Gophers
January 9
Guard Jasmine Powell says the Gophers “need to stay locked in” throughout games.

Gophers women's basketball team getting it half right

Inconsistency at start and end of games has led to a 2-5 mark.
Puck Drop
January 9
Players from 14 states were part of a celebration photo of the U.S. team after its championship.

U.S. is well-represented, coast to coast, on world junior championship team

World junior champions are sampling of U.S.'s best.
Gophers
January 9
Gophers coach Bob Motzko in 2018.

Perfect stretch ends for Gophers men's hockey team

Wisconsin handed the No. 1 Gophers their first loss after a 10-0 start.
Gophers
January 9
Big Ten Commissioner Kevin Warren called it “complicated and challenging” to navigate the conference through 2020. “But ... to be where we are t

New Big Ten Commissioner Kevin Warren hopes for a more settled 2021

The league's new boss faced pandemic, dropped sports in 2020.
Gophers
January 9
Minnesota center Liam Robbins (0) went up for a shot over Iowa center Luka Garza (55) in the second half. ] ANTHONY SOUFFLE • anthony.souffle@startr

Gameday preview: Gophers men's basketball at Iowa

Liam Robbins is healthy for his rematch with Luka Garza.
Gophers
January 9
Gophers coach Brad Frost earlier this season.

Gophers women easily extend hockey win streak against St. Cloud State to 16

The Gophers' four-goal opening period carries them past the Huskies.
Gophers
January 9
Kevin Warren in 2019. The former Vikings executive has come under fire during his tenure as Big Ten commissioner.

Souhan: Amid challenges, Big Ten's Warren stays true to his upbeat self

The former Vikings executive maintains a positive outlook despite being bombarded with criticism for how he has handled the pandemic.
Gophers Basketball
January 9
Minnesota center Liam Robbins eyed the basket as Iowa center Luka Garza defended in the first half Dec. 25.

Gophers center Liam Robbins healthy to play Sunday in rematch against Iowa's Luka Garza

Gophers starting center Liam Robbins was limited with an injury in his last game, but he's expected to play Sunday against Iowa and All-American Luka Garza. The 7-foot Robbins leads the Big Ten in blocks this season.
Gophers
January 8

Gophers wrestling loses season opener to No. 5 Nebraska

Top-ranked heavyweight Gable Steveson of the Gophers easily won his match.
Gophers
January 8
The Gophers celebrated a point during the NCAA volleyball quarterfinals against Louisville last season.

Reusse: Gophers volleyball returns to action and it's the best show in town

You know what makes top-level college volleyball great? It's the brand of volleyball the University of Minnesota has been playing for the last 25 years.
Gophers
January 8
Gophers coach Brad Frost watched from the bench during a game earlier this season.

Let's play three: U women's hockey resumes St. Cloud State series with games this weekend

The Gophers will try to extend their 15 game winning streak against the Huskies and stay unbeaten at home against them.
Gophers
January 8
United States goalie Spencer Knight (30) makes a save as Finland’s Henri Nikkanen (28) and United States’ Brock Faber (11) battle in front of the

Three gold-medal Gophers excited to be back on college ice

Jackson LaCombe, Ryan Johnson and Brock Faber were away from the Gophers for a month, helping the U.S. win a gold medal in Edmonton.
Gophers
January 8

Men's hockey series preview: Gophers at Wisconsin

A trip to border rival Wisconsin is on tap, to face a Badgers lineup featuring the return of defensemen Brock Faber, Jackson LaCombe and Ryan Johnson from the World Junior Championship.
Gophers
January 8
DAVID JOLES • Star Tribune Former Gophers offensive coordinator Kirk Ciarrocca

Ex-Gophers offensive coordinator Ciarrocca fired after one year at Penn State

Kirk Ciarrocca had big success working with the Gophers and P.J. Fleck. But Penn State finished 4-5 this season.
Colleges
January 8
Minnesotans Suggs, Garcia among 10 most impactful college basketball freshmen

Minnesotans Suggs, Garcia among 10 most impactful college basketball freshmen

The former Minnehaha Academy point guard is starring for top-ranked Gonzaga; Dawson Garcia, who played at Prior Lake, has quickly established himself at Marquette.
Gophers
January 7
Gophers forward Grace Zumwinkle (12) was mobbed by Taylor Heise after she scored the Gophers third goal vs. Ohio State in November.

U women's hockey rallies to continue dominance over St. Cloud State

Minnesota has won 15 in a row against St. Cloud State, and the Gophers have never lost at home to the Huskies in 47 games.
Gophers
January 7

Marcus Fuller's Big Ten basketball power rankings

The undefeated Wolverines are at the top, with Iowa, Wisconsin, Illinois and Rutgers rounding out the top five.
Gophers
January 7
Minnesota’s Gable Steveson talked with coach Brandon Eggum during a match last season vs. Wisconsin.

Gophers wrestlers face first test of season at No. 4 Nebraska

Five who qualified for 2020 NCAA meet return, including heavyweight Gable Steveson.
Gophers
January 7
Gophers coach Lindsay Whalen gave a pat on the back to guard Sara Scalia after a loss to the Indiana Hoosiers last month.

Whalen: U women need more 'mental toughness' after loss to Iowa

The Gophers led by as many as 16 points late in the second quarter before the Hawkeyes took over the game in the second half.
Gophers
January 7
Gophers head coach Richard Pitino, center, sits on the bench watching game action in the second half against Michigan

Second-half meltdown by Gophers leads to blowout at Michigan

While the Gophers are on track to be an NCAA tournament team, three road losses by an average of 21 points — at Illinois, Wisconsin and Michigan — have formed a disturbing trend.