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Lynch leads Gophers' all-around effort for seventh straight Big Ten victory

The University of Minnesota's Reggie Lynch (22) set the school's single-season shot block record on this rejection of Penn State's Shep Garner (33) in the second half of the Gopher's 81-71 win Saturday, Feb. 25, 2017, at Williams Arena in Minneapolis, MN.] DAVID JOLES � david.joles@startribune.com Gophers vs. Penn State, men's basketball

Lynch feeling the love after fueling U's latest victory

Souhan: Gophers' turnaround season is fun for Pitino, too

Minnesota head coach Richard Pitino

Richard Pitino presided over one of the worst seasons in Gophers basketball history last year. He initiated one of the most dramatic turnarounds in Gophers sports history this year.


Gophers hockey earns split with Badgers after 3-2 win

Captain Justin Kloos scored from the slot off of a feed by Rem Pitlick to break the tie.


Gophers talk Lynch's block party and turnaround

Gophers coach Richard Pitino, Reggie Lynch and Jordan Murphy talk after seventh straight win Saturday


Bemidji State beats Gophers, ties women's WCHA playoff series

Ciscely Nelson scored the go-ahead goal at 11 minutes, 9 seconds of the third period, and Bemidji State upset the second-seeded Gophers 2-1 on Saturday at Ridder Arena


Elijah Teague, a highly coveted recruit from Chicago, commits to Gophers

Elijah Teague had reported offers from Penn State, Wisconsin, Tennessee and Oklahoma but committed to the Gophers on Saturday.


Gameday: Gophers women's basketball finishes regular season at No. 2 Maryland

The Gophers (14-14, 5-10) are trying to avoid their first losing regular season since they went 14-16 in 2011-12.


Gophers-Penn State game recap

A look back at Saturday afternoon's game.


Gophers' block leaders

Reggie Lynch blocked 11 shots Saturday to become the Gophers' single-season blocks leader


Sunday Q&A: Dick Jonckowski, longtime Gophers PA announcer

Dick Jonckowski has had the PA job at Williams Arena for the past 31 years — a run that will come to an end when Jonckowski, 73, calls his final Gophers game Thursday.


Gophers apply plenty of pressure but Badgers pick up the victory

The Badgers' big second period swung the tide Friday night. It led to a 3-2 border battle victory that forced a tie atop the Big Ten standings with Gophers


Gophers women's hockey tops Bemidji State 3-1 in WCHA playoff opener

All three goals for the Gophers came from defensemen: Katie Robinson in the first period, fellow freshman Patti Marshall in the second and captain Lee Stecklein in the third


Winning streak leaves Gophers basketball in a secure situation

A six-game Big Ten winning streak, the Gophers longest since the vacated 1996-97 Final Four season, has made them in apparent lock for an at-large bid into the NCAA tournament.


Reusse: For Gophers baseball, a return to the great indoors

The Gophers baseball team on Friday played its first February home game in nearly four years - and first ever at U.S. Bank Stadium.


Gophers talk NCAA tourney and Penn State

Gophers coach Richard Pitino, Jordan Murphy and Eric Curry talk in preparation for Penn State


Gophers-Penn State game preview

The Gophers are vying for their seventh consecutive Big Ten victory


Gophers men's basketball NCAA tournament outlook

The Gophers' victory Wednesday at Maryland put them as a No. 5 seed in some projections.


Jay Johnson confirms that he's been hired at Georgia

Jay Johnson, the Gophers former offensive coordinator, has been hired as an offensive analyst at Georgia.


College Basketball Insider: Former Gophers assistant Medved a rising star at Furman

Niko Medved is trying to end Furman's long NCAA tournament drought.