4/24/2017, 9:03am

Minnesota softball sweeps Iowa with record crowd

Three wins over the weekend culminated in a record-breaking home crowd for the Minnesota softball team. The fifth-ranked Gophers softball program (43-3, 16-1 Big Ten) capped off a three-game sweep of the Iowa Hawkeyes (15-27, 7-10 Big Ten) in front of a record crowd of 1,383 on Sunday. “Today’s crowd was unbelievable,” head coach Jessica Allister said.

4/20/2017, 10:15am

Gophers don't rely on superstition to win baseball games, but it helps

Superstition in baseball is nothing new, but the 22-10 Gophers have developed their own style. No, there’s no live praying mantis, like the one in the dugout of the Kansas City Royals – known as the Rally Mantis – which helped the team in a stretch that saw 18 victories out of 22 games. No one wears a thong to get out of a slump at the plate – like Jason Giambi used to do – but there are still simple and effective routines that the team has employed when things are going well.