Reporter | Gophers basketball

Marcus Fuller covers Gophers men's basketball and college basketball for the Star Tribune. He has 13 years of experience covering Twin Cities college and professional sports. 

Fuller joined the Star Tribune in 2016 after 11 years covering Gophers sports – and just about every other team and league in town -- for the St. Paul Pioneer Press. Before making the Twin Cities his home, he spent two years in The Kansas City Star sports department. Fuller grew up in Hawaii and is a 2002 graduate of San Jose State.


Gophers volleyball team back to practice, waiting for Big Ten update

The Gophers reached the Final Four in 2019.


D-I basketball has new start date, too: Nov. 25

The NCAA's Division I Council approved the new start date at Wednesday's meeting, pushing season back two weeks from the original plan.


Gophers athletes will have day off from sports Nov. 3 so they can vote

The NCAA has encouraged schools to clear sports from athletes' schedules that day, allowing them to vote.


U regents squash resolution calling for quick Big Ten sports restart

The resolution, proposed by Regent Michael Hsu, met heavy resistance largely along procedural lines with several regents saying they didn't have time to review it.


From 'Last Chance' to big chance for Jermaine Johnson at Georgia

Eden Prairie's Jermaine Johnson is not only playing this fall, but he could be starting for a top-five program.


Transfer Robbins gains NCAA clearance to play for U this season

Liam Robbins, a 7-foot center, transferred to Minnesota after two strong seasons at Drake. He finally heard the news Wednesday he had been waiting for all summer.


Minn. colleges make progress hiring coaches, administrators of color, but much is left to do

Macalester is the only state college or university with more than one Black head coach — with two. Those already holding such positions are making it a mission to provide more opportunities for candidates of color to pursue.


Gophers announce 43 positive COVID-19 results among 1,406 tests

The Gophers' announced test results show a 3.1% positivity rate, down from 4.1% on June 30.


Hall of Fame basketball coach Lute Olson dies at age 85

Olson played for Augsburg and got his coaching start in Minnesota before long stops at Iowa and Arizona.


This much is certain about Gophers basketball: It'll be a new look

Not knowing what to expect this college basketball season during the pandemic, Gophers coach Richard Pitino made summer practice less demanding on players than in years past.