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Sunday Q&A: Jessica Allister, Gophers softball coach

Jessica Allister hasn't stopped watching the NCAA softball tournament despite her team's early exit.

"To see it end before we were ready to see it end was tough," she said after the conclusion of the Gophers' season.

New Gophers freshman Jamir Harris brings shooting and leadership

Before joining the Gophers this week, Patrick School (N.J.) guard Jamir Harris talked about his senior year, expectations for his new team and more


MSU Mankato wins first Division II softball title

Senior pitcher Coley Ries threw a three-hitter with 14 strikeouts and was named the tournament's Most Outstanding Player.


Minnesota Scene: MSU Mankato wins opener in D-II softball championship

Minnesota State Mankato beat top-seeded Angelo State 5-1 Sunday in the first game of their best-of-three championship series in the NCAA Division II women's softball College World Series in Salem, Va.


Defensive tackle Noah Shannon decommits from Gophers

Noah Shannon, a consensus three-star recruit, announced Sunday he has decommitted from the Gophers.


Big Ten baseball tournament schedule and results

Schedule At Bloomington, Ind. Wednesday G1: Gophers 5, Indiana 4 G2: Northwestern 6, Michigan 4 G3: Nebraska 15, Purdue 9 Thursday G4: Iowa 9, Maryland…


Gophers lose to Iowa 7-5 in 13 innings at Big Ten baseball tournament

Get in-game updates and everything you need to follow the Gophers in the Big Ten baseball tournament. The No. 3-seed Gophers play Iowa for a berth in the finals.


Gophers baseball keeps season alive with frantic rally against Hoosiers

Eddie Estrada Jr.'s three-run homer capped the Gophers' comeback.


Minnesota Scene: Minnesota State Mankato softball advances; St. Catherine's ousted

The Mavericks softball team beat Armstrong State at the D-II College World Series.


Big Ten baseball tournament schedule and results

ScheduleAt Bloomington, Ind.WednesdayG1: Gophers 5, Indiana 4G2: Northwestern 6, Michigan 4G3: Nebraska 15, Purdue 9ThursdayG4: Iowa 9, Maryland 8G5: Indiana 5, Michigan 4, 13 inn.G6:…


Gophers lose slugfest with Northwestern, fall into Big Ten Tournament loser's bracket

Minnesota's final rally effort was spoiled after stranding two runners on base in the ninth inning.


Gophers official to be suspended, demoted for sex harassment

Athletics official and fundraiser Randy Handel acted inappropriately with a co-worker, the University of Minnesota report said.


Reusse: Ranking Gophers successes this season, from worst to first

Counting down 10 team sports, five for women athletes (basketball, hockey, volleyball, softball and soccer) and five for men (football, basketball, hockey, wrestling and baseball) at the U.


Gophers game with Wildcats postponed until Friday morning

The Gophers baseball team's second game in the Big Ten tournament with Northwestern scheduled for Thursday night in Bloomington, Ind., was postponed a day. They…


Gophers rally to win Big Ten baseball opener, play Northwestern tonight

Jordan Kozicky's home run began the comeback. The freshman left fielder extended his on-base streak to 36 games with his fourth homer this year.


'Still kind of in shock': St. Kate's makes Division III softball nationals

The success of the St. Catherine softball program, including a sweep of neighboring St. Thomas in the super regional, has even the players a bit stunned.


Big Ten baseball tournament: Northwestern upsets No. 2 seed Michigan

Northwestern, the No. 7 seed, scored three runs in the top of the ninth inning to upset Michigan 6-4 on Thursday.


Gophers hockey recruit from California celebrates USHL title

Brannon McManus is expected to be part of the Gophers' 2017-2018 highly touted freshman class that includes star forwards Casey Mittelstadt and Scott Reedy.


Gophers baseball likely needs to win Big Ten tourney to make NCAAs

Two losses to Purdue last Saturday cost the Gophers a regular-season Big Ten title and dimmed their postseason hopes.