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Minnesota Bests Wisconsin in Border Battle

A male cheerleader carries and M flag around the perimeter of TCF Bank Stadium.

The University of Minnesota has claimed the 2014-15 Border Battle over the University of Wisconsin in the annual rivalry that tracks head-to-head and comparative results in 22 sports. The Golden Gophers outscored the Badgers 465-415.

And the Winner Is …

Sara Groenewegen stands behind a podium.

U of M athletics recognized the achievements of its 750 student-athletes in the annual Golden Goldys/Scholar Athlete banquet, held at TCF Bank Stadium. The evening included musical performances and the awarding of prized Goldy statuettes.

Gophers Win First Big Ten Title in 20 Years

The men's tennis team with its Big Ten championship trophy.

The men's tennis team captured a share of its first Big Ten regular-season title in two decades, defeating Northwestern April 19 at the Baseline Tennis Center. The No. 23 Gophers will next play Princeton in the first round of the 2015 NCAA Tournament on May 8.

Excelling in the Classroom

A close-up of a University of Minnesota cheerleader in action.

Eighty-two Golden Gopher student-athletes have earned Academic All-Big Ten honors for the winter sports season. All are letter winners in at least their second academic year and carry a career GPA of 3.0 or better.

The Madness of March

Gopher women's hockey players celebrate.

As tournament time hit its peak, Gopher teams were competing all over the country. And right at home, the women's hockey team celebrated another national championship at Ridder Arena, defeating Harvard 4-1. It was Minnesota's sixth national title and third in the last four years.

Another Banner Year for Women’s Hockey

The two Gopher women's hockey captains hoist the WCHA championship trophy.

The No. 2-ranked Golden Gopher women's hockey team clinched its third straight WCHA regular-season title—and ninth overall—with a 2-0 win and series sweep over No. 6 Minnesota Duluth at Ridder Arena on Feb. 14.

Two Carlson School Students Win Prestigious Athletics Awards

Group of female athletes.

Gopher senior softball player Kaitlyn Richardson and men's hockey senior and captain Kyle Rau were recently awarded the Patty Berg Legacy and Henry L. Williams Awards. These awards recognize one female and one male student-athlete who excel in competition and in the classroom while representing the values of the U’s athletics department. 

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