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Gophers basketball, hockey leaving ESPN 1500 for 'The Fan' family of stations

The radio home for Richard Pitino and the Gophers men's basketball team is changing.

The University of Minnesota has opted to move all of its sports programming to the iHeartRadio family of stations, which features 100.3 FM radio in the Twin Cities.

Georgia, Ohio remain key recruiting battlegrounds for Gophers under Fleck

Gophers head coach P.J. Fleck

P.J. Fleck's staff has been aggressive with its recruiting in Georgia and Ohio, and it's paying dividends.


Florida DE Mayan Ahanotu commits to Gophers

Mayan Ahanotu, a consensus three-star defensive end from Tampa, Fla., announced Saturday that he has committed to Minnesota.


Fleck, Gophers snag Florida RB over two other Power 5 schools

The Gophers got their 19th commitment for the Class of 2018 on Thursday when Bryce Williams committed to Minnesota.


Gophers get running back to flip commitment from Bowling Green

P.J. Fleck's coaching staff watched Thomas Rush at a satellite camp in Canton, Ohio, offered a scholarship and he accepted.


How high will he go? Mittelstadt rides NHL draft excitement, stress

Gophers freshman Casey Mittelstadt could become be the highest-drafted Minnesotan since Ryan McDonagh, another Mr. Hockey winner, went 12th overall to the New York Rangers in 2007.


Fleck keeps landing Minnesotans in 'down year' for state recruits

Fleck has yet to land a consensus four-star recruit, so the Gophers are expected to drop as traditional powers ranked behind them begin filling up their classes.


Pro Am basketball highlights featuring Isaiah Washington

Highlights from Monday's Twin Cities Pro Am featuring highly touted incoming Gopher Isaiah Washington at DeLaSalle High School.


Showman from the start: U's Washington dazzles in Twin Cities basketball debut

The first time Gophers freshman-to-be Isaiah Washington checked into the game at Monday's Twin Cities Pro Am summer league opener, the couple of hundred fans watching greeted him with resounding applause. The cheers kept coming.


On point: Highlights from Isaiah Washington's summer basketball debut

As long as you remember that summer league defense doesn't have a lot in common with Big Ten defense, you're not out of line to get excited.


Lakeville North pals mature into potential first-round NHL draft picks

St. Cloud State center Ryan Poehling and Boston University goaltender Jake Oettinger grew up a three-minute drive from each other, and work out and skate together in the summer.


Lakeville North offensive lineman commits to Gophers

Nathan Boe is the Gophers' 17th commitment for the Class of 2018.


Catrina Thompson named Gophers women's tennis coach

Former Notre Dame All-American has risen quickly in coaching ranks.


Gophers offer fifth local 2018 prospect in Orono PF Jarvis Thomas

Orono three-star power forward Jarvis Thomas received a scholarship offer from the home state Gophers after his unofficial visit Wednesday


DeLaSalle star Kalscheur visits U, but says he isn't close to decision

Gophers 2018 target and DeLaSalle guard Gabe Kalscheur took an unofficial visit Monday to see the Gophers' facilities.


Alum Scott Bell named new Gophers assistant men's hockey coach

Scott Bell, who played 146 career games for the Gophers men's hockey team in the 1990s, was named a Gophers assistant coach Monday by head coach Don Lucia.


Georgia prep chooses Gophers football over basketball options

Rashod Bateman, from Tift County (Ga.) High School, also had reported offers to play basketball at Penn State and Virginia Tech.


Early look for fans: Next season's Gophers in summer league play

Freshman guard Isaiah Washington will make his local debut on a team with All-Big Ten forward Jordan Murphy. Nate Mason and Amir Coffey are teammates and Apple Valley star Tre Jones has two Minnesota teammates.


Gophers get commitment from three-star Florida cornerback

Shamaur McDowell became the latest consensus three-star recruit to commit to the Gophers.