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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. 

President Eric W. Kaler elected chair of NCAA Division I Board of Directors

President Kaler

Kaler begins his new role after two years representing the Big Ten Conference on the board. 

Blankenship joins Mead on U.S. Olympic team

Ben Blankenship running in a race

Two Gopher track and field alums are heading to the 2016 Summer Olympics in Rio de Janeiro as a part of Team USA.

Gophers finish 18th in Directors’ Cup standings

An M flag waving

Minnesota finished 18th nationally and third in the Big Ten in the final 2015-16 standings for the Learfield Directors' Cup.

Banham named Big Ten Female Athlete of the Year

Rachel Banham

The record-setting former Gopher Rachel Banham has been named the Big Ten Female Athlete of the Year.

A maroon-and-gold road trip

Mark Coyle sits amongst Gopher fans in Perham, Minnesota.

Gopher coaches and new AD Mark Coyle hit the road for the first of two trips to various communities around the state.

Baseball team captures Big Ten title

Gopher baseball players celebrate at Siebert Field, complete with their Big Ten championship trophy.

The Golden Gopher baseball team claimed its first Big Ten title since 2010 following a dramatic 4-3 win over Ohio State.

U of M Board of Regents approves appointment of new Gopher Athletics Director Mark Coyle

Glass apple with university seal

President’s proposed FY17 operating budget and draft M Health integration agreement also reviewed

Gophers Top Big Ten in Latest APR Awards

A Gophers cheer squad members runs with a giant M flag around TCF Bank Stadium.

Fourteen Golden Gopher sports programs have been honored with Academic Progress Rates (APR) Public Recognition Awards, tops both in the Big Ten and among public institutions.

April Fools: Goldy Gopher to Retire

Goldy Gopher and Little Goldy

Goldy cites a long and fulfilling career and the desire to spend more time with family.

Gophers are Golden Again

Captains Hannah Brandt and Lee Stecklein hoist the national championship trophy.

The Gophers upset top-ranked Boston College to win back-to-back national championships and their fourth title in five years.

Gophers in the Frozen Four… Again

Three Gopher players, including Lee Stecklein and Amanda Kessel, celebrate during their win over Princeton.

It’s become a familiar tournament for the Minnesota women’s hockey team and their fans—the Frozen Four.