Colleges
April 26

Standout softball coach Tschida returns to St. Mary's

John Tschida, the coach with the highest winning percentage of all NCAA Division III softball coaches, coached the Cardinals from 1995 to 2000 and won a national championship his final season before coaching at St. Thomas for 21 years.
Sports
April 26

Mulkey celebrates emotional homecoming at LSU introduction

Hall of Fame coach Kim Mulkey's introduction at LSU had an overriding theme that echoed constantly under the domed roof of the Pete Maravich Assembly Center.
Gophers
April 26
The Gophers are set at quarterback this season with returning Tanner Morgan.

Ohio State among 5 Big Ten teams auditioning quarterbacks

Nine of the 14 football teams in the Big Ten appear set at quarterback heading into the fall, including the Gophers with Tanner Morgan.
Colleges
April 25
Golden State’s Stephen Curry

Reusse: No long-range sweet shooter changed basketball like Curry has

Steph keeps making unearthly shots, off one foot or two, squared up or tilted, against defenders convinced they had him covered or that he was too deep to shoot.
Colleges
April 24
St. Thomas men’s basketball coach Johnny Tauer and his wife Chancey posed for a portrait in their St. Paul home.

Scoggins: St. Thomas coach Tauer's family story is tough to top

Making the big leap from Division III to D-I basketball might be the easy part of life for St. Thomas men's coach Johnny Tauer.
Colleges
April 23
FILE - At the law offices of Fafinski Mark & Johnson in 2015, former UMD women’s basketball coach Annette Wiles, softball coach Jen Banford, and hoc

Judge dismisses former coaches' discrimination claims against UMD

Women's lawsuit claimed discrimination because of their sexual orientation.
Colleges
April 21
Dana Rettke, a rarity as a four-time All-America selection, leads the attack for top-seeded Wisconsin at the NCAA tournament.

NCAA volleyball semifinals are set

The NCAA Division I volleyball semifinals begin Thursday at the CHI Health Center in Omaha. The pairings and the details:
Colleges
April 21
New head coach Derrin Lamker took a celebratory shower on the field after Augsburg’s victory over Martin Luther on Sunday.

Reusse: Long-suffering Augsburg wins game, declares itself 'MIAC champions'

Augsburg's football team won only one conference games in 2018 and 2019. So beating tiny Martin Luther over the weekend called for an outsized celebration.
Colleges
April 20
Jalen Suggs and Chet Holmgren found incredible success and chemistry at Minnehaha Academy, which paid off for Gonzaga head coach Mark Few in recruitin

Day after: Reaction to Holmgren, Suggs from around the country

Gonzaga has been a national presence in college basketball for years. Getting Minnehaha Academy stars Jalen Suggs and Chet Holmgren booster its recruiting to another level.
High Schools
April 20
With his parents by his side, Minnehaha Academy’s Chet Holmgren, the nation’s No. 1 basketball recruit, wore his college choice on his chest Monda

'Get out and play fast.' No. 1 prospect Holmgren says Gonzaga fits his skills.

Minnehaha Academy 7-footer Chet Holmgren said Gonzaga's style of play was a big factor in his college decision and also fits his goal of playing in the NBA.
Wolves
April 19
Jalen Suggs celebrated after hitting the game-winning three-pointer in Gonzaga’s NCAA semifinal victory over UCLA.

Suggs leaving Gonzaga for NBA draft after one college season

Former Minnehaha Academy star Jalen Suggs made the announcement the same day his good friend Chet Holmgren committed to the Zags.
Gophers Basketball
April 18
Former Gophers forward Jarvis Omersa (shown dunking against Loyola Marymount in December) announced Sunday he is transferring to St. Thomas.

Ex-Gophers forward Omersa commits to St. Thomas

The former Orono standout opted out last season with the Gophers and entered the transfer portal. He's the Tommies' third Division I transfer.
Colleges
April 17
Minnesota’s Shane Wiskus competes in the floor exercise during the NCAA men’s gymnastics championships Friday

Wiskus leads Gophers into men's gymnastics NCAA team finals

The Gophers rallied in the final two events of Friday's qualifying session to advance to Saturday's team finals, giving them one more day to compete together before the program shuts down.
Colleges
April 16
St. Thomas football coach Glenn Caruso

St. Thomas, Augsburg postpone football game because of COVID-19 protocols

The Tommies will instead hold an intrasquad scrimmage, and Augsburg will face Martin Luther on Sunday in New Ulm.
Colleges
April 16
The new Gophers men’s basketball coach Ben Johnson

Gophers, Tommies to benefit from NCAA's new transfer rule

Expected to be made official later this month, the rule has already yielded two former Twin Cities prep basketball stars for St. Thomas and aided new U basketball coach Ben Johnson.
Colleges
April 15

Big Ten places six teams in NCAA volleyball Sweet 16

Big Ten teams went 6-0 on Thursday without losing a set.
Colleges
April 14
Opposite hitter Stephanie Samedy is one reason the Gophers, seeded third, are one of the tournament favorites. The 6-2 senior led the Big Ten in kills

Gophers volleyball seeded third in one-site, 48-team NCAA tournament

The NCAA women's volleyball championships begin Wednesday in Omaha with a reduced field, a new format and a dash of controversy. The Gophers play Thursday.
Gophers
April 12
Center Liam Robbins is on the move again, headed to Vanderbilt after one season with the Gophers. He arrived in Minnesota after transferring from Drak

Former Gophers center Liam Robbins to transfer to Vanderbilt

The 7-foot center entered his name into the transfer portal recently and could join his uncle at Vanderbilt
Colleges
April 11
University of Massachusetts men’s hockey players rushed onto the ice to celebrate after defeating St. Cloud State 5-0 Saturday to claim the program�

College hockey pushed through challenging season to a UMass title

Hockey East claims it's "State of Hockey," but Minnesota can make a strong rebuttal.
Colleges
April 11
The St. John’s baseball field in 1923. By then, the Johnnies and Tommies baseball teams had been playing each other for more than a decade.

Reusse: Baseball field might be the final chapter in St. John's-St. Thomas rivalry

These schools could play again in the conference tournament, but if not, don't expect another Johnnies-Tommies competition in any sport any time soon.