Puck Drop
May 5
Former Gopher Ben Meyers, left, of the Colorado Avalanche will play for Team USA in the IIHF World Championship. He is ineligible to play in the NHL p

3 ex-Gophers among 5 Minnesotans on U.S. team for world championship

The U.S. national team leaves for Finland on Saturday, plays an exhibition game against Canada on Wednesday and opens the tournament on May 13 against Latvia.
Colleges
May 4
Carleton pitcher Kiefer Lord does not have a typical D-III arm, and his 95-mph fastball is drawing interest from larger schools.

Reusse: Need a D-I college pitcher? Here's one at, of all places, Carleton

Sophomore Kiefer Lord looks out of place at Carleton College in Northfield, where he throws 95 and has a breaking pitch worthy of a look at the highest level of college baseball.
Gophers
April 30
Gophers quarterback Tanner Morgan looked to make a long pass during the annual Spring Game Saturday in the team’s indoor football facility

Unconventional ending highlights U spring football game

Overtime was ended by a kicking competition between the the teams' two talented kickers.
Vikings
April 29
Florida State defensive end Jermaine Johnson II was in Las Vegas for the first round of the NFL draft Thursday.

Eden Prairie's Jermaine Johnson II drafted by Jets in first round

The defensive end for Florida State was among the top players at his position last season in college football. He was selected No. 26 overall.
Gophers
April 29
Gophers coach Bob Motzko

Gophers third-string men's hockey goalie Boynton enters transfer portal

Former Champlin Park standout Brennan Boynton did not see game action in 2021-22 while dealing with injuries and illness.
Gophers Football
April 28
Thomas Rush (8) returned an interception for a touchdown during the 2019 Gophers spring game, which was moved indoors because of weather concerns.

Gophers spring football game moved indoors due to weather

The game will be played in the indoor practice facility at 1 p.m. Saturday, and it no longer will be open to the public because of space constraints.
Sports
April 27
The last time the Women’s Final Four came to Minneapolis, in 1995, members and supporters of the Women’s Basketball Coaches Association held signs

Title IX turns 50: A Star Tribune series

Here are the articles that have been published so far in the Star Tribune's series honoring the 50th anniversary of Title IX, which is being celebrated this year.
Gophers
April 26
(Left to right) Boye Mafe, Ko Kieft and Blaise Andries watched their teammates compete before NFL scouts at the Gophers pro day on March 16.

Nine from Minnesota to watch out for in the NFL draft

A half-dozen Gophers and three former Minnesota high school stars are among those who could be taken during the seven rounds of the draft.
Colleges
April 22
Gonzaga center Chet Holmgren

Chet Holmgren, possible No. 1 overall pick, enters NBA draft

The 7-1 former Minnehaha Academy star announced Thursday he was entering the draft after one season in college.
Gophers
April 21
Morehead State’s Ta’Lon Cooper was an All-Ohio Valley Conference first team point guard this season.

Gophers land Morehead State point guard transfer Ta'Lon Cooper

Needing guards, Minnesota added Cooper, who ranked seventh in Division I basketball with 5.9 assists per game.
Gophers
April 20
South Carolina and UConn tip off during the championship game in the NCAA Women’s Final Four on Sunday, April 3 at Target Center in Minneapolis.

Big Ten basketball tournaments coming to Minneapolis in 2023, 2024

Target Center will host the 2023 women's tourney and the men's and women's tourney in 2024, the Big Ten announced Wednesday.
Colleges
April 19
Minnesota State Mankato goalie Dryden McKay

Hobey Baker-winning goalie McKay gets six-month doping suspension

Dryden McKay led Minnesota State to a second-place finish in the NCAA men's hockey tournament earlier this month, including a semifinal victory over the Gophers.
Gophers
April 18
Garrett Raboin

Augustana hires Gophers assistant as its first men's hockey coach

The Sioux Falls, S.D., school is scheduled to start competing in 2023-24, and will be led by Garrett Raboin, who has been the top assistant with the Gophers.
Gophers
April 18
The Texas Longhorns are into the collective business with a group that promises $50,000 to each scholarship athlete each year for making charitable ap

Scoggins: Collectively speaking, boosters must come through for U

'Collectives' typically led by well-funded boosters are facilitating financial deals in the new era of name, image and likeness payments to college athletes. The Gophers need one.
Colleges
April 16
Auburn’s Suni Lee competes in the floor exercise during the NCAA women’s gymnastics championships Saturday in Fort Worth, Texas.

Oklahoma wins NCAA women's gymnastics championship; Lee helps Auburn to 4th

Though Saturday's team final featured two medalists from the Tokyo Summer Games — Auburn's Suni Lee of St. Paul and Utah's Grace McCallum, of Isanti — the meet was decided by upperclassmen well-schooled in NCAA level demands.
Colleges
April 16
Jack McNeely had two goals and 15 assists this past season with Minnesota State Mankato.

Reusse: McNeely symbolizes Minnesota State Mankato's hockey rise

A Lakeville North product, Jack McNeely exits the Mavericks program 26 years old and not ready to stop playing the game.
Gophers
April 15
Auburn’s Suni Lee competes on the balance beam during the NCAA women’s gymnastics championships Thursday in Fort Worth, Texas.

Suni Lee wins beam in NCAA meet, Gophers' Ramler second on bars

Led by the Olympic gold medalist from St. Paul, Lee's Auburn team advanced to the finals; the Gophers did not but had the best finish in team history.
Colleges
April 14
Minnesota State hockey coach Mike Hastings will be an assistant coach for the U.S. team in the IIHF World Championship

Mavericks' Hastings named U.S. assistant coach for IIHF World Championship

Two of his players, meantime, signed with American Hockey League teams. Hastings led the Mavericks to the Frozen Four championship game, They lost it 5-1 to Denver.
Gophers
April 14
Assistant athletic trainer Anna Peterson helped Suni Lee remove an Olympic ring necklace at the beginning of an Auburn Tigers workout Friday, Dec. 17,

Suni Lee leads high-end Minnesota group to NCAA gymnastics meet

To get to the NCAA championships, Minnesotans just need to drive south on I-35 to Texas. Not everyone is taking such a direct route to the meet, which starts today.
Gophers
April 14
Former Prior Lake star Dawson Garcia played 16 games for North Carolina this season.

Dawson Garcia enters transfer portal, Gophers will be in hot pursuit

The 6-11 former McDonald's All-American from Prior Lake played for North Carolina and Marquette the last two seasons.