Gophers football coach P.J. Fleck will be speaking Monday during Big Ten media days (1 p.m., BTN).

Gophers' Fleck among Big Ten football media days' top draws

The themes for the Gophers this year will be pragmatic — just how will Fleck's youthful team improve on his 5-7 Minnesota debut and when will the coach's reconstruction effort bear fruit?

Former Gophers golfer finishes British Open at 2-under-par

July 23
Former Gophers golfer Erik Van Rooyen of South Africa played out of a bunker on the ninth hole during the final round of the British Open in Carnousti
It was a Sunday struggle for Erik van Rooyen, but he birdied the final hole of his major debut.

Coffey makes more progress; Gophers to offer balcony seating at the Barn

July 20
Coffey makes more progress; Gophers to offer balcony seating at the Barn
Richard Pitino said he was encouraged this week by the continued recovery efforts of Amir Coffey and Daniel Oturu. Meanwhile, a new seating options was announced for Gophers basketball fans.
Golf
July 22
Erik Van Rooyen of South Africa lines up a putt on the 12th green during the third round of the British Open Golf Championship in Carnoustie, Scotland

Erik van Rooyen runs into back-nine slip in Round 3 at British Open

Former Gophers golfer Erik van Rooyen shot 1 under on the front nine Saturday at Carnoustie but made four bogeys over his final seven holes to fall back.
Golf
July 21
Erik Van Rooyen of South Africa plays a shot off the 14th tee during the second round of the British Open Golf Championship in Carnoustie, Scotland, F

Ex-U golfer van Rooyen gets favorable ruling, shoots 71 at British Open

Former Gophers golfer Erik van Rooyen is two shots out of the lead after a steady second round at Carnoustie. He made the last putt after being given no penalty for dropping his putter on his ball marker.
News, live video, more: Keep up with Minnesota's D-II and D-III teams
State college sports News, live video, more: Keep up with Minnesota's D-II and D-III teams
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Minnesota college sports goes well beyond the Gophers. Here's a guide to the conferences that include the state's Division II and Division III programs.
Gophers
July 20
Writers pick Buckeyes to win Big Ten football; Gophers near bottom

Writers pick Buckeyes to win Big Ten football; Gophers near bottom

In a poll of sportswriters conducted by cleveland.com, Ohio State is the narrow choice in a Big Ten championship game rematch vs. Wisconsin. Not a lot of love was shown for Minnesota.
Golf
July 20
Erik Van Rooyen lined up a putt on the 13th green during the first round of the British Open

Former Gopher van Rooyen 'on center stage,' remains among British Open leaders

Gophers golf coach John Carlson said Erik van Rooyen, in second place at the British Open, is ready to emerge as one of golf's top young talents. "He understands the moment he's in."
Gophers
July 20
Breaking down the Gophers' opponents: Miami (Ohio)

Breaking down the Gophers' opponents: Miami (Ohio)

The RedHawks just missed out on a bowl last year and return eight starters on both offense and defense, so optimism is high in Oxford, Ohio.
Gophers
July 19
Minnehaha Academy star Suggs plans Duke, N. Carolina, Kansas visits

Minnehaha Academy star Suggs plans Duke, N. Carolina, Kansas visits

After winning his second gold medal with Team USA in Argentina, five-star point guard Jalen Suggs was one of the most heavily watched prospects when the July live recruiting period began.
Gophers
July 19
Bob Motzko

NCAA hockey committee proposes keeping options for 3-on-3 OT, shootouts

After being on the chopping block for a little more than a month, 3-on-3 overtime and shootouts might be back in college hockey.
Gophers
July 19
Breaking down the Gophers' opponents: Fresno State

Breaking down the Gophers' opponents: Fresno State

In their first year under former Cal coach Jeff Tedford, the Bulldogs improved from 1-11 to 10-4 and played in the Mountain West Conference Championship Game.
Gophers
July 19
Minnesota head coach Hugh McCutcheon

Gophers volleyball coach McCutcheon honored

Hugh McCutcheon will be inducted into the International Volleyball Hall of Fame on Nov. 10
Gophers
July 18
Metro-area big men Carlson, Garcia have big AAU weekend in New York

Metro-area big men Carlson, Garcia have big AAU weekend in New York

Gophers 2020 targets and four-star big men Ben Carlson of East Ridge and Dawson Garcia of Prior Lake led the D1 Minnesota team to the 16U title in New York and are planning their fall recruiting trips.
Gophers
July 18
Breaking down the Gophers' opponents: New Mexico State

Breaking down the Gophers' opponents: New Mexico State

The Aug. 30 season opener brings a visit from the Aggies, who ended a 57-year bowl drought last year and are living life as an independent after leaving the Sun Belt Conference.
Gophers
July 17
Gophers football updates: Recruiting, award nominees and more

Gophers football updates: Recruiting, award nominees and more

Coach P.J. Fleck landed a verbal commitment from a Las Vegas athlete over the weekend, while Rodney Smith, Thomas Barber and Emmit Carpenter received some recognition.
Gophers
July 17
Board of Regents Chairman David McMillan, left, stood with University of Minnesota President Eric Kaler on Friday, when Kaler said he would leave his

Scoggins: U can't ignore sports when looking for Kaler's replacement

How will the next president view athletics in relation to the overall mission of the university? That should be an important component of the vetting process.
Gophers
July 16
Chris Streveler at Minnesota and with Winnipeg.

Reusse: From Gophers to Canada, Streveler redeems himself at QB

Two years after transferring from the Gophers to South Dakota, Chris Streveler is in the CFL with Winnipeg.
Gophers
July 14
Outgoing University of Minnesota President Eric Kaler greeted Gophers football coach P.J. Fleck during the 2017 spring game.

Hartman: Departing U president Kaler leaves legacy of accomplishments

Eric Kaler's accomplishments are wide-ranging, and he has overseen drastic changes in the athletic department during turbulent times for the Gophers.
Gophers
July 14
Samantha Seliger-Swenson has helped the Gophers reach two Final Fours. The senior would like to make it three this year.

Reusse: Back from Italy, Seliger-Swenson can 'dream' of Gophers in local Final Four

Now a senior, Gophers volleyball setter Samantha Seliger-Swenson is five weeks away from starting what could be a memorable season. This year's NCAA Final Four is at Target Center.
Gophers
July 13
Amir Coffey

Hartman: Gophers' Coffey still working his way back

Amir Coffey's sophomore season was ruined by an injury to his right shoulder. He is rehabbing daily but is probably two months away from being fully cleared.
Gophers
July 12
Eric Curry had an outstanding freshman season in 2016-17 and was expected to be a key player last season before suffering a knee injury.

Healing Curry has summer dreams of winning winter for Gophers

Sophomore Eric Curry is on a conservative recovery path this summer after last year's knee injury, and the Memphis native hopes to again be a major contributor at center.
Gophers
July 12
Ronda (Curtin) Engelhardt starred for the Gophers and coach Breck School to the 1A hockey title in February.

Former U women's hockey star will share Whitecaps coaching duties

Ronda (Curtin) Engelhardt, the former head coach at Breck School, will coach the NWHL team along with Jack Brodt. Robb Stauber, head coach of the gold-medal winning U.S. women's team, said he "decided not to take the job."
Gophers
July 11
Gophers AD Mark Coyle

AD Coyle offers glowing report on Gophers athletics progress

Gophers AD Mark Coyle on Wednesday briefed the U of M Board of Regents about athletic and academic achievements. "It's nice when you have good news to tell," he said.

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