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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 Mike Reilly A Hobey Baker Award Finalist

As the University of Minnesota men’s hockey team is getting ready to play in the Big Ten Tournament, one of its own is a finalist for the top honor in college hockey. Junior defenseman Mike Reilly has been named one of 10 finalists for the Hobey Baker Award.

03/19/2015

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Kelley, Gopher Women Ready For NCAA Tourney

The Gopher women’s basketball team believes now that they are in the dance, why not win some games? The reason they have a chance against DePaul and beyond is a new addition, who may have made it all possible.

03/18/2015

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Shae Kelley Making The Most Of Only Season At Minnesota

The recruiting standard has been set high by new coach Marlene Stollings and her staff at Minnesota. The one-player class of senior forward Shae Kelley has flourished.

03/17/2015

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Gophers Sweep Final Big Ten Weekly Hockey Awards

The University of Minnesota men’s hockey team got all three individual awards from the Big Ten Conference on Tuesday after sweeping Penn State over the weekend to win the league’s regular season title.

03/17/2015

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Minnesota Women Seeded No. 8 In NCAA Tournament

The Minnesota women’s basketball team has secured a spot in the NCAA Tournament for the first time in six seasons. The Gophers got an eighth seed and will open the tournament Friday at 4 p.m. CDT against ninth seed DePaul in South Bend, Indiana.

03/16/2015

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Mike Reilly Named Big Ten Defensive Player Of The Year

University of Minnesota junior Mike Reilly was named the Big Ten’s Defensive Player of the Year for the second straight year on Monday. Reilly was also selected First Team All-Big Ten as the league handed out its end-of-season awards.

03/16/2015

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Gophers Get Left Out Of NIT, Too

This frustrating season is over for the Gophers, without an opportunity to defend their National Invitation Tournament title.

03/16/2015

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Gopher Women Beat RIT, Advance To Frozen Four

The University of Minnesota women’s hockey team beat RIT 6-2 Saturday at Ridder Arena to earn a trip to the Frozen Four. It will be the Gophers’ 11th appearance in the national semifinals.

03/15/2015

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Gophers Sweep Penn State To Win Big Ten Title

The University of Minnesota men’s hockey team beat Penn State 6-2 Saturday night at Mariucci to complete a weekend sweep of the Nittany Lions. The win, coupled with Michigan State’s win over Michigan, let the Gophers earn their second straight Big Ten Conference regular season title.

03/15/2015

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Gophers’ Zahui B. Named First Team All-American

University of Minnesota sophomore Amanda Zahui B. was named a First-Team All-America selection Friday by ESPNW contributors. She’s the fifth player in Gopher women’s basketball history to earn the honor and first since Janelle McCarville in 2005.

03/14/2015

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Russell, Ohio State Beat Minnesota 79-73 In Big Ten Tourney

D’Angelo Russell scored 23 points, Shannon Scott had 21 and Ohio State beat Minnesota 79-73 in the Big Ten tournament on Thursday night.

03/12/2015

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King Scores 20, Minnesota Beats Rutgers 80-68 In Big Ten

Joey King hit six 3-pointers and scored 20 to lead Minnesota to an 80-68 victory over Rutgers in the first round of the Big Ten tournament on Wednesday.

03/11/2015

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Gophers Walker, Hollins Earn All-Big Ten Honors

University of Minnesota seniors Andre Hollins and Maurice Walker were recognized by the Big Ten Conference on Monday, which handed out its end-of-season awards to the league’s top players.

03/10/2015

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Gophers Get Rutgers In Opener At Big 10 Tournament

Minnesota will start the Big Ten tournament with a play-in game against last-place Rutgers. With a 6-12 record in conference play, the Gophers lost a tiebreaker with Northwestern and received the No. 11 seed.

03/09/2015

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3 Minnesota Pitchers Combine To No-Hit Creighton At CWS Park

Dalton Sawyer pitched a career-high seven innings, Tyler Hanson worked the eighth and Lance Thonvold finished with a 1-2-3 ninth at TD Ameritrade Park. It was Minnesota’s first no-hitter since Tom Windle did it against Western Illinois in 2013.

03/08/2015

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Newbill’s Buzzer-Beating 3 Lifts Penn State Past Minnesota

D.J. Newbill pulled up and calmly swished a 3-pointer at the buzzer, giving him 31 points to lift Penn State to a 79-76 victory over Minnesota on Sunday.

03/08/2015

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Gophers Adding A Wrinkle: Going No-Huddle

The bread and butter of the Gopher football team’s offense has been a ground-and-pound rushing attack, but as they hold their spring practices over the next month, they’re adding in a new wrinkle: The no-huddle is coming to Minnesota.

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No. 6 Wisconsin Wins Big 10 Title By Beating Minnesota 76-63

Wisconsin wasn’t about to let up after clinching at least a tie for the Big Ten title last weekend.

The Badgers had plenty of red-clad support with them on the road for inspiration. There was a certain 7-footer with all kinds of skills who helped a lot, too.

03/05/2015

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Gophers’ Brandt Wins Women’s WCHA Player Of The Year

Hannah Brandt and Rachel Ramsey claimed the top honors as the University of Minnesota women’s hockey team took eight awards from the WCHA, the league announced Wednesday.

03/04/2015

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Minnesota’s Zahui B Named To Naismith Trophy Top 10 List

A day after being named the Big Ten Player of the Year by the media, University of Minnesota sophomore Amanda Zahui B. was named a semifinalist for the Naismith Trophy. The award goes to the Player of the Year in women’s college basketball. Zahui is one of 10 semifinalists.

03/03/2015

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Top 2 Gopher NFL Prospects Sit On The Sidelines at Pro Day

Former Gophers running back David Cobb strained his quad at the NFL Combine last month, and rather than risk further injury by testing it in the Gophers’ annual Pro Day on Monday, he’s giving it time to heal up, and planning to hold his own personal pro day in early April.

03/02/2015

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Gophers’ Zahui Named Big Ten Player Of The Year

The Big Ten Conference announced Monday that Minnesota sophomore center Amanda Zahui B. was named the league’s Player of the Year by the media.

03/02/2015

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Gophers Football Opens Spring Practice March 3

Coming off its second straight 8-5 season and third consecutive season to end with a bowl game, the University of Minnesota football team opens spring practice on Tuesday.

03/01/2015

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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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