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Gavin Dorsey

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Gavin Dorsey is a Star Tribune sports intern from Northwestern University.

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Purdue guard Braden Smith (3) looks to pass the ball against Michigan State in the second half of Friday's Big Ten quarterfinal at Target Center.

Purdue escapes with Smith injured and Edey dominant per usual

Purdue's Braden Smith hyperextended his left knee but was able to return to Friday's Big Ten tournament quarterfinal against Michigan State at Target Center.
Dawson Garcia of the Gophers basketball team talks with Steve Erban of Stillwater earlier this month at a Dinkytown Athletes-hosted meet-and-greet at

Here's how Gophers athletes get NIL deals

The Star Tribune spoke with several Gophers athletes about their NIL experiences and how exactly their deals go down.
Gophers basketball players pose for photos with fans at a recent Dinkytown Athletes event at Williams Arena.

How do Gophers athletes view NIL? We asked them.

NIL deals 'open doors' for Gophers to networks and charitable causes in Minnesota. And, yes, pay some bills.
Wisconsin forward Steven Crowl (22) shoots the ball over Maryland forward Julian Reese in the first half of the Badgers' dominant victory in the secon

Eastview's Crowl leads Wisconsin to 87-56 demolishing of Maryland in Big Ten tournament

The seven-footer scored 17 points, including three three-pointers, in just 18 minutes in the Badgers' opening game at Target Center.
Hannah Stuelke eludes two Cornhuskers players en route to 25 points and a Big Ten crown. Stuelke was one of the players that kept Iowa in the game eve

Clark's supporting cast plays key role in Iowa's Big Ten tournament crown

Caitlin Clark hit the big three-pointer down the stretch, but several teammates also had strong games and made clutch plays in Iowa's overtime victory over Nebraska.
Nebraska guard Jaz Shelley (1) drives in on Maryland guard Shyanne Sellers (0) during the first quarter of Saturday's Big Ten tournament semifinals. S

Shelley's hot shooting, clutch scoring advance Nebraska to Big Ten title game

No. 5 seed Nebraska will have a chance for its first title since 2014 after knocking off eighth-seeded Maryland 78-68. Jaz Shelley led the way for the Huskers with 30 points, along with nine assists, while playing all 40 minutes.
Michigan forward Cameron Williams (44) defends Indiana guard Sara Scalia (14) during the second quarter Friday.

Iowa's offense meets Michigan's defense in Big Ten tournament semifinal

The Wolverines own the conference's top defense, surrendering just 63 points per outing, while Iowa scored 95 points and drained 15 threes in the quarterfinals.
Does this come in a size GOAT? Iowa fan Parker Spindler of Becker, Minn., buys a shirt at a Target Center stand Thursday, the day before star player C

Enthusiastic Clark fans beat Iowa's megastar to Target Center

Supporters and admirers of record-shattering Caitlin Clark and her Iowa teammates have been streaming into Minneapolis for the Big Ten women's basketball tournament, well ahead of the Hawkeyes' debut on Friday.
The smothering defense of Gophers forward Nia Holloway (41) was instrumental in Minnesota's 77-69 victory in the first round of the Big Ten women's ba

Holloway's defensive effort helps power Gophers to victory

Nia Holloway scrapped, clawed and fought in the post, boxing out high-scoring Rutgers star Destiny Adams and slowing her down enough in the fourth quarter for the Gophers to pull away.
PWHL Boston's Susanna Tapani worked to keep the puck from Minnesota's Natalie Buchbinder on Sunday at Xcel Energy Center.

PWHL Minnesota shut out 2-0 by Boston as offense continues to struggle

Minnesota outshot Boston in all three periods and had three more power plays but wasn't able to score in the team's fourth straight game without Taylor Heise.
Minnesota forward Kendall Coyne Schofield was named one of the PWHL's players of the week for Feb. 12-18.

PWHL Minnesota searching for more offense entering Boston game

Gavin Dorsey's preview: Expect a low-scoring, tightly contested game, in which Minnesota's talent is enough to overwhelm Boston.
Young fans surrounded skiers like American Rosie Brennan, left, every chance they got, hoping for an autograph or even a coveted piece of equipment.

Minnesota skiers find inspiration across generations at World Cup

From pros who once idolized Jessie Diggins skiing alongside her to thousands of children clamoring for autographs, Theodore Wirth Park made many dreams come true.
Zak Ketterson of Bloomington (14) reached the quarterfinals of the men's sprint race Saturday.

'Zak! Zak! Zak!': Ketterson returns to Wirth Park for World Cup

The Bloomington native returned to the paths he grew up skiing, this time with thousands cheering him on.
Kevin Garnett, Fred Hoiberg and the late Kobe Bryant battled for six tough games in the 2004 NBA Western Conference finals

Wolves spark 2004 memories: How do the teams compare?

Twenty years ago, the most successful season in team history ended with a conference finals loss.
Jessie Diggins, center, of Afton led the way in the women's 15km mass start freestyle World Cup event in Canmore, Alberta, on Feb. 9. It was her fifth

Diggins, Klæbo and other skiing stars to watch at Wirth Park this weekend

The best cross-country skiers in the world, including Afton's Jessie Diggins, will compete in sprint and 10K freestyle races Saturday and Sunday at Theodore Wirth Park. Here are some names to keep an eye on.
Minnesota Timberwolves center Luka Garza (55) is defended by Portland Trail Blazers center Drew Eubanks, center and guard Shaedon Sharpe (17) during t

Wolves forward Garza balances life as NBA/G League player

Former Iowa All-America Luka Garza is still trying to carve out his pro career going back and forth from the G League.
LSU quarterback Jayden Daniels won the Heisman Trophy. Could he become Minnesota's successor to Kirk Cousins?

Five quarterbacks the Vikings could target in the NFL draft

While Kirk Cousins' status with the 2024 Vikings remains unknown, it might not matter because the Vikings could still be looking for his eventual replacement.
Former Minnehaha Academy star Chet Holmgren (7) ranks third on Oklahoma City with 17.2 points per game and leads the team defensively, averaging 7.4 r

Timberwolves-Thunder preview: Who's the best team in the West?

Both teams are atop the Western Conference and looking for a victory to bounce back from losses to two of the NBA's weakest teams.
Minnesota Twins shortstop Carlos Correa in the fifth inning during Game 3 of the ALDS.

Correa says foot finally fully healthy. 'I want to have a big year.'

After a season of bothersome foot injuries, shortstop Carlos Correa says he started feeling much better last month -- and he'll be 100% ready when spring training opens.
Miles Bridges (0) has been a producer for Charlotte amid injuries to other big men.

Hornets present opportunity for Wolves to get well soon

Analysis: Charlotte arrives still short of double figures in wins and hurting for big men. The Wolves seek to recover from Saturday's tough loss.
Timberwolves guard Anthony Edwards celebrates his dunk in the third quarter of the Wolves' victory over the Memphis Grizzlies.

The best in the West set for a Saturday night showdown

The Timberwolves and Thunder, equal after two games this season, meet to settle the season series.
The Gophers' Mara Braun sank four three-pointers en route to scoring 17 points in her team's victory Tuesday night at Michigan.

Blistering fourth quarter, waves of threes send U women past Michigan

Mallory Heyer's game-high 21 points led the way as the Gophers, who had dropped two consecutive Big Ten matchups, handed Michigan its first home loss this season.
Zaccharya Wisdom (2) of Colorado College gets the puck past Minnesota goalie Justen Close (1) for a goal in the third period Sunday, January 7, 2024,

Gophers stumble against Colorado College, lose 6-4 in return to action

The Gophers lost despite outshooting Colorado College 69-52 as the Tigers scored three goals in each of the final two periods.
Gophers sophomore Jimmy Snuggerud celebrated his goal against Finland on Thursday in the semifinals of the world junior hockey tournament in Sweden.

Gophers men's hockey vs. Colorado College preview: Second half opens with a throwback

Gavin Dorsey's analysis: The Gophers will need a strong finish, and Colorado College is a dangerous team that swept then-No. 1 North Dakota last month.