Colleges
May 4
Carleton pitcher Kiefer Lord does not have a typical D-III arm, and his 95-mph fastball is drawing interest from larger schools.

Reusse: Need a D-I college pitcher? Here's one at, of all places, Carleton

Sophomore Kiefer Lord looks out of place at Carleton College in Northfield, where he throws 95 and has a breaking pitch worthy of a look at the highest level of college baseball.
Gophers
May 4
Eastview punter Caleb McGrath announced his commitment to the P.J. Fleck-led Gophers football team on Twitter Tuesday.

Eastview punter Caleb McGrath commits to Gophers football's Class of 2023

Eastview punter Caleb McGrath is the No. 6-ranked punter nationally in the 2023 class by Kohl's Professional Camps.
Gophers
May 3
Former Gophers running back Mar’Keise (Bucky) Irving

Running back Irving transfers to Oregon; 6 Gophers sign free-agent deals

Bucky Irving was Minnesota's second leading rusher last season. Both he and Kai Thomas, the No. 1 rusher, have moved on to other Power Five schools.
Gophers Football
May 3
The Gophers took the field for their 2021 game against Wisconsin.

Gophers get commitment from Prior Lake defensive tackle for Class of 2023

Martin Owusu, a three-star recruit, is the ninth-ranked recruit in Minnesota and the 141st-ranked defensive lineman nationally by 247Sports.
Twins
May 1

Saints' series finale vs. Nashville canceled; U softball falls to Michigan

CHS Field was deemed unsafe and unplayable after more rain, and the game won't be made up.
Sports
April 30
Gophers sophomore Kostas Zaltos is one of the nation’s top hammer throwers.

Gophers' Zaltos wins hammer throw at Drake Relays

The Greek's toss of 236 feet was the second longest in the nation this outdoor season.
Vikings
April 30
Minnesota Gophers defensive lineman Esezi Otomewo (9) was an All-Big Ten honorable mention last season with 4.5 tackles for losses and three sacks in

Otomewo is first Gopher drafted by Vikings since 2010

Defensive lineman Esezi Otomewo joins his roommate Boye Mafe, offensive lineman Daniel Faalele and tight end Ko Kieft as Gophers draft picks. But Otomewo got the call from a local number.
Gophers
April 30
Daniel Faalele of the Gophers was drafted in the fourth round by the Baltimore Ravens.

Ravens select Gophers' Faalele in fourth round of NFL draft

Daniel Faalele, a 6-8, 384-pound Australian, is the first Minnesota offensive lineman drafted since 2006 — and the highest-drafted member of the offensive line picked in over 30 years.
Gophers
April 30
Gophers quarterback Tanner Morgan looked to make a long pass during the annual Spring Game Saturday in the team’s indoor football facility

Unconventional ending highlights U spring football game

Overtime was ended by a kicking competition between the the teams' two talented kickers.
Vikings
April 30
Jalen Nailor of Michigan State was one of two players drafted by the Vikings in the sixth round.

Vikings shift focus to offense in last two rounds of draft

After mostly drafting defenders in early rounds, the Vikings added an offensive tackle, a wide receiver and a tight end in the sixth and seventh rounds.
Gophers
April 30
Defensive end Boye Mafe (34) led the Gophers in sacks and tackles for loss each of the past two seasons.

Seahawks take Gophers defensive end Mafe in second round

Taken with the 40th pick, Hopkins graduate Boye Mafe is the highest-drafted Gophers defensive end since Bud Grant, whom the Eagles selected 14th overall in 1950.
Gophers
April 30
Gophers women’s hockey player Taylor Heise and seven other seniors will return next season.

Heise among eight seniors coming back to Gophers women's hockey

Taylor Heise won the Patty Kazmaier Award this past season, which goes to the nation's top player.
High Schools
April 30
Farmington runner Ramy Ayoub crossed the finish line to win the boys’ 800 meters.

Gophers football recruit making his mark in shot put

Tony Nelson of Tracy-Milroy-Balaton broke the shot put record on Friday in the Hamline Elite Meet.
Gophers
April 29
Gophers backup quarterback Cole Kramer, a fourth-year junior, gives the Gophers a running threat at the position.

Gophers spring game: Five story lines

The backup quarterback battle, under returning offensive coordinator Kirk Ciarrocca, will be among the things to watch.
Vikings
April 29
Defensive lineman Boye Mafe gets encourage from New York Giants assistant coach Andre Patterson, who used to be with the Vikings, during the Gophers�

Ten fits for the Vikings (including a Gopher) on Day 2 of the draft

Edge rushers? Cornerbacks? Receivers? Here are 10 prospects who fit what the Vikings are looking for in tonight's second and third rounds.
Gophers
April 29
Gophers coach Bob Motzko

Gophers third-string men's hockey goalie Boynton enters transfer portal

Former Champlin Park standout Brennan Boynton did not see game action in 2021-22 while dealing with injuries and illness.
Gophers Football
April 28
Thomas Rush (8) returned an interception for a touchdown during the 2019 Gophers spring game, which was moved indoors because of weather concerns.

Gophers spring football game moved indoors due to weather

The game will be played in the indoor practice facility at 1 p.m. Saturday, and it no longer will be open to the public because of space constraints.
Gophers
April 28
Cherry’s Isaac Asuma (3) looks to make an outlet pass around Nevis defender in Class 1A quarterfinals.

Sophomore guard from Iron Range gets scholarship offer from Gophers

Isaac Asuma, who has played varsity since seventh grade and was a state tournament standout in March, is the third Minnesota Class of 2024 player to get a Gophers scholarship offer.
Puck Drop
April 28
Gophers forward Chaz Lucius (29) celebrated after scoring against North Dakota in November.

2 freshman leave U hockey: Lucius signs with Jets; Broz plans to transfer

First-round draft pick Chaz Lucius signed a three-year, contract with Winnipeg and forward Tristan Broz put his name into the NCAA transfer portal.
Gophers
April 28
Gopher sophomore Shelby Frank is one of the nation’s top discus throwers.

Gophers' discus thrower Frank honored by Big Ten

Shelby Frank was named the conference's women's field athlete of the week.