A new football field for the Gophers — and their new TCF Bank Stadium roommates, the Vikings — has been installed, with the hydronic heating system beneath it.

The end zones have the word "MINNESOTA" in gold letters with white trim. The green portions around "MINNESOTA" can be painted maroon for the Gophers and purple for the Vikings, or they could remain neutral.

The Gophers' historic "Block M" will be at midfield for their games, and the Vikings will have their traditional Norseman logo at midfield for theirs.

The contract states that this is the Gophers' field and that the Vikings have to restore it with the "M" and neutral end zones after each game. So on non-game days, if recruits or boosters visit the stadium, they'll have that reminder that this is an NCAA field with an NFL tenant.

Joe Christensen

U hockey adds two players

The Gophers men's hockey team added goaltender Nick Lehr and forward Robin Höglund to its incoming freshman class, coach Don Lucia announced.

Lehr, a Roseville native, earned All-NAHL Central Division honors for the Austin Bruins last season. Höglund, a native of Mölndal, Sweden, was an All-NAHL North Division honoree for the Janesville Jets.

Höglund becomes only the fourth Gophers recruit from outside North America.

Moore is conference player of the month

Maya Moore of the unbeaten Lynx was named WNBA Western Conference player of the month for May.

It's her third consecutive player of the month honor, as she also mopped up in August and September last year before the Lynx won the WNBA title.

Moore started this season with 30 or more points in her first four games and leads the league with a 27.6 scoring average. She also is averaging 8.9 rebounds and 2.4 steals and leads the league with 20 three-pointers.

Berry wins Minnesota Senior Open

For the second consecutive year, Don Berry overcame a deficit during the final round of the Minnesota Senior Open, shooting a 3-under-par 69 at Hastings Country Club to win his third consecutive title.

Berry, two strokes back at the start of the day, finished with a two-day total of 1-under 143. Brad Schmierer was second with a 147.

Bob Neuberger and Tom Whaley finished in a tie for third place to share low amateur honors. Whaley was tied for the lead after the opening round.


• Senior softball player Sara Moulton and senior swimmer Derek Toomey were the Gophers' recipients of the Big Ten Medal of Honor Award, given annually to the top male and female student-athlete at each conference institution.

• The Gophers women's basketball team will play at North Carolina State on Dec. 3 in the 2014 Big Ten/ACC Challenge.

• The visiting St. Paul Saints committed four errors and lost 3-1 to the Quebec Capitales, ending their four-game winning streak.