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  1. Minnesota center loses 40 pounds (70 total)

    Myron Medcalf

    Weight has been a challenge for Minnesota center Maurice Walker throughout his career. The 6-foot-10 big man weighed 340 pounds when he reached the Minneapolis campus in 2010. But he was a fluid post presence despite his size. He had some unique t...

    Blog | June 25, 2013
  2. Joe Coleman of Minnesota Golden Gophers will transfer

    Myron Medcalf

    Minnesota sophomore guard Joe Coleman was granted his release from his scholarship on Wednesday, according to the university.

    Story | Conversation | May 15, 2013
  3. Big win for Minnesota; no panic for Indiana

    Myron Medcalf

    MINNEAPOLIS -- After their fans had stormed the floor Tuesday night and they had answered the media's questions about Minnesota's first victory over a No. 1 team in nearly a quarter-century, the Golden Gophers continued their celebration in the locke...

    Blog | February 27, 2013
  4. Desperate Gophers fight for win over rivals

    Myron Medcalf

    MINNEAPOLIS - On Thursday night, Rodney Williams grimaced as he held his left shoulder. With his team facing a deficit in the second half of a 58-53 overtime victory against No. 20 Wisconsin at Williams Arena, the senior tried to ignore the pain o...

    Blog | February 15, 2013
  5. Saddle Up: Minnesota is in trouble

    Myron Medcalf

    Saddle Up is our semi-daily preview of the night's best basketball action. No. 20 Wisconsin at Minnesota, 7 p.m. ET, ESPN: At some point tonight, Bo Ryan will scream at an official in response to a call he doesn't like. At some point tonight, Minn...

    Blog | February 14, 2013
  6. Tubby Smith has depth to win in March

    Myron Medcalf

    MINNEAPOLIS -- With South Dakota State standout Nate Wolters sidelined by an ankle injury, Minnesota had essentially won the game before it started. But the program's intriguing surge, the current plotline in Tubby Smith's inconsistent tenure, contin...

    Blog | December 05, 2012
  7. Top 10: Coaches feeling pressure to win

    Myron Medcalf

    College basketball is a multibillion-dollar sport. With so much money at stake -- along with the prestige and exposure that comes with consistent success -- there's always pressure on coaches to win. The following list doesn't necessarily include ...

    Blog | November 07, 2012
  8. Trevor Mbakwe of Minnesota Golden Gophers avoids jail in Florida ...

    Myron Medcalf

    Former All-Big Ten forward Trevor Mbakwe avoided jail time during a Friday court hearing in Miami that threatened to interrupt his basketball career.

    Story | Conversation | October 19, 2012
  9. Trevor Mbakwe of Minnesota Golden Gophers still suspended followi...

    Myron Medcalf

    Minnesota coach Tubby Smith says returning star forward Trevor Mbakwe is "lucky to be on the team" following a guilty plea for driving while intoxicated last month.

    Story | Conversation | October 12, 2012
  10. Practice facility still a dream for Gophers

    Myron Medcalf

    Minnesota's Tubby Smith has made a push for a new practice facility since his arrival in 2007. Former athletic director Joel Maturi promised to build one. Five years have passed. And the university has failed to attract the private donors wh...

    Blog | July 16, 2012
  11. Thomas' return keeps OSU in Big Ten elite

    Myron Medcalf

    Until he misfired during a Final Four loss against Kansas (9 points), forward Deshaun Thomas had been the best player --- arguably -- on the Buckeyes' roster throughout the NCAA tournament. The left-hander's versatility fueled Ohio State's run to ...

    Blog | April 07, 2012
  12. Jordan Taylor finally wins one at the Barn

    Myron Medcalf

    MINNEAPOLIS -- All evening, Jordan Taylor just smirked. When his four first-half 3s found the net. As an awkward reverse layup in the second half did more damage to the hometown team he rejected after high school. When his teammates swarmed him fo...

    Blog | February 10, 2012
  13. What we learned from the evening games

    Myron Medcalf

    Editor's Note: For Myron's recap of Saturday's afternoon action, click here. More Saturday games. More drama. A weekend slate that wasn't supposed to offer much ultimately produced an impressive collection of games. Saturday night only added to th...

    Blog | January 29, 2012
  14. Gophers do to IU what big names couldn't

    Myron Medcalf

    Anthony Davis, Michael Kidd-Gilchrist and John Calipari couldn't do it. Jared Sullinger, William Buford and Thad Matta couldn't, either. But somehow, a Minnesota squad that had lost its first four Big Ten games this season - and 13 of its past 14 ...

    Blog | January 13, 2012
  15. Get to know: Ray McCallum Jr.

    Myron Medcalf

    The recruitment of Detroit's Ray McCallum Jr. was, at times, awkward. Consider the scenario for the former McDonald's All-American: As he sat opposite premier college coaches such as Sean Miller, Tom Izzo and Tubby Smith, his mother sat on his lef...

    Blog | December 21, 2011
  16. Trevor Mbakwe of Minnesota Golden Gophers out for season with kne...

    Myron Medcalf

    Minnesota has an unfortunate habit of losing important players to injuries and off-the-court issues since coach Tubby Smith took over.

    Story | Conversation | November 28, 2011