Lakeville North’s Nolan Winter, the son of ex-Gopher Trevor Winter, is being recruited by the Gophers and Badgers.

Border Battle breaking out for son of Gophers center from Final Four team

Nolan Winter, the son of mid-1990s Gophers center Trevor Winter, is hoping to play in front of Wisconsin and Minnesota coaches this weekend at an AAU tournament in Las Vegas.

California governor wants explanation from UCLA about move to Big Ten

July 21
Gov. Gavin Newsom of California
California Gov. Gavin Newsom is demanding an explanation from UCLA officials about their move to the Big Ten Conference.

Report: NCAA makes progress on gender inequality at tourneys

July 20
Report: NCAA makes progress on gender inequality at tourneys
The NCAA has adequately addressed nine of 23 recommendations for creating comparable NCAA Tournament experiences for men's and women's basketball players, according to a progress report released Wednesday.
Gophers
July 21
Washington Commanders defensive back Benjamin St-Juste makes a one-handed grab during an offseason minicamp practice.

Former Gophers star faces challenge for more playing time in NFL

Selected in the third round of last year's draft, defensive back Benjamin St-Juste had an up-and-down rookie season in Washington — and knows he must do better.
Olympics
July 20
Dani Cameranesi, left, won Olympic gold and sliver during her career with the U.S. women’s national team.

Ex-U hockey standout Cameranesi retires from U.S. women's national team

Dani Cameranesi spent eight years as a member of Team USA after standout careers at the University of Minnesota and Blake.
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.
Twins
July 19
The MLB draft was held in Los Angeles.

Twins draft two catchers as first item of business on Day 3 of the MLB draft

The Twins drafted 10 more players to complete this year's draft. Also, pitchers from the Gophers and Minnesota State were taken by other teams during the final day.
Colleges
July 19
Florida quarterback Anthony Richardson said he will no longer use the nickname AR-15.

Star quarterback known as 'AR-15' drops nickname, cites shootings

Florida's Anthony Richardson says that he no longer wanted to be associated with an assault weapon used in gun violence that has horrified the nation. He's among the preseason Heisman Trophy favorites.
Gophers
July 14
Former Gophers pitcher Max Meyer is expected to make his major league debut this weekend after the Miami Marlins called him up late Thursday.

Former Gophers pitcher Meyer to make major league debut

The Miami Marlins posted a video on their Twitter account late Thursday announcing Max Meyer's call-up.
Gophers
July 14
Gophers 2023 target Cameron Christie plays for the Illinois Wolves on the Under Armour Association circuit.

Get to know Gophers men's hoops top recruiting target for 2023

Cameron Christie, an Illinois senior guard and brother of ex-Michigan State standout, has the entire Gophers staff recruiting him.
Gophers
July 13
Gophers quarterback Tanner Morgan hopes to return to his 2019 form when he threw 30 touchdown passes.

Next up: Year 6. U football veterans eager for another season under Fleck

For Tanner Morgan, John Michael Schmitz and other Gophers football veterans, the upcoming season is another chance to aim for the elusive top.
High Schools
July 12
Moorhead defensive lineman Elinneus Davis (74) is the last of the state’s top 10 recruits for 2023 to commit. He chose Washington.

Three-star defensive lineman from Moorhead picks Washington over Gophers

All of Minnesota's top 10 recruits for 2023 are accounted for now that he has narrowed his final three to one.
Sports
July 12
Joe Ryan will get the nod in an important start against the Brewers this week.

Huge six games for Twins; impact of transfer portal on high school players

On Tuesday's Daily Delivery podcast, host Michael Rand looks at the big task ahead for the Twins and visits with college basketball writer Marcus Fuller.
Gophers
July 12
Niamya Holloway’s ACL injury will rule her out for the upcoming Gophers women’s basketball season.

Gophers newcomer Niamya Holloway suffers season-ending knee injury

Holloway is part of a highly regarded incoming recruiting class for coach Lindsay Whalen.
Gophers
July 11
Cowboys running back Marion Barber III in 2009.

Former Gophers star Marion Barber III died of heat stroke

The Collin County medical examiner's office ruled that his death on June 1 was an accident.
Wild
July 11
Jack LaFontaine’s lone start with the Hurricanes was a rough one, as he gave up seven goals at New Jersey on Jan. 22. It might end up being his last

Hurricanes make former Gophers goalie Jack LaFontaine a free agent

LaFontaine, the former Mike Richter Award winner, caused a stir in January when he departed the Gophers in the middle of the season for the NHL.
Gophers
July 11
Softball (that’s Megan Faraimo pitching in last season’s College World Series) is a UCLA strength, and men’s basketball (that’s Drew Peterson

How do the Gophers compare to new Big Ten schools USC and UCLA?

Men's basketball is a hot spot for both, each has a baseball history and the Bruins bring special heft in a host of women's sports.
Gophers
July 10
Moorhead’s Elinneus Davis listed the Gophers, Iowa State and Washington as his three finalists in a tweet on Sunday. He said he will make his announ

Moorhead lineman Elinneus Davis, with the Gophers among his finalists, sets a date

The last uncommitted player from 247Sports' Minnesota top 10, he says he will reveal his choice Tuesday.
Gophers
July 9
Incoming Gophers men’s hockey freshman Jimmy Snuggerud was picked 23rd overall by the St. Louis Blues.

Scoggins: Motzko sees something 'special' after strong NHL draft showing for Gophers

Five of Bob Motzko's future Gophers players were taken in the 2022 NHL draft to join the already star-studded roster.
Colleges
July 9
Alonzo Dodd of South St. Paul (2) saw his college options shrink when the transfer portal burgeoned.

'Everything went away': Transfer portal steals coaches' attention from prep players

The recruiting landscape is changing as high school athletes on the bubble for scholarship offers are having a harder time getting noticed. "You just have to put the work in and keep grinding," one player said.
Wild
July 8
Sam Rinzel pulled on the Blackhawks jersey after Chicago took him 25th overall at the NHL draft Thursday in Montreal.

Nine Minnesotans drafted. Who they are and where they're going

Jimmy Snuggerud and Sam Rinzel were first round selections, and seven others were chosen on Friday. Six have committed to Minnesota college teams.
Wild
July 8
Logan Cooley poses with Arizona officials after being selected by the Coyotes third overall in the NHL draft Thursday in Montreal.

Future Gophers taken in first round: Cooley third, Snuggerud 23rd, Rinzel 25th

Logan Cooley was the top North American chosen, and he'll be property of the Arizona Coyotes.
Randball
July 8
Big Ten expansion could get even more adventurous soon.

As the Big Ten moves toward the Big Twenty, what comes next?

While it might be nice to update the conference name for the sake of precision, what's more likely is this: Wait a few more years until the conference realignment dust settles.
Gophers
July 7
Newest Gophers recruit Kadyn Betts played AAU for Pluto Prospects this summer.

Q&A: U's latest basketball recruit thrilled to be part of team's rebuild

A trip to Minnesota by Kadyn Betts set the course for the 6-foot-8 forward's basketball future. He answered questions — among other things —about his skill set and how he's improved.