Western Michigan graduate transfer Brandon Johnson is close to finishing his summer classes, which wil free up the 6-8 forward to join the Gophers for workouts.
Gophers football player Benjamin St-Juste and more than 1,000 other Big Ten football players found a collective voice following the killing of George Floyd in May while in Minneapolis police custody.
After a media report alleged abuses in the Texas Tech program of fired coach Marlene Stollings, an ex-Gophers player tweeted "these type of incidents weren't just isolated to Texas Tech." Stollings coached at the U before going to Texas Tech.
P.J. Fleck's team is coming off a No. 10 finish, but star receiver Rashod Bateman has opted out to prepare for the 2021 NFL Draft.
The former Twins manager and player will become the second Gophers player (1975-77) to be enshrined into the National College Baseball Hall of Fame.
"Due to the uncertain nature of COVID-19, and the fiscal constraints it has placed on the department, philanthropic support is needed now more than ever," the athletic department posted on Gophersports.com.
Following Minnesota Department of Health guidelines, the athletics department could allow only 1,500 fans at TCF Bank Stadium, forcing the department to anticipate "few spectators or no spectators at all."
The College Athlete Unity group called for more protective measures for playing during the pandemic. Gophers football player Benjamin St. Juste is among the organizers.
D-II schools such as Minnesota State Mankato, in particular, were awaiting the NCAA's ruling.
Minnesota plays its three biggest rivalry games back-to-back-to-back, against Michigan (home) on Sept. 12, against Iowa (home) on Sept. 19 and at Wisconsin on Sept. 26.
The season is set to start Sept. 5 at Michigan State.
The former Gophers women's basketball coach is the subject of an report published by USA Today headlined: "Texas Tech women's basketball players describe toxic culture: 'Fear, anxiety and depression.'"
The only tangible value for athletes playing college football for free is to audition for the NFL, and Rashod Bateman already nailed his audition.
The NCAA Board of Governors met Tuesday to discuss the future of fall sports championships, among other issues, but came away with no major announcements.
Wide receiver Rashod Bateman said that making the choice to not play for the Gophers this season because of the pandemic is "the hardest decision" that he's ever had to make.
Who could replace Tyler Johnson and Rashod Bateman, the Gophers' top receivers of a year ago?
College athletes have also grown increasingly attuned to and vocal about the inequities that exist in the NCAA system. And they are right to be concerned about their safety.
Even if the NCAA cancels fall sports championships, football's Power Five conferences could proceed with postseason plans because the College Football Playoff system operates outside of NCAA control.
With the Gophers and other Big Ten teams waiting for a new schedule announcement, the conference is taking its time to carefully study the pandemic, even as other Power Five leagues plowed forward this week.
Carr, an All-Big Ten selection, initially declared for the draft in late March, but he left open the possibility of returning to college.