Reporter | College sports

Megan Ryan is a sports reporter at the Star Tribune covering colleges.

Ryan covered the Minnesota United FC during its first two years of existence. She previously spent two years at the Pittsburgh Post-Gazette covering Penn State football, Robert Morris basketball and high school sports. A Minnesota native and Minneapolis resident, she graduated magna cum laude from the University of Minnesota with a major in journalism and minors in management and global studies. She has lived in Pennsylvania, Texas (covering the real Friday Night Lights for the Dallas Morning News) and New York (as a sports copy editor for a summer through the Dow Jones News Fund).


Gophers hockey skates to weekend split with Michigan State

The Gophers saw their six-game winning streak end, losing just their second game of the second half.


U hockey moves into tie atop Big Ten with victory over Michigan State

The Gophers scored 71 seconds into the game, and have now won eight of the past nine since beginning the second half of the season.


New Gophers coordinator Sanford to make $625,000 this season

The Board of Regents are scheduled to review the contract of Mike Sanford Jr., hired as offensive coordinator, at next week's meeting.


Gophers trying not to overanalyze surge into Big Ten hockey race

The Gophers head into this weekend's Michigan State series riding a five-game winning streak. They have climbed to No. 18 in the PairWise and are just one point out of first place in the Big Ten.


Gophers' Thomas enters transfer portal

Cornerback Kiondre Thomas will be a graduate transfer with one season of eligibility remaining.


Delano's Ben Meyers: 'Old' freshman spurs U's recent revival

Even after a recent surge in points and a spot on the Gophers' top line, 21-year-old Ben Meyers still embraces his status in the hockey hierarchy: "I'm still loading the bus."


Gophers hockey overcomes slow start to top Ohio State 6-3

The Gophers scored four-consecutive goals in front of their home crowd and beat the No. 6 Buckeyes 6-3.


Gophers sophomore forward Ranta developing into a force

Sampo Ranta, a sophomore from Finland, has used his 6-2, 205-pound frame to be more physical this season, which has made him harder for opponents to play.


No. 1 U women's hockey to battle No. 5 Ohio State — and chilly conditions

Saturday's game of this big WCHA series will be outdoors - the first time since Hockey Day Minnesota began in 2007 the Gophers women's team will be part of the event's TV coverage.


U hockey brings something new to Michigan State: Momentum

When last seen, Minnesota won the Mariucci Classic with two steppingstone wins.