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Newly appointed Gophers football coach P.J. Fleck speaks during a press conference on Friday, Jan. 6, 2017 at TCF Bank Stadium.

Newly appointed Gophers football coach P.J. Fleck speaks during a press conference on Friday, Jan. 6, 2017 at TCF Bank Stadium.

1/6/2017, 10:00pm

P.J. Fleck aims to preserve tradition; change culture of Gophers football team

Fleck addressed the media Friday for the first time since assuming the role of head coach.

P.J. Fleck is well aware of the situation he has gotten into — that’s why he wanted to be the Gophers' new head football coach. Fleck was granted the position Friday morning, ushering in a new era for the team, which shortly staged and then ended a boycott over the suspension of ten players connected to an alleged sexual assault.


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Minnesota men's hockey team wins back-to-back in weekend games

Late-game heroics from captain Justin Kloos and forward Rem Pitlick led the Gophers to two victories over the weekend. No. 5 Minnesota (20-8-2, 11-3-0 Big Ten) swept No. 9 Penn State (18-8-2, 7-6-1 Big Ten) with late goals from captain Justin Kloos and forward Rem Pitlick to win 6-3 Friday and a thrilling 4-3 overtime win Saturday.


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Minnesota softball team wins all four games in North Carolina

The beginning of the season is typically a time to shake off the rust and learn what type of team you have, but don’t tell a Minnesota softball team that. The No. 14 Gophers won all four games of the Big Ten/ACC Challenge this weekend in Raleigh, North Carolina to extend their season-opening win streak to nine games — a program record.