Gophers: Freshman Wally Ellenson out 6-8 weeks with broken hand

Gophers freshman basketball player Wally Ellenson will miss six-to-eight weeks after breaking his left hand on Tuesday. Head coach Tubby Smith planned on playing the freshman, but is now undecided if he'll redshirt him for the season.


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A crazy night of storms may have included even more tornadoes.

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Man charged with manslaughter after fistfight ends in death

The incident happened at a veterans housing complex in Chisholm.


Ellison reaches $1.9M settlement with StubHub over COVID cancellations

The ticket reselling giant will pay $1.87 million in refunds for Minnesota events.

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Everson Griffen injured in car accident after swerving to miss a deer

Griffen was involved in the crash Thursday on his way to work.

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DPS sparks furore with 'not reaching' pouches designed to stop police shootings

The pouches were developed in collaboration with Valerie Castile, whose son Philando was fatally shot by police while reaching for his permit-to-carry.

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Maintenance worker finds 2 bodies in West St. Paul garage

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Tree branch falls on tent in Mankato, killing 4-year-old girl

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Gophers' recruit Wally Ellenson invited to high school slam dunk contest

Gophers basketball recruit Wally Ellenson is a big dunk waiting to happen every time he steps on the court. The senior from Rice Lake High School in Wisconsin is one of eight players that will be participating in the high school slam dunk contest in New Orleans during the NCAA Final Four.

Future of the Gophers rests in the hands of two freshman guards

It's an opinion that many Gopher fans are starting to buy into -- future success of the Gophers men's basketball team could rely on the growth of freshman guards Joe Coleman and Andre Hollins.

Wolves' Love out 6-8 weeks with broken hand

A body blow to the Timberwolves Wednesday as All-Star Kevin Love broke his hand while working out at home. The team says Love is likely to be out 6-8 weeks. The regular season starts November 2nd, so he could miss all of November, and maybe a few games in December.

Hakstol upset with Gophers' Hansen, radio play-by-play guy Wally Shaver

North Dakota head coach Dave Hakstol says Gophers' forward Jake Hansen started the altercation that got UND's Ben Blood in trouble. Hakstol also says Minnesota's radio play-by-play guy Wally Shaver was out of line when he referred to Blood as a "lunkhead" and the UND hockey program as "hoseheads."

Freshman quarterback Philip Nelson to start for Gophers against Wisconsin

The Star Tribune's Phil Miller is reporting that true freshman Philip Nelson will start at quarterback for the Gophers at Wisconsin on Saturday. Up until this point, coach Jerry Kill has said he didn't want to use Nelson so he could learn the offense while redshirting.