The Gophers made it to the NCAA tournament after missing out last season. The 10th-seeded team will take on No. 7-seeded Louisville in the first game set for Thursday.
Although it was a happy Tuesday night for Minnesota basketball fans with an upset victory over Purdue, one fan's actions stirred controversy after the game.
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.