The Minnesota Daily

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...

Football program ponders increased player safety

Brian Stensaas
September 4, 2002

But along with the energetic nightlife and presence of big name acts and professional teams comes the chance for violence. It's always been there. And according to Minneapolis Police Department statistics,...

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,...

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...

Unheralded defense cages Bobcats in shutout

September 3, 2002

It didn’t take long for true freshman nose tackle Scott Stephenson to get acclimated to the Minnesota Gophers’ defensive scheme Saturday night at the Metrodome. In a mere three seconds, the...

Spikers roll for four more wins

Ben Goessling
September 3, 2002

When Minnesota’s volleyball team returns to the Sports Pavilion for this weekend’s Diet Coke Classic, fans will see a drastically different team than the one that finished a surprising second...

Fresh faces give women’s soccer new hope

Anthony Maggio
September 3, 2002

After two straight losing seasons, Minnesota’s women’s soccer team has reloaded with youth, a new approach and a new attitude. The Gophers 2001 campaign (5-12, 3-7 Big Ten) was their worst...

Men’s hockey receives verbal commitment from prep star Gordon

Adam Fink
September 3, 2002

The phone calls had been going back and forth between a dozen coaches for nearly two months, but now Ben Gordon was ready to dial the number that would change his life. Gordon, a senior hockey player at...

Nystrom overtakes Lohmiller for career points record

Brian Hall
September 3, 2002

Minnesota kicker Dan Nystrom has faced a few ups and downs during his Gopher career. As a freshman, Nystrom kicked the game-winning field goal against then No. 2 Penn State in one of the biggest wins in...

Men’s cross country hopes maturity leads to consistency

Adam Fink
September 3, 2002

At the first practice on Aug. 22, Minnesota men’s cross country coach Steve Plasencia noticed a sense of urgency on the team’s part. After advancing to the NCAA Championships last season, the...