Minnesota Rumors & News

  • Former Gophers forward Charles Buggs transfers to USC

    St. Paul Pioneer Press "Former Gophers forward Charles Buggs found a new home with Southern California, CBSSports.com reported Thursday. Buggs, a 6-foot-9 senior, averaged 5.9 points and 2.9 rebounds as a junior last season. He left Minnesota to pursue more playing time and a graduate degree. The Arlington, Texas,..." June 23

  • Pitino far exceeded budget for private jet travel, University of Minnesota audit finds

    Minneapolis Star Tribune "Gophers men’s basketball coach Richard Pitino has spent twice as much on private jet travel as his contract allows since arriving at Minnesota — doubling his budget in his first season, and tripling it his second season — according to an internal university audit obtained Tuesday by the Star..." May 11

  • Milwaukee transfer Akeem Springs heading to Minnesota

    St. Paul Pioneer Press "Gophers basketball coach Richard Pitino took another step toward revamping his roster for next season with a commitment from Wisconsin-Milwaukee transfer Akeem Springs. Springs, a 6-foot-4, 210-pound wing, visited Minnesota’s campus last week. He also took an official trip to Mississippi, where..." April 15

  • Suspended Gophers Nate Mason, Kevin Dorsey, Dupree McBrayer returning

    St. Paul Pioneer Press "Gophers basketball coach Richard Pitino has lifted the suspensions of Nate Mason, Kevin Dorsey and Dupree McBrayer, who will return to play next season, the school said. The players were suspended for the last four games of the season after a sexually explicit video was posted on Dorsey’s..." March 30

  • Oklahoma’s Akolda Manyang returned to Minnesota following brother’s suicide

    College Basketball Talk "Akolda Manyang, a reserve center for Oklahoma, missed Sunday’s second round game against VCU as he returned to Minnesota following a death in the family. According to multiple reports, that family member was Akolda’s brother, Ater Manyang, a former high school basketball star in the state. He..." March 22

  • Illinois 85, Minnesota 52

    The Sports Xchange "Freshman forward Michael Finke made a season-high five 3-pointers while scoring 17 points as Illinois rolled to an 85-52 victory over short-handed Minnesota on Wednesday in the opening round of the Big Ten Tournament in Indianapolis. Junior guard Kendrick Nunn scored 15 points and junior..." March 09

  • Richard Pitino's job appears to be safe despite troubles on and off the court

    Minneapolis Star Tribune "Despite another blast of embarrassment last week to the Gophers men’s basketball team, coach Richard Pitino likely will be given the opportunity to turn the program around. The 33-year-old has lost some fans and boosters in this season of historically bad basketball and troubling off-court..." March 08

  • Rutgers 75, Minnesota 52

    The Sports Xchange "Sophomore guard Mike Williams set career highs of 29 points and six 3-pointers and Rutgers ended a 17-game losing streak by demolishing Minnesota 75-52 on Saturday in Big Ten play at Piscataway, N.J. Freshman guard Corey Sanders added 12 points, seven rebounds and six assists and senior..." March 05

  • Wisconsin 62, Minnesota 49

    The Sports Xchange "Wisconsin opened up a 20-point first half lead and notched its 20th victory Wednesday, dumping shorthanded Minnesota 62-49 in a Big Ten Conference contest at Williams Arena in Minneapolis. Bronson Koenig paced the balanced Badgers (20-10, 12-5) with 14 points and six assists. Ethan Happ..." March 03

  • Suspended Gopher Kevin Dorsey reported theft of phone to police

    Minneapolis Star Tribune "Freshman Kevin Dorsey, one of three Gophers basketball players punished after a video-recorded sex act appeared on one of his social media accounts, reported that his cellphone was stolen from a Mall of America store days before the explicit imagery was posted online. Bloomington Deputy Police..." March 03

  • Minnesota Suspends Three Players After One Tweets Sex Tapes

    Deadspin "Before yesterday’s loss to Illinois, Minnesota announced that three Gophers players would be suspended for the game for an unspecified violation of team rules. As always, you have to go to the message boards for the details. Leading scorer Nate Mason and freshmen Kevin Dorsey and Dupree..." February 29

  • Illinois 84, Minnesota 71

    The Sports Xchange "Illinois guard Kendrick Dunn scored 25 points, and the Fighting Illini pulled away from shorthanded Minnesota for an 84-71 win Sunday in Champagne, Ill. Guard Malcolm Hill added 22 points and seven rebounds, and guard Jalen Coleman-Lands scored 18 points for the Illini (13-16, 5-11 Big Ten),..." February 28

  • Minnesota 83, Rutgers 61

    The Sports Xchange "Forwards Jordan Murphy and Joey King combined for 34 points and Minnesota outscored Rutgers by 21 in the second half in the Golden Gophers' 83-61 win on Tuesday night at Williams Arena in Minneapolis. The Golden Gophers had lost 14 straight before upsetting No. 6 Maryland on Sunday for their..." February 23

  • Minnesota get improbable upset win over No. 6 Maryland

    The Sports Xchange "MINNEAPOLIS -- For Minnesota, it was a long time coming. For Maryland, it was a long week. Guard Nate Mason led the way with 18 points for the Gophers, who got their first Big Ten win of the season, and their first win of 2016, upsetting sixth-ranked Maryland 68-63 Thursday night...." February 18

  • Minnesota dismisses guard Carlos Morris

    Minneapolis Star Tribune "One day before facing some of their stiffest competition of the season, the Gophers men’s basketball team announced it had dismissed senior guard Carlos Morris because of “conduct detrimental to the team.” “It’s a disappointing turn of events,” coach Richard Pitino said in a news conference..." February 18

  • No. 4 Iowa grinds out win over Minnesota

    The Sports Xchange "IOWA CITY -- It wasn't the prettiest of efforts, but by night's end, the fourth-ranked Iowa Hawkeyes found themselves where they wanted to be -- alone atop the Big Ten. By beating Minnesota 75-71 on Sunday at Carver-Hawkeye Arena, Iowa took advantage of both No. 2 Maryland and Indiana losing..." February 14

  • Minnesota's Ahmad Gilbert to undergo surgery on dislocated finger

    Minneapolis Star Tribune "Minnesota small forward Ahmad Gilbert left Saturday’s eventual 70-63 loss to Indiana early in the second half after dislocating a finger on his left hand and never returned. Sometimes those injuries can be minor; fingers can be popped back into place. But after the game, coach Richard Pitino..." January 18

  • Minnesota's Pitino on rebuild: 'I did not think it would be this bad'

    The Score "Richard Pitino knew Minnesota might take a step back this year, but he wasn't expecting to take a step, leap, and then some. "I did not think it would be this bad," Pitino told reporters, including Jon Krawczynski of the Associated Press, on Friday. The Golden Gophers are in the midst of a..." January 16