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 >>
A look behind the scenes with the hardest-working man in Minnesota media
Funding cuts hit Minnesota's long-standing drop-in center
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 >>
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 >>
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 >>
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 >>
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 >>
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?
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 >>
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 >>
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 >>
Investigation by U of M finds no NCAA violations
Photo: blackcustard/FlickrGopher 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 >>
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.
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.
The other bad stadium deal
Lindsay Whalen goes down, and the lights go out in Williams arena
How Lindsay Whalen resurrected the Lady Gophers
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.
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.
What's with Kevin Clark's erratic performance this season? And what's Clem Haskins going to do about it?
The Gophers look good for '99. Unfortunately, so does the rest of the Big Ten.
The Gophers' Women's Volleyball team is becoming one of the best squads in the nation. But can they satisfy their athletic director?
The Gophers' postseason will, like the regular season, be a moral victory.
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.
This year, even the patsies make Clem Haskins nervous.
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.
How sports are wrecking schools.