Gophers
January 11
Former Gophers goalie Jack LaFontaine, who signed with the NHL’s Carolina Hurricanes on Sunday, won the Mike Richter Award as the top goaltender in

Going to Carolina, LaFontaine leaves 'piece of his heart' with Gophers

Goalie Jack LaFontaine is the first Gophers player to leave for the NHL midseason in nearly 15 years, signing with the Hurricanes on Sunday.
Gophers
January 10
Minnesota guard Payton Willis (0) works the ball around the defense of Indiana guard Rob Phinisee (1) during the first half Sunday.

Lessons from Indiana loss: Three-point defense, ball movement suffer

The Gophers men's basketball team saw Payton Willis break out of a Big Ten slump, but his play was overshadowed by concerns about the offense and defense.
Gophers
January 10
The Gophers are coming off a 9-4 season.

Gophers land another defensive line transfer from Clemson

Darnell Jefferies was teammates at Clemson with Nyles Pinckney, who transferred to the Gophers at this time last year.
Gophers
January 10
The Gophers had one of the top defenses in the country this season and their assistant coaches are getting plucked for promotions elsewhere.

Third U football assistant leaves, will take Indiana defensive coordinator job

Chad Wilt, the defensive line coach, is the third departure from the Gophers coaching staff in four days. All have received promotions.
Gophers
January 10

Gophers women's hockey rolls to another victory over St. Thomas

Abigail Boreen had a hat trick as the Gophers routed the Tommies 8-2 at St. Thomas Ice Arena.
Gophers
January 10
The Gophers take the field.

Gophers tight ends coach leaving for promotion at Colorado

Clay Patterson will become passing game coordinator and tight ends coach for the Buffaloes. He's the second assistant to leave in three days.
Gophers
January 10
Minnesota guard Sean Sutherlin (24) makes a move toward the basket while Indiana guard Trey Galloway (32) defends during the first half of an NCAA col

Hot-shooting Indiana wears down U with depth, three-point shooting

The Gophers erased a 12-point deficit to take the lead in the second half, but fell victim in the final minutes to Indiana's depth.
Gophers
January 10
Minnesota goaltender Jack LaFontaine

Gophers star goalie LaFontaine leaves team to sign NHL deal

In a stunning move, Jack LaFontaine signed with the Carolina Hurricanes, ending his Gophers career a day after he helped Minnesota to a series sweep at Michigan State.
Gophers
January 9

Gophers wrestlers dominate Northwestern

The 11th-ranked Gophers won the first six matches to build a huge lead and ultimately beat No. 23 Northwestern 31-9.
Gophers
January 9
Gophers guard Deja Winters (3) chased down a ball she stripped away from Maryland guard Ashley Owusu (15) in the first quarter of Sunday’s 87-73 los

With Powell out, Gophers women's basketball falls 87-73 to No. 10 Maryland

Guard Jasmine Powell, the Gophers' second-leading scorer, missed the game to return home to Detroit for her grandmother's funeral.
Gophers
January 9
Indiana forward Race Thompson passes the ball teammate guard Rob Phinisee during the first half Sunday.

Minnesota native Thompson coming up big for Indiana after considering transfer home to Gophers

Race Thompson, who helped Indiana win Sunday, talked to Gophers coach Ben Johnson after entering transfer portal in March.
Local
January 9

Former St. Thomas football player receives year workhouse sentence for dorm room rape

Defendant to serve one year at Ramsey County workhouse, 30 years probation.
Gophers
January 9
Gophers guard Jasmine Powell

Gophers point guard Powell to miss Sunday's game vs. Maryland

Jasmine Powell is back at her home in Detroit to attend the funeral of her grandmother. Powell leads the team in assists (5.7) and is second in scoring (13.5) and rebounds (4.7) for the 8-7 Gophers.
Gophers
January 9
Minnesota guard Sean Sutherlin (24) tries to move around Illinois guard Luke Goode (10) during the first half of a game Tuesday.

Gophers to get top bench scorer Sean Sutherlin back healthy against Indiana

Pregame: Senior Sean Sutherlin, who averages eight points, missed the second half of Illini game with ankle injury.
Gophers
January 8

Gophers men's hockey rallies to sweep Michigan State

Trailing 3-1, the Gophers scored the last five goals to pull away.
Colleges
January 8
Gophers forward Peyton Hemp snuck the puck past St. Thomas goaltender Alexa Dobchuk to score in the first period

Gophers women's hockey routs St. Thomas 8-0

Abigail Noreen and Savannah Norcross each scored two goals for the No. 5 Gophers.
Gophers
January 8
Gophers coach Lindsay Whalen

Gophers coach Lindsay Whalen to miss Maryland game, eyeing Tuesday return

Whalen, who had an emergency appendectomy last Tuesday, plans to return to the team in time for Wednesday's game against Wisconsin.
Gophers
January 8
Illinois center Kofi Cockburn was a force against the Gophers last week in a dominant win at Williams Arena.

Gophers face gantlet of talented big men with a depleted frontcourt

The Gophers were overpowered by Illinois' Kofi Cockburn, and up next is Indiana's Trayce Jackson-Davis on Sunday.
Gophers
January 8
Eric Curry (1) of Minnesota plays against Green Bay on Dec. 22, 2021 at Williams Arena.

Gophers-Indiana men's basketball game preview

The Gophers look to bounce back from their second loss this season Sunday on the road against Indiana.
Gophers
January 7
Gophers heavyweight Gable Steveson, left, beat Iowa’s Tony Cassioppi 17-7 on Friday. Steveson is 70-2 as a college wrestler.

Steveson gets standing ovation but Gophers wrestlers lose big at Iowa

Top-ranked Gable Steveson beat No. 5 Tony Cassioppi 17-7 for Minnesota's highlight in a 22-10 road loss to No. 1 Iowa