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Gophers Set Pool Records, Win in Denver
The Golden Gophers set several pool records as they secured dual meet victories against Denver and Wyoming at El Pomar Natatorium. The Gopher men beat host Denver 193-122, and beat Wyoming 219.5-95.5. Minnesota’s women captured a 179-136 win against the Pioneers and a 225-90 win against the Cowgirls.
MINNESOTA (16-8, 5-6 Big Ten) 66, INDIANA (14-9, 4-6 Big Ten) 60
Minnesota Head Coach Richard Pitino

“Great job of “walling up” a couple possessions. Defensively I thought we played tremendous, I thought that’s what won us the game.  We turned them over, not just on the press but in the half court and I give a lot of credit to my staff."
Gophers Fall at #18 Iowa
With Devyn Marble struggling and Aaron White in foul trouble, the once-forgotten Josh Oglesby kept Iowa afloat.

Once Marble and White got it going, the 14th-ranked Hawkeyes overwhelmed Minnesota.
Gophers Dispatch RPI, 6-2
The top-ranked Minnesota men's hockey team defeated Rensselaer, 6-2, to claim third place at the Mariucci Classic at Mariucci Arena
Gophers Announce Big Ten Conference Basketball Schedule
The University of Minnesota men's basketball program, in conjunction with the Big Ten Conference, announced its 2014 conference schedule
University of Minnesota’s Megan Ryan
Named 2013 William R. Reed Award Winner

Park Ridge, Ill. – Megan Ryan from the University of Minnesota has been named this year’s recipient of the Big Ten Conference William R. Reed Memorial Award. The award is named in honor of former Big Ten Commissioner William R. Reed who served the conference for more than 20 years.
Malik Smith Signs Tender to Play at Minnesota
The Minnesota men’s basketball program announced today that Malik Smith has signed a tender to play for the Gophers. Smith will be eligible immediately pending an NCAA waiver based on a possible APR induced post-season ban at Florida International University, his previous school.
Minnesota Tops Ohio State in Big Ten Home Opener
Three Gophers scored in double-figures in the win.
The University of Minnesota (13-4, 2-1 B1G) women's basketball team got double-figure scoring from Rachel Banham, Micaëlla Riché and Kionna Kellogg to earn an 83-74 victory vs. Ohio State (10-6, 0-3 B1G) in its Big Ten home opener Thursday night at Williams Arena.
Minnesota Drops Big Ten Opener at Michigan State
Despite getting 21 points from Rachel Banham, the University of Minnesota (11-4, 0-1 B1G) women’s basketball team dropped its Big Ten Conference opener at Michigan State (13-1, 1-0 B1G), 66-51, Thursday evening at the Breslin Center in East Lansing, Mich.

Minnesota Overpowers North Dakota State, 70-57
MINNEAPOLIS (AP) -  Rodney Williams scored a season-high 19 points, including a 360-degree dunk off a fast break, and Trevor Mbakwe grabbed a career-high 18 rebounds to lead 13th-ranked Minnesota past North Dakota State 70-57
Gophers and FSU to Appear on ESPN2 in Big Ten/ACC Battle
The University of Minnesota men's basketball team's Big Ten/ACC Challenge tilt against Florida State on Nov. 27 will tip at 6:15 p.m. CST, the Big Ten Conference announced today. The game, to be played in Tallahassee, will be broadcast live by ESPN2.
Buford Signs Professional Basketball Contract to Play in Poland
Just over three months after the conclusion of her collegiate career, former Minnesota standout Kiara Buford signed a professional contract to play basketball for Matizol Lider Pruszkow in Poland. Buford will travel to Poland in mid-August, where she will be joined on the club by former Texas A&M standout Tyra White.
Minnesota Women’s Basketball Wins WBI Championship
Behind a strong second-half performance, the second-seeded University of Minnesota women’s basketball team won the 2012 Women’s Basketball Invitational (WBI) Championship Sunday afternoon with a 88-74 comeback victory over Northern Iowa (19-15) in front of the home crowd at Williams Arena.





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2012 NCAA Division I Men's Ice Hockey Bracket
2012 NCAA Division I Men's Ice Hockey West Regional – Team Capsules
1. North Dakota (25-12-3)
After a 3-7-1 overall start, North Dakota began to heat up in late November and finished 25-12-3.
Strong First Half Leads Gophers Past Bradley in WBI Quarterfinals
A strong first half which saw the second-ranked Minnesota women’s basketball team shoot .643 from the field, paced the Gophers to a 85-59 victory vs. No. 3-seed Bradley in the Women’s Basketball Invitational (WBI) quarterfinals Sunday afternoon at Williams Arena.
Gophers Drop 73-69 Heartbreaker to Michigan in Overtime
Minnesota took Wolverines to overtime, but come up just short at B1G Tournament
INDIANAPOLIS, Ind. -- Minnesota went to overtime at the B1G Tournament for the second straight day, but the Golden Gophers came up just short in a hard-fought 73-69 setback to second-seeded Michigan.
Minnesota Captures 2012 Big Ten Women’s Swimming & Diving Championships Crown
Big Ten announces individual honors
Minnesota captured the 2012 Big Ten women's swimming and diving championships crown tonight on the strength of Tess Behrens and Haley Spencer on the final day of competition at the Campus and Recreation Wellness Center in Iowa City, Iowa.
Gophers Outlast Illinois, 77-72, in Overtime
Austin Hollins and Chip Armelin led the team with 14 points apiece

MINNEAPOLIS - Minnesota rallied from a six-point deficit with 3:57 remaining in regulation, then scored 10 of the first 13 points in overtime to defeat Illinois, 77-72, on Saturday night before a sellout crowd of 14,625 at Williams Arena.
Coach Kill Statement on Paterno
Statement from Minnesota head coach Jerry Kill on Joe Paterno's death:
“I got home last night from recruiting and my oldest daughter said she had just heard. Fifteen minutes later, my youngest daughter at Murray State called. That's two girls from a coach's family reacting to it. That really sums up his impact. It hits home..."
Gophers Extend Winning Streak, Defeat Northwestern 75-52
By Michael Molde, GopherSports.com
MINNEAPOLIS - Minnesota took advantage of an icy-cold start by Northwestern to quickly build a double-digit lead, then maintained that advantage for the remainder of the game during its 75-52 victory on Sunday afternoon at Williams Arena.
Banham Named Big Ten Player and Freshman of the Week

Minnesota guard Rachel Banham swept the Big Ten Women’s Basketball weekly awards Monday, as she was named the league’s Player and Freshman of the Week after helping the Golden Gophers to wins vs. Indiana and Northwestern last week. 
Minnesota Hosts Indiana in Big Ten Home Opener
The Minnesota women’s basketball team is set to ring in the New Year by hosting its Big Ten Conference home-opener Monday vs. Indiana at Williams Arena. Tip-off for the league-event.
Minnesota's Banham Earns Second Big Ten Freshman of the Week Honor

Minnesota guard Rachel Banham was named the Big Ten Women’s Basketball Freshman of the Week for the second time this season Monday after helping the Golden Gophers defeat NJIT last week in their final non-conference game of the year.

Gophers Wrap Non-Conference Play vs. NJIT
The University of Minnesota women’s basketball team hosts NJIT in its final non-conference game of the season Friday night at Williams Arena.
Buford Leads Gophers Past Harvard in Best Buy Classic
Buford finished the contest with 25 points, six assists and three blocks.

Senior Kiara Buford put together one of the best performances of her career Saturday afternoon to pace the University of Minnesota (6-5) women's basketball team to a 79-53 win over Harvard (4-5) on the second day of the Best Buy Classic at Williams Arena.
Minnesota Shuts Down Trojans, 55-40
Julian Welch and Rodney Williams lead Gophers past Pac-12's USC.
By Michael Molde

MINNEAPOLIS - Minnesota utilized a balanced scoring attack and strong defense to shut down visiting USC in a 55-40 victory before a crowd of 11,762 at Williams Arena on Saturday.
Gophers to Face Wake Forest in Big Ten/ACC Challenge
The University of Minnesota women’s basketball team will conclude a three-game road swing Thursday afternoon when it takes on Wake Forest in Winston-Salem, N.C., for the fifth-annual Big Ten/ACC Challenge at Lawrence Joel Memorial Coliseum.
Golden Gophers Grab 27-7 Win Over Fighting Illini
MINNEAPOLIS (AP)--MarQueis Gray rushed for 167 yards and two touchdowns and threw for another score, guiding Minnesota past Illinois 27-7 on Saturday in the season finale and sending the Fighting Illini to their sixth straight defeat.
Coach Kill addressed the Twin Cities

COACH KILL:  Ladies and gentlemen, I appreciate the opportunity to come in and visit with you, and probably just an opening statement, wish everybody a happy Thanksgiving before I forget.  We all have a lot to be thankful for.
Noga's Career Night Paces Gophers to Victory over Binghamton
Sophomore Sari Noga scored a career-high 16 points, and added six rebounds and two steals, to lead the University of Minnesota women’s basketball team to a 65-40 victory over Binghamton Saturday afternoon on the opening day of the Subway Classic at Williams Arena.
Patterson, Bjugstad Lead No. 1 Gophers Past St. Cloud State
Patterson sets school record with his sixth shutout, Bjugstad nets hat trick
Senior goaltender Kent Patterson recorded a 30-save shutout and sophomore center Nick Bjugstad netted a hat trick to lead the top-ranked Minnesota men's hockey team to a 5-0 victory over St. Cloud on Saturday night at Mariucci Arena. By blanking an opponent for the sixth time this season, Patterson broke the UM school record for shutouts, surpassing Robb Stauber's five-shutout campaign in 1987-88.
Minnesota Falls To Northwestern, 28-13
MarQueis Gray runs for 147 yards and a touchdown, throws for 124
EVANSTON, Ill. (AP) - Dan Persa threw for 216 yards and two touchdowns, and Northwestern won its fourth straight, beating Minnesota 28-13 on Saturday.
Minnesota Basketball Game Notes

This marks the first meeting between Fairfield University and the University of Minnesota. The Stags
have played eight games against Big Ten opponents, including Wisconsin (0-1), Penn State (0-1), Northwestern (1-0), Michigan (0-3), Indiana (0-1), and Illinois (0-1). The Illinois game came in the 1985-86 NCAA tournament, while the Stags were the first NCAA tournament opponent for Indiana in their 1986-87 NCAA championship season
Minnesota Women's Basketball Falls to 14/13 Florida State at WBI Tip Off
Despite having three players score in double figures, led by Kiara Buford’s team-best 13 points, the University of Minnesota women’s basketball team fell just short, 68-56, against 14/13 Florida State Saturday afternoon at the WBI Tip Off Classic in Daytona Beach, Fla.

Minnesota Women's Basketball Signs Trio of Local Prep Standouts
Gopher head coach Pam Borton announced Wednesday that a trio of local prep standouts have signed National Letters of Intent to play women's basketball next season at the University of Minnesota.
Mikayla Bailey of Osseo, Minn. (Osseo HS), Jackie Johnson of Eden Prairie (Eden Prairie HS) and Shayne Mullaney of Eden Prairie, Minn. (Eden Prairie HS) will join Minnesota's program as freshmen for the 2012-13 season.
Coach Kill - Michigan State Week

I guess we'll open it up with we have moved on and working on Michigan State.  Started on that on Sunday and Monday and look forward to practicing.  We're going to play a great, great football team, a tremendous defensive football team.  I think they're No. 2 in the country right now, and rightfully so.  Very, very, very athletic, and we have our work cut out for us.
Coach Kill addressed the Twin Cities
COACH KILL:  I guess to open up, sometimes people drop by my office and I look at things, and this happened to be written by Harvey McKay, who I think everybody knows here.  I was reading it and I think it kind of sums up some things.
Minnesota Coach Kill - Nebraska Week
"I appreciate everybody coming today, and I guess at this time we've had an off week, and practice on Sunday, and just working through preparation for University of Nebraska and working trying to get better, recruiting and doing a lot of things.  We've been busy, and looking forward to continuing to take one day at a time and take a step forward."
Hoops Season to Get Underway at “Gopher All-Star Friday Night” 

A new twist on an old tale. The University of Minnesota men’s basketball program will officially begin the season by hosting “Gopher All-Star Friday Night” on Oct. 14 at Williams Arena. The event, formally known as “Midnight Madness” and “Tubby’s Tip-off”, will feature the 2011-12 Gopher roster as well as many former Minnesota Basketball alumni.
Minnesota Football Press Conference
Q. With your quarterbacks, I assume you had to do what did you Saturday night rotating them in that much?
COACH LIMEGROVER: Yeah, well, what happened was when we got to a situation there are some things that the guys have divided themselves out a little bit that they're doing much better.

Minnesota Falls to North Dakota State, 37-24

Marcus Williams had two defensive touchdowns for North Dakota State on Saturday to help the Bison pull off the upset of Minnesota, 37-24.
Williams, a sophomore cornerback who played at Hopkins High School in the Twin Cities - one of the dozens of Minnesotans on NDSU's roster - returned an interception of Max Shortell's late heave 40 yards for a touchdown to seal the game.
Minnesota 29-23 victory over Miami (Ohio)
Coach Jerry Kill returned to the Minnesota sideline one week after suffering a seizure during a game and watched Marqueis Gray rack up 334 total yards in a 29-23 victory over Miami (Ohio).
Gray threw for 163 yards and rushed for 171 more and Duane Bennett blocked a punt and returned it for a TD to hand Kill his first victory as coach of the Golden Gophers.
Kill Released from Hospital
University of Minnesota football coach Jerry Kill was discharged from the hospital today and is now resting at home, according to Gopher football team physician Dr. Pat Smith. Dr. Smith said that Kill was released during the lunch hour Thursday.
Q. About familiarity with Miami (Ohio).
COACH LIMEGROVER: I think it helps from a personnel standpoint with having a new head coach and a new staff, them only playing one game. It's a little bit tough. We've been able to do our research.
Kill Continues to Rest, Improve Following Seizure
University of Minnesota head football coach Jerry Kill continued to show signs of improvement Sunday morning and is resting comfortably at a local hospital after suffering a seizure late in the Golden Gophers’ home opener at TCF Bank Stadium.
The University of Minnesota Golden Gophers will play their first home game of the 2011 campaign Saturday
at TCF Bank Stadium. Minnesota host New Mexico State University in the first-ever meeting between the
two schools, with kickoff set for 2:37 p.m. CT

Minnesota fell to USC, 19-17
Los Angeles, Calif.) -- Second half touchdowns from Duane Bennett and Brandon Green pulled Minnesota within two points late in the fourth quarter. But the Gophers couldn’t complete the rally to give first-year head coach Jerry Kill a victory over 25th-ranked Southern California in his first game at the helm as  Minnesota fell to USC, 19-17.


Coach Kill Announces Roster Changes

University of Minnesota head football coach Jerry Kill announced the signing of two student-athletes to Big Ten scholarship tenders Friday. Kill also announced the departure of two student-athletes from the Gopher football program.
Wide receiver Malcolm Moulton (Lawrenceville, Ga.), a transfer from Fort Scott (Kan.) Community College, has signed with the Gophers. Also signing to play for Minnesota is quarterback Dexter Foreman of Manvel (Texas) High School. Both Moulton and Foreman are slated to be with the team for fall camp in August.




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