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Adversary serves to strengthen Hahn’s resolve

Published June 26, 2009

Moments after losing to 14th-ranked Ryan Falslaas on a last-second takedown last Friday night in Iowa City, Minnesota wrestler Damion Hahn sat on the floor of Carver Hawkeye Arena. He sat away from his...

Auriemma and Summit renew rivalry

Published April 7, 2004

NEW ORLEANS - After all the hype, all the name-calling and question-dodging regarding said phrases, there was yet another basketball game played between two teams coached by arguably two of the greatest...

Gophers’ attitude is refreshing

Published April 6, 2004

NEW ORLEANS - It wasn't long ago that just making it to the women's NCAA basketball tournament was something special. After 30 years of watching the men's Final Four dominate the sports headlines of late...

Tennessee downs LSU in other semi

Published April 5, 2004

NEW ORLEANS - Another game, another head-scratching, nail-biting finish for Tennessee's women's basketball team. After close calls and controversies surrounded the Volunteers' trip to this year's Final...

Golden run ends: UConn’s Taurasi is just too much for U to handle

Published April 5, 2004

NEW ORLEANS - Minnesota women's basketball guard Shannon Bolden has been busy the last few weeks. Along with coming back to classes after spring break, playing in the NCAA Tournament and trying to lead...

Gophers, it’s time for everything to sink in

Published April 2, 2004

Moments after helping her teammates and coach Pam Borton cut down the net in Norfolk, Va., on Tuesday night, Minnesota women's basketball sophomore Shannon Schonrock was interviewed by a local Twin Cities...

As the Gophers have progressed over four years, so has senior Lindsay Whalen.

Published March 24, 2004

Once the final buzzer sounded Tuesday night at Williams Arena in the NCAA women's basketball tournament's second round, few fans opted to leave before Minnesota senior Lindsay Whalen finished a television...

Maroney will run at conference meet

Published February 24, 2004

Though the Sun Bowl was nearly two months ago and spring football practice is still a couple more away, Minnesota's football players have been busy on campus working out on their own. And for one, the...

Gophers improve, go 4-3 at the Dome

Published February 16, 2004

After losing eight players - five of whom were starters - from last year's team, there were more than a few question marks for Minnesota's softball team heading into this season. After opening the season...

Daily Sports expands because you deserve more

Published February 16, 2004

On Sunday, megamillionaire Alex Rodriguez joined the already star-studded New York Yankees. We in Daily Sports got jealous and decided to try something new, too. In the coming days, weeks and months, the...

It’s our turn to believe in the miracle

Published February 9, 2004

Yeah, all of us around here know the story of the Miracle on Ice. Local coach takes a bunch of 20-something Minnesotans and Bostonians to the Olympics as huge underdogs and they win, right? End of story,...

20 angry men

Published February 5, 2004

More than a half hour after Minnesota's men's hockey team lost 6-4 to St. Cloud State in the 2000 WCHA Final Five at Target Center, Gophers senior captain Nate Miller sat alone in the hallway outside of...

Women’s swimming and diving wins

Published January 26, 2004

It's been said that revenge is a dish best served cold. But in the case of Minnesota's women's swimming and diving team, it was served wet. The Gophers avenged an early season loss to Kansas in the Minnesota...

Reid’s prediction on Davis is a bold and iffy one

Published November 5, 2003

Sports predictions are well-documented. We've all heard about Babe Ruth's supposed called home run in the 1932 World Series. Few don't know about Joe Namath coming through with an assured victory over...

They’ll take it: Gophers win 9th straight match

Published October 30, 2003

As is customary following Minnesota volleyball matches, the team circles around the Sports Pavilion court with fans and sways to the tune of "Hail Minnesota." But Wednesday night, though the Gophers defeated...

Devil may care

Published October 2, 2003

Fans anticipating Dave Matthews' first solo effort to be just that - a solo effort - need not rush to the local music outlet and gobble up Matthews' "Some Devil." While the debut solo album by the popular...

Football team must stay healthy to keep up winning ways

Published September 8, 2003

As we settle back into the uncomfortable seats of campus classrooms, it's always nice to dabble in a little bit of optimism. Hey, everyone starts out the semester with an "A," right? The same goes for...

Martin signs with Devils

Published August 11, 2003

It's something that has been as common at Mariucci Arena as the pungent odor of the Minnesota men's hockey locker room the past three seasons: Paul Martin's Elk River "Elks" stocking cap. Whether in a...

Trial underway for man accused of killing U football player

Published July 28, 2003

TBy Brian Stensaas and Jake Weyer he trial of the man accused of fatally shooting University football player Brandon Hall began Thursday. Jermain Octavious Stansberry, 28, is charged with prohibited possession...

You get what you pay for

Published July 14, 2003

Two songs into last Wednesday night's set at the Target Center, Dave Matthews approached the center stage microphone and in his signature, quirky-smilish way said to the sold-out crowd, "I hope this evening...

No. 3 seed Huskies do in Gophers at NCAA regional

Published June 2, 2003

Minnesota's baseball team let the Big Ten conference tournament trophy and its automatic ticket to the NCAA field slip away last weekend, losing two games to Ohio State in one day. In both games, the Buckeyes...

Baseball No. 2 seed in Long Beach State regional

Published May 27, 2003

After announcing half of the 64-team field for the NCAA baseball tournament Monday morning, ESPN 2 went to its first commercial break of the selection show. Not one of the first 32 teams announced, coaches...

Tourney championship escapes Gophers

Published May 27, 2003

All the signs of a long afternoon of baseball were evident. The shadows of Siebert Field's first-base side light towers stretched the length of the infield. The batters' boxes and pitcher's mound were...

Browns draft Gophers’ Lehan in 5th round

Published April 28, 2003

Minnesota senior cornerback Mike Lehan waited anxiously for his phone to ring good news from an NFL team all Saturday. And on Sunday, it finally did. With the 152nd overall pick in this year's draft, the...

Defense puts on a show in spring game

Published April 21, 2003

As last season came to a close, a constant theme developed among players and coaches of Minnesota's football team: Stop the run. Down the stretch, the Gophers were less than stellar at limiting opponents'...

Softball team aims for second consecutive trip to NCAAs

Published April 2, 2003

A year ago this spring, Minnesota's softball team ended the regular season on a down note by being swept at the hands of Wisconsin in a pair of close games. The Gophers dropped to 7-8 in Big Ten play with...

Nygren sets Big Ten home run record in Gophers’ sweep

Published April 1, 2003

Minnesota softball infielder Jordanne Nygren has made a habit of hitting home runs in her three full seasons of play for the Gophers. Her latest, she says, was the hardest to get. Batting in the leadoff...

Hopeful football team opens spring practice

Published March 26, 2003

March Madness is usually a term reserved for basketball teams caught up in postseason action. Just don't tell that to Minnesota football coach Glen Mason. Though both Minnesota's men's and women's basketball...

Despite losses, Lawrence and Becker four-time All-Americans

Published March 24, 2003

BKANSAS CITY, Mo. efore television cameras could get to him following his semifinal win over third-seeded Jesse Jantzen of Harvard on Friday night at Kemper Arena, Minnesota 149-pound senior Jared Lawrence...

NCAA meet a showcase for three national powers

Published March 14, 2003

It's the question that will be on just about everybody's mind when the stage is set at Kemper Arena next week for the NCAA wrestling championships in Kansas City. Is three meant to be? Two-time defending...

Flawless fielding bolsters baseball team

Published March 12, 2003

Shortly after the final out of the Dairy Queen Classic baseball game between Minnesota and No. 16 Nebraska on March 2, one number on the Metrodome scoreboard stuck out like no other. Six. The digit, nestled...

NCAA berth possible for ‘U’ amid Georgia scandal

Published March 11, 2003

Ironic, isn't it? On the morning Dan Monson's Gonzaga basketball team defeated Minnesota in the 1999 NCAA tournament, then-Gophers coach Clem Haskins was first receiving news his scandalous secret was...

Lowe earns surprising NCAA berth

Published March 10, 2003

IMADISON, Wis. - t was the most enthusiasm the wrestler had shown to date. His fists pumped, his smile lit up an otherwise dark Field House and as he ran back to the dressing area, the throng of Minnesota...

2003 Big Ten Wrestling Championship Preview

Published March 7, 2003

>For an explanation on what he needs to be successful this weekend, Bobbe Lowe just points to his head. "It's all mental," the Oak Grove, Mo., native said. "We're all 0-0 going in. Getting a low seed...

Assistant wrestling coach Russell a true survivor

Published March 6, 2003

Joe Russell will be the first to tell you he's been a Gopher for a long time. Currently an assistant coach with the Minnesota wrestling team, Russell hails from Gresham, Ore. The town rebuilt its high...

Baseball suffers error-filled finale in loss to Nebraska

Published March 3, 2003

Heading into the Dairy Queen Classic at the Metrodome, Minnesota baseball coach John Anderson knew his team would be up against some of the nation's top talent. He hoped, however, once everything was all...

U baseball faces three top teams in Dairy Queen Classic

Published February 27, 2003

With a new title sponsor in tow, Minnesota's baseball team is hoping the name change of the annual spring tournament at the Metrodome will lead to more positive results. But it won't be easy. The Gophers...

Wrestlers win share of third Big Ten dual title

Published February 24, 2003

Though there was no formal recognition, Sunday's 25-17 win over Indiana gave Minnesota's wrestling team its third-straight Big Ten dual meet championship. Iowa won its match Sunday against Northwestern,...

Wrestlers wrap up dual meet season

Published February 21, 2003

Less than a full day after Minnesota's wrestling team trounced Wisconsin 40-6, one would have thought the team had lost by that margin by the way things looked at practice. Rather than a light workout...

Lowney leaving U after this season

Published February 20, 2003

In an effort to further enhance his international training, Minnesota junior heavyweight Garrett Lowney will not return to the Gophers next season. "I really want to concentrate on making the Olympics...

Wrestlers leave one, take one on road

Published February 17, 2003

TMADISON, Wis. - he University of Wisconsin Field House wasn't exactly an intimidating place Sunday afternoon for the visiting Minnesota wrestling team. Empty. Red. Unenthusiastic. So much so, that as...

Wrestlers know Iowa trip no vacation

Published February 14, 2003

The last time Minnesota's wrestling team boarded a bus for Iowa City's Carver Hawkeye Arena, all 10 team members came home as All-Americans and brought a gold NCAA championship trophy to boot. That was...

Returning alumni bolsters wrestling

Published February 12, 2003

If you can get past the abnormal heat, loud music and pungent smell that is the Minnesota wrestling room, you'll find a bit of history within. Not only are the near walls covered in countless multi-colored...

Grapplers sweep Big Ten competition at home

Published February 10, 2003

Minnesota heavyweight Garrett Lowney did all he could to hold back a smirk as his right arm was raised signaling victory Sunday afternoon at the Sports Pavilion. All eyes on him, the junior spent more...

Solid incoming class pleases Mason

Published February 6, 2003

When it comes to Minnesota weather, Gophers football coach Glen Mason tells it like it is. While some might say he and the Minnesota coaching staff are at a disadvantage for landing warm climate recruits,...

For Nagel, experience worth the weight (mismatch)

Published February 6, 2003

Matt Nagel has been through this before. Seven years ago, Nagel - then in the seventh grade - tipped the scales at a slim 88 pounds. He wrestled boys at the 103 weight class with minimal success, finishing...

Wrestlers fall back into Big Ten pack

Published January 30, 2003

As the minutes ticked away during last weekend's dual match with Michigan State, members of Minnesota's fourth-ranked wrestling team truly looked bored. Some slouched, others yawned. Even the fans weren't...

Quartet of football players have left program in January

Published January 28, 2003

Four Minnesota football players have left the program this month for different reasons. According to the Minnesota media relations department, running back Demetrus Johnson has transferred to Illinois...

Grapplers best Spartans 22-14 in lackadaisical meet

Published January 27, 2003

Suspended from Saturday's match for a minor NCAA violation, Minnesota wrestling coach J Robinson was no where to be found as his team opened the Big Ten dual season against No. 15 Michigan State. He didn't...

Transfer Phillips fills hole at 141 pounds

Published January 23, 2003

Two years ago at the NCAA wrestling meet, many believed a new dynasty in college wrestling had begun. For the first time ever, one team spawned a full slate of 10 All-Americans en route to the national...

Music to their ears

Published January 21, 2003

NASHVILLE, TN - It was hard to ignore the ear-to-ear toothy smile on the face of Minnesota football coach Glen Mason as he waited to conduct the University band shortly after the Gophers' 29-14 win over...

Wrestlers struggle to fifth place finish

Published January 21, 2003

Team members, coaches and fans of Minnesota's wrestling team knew this season was going to be different. And as if an embarrassing season-opening loss to archrival Iowa wasn't enough proof, last weekend's...

Music City Bowl victory is Gophers’s first in 17 years

Published December 30, 2002

NASHVILLE, Tenn. - Acting as Minnesota football's assistant head coach for the first time in a game situation, Moe Ankney was disheartened to see there were no halftime cookies in the dining area at the...

Music City adds to its history of hosting harmonic duos

Published December 30, 2002

NASHVILLE, Tenn. - Brooks and Dunn, Ashley and Winona, Charlie Daniels and his fiddle. The Music City has seen many-a-harmonic combination in its history, but the most recent came Monday by a pair the...

No. 25 Razorbacks await Gophers in Music City Bowl

Published December 10, 2002

Cross the "Ts" and dot the "Is." After more than two weeks of speculation, Minnesota football's postseason bowl picture is finally in focus. Arkansas officially accepted a bid from the Music City Bowl...

Lewis, Becker win titles as grapplers best tourney field

Published December 9, 2002

Thanks to a pair of individual championships from guys it was counting on and solid showings by a few underdogs, Minnesota's wrestling team captured the Las Vegas Invitational title over the weekend. The...

Vegas tourney has ‘U’ looking to cash in

Published December 6, 2002

Glitter, glamour and grapplers. Sin City turns into pin city this weekend when the Cliff Keen Collegiate Wrestling Invitational gets underway at the Las Vegas Convention Center. Embedded in the 47 competing...

Gone country: Gophers heading to Music City Bowl

Published December 4, 2002

Early Tuesday afternoon, mere hours before Minnesota's football team worked out for the first time since a season ending loss at Wisconsin, the phone of Athletic Director Joel Maturi was ringing with good...

Whalen named player of the week as Gophers move to No. 12

Published December 3, 2002

Minnesota junior guard Lindsay Whalen was named Big Ten Player of the Week on Monday. The award is Whalen's first Big Ten weekly honor this season and the sixth of her career. Whalen averaged 26.3 points,...

Grappler’s friendly ‘pin war’ ignites 46-4 dismantling

Published December 2, 2002

There's nothing wrong with a little friendly competition among friends. Or teammates, for that matter. Embedded in Minnesota wrestling's 46-4 thumping of Virginia Tech on Sunday at Williams Arena was an...

Davis tramples Gophers’ Alamo hopes

Published November 25, 2002

MADISON, Wis. - As the final seconds ticked off the clock at Camp Randall Stadium, no one appeared happier than Wisconsin defensive lineman Darius Jones. All 287 pounds of him led the 53.3-yard race from...

Rookie receiver gives run-heavy Badgers new look

Published November 22, 2002

It's a fear that runs through the head of every coach, player and fan of sports teams. A fear people try to block out, but it remains present. What happens if your star player gets hurt playing in a meaningless...

Bowl picture cloudy; chance of Sun for U

Published November 19, 2002

Somewhere in the middle of the post-game melee on the field at the Metrodome on Saturday, Iowa's football headman Kirk Ferentz was being carried off the field by tight end Dallas Clark and linebacker Tony...

Wrestlers open season with a thud

Published November 18, 2002

It was supposed to break the single dual meet attendance record, but it didn't. Top-ranked Minnesota, the two-time defending NCAA wrestling national champion, was supposed to defeat No. 3 Iowa for the...

Iowa Banks on talented quarterback

Published November 15, 2002

Despite a national-best 167.8 pass efficiency rating, 2,617 yards of total offense and a Big Ten-leading 23 touchdown completions so far this season, Iowa quarterback Brad Banks figured it was a trick. He...

No. 1 Gophers and No. 3 Iowa ready for battle at ‘X’

Published November 14, 2002

On the maroon sponge mats in the humid bowels of the Bierman Athletic Building, one would never know Minnesota's wrestling season is two days away from beginning. Rather, it would seem the season-ending...

Recharging running game no easy task

Published November 13, 2002

After minimal ground success against Ohio State and Michigan, Minnesota running back Terry Jackson II is more than aware of the task he and the rest of the Gophers' offense face Saturday against Iowa. "They...

Abdul-Khaliq’s struggles magnified in pair of losses

Published November 12, 2002

For the second consecutive year, the second weekend in November has been a nuisance for Minnesota's football team. With Saturday's 41-24 loss to No. 13 Michigan, the Gophers lost back-to-back games for...

Nixon finds home as pass rusher in Gophers ‘D’

Published November 7, 2002

Torn between whether to stay in the vicinity of his home in Ohio or to venture out of the region, Minnesota defensive end Paul Nixon's mom ultimately gave him an order only a mother can get away with. "Mom...

Football team keeps grip on reality despite blowout loss

Published November 5, 2002

As if there was ever a good time to be handed a setback, Minnesota's football team received a dose of harsh reality last Saturday against Ohio State. Just when things were rolling forward for the Gophers...

U overwhelmed by unbeaten Buckeyes in second half

Published November 4, 2002

COLUMBUS, Ohio - Though nobody but those on the field truly knew what it felt like to be picked apart by No. 6 Ohio State on Saturday afternoon, the 104,897 in attendance at the Horseshoe got a sample...

Gamble gives Buckeyes best of both worlds on field

Published November 1, 2002

As if playing in front of over 100,000 screaming Ohio State fans in predicted snowy conditions isn't enough, Minnesota's football team faces a Heisman Trophy hopeful Saturday. No, not sensational freshman...

Mason can’t deter players’ Ohio State excitement

Published October 30, 2002

In his 17-year coaching career, Minnesota football coach and Ohio State graduate Glen Mason has a less than impressive 1-4 record against the Buckeyes. The one win? A 29-17 upset at the Horseshoe in 2000. The...

Defense neutralizes Rogers, running game

Published October 21, 2002

EAST LANSING, Mich. - On Michigan State's third play from scrimmage Saturday, quarterback Jeff Smoker dropped back to pass only to have the ball wind up in the hands of Minnesota safety Justin Isom. The...

Keith working through slump

Published October 18, 2002

Rather than drawing up new schemes for Saturday's game at Michigan State, Minnesota defensive coordinator Moe Ankney had a different thought in his head during his daily run through campus Tuesday. What...

Defense puts up stop signs at right times

Published October 16, 2002

After Minnesota and Northwestern each traded touchdowns to open play last Thursday at the Metrodome, the Gophers' defense stiffened and allowed the Wildcats only 56 more yards the entire quarter. But the...

Upchurch shines on special teams

Published October 14, 2002

Rarely has freshman cornerback Danny Upchurch been called upon in his position this season to come up big for the 6-1 (2-1 Big Ten) Minnesota football team. Turns out, the Columbus, Ohio, native has been...

Gophers hold on for 45-42 Homecoming win

Published October 11, 2002

>But, not before the Gophers Homecoming crowd nearly had reason to exit stunned. From beginning to end, a paid throng of 37,729 was treated to exciting college football complete with trickery and a...

At 5-1, Gophers on brink of bowl game eligibility

Published October 8, 2002

Minnesota football coach Glen Mason arrived at Bierman athletic complex at approximately 4:15 a.m. Monday and almost immediately made the decision to hold the early practice indoors. The mercury had dipped...

Offense clicks for Gophers in 31-10 win over Illini

Published October 4, 2002

Minnesota's football team enjoys this life much better. The Gophers enjoy the existence which they led the first four games of the year when they went 4-0 and were rarely challenged in a game. And they...

Jackson and Tapeh run Illini ragged

Published October 4, 2002

Following his first collegiate start Sept. 14 against Toledo, Minnesota running back Terry Jackson II was one of only a few not surprised about receiving the nod from coach Glen Mason. Three weeks later,...

Cleared to play, Montgomery counted on to reach potential

Published October 2, 2002

Many freshman athletes enter college fresh off multi-sport high school careers. In the case of Minnesota defensive end Anthony Montgomery, he came in not only a baseball, basketball and football player,...

U squanders several scoring chances in 28-15 loss

Published September 30, 2002

WEST LAFAYETTE, Ind. - From Minnesota's side of things, the only people who can view Saturday night's 28-15 loss to Purdue in the Big Ten football opener as positive are those who left the office Friday...

Abdul-Khaliq, offense struggles to find rhythm in loss

Published September 30, 2002

WEST LAFAYETTE, Ind.-Minnesota quarterback Asad Abdul-Khaliq is only in his junior season, yet he has made two starts at Purdue's Ross-Ade Stadium. Fortunately for Abdul-Khaliq, he'll never be forced to...

Hosack catching on at wide receiver

Published September 27, 2002

At first glance, Minnesota wide receiver Aaron Hosack looks more like a seasoned basketball forward than a well-traveled football player. Hosack, a 6-foot-6, 210-pound California product, first noticed...

Flames’ Leopold returns to Minnesota

Published September 26, 2002

The last time Jordan Leopold was on the Xcel Energy Center ice surface, he skated off with a national championship trophy in tow. As he exited into the locker room, a surplus crowd clad in maroon and gold...

Gophers must shore up defense for a chance at derailing the Boilermakers

Published September 24, 2002

With the Big Ten conference season opener at Purdue less than a week away, it's no big secret Minnesota's football team is using this week to fine tune. And the passing defense is one in a handful of areas...

Gophers lackadaisical effort results in 14 Buffalo points

Published September 23, 2002

As the final seconds ticked away in the first half of Saturday afternoon's tilt with Buffalo, Minnesota football coach Glen Mason didn't walk toward the Metrodome tunnel. He stormed his way there. Mason...

Game’s goals unchanged for undefeated Gophers despite opponent

Published September 20, 2002

It's a decision not uncommon among college coaches in a variety of sports. Even though the next day's game or match might be right across the street, the night before is spent in a hotel. While the coaches...

Tight end Utecht redefines position for Gophers

Published September 19, 2002

W- John Madden inducting tight end Dave Casper into the NFL Hall of Fame, Aug. 3, 2002 hen Ben Utecht showed up for the second morning of two-a-days during August of 2000, he got a lot more than grueling...

Defense attempts to grasp reasons for poor tackling

Published September 18, 2002

For an explanation on how to properly tackle, Minnesota football coach Glen Mason took reporters on an imaginary trip back to the good old days of hard-nosed football Tuesday afternoon. He recalled legendary...

Mason unsure whether to play untested Barber III

Published September 17, 2002

Like a wrestler working his way through tough opponents in the championship bracket of a tournament, Minnesota's football opponents have gradually increased in difficulty so far this season. Now, the unseeded...

60-minute men: Gophers preserve 31-21 victory

Published September 16, 2002

Feeling he needed to try something out of the ordinary, Toledo football coach Tom Amstutz attempted to pull the rabbit out of his hat twice in the fourth quarter of Saturday's game against Minnesota. But...

Fluke or for real? Defense to be tested by Rockets

Published September 13, 2002

Minnesota football finally has its chance - a chance to prove two weeks of holding opponents to touchdownless football was no fluke. Coach Glen Mason will be the first to admit the defensive stand is a...

Trips overseas give U athletes uniqueperspectives

Published 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...

Pair of backup running backs lead second half surge

Published September 9, 2002

LAFAYETTE, La. - The entire Minnesota football family has mourned the past week, following the Sept. 1 death of defensive tackle Brandon Hall, and all showed great character in Saturday's 35-11 win over...

Gophers attempt to put loss behind them in win

Published September 9, 2002

LAFAYETTE, La. - Leading up to Saturday's game against LouisianaƱLafayette, 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

Published 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...

Football program ponders increased player safety

Published 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,...

Big Ten coaches weigh in on dealing with team tragedy

Published 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...