Minnesota Rumors & News

  • Minnesota extends Richard Pitino through 2021-22 season

    Land of 10 "Richard Pitino is being rewarded for turning around the Gophers in the 2016-17 campaign. Minnesota announced Wednesday that its men’s basketball coach’s contract would be extended an additional year through the 2021-22 season. Pitino has gone 75-61 in four seasons with Minnesota, and his team..." May 03

  • Middle Tennessee sends Minnesota home

    The Sports Xchange "MILWAUKEE -- The record will show that the first upset of the 2017 NCAA Tournament was orchestrated by the 12th seeded Middle Tennessee Blue Raiders. But ask any of the Blue Raiders about their 81-72 victory over the No. 5 seed Minnesota Golden Gophers in a first round South Regional contest..." March 16

  • Walton Jr., Michigan punch ticket to Big Ten title game

    The Sports Xchange "Derrick Walton, Jr. had 19 of his 29 points in the second half and Moritz Wagner had 14 of his 17 points in the first half as eighth-seeded Michigan defeated Minnesota 84-77 on Saturday at the Verizon Center in Washington, D.C. in the first Big Ten Conference semifinal of the afternoon...." March 11

  • Minnesota's Akeem Springs out for season with torn Achilles tendon

    St. Paul Pioneer Press "The spiritual leader and best outside shooter on the Gophers men’s basketball will miss the rest of the season because of an Achilles injury he suffered Friday in Minnesota’s victory over Michigan State in Washington, D.C. Senior Akeem Springs, the team’s starting shooting guard, posted on..." March 11

  • No. 22 Wisconsin stops skid, Minnesota with defense

    The Sports Xchange "MADISON, Wis. -- Coach Greg Gard takes pride in No. 22 Wisconsin's defense, and the Badgers delivered a second-half crackdown to sweep the two-game season series with Minnesota. Senior guard Bronson Koenig scored a game-high 17 points as Wisconsin defeated Minnesota 66-49 in the Big Ten..." March 05

  • Minnesota keeps rolling with 88-73 win over Nebraska

    The Sports Xchange "After Minnesota lost a fifth straight game five weeks ago, a top-four finish in the Big Ten seemed like a pipe dream. After routing Nebraska 88-73 on Thursday evening in Minneapolis, Minnesota is one game from realizing that dream. Nate Mason had a game-high 25 points on 9-of-13..." March 02

  • Lynch, Minnesota swats away Penn State

    The Sports Xchange "Blocking shots is Minnesota center Reggie Lynch's specialty. But they often come with a price: fouls. On Saturday in Minneapolis, however, Lynch recorded 11 blocks, setting a Minnesota single-season record, and committed zero fouls for the first time all season as the Golden Gophers beat..." February 25

  • Minnesota wins sixth straight, upsets No. 24 Maryland

    The Sports Xchange "COLLEGE PARK, Md. -- It has been a bumpy season for Akeem Springs, the redshirt senior guard for Minnesota. The Illinois native entered Wednesday averaging less than 10 points per game, but once again he came through big against No. 24 Maryland. Springs, who made just his 10th start,..." February 22

  • Murphy helps Minnesota outlast Michigan

    The Sports Xchange "Sophomore Jordan Murphy had 16 points and 15 rebounds to help Minnesota win its fifth straight game with an 83-78 overtime triumph over Michigan on Sunday night at Williams Arena in Minneapolis Trailing 75-74 with 3:18 remaining in overtime, Minnesota scored five straight points to take a..." February 19