Gophers
April 27
Gophers coach P.J. Fleck during spring practice

Gophers football looks forward to moving past tumult of 2020

The Gophers posted a 3-4 record and saw their offense take a step back from its record-setting 2019 ways. It all came during the coronavirus pandemic and amid the emotionally charged backdrop of the city of Minneapolis.
Gophers
April 27
Ellee Jensen

Reusse: U softball junior Jensen enjoying second shot at postseason glory

Ellee Jensen missed most of the Gophers' World Series run in 2019 with injuries but is playing again.
Gophers
April 27
Gophers’ second baseman MaKenna Partain

Gophers softball series postponed because of COVID issue for Wisconsin

The Gophers and Badgers were scheduled to open a four-game series on Friday in Madison.
Gophers
April 26
The Gophers’ Amber Fiser, shown pitching against Rutgers in March, is one of 10 national finalists for the 2021 Senior CLASS award in softball.

Gophers softball pitcher Fiser a finalist for national CLASS Award

To be eligible for the award, student-athletes must be classified as NCAA Division I seniors and have notable achievements in four areas of excellence: community, classroom, character and competition.
Gophers
April 25
Gophers infielder MaKenna Partain last month.

Gophers take softball series against Iowa

MaKenna Partain hit two home runs, lifting the Gophers softball team to a 9-4 victory over Iowa.
Vikings
April 25
clearer direction Rashod Bateman’s numbers posted before scouts at his pro day carry more weight than statistics from an interrupted final season at

Former Gophers receiver Bateman's draft prospects rising

Rashod Bateman is on track to be a first-round pick, despite an uneven finish during a difficult year to end his career at the U.
Colleges
April 24
St. Thomas men’s basketball coach Johnny Tauer and his wife Chancey posed for a portrait in their St. Paul home.

Scoggins: St. Thomas coach Tauer's family story is tough to top

Making the big leap from Division III to D-I basketball might be the easy part of life for St. Thomas men's coach Johnny Tauer.
Gophers
April 23
Danielle O’Banion (middle) helped coordinate the Gophers’ defensive strategy.

U basketball assistant O'Banion named head coach at Loyola (Md.)

Danielle O'Banion was responsible for helping direct the Gophers defense, coaching post players and doing scouting reports. She's taking over a team that went winless last season.
Randball
April 23
New Gopher Battle: On making the U a winner (and the saxophone)

New Gopher Battle: On making the U a winner (and the saxophone)

Former DeLaSalle standout Jamison Battle is transferring to the U's basketball program from George Washington, where he averaged 17 points and five rebounds as a sophomore.
Gophers
April 23
Cretin-Derham Hall’s Tre Holloman

Top talent dwindles, so U basketball must score next-level state stars

There doesn't appear to be another Chet Holmgren or Jalen Suggs in the next few years. Could that actually work to the advantage of the Gophers and new coach Ben Johnson?
Sports
April 23
Podcast: Gophers basketball transfer Jamison Battle joins the program

Podcast: Gophers basketball transfer Jamison Battle joins the program

Battle, a former DeLaSalle star is transferring from George Washington, where he averaged 17 points and five rebounds last season. Also, Twins thoughts and Vikings draft trade ideas.
Gophers Basketball
April 23
Gophers guard Marcus Carr drove to the basket past North Dakota forward Filip Rebraca December 4

North Dakota grad transfer Rebraca picks Iowa over Gophers

The Gophers were working hard to land North Dakota big man Filip Rebraca, but he announced that he's going to the Hawkeyes next season.
Gophers Football
April 22
The Gopher spring football game held inside the Athletes Village on April 13, 2019

Johnson, Whalen to be guest coaches for U spring football game

Ben Johnson and Lindsay Whalen will "coach" the Gold and Maroon teams in the Gophers spring game May 1 at TCF Bank Stadium.
Gophers
April 22

Minnesota's basketball recruiting hotbed - past, present and future

Minnesota has been a basketball recruiting hotbed the past five years, with more to come.
Gophers
April 22
Seth Green scored one of his 15 career rushing touchdowns for the Gophers.

Seth Green leaving Gophers football to play for Houston

The wildcat quarterback entered the transfer portal in February and will be heading back to Texas, where he also played some of his high school football.
Gophers
April 22
Adanna Rollins (20) ranked third on the Gophers team with 158 kills this season.

Volleyball standout Rollins leaving Gophers; Samedy named All-America

All-Big Ten outside hitter Adanna Rollins helped Minnesota advance to the Sweet 16 this season but announced Wednesday she's transferring.
Gophers
April 21
Lexy Ramler

Gophers gymnast Ramler receives top national award

Lexy Ramler was named the winner of the AAI Award, recognizing the most outstanding senior female gymnast in the country.
Colleges
April 21
New head coach Derrin Lamker took a celebratory shower on the field after Augsburg’s victory over Martin Luther on Sunday.

Reusse: Long-suffering Augsburg wins game, declares itself 'MIAC champions'

Augsburg's football team won only one conference games in 2018 and 2019. So beating tiny Martin Luther over the weekend called for an outsized celebration.
Sports
April 21
A sign calling for justice for George Floyd sat in the outfield outside the bullpen during the Twins home opener against the Seattle Mariners

Local teams, athletes praise Chauvin verdict, call it needed step forward

While Tuesday's verdict was treated as a moment of justice by sports figures across the state, it was also viewed as a continuation point.
Gophers
April 20

Gophers' Liffrig named Big Ten pitcher of the week; Kinch earns softball honor

Jack Liffrig last weekend pitched seven shutout innings, giving up two hits and one walk while striking out a career-high eight.