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Schmitz semifinalist for national award

Schmitz semifinalist for national award

University of Minnesota center John Michael Schmitz was named a semifinalist for the Outland Trophy today. The Outland Trophy is presented annually to the nation's most outstanding interior lineman by the Football Writers Association of America. Schmitz is the...

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Justin Jefferson wins NFC Offensive Player of the Week

Justin Jefferson wins NFC Offensive Player of the Week

Minnesota Vikings WR Justin Jefferson has been named NFC Offensive Player of the Week for his outing against the Buffalo Bills in Week 10, the NFL announced today.   Jefferson played a major role in the 33-30 overtime win at Buffalo, catching 10 passes for a...

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Gopher defensive coordinator up for national award

Gopher defensive coordinator up for national award

University of Minnesota defensive coordinator Joe Rossi is a nominee for the Broyles Award, which is presented annually to the nation’s top assistant coach. Rossi oversees a defense that is ranked No. 4 in the nation in scoring defense (13.1 points) and No. 8 in the...

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NFL Pro Bowl fan voting underway

NFL Pro Bowl fan voting underway

– The 2023 Pro Bowl Games Vote is now open and fans can show their support for their favorite players by voting for them to be named to the 2023 Pro Bowl Games roster. The NFL will leverage social media platforms to showcase its players' incredible athletic...

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#9 Gopher volleyball rolls past Indiana

#9 Gopher volleyball rolls past Indiana

The No. 9 Minnesota Golden Gophers volleyball team defeated the Indiana Hoosiers in three sets, 25-22, 25-9, 25-15 on Sunday afternoon at Maturi Pavilion. With the win, the Gophers have won 11 of their last 13 matches overall with four left to play in 2022. They'll...

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Gopher football set to host Northwestern (AUDIO)

Gopher football set to host Northwestern (AUDIO)

THE ESSENTIALS Date/Time: Nov. 12, 2022 / 2:40 p.m. CT Site: Minneapolis Stadium: Huntington Bank Stadium Surface: FieldTurf Capacity: 50,805 Series Overall: Minnesota Leads 55-36-5 Streak: Minnesota Won 2 Series in Minnesota: Minnesota Leads 30-15-3 Streak: Minnesota...

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Wild End Trip Tonight In Seattle

(Seattle, WA)  --  The Wild will end their three game west coast swing tonight with a final stop in Seattle.  The Kraken blanked the Wild 4-0 last Thursday in St. Paul.  It was part of a goal drought that stretched 159 minutes and 45 seconds as the Wild were shutout...

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#1 Gopher hockey hosting #8 Penn State tonight

#1 Gopher hockey hosting #8 Penn State tonight

The Golden Gophers men's hockey team jumped back to the top of the national polls heading into another top-10 battle when they host No. 7/8 Penn State during a Big Ten Conference series Nov. 10-11 at 3M Arena at Mariucci presented by Marathon. Puck drop is set for 7...

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Timberwolves unveil new “City Edition” uniforms

Timberwolves unveil new “City Edition” uniforms

The Minnesota Timberwolves today announced the much-anticipated Nike 2022-23 NBA City Edition uniform. This year’s campaign, “Own Every Canvas,” celebrates the intersection of “court + community + culture” and its impact throughout the state of Minnesota. Nike first...

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Traffic Advisory for Gopher sports on Friday

Traffic Advisory for Gopher sports on Friday

The University of Minnesota is hosting four separate athletic competitions on campus on Friday, Nov. 11, as women's swimming, men's basketball, volleyball and men's hockey all host home events that night. Women's swimming hosts Iowa at 5:00 p.m., while men's...

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Wolves to host Native American Heritage Night on Wednesday

Wolves to host Native American Heritage Night on Wednesday

The Minnesota Timberwolves will host Native American Heritage Night on Wednesday, Nov. 9 when the Timberwolves host the Phoenix Suns. Native American Heritage Night celebrates the rich heritage, traditions and culture of the Bdewakantunwan Dakota people of Prairie...

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Wild Start Road Trip ***AUDIO***

(Los Angeles, CA)  --  The Minnesota Wild are back on the road to start a three game, four day trip out west.  It starts against the Kings tonight in Los Angeles followed by a showdown with the Ducks in Anaheim tomorrow night and will conclude with a rematch against...

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Gopher kicker win weekly Big Ten Award

Gopher kicker win weekly Big Ten Award

University of Minnesota kicker Matthew Trickett was named Big Ten Special Teams Player of the Week after his performance in Minnesota’s 20-13 road win at Nebraska. The fifth-year senior made his two longest field goals of the season, first from 47 yards on the opening...

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#9 Gopher volleyball hosts Michigan tonight (AUDIO)

#9 GOPHERS (13-7, 8-4 BT) MICHIGAN (14-8, 5-7 BT) Friday, Nov. 4 6:30 p.m. CT Maturi Pavilion SERIES INFORMATION Minnesota leads Michigan 60-16, and Illinois, 43-40-1 First Meeting: 1975 (Both) Last Meeting: Oct. 7 (UM) and Oct. 15 (Illinois) HEADING INTO THE MATCH •...

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Wild Shutout By Seattle

(St. Paul, MN)  --  Martin Jones stopped 22 shots as the Kraken stuffed the Wild 4-0 on Thursday night at Xcel Energy Center.  The depleted Wild, without four big forwards due to injury, were overpowered by Seattle most of the night.  The Kraken scored three...

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Lynx sign Reeve to contract extension

Lynx sign Reeve to contract extension

The Minnesota Lynx today announced the team has signed Cheryl Reeve to a multi-year contract extension. Reeve also moves from General Manager to President of Basketball Operations. Per team policy, terms of the deal were not disclosed. "I appreciate the confidence...

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Smith wins NFC Defensive Player of the Week Award

Smith wins NFC Defensive Player of the Week Award

Linebacker ZA’DARIUS SMITH of the Minnesota Vikings, running back CHRISTIAN MCCAFFREY of the San Francisco 49ers and tight end WILL DISSLY of the Seattle Seahawks are the NFC Offensive, Defensive and Special Teams Players of the Week for games played in Week 8...

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Gopher OL Ruschmeyer on award list

Gopher OL Ruschmeyer on award list

Minnesota redshirt senior offensive lineman Axel Ruschmeyer has been announced as a nominee for the 2022 Burlsworth Trophy, given annually to the top college football player who began his career as a walk-on. Ruschmeyer, who started his career as a walk-on before...

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Vikings trade for TE Hockenson

Vikings trade for TE Hockenson

The Minnesota Vikings announce the team has traded a second-round pick in the 2023 NFL Draft and a third-round pick in the 2024 NFL Draft to the Detroit Lions in exchange for TE T.J. Hockenson, a fourth-round pick in the 2023 NFL Draft and a conditional fourth-round...

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Gopher football hosts Rutgers on Saturday (AUDIO)

Gopher football hosts Rutgers on Saturday (AUDIO)

(Minneapolis, MN) -- The Golden Gopher football team is a day closer to hosting Rutgers in a Big Ten football game. Minnesota will have a morning workout today, a fast practice tomorrow and then the game against the Scarlet Knights on Saturday. Both teams are 4-3...

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Wolves Saddle Spurs

Wolves Saddle Spurs

Postgame NOTES MINNESOTA TIMBERWOLVEs 134, San Antonio Spurs 122 October 26, 2022   Timberwolves notes Player Notes Anthony Edwards led the way for the Timberwolves tonight, finishing with a game-high and season-high 34 points on 12-of-21 from the field,...

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Big Ten announces Gopher football schedule for 2023

Big Ten announces Gopher football schedule for 2023

The Big Ten conference announced Minnesota's 2023 football schedule today. The Golden Gophers will open the season by hosting Nebraska on Thursday, Aug. 31 at Huntington Bank Stadium. In addition to Nebraska, Minnesota will also play Eastern Michigan, Louisiana,...

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#9 Gophers host Michigan State in volleyball (AUDIO)

#9 Gophers host Michigan State in volleyball (AUDIO)

(Minneapolis, MN) -- The ninth-ranked University of Minnesota volleyball team will host unranked Michigan State tonight at Maturi Pavilion. The Golden Gophers are 12-6 overall and 7-3 in the Big Ten. The visiting Spartans are 10-11 overall and 1-9 in the league....

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