Gophers guard Payton Willis tried to dunk over Hawkeyes forward Patrick McCaffery but missed late in the second half of Iowa’s 81-71 victory at Will

Comeback for shorthanded Gophers falls short in loss to Iowa

The Gophers trailed by 23 points in the second half, but cut it to a three-point game late with only seven scholarship players.

Souhan: Optimism overblown? Big Ten deals U hard dose of reality

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Hawkeyes forward Keegan Murray and Gophers forward Jamison Battle scrambled after a loose ball in the second half at Williams Arena on Sunday.
For all of the nonconference promise and that notable victory at Michigan, the Gophers have become who we thought they were — likable, limited and 1-5 in the Big Ten.

Leading Gophers running back Thomas transferring to Kansas

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Ky Thomas led the Gophers with 824 rushing yards on 166 carries in 2021.
The former Topeka prep standout is returning to his home state after leading the Gophers in rushing during the 2021 season.

7-footer Thompson shines after finally getting playing time vs. Iowa

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Treyton Thompson, the freshman center from central Minnesota, was a spark off the bench against Iowa in his first substantial playing time of the season.

It's over: U women's hockey 53-game winning against Mankato ends

January 16
Minnesota State Mankato hadn't beaten the Gophers since 2004 before Saturday's overtime victory at Ridder Arena.
Gophers
January 16
Charlie Daniels (15) of Minnesota Wednesday, Dec. 22, 2021 at Williams Arena in Minneapolis, Minn.

Gophers shorthanded due to injury and COVID-19 protocols vs. Iowa on Sunday

Pregame: Starting center Eric Curry's out Sunday with an ankle injury; Ben Johnson and one assistant still available to coach
Gophers
January 16
Jamison Battle

Gophers' men's basketball top-scorer Jamison Battle overlooked no more

Battle shined even on a loaded Minnesota AAU team, but his path to Gophers leading scorer took a few years.
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Gophers
January 15

Gophers men's hockey upended by Alaska

Alaska led almost from start to end to upset No. 8 Minnesota 3-2.
Gophers
January 15
Gophers forward Kayla Mershon fights Ohio State guard Jacy Sheldon for a loose ball in the second quarter Saturday

Ohio State dials up the pressure to beat U women's basketball 83-75

The Gophers had virtually no answer for Buckeyes guard Jacy Sheldon, who scored 32 points with seven assists and five rebounds.
Gophers
January 15
Minnesota forward Eric Curry grabs a rebound over Iowa forward Keegan Murray (15) during the first half of an NCAA college basketball game, Sunday, Ja

Gophers men's basketball hosts Iowa on Sunday

The Gophers will face the nation's leading scorer, Keegan Murray, and Iowa at Williams Arena possibly without starting center Eric Curry, who injured his ankle.
Colleges
January 15
Minnesota State Mankato coach Mike Hastings led the Mavericks to the Frozen Four last season.

Reusse: College hockey season has become 190 days of constant uncertainty

Roster depletion from the Olympics and, of course, COVID-19 have only added to the concerns.
Gophers
January 14

Gophers wrestlers walk off Nebraska 19-13

In the only match this night pitting two wrestlers both ranked in the top five, Brayton Lee of the Gophers prevailed 4-0 over Peyton Robb.
Gophers
January 14

Gophers men's, women's hockey teams pick up series-opening wins

Justen Close made his first start in goal for the Gophers men's team on Friday night and got the win while Amy Potomak scored three goals — all in the opening period — to lead the women's team.
Gophers
January 14
Gophers senior Gadiva Hubbard

Gophers women's hoops veteran Hubbard finding her form again

Gadiva Hubbard, a Gopher since 2016, has been shooting better heading into Saturday's game against Ohio State.
Gophers
January 14
Gophers forward Kadi Sissoko

Gophers women's basketball faces Ohio State on first Pride Night celebration

The Gophers are coming off a win at Wisconsin, and the Buckeyes enter with a three-game winning streak.
Gophers
January 14
The Gophers allowed 17.3 points per game last season, sixth best in the nation.

Gophers football adds Brick Haley as defensive line coach

Haley has more than 30 years of experience, most recently as the defensive line coach at Missouri.
Gophers
January 14
Gophers senior Eric Curry

Curry's ankle improves, status uncertain for Sunday's Iowa game

If Eric Curry can't play because of the injury he suffered at Michigan State, his place in the starting lineup is expected to be taken by transfer Charlie Daniels.
Sports
January 14
From Jan. 26 until Feb. 9, Gophers fans will have to provide proof of vaccination against COVID-19 or a negative test within 72 hours to attend indoor

Updates: More on the COVID vaccine mandate and Twin Cities sports venues

The University of Minnesota announced its own guidelines for Minneapolis and outstate campuses; an outdoor World Cup qualifying soccer match at Allianz FIeld will fall under the St. Paul ordinance.
Gophers
January 14
Michigan State guard A.J. Hoggard (11) steals the ball from Gophers guard Payton Willis (0).

Four things learned from Gophers men's tough loss at Michigan State

Eric Curry's injury overshadowed his stellar performance Wednesday, as well as the Gophers improved rebounding.
Olympics
January 14
Forward Ben Meyers is one of three Gophers hockey players headed to the Beijing Olympics.

Nine players with Minnesota ties named to U.S. men's Olympic hockey team

Three Gophers are among the players heading to Beijing. Players from Minnesota State, UMD and St. Cloud State are on the roster, too.
Gophers
January 13
Gophers goalie Justen Close, shown in a 2020 Skate the Cities event in Blaine, will get an extended look now with Jack LaFontaine in the NHL.

U goalie Close goes from seldom-used understudy to man on the spot

Justen Close has been toiling in relative anonymity, but now the Gophers need him to replace All-America goalie Jack LaFontaine, who left the team for the NHL a few days ago.
Olympics
January 13
Matthew Knies celebrated a goal last month at the IIHF World Junior Hockey Championship in Red Deer, Alberta. Knies, a freshman forward for the Gopher

Minnesota's 2022 hockey Olympians

The Gophers, Minnesota State Mankato, St. Cloud State and Minnesota Duluth are all represented on the men's team.
Gophers
January 13
Former Gophers wrestling coach J Robinson

Reusse: Revered yet embattled, Robinson to be honored by Gophers wrestling

There will be a reunion this weekend and a reconciliation of sorts with former coach J Robinson — although it's an accord not needed with the athletes and most college wrestling fans.
Gophers
January 13
Michigan State’s Gabe Brown shoots against Minnesota’s Eylijah Stephens and Eric Curry during the second half Wednesday.

Gophers lose to No. 10 Spartans on last-second lay-up; Curry hurt again

The final minute was doubly painful for Minnesota: First, Eric Curry was helped off the court. Then, Michigan State's Joey Hauser navigated the Gophers defense for the winning shot.
Gophers
January 12
The Gophers on Wednesday night took advantage of many open looks to beat the Badgers.

Whalen returns, Gophers women's basketball throttles Wisconsin 82-66

Under coach Lindsay Whalen, who was back after missing two games recovering from an appendectomy, the Gophers are now 6-1 against the Badgers. They are 4-0 in Madison.