Linebacker Blake Cashman, shown at Gophers pro day in March, had a breakout season as a senior.

Former Gophers linebacker Cashman climbs the NFL draft board

Blake Cashman's standout performance at the NFL scouting combine, where he proved to be among the most athletic linebackers in the 2019 class, led scouts and analysts alike to reconsider pre-draft rankings.

Gophers complete softball sweep at Nebraska

April 22
Maddie Houlihan (shown trying to score against Texas Southern in March) went 3-for-3, including a go-ahead RBI single in the fifth inning, in leading
Maddie Houlihan went 3-for-3, including a go-ahead RBI single in the fifth inning, in leading the Gophers to a 9-3 softball victory over Nebraska.

Scoggins: Ticket price cuts a start for Coyle. Are more alcohol sales next?

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U athletic director Mark Coyle acknowledged that he's had discussions with school leaders about expanding alcohol sales in Williams Arena and 3M Arena at Mariucci beyond suites and club rooms.
Gophers
April 21
Lindsay Whalen and Lynx head coach Cheryl Reeve at Thursday's press conference.

First in a series? Is Whalen's number retirement a sign of things to come?

Several Lynx players from the team's four-championship dynasty are worthy candidates, and are sure to be considered for the honor after their careers are done.
Gophers
April 21
Matthew Hurt of Rochester John Marshall, one of the top senior basketball recruits in the nation, tips his Duke hat after announcing his college plans

Hurt chose Duke after Jones decided to stay: 'That was the ice-breaker'

Rochester's Matthew Hurt, coveted by the nation's top basketball programs, said he was undecided until another Minnesotan - Apple Valley's Tre Jones - decided to return to Duke for a second season.
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
April 21
Oklahoma gymnast Maggie Nichols, of Little Canada.

Nichols repeats as NCAA all-around champion; Ramler second

Oklahoma gymnast Maggie Nichols, a junior from Little Canada, won the all-around for the second straight year with a 39.7125.The Gophers' Lexy Ramler tied for second with UCLA's Kayla Ross with a score of 39.6625.
Minneapolis
April 19
Logan Webster 10, left, Amani Powel,l 10, and Zach Weiner, 14, worked out at the Youth & Families Determined To Succeed facility in Minneapolis.

Nonprofit opens new wellness facility in north Minneapolis to combat obesity

It is part of a growing effort to address health disparities in the neediest parts of the city.
Gophers
April 19

NCAA: Hockey recruiting can't begin before Jan. 1 of of prospect's sophomore year

The NCAA Division I Council adopted rules changes designed to slow down and improve the recruiting experience.
Gophers
April 19
Minnehaha Academy's Jalen Suggs is very much on the Gophers' radar for the 2020 recruiting class.

Gophers, Pitino turn focus to 2020 after being shut out by state's Class of '19

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?
Gophers
April 19
Keeping current grad transfer rule could help Gophers recruit

Keeping current grad transfer rule could help Gophers recruit

Drexel graduate transfer Alihan Demir is on his official visit with the Gophers. A proposed rule change was also rejected Friday that had grad transfers using up a two-year scholarship for schools.
Gophers
April 19
University of St. Thomas coach Glenn Caruso celebrated with his team after a 207 victory over St. John's. at Target Field in Minneapolis.

MIAC presidents discuss issues, postpone decision on St. Thomas

Sources told the Star Tribune that presidents seeking to oust St. Thomas would push to change conference bylaws, instituting a cap on enrollment at a level that would exclude the Tommies..
Gophers
April 19
Mark Coyle spoke at the opening of the U's track and field complex last year.

Hartman: U's athletic department revenue pales in comparison to some

Football ticket sales for schools such as Penn State and Wisconsin provide a big advantage.
Gophers
April 19
Gophers catcher Eli Wilson.

Super regional to under .500: U baseball struggling to find success

The 2018 team was historically good. This 2019 one — at least so far — isn't. While the Gophers have a nucleus of key players returning, some haven't played as well as they did last season.
Gophers
April 19

Gophers' DenHartog named candidate for national Freshman of Year in softball

Natalie DenHartog leads No. 18 Minnesota with a .773 slugging percentage and 43 RBI
Gophers
April 18
The Gophers drew an announced crowd of 8,238 for their Feb. 1 game against Michigan, though the actual turnout was smaller.

Gophers cut some season ticket prices for men's hockey, men's basketball

The U's athletic department announced that season tickets for men's basketball will start at $340, the lowest price since the 1995-96 season
Gophers
April 18

New Gophers basketball, hockey season ticket prices: What's cheaper, what's not

Here's a comparison of season ticket prices for Gophers men's basketball and men's hockey from last season to next season.
Gophers
April 18
Will college presidents boot St. Thomas from the MIAC?

Will college presidents boot St. Thomas from the MIAC?

School presidents are believed to be meeting Thursday to discuss if St. Thomas is too big - and its teams too good - for the main athletic league of Minnesota's private colleges.
Gophers
April 18
Minnesota Duluth sophomore defenseman Mikey Anderson, right, is one of several Bulldogs underclassmen who could leave early to sign an NHL contract.

An offseason wish list for Minnesota's college hockey teams

The five Division I men's teams -- Minnesota Duluth, St. Cloud State, Minnesota State, Minnesota and Bemidji State -- all have concerns for 2019-20. A look at what could help each team.
Gophers
April 18
Minnesota Duluth forward Peter Krieger (25) and Providence defenseman Davis Bunz battled in front of several empty seats during the April 11 NCAA Froz

NCAA Frozen Four needs some fixes to fill those empty seats

The crowds were down almost 5,000 per session in Buffalo. Puck Drop editor Randy Johnson and assistant sports editor Chris Miller discuss ways to improve the situation.
Gophers
April 18

Augsburg to start women's wrestling program

According to the MIAC school, 46 U.S. colleges have varsity women's programs and 13 others, besides Augsburg, are planning to add the sport within the next two years.
Gophers
April 18
Gophers gymnast Lexy Ramler practiced earlier this month.

Show-stopper and team leader, Ramler brings thrills to U gymnastics

Those who follow Gophers gymnastics know Lexy Ramler can captivate an audience, with performances so enthralling they can't look away. Here's her story and a look at her in action.
Gophers
April 18
Minnesota coach Richard Pitino gave Daniel Oturu some company down low by recruiting Sam Freeman, a 6-10 center like Oturu.

Freeman signs with Gophers basketball, is another 6-10 option at center

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.
Gophers
April 17

Wiskus leads Gophers men into NCAA gymnastics meet

Shane Wiskus returns after a runner-up finish in the NCAA all-around competition last year as a freshman.