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Schnepf: Minnesota’s Mbakwe gave ‘a man’s effort’ in win over NDSU

December 11, 2012 in The Dickinson Press

MINNEAPOLIS It was only about nine months ago when Trevor Mbakwe was devouring some buffalo wings in Fargo-Moorhead. Continue Reading

Gophers’ Mbakwe: ‘We’ve got some unfinished business’

April 16, 2012 in West Central Tribune

After stumbling down the stretch in Big Ten play without injured star Trevor Mbakwe, Minnesota finally found its stride during the consolation portion of the season in the National Invitation Tournament.
The young Gophers gained bonus experience and extra confidence by reaching the NIT championship game, and right before that they got an even better prize a sixth year of eligibility for Mbakwe from the NCAA. Continue Reading

Gophers’ Mbakwe granted sixth year of eligibility

March 23, 2012 in West Central Tribune

The NCAA has granted injured Minnesota forward Trevor Mbakwe a sixth season of eligibility. Now it’s up to Mbakwe to decide if he wants to take it. Continue Reading

Injured Mbakwe hopes for sixth season of eligibility

January 25, 2012 in West Central Tribune

When Trevor Mbakwe’s right knee buckled beneath him in a crowd around the basket during a game two months ago, the Minnesota standout’s college career appeared to be over. Continue Reading

Gophers’ Mbakwe out for season

November 28, 2011 in West Central Tribune

Minnesota has an unfortunate habit of losing important players to injuries and off-the-court issues since coach Tubby Smith took over.
This hit to their NCAA tournament hopes was the most devastating of all: Star power forward Trevor Mbakwe will miss the rest of the season after tearing the anterior cruciate ligament in his right knee, robbing the Gophers of their top scorer, rebounder and leader. Continue Reading

Mbakwe leads Minnesota past Bucknell 70-58

November 11, 2011 in West Central Tribune

After succumbing to second-half struggles last winter, Trevor Mbakwe and the rest of his Minnesota teammates took the first step toward reversing the horrendous finish to last season, in which the team lost 10 of its final 11 games. Continue Reading

UPDATE: Minnesota sticking with Mbakwe after his arrest

January 11, 2011 in Grand Forks Herald

The Gophers are sticking with leading scorer and rebounder Trevor Mbakwe despite his arrest for allegedly violating a restraining order filed against the junior forward. Continue Reading

Men’s basketball: The wait is over for Gophers

November 8, 2010 in Grand Forks Herald

Mbakwe and Nolen finally get to play Continue Reading