Gophers
March 19
Minnesota State Mankato's Marc Michaelis had 71 goals and 91 assists in his college career.

Minnesota State's Michaelis signs with Vancouver Canucks

The undrafted senior is a Hobey Baker Award top 10 finalist and the WCHA player of the year.
Gophers
March 19

Coronavirus spoiled Division III swimming showdown between Minnesotans

Wentzel, who set a new D-III 200 breaststroke record, will be back next season for St. Catherine, but Kustritz was a senior this year for Denison in Ohio.
Gophers
March 19
Gophers center Daniel Oturu

Division of opinion: Where would Oturu be drafted if he goes pro?

The draft already has a reputation for lacking dominant players thought to be sure-fire top picks. There's also wide disagreement about the next group of players, including Daniel Oturu.
Gophers
March 19
Total madness: Simulation says Badgers would have won NCAA tourney

Total madness: Simulation says Badgers would have won NCAA tourney

The worst-case scenario is the one that is playing out right now. No tournament. This one is quite likely the second worst for Minnesota fans.
Coronavirus
March 19
Gophers heavyweight Gable Steveson was one of three ex-Apple Valley wrestlers with a realistic chance at an NCAA title thisyear.

Bring it back: Minneapolis seeking another shot at wrestling tourney

If the world operated as we'd been expecting, about 40,000 people would have filled U.S. Bank Stadium today and Minnesota's Gable Steveson would have taken his first steps toward an NCAA wrestling title.
Gophers
March 19
Pitcher Amber Fiser got the Gophers to the 2019 Women’s College World Series and hoped to do it again until the college season was canceled.

Reusse: Fiser's run as U softball ace comes to an end — or does it?

Senior Amber Fiser pitched in 46 of the Gophers' 60 games last season. Her senior season - like so many - has been cut short. Will she move on or take advantage of an added year granted by the NCAA?
Gophers
March 18
Minnesota Gophers center Daniel Oturu (25) played good defense on Nebraska Cornhuskers guard Thorir Thorbjarnarson (34) in the first half at Williams

U's Oturu reaching out for info about his NBA draft chances

Richard Pitino said the Gophers sent in paperwork for sophomore center Daniel Oturu to the NBA's Undergraduate Advisory Committee, which provides feedback to prospects about their draft chances.
Gophers
March 18
Minnesota State Mankato senior forward Marc Michaelis was named the WCHA player of the year.

Minnesota State's Marc Michaelis named WCHA player of the year

The senior led the Mavericks to their third consecutive MacNaughton Cup as league regular-season champions.
Gophers
March 18
Gophers coach P.J. Fleck directed his team during its Outback Bowl victory over Auburn on Jan. 1.

Fleck knows Gophers are in uncharted waters

Most Gophers football players are at their homes and could stay there through the end of the semester, since the university has moved all classes to online instruction.
Gophers
March 17
'Can't wait to get there.' Jamal Mashburn Jr. on his U basketball future

'Can't wait to get there.' Jamal Mashburn Jr. on his U basketball future

Brewster Academy (N.H.) four-star guard Jamal Mashburn Jr. talks about Richard Pitino, his senior year and playing for the Gophers next season in a Q&A recently with the Star Tribune.
Gophers
March 17
Former U cornerback Murray gets $20.25 million deal in free agency

Former U cornerback Murray gets $20.25 million deal in free agency

The Wisconsin native was only a two-star recruit when Jerry Kill recruited hi in 2012. He's reached a three-year deal with Houston.
Gophers
March 17
Missing in action: The tournament? The pool? Your tournament pool?

Missing in action: The tournament? The pool? Your tournament pool?

NCAA basketball pools are part of the office fabric at this time of year. Right now many of us are missing three things: The office, the tournament and the office tournament pool.
Gophers
March 16
No live sports on TV? Watch Gophers-Clemson in 1997 NCAAs

No live sports on TV? Watch Gophers-Clemson in 1997 NCAAs

With live sports crashing to a halt, Michael Rand will offer up a daily suggestion to watch from the past to fill the void: First on his list is a sweeter time for Gophers basketball.
Gophers
March 16
Part of the beauty of the NCAA tournament is that everyone can find a team or a player to root for. Last year it was Michigan for this fan, Mary Rolfe

Souhan: A virus knocks us all from our NCAA pools at the same time

The bracket is what makes March Madness a societal phenomenon. The bracket is the greatest driver of sports conversations in America. The bracket is what we will miss the most.
Gophers
March 16
ESPN’s Joe Lunardi and his legion of fans had no NCAA tournament bracket to scrutinize Sunday.

A life without Madness: Selection Sunday silent for ESPN's 'Joey Brackets'

Joe Lunardi was at a hotel Thursday near the ESPN studios sipping coffee and fiddling with his final NCAA tournament projections when word came that the NCAA was canceling the men's basketball tournament.
Gophers
March 15
Kansas coach Bill Self handed the Big 12 regular-season championship trophy to his players after the Jayhawks beat TCU on March 4. Top-ranked Kansas p

NCAA tournament seeds 1-68, as Joe Lunardi saw it

ESPN analyst Joe Lunardi's projected 68-team NCAA tournament seed list … before the tournament was canceled Thursday because of the COVID-19 pandemic. Teams that had…
Gophers
March 14
Gophers coach Richard Pitino

Pitino will return as Gophers coach, sources say

Richard Pitino, 37, is 127-108 in seven seasons at Minnesota, including 48-82 in the Big Ten, and took the program to the NCAA tournament in two of the last four seasons.
Gophers
March 13
Gophers baseball coach John Anderson

Reusse: U baseball players got reality check with quick end to season, Anderson says

A "do-over" season being offered by the NCAA can be viewed as an optimistic scenario given this week's shutdown events. But for some, another year means spending more money to stay in school.
Gophers
March 13
Fans celebrated a second period goal by Minnesota Wild center Ryan Donato (6) during a game last month.

Minnesota fans suddenly have nothing to watch, tickets they can't use

A mixture of disappointment and understanding seems to be theme for many — along with a side of "what happens now to my tickets?"
Gophers
March 13
Gophers senior Amber Fiser is among those who could get an extra year of eligibility.

NCAA plans to restore a year of eligibility for athletes impacted by cancellations

Prominent basketball coaches across the country, including Michigan State's Tom Izzo and Kentucky's John Calipari are in favor of wanting the NCAA to give seniors an extra year.