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The Minnesota Daily

All content by Josh Katzenstein

After a year of offensive struggles, coaching to blame

Published November 23, 2009

To better understand the poor decision making that has been haunting the Gophers coaching staff recently, letâÄôs look at MinnesotaâÄôs fourth quarter red zone possession, which began on...

Truax eyes more titles, bigger venues

Published November 22, 2009

When Caleb Truax entered the ring, nearly everybody at the St. Paul Armory stood up. Behind chants of âÄúCalebâÄù and âÄúTruaxâÄù almost every round, the Osseo, Minn., native...

Big Ten preview: Michigan hopes to stop Ohio St.

Published November 17, 2009

This was not what Michigan expected when they hired Rich Rodriguez as head coach last season. A year after leading the Wolverines to the most losses in school history âÄî a 3-9 season with just...

U2 coming to TCF

Published November 14, 2009

U2 has confirmed that it will play at TCF Bank Stadium as a part of its 360° Tour on June 27, according to the University of Minnesota's Office of Student Affairs. Pre-sale tickets will be available for...

Football vs. Michigan State

Gophers and Jackrabbits fighting for postseason dreams

Published November 11, 2009

Upon first look, the Gophers had a couple games that were written off as wins when they released their 2009 schedule. Senior night at home against South Dakota State was one of those. However, the Jackrabbits...

Rough times in the land of maroon and gold

Published November 10, 2009

From a slew of criminal charges to season-ending injuries to players quitting, tough times have befallen Minnesota athletics. The floodgates opened Oct. 20 when Brook Dieter quit the volleyball team, but...

Live blog: Women’s basketball exhibition vs. Minnesota-Duluth

Published November 8, 2009

After a 64-62 loss to Winona State on Wednesday, the Gophers women's basketball is set to take on Minnesota-Duluth. It's almost time for the tip as starters are introduced. For the Gophers: Ohm, Voigt,...

Gophers thrash UMD to put Winona loss to bed

Gophers thrash UMD to put Winona loss to bed

Published November 8, 2009

After a disappointing exhibition loss to Winona State on Wednesday night, the Minnesota womenâÄôs basketball team looked to redeem itself before opening the regular season. With Minnesota-Duluth...

Gophers focused on Juices flow

Gophers focused on Juice’s flow

Published November 4, 2009

After MinnesotaâÄôs strongest offensive performance of 2009 in a 42-34 victory over Michigan State last Saturday, Illinois visits for its first look at TCF Bank Stadium in a battle between teams...

Attorney standing behind Mbakwe

Published November 3, 2009

Gophers junior basketball recruit Trevor Mbakwe's lawyer presented the status of Mbakwe's case today in Miami-Dade County (Fla.). Gregory Samms said nothing has changed regarding Mbakwe's felony aggravated...

White and Bostick suspended indefinitely

Published November 3, 2009

Minnesota has suspended basketball players Devron Bostick and Royce White indefinitely, head coach Tubby Smith announced at a press conference today. Smith did not give reasons for the suspensions, but...

Carter to play despite arrest

Published November 3, 2009

Minnesota head coach Tim Brewster said freshman defensive back Michael Carter will play in SaturdayâÄôs game against Illinois despite his arrest Sunday night. Carter, 18, was charged with minor...

Minnesota football player arrested

Minnesota football player arrested

Published November 2, 2009

Gophers freshman defensive back Michael Carter was arrested late Sunday night and charged with obstructing the legal process and minor consumption, according to a University of Minnesota police report....

Gophers finish 14th in Las Vegas Invite in fall closer

Published October 28, 2009

The Gophers womenâÄôs golf team could not overcome the tough conditions in Las Vegas, sputtering to a tie for 14th out of 18 teams in their final tournament of the fall. Lead by junior Teresa Puga...

Minnesota in need of change, and fast

Published October 26, 2009

Ohio State needed a nice win to bounce back. With Minnesota coming to town, the No. 18 Buckeyes had a fun, relaxing Saturday, destroying the Gophers on both sides of the ball. The lone bright spot for...

Koprivica falls in quarters

Published October 25, 2009

After breezing through the first few rounds, MinnesotaâÄôs Tijana Koprivica saw her tournament run come to an end at the Intercollegiate Tennis Association Central Regional this weekend in Norman,...

Former tight end has run-in with law

Published October 20, 2009

Former Gophers standout and current Pittsburgh Steelers tight end Matt Spaeth is making news off the field, according to a Star Tribune article. Police allegedly caught Spaeth urinating in the parking...

Big Ten preview: Penn State to the Big House

Published October 20, 2009

A few weeks ago the Penn State-Michigan game would have drawn a lot more attention. But since the Wolverines (5-2 overall, 1-2 Big Ten) have lost two of their last three games, the 13th-ranked Nittany...

A wasted weekend for Minnesota athletics

Published October 19, 2009

This could have been a big weekend for Gophers sports. A win over Penn State in football could have given Minnesota momentum entering another pivotal game against Ohio State. Instead, any chance the Gophers...

Minnesota remains a hockey state

Published October 5, 2009

Minnesota: the state of hockey. ItâÄôs the only state to hold the distinction of being synonymous with a sport. California has never been dubbed the state of basketball despite the perpetual dominance...

Governors bet on weekend football

Published October 1, 2009

Gophers football players may be playing for more than just a Big Ten victory and an axe on Saturday. According to a Fox11 story, the teams will also be playing for their governor's palates.   Minnesota...

Rivalry could reach new heights

Published September 30, 2009

When Eric Small had to describe his motivation for this SaturdayâÄôs game for Wisconsin, he struggled to find the right words. MinnesotaâÄôs captain defensive tackle has one thing on his...

An apology to readers

Published September 17, 2009

In the Sept. 17 edition of the Minnesota Daily sports page, a story highlighting this weekendâÄôs Big Ten football matchups was reprinted from the Sept. 16 paper. Due to an error in layout production,...

New stadium can only do so much for Gophers football program

Published September 14, 2009

The Big Ten announced Monday that the Minnesota football game against Northwestern will kickoff at 11 a.m. on Sept. 26 , making it the fifth morning game of the season for the Gophers. Though Minnesota...

Mbakwe cleared to practice

Published September 8, 2009

Gophers junior transfer Trevor Mbakwe has been cleared to practice with the team just days after an announcement that he was cleared to enroll in fall classes at Minnesota. Mbakwe, a forward who was supposed...

Gophers runner named semi-finalist for Woman of the Year

Published August 25, 2009

Former Gophers cross country and track star Ladia Albertson-Junkans has been named a semi-finalist for the 2009 NCAA Woman of the Year, according to Gophersports.com.   Albertson-Junkans was named...

Basketball recruit accused of assault

Published July 29, 2009

Star recruit Trevor Mbakwe has been accused of assualting a Miami woman in April according to a Pioneer Press article.   Mbakwe said the claims aren't true but has to return to Miami for a court case...

Big Ten perception: Down but not out

Published July 28, 2009

As the college football season approaches, the Big Ten is looking to shake its recent reputation as a conference that canâÄôt win âÄúthe big one.âÄù Since Ohio StateâÄôs...

Former men’s hockey players become assistant coaches

Published July 16, 2009

Two members of the 2002 and 2003 Minnesota men's hockey championship teams are returning to the squad.   Grant Potulny and Justin Johnson have both been named assistant coaches for the 2009-2010 hockey...

Schroeder and Leddy selected in first round

Published June 27, 2009

 As expected, some Minnesota hockey players were early selections in the 2009 NHL Draft.   Incoming freshman Nick Leddy was drafted 16th overall by the Minnesota Wild. A few picks later, sophomore...

Two more game times announced

Published June 24, 2009

Two more game times were announced for the 2009 Minnesota football season Wednesday.   The Gophers season opening matchup at Syracuse on Sept. 5 is scheduled for an 11 a.m. CT kickoff and will air...

Three Gophers named Freshman All-Americans

Published June 4, 2009

Three Minnesota baseball players were named to the "Louisville Sluggers" Freshmen All-American team Wednesday.   Outfielder Justin Gominsky (Mahtomedi, Minn.), first baseman Nick O'Shea...

Brewster vouches for adding Rutgers to Big Ten

Published June 3, 2009

Over the years, football coaches have voiced concerns about the Big Ten being at a disadvantage for having 11 teams and not being large enough to demand a Big Ten championship game. This week, Gophers...

Gophers earning preseason recognition

Published June 3, 2009

Phil Steele announced his preseason NCAA football awards this week, projecting 10 Gophers to receive Big Ten honors by season's end.   Among the predictions is Minnesota wide receiver Eric Decker,...

Homecoming game time announced

Published June 3, 2009

Two of the Gophers football game times were announced today in a press release. One of the games is the homecoming battle on Oct. 10 against Purdue, slated for an 11 a.m. kickoff. The other announced time...

Sampson to try out for national team

Published May 28, 2009

Freshman Ralph Sampson III might be finding some colors to wear this summer other than maroon and gold. The Gopher center was invited to tryout for the U.S. under-19 national basketball team according...

Coffman to host Hmong testimonials

Published December 10, 2008

A United Nations expert will be on campus Wednesday to hear testimonies from family members of Hmong people whose graves were desecrated in Thailand, according to a press release. The human rights hearing...

Popular pizza shop moving to Stadium Village

Published November 6, 2008

Twin Cities chain Punch Pizza might have a new location on the University campus. Landlord Bill Nicklow said the company has been renting the former Manhattan Loft space since December 2007. He said he...

Business: Melrose has new name and more

Published November 5, 2008

A lot of things have been changing around campus. First things first, the former Melrose Student Suites is bearing a new name: The District on Delaware. Across campus, a few Dinkytown businesses have...

Police gave out at least 66 citations during party patrol

Published October 27, 2008

Here is the breakdown thus far from the first weekend of the party patrol, which was on the prowl Friday. UMPD Deputy Chief Chuck Miner said the patrol, also consisting of Minneapolis and Hennepin County...

Community will protest immigration raids

Published October 23, 2008

The Minnesota Immigrant Rights Action Coalition will host a protest Friday in response to the raids in Madelia and St. James, Minnesota. The protest from 4:30 p.m. until 6 p.m. will take place at the...

Chipotle prices soon to rise

Published October 16, 2008

According to the Associated Press , Chipotle will soon be raising food prices to counterbalance a spike in beef and chicken costs. As of August wholesale food prices have increased 8.7 percent. For all...

Panel to discuss financial crisis at Humphrey

Published October 13, 2008

Tomorrow, a panel including two economic experts and two speakers from the Federal Reserve Bank of Minneapolis will speak at the Humphrey Institute. The group will discuss how Congress passing the $700...