After a thrilling 18-inning, 5-4 victory over Ohio State on Saturday, Minnesota played another 18 innings on Sunday, this time over two games, winning both to secure the sweep over the Buckeyes.
Minnesota played a close game Friday night against Northwestern. The Gophers lost 1-0 but there wasn't a shortage of key defensive plays.
At Shane Wiskus' childhood home in Spring Park, Minnesota, he keeps a whiteboard. It's not a calendar or a to-do list. It's not meant for doodles or grocery items.
The Gophers head into the final regular season series of the season against Northwestern having won their last 11 games. They stand in third place in the Big Ten with a chance to climb into the top spot after this weekend.
Gophers' linebacker Blake Cashman was drafted by the New York Jets in the fifth round of the 2019 NFL draft on Friday in Nashville, Tennessee.
Minnesota currently sits third in the conference, trailing second-place Michigan by half a game and Northwestern by one game. The Gophers will take on the Wildcats in the final series of the regular season May 3-5.
This weekend had been on Shane Wiskus' mind since last year. He got his first taste of the NCAA Championships as a freshman in 2018, when he played an integral part in the team's second-place finish. This year, he added to his personal trophy case.
The Gopher's men gymnastics team heads to the NCAA Championships this weekend in a position that is striking similar to that of 2018.
The Gophers' women's gymnastics team knew it was going to be a tough road to the NCAA Championships. New rule changes saw the championship field drop from 12 to eight and with the Gophers ranking No. 11 in the country, they were right on the bubble.
The Gophers' softball team traveled to Illinois over the weekend, riding a six-game winning streak and looking for their third consecutive Big Ten sweep. While the Gophers failed to complete the sweep, the team took two out of three from the Fighting Illini, boosting their conference record to 8-1.