Gophers shortstop Terrin Vavra has not been fully healthy in his collegiate career —until now. He has recovered from a back injury that left him on the sidelines for much of his freshman season, and he was not able to fully recover in his second year of college baseball. The result of him being healthy has been a .385 batting average in more than 100 at bats this year, which leads the team.
After they lost the first game 11-5, the team took the series against St. John's (13-9) by winning two in a row at U.S. Bank Stadium on Friday and Saturday.
Head coach John Anderson said in 2016 Luke Pettersen was an in-betweener — a guy who would be very good at the Division II level, but possibly might not cut it at the Division I level. But now in his senior year, Pettersen has proved he can make it at the highest level in college baseball.
Illinois and Minnesota were the only two Big Ten teams with no players invited to the NFL combine. That meant senior Minnesota players who have NFL hopes had to impress on the school's Pro Day.
Forward Davonte Fitzgerald is leaving the Gophers basketball team, the team announced Monday.
Minnesota (16-9, 2-1 Big Ten) took the first conference series of the year after winning 2-0 over Nebraska, on Sunday at Hawks Field to give the team two wins and one loss for the second weekend series in a row.
The winningest coach in Gophers men's hockey history stepped down on Tuesday after 19 seasons at the helm. Those who played for head coach Don Lucia spoke of their admiration for the coach, while some fans of the team expressed frustrations with Lucia's performance.
The departure of pitcher Brian Glowicki, who ran out of eligibility last year and was drafted by the Chicago Cubs, left the Gophers with a void to fill at closer. Glowicki's 16 saves was a record number in a season for Minnesota. The Gophers may have found a new closer for this season — freshman Max Meyer.
The Gophers (14-8) finished off their spring break road trip with three games against TCU.
When Gophers infielder Cole McDevitt stepped up to the plate in the sixth inning, it looked like the his team was going to go 1-1 in the mid-week series. The score was 4-1, with the Wisconsin-Milwaukee Panthers leading. But, McDevitt stepped up to the plate with two outs and the bases loaded, watched one ball go by for the 1-0 count, and then he swung and connected true with the baseball to send it over the purple fence in left-center. The grand slam gave Minnesota a 5-4 lead it wouldn't give up, securing a sweep of the two games.