Erik Nelson


Gophers win one event at Minnesota Diving Invite

There weren't any swimmers racing over the weekend, but that didn't mean there wasn't competition for Minnesota. The team hosted the Minnesota Diving Invite Thursday, Friday and Saturday. Divers from various universities participated, and most represented Big Ten programs.

As teams salute seniors, Gophers win against two of three opponents

Six Minnesota seniors, four women and two men, walked poolside on Friday night with roses in their hands and family members at their sides. It was Minnesota's senior night at Jean K. Freeman Aquatic Center, kicking off two days of competition against Michigan, Penn State and Wisconsin.

After swimming and living around the world, Tuomas Pokkinen excels with Gophers

Some college students choose the college or university they want to attend well in advance. This wasn't the case for sophomore Tuomas Pokkinen. Pokkinen, who is from Espoo, Finland, never traveled to the United States to visit colleges. He said he used Google for most of his research on the University of Minnesota. He was also older than most college freshmen.

Gophers fall in Big Ten Quarterfinal to Wisconsin

Minnesota (11-5-3) lost to Wisconsin (13-4-2) 2-0 in the quarterfinal of the Big Ten women's soccer tournament. The Gophers, who were the defending Big Ten tournament champions, could not advance to defend their 2016 title.

Gophers win on golden goal to send team into Big Ten tournament

For the fifth time this season, Minnesota (11-4-3, 7-3-1 Big Ten) took its opponent into overtime. This time around, the Gophers scored in 101st minute Wednesday night against Nebraska (9-5-5, 3-3-5 Big Ten) in Lincoln, Nebraska. Forward Julianna Gernes scored her ninth goal of the season with nine minutes left to play in the second overtime, giving Minnesota a 1-0 victory. Midfielder Molly Fiedler and forward Kellie McGahn earned assists. Gernes said she was frustrated that she couldn't score in regulation.