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NCAA settlement presents challenges for Gophers athletic department

New solutions will be needed to balance the budget following the 2024-25 school year.

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Gophers athletic director Mark Coyle.
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NCAA settlement presents challenges for Gophers athletic department

New solutions will be needed to balance the budget following the 2024-25 school year.

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Jan 28, 2024; Boca Raton, Florida, USA; North Texas Mean Green forward Robert Allen (10), guard John Buggs III (00), guard CJ Noland (22), forward Aaron Scott (1), and guard Jason Edwards (2) look on from the court against the Florida Atlantic Owls during the second half at Eleanor R. Baldwin Arena. Mandatory Credit: Sam Navarro-USA TODAY Sports
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Report: Gophers add nonconference games with North Texas and Omaha

The games are expected to take place on Nov. 9 and 13.

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Dec 6, 2023; Minneapolis, Minnesota, USA; Minnesota Golden Gophers head coach Ben Johnson reacts to a call during the second half against the Minnesota Golden Gophers at Williams Arena. Mandatory Credit: Matt Krohn-USA TODAY Sports
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Despite roster turnover, analytics are promising for 2024-25 Gophers

Some people think Minnesota got better this offseason.

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Minnesota guard Payton Willis (0) dribbles around Nebraska guard Trey McGowens (2) in the second half at Pinnacle Bank Arena in Lincoln, Neb., on Feb. 9, 2022.

Former Gophers guard Payton Willis joins top-level Spanish team

Willis played two nonconsecutive seasons for the U in 2019-20 and 2021-22.

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Amari Allen of IMG Academy goes up for a layup against Richmond Heights in the City of Palms Classic on Wednesday, Dec. 20, 2023, at Suncoast Credit Union Arena in Fort Myers.
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Report: 4-star Amari Allen schedules official visit with Gophers

Allen will officially visit Wisconsin, UCF and Minnesota.

Tony Liebert
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Minnesota guard Gabe Kalscheur (22) looks to passes the ball during the second half against Maryland at Williams Arena in Minneapolis on Jan. 23, 2021.
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Former Gophers guard Gabe Kalscheur named to Wolves' Summer League roster

Kalscheur spent last season with Minnesota's G League affiliate, the Iowa Wolves.

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Minnesota Golden Gophers guard Cam Christie (24) rushes up the court against Indiana State Sycamores guard Julian Larry (1) on Sunday, March 24, 2024, during the second round of the NIT at the Hulman Center in Terre Haute. The Indiana State Sycamores defeated the Minnesota Golden Gophers, 76-64.
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Former Gopher Cam Christie reportedly inks $7.9M deal with Clippers

Former Gophers guard Cam Christie has reportedly signed his rookie deal with the Los Angeles Clippers. According to USA Today’s Michael Scotto, the deal will pay the young guard $7.9 million over the four year deal.

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Gophers in-state 2026 target lands in updated top-60 recruit rankings

Hopkins High School's Jayden Moore is a top-60 recruit.

Tony Liebert
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Mar 8, 2023; Chicago, IL, USA; Minnesota Golden Gophers forward Jamison Battle (10) gestures after making a three point basket against the Nebraska Cornhuskers during the first half at United Center. Mandatory Credit: David Banks-USA TODAY Sports
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Former Gophers Jamison Battle, Ta'Lon Cooper to play in NBA Summer League

Battle and Cooper will be playing in Vegas this summer.

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Tyler Cochran controls the ball for the Toledo Rockets.
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Tyler Cochran's desire to play for Ben Johnson goes back three years, two schools

Cochran shakes up the Gophers' backcourt outlook for 2024-25.

Tony Liebert
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Cleveland Cavaliers head coach J.B. Bickerstaff looks on during the first quarter against the Charlotte Hornets at Spectrum Center in Charlotte, N.C., on March 27, 2024.
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Pistons reportedly hiring former Gophers standout J.B. Bickerstaff as next coach

Bickerstaff, most recently coach of the Cavaliers, played two seasons at Minnesota.

Ball State's Tyler Cochran shoots past Miami of Ohio's defense during their game at Worthen Arena Tuesday, Jan. 25, 2022.
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Gophers gain commitment from Toledo transfer Tyler Cochran

Cochran averaged 14.4 points and 6.4 rebounds per game last season.

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Minnesota guard Cam Christie (24) shoots a 3-point shot against Nebraska guard C.J. Wilcher (0) during the second half at Pinnacle Bank Arena in Lincoln, Neb., on Feb. 25, 2024.
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Gophers' Cam Christie selected by Clippers in second round of NBA draft

Christie is the first Gopher to be selected in the draft since Daniel Oturu in 2020.

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Kent State Golden Flashes forward Magnus Entenmann (14) and Toledo Rockets guard Tyler Cochran (23) fight for a rebound during the second half of an NCAA college basketball game in the quarterfinals of the Mid-American Conference Tournament at Rocket Mortgage FieldHouse, Thursday, March 14, 2024, in Cleveland, Ohio.
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Report: Toledo transfer Tyler Cochran heavily considering Gophers

Minnesota is looking at a late addition from the transfer portal.

Tony Liebert
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Jan 14, 2024; Minneapolis, Minnesota, USA; Minnesota Golden Gophers guard Mara Braun (10) celebrates during the second half against the Nebraska Cornhuskers at Williams Arena. Mandatory Credit: Matt Krohn-USA TODAY Sports
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Gophers' Mara Braun and Amaya Battle: 'There’s nowhere else we’d rather be'

Minnesota's star duo is happy with their decisions to return to the Gophers.

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Feb 25, 2024; Lincoln, Nebraska, USA; Minnesota Golden Gophers guard Cam Christie (24) dribbles the ball against the Nebraska Cornhuskers during the second half at Pinnacle Bank Arena. Mandatory Credit: Dylan Widger-USA TODAY Sports
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Few Gophers get drafted and even fewer stick on an NBA roster

There's only one former Gopher currently on an NBA roster.

Tony Liebert
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Feb 3, 2024; Minneapolis, Minnesota, USA; Minnesota Golden Gophers guard Mike Mitchell Jr. (2) works around Northwestern Wildcats guard Ryan Langborg (5) during the first half at Williams Arena. Mandatory Credit: Matt Krohn-USA TODAY Sports
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Gophers hope deep backcourt, older roster yields winning season

Are the Gophers guards good enough to compete in the Big Ten?

Tony Liebert
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Jan 3, 2024; Minneapolis, Minnesota, USA; Minnesota Golden Gophers head coach Dawn Plitzuweit looks on during the first half against the Maryland Terrapins at Williams Arena. Mandatory Credit: Matt Krohn-USA TODAY Sports
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Gophers women's basketball adds commitment from 2025 Arkansas state champion

Zoey Bershers verbally committed to Minnesota on Saturday.

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Feb 6, 2024; Minneapolis, Minnesota, USA; Minnesota Golden Gophers guard Cam Christie (24) celebrates after drawing a foul on his three-point shot against the Michigan State Spartans during the second half at Williams Arena. Mandatory Credit: Matt Krohn-USA TODAY Sports
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Cam Christie dubbed NBA draft's 'sleeper prospect' by scout

Christie continues to receive some buzz ahead of next week's draft.

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Feb 3, 2024; Minneapolis, Minnesota, USA; Minnesota Golden Gophers guard Cam Christie (24) works around Northwestern Wildcats guard Ty Berry (3) during the first half at Williams Arena. Mandatory Credit: Matt Krohn-USA TODAY Sports
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Ben Johnson on Cam Christie: 'He's what the NBA looks for'

Christie has a chance to slide into the first round of next week's draft.

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Butler guard Posh Alexander, left, defends Minnesota forward Dawson Garcia (3) during the first half of an NCAA/NIT game, Tuesday, March 19, 2024, at Hinkle Fieldhouse on the campus of Butler University in Indianapolis.
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After 'tough decision' to return, Gophers' Dawson Garcia has big aspirations

Garcia had 'major options' to play elsewhere this season.

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Minnesota Duluth   s Lincoln Meister (40) fouls Black Hills State   s Matthew Ragsdale (24) as the Black Hills State Yellow Jackets play the Minnesota Duluth Bulldogs during the quarterfinal round of the 2023 NCAA Division II Men   s Elite Eight tournament at Ford Center in Downtown Evansville, Ind., Tuesday afternoon, March 21, 2023.

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Gophers basketball adds two walk-ons to 2024-25 roster

Minnesota has added two more players.

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Cretin-Derham Hall coach Jerry Kline Jr. talks to the team during a time out in the second half against Stevens at Apple Valley High School in Apple Valley, Minn., on Jan. 28, 2017.
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Gophers target Tommy Ahneman transferring to Cretin-Derham Hall

Ahneman was the North Dakota Gatorade Player of the Year last season.

Feb 6, 2024; Minneapolis, Minnesota, USA; Minnesota Golden Gophers forward Dawson Garcia (3) works around Michigan State Spartans forward Malik Hall (25) and center Carson Cooper (15) during the first half at Williams Arena. Mandatory Credit: Matt Krohn-USA TODAY Sports
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Minnesota could play a dozen teams in the 'Rothstein 45' next season

The Gophers men's basketball team looks to have a very challenging schedule in 2024-25.

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Dec 10, 2022; Scottsdale, AZ, USA; IMG Academy forward Amari Allen (2) against Arizona Compass Prep during the HoopHall West basketball tournament at Chaparral High School. Mandatory Credit: Mark J. Rebilas-USA TODAY Sports
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Gophers basketball expected to host 4-star prospect next week

Minnesota will have another high-profile visitor on campus.

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