Minnesota men's basketball freshman Kevin Dorsey is expected to miss Wednesday's game against Milwaukee because of a bruised left heel, a person with knowledge of the situation told the Star Tribune on Monday.

Dorsey had an MRI on Thursday following a tough fall in last week's 70-52 victory over Chicago State.

Dorsey left Wednesday's game with 11 minutes, 27 seconds left in the first half after landing awkwardly after scoring on a layup. Dorsey was fouled on the drive, but missed the free throw.

The 5-11 guard limped down to the training room and returned at halftime in a walking boot and on crutches.

"He landed on it pretty tough," coach Richard Pitino said then. "He is a tough kid, and he said he is in pain."

The team is hopeful that Dorsey will return for the Big Ten opener at Ohio State on Dec. 30, the source said.


Former Gophers lineman Robinson dies

Former Gophers football captain Wayne Robinson, 84, died Monday surrounded by his family. As the starting center, Robinson captained the 1951 squad under the direction of head coach Wes Fesler. Robinson was given the 1950 Bronko Nagurski Award, as the team's most valuable player. He was only the second center in program history to chosen for the honor.

After his career with the Gophers, Robinson was chosen in the eighth round of the NFL draft by the Philadelphia Eagles. The Minneapolis native switched the other side of the ball and was a linebacker for Philadelphia from 1952-55. Robinson was named to the Pro Bowl in 1954 and 1955 and was a back-to-back All-Pro selection after the 1955 and 1956 seasons. He was named one of the Eagles' top 75 players in franchise history.

Robinson also coached in the CFL with British Columbia and Winnipeg, in the NFL with Atlanta, Green Bay and Houston and at the University of Iowa.


The Gophers volleyball team, whose season ended with a loss to Texas in the national semifinals in Omaha, ranked No. 3 in the final American Volleyball Coaches Association poll. NCAA champion Nebraska took the top spot, followed by Texas, the Gophers and Kansas, all Final Four participants. The Gophers (30-5) entered the rankings for the first time on Sept. 14, at No. 23. After going 19-12 in 2014, Minnesota recorded its highest victory total since the 2004 season and reached its first Final Four since 2009 and fourth in school history, all since 2003.