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TREVOR MBAKWE RUMORS

Getting knocked down got Mbakwe up

Could an awkward fall on press row have been the best thing to happen Trevor Mbakwe and Golden Gophers basketball? Mbakwe's biggest strength was always the recklessness and fearlessness with which he played. He had no problem diving for a loose ball, crashing into the lane for a rebound, chase a point guard around the perimeter, or trying to dunk on an entire team. The grand...
Via From The Barn
November 10, 2012  |  Discuss

Mbakwe to repay Gophers scholarship?

MINNEAPOLIS Trevor Mbakwe is prepared to put his money (or his scholarship) where his mouth is. Mbakwe, a senior forward on the University of Minnesota men's basketball team, tweeted on Sunday that he will repay his scholarship if the Gophers don't make the NCAA Tournament this season. "I love my teammates. They have always been there for me. If we don't make...
Via Fox Sports North
November 05, 2012  |  Discuss

Mbakwe to repay scholarship if Gophers miss dance?

MINNEAPOLIS Trevor Mbakwe is prepared to put his money (or his scholarship) where his mouth is. Mbakwe, a senior forward on the University of Minnesota men's basketball team, tweeted on Sunday that he will repay his scholarship if the Gophers don't make the NCAA Tournament this season. "I love my teammates. They have always been there for me. If we don't make...
Via Fox Sports North
November 05, 2012  |  Discuss

Gophers' Mbakwe, Walker return for win

MINNEAPOLIS For the first time in almost a year, Trevor Mbakwe was back on the basketball court. Mbakwe missed most of last season after tearing his ACL in the Gophers' game against Dayton on Nov. 27. As a junior, Mbakwe was the Big Ten's leading rebounder. He was Minnesota's top scoring threat as well. Without Mbakwe, the Gophers still managed to advance to the NIT...
Via Fox Sports North
November 01, 2012  |  Discuss

Report: Gophers Mbakwe gets added probation

University of Minnesota senior forward Trevor Mbakwe will not face jail time for violating his probation. According to the Minneapolis Star Tribune, Miami-Dade judge Jose Fernandez on Friday gave Mbakwe an additional two years of probation for a July DUI charge he pleaded guilty to in Minneapolis last month. According to the newspaper, Fernandez warned Mbakwe, 23, of future slip...
Via Fox Sports North
October 19, 2012  |  Discuss

Mbakwe charged with DWI during summer

MINNEAPOLIS Senior forward Trevor Mbakwe is lucky to still be on the University of Minnesota men's basketball team, coach Tubby Smith said Friday. Mbakwe was arrested on a DWI charge July 1 and pleaded guilty at a hearing Sept. 10. News of Mbakwe's latest run-in with the law surfaced just as he and the Gophers prepared for their media day to start the 2012-13 season. "...
Via Fox Sports North
October 12, 2012  |  Discuss

Video announces Mbakwe's return to Gophers

MINNEAPOLIS Trevor Mbakwe is coming back. In a YouTube video released Monday, the University of Minnesota men's basketball team announced that Mbakwe will return to the Gophers for the 2012-13 season and put his professional basketball career on hold. Mbakwe was granted a sixth year of eligibility after tearing his ACL on Nov. 27. In the video, soon-to-be senior Rodney Williams...
Via Fox Sports North
April 16, 2012  |  Discuss

Gophers face mid-major powerhouse Washington in NIT Final Four

Mission accomplished. The Golden Gophers' post-season has already been a resounding success, and the opportunity to play two more games against solid competition in the arena that claims to be the most famous (the Roman Colosseum humbly disagrees) could lead to a mass outbreak of irrational exuberance. Over the last few weeks, we learned that this team could win basketball games...
Via From The Barn
March 26, 2012  |  Discuss

NCAA gives Mbakwe another year of eligibility

MINNEAPOLIS University of Minnesota forward Trevor Mbakwe was granted a sixth year of eligibility by the NCAA on Friday after tearing his ACL early in his senior season. Now, the question is whether he'll want to return. "I am certainly excited for the opportunity that the NCAA has given me in a sixth year of eligibility," Mbakwe said Friday in a statement. "...
Via Fox Sports North
March 23, 2012  |  Discuss

Gophers' Mbakwe done for the season

MINNEAPOLIS Gophers forward Trevor Mbakwe's season is done. According to WCCO in Minneapolis, Mbakwe's knee injury suffered Sunday in Orlando was determined Monday to be a torn ACL, ending the University of Minnesota senior's season. WCCO reported that Mbakwe will have surgery on the knee in three weeks. Mbakwe's knee buckled early in the second half of the Gophers...
Via Fox Sports North
November 28, 2011  |  Discuss
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