The Gophers men’s basketball team, coming off a 24-10 season, will not play Wisconsin at home during the 2017-18 season. The last time that happened was in 2010-11.

Under the Big Ten’s unbalanced schedule, Wisconsin is one of eight teams the Gophers will play only once, and that game will take place in Madison. The other road-only opponents are Maryland, Michigan and Penn State.

The Gophers will have single games against Illinois, Michigan State and Rutgers at Williams Arena. Their only game against Ohio State will be at Madison Square Garden in New York on Jan. 20.

Filling out the 18-game Big Ten schedule will be home and away games against Indiana, Iowa, Nebraska, Northwestern and Purdue.

The Gophers women’s team will play a 16-game conference schedule:

Home and away: Iowa, Penn State, Wisconsin.

Home only: Indiana, Maryland, Michigan, Michigan State, Nebraska.

Away only: Illinois, Northwestern, Ohio State, Purdue, Rutgers.

Dates and times, along with full nonconference schedules, will be announced later this summer.

Legion championship

Tri-City Red won the American Legion Division I baseball state championship on Monday by defeating Eden Prairie 8-6 and then Ham Lake 6-3 at CHS Field in St. Paul.

Tri-City Red and Ham Lake will advance to the Central Plains Regional in Dickinson, N.D. The tournament begins Wednesday.

Tri-City Red’s Ross Indlecoffer was named the state tournament’s outstanding player, and Ham Lake’s Seth Miller was named the outstanding pitcher.


• The St. Paul Saints managed only four hits and lost 13-2 to the host Lincoln Saltdogs, giving them a 9-18 record for July. Only four times in team history have the Saints had a worse month. The Saints dropped to 36-31 overall, while Lincoln improved to a league-best 43-23.

• Minnesota State Mankato, Minnesota Duluth and Bemidji State were ranked as the top three football teams in the NSIC in the 2017 preseason coaches poll. Minnesota State was picked to win the South Division, and UMD was picked to win the North.

• Former Gophers volleyball head coach Rosie Wegrich will be inducted into the American Volleyball Coaches Association Hall of Fame in December. The first 71 of Wegrich’s 734 collegiate victories came at Minnesota from 1975-76. She has been the head coach at Cal Poly Pomona since 1992.