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Four-star forward Tray Jackson de-commits from Gophers basketball

Four-star forward Tray Jackson de-commits from Gophers basketball

Sunrise Christian Academy (Kan.) four-star senior forward Tray Jackson announced Friday he was decommitting from the Gophers after picking them in September.


Eric Curry could return for Gophers in Saturday's scrimmage at Creighton

Eric Curry could return for Gophers in Saturday's scrimmage at Creighton

Gophers redshirt sophomore big man Eric Curry could be fully cleared to play in a scrimmage Saturday at Creighton


Murphy, McBrayer named Gophers men's basketball captains

Murphy, McBrayer named Gophers men's basketball captains

Jordan Murphy and Dupree McBrayer both started their U career on an eight-win team in 2015-16.


Lindsay Whalen likes what she sees from Gophers so far

New coach gives her team a rest before the grind really begins.


Michigan State's Izzo agrees with Butler's stand on toughness

Michigan State basketball coach Tom Izzo likes that Wolves star Jimmy Butler wants to be surrounded by tougher teammates, even if he may not agree with how that message is being conveyed.


Gophers' Murphy selected to official All-Big Ten preseason team

Gophers' Murphy selected to official All-Big Ten preseason team

Gophers senior forward Jordan Murphy makes official All-Big Ten preseason men's basketball team, announced Thursday morning at media day in Chicago


Unofficial Big Ten poll puts U men's basketball ninth; Murphy snubbed

Minnesota forward Jordan Murphy (3) drives to the basket past Iowa guard Isaiah Moss, left, during the first half of an NCAA college basketball game,

This year's unofficial Big Ten men's basketball media poll with 28 writers ranked the Gophers ninth in the league, and left Jordan Murphy off the preseason all-conference team.


Whalen's tongue-in-cheek update: Gophers still undefeated

Lindsay Whalen’s Gophers women’s basketball team offered her observations after a week’s worth of full practices Tuesday. They are still a full

The first-year Gophers women's basketball coach, still settling in, is showing she brought her sense of humor to her new job.


Rochester star Hurt wants to see teams play before choosing college

Rochester star Hurt wants to see teams play before choosing college

Unlike high schoolers who make their visits during football season, Matthew Hurt said: "I want to see how they prep a team before a game and stuff like that because I'll consider a lot of that in my decision."


NCAA prevents U, other basketball teams from charity games with exhibition rule

NCAA prevents U, other basketball teams from charity games with exhibition rule

Richard Pitino and the Gophers men's basketball team wasn't able to play in a charity game this year, because it now counts as one of two exhibitions allowed per season by the NCAA.


Rick Pitino says point guard 'only weak spot' on his son's Gophers team

Rick Pitino says point guard 'only weak spot' on his son's Gophers team

Former Louisville coach Rick Pitino said he's "not that crazy about" Minnesota's point guard situation right now. Isaiah Washington, Amir Coffey and Dupree McBrayer are competing for the job.


Freshman center Oturu fully cleared for Gophers

Freshman center Oturu fully cleared for Gophers

Gophers freshman center Daniel Oturu is fully cleared, according to Richard Pitino. Oturu opened practice this season limited in contact drills after recovering this summer from shoulder surgery


Junior college standout wants to visit Gophers after catching Pitino's eye

Junior college standout wants to visit Gophers after catching Pitino's eye

Missouri State-West Plains guard Sardaar Calhoun hopes to schedule an official visit in October to Minnesota after Richard Pitino offered him a scholarship recently


Hopkins basketball star Nnaji leaves Gophers off list of five finalists

Hopkins basketball star Nnaji leaves Gophers off list of five finalists

Hopkins four-star senior Zeke Nnaji doesn't include Gophers among his final five: Kansas, Arizona, UCLA, Baylor and Purdue. Will Minnesota coach Richard Pitino still land a local prospect in 2019?


Top Canadian guard has connection to U, will announce decision Tuesday

Four-star point guard Joel Brown grew up with Gophers' Marcus Carr in Ontario. Brown is considering Minnesota, but will he get a U offer before announcing his decision on Tuesday?


Early impressions after first Gophers basketball practice of the season

Richard Pitino spoke with Jordan Murphy while the team stretched at the start of practice.

Thoughts on the players who stood out and newcomers after the Gophers men's basketball team's first practice of 2018-19.


Five questions for Gophers basketball as practice starts

Five questions for Gophers basketball as practice starts

Gophers men's basketball starts the 2018-19 season Tuesday with five big questions going into the first official practice.


College basketball player rankings show little respect for U's Murphy

College basketball player rankings show little respect for U's Murphy

Gophers senior forward Jordan Murphy led the nation in double-doubles and the Big Ten in rebounding last season, but he surprisingly got no love from several preseason player rankings


Ex-Gopher Joey King winning titles, finding success in 3-on-3 hoops

Ex-Gopher Joey King winning titles, finding success in 3-on-3 hoops

Former Gopher Joey King joined other locals to form one of the top 3-on-3 basketball teams in the country, winning a world title in Washington D.C. last weekend


Pitino keeping busy on the recruiting trail, will see Hurt again this week

Pitino keeping busy on the recruiting trail, will see Hurt again this week

Gophers coach Richard Pitino is expected to see five-star Rochester John Marshall senior Matthew Hurt a second time after last week's in-home visit. Pitino coaches Hurt's older brother who could be much improved this season.