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Penn State Holds Off Minnesota Rally In 63-58 Win

D.J. Newbill scored 12 points, Jordan Dickerson blocked a shot with 4 seconds left and Penn State held off a late Minnesota rally to defeat the Gophers 63-58 Wednesday night. Penn State (14-7, 2-6 Big Ten) led by 10 points at the half but the Gophers (13-9, 2-7) shot their way back into a 46-45 lead before Devin Foster gave the Lions a lead they would hold for their second straight conference victory.

01/28/2015

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Tenacity Remains A Challenge For Minnesota’s Walker

Mo Walker has plenty of discipline. He dropped about 60 pounds after Richard Pitino was hired to make sure he could keep up with Minnesota coach’s faster style. The 6-foot-10 center’s biggest challenge these days revolves around mental toughness.

01/27/2015

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Gophers Women Fall Out Of AP Top 25

The Minnesota women’s basketball team has fallen out of the top 25 after consecutive losses.

01/26/2015

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No. 25 Rutgers Women Beat No. 21 Minnesota, 66-61

Tyler Scaife scored a season-high 28 points, on 12-of-21 shooting, to lead No. 25 Rutgers women past No. 21 Minnesota 66-61 on Saturday night.

01/25/2015

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Hollins Helps Minnesota Push Past Illinois 79-71

Andre Hollins helped Minnesota pull away with 17 of his 28 points in the second half, fueling a 79-71 victory Saturday over Illinois. Hollins finished 10 for 15 from the field, including 5 for 7 from 3-point range, and grabbed five rebounds for the Golden Gophers (13-8, 2-6 Big Ten). Carlos Morris had 13 of his 16 points in the first half, Mo Walker chipped in 12 points and 13 rebounds and Nate Mason added 10 points and six assists.

01/24/2015

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Discrimination Claim Filed Against University Of Minnesota

A complaint has been filed against the University of Minnesota that alleges gender discrimination in intercollegiate athletics. The university says in a statement that a complaint was filed with the U.S. Department of Education, Office for Civil Rights.

01/23/2015

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Minnesota To Get Banham Back Next Season

Minnesota will get guard Rachel Banham back for another year. Banham announced Friday she’ll return to the team next season after being awarded a medical hardship waiver by the NCAA, essentially a reset of her senior year.

01/23/2015

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Purdue Women Stun No. 21 Minnesota In Overtime 90-88

Whitney Bays scored 25 points, including the game-winning jumper with 3.4 seconds left in overtime, to give the Purdue women a 90-88 upset over No. 21 Minnesota on Thursday.

01/22/2015

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U of M To Recognize $15M Donor On Saturday

The University of Minnesota has raised $65 million toward the athletic facilities campaign, roughly one-third of the original goal.

01/22/2015

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Gopher Basketball Retiring Randy Breuer’s Jersey Saturday

Gophers great Randy Breuer, a Lake City, Minn., native, will have his No. 45 jersey retired during a halftime ceremony Saturday.

01/22/2015

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Minnesota Adds Auburn Transfer, Former DeLaSalle Standout

The Minnesota women’s basketball team has added another in-state player. Sophomore guard Allina Starr has decided to transfer from Auburn.

01/22/2015

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Gophers’ Lettieri Suspended 1 Game After Altercation Against Wisconsin

University of Minnesota sophomore Vinni Lettieri was suspended one game on Monday by the Big Ten Conference after an altercation between the Gophers and Wisconsin broke out near the end of Minnesota’s 5-2 win on Saturday at Mariucci Arena.

01/19/2015

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Gophers’ Shae Kelley Named Big Ten Player Of The Week

University of Minnesota senior Shae Kelley was honored by the Big Ten Conference on Monday after having a big week in a pair of victories.

01/19/2015

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No. 23 Minnesota Sneaks Past Indiana 65-61

Carile Wagner’s jumper with 37 seconds left lifted No. 23 Minnesota over Indiana 65-61 on Sunday. Wagner’s 3 with 1:18 left in the game gave Minnesota a 60-59 lead.

01/18/2015

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Gophers’ Beat Wisconsin 5-2 On Hockey Day Minnesota

After settling for a tie with Wisconsin Friday night, the University of Minnesota men’s hockey team dominated Saturday in a 5-2 win over the Badgers at Mariucci Arena.

01/17/2015

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Meet The Gopher Who’s The No. 1 College Wrestler In The U.S.

Here is a glimmer of sports hope on the local landscape. The Gopher wrestling team is ranked number one in the country, with a local wrestler ranked number one as an individual. Dylan Ness knows what it means to work. He was state champion at Bloomington Kennedy High school.

01/17/2015

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‘U’ Mascot Wins Bronze In Nat’l Cheer Contest

The University of Minnesota’s Goldy Gopher now has the hardware to prove he’s one of the best mascots in the country. Goldy took home the bronze at the Universal Cheer Association college nationals in Orlando this weekend.

01/17/2015

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With 31 Points, Hollins Leads Minnesota Past Rutgers 89-80

Andre Hollins spun around after swishing a 3-pointer on the second straight possession, flashing a wide smile as he held up three fingers next to his forehead.

01/17/2015

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Mason Takes Reins From Mathieu For Minnesota

There’s a point in each college basketball season when a player’s year in school matters a lot less than his production.

01/16/2015

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Kelley, No. 23 Minnesota Defeat Ohio State 76-72

Shae Kelley poured in 29 points and grabbed 18 rebounds, both career-highs, and No. 23 Minnesota pushed past Ohio State 76-72 on Thursday night. Mikayla Bailey added 16 points with 12 rebounds for the Gophers (15-2, 4-1 Big Ten), who had a 60-40 rebounding advantage. Amanda Zahui B. chipped in 14 points with eight boards and Shayne Mullaney dished out 10 assists.

01/15/2015

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Freshman Off To A Fast Start For Gophers Women’s Hockey

She led Benilde-St. Margaret’s to the state title game last season. This season, she’s leading the entire nation in scoring by a freshman.

01/15/2015

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Jarvis Johnson Had A Heart Attack In 8th Grade, Now He’s A Promising Point Guard

Next year, Jarvis Johnson will join the Gophers basketball team as the first local high school recruit under coach Richard Pitino. He hails from DeLaSalle High School and will join the team as a point guard.

01/13/2015

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Ohio State Could Fuel Impending Big Ten Renaissance

Ohio State’s thrashing of Oregon in the title game was more than just an ego boost for the Big Ten. It may have also signaled an impending renaissance for a league that looked finished four months ago.

01/13/2015

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Goldy The Gopher Heading To National Cheer Competition

He doesn’t even have vocal chords, but a local guy you may recognize is heading out to perform at a national cheerleading competition.

01/12/2015

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Reflecting On Minnesota’s Miserable Sports Weekend

Let’s recap your weekend, shall we?

The Timberwolves lost their 14th and 15th in a row Friday and Saturday night.

The Wild were outscored a combined 7-2 in losses to Nashville and Chicago, and have now lost five in a row and 11 of their last 13.

Gopher men’s basketball blew a 9-point lead with less than 8 to play at Michigan and lost their fourth in a row.

Men’s hockey was swept in Michigan, too, and has now lost three of four.

01/12/2015

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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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