Gopher men's basketball starts new season with high hopes

The Gopher men's basketball team starts the season Friday night with their All-Star festivities at Williams Arena. Minnesota is getting national respect from Yahoo! Sports' Jeff Eisenberg, who says they have a great shot to reach the NCAA Tournament and "do some damage" when they get there.
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Ex-Gophers thrive in new roles

Justin Cobbs, Devoe Joseph and Royce White are all still playing college basketball at a high level, but none of them are doing it at Williams Arena. The former Minnesota athletes have each landed with new teams. Cobbs with California, Joseph with Oregon, and White with Iowa State.

Gophers' seniors hoping to leave a lasting impression

Kent Patterson says it's been great proving all the critics wrong this season. The Gophers' goalie is one of seven seniors hoping to leave a lasting impression at next week's Frozen Four. Prior to this season, the Gophers' senior class hadn't reached the NCAA tournament.

Gophers slam Spartans in season opener

The top-ranked Golden Gopher men's hockey team dominated Michigan, 5-1 in the season opener at Mariucci Arena Friday night. Ben Marshall, Nick Bjugstad, Christian Isackson, Erik Haula and Travis Boyd scored for the Gophers.

Shortell likely to start for Gophers

Jerry Kill is "cautiously optimistic" that MarQueis Gray will play Saturday when the Gophers host Northwestern for a homecoming game at TCF Bank Stadium. However, Fox Sports North reports it's highly likely that Max Shortell gets a third straight start.

Big Ten basketball season preview

The non-conference portion of the NCAA basketball schedule is over, meaning conference play is about to begin. The Big Ten Conference is loaded with strong teams. The 12-1 Gophers look good on paper, but how do they stack up against the rest of the league?