The No. 5 Gophers wrestling team beat Michigan State 25-10 on Friday in a Big Ten dual meet in East Lansing, Mich., for its fifth victory in a row.
Minnesota (7-3, 2-0 Big Ten) won seven of the 10 matches. Hunter Ritter got a pin in the first period at 197 pounds for the Gophers and Pat McKee had a 10-2 major decision at 125.
Senior Devin Skatzka won his 100th career march at 174. Sophomores Ryan Thomas at 157 and Jake Bergeland at 149 got wins in their first Big Ten dual meet.
Wins by Thomas, Bailee O'Reilly at 165 and Skatzka gave the Gophers a 9-0 lead vs. the Spartans (4-5, 0-3).
U football updates
The Gophers have completed their 2024 and 2025 football schedules as of Friday.
The conference had previously released the team's nine-game Big Ten schedules, but the Gophers have added a trio of nonconference foes. They will face Rhode Island and Nevada at TCF Bank Stadium in 2024 before playing Buffalo at home in 2025.
This will be the first meeting with Rhode Island and Nevada for the Gophers and a chance to go 3-0 all-time against Buffalo.
The Gophers beat Buffalo 17-7 in coach P.J. Fleck's first game with the program in 2017.
• The Gophers added Connor Keyes, a preferred walk-on, to their 2020 class. He is a 6-3, 220-pound linebacker from Cincinnati. Keyes is a cousin of Vikings tight end Kyle Rudolph.
U women beat USC
The Gophers women's swim team defeated visiting Southern California 136-126 behind senior Tevyn Waddell, who won three events — the 100- and 200-yard backstrokes and the 200 individual medley.
Two other Gophers swimmers won twice. Abbey Kilgallon won the 500 and 1,000 freestyles, and Lindsey Kozelsky swept the 100 and 200 breaststrokes.
The Trojans were ranked No. 9 in one poll, No. 20 in another.
Minnesota also won the men's dual meet with USC, 149-113. Max McHugh of the Gophers won the 100 and 200 breaststrokes; Matthew Thomas swept the 100 and 200 butterflies.
• Joy Zhu of the Gophers finished second on the 1-meter board in the Bruin Diving Invitational in Los Angeles.
• Senior Evan Ferlic of the Gophers won the 3,000-meter run (8 minutes, 24.23 seconds) and senior Michael Burke won the high jump (7-1¾) at the Larry Wieczorek Invitational in Iowa City. In the women's meet, Gophers sophomore Erin Dunning won the weight throw (60-4).
• Ross Fleming, the coach of the Mounds View boys' cross-country team, and Matt Gabrielson, coach of the Edina girls' team, were named the Minnesota High School Coaches of the Year in their sport by the U.S. Track & Field and Cross Country Coaches Association. Their teams won the Class 2A state titles last fall.