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Minnesota’s Quarterbacks Shine In Spring Scrimmage

Minnesota coach Jerry Kill liked the way starting quarterback Mitch Leidner and his two backups performed during the Gophers’ spring game on Saturday.

04/11/2015

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Meet The U Of M Women’s Golf Team!

This time of year is an exciting one for golfers, and maybe those thinking about picking up a club. Natalie Nyhus and Mike Augustyniak hung out with the University of Minnesota Women’s golf team for so much-needed pointers.

04/11/2015

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Once A Gophers Quarterback, Adam Weber Returns As Coach

The Gophers added a veteran quarterback before spring practice, kind of. Adam Weber has returned as a graduate assistant, ready to make a new name in his football career as a coach.

04/08/2015

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Gophers Name Jenny Hansen Head Women’s Gymnastics Coach

Jenny Hansen has been promoted from interim coach to full-time head coach for the Minnesota women’s gymnastics team. Golden Gophers athletic director Norwood Teague made the announcement on Tuesday.

04/08/2015

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Eastern Kentucky Hires Gophers Assistant Dan McHale As Head Coach

Eastern Kentucky has hired former Minnesota and Louisville assistant Dan McHale as the Colonels’ 20th head coach. McHale will be introduced Thursday at a news conference.

04/08/2015

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Amanda Zahui B Happy To Go Her Own Way, Enter WNBA Draft

Leaving school early for the pros is no big deal for the men at Kentucky or Duke. It’s far more unique on the women’s side, and that’s one of the reasons Minnesota center Amanda Zahui B. wore a big smile on her face as she explained her decision Tuesday.

04/07/2015

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Minnesota’s Amanda Zahui B Declares For WNBA Draft

The University of Minnesota announced Monday that sophomore center Amanda Zahui B. will forego her final two seasons with the Gophers and declare the WNBA Draft.

04/06/2015

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Focus On Passing Game Is Paying Off For Gophers

The Gophers football coaches made no bones about it at the start of the spring: If their team is to get better, their passing game has to get better. So has it? “Yeah, definitely,” quarterback Mitch Leidner said. “I feel like we’ve taken a huge step.”

04/04/2015

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Gophers Coach Pitino: ‘I Am Very Happy At The U’

Amid much speculation that the University of Alabama was showing interest in him, Gopher men’s basketball coach Richard Pitino seems to be staying put. Pitino just finished his second season with the Gophers.

04/03/2015

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Cobb Hoping Big Senior Season Turns Into NFL Opportunity

David Cobb set a single-season rushing record with the University of Minnesota football team last season, one that helped turn the Gopher program around. Now he’s hoping to get a pay day as a result. Cobb is preparing for the upcoming NFL Draft, which means overcoming an injury.

04/01/2015

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Reality Check: Major League Soccer & Public Stadium Funding

Minnesota lawmakers are showing a deep reluctance to wade into another stadium debate at the Capitol. That’s after Major League Soccer awarded a professional franchise to a group of Minnesota investors, who may ask for public stadium funding — the same kind of funding every other professional sports team got.

04/01/2015

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Alabama ‘Showing Interest’ In Gophers Coach Richard Pitino

The coaching carousel is spinning as we head into the Final Four with some coaches departing programs and others filling openings. Richard Pitino just finished his second season with the Gophers, but his name is being thrown in the mix to take over an SEC program.

03/31/2015

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Gophers’ Zahui B. Named AP First Team All-American

University of Minnesota sophomore Amanda Zahui B. was named a First Team All-American by the Associated Press on Tuesday. Zahui is the first player in the history of the Gopher program to be named a First Team All-American.

03/31/2015

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Overcoming Hurdles, Anyanwu A Likely Replacement For Gopher Maxx Williams

Maxx Williams was the most explosive offensive weapon to play for the Gopher football team in years. As the Gophers conduct their spring practices, the emphasis turns to figuring out how to replace him.

03/28/2015

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Zahui B. Named Finalist For Wade Trophy

University of Minnesota sophomore Amanda Zahui B. was named one of 12 finalists for the Wade Trophy on Thursday. The award goes annually to the most outstanding Division I women’s basketball player in the country.

03/26/2015

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With Cobb Gone, Gophers Look To Improve Passing Game

The University of Minnesota football team is trying to find some things out this spring. One of the biggest is how the Gophers will function offensively after running back David Cobb’s departure. Cobb set a single-season rushing record with Minnesota as a senior.

03/24/2015

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Minnesota Stifles Harvard 4-1 For 3rd Title In 4 Years

Megan Wolfe scored early and Amanda Leveille made 19 saves, leading Minnesota to a 4-1 victory over Harvard on Sunday for the third women’s hockey championship in four seasons for the Gophers.

03/22/2015

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Gophers Win Big Ten Tournament Title, Head To NCAAs

The University of Minnesota men’s hockey team beat Michigan 4-2 Saturday night to win the Big Ten Tournament championship and earn an automatic bid to the NCAA Tournament.

03/22/2015

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Zahui B. Named Finalist For Naismith Trophy

University of Minnesota sophomore Amanda Zahui B. was named one of four finalists for the Naismith Trophy on Friday. The award goes to the top player in women’s college basketball.

03/22/2015

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Gopher Women’s Hockey Preps For National Title Game

Tomorrow, the Gopher women’s hockey team will go for its third national championship in the last four years… at their home rink.

03/21/2015

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BC’s Alex Carpenter Beats Hannah Brandt For Kazmaier Award

Boston College junior forward Alex Carpenter has won the Patty Kazmaier Memorial Award, given annually to the top player in women’s college hockey. The award was presented Saturday at the University of Minnesota, the site of the NCAA championship. Carpenter beat finalists Hannah Brandt, a junior forward for Minnesota.

03/21/2015

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Brandt, Menefee Lead Golden Gophers Back To Frozen 4 Final

For the fourth time in as many years, Minnesota will be playing for a national title.

03/20/2015

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Minnesota Can’t Withstand DePaul’s Pressure In 79-72 Loss

Minnesota tried to pack it in Friday against DePaul, but the Blue Demons’ up-tempo pressure eventually won out.

03/20/2015

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Good Question: Why Aren’t There More D-1 Minn. Schools?

Minnesota didn’t make it to the “big dance” this year, but three of the four Division 1 schools from Iowa did: Iowa, Iowa State and Northern Iowa. Our neighbor to the south has a little over half the population of Minnesota, but four times the number of D-1 schools.

03/19/2015

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Minnesota Uses Injured Guard Banham For NCAA Inspiration

Minnesota believes its best player will be helping in the NCAA tournament against DePaul even though she won’t be on the floor.

Rachel Banham, the Big Ten preseason player of the year, tore the anterior cruciate ligament in her right knee against North Dakota in December, a devastating loss that could have sent the Gophers’ season into a tailspin. Instead, it became a rallying point as Minnesota (23-9) earned its first tournament berth since 2009.

03/19/2015

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Gophers Battle Mizzou In Citrus Bowl

Minnesota was a 4.5-point underdog going into the game with Missouri, their first New Year’s Day bowl game in more than half a century.

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Gophers Upset Nebraska

No. 24-ranked Nebraska came into TCF Bank Stadium and walked out a loser, as Minnesota nabbed a 34-23 win.

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Ohio State Defeats Minnesota, 71-45

Ohio St used their 16-0 second-half run to get past Minnesota.

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Gophers Lose Bowl Game

The Golden Gophers gave up a fourth-quarter lead and lost 34-31 in the Meineke Car Care of Texas Bowl to Texas Tech.

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