Gophers coach tried to handle Xanax abuse internally, source says

Gophers coach tried to handle Xanax abuse internally, source says

Minnesota wrestling coach J Robinson offered "amnesty" to any athlete who cooperated and declined to provide information to police, a wrestler says.

Longtime Gophers pitching coach Todd Oakes dies

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Longtime Gophers pitching coach Todd Oakes dies
Todd Oakes, who spent 18 years as Gophers pitching coach, mentoring the likes of Twins closer Glen Perkins, died Thursday after a four-year battle with acute myeloid leukemia, his family confirmed. He was 55.

No. 8-seed Iowa pummels Gophers in Big Ten baseball tournament opener

May 26
No. 8-seed Iowa pummels Gophers in Big Ten baseball tournament opener
Conference MVP Matt Fiedler was knocked out by the Hawkeyes in the third inning after he gave up five runs as the Gophers were surprised in their first game of the double-elimination tournament.
Gophers
14 minutes ago
Overdose deaths involving a class of sedatives involving Xanax, Valium...

Xanax case involving U wrestlers comes with abuse, deaths on the rise

Xanax, or alprazolam, is the 10th-most prescribed drug in Minnesota and the second-most prescribed drug seized in drug stings, according to an April report for the Twin Cities.
Gophers
39 minutes ago

Souhan: Making, breaking rules is Robinson's charm — and downfall

The story that might bring down one of Minnesota's best coaches is uglier than anyone would have guessed, but J Robinson's handling of it is utterly predictable.
Gophers
43 minutes ago
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Robinson's Gophers wrestling coaching career could be in jeopardy

J Robinson, the longtime, title-winning Gophers wrestling coach, is under investigation in a drug case involving members of his team.
Gophers
3:59pm

Gophers eliminated from Big Ten baseball tournament

The Gophers (34-20) must now wait to see if they receive an at-large berth into the NCAA tournament.
Gophers
3:33pm

St. Thomas rally falls short in first round of Division III softball

St. Thomas will play St. John Fisher of New York at 10 a.m. Friday on the losers' bracket of the double-elimination tournament.
Gophers
1:32pm

1 p.m.: Gophers vs. Michigan in Big Ten tournament. Get updates here

The Gophers face an elimination game against Michigan at 1 p.m. on Thursday
Sports
May 25

Watch: Dan Motl makes incredible diving catch in Gophers' game vs. Iowa

Dan Motl's running, diving catch was an early highlight Wednesday for the Gophers in the Big Ten baseball tournament.
Gophers
May 25

Allegations surface of drug abuse by U wrestlers, police probe

Four athletes are under investigation for dealing the prescription drug, Xanax, and 10 others are suspected of using the anti-anxiety medication recreationally.
Gophers
May 25

Dan Motl looks forward to Big Ten tourney

Gophers senior center fielder Dan Motl talks about staying healthy this season and how much he's looking forward to the Big Ten Tournament.
Gophers
May 25

After fastball to the face, Gophers star Motl revels in first place

Thirteen months after taking an 86-miles-per-hour fastball to the face, Dan Motl is among the leaders of a team that enters the Big Ten baseball tournament Wednesday as the No. 1 seed.
Gophers
May 25
St. Thomas head coach Glenn Caruso, center, celebrates a win with his...

Is St. Thomas too good for its MIAC rivals? Yes, but ...

MIAC power St. Thomas once researched a potential move to NCAA Division I, but instead decided that fielding winning Division III athletic programs better fit the school's philosophy.
Gophers
May 24

Big Ten baseball tournament info

The tournament is two four-team, double-elimination brackets. The winners meet Sunday for a single championship game.
Sports
May 24

Paul Martin hits another NHL playoff milestone

Former Gophers defenseman Paul Martin and Phil Kessel are among a handful of NHL players with ties to Minnesota still competing in the Stanley Cup playoffs.
Gophers
May 24

Gophers baseball wins Big Ten MVP, coach of the year honors

John Anderson won the Big Ten coach of the year award for the sixth time. Matt Fielder was named MVP.
Sports
May 24

Gophers playing Florida State again in Big Ten/ACC challenge

The University of Minnesota men's basketball team will play Florida State in the ACC / Big Ten Challenge this winter for the third time in five seasons.
Gophers
May 24

St. John's names new athletic director

St. John's University has shuffled its athletic department leadership, with Bob Alpers, the current assistant athletic director, replacing Tom Stock on July 1.
Sports
May 24

Gophers football player Gaelin Elmore wins Wilma Rudolph Award

Junior defensive end Gaelin Elmore is the second Gophers player to win the Wilma Rudolph Award in the past three years. The award is given to student athletes who've overcome long odds.
Sports
May 23

With travel ban to North Carolina lifted, Century College headed to NJCAA World Series

The junior college located in White Bear Lake was one of several baseball programs around the state that briefly had its dream of winning a national championship stripped from them earlier this season.
Sports
May 23

Big Ten titles often spur Gophers baseball to healthy postseason runs

Recent history shows the Gophers have performed well in the postseason after winning the outright conference championship.
Gophers
May 23

Washington's power, speed eliminate Gophers from NCAA softball

Standout Gophers pitcher Sara Groenewegen was knocked out after only one inning as the Huskies beat Minnesota 15-7 and became one of five Pac-12 teams to advance to the NCAA Super Regionals.

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