Gophers
April 3

A look back at the 2019 Final Four

After playing host to a Super Bowl and a Ryder Cup, the Twin Cities proved they get just as crazy for college basketball with an announced attendance of 72,000 packing into U.S. Bank Stadium.
Gophers
April 3
Texas receiver Brady Boyd commits to the Gophers' 2021 class

Texas receiver Brady Boyd commits to the Gophers' 2021 class

The 6-1, 175-pound Southlake Carroll product is a three-star recruit, per 247Sports.com. He had other offers from programs such as Texas Tech and Oklahoma State.
Gophers
April 3
Next Amir Coffey? U recruiting Rice transfer who resembles him

Next Amir Coffey? U recruiting Rice transfer who resembles him

Coach Richard Pitino and his staff are recruiting Rice transfer Drew Peterson, who has skills that remind some people of the former Gophers standout.
Gophers
April 2
Toughening up: U adds Mississippi St. to men's basketball schedule

Toughening up: U adds Mississippi St. to men's basketball schedule

The Gophers are also set to play in a four-team tournament next season that includes Marquette as part of their nonconference schedule.
Gophers
April 2
Looking back at a Gophers softball season that ended too soon

Looking back at a Gophers softball season that ended too soon

Coming off a Women's College World Series appearance, Minnesota played a tough schedule and finished 15-9-1 with several impressive performances.
Gophers
April 2
Defenseman Scott Perunovich,left, helped Minnesota Duluth win back-to-back national championships.

UMD's Scott Perunovich among final three for Hobey Baker honor

Perunovich, a junior from Hibbing, helped Minnesota Duluth win back-to-back national championships, and had the Bulldogs in the running for a three-peat.
Gophers
April 2
Baylor’s Freddie Gillespie (33) blocks a shot by Texas Tech’s Terrence Shannon Jr. (1) during the second half of an NCAA college basketball game i

Minnesota talent ready to make unprecedented impact in NBA draft

Daniel Oturu, Tre Jones, Zeke Nnaji and others. College basketball players from Minnesota made names for themselves throughout the nation in bigger numbers than ever before.
Gophers
April 2
Tre Jones

NBA outlook: Minnesota's NBA draft candidates

Here's a look at NBA draft projections for Minnesota prospects
Gophers
April 2
The Gophers looked stunned after a 4-3 overtime loss to Harvard in the 1989 NCAA title game at St. Paul Civic Center.

1989 NCAA hockey title was snatched away from Skarda, Gophers

This week in Minnesota sports: In front of 15,861 fans at the St. Paul Civic Center, Harvard beat Randy Skarda's Gophers 4-3 in overtime of the 1989 NCAA hockey national title game.
Gophers
April 2
Gophers quarterback Tanner Morgan has a wireless TV setup in his room for easy film viewing. A whiteboard with dry erase marker hangs on the wall for

Whiteboard, weights, wireless: Gophers QB Morgan has structure in shutdown

When the coronavirus forced all sports to cease in early March, after only a week of spring football practices, Tanner Morgan and his family adjusted on the fly to keep the All-Big Ten second-team quarterback ready.
Gophers
April 1
Gophers pitcher Amber Fiser has her sights on the 2021 season.

Gophers' softball ace Fiser makes it official: She's coming back

Fiser, whose 31-9 season with a 1.27 ERA and 346 strikeouts helped the Gophers to the Women's College World Series last year, had her senior season cut short by the coronavirus pandemic.
Gophers
April 1
Daniel Oturu and Amir Coffey during the 2018-19 season. Oturu has declared for the NBA draft after Coffey, now with the Los Angeles Clippers, did the

Added options create more uncertainty than ever for U's NBA draft hopefuls

Daniel Oturu and Amir Coffey, who went undrafted last year, might not have left college early five years ago. And Marcus Carr wouldn't have considered declaring for the draft. But things are different now.
Gophers
April 1
Four-star Hopkins guard Walton has Gophers among six finalists

Four-star Hopkins guard Walton has Gophers among six finalists

The 6-foot-5 senior sharpshooter doesn't have a date for his announcement yet, but the spring signing period runs from April 15 to May 20.
Vikings
April 1
Among the things columnist Jim Souhan misses is a border battle where you can throw out the records when the the teams meet and players stay focused b

Souhan: Missing sports clichés, the comfort food of English language

There's an "i" in cliché, but this is all about team, and columnist Jim Souhan is a team-first guy, but it's a business and he's got to be able to feed his family.
Gophers
April 1
St. Thomas, which is being forced out of the MIAC after the 2020-21 school year, wants to move directly to Division I, bypassing the standard five-yea

Games have stopped, but St. Thomas' Division I quest continues

The NCAA Division I Council still is scheduled to meet April 23-24, with St. Thomas' proposed move from D-III on the agenda and the Summit League an enthusiastic suitor.
Gophers
March 31
In a memorable week in March 1981, Neal Broten held up his new North Stars jersey on March 30 with General Manager Lou Nanne looking on. He signed two

Broten's week: From 1981 NCAA final with Gophers to NHL debut

This Week in Minnesota Sports: Three days after his last game as a Gopher, Neal Broten was playing for the North Stars, another example of his charmed hockey life.
Gophers
March 31
New U basketball assistant? Eight coaches with Minnesota ties

New U basketball assistant? Eight coaches with Minnesota ties

The Gophers have two scholarships still to use in the 2020 class, so they likely won't take long to hire a replacement for Rob Jeter, the new Western Illinois head coach.
Gophers
March 31
Gophers guard Marcus Carr (left) declared for the NBA draft Monday.

Surprise move: Gophers' point guard Carr declares for NBA draft

Carr told the Gophers' coaching staff that he wants to return to Minnesota next season, but he hopes to put himself on the NBA's radar right now, according to sources.
Gophers
March 31
Carr testing NBA draft? It makes some sense if you consider ...

Carr testing NBA draft? It makes some sense if you consider ...

Gophers men’s basketball followers were prepared for one early NBA departure — dominant big man Daniel Oturu — but two? Carr's Instagram post sends an interesting message.
Vikings
March 31
Four Gophers are preparing for the NFL draft in unconventional ways because of the COVID-19 pandemic. Clockwise, from upper left: Safety Antoine Winfi

Scoggins: Gophers' NFL draft prospects having to adjust on the fly

The coronavirus outbreak is turning the draft process into a throwback way of doing business. Coaches and scouts are having to trust their eyes and judge a player by how he performed in games.

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