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Previewing the Gophers’ 2021 opponents Pt. 1

June 13, 2021: We’re only 81 days away from Gophers’ football kicking off their 2021 campaign at TCF Bank against the Ohio State Buckeyes. Let’s look through all the first five of their 12 opponents. –> Follow @Tony Liebert on Twitter   WEEK 1: (Thurs., Sept. 2) vs. Ohio State 2020 record: (7-1)/Big 10 Champ. & National […] READ MORE

Gophers add three-star RB Zach Evans to ’22 class

June 11, 2021: Minnesota received a verbal commitment from 2022 three-star running back Zach Evans (Rockwell, Tex.) late Friday afternoon. –> Follow @Tony Liebert on Twitter After going 77 days without a commitment, P.J. Fleck and the Gophers have added two players to their 2022 recruiting class in just two days. 5-foot-9-inch running back Zach Evans […] READ MORE

2022 Colombia Heights TE Spencer Alvarez stays home and commits to Gophers

June 10, 2021: 2022 Colombia Heights, Minn. TE Spencer Alvarez received an offer from the Gophers Thursday, and immediately committed. –> Follow @Tony Liebert on Twitter   Minnesota received its first football commitment since March 25 in the form of; class of 2022, 6-foot-7-inch, tight end Spencer Alvarez. The Colombia Heights student-athlete joins Kristen Hoskins and […] READ MORE

Joey Kern finds new home as a member of Golden Gophers basketball team!

Interview by Chris Monter Joey Kern, a 6-foot-1, 170-pound guard who was a three-year starter at Division III John Hopkins, has committed to Minnesota as a preferred walk-on.   Kern averaged 8.7 points, 3.1 rebounds, 2.1 assists and 1.5 steals per game as a junior in 2019-20 and led the team in three-pointers made. Unfortunately, […] READ MORE

Q&A with sophomore White Bear Lake guard Jack Janicki

Interview conducted by Chris Monter Jack Janicki, a 6-foot-4, 180-pound sophomore guard from White Bear Lake (MN) High, is ranked as the number three player in the state in the Class of 2023. He has a strong spring with the D1 Minnesota AAU 16-and-under  program. Janicki averaged 19.7 points per game this past season for […] READ MORE

Hopkins standout Elvis Nnaji is ready to make a name for himself

Interview conducted by Chris Monter Elvis Nnaji, a 6-foot-8 junior forward from Hopkins (MN) High, has a strong spring with the D1 Minnesota AAU program. Nnaji averaged 10.8 points per game this past season, scoring in double figures in eight of 15 games, including a season-best 20 versus Eden Prairie. GopherHole caught up with Nnaji […] READ MORE

Jackson Purcell’s journey from Eastview (MN) standout to Gophers walk-on

Interview conducted by Chris Monter Jackson Purcell, a 6-foot-5 senior guard from Apple Valley (MN) Eastview, committed to Minnesota as a preferred walk-on. Purcell averaged 12.8 points per game this past season for the Lightning, scoring in double figures in eight of 11 games, all victories. GopherHole caught up with Purcell to learn more about […] READ MORE

Q&A with newest Gophers basketball transfer Abdoulaye Thiam

Interview conducted by Chris Monter Abdoulaye Thiam, a 6-foot-3 guard from Indian Rivers (FL) State College, committed to Minnesota Friday. The junior college product was a full qualifier out of high school and will have four years of college eligibility for the Gophers. Thiam averaged 15.0 points and 3.7 rebounds per game this past season, […] READ MORE