The Minnesota Daily

Trips overseas give U athletes uniqueperspectives

Brian Stensaas
September 11, 2002

On a typical Tuesday afternoon inside a stuffy Williams Arena, Minnesota men's basketball point guard Ben Johnson works preseason drills with coach Mike Petersen. Across 4th Street, men's hockey defenseman...

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...

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...

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...

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...

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...

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...

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...

Big Ten coaches weigh in on dealing with team tragedy

Brian Stensaas
September 4, 2002

Word of the tragic shooting death of Minnesota defensive tackle Brandon Hall spread quickly through the fraternity of Big Ten coaches over the weekend. For some, the news rekindled old memories and feelings...

New position lifts women’s volleyball team

Ben Goessling
September 4, 2002

But he can recall in vivid detail his account of who Heffernan discovered. "Brian called me from Orlando and told me he'd found a kid too good to pass up," Hebert said. "She was probably good enough to...