Everything is awesome (baby). Here are the players, teams and games Dickie V is getting geared up for with the season drawing nearer on the horizon.
The dust has largely settled on the transfer movement front, and some new national title contenders have emerged.
- Sources: Gophers' Carr out of draft, may transfer
- D-II star Fox, Willis latest transfers for Gophers
- Minnesota adds ex-New Hampshire G Sutherlin
- New-look Gophers add transfer Loewe from W&M
There are 57 new coaches in men's college basketball. We identified a distinct and fundamental challenge for each one.
Minnesota star guard Marcus Carr is withdrawing his name from the NBA draft but will still consider transferring, sources told ESPN.
Our panel discusses whether the Big Ten's title issues are rooted in recruiting, and other finer points along the B1G trail.
Jeff Borzello talked to anonymous coaches about the Big Ten schools that have the most and fewest recruiting advantages.
Minnesota coach Ben Johnson secured his fifth and sixth incoming transfers in Parker Fox, a Division-II All-American from Northern State University, and guard Payton Willis.
Former New Hampshire guard Sean Sutherlin has transferred to Minnesota, the Gophers announced Wednesday.
Minnesota made guard Luke Loewe the latest piece of a major offseason roster revamp, picking up the graduate transfer from William & Mary.
Minnesota has finalized the first of several expected transfers, adding former George Washington forward Jamison Battle.
Minnesota guard Gabe Kalscheur announced Saturday he's transferring to Iowa State for his senior season, the first of several expected departures from the Gophers following their coaching change.
Minnesota does not owe a buyout payment to former men's basketball coach Richard Pitino for his dismissal, according to the separation agreement provided Wednesday by the university.
New Minnesota coach Ben Johnson said he aims to prioritize keeping in-state talent home, saying, "They need to look forward to trying to become a Gopher"
Indiana, Utah and Marquette are among the big jobs still available. Loyola's Porter Moser remains the hottest name to watch.
Ben Johnson is returning to his alma mater at Minnesota, as the Golden Gophers hired him as their new men's basketball coach Monday.
Minnesota Golden Gophers star guard Marcus Carr has entered the transfer portal, sources tell ESPN.
Richard Pitino, who was fired by Minnesota on Monday night, was named the next head coach at New Mexico on Tuesday.
Minnesota fired Richard Pitino on Monday after the men's basketball coach compiled a 54-96 regular-season record over eight years in the Big Ten.
— Duane Washington Jr. and Justice Sueing each scored 16 points and No. 9 Ohio State fended off Minnesota’s late charge to win 79-75 on Thursday at the Big Ten Tournament.
— Tre Williams scored 14 points and Jamal Mashburn Jr. 11 and Minnesota snapped a seven-game skid with a 51-46 win over Northwestern in the first round of the Big Ten Conference tournament on Wednesday.
Dickie V identified his most scintillating, sensational performers of 2020-21, also naming his ultimate PTPer for 2020-21.
— Jacob Young had 23 points, seven assists and five rebounds to help Rutgers hold off Minnesota for a 77-70 victory Saturday in overtime to finish the regular season.
— Myreon Jones scored 17 points, knocking down four 3-pointers, as five Penn State players reached double-figures and the Nittany Lions walloped Minnesota 84-65 on Wednesday night.
Embattled Indiana coach Archie Miller is among the primary hot seat names, but could IU find a better alternative?
— Dalano Banton scored 14 points, Derrick Walker had 12 points, nine rebounds and three blocks, and Nebraska held off a late Minnesota rally to beat the Golden Gophers 78-74 on Saturday night.