The Minnesota Daily

Abdul-Khaliq embraced as Muslim, American

Brian Hall

September 11, 2002

Following the events last Sept. 11, Minnesota quarterback Asad Abdul-Khaliq, a devout Muslim, feared the repercussions or reactions he might face as people sought revenge for the terrorist attacks. Osama bin Laden and his organization al-Qaida, largely thought to be responsible for the attacks, are Musli...

Dear freshmen, won’t you come out to play?

David La Vaque

September 10, 2002

Homecoming kings and queens, stars of the gridiron, Ms. Popularities and all other high schoolers new to campus, apologies are in order. Sorry for the long bookstore lines last week, the "Is this Math 1001?" queries and the dorm roommate with the Red Dwarf video collection. College gets better. After all, you're no l...

Bitter defeat ends spikers’ six-match win streak

Ben Goessling

September 9, 2002

In Northern Iowa's volleyball team's 2002 media guide, four players list their "best sports memory" as their five-game comeback win over Minnesota in the second round of the 2001 NCAA Tournament. Defeating the Panthers in the Diet Coke Classic over the weekend probably wouldn't have earned the same ...

Women’s cross country runs meet despite golf balls

Adam Fink

September 9, 2002

Temperatures approaching 95 degrees and golf balls flying through the air weren't going to stop Minnesota's women's cross country team from running its intrasquad meet and a chance at bragging rights. On a bright and sunny Saturday at the Les Bolstad Golf Course, the 27 of 35 runners who competed avoided c...

Gophers attempt to put loss behind them in win

Brian Stensaas

September 9, 2002

LAFAYETTE, La. - Leading up to Saturday's game against LouisianañLafayette, Minnesota's football team talked about nothing but togetherness. They talked about being a family rather than a team and coming together as one to cope with the loss of defensive tackle Brandon Hall, who was shot and killed in...

Football team takes heavy hearts to Louisiana

Brian Stensaas

September 6, 2002

When the air horn sounded shortly after 4 p.m. Tuesday afternoon on the Minnesota football practice field, it not only signaled the beginning to the day's practice, it also was a sign of things slowly returning to normal for the Gophers team still grieving following the shooting death of one of their ow...

Soccer team shuts out second-straight opponent

September 5, 2002

Thanks to a 3-0 shutout of Southwest Missouri State on Wednesday afternoon, Minnesota's soccer team boasts its first winning record since it was 7-6 during the 2000 campaign. The win over the Bears at Elizabeth Lyle Robbie Stadium, coupled with a 1-0 win over Montana last Sunday, gives Minnesota consecuti...

Women’s cross country poised for greatness

Adam Fink

September 5, 2002

Minnesota women's cross country coach Gary Wilson looked around at his runners last weekend during his cross country camp and realized the competitiveness and talent surrounding him was better than any in recent memory. The Gophers brought a team-record 35 runners ñ including 16 freshmen ñ to Ely, M...

University football squad mourns death of teammate

Brian Hall

September 4, 2002

Minnesota football coach Glen Mason and his players decided one way to help cope with teammate Brandon Hall's death was to come together as a team and draw on each other's strength. So with Monday off, Mason thought it was a good idea to serve dinner for the players at the team's Gibson-Nagurski Complex. ...

Men’s hockey gets verbal commitment from Borgen

Adam Fink

September 4, 2002

The past two months have been a formality for Brent Borgen. The senior hockey player from Mahtomedi always knew he wanted to compete for Minnesota's men's hockey team, and after almost two months of visiting campuses and talking to coaches, the forward verbally committed to the defending national champions...