What They're Saying - Aug. 12

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Berkley Edwards (and other notes) putting in work after practice... (Star Tribune)
...and says he isn't the fastest Gopher on the team (Pioneer Press)
What you missed yesterday (GopherSports)
Practice photos! (GopherGridiron)
Previewing the wide receivers (GopherSports)
Analyzing the roster (FSN)
A look at TCU (TheDailyGopher)
If you like a good deal, then you will like this (GopherSports)
The Voice of the Gophers - Mike Grimm - on the radio previewing the season (KATE)

All Access: Stollings' First Pitch

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University of Minnesota head women's basketball coach Marlene Stollings was able to live out one of her life-long dreams when she was asked to throw out the ceremonial first pitch at the Minnesota Twins game on Sept. 6. Go behind the scenes with Coach Marlene leading up to the pitch and as she steps on the mound at Target Field. 

Summer Roundup: Aug. 11

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Major Leagues

*Glen Perkins made three appearances last week and earned one save for the Twins.
*Jack Hannahan played in two games for the Reds last week.

Minor Leagues  
*Mike Kvasnicka (Double-A New Britain) had a 3-for-4 game with a run, two doubles and two RBIs on Saturday. Nate Hanson, back with the Rock Cats, hit a pair of doubles last week. Kyle Knudson went 2-for-3 on Sunday.
*Seth Rosin (Reading Fightin Phils, Double-A) made three scoreless appearances in relief last week. He has a 2.70 ERA in his last 10 games.
*Tom Windle (Class A Advanced Rancho Cucamonga Quakes) made two starts last week, pitching five shutout innings in the first one. His season ERA is 4.34.
*DJ Snelten is now pitching for the Salem-Keizer Volcanoes (Class A Short Season).
*Alec Crawford (Rookie Grand Junction Rockies) pitched three times last week and has a 1.42 ERA in 18 games.

Northwoods League
*Dalton Sawyer (St. Cloud Rox) closed out the first game of the Big League Dreams Showcase for the North last Tuesday.
*Jordan Smith went 3-for-4 with a double last Wednesday for the Rochester Honkers.
*Michael Handel (Madison Mallards) walked nine times during the week.

Other
*Lance Thonvold finished the season with five saves for the Hyannis Harbor Hawks (Cape Cod League).
*Jeff Fasching's Legion team made it to the Minnesota State Legion Tournament championship last Monday after defeating Luke Pettersen's team earlier in the day. Fasching received the Fred Wannamaker Award as the tournament's most outstanding player.
*A good time was had by all at the Golden Era of Gopher Baseball reunion
*Pitching coach Todd Oakes helped women's basketball coach Marlene Stollings get ready to throw out the first pitch at a Twins game. 
*Registration for the Dan Morgan Open ends today. Sign up here.

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What They're Saying - Aug. 11

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Projecting a defensive depth chart (1500ESPN)
Like cool Gopher stuff? Then check this out (GopherSports)
Scrimmage photos! (GopherGridiron)
What you missed yesterday (GopherSports)
A healthy Derrick Wells could lead to more big plays (Pioneer Press)
These guys got the inside look (GopherSports)
Camp is a grind (Star Tribune)
Come to a game (MyGopherSports)
Some behind the scenes stuff (Instagram)
It's back (GopherSports)
New look to the equipment room...

Great to have Special Olympics Minnesota at the scrimmage on Saturday! Thanks for taking the time!

2014 Gopher Volleyball Season Begins

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The Golden Gopher volleyball team kicked off the 2014 campaign today, as it held the first practice of the season. Practicing for three hours this afternoon, the Gophers finished off the practice with a little six-on-six action.

Check out the photo gallery for a closer look at today's practice.


What They're Saying - Aug. 9

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Donovahn Jones checks in with his hometown paper (Henry Daily Herald)
Husker fan - and journalist - converts to the Gophers (Henry Daily Herald)
Gophers digs impressed Penn State alum and current Viking (Star Tribune)
Locker room video (GopherGridiron)
APMVP on TCF: "I know the locker room's awesome" (Pioneer Press)
A look at the secondary (GopherSports)
What you missed yesterday (GopherSports)
Five things to watch in today scrimmage (Pioneer Press)
Come see the Gophers live (MyGopherSports)
Zimmer and Cassel both impressed with TCF Bank Stadium (Pioneer Press)
Get a personalized helmet, indoor club room tickets and more at affordable prices! (GopherSports)
Why Connor Mayes is playing guard (Star Tribune)
Wolitarsky is motivated (Santa Clarita Valley Signal)
Alum Aaron Hill talked about playing in his first NFL game, which was yesterday (STLToday.com)
A look at MTSU (TheDailyGopher)
Defense giving the offense all it can handle in practice (Star Tribune)

What They're Saying - Aug. 8

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Fall camp notes from Marcus (Pioneer Press)
Joe C talks about the Gophers' practices so far (Star Tribune)
Notes from Thursday's media session (Star Tribune)
Practice 7 photos (GopherGridiron)
What you missed yesterday (GopherSports)
Bid on Goal Line Club auction items (GopherSports)
Former Gopher Brock Vereen will face his brother in the NFL this season (Chicago Football)

Kyle Rau Twitter Q&A Rewind

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In case you missed it, Gopher Hockey senior forward Kyle Rau joined us for a Twitter Q&A on Thursday afternoon in the Mariucci Arena locker room. Check out the highlights. 




Hoops Scramble Rewind

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The Minnesota Women's Basketball Hoops Scramble golf event proved once again to be a huge success in its 12th year.  The event, which is the Fast Break Club's largest annual fundraiser, attracted nearly 100 golfers to Oak Marsh Golf Course in Oakdale, Minn., and raised nearly $50,000 to benefit the Golden Gopher women's basketball team.

Auctions brought in a large portion of the funds raised, while sponsors, paid golfers and diners were the other main contributors to the total.

Silent and live auction items included dinner with head coach Marlene Stollings and her staff, a trip for two to an away game with team, an invitation for 10 to an exclusive team BBQ, dinner and date nights around the Twin Cities and official team apparel, among many additional items.

Current Minnesota women's basketball staff and team members participated in the event, mingling with golfers, sponsors, volunteers, players and staff. 

What They're Saying - Aug. 7

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A look at the QBs heading into the season (GopherSports)
Campbell paid his dues in junior college (FSN)
Win an auction, help the Gopher football team (GopherSports)
What you missed yesterday (GopherSports)
Practice pictures (GopherGridiron)
Claeys believes in the defense (Sid)
Gophers are well into fall camp (Minnesota Daily)
Buy some football tickets (MyGopherSports)
More Mitch (1500ESPN)
The men behind Mitch (Star Tribune) bring different strengths (Pioneer Press)
That's pretty fast (Pioneer Press)
Looking at the WRs (TheDailyGopher) and RBs (TheDailyGopher)
TCF Bank Stadium is ready to go (Pioneer Press)