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One of the top boys' basketball players in Minnesota's 2022 class announced his decision Tuesday. He had made an unofficial visit to the U.
The Gophers have only nine scholarship players on campus right now for summer school, including two transfers recovering from injuries.
The new-look Gophers and their new coaches have eight weeks to build chemistry and figure out how to make so many new pieces fit together.
The 2021-22 nonconference slate for new Gophers coach Ben Johnson has 11 of 12 games set
Minnehaha Academy teammates Jalen Suggs and Chet Holmgren packed gyms and made videos go viral. Now, Holmgren is replacing Suggs as the incoming college freshman everyone is talking about.
Sterling Manley, limited at North Carolina by a knee injury, shined at a pre-draft combine recently. But he still could play another college season and is considering the Gophers.
Six U throwers qualified for the NCAAs, overcoming COVID concerns and the impending elimination of indoor track.
Treyton Thompson, the Gophers' top incoming recruit, and several transfers are coming to campus early in preparation for summer practice
One of the most sought after point guards in the country, Tre Holloman of Cretin-Derham Hall said he'll also be visiting Marquette at the end of the month.
Gophers coaches Ben Johnson and Lindsay Whalen are eager to return to in-person recruiting, and so are the state's top recruits.
Jackson Purcell and Joey Kern, a transfer from Division III Johns Hopkins, are the latest additions to the revamped roster.
The Gophers have a chance to possibly get their center for next season when Ole Miss senior Khadim Sy announces his decision. Minnesota is among four finalists.
Two standouts the Gophers are recruiting the hardest are leading the Grassroots Sizzle AAU team that's trying to maintain a legacy enhanced by Jalen Suggs and Chet Holmgren.
Head coach Ben Johnson and newly hired assistant Marcus Jenkins answered questions about the team and themselves. Here are five highlights from that session.
Indian River State College freshman guard Abdoulaye Thiam gives the Gophers their second recruit in 24 hours.
The Gophers are hoping 6-foot-9 graduate transfer Charlie Daniels can provide some needed frontcourt depth.
With Amber Fiser in the circle for a fifth season and three classmates behind her in the infield, Minnesota is where it wants to be: the NCAA tournament.
Demarion Watson-Saulsberry wasn't a starter as a high school sophomore, but he was on a loaded Minnehaha Academy team that featured Jalen Suggs and Chet Holmgren.
The two games will be scheduled the weekend after new coach Ben Johnson makes his Gophers coaching debut at Williams Arena on Nov. 9.
Former Division II All-American forward Parker Fox from Mahtomedi suffered the injury while working out a few days after committing to the U.
As Kevin Garnett was inducted into the Basketball Hall of Fame this weekend, Ben Johnson couldn't help but flash back to when Garnett guarded him in a pickup game.
Young basketball hopefuls and fans in Minnesota noticed KG's greatness first. The state of hockey grew in love with basketball, forever changed by a player who inspired an entire generation of talent.
New Gophers coach Ben Johnson and his staff are working to find their center for next season and more inside help. Here are some players who may be available.
Big Ten men's hoops released its 20-game league schedule Thursday, including the Gophers' home and road opponents.
The schools had been scheduled to play last season at Williams Arena. But that game was postponed due to the pandemic and will be played in 2022-23.
Parker Fox, of Mahtomedi, has two years of eligibility remaining for the Gophers
Both Gach, a 6-6 junior from Austin, has decided he isn't likely to return to Minnesota next season. Marcus Carr averaged 19.4 points and 4.0 assists last year.
Cam Heide and Taison Chatman are arguably the top two high school basketball prospects in their respective classes in the state of Minnesota.
The top two teams in the conference will square off four times over the next three days in Minneapolis.
Willie Burton's No. 34 jersey hangs in the Williams Arena rafters as a reminder of his storied career. His son Noah is gaining attention as a sprinter and hurdler.
Willis and Curry were AAU teammates in Arkansas before college and missed a chance to play together two seasons ago when Curry was injured.
Brandon Johnson has talked with new Gophers coach Ben Johnson about keeping his options open to play pro or using the extra year of eligibility granted by the NCAA because of the pandemic.
Marcus Jenkins would join Ben Johnson's staff after being the associate head coach at Richmond since 2018.
The board held a special meeting to approve the five-year deal, which puts the men's basketball coach's salary at 13th among the 14 Big Ten coaches.
There doesn't appear to be another Chet Holmgren or Jalen Suggs in the next few years. Could that actually work to the advantage of the Gophers and new coach Ben Johnson?
The Gophers were working hard to land North Dakota big man Filip Rebraca, but he announced that he's going to the Hawkeyes next season.
Ben Johnson and Lindsay Whalen will "coach" the Gold and Maroon teams in the Gophers spring game May 1 at TCF Bank Stadium.
All-Big Ten outside hitter Adanna Rollins helped Minnesota advance to the Sweet 16 this season but announced Wednesday she's transferring.
The former Orono standout opted out last season with the Gophers and entered the transfer portal. He's the Tommies' third Division I transfer.
Parker Fox, who is from Mahtomedi, will try to prove he can play at a higher level by returning home after he committed Thursday night to play for the U.
Expected to be made official later this month, the rule has already yielded two former Twin Cities prep basketball stars for St. Thomas and aided new U basketball coach Ben Johnson.
The third-seeded Gophers got off to a strong start to the postseason Thursday with a 25-19, 25-21, 25-18 victory.
The Marquette senior heard from the Gophers after entering the NCAA transfer portal this week. He is deciding whether to play one more college season.
DeLaSalle icon returns to Gophers to coach with his former pupil, Ben Johnson.
"Our guys are obviously old enough to drive and will be in cars and out in the streets in the city."
The 7-foot center entered his name into the transfer portal recently and could join his uncle at Vanderbilt
The New Hampshire graduate transfer is the fourth commitment for new Gophers basketball coach Ben Johnson
The former DeLaSalle star was one of eight players from the Gophers in the transfer portal from last season.
North Dakota transfer Filip Rebraca enjoyed his video call with new Gophers coach Ben Johnson and his staff, including assistants Dave Thorson and Jason Kemp.
Dave Thorson, the longtime DeLaSalle coach, spent the last three seasons on Colorado State's staff. He was a Gophers assistant under Clem Haskins.
The university owes no buyout money to former Gophers men's basketball coach Richard Pitino under terms of their separation agreement, obtained Wednesday by the Star Tribune.
If Liam Robbins doesn't return to play for the Gophers, new coach Ben Johnson would need to find another post player capable of filling a tough role in the Big Ten.
There were no Jalen Suggs-produced miracles in the final even though the freshman and former Minnehaha Academy star led the Zags with 22 points.
Suggs has been producing clutch plays and memorable moments — in two sports — since his Minnehaha Academy days, so his overtime buzzer-beater to defeat UCLA was nothing new.
An NCAA title with No. 1 Gonzaga this weekend would place Jalen Suggs alongside Tyus Jones and Khalid El-Amin.
The 6-4 Luke Loewe and 6-3 E.J. Stephens are the second and third commitments for Gophers coach Ben Johnson.
The shooting guard from DeLaSalle is exploring his options but could end up staying at the U.
Ben Johnson's slow and steady rise through college basketball's coaching ranks began with a long ride with Mom and Dad.
Chet Holmgren, the No. 1 high school prospect in the nation, said he's talked to new Gophers coach Ben Johnson. But Minnesota isn't the favorite to get Holmgren.
The sophomores from Texas were part of the 2019 recruiting class. Tre Williams started the last eight games of the season.
The 6-foot-7 Brown played his last two seasons at UW Milwaukee, including averaging 5.4 points and 3.9 rebounds in 17 games as a sophomore.
Parker Fox of Mahtomedi, a 6-6 All-America from Northern State, has chatted with Ben Johnson, and has Minnesota on a long list of schools he's checking out.
Ben Johnson is a first-time head coach at any level, and AD Mark Coyle has spoken of the need to increase the assistant coaching salary pool.
New men's basketball coach Ben Johnson's ideal players will have the skills to shoot, but the unselfishness to pass to teammates with better opportunities.
Johnson persuaded his alma mater to gamble on a rookie coach because of his passion for Minnesota and strength as a local recruiter, according to people familiar with the search.
Before Penn State hired an assistant to be its head coach recently, that hadn't happened in the Big Ten since 2013.
University of Minnesota athletic director Mark Coyle can now, if he chooses, more easily pursue Cleveland State's Dennis Gates, San Diego State's Brian Dutcher and Utah State's Craig Smith.
The former Timberwolves and Toronto Raptors coach said he's interested in coaching the Gophers and his NBA background would help him recruit top-tier talent.
The All-Big Ten point guard is expected to go through the NBA draft process again before making a decision about his final year of college eligibility.
Richard Pitino spoke to a crowd gathered on New Mexico's football field about his new program and the ending of his time in Minnesota.
When Gophers athletic director Mark Coyle introduces the next men's basketball coach, it could be someone roaming the sidelines at this year's NCAA tournament.
As the talent continues to grow in youth and prep basketball across Minnesota, so to does the state's imprint on the NCAA tournaments.
Don't fill out your bracket before peeking at all the correct (maybe) answers to the big test that starts with Thursday's play-in games.
Jamal Mashburn Jr., the top recruit Richard Pitino's 2020 class, is seeking a new start. It's a path others could take as well with a new coaching staff on its way in for 2021-22.
Richard Pitino is taking over a last-place team at New Mexico while U athletic director Mark Coyle said 'I did not come to Minnesota to be .500.'