Big Ten Conference

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    April 11, 2014

    Dinkytown riot: Kaler vows "zero tolerance" Saturday night as MPD reports two cops injured

    University of Minnesota junior Becca Leighton was just planning to stay in and watch the Frozen Four semifinal hockey game. But after the Gophers pulled off a stunning last-second victory, she started receiving Snapchats from friends who were out and about in Dinkytown as students overran the street ... More >>

  • News

    November 6, 2013

    Waking up with Jason DeRusha

    A look behind the scenes with the hardest-working man in Minnesota media

  • Blogs

    April 5, 2013

    Rich Pitino's official coaching biography reportedly contained false information

    The coaching biography of new University of Minnesota men's basketball coach Rich Pitino contained a falsehood at each of his last four jobs, according to Patrick Reusse.SEE ALSO: U of M to spend money on study investigating whether it spends too much moneyReusse, who isn't a fan of the Pitino hirin ... More >>

  • News

    April 2, 2013

    Mental health resources dwindle as the APOLLO Resource Center closes its doors

    Funding cuts hit Minnesota's long-standing drop-in center

  • Blogs

    March 25, 2013

    Tubby Smith fired; new U of M basketball coach already in place?

    One NCAA tournament win apparently wasn't enough to save Tubby Smith's job.SEE ALSO: Tubby Smith busts all sorts of dance moves following Gophers' season-saving win [VIDEO] Late this morning, CBS's Jeff Goodman reported that one day after losing in the round of 32 to Florida, Tubby has been fired. D ... More >>

  • Blogs

    March 22, 2013

    President Obama believes in Tubby Smith and the Gophers... for tonight, at least

    After a disappointing collapse from eighth in the country in January to ninth in the Big Ten Tournament in March, Tubby Smith doesn't have many supporters left.THE BEST OF TIMES: Rodney Williams Jr.'s insane block seals Gophers' upset win over #1 Indiana [VIDEO] There's Sid Hartman. And believe it o ... More >>

  • Blogs

    April 6, 2012

    Gary Tinsley death: Gophers senior linebacker dead at 22 [UPDATE]

    This morning, news circulated of a University of Minnesota student found dead at the Roy Wilkins Hall dormitory.Shortly thereafter, Gophers basketball player Chip Armelin tweeted: "Rest In Peace to Gary Tinsley, Senior Linebacker For The Gophers." Later reports confirmed Tinsley was indeed the stude ... More >>

  • Blogs

    October 25, 2011

    Jerry Kill signs seven-year extension as Minnesota coach

    Jerry Kill finally got some good news this morning.​Minnesota football coach Jerry Kill is having a rough year. In his first season with the Gophers, Kill's team is 1-6, with colossal losses against Big Ten rivals and embarrassing failures against minor football schools.Much more important, the lo ... More >>

  • Blogs

    October 17, 2011

    Tubby Smith, U of M must pay $1 million to Jimmy Williams

    Gophers coach Tubby Smith and the U of M are on the hook for $1 million.​The University of Minnesota and head Gophers basketball coach Tubby Smith are on the hook for $1 million in a legal battle now four years in the making with would-be assistant coach Jimmy Williams. In a judgement released M ... More >>

  • Blogs

    September 14, 2011

    University of Minnesota: We're number 68! We're number 68!

    U of M: The M stands for "mediocre." ​The University of Minnesota really is one of the best schools in the country... if you get far enough down the list. The U came in No. 68 on the U.S. News and World Report's influential college rankings list, which was released yesterday. Coming in 68th in any ... More >>

  • Blogs

    August 9, 2011

    Gopher game-day specials?

    Where does Goldy go to grab cheap game-day grub?​A reader writes: I remember when Benchwarmer Bob's was still open. They would offer $0.50 burgers during the Gopher football games. I would like to know if there is anyone out there that offers such specials during the Gopher Games anymore?

  • Blogs

    June 27, 2011

    John Harris, Gopher golf director, resigns amid lesbian lawsuit

    U of M.Harris says the timing is coincidence.​Amid allegations of discrimination, the University of Minnesota's golf director announced Friday he plans to resign. John Harris, who has been with the college only a year, is accused of not allowing former assistant coach Katie Brenny to do her j ... More >>

  • Blogs

    December 29, 2010

    Metrodome Collapse: Out of commission at least through March [Updated]

    MSFCThe entire Dome will be a construction zone while workers install new panels.​The Metrodome isn't going to be ready for play at least through March. That means roughly 300 baseball games scheduled for the field in the next three months are going to be played elsewhere, says Bill Lester, E ... More >>

  • Blogs

    December 9, 2010

    Jerry Kill is the football Gift of the Magi

    Jerry Kill meets the press.​Coach Jerry Kill ran winning football programs at Southern Illinois and Northern Illinois, and Chris Barron thinks Kill can do the same for Minnesota -- if Gophers fans give the guy a chance. Barron, the college sports columnist for the weekly Carbondale Times in ... More >>

  • News

    June 3, 2010

    J Robinson wrestling real estate probe

    Investigation by U of M finds no NCAA violations

  • Blogs

    May 20, 2010

    City Pages Beer Festival: Get tickets now

    ​If you love beer, you've probably had dreams like this: You're wandering around a big, open space, surrounded by hundreds of great beers, and you can drink any of them you want! You can make that dream a reality at City Pages' 18th annual Beer Festival, coming up on Saturday, June 5, in dow ... More >>

  • Blogs

    April 9, 2010

    Trevor Mbakwe's assault trial starts June 7

    Photo: blackcustard/Flickr​Gopher men's basketball recruit Trevor Mbakwe, accused of assaulting a woman in the parking lot of the Florida apartment complex where they both lived in April 2009, will get his day in court on June 7. Mbakwe was playing for Miami Dade Community College at the time ... More >>

  • Blogs

    January 5, 2010

    U wrestling-real estate investigation taking longer than predicted

    The U launched the internal probe in mid-December in reaction to a report from The Minnesota Daily.

  • Blogs

    November 20, 2009

    Metrodome bathroom sex couple stalked by PiPress

    Remember those two strangers who met at the Metrodome last year during the Gopher game against the Iowa Hawkeyes and decided to have a bathroom romp with a crowd of cheering fans? The PiPress decided to spend a weekend stalking them.

  • Blogs

    September 12, 2009

    Obama fires up supporters in Minneapolis rally

    Speaking to a nearly packed Target Center, he gave a more folksy version of his health care reform speech given to the joint session of Congress earlier this week.

  • Calendar

    September 9, 2009
  • Blogs

    March 18, 2009

    President Obama and the Golden Gophers

    Somebody needs to educate him on the power of good coaching.

  • Blogs

    November 18, 2008

    Weekend with a sick gambler

    gambler.jpgYour friendly neighborhood bookie wants you to place your bets. Place your bets!

  • Blogs

    November 10, 2008

    The Week in Sports

    sports_balls3.jpg The Gophers are weak against once-mighty Michigan; the Wild go 1-2 on the week; The Vikings squeak by the Pack; and sportswriters for both dailies skillfully turn up the heat on the NHL' ... More >>

  • Blogs

    December 28, 2007

    Tubby Smith Was Not Born in A Barn

    In which Coach Smith makes some helpful suggestions to his employer on how best to spend taxpayer money.

  • Blogs

    December 5, 2007

    The Great White North

    The Gopher Men's basketball team plays North Dakota State and, unlike the football team, does not lose. Check it out, they're 5-1!

  • Blogs

    December 2, 2007

    Iowa State upsets top-ranked Gopher grapplers

    Iowa State scored a pair of upsets early, then dominated the upper weight classes, knocking off the defending national champion Minnesota wrestlers by an 18-13 margin. The Williams Arena showdown between the top two squads in the country wasn't decided until the heavyweight bought. It was an after ... More >>

  • Blogs

    November 30, 2007
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    November 30, 2007

    We'll Always Have Central Michigan

    Hey U of M hoops fans, did you get really excited and buy those Final Four tickets after the Gophers started 3-0? No? That's probably for the best.

  • Blogs

    November 21, 2007
  • News

    June 7, 2006

    Gopher Broke

    The other bad stadium deal

  • Blogs

    April 9, 2006

    In Defense of Pam Borton

    I don't know Pam Borton and I never played ball for her. All I know is what I saw and what I wrote in City Pages two years ago; a scenario of a tough coach and a tough player who found each other and who wanted the same thing:

  • Blogs

    October 7, 2005
  • Columns

    February 18, 2004

    A Comet Passes

    Lindsay Whalen goes down, and the lights go out in Williams arena

  • News

    December 24, 2003


    How Lindsay Whalen resurrected the Lady Gophers

  • Sports

    March 21, 2001
  • News

    March 21, 2001

    Power Play

    Putting Minnesota on the map with a national title was the easy part. For the Gopher women's hockey team, sustaining that reputation is the challenge.

  • News

    March 7, 2001

    Title Fight

    University of Minnesota wrestling coach J Robinson's to-do list this season: win big ten championship. Win national title. Put stranglehold on the growth of women's athletics.

  • News

    August 23, 2000
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    September 15, 1999
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    August 4, 1999
  • Sports

    February 10, 1999

    Clark Can't

    What's with Kevin Clark's erratic performance this season? And what's Clem Haskins going to do about it?

  • Sports

    January 6, 1999

    Peer Pressure

    The Gophers look good for '99. Unfortunately, so does the rest of the Big Ten.

  • Sports

    October 7, 1998

    Championship or Bust

    The Gophers' Women's Volleyball team is becoming one of the best squads in the nation. But can they satisfy their athletic director?

  • Sports

    March 4, 1998

    Just Happy To Be Here

    The Gophers' postseason will, like the regular season, be a moral victory.

  • Sports

    December 17, 1997

    Silencing the Critics

    Having endured a slew of injuries and a school-record seven straight losses, Doug Woog's Gopher hockey team still seems primed for a patented stretch run toward the NCAA Tournament.

  • Sports

    December 10, 1997

    The Bully Pulpit

    This year, even the patsies make Clem Haskins nervous.

  • Sports

    December 3, 1997

    Miles To Go Before He Sleeps

    Fans forget that college basketball, especially under Clem Haskins, is often defined by slow growth, not perpetual motion. Hopefully, Gophers center Miles Tarver will ignore them.

  • News

    April 23, 1997

    Hoops and Ladders

    How sports are wrecking schools.

  • Sports

    March 26, 1997
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