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U golfers get another

April 9, 1999

There was no beating the Nevada-Las Vegas men's golf team last weekend. The Rebels destroyed the field en route to winning the Compaq Collegiate Golf Championships. This weekend figures to be a different...

Age, wisdom are U’s greatest assets

April 9, 1999

Age and wisdom are as valuable as youth and skill -- or so hopes the Minnesota women's golf team. Experience is one thing the Gophers aren't short on this season. Of the five golfers Minnesota takes to...

U golfers slip to 2nd

April 5, 1999

It was a weekend of mixed results for the Minnesota men's golf team at the Compaq U.S. Collegiate Golf Championships in Lecanto, Fla. The 16th-ranked Gophers beat two teams ranked above them, but everybody...

U golf team hopes to shine against tough

April 2, 1999

After an inconsistent spring, the Minnesota men's golf team will have an excellent opportunity to prove it's on the rebound this weekend. Starting today, the Gophers will face some of the best teams in...

U on upswing as season winds down

March 31, 1999

As temperatures rise and the days get longer, most duffers are digging their clubs out of their basements or closets and starting the search for that ever-elusive "A-game". The Minnesota men's golf team...

‘Grandma’ Hegland ends U hockey career

March 29, 1999

Amber Hegland has played her last game for the Minnesota women's hockey team, and it was a bittersweet end for the lone Gophers senior. But while she's happy with her time on the team, Hegland won't miss...

U pounds on Northern Illinois

March 15, 1999

After struggling through the early part of the season, the Minnesota baseball team is finally starting to look like the squad that won last year's Big Ten championship. The Gophers (10-6) tore through...

Healthier U baseball team

March 12, 1999

Last weekend the Minnesota baseball team played No. 1 Florida State and No. 2 Wichita State and lost twice. This weekend, Saturday and Sunday, the Gophers (7-6) will host lowly Northern Illinois (1-5)...

Women’s hockey whips Minnesota State — again

March 12, 1999

It figured to be a blowout. After all, the Minnesota women's hockey team had beaten Minnesota State-Mankato by a combined score of 33-3 prior to Thursday night's game. And true to form, the Gophers won...

Bullpen bails out U in pitching-poor Classic

March 8, 1999

With pitchers Dan McGrath and Ben Birk out with injuries, there's little question that the Minnesota baseball team is short on arms. But help is on the way. Junior Kelly Werner made his return to the starting...

Baseball sneaks past Wichita St.

March 8, 1999

The Gophers baseball team came dangerously close to going without a win in this weekend's Hormel Classic at the Metrodome. Minnesota lost to Washington State 6-5 on Friday and Florida State 9-5 on Saturday...

Hormel Classic is host to some of nation’s best

March 5, 1999

What might be the best baseball team in Minnesota will be in action at the Metrodome this weekend, but there won't be a professional in the house. The Hormel Classic usually includes the Gophers and several...

U falls to Michigan in Big Ten tourney opener

March 1, 1999

INDIANAPOLIS -- After the Minnesota women's basketball team upset Michigan 54-47 in January, Wolverines coach Sue Guevara was so upset that she called the loss the worst moment of her coaching career....

Turnaround slow in coming

March 1, 1999

INDIANAPOLIS -- A 7-20 record isn't usually considered an improvement. But when it comes to the Minnesota women's basketball team, almost anything is better than last year's 4-23 season. It wasn't always...

Women’s hoops outlook for Big Tens is grim

February 26, 1999

The Minnesota women's basketball team's chances of winning the Big Ten tournament, which starts today in Indianapolis, are slim. That said, there is at least a chance they'll make it out of the first round....

Losses, adversity mark seniors’ career at U

February 25, 1999

Seniors Swantreca Taylor, Sonja Robinson and Mindy Hansen don't want to talk about losing. As members of the women's basketball team, they have just 19 wins to go with their 89 losses in the past four...

U’s Jensen overcomes

February 22, 1999

MADISON, Wis. -- In a weekend largely devoid of standout performances, senior Ben Jensen put on a prodigious display. Battling a phantom knee injury, Jensen won both the vault and the heptathlon at Big...

Slowed by

February 22, 1999

MADISON, Wis. -- It was supposed to be difficult for the Gophers to win the Big Ten men's indoor track and field championships over the weekend. But when half of the team became injured or ill, it became...

No. 2 Purdue up next for U

February 19, 1999

It might not be a pretty sight tonight when the Purdue women's basketball team takes on Minnesota. The Boilermakers (14-0, 23-1) are what some might call a good basketball team. They're ranked second in...

Improvement, not win

February 18, 1999

By all accounts, last year was not a good one for the Minnesota women's track and field team. In the spring, the Gophers finished seventh in the Big Ten championships. While nobody's talking about a championship...

Women’s track runs over

February 15, 1999

With the Big Ten championships looming next weekend, the Minnesota women's track and field team did what they're supposed to do -- the Gophers invited over a gaggle of Division III schools and took it...

Men’s track relaxes for championships

February 15, 1999

It was a fitting performance for a track and field meet called the Snowshoe Open, in that the Minnesota men's track and field team probably could have won while wearing snowshoes. The Gophers won both...

Things go

February 15, 1999

When it comes to the Minnesota women's basketball team, things usually go from bad to worse. So when the plane carrying the Gophers was unable to land at the airport near State College, Pa., on Saturday...

U women

February 12, 1999

The Minnesota women's basketball team beat Northwestern 70-68 in mid-November. Since then, they've lost five games by an average of 18 points. Despite the mounting losses, the Gophers (7-15 overall, 2-10...

Transfer hopes to halt Gophers’ inconsistent trend

February 11, 1999

A trend is developing on the Minnesota women's basketball team where a player will score in double digits in one game and find herself sitting near the water dispenser in the next. And then there's junior-college...

Blevins shines, but not bright enough for U to beat Michigan

February 8, 1999

The Minnesota women's basketball team lost its sixth straight game on Sunday, an 88-65 setback to Michigan, but some small rays of light shone through an otherwise woeful performance. The suddenly strong...

IT students speed toward solar car race

February 3, 1999

A basement just a few blocks away from a livestock building and just down the road from the state fairgrounds may seem like an improbable place for high-tech research. But this is Minnesota. Deep within...

Women’s hockey on a roll

January 25, 1999

On Nov. 5, the Minnesota women's hockey team tied 1-1 with New Hampshire. The Gophers (16-0-1) have won 16 straight games since that early-season matchup with the third-ranked Wildcats, and plowed through...

Home is no place like road for women’s hoops

January 19, 1999

While the Minnesota women's basketball team is better than any in recent memory, it's still searching for mediocrity. The Gophers (7-10, 2-5 in Big Ten) have already achieved more than in any of the past...

Women’s hockey rolls to easy win

January 11, 1999

The Minnesota women's hockey team shook off nearly three weeks of rust in a routine 10-0 win over St. Cloud State Saturday night. The Gophers (12-1-1) played just three games during the winter break --...

Women’s hoops drops second straight, 53-51

December 3, 1998

Following the Gophers women's basketball team can be a tease. They show hints of improvement, and then they have a disappointing showing. Such was the case in Wednesday's 53-51 loss at Howard, which dropped...

Women’s hoops follows win with loss to undefeated UNLV

November 30, 1998

The Minnesota women's basketball team was just cruising along, riding their first two-game win streak in more than two years, when reality finally smacked them upside the head. The Gophers (3-3) continued...

Weekend sweep drowns v-ball

November 30, 1998

A late season sweep by 21st-ranked Illinois and Purdue knocked the Minnesota women's volleyball team from the NCAA tournament for the first time since 1995, and dropped the Gophers into an eighth-place...

U rebuilding effort underway

November 30, 1998

The Gophers women's basketball team's reputation as the Big Ten's perennial cellar-dweller might be under fire, judging by the team's early success. Minnesota (3-3) is at .500 through six games for the...

Lazy golf

November 28, 1998

Saturday started out as a typical day on the links for junior Chris Huntley. Hopes were low, temperatures were high and the scores were somewhere in between. Then things went horribly wrong, sparking the...

Fracas puts the body in the pokey

November 28, 1998

Three members of the Minnesota wrestling team, a small rodent and Gov.-elect Jesse Ventura are in prison following fisticuffs during a recent taping of "Monday Night Nitro." Bail has been set at $10,000...

Women’s

November 23, 1998

The Gophers' run for respectability took them to Hawaii this weekend for games against Hawaii, Kansas and Massachusetts. After losing the first two games of the tournament, Sunday's game with Massachusetts...

Trip to Hawaii

November 20, 1998

There's nothing quite like the sandy beaches of Hawaii, especially when the temperature in Minnesota is below freezing. But the Minnesota women's basketball team is in for more than just a relaxing trip...

Women’s hoops wins opener

November 18, 1998

Before anyone gets too excited about the Minnesota women's basketball team's season-opening 67-63 win over Illinois State, let's get a few things straight. Neither team was very good last season. The Redbirds...

Soccer’s NCAA run ends at Portland, 3-0

November 16, 1998

The Minnesota women's soccer team played 21 games this season, but after one six-minute stretch on Sunday, it was all over. Portland exploded for three quick second-half goals, sending Minnesota home with...

Re-energized soccer

November 13, 1998

The Minnesota women's soccer team can't think about yesterday. So what if the Gophers creamed Kentucky 6-0 on Wednesday? What does that mean now? It means the Gophers (14-5-1) will face Portland (16-2-2),...

Soccer crushes Kentucky, 6-0

November 12, 1998

Only a thesaurus could do justice to Minnesota's 6-0 victory over Kentucky in the first round of the NCAA women's soccer tournament. The Gophers throttled, mauled, pummeled, decapitated, dismantled, pounded,...

Soccer opens NCAA tourney vs. Kentucky

November 11, 1998

Break out the scratchy recording of the Minnesota Rouser and haul in the porta-potties -- the Minnesota women's soccer team is back in town. The Gophers have been on the road for the better part of a month,...

Soccer slips in first round to Indiana

November 9, 1998

STATE COLLEGE, Penn. -- If there is such a thing as a soccer god, it sure didn't smile on the Minnesota women's soccer team this season. The ghosts of Big Ten tournaments past came back to haunt Minnesota...

Soccer awarded with

November 9, 1998

They didn't get what they wanted out of the Big Ten Tournament, but on Sunday night the Minnesota women's soccer team got what it hoped for when NCAA Tournament bids were announced. The Gophers received...

U opens Big Ten

November 6, 1998

STATE COLLEGE, Penn. -- It's not exactly walking wounded, but the Minnesota women's soccer team certainly is still far from healthy for this weekend's Big Ten tournament. Already dealing with the loss...

Big Ten tourney offers U soccer last shot at redemption

November 4, 1998

The Big Ten women's soccer second season begins Thursday with the opening of the Big Ten Tournament. At stake is a free ticket to the first round of next weekend's NCAA championships. But the top seeds...

Careers nearing end for U defenders

November 4, 1998

The numbers speak for themselves when it comes to the defense of the Minnesota women's soccer team. The Gophers have allowed 18 goals in 18 games, including only four in the last six games -- two of which...

U soccer wins sixth straight, Big Tens up next

November 2, 1998

It's official: The Minnesota women's soccer team is on a roll. With wins over UNLV and New Mexico this weekend, the Gophers have won six straight games to finish off the regular season -- and gain back...

Women’s hockey whallops Mankato

November 2, 1998

There's only one thing that can be said about any 11-1 game: No matter who you're rooting for, it isn't pretty. It was all out ugly on Friday, when Minnesota bulldozed Minnesota State-Mankato to give the...