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Gophers gain Academic All–Big Ten honors

Maroon and gold M flags flapping in the breeze

Seventy-nine University of Minnesota student-athletes from winter sports have received Academic All­–Big Ten honors, the conference recently announced.

Gophers inaugurate stadium with a win

Toby Hanson takes a throw at first base.

The Golden Gophers picked up the first Division I baseball victory at U.S. Bank Stadium with a 13-4 decision over Seattle University on Feb. 24. 

Dance team, Goldy elite again

The U of M dance team performs.

The U of M’s spirit squads—and Goldy Gopher—were dominant on the national stage once again at the recent cheerleading and dance team championships.

Fleck named new football coach for Golden Gophers

P.J. Fleck speaks at a news conference.

The University of Minnesota announced January 6 that P.J. Fleck will be its new head football coach. 

Gophers advance to second straight Final Four

Gopher volleyball players celebrate in a match against UCLA.

The University of Minnesota volleyball team beat UCLA Saturday night in the regional final to advance to the NCAA Final Four.

Gopher graduation rates up again

Gopher student-athletes pose in graduation gowns.

University of Minnesota student-athletes have again posted an impressive Graduation Success Rate, the latest in a trend of impressive academic and graduation numbers.

Soccer team wins Big Ten Tournament title

The Gopher women's soccer team poses after its Big Ten Tournament title.

The Gopher soccer team won the 2016 Big Ten Women’s Soccer Tournament with a 2-1 victory over Rutgers on November 7, and now moves on to the NCAA tourney.

Stecklein, Pfarr honored at scholarship banquet

An M flag waving

The Golden Gopher Fund hosted its annual Scholarship Banquet and honored two outstanding student-athletes—Lee Stecklein and Brett Pfarr.  

McCann takes place in history with marching band

Betsy McCann in action

Betsy Kerns McCann is the first-ever female marching band director in the Big Ten.

Homecoming football trivia

The Mardi Gras Homecoming button from 1941.

As the University of Minnesota celebrates its 102nd homecoming, here is some homecoming-related football trivia.

Gophers host HopeDay Festival

A young boy poses with Goldy Gopher at the HopeDay Festival.

The University of Minnesota held the 10th annual HopeDay Festival for kids recently at TCF Bank Stadium. 

Gophers going for gold

Ben Blankenship runs in a race.

Seven former Gopher athletes will be heading to the 2016 Summer Olympics in Rio, with four competing for Team USA.