"As it slowly begins to wind down I need to show my appreciate to the seniors @leeksmith30 @cali_luvsme n @aholli_20 ... We've been through a lot together over the years and even in this short year alone ... we've shared a lot of jokes and good times and y'all will be my brothers 4 life" -- @bigggmo
"[Gophers target] Djuan Piper (@Youngyoson3) hit an 8-foot jumper with 3.8 seconds left to give #Beach it's third straight state title." -- @D1Circuit
"Doug McDermott just got his career high with 45 points. On Senior Night. Talk about storybook." -- @GoodmanESPN
Random ranking: In light of Senior Night tonight, Austin Hollins dunks (all from this season).
1. Vs. Wisconsin: I think we're all in agreement about this one, right? Posterizing Nigel Hayes; getting the Barn roaring perhaps the most it did all year, and in arguably the team's biggest win. I love the reaction from the bench, just laughing, because what else can you do?
2. New Orleans: Off the steal, Hollins flips it to DeAndre Mathieu then gets it back in a lob. This is the one where he seems to actually cock it back before he slams it, one-handed. Just insane.
3. Omaha: When Malik Smith's jumper falls off the mark, Hollins comes out of nowhere to tip-jam in the rebound in lots of traffic, landing on his back. But whoa.
4 . Vs. Purdue: Another one of his signature one-handed flushes, this one in transition with ridiculous elevation.
5. Vs. Illinois: The Gophers didn't end up winning, but the Hollins highlight from Mathieu was one of the bright spots.
Marcus Fuller joined the Star Tribune in 2016 after 11 years covering Gophers sports – and just about every other team and league in town -- for the St. Paul Pioneer Press. Before making the Twin Cities his home, Marcus spent two years in The Kansas City Star sports department. Marcus grew up in Hawaii and is a 2002 graduate of San Jose State. Follow Fuller on Twitter @Marcus_R_Fuller.
Donald Trump confronted head-on allegations that he is racist on Thursday, defending his hard-line approach to immigration while trying to make the case to minority voters that Democrats have abandoned them.
“It was something I really thought about and ultimately I just decided against it,” running back Adrian Peterson said after Thursday’s practice, putting to rest any speculation he might see preseason action for the first time since 2013.
Former President Bill Clinton says he's proud of people who have donated to the Clinton Foundation and the work the organization has done, as he waded into a dispute that Republicans are hoping will damage his wife's presidential campaign.
French gymnast Samir Ait Said landed awkwardly on a vault, and a sickening snap echoed throughout the arena. A split second later, he was clutching his contorted left leg, his tibia fractured and his Olympics over.