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Down season to close with three contests at home

May 5, 2006

Minnesota's softball team has one last chance to end the 2006 season on a positive note. The Gophers (15-32 overall, 1-17 Big Ten) will face South Dakota State at 2 p.m. Saturday and again Sunday in a...

Minnesota salvages doubleheader split with six runs in sixth

May 4, 2006

With consecutive wild innings, Minnesota's softball team was able to redeem some of its dignity and gain a doubleheader split. The Gophers (15-32) beat North Dakota State 9-7 after losing 1-0 to the Bison...

Pitching continuity built through losses

May 3, 2006

This season has in no way turned out how Minnesota's softball team would like. The Gophers completed their Big Ten season Sunday with a 1-17 conference record and no chance of a postseason. But Minnesota...

Breaks go against Minnesota in home doubleheader sweep

May 1, 2006

All season Minnesota's softball team has felt it hasn't gotten the breaks. The Gophers (14-31, 1-17 Big Ten) were swept in a doubleheader with Purdue, 5-4 and 4-3 on Sunday at Jane Sage Cowles Stadium. "There's...

Minnesota to close Big Ten year

April 28, 2006

Minnesota's softball team is out of postseason play, but still hoping to end its season on a high note. In their final Big Ten games, the Gophers (14-29, 1-15 Big Ten) will host Indiana (26-22-1, 6-9 Big...

Minnesota sweeps midweek home doubleheader

April 27, 2006

Minnesota's softball team had picked up just three shutout victories in 41 games. On Wednesday they added two more. The Gophers (14-29, 1-15 Big Ten) defeated Wisconsin-Green Bay 4-0 and 5-0 in a doubleheader...

Gophers host the Phoenix for a doubleheader at Jane Sage Cowles Stadium

April 26, 2006

Even in the midst of a losing streak, Minnesota's softball team has managed to not get too down. The Gophers (12-29, 1-15 Big Ten) have lost 17 of their past 18 games, and are three-fourths of the way...

Gophers split spring games at tournament

April 24, 2006

If Minnesota's soccer team is using its spring schedule as a measuring stick, the Gophers have to feel pretty good about where they stack up. The Gophers defeated Wisconsin-Milwaukee 1-0 and lost 1-0 to...

Gophers back on Robbie pitch for tourney

April 21, 2006

Minnesota's soccer team ended the fall season with feelings of unfinished business. The new roster, stacked with talented freshmen, had the Gophers experiencing their best season since 1999, but still...

Johnson to Corvallis for her final meet

April 20, 2006

For Minnesota women's gymnast Laura Johnson, there is not much left to prove. The senior already has established herself as one of the Gophers' all-time bests and as a consistent yet exceptional performer...

Road-weary Gophers suffer four more losses

April 17, 2006

This season, the road has not been kind to Minnesota's softball team. In the past three weeks, the Gophers have gone 1-11 in Big Ten away games. Minnesota (12-25, 1-11 Big Ten) dropped all four of its...

Gophers look to build on victory

April 14, 2006

For the first time in the Big Ten season, Minnesota's softball team has some momentum to build on. The Gophers (12-21, 1-7 Big Ten) won their first conference game last Sunday against Wisconsin after dropping...

After tough transition from juco, Parks now finding way

April 13, 2006

Minnesota softball player Lisa Parks is a two-time All-American. But that was in junior college. The Gophers junior third baseman tasted her share of success in two seasons at Pima Community College in...

Johnson qualifies; women’s squad falls just short

April 10, 2006

Just like last season, Minnesota women's gymnast Laura Johnson will be competing in the NCAA Championships. But again, she won't be taking her teammates with her. The Gophers placed fifth as a team Saturday...

Minnesota looks to continue success at regionals

April 7, 2006

Everything went right for Minnesota's women's gymnastics team at the Big Ten Championships on March 25, and the Gophers were rewarded with the conference title. Minnesota is hoping for more of the same...

Road-weary Minnesota to play four more away from home

April 7, 2006

For much of the season, Minnesota's softball team doesn't need a home stadium. The Gophers, more than accustomed to playing on the road, are nearing the end of a streak in which they will play 43-consecutive...

Williams becomes fifth player to leave program early in the past two weeks

April 6, 2006

On Wednesday sophomore forward Natasha Williams became the fifth player to leave Minnesota's women's basketball team since the season ended, and was granted a release from her scholarship. Natasha Williams,...

Podominick joins program’s exodus

April 5, 2006

The outlook for Minnesota's women's basketball team next season went from bad to worse Tuesday. Junior forward Liz Podominick said she will leave the program to focus on track and field, in which she hopes...

Opening Big Ten weekend in Michigan yields zero victories

April 3, 2006

Minnesota's softball team did not open the Big Ten season as it would have hoped, but the Gophers are trying to see their struggles as room for improvement rather than a sign of bad things to come. The...

Gophers open conference slate at Michigan and Michigan State

March 31, 2006

Minnesota's softball team already has been on the road for 25-straight games, and it will be no different when it opens Big Ten play. The Gophers (11-14) face Michigan State tonight and Saturday in East...

Stanton balances roles to perfection in second season

March 30, 2006

Sophomore Ashley Stanton is by no means the star of Minnesota's women's gymnastics team. That title without a doubt belongs to senior Laura Johnson, who recently was crowned Big Ten Gymnast of the Year...

Women top Michigan for a conference title

March 27, 2006

Minnesota's women's gymnast Laura Johnson said her team didn't set out trying to win a Big Ten Championship. "We were just there to post our best score of the season," Johnson said. Although they didn't...

Gophers’ early exit the result of several seasonlong problems

March 22, 2006

Minnesota's women's basketball team started its season with plans of remaining in the national spotlight with a long postseason run and a fourth-straight appearance to the Sweet Sixteen. But attempts to...

Three will be key if Gophers want better result next year

March 20, 2006

NASHVILLE, Tenn. - With the graduation of seniors Shannon Bolden, April Calhoun and Shannon Schonrock, Minnesota's women's basketball team is in desperate need of new leaders. There is no doubt who will...

A first for Borton: Minnesota falls in first round

March 20, 2006

NASHVILLE, Tenn. - Minnesota's women's basketball team ended its season in a way no team in the Pam Borton era is accustomed to - with a first-round loss in the NCAA Tournament. The No. 8 seed Gophers...

Slide likely means seeding slip

March 8, 2006

After losing five of its past seven games, Minnesota's women's basketball team has its fair share of critics. Tuesday's edition of ESPN.com's Bracketology has the Gophers as a projected No. 10 seed in...

Slide continues with early exit vs. Indiana

March 6, 2006

INDIANAPOLIS - This is the time of the year when teams want to play their best basketball of the season, and Minnesota's women's team is doing just the opposite. The 20th-ranked Gophers suffered an uninspired...

Seniors sent off with snoozer of a win over Northwestern at Williams Arena

March 6, 2006

There were no standout stars, but that's probably the way Minnesota's women's basketball team's six seniors wanted their final home game to be. The Gophers (19-8, 11-5 Big Ten) easily handled Northwestern...

Experience fails against Indiana in quarters

March 6, 2006

Minnesota's women's basketball coach Pam Borton stressed last week that the Gophers' veterans would be key factors as the team approached postseason play. "Nothing can replace experience," Borton said...

Gophers open Big Ten tourney play tonight

March 3, 2006

Minnesota's women's basketball team may not know what opponent it faces today, but they do know it will be a team they have beaten twice this season. The 20th-ranked Gophers (19-8, 11-5 Big Ten) will face...

Broback named second-team All-Big Ten; Bolden selected to All-Defense team

March 1, 2006

Minnesota's women's basketball team had two individual honorees when the annual Big Ten conference awards were announced Tuesday. Junior forward Jamie Broback was named to the All-Big Ten Second Team and...

Broback keys second-half run as Gophers stop slide

February 24, 2006

Minnesota's women's basketball coach Pam Borton said she had no doubt her team was going to win Thursday. The Gophers (18-8, 10-5 Big Ten) didn't disappoint, snapping their four-game losing streak by defeating...

Game against Indiana suddenly carries high stakes

February 23, 2006

What in the preseason could have been seen as an easy victory has suddenly turned into a very dangerous game for Minnesota's women's basketball team. The 22nd-ranked Gophers (17-8, 9-5 Big Ten) are in...

Minnesota hoping to regain stride by postseason

February 22, 2006

On Feb. 7 Minnesotaís womenís basketball team looked poised to make another deep NCAA Tournament run, ranked 11th in the country and on a seven-game winning streak. Two weeks later, the picture is entirely...

Foul trouble for Broback and Williams means fifth straight loss

February 20, 2006

MADISON,Wis. ó With the Big Ten title well out of reach, Minnesotaís womenís basketball team now has to figure out how to win again. The 17th-ranked Gophers (17-8, 9-5 Big Ten) dropped their fourth-straight...

Scorching Buckeyes shooting leads to win

February 17, 2006

When Ohio State All-American Jessica Davenport had two points at halftime, it looked like Minnesotaís womenís basketball team had a chance to win Thursday nightís game. Instead, the 17th-ranked Gophers...

Suddenly skidding team looks to stop slide

February 16, 2006

Minnesotaís womenís basketball team didnít have much time to get over losing back-to-back road games at Michigan State and Purdue last week. Thatís because the 17th-ranked Gophers (17-6, 9-3 Big Ten)...

Broback day-to-day with injury to right elbow

February 15, 2006

After injuring her right elbow during Sundayís game at Purdue, Minnesota womenís basketball forward Jamie Broback is day to day, coach Pam Borton said on Tuesday. Midway through the second half against...

Gophers lose game, possibly Broback in disastrous trip to Eastern time zone

February 13, 2006

WEST LAFAYETTE, Ind. " Minnesota's women's basketball team's hopes for a Big Ten championship all but disappeared Sunday with its second straight loss and a possible injury to its best player. The 11th-ranked...

Slow first leads to blowout in East Lansing

February 10, 2006

Minnesota's women's basketball team had held its past two opponents to less than 50 points. On Thursday, the Gophers gave up more than that in the first half. No. 11 Minnesota (17-5, 9-2 Big Ten) was unable...

Newfound consistency for Broback gives Gophers a scoring boost in post

February 9, 2006

For a team that was not supposed to have a go-to player, Minnesota's women's basketball player Jamie Broback has been exactly that as of late. The 6-foot, 3-inch junior forward has been the Gophers' most...

Gophers roll to easy win over Wolverines

February 6, 2006

On a day when Minnesota's women's basketball team had season highs in attendance, three-pointers and margin of victory, coach Pam Borton also thought the Gophers played some of their best basketball. No....

Minnesota eases to road victory at Illinois

February 3, 2006

Despite its history of home success, Minnesota's women's basketball team also has been exceptional in Big Ten road games this year. The Gophers (16-4, 8-1 Big Ten) remain undefeated in conference games...

Each game vital at top of tight Big Ten

February 2, 2006

With the Big Ten title race as close as it is, losing once could prove disastrous for Minnesota's women's basketball team. Despite having just one conference loss, the 12th-ranked Gophers (15-4, 7-1 Big...

Gophers eke out late win against Nittany Lions at Williams Arena

January 30, 2006

The bench players on Minnesota's women's basketball team did not have as significant a stat line as they have in past games. But it still was the reserves who helped lead the 16th-ranked Gophers to victory,...

Gophers outlast outmatched Bison

January 27, 2006

Were it not for Minnesota forward Jamie Broback, North Dakota State would have had two historic basketball victories in one week. On Saturday, North Dakota State's men's basketball team drew national attention...

Freshman guard Fox finding way as lone player in class

January 26, 2006

The last time Minnesota's women's basketball team had a one-person class, it ended well. In Janel McCarville's four years, she led the Gophers to one Final Four and three Sweet 16 appearances. Now the...

Frontcourt scoring lifts Gophers to win at Iowa

January 23, 2006

IOWA CITY, Iowa " A year after losing Janel McCarville, Minnesota's women's basketball team may be more dangerous in the post than ever before. Forwards Jamie Broback (12 points), Lauren Lacey (10), Liz...

Minnesota rolls to win over Michigan

January 20, 2006

If there was any concern about a letdown game for Minnesota's women's basketball team after its big victory over Michigan State, it quickly dissolved. The Gophers got off to a quick start and easily defeated...

Scoring depth keeping Minnesota high in the Big Ten standings

January 19, 2006

Minnesota's women's basketball coach Pam Borton has stressed all season that scoring this year would have to be by committee, instead of a one-person show. And so far, that has been just the case. It seems...