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September 22
Gophers men's and women's hoops teams 100% registered to vote

Gophers men's and women's hoops teams 100% registered to vote

The Gophers men's and women's basketball teams announced Tuesday on National Voter Registration Day they are 100% registered to vote on Nov. 3. NCAA athletes learned last week they will have Election Day off to vote.
Gophers
September 18
Ex-Gophers star Daniel Oturu's getting more comfortable with the new NBA Draft process

Ex-Gophers star Daniel Oturu's getting more comfortable with the new NBA Draft process

Former Gophers All-American big man Daniel Oturu, who returned briefly to Minnesota after training in California, has been acing interviews with NBA teams. The NBA Draft date is set for Nov. 18.
Gophers
September 10
College hoops in a bubble? Plans may be possible for Pitino's Gophers

College hoops in a bubble? Plans may be possible for Pitino's Gophers

Plans to play at Mohegan Sun Arena in Connecticut and the Sanford Pentagon in Sioux Falls could be potential spots for the Gophers men's basketball team this year.
Gophers
September 3
New Gophers center Liam Robbins will 'try to do it all.'

New Gophers center Liam Robbins will 'try to do it all.'

Gophers center Liam Robbins, who had his transfer waiver approved by the NCAA, said he will try to be an all-around player in Richard Pitino's system.
Gophers
August 14

Incoming freshmen Jamal Mashburn Jr. and David Mutaf anxious to join Gophers

Incoming freshmen guards Jamal Mashburn Jr. and David Mutaf, members of the Gophers' 2020 recruiting class, are preparing on their own at home but anxious to join the team. Mutaf is set to arrive late this month from Turkey.
Gophers
August 7
Grad transfer Brandon Johnson close to joining Gophers basketball team

Grad transfer Brandon Johnson close to joining Gophers basketball team

Western Michigan graduate transfer Brandon Johnson is close to finishing his summer classes, which will free up the 6-8 forward to join the Gophers for workouts.
Gophers
July 30
No non-conference college hoops? That's an option, Pitino says

No non-conference college hoops? That's an option, Pitino says

Big Ten basketball following football in eliminating non-league games is "certainly an option" during the pandemic, Gophers coach Richard Pitino said recently.
Gophers
July 28
Former Gophers star Daniel Oturu invited to NBA Draft Combine

Former Gophers star Daniel Oturu invited to NBA Draft Combine

Hard at work in Santa Barbara preparing for this year's NBA Draft, ex-Gophers star Daniel Oturu has spent the month of July honing his skills and building up his body.
Gophers
July 22
Despite absent players, Pitino making most of U summer practice

Despite absent players, Pitino making most of U summer practice

College basketball teams across the country opened practice this week, and the pandemic meant that some schools were more ready than others to get on the court.
Gophers
July 22
Amir Coffey

Ex-Gophers star Coffey back with Clippers as NBA resumes

Despite not being drafted, Amir Coffey is in a better position than many rookies who were selected last summer because the Clippers have invested in his development.
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.
Gophers
July 9
Minnesota's Class of 2022 loaded and attracting Pitino's attention

Minnesota's Class of 2022 loaded and attracting Pitino's attention

Five of the boys' basketball players who are ranked among Minnesota's 10 best high school juniors already have offers from the Gophers.
Gophers
June 25
With draft on hold, Oturu remains patient, works on building NBA skills

With draft on hold, Oturu remains patient, works on building NBA skills

Thursday night was supposed to be the moment when hometown hero Daniel Oturu realized his NBA dream and broke the Gophers' draft drought all at the same time.
Gophers
June 10
Gophers hoops mailbag: Will Utah transfer Both Gach return home?

Gophers hoops mailbag: Will Utah transfer Both Gach return home?

Answers to questions about Utah transfer and former Austin star Both Gach's decision, Marcus Carr's status and Minnehaha star Chet Holmgren's new ranking as the No. 1 player in the Class of 2021.
Gophers
June 9
Prep star from Cottage Grove: 'We have to use the platform that we have'

Prep star from Cottage Grove: 'We have to use the platform that we have'

Kendall Brown, who now plays for Sunrise Christian Academy in Kansas, was frustrated that the rioting after George Floyd's death took away from protests and donation drives that people were involved with locally.
Gophers
June 5
Talking about race: Ex-Gophers player wants to connect urban, rural kids

Talking about race: Ex-Gophers player wants to connect urban, rural kids

New Benilde-St. Margaret's coach Damian Johnson wants to bring inner city and rural Minnesota kids together to talk about race and build future relationships.
Gophers
June 1
Utah transfer, former Austin star Gach lists Gophers in his final five

Utah transfer, former Austin star Gach lists Gophers in his final five

Utah transfer Both Gach, a former Austin standout, announced his top five schools Monday, which included the Gophers. The 6-7 Gach could pursue an NCAA waiver to play immediately in 2020-21.
Gophers
May 29
Gophers coach Richard Pitino

Pitino on a return to campus: 'Most important thing is safety'

Gophers men's basketball coach Richard Pitino talked Thursday during a Strib Live virtual town hall about player safety returning to campus and how the pandemic could change his sport.
Gophers
May 24
Gophers land talented Turkish guard Mutaf for 2020-21 season

Gophers land talented Turkish guard Mutaf for 2020-21 season

The 6-foot-6 guard from Istanbul was a member of Turkey's junior national team. He picked Minnesota over Arkansas, but was also being recruited by SEC, Big East and Pac-12 schools.
Gophers
May 19
Jeff Mailhot

Hopkins graduate Mailhot returns as U men's basketball assistant

Former Iona assistant and Minneapolis native Jeff Mailhot was officially announced as the third member of Gophers basketball coach Richard Pitino's staff Monday. Mailhot will try to help Pitino keep the best players in Minnesota from leaving the state.
Gophers
May 12
U hoops mailbag: Is Pitino's next recruit a talented Turkish guard?

U hoops mailbag: Is Pitino's next recruit a talented Turkish guard?

The Gophers are pursuing 17-year-old Turkish guard David Mutaf, who could fill one of their two remaining scholarships for next season. Plus coaching staff questions and more.
Gophers
May 11
After changing mind about Gophers, Peterson commits to Southern Cal

After changing mind about Gophers, Peterson commits to Southern Cal

Rice transfer and former Gophers recruit Drew Peterson committed Monday night to Southern California. He chose Minnesota last month but changed his mind four days later.
Gophers
May 7
Minnesota Lynx guard Rachel Banham and Andre Hollins combined for more than 600 three-pointers at the University of Minnesota during their career.

'HORSE' showdown: Watch former U stars Hollins, Banham battle for charity

Former high-scoring U guards Rachel Banham and Andre Hollins competed to help raise awareness and support for Be The Match, the leader in bone marrow transplants.
Gophers
April 23
Brandon Johnson

New U basketball recruit using Jordan documentary for motivation

Recently-signed Gophers recruit and Western Michigan graduate transfer Brandon Johnson is drawing inspiration from the ESPN documentary on Michael Jordan and the Chicago Bulls. Johnson is a Chicago native.
Gophers
April 22
Hopkins guard Kerwin Walton (12) jumped for a two-point shot Cooper guard Broderick Powell Jr. (1) and Cooper forward Jeffrey Cooper (5) in the second

Gophers hoops mailbag: Questions on big men, local recruiting and more

Answering your questions about big men, including Chet Holmgren of Minnehaha Academy, transfers and upping the Gophers' local recruiting game.

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