The Gophers might never keep all the Chets and Jalens. But if Ben Johnson doesn't find a way to keep the McKinleys and Dawsons, he'll follow his predecessors out the door.
Grant Cruikshank, the son of Olympic speedskaters Bonnie Blair and David Cruikshank, has two years of college eligibility remaining.
The Big Ten postponed the 2020 fall season with no input. Now the 2021-22 season will begin in only four months.
Sarah Bacon is graduating this spring and has her eyes on representing the United States at the Tokyo Olympic Games this summer.
7-1 Chet Holmgren, considered the nation's top 2021 high school basketball recruit, announced his college plans on ESPN. Former Minnehaha Academy teammate Jalen Suggs was in attendance.
The Gophers have lost a half-dozen games by outrageous scores, including 21-5 to Michigan on Friday, and are currently last in the Big Ten.
Minnesota, seeded No. 3 in the tournament, dropped the final two sets to a team making its first-ever appearance in the Sweet 16.
The defeat in the finale of their four-game softball series also ended a 14-game winning streak against the Cornhuskers dating to 2015.
The former Orono standout opted out last season with the Gophers and entered the transfer portal. He's the Tommies' third Division I transfer.
Experience won't hurt the Gophers on Sunday afternoon, but they know they can't count on that or their high seed alone to earn a spot in the Elite Eight.
Competing in their home gym for the final time as a varsity program, the Gophers finished with 406.291 points at the NCAA meet, their highest total of the season, good for fifth place.
Circumstances have combined to make the Gophers football team experienced at some key positions. "Depth changes a lot of things," coach P.J. Fleck said.
The No. 3 Gophers enter the Sweet 16 for the eighth time in coach Hugh McCutcheon's nine seasons.
The Gophers rallied in the final two events of Friday's qualifying session to advance to Saturday's team finals, giving them one more day to compete together before the program shuts down.
Payton Willis spent last season at College of Charleston, and Jamal Mashburn Jr. is reuniting with former Gophers coach Richard Pitino.
Chances of a team and individual titles were missed Friday in Fort Worth. Ona Loper and Maya Hooten both had strong performances but came up short.
The Tommies will instead hold an intrasquad scrimmage, and Augsburg will face Martin Luther on Sunday in New Ulm.
Parker Fox, who is from Mahtomedi, will try to prove he can play at a higher level by returning home after he committed Thursday night to play for the U.
Expected to be made official later this month, the rule has already yielded two former Twin Cities prep basketball stars for St. Thomas and aided new U basketball coach Ben Johnson.
The third-seeded Gophers got off to a strong start to the postseason Thursday with a 25-19, 25-21, 25-18 victory.