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Matt Haarms with a hook shot over Daniel Oturu
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January 03, 2020 - 5:23 am
WEST LAFAYETTE, Ind. (AP) — Gopher men's basketball coach Richard Pitino tried to put a positive spin on his team's heartbreaking 83-78 double overtime loss at Purdue on Thursday night. “In eight years, that’s the most proud I’ve been of an effort,” Pitino said. “Our guys scratched and clawed and...
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December 29, 2019 - 7:31 am
It was a hat trick for the Gophers on Saturday, and additional victory on Sunday, with wins in men's and women's basketball, as well as men's hockey. At Mariucci Arena, the Gophers scored three goals in a two-minute span of the second period to beat St. Cloud State 4-1 on Sunday to win the Mariucci...
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Gabe Kalscheur and the Gophers at Michigan State
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December 22, 2019 - 7:54 am
It was a tale of two cities, and two wins, for Gopher basketball on Saturday. In Minneapolis at Williams Arena, the Gopher women's team dominated Lehigh 77-49 to pick up its 10th straight win. In Tulsa, Okla., the Gopher men's team followed up last week's upset of nationally ranked Ohio State with...
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Doug Woog
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Lindsey Peterson
December 14, 2019 - 7:04 pm
Doug Woog, who for 14 years was the head coach of the Gopher Hockey team, has died at the age of 75. An icon in the state of Minnesota and the sport of hockey, Woog starred on the ice for South St. Paul High School and played three years at the U under the legendary John Mariucci.
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Casey O'Brien, Gophers
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December 13, 2019 - 6:51 am
Four-time cancer survivor Casey O'Brien received a standing ovation Thursday night when he was given the Disney Spirit Award in Atlanta. His family from St. Paul and Gopher coach PJ Fleck were in the audience for the ceremony, where O'Brien sent out a message of hope to others who are battling...
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The Robbinsdale Armstrong High School band
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The Morning News with Dave Lee
December 10, 2019 - 2:39 pm
The Robbinsdale Armstrong High School band is making its fourth appearance at the Outback Bowl football game on Jan. 1 in Tampa and their last under retiring band director Todd Burkholder. He told John Hines on the WCCO Morning News that it'll be extra special with the Gophers playing in the game...
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