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Gophers Women Overcoming Loss Of Best Player

The Minnesota Golden Gophers had not been ranked in The Associated Press Top 25 in nearly 10 years. That drought seemed as if it would keep going when star guard Rachel Banham was lost for the season with a knee injury on Dec. 10.

01/09/2015

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Gophers Hockey Looks To Get Rhythm Back At Michigan

The University of Minnesota men’s hockey team heads to Michigan this weekend ranked No. 9 in the country, which is a bit disappointing. The Gophers started the season ranked No. 1. Now, they’re trying to find a rhythm to what’s otherwise been an inconsistent season.

01/08/2015

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Gophers Embrace National Ranking, Prep For Maryland Sunday

The University of Minnesota women’s basketball team has taken a strange journey to the top 25 in the national polls. There is irony in the next game on the Gophers’ schedule, and there was a post-practice celebration on Wednesday.

01/07/2015

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Which Team Has The Better Future: Vikings Or Gophers?

The Minnesota Vikings and Gophers football teams are in fairly similar situations after the 2014 season and heading into the future. So which team’s future is brighter, the Vikings or Gophers?

01/07/2015

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No. 22 Ohio State Escapes Minnesota With 74-72 OT Win

Marc Loving’s jump shot from the lane with 5.6 seconds left in overtime lifted No. 22 Ohio State to a 74-72 victory over Minnesota on Tuesday night, helping the Buckeyes escape with the win after blowing a 12-point second-half lead.

01/06/2015

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Gophers’ Rau Named Big Ten Second Star Of The Week

After collecting three points in a weekend split at the Mariucci Classic, senior Kyle Rau of the Gophers men’s hockey team was named the Big Ten’s Second Star of the Week.

01/06/2015

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After Rough Road Games, Gophers Senior Guards Need Rebound

DeAndre Mathieu, Andre Hollins and the rest of their Minnesota teammates badly need to bounce back this week. The Gophers lost road games at Purdue and Maryland to start Big Ten play.

01/05/2015

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Single-Game Tickets On Sale Tuesday For Timberwolves/Cavs Game

Tickets will go on sale at 10 a.m. Tuesday online and at the Target Center box office as Kevin Love prepares to make his return to Minneapolis for the first time since being traded to Cleveland in the offseason

01/05/2015

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Gophers Women Crack AP Top 25 Basketball Poll

The Minnesota women’s basketball team has cracked the Associated Press national rankings for the first time in nearly nine years.

01/05/2015

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Gophers Women Win At Wisconsin, 72-60

The University of Minnesota women’s basketball team scored 40 first-half points on the way to a 72-60 win over Wisconsin on Sunday in Madison, Wis.

01/04/2015

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Gophers Beat RIT To Get Split In Mariucci Classic

The University of Minnesota men’s hockey team got a 3-2 win in overtime over RIT Saturday night to earn a split and third place at the Mariucci Classic.

01/04/2015

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No. 12 Maryland Beats Minnesota 70-58 In Big Ten

Melo Trimble scored 20 points, and No. 12 Maryland used a strong defensive performance to beat Minnesota 70-58 on Saturday in the Terrapins’ inaugural Big Ten home game. Dez Wells added 12 points, seven rebounds and four assists, and sophomore Damonte Dodd had a career-high 12 rebounds for the Terrapins (14-1, 2-0), who have won seven straight. Maryland hasn’t been 14-1 since 1997.

01/03/2015

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Gophers’ Maxx Williams Declares For NFL Draft

Maxx Williams’ amazing touchdown against Missouri in the Buffalo Wild Wings Citrus Bowl on Thursday was his last as a Gophers football player. Williams made it official Friday afternoon, announcing he will forego his final two years of college eligibility and declare for the NFL Draft.

01/02/2015

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Good Question: What’s The Benefit Of Playing Bowl Games?

This year marks the first time in 53 years that the University of Minnesota has played in a New Year’s Day bowl game. Despite the Gophers’ loss to the University of Missouri at the Citrus Bowl Thursday, WCCO wondered what benefit Minnesota gets for being in a big-time bowl game.

01/01/2015

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Gopher Fans Optimistic For Next Season Despite Bowl Loss

It was the first New Year’s Day bowl game since 1962 for the Minnesota Gophers, and fans packed sports bars to cheer on their team in the Citrus Bowl. In the video above, Kylie Bearse spent the day with Gopher fans who are still optimistic even after their loss to Mizzou.

01/01/2015

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Mizzou Tops Gophers In Citrus Bowl, 33-17

Marcus Murphy ran for 159 yards, Russell Hansbrough added 114 yards and a touchdown and No. 16 Missouri beat Minnesota 33-17 on Thursday in the Citrus Bowl. Missouri (11-3) won its third straight bowl game to reach 11 victories for the fourth time in school history.

01/01/2015

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Equipment Crew Gets Gophers Ready Long Before Bowl Game

The Gopher football team wouldn’t get anywhere Thursday against Missouri in the Citrus Bowl without the guys who pack up and transport the helmets and shoulder pads.

01/01/2015

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91-Year-Old Gopher Fan Headed To Citrus Bowl

Andy Dyrdal loves the Minnesota Gophers. The team’s colors — maroon and gold — run through his veins. The 91-year-old said he’s been a fan as long as he can remember.

01/01/2015

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Dayton Pushing For Later Start Times For Gopher Home Games

While Gopher fans focus on Thursday’s bowl game, Governor Mark Dayton is thinking ahead to next season. The governor doesn’t want the Gophers starting any more home games before noon. In fact, he’d like to see a law in Minnesota making those early starts illegal.

12/31/2014

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Gophers Spend New Year’s Eve Prepping For Citrus Bowl

The preparations started last week as the Gopher football team departed for a date in Orlando, and a bit of a mission.

12/31/2014

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Purdue Rallies, Beats Minnesota 72-68

Having lost its three most recent games leading into Christmas break, Purdue was greeted in its first post-holiday practice by a routine of painful wall sits, mixed with sprints to the opposite baseline.

12/31/2014

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Mizzou, Minnesota Primed For Citrus Bowl Matchup

At Minnesota, fourth-year coach Jerry Kill and the Golden Gophers (8-4) are celebrating a return to a New Year’s Day bowl for the first time since 1962.

12/31/2014

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Twin Cities Restaurants Prepare For Citrus Bowl Crowds

Twin Cities restaurants are gearing up for the Citrus Bowl. Even though the game is in Orlando, Fla., Buffalo Wild Wings regional manager Sue Benson said the Gopher team excitement should help restaurants gain many customers on New Year’s Day.

12/30/2014

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Jerry Kill, Back From Leave, Leads Gophers To Bowl

When Minnesota coach Jerry Kill came back from a leave of absence sooner than expected, everyone took notice. Last year, after a bout with epileptic seizures forced Kill to miss an entire game for the first time in his career, he appeared in the locker room at Northwestern to give the Gophers a surprise pep talk.

12/30/2014

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Gophers Zauhi Named Big Ten Player Of The Week

After a big win over Nebraska Monday night, the University of Minnesota women’s basketball team got a weekly honor Tuesday from the Big Ten Conference. Amanda Zahui B., a sophomore center, was named the league’s Player of the Week.

12/30/2014

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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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