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Gophers' Wally Ellenson wins gold in high jump

Greg Bartram-USA TODAY Sports

Wally Ellenson entered Minnesota last year as a noted leaper. We saw a few glimpses of the 6-foot-4 guard’s athleticism on the hardwood during his freshman season. Here’s one example. And another. Nothing, however, compares to his latest leap. On Sunday, Ellenson won gold in the high jump (2.15 meters; or just over seven feet) at the Junior Pan Am Games in Medellin, Colombia.

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Twitter: 2013-14 men's hoops game you're most excited about?

Brian Spurlock-USA TODAY Sports

In case you didn’t hear, the 2013-14 men’s basketball conference schedule was released Wednesday. In a conference as strong as the Big Ten is expected to be, there are several can’t-miss games. Like, Purdue hosting rival Indiana with revenge on its mind for last year’s blowout losses. Or, Nebraska opening up Pinnacle Bank Arena against reigning national runner-up Michigan. The list goes on.

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Joe Coleman granted release from scholarship

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Joe Coleman Postgame Interview

Kevin Jairaj-US PRESSWIRE

Minnesota junior-to-be Joe Coleman was granted a release from his scholarship, the Gophers announced Wednesday afternoon.  Coleman, who averaged 7.2 points and 3.3 rebounds in two seasons in Minneapolis, will seek a transfer. The guard will have to sit out next season due to NCAA transfer rules.

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