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Lindsay Whalen coaching the Gophers
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November 10, 2018 - 7:32 am
"Hey, that was pretty fun!" First-year Gopher women's basketball coach Lindsay Whalen received a rousing cheer from a packed house at Williams Arena when she took the microphone at midcourt following Friday's 70-47 win over New Hampshire. It was Whalen's first game leading the program that she...
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Gopher coach Lindsay Whalen
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November 09, 2018 - 4:36 am
MINNEAPOLIS (AP) - Minnesota has a first team all-conference player coming back with Kenisha Bell, along with Big Ten Freshman of the Year award winner Destiny Pitts and four of the top five scorers from a team that finished 24-9 last season and won an NCAA Tournament game. When the Gophers start...
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Jordan Murphy and the Gophers beat Omaha
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November 07, 2018 - 4:14 am
MINNEAPOLIS (AP) - Amir Coffey seamlessly took over as the primary point guard. Dupree McBrayer, playing pain free, had his left-handed stroke in midseason form. Daniel Oturu quickly established his 6-foot-10 presence in his college debut. This was just the kind of smooth opener Minnesota needed,...
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PJ Fleck has seen enough of his defense
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November 04, 2018 - 7:30 am
MINNEAPOLIS (AP) - Minnesota defensive coordinator Robb Smith has been fired, with the Gophers allowing an average of more than 43 points per game in Big Ten play. Coach P.J. Fleck made the announcement Sunday night. He named defensive line coach Joe Rossi the interim defensive coordinator. Fleck...
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November 03, 2018 - 7:49 am
Parker Tuome and Jake Jaremko scored early in the second period and Mathias Israelsson stopped 14 of 15 shots to lift Minnesota State Mankato to a 2-1 win over the Gophers on Saturday and a sweep of their weekend home-and-home series. Video confirmed that Jaremko's game-deciding shot was blocked by...
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Gophers beat UMD in hoops
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November 02, 2018 - 5:23 am
Minnesota made its first 11 shots and freshman Daniel Oturu registered a double-double to give the Gopher men's basketball team a 109-53 exhibition win over Minnesota-Duluth on Thursday night at Williams Arena. Oturu, one of coach Richard Pitino's prized in-state recruits, started for the Gophers...
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Gophers pull one out
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October 27, 2018 - 6:57 am
MINNEAPOLIS (AP) - Tanner Morgan was undeterred by the rough fourth quarter for Minnesota that featured 22 straight points by Indiana to tie the game. If losing the quarterback competition in fall camp didn't faze him, this tight situation wasn't going to. Morgan passed for 302 yards and three...
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PJ Fleck checks the scoreboard
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October 21, 2018 - 7:54 am
LINCOLN, Neb. (AP) - A week after squandering a late 10-point lead at Northwestern and losing in overtime, the Nebraska broke a rare six-game losing streak in a big way, scoring on three of their first four possessions on their way to a 53-28 win over the Gophers. Minnesota made things interesting...
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Shannon Brooks
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October 14, 2018 - 10:19 am
University of Minnesota running back Shannon Brooks was arrested early Sunday, and booked into the Hennepin County jail on suspicion of domestic assault involving his roommate. Records show Brooks was released from custody a little more than a day after he was booked . The suspected offense, a...
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Another loss at the horseshoe for the Gophers
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October 14, 2018 - 7:42 am
COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) - All of No. 3 Ohio State's strengths and weaknesses were on full display in a win over the persistent Golden Gophers. Dwayne Haskins and the passing game continue to be tip-top. Ohio State's receivers get open and vacuum in anything thrown near them. K.J. Hill's grab and run...
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