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.''
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 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.