Gopher Punter Names Himself 'Holder Of The Year'A punter for the Minnesota Gophers got a lot of buzz online for crowning himself with a title of his own creation. After the Big Ten snubbed Peter Mortell for the "Punter of the Year" honor, he took matters into his own sturdy hands Tuesday.
Minnesota Women Take Down Duke 86-64 In Big Ten/ACC ChallengeAzura Stevens picked up her fifth double-double of the season, putting up 26 points and pulling down 11 rebounds, and No. 14 Duke used a fast start to get past Minnesota 84-64 in the Big Ten/ACC Challenge on Thursday night.
Minnesota Women To Face 14th-Ranked DukeThe Minnesota women's basketball team has a tough test in the Big Ten/ACC Challenge. The Gophers play on the road against 14th-ranked Duke. The game is Thursday, the first for the Gophers since senior guard Rachel Banham became the program's all-time leading scorer.
Despite Late Push, Gophers Fall To Iowa 40-35LeShun Daniels rushed for a career-high 195 yards and three touchdowns and No. 8 Iowa held off Minnesota 40-35 on Saturday night to start 10-0 for the first time in school history.
Despite Strong Performance From Leidner, Gophers Fall To Nebraska 48-25Tommy Armstrong Jr. bounced back from a pair of bad performances to start Big Ten play, passing for 261 yards and three touchdowns to start the salvaging of Nebraska's season and preserve a 48-25 victory over Minnesota on Saturday.
Gophers Trying To Recover From Rough StartThe Big Ten's West Division is the most winnable of the two these days. The current class of the conference, Ohio State, Michigan State and Michigan, is in the other group. Nebraska and Minnesota were two of the early favorites, but they've already fallen behind. Their matchup on Saturday will be critical for remaining in the race, with undefeated Iowa off to the strongest start.
Brooks' Long Run Leads Gophers Past Purdue 41-13Shannon Brooks ran for 176 yards and changed the game with a 71-yard touchdown run early in the third quarter to help Minnesota break out of its offensive funk with a 41-13 blowout at Purdue.
Northwestern, Minnesota Meet In Big Ten OpenerUnbeaten and on the rise, No. 16 Northwestern would like to stay that way now that Big Ten play is about to begin.
Big Ten Teams Use Last Nonconference Games To Clean Up ActsThe last Saturday in September will be the last chance for Big Ten teams to work out their kinks before conference play begins. Minnesota is desperate for more offense. Nebraska needs better play from its defense. Even defending national champion and top-ranked Ohio State has problems.
Minnesota To Face Oklahoma State In South DakotaMinnesota will play Oklahoma State in a neutral-site nonconference game in Sioux Falls, South Dakota, this season. The Gophers announced Friday they'll face the Cowboys on Saturday, Dec. 12, at the 3,250-seat Sanford Pentagon arena.
Lynx Sign Draft Picks Gray, KelleyThe Lynx announced the signings Monday of second-round draft pick Reshanda Gray, who was chosen 16th overall, and third-rounder Shae Kelley of Minnesota, who was picked 35th overall.
Can Attendance Issues At College Hockey Tournaments Be Fixed?College hockey held its men's conference tournaments this weekend, and if you watched any of the games with Minnesota teams in them, you noticed a common theme -- empty seats.
Gophers Get Left Out Of NIT, TooThis frustrating season is over for the Gophers, without an opportunity to defend their National Invitation Tournament title.
Gophers Get Rutgers In Opener At Big 10 TournamentMinnesota will start the Big Ten tournament with a play-in game against last-place Rutgers. With a 6-12 record in conference play, the Gophers lost a tiebreaker with Northwestern and received the No. 11 seed.
Newbill's Buzzer-Beating 3 Lifts Penn State Past MinnesotaD.J. Newbill pulled up and calmly swished a 3-pointer at the buzzer, giving him 31 points to lift Penn State to a 79-76 victory over Minnesota on Sunday.