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Live Blog: Gophers Softball v. Purdue

May 2, 2010

The Gophers seek their first win since March 27 in a Sunday afternoon contest against Purdue, which stole nine bases in a 7-0 win on Saturday. Minnesota enters on a 12-game losing streak, which matches...

Minnesota freshman Alex Davis makes an error while Purdue steals 2nd base on Sunday at Jane Sage Cowles Stadium.

Purdue runs past falling Gophers

May 2, 2010

The Gophers softball team struggled to stop an aggressive base-running opponent this weekend and Minnesota played catch-up just as it has in recent weeks. Purdue used its speed throughout a 7-0, 11-2 sweep...

Dorle climbing up learning curve

Dorle climbing up learning curve

April 28, 2010

Like many of her young Gophers softball teammates, Kari Dorle has been learning this year. The freshman catcher appears to be one of the players who will form the programâÄôs foundation for the...

Gophers linebacker, lineman sign with N.Y. teams

April 27, 2010

University of Minnesota linebacker Lee Campbell, the team's leading tackler last season, has signed a free-agent contract with the New York Giants of the National Football League, the Gophers announced...

Undrafted Gophers reach deals with NFL teams

April 26, 2010

For a handful of former Gophers football players, their hopes for a professional career did not end along with last weekendâÄôs National Football League draft. The team had announced by Monday...

Junior Deleon Eskridge during a scrimmage at TCF Bank Stadium in April. Eskridge finished with 12 carries for 40 yards Thursday night against Middle Tennessee State.

RBs still fighting for starting job

April 25, 2010

Gophers football coach Tim Brewster wants to see more from his running backs. While he hopes for more production from the Big TenâÄôs worst rushing offense the last two seasons, Brewster is also...

Sweep sends Minn. to 11th straight loss

Sweep sends Minn. to 11th straight loss

April 25, 2010

For the second straight weekend, the Gophers softball team struggled to find offense in a tight first game and then failed to out-slug their opponent in a rematch. The result was another two-game sweep,...

Cory Joseph turns down offer from Gophers

April 24, 2010

 Top men's basketball recruit Cory Joseph has turned down a scholarship offer to play at Minnesota, according to reports by the Star Tribune and Rivals.com. Joseph, the third-ranked point guard and...

Gophers announce signing of fourth recruit

April 21, 2010

The Gophers men's basketball program has signed a fourth 2010 recruit to a National Letter of Intent, the team announced on Wednesday. Oto Osenieks, a native of Riga, Latvia, is a senior forward at Brehm...

Gophers hope to stop losing streak against Ohio St.

Gophers hope to stop losing streak against Ohio St.

April 21, 2010

Midway through the Big Ten softball season, the Gophers are having their resiliency tested. The Gophers play at No. 23 Ohio State as they try to snap a nine-game losing streak, which matches their longest...

Report: Gophers to add Latvian forward

April 19, 2010

Minnesota is expected to add the fourth member of its 2010 recruiting class on Monday, according to a report by the Pioneer Press. Oto Osenieks, a 6-foot, 9-inch, 210-pound Latvian forward who attended...

Sophomore pitcher Alissa Koch pitched all 14 innings of the Gophers' losses to Indiana at Jane Sage Cowles Stadium this weekend. Koch now has a 0-15 record this season.

Slide continues as Minn. falls to Indiana

April 18, 2010

Through a weekend that provided some negative history, the Gophers softball team sought to build on what it saw as growing pains. For the first time in 16 years, Indiana swept Minnesota, 1-0 and 8-3, to...

Live Blog: Gophers Softball v. Indiana

April 17, 2010

The Gophers will try to break a seven-game losing streak when they host Indiana at Jane Sage Cowles Stadium. Final - In the seventh, Skrove hit a one-out single but didn't advance from there after Dorle...

Report: Gophers’ backup point guard could transfer

April 15, 2010

Gophers freshman basketball player Justin Cobbs could transfer to another school, according to a report by the Star Tribune. The report cited a source familiar with the situation saying that Cobbs will...

Gophers’ losing streak reaches 7

April 14, 2010

After spending a week in preparation for a weekend series against third-ranked Michigan, the Gophers softball teamâÄôs quick preparation and lineup juggling only led to similar results in a midweek...

Freshman shows few growing pains

April 13, 2010

As a freshman coming to the Minnesota softball program this season, Alex Davis had a reason to be humble. And becoming an everyday starter and the GophersâÄô best power hitter doesnâÄôt...

Minnesota bats stymied in both games by dominant Wolverines

Minnesota bats stymied in both games by dominant Wolverines

April 11, 2010

The scoreboard showed virtually nothing in favor of the Gophers softball team this weekend, so the women must now try to grow through losses. Minnesota was on the wrong end of a perfect game and managed...

Live Blog: Gophers Softball v. No. 3 Michigan

April 10, 2010

The Gophers softball team has its opener at Jane Sage Cowles Stadium. Final - Taylor tosses a perfect game with 10 strikeouts. Final totals: MICHIGAN: 9 runs, 7 runs, 0 errors, 7 runners left on base....

No. 3 Wolverines present tough task for hopeful Gophers

April 7, 2010

The Gophers softball team will play its first outdoor home series of the season against a team that has never lost in MinnesotaâÄôs home stadium. A learning opportunity is one way to look at this...

Comeback effort falls short twice

April 4, 2010

It couldnâÄôt get much closer for the GophersâÄô softball team. Seventh-inning rallies fell short in each of the GophersâÄô 2-1 and 7-6 losses at Michigan State this weekend. Minnesota...

Freshman ace exceeding even her expectations

Freshman ace exceeding even her expectations

March 31, 2010

Following a great act isnâÄôt anything new for Lacey Middlebrooks. Coming from a Texas sports family, including an older brother playing professional baseball, the Gophers softball pitcher thrives...

Report: Tubby Smith says he hasn’t received any offers

March 31, 2010

Gophers men's basketball coach Tubby Smith said he hasn't received any offers for coaching jobs and said he expects to be at Minnesota next season, according a report by the Pioneer Press on Tuesday. A...

Gophers split first Big Ten series with Penn State in cool weather

March 28, 2010

After playing most of the nonconference season in warmer weather, the Gophers softball team felt the bite of cooler climates in its first Big Ten series. An expectation of inclement weather Sunday pushed...

Tubbytown isn’t moving to Auburn

March 25, 2010

For those concerned about Gophers men's basketball coach Tubby Smith leaving for Auburn, there was calming news on Wednesday night. Auburn announced that Tony Barbee will be its next head coach, officially...

Big Ten conference preview: more parity than ‘09

March 24, 2010

For a softball team that has shown its youth early in the season, the start of the Big Ten schedule may be a welcomed change. At the end of a stretch of 34 games in 39 days, Gophers co-head coach Lisa...

Brief dance caps season of adversity

Brief dance caps season of adversity

March 22, 2010

When the Gophers menâÄôs basketball season began in November, the focus was on recruitsâÄô legal issues. When it ended last Friday, much of the attention was on whether the head coach would...

Gophers win three straight for big weekend

March 21, 2010

The best way for the Minnesota softball team to finish its worst nonconference season in 15 years was with a winning streak. The Gophers (14-20) capped a 4-1 weekend at the Spring Hill Suites Invitational...

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Tubby Smith calls coaching rumors ‘just talk’

March 20, 2010

MILWAUKEE âÄî Following a remarkable run in the Big Ten tournament and a second-straight NCAA tournament appearance, Gophers menâÄôs basketball coach Tubby Smith had to address rumors that...

Live Blog: NCAA Tournament: (11) Gophers v. (6) Xavier

March 19, 2010

MILWAUKEE - The Gophers are making their second-straight appearance in the NCAA tournament under head coach Tubby Smith. Xavier makes its fifth consecutive appearance in the Big Dance and its first under...

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Momentum abandons Gophers in first-round loss to Xavier

March 19, 2010

MILWAUKEE âÄî The GophersâÄô late-season magic didnâÄôt appear to make the trip with them to the first round of the menâÄôs basketball NCAA tournament. Minnesota couldnâÄôt...

Live Blog: Big Ten Men’s Basketball Tournament: Gophers v. No. 5 Ohio State

March 14, 2010

INDIANAPOLIS -- With the way the Big Ten tournament has gone so far, the championship has got to be a good one. Depending on who is asked, the Gophers may or may not be in the NCAA tournament entering...

Ohio State's Evan Turner blocks a Lawrence Westbrook shot in the first half of the Gophers' 61-90 Big Ten Tournament championship loss on Sunday.  Turner's top-seeded Ohio team overwhelmed Minnesota by scoring 57 points in the second half.

Gophers fall in Big Ten final but snag at-large bid

March 14, 2010

INDIANAPOLIS âÄî For the Gophers menâÄôs basketball team, the emotional roller coaster of Selection Sunday was simply a more abrupt version of the one they rode through this season. There...

Live Blog: Big Ten Men’s Basketball Tournament: Gophers v. No. 6 Purdue

March 13, 2010

Final - Now with back-to-back wins over top-15 opponents, the Gophers will play in their first Big Ten championship tomorrow at 2:30 p.m. against top-seeded Ohio State. GOPHERS 69, PURDUE 42. 6:21 2nd...

Minnesota guard Devron Bostick reacts after finishing a dunk in the second half of Minnesota's 69-42 rout of Purdue on Saturday. Minnesota will play Ohio State for the Big Ten title on Sunday.

Gophers thrash No. 6 Purdue to reach Big Ten championship

March 13, 2010

INDIANAPOLIS âÄî Anyone predicting this yearâÄôs Minnesota menâÄôs basketball team would be the programâÄôs first to advance to a Big Ten championship would have been mocked...

Minnesota forward Damian Johnson dunks the ball late in the second half of the Gophers' overtime upset of Michigan State on Friday night.

Gophers upset No. 11 Michigan State at Big Ten tournament

March 13, 2010

INDIANAPOLIS âÄî Opponents have charged back against the Gophers menâÄôs basketball in so many games this season. But in Friday nightâÄôs Big Ten quarterfinal against No. 11 Michigan...

Live Blog: Big Ten Men’s Basketball Tournament: Gophers v. No. 11 Michigan State

March 13, 2010

Final (Overtime) - Minnesota scored its last eight points on free throws to seal a huge win with regard to its NCAA tournament hopes. Joseph scored all of his 17 points in the second half and overtime,...

Live Blog: Big Ten Men’s Basketball Tournament: Gophers v. Penn State

March 12, 2010

Final - Four Gophers score in double figures as Minnesota defeats Penn State and advances to a quarterfinal against No. 11 Michigan State for a second-straight year. GOPHERS 76, PENN STATE 55. 7:05 1st...

Gopher senior Lawrence Westbrook drains a 3-pointer in the second half as Minnesota cruised to a 76-55 win over Penn State in its first game of the Big Ten Tournament in Indianapolis.

Gophers rout Penn State in Big Ten opening round

March 11, 2010

INDIANAPOLIS âÄî Gophers menâÄôs basketball coach Tubby Smith recently said that his team must earn the respect it gains. His players unveiled an expression of that theme before Thursday...

Gophers set for last tourney push

Gophers set for last tourney push

March 10, 2010

When the menâÄôs basketball season began four months ago, the Gophers didnâÄôt expect to be in their current position. With returning and recruited talent to rival any that theyâÄôve...

Live Blog: Gophers Men’s Basketball v. Iowa

March 8, 2010

Final - Westbrook had his seventh career 20-point game, Johnson had his fourth career double-double (including a career-high 11 assists), and Bostick tied his Big Ten season-high with eight points in a...

Seniors impress in reg. season finale

Seniors impress in reg. season finale

March 7, 2010

For one Sunday afternoon before the second season begins, the Gophers menâÄôs basketball team enjoyed a near-perfect script. All three Minnesota seniors had impressive showings in an 88-53 home...

Gophers struggle in test against one of nation’s best

March 7, 2010

The Gophers had a chance to see how they measured up to one of the best softball teams in the country this weekend, and they showed they still have far to go. Minnesota (9-13) was shut out in both of its...

Abysmal effort slims tourney hopes

Abysmal effort slims tourney hopes

March 2, 2010

In need of every possible win as the regular season winds down, the Gophers menâÄôs basketball team took a hard fall on the road Tuesday night. Minnesota suffered a season-worst 28-point loss in...

Middlebrooks named Big Ten Pitcher of the Week

March 2, 2010

After a weekend in which she pitched four complete games, earned three wins, threw two shutouts and tossed a no-hitter, Gophers freshman Lacey Middlebrooks was named the Big Ten Pitcher of the Week, the...

Gophers senior forward Damian Johnson (34) and sophomore center Ralph Sampson III fight for the loose ball against Michigan guard Stu Douglass (1) during the first half of Minnesota's 71-63 loss at Williams Arena.

Late-charging Gophers seek revenge at Mich.

March 1, 2010

As the calendar turns to March, anticipation grows for the NCAA menâÄôs basketball tournament later this month. Selection Sunday is less than two weeks away, and the Gophers still have work to...

Minnesota forward Damian Johnson (34) grabs a rebound against Illinois forward Mike Tisdale on Saturday at Assembly Hall in Champaign IL.

Gophers keep tourney hopes alive

February 28, 2010

CHAMPAIGN, Ill. âÄî After another game in which the Gophers menâÄôs basketball team watched its opponent make a second-half rally to close a sizable lead, the players were able to smile...

Middlebrooks throws no-hitter as Gophers win 3 of 5

February 28, 2010

Freshman Lacey Middlebrooks pitched her first career no-hitter and led the Gophers softball team to three wins in five games at the Florida Gulf Coast Spring Break Invitational in Fort Myers, Fla., this...

Live Blog: Gophers Men’s Basketball at Illinois

February 27, 2010

CHAMPAIGN, Ill. -- The Gophers seek to rebound from a squandered upset chance on Wednesday against No. 3 Purdue in a matchup with Illinois at Assembly Hall on Saturday afternoon.  The Illini are currently...

Gophers miss golden opportunity

February 25, 2010

For most of the season, it had been the story of big games for the Gophers menâÄôs basketball team. But with newfound confidence from a two-game winning streak, Minnesota looked poised on Wednesday...

Live Blog: Gophers Men’s Basketball v. No. 3 Purdue

February 25, 2010

The Gophers have perhaps their best remaining chance to get a signature win for their NCAA Tournament resume, as they face No. 3 Purdue, which stands in first place in the Big Ten.  The Gophers haven't...

Joseph, Minnesota picking up speed

Joseph, Minnesota picking up speed

February 23, 2010

Gophers menâÄôs basketball coach Tubby Smith said after his teamâÄôs most recent victory that his team is accepting its identity on the court. This is the case at the point guard position,...

Gophers claim first winning streak since early January

Gophers claim first winning streak since early January

February 21, 2010

The Gophers menâÄôs basketball team is having a little more fun these days. At least it looks and sounds that way after Minnesota cruised to an 81-58 victory over Indiana Saturday night at Williams...

Hitting struggles plague Gophers

February 21, 2010

For better or for worse, the growing pains have already set in for the Minnesota softball team through the seasonâÄôs first two weeks. The Gophers were shut out three times and lost four of their...

Live Blog: Gophers Men’s Basketball v. Indiana

February 21, 2010

Final - Damian Johnson records his third career double-double -- and first this season -- with 16 points, 10 rebounds and three blocks. Westbrook scored 20 points and Sampson had 11 points, eight rebounds...

Gophers hold on to beat Badgers

Gophers hold on to beat Badgers

February 19, 2010

It wasnâÄôt much of a surprise that Minnesota was playing Wisconsin close through most of the menâÄôs basketball game at Williams Arena on Thursday night. The Gophers had taken and squandered...

Live Blog: Gophers Men’s Basketball v. No. 14 Wisconsin

February 19, 2010

The Gophers men's basketball team faces No. 14 Wisconsin to begin a three-game homestand in the next week that will determine their fate as they enter the postseason.  With the rivalry, the Barn is...

Gophers excited for Wisconsin test

February 17, 2010

As the Gophers menâÄôs basketball team tries to pull itself out of a slump, the men are looking to their biggest rivalry to reignite their spirits and their season. Minnesota (14-10 overall, 5-7...

Live Blog: Gophers Men’s Basketball at Northwestern

February 14, 2010

EVANSTON, Ill. -- The Gophers need every win they can get, if they want a shot at the NCAA Tournament.  They can't afford to pass on the chance to sweep Northwestern at Welsh-Ryan Arena on Sunday...

Gophers blow big lead, fall to 'Cats

Gophers blow big lead, fall to ‘Cats

February 14, 2010

EVANSTON, Ill. -âÄî The story keeps replaying itself during the 2009-10 Gophers menâÄôs basketball season. Near the end of games, Minnesota has struggled to put away its opponent, especially...

Minnesota’s Lacey Middlebrooks pitches against Arkansas on Saturday at the Metrodome Softball Classic. The Gophers softball team beat Arkansas 4-1.

Minn. opens year with mixed results

February 14, 2010

The Minnesota softball team kicked off its 2010 season this weekend by hosting the Metrodome Softball Classic with Western Illinois, Arkansas, Drake, Iowa and Iowa State visiting. The Gophers started the...

Live Blog: Gophers Softball at the Metrodome Classic

February 12, 2010

It's the opening weekend of games for the Gophers softball team.  Minnesota will play six games as part of the annual Metrodome Classic this weekend and will play 29 more contests, mostly at tournaments,...

Live Blog: Gophers Men’s Basketball v. Michigan

February 12, 2010

Minnesota begins a stretch critical to their NCAA tournament chances with the first of four home games in their next five contests.  Michigan, loser of five of the past six, seeks to be the second...

Gophers senior forward Damian Johnson (34) and sophomore center Ralph Sampson III fight for the loose ball against Michigan guard Stu Douglass (1) during the first half of Minnesota's 71-63 loss at Williams Arena on Thursday night.

Gophers torn apart by two Wolverines

February 11, 2010

It was all in place for the Gophers menâÄôs basketball team. Coming off a potentially momentum-building, last-second road win to begin the most favorable part of its schedule, Minnesota just needed...

Sampson stepping up for Gophers

February 10, 2010

Ralph Sampson III is starting to do what Tubby Smith wants from him. The Gophers menâÄôs basketball team has yet to reach its preseason expectations, the head coach admits, but the sophomore center...

Gophers grab last-second win

February 8, 2010

Finally. The Minnesota menâÄôs basketball team can pull out a close road game, even if itâÄôs only against a last-place team. Senior guard Lawrence Westbrook hit a fadeaway jumper from...

Minn. has work to do for postseason

February 4, 2010

March seems like a long way away in Minnesota, and not just because of cold temperatures or snow on the ground. Now halfway through the Big Ten regular season, the Gophers menâÄôs basketball team...

Live Blog: Gophers Men’s Basketball at No. 20 Ohio State

January 31, 2010

COLUMBUS, Ohio - In what may be their last chance to play a ranked opponent on the road, the Gophers visit No. 20 Ohio State, where they have won just once in their last 12 trips and twice in their last...

Ohio State forward Dallas Lauderdale slam dunks during a game against the Gophers in on Sunday Columbus, Ohio. The Gophers lost 63-85.

Road woes continue for Gophers

January 31, 2010

COLUMBUS, Ohio âÄî The Gophers menâÄôs basketball team has come agonizingly close to several key victories this season, but its latest chance at a signature win was disappointingly feeble....

Fresh Gophers outlast 'Cats

Fresh Gophers outlast ‘Cats

January 26, 2010

Tubby Smith said Monday that the Gophers menâÄôs basketball team might have been brought down by fatigue in its upset attempt against Michigan State last weekend. On Tuesday, the head coach rested...

Gophers junior forward Paul Carter goes up for a shot against St. Joseph’s at Williams Arena earlier this season. Minnesota won its first 10 home games before falling Saturday to No. 6 Michigan State 65-64.

Minn. seeks momentum v. Wildcats

January 25, 2010

In the midst of its second three-game losing streak of the season, the Gophers menâÄôs basketball team has little trouble identifying its most-needed improvement: pulling out close games. As in...

Junior guard Al Nolen helps senior guard Lawrence Westbrook up after a loss to No. 6 Michigan State. In the last 14 seconds of competition Westbrook missed an attempted basket sealing the Gophers one point loss to the Spartans.

Gophers see large lead diminish, fall to No. 6 Spartans

January 24, 2010

Midway through the second half of the menâÄôs basketball game Saturday at Williams Arena , the Gophers looked to be on the verge of an upset of No. 6 Michigan State. No lead could be safe against...

Live Blog: Gophers Men’s Basketball v. No. 6 Michigan State

January 23, 2010

The Gophers will try to upset the No. 6 Michigan State Spartans at Williams Arena on Saturday. Final - The Gophers final possession ended with Westbrook driving to throw the ball in the air without touching...

Gophers hire Lions assistant as new offensive coordinator

January 23, 2010

Two days after Gophers head coach Tim Brewster announced that his offensive coordinator was departing for the NFL after one year with the team, the University of Minnesota announced on Friday that it will...

Tubby Smith confirms Al Nolen’s ineligibility

January 21, 2010

Junior guard Al Nolen of the University of Minnesota men's basketball team will miss Saturday's game against Michigan State because of academic issues, Gophers coach Tubby Smith confirmed on Friday. The...

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Gophers set for rematch with No. 6 Spartans

January 20, 2010

After the Gophers menâÄôs basketball teamâÄôs loss at Michigan State on Jan. 13, senior guard Lawrence Westbrook said the rematch with the Spartans would be a must-win game. With three...

Gopher players scramble to try and force a jump ball while Michigan State tries to call a quick timeout on Wednesday during a game at Breslin Center.

Winter vaction sees ups and downs for streaky Minnesota

January 17, 2010

While the Gophers menâÄôs basketball team is just entering the middle of its Big Ten schedule, the team has already seen top conference foes. Minnesota suffered road losses to Michigan State and...

Michigan State forward Draymond Green, far right, celebrates after getting fouled in the first half of a game on Wednesday at Michigan's Breslin Center.

Spartans continue dominance over Gophers

January 14, 2010

EAST LANSING, Mich. âÄî The Gophers menâÄôs basketball team did plenty of things right on Wednesday night against a top-10 opponent. But the goal âÄî a victory in a venue where...

Live Blog: Gophers Men’s Basketball at No. 7 Michigan State

January 13, 2010

The Gophers visit the Breslin Center in East Lansing, Mich., as they try to upset the No. 7 Spartans on the road for the first time officially in 20 years. Final - The Gophers turn it over three times...

Ohio State gets star Turner back in time to play Gophers

January 7, 2010

Less than five weeks ago, Ohio State star Evan Turner broke two bones in his back on a dunk attempt against Eastern Michigan, dealing a blow to a Buckeyes team that looked to be a contender for the...

Gophers football releases running back Whaley

January 7, 2010

The Gophers football team has released redshirt freshman running back Kevin Whaley, head coach Tim Brewster announced in a release by the University on Wednesday. Whaley requested to be released from his...

Defense good, offense bad for Gophers in loss to No. 4 Purdue

January 6, 2010

WEST LAFAYETTE, Ind. âÄî The GophersâÄô first shot at an elite Big Ten opponent was the perfect stage to display their solid defense, but it was not the ideal moment to fall flat on offense....

Juniors lead senior-laden defense

January 1, 2010

TEMPE, Ariz. âÄî One of the biggest questions following the 2009 Gophers football season will be how they replace nearly an entire defense. And although the Insight Bowl on New YearâÄôs...

Report: Royce White back at practice

December 31, 2009

Royce White was at the practice of the Gophers men's basketball team Thursday for the first time in several weeks, according to a report by the Star Tribune. The report said White's grandfather, Frank...

Westbrook, Gophers outlast Penn State in Big Ten opener

Westbrook, Gophers outlast Penn State in Big Ten opener

December 30, 2009

As the seasonâÄôs competition made a permanent step up on Tuesday night, the Gophers got a big performance from their veteran scorer who had been relatively quiet throughout the nonconference schedule....

Live Blog: Gophers Men’s Basketball v. Penn State

December 30, 2009

The Gophers open the Big Ten season against Penn State, the defending NIT champions, at Williams Arena on Tuesday night. 0:14.0 2nd - The Nittany Lions are clinging for dear life as they try shooting...

Gophers football dismisses defensive back

December 24, 2009

Gophers football coach Tim Brewster announced in a release on Thursday afternoon that the team has dismissed sophomore defensive back Tim Dandridge for an unspecified violation of team rules and policies. Dandridge...

Hoffarber named Big Ten Player of the Week

December 21, 2009

After leading the Gophers men's basketball team to four-straight home wins, junior guard Blake Hoffarber was named the Big Ten Player of the Week on Monday. In Minnesota's 89-48 victory over Northern...

Big Ten to look at expansion

December 16, 2009

The Big Ten Conference is ready to look at expanding the league beyond the current 11 teams in the conference. The Big Ten Council of Presidents/Chancellors released a statement on Tuesday, saying...

Live Blog: Gophers Men’s Basketball v. Northern Illinois

December 16, 2009

The Gophers go for their fourth-straight home win in their last game before finals week against Northern Illinois of the Mid-American Conference.  The Huskies are playing their third Big Ten opponent...

Hoffarber’s record paces Gophers in win

December 15, 2009

ThereâÄôs no other way to put it: the last four games have been the Blake Hoffarber Show. And each performance has been better than the last. On Tuesday night, Hoffarber scored a career-high 26...

Live Blog: Gophers Men’s Basketball v. St. Joseph’s

December 12, 2009

In search of their third-straight home victory, the Gophers face St. Joseph's from the Atlantic-10 Conference at Williams Arena on Saturday. The Hawks have lost their last five in a row, including losses...

Hoffarber leads again as Gophers dominate

Hoffarber leads again as Gophers dominate

December 12, 2009

The benefits of the GophersâÄô three-guard lineup continue to manifest themselves. Minnesota (7-3) has a three-game winning streak with senior Lawrence Westbrook and juniors Al Nolen and Blake...

Live Blog: Gophers Men’s Basketball v. Morgan State

December 9, 2009

The Gophers face Morgan State, the defending Mid-Eastern Conference champions, at Williams Arena. Final - Gophers junior guard Blake Hoffarber scores 18 points to lead Minnesota for the second straight...

Hot start, shooting carries Gophers to win

Hot start, shooting carries Gophers to win

December 8, 2009

Plenty of fans were delayed to Tuesday nightâÄôs menâÄôs basketball game at Williams Arena , and the Gophers almost didnâÄôt give the late arrivers a game to watch. Minnesota (6-3)...

Morgan State to visit Gophers at the Barn

Morgan State to visit Gophers at the Barn

December 8, 2009

Just two days after the GophersâÄô convincing victory over Brown to break a three-game losing streak, head coach Tubby Smith said he wasnâÄôt very happy. As Minnesota (5-3) prepared for...

Gophers to play in Insight Bowl again

December 7, 2009

For the second straight year, and the third time in four years, the Gophers football team will end its season in the Insight Bowl. Minnesota (6-6) will face Iowa State (6-6) at Sun Devil Stadium...

Losing streak halted at three with dominant win over Brown

Losing streak halted at three with dominant win over Brown

December 6, 2009

ItâÄôs easy to understand why Blake Hoffarber said the Gophers menâÄôs basketball team had fun on Saturday. In three consecutive losses before Saturday, Minnesota had struggled with shooting,...

Live Blog: Gophers Men’s Basketball v. Brown

December 5, 2009

The Gophers return home for a game against Brown (Ivy League) on Saturday afternoon at Williams Arena. Final - Hoffarber led the Gophers with a double-double -- 13 points and 10 rebounds. He also had...

Upsets carry Big Ten to first-ever win in Big Ten/ACC Challenge

December 3, 2009

For the first time in the history of the Big Ten/ACC Challenge, the Big Ten has emerged with more wins than its conference counterpart. Wisconsin upset No. 6 Duke in Madison and Illinois won at No. 18...

Gophers drop third straight in Miami

Gophers drop third straight in Miami

December 2, 2009

The Minnesota menâÄôs basketball team had yet another chance to pull out a late-game victory on Wednesday night. Unfortunately for the Gophers, though, the only good thing about the closing minutes...