Gophers
June 19
Fans packed TCF Bank Stadium when the Gophers played rival Wisconsin on Nov. 30, but it’s unknown right now how full the University of Minnesota wil

Season-ticket holders may not get into all Gophers football games

In planning for the 2020 season, the university may have to turn away some season-ticket holders for each game depending on what will be considered a safe number of people to admit. How will it be done?
Gophers
June 19
St. Thomas could be playing Division I hockey in the 2021-22 season, and the new CCHA is looking for an eighth team.

Hockey updates: Good news for St. Thomas, Don Lucia

The former Gophers coach was named commissioner of the new CCHA earlier this week, while the Tommies received encouraging news on their quest to move to NCAA Division I.
Gophers
June 18
St. Thomas football coach Glenn Caruso.

St. Thomas gets 'encouraging news,' inches closer to joining Division I

Summit League Commissioner Tom Douple said Wednesday's decision was "a positive step forward" for the Tommies and the Division I conference.
Gophers
June 17
Don Lucia won 722 games as the Gophers coach.

Former Gophers coach Lucia hired as CCHA commissioner

Don Lucia, the three-time national coach of the year, will lead the seven teams that are leaving the WCHA after the upcoming season to start the resurrected CCHA in the 2021-22 season.
Gophers
June 17
TCF Bank Stadium

NCAA approves preseason model for college football teams, including Gophers

With most teams opening their season around Sept. 5, the plan begins summer access activities July 13, adds meetings and walk-throughs July 24 and starts practices Aug. 7.
Gophers
June 17
Former Gophers men's hockey coach Don Lucia

New Commissioner Lucia sees St. Thomas as 'nice candidate' for CCHA

St. Thomas on Wednesday was waiting to hear if it will be allowed to move directly from NCAA Division III to Division I. If the Tommies get the OK, they have a good option for a men's hockey home.
Gophers
June 17
Dick Garmaker (shown in a 1955 game against Indiana), a consensus All-America basketball player for the Gophers who went on to play six seasons in the

Garmaker, former Gophers All-America basketball star, dies at 87

Dick Garmaker was also a four-time NBA All-Star, playing for the Minneapolis Lakers and Knicks in the late '50s and early '60s.
Gophers
June 16
Three transfers could start for Gophers next year - if waivers are approved

Three transfers could start for Gophers next year - if waivers are approved

If the waiver gods bless the Gophers, then Both Gach will be in the starting lineup. Same goes for Liam Robbins. Brandon Johnson is already a projected starter as a graduate transfer.
Local
June 16
As a Gophers hockey player, Dave Preuss scored a goal against the University of Minnesota-Duluth.

David Preuss, former Gophers hockey player, dies at 56

Preuss made an immediate impression as a freshman, but his promising hockey career would end prematurely because of a freak injury.
Gophers
June 16

Gophers basketball 2020-21 potential starting lineup

There are several questions yet to be answered but here's an early look at the Gophers for 2020-21.
Gophers
June 16
Guard Both Gach (11) announced Monday that he will be transferring to the University of Minnesota. Gach, a rising 6-7 junior, played high school ball

'Excited to be back home.' Former Austin star Gach leaving Utah for U

The rising junior is returning home after playing two seasons for Utah and will seek a waiver to be eligible for 2020-21 with the Gophers.
Gophers
June 15
University of Minnesota President Joan Gabel, volleyball coach Hugh McCutcheon (top right) and football coach P.J. Fleck will be part of the Gophers'

Gabel, Fleck, McCutcheon to rep U on Big Ten's Anti-Racism Coalition

Student-athletes Seth Green and Gadiva Hubbard also will represent the Gophers for the coalition.
Gophers
June 15
Rachel Banham got a hug from her father Don Banham Jr. after playing in her final game for the University of Minnesota in 2016.

From family of cops, Lynx's Banham wants to be bridge to community

Law enforcement runs strong in Rachel Banham's family. So strong that she has tattoos on her right arm of the badge numbers of her father, mother and late grandfather.
Duluth
June 15
Former UMD women basketball coach Annette Wiles, softball coach Jen Banford, and hockey coach Shannon Miller are appealing dismissal of a federal laws

Former UMD coaches appeal dismissal of federal discrimination case

The former coaches claimed discrimination because of sexual orientation.
Gophers
June 15
St. Thomas is expected to find out if it can pursue a move into Division I athletics directly from Division III when the NCAA Division I Council meets

After delay, St. Thomas expects to learn its Division I fate this week

If St. Thomas is allowed to go jump directly from Division III, it would become a member of the Summit League in most sports.
Gophers
June 15
Austin's Both Gach (right, playing in the Class 3A basketball tournament in 2017) will announce his decision on where he will play his junior season o

Austin's Gach says he will make college choice today

The Gophers are among his five finalists. The 6-6 Gach averaged 10.7 points, 3.6 rebounds and 2.9 assists in 2019-20 at Utah, averaging 30.4 minutes per game.
Variety
June 15
In 2009, Goldy Gopher at the new TCF Bank Stadium on the U of M campus.

Stephen Wanvig, artist who conceived today's Goldy Gopher, dies at 70

Wanvig, who came up with the current version of Goldy in the mid-1980s, died at his home in Burnsville on June 6 after a long battle with cancer.
Vikings
June 14
Tony Dungy’s time with the Gophers and in the NFL has led to awards received, but he’s more of a giver than a taker.

Hartman: Dungy's success story stands atop Gophers list

The former player and coach's voice is clear and forceful on matters of racism.
Local
June 13
Randy Staten in 2003.

Randy Staten, civil rights leader and former legislator, dies at 76

Staten was an advocate for civil rights and recovery from chemical dependency, a scourge he knew all too well.
Gophers
June 12
Gophers student-athletes will go through a testing program at the Athletes Village before being cleared for voluntary workouts.

Gophers athletes begin gradual return to campus

The athletic department announced its return plans Friday, as the football team began getting tested for COVID-19.

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