The Gophers, seeded No. 7 in the NCAA Tournament, beat the No. 10 Gators 23-25, 25-14, 16-25, 25-15, 15-11 to reach the Austin Region finals.
A Big Ten deep at the center position means there are no nights off for the Gophers' Daniel Oturu.
Tracy Claeys will coach linebackers with the Hokies after resigning as Washington State defensive coordinator in October. He joins fellow former Gophers coach Jerry Kill, who is special assistant to the head coach.
Mercedes Staples, whose name has been dropped from the Gophers' roster on the team website, was one of Lindsay Whalen's first recruits upon taking the job in 2018
The Disney Spirit Award is given to college football's most inspirational player, coach, team or figure. Casey O'Brien is a four-time cancer survivor who made his Minnesota debut this season.
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Taylor Morgan wasn't ready to see her U volleyball career end, so she did something about it. And now Minnesota needs victories, tonight and Saturday, to reach the Final Four.
The No. 7 Gophers face No. 10 Florida at 5:30 p.m. Friday. Should they win, they would face the Texas-Louisville winner in the region final for a trip to the Final Four.
Gophers coach P.J. Fleck also was named a finalist for the Paul "Bear" Bryant Coach of the Year award.
Players declaring early for the NBA often go undrafted, and in the Big Ten, rosters are feeling the impact of the lost talent. "You got a broken system here," Purdue coach Matt Painter said.
Receivers Rashod Bateman and Tyler Johnson as well as safety Antoine Winfield Jr., made the first team, while quarterback Tanner Morgan and running back Rodney Smith made the second team.
Guards Sara Scalia (above) and Destiny Pitts of the Gophers combined for 43 points and 10 three-pointers.
Seven newcomers and a handful of returning players have struggled to play well together against one of the toughest basketball schedules in the nation, which doesn't ease up Sunday against No. 3 Ohio State at Williams Arena.
Gophers coach P.J. Fleck is one of the finalist's for the National Coach of the Year award, which will be announced next month.
Lindsay Whalen is working hard to overcome the lack of interest toward state recruits by her predecessor, Marlene Stollings. The recruiting of a junior from Farmington is an example.
Perception. Visibility. A chance to notch a win against a respected opponent. That's ahead for the Gophers in the Outback Bowl on New Year's Day.
A disturbing Gophers' narrative continued in a humbling loss. "There are stretches out there where we're not connected offensively or defensively," senior captain Michael Hurt said.
The Gophers close out their road trip with their second game in the nation's capital in three days.
A quick look at Monday's loss.
Gophers coach Richard Pitino, Alihan Demir and Michael Hurt talk after Big Ten opening loss at Iowa.