Minnesota’s Shane Wiskus competes in the floor exercise during the NCAA men’s gymnastics championships Friday

Wiskus leads Gophers into men's gymnastics NCAA team finals

The Gophers rallied in the final two events of Friday's qualifying session to advance to Saturday's team finals, giving them one more day to compete together before the program shuts down.

Coming and going: Willis transferring back to Gophers; Mashburn lands at New Mexico

April 17
Payton Willis played for the Gophers two seasons ago.
Payton Willis spent last season at College of Charleston, and Jamal Mashburn Jr. is reuniting with former Gophers coach Richard Pitino.

St. Thomas, Augsburg postpone football game because of COVID-19 protocols

April 16
St. Thomas football coach Glenn Caruso
The Tommies will instead hold an intrasquad scrimmage, and Augsburg will face Martin Luther on Sunday in New Ulm.
Gophers
April 16
Ona Loper and Maya Hooten of Gophers gymnastics.

After strong start, Gophers women gymnasts shut out at NCAA meet

Chances of a team and individual titles were missed Friday in Fort Worth. Ona Loper and Maya Hooten both had strong performances but came up short.
Gophers Basketball
April 16
Parker Fox led Northern State in scoring the past two seasons. This season, he averaged 22.3 points and 9.9 rebounds per game.

Stepping up: Division II All American Fox chooses Gophers

Parker Fox, who is from Mahtomedi, will try to prove he can play at a higher level by returning home after he committed Thursday night to play for the U.
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Colleges
April 16
The new Gophers men’s basketball coach Ben Johnson

Gophers, Tommies to benefit from NCAA's new transfer rule

Expected to be made official later this month, the rule has already yielded two former Twin Cities prep basketball stars for St. Thomas and aided new U basketball coach Ben Johnson.
Gophers
April 16
The Gophers volleyball team swept Georgia Tech on Thursday night in Omaha in the second round of the NCAA tournament.

Gophers volleyball sweeps Georgia Tech in NCAA opener

The third-seeded Gophers got off to a strong start to the postseason Thursday with a 25-19, 25-21, 25-18 victory.
Gophers
April 15
Gophers men’s gymnastics coach Mike Burns celebrated a clean dismount by Ben Eyles off the high bar during a meet against Iowa in January. Both the

Coach sees opportunity as an era ends in Gophers men's gymnastics

The 118-year run of men's gymnastics as a varsity program is ending this weekend, cut by an athletic department wrestling with a budget deficit. Here's what's next.
Gophers
April 15
Gophers senior Lexy Ramler enters the NCAA championships with a score that is tied for second in the all-around competition.

U senior Ramler seeks golden finish at NCAA gymnastics championships

Lexy Ramler has rewritten the Gophers record book and will try to add a national championship this weekend.
Gophers
April 15
Gophers coach P.J. Fleck led the team onto the field for the 2017 spring game at TCF Bank Stadium.

Gophers set spring football game for May 1, quickly announce 10,000-fan sellout

Two hours after announcing the free tickets were available online, the Gophers said they were sold out and directed fans to a waiting list.
Gophers
April 15
Shane Wiskus

Gophers' Wiskus wins Nissen-Emery Award as nation's top senior gymnast

Shane Wiskus, of Spring Park, was given the award — which goes to the top college senior in his sport — during a virtual ceremony Thursday. He is the fifth Gophers gymnast to win it
Gophers Basketball
April 15
Theo John averaged 8.2 points and 5.2 rebounds in 26 games last season for Marquette.

U contacts ex-Champlin Park star Theo John, who's been at Marquette

The Marquette senior heard from the Gophers after entering the NCAA transfer portal this week. He is deciding whether to play one more college season.
Gophers
April 15

NCAA men's gymnastics championships at a glance

Twelve teams and 33 individual qualifiers will compete in two qualifying sessions Friday at Maturi Pavilion.
Gophers
April 15

NCAA Women's gymnastics championships at a glance

The Gophers will be competing at the national meet, starting Friday in Fort Worth.
Gophers
April 14
Stephanie Samedy

Statistics don't come close to explaining what Samedy brings U volleyball

Stephanie Samedy was a standout from the start in her Gophers career but has continued to evolve and puts up big numbers. She also is one of the team's calming leaders.
Gophers
April 14

Gophers volleyball NCAA gameday

The No. 3 Gophers (15-2) hope to continue the momentum from the end of their regular season, when they dropped only one set in a four-match win streak.
Gophers
April 14
Gadiva Hubbard

Hubbard, Bagwell-Katalinich opt to return to U women's basketball

Gophers women's basketball players Gadiva Hubbard and Laura Bagwell-Katalinich both will be returning for an additional year of competition next season, the program announced.
Colleges
April 14
Opposite hitter Stephanie Samedy is one reason the Gophers, seeded third, are one of the tournament favorites. The 6-2 senior led the Big Ten in kills

Gophers volleyball seeded third in one-site, 48-team NCAA tournament

The NCAA women's volleyball championships begin Wednesday in Omaha with a reduced field, a new format and a dash of controversy. The Gophers play Thursday.
Gophers
April 13
Gophers coach Lindsay Whalen has a new option at center for next season.

Former Edina standout Bailey Helgren joining Gophers as graduate transfer from Kansas

The 6-5 center will be eligible to play for the Gophers this coming season.
Randball
April 13
Dave Thorson

Thorson brings instant in-state recruiting credibility to U men's basketball

The longtime DeLaSalle coach won nine state titles in 23 years. More importantly, he has the relationships in the state of Minnesota that will help the Gophers make more inroads in recruiting.
Sports
April 13
Podcast: La Velle E. Neal III and U assistant Dave Thorson on Daily Delivery

Podcast: La Velle E. Neal III and U assistant Dave Thorson on Daily Delivery

Columnist La Velle E. Neal III joined Daily Delivery to talk through his piece on three postponed Minnesota home games Monday. Later on, new Gophers men's basketball assistant coach Dave Thorson was on to talk about his career path and hopes for in-state recruiting.
Gophers
April 12
Dave Thorson coached DeLaSalle in 2016 before returning to the college ranks as an assistant under Niko Medved.

Stars align as Dave Thorson returns to Gophers with former pupil Ben Johnson

DeLaSalle icon returns to Gophers to coach with his former pupil, Ben Johnson.
Gophers
April 12
Gophers men’s basketball coach Ben Johnson.

Ben Johnson speaks with Gophers players about Daunte Wright's shooting death

"Our guys are obviously old enough to drive and will be in cars and out in the streets in the city."