Former Gophers football player Pete Najarian is a member of the seven-member advisory board of the new College Football Players Association.

College Football Players Association aims to give athletes a collective voice

Amid ongoing changes in college athletics, the CFBPA wants players to have a role in decision-making regarding the sport.
Sports
July 27

New Pac-12 boss Kliavkoff doesn't see expansion as a must

George Kliavkoff had a lot on his plate in his first couple of months as Pac-12 commissioner — visiting campuses, discussing possible expansion of the College Football Playoff and athletes now being able to profit off their names, images and likenesses. That was only the beginning.
Colleges
July 27

Big 12's Texas, Oklahoma make request to join powerhouse SEC

in 2025 —- with SEC Commissioner Greg Sankey saying the league would consider it in the "near future."
Gonzaga's Nigel Williams-Goss, right, drives the ball against Saint Mary's Dane Pineau (22) and Joe Rahon, center, during the first half of an NCAA co
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Wolves
July 27
Jalen Suggs was a standout as Gonzaga made it to the NCAA title game last season.

Confident Suggs should be a top-five pick in NBA draft

Former Minnehaha Academy and Gonzaga star Jalen Suggs will be the highest choice from the state since Hibbing's Kevin McHale, a former Gopher, went third in 1980.
Olympics
July 25
Kelly Claes, right, of the United States and Tina Graudina of Latvia battled at the net during a women’s beach volleyball match at the Tokhyo Olympi

Olympic beach volleyball puts college stars on display

Beach volleyball's future was on display at the Shiokaze Park venue Monday morning for the Olympic debut of Americans Kelly Claes and Sarah Sponcil.
Gophers
July 24
“They make you earn everything you get,” Ohio State coach Ryan Day said of the Gophers.

In Indy, both Gophers, Ohio State point to opener

Minnesota will be host to the Buckeyes on Sept. 2, and coaches and players from both teams emphasized the importance of the game during Big Ten media days.
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Gophers
July 23
Indiana coach Tom Allen spoke to reporters during Big Ten Conference Media Days on Friday at Lucas Oil Stadium in Indianapolis.

Potential move of Texas, Oklahoma to SEC prompts intrigue at Big Ten media days

Conference coaches and officials are interested to see what happens with college football going forward.
Gophers
July 23
Big Ten Commissioner Kevin Warren spoke at Media Days on Thursday at Lucas Oil Stadium in Indianapolis.

Big Ten football title game could move to new venues, including U.S. Bank Stadium

All 10 of the league's championship games have been played in Indianapolis, but Commissioner Kevin Warren is considering rotating sites.
Gophers
July 22

Five takeaways from Thursday's Big Ten football media days session

Nebraska's Scott Frost expects improvement; Illinois' Bret Bielema believes he's matured as a coach.
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Sports
July 22

Suit: Activism got players tossed from women's college team

Eight women's college basketball players and a manager were kicked off the team at a private North Carolina university because they organized symposiums to discuss racism and social justice, a lawsuit says.
Gophers Football
July 21
Gophers coach P.J. Fleck took questions during the last Big Ten Football Media Days, in 2019 in Chicago.

Big Ten media days moves to bigger stage with all kinds of issues to discuss

P.J. Fleck speaks to the media this morning as the Big Ten takes its place in a vastly difference college football landscape.
Sports
July 20

Group licensing: A new way for college athletes to cash in

With college athletes able to profit from their fame for the first time, North Carolina opened a new path Tuesday for its players to cash in: group licensing for official Tar Heels merchandise.
Memphis wide receiver Tevin Jones (87) reaches for a pass in front of Tulsa cornerback Darrell Williams (6) in the first quarter of an NCAA college fo
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Colleges
July 20
SEC Commissioner Greg Sankey

SEC commissioner Sankey joins call for change in college athletics oversight

Southeastern Conference Commissioner Greg Sankey echoed the NCAA president's call for potential changes in how college athletics are governed Monday, though he did not endose a breakaway by the five most powerful leagues.
Sports
July 17

Column: No need for the NCAA in new world of college sports

It's taken way too long but, finally, Mark Emmert is speaking the truth. He's seen the future, and it doesn't include him or his colleagues at the NCAA.
Colleges
July 16
April 3, 1992 "Star Search" Ruth Werner, (far left, no camera.) Kelli Panning, Jamie Engelmann, and Stacy Albrecht 7th and 8th grade basketball player

1992 Final Four rocked Metrodome right after the Super Bowl left town

Little more than two months after the Super Bowl left town, the Final Four arrived. On today's Daily Delivery, Chip Scoggins and Michael Rand on why that weekend of basketball made such an impact.
Colleges
July 16
April 5, 1992 Michigan's Fab Five: Ray Jackson (21), Jalen Rose (5), Juwan Howard, Chris Webber (4), Jimmy King (24).  Jeff Wheeler, Minneapolis Star

When the Fab Five came to town and changed the game for good

Christian Laettner's Duke team won the NCAA title in the Metrodome 30 years ago. But until that happened, the spotlight was on Michigan's trailblazing Fab Five.
Colleges
July 16
Voshon Lenard had a little something extra for the Michigan Wolverines when they came to visit early in 1992.

Gophers made big statement vs. Michigan ahead of Fab Five's NCAA tourney run

The Fab Five was on their way to becoming rock stars, but Voshon Lenard, a Detroit native, stole the spotlight in the Barn.
Sports
July 14
Larry Nassar appears for his sentencing at Eaton County Circuit Court in Charlotte, Mich. on Wednesday, Jan. 31, 2018.

Watchdog: FBI mishandled Nassar-USA Gymnastics abuse case

The FBI made "fundamental" errors in investigating sexual abuse allegations against former USA Gymnastics national team doctor Larry Nassar and did not treat the case with the "utmost seriousness," the Justice Department's inspector general said Wednesday. More athletes said they were molested before the the FBI swung into action.
Sports
July 12

Penny Hardaway sees Larry Brown helping make Memphis better

Penny Hardaway has wanted Larry Brown to coach with him ever since he took over at his alma mater. Three years later, they have that chance at Memphis.
Colleges
July 12
Chet Holmgren.

Minnesota's Holmgren MVP as USA wins under-19 World Cup title

Former Minnehaha Academy standout Chet Holmgren had 10 points and five assists in the championship game and was named the tournament's top player.
Colleges
July 11
Athletic director Phil Esten has answered the phone and done roughly 999 other things during the school’s big jump to Division I.

Scoggins: Inside the incredible leap happening in St. Thomas sports

Recruiting, coaching staff, facilities, ticketing, sports medicine — you name it, St. Thomas is changing it. The Tommies are officially Division I now.