Gophers football coach P.J. Fleck encouraged his players during Friday’s 34-31 victory over Purdue.

Gophers cancel practice over COVID concerns, with Wisconsin up next

The Gophers said they aim to return to practice Wednesday and still play Saturday at Wisconsin.

Newcomers help U stop Ohio State in rare Monday-Tuesday series

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Mike Koster watched a shot beat Ohio State goalie Tommy Nappier in the second period. The goal was awarded to Bryce Brodzinski, with Koster assisting.
Two highly recruited defensemen, Brock Faber and Mike Koster, scored their first career college goals.
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Top Minnesota seniors of 2017 prepare for final college season

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Brad Davison and Nate Reuvers (upper and lower left) helped Wisconsin reach the 2019 NCAA tournament, while Colorado's McKinley Wright has developed i
Brad Davison and Nate Reuvers are trying to help the Badgers get back to the Final Four. McKinley Wright wants to show NBA scouts he can lead Colorado to the Big Dance.

Scoggins: Pitino has built strong U roster for strange season ahead

November 23
Add this to the list of unexpected things of 2020: Gophers men's basketball has a deep, stable roster.

Big Ten women's basketball schedule released; Gophers open Dec. 2

November 23
Only two nonconference games will be played before the Gophers open their Big Ten schedule against Michigan State.
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November 23
Duke forward Matthew Hurt (21) reacted after a basket against Notre Dame last February.

Top Ten: Men's college basketball players who aren't Gophers

Here's a potential starting five of Minnesota natives who left the state to star around the country and five more players pushing them for spots on the list.
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November 23

Gophers hockey beats Ohio State 4-1

In the opener of the first Monday-Tuesday series for the Gophers in 45 years, Brock Faber and Mike Koster each scored their first career goal at 3M Arena at Mariucci.
News, live video, more: Keep up with Minnesota's D-II and D-III teams
State college sports News, live video, more: Keep up with Minnesota's D-II and D-III teams
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Minnesota college sports goes well beyond the Gophers. Here's a guide to the conferences that include the state's Division II and Division III programs.
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November 23
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Marcus Fuller's starting five — NCAA men's basketball's best

Dream teamMarcus Fuller's 2020-21 college men's basketball dream team:GUARDJared Butler, Baylor, JR.Butler was the leading scorer (16.0 points per game) for the Bears, who were…
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November 23
Jared Butler and No. 2 Baylor are scheduled to meet No. 1 Gonzaga on Dec. 5 in Indianapolis.

Five national men's college basketball matchups to watch early this season

A look at the best early games, starting with Thursday's clash between Gonzaga and Kansas.
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November 23

2020-21 Gophers women's basketball schedule

The team opens the season against Eastern Illinois on Dec. 2.
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November 23
Gophers winger Brannon McManus (7) was congratulated by his teammates after he scored a goal in Friday's game vs. Penn State.

U men's hockey continues its opening blur of a season Monday

In this compressed season, the Gophers return to action Monday and Tuesday for a series against Ohio State at Mariucci Arena, giving them four games in a six-day span.
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November 23
The University of Minnesota Gopher’s Emily Oden (21) and Gracie Ostertag (6) battle for a loose puck with Ohio State's Gabby Rosenthal during the 1s

Ohio State holds off U women's hockey for weekend series split

Ohio State scored twice in the game's first 10 minutes and held on to defeat the Gophers women's hockey team 2-1 Sunday.
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November 23
Gophers forward Grace Zumwinkle celebrated after scoring a goal past Ohio State goaltender Andrea Braendli in the first period.

Gophers women's hockey shuts out Ohio State to open season

The fourth-ranked Gophers, outshot 36-18 by the Buckeyes, got a goal on their first shot of the game by senior co-captain Grace Zumwinkle and another on their sixth shot on goal by freshman center Josey Dunne
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November 23
Gophers goaltender Jack LaFontaine made a save in the second period.

U hockey holds on for season-opening sweep over Penn State

Brannon McManus and Sammy Walker each had a goal and an assist in Minnesota's 3-2 afternoon victory.
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November 23

Gameday preview: Gophers men's hockey vs. Ohio State

Minnesota (2-0, 2-0 Big Ten) completes a four-game homestand with its second series over the span of six days.
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November 23
Bemidji State vs. Minnesota State Mankato on Nov. 22, 2020.

Mankato-Bemidji State hockey game called after positive virus test

A positive coronavirus test result within the Mavericks program prompted Monday afternoon's game in Bemidji to be called off. There were no positive tests before Sunday's series opener.
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November 22

Photos: Gophers women's hockey loses to Ohio State

The Minnesota Gophers women's hockey team lost 2-1 to Ohio State to split the series.
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November 22

March 11, 1990: Visiting hockey Hankinsons of Edina was a howl

John Hankinson died Friday at age 77. Murray Warmath let him pass as Gophers QB in 1964-65, his sons let him flood the backyard rink, and bride Bonnie added spice to life.
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November 22
Gophers coach Richard Pitino is realistic about the issues of trying to execute a basketball season during a pandemic.

Gophers expect disruptions as men's basketball season opens Wednesday

What makes college basketball think it can start this week and get very far without major issues after what we've seen during the fall sports seasons?
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November 22
Bob McNamara, described as “touchdown ace” by the Minneapolis Tribune in this photo from Nov. 13, 1954, was carried off by the field by coach Murr

Reusse: Gophers football ace McNamara was a friend of tennis

Late football legend Bob McNamara turned to court sports — tennis, handball, racquetball — after his career was over. He became an ardent booster of the Gophers men's tennis team, as well as football.
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November 22
Gophers linebacker Josh Aune ran off the field cheering with teammates after the Gophers won 34-31 and Aune had a crucial interception in the last min

Before facing Badgers, Gophers football needs to stop its virus spread

When the Gophers faced Purdue on Friday they did so without more than 20 players from a combination of injuries and positive COVID-19 tests. The game still went on, though Gophers coach P.J. Fleck said it was a "close" call.
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November 22
The elimination of the Gophers’ program means All-America gymnast Shane Wiskus will resume his Olympic preparations in Colorado.

Gophers gymnast Wiskus leaving state, moving to Colorado Springs to train

With no assurance he could keep training at on-campus Cooke Hall next spring, and no teammates to work out with, Shane Wiskus has faced a sudden, sorrowful choice.
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November 21
September 1, 1965: Gophers quarterback John Hankinson (left), with three of his top receivers.

Hankinson, former Gophers quarterback, dies at 77

John Hankinson was a record-setting passer for the Gophers in the mid-1960s.
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November 21

Five things to know about the Gophers 2020-21 schedule

Richard Pitino's newcomer-laden team (six new faces) will be warming up for Big Ten play against three Summit League opponents.
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November 21

Replay: Gophers 34, Purdue 31

A look back at Friday night's game.