Latest Minnesota Golden Gophers men's basketball News

Guard Payton Willis transfers to Minnesota for 2nd time

May. 12, 2021 21:02 PM EDT

MINNEAPOLIS (AP) — Payton Willis, the latest transfer to join Minnesota's revamped roster, will return for his second stint with the Gophers. Minnesota announced Wednesday the addition of Willis, a 6-foot-4 guard who played last season at the College of Charleston. He...

Parker Fox, Division 2 All-American, transfers to Minnesota

May. 11, 2021 18:58 PM EDT

MINNEAPOLIS (AP) — Parker Fox, a 6-foot-8 forward and a native of Minnesota, became the latest transfer to join the revamped Gophers on Tuesday. Fox played three seasons at Northern State University in Aberdeen, South Dakota, and was selected this year by the National...

Minnesota adds grad transfer Sutherlin from New Hampshire

May. 05, 2021 21:12 PM EDT

MINNEAPOLIS (AP) — Minnesota has added another graduate transfer in former New Hampshire guard Sean Sutherlin, the Gophers announced Wednesday. The 6-foot-5 Sutherlin is a Minnesota native who played at Irondale High School, just 12 miles north of Williams Arena. He...

Gophers get guard Luke Loewe, William & Mary grad transfer

May. 03, 2021 18:10 PM EDT

MINNEAPOLIS (AP) — Minnesota made guard Luke Loewe the latest piece of a major offseason roster revamp, picking up the graduate transfer from William & Mary. The Gophers announced the addition of Loewe on Monday. The 6-foot-4, 186-pound Loewe was a two-time...

Minnesota signs George Washington transfer Jamison Battle

Apr. 28, 2021 19:52 PM EDT

MINNEAPOLIS (AP) — Minnesota has finalized the first of several expected transfers, adding former George Washington forward Jamison Battle. The university announced the signing of Battle on Wednesday, giving new Gophers coach Ben Johnson a 6-foot-7 sharpshooter and...

Minnesota guard Kalscheur announces transfer to Iowa State

Apr. 10, 2021 14:35 PM EDT

MINNEAPOLIS (AP) — Minnesota guard Gabe Kalscheur announced Saturday he's transferring to Iowa State for his senior season, the first of several expected departures from the Gophers following their coaching change. Kalscheur said on Twitter he was...

Olympic Gold: Men's gymnastics struggling to survive

Apr. 09, 2021 16:29 PM EDT

The death of a 117-year-old program, one that captured championships and produced Olympians, ended with a gasp. And then a vote. The fact the former did not alter the outcome of the latter offered a stark glimpse into the steadily eroding support for men's gymnastics at...

Johnson adds 2 assistants with state ties to Minnesota staff

Apr. 09, 2021 15:00 PM EDT

MINNEAPOLIS (AP) — New Minnesota men's basketball coach Ben Johnson has hired his first two assistants, both with ties to the state — including his former high school coach, Dave Thorson. The university announced Friday that Thorson and Jason Kemp have been added to...

Minnesota off hook for buyout of Pitino, now at New Mexico

Apr. 08, 2021 00:58 AM EDT

MINNEAPOLIS (AP) — Minnesota does not owe a buyout payment to former basketball coach Richard Pitino for his dismissal, according to the separation agreement provided Wednesday by the university. Pitino was fired March 15. He was hired at New...

New Gophers coach Johnson aims to keep top state talent home

Mar. 23, 2021 22:36 PM EDT

MINNEAPOLIS (AP) — Ben Johnson arrived at Minnesota athletic director Mark Coyle's house already dressed for the job he was there to interview for. Johnson wore a Gophers pullover, making a strong first impression. His first task as head coach of the men's basketball...