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Stadium impact OK’d

March 9, 2006

Residents and students with concerns about parking, traffic and other effects of the proposed on-campus football stadium received Wednesday the final answers to their concerns from the University. The...

Tonight’s caucuses a way into politics

March 7, 2006

Precinct caucuses are the place to be if you want to support an issue or a political candidate. The Independent, Green, Democratic and Republican parties will have meetings in neighborhoods throughout...

Sports make the grade

March 2, 2006

Twenty-three of the University's 25 athletics teams had acceptable National Collegiate Athletic Association academic progress rates for the 2004-2005 academic year. Eighteen of the University's 25 teams...

Committee plans for stadium memorial

February 28, 2006

Although the proposed on-campus football site will carry the name of corporate sponsor TCF Bank, Stadium Veterans Committee members hope to recapture some of the spirit of the old Memorial Stadium. While...

U planner organized for life and beyond

February 24, 2006

Michaeleen Fox organized almost every aspect of her life, including her funeral. Fox, 60, died Saturday of cancer. She worked at the University for 36 years and most recently was the director of space...

Focus is on early push at Capitol

February 23, 2006

The state legislative session, which begins Wednesday, will determine the fate of the proposed Gophers on-campus football stadium. While University officials no longer are seeking a stadium special session...

Underage athletes drinking probe stalls 3 months later

February 20, 2006

The University still is investigating allegations that underage Gophers menís hockey players were drinking last fall at Blarney Pub and Grill. The process is moving slowly because the University doesnít...

Athletics officials get cars for tickets

February 17, 2006

Glimmering chrome on luxury vehicles is a common sight at the Bierman Field Athletic Building parking lot. Head coaches, athletics administrators and other staff members receive cars from dealerships in...

As deadline for Best Buy stadium endorsement goes, U officials expect renewal

February 16, 2006

University officials are confident Best Buy will not cancel its $2.5 million sponsorship for the proposed on-campus stadium, despite that the initial deal expired Wednesday. Best Buy pledged the money...

Stadium worries heard

February 9, 2006

The stadium committee for the Board of Regents discussed Wednesday public concerns about the overall impact the proposed on-campus football stadium would have on the surrounding community. The Board of...

Gophers lead Olympic lineup

February 6, 2006

Five former and current Gophers women's hockey players will dominate the roster of the 20-member U.S. women's Olympic hockey team this month in Torino, Italy. The University boasts the greatest number...

Stadium fears await answers

February 2, 2006

Residents will see the answers to their questions about the proposed on-campus Gophers stadium's impact on the University community when the final environmental impact statement is released later this...

Prof crossed Iron Curtain to advance German studies

February 1, 2006

Even though Frank Hirschbach was kicked out of his German school because of his Jewish heritage, he spent his career encouraging students to travel there. Hirschbach, 84, died of cancer Dec. 12, after...

Ex-Viking lands at U for athlete development

January 31, 2006

Leo Lewis III knows a lot about the struggles of professional and student athletes. Not only did he play with the Minnesota Vikings for 10 years " he holds four degrees in sports-related studies. As the...

Progress of student athletes reviewed

January 25, 2006

Academic success for student-athletes can be defined numerous ways, depending on whom you ask. University student-athletes graduate at an acceptable rate, 67 percent, according to data released by the...

U fights for upkeep money

January 24, 2006

Leaky roofs and old windows are a natural part of aging buildings, but University officials say paying for their repair in campus buildings should be a natural part of the state government's job. The University's...

Committee hopes to honor veterans at future stadium

January 20, 2006

The legacy of honoring veterans at the University's on-campus football buildings will be passed along to the proposed Gophers stadium. University officials are joining with state veterans organizations...

Rowing team awaits new training room

January 19, 2006

After several months of delay, the debate over storm water runoff at the new rowing facility site is finally on its way to being resolved. However, the women's rowing team is still crammed into a restrictive...

TCF stadium-naming agreement renewed

January 17, 2006

The University's proposed on-campus football stadium is still waiting for legislative approval, but private donors are committed to the project. Over winter break, the University renewed the $35 million...

Regents approve facility renovation, $7 million for stadium parking land

December 12, 2005

The athletics department scored big at the Board of Regents Facilities Committee meeting last week. The committee approved an athletics facility renovation and a land purchase that will impact the future...

Cost per athlete key for U

December 8, 2005

TEDITOR'S NOTE: This is the last article in a three-part series about money and University athletics. here are several differences between men's and women's athletic teams, but budgets are not supposed...

Athletics self-funding

December 7, 2005

TEDITOR'S NOTE: This is the second story in a three-part series on money and University athletics. The third part, focusing on the costs per student-athlete, will run Thursday. he misconception that tuition...

Food, travel, coaches play large role in athletics spending

December 6, 2005

R Click image to download the .pdf EDITOR'S NOTE:This is the first story in a three-part series dealing with finances and University athletics. The second part, focusing on revenue from athletics, will...

Many are blamed for facility delay

December 2, 2005

The new rowing facility might be delayed significantly because the city of Minneapolis and the Minneapolis Park and Recreation Board are in disagreement over storm water runoff on the rowing facility construction...

Time for stadium deals ticking away

November 29, 2005

University officials hoping for a special legislative session to consider an on-campus Gophers stadium didn't have much to be thankful for as the Thanksgiving holiday passed. University Chief Financial...

Mo-ped popularity grows on campus

November 17, 2005

A 6-foot-6-inch, 270-pound tight end balancing on a metallic blue mo-ped might draw a few laughs around campus. But Matt Spaeth, a junior football player, doesn't mind if students make fun of him and his...

Illegal drinking around U

November 14, 2005

The University is investigating whether some underage Gophers men's hockey players violated NCAA rules by drinking at Blarney Pub and Grill in Dinkytown. But underage drinking on college campuses isn't...

Meeting lets public air concerns about on-campus stadium plans

November 11, 2005

Neighborhood residents voiced their concerns about the environmental impacts of a potential on-campus Gophers stadium at the public meeting for the draft environmental impact statement Thursday night. The...

U says new facilities for teams vital in national recruiting game

November 9, 2005

Today's student-athlete locker rooms are becoming more extravagant, partly in order to attract top recruits from around the country. The University is keeping up with its competitors' facilities by renovating...

U investigates underage drinking

November 8, 2005

UEDITOR'S NOTE: See [Sports] for reaction from the men's hockey team about the allegations. niversity officials are investigating anonymous allegations that underage members of the men's hockey team were...

Change gives teams wings

November 4, 2005

There might be more Gophers flying on planes in the future. University officials can now decide if varsity teams fly or bus to their games, creating a less-restricted, but possibly more competitive, environment...

U poised to lead Rochester higher-ed

November 2, 2005

University President Bob Bruininks said he is prepared to lead the expansion of higher education in Rochester in cooperation with Rochester community mainstays IBM and Mayo Clinic. The University will...

City disputes about runoff halt construction of rowing facility

November 1, 2005

Rowing coach Wendy Davis was promised a rowing facility when she was hired five years ago. Instead, that time has been filled with delays and practice in a cold tent. Now there is another hang-up that...

U helps athletes manage schoolwork

October 27, 2005

Students cannot miss a class or test for just any reason. The University has a policy on what constitutes an excused absence, and intercollegiate athletic events apply under this rule. University policy...

Study outlines prestadium work

October 25, 2005

The University community can expect to see some big changes on the site of the proposed on-campus Gophers stadium if the project is approved. The draft environmental impact statement for the proposed on-campus...

Gophers stadium impact statement draft released

October 24, 2005

The proposed on-campus Gophers stadium will have a big impact on the University community surrounding it. A document to be released today addresses many of the issues surrounding a new stadium. The draft...

Time for stadium gifts running out

October 19, 2005

University officials might have to watch more than $37.5 million go down the drain if the state Legislature doesn't approve an on-campus Gophers stadium soon. The University has solicited corporate sponsorships...

Special session hopes dashed

October 17, 2005

Gov. Tim Pawlenty announced Friday that he won't call a special session to discuss an on-campus Gophers stadium "at this time." Pawlenty met with legislative leaders during the past few weeks to determine...

New facility gives women’s hoops a home of its own

October 14, 2005

The smell of paint and new construction permeates the rooms, which will include a mini-bar, a home movie theater and leather couches. It isn't an episode of "MTV Cribs." It's a tour of the new women's...

Clinic focuses on treating student-athletes’ ailments

October 11, 2005

Student-athletes get colds, earaches and ingrown toenails just like the general student population does, but they don't have to stumble to Boynton Health Service in a cough-syrup haze. They can go to an...

Capitol concurs on stadium talks

October 7, 2005

Gov. Tim Pawlenty and state legislative leaders agree on one discussion point for a potential special session this fall: an on-campus Gophers stadium. Pawlenty met Thursday afternoon with House Speaker...

Student benefits would be unique

October 6, 2005

As soon as a new, on-campus Gophers stadium is built, students will have to dig deeper into their pockets for football season tickets. Phil Esten, the special assistant to the athletics director, said...

Business draws athletes

October 3, 2005

Student-athletes must hear the sound of Jerry Maguire yelling "Show me the money" as they choose their majors. Business and health-related majors rank high on the list of top majors for undergraduate student-athletes,...

Special session hinges on focus

September 29, 2005

Gophers fans fixing for an on-campus stadium might have something to cheer about. Gov. Tim Pawlenty might call a special session if legislators agree to meet a list of pre-set conditions that would help...

U official appointed to commission

September 28, 2005

Gov. Tim Pawlenty appointed Robert Jones, the University's senior vice president for System Administration, to the Midwestern Higher Education Commission on Monday. The commission, also known as the Midwestern...

Stadium debut bumped to 2009

September 26, 2005

Despite this weekend's homecoming football game victory, Gophers football will have to wait until 2009 to play in a new on-campus stadium. Richard Pfutzenreuter, the University's chief financial officer,...

Smoking ban debate still smoldering

September 23, 2005

Dozens of bar, club and restaurant owners from Hennepin County protested the smoking ban Thursday outside the Hennepin County Government Center. The ban, which has been in effect since March 31, has long...

Students weigh in on stadium fees

September 21, 2005

Some University students are more worried about their pocketbooks than a potential special session for a new Gophers stadium. University officials are considering a $50 fee to help fund a stadium. Students...

Rowers to receive $4.6M boathouse

September 15, 2005

After a five-year wait, the new women's varsity rowing team and men's rowing club will have a new facility, which is scheduled to break ground in early October. The $4.6 million building will be in East...

Senator urges special session

September 14, 2005

State Senate Majority Leader Dean Johnson, DFL-Willmar, stressed Tuesday the importance of dealing with an on-campus Gophers stadium soon, preferably during a special session in the 2005 calendar year. At...

Two workers injured at U tennis court site

September 13, 2005

Two workers at the Baseline Tennis Center expansion site suffered chemical burns Monday at approximately 2 p.m. after a bottle containing a liquid broke and splashed on them. A crew was excavating and...

U department offers funds to aid displaced graduate student

September 7, 2005

Colleges across the country have stepped up to help student and faculty victims affected by Hurricane Katrina. Now, the same spirit of compassion has trickled down to individual departments within the...

U keeps Goldy’s look consistent

September 6, 2005

Everywhere students look around campus, they spot brands and logos. From businesses to universities, there can be money and pride at stake in these images. The University is represented by two primary...