Gophers
July 28

Powerhouse Wisconsin-Whitewater and rest of WIAC won't play football in 2020

For the first time since 1945, the Wisconsin Intercollegiate Athletic Conference will not have a football season in 2020. The eight-team WIAC on Monday canceled…
Gophers
July 28

College basketball stuck in holding pattern during pandemic

Baseball has begun its coronavirus-delayed season with limited long-distance travel and no fans in the stands. The NBA has its Disney World bubble. The NHL…
Gophers
July 28

After talk of collaboration, conferences go their own way

if it is played — should start coming into focus this week.
Gophers
July 27

Ex-UCLA soccer coach pleads guilty to accepting $200K in bribes

Jorge Salcedo, 47, admitted to participating in the college admissions bribery scheme involving TV celebrities, other wealthy parents and elite universities across the country.
Gophers
July 25
Fall colors were still hanging on during the a MIAC football battle of the Johnnies and Tommies in 2018. Football games, along with other fall sports,

MIAC to move several fall sports, including football, to the spring

Some coaches and athletes have been told that football, volleyball and soccer are among the sports that will switched from this fall to the spring if the NCAA and public health officials allows it.
Gophers
July 24

NCAA heeds Division I's pleas for patience on fall sports

Heeding pleas for patience from college sports leaders, the NCAA Board of Governors held off on making any decisions about whether to hold championship events…
Gophers
July 24

AP sources: ACC, Notre Dame eye 2020 football membership

The Atlantic Coast Conference and Notre Dame are considering whether the Fighting Irish will give up their treasured football independence to play as a member…
Gophers
July 24

Georgia, Minnesota players win national prep honors

Football player Arik Gilbert and basketball player Paige Bueckers have been named national high school athletes of the year.Gilbert of Marietta, Georgia, is the first…
Gophers
July 24

Costas joins CNN to talk on intersection of news and sports

Time to cut a conversation with Bob Costas short. The new boss — CNN chief Jeff Zucker — is calling on the other line.
Puck Drop
July 24
St. Thomas women’s hockey coach Tom Palkowski.

New opportunities, challenges for St. Thomas hockey in Division I

As the men's and women's programs make the transition to the highest level of college hockey, coaches Jeff Boeser and Tom Palkowski face an exciting new reality.
Gophers
July 23
The Gophers marching band performed before the Outback Bowl

If college football is played, will bowls be salvaged, too?

How motivated will schools be to tack on a postseason game after playing during a pandemic? Especially one that doesn't determine a national title?
Gophers
July 23

Ex-college basketball coach avoids jail for fatal punch

A former men's college basketball assistant coach was sentenced Thursday to three years of probation, community service and a fine for fatally punching a man in New York City who pounded on his car's window.
Gophers
July 23

Uncertainty abounds as college teams scramble to find games

Arkansas State's opener at Memphis on Sept. 5. was still on the schedule as of Tuesday. That much athletic director Terry Mohajir knows. Mohajir has…
Gophers
July 23

NCAA football oversight asks board for time on fall sports

The NCAA football oversight committee is asking the association’s Board of Governors to avoid making a decision soon on whether to conduct fall championships as…
Gophers
July 22
Gophers forward Sammy Walker (9) beat Niagara goalie Brian Wilson in five-on-five overtime last season. This year, regular-season games tied after thr

NCAA puts emphasis on three-on-three OT in hockey with new format

Beginning in the 2020-21 season, men's and women's hockey regular-season games will go directly to three-on-three overtime if the score is tied after three periods. The move gets rid of five-on-five OT that had followed regulation play.
Gophers
July 22

Graham on NCAA compensation rules: We've got to do something

The Senate Judiciary Committee wants to have a bipartisan plan in place to regulate the way college athletes can be compensated for name, image and…
Gophers
July 22

Koenning out as WVU coordinator after player accusations

West Virginia has parted ways with defensive coordinator Vic Koenning a month after a player alleged the assistant coach made a series of insensitive remarks, including against Hispanics.
Gophers
July 21
University of St. Thomas fans celebrated a touchdown against St. John's during their 2017 rivalry game. The Tommies have a 126-21 record in Division I

Is St. Thomas already too good for its new Division I football league?

St. Thomas will be one of 11 schools in the Pioneer Football League, a non-scholarship conference whose members are spread out from California to New York to Florida.
Gophers
July 21

Tommies football team will be well-traveled in the Pioneer League

Here's the current teams in the Pioneer Football League and their locations:
Gophers
July 20
Five-star former East Ridge hoops standout Brown picks Baylor

Five-star former East Ridge hoops standout Brown picks Baylor

Former East Ridge and current Sunrise Christian (Kan.) senior forward Kendall Brown announced his commitment to Baylor on Monday. Brown had offers from the Gophers, Ohio State, Marquette and others.