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Minnesota women’s basketball player attracts attention from Kobe Bryant

Senior guard Rachel Banham of the Minnesota Gophers tied an NCAA record on Sunday Feb. 7, putting up 60 points against rival Northwestern, surpassing her previous record of 39 points. This allowed the Gophers to go on to win, 112-106, in double overtime. Banham’s 60 point game demolished the previous Big 10 women’s single-game scoring record and tied the NCAA record set in...
Via Campus Sports Net
February 10, 2016  |  Discuss

Minnesota dismisses Carlos Morris

On Wednesday, Minnesota announced that senior guard Carlos Morris had been dismissed from the team.According to Amelia Rayno of the Star Tribune reported that Morris was removed from the program for "conduct detrimental to the team."Morris was fourth on the Golden Gophers in scoring at 9.8 points per game. He had started 16 of 24 games this season. Although, his playing time had...
Via FOX Sports
February 17, 2016  |  Discuss

Minnesota dismisses guard Carlos Morris

MINNEAPOLIS (AP) Minnesota has dismissed swingman Carlos Morris for conduct detrimental to the team. The Golden Gophers announced the move Wednesday, a day before they host No. 6 Maryland. The school says the senior will remain on scholarship for the remainder of the season. Morris was the team's fourth-leading scorer at 9.8 points a game. He made 16 starts and averaged 25.6...
Via AP on Fox
February 17, 2016  |  Discuss

Video: Minnesota Fans Rush Court After Golden Gophers Knock Off No. 6 Maryland

It’s been a tough season for Minnesota, which, prior to tonight, hadn’t won a Big Ten game. But the Golden Gophers showed up Thursday night at home, putting together a complete performance against No. 6 Maryland. Minnesota was led by freshman forward Jordan Murphy, who scored 17 points and pulled down 11 rebounds.  After the contest, Minnesota fans in attendance rushed the floor...
Via College Spun
February 18, 2016  |  Discuss

Joey King's emotional postgame interview is why we love college basketball

Minnesota senior forward Joey King scored 15 points and grabbed six rebounds off the bench in the Golden Gophers' 68-63 upset win over No. 6 Maryland on Thursday night.The stunning victory gave Minnesota its first win in Big Ten play, snapping a 14-game losing streak that has lasted more than two months. Following the win, King gave an emotional postgame interview with the Big Ten...
Via FOX Sports
February 18, 2016  |  Discuss

Minnesota player gives great interview after upset win

Minnesota Golden Gophers senior forward Joey King was overcome with emotion during a postgame interview after the team pulled off a stunning 68-63 upset the No. 6 Maryland Terrapins on their home court at Williams Arena on Thursday night. The victory was Minnesota’s first Big Ten win of the season after starting the conference portion of their schedule 0-13. The shocking outcome...
Via Sportress of Blogitude
February 19, 2016  |  Discuss

Minnesota’s Joey King moved to tears after Golden Gophers shock Maryland

Minnesota is in the midst one of its worst basketball seasons in recent memory. Heading into Thursday the Golden Gophers were losers of their last 14, and winless in Big Ten play. No one expected Minnesota to buck that trend against the Maryland, No. 6 team in the country, even if the game was at home. However, Minnesota pulled off the near-impossible, beating the Terrapins 68-63...
Via The Comeback
February 19, 2016  |  Discuss

Mitch Leidner hopes to be ready for spring training

The Minnesota Golden Gophers are looking to improve off their Quick Lane Bowl in December in 2016. One big thing that will help them out is having quarterback Mitch Leidner back in the saddle. He underwent foot surgery following the season and he looks to be ready for spring training. Head coach Tracy Claeys the Minneapolis Star-Tribune that Leidner should be ready to go when the...
Via Campus Sports Net
February 24, 2016  |  Discuss

Jerry Kill, Minnesota part ways after talks over new role break down

Former Minnesota coach Jerry Kill and the university have officially parted ways after an agreement over what Kill’s new role would be was unable to be reached, according to Joe Christensen of The Minneapolis Star Tribune. Kill, who suffers from epilepsy,  retired midway through last season after it was determined that he could not coach the Golden Gophers anymore following another...
Via Campus Sports Net
February 24, 2016  |  Discuss

Banham, Minnesota upset No. 5 Ohio State, 90-88

MINNEAPOLIS (AP) Rachel Banham scored 35 points in her final game at Williams Arena and Carlie Wagner scored with 0.8 seconds left in overtime to lift Minnesota to a 90-88 victory over No. 5 Ohio State on Wednesday night. Wagner scored 26 points, the last on a pullup from the baseline after Banham had fouled out, and the Golden Gophers (19-9, 11-6 Big Ten) picked up a much-needed...
Via AP on Fox
February 24, 2016  |  Discuss

No. 6 Maryland beats Minnesota 110-77 to win Big Ten title

COLLEGE PARK, Md. (AP) Sixth-ranked Maryland won the Big Ten regular season title Sunday, getting a career-high 29 points from Tierney Pfirman and 24 from Brionna Jones in a surprisingly lopsided 110-77 victory over Minnesota. The Terrapins (27-3, 16-2) will enter the Big Ten Tournament as the No. 1 seed for a second straight season. Maryland closed with six consecutive wins to...
Via AP on Fox
February 28, 2016  |  Discuss

Nunn scores 25, Illinois beats Minnesota 84-71

CHAMPAIGN, Ill. (AP) Kendrick Nunn scored 25, Malcolm Hill added 22 points with seven rebounds and five assists and Illinois beat Minnesota 84-71 Sunday night. The Illini opened the second half on a 29-8 run for a 61-48 lead and they never looked back. Freshman Jalen Coleman-Lands hit five 3-pointers and finished with 18 points for Illinois (13-16, 5-11 Big Ten). Jordan Murphy...
Via AP on Fox
February 28, 2016  |  Discuss

Gophers lose at Illinois despite Murphy's double-double

CHAMPAIGN, Ill. -- Kendrick Nunn scored 25, Malcolm Hill added 22 points with seven rebounds and five assists and Illinois beat Minnesota 84-71 Sunday night.The Illini opened the second half on a 29-8 run for a 61-48 lead and they never looked back.Freshman Jalen Coleman-Lands hit five 3-pointers and finished with 18 points for Illinois (13-16, 5-11 Big Ten).Jordan Murphy stepped...
Via AP on Fox
February 28, 2016  |  Discuss

Minnesota suspends three players after one posts sex tape online

Think before you tweet. That is the No. 1 rule of social media, but Minnesota Golden Gophers freshmen Kevin Dorsey did not get the memo. It was announced yesterday that Dorsey, leading scorer Nate Mason and Dupree McBrayer were suspended for an unspecified violation of team rules. Well, because this is the internet, it didn’t take long for people to find out way. As it turns...
Via Campus Sports Net
February 29, 2016  |  Discuss

Minnesota players suspended after allegedly posting sex tapes

Minnesota basketball reportedly has an unsettling controversy on its hands. Ahead of Sunday’s contest against Illinois, it was announced that three players — Kevin Dorsey, Dupree McBrayer and Nate Mason — would be suspended from the game for a “violation of team rules.” Deadspin is reporting that the suspensions might be the result of a series of disturbing videos posted...
Via College Spun
February 29, 2016  |  Discuss

AP source: Minnesota players punished for explicit video

MINNEAPOLIS (AP) Three Minnesota men's basketball players were suspended over the weekend after a sexually explicit video appeared on one of their social media accounts, according to a person with knowledge of the discipline. Guards Kevin Dorsey, Nate Mason and Dupree McBrayer were benched Sunday at Illinois for what the Gophers announced as a violation of team rules. They are...
Via AP on Fox
February 29, 2016  |  Discuss

Spring practice signals takeover for Claeys at Minnesota

MINNEAPOLIS (AP) The takeover at Minnesota by new head coach Tracy Claeys has begun in earnest. Time for spring practice. Time to get the Gophers going again, after an unsatisfying 6-7 season. ''I realize that now the buck stops with me on decisions and things like that,'' Claeys said Monday. ''We talked about moving people around and all that type of stuff. Before I could make...
Via AP on Fox
February 29, 2016  |  Discuss

Claeys busy putting his own stamp on Gophers

MINNEAPOLIS -- The takeover at Minnesota by new head coach Tracy Claeys has begun in earnest.Time for spring practice. Time to get the Gophers going again, after an unsatisfying 6-7 season."I realize that now the buck stops with me on decisions and things like that," Claeys said Monday. "We talked about moving people around and all that type of stuff. Before I could make suggestions...
Via AP on Fox
February 29, 2016  |  Discuss

Minnesota 2016 Spring Football Preview

Northwestern is not the only cold weather Big Ten West team to start the spring football train (and not in the cozy confines of Bradenton, Florida). Minnesota joins the club this week and starts spring drills for 2015! Although all of the practices this week and 8 of the 15 overall are closed to the public and media, we expect some reports will trickle out even during this first...
Via Talking 10
March 01, 2016  |  Discuss

Minnesota suspends three players for season after illicit video post

Two days after three University of Minnesota basketball players were benched for Sunday’s game against Illinois, they were suspended for the remainder of the season following a sexually explicit video appearing on freshman Kevin Dorsey’s social media accounts.On Tuesday, coach Richard Pitino announced the suspensions of Dorsey, sophomore leading scorer Nate Mason and freshman...
Via FOX Sports
March 01, 2016  |  Discuss

Coffey helps Northwestern women top Minnesota 84-74

INDIANAPOLIS (AP) Nia Coffey had 25 points and 12 rebounds and 12th-seeded Northwestern turned back five-seed Minnesota 84-74 on Thursday in a second-round game of the Big Ten 10. The Wildcats (17-15), who lost to the Gophers (19-11) 112-106 in double overtime on Super Bowl Sunday when Rachel Banham set a conference record with 60 points, face fourth-seeded Indiana in the quarterfinals...
Via AP on Fox
March 03, 2016  |  Discuss

Minnesota native Coffey helps Northwestern women top Gophers 84-74

INDIANAPOLIS -- Nia Coffey had 25 points and 12 rebounds and 12th-seeded Northwestern turned back five-seed Minnesota 84-74 on Thursday in a second-round game of the Big 10 tournament.The Wildcats (17-15), who lost to the Gophers (19-11) 112-106 in double overtime on Super Bowl Sunday when Rachel Banham set a conference record with 60 points, face fourth-seeded Indiana in the quarterfinals...
Via AP on Fox
March 03, 2016  |  Discuss

Pitino exudes optimism for future despite dismal season

MINNEAPOLIS -- Early in this eminently embarrasing season at Minnesota, coach Richard Pitino recounted his warning to the administrators at the time he was hired that his third year could be rough.If they only knew.Pitino's foresight was based purely on the imbalance of class sizes. The roster he inherited was experienced, with a drop-off expected after that group departed. The Gophers...
Via AP on Fox
March 10, 2016  |  Discuss

Man pleads guilty in 2014 attack on ex-Minn. State, Mankato player

MANKATO, Minn. -- A Minnesota man pleaded guilty Wednesday in a beating that left a former Minnesota State, Mankato football player with severe brain injuries nearly two years ago.Trevor Shelley, 22, of St. Peter, pleaded guilty to felony first-degree assault. A second count of third-degree assault would be dismissed under the plea deal.Blue Earth County District Judge Bradley Walker...
Via AP on Fox
March 23, 2016  |  Discuss

Gophers guards Mason, Dorsey and McBrayer reinstated

MINNEAPOLIS -- The three Minnesota basketball players suspended after a sex video appeared on guard Kevin Dorsey's social media accounts have been reinstated by the school.Golden Gophers spokesman Dan Reisig confirmed on Tuesday that Dorsey, Dupree McBrayer and Nate Mason are back in good standing with the team and the school after they were suspended for the final four games of...
Via AP on Fox
March 30, 2016  |  Discuss
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