The Minnesota Daily

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Newest Aussie resumes a legacy

May 6, 2004

When Brad James became an assistant for Minnesota's men's golf program in 1997, he began an annual trek to his native Australia to recruit. His travels have paid off over the last seven years, even as...

U’s Jacobson led by example

May 4, 2004

Facing program elimination two years ago, many Minnesota's women's golfers transferred or gave up the sport. Even the coach at the time, Melissa Arthur-Ringler, quit and took another job. But for Katie...

Third place finish is OK

May 3, 2004

It might not have been a first-place finish, but there were enough signs for Minnesota's men's golf coach Brad James to believe his team is ready to defend its Big Ten crown. The Gophers finished third...

Long break benefits Gophers

April 29, 2004

Stretching a span of four weeks beginning in late March, Minnesota's men's golf team was on the road - every weekend. The Gophers left town for the Hall of Fame Invitational on March 21 and ended the four-tournament...

Weiss shifts focus to next fall

April 27, 2004

It didn't take long for Minnesota's women's golf coach Katie Weiss to answer after being asked about the Gophers' future following an 11th-place finish at the Big Ten Championships. "I am ready to close...

U finishes a disappointing 11th at Big Ten meet

April 26, 2004

Minnesota's women's golf team talked this season about ending on a positive note, cracking the top six in the standings and setting the foundation for the future. While the future is set - the Gophers...

England native Stubbs gears dreams toward golf

April 22, 2004

Known for making fast decisions - and changing her mind just as quickly - Minnesota's women's golfer Sophie Stubbs made a choice in fall 2002 that might have been rash, but one she hasn't regretted. Once...

Big Ten Championships on the horizon

April 20, 2004

Despite finishing last among Big Ten teams at the Lady Boilermaker Invitational on Sunday, Minnesota's women's golf coach Katie Weiss isn't sure where her squad stacks up compared to the rest of the conference. She...

Two players added to thin Gophers playing roster

April 19, 2004

After losing three players since the end of the season - and four since January - Minnesota's men's basketball team got some good news Friday as it began formalizing its roster for next season. The Gophers...

U takes 11th in pre-conference meet

April 19, 2004

Minnesota women's golf coach Katie Weiss said the Lady Boilermaker Invitational would allow the Gophers to gauge where they stack up against many other Big Ten teams. After finishing 11th in the tournament...

Quarterback dual highlights spring game

April 19, 2004

Minnesota quarterback Adam Ernst might have put up more impressive numbers than his counterpart during the Gophers football annual spring scrimmage Saturday at the Metrodome, but Bryan Cupito got the last...

Gaines is next to leave team

April 15, 2004

A disappointing season has continued to spiral into the offseason for Minnesota's men's basketball team. The Gophers, who finished tied for last place in the Big Ten this last season with a 3-13 record,...

Butler emerging as leader on the course

April 13, 2004

Minnesota's women's golfer Sarah Butler might not be able to identify why her attitude changed, but she sure knows how it has affected her. During competitions last fall, Butler said, she was focused on...

Men’s golf takes third at N.C. meet

April 12, 2004

Last weekend, Minnesota's men's golf team searched for a rotation that would give the team a solid score from each player. The Gophers found just that. After finishing in first place last week at the Cleveland...

‘Raw’ wide receivers show their stuff

April 12, 2004

At a press conference prior to the first practice of the season on March 25, Minnesota football coach Glen Mason cracked a joke about how he could hand off to one of his star running backs. The joke was...

It’s official: U’s Humphries will go pro

April 9, 2004

When Kris Humphries committed to Minnesota's men's basketball team last summer, many people around the program said it was only a matter of time before the power forward declared for the NBA draft. On...

Humphries’ decision today

April 8, 2004

It's been a choice he has wanted to make for more than a decade, and today it is expected to become official when Minnesota's men's basketball forward Kris Humphries announces he will leave school for...

Slow progress is trying for an impatient Weiss

April 6, 2004

Katie Weiss admits she isn't patient. Minnesota's women's golf coach took the job two years ago, hoping she would turn around the program quickly. While she knew it would be a process, it doesn't make...

Gophers victorious at tourney in Georgia

April 5, 2004

Minnesota's men's golf coach Brad James said last week that all the Gophers needed was a solid fifth score to jump from a middle-of-the-pack to a top-of-the-standings team. After finishing eighth on March...

Yes, UConn: Team makes it 5 in a row

April 2, 2004

Be careful when throwing the word "dynasty" around Connecticut's women's basketball coach Geno Auriemma. While the Huskies have won the last two NCAA Championships, UConn's 19-year coach is cautious to...

Tired of waiting: Kane to leave Gophers

April 1, 2004

Aliou Kane kept hearing from fans and coaches that his time would come. But that didn't make it any easier for the Minnesota men's basketball center to play sparingly this last season. On Wednesday, Kane,...

Gophers slip to eighth on day 3

March 31, 2004

Minnesota's men's golf coach Brad James felt the Gophers were within striking distance of the lead after two rounds of the National Invitational Tournament wrapped up Monday. Instead, he watched his team...

Wind wreaks havoc on day two in Ariz.

March 30, 2004

Strong winds hurt Minnesota's men's golf team's scores on the second day of the National Invitational Tournament on Monday. However, it also damaged nearly every other team's scores in the tournament,...

U in 5th after day one in Ariz.

March 29, 2004

The short game struggled, as Minnesota's men's golf coach Brad James expected. But despite the Gophers' disappointment over their performance on the greens, No. 11 Minnesota shot a 2-under-par and finished...

Men’s golf looks to improve its short game

March 26, 2004

With the starting rotation essentially set, Minnesota's men's golf team has one main goal this weekend: to improve on its short game. Because of the uncooperative weather in Minnesota during the winter...

Mason outlines season plan

March 26, 2004

Minnesota football coach Glen Mason was quick to state how happy he was with last year's 10-win season Thursday afternoon. But as spring practice began, the many new objectives Mason laid out showed he...

Women’s team still looking for niche

March 23, 2004

Minnesota's women's second-year golf coach Katie Weiss uses the terms "rebuilding" or "transition" to describe this year's squad. But considering how far the program has come over the last two years, that...

Sub-par season comes to a close

March 22, 2004

INDIANAPOLIS ñ- Even after Wisconsin had pulled its starters with more than one minute remaining March 12 in the second round of the Big Ten Tournament, Minnesota's men's basketball team kept double-teaming...

Third time’s a charm: Gophers win

March 12, 2004

INDIANAPOLIS - All season, Minnesota's men's basketball coach Dan Monson has witnessed his team not make the most of their opportunities. From a lack of effort to blowing big leads to missing shots, the...

Win four or out the door

March 11, 2004

Earlier this week, Kris Humphries pretty much summed up what everyone outside of Minnesota's men's basketball team already knew. "It's the NCAA (Tournament) or we're coming home," Humphries said. The Gophers...

Humphries nabs honors

March 10, 2004

When Kris Humphries joined Minnesota's men's basketball team last summer, he knew there would be differences between playing at the college and high school level. While the freshman hasn't had the team...

Refreshed Gophers look to Big Ten tourney

March 9, 2004

In the last two games, Minnesota's men's basketball forward Stan Gaines said he has noticed the Gophers have been a little more relaxed and refreshed. This has translated into better play on the court....

Gophers seeded 10th for tourney

March 8, 2004

While all five of Minnesota's men's basketball seniors started Saturday's game against Penn State, it was two of them - Michael Bauer and Ben Johnson - who secured a Gophers victory. Bauer and Johnson...

Waning minutes have plagued men’s hoops

March 5, 2004

To say not much has gone right for Minnesota's men's basketball team this season would be an understatement. But when the Gophers look back on the year, they can pinpoint one area where many games were...

Humphries nears return

March 4, 2004

Minnesota's men's basketball forward Kris Humphries participated in practice Wednesday and said he hopes to play Saturday against Penn State. Humphries, speaking to the media for the first time since straining...

Gophers will use their bye week to prepare for Big Ten finale

March 3, 2004

After 15 Big Ten games - 13 of which were losses - Minnesota's men's basketball team finally gets a day off. Actually, three days off. The Gophers do not play until Saturday and after losing to Iowa last...

Young leader nears records

March 2, 2004

Kris Humphries has been slowly etching himself into Minnesota's men's basketball's record book all season. Heading into the final week of the conference season, Humphries is in position to put his name...

Second-half run not enough for men’s hoops

March 1, 2004

IOWA CITY, Iowa - The lights dimmed as Iowa ran onto the court Saturday afternoon for its game against Minnesota's men's basketball team. For the Gophers, it appeared the lights went out earlier in the...

Iowa’s struggles similar to Gophers’

February 27, 2004

For the last two seasons, Minnesota's men's basketball team has gathered to watch the NCAA Tournament selection show only to find their bubble burst. Iowa, the Gophers' opponent Saturday in Iowa City,...

Minnesota bucked by Ohio State

February 26, 2004

Minnesota's men's basketball team has talked all season about playing with confidence down the stretch and making those few extra plays to grind out a win. After 11 Big Ten losses - many in the final few...

With three games left, U looking for momentum

February 25, 2004

Whether it's a big gust of wind for a sailboat or being unable to stop moving on an icy Minnesota ground, momentum plays a large role in how far you go - and where you end up. For Minnesota's men's basketball...

Home wins tough to come by this season

February 24, 2004

In one of his final post-game comments following his team's win over Minnesota's men's basketball team last month, Indiana coach Mike Davis said playing at Williams Arena is difficult. Since opening in...

Gaffes plague Gophers at home

February 23, 2004

Prior to Saturday's men's basketball game against Minnesota at Williams Arena, Purdue coach Gene Keady wrote two messages to his team on its locker room board: have a fast start and play with a high energy...

Men’s hoops gelling

February 20, 2004

Minnesota men's basketball forward Kris Humphries admits that earlier this season he might have rushed a quick shot. Or was too impatient that he passed to a covered teammate. On Wednesday night, Humphries...

Humphries’ heroics sink Hoosiers

February 19, 2004

BLOOMINGTON, Ind. ñ All season long, Minnesota men's basketball coach Dan Monson has stressed two "F" words with his players: focus and fun. Before Wednesday night's game against Indiana, he added a third:...

Gophers begin final Big Ten push

February 18, 2004

Following an 83-68 shellacking by Iowa on Jan. 24, Minnesota's men's basketball team knew something needed to change on the defensive end of the court. The Hawkeyes shot 53.5 percent, shredded the Gophers'...

Gophers’ second half foes familiar ones

February 17, 2004

The message Minnesota's men's basketball coach Dan Monson told his players late last week was simple. They've seen them all. Despite having lost to all of the Big Ten teams except Michigan this year, Minnesota...

U fizzles, falls to Spartans

February 16, 2004

Sitting with one conference win and staring up at the rest of the Big Ten, Minnesota's men's basketball team knew it would likely take a perfectly executed game to sideswipe conference contender Michigan...

Boone developing into consistent player most expected

February 13, 2004

Minnesota's men's basketball coach Dan Monson has tried several different combinations for his starting lineup this season. But against Michigan on Wednesday night, Monson pulled a first for the season:...

Gophers finally crack the win column with 81-78 victory

February 12, 2004

Minnesota's men's basketball team has seen it all before. There have been miracle three-pointers, historic comebacks and epic collapses. And they've been on the short end of them all during the Big Ten...