Gophers
November 19
Marcus Carr (5) and Gabe Kalscheur (22) are among the returning Gophers.

Gophers men's basketball schedule finally released (and it's tough)

The Gophers open the Big Ten season at Illinois on Dec. 15, play their conference home opener against Iowa on Christmas Day and are still hoping to add more nonconference games.
Gophers
November 19
Apple Valley guard Tre Jones (3) knocked the ball loose from Cretin-Derham Hall forward Daniel Oturu (25) during the 2018 state basketball tournament.

State of hoops: Modern record four Minnesotans taken in draft

The state made history when four former metro area high school players were chosen Wednesday, including Daniel Oturu of the Gophers.
Gophers
November 19
Gophers men’s hockey coach Bob Motzko

'It beat me up pretty good.' U hockey coach Motzko had COVID bout

Calling himself "99 percent" back to normal, Gophers men's hockey coach Bob Motzko revealed that he contracted COVID-19 last month.
Gophers
November 19
Sammy Walker (9) and Scott Reedy (19) are among the top returners for the Gophers.

Finally, it's time for Gophers men's hockey team to play a game

"Get this darn season started," Gophers coach Bob Motzko said during last week's Big Ten video conference. "Once we get this train rolling, we're all going to feed off that."
Gophers
November 19
Gophers defensive back Michael Dixon attempted to recover a blocked punt in the first quarter vs. Michigan.

Ready or not, freshmen are getting playing time for Gophers football

Graduations, injuries and COVID absences, especially on defense, have forced coach P.J. Fleck and defensive coordinator Joe Rossi to use young players who are still learning the ropes.
Gophers
November 18
Indiana coach Tom Allen fired up his team before the Hoosiers’ 24-0 victory over Michigan State. Indiana, at No. 9, is ranked in the Top 10 for the

Indiana football coach leads Hoosiers back into national spotlight

Indiana football is 4-0 and the No. 9 team in the nation, the first time the Hoosiers have cracked the Top 10 since 1969. They're set to encounter 21-point favorite Ohio State on Saturday
Gophers
November 18
Edina native Mason Nevers (18) played last season in the USHL before joining the Gophers.

Four newcomers ready to make their Gophers men's hockey debuts

Compared with the class of 11 freshmen who joined the Gophers in 2019-20, this season's incoming group is small
Gophers
November 18

Reaction to Minnesota's four-week pause in youth sports activities

waiting game Reaction to the four-week pause in youth sports activities starting Saturday: “With no school, they’ve lost ties with their friends. Take away sports…
Gophers
November 18

Series preview: Gophers hockey vs. Penn State

Minnesota (16-14-7 last season) opens as the favorite to win the Big Ten, according to the preseason coaches poll.
Gophers
November 18

Megan Ryan's Big Ten football rankings

Wisconsin came back from a two-game layoff because of a COVID-19 outbreak on its team and kept rolling. But there are two teams ahead of the Badgers.
Gophers
November 18

Gophers men's basketball 2020-21 season schedule

The season opens No. 25.
Gophers
November 18

Big Ten football review and preview

A look back at last week's games, and ahead to this week's action.
Gophers
November 18
Wolves executive Gersson Rosas has the final call on what the team will do with its No. 1 pick on Wednesday night. The three top prospects are thought

What will Wolves do with the No. 1 pick? We're close to knowing

The biggest decision of Gersson Rosas' tenure as Timberwolves president is arriving on Wednesday night. What will he do?
Gophers
November 18
Former Gophers and Cretin-Derham Hall star center Daniel Oturu could be a late first- or early second-round pick.

Drought-breaker: Oturu should be first U men's player drafted since 2004

Daniel Oturu hadn't turned five years old when Gophers forward Kris Humphries was chosen by the Jazz with the 14th pick of the 2004 NBA draft.
Gophers
November 18
Gophers cornerback Phil Howard made sure Iowa receiver Ihmir Smith-Marsette wouldn’t make a catch last Friday. The Minnesota Gophers played the Iowa

After deciding to stay, Howard getting chance to play for Gophers

Robbinsdale native Phil Howard is starting at cornerback in place of a teammate out with COVID-19.
Gophers
November 18
Zeke Nnaji of Hopkins, who played for Arizona, and Cretin-Derham Hall star Daniel Oturu of the Gophers are considered among first-round picks in the N

Mock draft: From Wolves top pick to where Minnesotans Oturu, Nnaji go

A surprise selection can change everything. With that in mind, here's a look at how college basketball writer Marcus Fuller sees the first round of Wednesday's NBA draft.
Gophers
November 17

Gophers athletes graduate at record 94% success rate for second year in a row

Gophers athletics now has recorded its three highest GSR statistics in school history over the past three years with 94% in both 2019 and 2020 and a 93% in 2018.
Gophers
November 17
Gophers coach P.J. Fleck

After years of improving records, Fleck copes with Gophers' 1-3 start

The only career trajectory P.J. Fleck has ever known has been up. So this season is providing a test beyond the Gophers 1-3 record in their first four games.
Gophers
November 17
Gophers coach Richard Pitino

Pitino won't say much other than Gophers opener is next Wednesday

Coach Richard Pitino wouldn't even say the opener was against Wisconsin-Green Bay, which has already been announced by that school.
Gophers
November 17
Often-injured Curry cleared to play in season opener for Gophers

Often-injured Curry cleared to play in season opener for Gophers

The Gophers lost their top big man Daniel Oturu to the NBA Draft this year, but they are expecting to get back their most experienced frontcourt player this season.