Freshman heavyweight Gable Steveson highlighted the victory for the Gophers (14-3, 7-2 Big Ten) with a 20-5 technical fall over Fletcher Miller. Steveson, ranked No. 1 in the country, improved to 27-0.
Saturday afternoon was a vintage Jordan Murphy performance. He was fearless in taking on taller Indiana defenders and crafty with his post moves. Gophers fans should take time to savor Murphy's career.
The Gophers women's basketball team has won five in a row. Coach Lindsay Whalen has not just switched the lineup to go small but also her approach to the job, an on-the-fly adjustment she has found gratifying.
Romeo Langford leads Indiana into the Barn Saturday as arguably the best freshman in the Big Ten. Minnesota's Daniel Oturu and Gabe Kalscheur also proved to be among a loaded group of talented freshmen in the league.
The Gophers enter Saturday's home game against Indiana hoping to climb back up and stop a four-game losing streak. They are 0-for-February and have fallen from sixth to eighth place in the Big Ten since the slump began.