Big Ten Teams Use Last Nonconference Games To Clean Up ActsThe last Saturday in September will be the last chance for Big Ten teams to work out their kinks before conference play begins. Minnesota is desperate for more offense. Nebraska needs better play from its defense. Even defending national champion and top-ranked Ohio State has problems.
Minnesota To Face Oklahoma State In South DakotaMinnesota will play Oklahoma State in a neutral-site nonconference game in Sioux Falls, South Dakota, this season. The Gophers announced Friday they'll face the Cowboys on Saturday, Dec. 12, at the 3,250-seat Sanford Pentagon arena.
Lynx Sign Draft Picks Gray, KelleyThe Lynx announced the signings Monday of second-round draft pick Reshanda Gray, who was chosen 16th overall, and third-rounder Shae Kelley of Minnesota, who was picked 35th overall.
Can Attendance Issues At College Hockey Tournaments Be Fixed?College hockey held its men's conference tournaments this weekend, and if you watched any of the games with Minnesota teams in them, you noticed a common theme -- empty seats.
Gophers Get Left Out Of NIT, TooThis frustrating season is over for the Gophers, without an opportunity to defend their National Invitation Tournament title.
Gophers Get Rutgers In Opener At Big 10 TournamentMinnesota will start the Big Ten tournament with a play-in game against last-place Rutgers. With a 6-12 record in conference play, the Gophers lost a tiebreaker with Northwestern and received the No. 11 seed.
Newbill's Buzzer-Beating 3 Lifts Penn State Past MinnesotaD.J. Newbill pulled up and calmly swished a 3-pointer at the buzzer, giving him 31 points to lift Penn State to a 79-76 victory over Minnesota on Sunday.
Kaminsky Scores 21, No. 5 Wisconsin Beats MinnesotaSophomore Bronson Koenig's continued development as the starting point guard has kept No. 5 Wisconsin rolling on its methodical march toward the Big Ten regular season title.
Big Ten Gauging Interest In Making Freshmen IneligibleThe Big Ten is studying whether freshmen athletes should be ineligible to compete while they adjust to college life. The league said Friday it has reached out to members to see if they are interested "in beginning a national discussion regarding a year of readiness for student-athletes."
With 31 Points, Hollins Leads Minnesota Past Rutgers 89-80Andre Hollins spun around after swishing a 3-pointer on the second straight possession, flashing a wide smile as he held up three fingers next to his forehead.
Gophers Basketball Down But Not OutThe Gopher men's basketball team will be in Michigan on Saturday afternoon, still looking for its first Big Ten win.
Gophers Women Crack AP Top 25 Basketball PollThe Minnesota women's basketball team has cracked the Associated Press national rankings for the first time in nearly nine years.
No. 12 Maryland Beats Minnesota 70-58 In Big TenMelo Trimble scored 20 points, and No. 12 Maryland used a strong defensive performance to beat Minnesota 70-58 on Saturday in the Terrapins' inaugural Big Ten home game. Dez Wells added 12 points, seven rebounds and four assists, and sophomore Damonte Dodd had a career-high 12 rebounds for the Terrapins (14-1, 2-0), who have won seven straight. Maryland hasn't been 14-1 since 1997.
Purdue Rallies, Beats Minnesota 72-68Having lost its three most recent games leading into Christmas break, Purdue was greeted in its first post-holiday practice by a routine of painful wall sits, mixed with sprints to the opposite baseline.
Minnesota Sneaks Past Furman 86-76Joey King made 8 of 11 shots and scored 19 points as Minnesota got past Furman 86-76 on Monday.