Gophers
January 7

Meyers' three points spark Gophers men's hockey over Michigan State

Ben Meyers scored two goals and added an assist as the No. 9 Gophers men's hockey team beat Michigan State 4-1 on Friday night in East Lansing
Gophers
January 7
Will Ramberg (25) went to work during a preseason Gophers practice.

Reusse: Once far removed, U's Ramberg is undersized, unlikely contributor for Gophers

Will Ramberg came to the Gophers men's basketball team by way of Cook County High School and McGill University in Montreal.
Gophers
January 7
Michigan State guard Max Christie, left, brings the ball down court past Minnesota guard Eylijah Stephens during the second half Dec. 8, 2021.

Power Poll: Shakeup in Big Ten pecking order after Michigan State's rise, Purdue's slide

Marcus Fuller returns with his first Big Ten men's hoops power poll for 2022. Michigan State, Illinois, and Wisconsin are rising fast.
Gophers
January 7
Joe Harasymiak at Maine in 2016.

Gophers co-defensive coordinator Harasymiak leaving for Rutgers

The New Jersey native has coached Minnesota's defensive backs and safeties the past three years. He will be defensive coordinator for the Scarlet Knights.
Gophers
January 7
Maryland has reached the NCAA Women’s Final Four three times under former Gophers coach Brenda Frese.

Former Gophers coach Brenda Frese keeps delivering big for Maryland

The Iowa native, who has guided the Terps to the Women's Final Four three times, is aiming for a fourth in Minneapolis.
Sports
January 7
Minnesota Wild’s Kirill Kaprizov early in the game against Boston, before being boarded by Trent Frederic

Cheap hit knocks out Kirill Kaprizov; Gophers hoops with Marcus Fuller

The Wild got a much-needed win over Pittsburgh but it came with great cost. Plus, Marcus Fuller joins to talk Gophers hoops and Mark Craig shares his NFL picks.
Gophers
January 6
Sara Scalia of the Gophers took a long-range shot over Joiya Maddox of Rutgers on Thursday night in New Jersey.

Gophers women's basketball fends off Rutgers for first Big Ten win

The Gophers won with head coach Lindsay Whalen back home in Minnesota recovering from having her appendix removed earlier in the week.
Gophers
January 6
Gophers forward Jaxon Nelson took a shot against St. Thomas goalie Jacob Berger in last Sunday’s exhibition victory at Doug Woog Arena in South St.

Gophers men's hockey opens second half vs. improved Michigan State

The No. 9 Gophers are looking to win more consistently after splitting their past five series. Michigan State is 7-3 in its past 10 games.
Colleges
January 5
Baylor guard Kendall Brown, right, drove to the basket against Villanova forward Eric Dixon on Dec. 12 in Waco, Texas.

Minnesota's Brown brothers fit great on opposite ends of D-I hoops

Basketball Across Minnesota: Kendall Brown is a freshman star for No. 1 Baylor. His older brother, Courtney, is redshirting at St. Thomas, new to Division I.
Gophers
January 5
Gophers women’s basketball coach Lindsay Whalen had an emergency appendectomy Tuesday and will miss Wednesday’s game at Rutgers. Associate head co

Gophers' Whalen has emergency surgery, will miss Rutgers game

Associate head coach Carly Thibault-DuDonis will coach the team against the Scarlet Knights on Thursday as Lindsay Whalen recovers from appendectomy.
Gophers
January 5

Gophers-Rutgers women's basketball game preview

Both teams are searching for their first Big Ten victory of the season.
Gophers
January 5
Illinois center Kofi Cockburn (21) defends as Minnesota forward Jamison Battle (10) shoots Tuesday.

Four things learned from Gophers men's basketball loss against Illinois

After a long break, the Gophers were humbled Tuesday losing big to the Illini. What did they learn?
Gophers
January 4
Gophers tight end Brevyn Spann-Ford is set to return after catching 23 passes in 2021, including this touchdown against Nebraska.

Gophers football: Who starts at each position in 2022?

Tanner Morgan and other key players are set to return next season, but the Gophers will have several new starters on both lines and college rosters are always in-flux.
Gophers
January 4
Illinois center Kofi Cockburn (29 points, 10 rebounds) leaned into Gophers forward Eric Curry during the second half Tuesday of the Illini’s 76-53 v

Gophers men's basketball overwhelmed by Illinois in 76-53 loss

The Gophers were outscored 42-18 in the paint in a game that was one-sided from the start. Kofi Cockburn finished with 29 points, 10 rebounds, and four blocks for Illinois.
January 4
Minnesota guard Sean Sutherlin tries to move around Illinois guard Luke Goode during the first half of an NCAA college basketball game Tuesday, Jan. 4

Illinois 76, Gophers 53

Gophers men's basketball lost to Illinois State at Williams Arena on January 4, 2022, in Minneapolis, Minn.
Gophers
January 4
Gophers coach Ben Johnson talks to guard Payton Willis during the team’s game against Illinois on Tuesday

Reusse: Gophers met their match, but Johnson looks like an upgrade

Although Illinois dominated Tuesday, Gophers men's basketball coach Ben Johnson has generated optimism, while his predecessor Richard Pitino finds himself in a predicament.
Gophers
January 4
Edina tackle Quinn Carroll (75) was the top-ranked recruit in Minnesota in the Class of 2019, according to the 247Sports recruiting website. He announ

Gophers land former Edina standout Carroll as transfer from Notre Dame

Quinn Carroll, a 6-7, 315-pounder, was the top-ranked recruit in Minnesota in the 2019 class.
Gophers
January 4
The Gophers took the field before the 2021 regular-season finale vs. Wisconsin.

Gophers land Lorenza Surgers, a graduate transfer from Vanderbilt

The 6-5, 265-pound defensive end will have two years of eligibility remaining with Minnesota.
Gophers
January 4
Gophers, Illini led by two of nation's top transfers in Battle, Plummer

Gophers, Illini led by two of nation's top transfers in Battle, Plummer

Pregame: The Gophers and the Illini face off Tuesday night not knowing where they would be without the two top scoring transfers in the Big Ten.
Gophers
January 3
Illinois' Kofi Cockburn (21) dunks over Missouri's Jordan Wilmore during the first half of an NCAA college basketball game Wednesday, Dec. 22, 2021, i

Gophers-Illini men's basketball preview: Will long layoffs be factors?

The Gophers tangle with Illinois and 7-foot center Kofi Cockburn on Tuesday.