Gophers guard Jasmine Powell (4) celebrated with Destiny Pitts (3) during a game against Montana State in November. "Best teammate you could ever ask

'Best teammate you could ever ask for.' Gophers react to Pitts leaving

They didn't discuss it with reporters after Thursday's loss to Iowa, but Gophers basketball players took to Twitter to show love for Destiny Pitts.

U adds nonconference games to finalize '24, '25 football schedules

January 17
U adds nonconference games to finalize '24, '25 football schedules
The Gophers added nonconference games against Rhode Island, Nevada and Buffalo.

Pitino's Gophers have played their way back onto NCAA tourney bubble

January 17
Pitino's Gophers have played their way back onto NCAA tourney bubble
With Selection Sunday still two months away, the Gophers’ specific place in the pecking order is less important than the fact that they are in the pecking order.

Minnesotans lead Buckeyes to upset of No. 1 U women's hockey

January 17
Blaine's Gabby Rosenthal scored two goals in the second period for Ohio State

Reusse: Finally given chance to lead, Brian Dutcher rides the wave at San Diego State

January 17
Brian Dutcher had to wait until age 57 to become a head coach, but he is running with the opportunity. San Diego State, 18-0 overall and 7-0 in the Mountain West, is the last remaining undefeated team.
Gophers
January 18

Gophers fall to US Under-18 team 2-1 in home exhibition

Notre Dame recruit Landon Slaggert scored the decisive goal late in regulation.
Gophers
January 17
Pitino on Oturu's heated exchanges with Penn State players: 'Two sides to everything'

Pitino on Oturu's heated exchanges with Penn State players: 'Two sides to everything'

Gophers center Daniel Oturu had his squabble with Penn State's Lamar Stevens and others carry over into the postgame handshake line after Wednesday's victory. Richard Pitino said it was just a "hard fought game."
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Gophers
January 17
The Gopher bench celebrated a second quarter basket against the Iowa Hawkeyes. “We’ll continue to battle,” coach Lindsay Whalen said after her t

Scoggins: Whalen learns difficulties of trying to build her own culture

The departure of star Destiny Pitts shows that just because Lindsay Whalen the basketball player is a beloved icon in Minnesota doesn't mean Lindsay Whalen the coach will be immune to tough times.
Gophers
January 17
Gophers women’s basketball coach Lindsay Whalen lost her top scorer — Destiny Pitts — and to No. 22 Iowa 76-75 after leading by 15 in the third

'Blindsided and shocked': Suspended by Whalen, Gophers guard Pitts plans to transfer

Destiny Pitts, the Gophers' leading scorer, said the suspension that has led to her decision to transfer was for "body language" during a recent game against Northwestern.
Gophers
January 17
Gophers guard Jasmine Brunson attempted an off-balance shot after she was fouled by Iowa guard Kathleen Doyle in the first quarter.

Gophers let 15-point lead slip away in 76-75 loss to Iowa

The Hawkeyes took the lead on a three-pointer with 8.8 seconds to play.
Gophers
January 17
Baylor forward Freddie Gillespie dunks over Maryland-Eastern Shore forward Gabriel Gyamfi on Dec. 3

From East Ridge bench to Baylor starter, Gillespie has Final Four dreams

Freddie Gillespie's belief in himself took him from being a reserve at East Ridge, to Division III Carleton College to starting for No. 2 -ranked Baylor.
Gophers
January 16
Goaltender Sydney Scobee said she and her Gophers teammates are excited about Saturday’s outdoor game even if it will be chilly.

No. 1 U women's hockey to battle No. 5 Ohio State — and chilly conditions

Saturday's game of this big WCHA series will be outdoors - the first time since Hockey Day Minnesota began in 2007 the Gophers women's team will be part of the event's TV coverage.
Gophers
January 16

Marcus Fuller's Big Ten basketball power rankings

Michigan State is at the top, with Maryland and Wisconsin right behind.
Gophers
January 16

Marcus Fuller's spotlight games, trends and players to watch

A weekly look around college basketball
Gophers
January 16

Gophers-Ohio State women's hockey preview

Ohio State, ranked No. 5 in the USCHO.com poll, is the only team to beat the Gophers in regulation this season.
Gophers
January 16

Gophers-Iowa women's basketball game preview

Minnesota is dealing with a four-game losing streak and G Destiny Pitts' suspension.
Gophers
January 16
Gophers officially name Wilt as new defensive line coach

Gophers officially name Wilt as new defensive line coach

Chad Wilt was the defensive line coach at Cincinnati this past season.
Gophers
January 16
Gophers' QB Morgan had 'the best season you didn't see coming'

Gophers' QB Morgan had 'the best season you didn't see coming'

Tanner Morgan wasn't even a sure thing to start at quarterback for the Gophers before Zack Annexstad suffered a foot injury in early August.
Gophers
January 16
Gophers guard Marcus Carr leapt for a wild bucket before landing off the court in the final minutes of Wednesday's game vs. Penn State

Gophers lean on Carr, Oturu to hold off Penn State down the stretch

The Gophers kept their winning streak alive against Penn State, running it to five in a row over the Nittany Lions behind 53 combined points from Marcus Carr and Daniel Oturu.
Gophers
January 16
Gophers players couldn't contain their emotions after a jump shot by Marcus Carr in the final minutes

Gophers react to comeback win over Penn State

Richard Pitino, Marcus Carr and Jarvis Omersa talk after Wednesday's win over Penn State.
Gophers
January 16

Cincinnati's Wilt expected to be next defensive line coach for Gophers

Chad Wilt, Cincinnati's D-line coach, is expected to join the Gophers. A deal is not yet final, a source close to the team confirmed.
Gophers
January 16

Gophers-Penn State game recap

A look back at Wednesday's game.
Gophers
January 16
Gophers guard Destiny Pitts (3).

Pitts remains suspended; U women's basketball readies to face Iowa

Leading scorer Destiny Pitts, averaging 16.3 points per game and a first-team all-Big Ten selection by the media as a sophomore last season, will miss a second game as she remains suspended from the Gophers.
Gophers
January 15
Minnesota's Daniel Oturu, right, and Michigan State's Thomas Kithier scramble for the ball

Pregame: Gophers and Nittany Lions are led by homestate talent

The Gophers and visiting Penn State are led by players who take pride in playing for programs in their home state. Center Daniel Oturu said "it means a lot" to win in front of Minnesota fans.
Gophers
January 15
After struggling early in the season, Gophers graduate transfer forward Alihan Demir has scored in double figures in his past three games.

Demir tells of Gophers' overseas connection

Alihan Demir's link to ex-Gophers star Vincent Grier helped eventually steer him from Turkey to Minnesota.