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Gophers forward Mike Szmatula looks for a passing outlet against Michigan on Friday, Jan. 13, 2017 at Mariucci Arena.

Gophers forward Mike Szmatula looks for a passing outlet against Michigan on Friday, Jan. 13, 2017 at Mariucci Arena.

Last Updated 16 hours ago

Minnesota men's hockey prepares for NCAA regionals

The Gophers return to tournament play with a top seed after missing it last year.

A future Big Ten rivalry in the making takes some of its first steps Saturday. No. 5 Minnesota (23-11-3) begins the NCAA tournament against No. 12 Notre Dame (21-11-5), which will join the Big Ten next season, Saturday. “[Notre Dame is] a lot like our own team,” said head coach Don Lucia.


Last Updated 17 hours ago

U.S. Bank Stadium gets mixed reviews for Minnesota baseball

When Minnesota played Seattle University on Feb. 24 at U.S. Bank Stadium, it marked the first time the Gophers had played a home game in February since 2013. Only two players on the current roster were a part of that 2013 team: Jordan Smith and Matt Stemper.


3/21/2017, 9:36pm

Lizak, Pfarr lead Gophers to seventh place NCAA finish

Brett Pfarr only won one state title while at LeSeur-Henderson High School — making it all the more gratifying when he took the mat to wrestle for an NCAA championship last weekend. The redshirt senior made his first appearance in an NCAA title match at 197 pounds, falling to top-ranked — and Olympic bronze medalist — J’den Cox of Missouri by 8-2 decision. “I made the most of every moment,” said Pfarr. “It was an incredible experience.”


3/21/2017, 8:04pm

Three Gophers football players win appeals in UMN sexual assault case

Three Gophers football players won appeals over University of Minnesota sanctions for their alleged involvement in a September sexual assault case. University Provost Karen Hanson, who oversees the appeal process in campus sexual misconduct adjudications, ruled that Antoine Winfield Jr., Mark Williams and running back Kobe McCrary won’t be punished, the St.


3/20/2017, 12:47pm

Minnesota women finish 10th at NCAA Swim and Dive Championship

Senior Lexi Tenenbaum ended her collegiate career on a high note last weekend. Tenenbaum — who finished in 34th place on the 3-meter board last season — came in fourth this time and won College Swimming Coaches Association Diver of the Year as Minnesota came in 10th overall. “I don’t think we could have done much better,” said head coach Kelly Kremer.