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Gophers junior forward Eric Curry, who was coming back from two injury-plagued basketball seasons, suffered his latest knee injury last week and will need surgery.
Nearly 30 years after their fathers teamed up at Kentucky to reach a Final Four, Richard Pitino and Jamal Mashburn Jr. will form a second-generation connection at the U.
The progress junior forward Eric Curry made toward being ready to play this season suffered a significant setback Monday with an injury to his right knee in practice.
The Gophers men's basketball team was the only Big Ten program without a 2020 commitment before 6-10 Martice Mitchell's announcement.
It took a state with 58 schools and thousands of NCAA athletes to flex enough muscle to give nine other states, including Minnesota, the confidence to announce plans to introduce similar legislation.
The opener is less than five weeks away, but the Gophers men's basketball team hasn't named any captains yet for the upcoming season.
Gophers basketball coach Richard Pitino was the first coach at Big Ten Media Day on Wednesday to show support for the California bill passed this week.
ROSEMONT, Ill. – When will Tom Izzo’s Hall of Fame career come to a close at Michigan State? That’s not something Izzo could answer…
The Gophers, who return sophomore starters Daniel Oturu and Gabe Kalscheur, were 22-14 overall and 9-11 (seventh) in the Big Ten last season.
Getting to the second round of last season's NCAA basketball tournament hasn't earned the Gophers much love as the 2019-20 season gets ready to begin.
No matter where he lines up, the versatile Rondale Moore is a threat.
Coach Richard Pitino sees a couple of ways that Daniel Oturu, the former Cretin-Derham Hall, can improve his game during his second season at the U.
The roster is dealing with a lot of turnover, but coach Richard Pitino has shown he can rebuild on the fly.
Of seven players in the Class of 2020 offered men's basketball scholarships by the Gophers, four have already chosen other schools. That's left many Minnesota fans frustrated.
The Gophers lost out on Mayo's Gabe Madsen.
Defensive coordinator Joe Rossi's scheming was put the test Thursday night when South Dakota State's adjustments led to a brutal third quarter
The Vanderbilt transfer has the most playing experience of any backcourt player for Richard Pitino.
Jashon Cornell, the nation's former No. 1 recruit, hopes to start at DT at Ohio State.
After using redshirt year to grow and learn, the tight end is ready for impact.
With returning starter Gabe Kalscheur out with an ankle injury, freshman Tre' Williams led the Gophers in scoring Saturday with 22 points in a 98-66 victory over Como Select.
After missing most of two years, safety Antoine Winfield Jr. can't wait to pop somebody. "If he has a healthy season, he's going to be a terror in the Big Ten, that's for sure," linebacker Carter Coughlin said.
Eleven-year-old Sky Brown made X Games history by becoming the first female to land a Frontside 540.
The nine-day trip to Italy starts Saturday, including several games that will give Richard Pitino a chance to see what life is like without stars Amir Coffey and Jordan Murphy.
Between 30% and 40% of Gophers athletes used the athletic department's sports psychology services last school year, a university athletic official told the Board of Regents.
July is a critical month for the Gophers men's basketball team, as coach Richard Pitino and his staff tracks an extremely deep group of players from Minnesota.
In a telephone interview, Amir Coffey expressed no regrets about leaving college early, even after going undrafted.
Only two other teams in the Big Ten have gone a longer time without having a player drafted.
Four-star recruit Isaiah Ihnen's enrollment process is complicated as he makes his way from Germany to Minnesota.
Kevin Warren, the Vikings chief operating officer, was officially named the next commissioner of the Big Ten at a news conference Tuesday morning. He'll be the first African-American to lead a Power Five conference.
Four years ago, Obsa Ali and Temi Ogunrinde had no clue about the steeplechase and hammer throw. But Wednesday they start the NCAA Outdoor Track and Field Championships in Austin, Texas.
The transfer from Pittsburgh impressed last season, but that was in practice after NCAA denied his waiver request to play immediately for the Gophers.,
Following a spring of testing the waters with NBA team workouts, the 6-foot-8 former Hopkins standout received enough positive feedback to bypass his senior year with the Gophers.
Amir Coffey's decision could heavily shape the expectations for Minnesota's 2019-20 Big Ten season. The deadline for his decision is 11 p.m.
The former Hopkins standout is taking advantage of new NCAA rules allowing non-seniors to go through the full draft process. Amir Coffey needs to make his decision soon.
With Drexel graduate transfer Alihan Demir (left), a versatile 6-9, 230-pound forward from Turkey, and Isaiah Ihnen (right), a 6-9 German with guard skills, the Gophers went international this spring to bolster the roster for next season.
Alihan Demir, who made official visits to Minnesota and Kansas State last month, announced his decision on Twitter. The 6-9, 230-pound forward could make an immediate impact in 2019-20 for Minnesota.
Amir Coffey, who led the Gophers in scoring and assists, will compete to be among a group of draft-eligible players added to the NBA combine based on their performance at the G League camp May 12-14.
The Drexel forward might be just the first to check out the U campus.
With Rochester's Matthew Hurt set to announce his college choice - which will not be Minnesota - coach Richard Pitino has turned the page to 2020. Can he be more successful with another group that's attracting national attention?
Sam Freeman, who picked the Gophers over Virginia Tech earlier this month, averaged 13.5 points, 11 rebounds and 1.5 blocks this season for his prep team in Texas.
The Gophers have up to four scholarships still available for the Class of 2019 with the spring recruiting period starting Wednesday.
Four, possibly five, slots to be filled in next month.
This will be the third game for the Gophers at the Sanford Pentagon, which included playing Oklahoma State in 2015 and Vanderbilt in 2016.
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These two programs have never played each other. Here's a look at how this historic first meeting might play out in Monday's national championship.
As entertaining as the past couple of weeks of this year's NCAA tournament have been, it will take a lot for Monday's national championship game to crack this list of the top 10 title games.
The proposed change to the graduate-transfer rule would put colleges on the hook for a two-year scholarship commitment, instead of just one season.
Timetable on addressing NCAA violators, rules changes unclear.
Although he doesn't personally know about the relationship Tom Izzo has with his players, Chris Beard said "there's no doubt" that there's a lot of trust involved, just like in his Red Raiders program.
Even though he has declared and will work with an agent, new NCAA rules allow for Amir Coffey's return to the Gophers next fall for his senior season.
The Big Ten team will try to defend its 3-on-3 championship title during Final Four weekend this year, with another Gophers All-Big Ten standout leading…
Richard Pitino said he couldn't play everyone when referring to Washington, and the Gophers coach decided to use 6-foot-8 Amir Coffey as his main point guard.
Coaches lean on each other a lot for advice about how to deal with everything surrounding the event. Even Michigan State coach Tom Izzo, who's bringing a team for the eighth time, still asks for help.
Making an NCAA tournament run is Minnesota's goal next season, but coach Richard Pitino's biggest challenge is replacing one of the program's all-time greats.
Minnesota fans packed Wells Fargo Arena for both the Gophers' NCAA tournament games.
No. 2 seed Michigan State, which turned its season around and won the conference tournament, squares off against a Gophers team that in the opening round turned in its best performance of the season vs. Louisville.
Saturday's Gophers/Spartans game will be the earliest two Big Ten teams have played in the NCAA tournament since the expansion to 64 teams in 1985
Only a dozen of the 353 teams in Division I have fewer three-point baskets than the Gophers, who hit 11 of them in beating Louisville and moving into a Saturday night game against No. 2-seed Michigan State.
In the second round Saturday, the Gophers will need Jordan Murphy at his best against No. 2 seed Michigan State, who won the Big Ten regular-season and conference tournament titles.
The Cardinals ranked second in the ACC in three-point attempts overall (834) and first in free-throw shooting percentage (77.5), which is on pace for a school record.
The upperclassmen learned the hard way when the Gophers played their first NCAA tournament game under Richard Pitino as a No. 5 seed against Middle Tennessee State
The Gophers know another letdown can end their season.
The 10th-seeded Gophers won't have to travel far for their first-round matchup with 7-seed Louisville on Thursday - a familiar opponent for coach Richard Pitino.
Michigan led by 19 at halftime, and showed was playing for something bigger in a 76-49 throttling of Minnesota at United Center. But the Gophers' statement in Chicago was noted.
The former four-star recruit from New York missed his only shot, but Isaiah Washington had two assists and three fouls in 11 minutes against the Wolverines
Gophers' 7-footer Matz Stockman left Friday's game midway through the second half and was tested by the team trainer. He was hit in the head unintentionally by Purdue's Trevion Williams
The seventh-seeded Gophers got 27 points from Jordan Murphy and 21 from Amir Coffey to upset No. 2 Purdue 75-73 and advance to Saturday's semifinals in Chicago.
The Gophers are confident they've done enough to be named one of the 36 NCAA at-large bids to be announced Sunday.
Amir Coffey's 22 points in Thursday night's 77-72 overtime victory moves the seventh-seeded Gophers into Friday's third round vs. No. 2 Purdue, and all but assures them a spot in the NCAA tournament.
Richard Pitino believes the Gophers are in good shape to receive the program's second NCAA tournament at-large bid in three years. A win over Penn State on Thursday would firm that thought.
The Gophers faltered early against the Terps and now must wait on a rocky NCAA tournament bid.
The Gophers knew what was at stake for them on Senior Night — the potential for a major accomplishment to add to their NCAA tournament résumé.
Sophomore center Eric Curry had just returned this season from a knee injury.
The senior captains have backgrounds and paths to Minnesota that could not be more different, but they formed a strong bond during their four years with the Gophers,
ESPN's Joe Lunardi has become as synonymous with March as Cinderellas and pep bands.