Terrorist attacks postpone world wrestling championships

Due to the terrorist attacks on the East Coast, the 2001 World Championships of Wrestling, originally scheduled for Sept. 26-29 in New York’s Madison Square Garden, have been postponed.

FILA, the international wrestling federation, announced the decision on Monday in the wake of the tragedies.

Current Gophers heavyweight Garrett Lowney and former Minnesota grappler Brandon Paulson were both set to wrestle in New York. The pair await FILA’s announcement of a new location and date for the championships.

Men’s tennis

Gophers men’s tennis players Harsh Mankad and Thomas Haug are both ranked, 22nd and 51st, respectively, in the preseason ITA collegiate tennis rankings.

The pair is also ranked 29th in doubles. Minnesota is one of only two Big Ten teams with two players ranked in the top 60. Ohio State is the other.

Mankad, a junior from Mumbai, India, will also represent his country when it competes in the qualifying round of the Davis Cup against the United States from Oct. 12-14.

Baseball schedule released

Minnesota’s baseball team released its 2002 schedule. The Gophers – returning Big Ten tournament champions – begin their season on Feb. 15 against defending NCAA champion Miami in South Florida.

Minnesota also plays two other top-10 finishers from a year ago this season. Tennessee highlights the teams scheduled to play in the Hormel Classic at the Metrodome in March, while the Gophers face Nebraska both at home and on the road.

Minnesota opens the Big Ten season at Michigan State on Mar. 29. The Gophers also travel to Penn State, Purdue and Ohio State, while hosting Michigan, Illinois, Indiana and Iowa.