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May 10, 2017
Minnesota Gophers head coach Richard Pitino cheers on his team in the second half against the Michigan Wolverines at Williams Arena last Sunday. Brad Rempel-USA TODAY Sports
Pitino could earn $1.7M in bonuses
May 10, 2017 - 10:36pm
April 11, 2017
Louisville Cardinals center Matz Stockman (5) shoots on the court before playing the Pittsburgh Panthers at the Petersen Events Center in Pttsburgh on Jan. 24, 2017. Charles LeClaire / USA TODAY Sports
Gophers land 7-foot Louisville transfer
April 11, 2017 - 3:45pm
April 10, 2017
A general view of a Minnesota Golden Gophers helmet being rested on the turf before a game against the Purdue Boilermakers at TCF Bank Stadium in Minneapolis on Nov. 5, 2016. Jesse Johnson-USA TODAY Sports
Gophers move Carter Coughlin to rush end to get best 11 on the field
April 10, 2017 - 9:19pm
March 24, 2017
Minnesota Golden Gopher Connor Reilly, left, congratulates forward Vinni Lettieri on his slap shot goal against the Michigan Wolverines in the first period at Mariucci Arena on Saturday, Jan 14, 2017. John Autey / St. Paul Pioneer Press
Gophers riding turnaround into NCAA Tournament
March 24, 2017 - 8:38pm
March 19, 2017
Tracy Claeys, then head coach of the Minnesota Gophers football team, looks on during the third quarter of the Holiday Bowl at Qualcomm Stadium in San Diego on Dec. 27, 2016. Claeys and his staff were fired following the game, causing a budget hole for U Athletics. Jake Roth / USA TODAY Sports
Big TV deal for Gopher sports won't help University of Minnesota academics
March 19, 2017 - 5:20pm
March 18, 2017
Minnesota Golden Gophers forward Eric Curry (24), guard Amir Coffey (5) and guard Nate Mason (2) celebrate during the second half of the game against the Middle Tennessee Blue Raiders in the first round of the NCAA Tournament on March 16, 2017, at BMO Harris Bradley Center in Milwaukee. James Lang / USA TODAY Sports
Gophers looking forward with sense of promise
March 18, 2017 - 7:49pm
March 17, 2017
Minnesota Golden Gophers head coach Richard Pitino watches his team practice for their first round game of the NCAA Tournament at BMO Harris Bradley Center in Milwaukee, Wis., on March 15, 2017. Benny Sieu / USA TODAY Sports
Gophers AD Mark Coyle: 'I've told (Pitino) I want to talk about his contract'
March 17, 2017 - 2:44pm
March 15, 2017
Minnesota Golden Gophers forward Jordan Murphy (3) rebounds the ball in front of Michigan Wolverines forward Moritz Wagner (13) in the second half during the Big Ten Conference Tournament at Verizon Center in Washington on March 11, 2017. Geoff Burke / USA TODAY Sports
Gophers confident amid chorus of naysayers
March 15, 2017 - 8:35pm
Minnesota Gophers head coach Richard Pitino cheers on his team in the second half against the Michigan Wolverines at Williams Arena last Sunday. Brad Rempel-USA TODAY Sports
Gophers coach Pitino remembers March Madness sorrow in person
March 15, 2017 - 8:04pm
March 12, 2017
Minnesota Gophers head coach Richard Pitino cheers on his team in the second half against the Michigan Wolverines at Williams Arena last Sunday. Brad Rempel-USA TODAY Sports
Gophers get No. 5 NCAA seed, face Middle Tennessee State
March 12, 2017 - 9:42pm
March 11, 2017
Minnesota Golden Gophers quarterback Mitch Leidner (7) rushes for a touchdown in the fourth quarter against the Central Michigan Chippewas at Ford Field in Detroit on Dec. 28, 2015. Rick Osentoski / USA TODAY Sports
Former Gophers QB Leidner turns to Rich Gannon for help
March 11, 2017 - 7:27pm
Minnesota Golden Gophers guard Amir Coffey (5) dribbles the ball as Michigan Wolverines guard Derrick Walton Jr. (10) defends in the first half during the Big Ten Conference Tournament on Saturday, March 11, 2017, at Verizon Center in Washington. Amber Searls / USA TODAY Sports
Gophers ousted from Big Ten tournament by red-hot Michigan
March 11, 2017 - 7:20pm
February 24, 2017
Minnesota Gophers head coach Richard Pitino cheers on his team in the second half against the Michigan Wolverines at Williams Arena in Minneapolis on Feb. 19, 2017. Brad Rempel / USA TODAY Sports
Gophers get another swing at Penn State
February 24, 2017 - 9:00pm
January 14, 2017
Jan 14, 2017; University Park, PA, USA; Penn State Nittany Lions forward Julian Moore (44) dunks the ball during the second half against the Minnesota Golden Gophers at Bryce Jordan Center. Penn State defeated Minnesota 52-50. Mandatory Credit: Matthew O'Haren-USA TODAY Sports
Penn State drops Minnesota with late free throws
January 14, 2017 - 3:13pm
January 7, 2017
P.J. Fleck, the latest Gophers Football coach, speaks to assembled media, dignitaries and boosters after being introduced at the Indoor Club Room at TCF Bank Stadium at the University of Minnesota on Friday, Jan 6, 2017. (Pioneer Press: John Autey)
New Gophers coach flips 6 Western Michigan commits to Minnesota
January 7, 2017 - 8:16pm