The Gophers wrestling team is ranked No. 2 in InterMat's tournament rankings this week, behind Iowa and ahead of Missouri.
Senior Chris Dardanes is No. 1 at 133 pounds while his twin brother, Nick, is No. 4 at 141. Other top five ranked Gophers are Dylan Ness, No. 2 at 157; Logan Storley, No. 4 at 174, and Scott Schiller, No. 5 at 197. All are seniors.
The Gophers are competing in the Big Ten tournament next, a two-day event starting Saturday in Columbus, Ohio.
• The Gophers women's golf team moved up one spot to seventh place after the second day of the Hurricane Invitational at the Biltmore Golf Course in Miami. After rounds of 293 and 295, Minnesota is at 588, three shots back of Michigan. Senior Anna Laorr is the low Gopher at 2-over 144, which ties her for 13th. Senior Carmen Laguna shot a 1-over 72 for the Gophers low score on the second day, which ties her for 28th with teammates Celia Kuenster and Emie Peronnin. All are at 148 into Wednesday's final round.
• The Gophers, after a split with Michigan State, did not have anyone among the Big Ten's three hockey stars of the week, but they will face one this weekend in Columbus. Senior forward Tanner Fritz of Ohio State was the third star. He had two goals and two assists as the Buckeyes swept Penn State, winning both games 5-3.
• St. Scholastica will add men's and women's golf as varsity sports, starting this fall. Those two sports will give the Duluth school 22 sports. The golf teams will compete in the Upper Midwest Athletic Conference. A search for a head coach is underway.