Three of the four Gophers players facing expulsion for their involvement in an alleged September sexual assault have moved on from the university this week.

Cornerback Ray Buford announced Tuesday that he is transferring to Arizona Western Community College, just as defensive lineman Tamarion Johnson announced Monday.

Also Tuesday, the Gophers confirmed that Dior Johnson is no longer enrolled at the university and has been taken off the roster. Cornerback KiAnte Hardin, the other player facing expulsion, has yet to announce his plans.


Twins acquire Stubbs

Outfielder Drew Stubbs, who has bounced around between four clubs over the past two seasons, has agreed to a minor league contract with the Twins and will compete for a job in major league camp, a team source said Tuesday.

Stubbs, the eighth overall pick by the Reds in the 2006 draft, played for the Braves, Rangers and Orioles last season, totaling 59 games. He batted .225 with three homers in 94 plate appearances, and stole nine bases in 10 attempts.

A center fielder, Stubbs, 32, figures to compete with Danny Santana, Robbie Grossman and J.B. Shuck for a spot as the Twins' fourth outfielder.


Big Ten honors U goalie

Gophers junior goaltender Eric Schierhorn was chosen the Big Ten First Star of the Week for the second week in a row. Schierhorn held the nation's top-ranked offense to three goals on 69 shots over the weekend as the Gophers swept Penn State at Mariucci Arena.


•Tickets for the 2018 U.S. Hockey Hall of Fame Game at Las Vegas' Orleans Arena, featuring the Gophers against North Dakota, will go on sale at 2 p.m. Friday via Ticketmaster or in person at the Orleans Arena box office. Tickets are $99, and fans are limited to four tickets per purchase. The game will be Oct. 27, 2018.