Minnesota Rumors & News

  • Former Gophers guard Kevin Dorsey transfers to Colorado State

    St. Paul Pioneer Press "Former Gophers guard Kevin Dorsey, who was embroiled in the release of a sexually explicit video posted on social media in February, has committed to transfer to Colorado State, according to CBS Sports. Dorsey, who averaged 6.8 points, 2.3 rebounds and 1.4 assists in the 2015-16 season, was..." August 15

  • Charges will not be filed against Gophers basketball player Reggie Lynch

    Minneapolis Star Tribune "Sexual assault charges will not be filed against Gophers basketball player Reggie Lynch, the University of Minnesota police and Hennepin County Attorney's office said Monday. Lynch was arrested May 8 on suspicion of sexually assaulting a 19-year-old woman at a campus apartment and was released..." August 03

  • 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