Gophers
October 4
The Gophers, led by head coach P.J. Fleck, are No. 25 in this week's AP poll.

Gophers return to AP Top 25 poll

The Gophers came in at No. 25 in Sunday's AP Top 25 poll. It was the team's first re-appearance since a No. 19 preseason ranking, released after the Big Ten conference initially canceled fall sports.
Gophers
October 3
Sept: 16: Gophers student athletes rallied outside Morrill Hall to protest against plans to cut four men’s sports from the school’s athletic progr

Plan to cut three Gophers sports heads toward a vote

Resolution is on agenda for meeting next Friday.
Gophers
October 3
North Dakota State offensive tackle Dillon Radunz (AP Photo/Sam Hodde)

Radunz gives NDSU another NFL prospect from Minnesota

The senior left tackle from Becker will play Saturday and then start preparing for the 2021 NFL draft.
Coronavirus
October 3
From left, incoming University of Minnesota freshman Sean McDonald got help moving into his dorm room from mother Tammi, sister Olivia and father Dan

Fairness in question with daily COVID testing of college athletes

Across the Big Ten, athletic directors and coaches have touted the new testing protocols, while awkwardly acknowledging it's an advantage the general population doesn't have.
Gophers
October 2
Gophers basketball to play in Hall of Fame Tip-Off but later in November

Gophers basketball to play in Hall of Fame Tip-Off but later in November

The Gophers men's basketball team will play in the Hall of Fame Tip-Off in Connecticut on Nov. 28-29 at Mohegan Sun Arena. The tournament was scheduled for Nov. 21-22.
Gophers
October 2
Gophers student athletes sang the Minnesota Rouser after concluding a march and protest against plans by the university to cut men’s sports last mon

U will drop 41 women athletes in addition to cuts for men's program

In addition to terminating three men's teams, the Gophers athletics department also plans smaller rosters for eight women's and two men's teams, according to data obtained by the Star Tribune.
Coronavirus
October 2
Rashod Bateman was diagnosed with COVID-19 this summer. “It was a very lonely time because I wasn’t with my teammates,” he said.

Bateman had scary COVID battle during break from summer workouts

Rashod Bateman has asthma and was among the things that originally caused him to decide to opt-out of playing college football, a decision the U's star receiver has since reversed.
Gophers
October 2
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Bateman weathered bevy of changes before ending back with Gophers

Rashod Bateman detailed to the Star Tribune his experience battling COVID-19 this past summer: "A snap of a finger, and it was like change, change, change, change. Just like that."
Gophers
October 1

Upcoming cuts to Gophers athletic team rosters

In addition to eliminating three men's sports — track and field, gymnastics and tennis — the U also plans to cut its women's rosters in 2021-22
Coronavirus
October 1
U athletics announces 2.5% positivity rate among COVID-19 tests

U athletics announces 2.5% positivity rate among COVID-19 tests

The Gophers athletics department released updated testing results Thursday, finding 55 positive results in the month of September.
Gophers
October 1
Rashod Bateman

Calling himself 'Agent 0,' Bateman explains return to Gophers football

"The Row the Boat culture has changed my life forever,' Rashod Bateman said in a video hyping his return that also explained why he's switching from No. 13 to No. 0.
Gophers
September 30
Dan Beebe (2007 photo)

U brings outside help to work through its sports controversies

Under AD Mark Coyle, the Gophers have worked extensively on risk management with a former major-conference commissioner who has set up shop as a consultant to college athletic programs.
Gophers
September 30
Purdue University has suspended 14 students -- 13 of them athletes -- for violating the Protect Purdue Pledge by attending a party Saturday in a resid

Purdue suspends 13 athletes for violating COVID-19 pledge

All of the athletes, who were not identified, compete in winter or spring sports. The Boilermakers athletic department declined to identify which teams will be affected.
Gophers
September 30
After removing his name from the early entry list for the NBA draft on July 31, point guard Marcus Carr (shown vs. Northwestern last February) stayed

Gophers guard Carr leaner, quicker after offseason workouts in Toronto

The junior point guard hopes to play well enough that he becomes a first-round draft pick.
Gophers
September 27
Gophers quarterback Tanner Morgan

Gophers unranked in latest AP Top 25 football poll

The Gophers were at No. 19 in the preseason poll. Some 0-0 programs did break through in the latest one, including No. 6 Ohio State, No. 10 Penn State.
Gophers
September 26
College Football Playoff Executive Director Bill Hancock, in 2014

As normalcy returns, ranking college football teams will be more difficult than ever

Among those sorting out the twists, turns and uncertainty to determine the best football teams in the country are the College Football Playoff selection committee and the AP top 25 voters.
Gophers
September 25
Lynn Olson

Women's hockey pioneer Lynn Olson honored with national award

The NHL praised Lynn Olson for the "relentless pursuit" of her goals.
Gophers
September 25
Former Minnesota Duluth defenseman Nick Wolff.

Ex-Minnesota Duluth captain giving hockey in Hungary a try

As he waits for word of when Boston Bruins training camp will start, Nick Wolff will play for a couple of months and hone his skills with the DVTK Polar Bears, a Slovakian league team based in Miskocl, Hungary.
Gophers
September 24
Wide receiver Rashod Bateman (13) opted out of the 2020 Big Ten football season when the conference postponed its season. Now that the league has reve

Scoggins: Letting U's Bateman play should be easy call for the NCAA

This isn't complicated: The Big Ten flip-flopped on whether it is safe to play football this fall. Why can't Gophers star Rashod Bateman do the same?
Gophers
September 24
Gophers quarterback Tanner Morgan finished last season as the No. 4-ranked quarterback in the country in passer efficiency at 178.7.

Hartman: U can change fortunes in openers vs. Michigan, Ohio State

Gophers have a chance to defy fortunes against the Wolverines this year and the Buckeyes in 2021.

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