Students could return to the University of Minnesota campus for fall semester, keeping hope alive for a Gophers sports comeback as well.
After beating cancer five times, Casey O'Brien is ready to reconnect with his fellow Gophers.
The Mavericks had veterans dedicated to putting past NCAA woes behind them, a 31-5-2 record, another WCHA regular-season title, and a grip on a No. 1 regional seed.
Hundreds were served food and essential goods from diapers to dish soap Friday afternoon next to a heavily damaged Target and Cub Foods, where prominent Twin Cities sports figures volunteered.
During the crisis, WCCO sports director Mike Max has shown he can cover civil unrest as well as any hard-news reporter. Maybe even better.
New Benilde-St. Margaret's coach Damian Johnson wants to bring inner city and rural Minnesota kids together to talk about race and build future relationships.
Afterward, Ishmael El-Amin said that having a contingent of Ball State coaches take part in the protest meant a lot to him.
In the aftermath of George Floyd's death, University of Minnesota football players don't want the discussions they're having and the actions they're taking to end with empty promises that aren't fulfilled.
"Family" isn't a coaching cliché for Gophers women's basketball assistant Carly Thibault-DuDonis. Her father is in the WNBA and her husband is the head coach at Wisconsin-River Falls.
The Gophers have five four-star football recruits, and they definitely stand out. But coach P.J. Fleck also looks for high character.
The son of former Minneapolis North and UConn star Khalid El-Amin has become a leading activist on the Indiana school's campus.
More than anything, Gophers men's basketball coach Richard Pitino understands from talking to his players since George Floyd's death that they want to do something of substance and value to make change.
Bob Rohde will retire Friday a couple of months short of 41 years with the Gophers. He was hired for football, although all athletes could use the weightlifting room at the Bierman Building. And they did.
The Gophers hockey team ended 23 years of near-miss frustration in 2002 by beating Maine in the Frozen Four. In 2008, Alex Kangas out-dueled Mike Zacharias in a tense WCHA playoff take-all game.
Damian Johnson -- who played for the Gophers from 2006-10 -- coached at North St. Paul for three seasons, going 57-25, including 18-9 this season.
Utah transfer Both Gach, a former Austin standout, announced his top five schools Monday, which included the Gophers. The 6-7 Gach could pursue an NCAA waiver to play immediately in 2020-21.
This is Part 1 of a series in which members of the Star Tribune sports staff write about the favorite games they've covered. We're starting with college basketball.
Austin Booker is a three-star recruit from Indiana.
Border closure is keeping former Bulldogs star from introducing son to Minnesota relatives.
As international teammates scattered, Grady Munro, a Canadian, relocated to Ponte Vedra, Fla., living at his uncle's house. "At least I'm with family," he said, "rather than in the dorm alone."