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Adversary serves to strengthen Hahn’s resolve

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

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

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

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

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

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.

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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)

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

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

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

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

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...