The Gophers are coming off a loss to Iowa last Sunday at Williams Arena.

COVID pause over, U men expecting to play Rutgers on Saturday morning

Rutgers had games called off during nonconference play due to COVID issues. But the Scarlet Knights returned and have won six of their last seven games

Denied a goal late, U men's hockey comes through with OT win vs. Michigan

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Gophers men’s hockey captain Sammy Walker battled for the puck with Michigan defenseman Ethan Edwards on Friday.
In a game that featured 25 NHL draft picks in the two lineups, the Gophers and Wolverines played even through 60 minutes. But the 1-1 tie didn't last long in overtime.

Whalen works to rally Gophers after 56-point loss to Iowa

January 21
Gophers coach Lindsay Whalen
"There is no question we all need to do better," Gophers women's basketball coach Lindsay Whalen said.
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Gophers volleyball coach Hugh McCutcheon has several highly decorated players arriving for next season.

U volleyball adds two transfers: Davis (from Ohio State) and McGhie (Kansas)

Coach Hugh McCutcheon is adding pieces to a team that reached the Elite Eight last season.
Gophers
January 21
Gophers forward Amy Potomak celebrated alongside Savannah Norcross during a game earlier this season.

Gophers hand No. 1 Wisconsin another loss in women's hockey

Amy Potomak scored the late winning goal.
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Gophers
January 21
Gophers guard E.J. Stephens (20) reacted after missing a shot against Iowa on Jan. 16.

U men's basketball preview vs. Rutgers: Gophers return from brief COVID pause

The Gophers will try to snap a four-game losing streak Saturday against the Scarlet Knights.
Gophers
January 21
Forward Taylor Heise and the the fifth-ranked Gophers (17-6-1) will try to keep their success going against the top-ranked Badgers (18-1-3).

Gophers women's hockey faces No. 1 Wisconsin with a score to settle

After missing the NCAA tournament last season, Minnesota had a big weekend at Wisconsin when the teams met in early December.
Gophers
January 21
Gophers forward Mason Nevers, right, and teammates will look to rebound from last Saturday’s loss to Alaska.

Gophers men's hockey facing adversity, not to mention No. 3 Michigan

The Minnesota men's hockey team faces the Big Ten-leading Wolverines in a two-game series starting Friday at 3M Arena at Mariucci.
Gophers
January 21
Iowa teammates celebrate with forward Monika Czinano (25) after she was fouled for an and-one opporunity during the second half of an NCAA women’s b

U women fall apart, lose to Iowa by 56 in program's second worst defeat ever

Lindsay Whalen's Gophers trailed by 13 at halftime but gave up 37 points in the third quarter and scored only three in the fourth. Iowa's star guard, Caitlin Clark, had a triple-double.
Gophers
January 20
Gophers forward Kadiatou Sissoko loses control of the ball during the second half Thursday.

Worst losses in Gophers women's basketball history, with a fresh one prominent

The list begins with a 61-pointer on the road, and then Thursday's loss at home to Iowa shows up.
High Schools
January 20
Hopkins’ Maya Nnaji, the No. 9 recruit in the Class of 2022, looked for a way past Chaska’s Mallory Heyer, a future Gopher.

Hopkins girls still top ticket in town, taking national stage via ESPN

Basketball Across Minnesota: Nothing in this sports market is a sure thing, but watching the Hopkins girls' basketball team feels close to perfection. It's the No. 1 basketball show in town at any level.
Gophers
January 20
Wisconsin’s Johnny Davis, left, took a shot against Maryland last Sunday.

Big Ten hoops power poll: Wisconsin takes over top spot in a tight league title race

The Badgers are the Big Ten's hottest team, led by national player of the year favorite Johnny Davis.
Sports
January 20
The 2021 Minnesota Sports Hall of Fame inductees (clockwise from top left): Maya Moore, Annie Adamczak Glavan, Carrie Tollefson, Brianna Scurry, Linds

50 years into Title IX, Minnesota Sports Hall of Fame's special class: eight women

The eight inductees into the Minnesota Sports Hall of Fame Class of 2021 changed our understanding of sports on a local, national and global level.
Gophers
January 19
Senior Monika Czinano (left) and her younger sister Maggie have gone from being teammates at Watertown-Mayer High School to opponents when Iowa and Mi

Minnesota sisters on opposite sides of Gophers-Hawkeyes rivalry tonight

Monika and Maggie Czinano will draw fans and family who watched them at Watertown-Mayer when Minnesota and Iowa play tonight at The Barn. Their mom's take: 'Both are very coachable. Both want to win.'
Gophers
January 19
Gophers guard Deja Winters is averaging 18 points per game over her past three games.

Gophers women's basketball seeks first Big Ten home win Thursday vs. Iowa

The Hawkeyes come to Williams Arena riding a five-game winning streak against the Gophers.
Gophers
January 19
The Gophers took the field for their 2021 regular-season finale against Wisconsin.

Gophers add all-Ivy League defensive tackle from Harvard

Chris Smith will have one year of eligibility at Minnesota and is the third defensive lineman the Gophers have added through the transfer portal.
Gophers
January 19
Minnesota’s Lexy Ramler competes in floor exercise during Monday’s meet vs. Iowa and UCLA

Lexy Ramler named Big Ten Gymnast of the Week for 19th time

Ramler won the all-around and three events in Minnesota's win over Iowa and UCLA before a program record crowd of almost 4,000 on Monday at Maturi Pavilion.
Gophers
January 19
Gophers coach Ben Johnson

Not enough players forces Gophers to postpone basketball at Penn St.

Following testing, the team dropped below the Big Ten's minimum of seven scholarship players available to play, causing Wednesday's game to be called off.
High Schools
January 18
Chaska’s Mallory Heyer is part of a four-Minnesotan recruiting class for the Gophers.

How Minnesota became a national epicenter for girls' basketball recruiting

When women's basketball programs look for top talent, they're spending more and more time in Minnesota. And good news for Gophers basketball fans is many of the state's best are choosing to play for the U.
Olympics
January 17
Gophers men’s hockey players who will play for the United States at the Beijing Games (left to right): Matthew Knies, Brock Faber and Ben Meyers

Trio of Gophers chasing gold medal dreams with U.S. men's hockey team

Brock Faber, Ben Meyers and Matthew Knies get a chance to represent U.S. after NHL opted out of Beijing Olympics.
Gophers
January 17
Gophers freshman center Treyton Thompson got his first extended minutes of the season against Iowa on Sunday.

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

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.
Gophers
January 17
Ky Thomas led the Gophers with 824 rushing yards on 166 carries in 2021.

Leading Gophers running back Thomas transferring to Kansas

The former Topeka prep standout is returning to his home state after leading the Gophers in rushing during the 2021 season.
Gophers
January 17
Hawkeyes forward Keegan Murray and Gophers forward Jamison Battle scrambled after a loose ball in the second half at Williams Arena on Sunday.

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

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.