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The competition between redshirt freshman Tanner Morgan and true freshman Zack Annexstad to emerge as the starter for the Aug. 30 season opener against New Mexico State goes on.
Gophers defensive linemen Winston DeLattiboudere and Jerry Gibson spent part of the summer as security guards at the Como Park Zoo and Conservatory.
One of two untested freshmen who have grown into the Gophers quarterback role will emerge as the new starter. But who will it be: Tanner Morgan or Zack Annexstad?
Defensive back Chris Williamson transferred from Florida and defensive tackle O.J. Smith from Alabama.
Six practices into Gophers training camp, Ciarrocca isn't ready to equate his offense to the New York Philharmonic, but he sees signs of his charges being capable of making some good music.
Beginning this season, Division I players are allowed to play up to four games without burning a year of eligibility. Under the old system, playing even one game, in most cases, would have cost the player a year.
Four days into training camp, P.J. Fleck gave the public its first view of his second Gophers football team, with Saturday's open training camp practice at the new indoor facility.
There's no sugarcoating the Gophers' finish of the 2017 football season, which ended with losses to Northwestern and Wisconsin by a combined score of 70-0.
Senior Blake Cashman was limited during spring practice because of a shoulder injury but is ready to compete for a starting job at weak-side linebacker.
The Badgers return a wealth of talent from last year's team that went 13-1, the only blemish a 27-21 loss to Ohio State in the Big Ten title Game — a setback that likely cost Wisconsin a spot in the playoff.
Fleck's motto for the season is "Race to MAH-turity'' — a nod to Ski-U-Mah — and just how quickly youth and talent develop will set the tone for Minnesota's 2018 season.
The junior from Plymouth led the Gophers with 115 tackles last year, including a Big Ten-best 76 solo stops.
The themes for the Gophers this year will be pragmatic — just how will Fleck's youthful team improve on his 5-7 Minnesota debut and when will the coach's reconstruction effort bear fruit?
After being on the chopping block for a little more than a month, 3-on-3 overtime and shootouts might be back in college hockey.
Time together on and off the field has opened up four U players to a bond they say will last a lifetime.
Shootouts for an extra point in the conference standings? On the way out. Three-on-three overtime? Likely kaput. Different overtime rules for different conferences? Going…
Jacob Clark is the 24th-rated pro-style passer in the nation.
Defenseman Ben Brinkman, who was a junior this past season, accelerated his high school education to graduate early.
To Temi Ogunrinde, the proposal seemed preposterous. She had been a sprinter her whole life, and that's what felt comfortable.
His eyes moist from tears and his voice cracking, coach John Anderson was at a loss for words after the Gophers won their first NCAA title in his 37 years of running the team.
Micah Coffey doubled down the right-field line to score Tanner Vavra in the top of the 10th inning for the winning run. The Gophers will play the winner of the UCLA-Gonzaga game on Sunday night.
He surfed into Minnesota on a big wave, the California cool kid with a flow of hockey hair, a sleeve of tattoos and an impressive…
Reggie Meyer gave up one run and five hits over eight innings while striking out six and the Gophers scored five runs in the second inning to breeze to victory.
In his 37th year as coach, John Anderson might have his best shot at advancing after the Gophers won both the Big Ten regular-season and tournament titles.
Minnesota's Class of 2019 is thought to be off to a good start, despite losing Edina offensive tackle Quinn Carroll, the state's top-ranked recruit, who chose Notre Dame.
The annual trip of Gophers coaches appearing around the state had a noticeable absence in St. Cloud. "Next year, I'll be there," men's hockey coach Bob Motzko said.
With a new coach in charge, changes will come. But Bob Motzko, the former St. Cloud State coach, wants to be thoughtful as he goes forward.
Gable Steveson, a reigning world champion at the junior level, will join 12 other Minnesota-based freestyle wrestlers in Rochester. Eight will compete at the senior level, four at the junior level.
Mike Guentzel, 55, spent the past seven seasons as associate head coach under Don Lucia during his second stint on the Gophers men's hockey staff.
Quinn Carroll, a four-star recruit, was heavily recruited by the Gophers and had coach P.J. Fleck's squad as one of his six finalists, but he chose the Fighting Irish.
Spring football ran hot and cold across the conference, but the temperature is way up in Nebraska.
Making his debut on the senior level, the 17-year-old senior from Apple Valley went 5-2 and lost to the top seed on a tiebreaker in the third-place match.
The Apple Valley senior, a future Gopher, will be taking on wrestlers 10 years older. But his record suggests he'll hold his own, and then some
Entering spring football, sophomore transfer Vic Viramontes was the center of attention. But the focus has now shifted to a pair of freshmen in a still-unsettled quarterback situation.
Zack Annexstad passed for 186 yards and a TD in the Gophers spring game but redshirt freshman Tanner Morgan of the Maroon team showed he's likely the front-runner to be the starter.
While other programs have canceled their annual scrimmage, Minnesota moved its spring game to get game-like experience. Calling off the game, P.J. Fleck said, "was not an option."
Gophers officials spent Tuesday rearranging their plans, including working with the Big Ten Network, determined to get their game in. Tickets are free.
Periods of growing took place throughout an up-and-down season that saw Minnesota Duluth take early lumps as freshmen manned five of the top six defenseman spots, but ended with a title in St. Paul.
UMD's Blake Young played for the Battleford North Stars of the Saskatchewan Junior Hockey League, of which Humboldt is a member
Something's got to give between Minnesota Duluth and Notre Dame in this matchup of tightrope-walking hockey teams for the national championship in the NCAA Frozen Four.
Cale Morris, who played in only one game last season, backstopped the Fighting Irish to a 4-3 overtime victory over Michigan in the second Frozen Four semifinal on Thursday night
Whose side are you on? UMD will represent an assortment of regional hockey powers vs. three teams from the Big Ten, which shook up college hockey by starting conference play five years ago.
Al Shaver, who called North Stars games on WCCO Radio and rode it to a Hall of Fame career, is 90 and retired. Son, Wally, and grandson, Jason, carry on the family's broadcasting heritage.
Every step in his career has led Bob Motzko to become the Gophers hockey coach. "This was a job that you only get one kick at the can, and it was there," Motzko said.
Seth Green, a third-year sophomore and former East Ridge standout, practiced with the tight ends for the first time Tuesday. P.J. Fleck said Green could play there or at wide receiver.
With three of the squads coming from the Big Ten plus Minnesota-Duluth, Minnesotans in attendance shouldn't need to do too much digging on these guys.
Bob Motzko promised an up-tempo brand of hockey, mixed with grit — something that at times was missing from the Gophers this season.
Gophers players were informed of Bob Motzko's hiring at team meeting Tuesday, and the former St. Cloud State coach will be formally introduced Thursday.
New Gophers hockey coach won't make as much as the old one, but he'll be nicely compensated.
Defensive tackle Steven Richardson was frustrated that he didn't get an invitation to the NFL Combine. But he tried to turn it into a positive.
The Buffalo Sabres said they have signed the talented freshman from Eden Prairie to a three-year, entry-level contract Monday.
For Carter Coughlin, spring has offered an opportunity to make an impact both on and off the football field.
The former St. Cloud State coach is also a former Gophers assistant. Motzko has been around Minnesota hockey for a long time.
Gophers athletic director Mark Coyle wouldn't say if the coach would have to have university ties, but he indicated the job and its demands aren't for everyone.
The college hockey conference that many in Minnesota love to hate will have three teams in the NCAA Frozen Four at Xcel Energy Center.
The Bulldogs took a 2-0 lead in the first period and shut down the upstart Falcons.
Of the three Minnesota schools in Sioux Falls, only Minnesota Duluth survived the first round of the NCAA tournament.
Air Force victory marks 13th consecutive season a No. 4 has beaten a No. 1 in NCAA men's hockey tournament
Air Force also won a first-round game in last year's NCAA tournament.
Ties in the hockey community were on display at the NCAA hockey regional in Sioux Falls as coaches took turns sharing their views about former Gophers hockey coach Don Lucia.
The Falcons have had success as a low seed.
More changes beyond Don Lucia's resignation are coming for the Gophers. Ryan Lindgren will turn pro and top freshman Casey Mittelstadt's future with the team is uncertain.
Don Lucia won two national titles at Minnesota, but his teams have failed to make the NCAA tournament in half of the Gophers seasons of the past decade. "It's someone else's turn now," the coach said Tuesday.
Perhaps the highest-profile job in college hockey, the Gophers men's hockey job will be attractive for many. Here's a list of more than a dozen potential candidates.
Two national titles early, disappointment late: a roller-coaster Gophers career for Don Lucia.
After the outcomes of six games all went against the Gophers on Saturday, Gophers men's hockey coach Don Lucia said he was "as disappointed as I've ever been."
St. Cloud State, Minnesota State Mankato and Minnesota Duluth are grouped in the West Regional.
North Dakota's victory over Minnesota Duluth shuffled the PairWise rankings.
Victories by Boston University, Princeton, Air Force, Michigan Tech, Denver and Notre Dame on Saturday dropped Minnesota to No. 13 in the PairWise Ratings and moved Minnesota Duluth to No. 12.
North Dakota hopes dim after OT loss to Huskies.
The NCHC holds its Frozen Faceoff at the Xcel Center this weekend for the first time after a four-year run at Target Center.
The Fighting Hawks so far haven't lived up to their lofty standards of eight NCAA championships and playing "North Dakota hockey."
Shannon Brooks and fellow senior Rodney Smith have formed a solid 1-2 tandem for the better part of the past three seasons but it was announced Tuesday Brooks will miss all of 2018 in an injury.
After a 5-7 record in his first year, coach P.J. Fleck and his coaching staff have plenty of questions to address with their team. Here are some of the biggest ones entering spring practice.
Embarrassed. Humiliated. Humbled. Choose your adjective, and it applied to the Gophers in a pair of one-sided losses to the Nittany Lions.
A new tournament format kicks off this weekend with the Gophers traveling to Penn State among the matchups.
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