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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.
If Minnesota Duluth is to make another run at the Frozen Four, which will be April 5 and 7 at Xcel Energy Center, the freshmen must on the team must keep contributing.
Mat Robson has lifted the Gophers from the doldrums since taking over as starter.
Minnesota missed a chance to secure home ice.
The Mavericks are in line for an NCAA tournament berth, and with it they'll get a chance at redemption for the fall they took as the No. 1 seed a few years back.
Beginning Friday at Wisconsin, Minnesota has six regular-season games remaining to solidify its chances of making the NCAA tournament.
Preferred walk-ons join the Gophers on a National Signing Day that didn't produce much buzz in Big Ten Country.
Marcus West helped lead a remarkable turnaround by the Austin Peay program.
A night after losing to the Gophers in overtime, the No. 1 Fighting Irish scored a pair of power-play goals, controlled play for most of the game and emerged with a 4-1 victory.
Gophers can improve their NCAA tournament chances by beating Notre Dame, but that's quite the task against the No. 1 Irish and goalie Cale Morris.
The slumping Gophers play at Michigan State on Thursday, then again vs. the Spartans on Saturday at Madison Square Garden. The focus will be on getting points, not the bright lights and big city.
The loss was the fifth consecutive in Big Ten play for the Gophers, who are 1-8-1 in their past 10 conference games..
The Gophers lately have been platooning goaltenders.
With the NCAA Frozen Four returning to St. Paul in April, it's not too early to look at a potential tournament field
The shutout ended Minnesota's five-game losing streak against its in-state rival, a team that Gophers coach Don Lucia called the best he's seen this year.
The Gophers have a chance to reverse a downward trend against an in-state rival that has defeated Minnesota four consecutive times and five times in the past six meetings.
Eden Prairie's Casey Mittelstadt, the No. 8 overall pick by the Buffalo Sabres in last year's NHL draft, has been the talk of the World Junior Championships.
Two highly recruited offensive linemen listened to Zack Annexstad's pitches and are following him from IMG Academy to become Gophers.
Fleck landed recruits from Eden Prairie and Owatonna for the Gophers' 2019 class, and promoted his chief recruiter to assistant head coach.
Late offers couldn't persuade U four-star recruit Rashod Bateman to flip
So now that the Gophers have a class of 26 new players, who is most likely to see the field starting in late August?…
Vic Viramontes might be the front-runner to be the Gophers' starter next fall. With Demry Croft transferring and Conor Rhoda graduating, Minnesota does not have a QB who has thrown a collegiate pass.
QB's junior college coach said the fit is right: 'I'm really happy he decided to pick Minnesota.'
Sophomore Demry Croft, who started the final six games of the season, will leave the program. A highly regard junior college quarterback, who could be a replacement, was in the Twin Cities on Sunday.
The Gophers kept Jonathan Taylor in check in the first half, holding him to 41 yards on 12 carries. QB Alex Hornibrook, however, completed 13 of 17 first-half passes for 115 yards and two touchdowns
Gophers seniors reflect on highs (a Cutrus Bowl appearance) and the lows (three coaches in three years) as a football chapter closes.
Offensive coordinator Kirk Ciarrocca faced Wisconsin's tough defense in the Cotton Bowl a year ago. Now, they're better.
Freshman Jonathan Taylor, who operates behind a massive, mobile line, is the engine behind an offense that has fifth-ranked Wisconsin off to an 11-0 start.
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