Drew Cove


Alabama defensive lineman transfers to Gophers

Filling a future need, a defensive tackle has transferred to Minnesota. Former Alabama defensive tackle O.J. Smith announced he has transferred to the University of Minnesota on Twitter Thursday.

Gophers swimmer stays in Minneapolis for summer, competes in local tournament

Junior Kaela Marcus was ready for the Minneapolis Speedo Sectional. “It used to be a big goal of mine to qualify for sectionals,” Marcus said. “It’s pretty fun to come back and compete like this and be able to place pretty highly.” The event, which took place at the University’s Jean K. Freeman Aquatic Center from July 19-22, saw Marcus finish with two top-three marks.

After 13 years in the WNBA, Lindsay Whalen stays involved with her alma mater

From Hutchinson, Minnesota to Minneapolis, Lindsay Whalen hasn’t strayed from Minnesota. She didn’t leave her school behind either. Whalen, a former Minnesota point guard from 2000-04, has proven she can thrive at every level, breaking the record for most wins among WNBA players, but she also stayed close to the Gophers program. “I try to go to a practice or two every year,” Whalen said.

Former Gophers rower makes U.S. national roster

Minnesota rowing and Anna Cruse accomplished a first over the summer. Cruse, a Minnesota rower who graduated in 2017, was the first rower from the University of Minnesota to qualify and be selected for a roster spot on the Under 23 National Team, as the national team was fully selected on July 7. “It’s definitely an honor,” Cruse said.

Logan Storley: From the mat to the cage

After four years as an All-American wrestler for Minnesota, Logan Storley is taking on a different fighting technique. Storley signed with Bellator MMA in late June, and is prepping for his first match with the club on July 14.

Gophers men's tennis earns a bid to the NCAA tournament

Minnesota’s hot start and solid season paid off Wednesday. The Gophers will play in the NCAA tournament for the first time since 2014-15. “I don’t think that will pose, necessarily, any different challenge,” said head coach Geoff Young.