Nik Stauskas scored 21 points and Glenn Robinson III provided an emotional lift with his dunks as No. 16 Michigan clinched at least a share of the Big Ten title with a 66-56 victory over Minnesota on Saturday night.
The University of Minnesota men’s hockey team scored five unanswered goals, three in the first period, in a 5-1 win over Penn State Friday night at Mariucci Arena. The Gophers (22-4-5) improved to 11-2-2 in Big Ten Conference play with the win.
Three goaltenders on Minnesota college hockey teams are among candidates for the inaugural Mike Richter Award. The Richter Award honors the top goalie in NCAA hockey.
Minnesota’s rejuvenating victory over rival Iowa was complete, and video of coach Richard Pitino’s postgame address to the players was being captured for one of the program’s multimedia productions. Pitino’s pep talk went right to the point: Austin Hollins.
The Big Ten Conference announced the 2015 men’s basketball schedule for the teams around the league on Friday. Minnesota, like every other Big Ten team, will face five teams at home and on the road during the regular season.
Austin Hollins and his Minnesota teammates were in one of those familiar February slumps. They fueled all that frustration into their finest shooting performance of the season, and No. 20 Iowa had the misfortune of being in the way.
University of Minnesota football coach Jerry Kill announced the team’s spring football practice schedule on Tuesday and for the fourth straight year, all practices will be open to the public. Kill and the Gophers will open spring practice with an afternoon workout on March 4.
The University of Minnesota announced Monday it will host a pro day workout for athletes getting ready for the NFL Draft in May. The event will be held March 3 at the Gibson-Nagurski Football Complex, where the Gophers football team practices during its season.
Tori Jankoska scored 16 of her 21 points in the first half, including four 3-pointers, as No. 21 Michigan State beat Minnesota 75-61 on Monday. Michigan State got out to a 16-point first half lead, after making 6 of 9 3-pointers, and led by double-digits for the first 16 minutes of the second half.
Jerry Kill says he’s “getting paid way too much” to be Minnesota’s coach but appreciative of the raise and contract extension he received.
Sam Thompson scored 16 of his 19 points in the second half, leading No. 24 Ohio State back from a 12-point deficit to a 64-46 victory over Minnesota on Saturday night. The Buckeyes outscored the Golden Gophers 46-18 in the second half. Lenzelle Smith Jr. added 13 points and Shannon Scott 10 for the Buckeyes (22-6, 9-6 Big Ten), who trailed by 10 at the half and by 12 early in the second half before taking control with a 17-0 run.
Minnesota has given football coach Jerry Kill a raise and another year on his contract. The university announced Saturday that Kill’s deal was extended through the 2018 season and that he’ll make $2.1 million in 2014, a big spike from his previous salary of $1.2 million. That was the lowest in the Big Ten. Athletic director Norwood Teague had promised for months the contract would be restructured.
The University of Minnesota women’s hockey team clinched a WCHA title with a 6-0 win over Minnesota-Duluth Friday night at Ridder Arena. The No. 1-ranked Gophers got a hat trick from sophomore Maryanne Menefee, the first of her career, and two goals from Sarah Davis.
Courtney Moses scored 27 points as No. 21 Purdue defeated Minnesota 63-42 on Thursday night.
Andre Hollins led Minnesota (17-10, 6-8) with 15 points, and Austin Hollins and Mo Walker each added 10. The Gophers have lost six of their last nine games.
No. 24-ranked Nebraska came into TCF Bank Stadium and walked out a loser, as Minnesota nabbed a 34-23 win.
Ohio St used their 16-0 second-half run to get past Minnesota.
The Golden Gophers gave up a fourth-quarter lead and lost 34-31 in the Meineke Car Care of Texas Bowl to Texas Tech.