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Captain Justin Kloos scored from the slot off of a feed by Rem Pitlick to break the tie.
The Badgers' big second period swung the tide Friday night. It led to a 3-2 border battle victory that forced a tie atop the Big Ten standings with Gophers
Gophers coach Marlene Stollings said she considers everything that happens in February — for good or bad — to be an important part of her team's learning curve.
The Gophers have shown a knack for launching big comebacks. Over the past 16 games, the Gophers have gone 6-2 when their opponent has scored first.
Defense will be paramount this weekend, as the Gophers face the nation's most potent offense in a critical Big Ten series against Penn State.
The women's swim team once again has two Big Ten title threats in the breaststroke. Senior Kierra Smith and freshman Lindsey Horejsi top the pack.
The Gophers won consecutive Big Ten games for the first time this season, two days after a 34-point victory over Rutgers.
The Gophers are ranked fifth in the country entering Friday's meet in Iowa City against No. 11 Iowa and No. 1 Oklahoma, and the school hopes to host a national championship.
USA Curling instituted a new method of funding and training its elite athletes in 2014 after just one Olympic medal.
The Gophers scored early and often while shutting down the high-powered Nittany Lions.
Gophers fans have been slow to embrace new conference foes since the switch from the WCHA to the Big Ten in 2013. Don Lucia said improved competition in the Big Ten this season should help.
The Wild's place atop the Western Conference standings lightened the mood at Monday's practice, but not the workload.
The Gophers overcame the nation's stingiest defense with an outstanding performance from goalie Eric Schierhorn and goals from Leon Bristedt, Ryan Norman, Taylor Cammarata and Justin Kloos.
The Bulldogs became the fourth different champion in as many seasons.
UMD overcame a 1-0 deficit with three consecutive goals, extending its win streak over the Gophers to a program-record seven consecutive games.
The University of Minnesota quietly issued a statement saying the North Star College Cup for Division I hockey teams in the state will end its four-year run this weekend. Coaches expressed mixed feelings.
The Wild has never led the conference this late in the season. Its previous best was during 2011-12, when Minnesota was in first place on Dec. 17 after 33 games.
Whitney Tinjum and Bryanna Fernstrom played for Chisago Lakes. Both are making the most of their time with the Gophers, who resume Big Ten play Wednesday against Illinois at Williams Arena.
Gwen Jorgensen enters the Rio Games as the most dominant, decorated athlete in her sport's history.
The victory extends their winning streak to five and keeps the Gophers tied with Penn State for first place in the Big Ten.
By rediscovering his faith in himself, Eric Schierhorn uncluttered his mind and his game, putting him on a much smoother path
The Gophers won their ninth in a row in the series.
P.J. Fleck's energy and optimism drew high marks.
The Gophers have won eight in a row in the Border Battle.
If Jessie Diggins maintains her position in the overall standings, she would match the best-ever performance by an American in the Tour de Ski.
The guard who became the Gophers' No. 1 scorer saw that number hung in the rafters of Williams Arena on Sunday.
The Gophers trailed by only a point in the middle of the fourth quarter before slipping back.
Simone Biles lived up to the expectations by taking top honors in the women's all-around while teammate Aly Raisman got some redemption by grabbing silver.
The Gophers didn't get the NCAA title they pined for, but coach Hugh McCutcheon believes the seniors achieved their ambition of setting up the program for long-term success.
Gophers, Nebraska both lost Thursday night's matches.
Stanford, the nation's best blocking team, overpowered the Gophers on Thursday night to put an end to Minnesota's season one match shy of a national title spot.
The Cardinal beat the Gophers 3-1 in its own tournament in September.
Playing for coach Hugh McCutcheon means that the Gophers' volleyball team has accepted a different kind of college life, one that favors perspiration over parties.
Hugh McCutcheon said he'd like to "just continue to build on the foundation we've built, and hopefully, keep this tradition of excellence and see where it takes us.''
En route back to the Final Four, the Gophers unlocked victory after victory with their in-game adjustments and won their regional by sweeping UCLA.
Minnesota's victory over No. 8 UCLA was the Gophers' 36th victory in a row in the Sports Pavilion, and secured a spot in next week's national semifinals against Stanford.
The top seed Gophers dropped the second set but came back strong to close out Missouri on Friday night.
Coach Hugh McCutcheon pushed the Tapp twins - Paige and Hannah - to new heights as part of a six-member senior class that has brought Minnesota to volleyball's Sweet 16 at the Sports Pavilion.
The Gophers have to refocus after an injury to Hawaiian star disrupts flow.
The Gophers steamrolled their way past North Dakota to win their 32nd consecutive home match.
The once-shy Gophers star accepted a challenge to be a dominant force. It's working.
After starting the season 4-0, the Gophers dropped their third straight game as they couldn't keep up with No. 8-ranked Florida State.
The Gophers played North Dakota on Sept. 16, their first-round opponent at home Friday, beating the Fighting Hawks 3-1 in their first home match of the season. They have gone 13-0 at the Sports Pavilion, extending their home unbeaten streak to two full seasons.
Carlie Wagner was one of six Gophers to finish in double figures during the 103-87 rout over the Crimson.
Junior guard Carlie Wagner is the only player assured of a place in the starting lineup. The rest, coach Marlene Stollings hopes, will be spread equitably among a fast group.
Reinforcements came four deep Wednesday, and their presence was enough to brighten coach Bruce Boudreau's mood, even while star Zach Parise remains sidelined.
With a superb all-around effort Saturday — anchored by the goaltending of Eric Schierhorn — the No. 13 Gophers beat No. 3 North Dakota 2-0 in a tense matchup fitting for the two teams.
The Gophers fell behind North Dakota by two goals in the first eight minutes, then rallied repeatedly to record only the 16th tie in a series that has spanned 292 games.
Friday, the Gophers and North Dakota will open their first regular-season series since conference realignment drove them apart in 2013.
Serious and focused, rookie Joel Eriksson Ek already is proving to be a quick study. Now about those goal celebrations ...
But age questions already being raised for 2017.
The Lynx led by six at halftime in a head-spinning game that featured 24 lead changes and 11 ties in front of a crowd of 19,423 The lead changed hands four times in the final 23.4 seconds before Nneka Ogwumike's game-winning basket.
Lynx coach Cheryl Reeve unloaded on WNBA officials after her team's 77-76 loss in Game 5, criticizing them for not calling a shot clock violation on Los Angeles with 1 minute, 12 seconds left in the game.
With a victory over Los Angeles in Game 5 of the WNBA Finals, the Lynx can join the Houston Comets as the only teams to win four titles. "They were my favorite team," Maya Moore said.
Sunday's 85-79 loss, Los Angeles coach Brian Agler said, gave the inexperienced team a taste of what to expect in the deciding game at Target Center.
Coach Cheryl Reeve joked that the only thing that rattles Moore is when she gets taken out of the game. Not even a handful of mistakes could slow her in Game 4.
The Lynx reversed form completely from their lackluster Game 3, giving themselves a chance to play for a second consecutive WNBA title Thursday at Target Center.
To push the series to a Game 5 at Target Center — and give themselves a shot at a second consecutive league title — the Lynx must take a deep breath and move forward.
The reigning champion Lynx were forced to battle uphill all of Game 3 after a big first quarter gave the Sparks control in Los Angeles, and a 2-1 lead in the best-of-five series.
To win on the road, the Lynx need much more from Natasha Howard, Renee Montgomery, Jia Perkins, Janel McCarville and Anna Cruz.
Strength on the boards was part of an overall defensive effort by the Lynx that evened the best-of-five series, which resumes Friday in Los Angeles.
The Lynx got the victory they desperately needed behind Maya Moore's 21 points, evening the WNBA Finals series 1-1 with Los Angeles.
Coach Cheryl Reeve already had seen an encore performance of a game she called "a head-scratcher,'' looking at the video to catalog the shortcomings that gave the Sparks a 1-0 lead in the best-of-five series.
Before Alana Beard's game-winning shot, silencing most in the crowd of 12,113 for Game 1 of the WNBA finals, the Lynx were undone by turnovers and defensive miscues,
Moore entered the game averaging 25.7 points in the playoffs, and she averaged 18.7 against the Sparks in three regular-season games. Sunday, the Sparks held her without a basket on four first-half shots before Moore hit seven of 10 in the second, finishing with 18 points.
The Lynx set a franchise record with 28 regular-season victories and a WNBA mark by starting 13-0.
Both teams are so evenly matched and know each other so well that games are likely to be decided by details such as free throws or execution out of a timeout.
Coach Bruce Boudreau shows he isn't afraid to move underperformers.
The Lynx' mastery over talent-rich Phoenix made them the first WNBA team to make the finals five times, with all five appearances coming in the past six years.
Despite a pair of double-digit triumphs at Xcel Energy Center, the Lynx understand how tough it is to deliver the knockout blow
Minnesota defeated Phoenix 96-86 to take a 2-0 lead in the best-of-five semifinals at the Xcel Energy Center.
Reeve was named WNBA coach of the year for the second time and 6-foot-6 center Sylvia Fowles was named the top defensive player for the third time in her career.
Over the past 10 days, Lynx coach Cheryl Reeve kept shooting down speculation that the long break before starting the playoffs could somehow be bad for her team in the WNBA semifinals.
While the Lynx rested and practiced, the Mercury roared through road victories over Indiana and New York, starting the playoffs on a powerful note after a rocky regular season.
Their first two games in the semifinals will be at the transformed X.
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