. The University and Plitzuweit have agreed to a six-year term, which is pending Board of Regents approval and the completion of a...

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#2 Gopher women lose in Frozen Four semifinals to #6 Badgers

#2 Gopher women lose in Frozen Four semifinals to #6 Badgers

The No. 2 Gopher Women’s hockey team saw its season come to an end, 3-2, in an overtime thriller in the NCAA Frozen Four semifinals at the hands of the Wisconsin Badgers. Just over three minutes into the opening period, Taylor Heise buried a wrist shot for her 30th...

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#1 Gopher hockey team dominates Big Ten honor squad

#1 Gopher hockey team dominates Big Ten honor squad

The No. 1 University of Minnesota men's hockey team was well represented on the list of Big Ten Conference postseason honors Tuesday as selected by the conference's coaches and a media voting panel. The Golden Gophers set Big Ten records for wins (19) and points (57)...

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Gopher volleyball adds transfer from PAC 12

Gopher volleyball adds transfer from PAC 12

The University of Minnesota volleyball program has announced the addition of outside/opposite Lydia Grote (Burbank, Calif. / California). She will have two seasons of eligibility remaining when she arrives on campus this summer. "Along with her extensive experience in...

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Gopher Men Beaten By Badgers

(Minneapolis, MN) -- The Badgers got a badly needed win as they slipped past the Gophers 71-67 at Williams Arena on Sunday night. Wisconsin did their best to keep their chances for an at-large berth alive as they try and get into the N-C-A-A Tournament. Steven Crowl...

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Whalen steps down from Gopher WBB

Whalen steps down from Gopher WBB

University of Minnesota Director of Athletics Mark Coyle and Head Women’s Basketball Coach Lindsay Whalen announced today that Whalen will step down as head coach, effective immediately. Coyle and Whalen have agreed that she will remain with Gopher Athletics as...

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