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Gophers Ice Wisconsin, 3-1

Tom Serratore’s goal early in the third period was the game-winner as Minnesota beat Wisconsin 3-1.


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Minn. St., Mankato Beats Minnesota 5-3

Freshman Dylan Margonari scored his first game-winning goal late in the third period as Minnesota State, Mankato beat Minnesota 5-3 Saturday in a Western Collegiate Hockey Association game.


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Michigan Rules QB Robinson Out At Minnesota

Michigan quarterback Denard Robinson has been ruled out of the game at Minnesota.


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Gophers Cruise Past Purdue, 44-28

Freshman Philip Nelson threw three touchdown passes in the first half of his second college start for Minnesota, and the Gophers breezed to their first Big Ten victory of the season by beating Purdue 44-28 on Saturday afternoon.


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For Purdue And Minnesota, Big Ten Has Been Tough

The Big Ten’s strength has been questioned all season after some ugly wins and bad losses for several of its top-tier teams. Purdue and Minnesota have found the league to be plenty challenging.


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Gophers Out To Break 8-Game Losing Skid To Badgers

Just three weeks ago, Minnesota looked like it would be more than ready to challenge Wisconsin.


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Gophers Back From Bye, Eager To Put Iowa In Past

Minnesota was so eager to get back on track after the lopsided loss at Iowa that several of the Gophers started watching the not-so-pretty tape of the game that evening after the team returned home.


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Iowa Runs Past Minnesota 31-13

Mark Weisman ran for 177 yards, 155 in the first half, to lead Iowa to a 31-13 win over Minnesota on Saturday and give the Hawkeyes possession of the Floyd of Rosedale bronze pig trophy.


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Gophers Heading Into Next Game With High Expectations

A good start or a disappointment? These are two questions for the Minnesota Gopher football team heading into Week Two on the heels of a triple overtime heart-stopper at Nevada Las Vegas.


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For Gophers To Get Better, Receivers Must Improve

Minnesota coach Jerry Kill hasn’t hesitated to single out the position that’s the most critical toward the team’s improvement this season.


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Minnesota Beats La Salle In Opening Round Of NIT

Rodney Williams tied his career high with 21 points, Austin Hollins had 16 and Minnesota beat La Salle 70-61 Wednesday night in the opening round of the NIT.


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Gophers Take Upbeat Attitude To NIT

The National Invitation Tournament is often viewed as an anticlimactic, meaningless conclusion to the college basketball season, particularly for a program like Minnesota stuck in mediocrity for more than a decade.


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Minnesota Beats Bemidji State 3-0

Minnesota goalie Kent Patterson added another shutout to his record total and Zach Budish scored twice to lead Minnesota to a 3-0 Western Collegiate Hockey Association win over Bemidji State on Friday.


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Gophers Gear Up For Daunting Stretch Of Games

Minnesota has worked hard to overcome the season-ending injury to star Trevor Mbakwe and those four straight losses to open Big Ten play.


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Hollins Leads Minnesota Past No. 7 Indiana 77-74

Minnesota had lost four straight, was on the road against the nation’s No. 7 team and had lost star forward Trevor Mbakwe to an ACL injury more than a month earlier.


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Iowa Gets Another Road Win, 64-62 Over Minnesota

Matt Gatens had 19 points, six rebounds and three steals to lead Iowa’s second-half surge past Minnesota for a 64-62 victory on Wednesday night.


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Rodney Williams Leads Minnesota Past USC 55-40

Rodney Williams had 12 points — including two dunks — plus nine rebounds and four steals to give Minnesota some energy for a 55-40 victory over struggling Southern California on Saturday.


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Mbakwe Leads Minnesota Past DePaul 86-85

Trevor Mbakwe recorded his fourth double-double of the season, but it was his late defensive play that really stood out.


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Gophers’ Gray Has Kept His Cool — And Perspective

MarQueis Gray has had to do a lot of growing up this year.


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Mbakwe Leads Minnesota Past Bucknell 70-58

Trevor Mbakwe helped Minnesota pull away from Bucknell with 13 of his 17 points in the second half and the Gophers beat the Bison 70-58 Friday in their season opener.


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Wisconsin Beats Minnesota 3-1

Wisconsin scored three goals in the second period and ruined Minnesota’s first game as the No. 1-ranked team in the country with a 3-1 win over the Gophers on Friday.


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Mbakwe Is All Minnesota Needs Vs. Augustana

Trevor Mbakwe spent much of the summer determined to turn one of his biggest weaknesses into a strength.


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Mbakwe, Sampson Lead Minnesota Over Bemidji State

Trevor Mbakwe had 17 points and Ralph Sampson III scored 15, leading Minnesota to a 71-58 exhibition victory over Bemidji State on Tuesday night.


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Minnesota Shuts Out Vermont 6-0

Minnesota goalie Kent Patterson notched his third shutout of the season Friday, leading Minnesota to a 6-0 win over Vermont and the team’s best start in men’s hockey in 10 years.


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Gophers Start Season With 3 Point Guard Candidates

Success for most basketball teams starts at the point guard position, and Minnesota coach Tubby Smith is well aware of that.