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Former Gopher Eric Decker
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August 27, 2018 - 6:13 am
FOXBOROUGH, Mass. (AP) - Former Gopher Eric Decker, who was an all-state wide receiver at Rocori High School in Cold Spring before setting records at the U of M and playing in the Super Bowl, says he is retiring from the NFL after an eight-year career with the Broncos, Jets and Titans. Decker had...
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Hugh McCutcheon coaches the Gophers
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August 24, 2018 - 6:55 am
The Gopher women's volleyball team opens the 2018 season at the place they want to be when it all ends. Friday night is the Big Ten/ACC volleyball challenge at Target Center, the site of the 2018 NCAA volleyball national final. The opening night matches are the Gophers against Florida State at 7 p...
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PJ Fleck talks Gopher football
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July 21, 2018 - 8:33 am
The first preseason football poll for the Big Ten conference has the Gophers scraping near the bottom. But head coach PJ Fleck still expressed optimism when speaking at the annual Big Ten football media days in Chicago. "We have a very youthful, very young, very inexperienced football team which...
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June 09, 2018 - 7:17 am
CORVALLIS, Ore. (AP) - The Gopher baseball team was so close to forcing a deciding game 3 in the NCAA super regionals. Leading Oregon State 3-2 going into the eighth inning with their closer in the game, the Gophers' luck ran out. Adley Rutschman hit a two-out, two-RBI single in the ninth inning to...
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Adam Carter
June 04, 2018 - 5:04 pm
The last time the University of Minnesota baseball team advanced through the regional tournament in the NCAA, Jimmy Carter was president. That might seem surprising, considering the amount of success that John Anderson has had as Gopher head coach. But Anderson sees something special in his 2018...
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June 02, 2018 - 7:47 am
The Gophers and Oregon State square off in the NCAA baseball best-of-three super regional starting Friday afternoon in Corvallis, Oregon. The Gophers earned the spot by sweeping its first-round regional at Siebert Field, clinching with a 13-8 win over UCLA on Sunday night. The Beavers ousted LSU 12...
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April 13, 2018 - 5:02 pm
To a crowd of fans and reporters at Williams Arena on the campus of the University of Minnesota, former Gopher, and current WNBA star Lindsay Whalen was introduced as the new head coach of the women’s basketball team. “I always figured at some point in my life this might happen and it’s happening...
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Lindsay Whalen and Pam Boron following the Gophers defeat of Duke in the Midwest Regional Final.
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April 12, 2018 - 7:20 pm
Lindsay Whalen’s return to the University of Minnesota to become head coach of the Gopher women's basketball team has drawn national headlines and statewide praise for a Minnesota native and local sports icon. The news was particularly meaningful for former Gopher women’s coach Pam Borton, who...
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April 12, 2018 - 4:01 pm
MINNEAPOLIS (AP) - Minnesota Gophers fans wondered if Lindsay Whalen might retire from the WNBA when the head coaching job suddenly opened up at the school where she remains a star. Turns out Whalen had another idea: Why not do both? Whalen was named Thursday to take over the program she led to the...
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