Gophers
July 20
Caledonia’s Eli King (with ball) is sought after by college coaches in basketball and football.

Fleck and Pitino both have eyes on Caledonia two-sport star King

Caledonia junior Eli King is on the radar of Gophers football coach P.J. Fleck and basketball coach Richard Pitino.
Gophers
July 20
Five-star former East Ridge hoops standout Brown picks Baylor

Five-star former East Ridge hoops standout Brown picks Baylor

Former East Ridge and current Sunrise Christian (Kan.) senior forward Kendall Brown announced his commitment to Baylor on Monday. Brown had offers from the Gophers, Ohio State, Marquette and others.
Gophers
July 20
Richard Pitino will gather the Gophers men's basketball team for its first official summer practice Monday

Gophers men's basketball has first summer practice Monday

Richard Pitino and his assistants will finally get to see (mostly) what their revamped roster for the 2020-21 season looks like in person.
Gophers
July 19
Gophers women's basketball coach Lindsay Whalen's first summer practices leading up to the 2020-21 season will stress fundamentals and limit close con

Gophers women to open practice, with COVID-19 precautions

Practices will stress fundamentals while allowing for social distancing as much as possible because of the coronavirus pandemic.
Golf
July 19
Erik van Rooyen of South Africa was ranked 42nd in the world heading into the Memorial.

Past, present converge on ex-Gopher van Rooyen at 3M Open

Former Gophers golfer Erik van Rooyen, who came to Minnesota 11 years ago from South Africa, received a sponsor exemption into the second-year event.
Gophers
July 19
Eden Prairie's Spielman transfers from Nebraska to TCU

Eden Prairie's Spielman transfers from Nebraska to TCU

Jerry Kill, who would have initially recruited Spielman to Minnesota in 2016, was part of recruiting Spielman to TCU, where Kill is now an assistant.
Gophers
July 18
Richard Pitino and Johnny Tauer

Scoggins: Tommies vs. Gophers? That's not what big move is all about

Division I makes sense for St. Thomas for a variety of reasons. So what impact will that move have on University of Minnesota sports teams? Very little, initially.
Gophers
July 18
St. Thomas head coach Glen Caruso, in 2012.

Caruso beginning work at 'starting line' again for St. Thomas football

Glen Caruso has been coaching St. Thomas for 12 years, with two NCAA championship appearances. They will play one more season in D-III before joining the Pioneer League.
Gophers
July 18
St Thomas men's basketball coach John Tauer and women's coach Ruth Sinn stepped out for the first time onto the newly unveiled basketball court.

St. Thomas basketball coaches see chance to succeed after 'unprecedented leap'

The Tommies won't be eligible for the NCAA men's and women's basketball tournaments for five years yet the programs are in prime position to taste early success after the jump from Division III.
Gophers
July 18
St. John's defensive back Sam Westby (13) was congratulated by Dusty Krueger (3) during a game in 2017

Minnesota's small colleges cite 'astronomical' costs of NCAA's COVID-19 recommendations

Per the NCAA's guidelines, which aren't requirements, student-athletes in high-contact risk sports such as football, soccer and volleyball will need COVID-19 testing within 72 hours of every game.
Gophers
July 17
St. Thomas and St. John’s will be playing a conference-only slate this season after the MIAC canceled nonconference fall sports.

MIAC, Midwest Conference cancel nonconference games for fall sports

The MIAC on Thursday joined the growing list of college sports leagues nationally that have banned nonconference games for fall sports.
Gophers
July 17
Athletic Director Phil Esten stood for a photo in front of the trophy case at the University of St. Thomas

St. Thomas embraces Division I journey, despite uncertainties ahead

The university is working out financial, scholarship and compliance details as the Tommies make the unprecedented leap from Division III to D-1.
Gophers
July 16

St. Thomas' championship opportunities will be limited for five years

With their move to Division I in the transition process, the Tommies won't be eligible for NCAA titles. But conference crowns for individuals are a possibility.
Gophers
July 16
NCAA makes it clear: Football running out of time to save season

NCAA makes it clear: Football running out of time to save season

NCAA president Mark Emmert said: "If there is to be college sports in the fall, we need to get a much better handle on the pandemic.”
Gophers
July 16
In this Sept. 27, 2014, file photo, St. Thomas coach Glen Caruso leads his team onto the field

Reusse: In Pioneer League, St. Thomas football in for the long haul

St. Thomas' MIAC football rivals are located 3, 4, 10, 45, 45, 70, 80 and 240 miles away. In the Pioneer League, they'll visit Drake (250), Valparaiso (450), Butler (581) and Dayton (700) as closest rivals.
Gophers
July 16
The basketball court at the Anderson Athletic & Recreation Complex at the University of St. Thomas.

Historic move: St. Thomas gets NCAA approval for Division I move

It's the first time in the NCAA's modern era that a school has received permission to reclassify from Division III to Division I.
Gophers
July 16
Farmington center Sophie Hart (32) put up a shot in the first half of the Tigers’ Class 4A semifinal game against St. Michael-Albertville on March 1

Top girls' hoops recruit picks N.C. State over Gophers, others

6-foot-4 center Sophie Hart of Farmington selected the Wolfpack women's basketball team from nearly 20 offers, including one from the Gophers.
Gophers
July 15

St. Thomas to Division I: What you need to know

What you need to know about St. Thomas' historic leap to Division I.
Gophers
July 14
Ice Breaker Tournament called off, was to be Gophers hockey opener vs. UMD

Ice Breaker Tournament called off, was to be Gophers hockey opener vs. UMD

The Ice Breaker Tournament, scheduled to be hosted by Minnesota Duluth, will be postponed to 2021 because of the COVID-19 pandemic. It was slated for Oct. 9-10 at Amsoil Arena.
Gophers
July 14
Gophers' Morgan on watch list for top quarterback award

Gophers' Morgan on watch list for top quarterback award

Tanner Morgan was one of 16 semifinalists for the award last season, when he set the single-season passing record of 3,253 yards and 30 touchdown passes.