Darian Romanko's early third-period goal proved to be the game-winner in a defensive affair as the tenth-ranked Gopher Men's Hockey program shut out No. 1 St. Cloud State 2-0 at 3M Arena at Mariucci on Sunday evening.

The only thing better than beating cancer once, is beating it twice. Gophers walk-on holder Casey O'Brien did just that and is one of four finalists for the Rare Disease Champion Award given by Uplifting Athletes, a nonprofit organization that inspires the rare disease community through sports.

The No. 7/6 Gopher Hockey program returns to action this weekend with a two-game nonconference series against No. 13/11 Harvard at 3M Arena at Mariucci. Both games in the Friday/Saturday series are set for 7 p.m. CT.

Quarterback Demry Croft ran for 183 yards and three touchdowns, Rodney Smith added 134 yards rushing and a 100-yard kickoff return for a touchdown, and Minnesota ran over Nebraska 54-21 on Saturday.

The University of Minnesota football team will hold its annual Military Appreciation Day presented by CarMax this Saturday, which is Veterans Day, when it hosts Nebraska at 11 a.m. at TCF Bank Stadium.