Former Gopher Al Nolen Sets Sights On Becoming School PrincipalAl Nolen knows basketball, had a storied career, and through it gained an appreciation for education. He struggled a bit academically as a Gopher basketball player. Now he's working to become a vice principal, and teaching a class to help keep the kids at park center moving in the right direction.
With Nolen Out, Gophers To Rely On Several GuardsAl Nolen's role for Minnesota has been reduced for now to encouragement from the bench.
Gophers Move On Minus PG Al NolenMinnesota must move on without Al Nolen, trying to find a way to replace the senior point guard's leadership, defense and ball-handling ability.
No. 16 Minnesota Loses Nolen To Broken FootMinnesota point guard Al Nolen will have surgery on his broken right foot, raising the question about whether he'll be able to play for the Gophers again this season.
Hoffarber, Minnesota Take Down No. 8 Purdue, 70-67Blake Hoffarber's 26 points and Minnesota's improved perimeter defense helped the Gophers outlast eighth-ranked Purdue 70-67 on Thursday night.
Mbakwe, Williams Lift Minnesota Over Indiana 67-63Trevor Mbakwe had 11 points and tied career highs with 16 rebounds and five blocks to lead Minnesota to a 67-63 victory over Indiana on Tuesday night, the Golden Gophers' first Big Ten victory of the season.
Nolen's Goal To Be Back With Gophers By End Of Dec.Al Nolen's solid performance helped Minnesota win the Puerto Rico Tip-Off tournament last month and surge into the national rankings.
No. 15 Minnesota Loses PG Al Nolen To Foot InjuryMinnesota will likely be without two injured starters -- point guard Al Nolen and small forward Rodney Williams -- for Monday's game against Virginia.