Minnesota gave up two goals, 22 shots and four power play attempts to Michigan — all in the second period. The Gophers couldn't recover from the sluggish second and lost to the Wolverines Friday.
Fans woke up Saturday morning to a familiar frame of mind: the Gophers are underdogs against Wisconsin. The point spread favored the Badgers by more than 11 on their home turf to keep Paul Bunyan's Axe in Madison for the 15th-consecutive year.
Minnesota faltered in the second and third periods, giving up a 2-0 lead around the mid-point of the game. Michigan State emerged with the victory 4-2, splitting the series.
Minnesota will be without an all-Big Ten catcher starting in the 2019 season. Junior Kendyl Lindaman will be transferring from Minnesota after two seasons with the Gophers.
Shannon Brooks was arrested and charged with a probable cause of domestic assault early Sunday, according to Hennepin County jail records.
Nayoka Clunis, a member of the women's track and field team for Minnesota, will compete at the first-ever Athletics World Cup in London this weekend.
The 2018 class is highlighted by a former running back, a player from the women's basketball team that went to the Final Four and a letterwinner in two sports.
In nearly identical tweets posted within two minutes of each other on Sunday, brothers John and Luke Mittelstadt committed to play their college hockey for the University of Minnesota.
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.