The Minnesota Daily

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National swimming meet brings long list of stars to Aquatic Center

April 2, 1998

Minnesota's Aquatic Center was just beginning to cool off after the recent NCAA Championships, and now the Phillips 66 National Swimming Championships are in town. Some of the biggest names in U.S. swimming...

Gophers men’s swimming team finishes 14th at NCAAs

March 30, 1998

Sometimes, the best just isn't good enough. Minnesota's men's swim team learned that lesson this weekend at the NCAA championships in Auburn, Ala. With a few exceptions, every time they turned in was...

Men’s swimming team looks for top 10 finish at NCAAs

March 17, 1998

In a sport governed by split-times and hundredths of seconds, accuracy would seem to reign supreme. But current goings-on in the world of men's swimming and diving have left some scratching their heads. Voters...

Women’s swimmers set to host NCAA Championships

March 17, 1998

As if the pressure of finals isn't enough, Minnesota's women's swimming and diving team has to deal with the NCAA Championships, starting Thursday at the University Aquatic Center. The Gophers are one...

U baseball team takes two of three at Classic

March 9, 1998

One of the golden rules of baseball -- Thou shalt pitch well to win -- came under heavy fire from the Gophers baseball team this weekend at the Hormel Classic. The pitching was less than spectacular in...

Baseball roster is full of home-grown talent

March 9, 1998

The Gophers men's hockey team gets an abundance of attention for recruiting Minnesota players, but the baseball team isn't much different. Every position player that started for the Gophers at this weekend's...

Conference title validates 1996 championship for U swimmers

March 2, 1998

This year's Big Ten men's swimming and diving title was not just rewarding for Minnesota -- it also served to validate members of the 1996 team who also beat Michigan. Two years ago, the Wolverines complained...

U swimmers sink Michigan

March 2, 1998

The Big Ten swimming and diving championships might as well have been a dual meet between Minnesota and Michigan. The Gophers and Wolverines have claimed the top two spots every year since 1990, and the...

Men’s swimmers lead Michigan after first day of Big Tens

February 27, 1998

There was intensity in the air, and speed in the pool, as the Big Ten kicked off its men's swimming and diving conference championships at Minnesota's Aquatic Center. The Gophers repeated their first-day...

Men’s swimmers ready for Big Ten showdown

February 26, 1998

The stage is set for a dramatic and assuredly close Big Ten men's swimming and diving championship, starting today at the University Aquatic Center. For 10 years, starting in 1986, Michigan was the Big...

Hulseman hopes for happy ending

February 25, 1998

The scenario is almost too perfect for Erik Hulseman. Back in 1994, Hulseman was just putting the wraps on his prep career at Edina High School. He closed it out in style, winning the Minnesota state...

owe dives into success at Big Tens

February 23, 1998

BLOOMINGTON, Ind. -- Gophers diver T.D. Rowe had a breakthrough weekend, and the entire Big Ten Conference was privileged to be there. Rowe, a junior transfer, never won a Big 12 crown while at Nebraska,...

Minnesota second at Big Tens

February 23, 1998

BLOOMINGTON, Ind. --Minnesota's athletes, sporting maroon and gold fingernails and toenails, showed their emotions throughout this weekend's Big Ten swimming and diving championships. They supported one-another...

U in 2nd at Big Ten swimming

February 20, 1998

BLOOMINGTON, Ind. -- Predictability has been the name of the game through day one at the Big Ten women's swimming and diving championships. As expected, sixth-ranked Michigan is proving to be the best...

Gophers set for Big Ten meet

February 19, 1998

While many people associate late February with signs that winter might be ending soon, it has a different significance for members of the Gophers women's swimming and diving team: an annual attempt to...

Gophers’ Wilson going home for Big Ten meet

February 18, 1998

A chance to go home is always nice, especially when the trip includes an opportunity to become a three-time Big Ten champion. It will be a homecoming of sorts for senior swimmer Kim Wilson at the Big...

Musical diver makes a splash

February 11, 1998

In the world of diving, only a select few reach immortal heights on the 10-meter platform. Greg Louganis and Mark Lenzi, two of the most recognizable names in diving history, have made it to that level. But...

Baseball team honors 34-year assistant coach

February 9, 1998

Herb "Ike" Isakson began his coaching tenure with the Gophers baseball team in 1964 -- a time when high socks were not merely a fashion statement and the designated hitter rule did not exist. On Sunday,...

Swimming teams dominate at tune-up for conference meet

February 9, 1998

It was a quirky weekend for the Gophers men's swimming team at the Minnesota Challenge. The evidence: ù The person who played the national anthem jumped into the pool with all his clothes on. ù...

Swimming teams set for home weekend tune-up

February 6, 1998

The Gophers men's and women's swimming and diving coaches hold no illusions that this weekend's Minnesota Challenge is the most important meet of the year. The competition -- Gustavus, St. Thomas, UW...

Freshman diver will only get better for U

February 5, 1998

Two members of the Gophers men's swimming and diving team's freshman class have emerged from the pack this season, although one, in terms of attention, has made a bigger splash so far. Freshman Alex Massura...

Men’s swimmers take triangular meet

February 2, 1998

The men's swimming and diving team got exactly what it expected over the weekend in Madison in its first Big Ten action in more than two months. The Gophers mauled Wisconsin, 219-116, and won a tough...

Women’s swimming team takes first place at quad meet

February 2, 1998

It was an interesting weekend for Minnesota's women's swimmers and divers. Pool records were set, meet records were swum -- and freak accidents occurred. Along the way, Minnesota beat Illinois by a margin...

Splichalova has Olympic talent without the ego

January 28, 1998

First impressions are funny. Normally, athletes are very confident in their abilities, and like to display their team affiliation. Olga Splichalova is an exception. The senior captain of the Gophers women's...

Swimming teams have mixed results

January 26, 1998

Head coach Dennis Dale and most of the No. 13 Gophers men's swimming and diving team went into this weekend's triangular meet in Nebraska thinking they were under-ranked. With the results from the meet,...

Men’s swimming captains are mirror images

January 23, 1998

Geographically, senior captains Ty Bathurst and Jeremy Rients are the "Odd Couple" of the Gophers men's swimming and diving team. Bathurst hails from Albuquerque, N.M. Although the Rio Grande flows through...

Women’s swimming team wins at PennState

January 20, 1998

It was back to business for the Gophers women's swimming and diving team over the weekend. Minnesota, which hasn't faced a Division I opponent in two months, won its dual meet at Penn State on Saturday,...

Rowe another U steal from ‘Husker state

January 16, 1998

Maybe Gophers coaches are onto something. Bobby Jackson transferred from a community college in Nebraska and went on to lead the Gophers men's basketball team to the Final Four. T.D. Rowe, a transfer...

Men’s swimmers crush Invite field

January 12, 1998

After a two-week layoff, it was back to business for the men's swim team over the weekend. Friday night, the Gophers met and mauled Northwestern by a final score of 148-78. The carnage continued into...

Women’s swimmers shake rust

January 12, 1998

The Gophers women's swimming and diving team ended a one-and-a-half-month hiatus from competition Saturday by steamrolling the competition at the Gold Country Invitational. The final tally had Minnesota...

Women’s swimming team ready to get back into pool

January 9, 1998

Rust was the operative word for the women's swim team Tuesday night. The swimmers haven't been in a meet since Nov. 23rd, and it had been a while since they'd been timed coming off of the blocks. "We...

No. 15 men’s swimming team looks to move up in rankings

January 9, 1998

The men's swimming and diving team, after easily defeating Hawaii and Northwestern over the holiday break, is starting the 1998 season with a flurry of action. Today, the Gophers will be competing with...

Five-minute spurts bring Gophers down in opener

January 5, 1998

The good news for the Gophers women's basketball team Friday was that they played thirty minutes of hard-nosed basketball. Unfortunately, the first five minutes of each half put the Gophers in a hole...