Marcus Fuller | Star Tribune
Reporter | Gophers basketball

Marcus Fuller joined the Star Tribune in 2016 after 11 years covering Gophers sports – and just about every other team and league in town -- for the St. Paul Pioneer Press. Before making the Twin Cities his home, Marcus spent two years in The Kansas City Star sports department. Marcus grew up in Hawaii and is a 2002 graduate of San Jose State.


Healing Curry has summer dreams of winning winter for Gophers

Sophomore Eric Curry is on a conservative recovery path this summer after last year's knee injury, and the Memphis native hopes to again be a major contributor at center.


Minnehaha's Suggs grabs gold with U17 USA team in rout of France

Jalen Suggs won his second gold medal with a U.S. national team Sunday, adding to a successful summer of international basketball for Minnesota prospects.


Field of dream teens: Star Tribune All-Metro Sports Awards

Tuesday night at Target Field, the first All-Metro Sports Awards gala brought 500 people — high school athletes, coaches, athletic leaders, family, friends and fans — together to celebrate the best sports moments of the 2017-18 seasons.


Future Gopher? Ex-UND, DeLaSalle guard becomes hot grad transfer

Geno Crandall, an all-Big Sky who is transferring from North Dakota, has visited with the Gophers, Gonzaga and Xavier after getting only a couple of offers while playing in high school.


When will Gophers' 14-year NBA draft drought end?

Next season, Jordan Murphy looks like the leading candidate to be the first Minnesota player drafted since 2004. But there could also be a rich pipeline ahead.


Stockman leaving U basketball before playing a game with the team

7-foot center Matz Stockman, who came to the U from Louisville, will transfer before playing a game with the Gophers.


Class of 2020's best players could face giant choice after high school

The momentum to end the one-and-done era in college basketball has begun, and at least two young stars from Minnesota's 2020 graduating class could face this decision: scholarship or the pros.


Can transfers lead an instant turnaround for Pitino's Gophers?

Coach Richard Pitino had a different sales pitch for each of the three players who chose the Gophers men's basketball team this spring.


Less buzz means 'no pressure' for Gophers softball team entering NCAA tournament

The Big Ten tournament champions are in a familiar spot: unseeded and traveling cross-country to another tough regional. The Gophers open play Friday night vs. Texas in Seattle.


Whalen's juggling act a success so far

The Lynx guard is also focused on recruiting for her Gophers women's basketball program. "I don't know who could turn down the opportunity to play with Lindsay," recruit Sara Scalia of Stillwater said.