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Behind clutch plays, finally a sweep

Behind clutch plays, finally a sweep

May 5, 2011

Whether itâÄôs two games or one man, thereâÄôs no minimum size or scale necessary to embody the classic saying: âÄúWeâÄôre going streaking!âÄù Though it wasnâÄôt...

In double-header, Minn. defense must handle potent Wildcats duo

In double-header, Minn. defense must handle potent Wildcats duo

May 4, 2011

Another series, another promising game-one win, and another disappointing split on MinnesotaâÄôs Big Ten schedule. ItâÄôs a trend the softball team is acutely aware of but canâÄôt...

Hard-fought win followed by ugly loss

Hard-fought win followed by ugly loss

May 2, 2011

There were smiles all around this weekend for the Gophers softball team, but most of them were just the playersâÄô way of dealing with a bevy of questionable calls made by the umpiring crew. Minnesota...

In search of a rare sweep, one game at a time

In search of a rare sweep, one game at a time

April 28, 2011

This may be the weekend that the Gophers break their two-year streak, find a way to put together back-to-back solid games at home and finally sweep a Big Ten series. They even have lowly Michigan State...

In champion coach, a link to greatness

April 26, 2011

For Minnesota sports fans, the word championship instantly piques interest, but for the most part, lives in imagined scenarios of missed field goals miraculously made or costly errors turned classic catches. Luckily,...

Another series, another Big Ten split

Another series, another Big Ten split

April 25, 2011

Sometimes, a steady diet of wins doesnâÄôt necessarily end with a full stomach. For the fourth time in 11 days, the Gophers softball team won the first game of a Big Ten series before dropping...

In midweek split at Madison, a hefty dose of deja-vu

In midweek split at Madison, a hefty dose of deja-vu

April 21, 2011

For the third time in a row, the Gophers softball team won the first half of a conference series then lost the second game. This time it was against Wisconsin, which came into Wednesday tied for second...

Against Badgers, Gophers look for rare series win

Against Badgers, Gophers look for rare series win

April 20, 2011

Unless you count a 2010 win over Wisconsin after which the second game was canceled, the Gophers softball team hasnâÄôt won a series against a Big Ten opponent in its last 24 tries. MinnesotaâÄôs...

In split with Iowa, Minn. matches 2010 Big Ten wins

In split with Iowa, Minn. matches 2010 Big Ten wins

April 14, 2011

  The Gophers softball team (24-17, 2-4 Big Ten) didnâÄôt waste any time snapping its three-game Big Ten losing streak, beating Iowa 4-2 in the first game of WednesdayâÄôs double-header...

On a 4-game win streak, Gophers return to Big Ten

On a 4-game win streak, Gophers return to Big Ten

April 13, 2011

After four straight nonconference wins last week, the Gophers softball team (23-16, 1-3 Big Ten) will get another chance to match its paltry total of two wins in the Big Ten last season as it goes into...

Freshman pitcher Sara DuPaul slides into second base in the gophers 3-0 win against USD on Saturday at Jane sage Cowles Stadium.

Double the fun: Minnesota sweeps pair of double-headers

April 11, 2011

Coming off of a three-game losing streak, the Gophers softball team responded by sweeping a pair of nonconference double-headers, fueled by stellar pitching from Sara Moulton and Alissa Koch, who both...

Tough series in the rearview, it’s back to nonconference

April 7, 2011

The Gophers are going to get some time to think about their 1-3 performance in the Big Ten thus far with a weekend of nonconference play against Iowa State and South Dakota. After dropping their second...

A rivalry, a friendship and a promise lead to formidable U duo

April 6, 2011

Batteries donâÄôt tend to last long. Computer and cell phone batteries rarely make it through a school week. Most used around the house run for a couple of months, a little longer if youâÄôre...

On the rise, Minnesota hosts falling Ohio State

On the rise, Minnesota hosts falling Ohio State

March 31, 2011

The softball team comes back to Minneapolis to play its first home games of the season with a pair of games this weekend against Ohio State. The Gophers (19-14, 1-1 Big Ten) split two games in Indiana...

Minnesota splits to open Big Ten season

March 28, 2011

In its first weekend of Big Ten play, the Gophers softball team split a pair of games against Indiana in a series that featured arguably the top two starting pitchers in the conference. Going into Sunday,...

Full of promise, Big Ten play begins

March 24, 2011

After more than two months of tournaments, the Minnesota softball team ships off to Bloomington, Ind., for its first game of the Big Ten season. Indiana swept the Gophers last year, but this is a different...

Early-season tournaments a way of life for Minnesota

March 22, 2011

In college basketball, March Madness showcases the intensity, competitiveness, and emotion involved in tournament play. More games are played in a shorter period of time, and a teamâÄôs strengths...

Moulton, Gophers continue success

March 20, 2011

The Gophers finished up tournament play this weekend, coming out of the University of Missouri tournament 2-1 behind another stellar string of performances by pitcher Sara Moulton. Minnesota started the...

Gophers beat ranked OK State at Mizuno Classic

March 15, 2011

The softball team had another successful tournament weekend, coming out of the Mizuno Classic in Stillwater, Okla. 3-2, including a 1-0 win Sunday against No. 20 Oklahoma State. Minnesota didnâÄôt...

Minn. looks to continue strong start in Oklahoma

March 10, 2011

The Minnesota softball team, coming off consecutive 4-1 tournaments, heads to Stillwater, Okla. this weekend for the Oklahoma State-Mizuno Classic. The Gophers have jumped out to a 11-8 record this year,...

Season ends with abrupt Big Ten tournament exit

Season ends with abrupt Big Ten tournament exit

March 7, 2011

A disappointing season came to a disappointing end for the womenâÄôs basketball team Thursday as it lost its first matchup in the Big Ten Tournament to Northwestern, 53-44. The Gophers ended the...

Big 10 tourney offers sliver of chance at silver lining

Big 10 tourney offers sliver of chance at silver lining

March 3, 2011

The Gophers womenâÄôs basketball team has one last chance to put a silver lining on one of the programâÄôs worst seasons in a decade. Big Ten tournament play begins tonight in Indianapolis,...

Junior Buford and freshman Kellogg earn All-Big Ten honors

Junior Buford and freshman Kellogg earn All-Big Ten honors

March 2, 2011

Only one loss away from its worst record in a decade, the Gophers womenâÄôs basketball team still received some recognition from the Big Ten when the regular season conference awards were announced...

Head coach Pam Borton wins Ann Bancroft Award

March 2, 2011

It was announced on Tuesday that Minnesota women's basketball head coach Pam Borton will be awarded the Ann Bancroft Award, given to people and organizations "for their accomplishments and support of girls...

Buford and Kellogg receive All-Big Ten honors, Voigt takes home conference’s sportsmanship award.

March 1, 2011

Junior Kiara Buford and freshman Kionna Kellogg were among the players named when the All-Big Ten teams were announced earlier today, and junior Jackie Voigt received the conference's sportsmanship award. This...

Gophers collapse at hands of Big Ten’s top team

February 28, 2011

Coming off maybe its best game of the year, a double overtime win at Michigan, the womenâÄôs basketball team lost a double-digit lead in the second half of a Big Ten game for the fifth time this...

Gophers women’s basketball vs. Michigan State

February 27, 2011

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Year of frustration nearing a close

Year of frustration nearing a close

February 24, 2011

Only a week away from the Big Ten tournament, the womenâÄôs basketball team is nearing the end of whatâÄôs been a rocky season. After a seven game slide earlier this year, Minnesota (11-16,...

Idols no more; Loberg is living her childhood dream

Idols no more; Loberg is living her childhood dream

February 23, 2011

When Katie Loberg was growing up in Princeton, Minn., the only college sport she followed was Gophers womenâÄôs basketball. Now just a sophomore at the University of Minnesota, sheâÄôs...

Bufford scores 1,000th point in fourth-straight loss

Bufford scores 1,000th point in fourth-straight loss

February 21, 2011

The only thing thatâÄôs been consistent about the womenâÄôs basketball team recently is that wins and losses are likely to come in bunches. After a hard-fought loss at home against Purdue...

Live: Gophers women’s basketball vs. Purdue

February 18, 2011

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Buford eyes 1,000 against Purdue

Buford eyes 1,000 against Purdue

February 17, 2011

After dropping two conference games in a row, the womenâÄôs basketball team has a month to double its win total if itâÄôs to avoid its worst conference record since a 1-15 Big Ten finish...

Win streak halted by Big Ten’s ‘Eyes

Win streak halted by Big Ten’s ‘Eyes

February 14, 2011

After putting together three straight wins and gaining some momentum in the Big Ten, the womenâÄôs basketball team dropped a pair of close games to fall to 11-14 on the year, 3-9 in the Big Ten. A...

Live: Gophers Women’s Basketball vs. Ohio State

February 13, 2011

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Energized Gophers travel to Iowa City

Energized Gophers travel to Iowa City

February 10, 2011

The womenâÄôs basketball team will try to climb back to .500 on the year when it heads to Iowa Thursday night. The Gophers (11-12 overall, 3-7 Big Ten) will be looking to put together their first...

Prep stars no longer, freshmen learn from adversity

Prep stars no longer, freshmen learn from adversity

February 9, 2011

Coming off a 2009-10 season in which their high school teams made the state tournament, Kionna Kellogg and Sari Noga have had to fill new roles while enduring a challenging year as freshmen on the womenâÄôs...

Gophers women beat Hoosiers, pull out of last in the Big Ten

February 7, 2011

The womenâÄôs basketball team continues to stay hot in the Big Ten, mounting a late comeback against a struggling Indiana team for its first road win Thursday, 65-59. After losing their first seven...

Off to Bloomington with a chance at three straight

Off to Bloomington with a chance at three straight

February 3, 2011

For the Gophers womenâÄôs basketball team, thereâÄôs nothing like a successful week at The Barn to turn around a tumultuous season. After the GophersâÄô (10-12 overall, 2-7 Big...

Kionna Kellogg takes home Big Ten Freshman of the Week honors

February 2, 2011

After a start to the Big Ten season that was more frustrating than anything, the last week brought the women's basketball team two home wins against conference opponents, and now an award for the second...

Gophers end seven-game slide, win two straight

Gophers end seven-game slide, win two straight

January 31, 2011

The womenâÄôs basketball team finally found a way to finish out close games, grabbing its first two conference victories of the season with home wins over Northwestern and Michigan. âÄúWeâÄôve...

Live: Women’s Basketball, Gophers vs. Michigan

January 30, 2011

Women's Basketball: Gophers vs. Michgan

Live: Women’s Basketball, Minnesota vs. Northwestern

January 28, 2011

Women's Basketball: Minnesota vs. Northwestern

Hoping to halt woes a decade old

Hoping to halt woes a decade old

January 27, 2011

After Michigan State handed the Gophers (8-12 overall, 0-7 Big Ten) their seventh straight loss this weekend in East Lansing, the womenâÄôs basketball team will head into their matchup tonight...

Like parents, like daughter: for Royslands, coaching is in the blood

Like parents, like daughter: for Royslands, coaching is in the blood

January 25, 2011

Every time Kelly Roysland takes her seat on the Minnesota sideline, sheâÄôs following in her parentsâÄô footsteps. Roysland, who helped take the Gophers to the Final Four as a player just...

Low points becoming a weekly event

Low points becoming a weekly event

January 24, 2011

The Minnesota womenâÄôs basketball team is mired in perhaps its worst stretch since head coach Pam Borton took over the program in 2002. After blowing another double-digit lead against a Big Ten...

Live: Gophers women’s basketball vs. Wisconsin

January 20, 2011

Women's basketball vs. Wisconsin

Gophers host Wisconsin in must-win Big Ten game

Gophers host Wisconsin in must-win Big Ten game

January 20, 2011

For the Gophers womenâÄôs basketball team, itâÄôd be nice if the new semester came with a fresh start to their Big Ten season. As it stands, Minnesota (8-10 overall, 0-5 Big Ten) is in...

Five games in, Gophers still winless in Big Ten

Five games in, Gophers still winless in Big Ten

January 16, 2011

After beginning the season 8-5, the Gophers womenâÄôs basketball team has started 0-5 in the Big Ten for the first time in 10 years. Minnesota (8-10 overall, 0-5 Big Ten) has struggled on offense...