Excitement was in the air about Whalen soon focusing her full attention on being the Gophers women's basketball coach.
Gophers defensive linemen Winston DeLattiboudere and Jerry Gibson spent part of the summer as security guards at the Como Park Zoo and Conservatory.
While others, including Lynx head coach Cheryl Reeve were emotional, Lindsay Whalen made it clear that she was intent on celebrating her basketball career rather than ruing the fact that her playing days are about to end.
Will there ever be another basketball player, or any athlete, from Minnesota who so ideally combines greatness and so many other attributes?
Lynx point guard Lindsay Whalen announced her retirement at a news conference Monday afternoon after a 14-year WNBA career.
What Lindsay Whalen has accomplished with the Gophers, Lynx and as an Olympian is nothing short of amazing.
One of two untested freshmen who have grown into the Gophers quarterback role will emerge as the new starter. But who will it be: Tanner Morgan or Zack Annexstad?
From battle-tested veterans to virtual unknowns - a look at who might be under center in the Big Ten this fall.
After the entire Gophers football team was surprised with tickets to the Beyonce and Jay-Z concert, walk-on Bailey Schoenfelder was presented a scholarship the next day.
Defensive back Chris Williamson transferred from Florida and defensive tackle O.J. Smith from Alabama.
Julian and Jacob Huff have been models of hard work and academic achievement for the Gophers. They're still waiting for that one season when they can make an impact together.
Gophers identical twins Julian and Jacob Huff play football together and share their competitive nature and strive for excellence on and off the field
Darwitz was a standout for the Gophers and the U.S. Olympic team.
Hopkins four-star senior forward Zeke Nnaji, who recently was offered by Kansas, will visit several schools unofficially in August before picking his finalists
Minnesota was 28-6 last season and reached the NCAA Sweet 16.
Kamal Martin led Burnsville High School to a reversal of fortunes as a senior, and says the signs are similar when he looks at this season's Gophers football team.
The NCAA adopted a series of sweeping new legislation and policy Wednesday that University of Minnesota president Eric Kaler called, "Perhaps historically remarkable."
Sunrise Christian Academy senior guard Austin Crowley announced the Gophers as a finalist and scheduled an official visit to Minnesota. He could be the third Sunrise player at Minnesota.
The Badgers are loaded, especially on offense with Heisman Trophy candidate Johnathan Taylor operating behind what might be the nation's best line. Is this the year Wisconsin breaks through to make the College Football Playoff?
Gophers men's and women's basketball teams will play on a different looking court in 2018-19 season.