The No. 19-ranked Gophers' softball team wants to be seen as a powerhouse. But not just one in the Big Ten, where the team has finished 84-11 over the past five seasons, but in all of college softball. So far in 2019, their record and schedule have accomplished that.
Last year's Big Ten Championships in Ann Arbor, Michigan didn't not go as the Minnesota Gophers men's gymnastics team had planned. The No. 2 ranked Gophers were the favorites heading into an event the team had prepared for all season.
One week ago, Lexy Ramler was honored as the Big Ten Gymnast of the Year. The next afternoon, Ramler competed at the Big Ten Championships, claiming the Big Ten beam title and a share of the all-Around title. Four days later, she became an All-American.
Minnesota started its home season with a dominant victory over Big Ten foe Purdue 5-1. The two teams reconvene Saturday for the second game of the series.
Months of training for former Gophers' football players and others from colleges in Minnesota led up to Wednesday's pro day at the David and Janis Larson Football Performance Center.
The No. 6-ranked men's team hit the mats on Saturday, March 23 at Maturi Pavillion for the final time this season, taking on No. 8 Iowa and No. 5 Penn State. The Gophers needed to win the meet and have Michigan lose to Nebraska to grab a share of the inaugural Big Ten Regular Season Championship.
The Gophers (22-9, 3-0) ended their spring break trip in Maryland (16-15, 0-3) taking on the Terrapins in their first Big Ten matchup of the season. Minnesota's start to conference play was a success, as it swept the three-game series, outscoring Maryland 30-13.
The Gophers beat Penn State and moved on to the second round of the Big Ten Tournament. Minnesota squares off against Purdue on Friday at 6 p.m.
The Gophers have climbed the rankings steadily each week and have put together their best two performances in back-to-back weeks to vault them into the top-10 nationally and second among all Big Ten teams, trailing only No.7 Michigan.
No. 22 Minnesota softball traveled to Austin, Texas for the Longhorn Invitational over the weekend, taking on Texas Southern and No. 9 Texas.