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Veteran men's gymnastics duo readies for final Minnesota meet

Senior Mitchell Soukup said that this last week is the epitome of what he has worked for in his four years with the Gophers. Soukup, along with fellow senior Zach Liebler, heads to the NCAA Championships this weekend, which will be the duo’s final event of their collegiate careers. “Everyone says it’s going to go fast, but you don’t really realize it until it’s here,” Soukup said.


Gophers football put on entertaining show in spring game

In its first spring game under head coach P.J. Fleck, Minnesota’s Team Maroon came away with a 42-40 victory in an entertaining matchup at this year’s spring football game. Five healthy offensive linemen proved to be no problem for Minnesota during Saturday’s game. “We’ve got some bumps and bruises, and we have a dislocated finger here or there,” Fleck said.


Gophers men's gymnastics team takes third; three earn medals

Head coach Mike Burns went to Champaign, Illinois for the Big Ten Championships and left as Big Ten Coach of the Year. Burns coached his team to a third place finish, as No. 5 Minnesota earned a 413.300 in the meet. “That was a pretty humbling moment,” Burns said.


Gophers men's gymnastics heads to Big Ten meet with confidence

The Gophers head into the postseason knowing they can outscore any team in the Big Ten. No. 5 Minnesota scored a Big Ten best 426.950 in its dual against Nebraska before it heads to Champaign, Illinois for the Big Ten Championships on April 7. “The score indicated that we were on our game that night, which was outstanding,” said head coach Mike Burns.


Despite little time in water, Gophers rowing attempts to hit stride

The Gophers women’s rowing team faces adversity early in the Spring season. Minnesota cannot practice in the water year round, because of the state’s weather, but the team competes against colleges in warmer states that practice outside all year. “On top of not getting water time, we also have people who really don’t have that much rowing experience,” said senior Catherine Ahrens.


Gophers men's gymnastics beat Nebraska on the road

The Gophers needed the third-highest score in the NCAA this season to earn a road victory. Minnesota earned a team-high score to defeat Nebraska 426.950-425.550 in Lincoln, Nebraska on Saturday. “We started strong and we kept at it,” said head coach Mike Burns.


Gophers’ vault proves to be strong suit

The Gophers’ best event this season has been one they can’t practice in their own facility. Minnesota has to go to the women’s gymnastics facility, Peik Gym, once a week to practice vault; however, the team ranks No. 2 in season average for the event via roadtonationals.com. “Some of the gymnasts were touching the beam on the ceiling [in the men’s facility],” said assistant coach Kostya Kolesnikov, who works with the gymnasts on vault.