Gopher Volleyball in the Media

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Gopher Volleyball Update (8/18/14)

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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.


Gopher Volleyball Update (8/4/14)

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Gopher Volleyball Update (7/6/14)

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Gopher alum and University of Minnesota graduate Tori Dixon is making a name for herself right away on the international scene. After graduating from the Gopher volleyball team last year, Dixon signed a professional contract to play for Rabita Baku in Azerbaijan before she returned to the United States. After playing in the Pan American Cup, Dixon was recently named the tournament's best blocker.

The Minnesota Daily recently featured the Gopher alum, check out her story here.

Gopher Volleyball Update (6/23/14)

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Toledo Tournament Schedule Announced

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The University of Toledo announced its schedule recently, including information on the Rocket Invite in which the Golden Gophers are competing at, Sept. 19-20.

Minnesota will open the tournament with a 9 a.m. match (CT) against Duquesne on Sept. 19. The Gophers will then play host Toledo later on that night at 6 p.m. The Gophers will then play IPFW at noon (CT) on Saturday.

With announcement of the Rocket Invite, it completes the Gophers' non-conference tournament schedule. Minnesota starts its season hosting the Big Ten/ACC Challenge, Aug. 29-30 at the Sports Pavilion. The Gophers welcome Wisconsin, Notre Dame and Louisville the opening week.

Full schedule can be found here. Times for Big Ten matches will be announced at a later date.

McCutcheon on the Gopher Road Trip

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On June 3-4, the Gopher Road Trip continued its trek across towns in Minnesota. This time, it included volleyball head coach Hugh McCutcheon. Take a look at his adventure through the four southern towns in Greater Minnesota.

Gopher Volleyball Update (5/27/14)

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Gopher Volleyball was in the news a few times over the course of the weekend. Head coach Hugh McCutcheon sat down with the Pioneer Press to discuss his last 21 months here in the Land of 10,000 Lakes. Here's a question/answer session with McCutcheon.

Former Gopher Dana Knudsen caught up with her high school and discussed her ability to come to Minnesota and eventually play international volleyball. Check out her story here.

Gopher alum Tori Dixon is also busy this week. She was named to USA Volleyball's Montreux Volley Masters tournament, held May 27 to June 1 in Montreux, Switzerland.

Speaking of alums, Gophersports.com caught up Rochele (Goetz) Williams, who received the Big Ten Medal of Honor in 1988. A co-captain for the Gophers, she and her husband Brian, were both U of M alums and now have a son, Maxx, also a U of M athlete on the football team. Catch up with Rochele here.

After catching up with the alums, we turn to the future as the 2014 season approaches. Ranking the top 30 recruiting classes, Minnesota was ranked 19th by prepvolleyball.com. Check out the story here.