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6-10 Chicago-area center will choose between Gophers and Rutgers today

6-10 Chicago-area center will choose between Gophers and Rutgers today

Chicago Bloom's four-star senior forward Martice Mitchell is expected to announce his college decision Monday afternoon. Mitchell is down to Minnesota and Rutgers.


Pitino-Mashburn, the sequel: Jamal Mashburn Jr. visits Gophers this weekend

Pitino-Mashburn, the sequel: Jamal Mashburn Jr. visits Gophers this weekend

Four-star senior guard Jamal Mashburn Jr., the son of the former Kentucky and NBA standout, is officially visiting Richard Pitino and the Gophers this weekend. Mashburn's father was coached by Rick Pitino at Kentucky.


Gophers men's hoops 11th in Big Ten unofficial media preseason poll

Gophers coach Richard Pitino, left, and Michigan State coach Tom Izzo found their teams at opposite ends of the unofficial Big Ten media's preseason b

The Big Ten's unofficial media preseason poll released Monday with the Gophers men's basketball team picked to finish 11th for the 2019-20 season.


Prior Lake hoops star Garcia making official visit to U this weekend

Prior Lake's Dawson Garcia

Dawson Garcia, the five-star forward from Prior Lake, is planning to officially visit the Gophers this weekend. Garcia is the top big man in the state's senior class.


U's Curry cleared for some full contact to open first practice

Gophers forward Eric Curry

Gophers junior big man Eric Curry was cleared for some full contact this week with the first official practice of the season Tuesday.


Gophers men's hoops to play Iowa State in closed scrimmage

Gophers men's hoops to play Iowa State in closed scrimmage

The Gophers will meet Iowa State in a closed scrimmage on the road next month. It could help prepare Richard Pitino's 2019-20 team for a grueling nonconference schedule


No love for Gophers in preseason men's basketball predictions

No love for Gophers in preseason men's basketball predictions

The Gophers went 22-14 and reached the NCAA tournament's second round last season. But preseason predictions can't seem to look beyond the team losing three starters, including Amir Coffey and Jordan Murphy.


Pitino hosting pair of four-star prospects at U this weekend

Pitino hosting pair of four-star prospects at U this weekend

Monday was the start of one of the most important recruiting periods for college hoops coaches. The Gophers have three 2020 scholarships available.


Schedule mystery: Will Gophers men's basketball add another game?

Schedule mystery: Will Gophers men's basketball add another game?

The Gophers men's basketball team released its 2019-20 schedule with 29 of the possible 31 regular-season games allowed. They are expected to add at least one more home game.


After visit, Kansas guard Berry says U "looks like a place I could be"

After visit, Kansas guard Berry says U "looks like a place I could be"

High school guard Ty Berry had concerns about the Gophers until he visited campus last week: "It improved my perspective on Minnesota. At first, I was a little skeptical and didn't know how I was going to like it and all that."


U loses recruiting battle for Rochester star Madsen. What's next?

U loses recruiting battle for Rochester star Madsen. What's next?

Gabe Madsen of Rochester Mayo was scheduled to be the first in-state senior target to make an official visit to Minnesota. But he chose Cincinnati over the weekend, as did his twin brother Mason.


Schedule upgrade: U to play DePaul in multi-team event at the Barn

Schedule upgrade: U to play DePaul in multi-team event at the Barn

The Gophers are adding another high-profile opponent to their nonconference schedule this season. They'll face DePaul of the Big East Conference as part of a five-team event at Williams Arena.


Big recruiting night for Pitino at Gophers football opener

Big recruiting night for Pitino at Gophers football opener

The Gophers basketball team is hosting guards Ty Berry and Frankie Collins on official visits for the football opener. Joining them will be top Minnesota targets on unofficial visits.


Tough tests: U men's basketball opens Big Ten with Iowa, Ohio State

Tough tests: U men's basketball opens Big Ten with Iowa, Ohio State

The Gophers men's basketball team faces a tough December stretch in 2019-20 that includes four straight games vs. high-major opponents, including Iowa and Ohio State to open Big Ten play


Pitino compares team to 2014 NIT champs; Curry back next month?

Pitino compares team to 2014 NIT champs; Curry back next month?

Richard Pitino compared his 2019-20 Minnesota basketball team to another one of his squads, talked expectations for key players and updated Eric Curry's injury status.


Kansas guard Ty Berry among Gophers hoops recruits visiting football opener

Kansas guard Ty Berry among Gophers hoops recruits visiting football opener

Gophers basketball to host recruits for the football opener Aug. 29 at TCF Bank Stadium, including three-star guard Ty Berry on his official visit.


Jarvis Johnson joins Gophers as basketball graduate assistant

Jarvis Johnson joins Gophers as basketball graduate assistant

Former DeLaSalle star Jarvis Johnson couldn't play in college because of a heart ailment. But he retained his scholarship to the U and now has been hired by Richard Pitino as a graduate assistant.


Breakout summer for Minnehaha 7-footer has been 'like a dream'

Breakout summer for Minnehaha 7-footer has been 'like a dream'

Minnehaha Academy's junior center Chet Holmgren was one of the hottest prospects in the country even before his video with Stephen Curry went viral last week. Holmgren's the Gophers' No. 1 target in the 2021 class.


Five takeaways from Gophers basketball foreign tour in Italy

Five takeaways from Gophers basketball foreign tour in Italy

Thirty years ago, Clem Haskins took his Gophers men's basketball team to New Zealand and Australia over the summer – and it used that bonding experience to reach the NCAA's Elite Eight.


Two freshmen play big roles as Gophers win by 40 in Italy

Isaiah Ihnen

Freshmen Isaiah Ihnen and Tre' Williams, former four-star recruits, scored 19 points apiece to lead the Gophers to 108-68 win Thursday against Tuscan Select in Florence.