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If there’s a job to be done, the Saints’ Sean Aronson tackles it “In a nutshell, he’s the best utility player I think we have,” co-owner Mike Veeck said.
The All-America defenseman, who'll officially sign this week, went through the ups and downs of free agency.
Byron Buxton's debut was compared to those of Joe Mauer and Kirby Puckett.
Though Buxton will put an extra premium on Twins tickets this week, the incoming lineup of opponents had already accounted for the expected attendance spike.
The Wolverines reached the NCAA tournament the only way they could: by winning the Big Ten.
Big Ten regular-season champions traveled to play in Dominican Republic
Two metro area standouts are expected to be a part of Darin Erstad's Huskers’ incoming 2015 recruiting class.
The improved Big Ten kept host Minnesota out of the conference tourney
The Gophers, traditionally one of the conference’s top teams, missed the Big Ten tournament for only the third time in the past 18 seasons.
The freshman-heavy lineup in 2012 finished ninth in the Big Ten, jumped to third the next year, and once they matured into upperclassmen they’ve been excellent — as they predicted.
The Gophers must sweep their final conference series this weekend against Michigan State to have any chance of being in the tournament at Target Field.
Every time Big Ten Player of the Year Sara Groenewegen unloads a fastball or blasts a home run she’s driven by the idea that the Gophers still have plenty to prove.
A new track-and-field complex isn’t yet settled, but Bolstad could include a 12-hole concept.
The Gophers are on the bubble for qualifying for the Big Ten tournament at Target Field.
Regular-season champs believe success can carry over to league tourney.
Part of the Les Bolstad Golf Course is among the options for its location.
Mike Reilly became the first Gophers hockey standout to earn back-to-back first-team All-America honors in more than a decade on Friday afternoon. The junior…
Gophers associate head coach Mike Guentzel will watch his son, Jake, play for Nebraska Omaha in the Frozen Four.
The Gophers’ All-America junior defenseman will forego his senior season and sign a professional contract soon, he said Wednesday.
In the absence of Rachel Banham, the Gophers’ talented sophomore center has taken her game to another level.
Goalie Adam Wilcox and defenseman Brady Skjei both decided to leave the Gophers' hockey team Wednesday with one year of eligibility remaining to pursue pro careers.
Kyle Rau ended his four-year Gophers career with 164 points in 160 games.
The pursuit of an NCAA tournament spot may have taken an emotional toll on the Gophers, who went home after a first-round loss.
The Gophers trailed 3-0 after the first period and never recovered against the Bulldogs, who won 4-1 and move on to play No. 1 seed Boston University in the NCAA Northeast regional.
Whether grilling or passing the puck, Mike Reilly draws raves.
After losing in the NCHC quarterfinals, Minnesota Duluth has been idle for two weeks. The Bulldogs take on the Gophers in the NCAA hockey regionals Friday.
The overall top four seeds are Minnesota State Mankato, North Dakota, Boston University and Miami (Ohio). With St. Cloud State also in the 16-team tournament, Minnesota programs account for a fourth of the field.
The Gophers held off Michigan 4-2 to win the Big Ten hockey tournament and claim and automatic berth into the NCAA tournament.
Needing a victory to keep postseason hopes alive, the Gophers played strong in Detroit and moved one win from wraping up an NCAA berth.
Minnesota has failed in recent conference tournaments. If that happens again, the team’s season could be over.
Seniors had three goals and two assists as Minnesota routed Penn State
The Gophers kept their hopes of winning a conference regular-season title alive by eliminating Penn State from the race Friday night.
Arizona State recently became the 60th Division I program. No. 61 could follow soon, and either or both could wind up in the Big Ten.
Sam Warning joined Travis Boyd and Seth Ambroz to help solidify a veteran line of forwards that has earned the trust of coach Don Lucia,
After winning the WCHA regular-season title, the Gophers women’s hockey team picked up a handful of conference awards on Wednesday, including a second Player of…
Michigan State’s scheme on defense disrupted the Gophers and allowed the Spartans to gain a split.
Goaltender and reigning Big Ten MVP Adam Wilcox sat out nursing a minor lower-body injury and freshman Nick Lehr took over in the net for his first career start.
They have scored 20 of the 30 goals in a 6-1-1 stretch.
Forward Leon Bristedt of Sweden has shown a flair for the game.
Instead of fighting off the perception that the sky is falling, the Gophers are showing that everything is more than OK.
The Gophers' plan — defense feeds offense — came together in their rout of the Big Ten leaders.
The senior forward has a team-high 13 goals, doubling his career total.
The Gophers didn’t leave any room for Ohio State to spoil their weekend, blowing past the Buckeyes 6-2 for their first Big Ten sweep, coming halfway through conference play.
Justin Kloos, who hadn’t scored a goal since Jan. 9, ended his seven-game drought with a goal and an assist to lead the Gophers over Ohio State at Mariucci Arena.
Gophers men's hockey coach Don Lucia has the support of the university and his program. The outside dissatisfaction, however, escalates with each failed weekend.
Seth Ambroz scored with two seconds left in the third period as the Gophers earned a tie before falling to Wisconsin in a shootout.
They turned a two-goal deficit into a two-goal lead in a span of 100 seconds against the Badgers.
The No. 1 Gophers will use the No. 2 Hawkeyes as a measuring stick for their national title hopes.
The unranked Gophers need to get hot soon or win the Big Ten tourney if they hope to make the NCAA field. How did they fall so far?
Bemidji State stunned No. 1 Mankato to win the North Star College Cup.
The Gophers finished 0-2 on the weekend at Xcel Energy Center, losing Saturday in the third place game of the North Star College Cup tournament.
Bryce Gervais had two goals and assist for the Mavericks, who advance to Saturday’s championship game against Bemidji State.
Ranked 17th, Minnesota's men's hockey team comes into this weekend's North Star College Cup in an unfamiliar spot against other teams from the state: as an underdog.
The Land O’Lakes Foundation and the University of Minnesota will announce the commitment with an athletics-heavy focus at a Wednesday afternoon news conference.
The penalty-filled finale was all Gophers after a three-goal first period.
The Gophers had a 49-20 advantage in shots on goal but were left feeling empty after Wisconsin took the extra point in a shootout.
Injuries stole 19 months of hockey from Connor Reilly. Now, the sophomore winger leads the Gophers men’s hockey team with 10 goals.
The Gophers women’s basketball team has exceeded expectations and is working on setting new standards for the program. Sunday’s effort against No. 12 Maryland validated…
In a weak year for the Big Ten, the Gophers need to skate through the conference season relatively unscathed to secure its expected spot in the NCAA tournament.
Kyle Rau’s goal secured a third-place finish for the Gophers in their own tournament.
Merrimack goaltender Rasmus Tirronen saved 41 shots and survived a scramble in front of the net in the final seconds as the Gophers failed once again to produce in their home tournament.
Adam Wilcox leads the No. 8 Gophers into the second half of the season Friday in the first round of the Mariucci Classic against No. 18 Merrimack.
By alternating nine color uniform combos, Minnesota's players hope to look and play sharp.
Members of the top-ranked Gophers wrestling team treat each other like family — for good reason: The team has four sets of two brothers — including two pairs of identical twins — on its roster.
The Mavericks jumped out to a 15-0 lead and never looked back in the Division-II semifinals, breezing to victory and a spot in next weekend's championship game in Kansas City.
Jake Bischoff’s role was limited to practice and moral support during the Gophers' Frozen Four run last spring. Extra effort in the offseason put him in position to be a more regular contributor.
Former Gophers coach will do Big Ten Network’s telecast.
Wisconsin’s Melvin Gordon enters Saturday’s regular-season finale against the Gophers leading college football with 2,109 rushing yards and has Barry Sanders’ 26-year-old NCAA record in sight.
The coach’s brief postgame talk let the Gophers know they need to work harder.
An underrated piece of the West showdown: the teams’ much-improved defenses.
The Gophers play host to an NCAA volleyball tournament regional next month, but the team has a lot of work to do if it hopes to be around for that experience.
The national team, without a single Minnesotan on its roster, won in overtime.
A top goal-scorer has yet to emerge for the Gophers.
If the Gophers are going to win two in a row vs. Nebraska, they’ll need to beat an angry bunch.
Sun Devils’ program sets up shot for western expansion.