Coronavirus
June 22
Contact sports such as wrestling, hockey and football face many challenges in keeping athletes safe in competition.

Contact sports wrestle with the challenges of playing during a pandemic

For contact sports, social distancing isn't a workable option. As football, hockey and other sports move ahead toward restarting, those involved are aware of the challenges they face. Can they keep their seasons and sports viable?
Gophers
June 22

Oklahoma State's Cunningham staying despite postseason ban

Cade Cunningham, one of the nation's top basketball recruits, has chosen to remain at Oklahoma State despite the program being banned from the 2021 postseason.Cunningham…
Gophers
June 22
Fans watched a Northwoods League game in Mankato in 2018.

Four Minnesota teams to begin Northwoods League play next week

A five-team "pod" of Northwoods League teams, including four from Minnesota, will begin a shortened season on July 1 that is scheduled to run through August 20.
Gophers
June 22

New sponsorship categories could help Olympic federations

Elk Grove Village is holding its own version of "The Bachelor." It has a nice green rose with five zeroes behind it.
Gophers
June 22

What Would Have Been: Red Sox-Cards and a CWS title

Most of the games played between the Boston Red Sox and St. Louis Cardinals have been in the World Series. If not for the coronavirus…
Gophers
June 21

As athletes return to campus, what are they signing up for?

Ohio State calls it the Buckeye Acknowledgment and Pledge, a two-page document the school asked its athletes to sign before they could begin using team…
Gophers
June 19
Kobe King

Change of plans: Ex-Badger Kobe King won't play at Nebraska

Former Wisconsin guard Kobe King has changed his plans and won't be playing basketball at Nebraska.
Gophers
June 19

Trump administration backs Idaho transgender sports ban

A recently passed Idaho law banning transgender women from competing in women's sports — the first such law in the nation — received backing on Friday from the administration of President Donald Trump.
Gophers
June 19

Following athletes, NCAA takes aim at Confederate flag

Emboldened by the athletes it serves, the NCAA is taking another stand on a social issue.The NCAA on Friday expanded its policy banning states with…
Gophers
June 19
St. Thomas could be playing Division I hockey in the 2021-22 season, and the new CCHA is looking for an eighth team.

Hockey updates: Good news for St. Thomas, Don Lucia

The former Gophers coach was named commissioner of the new CCHA earlier this week, while the Tommies received encouraging news on their quest to move to NCAA Division I.
Gophers
June 18

Univ. of Florida ends 'gator bait' cheer, cites racism

The University of Florida is ending its "gator bait" cheer at football games and other sports events because of its racial connotations, the school's president announced Thursday in a letter making several other similar changes on campus.
Gophers
June 18

Florida Sen. Rubio introduces NIL bill to push NCAA changes

Florida Sen. Marco Rubio introduced a bill Thursday that would protect the NCAA from being challenged in court if the association changes its rules to…
Gophers
June 18

NCAA rules D.J. Carton can play for Marquette right away

Marquette says the NCAA has granted guard D.J. Carton a waiver that will enable the Ohio State transfer to play for his new team in the upcoming season.
Gophers
June 18

NCAA approves plan for basketball players to access coaches

The NCAA Division I Council on Wednesday approved a plan to allow college basketball players to start working with their coaches for the first time…
Gophers
June 18
St. Thomas football coach Glenn Caruso.

St. Thomas gets 'encouraging news,' inches closer to joining Division I

Summit League Commissioner Tom Douple said Wednesday's decision was "a positive step forward" for the Tommies and the Division I conference.
Gophers
June 17
Don Lucia won 722 games as the Gophers coach.

Former Gophers coach Lucia hired as CCHA commissioner

Don Lucia, the three-time national coach of the year, will lead the seven teams that are leaving the WCHA after the upcoming season to start the resurrected CCHA in the 2021-22 season.
Gophers
June 17

Utah guard Gach transfers to home state team, Minnesota

Utah guard Both Gach (pronounced booth gotch) has decided to transfer to Minnesota to play his last two seasons of college in his home state.
Gophers
June 17

St. Thomas gains NCAA approval for next step in D1 move

The University of St. Thomas gained NCAA support Wednesday for the Minnesota school's bid to move its athletic programs directly from Division III to Division I.
Gophers
June 17
Former Gophers men's hockey coach Don Lucia

New Commissioner Lucia sees St. Thomas as 'nice candidate' for CCHA

St. Thomas on Wednesday was waiting to hear if it will be allowed to move directly from NCAA Division III to Division I. If the Tommies get the OK, they have a good option for a men's hockey home.
Gophers
June 17

Ex-Minn. coach Lucia picked to run new CCHA hockey league

Former Minnesota coach Don Lucia was named commissioner Wednesday of the newly formed Central Collegiate Hockey Association, an NCAA Division I league set to start…