Fans who have watched guard Carlie Wagner play for the Gophers the last four years won't have to go far to see her at the next level.
Lizak lost in the championship round in the 2017 tournament, but this year, he had to go through wrestlebacks to finish All-American back-to-back. He lost his second-round match 4-2 in overtime, then followed that with five victories in a row to claim All-American honors and finish fourth. He was the only Minnesota wrestler to finish top eight, the qualification for All-American.
The Gophers coaching staff thought senior Karlie Place was improving, so they ordered bigger poles for her to exceed past performances. There was one problem, however: the poles arrived the day before Saturday's meet, the Parents Day Invite, and Place did not have time to practice with them before she competed. She still managed to finish first on the pole vault with a jump of 13 feet, 11.75 inches. She fell just short of a career best, as Minnesota claimed five event titles over the weekend.
Wagner hit four 3-pointers in the third quarter alone, to finish with 20 points as Minnesota won 71-61 against Wisconsin Wednesday in Madison, Wis. The Gophers have now defeated the Badgers 11 times in a row.
Minnesota tallied 101.333 team points in the meet. The next closest team was North Dakota State with 61.666 points.
The Gophers came into the game against the Badgers with nine consecutive wins in the matchup. On Thursday night, Minnesota made it 10 straight rivalry wins with ease.
Guard Destiny Pitts and her team kept the game close, but ultimately No. 21 Rutgers pulled away from Minnesota in overtime to win 80-70 on Saturday at Rutgers Athletic Center.
Reggie Lynch violated University's sexual misconduct code and faces suspension until 2020, reports say
Gophers men's basketball center Reggie Lynch was deemed in violation of the University of Minnesota's sexual misconduct policy and could be suspended from the school until 2020, according to multiple reports. Lynch's possible suspension stems from a April 2016 incident that took place in a University dorm room, the Pioneer Press reported Thursday night. The suspension, which was recommended by the University's Office of Equal Opportunity and Affirmative Action, goes into effect on Tuesday, unless Lynch appeals.
Northrop Auditorium on East Bank will host the seventh-annual NFL Honors, the auditorium announced Monday. The show is dedicated to the league's players and moments from the most recent NFL season. NBC will air the show on Saturday, Feb. 3 at 8 p.m. while the event will happen earlier in the day.
Minnesota (26-5) will play the University of North Dakota (30-7) in its first game of the NCAA tournament, the Division I Women’s Volleyball committee announced Sunday. "We're excited to get going," head coach Hugh McCutcheon told reporters. "It's a difficult year. They're a lot of good teams out there, but we certainly feel like we've been treated well. We think we're in a good spot."