Gophers topple UCLA 13-8; win NCAA regional

Minnesota got home runs from Alex Boxwell and Toby Hansen en route to a 13-8 win over UCLA Sunday at Siebert Field to claim their first-ever regional title. The victory completed a perfect weekend for the Gophers who went 3-and-0 in their first home regional in 18 years. Next up is the NCAA Super Regional, putting them within two wins of reaching the College World Series. “What a night. What a three days. Bringing a Regional back to Siebert Field, I wouldn’t want to have done it with any other team than the team that’s here with me today” said Gopher … Continue reading Gophers topple UCLA 13-8; win NCAA regional

Gophers beat UCLA 3-2 in 10 innings; stay unbeaten in regional

Minnesota defeated UCLA 3-2 in 10 innings in the NCAA baseball tournament Saturday night at Siebert Field. Gopher’s 3rd baseman Micah Coffey drove home the game winning run with an RBI double in the 10th inning scoring Terrin Vavra. “It felt really good to come through” said Coffey about his gamewinner. “I was just trying to head up there and find a pitch up in the zone that I could hit. I ultimately found a pitch up and I was able to put a good enough swing on it.” UCLA will now face Gonzaga Sunday afternoon at 1pm in an elimination game and … Continue reading Gophers beat UCLA 3-2 in 10 innings; stay unbeaten in regional

Gophers open NCAA’s with 10-1 route

The University of Minnesota baseball team celebrated their first home NCAA tournament game in 18 years by pounding Canisius 10-1 at Siebert Field Friday night. Minnesota was led by Terrin Vavra and Toby Hansen who each had three hits apiece in the Gopher’s victory. Minnesota scored five times in the second inning and added three more in the 5th enroute to the win. Gopher pitcher Reggie Meyer allowed just 5 hits while striking out six in 8 innings of work. Minnesota will play UCLA Saturday at 7pm in the winner’s bracket while Canisius will meet Gonzaga at 1pm in a … Continue reading Gophers open NCAA’s with 10-1 route

Whalen hired to coach Gophers

MINNEAPOLIS — University of Minnesota Athletic Director Mark Coyle announced Thursday that Lindsay Whalen, one of the most decorated players in women’s basketball history, will return to the University of Minnesota as the new head women’s basketball coach at her alma mater. “People talk about the `it’ factor, and that is always difficult to define, but everyone who has ever spent time around Lindsay Whalen knows she has it,” said Coyle. “She has excelled at everything she has ever done in her life because she’s unflappable, determined and has a legendary work ethic. She’s played for some of the top … Continue reading Whalen hired to coach Gophers

Lucia out as Gopher Hockey coach

University of Minnesota Athletics Director Mark Coyle and Head Coach Don Lucia today announced that Lucia will step down as Minnesota’s head men’s hockey coach, pending the approval of the University’s Board of Regents later this week. Coyle and Lucia have agreed that he will remain with Gopher Athletics as special assistant to the athletics director through June 30, 2019. “Gopher Hockey is not just a college hockey program, it’s a cultural institution in the state of Minnesota, built on more than 90 years of success and tradition. Few have contributed as much to that legacy as Don,” said Coyle. … Continue reading Lucia out as Gopher Hockey coach