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With MLS approval, Loons plan to start larger training session soon

Major League Soccer announced Thursday that clubs can begin voluntary small-group training sessions on outdoor fields — if it aligns with local public health guidelines for the coronavirus pandemic… → Read More

Four-star Texas defensive tackle decommits from Gophers

Fresh off a bump up to a four-star recruiting ranking, Texas defensive tackle Albert Regis backed out of his commitment to the Gophers on Monday. Regis, a top prospect from La Porte, Texas, committ… → Read More

Loons’ midfielder Jan Gregus brings levity to return to training sessions – Twin Cities

When Minnesota United restarted individual training sessions in Blaine a few weeks ago, midfielder Jan Gregus adhered to the club’s new safety protocol for players to wear masks before and after wo… → Read More

Gophers receive commitment from massive Illinois offensive tackle

The Gophers football program received a commitment from Illinois offensive tackle Cameron James on Sunday. He is the 17th pledge in the U’s top-10 rated 2021 class and the sixth player coming in fr… → Read More

Cut sports? Trim coaches’ pay? A look at Gophers’ financial solutions amid coronavirus – Twin Cities

“Cutting programs are probably the last resort that anybody wants to look at,” women’s soccer coach Stefanie Golan said. “Nobody has indicated that any sports in particular are being looked a… → Read More

Gophers’ cancer community includes six-time survivor Casey O’Brien and two ‘sisters’

Megan Wagner was coming off the worst time of her life but still loved unicorns. The 8-year-old Maple Grove girl had been bound to a wheelchair in April 2019, having just lost six inches of right f… → Read More

Bad news for new Gopher Liam Robbins: NCAA punts on transfer change

The route for incoming Gophers men’s basketball transfer Liam Robbins to play for Minnesota this season grew more complicated and uncertain on Wednesday. The NCAA Division I Council put off a decis… → Read More

Gophers add Jeff Mailhot as men’s basketball assistant coach – Twin Cities

The Gophers men’s basketball program is bringing in Jeff Mailhot as a new assistant coach. Mailhot is a Minneapolis native and Hopkins High School graduate. He replaces Rob Jeter, who was named Wes… → Read More

Top basketball recruit Kendall Brown puts Gophers in his top 10

A five-star high school recruit with Minnesota ties has the Gophers men’s basketball program in his top 10 finalists. Kendall Brown, a 6-foot-7, 205-pound forward, is considered a top-15 player in … → Read More

Minnesota United needs answers before MLS tournament plan takes shape

MLS has a plan to restart play with a league-wide tournament at Walt Disney World next month. First, MN United midfielder Ethan Finley said, players need to know how they'll be kept COVID-free. → Read More

Minnesota United to hold individual workouts starting Tuesday

Minnesota United will begin individual training sessions at the National Sports Center in Blaine on Tuesday. The Loons were awaiting approval from Gov. Tim Walz’s office to gradually restart practi… → Read More

Gophers football plucks another highly rated recruit from Illinois

The Gophers football program continues to to add four-star offensive playmakers from Illinois for its 2021 recruiting class. → Read More

Gophers athletics department starts cost-cutting, with specific sports not off the table

The Gophers were projecting a $1 million budget surplus in February. Big attendance figures during a historic football season and a record pace in donations had the U feeling good. But coronavirus-… → Read More

UMN medical dean says state’s lofty coronavirus testing goal ‘well on track’

The University of Minnesota’s Medical School is “well on track” to fulfill the state’s lofty daily testing goal for coronavirus, Dr. Jakub Tolar said Friday during a Board of Regents meeting. Gov. … → Read More

Is your surgery now possible under Gov. Walz’s executive order? That depends. – Twin Cities

The types of health care available with Gov. Tim Walz’s executive order to resume “elective” surgeries and procedures amid the coronavirus pandemic will vary by specific patient and their health-ca… → Read More

Walz seeks ‘proper balance’ in allowing elective surgeries during coronavirus – Twin Cities

Gov. Tim Walz signed an executive order Tuesday allowing health care providers to restart elective surgeries and procedures next week, if they have a plan for maintaining medical supplies needed fo… → Read More

Allina Health proposing layoffs, other cost-cutting to deal with revenue drop

Allina Health announced Monday a series of cost-cutting options to cope with reductions in services caused by the focus on the coronavirus pandemic. Allina officials said they will reduce recruitme… → Read More

Why Gophers football has a top-10 recruiting class

When Gophers football coach P.J. Fleck was courting four-star Omaha cornerback Avante Dickerson last month, Dickerson’s high school coach Brett Froendt had a blunt message for Fleck during a FaceTi… → Read More

Big Ten suspends team activities into June

The Big Ten Conference said Monday it will extend its suspension of organized team activities through June 1 due to the coronavirus pandemic. On March 13, the conference suspended sports through Ap… → Read More

Gophers football sets draft record with five picks, two pairs of teammates

Gophers receiver Tyler Johnson dominated in the Outback Bowl at Raymond James Stadium in Tampa on New Year’s Day, and now he’s headed back to Florida. The Buccaneers selected Johnson in… → Read More