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The Gophers' Cam Christie pulled up to shoot over Penn State's Ace Baldwin Jr. during the second half of the Gophers' 83-74 victory at State College,

Big Gophers comeback at Penn State creates positive momentum

Four things learned during the rally from a 16-point deficit includes new success playing on the road and more evidence of a second-half standout.

Caitlin Clark could break the all-time NCAA scoring record in Minneapolis

February 23
Iowa's Caitlin Clark shoots during a practice session for an NCAA Women's Final Four semifinals basketball game Thursday, March 30, 2023, in Dallas. (
The Iowa standout is 74 points away from tying Pete Maravich's college career record of 3,667. She has one additional game before the Hawkeyes play the Gophers at Williams Arena on Wednesday.

Gallery: Gophers beat Ohio State 88-79

February 22
University of Minnesota men's basketball played Ohio State at Williams Arena in Minneapolis on Thursday, February 22, 2024.

Caitlin Clark, the pride of Iowa, is the buzz of social media

February 16
Everyone's talking about Caitlin Clark, who will be playing in Minneapolis at the end of the month and again in March.

Heyer, Gophers put Spartans on ice in 69-50 victory

January 20
Following a one-sided loss earlier in the week, the Gophers went on a giant run early and never looked back against Michigan State. Mallory Heyer led the way with 18 points and 15 rebounds.
November 4, 2023

September 16, 2023

LeBron James makes surprise appearance at high school in Rochester

The NBA star has been in the area as his son receives treatment at Mayo Clinic, and has been using Lourdes High School as a workout space.
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March 31, 2023

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July 22, 2022

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June 22, 2022
Selena Gomez, Steve Martin and Martin Short in “Only Murders in the Building.”

'Only Murders in the Building' doesn't kill the second time around

What our critics are watching this week.
March 31, 2022
The Women’s Final Four Official Court was installed at Target Center early Sunday morning in Minneapolis, Minn., on Sunday, March 27, 2022. Installa

How to get around Minneapolis during the Final Four? We've got you covered

Here is your guide to getting to the NCAA Women's Final Four games and events, and getting around downtown.
News, live video, more: Keep up with Minnesota's D-II and D-III teams
State college sports News, live video, more: Keep up with Minnesota's D-II and D-III teams
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Minnesota college sports goes well beyond the Gophers. Here's a guide to the conferences that include the state's Division II and Division III programs.
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December 22, 2021
Green Bay head coach Will Ryan looks at the scoreboard during the second half of an NCAA college basketball game against Kansas State, Sunday, Dec. 12

Green Bay coach knows his Big Ten, thinks U can do well in conference

Will Ryan, the son of former Badgers coach Bo Ryan, says Mnnesota 'can finish pretty high in the Big Ten.' His Green Bay team plays the Gophers today at The Barn.
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December 9, 2021
Eric Curry (1) of Minnesota looks up after falling in the first half Wednesday.

Weren't gonna win 'em all. So what did Gophers learn from losing?

Ben Johnson knew the day would come soon when he had to give his first locker room speech after a Gophers basketball loss.
December 5, 2021

Gophers biggest frontcourt challenge yet will be Mississippi State's Tolu Smith

Pregame: Gophers men's hoops haven't faced a frontcourt yet like Sunday against the Bulldogs.
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November 30, 2021
Minnesota Gophers head coach Ben Johnson shouted directions in the first half Nov. 1.

Can the Gophers and Ben Johnson end lengthy road losing streak from Richard Pitino Era?

Pregame: Gophers men's basketball has a chance Tuesday at Pittsburgh to win the program's first true road game since 2019-20.
November 29, 2021
Minnesota Gophers forward Eric Curry (1) reaches for the ball against Jacksonville Dolphins forward Mike Marsh (12) on Nov. 24.

Gophers men's basketball gameday preview: First true road game comes at Pittsburgh

The Gophers look to end a 12-game losing streak in true road games Tuesday at Pitt in the Big Ten/ACC Challenge.
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November 26, 2021
Gophers forward Charlie Daniels (15) reacted after a turnover by Jacksonville forward Bryce Workman (5) during the first half Nov. 24 at Williams Aren

Little depth, excellent three-point shooting defense among 5 things about 5-0 Gophers

The Gophers haven't played the toughest schedule to open the season, but several things about coach Ben Johnson's team have been revealed in its undefeated start.
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November 24, 2021
Sophomore transfer forward Jamison Battle (10) ranks first on the Gophers and fifth in the Big Ten in scoring at 18.8 points per game.

U's Battle among top scorers, but wants to be 'total package'

Pregame: Jamison Battle, a sophomore transfer, ranks fifth in the Big Ten in scoring entering Wednesday vs. Jacksonville, but he's also an improved defender.
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November 22, 2021
Minnesota head coach Ben Johnson argues a call in the second half of a game against Purdue Fort Wayne on Friday.

Undefeated Gophers: Four things we've learned from their 4-0 start

One of the areas that helped the Gophers in a comeback win last Friday against Purdue Fort Wayne was more balanced team scoring.
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November 19, 2021
Players on the Minnesota bench react to a basket in the first half Nov. 9 at Williams Arena.

Can Gophers men's basketball keep winning without much bench help?

Minnesota enters Friday's game vs. Purdue Fort Wayne ranked second-to-last among D-I teams in bench minutes played. Can the U develop more depth than it's shown so far?
November 12, 2021
Minnesota coach Ben Johnson congratulates forward Eric Curry (1) during the second half of the team’s NCAA college basketball game against Kansas Ci

Ben Johnson hopes experience helps senior-led Gophers basketball team in Asheville Championship

Pregame: The Gophers face Western Kentucky on Friday in North Carolina with one of the most experienced teams in the Big Ten.
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November 10, 2021
Eylijah Stephens (20) of Minnesota is defended by Evan Gilyard (1) Missouri Kansas City in the second half Tuesday.

Five things we learned from Gophers' opening-night win over UMKC

Balanced scoring was one of the biggest takeaways in the victory, and there was an added boost from an NCAA rule put into place because of the pandemic.
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November 9, 2021
Ben Johnson coaches his first game for the Gophers men’s basketball team Tuesday night against Missouri Kansas City.

With Gophers fans back, how long will it take for atmosphere to return?

The Gophers men's basketball season opens tonight vs. Missouri Kansas City at Williams Arena in Ben Johnson's head coaching debut.