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Some shaky foul shooting forced the Gophers to have to hang on at home against Nebraska Omaha.
More trouble could be ahead with Friday’s opponent, Nebraska Omaha, which sports a fast-paced, driving game that could spur another flurry of whistles.
Minnesota’s offense never got going vs. Texas Tech, and lapses on the boards and on defense proved too much to overcome as the Gophers lost to Tubby Smith, their former coach
Temple went on a 13-2 run to win Thursday morning's matchup in the Puerto Rico Tip-Off. The Gophers are back on the court at 9:30 a.m. Friday.
The events bring great exposure, challenging competition, bonding opportunities and provide another recruiting draw. But problems can arise too. The Gophers play Temple at 10:30 a.m.
The Gophers reasserted themselves down the stretch after seeing a 15-point lead disappear.
Smaller lineup helps Gophers hit eight second-half threes, overcome slow start against Kangaroos
No. 8 Iowa, off to a 9-0 start, has convinced skeptics and has lofty goals.
Undersized and inexperienced, rebounding-challenged Gophers need all five to crash boards
Even recruits said hiring Claeys was “only option.”
The shorthanded Gophers had trouble early vs. Southwest Minnesota State.
“In a way we are a victim of our own success,” said Michele Kelm-Helgen, chair of the Minnesota Sports Facilities Authority and a member of the bid committee.
Leaders say Twin Cities will bid for future games.
The renewed anticipation over a state-of-the-art home for Gophers athletics came just two days after football coach Jerry Kill left fans reeling with his resignation.
Jordan Murphy and three other freshmen represent a big part of the rebuilding Gophers’ core.
Eighteen prep football players have committed to Jerry Kill for 2016.
The Gophers trotted out several first-year players during an open scrimmage.
Just before the start of the Gophers basketball intrasquad scrimmage on Sunday evening, an image of a young, baby-faced Philip “Flip” Saunders flashed across the Jumbotron in the arena he loved so much.
The elder Pitino is at the center of an NCAA investigation looking into claims raised in a recently published book that contains firsthand accounts from a former escort in Louisville.
At Big Ten Media Day, Richard Pitino addressed for the first time the accusations detailed in a recently released book, “Breaking Cardinal Rules: Basketball and the Escort Queen.”
The Terrapins have risen to the top — at least if you believe the preseason predictions — prompting rival coaches at Big Ten media day to gush and use words like “elite” and “cream of the crop.”
Asked whether she thought she’d ever play that spot — or all four positions in college except for center — she said Thursday at Big Ten media day: “No, not at all, but I like it."
How is Nebraska only 2-4 this year? It only takes a couple seconds to explain their pain.
The Gophers and their fans celebrated last season’s national title and showed they are serious about another one.
The fifth-year senior, back after a torn ACL, is near the school career women's basketball scoring record.
The Wildcats’ ability to move past obstacles is a big part of why they are 4-0 and the biggest surprise in the Big Ten West. Minnesota travels to Evanston on Saturday.
Minnesota continued its strong start to Big Ten play Wednesday, blanking Northwestern 3-0 two days after bouncing up to No. 16 in this week’s American Volleyball Coaches Association poll.
Senior veteran Hannah Brandt and hotshot freshman Sarah Potomak are expected to lead defending champion Minnesota on its charge for a fourth national title in five years.
Kent State put up a fight last week against the Gophers. Frank Solich’s Ohio Bobcats are better.
Eric Curry — a top-150 prospect in the 2016 class — committed to Minnesota, capping a momentous week for the Gophers and coach Richard Pitino.
Hopkins’ Amir Coffey is trying to persuade friend Eric Curry to join Gophers.
Amir Coffey, one of the nation’s top high school basketball players, announced Monday that he plans to attend Minnesota after his senior season at Hopkins High School.
Minnesota is one of eight schools, including five in the Big Ten, that the Hopkins High School star is considering. His father played for the Gophers.
Its final site is undecided, but the U’s golf course is no longer an option.
Colorado State scored 65 points in Week 1 but did a double-take after noting the Gophers’ stats on defense vs. then-No. 2 TCU.
“There are definitely plays we’d like to have back, but we are going to keep moving forward and keep getting better," quarterback Mitch Leidner vowed.
University of Minnesota athletic director Norwood Teague resigned Friday amid revelations that he sexually harassed two female university employees — inappropriately touching both at a university-sponsored event, and sending a slew of graphic texts to one.
When former University of Minnesota athletic director Norwood Teague abruptly resigned on Friday amid sexual harassment complaints, some wondered if other shiver-inducing tales would emerge. I knew of one more: mine.
Drunken advances lead to downfall at a critical time for U sports
Coach Richard Pitino hopes the 10-day trip to Spain will foster closeness.
The highly successful coach has led teams to eight state titles at DeLaSalle and Minneapolis North.
Amir Coffey gets his drive from his father, a former Gophers forward, but has honed a style all his own as he continues his development into one of the nation's top high school basketball players.
Athletic director Norwood Teague used his annual report to the regents to showcase the academic success and update the group on fundraising and the department’s gender-equity efforts.
The DeLaSalle star's father said there was no indication of a problem with his son playing until a meeting last week: “We felt a little misguided in the way the recruitment went, and then the sudden decision."
Former DeLaSalle star Jarvis Johnson will not be medically cleared to play basketball this season, and there is “no timetable” for determining whether he'll ever play for the U.
Chris Werle, senior associate athletic director for strategic communications, said: “I don’t know that there is ever going to be any findings.”
Critics claim that the U’s president and athletic director are focusing on men’s sports at the expense of equal opportunity.
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.
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