The Gopher Road Trip — a four-day, two-leg, nine-stop road trip across the state — stopped in Alexandria, Minnesota to gave fans and supporters alike the chance to interact with and listen to Gophers coaches. Speakers reflected on past athletic successes and looked forward to upcoming seasons.
No. 11 Minnesota emerged as the overall team champion in both the indoor and outdoor Big Ten tournament on Sunday in Bloomington, Indiana. The Gophers finished with 134 points and beat second-place Purdue by two points.
It has been a long journey with a lot of bumps in the road for senior Dani Wagner to end up in center field for the Gophers softball team.
The Gophers tacked on two more victories against North Dakota State Tuesday in the final nonconference matchup of the season. Minnesota won the first game 3-0 and the second game 6-1 against its neighbors to the northwest.
The Gophers (32-14, 15-3 Big Ten) swept Purdue (13-39, 4-15 Big Ten) this weekend to further solidify their third-place hold in the Big Ten standings. Minnesota just swept its fourth consecutive series, with victories over Iowa, Nebraska, Wisconsin and now the Boilermakers.
The Gophers swept Nebraska (30-17, 8-7 Big Ten) at Jane Sage Cowles Stadium over the weekend for the team's second consecutive series sweep.
University of Minnesota pitcher Sydney Smith is well-traveled with trips abroad and across the country. Smith just recorded her third victory with the Gophers in the series finale Sunday over Iowa, clinching a sweep for the weekend. For Smith, it was a long journey to find herself pitching for Minnesota.
The games were rescheduled and not cancelled, and the Gophers took advantage and won their series versus Iowa on Thursday and Friday. Minnesota (24-14, 7-3 Big Ten) won the game on Thursday 8-0, the first game of the doubleheader 6-2 Friday and earned the 11-1 victory in the second game of Friday.
Minnesota played its annual spring game Thursday night, where fans and media alike got to see the next wave of Gophers football.
Lindsay Whalen was named the next head coach of the women's basketball team Thursday.