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Gary Wilson Reflects On Coaching 28 Years At ‘U Of M’

Gary Wilson has been coaching track and cross country since he got out of college. Last week, at age 66, he decided to hang up the stop watch and retired from the University of Minnesota.

06/10/2013

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Beyond Bounds: ‘Tonka Star Joe Martinson Knows Exactly Who He Is

Joe Martinson knows exactly who he is. The Minnetonka senior pitcher doesn’t step into the batter’s box, or take to the field – his focus revolves solely around the mound.

05/28/2013

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Joe Coleman To Transfer From Minnesota

Guard Joe Coleman is the first Minnesota player to transfer after the coaching change this season. The Golden Gophers announced Wednesday that Coleman has been granted a release from his scholarship.

05/15/2013

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Former FIU Recruit Follows Pitino To Minnesota

Daquein McNeil is following Richard Pitino to Minnesota.

04/23/2013

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Teague Says Pitino Was A Candidate All Along

Just over a week after making his first big hire at Minnesota, athletic director Norwood Teague says he couldn’t be happier to have landed Richard Pitino as his basketball coach.

04/11/2013

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Alt, Haula Bring Early Gophers Departures To 5

The final count is in for the Minnesota men’s hockey team. The Gophers have lost five players early to the pros.

04/08/2013

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Sources: Smart On Short List For Gophers, Saunders A Long Shot

Virginia’s Shaka Smart has been confirmed on the Gophers’ short list, but Flip Saunders is a long shot, according to Mike Max’s sources.

03/25/2013

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Rally Falls Short As Minnesota Season Ends 78-64

Mike Rosario scored 25 points and Florida used an overpowering first half to roll past Minnesota and into the NCAA tournament round of 16 for third consecutive year with a 78-64 win Sunday in the South Regional.

03/24/2013

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Ups And Downs Precede Minnesota’s Tourney Bid

The Minnesota Golden Gophers were ranked as high eighth in the country, and then they weren’t ranked at all. They beat No. 1 Indiana, and then they lost to Nebraska.

03/19/2013

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Fans Share Experience Of Gophers’ Historic Win, Celebration

It’s one of the oldest buildings in college basketball, but Williams Arena has never seen a scene quite like Tuesday night.

02/27/2013

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Iowa Rolls Past Minnesota, 72-51

Devyn Marble and Aaron White each had 15 points as Iowa shrugged off an early 16-point deficit and rolled past Minnesota 72-51 on Sunday for its third straight win.

02/17/2013

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No. 18 Minnesota Loses At Home To Illinois 57-53

Tubby Smith spoke softly at the podium, again lamenting costly turnovers and bad decisions by his once-surging team.

02/10/2013

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Gophers Get Key Late Additions To Recruiting Class

This year’s recruits for Minnesota include only one in-state scholarship player, linebacker Chris Wipson from Wayzata.

02/06/2013

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No. 23 Minnesota Escapes Iowa With 62-59 Win

Austin Hollins hit a go-ahead 3-pointer with 11.6 seconds left, lifting No. 23 Minnesota to a 62-59 victory over Iowa on Sunday afternoon.

02/03/2013

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Katie Flug Thrives In Roseville, Will Thrive At U Of M

Roseville’s Katie Flug is thriving in her senior season. And the Ms. Hockey finalist has a future that includes the best college team in the country.

02/01/2013

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‘U’ Women’s Hockey Shooting For Record Books, Championship

The Gopher women’s hockey team goes into Madison, Wis. Friday trying to beat their rivals and remove their record. They’ve won 32 straight, tying them with the Badgers for an unbeaten streak. But that’s only a part of this year’s goal.

01/24/2013

Minnesota Ties North Dakota, 4-4

Top-ranked Minnesota erased a two-goal deficit in the last 10 minutes to earn a 4-4 tie with North Dakota on Saturday in the last Western Collegiate Hockey Association game between the long-time rivals.

01/19/2013

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Tubby Leaning Heavy On Starters In Big Ten Play

Tubby Smith drew some criticism in his first five seasons in Minnesota for a substitution pattern that often looked more like a hockey philosophy.

01/16/2013

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Minnesota Rolls Over Alaska-Anchorage 7-1

Minnesota forward Kyle Rau had his first career hat trick as the top-ranked Golden Gophers beat Alaska-Anchorage 7-1 Saturday.

01/12/2013

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Gophers J Robinson Out For Weekend Wrestling Meets

Minnesota wrestling coach J Robinson is not traveling with the team this weekend for dual meets with Ohio State and Indiana because of a knee infection.

01/10/2013

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No. 9 Minnesota Tops No. 18 Michigan St, 76-63

Andre Hollins had 22 points and six assists and Rodney Williams added 15 points and six rebounds to lift No. 9 Minnesota to a 76-63 victory over No. 18 Michigan State on Monday.

12/31/2012

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Gophers Look To Prove Themselves In Big Ten

The Minnesota Golden Gophers have been here before. They’ve steamrolled through cushy nonconference schedules to crack the AP Top 25 and raise some optimism for the season. Then the Big Ten comes along and roughs them up.

12/30/2012

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Gophers Fans Cautiously Optimistic About Bowl Game

The Golden Gophers football team is set to take on Texas Tech in a bowl game starting at 8 p.m. Friday. The teams will face off in the Meineke Car Care Bowl in Texas.

12/28/2012

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Young Gopher Goalie Brings Quality Consistency

As the Nebraska-Omaha hockey team battles with the Golden Gophers, there’s reason for optimism even if it’s still early in the season.

11/30/2012

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Williams Lifts Minnesota Past Tennessee St. 72-43

Rodney Williams had 15 points and seven rebounds as Minnesota defeated Tennessee State 72-43 Thursday night.

11/15/2012

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