The Minnesota Daily

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Baseball three wins shy of another Big Ten title

May 9, 2003

After Minnesota's baseball team wrote down its goals before the season started, coach John Anderson left the team with one message. "You say a lot of things, but words don't do it for you," Anderson said....

Woodrow’s record tops solid pitching weekend

May 5, 2003

A fastball low and away was the finishing touch. In the third inning of Saturday's first game at Siebert Field, Minnesota pitcher C.J. Woodrow coaxed Purdue second baseman Nick McIntyre to foul tip his...

Gophers back at Siebert Field after 10-game road trip

May 2, 2003

It's been 19 days since Minnesota's baseball team has suited up for a contest at Siebert Field. But tonight the Gophers finally kick off a four game series against Purdue in the stadium they call home. Minnesota...

Cornhuskers’ bats too much for Gophers baseball

May 1, 2003

After grinding through two weeks and ten games away from Siebert Field, Minnesota's baseball team wanted to come home on a positive note. But fourth-ranked Nebraska (34-11) proved too much for the road-weary...

Baseball finally beats Panthers

April 24, 2003

Minnesota's baseball team finally figured out those pesky Panthers. After losing three straight games dating back to last season, the Gophers defeated Northern Iowa 10-5 in Cedar Rapids, Iowa on Wednesday...

Roth won’t return to Gophers

April 23, 2003

Rachael Roth, Minnesota's soccer team's offensive leader and Second Team All-Big Ten selection, has quit the team and will forgo her senior season. According to Roth, the decision to leave was made in...

Perkins’ pitching helps Gophers in recent games, draws national attention

April 23, 2003

Minnesota pitcher Glen Perkins has a classic case of ants in the pants. "He has a hard time sitting still," coach John Anderson said. "He hates sitting in the dugout, he hates coming to the park when he's...

Baseball splits games at Illinois

April 21, 2003

Before Minnesota's baseball team practiced last Wednesday, center fielder Sam Steidl addressed his team's undefeated conference record with some caution. "We're not going to win every game in the Big Ten,"...

U baseball: The hits keep on coming

April 18, 2003

Three years ago, Minnesota baseball coach John Anderson saw a slew of talented youngsters on his squad, but with the structure of the professional draft, he had no idea what his team would look like a...

Elements not enough to stop baseball from rolling

April 16, 2003

Not even lightning can stop Minnesota's baseball team this season. Home plate umpire Greg Holman suspended play at 7:30 during Tuesday night's game between the Gophers and St. Cloud State after an intense...

Sloppy play breaks baseball’s win streak

April 10, 2003

Solid defense and intensity have played an integral role for Minnesota's baseball team this season and were largely responsible for the Gophers' seven-game winning streak entering Wednesday's game with...

Two and through: Gophers’ Rickert to test NBA waters

April 9, 2003

Less than three years ago, Rick Rickert backed out of a verbal commitment to Arizona to play basketball for Minnesota. But in a press conference on Tuesday afternoon, Rickert announced his decision to...

Rickert expected to decide hoops future in a week

April 4, 2003

Minnesota's men's basketball team never got a taste of National Invitational Tournament victory while in Madison Square Garden. The Gophers (19-14) lost two games in New York, and couldn't even get a lead...

Texas Tech game could be Rickert’s last as a Gopher

April 3, 2003

With one game left, win or lose, in Minnesota's men's basketball team's season, there is really only one question left to answer. And just for the record, it's not which team will emerge victorious in...

Sweetney proves too much for Gophers inside

April 2, 2003

Georgetown center Mike Sweetney received the ball in the post, and was fouled by Jeff Hagen with 2:53 to play in the first half. The bad part for Minnesota was as a result, Sweetney hit his 10th and 11th...

U’s title shot blocked by Georgetown in 88-74 loss

April 2, 2003

With 1:19 to play and Minnesota's men's basketball team down nine, the Gophers needed a defensive stop to keep their hopes of a National Invitation Tournament title game appearance alive. But Georgetown's...

Men’s hoops faces latest ‘Hoya Destroya’ Sweetney

April 1, 2003

Ten years and one day ago, National Invitation Tournament Most Valuable Player Voshon Lenard led Minnesota's men's basketball team to the NIT title over Georgetown. Tonight, the Gophers face the Hoyas...

Temple next in line of trying NIT foes

March 27, 2003

In every game of the National Invitation Tournament, Minnesota's men's basketball team has been forced to exorcise evil spirits that kept them out of the Big Dance. In the first round, Minnesota went into...

Inside work propels Gophers past Warriors in second half

March 25, 2003

For 28 minutes, Minnesota's men's basketball team couldn't get over the hump. Things bottomed out when the Gophers found themselves down nine with just over 17 minutes to play. Then Minnesota's offense...

Determined men’s hoops beats Hawaii 84-70 in NIT

March 25, 2003

Minnesota's men's basketball team could have just thrown in the towel. The Gophers could have succumbed to Hawaii's early hot shooting and exited the National Invitation Tournament in the second round...

Gophers host NIT second round

March 24, 2003

In a perfect world for Minnesota's men's basketball team, the Gophers would currently be preparing for a trip to Albany, N.Y. and a sweet sixteen game in the NCAA tournament. Instead, Minnesota (17-12)...

NIT bound: Men’s hoops loses without much fight

March 14, 2003

CHICAGO - The dancing shoes can stay in storage. After a 76-64 loss to 10th-seeded Northwestern on Thursday, Minnesota's men's basketball team has now done everything in its power to keep the NCAA tournament...

Gophers show little intensity in crunch time

March 14, 2003

CHICAGO - Minnesota's men's basketball team's 76-64 first-round Big Ten tournament loss to Northwestern on Thursday came after an interesting sign. "We had a horrible practice yesterday," Wildcats coach...

Pair of seniors feeling weight of last Big Dance chance

March 13, 2003

Kevin Burleson has certainly rested better. But it comes as no surprise, considering his childhood dream of playing in the NCAA tournament is in danger of playing out only in his slumber. "I could hardly...

Gophers dropped at Illinois by 24

March 10, 2003

ICHAMPAIGN, Ill. - t looked like Minnesota might have a chance. With 14:30 to play, the Gophers men's basketball team was down only six points to an Illinois squad that blew out its last three opponents...

Gophers head to Illinois for finale

March 7, 2003

When Minnesota's men's basketball team faced Illinois at Williams Arena in its final regular season game last year, the Gophers needed a win to get off the NCAA tournament bubble. But this year's regular...

Holman’s 17 points not enough to counter Hoosiers perimeter game

March 5, 2003

JBLOOMINGTON, Ind. - erry Holman gave it everything he could. After taking Sunday's loss to Wisconsin on Minnesota's senior night personally, Holman hoped to rain on Indiana's senior day parade. Holman...

Hot-shooting Hoosiers out duel men’s hoops 74-70

March 5, 2003

NBLOOMINGTON, Ind. - o matter what matchup problems Minnesota's men's basketball team can cause any opponent on any night, the Gophers have continually lived and died by the three-pointer this season. So...

Men’s hoops tripped up by first-place Badgers 69-61

March 3, 2003

Sunday was a golden opportunity for Minnesota's men's basketball team. With a victory, the Gophers would've moved into a third place tie in the Big Ten, and needed only one more conference win to all but...

Men’s hoops cold shooting equals loss

February 27, 2003

It's difficult enough to win a basketball game on the road in the Big Ten without suffering a poor shooting night. But Minnesota's men's basketball team found out in its 71-61 loss to Michigan State that...

Michigan State trip starts torrid stretch of Big Ten games for Gophers

February 26, 2003

It's been on the schedule, staring down Minnesota's men's basketball team all season. When the schedule came out in September, the final four-game run looked daunting, like the steep, first drop of a roller...

Win ties Gophers for third in Big Ten

February 24, 2003

Dan Monson said it himself after Minnesota's men's basketball team's contest with Penn State on Saturday night. "We didn't probably play our best game that we have here in the last couple of weeks. We...

Men’s hoops regains grip to win 73-61

February 20, 2003

EVANSTON, Ill. - Nobody would've blamed the 4,088 in Welsh-Ryan Arena for leaving Wednesday night's basketball game between Northwestern and Minnesota at halftime. The Gophers held the Wildcats to 26.1-percent...

Gophers surging into Evanston

February 18, 2003

Minnesota's men's basketball team will likely finish the season with a losing record on the road. Heck, the Gophers need to go undefeated over their last four games away from Williams Arena just to finish...

Bauer’s three-point shower leads U to win

February 13, 2003

Michael Bauer has hit big three-pointers before. Wednesday night, he hit three of them. With Minnesota's men's basketball team tied at 60 with Iowa on Wednesday night, Bauer hit back-to-back threes, followed...

Undermanned Iowa next for men’s basketball

February 12, 2003

It was bad news for Ben Johnson, but it sort of made sense. Three days after his best performance in a Minnesota jersey, a 15-point outing against Purdue on Saturday, Johnson was diagnosed with mononucleosis. The...

Rickert, Johnson spur U to win over Purdue

February 10, 2003

Things haven't been easy for Ben Johnson. After moving from starter to reserve and seeing his minutes dwindle recently, the guard's numbers - and confidence - took a hit. But in Minnesota's men's basketball...

Go-to guy Rickert not making shots

February 7, 2003

Minnesota forward Rick Rickert needs to shoot the basketball more. Sure, the Gophers (12-7, 4-4 Big Ten) have plenty of options on the offensive end, but only one comes with a coaches' pick as preseason...

Bad shot selection gives U road loss

February 6, 2003

Maybe somebody switched the game plans before Wednesday night's contest. Minnesota's men's basketball team was supposed to do in Ohio State with a full bench and a size advantage in the paint. Instead,...

Big men will dictate cagers’ fortunes on the road

February 5, 2003

Minnesota's men's basketball team has won on the road once. But with five of their final nine games on the road, the Gophers need to improve drastically on their 1-4 mark away from Williams Arena if they...

Hagen, U big men key 87-80 win over Michigan

February 3, 2003

Jeff Hagen, and one. Jeff Hagen, and one. Jeff Hagen, and one. Three times in a 1:33 stretch during the second half of Minnesota's men's basketball team's 87-80 win over Michigan, Hagen received the ball...

Gophers hope to find defense for Michigan game

January 31, 2003

With 7.6 seconds left in Wednesday night's 76-75 win over Penn State, Minnesota forward Rick Rickert told his teammates he'd sink both of his free throws to give the Gophers the lead. As promised, Rickert...

Men’s hoops squeak past Lions 76-75

January 30, 2003

The only difference between an almost certain one-way ticket to the NIT and new life in Minnesota's men's basketball team's quest for a Big Ten title was Michael Bauer's fingertips. Bauer's right hand...

Penn State game looking critical for Gophers

January 29, 2003

Maybe the trouble stems from homesickness. Perhaps jetlag has caused the problem. But whatever ailment has caused Minnesota's men's basketball team to start its season 0-4 on the road could be cured by...

Gophers pull away in second half for 74-57 win

January 27, 2003

Maurice Hargrow went to the locker room of Saturday's game against Northwestern with his ego bruised. After building a 13-point first half advantage, Minnesota's men's basketball team fell asleep, allowing...

Gophers’ collapse gives Michigan 12th straight win

January 23, 2003

The defense softened like butter in a microwave, the offense disappeared like a scarf from David Copperfield's hand and late turnovers proved costly as Minnesota's men's basketball team's chance to cease...

Michigan basketball rebounds in face of turmoil

January 22, 2003

When Dan Monson arrived at Minnesota in 1999, he was in the same shoes Michigan men's basketball coach Tommy Amaker now dons. After the Wolverines self-imposed sanctions stemming from investigations of...

2nd Big Ten loss gives Gophers inauspicious conference start

January 15, 2003

The Big Ten season is just over a week old, but Wednesday's night's 50-64 loss at Wisconsin for Minnesota's men's basketball team was as big as a game can get in the month of January. The Gophers (8-5,...

Horrendous shooting hurts Gophers in 76-70 loss to Illini

January 7, 2003

With 12-and-a-half minutes left in Minnesota's men's basketball team's 76-70 loss to Illinois, it appeared the Gophers were gaining momentum. They came back from a three-point halftime deficit to go up...

Tired men’s basketball team limps into fifth game in 10 days

December 13, 2002

It's been a long week for Minnesota's men's basketball team. The Gophers are on the verge of playing their fifth game in 10 days Friday night against Fairleigh Dickinson. "We're tired," forward Michael...