Gopher sports set for busy homecoming week


Sep 21, 2013; Minneapolis, MN, USA; Minnesota Golden Gophers quarterback Mitch Leidner (7) runs for a touchdown in the first quarter against the San Jose State Spartans at TCF Bank Stadium. Mandatory Credit: Jesse Johnson-USA TODAY Sports

It was another successful weekend for the Minnesota Golden Gophers as the football team beat San Jose State to remain undefeated and the women’s volleyball squad won the Dartmouth Duels tournament.

Monday is the official beginning of Homecoming week and there are plenty of Gopher sporting events in store on campus.

The women’s volleyball team will host Indiana at the Sports Pavilion Wednesday night. The team has had a successful non-conference run where they are currently 12-1. The team will look to continue their strong play into the conference season.  They will wrap up their weekend with a game at home against Purdue Sunday afternoon.

The women’s hockey team gets back on the ice as they host Japan Thursday night in Ridder Arena and will play British Columbia Friday night. Fans are ready to see their back-to-back national champions play again.

The women’s soccer team is on the road, but play two Big Ten matches when they take on Michigan State Friday and then Michigan, Sunday afternoon.

The main event for Homecoming week will be the football game against rival Iowa on Saturday. The Gophers come into the game 4-0 and will look to start off Big Ten play with the goal of bringing home the Floyd of Rosedale trophy.

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