Rayno: A few wings still on Minnesota's radar for 2016

Rayno: A few wings still on Minnesota's radar for 2016

The Gophers' future is stocked at that position but the coaching staff is still looking at several players, including Amir Coffey of Hopkins.

Laster transferring from Minnesota football to be closer to home

May 28
Gophers linebacker De'Niro Laster said Thursday that he's transferring from Minnesota to be closer to his family in Ohio.

Alumni couple gives U $17M, with $12M targeted for athletic village

May 28
The two alumni designated $12 million of their gift toward the university's athletics village.
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APNewsBreak: Coaches blast new NCAA eligibility standards

A new organization of minority coaches on Friday sharply criticized NCAA eligibility standards set to take effect next year for incoming freshmen, saying they will…
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SEC generates NCAA-record $455.8M in revenue for 2014-15

The powerful Southeastern Conference is now the NCAA's richest league.
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UND defenseman Jordan Schmaltz signs with St. Louis Blues

University of North Dakota hockey defenseman Jordan Schmaltz is skipping his senior season to turn pro.
Gophers
May 28

Marquette freshman Cheatham won't wear retired number

Marquette coach Steve Wojciechowski says an internal miscommunication led to the initial assignment of a retired number to an incoming freshman.
Gophers
May 28
Twitter users unloaded on Wisconsin forward Sam Dekker, left, after a cold shooting performance against Duke in the NCAA title game in April. “Twitter folk love when people fail,” he responded.

College athletes feel the Twitter love (and hate)

Twitter's 302 million users allow vitriol to hit people in an ugly place that’s hard to avoid, especially for this phone-clutching generation of college athletes.
Gophers
May 28

Pitino draws big recruiting class by 'showing his face'

Richard Pitino was intent on looking ahead, rather than reviewing the past, when he talked to several hundred people at a gathering in central Minnesota.
Gophers
May 28
Gophers athletic director Norwood Teague

Gophers' grades in annual NCAA report continue to improve

In the latest report, released Wednesday, all 25 Gophers teams cleared the score required to avoid penalties, and 19 teams showed improvement.
Gophers
May 28

Gophers women to play Duke in Big Ten/ACC Challenge

Duke advanced to the NCAA Sweet 16 in March, the fifth time in six seasons that the Blue Devils advanced that far in the tournament.
Gophers
May 27

Chart: The Gophers' seven-member class

A look at the Gophers basketball recruits hitting campus this summer:
Sports
May 27

Ex-Gophers standout on mend after brother donates kidney

“That’s unconditional love right there. He saved my dad’s life,” said Alex Micheletti, Pat’s grateful 24-year-old son.
Sports
May 27

Claeys says he won't relax 'until that Axe comes back'

Gophers defensive coordinator Tracy Claeys told an audience in Spicer, Minn., that reclaiming Paul Bunyan's Axe and winning a bowl game are two main goals.
Sports
May 27

Pitino talks about the road ahead on Gophers 'road trip'

The basketball coach didn't want to talk about last year and he didn't -- mostly focusing on the road ahead.
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May 27

Gophers' Pirsig shapes young minds in classroom

When he's not on the football field, big Jonah Pirsig teaches young students at an Edina elementary school.
Gophers
May 27

Gophers lineman fills a hole in the classroom, too

Jonah Pirsig spends fall Saturdays using his 320-pound body to shield the Gophers’ backfield from danger. But on a recent morning, that same huge force of nature came strolling into Edina Highlands Elementary, wearing a sweater, jeans and boat shoes..
Gophers
May 27

Scoring changes face of college softball

The pitchers' duels that once dominated college softball are less common with teams across the country scoring runs and hitting homers at unprecedented levels.
Gophers
May 26

Gophers add Texas A&M transfer Fitzgerald to recruit class

Texas A&M forward Davonte Fitzgerald is transferring to Minnesota.
Sports
May 26

Rayno: Davonte Fitzgerald to transfer to Minnesota from Texas A&M

The sophomore forward will bring the Gophers' frontcourt more depth after he sits out a season.
Sports
May 26

Glen Mason reportedly bumped by Matt Millen as top BTN football analyst

Former Gophers football coach Glen Mason has made a nice post-coaching career out of working for the Big Ten Network, rising to the point that…
Gophers
May 26

Big Ten makes big noise with five teams in NCAA baseball tournament

As usual, the SEC, ACC and Pac-12 had the most teams make the NCAA baseball tournament. Right behind those warm-weather conferences, though, was the Big Ten, a league that not long ago was an afterthought on selection day.
Gophers
May 26

UCLA is No. 1 seed for 1st time in NCAA baseball tournament

UCLA coach John Savage didn't expect his Bruins to be down for long after they went from being national champions in 2013 to finishing five games under .500 in 2014.
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