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.

Totino-Grace forward becomes second Minnesota hoops senior to pick Iowa State

July 27
Demarion Watson-Saulsberry played for the Grassroots Sizzle during the Minnesota Showcase tournament in Bloomington.
Demarion Watson was pursued earlier by the Gophers and made an unofficial visit this summer. He chose the Cyclones, who were winless in the Big 12 last season.

College Football Players Association aims to give athletes a collective voice

July 27
Former Gophers football player Pete Najarian is a member of the seven-member advisory board of the new College Football Players Association.
Amid ongoing changes in college athletics, the CFBPA wants players to have a role in decision-making regarding the sport.
Gophers
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Gophers senior Olson on Outland watch list

Guard Connor Olson joins center John Michael Schmitz (Rimington Trophy, top center) as Gophers offensive linemen named to preseason watch lists.
Wolves
July 27
Texas’ Jericho Sims (20) blocked the path of Abilene Christian’s Mahki Morris during an NCAA tournament game March 20 in Indianapolis.

Five Minnesotans have made themselves eligible for the NBA draft

Jalen Suggs, Jericho Sims, Matthew Hurt, McKinley Wright and Steffon Mitchell hope to hear their names called Thursday.
News, live video, more: Keep up with Minnesota's D-II and D-III teams
State college sports News, live video, more: Keep up with Minnesota's D-II and D-III teams
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Minnesota college sports goes well beyond the Gophers. Here's a guide to the conferences that include the state's Division II and Division III programs.
Olympics
July 26
Gymnasts from the United States, from left, Yul Moldauer, Samuel Mikulak, and Shane Wiskus watch teammate Brody Malone performing on the horizontal ba

Soaking in the moment, Wiskus and USA men fifth in team gymnastics

Shane Wiskus won't be bringing an Olympic medal back to Minnesota. But he said he'll still be bringing home something wonderful from Tokyo.
Olympics
July 26
From left, the winning U.S. men’s 4x100 freestyle relay team of Caeleb Dressel, Blake Pieroni, Bowe Becker and Zach Apple.

Former Gopher Becker wins gold in 4x100 freestyle swimming relay

Bowe Becker, a Big Ten champion in freestyle sprint events, handled the third leg for the U.S., which swam the third fastest time in history.
Gophers
July 26
Mack Motzko

Son of Gophers men's hockey coach Motzko dies in Orono crash

Mack Motzko, 20, died of injuries suffered in a car crash Saturday night in Orono that also killed another passenger. Police said that "alcohol and speed appear to be contributing factors."
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.
Wild
July 23
Chaz Lucius

Future Gopher Lucius taken 17th overall by Winnipeg in draft

After a season of uncertainty — in a year vital to his draft prospects — Chaz Lucius got a big payoff Friday night.
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.
Olympics
July 23
Former Gopher Shane Wiskus finished third in the all-around, second on parallel bars and third on high bar at the U.S. Olympic trials.

Former Gophers gymnast Wiskus to make Olympic debut

Shane Wiskus, from Spring Park, competes in the qualifying round Saturday, which determines the entrants for the team final, all-around final and event finals.
Gophers
July 23
Gophers running back Mohamed Ibrahim, speaking to reporters at Big Ten football media days, said it was time for the NCAA to end its restrictions on c

At Big Ten media days, players cheer their newfound financial freedom

College athletes such as Gophers running back Mohamed Ibrahim can now make money off their name, image and likeness, a development coaches are celebrating, too.
Gophers
July 23
University of Minnesota head coach P.J. Fleck speaks during an NCAA college football news conference.

Fleck: 'Significantly high number' of U football players have had vaccine

The team was hit hard by the coronavirus last year and is trying to avoid a repeat.
Gophers
July 22
Two current Gophers, forwards Grace Zumwinkle (left) and Abbey Murphy (18), were selected to play for the U.S. women’s hockey team Thursday.

Seven with Gophers ties make U.S. women's hockey team

Two current Gophers, forwards Grace Zumwinkle and Abbey Murphy, made the team.
Gophers
July 22
P.J. Fleck

'So great to be back.' Fleck shares enthusiasm for 2021 Gophers

P.J. Fleck predicted defensive lineman Boye Mafe would return to Lucas Oil Stadium — the site of Thursday's Big Ten media day — someday and dominate the NFL combine.
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.
Gophers
July 22
Minnesota Gophers quarterback Tanner Morgan (2) warmed up before Wednesday's game. 

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Scoggins: Knowing his purpose, QB Morgan ready to lead Gophers after father's death

Ted Morgan was so proud of his son — and it wasn't just because Tanner Morgan overcame long odds to become a standout Big Ten quarterback.
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.
Gophers
July 21
Sarah Bacon

Gophers diver Bacon named Big Ten female athlete of the year

Sarah Bacon has won four NCAA titles for the Gophers, including two this March.
Gophers Football
July 21
Ohio State coach Ryan Day, left, and running back Trey Sermon celebrated after the Buckeyes defeated Northwestern in the 2020 Big Ten Championship Gam

Buckeyes unanimous Big Ten football choice in media poll; Gophers back in pack

Minnesota will get a chance to make a statement when it opens the season with a home game against Ohio State on Sept. 2.
Gophers
July 21
The new-look Gophers men’s basketball team has offered about 30 players in the 2022 class, but they are still waiting for coach Ben Johnson’s firs

Gophers' Johnson trying to balance search for players this season, next

Seven seniors are lined up to play in 2021-22, which could result in a large 2022 freshman class.