Ryan Johnson, an incoming Gophers defenseman, accepted his Buffalo Sabres jersey from General Manager Jason Botterill after being selected with 31st o

Motzko encouraged with Gophers' showing in NHL draft

Seven players who have either signed with Minnesota or verbally committed to the program were selected this weekend. "It's a pretty special time for us,'' coach Bob Motzko said, "... but now the work begins.''

Grunewald to be honored with Tuesday public ceremony

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Gabe Grunewald in 2017.
Tuesday would have been her 33rd birthday.

Coffey to sign deal with Los Angeles Clippers

June 23
Gophers guard Amir Coffey challenged Arkansas in a game last December at Williams Arena. Coffey, a junior, decided to leave the Gophers early to turn
Amir Coffey wasn't selected in Thursday's NBA draft, but he competed in the NBA G League Elite Camp in Chicago.
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Born in Robbinsdale, raised in Texas: Gophers land three-star safety

He is the 20th member of the 2020 class
Gophers
June 22

College basketball, NBA form uncomfortable combination under current draft model

On Thursday, 46 of the 86 players in the NBA draft-eligible pool were not picked.
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Gophers
June 21
Gophers' recruit Ihnen to arrive in late July after playing for Germany

Gophers' recruit Ihnen to arrive in late July after playing for Germany

Gophers top recruit Isaiah Ihnen will join the team in late July after playing for Germany in the FIBA U20 European Championships.
Gophers
June 21
U's Murphy to join Wolves summer league team

U's Murphy to join Wolves summer league team

Jordan Murphy, the Gophers all-time leading rebounder, accepted an invitation in his try at launching an NBA career after not being drafted.
Gophers
June 21
Former Gophers guard Amir Coffey left college early knowing going undrafted was a strong possibility — and that was the case Thursday night when his

Gophers' Coffey not picked, U's draft drought reaches 15 years

Coffey, who watched the draft back home in Minneapolis with his family, was projected as a mid-to-late second-rounder at best when he decided not to return for his senior year.
Gophers
June 21

Two more defensive linemen commit to Gophers for 2020

P.J. Fleck's squad now has 19 commitments for the Class of 2020.with the addition of three-star recruits from Michigan and Ohio.
Gophers
June 20
Will Gophers draft drought end? Coffey gives them a chance tonight

Will Gophers draft drought end? Coffey gives them a chance tonight

Amir Coffey is the best chance the program has Thursday night to having a Minnesota player picked in the NBA draft for the first time since 2004.
Gophers
June 20
Sara Groenewegen has returned from a serious illness to lead Team Canada in the Pan-Am Games.

Former U softball star Groenewegen returns from coma to lead Canada

Last July, pitcher Sara Groenewegen spent 10 days in a medically induced coma, battling legionnaire's disease, a severe form of pneumonia.
Gophers
June 20
Incoming Gophers recruit Bryce Brodzinski of Blaine earned Mr. Hockey honors this season, with 32 goals and 44 assists in 23 games.

Gophers men's hockey gets much younger with signing of 11 players

The Gophers announced a class of 11 incoming freshmen for 2019-20, a group that includes six forwards, three defensemen and two goalies
Gophers
June 20
Bobby Brink is one of six Minnesotans selected for USA Hockey's World Junior Summer Showcase.

Seven Minnesotans selected for USA Hockey's World Junior Summer Showcase

The players will be competing for roster spots for the World Junior Championship.
Gophers
June 19

Offensive lineman Martes Lewis commits to the Gophers

He is the 17th member of the Gophers' 2020 class.
Gophers
June 19
Illinois athletic director Josh Whitman is hopeful that the Illini will have a hockey team playing in the Big Ten in the fall of 2022.

University of Illinois inches closer to adding hockey program

Athletic director Josh Whitman said the school was close to an announcement within the past six weeks, but partnerships still need to be completed. The target date for beginning Big Ten play is the fall of 2022.
Gophers
June 19
Gable Steveson warms up before wrestling in an NCAA Big Ten tournament in Minneapolis, Minn, Sunday, Jan. 6, 2019. Nationally-ranked University of Min

No charges filed against Gophers wrestlers; investigation continues

Gophers wrestling star Gable Steveson, 19, and teammate Dylan Martinez, 21, were released from the Hennepin County jail. They had been held on suspicion of criminal sexual conduct since their arrests over the weekend.
Gophers
June 19

Transcript of 911 call that resulted in arrests of U wrestlers

Gophers
June 19

Big challenge: U women's basketball to face Notre Dame in December

The game, on Dec. 4, is part of the Big Ten/ACC Women's Basketball Challenge
Gophers
June 18
Steveson attorney: 'We're hopeful that this chapter will be over very soon'

Steveson attorney: 'We're hopeful that this chapter will be over very soon'

Christa Groshek, attorney for University of Minnesota wrestler Gable Steveson, spoke to the media outside the Hennepin County jail after his release Tuesday.
Gophers
June 18
After Gabriele Grunewald's burial, family, friends, and supporters gathered for a song and a one-mile run/jog/walk to honor Gabriele just outside Hill

Grunewald remembered as she lived her life: Running for hope

Her friends, family and admirers paid tribute by running or walking 1.405 miles — her favorite number — on the Minneapolis Diagonal Trail along the edge of Hillside Cemetery, where she was buried.
Gophers
June 17

Gophers garner football commits from Texas athlete, Georgia cornerback

Dylan McGill and Victor Pless bring the Gophers' 2020 class to 16 members and are the seventh and eighth commits in the past three days.
Gophers
June 17
Gophers' new freshman point guard follows path of former U star

Gophers' new freshman point guard follows path of former U star

Point guard Bryan Greenlee played in the same high school league as former Gophers star Nate Mason, who was also an underrated recruit.
Gophers
June 17
Jordan Murphy (left) and Amir Coffey hope to break a 15-year run of no Gophers players being picked in the NBA draft this week.

Gophers hoping to end 15-year drought in Thursday's NBA draft

Only two other teams in the Big Ten have gone a longer time without having a player drafted.

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