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Tubby Smith: “I had early stages of prostate cancer”

Published May 11, 2011

Gophers men's basketball coach Tubby Smith released a statement today saying that he was diagnosed with prostate cancer last year. The statement is copied below. “Amid speculation I want to make it aware...

Illness and injury take their toll on performance in Madison

Published May 2, 2011

Coach Wendy Davis compared the Gophers rowing team to the Minnesota Twins. Right now, thatâÄôs not a good thing. Minnesota competed against Wisconsin, and due partly to illnesses and injuries,...

Ralph Sampson III declares for NBA draft

Published April 28, 2011

Gophers center Ralph Sampson III was among 89 players on the 2011 NBA draft early-entry list released by the league today. Sampson has until May 8 to withdraw from the draft pool and can return to Minnesota...

Times always dropping, Gophers looking to make a run at Badgers

Published April 28, 2011

When the Gophers rowing team saw Wisconsin three weeks ago, the Badgers were the much faster team. But Minnesota has finally had consecutive days âÄî even weeks âÄî of practicing on open...

Kill: Infant steps taken, onto summer

Kill: Infant steps taken, onto summer

Published April 25, 2011

Head coach Jerry Kill wasnâÄôt hesitant to call SaturdayâÄôs spring football game the GophersâÄô 15th practice. The team scrimmaged for 80 minutes, didnâÄôt have punts or...

Gray feeling comfortable as face of football program

Gray feeling comfortable as face of football program

Published April 25, 2011

MarQueis Gray didnâÄôt take many hits during spring football practice, but when the 2011 season comes around, he said he wonâÄôt avoid contact. âÄúIf itâÄôs me and that...

Jerry Kill: A party animal at heart

Published April 21, 2011

The Gophers football team held its "Field Frenzy" for students at Thursday's spring practice, and coach Jerry Kill addressed the students who braved the cold to watch the team. Kill told students he needed...

Long snapper wrestles with dual roles

Long snapper wrestles with dual roles

Published April 21, 2011

Jake Filkins loves MinnesotaâÄôs football season because he can eat whatever he wants. The two-sport athlete doesnâÄôt have the same luxury during the GophersâÄô wrestling season. Filkins,...

Finding its rhythm, defense outplays offense at Tuesday’s practice

Published April 20, 2011

The GophersâÄô defense just needed to slow down a little bit before it could speed things up in spring ball. With about two-thirds of the new playbook installed, defensive coordinator Tracy Claeys...

The O-Line, Limegrover’s second family

The O-Line, Limegrover’s second family

Published April 19, 2011

Gophers offensive coordinator Matt Limegrover knows how to coach offensive linemen because itâÄôs all heâÄôs ever done. Since playing on the line at the University of Chicago in the late...

Second varsity eight wins twice in blustery Boston

Published April 18, 2011

MinnesotaâÄôs second varsity eight rowing boat had an impressive weekend, fighting off tough weather and strong competition to win both its heats at the Charles River Challenge in Boston. The GophersâÄô...

After week of open water practice, Gophers believe times will drop

Published April 14, 2011

  The Minnesota rowing team wonâÄôt even be in Boston until Thursday night, but the Gophers already feel somewhat disrespected by their opponents in this weekendâÄôs Charles River...

Tubby shores up team with JC recruits

Published April 14, 2011

  The Gophers menâÄôs basketball team announced the signing of two players for the 2011-12 season during the late signing period Wednesday. Guard Julian Welch and forward Andre Ingram will...

McKnight injured at Tuesday practice

McKnight injured at Tuesday practice

Published April 13, 2011

Minnesota wide receiver DaâÄôJon McKnight limped around the field with a bag of ice around his left knee after injuring it midway through practice Tuesday. Although head coach Jerry Kill didnâÄôt...

On open water, Minnesota struggles

Published April 11, 2011

A weekend trip to East Lansing, Mich. for the Minnesota rowing team was filled with ups and downs. Unfortunately for the Gophers, though, most of the ups came Friday when the team practiced fully on water...

Trip to Michigan offers Gophers relief from that ‘hamsters in a wheel’ feeling

Published April 7, 2011

The Gophers rowing team hasnâÄôt competed in three weeks, but as the women look ahead to this weekendâÄôs meet against Michigan and Michigan State, theyâÄôre excited just to practice. Lakes...

Rust to shed, Royston back on field

Rust to shed, Royston back on field

Published April 6, 2011

Before the Gophers played Wisconsin last season, senior safety Kim Royston said he felt 99.8 percent healthy and would be a âÄúgame-time decisionâÄù to play against his former team. That...

Slechta qualifies for NCAA tourney, Gophers miss by slim margin

Published April 5, 2011

Freshman gymnast Kayla Slechta set a pretty high bar this weekend. And it wasnâÄôt one on which she had to perform during this weekendâÄôs NCAA regional meet. After four strong performances,...

On vault, Chase is first-team All-Big 10

On vault, Chase is first-team All-Big 10

Published April 4, 2011

Though the Gophers menâÄôs gymnastics team finished fifth at the Big Ten championships, the team left with a bit of a pick-me-up thanks to Zack Chase. The freshman hit two vault routines good enough...

Gray making strong case for top QB

Published April 4, 2011

Six practices into spring football, MarQueis Gray has done nothing short of blow other players away in what is supposedly a quarterback competition. He completes more passes than others vying for the position,...

Women head to regionals; men compete in Big Tens

Women head to regionals; men compete in Big Tens

Published March 31, 2011

The three competing seniors on the Gophers womenâÄôs gymnastics team know the stakes at this weekendâÄôs NCAA regional. ItâÄôs essentially win, finish second or go home. âÄúI...

Coach Kill’s letter to fans

Published March 30, 2011

For whatever reason, I put my name on the sign-in sheet on the first day of Gophers spring football practice. Coach Jerry Kill said he would be sending a signed letter to everyone on the list, and I received...

Familiar faces, and especially Cooper, stand out in first full-contact practice

Familiar faces, and especially Cooper, stand out in first full-contact practice

Published March 30, 2011

Keanon Cooper weighs about 170 pounds less than Johnathan Ragoo, so when the two lined up across from each other to see who could push the other one further off the line, some people at Gophers spring...

Kill’s approach is new, with fans too

Kill’s approach is new, with fans too

Published March 28, 2011

After SaturdayâÄôs spring football practice, head coach Jerry Kill delayed talking to the media for about a half hour. It wasnâÄôt intentional. He was too busy talking to some of the 200...

Reports: Junior Colton Iverson granted release from Gophers

Reports: Junior Colton Iverson granted release from Gophers

Published March 28, 2011

Junior center Colton Iverson has been granted a release from the Gophers menâÄôs basketball team, according to several reports. The team has yet to announce the news, but Iverson confirmed he is...

Report: Gophers center Colton Iverson granted release

Published March 26, 2011

Junior Colton Iverson has been granted a release from the Minnesota men's basketball team, according to a report from James Cimburek of the Yankton Press & Dakotan in South Dakota. Cimburek cited an...

Gophers cancel rowing meet against Iowa

Published March 25, 2011

Due to weather restrictions, the Gophers rowing team has cancelled its upcoming dual against Iowa. Minnesota was set to travel to Iowa City to compete against the Hawkeyes, but cold and wind has forced...

Kill starts fast-paced spring football practice

Published March 25, 2011

The Gophers football team started spring practice Thursday, and first-year coach Jerry Kill didn't hold any punches. He sped up the tempo, demanding that the players worked through every whistle, and he...

All must earn play, even Gray, says Kill

Published March 24, 2011

Jerry Kill has learned quite a bit about the Gophers football team he inherited in December. And although the new head coach will learn even more when spring practice begins, some players might not have...

Rowers run aground by spring floods

Rowers run aground by spring floods

Published March 24, 2011

While families and businesses around the Twin Cities brace for the upcoming spring floods, the University of Minnesota campus is expected to avoid any significant damage âÄî apart from having a...

Legendary football coach Murray Warmath dies at 98

Published March 21, 2011

He had a sense of humor that matched his infectious smile. He loved quail hunting and fishing. But Murray Warmath, who died at the age of 98 at his Bloomington, Minn., residence Wednesday night, will forever...

Though rumors swirl, Tubby stays put

Published March 21, 2011

The rumors have started again. Will Tubby Smith stay or go? If the coachâÄôs words following MinnesotaâÄôs first-round exit from the Big Ten tournament hold any merit, heâÄôs not...

Finally on open water, boats have strong showing vs. Tennessee

Published March 21, 2011

The Gophers rowing team spent the duration of spring break in Tennessee, starting with two scrimmages, before opening the spring season. Despite being relegated to rowing machines because the Mississippi...

Former Gophers football coach Murray Warmath dies at 98

Published March 16, 2011

Murray Warmath, the last coach to lead the Gophers football team to a Rose Bowl, died of natural causes at his Bloomington home Wednesday night. He was 98. Warmath coached in two Rose Bowls at Minnesota...

Reports: PG Julian Welch commits to Gophers

Published March 13, 2011

Looking ahead to the 2011-12 season, Tubby Smith wasn't content with the point guard position, so he went out and found another one. According to multiple reports, junior college point guard Julian Welch...

Michigans Tim Hardaway, Jr. follows the ball during his teams 68-61 loss to Ohio State on Saturday at the Big Ten tournament in Indianapolis.

Michigan’s fight impressive in defeat

Published March 12, 2011

INDIANAPOLIS -- Down by 17 to No. 1 Ohio State with less than 4 minutes to play, Michigan assistant coach Bacari Alexander told the players to keep fighting. The Wolverines listened, and a 3-pointer from...

Ohio States freshmen unfazed

Ohio State’s freshmen unfazed

Published March 11, 2011

INDIANAPOLIS âÄì Keep pulling the trigger. ThatâÄôs the message Ohio State freshman Jared Sullinger said his father gives him to handle the pressure. Sullinger and the Buckeyes have only...

Tubby Smith reflecting on what went wrong for the Gophers

Published March 11, 2011

After the Gophers men’s basketball team lost to Northwestern, 75-65, in the first round of the Big Ten tournament Thursday, one reporter asked coach Tubby Smith about the direction of the program. In...

Live: Big Ten tournnament: Gophers vs. Northwestern

Published March 10, 2011

Gophers vs. Northwestern

Gophers one and done at Big Ten tournament

Published March 10, 2011

INDIANAPOLIS âÄì A few weeks ago, the Gophers menâÄôs basketball team thought a first-round exit in the NCAA tournament would be a disappointment. After losing 10 of 11 games, Minnesota...

Still no Al, but in need of Big 10 title

Still no Al, but in need of Big 10 title

Published March 10, 2011

Despite entering on a five-game losing streak, the Gophers menâÄôs basketball team has recent history on its side heading into the Big Ten tournament. Minnesota hasnâÄôt lost a first round...

An illustrious career, to be continued

An illustrious career, to be continued

Published March 9, 2011

HeâÄôs not fast enough. HeâÄôs not strong enough. HeâÄôs nothing but a shooter. He wonâÄôt make it at a big-time Division I basketball program. The critics have yet to stop...

Mbakwe earns second-team All-Big Ten honors

Published March 8, 2011

After leading the league in rebounding in his first season with the Gophers, junior forward Trevor Mbakwe earned a spot on the All-Big Ten second team from both coaches and the media, the conference announced...

Newly hired McCutcheon says hi, bye for 18 months

Published March 7, 2011

Newly hired Gophers volleyball head coach Hugh McCutcheon visited the Twin Cities this weekend to meet with the team face-to-face for the first time. The future coach also learned what he can and cannot...

Gophers sophomore Rodney Williams goes for a layup against Penn State Sunday in the Williams Arena. Gophers lost to Penn State by 3 points.

Skid at 5, airball encapsulates woes

Published March 7, 2011

Ralph SampsonâÄôs shot defined the end of the regular season. With 31.3 seconds left in the game and 21 ticks left on the shot clock, the junior forwardâÄôs 3-point attempt fell short and...

Live: Gophers men’s basketball vs. Penn State

Published March 6, 2011

Gophers vs. Penn State

On the road, another lead evaporates

Published March 3, 2011

EVANSTON, Ill. âÄî Grab a lead in the second half, lose focus and watch the season slip away. ItâÄôs becoming the common trend of the Minnesota menâÄôs basketball team. In another...

Live: Gophers men’s basketball at Northwestern

Published March 3, 2011

Gophers at Northwestern

Lineup shakeup possible in Evanston

Lineup shakeup possible in Evanston

Published March 2, 2011

With the Gophers menâÄôs basketball teamâÄôs season stumbling toward a disappointing finish, head coach Tubby Smith is considering making a change to the starting lineup. Freshman Maverick...

Live: Gophers men’s basketball vs. Michigan

Published February 26, 2011

Gophers vs. Michigan

Gophers let another game slip away

Gophers let another game slip away

Published February 26, 2011

They missed passes. They missed defensive assignments. And numerous times during the final minutes of SaturdayâÄôs game, the Gophers menâÄôs basketball team missed the rim. Now, after a...

Roster depleted, intense practices become tougher

Roster depleted, intense practices become tougher

Published February 24, 2011

Once February rolls around, many menâÄôs college basketball teams turn up the intensity in practice hoping it can translate into crucial games down the stretch. The Gophers, with just eight healthy...

RB coach Thomas Hammock leaving for Wisconsin

Published February 24, 2011

Thomas Hammock, the last remaining coach from the Tim Brewster era, is leaving the Gophers football program, Jerry Kill announced Wednesday. Hammock, 29, has served as the running backs coach for Minnesota...

Gophers junior forward Trevor Mbakwe tussels with Spartans junior forward Delvon Roe Tuesday at Williams Arena.  The Spartans defeated the Gophers 53 to 48.

8-point lead evaporates in latest loss

Published February 23, 2011

It was right there. With 4 minutes, 31 seconds to play, the Gophers had a 47-39 lead and a chance to beat Michigan State in a regular season game for the first time since 2006. Instead, they scored just...

Live: Gophers men’s basketball vs. Michigan State

Published February 23, 2011

Gophers vs. Michigan State

Tubby Smith upset with vulgar chants

Published February 22, 2011

Listen up, Williams Arena student section. Gophers men's basketball coach Tubby Smith has a message for you. "The spirit you bring to the Barnyard pumps up our student-athletes and gives our team a competitive...

Bubble U: Mich. St. now a must-win

Bubble U: Mich. St. now a must-win

Published February 22, 2011

Tubby Smith hasnâÄôt looked at the bubble predictions or bracketology. He doesnâÄôt need to read the cockamamie analyses of the Gophers menâÄôs basketball team to know where it...

Tourney hopes in limbo after loss

Tourney hopes in limbo after loss

Published February 21, 2011

The heat is officially on for the Minnesota menâÄôs basketball team. After an impressive all-around thumping of Iowa last week appeared to put the Gophers back on track, Minnesota went to Penn...

Ralph Sampson III takes a jump shot on Sunday against Iowa at Hawkeye-Carver arena.

Sampson channeling inner guard for trip to Penn St.

Published February 17, 2011

And for the Gophers, at guard, from Duluth, Ga., standing 6-foot-11, Ralph Sampson III. Wait a minute âĦ a 6-11 guard? When point guard Al Nolen went down with a foot injury, Blake Hoffarber...

Behind Puga, Gophers women’s golf finishes strong at UCF Challenge

Published February 16, 2011

The Gophers women's golf team had a record-setting day as it claimed the lowest round of any team on Tuesday (286) to finish third in the UCF Challenge at RedTail Golf Club in Sorrento, Fla. Coastal Carolina...

Sophomore Rodney Williams shoots a layup Sunday against Iowa at Carver-Hawkeye Arena.

Gophers grow up quickly, beat Iowa

Published February 14, 2011

IOWA CITY, Iowa âÄì Oh, how quickly boys grow up. Just days after Minnesota menâÄôs basketball coach Tubby Smith referred to some of his players as âÄúboysâÄù instead of...

Live: Gophers men’s basketball at Iowa

Published February 14, 2011

Gophers at Iowa

Live: Gophers men’s basketball vs. Illinois

Published February 11, 2011

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Shot at momentum starts with Illini

Shot at momentum starts with Illini

Published February 10, 2011

All the talk surrounding the Gophers menâÄôs basketball teamâÄôs loss of Al Nolen has become repetitive. How do you replace a starting point guard? How do you account for his defense? Is...

Gophers lose fourth straight; Smith questions work ethic

Gophers lose fourth straight; Smith questions work ethic

Published February 10, 2011

Tubby Smith was not happy on Thursday night. Following the Gophers' 71-62 loss to Illinois at Williams Arena, the coach acknowledged that he can't âÄújust wave a magic wand" to fix their problems. This...

Former Gophers linebackers still chasing NFL dreams

Former Gophers linebackers still chasing NFL dreams

Published February 8, 2011

DonâÄôt tell the NCAA, but three former Minnesota football players might have been guilty of gambling. The wager? Whoever among the GophersâÄô three senior linebackers in 2009 âÄî...

Ohio State freshman Jared Sullinger shoots a layup on Sunday at the Williams Arena.  Sullinger, finishing with 18 points and 13 rebounds, lead Ohio State to an 82-69 victory over the Gophers.

No. 1 Buckeyes outclass flat Gophers

Published February 7, 2011

Before the Minnesota menâÄôs basketball game Sunday, the 18th-ranked Gophers looked focused, concentrating on a difficult matinee at Williams Arena against a cool, calm and collected Ohio State...

Live: Gophers men’s basketball vs. No. 1 Ohio State

Published February 6, 2011

Gophers vs. Ohio State

Conference slips in national recruiting ranks

Published February 3, 2011

The Minnesota football teamâÄôs 2011 signing day roster might not look glorious, but on paper, the Gophers arenâÄôt exactly far behind the rest of the Big Ten. With another national signing...

Furious comeback, then a botched final play; Gophers fall by three to Indiana

Furious comeback, then a botched final play; Gophers fall by three to Indiana

Published February 3, 2011

Blake Hoffarber made a name for himself in the college ranks when, as a freshman, he hit an unbelievable last-second shot to beat Indiana in the Big Ten tournament in 2008. The GophersâÄô senior...

Gophers could be in for a slippery test at Indiana

Gophers could be in for a slippery test at Indiana

Published February 1, 2011

The next Gophers menâÄôs basketball game could be an icy test âÄî both literally and figuratively. The 18th-ranked Gophers made it safely to Indiana on Tuesday afternoon, fighting off a...

Live: No. 16 Gophers at No. 12 Purdue

Published January 29, 2011

Gophers at Purdue

Gophers fall to Purdue in second-half blowout

Gophers fall to Purdue in second-half blowout

Published January 29, 2011

WEST LAFAYETTE, Ind. -- Entering SaturdayâÄôs game against the Gophers menâÄôs basketball team, Purdue guard Lewis Jackson said he wanted to âÄúbullyâÄù Blake Hoffarber. After...

Wildcats claw back twice, but Minnesota hangs on

Wildcats claw back twice, but Minnesota hangs on

Published January 27, 2011

As it has done all season, the Minnesota menâÄôs basketball team was unfazed by its latest wave of adversity. The 16th-ranked Gophers overcame the loss of starting point guard Al Nolen to beat...

Live: Gophers men’s basketball vs. Northwestern

Published January 27, 2011

Gophers vs. Northwestern

Minnesota may employ point guard by committee

Minnesota may employ point guard by committee

Published January 26, 2011

When Al Nolen landed on someoneâÄôs foot âÄî heâÄôs not sure whose âÄî during MinnesotaâÄôs win at Michigan on Saturday, he knew immediately something was wrong. âÄúI...

Gophers guard Al Nolen to undergo foot surgery

Published January 24, 2011

This isn't how Al Nolen's envisioned his senior season. The guard and captain for the 16th-ranked Gophers will undergo surgery on Wednesday to repair a broken right foot, coach Tubby Smith said Monday...

Gophers guard Al Nolen out indefinitely

Gophers guard Al Nolen out indefinitely

Published January 24, 2011

This isn't how Al Nolen's envisioned his senior season. The guard and captain for the 16th-ranked Gophers will undergo surgery on Wednesday to put a pin in his broken right foot, coach Tubby Smith announced...

Without Nolen, Gophers avoid road upset

Without Nolen, Gophers avoid road upset

Published January 24, 2011

Al Nolen has been playing through a right foot injury for much of the season, so when he sat out Saturday after landing awkwardly on his right ankle in the first half, it wasnâÄôt much of a surprise. How...

Report: DT Jewhan Edwards no longer with Gophers

Published January 23, 2011

Gophers junior defensive tackle Jewhan Edwards is no longer in school, according to a report from 1500 ESPN claiming that head coach Jerry Kill announced the news on WCCO this morning. Edwards started...

Mbakwe pleads not guilty to misdemeanor charge

Published January 20, 2011

Gophers men's basketball player Trevor Mbakwe pleaded not guilty to a charge of violating a harassment restraining order on Thursday. The Big Ten's leading rebounder was arrested on Jan. 12 after sending...

In the Big Ten, theres no such thing as a sure thing

In the Big Ten, there’s no such thing as a sure thing

Published January 20, 2011

A quick look at the Penn State menâÄôs basketball teamâÄôs latest results should strike fear into the Gophers. Minnesota doesnâÄôt play the boys from University Park, Pa. this weekend,...

Minnesota Timberwolves Kevin Love, left, is congratulated by Michael Beasley after a shot in the second half of an NBA basketball game Friday, Nov. 12, 2010 in Minneapolis. Love scored 31 points and had 31 rebounds while Beasley scored 35 to lead the Timberwolves in their 112-103 win over the New York Knicks.  (AP Photo/Jim Mone)

Young Wolves living as pros at a college age

Published January 19, 2011

Kevin Love and Michael Beasley sit side-by-side in a Minneapolis gym. Suddenly, Love does the unthinkable. He stands up and hits Beasley in the face, at a speed somewhere between a slap and a smack. âÄúHe...

Gophers avoid letdown to beat Iowa

Gophers avoid letdown to beat Iowa

Published January 16, 2011

In a game of runs, the Gophers menâÄôs basketball team simply had too much fire power as it beat rival Iowa, 69-59, before a sellout crowd at Williams Arena on Sunday. With the win, the Gophers...

A tumultous month begins to look up

A tumultous month begins to look up

Published January 16, 2011

Last week the Minnesota menâÄôs basketball team was in a state of turmoil. Minnesota had lost three of four games after falling to No. 2 Ohio State on Sunday, Jan. 9. The next day, Trevor Mbakwe...

Hoffarber carries Gophers past No. 8 Purdue

Published January 13, 2011

Before the Gophers menâÄôs basketball game Thursday, there were two questions on many peopleâÄôs mind. The first was how long Trevor Mbakwe would be on the bench at the beginning...

Apologetic Mbakwe will not start Thursday’s game vs. Purdue

Published January 12, 2011

Gophers forward Trevor Mbakwe will begin ThursdayâÄôs game against No. 8 Purdue on the bench as part of his punishment for being arrested Monday after violating a restraining order. Mbakwe sent...

Tubby Smith on Mbakwe: “We have made the decision not to suspend him”

Published January 11, 2011

The University has announced that Trevor Mbakwe, the Gophers forward arrested Monday for violating a restraining order filed in 2009, will be allowed to play in Thursday's game against No. 8 Purdue. The...

Update: Gophers’ Trevor Mbakwe arrested after violating restraining order

Published January 11, 2011

Junior forward Trevor Mbakwe was arrested Monday for violating a restraining order filed in by his former girlfriend in 2009. Mbakwe was released on bail Monday evening, but the case is being investigated...

Gophers miss last-second chance at upset bid

Published January 9, 2011

ThatâÄôs not what Tubby Smith drew up. The Gophers menâÄôs basketball team had a chance to bring a game against No. 2 Ohio State to overtime, but trailing 67-64 with 15.1 seconds left,...

Gophers overcome first-half deficit to win without Devoe Joseph

Published January 4, 2011

The distraction was clearly on the Gophers menâÄôs basketball teamâÄôs mind. The Gophers were playing just hours after reports surfaced that Devoe Joseph, their sixth man, would be leaving...

Spartans use second half run to drop Gophers

Spartans use second half run to drop Gophers

Published December 31, 2010

If the Minnesota menâÄôs basketball teamâÄôs 71-62 loss to No. 20 Michigan State Friday proved one thing, itâÄôs that the Gophers are lost without Trevor Mbakwe. The junior scored...

Forward Rodney Williams attempts a basket Saturday afternoon at Williams Arena.

Two Minnesotans carry Wisconsin over No. 14 Gophers

Published December 28, 2010

The Gophers menâÄôs basketball team controlled the boards all game, but WisconsinâÄôs Jon Leuer grabbed the most crucial rebound of TuesdayâÄôs Big Ten opener. With the Badgers...

Junior forward/center Ralph Sampson III plays against Eastern Kentucky Saturday at Williams Arena.

Gophers use late charge to pull away from Jackrabbits

Published December 23, 2010

Before the Minnesota menâÄôs basketball game against South Dakota State Thursday, coach Tubby Smith said he didnâÄôt think the Gophers needed a blowout victory heading into Big Ten play. He...

Vikings feel right at home at TCF Bank Stadium

Vikings feel right at home at TCF Bank Stadium

Published December 21, 2010

One of few similarities between TCF Bank Stadium and the Metrodome is that when the Minnesota Vikings look up in either stadium, all they see is white. Their indoor home since 1982 features a white Teflon...

Live: Vikings host the Bears at TCF Bank Stadium

Published December 21, 2010

Vikings vs. Bears

Kill announces new coaching hires

Published December 20, 2010

Jerry Kill wasted no time settling most of coaching staff after Northern Illinois played its bowl game on Saturday. The Minnesota athletics department announced the hiring of five new assistants to the...

Gophers use second-half rally to drop Akron

Gophers use second-half rally to drop Akron

Published December 15, 2010

Tubby Smith loves to play golf, so he knows there are no pictures on the scorecard. His No. 21 Minnesota menâÄôs basketball team is lucky the same idea holds true on the hardwood. After shooting...

Charity stripe hasnt been rewarding experience for Gophers

Charity stripe hasn’t been rewarding experience for Gophers

Published December 14, 2010

  Free throws are fairly simple. Stand behind the line painted 15 feet from the basket, bend your knees and try to push the ball straight toward the hoop. Add a little arc, and youâÄôve got...

** ADVANCE FOR WEEKEND EDITIONS AUG. 20 - 21 ** Southern Illinois University-Carbondale head football coach Jerry Kill talks with his players following practice on the campus, Carbondale, Ill., Tuesday, Aug. 9, 2005. Kill has lead his football team to back-to-back 10-2 seasons and the Salukis were ranked atop the Division 1-AA for several weeks last year and are again favored to win the conference and vie for their first national title in 22 years. (AP Photo/James A. Finley)

Kill handling transition well

Published December 12, 2010

Jerry Kill is beginning to feel comfortable in Minnesota, and if SaturdayâÄôs menâÄôs basketball game was any indication, Gophers fans are starting to take a liking to the new football...