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Gophers guard against letdown as Bulldogs come closer to home for the holidays

The Minnesota Gophers left a split at Minnesota Duluth two months ago with a sub-.500 record and lots of questions. Since then, they have provided many answers. With the Bulldogs coming to Minneapolis this weekend, both teams are well aware of the other's offensive capabilities. → Read More

From a hoops family, Gophers' Taylor Heise starring on the hard water

Life changed for the Heise family on their dairy farm outside Lake City, Minn., one day when daughter Taylor brought home a flier and said she wanted to become the first member of this basketball family to try out her skills on the hockey rink. → Read More

Understudies Alexander Mattison, K.J. Osborn shine despite Vikings coming up short

Forced into bigger roles due to injuries suffered by Dalvin Cook and Adam Thielen, the Minnesota Vikings got important contributions from running back Alexander Mattison and wide receiver KJ Osborn, but still became the Lions first victims of the season. → Read More

Gophers' Faber, Knies, Lucius named to USA World Juniors Camp

A few days after the Minnesota Gophers close their 2021 portion of the schedule at Michigan, three of them will head back to suburban Detroit for the final camp that will determine the American roster for the 2022 World Junior Championships. → Read More

Unsatisfying split as Gophers fall in NoDak finale

Out-worked for the first 45 minutes of their series finale at North Dakota, the Minnesota Gophers mounted a furious rally that fell just short on Saturday, leaving their coach still looking for a full two-game effort in a weekend. → Read More

Black Friday special as Gophers blast past Fighting Hawks

Playing their historical rivals in an intimidating atmosphere, the Minnesota Gophers took the crowd out early and coasted to a 5-1 win at North Dakota on Friday, solving the series-opener problems that had plagued them in November. → Read More

If this was Aaron Rodgers' final game in Minnesota, Vikings fans (and Packers fans) have seen plenty

Green Bay Packers quarterback Aaron Rodgers has won 15 of his 26 career starts versus the Minnesota Vikings, but is also seen as an increasing distraction by many. In what may have been his final game in Minnesota, fans of both teams got to see his good and bad sides. → Read More

Same old Saturday as Gophers bounce back for a split of their series with Penn State

There is a fun battle going on between Sammy Walker and Matthew Knies for the Minnesota Gophers team lead in goals. Both have seven after Knies scored once and Walker scored twice in the team's 4-2 come-from-behind win over Penn State on Saturday. → Read More

Friday frustration deepens as Gophers fall to Penn State

Minnesota Gophers coach Bob Motzko liked his team's offense and power play on Friday, but did not get enough detail in the defense to get a win. For the third consecutive Friday night, the Gophers saw a lead slip away, this time to a Penn State team that has been a thorn in their side often in recent years. → Read More

Buckeyes reveling in opponents' small expectations as they visit the Gophers' big rink

Ohio State was picked for last place in the Big Ten and has been the surprise of the conference so far, off to a 6-2-0 start thanks to some excellent goaltending from a Czech freshman. The Buckeyes travel to Minneapolis to face an injury-affected Minnesota Gophers team this weekend. → Read More

Gophers pounce early, get a road split at Wisconsin

After a disappointing loss on Friday, the Minnesota Gophers bounced back emphatically on Saturday, salvaging a split of their road series versus arch-rival Wisconsin, and surviving a scare after star goalie Jack LaFontaine left the game, briefly, due to an injury. → Read More

For arena design, Karl Jaeger is often teams' first call

Wall murals, team history, players in pro hockey and backlit logos are just some of the myriad elements that Minnesota-based KJ Branding has been adding to sports facilities in this region and nationwide for the past decade, as they help programs better appeal to fans, alumni, players and recruits. → Read More

Better effort yields same result for Gophers in a 2-1 loss at UMD

Minnesota Gophers coach Bob Motzko is seeing the growing pains as his team's young players try to merge with his team's veterans. On a night like Saturday, that means even with an effort he liked, the results aren't always positive, as the Gophers fell in a close game at Minnesota Duluth. → Read More

Gophers' Motzko apologizes for 'dive' comments directed at Huskies' Perbix

It was a penalty, not a dive, said Minnesota Gophers coach Bob Motzko after viewing video of the controversial end to his team's Saturday win at St. Cloud State. On Tuesday, Motzko apologized to Nick Perbix for saying the Huskies defenseman had embellished on the play. → Read More

Crash reconstruction will determine defense's next steps in deaths of Gopher coach's son, 1 other

In his most recent court appearance, the attorney for James Blue — the driver of the vehicle on the night Mack Motzko and Sam Schuneman were killed — asked that they be able to see completed accident reconstruction reports by the Minnesota State Patrol and others before Blue enters a plea to the charges of murder and criminal vehicular homicide brought against him. → Read More

Minnesota's Backyard: Devil's Kettle remains a natural wonder at Judge C.R. Magney State Park

Destination No. 19 on our 20-site tour of Minnesota's state parks brings us to one of the great waterfalls, and one of the state's greatest mysteries, at Judge C.R. Magney State Park. One of the quieter and more remote places on the North Shore, a hike to see the Devil's Kettle has fascinated visitors for generations, even after the mystery was solved. → Read More

Minnesota's Backyard: Prairie meets woods, birders watch the skies at Kilen Woods State Park

The 18th stop on our tour of 20 Minnesota State Parks is to a place where you can explore the land and the water, but the most intriguing visitors arrive by air. Kilen Woods State Park offers hiking in the woods and the prairie, canoeing and kayaking on the Des Moines River, and some of the best birding in Minnesota. → Read More

The Irish are coming! Gophers open Big Ten schedule Oct. 29 against Notre Dame

The Minnesota Gophers will enjoy the comforts of home early in the season, with eight of their first 10 games in Minneapolis, and will be road warriors in the dead of winter, with a stretch of more than two months without a real home game. Those are among the key takeaways from the full Big Ten hockey schedule, which was released on Monday. → Read More

LaFontaine, Meyers & Walker named Gophers tri-captains

Sammy Walker will be a Minnesota Gophers captain for the third consecutive season, but he will have some help in 2021-22. Star goalie Jack LaFontaine and former Fargo Force standout Ben Meyers have also been named captains for the coming season. → Read More

Vikings fans return, and leave most of their masks at home

There was not much on the field to cheer about, but in their first home game open to fans since December 2019, the Minnesota Vikings faithful -- and a good contingent of Denver Broncos fans -- showed up at U.S. Bank Stadium in big numbers and for the most part mask-free. → Read More