While the Gophers continue to rank in the top 15 nationally with their 2018 football recruiting class, coach P.J. Fleck added bulk to his 2017 class over the weekend.
Ben Davis, a 6-4, 275-pound offensive tackle from American River College in Sacramento, Calif., announced on Twitter that he has signed with the Gophers. He'll enroll this summer and be eligible this fall, with four years to play three at Minnesota.
The Gophers have been down to five or four offensive linemen for every practice this spring. Three returning starters — Jared Weyler, Vincent Calhoun and Garrison Wright — are recovering from surgery. Tyler Moore and Connor Mayes, starters in 2016, have transferred.
•John Shuster's U.S. rink lost 7-5 to Switzerland in the bronze medal match at the World Curling Championships in Edmonton, Alberta. Shuster's rink includes Joe Polo, Tyler George and John Landsteiner, all of Duluth.
•Justin Doeden (11th overall) led the Gophers men's golf team to fourth place at the 14-team Princeton Invitational, in a field of mostly eastern schools.