Colleges
April 20
Jalen Suggs and Chet Holmgren found incredible success and chemistry at Minnehaha Academy, which paid off for Gonzaga head coach Mark Few in recruitin

Day after: Reaction to Holmgren, Suggs from around the country

Gonzaga has been a national presence in college basketball for years. Getting Minnehaha Academy stars Jalen Suggs and Chet Holmgren booster its recruiting to another level.
Vikings
April 20
If the Packers want to draft a wide receiver in the first round, would they make a deal to get a better shot at the U’s Rashod Bateman?

Big year for NFL trades? Ten possible first-round draft deals

This year's draft is so different, with more uncertainty because of the shortened college season and scouting process, that teams could be more likely to trade.
Sports
April 20
Minnesota head coach P.J. Fleck, center, talks to his players during a time out in the second half of an NCAA college football game against Nebraska,

Podcast: Is the Gophers football team primed for big things in 2021?

Chip Scoggins joins Michael Rand for a breakdown of the U football team in the midst of spring practice. Also, Holmgren, Kaprizov, the Twins and a Vikings wager.
High Schools
April 20
With his parents by his side, Minnehaha Academy’s Chet Holmgren, the nation’s No. 1 basketball recruit, wore his college choice on his chest Monda

'Get out and play fast.' No. 1 prospect Holmgren says Gonzaga fits his skills.

Minnehaha Academy 7-footer Chet Holmgren said Gonzaga's style of play was a big factor in his college decision and also fits his goal of playing in the NBA.
Gophers
April 20
Four-time NCAA champion diver Sarah Bacon was named the Honda Sport Winner for swimming and diving, making her the first Gophers athlete to win the aw

Gophers' Bacon wins Honda award as top swimmer/diver

Sarah Bacon is graduating this spring and has her eyes on representing the United States at the Tokyo Olympic Games this summer.
Gophers
April 19
The Gophers’ Jenna Wenaas reached for a dig in front of teammate CC McGraw in a match against Penn State in February.

No rest for Gophers volleyball as second 2021 season looms

The Big Ten postponed the 2020 fall season with no input. Now the 2021-22 season will begin in only four months.
Gophers
April 19
Ben Johnson

Souhan: U's Johnson must keep more of Minnesota's hoops talent at home

The Gophers might never keep all the Chets and Jalens. But if Ben Johnson doesn't find a way to keep the McKinleys and Dawsons, he'll follow his predecessors out the door.
Gophers
April 19
Colorado College hockey captain Grant Cruikshank, a Hobey Baker nominee this past season, is transferring to the Gophers.

Colorado College captain Cruikshank transferring to Gophers

Grant Cruikshank, the son of Olympic speedskaters Bonnie Blair and David Cruikshank, has two years of college eligibility remaining.
Gophers
April 19
Gophers baseball coach John Anderson partially attributes his team’s 4-20 record to a “COVID Crash,” limiting games played leading up to the Big

Reusse: Last-place Gophers baseball team falls victim to 'COVID crash'

The Gophers have lost a half-dozen games by outrageous scores, including 21-5 to Michigan on Friday, and are currently last in the Big Ten.
Gophers
April 19
Gophers defenders Stephanie Samedy (10) and Shea Rubright attempted to block a shot by Pittsburgh’s Kylee Levers on Sunday.

Unseeded Pitt knocks Gophers out of NCAA volleyball tournament

Minnesota, seeded No. 3 in the tournament, dropped the final two sets to a team making its first-ever appearance in the Sweet 16.
Gophers
April 18

Eight-game U softball win streak ends; men's tennis postponed

The defeat in the finale of their four-game softball series also ended a 14-game winning streak against the Cornhuskers dating to 2015.
Gophers Basketball
April 18
Former Gophers forward Jarvis Omersa (shown dunking against Loyola Marymount in December) announced Sunday he is transferring to St. Thomas.

Ex-Gophers forward Omersa commits to St. Thomas

The former Orono standout opted out last season with the Gophers and entered the transfer portal. He's the Tommies' third Division I transfer.
Gophers
April 18
The Gophers on Sunday will appear in their 18th NCAA Sweet 16 match.

Experienced Gophers volleyball takes on Sweet 16 first-timer Pittsburgh

Experience won't hurt the Gophers on Sunday afternoon, but they know they can't count on that or their high seed alone to earn a spot in the Elite Eight.
Gophers
April 18
Minnesota’s Shane Wiskus competes on the high bar during the NCAA men’s gymnastics championships Saturday

118-year era ends for U men's gymnastics; Wiskus wins two titles

Competing in their home gym for the final time as a varsity program, the Gophers finished with 406.291 points at the NCAA meet, their highest total of the season, good for fifth place.
Gophers
April 17
University of Minnesota head coach P.J. Fleck during spring practice at TCF Bank Stadium Saturday morning. brian.peterson@startribune.com Minneapolis,

Scoggins: This Gophers football team is old — and that's good

Circumstances have combined to make the Gophers football team experienced at some key positions. "Depth changes a lot of things," coach P.J. Fleck said.
Gophers
April 17

Gameday preview: Gophers vs. Pitt in NCAA volleyball

The No. 3 Gophers enter the Sweet 16 for the eighth time in coach Hugh McCutcheon's nine seasons.
Colleges
April 17
Minnesota’s Shane Wiskus competes in the floor exercise during the NCAA men’s gymnastics championships Friday

Wiskus leads Gophers into men's gymnastics NCAA team finals

The Gophers rallied in the final two events of Friday's qualifying session to advance to Saturday's team finals, giving them one more day to compete together before the program shuts down.
Gophers
April 17
Payton Willis played for the Gophers two seasons ago.

Coming and going: Willis transferring back to Gophers; Mashburn lands at New Mexico

Payton Willis spent last season at College of Charleston, and Jamal Mashburn Jr. is reuniting with former Gophers coach Richard Pitino.
Gophers
April 16
Ona Loper and Maya Hooten of Gophers gymnastics.

After strong start, Gophers women gymnasts shut out at NCAA meet

Chances of a team and individual titles were missed Friday in Fort Worth. Ona Loper and Maya Hooten both had strong performances but came up short.
Colleges
April 16
St. Thomas football coach Glenn Caruso

St. Thomas, Augsburg postpone football game because of COVID-19 protocols

The Tommies will instead hold an intrasquad scrimmage, and Augsburg will face Martin Luther on Sunday in New Ulm.