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Most of Minnesota’s rowers are walk-ons, often unfamiliar with the sport until a persistent staff woos them. “We’re looking for misplaced athletes,” said coach Wendy Davis.
New Vikings stadium could be the site of College Football Playoff title game in 2020.
Nate Pomeday has been promoted to assistant men’s basketball coach under Richard Pitino, taking over the spot vacated when Dan McHale left Minnesota for the…
Richard Pitino said in an interview with the Star Tribune this week that he is disappointmented in the lack of mental toughness evident in his team’s nine losses by one or two possessions.
As the college basketball season wrapped up in Indianapolis, Gophers coach Richard Pitino was down in sunny Miami, taking a couple of days of long-awaited…
After what looked like a down season for Big Ten men's basketball, it has two teams, Michigan State and Wisconsin, on the biggest stage.
Even before the Big Ten Tournament unfolds, we've named a champion — of dining. College basketball reporter Amelia Rayno ranks the 14 conference cities based on culinary chops.
The University of Alabama has expressed interest in Minnesota basketball coach Richard Pitino, sources with knowledge of the situation told the Star Tribune.
Underdog stories in the NCAA tournament were short-lived during the first weekend, leaving mostly familiar names advancing.
Gophers lacked all-conference-caliber players, Dad says, which teams need to make NCAAs.
Frank Kaminsky, the reluctant star, and top-seeded Wisconsin start their NCAA tournament march Friday in Omaha.
Tyus Jones, in his heralded freshman season, has helped lead Duke to an NCAA tournament No. 1 seed and the Blue Devils have as good a chance as anyone to upset favorite Kentucky.
The Big Ten has steadily developed elite guards and fed them into the NBA draft. A trio of Big Ten freshman guards could rock the NCAA tournament beginning Thursday.
Take a look at these seven double-digit seeds that could bust a bracket or two.
Minnesota’s NCAA fate was determined in recent days, after the Gophers failed to capitalize on two big chances vs. Wisconsin and more in the league tournament last week.
Gophers seniors hungry to play in NCAA have mixed feelings about second-tier tourney.
The Gophers did away with lowly Rutgers on the first day of the Big Ten tournament — that’s one down, plenty to go.
Barring a wild five-game Big Ten streak, the Gophers will fall short of expectations in Richard Pitino’s second year.
The conference’s best team doesn’t always translate to its tournament champion, but there aren’t many teams in the country playing as well as the Badgers are right now.
Even before the Big Ten Tournament unfolds, we've named a champion — of dining.
A Nittany Lions buzzer-beater jolted the Gophers on senior day.
The experience of winning last season’s NIT set up optimism, but it didn’t carry over for key veterans.
Wisconsin took it to the Gophers early Thursday night, then held on from there. The win sewed up an outright Big Ten championship.
In 16 Big Ten games, the Gophers have played a contest decided by six points or fewer 10 times. Lately, they are starting to win those games.
Jarvis Johnson drives toward his dream, with a defibrillator in his chest and against doctors’ advice, of a fourth state championship and a maroon and gold jersey.
The Gophers rallied from a late six-point deficit, got to the line 20 times in overtime and fought off a tough and physical Michigan State team.
Developing younger players might be more of a priority as the Gophers’ season winds down.
Richard Pitino said he “wasn’t crazy about” the senior guard’s attitude.
The Gophers had their chances, but in the end they fumbled the game away, losing 63-53 in Madison.
With a lack of quality victories, the Gophers might not get a chance to defend their title.
Six three-point-happy Northwestern players finished with nine points or more at Williams Arena, led by freshman guard Bryant McIntosh’s 17 points.
Guarding the three is the Gophers’ weak spot, and their next several opponents shoot ’em well.
Indiana hit a program-record 18 three-pointers in shooting down the Gophers.
Marks of 16-9 and 5-7 put Gophers right where they were a season ago — but headed in right direction.
Indiana was a mess three months ago. Now, it looks tourney-bound.
Mo Walker’s late steal and clutch free throws secured the Gophers' first victory in Iowa City since 2011.
The undersized Gophers need a victory against Iowa, one of the nation’s biggest teams.
A huge run to open the second half melted away, but the Gophers were able to come through for a 62-58 victory over sloppy Purdue at Williams Arena.
Gophers guard Nate Mason has gone from an unheralded recruit to one of the Big Ten’s best freshmen.
An active and effective zone defense against Nebraska helped the Gophers to a needed victory at Williams Arena.
Richard Pitino has banned Twitter and is considering other steps to get his team thinking straight again.
The Gophers turned the ball over three times in the last 47 seconds and Joey King’s shot attempt with four seconds left was blocked
With defenses zeroing in on him as he’s continued to improve, Mo Walker will need to continue to be creative and let his mean side show for the Gophers to succeed.
Randy Breuer's jersey now hangs in Williams Arena, the No. 45 unveiled Saturday between banners honoring Kevin McHale (No. 44) and Jim Brewer (No. 52).
Andre Hollins scored 28 points and Nate Mason hit clutch free throws late for the Gophers, who won their second straight Big Ten home game.
The struggles have been brand new this season, not just for most of the Gophers' men's basketball players but for coach Richard Pitino as well.
The sophomore guard had been suspended since an assault arrest.
Minnesota missed more (10) than it made (9) from the free-throw line while losing by three points at Nebraska. The Gophers rank 13th of 14 Big Ten teams at the line this season.
Mistakes and missed shots were too much to overcome at Nebraska as the Gophers dropped to 1-6 in the Big Ten.
The Gophers can take heart from Nebraska’s run to NCAA tournament last year after a poor start ion the Big Ten.
The Gophers finally secured their first Big Ten victory of the season after five frustrating losses.
The Gophers have found there’s more than one way to skin optimism.
Nebraska started slow last season, too, and another turnaround is possible.
DeAndre Mathieu’s would-be tying layup came after the buzzer against Iowa, sending the Gophers to 0-5 in the Big Ten.
Richard Pitino admits he doesn’t have the answers, but he is making changes in his search for them. The frustrated coach plans to shake up the starting lineup — perhaps significantly.
After the Gophers glared up at the wrong end of the score for the fourth time in a row, a clearly agitated Richard Pitino wouldn’t share his postgame message
Senior scorer Andre Hollins hasn’t been doing that, but the Gophers expect a rebound as they hit another stretch of Big Ten games.
A season after missing the NCAA tournament with an 8-10 Big Ten record, the Gophers are off to an 0-3 start, a mark no Gophers team has ever rebounded from to make the tourney.
Down 12 at halftime in its Big Ten home opener, Minnesota charged back against Ohio State but fell in overtime to the Buckeyes.
Our first look at the Gophers men’s basketball team in the season’s second round — the Big Ten schedule — has not been a pretty one.
No. 12 Terrapins deal a few more road bruises to Gophers
Maryland played the Gophers center tougher in the second half.
The Big Ten newcomer has thrived despite transfers and injuries.
If the Gophers can win away from Williams Arena, their goal is within reach.
Up as much as 13 points in the second half, Minnesota couldn’t hold off the persistent Boilermakers.
U now playing stifling defense, opportunistic offense Pitino likes.
Nearly everything about the U women’s basketball program is different with Marlene Stollings at the helm.
DeAndre Mathieu is about to begin his charge to rise above and make Minnesota a winner — and that might be the easiest part of his grind.
There have been some big-time Big Ten shockers already this season. Teams that go by NJIT and Incarnate Word have knocked off conference contenders. But…
The Big Ten basketball season begins Monday night. Can the 11-1 Gophers' women's team shake off the loss of Rachel Banham, keep the victories coming and rally for a successful Big Ten campaign?
Rout sends Gophers into conference play with eight-game win streak.
Joey King, a crucial piece, is no longer just the Gophers player who always tries hard.
Minnesota nearly fell victim to an upset bug common in the Big Ten but hung on at the end.
The Gophers' DeAndre Mathieu is second in the Big Ten in assists per game (6.2) and leads the league in assist-turnover ratio (4-to-1). The team's assist-turnover ratio leads the nation but is no cure-all.
Minnesota’s victory in the first round of the Subway Classic came despite poor shooting in its first game without injured star Rachel Banham.
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