Tyler Johnson caught a touchdown pass during a nonconference game against Georgia Southern last season.

Big Ten cancels nonconference fall sports, warns of more moves ahead

"We may not have a college football season in the Big Ten," conference Commissioner Kevin Warren said, adding that Thursday's move was intended to create a better chance to play some games.

Minnesota's Class of 2022 loaded and attracting Pitino's attention

July 9
Minnesota's Class of 2022 loaded and attracting Pitino's attention
Five of the boys' basketball players who are ranked among Minnesota's 10 best high school juniors already have offers from the Gophers.

Big Ten athletes choosing not to compete this year won't lose scholarships

July 9
Gophers women's basketball guard Sara Scalia shot around on an empty court in September.
"We're honoring their scholarship 100 percent," Commissioner Kevin Warren said on Big Ten Network.
Coronavirus
July 10
Twins reliever Jorge Alacala threw during live batting practice Monday evening. The team started training camp last week.

Tracking the sports schedule: Latest on what's returning and when

Here are the latest updates on sports cancellations and postponements, and when the games may begin again.
Golf
July 10
Gophers golfer Flanagan wins Minn. State Open, gets invite to 3M Open

Gophers golfer Flanagan wins Minn. State Open, gets invite to 3M Open

Two Eagles — one early, one late — enabled the golfer from England to rally for the championship with a record round. Afterward, he got a surprise.
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.
Gophers
July 9

How Gophers fall sports teams will be affected by canceled nonconference games

Here's a look at the effects of Thursday's Big Ten announcement on the Gophers.
Gophers
July 9
For Minnesotan on Harvard's football team, future is suddenly murky

For Minnesotan on Harvard's football team, future is suddenly murky

With Ivy League sports postponed, Wilson said: "To definitively hear it … confirmed what we were all worried about and made things pretty sketchy for the future.”
Gophers
July 9
Gophers forward Sampo Ranta is still at home in his native Finland after finishing his spring semester online.

U president tries calming foreign athletes: 'We stand with our international students'

University of Minnesota President Joan Gabel e-mailed her faculty, students and staff Tuesday to address any fears, reminding them of the university's plan for a hybrid model of online and in-person classes this fall.
Gophers
July 7
Tamin Lipsey spun a ball on his finger while listening to coach Jay Fuhrmann during a D1 Minnesota practice.

AAU basketball stars weigh risk/reward of recruiting exposure in COVID-19 era

D1 Minnesota and others are filled with college prospects once again, as games finally resume. But it looks markedly different with restrictions surrounding the coronavirus.
Gophers
July 7

A look inside AAU basketball in Minnesota

Here are some of the top players with Minnesota connections.
Gophers
July 6
Snow removal can be a late-season task at TCF Bank Stadium. Move Gophers football season to the spring, and those fickle March snowstorms can affect t

College, prep football in spring is unpopular option, but may be heading that way

Pandemic may drive the switch, even while tradition -- and school coffers -- absorb a big hit.
Gophers
July 5
Gophers coach Richard Pitino

Gophers men's basketball team slowly assembles

During the pandemic, only a handful of players are present on campus. They're working out on their own, waiting for the rest of the roster to arrive.
Gophers
July 1
Jack Wassel and Patrick Fredrickson

Reusse: U baseball standouts plan on sticking around

Jack Wassel and Patrick Fredrickson went unselected in an abbreviated MLB draft and are aiming to win a Big Ten title in 2021 instead.
Coronavirus
July 1
Gophers student athletes will go through testing before participating in voluntary workouts.

Seven Gophers athletes have tested positive for COVID-19

The university tested 170 athletes returning to campus for voluntary workouts and Minnesota's results were in line with data reported by other Big Ten schools.
Gophers
July 1
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Sports cancellations starting to pile up among small colleges

Eleven Division III schools have announced they won't field teams during fall semester. More decisions will be made in the next few weeks.
Gophers
June 30

Ohio cornerback Tamarion Crumpley decommits from the Gophers

The Gophers 2021 class now has 15 members, still ranking 15th in the nation and fifth in the Big Ten, per 247Sports.com.
Gophers
June 30
Former Gophers coach Jerry Kill has now conquered the coronavirus, too

Former Gophers coach Jerry Kill has now conquered the coronavirus, too

The former Gophers football coach, who is now a special assistant at TCU and has battled an assortment of health issues, contracted the virus while going out to dinner.
Gophers
June 29
Center Grove (Ind.) High School junior Austin Booker.

Five notable players in the Gophers' 2021 class

A look at the high-profile names in the Gophers' 2021 football recruiting class.
Gophers
June 29
Gophers coach P.J. Fleck and his players celebrated their Jan. 1 Outback Bowl victory over Auburn.

U football recruits praise Fleck's approach through pandemic, unrest

Gophers football coach P.J. Fleck spoke with all of his players, including Class of 2021 recruits, after George Floyd's killing. Fleck also organized a video chat with the prospects and their parents.
Gophers
June 29
Gophers athletic director Mark Coyle hasn’t exactly waited patiently for athletes to return: “I wish everyone was back yesterday," he said.

Hartman: Coyle says university is ready for return of athletes

The list of athletic and medical experts the Gophers have to draw on is large because the University of Minnesota has such a well-respected academic roster
Vikings
June 29
Twins general manager Thad Levine, manager Rocco Baldelli and chief baseball officer Derek Falvey talked during spring training in February. All 13 of

Scoggins: Time for bold change among Minnesota's sports executives

Minnesota's sports leadership a largely homogeneous group of white people who run teams and programs that have a high percentage of athletes who are minorities. It's time to change that.
Golf
June 29
Gophers sports information director Otis J. Dypwick watched a fooball game in October 1961.

Reusse: Otis Dypwick, golf author, to be part of 2020 Hall of Fame class

Best known for his role publicizing Gophers sports, he also produced instructional golf books.
Gophers
June 27
Minnehaha Academy 7-foot center Chet Holmgren on Friday announced his seven finalists for college, with the Gophers among the contenders.

Minnehaha's Holmgren has U among finalists as his game and fame grows

The 7-foot Minnehaha Academy senior, who is rated the nation's top boys' basketball prospect in the upcoming senior class, has Minnesota among seven colleges that he's considering.