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Former Gopher Ben Johnson named new head coach of men’s basketball program

Ethan Olson, Onboarding Editor in Chief March 24, 2021

University of Minnesota Athletic Director Mark Coyle happily announced on Monday, March 22 that the successor at head coach for the men's basketball program, following the firing of Richard Pitino, would...

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Minnesota women’s volleyball enters top-five in NCAA rankings

Alyssa Abke, Contributor February 25, 2021

Any student on the University of Minnesota campus will go and tell you that they are a hockey school with our track record and icy cold temperatures, but what most students forget is that the Golden Gophers...

March Madness tournament build up - Do the Gophers make the cut?

March Madness tournament build up – Do the Gophers make the cut?

Ethan Olson, Onboarding Editor in Chief February 24, 2021

With just a handful of games remaining in the Big Ten basketball regular season, heads are turning towards the impending March Madness tournament but for the Golden Gophers, making the tournament might...

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Gophers rout Cornhuskers as they look to stay in the hunt for March Madness

Ethan Olson, Editor February 10, 2021

The Golden Gopher men's basketball team, who was previously on a bad stretch of games losing five of their last six, found no problem with their Monday night matchup beating the now 4-10 Nebraska Cornhuskers...

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Three Gophers in Tampa Bay with a similar goal: Bring pride back to Minneapolis

Ethan Olson, Sports Editor January 27, 2021

Minneapolis-born, rookie wide receiver, Tyler Johnson made headlines for his game-deciding play in the NFC Championship game on Jan. 24, although it was for all the reasons that one wouldn't expect. In...

Golden Gopher football woes continue with heartbreaking loss to Iowa

Golden Gopher football woes continue with heartbreaking loss to Iowa

Ethan Olson, Sports Editor November 18, 2020

Golden Gopher football has gotten off to a start that has probably surprised more people than not. The Gophers currently sit at 1-3 and are 6th in the Big Ten West, three games behind first-place Northwestern...

Big Ten Football playing through Covid-19

Jacob Gregor, Contributor November 4, 2020

It was a really great sight to see Big Ten Football starting back up this college football season. Although it does not quite feel the same, seeing the Maroon and Gold taking the field representing...

Gophers lose big lead, suffer epic collapse against Maryland

Gophers lose big lead, suffer epic collapse against Maryland

Michael Geiger, Editor March 7, 2020

Going into halftime against Maryland, the Gopher basketball team likely felt on top of the world. Minnesota just played its best half of the season against the ninth-ranked Terrapins and held a commanding...

Gopher stars impress at NFL combine

Gopher stars impress at NFL combine

Ben Dettmer March 5, 2020
This group of Gophers is a special one, as all four players played their high school football in Minnesota and were a part of Minnesota’s recruiting class of 2016.
Golden Gophers gearing up for potential Big Ten-heavy March Madness

Golden Gophers gearing up for potential Big Ten-heavy March Madness

Ethan Olson, Editor February 7, 2020

As the college basketball season comes down to the final stretch, the Golden Gophers have a decent shot to make the March Madness basketball tournament. Sitting at 12-10 at the time of writing, the...

Gopher football: Season wrap-up

Gopher football: Season wrap-up

Ryan Calvert, Sports & Feature Editor December 30, 2019

The 2019 Gopher football regular season was one for the books. The team finished with a 10-2 record and the number 7 ranking in the FBS at one point, the highest-ranking they've had since 1962. They had...

“Rowing the boat” figuratively and literally

“Rowing the boat” figuratively and literally

Maxwel Fagan, Contributor December 12, 2019

On November 24, 2019, Brian and Megan Slipka, co-founders of the Slipka Foundation,  presented a check for $3,500 to the Ronald McDonald House Charities as part of a “Row the Boat” rally held...

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