The Gopher women’s basketball team’s NCAA tournament chances could be at stake when Minnesota hosts No. 21 Purdue Thursday night.
Minnesota sophomore Wally Ellenson has left the basketball program. Gopher basketball coach Richard Pitino says the team respects Ellenson’s decision. The university announced his decision Tuesday.
Elliott Eliason has been forced to be patient as he prepared, grew into his body. What has emerged is a new player, a new coaching staff says it started not with basketball concepts but with off-the-court concepts.
The University of Minnesota has promoted associate athletic director and director of football operations Dan O’Brien.
Saturday’s game at TCF Bank Stadium will be a renewed rivalry. “I can’t wait, I seriously cannot wait,” said Gopher fan Corbett Bjerk. “I’ve been itching about this for the last week or so.”
A former Gopher football player is part of a new class action lawsuit against the NCAA. Joey Balthazor Jr. was a linebacker for the Gophers from 2009 to 2012. He is joining two other former college players to force the NCAA to establish a medical monitoring fund.
The Gopher football team takes on Northwestern on Saturday searching for Minnesota’s first Big Ten win. It will most likely be defensive coordinator Tracy Claeys’ first time as acting head coach in Jerry Kill’s absence, as the head coach is in the midst of an indefinite leave to manage his epilepsy.
Ninety-year-old Roy Griak served as head coach of the Minnesota men’s cross country and track and field for 33 years, from 1963-1996.
Minnesota receiver A.J. Barker quit the team Sunday in a blistering email to coach Jerry Kill that he subsequently made public through his personal blog, the messy fallout triggered by their conflict about the treatment of the junior’s sprained right ankle.
The University of Minnesota assistant men’s basketball coach and head coach Tubby Smith’s son, Saul Smith, has been placed on indefinite unpaid administrative leave Sunday after being arrested on suspicion of driving under the influence of alcohol.
They are NFL quarterbacks with Minnesota ties: Adam Weber and Tarvaris Jackson.
Eight months ago, a former Minnesota Gopher athlete got the shock of his life. Rob Smith learned he has an aggressive cancer.
When talking Gopher rivals at the University of Minnesota campus, Wisconsin and Iowa top the list.
Gov. Mark Dayton has proclaimed March 20, 2012, to be Gopher Women’s Hockey National Champions Day after the Gophers beat Wisconsin 4-2 in the NCAA championship game.
The Minnesota women’s basketball team has suffered a big blow even before the games have begun.