Former Minnesota quarterbacks coach and passing game coordinator Jim Zebrowski has been hired at Hamline, the school announced on Tuesday.Zebrowski was named the assistant head coach and offensive coordinator for the Division III school, after five seasons with the Gophers. Minnesota head coach Tracy Claeys decided to not bring Zebrowski back after the 2015 season.
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By Mike HendricksonSophomore point guard Kevin Dorsey will be leaving the Gophers and transferring to another school, head coach Richard Pitino announced Monday.Dorsey was suspended for the team’s final four games of the season, along with guards Nate Mason and Dupree McBrayer, for a violation of team rules. The Associated Press reported on Feb. 29 that a sexually explicit video was posted on Dorsey’s Twitter and Instagram accounts and later removed.
Gophers do-it-all junior Matt Fiedler was named the Co-Big Ten Baseball Player of the Week on Monday, after helping his team to a series victory against Iowa over the weekend.Fiedler went 7-13 at the plate in three games against the Hawkeyes, with two home runs and six RBIs. He also started the first game of the series on the mound and gave up one earned run in seven innings off of three hits. He also struck out six while walking four to move to 4-2 on the season.
By Tommy JaakolaGophers diving coach Wenbo Chen was named the co-Big Ten Men's Diving Coach of the Year on Tuesday for the first time in his career. Chen has won the award on the women's side four times at Minnesota, including last week.Minnesota men's team sent four divers to the NCAA Championships last weekend, tied for the most by a single school. The Gophers also sent four men's divers to the NCAA meet last season. Two of Chen's divers earned All-American honors at the meet this year in senior Manny Pollard and junior Matt Barnard.
Josie Buckingham and Danielle Garven have been granted their release from the Gophers women's basketball team and will seek to transfer, assistant director of athletics communications Justine Buerkle told the Minnesota Daily on Tuesday.Buckingham, a center from New Richmond, Ohio, appeared played only 27 minutes as a sophomore and scored one point with two blocks and five rebounds. Garven, a forward from Scarborough, Ontario, played 24 minutes as a freshman and scored seven points with seven turnovers.
Gophers guards Kevin Dorsey, Nate Mason, and Dupree McBrayer have been reinstated for the 2016-17 season, Minnesota associate athletic communications director Dan Reisig confirmed to the Minnesota Daily on Tuesday.
By Mike HendricksonGophers defenseman Nick Seeler signed a two-year entry-level contract with the Minnesota Wild, the team announced on Saturday.Seeler played just one season at Minnesota after transferring from Nebraska-Omaha. He forgoes his senior year of eligibility by signing.
By Mike HendricksonMinnesota defenseman Michael Brodzinski will waive his final year of college eligibility to sign a professional contract with the San Jose Sharks, his mother Kathy told the Minnesota Daily on Thursday.
University President Kaler will receive help from a 16-member search commitee and the firm Turnkey Search in the process of hiring a new athletics director, the University announced on Wednesday.
By Mike HendricksonHudson Fasching singed an entry level contract with the Buffalo Sabres on Monday, forgoing his senior season at Minnesota.The forward led the Gophers in goals as a junior with 20 and finished with 46 in his three-year career.Fasching scored 94 points in 115 games at Minnesota, and set a career-high in points as a junior with 38. His career year caused the assistant captain to be named to the All-Big Ten Second Team this season.