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Saint Paul, MN, United States

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Past articles by Marcus:

Gable Steveson signs with World Wrestling Entertainment, but he will also return to Gophers in trailblazing deal

Gable Steveson is expected to finish his senior season and graduate with a business degree. At that point, he'll become a full-time performer for World Wrestling Entertainment. → Read More

Q&A: Mark Coyle on losing $21.5 million, St. Thomas, seismic change in college sports

Entering his sixth year as Minnesota's athletic director, Coyle is navigating a new era in athletics. He answered questions in a wide-ranging Star Tribune interview. → Read More

State of Minnesota basketball bears Kevin Garnett's influence

Young Minnesota followers of Wolves icon blossomed into future stars and champions. → Read More

New Gophers coach Ben Johnson always showed signs of big things to come for him

Humble yet confident, the basketball lifer has climbed his way up the coaching ranks from the bottom rung. → Read More

Ben Johnson calls new Gophers post a 'dream job and dream opportunity'

Ben Johnson met the media for the first time since being named the new Gophers men's basketball coach. → Read More

Gophers freshman guard Jamal Mashburn Jr. enters NCAA transfer portal

Mashburn, the top recruit Richard Pitino's 2020 class, averaged 8.2 points in 22.7 minutes and played in all 29 games this season, including starting the last eight games. → Read More

Pitino hired at New Mexico; Coyle promises replacement as soon as possible

Coyle told WCCO Radio that he does not expect to use a search firm to find the next men's basketball coach. → Read More

San Diego State coach Brian Dutcher dismisses questions about Gophers job speculation

Brian Dutcher has been asked about whether he would be a candidate for the Gophers job if Richard Pitino leaves. Dutcher's father coached the U to 1982 Big Ten title → Read More

Rutgers hangs one more loss on Gophers men's basketball team and coach Richard Pitino

Marcus Carr drove the game to overtime with a late three-pointer, but success in the final regular-season game didn't last. → Read More

Pitino tells Gophers players his days as their coach might be nearing an end

Sources said the Gophers coach addressed his status at a meeting. → Read More

Gophers basketball season tests Gabe Kalscheur's mettle

Gabe Kalscheur's importance to the Gophers lineup isn't questioned despite a prolonged shooting slump. Long-range shots might not be falling but he's added to other parts of his game. → Read More

Gophers newcomer Liam Robbins standing tall in Big Ten so far

Transfer Robbins learns quickly in a conference stacked with standout bigs. → Read More

Gophers men crack AP Top 25 for first time in three years

Minnesota climbed to No. 21 in Monday's AP poll, coming off an overtime victory over then-No. 4 Iowa. → Read More

Apple Valley basketball star Jordan Bolton defying the odds after spinal cord injury

A spinal cord injury left basketball star Jordan Bolton fighting to walk again. He's already defying the odds. → Read More

Gophers basketball to play Loyola Marymount twice, not NDSU dissolving MTE plan

The Gophers men's basketball team has to play Loyola Marymount twice to replace NDSU as part of their MTE on Saturday and Monday at the Barn. COVID-19 state restrictions prevented second game with different opponent within a three-day span. → Read More

Gophers men's basketball team features new look — again — as overhauls become norm

A one-time transfer rule is likely to pass and will "create chaos," Richard Pitino said. → Read More

Doctor for many college, pro athletes decides to run for Shoreview City Council inspired by Black Lives Matter protest

Inspired by a BLM protest and activists, Dr. Dave Olson is running for office in Shoreview. → Read More

Gophers athletes will be off from sports Nov. 3 so they can vote

The NCAA has encouraged schools to clear sports from athletes' schedules that day, allowing them to vote. → Read More

University of Minnesota regents squash resolution calling for quickest possible Big Ten sports restart

The resolution, proposed by Regent Michael Hsu, met heavy resistance largely along procedural lines with several regents saying they didn't have time to review it. → Read More

Four pro drafts in three sports 'no big deal' for St. Paul's Dave Winfield

In addition to being drafted by the San Diego Padres, Gophers baseball star Dave Winfield was drafted by the Vikings as well as by teams in the NBA and American Basketball Associations. → Read More