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Gophers Legends—Ranking the Three Greatest Gophers as of 2024

As many of you will agree, it means something special to be known as a Gopher in college athletics. But while it’s a privilege to represent the University of Minnesota at the college level, the pride of being a Gopher doesn’t end there. Athletes who go on to play professionally in their given sports keep […] READ MORE

Gopher Glory: Women’s Basketball Triumphs Through Trials

Last night, the Minnesota Golden Gopher women’s basketball team stepped off their bus, their emotions as varied as their playing styles. Freshman Ayianna Johnson sported a bright smile, while Mallory Heyer exuded a serious demeanor. Bundled against the chill, they posed for photos before boarding the Sun Country jet bound for Lincoln, Nebraska, where they […] READ MORE

Gophers in Hockey Day Minnesota: A Decade Recap

What started with the Minnesota Wild’s marketing department looking for a unique way to promote hockey in the North Star State has since become an iconic tradition beloved by fans from Worthington to Warroad. It’s hard to imagine hockey in Minnesota without Hockey Day, and the Golden Gophers have been a part of the event […] READ MORE

Justen Close ties program record for most career shutouts with 3-0 win over Penn State

February 10th, 2023: Gophers goaltender Justen Close picks up back-to-back shoutouts to tie a school record for most in program history.  –> Follow @Dylanloucks4 on Twitter Minneapolis, Minn – The story of Justen Close continues. Just over three seasons ago Close was the Gophers’ third-string goaltender. He had played four games in his career for […] READ MORE

New sticks provide scoring boost for Pitlick and the Gophers

January 19th, 2023: Rhett Pitlick’s three-goal and four-point game helps push Gophers past Buckeyes 5-2.  –> Follow @Dylanloucks4 on Twitter Minneapolis, Minn – Sometimes a new stick can be a nice way to change your play or provide a different feel when you might be in a slump. In this case, a new all-white stick […] READ MORE

Gophers defeat Robert Morris 4-1 for their first home sweep of the season

January 13th, 2023: Mason Nevers and Mike Koster each got their first goals of the year in what was their first home sweep of the season for the Gophers.  –> Follow @Dylanloucks4 on Twitter Minneapolis, Minn – In what was their most complete game of the year, the Gophers capped off the sweep over Robert Morris […] READ MORE

Know Your New Coach: Corey Hetherman

One of the best ways to learn about other programs is talking to people who cover them. That is why one of my favorite things I do with GopherHole is getting the opportunity to ask media around the country to give us their perspective about the Gophers opponents. It gives us some insight that couldn’t […] READ MORE

Who is the Gophers new DC Corey Hetherman?

Follow @Tony Liebert on Twitter 25 days after longtime Gophers defensive coordinator Joe Rossi accepted the same position at Michigan State, they’ve found his replacement, as Minnesota hired Corey Hetherman to be the program’s new defensive coordinator Monday afternoon. He comes directly from Rutgers after being the program’s LB coach for the past three seasons, but the […] READ MORE