Gophers
May 14
Bob Motzko, who was named Big Ten Hockey Coach of the Year on Monday, guided the Gophers to a 16-14-7 record with a team that featured 19 freshmen or

Honored by Big Ten, Motzko has reason for optimism for U hockey

After being named Big Ten Coach of the Year, Bob Motzko is eager to see what a Gophers team that had 19 freshmen or sophomores last season can do to improve.
Gophers
May 14
U women's hoops mailbag: Any in-state recruits on the 2021 horizon?

U women's hoops mailbag: Any in-state recruits on the 2021 horizon?

The Gophers have two Minnesotans committed from the Class of 2021, and are looking at others, including a star center from Farmington.
Vikings
May 14
Minnesota's most iconic athletes? Here's our list of the 20 best

Minnesota's most iconic athletes? Here's our list of the 20 best

Ten Star Tribune sports writers and editors gathered for a virtual happy hour to select the 20 faces who belong on the highest pedestal of Minnesota sports.
Gophers
May 14
Floyd of Rosedale is a traveling trophy between Iowa and Minnesota, a tradition that dates back to 1936.

Hartman: Gophers-Iowa clash for Floyd comes early this fall

The longtime rivals have faced each other 113 times. If the season goes as scheduled, this will be the earliest date they have ever played for the Floyd of Rosedale trophy.
Gophers
May 14
Don Yates (left), Lou Hudson (center) and Archie Clark (right) were three of the Gophers’ promising sophomores heading into the 1963-64 season.

Gophers' first black scholarship basketball players included a hidden gem

Archie Clark was one of the first black players to get a basketball scholarship from the U. He blossomed into an NBA point guard following a standout career with the Gophers in baseball, too.
Gophers
May 13
Gophers baseball/softball mailbag: What's the outlook for 2021?

Gophers baseball/softball mailbag: What's the outlook for 2021?

Both teams had their seasons cut short this year, but both are well-stocked for next year.
Gophers
May 12

Gophers runner Janielle Josephs named Big Ten Freshman of the Year

She was third in the 400 meters and ran on the sixth-place 4x400-meter relay at the Big Ten Indoor Championships.
Gophers
May 12
The Mankato Civic Center, home of the Minnesota State Mavericks, was dark after the cancellation of the season due to the coronavirus.

College hockey mailbag: On attendance and expectations for 2020-21

If or when college hockey returns, how will it look for fans? The coronavirus pandemic makes that uncertain.
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.
Coronavirus
May 11
Capt. Ashley Birdsall of the Minnesota Army National guard in the Joint Operations Center officer for the Guard’s COVID-19 response unit.

They were Minnesota athletes. Now they're on teams fighting COVID-19

These former college athletes sometimes look back to lessons they learned through sports. The one most often mentioned is teamwork.
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 11
Alexandria native Treyton Thompson became the first Minnesotan to commit to Richard Pitino and the Gophers as a high school junior since former Cretin

For Gophers recruit Thompson, home state had major appeal

The next Minnesota basketball standout with plans to stay home and play for the Gophers spent this high school season hundreds of miles away attending prep school.
Gophers
May 11
Bob Motzko led the Gophers to a second-place tie in the Big Ten in 2019-20.

U's Motzko named Big Ten coach of the year in men's hockey

Bob Motzko, in his second year as Gophers coach, led Minnesota to a 16-14-7 record and second place in the Big Ten. Player honors were announced, too.
Gophers
May 11
The legal battle between Zion Williamson and his former agent in a Florida court now includes allegations he received impermissible benefits prior to

Williamson asked if parents received gifts for him to attend Duke

When Zion Williamson backed out of the agreement with Prime Sports in May to signing with Creative Artists Agency (CAA), agent Gina Ford claimed he owed her $100 million for breaking the contract. Williamson was drafted No. 1 overall by the New Orleans Pelicans in 2019.
Gophers
May 10

Top 10 Minnesota boys' basketball players on Gophers' radar

Here are a few of the standouts in the next three recruiting classes being targeted by the Gophers:
Gophers
May 10
The University of Minnesota is hoping it can have packed football games again this fall at TCF Bank Stadium.

Scoggins: If you don't want Gophers to cut sports, buckle up for changes

Mounting revenue loss will force athletic departments to make decisions they fear most. Do they maintain the same number of sports but reduce spending ? Or do they make the tough choice of elimination?
Gophers
May 9
BJ Greenlee has decided to transfer after one year with the Gophers.

Gophers guard Greenlee will transfer to new program

BJ Greenlee, a former three-star recruit and standout for The Rock School in Gainesville, Fla., is the second guard to transfer from Minnesota this spring.
Gophers
May 9
Four-star running back Irving commits to Gophers

Four-star running back Irving commits to Gophers

Mar'Keise Irving, a running back out of Illinois, is the 16th member of the Gophers 2021 class and the fifth four-star recruit.
Gophers
May 8
Mark Coyle participated in a Zoom call on Friday.

Cut some U sports? Coyle acknowledges 'everything is on the table' in wake of pandemic

The COVID-19 pandemic has left a hole in the Gophers' budget, and AD Mark Coyle said, 'Everything is on the table.' Minnesota has the eighth biggest budget in the Big Ten, yet supports the fourth most sports.
Gophers
May 8

Top eight Big Ten athletic operating budgets

Ohio State is at the top at $218 million

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