Even with the college football season done and the Vikings out of the playoffs, the University of Minnesota campus can't seem to escape football. With Super Bowl LII coming to Minneapolis, the school has had to contribute to making the big game run.
With seconds to play, guard Isaiah Washington jogged down the court while the rest of his team walked. Washington put up a trivial three. The ball hit the back rim and went to an Iowa player, which signaled the end of the game as the Gophers walked off the court in defeat.
The Gophers did well amidst the noise and the other eight teams, taking first in eight events, including a career performance by Gopher freshman Teddy Frid.
With a large crowd and eight visiting teams filling the Minnesota Fieldhouse, the No. 11 Gophers women’s track and field team had an opportunity to show what kind of team they were.
Minnesota had the chance to get revenge on Northwestern with home-court advantage after a 23-point loss earlier this season. The Gophers (14-9, 3-7 Big Ten) couldn't use that advantage and fell 77-69 to the Wildcats (13-9, 4-5 Big Ten) in their second meeting at Williams Arena on Tuesday.
After over two years awaiting the construction of their new practice facility, the Gophers basketball team has finally moved into its new home — the Charlie and Kathy Cunningham Basketball Development Center — halfway through the season.
The Gophers (16-5, 5-3 Big Ten) had other plans, as clutch free throw shooting gave them a 77-72 victory over the Hawkeyes (15-5, 3-4 Big Ten) at Williams Arena on Sunday.
The Gophers offensive line and run game coordinator Ed Warinner is reportedly leaving the program for a position at Michigan, multiple outlets reported Saturday.
Even with the return of Amir Coffey, the Gophers showed they couldn't play with ranked teams in another Big Ten loss. In the final game of the Gophers' (14-8, 3-6 Big Ten) three-game east coast road trip, Minnesota fell to No. 22 Ohio State (17-4, 8-0 Big Ten) 67-49 at Madison Square Garden on Saturday in New York City.
As the Gophers await the status of key starters who are injured or suspended, the team continues to drop Big Ten games. With no experienced centers to take Reggie Lynch's place, in addition to an injured Amir Coffey, the Terrapins (15-6, 4-4 Big Ten) dominated the paint to beat Minnesota 77-66 at Xfinity Center in College Park, Md. Thursday.