Pitino has high praise for the Gophers' four newcomers

Pitino has high praise for the Gophers' four newcomers

Freshmen Amir Coffey, Michael Hurt and Eric Curry are all on campus and shining. Graduate transfer Akeem Springs will join the team in September.

Gophers defense could get overhaul from Pitino

July 28
Gophers defense could get overhaul from Pitino
Throughout much of last season, Richard Pitino's once-signature defensive press appeared to be an afterthought.

A problem Pitino's glad to have: Tight competition for playing time

July 27
A problem Pitino's glad to have: Tight competition for playing time
Eager to forget last season, Gophers' men's basketball coach Richard Pitino has a roster that offers challenges and opportunities.
Gophers
July 28

Gophers hockey heading to Las Vegas, will face rival North Dakota

One month after the NHL officially approved an expansion team for Las Vegas, the Gophers joined the trend. They'll play North Dakota in 2018.
Sports
July 27

Pitino explains why walk-on Haugh got scholarship over Sharp

Earlier this month, the Gophers announced that walk-on Darin Haugh had been given a scholarship, a move that came to the surprise of some.
Gophers
July 27

Four things we learned on Day 2 of Big Ten media days

No. 1: Big Ten Network will debut a weekly morning pregame show called "BTN Tailgate"
Gophers
July 27

They're still favored but early departures will test Buckeyes

Ohio State has just hree returning starters on offense and three returning starters on defense. But Urban Meyer has his QB and talent galore.
Gophers
July 27

Pondering life, baseball and opening vs. LSU: Big Ten coaches at the mic, Day 2

Seven of the 14 Big Ten coaches took the stage Tuesday in Chicago for Big Ten media days. Here are some highlights.
Gophers
July 26

Gophers' rivals Wisconsin and Iowa talk about challenges ahead

One day after the Gophers took their turn at Big Ten Media Days, their two border rivals were in the spotlight Tuesday, explaining their strengths and weaknesses.
Sports
July 26

Local talent in 2018 class dominates Gophers' attention

Even as the signing period for 2017 recruits approaches in November, much of Gophers coach Richard Pitino's remaining summer will be about 2018 recruits
Gophers
July 26

Quarterback Leidner is confident after strong offseason

Mitch Leidner remembers being in the weight room when he first heard he'd been projected as a first-round pick in a "Way-too-early 2017 NFL Mock Draft" by an ESPN analyst.
Gophers
July 26

Leidner: 'I feel I'm a totally different player'

Gophers senior QB Mitch Leidner talked to reporters on Monday at Big Ten football media days.
Gophers
July 25

Four things we learned Monday at Big Ten media days

No. 1: Michigan coach Jim Harbaugh is not shy about the Wolverines' goals.
Gophers
July 25

Sadness, strength, speed: hot topics for Big Ten coaches

Seven of the 14 Big Ten football coaches took the stage Monday in Chicago. Here are some highlights from Day 1:
Gophers
July 25

Legendary Gustavus hockey coach Don Roberts dies at 83

Roberts had never played or coached hockey when he was asked to re-start the Gustavus men's hockey program in 1964. He went on to win 532 games, placing him 20th all-time in career college hockey victories in any division.
Sports
July 25

Claeys: Two goals -- winning Big Ten, graduating all players

Tracy Claeys thinks the Gophers enter the football season with the best team they've had since he and former coach Jerry Kill arrived came to Minnesota in December 2010.
Sports
July 25

Former Gophers punter Peter Mortell mourns loss of two dear friends

Former Gophers punter Peter Mortell was a close friend of Nebraska punter Sam Foltz and Michigan State punter Mike Sadler, who died in a car crash Saturday night.
Sports
July 25

Gophers snubbed again on Big Ten's preseason 'watch list'

Big Ten media days started Monday at noon at McCormick Place in Chicago, with Gophers coach Tracy Claeys' news conference coming at 1 p.m. We'll have a Live Blog with his thoughts.
Gophers
July 25

Big Ten football — talking about it, anyway — starts Monday

Big Ten media days start Monday in Chicago, and there will be heavy hearts after Nebraska punter Sam Foltz and former Michigan State punter Mike Sadler were killed in a car crash Saturday.
Golf
July 25

Former Gophers standout Greve wins Minnesota State Open

Ben Greve — a former Gophers player on the national champion team in 2002 and husband of Lynx star Lindsay Whalen — shot a 64 in the second round of the weather-shortened tournament.
Gophers
July 22

Gophers picked to finish near bottom of Big Ten West by media

"Easier" schedule fails to inspire confidence: team picked to finish 5th in West in preseason poll.
Sports
July 22

Texas defensive lineman Joshua Croslen commits to Gophers

Joshua Croslen also had reported offers from Houston, Rice, SMU, Bowling Green and Colorado State.
Sports
July 22

Nebraska offensive lineman Brett Kitrell commits to Gophers

Brett Kitrell became the fourth offensive line recruit to commit to the Gophers for the Class of 2017.

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