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.
The only tangible value for athletes playing college football for free is to audition for the NFL, and Rashod Bateman already nailed his audition.
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.
Big Ten might announce schedule revisions soon.
Who could replace Tyler Johnson and Rashod Bateman, the Gophers' top receivers of a year ago?
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.
The junior from Orono and his mother, Sara, have stood alongside supporters of the Black Lives Matter movement.
The Cleveland.com poll also ranked Gophers receiver Rashod Bateman and quarterback Tanner Morgan among the top-10 offensive players in the Big Ten conference.
Now that the Tommies have found a conference home for their men's hockey team, the heavy lifting begins for their debut as a Division I program.
The Upper Midwest Athletic Conference announced Thursday that its high-risk sports teams (football, men's and women's soccer and volleyball) will not hold fall championships and will explore competing in the spring.
Both Gach, a transfer from Utah who played high school basketball in Austin, still needs an NCAA waiver to be eligible to play this season.
Big Ten basketball following football in eliminating non-league games is "certainly an option" during the pandemic, Gophers coach Richard Pitino said recently.
The Division III league expects golf and tennis — designated as low-risk sports — can participate in conference-only competitions this fall.
Hard at work in Santa Barbara preparing for this year's NBA Draft, ex-Gophers star Daniel Oturu has spent the month of July honing his skills and building up his body.
It's unclear what the MIAC's move will mean for winter sports such as hockey and basketball, which usually start their seasons in late October and early November.
For the first time since 1945, the Wisconsin Intercollegiate Athletic Conference will not have a football season in 2020. The eight-team WIAC on Monday canceled…
Jenke was a hard-hitting linebacker and potent lefthanded hitter in baseball. Remarkably, he played Gophers hockey after arriving from a high school without a hockey program.
Some coaches and athletes have been told that football, volleyball and soccer are among the sports that will switched from this fall to the spring if the NCAA and public health officials allows it.