Andre Hollins saw Mo Walker this spring before leaving for Italy on a study abroad program, and Minnesota’s standout point guard noticed a change in his big teammate’s physique. Walker had lost about 15 pounds. One month later, upon Hollins’ return to campus in mid-June, the junior-to-be could hardly believe his eyes. The 6-foot-10 Walker has shed about 45 pounds.
Shooting guard Malik Smith will be able to play for Minnesota this season after coming from Florida International with coach Richard Pitino.
Sid Hartman talked with University of Minnesota Athletics Director Norwood Teague Wednesday morning on the WCCO Morning News. Teague discussed plans for improving Athletic department facilities.
Minnesota junior captain Rachel Banham has undergone successful surgery for patellar tendonitis in both knees.
The Gophers basketball team has added another Minnesota native to the roster.
A mother and her 18-year-old son from southeastern Minnesota are accused of stealing nearly $5,000 in frozen gopher feet and selling them for a bounty. Thirty-seven-year-old Tina Marie Garrison and Junior Lee Dillon, both of Preston, were charged last month with receiving stolen property and theft.
Gary Wilson has been coaching track and cross country since he got out of college. Last week, at age 66, he decided to hang up the stop watch and retired from the University of Minnesota.
When the Big Ten grows to 14 teams, the conference’s longtime football powers will literally be out of Minnesota’s half of the league. But the Gophers didn’t get any breaks on the upcoming schedules. In 2014 and 2015, when Maryland and Rutgers are added to the East, teams will only play two out-of-division opponents. Well, Minnesota drew Michigan and Ohio State for those two foes. In 2016, the Big Ten goes to nine-game conference schedules.
Former University of Minnesota forward Rodney Williams was among the draft hopefuls to work out for representatives from 26 NBA teams at Target Center on Wednesday.
Guard Joe Coleman is the first Minnesota player to transfer after the coaching change this season. The Golden Gophers announced Wednesday that Coleman has been granted a release from his scholarship.
For the first time in 10 years the Gophers are going to the NCAA softball tournament. The squad finished second in the conference and is en route to Seattle to face Hawaii on Friday night in the Regionals.
When Burnsville’s Tyler Hanson lined up at wide receiver this fall for the Blaze – playing pigskin for the first time, ever – one of the state’s standout baseball players had a revelation.
The Gophers have their final week of spring practice this week, and unlike most major college football programs anyone can come and watch for free.
Daquein McNeil is following Richard Pitino to Minnesota.
As many as 15 people are feared dead and more than 160 others hurt in a fertilizer plant explosion in the town of West, Texas.