Minnesota, in last shot to secure bowl eligibility, faces Wisconsin

Minnesota’s final chance to secure bowl eligibility arrives when Wisconsin visits for a Big Ten matchup on Saturday afternoon in Minneapolis. The Golden Gophers (5-6, 3-5 Big Ten) missed out on three consecutive chances to qualify for a bowl bid, coming off losses against Illinois, Purdue and No. 2 Ohio State. The finale of the 2023 regular season is the annual border battle against a top rival that would love to ruin Minnesota’s hopes. “We’ve

Dawson Garcia, Minnesota out for more vs. Arkansas-Pine Bluff

Minnesota will go for back-to-back wins on its home court when it hosts Arkansas-Pine Bluff on Tuesday night in Minneapolis. The Golden Gophers (3-1) are coming off a 67-53 win over South Carolina Upstate on Saturday. All three of their wins this season have come by double digits. Dawson Garcia, who scored a team-high 14 points in Minnesota’s most recent win, leads the team with 18.8 points and 9.0 rebounds per game. He also is

Minnesota moves on after collapse to face USC Upstate

After a demoralizing defeat, Minnesota will try to bounce back when it hosts South Carolina Upstate on Saturday afternoon in Minneapolis. Minnesota (2-1) is coming off a 70-68 loss at home against Missouri on Thursday night. The Golden Gophers led by as many as 20 points in the second half before allowing the Tigers to close the game on a 31-9 run. The loss left Minnesota coach Ben Johnson searching for answers. The Gophers did

Minnesota steps up in competition with matchup vs. Mizzou

The Minnesota Golden Gophers will try to maintain their perfect start to the season when they host the Missouri Tigers on Thursday night in Minneapolis. Minnesota (2-0) is coming off victories over Bethune-Cookman and UTSA. The Golden Gophers won their first game by 20 points and their second by 26 points. Now comes Minnesota’s toughest test yet. Missouri (2-1) knocked off Arkansas-Pine Bluff and Southern Illinois-Edwardsville but fell short against Memphis. The Tigers are looking

No. 2 Ohio State vows not to look past Minnesota

Ohio State has one more obstacle before its showdown at Michigan — the No. 2 Buckeyes will host banged up Minnesota on Saturday in Columbus. The Buckeyes (10-0, 7-0 Big Ten) fell one spot in the College Football Playoff rankings released Tuesday after holding the top spot the first two weeks. Georgia is ranked first, Michigan third. Ohio State will play at Michigan on Nov. 25, with the winner advancing to the Big Ten championship

Minnesota, aiming to build off strong start, faces UTSA

Minnesota will try to open the season with back-to-back victories when it hosts UTSA on Friday night in Minneapolis. The Golden Gophers are coming off an 80-60 win against Bethune-Cookman on Monday. It was an impressive performance for a program that finished 9-22 last season and stumbled to a 2-17 record in the Big Ten. Dawson Garcia led the way for Minnesota with 23 points and 14 rebounds in the opener. He also provided vocal

Minnesota looks for big November push, beginning with Illinois

Minnesota will try to become bowl eligible when it hosts Illinois in a Big Ten Conference matchup on Saturday afternoon in Minneapolis. The Golden Gophers (5-3, 3-2 Big Ten) are looking for their third win in a row after knocking off then-No. 24 Iowa and Michigan State in their two most recent games. They sit in a four-way tie for first place in the West Division along with Iowa, Wisconsin and Nebraska. Minnesota coach P.J.