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Minnesota survives despite falling behind by 10 early

November 12, 2007

Offensively, it was nothing special. But on the defensive end, opening night was a success for the Minnesota Women's basketball team. up next Northern Iowa what: Women's basketball when: 7 p.m., Tuesday where:...

Gophers have ‘good foothold’ to get out of rut

November 12, 2007

Two wins have to look awfully good to the Minnesota volleyball team. up next Michigan State What: Volleyball when: 7 p.m., Friday where: Sports Pavilion After losing eight of nine during the past month,...

Minnesota looks to end tough-luck skid

November 9, 2007

In desperate need of a weekend sweep to keep the hopes of a tournament berth alive, the Minnesota volleyball team returns to the two opponents it started the season off so well against. The Gophers (13-11...

Gophers start regular season after rolling in exhibitions

November 9, 2007

The Minnesota women's basketball team will open its season tonight at home, facing off against California-Riverside at 7 p.m. in Williams Arena. "It's exciting," senior forward Leslie Knight said. "The...

Australian Skins no match for Gophers

November 5, 2007

There was nothing wrong with the Minnesota women's basketball team's transition game Sunday night. The Gophers ran the floor against the Australia Showtime Skins on Sunday at Williams Arena, scoring 29...

Loss drags Gophers further away from NCAA bid

November 5, 2007

Improvement has been evident for the Minnesota volleyball team as of late, but it has yet to translate into victories for the struggling squad. up next Indiana What: Volleyball when: 7 p.m., Friday where:...

Gophers must rally to keep postseason hopes alive

November 2, 2007

For the Minnesota volleyball team, snapping a seven-match losing streak earned one night of celebration, but then it was back to work. The Gophers (13-10 overall, 6-7 Big Ten) were back in the gym Thursday...

Finally! Gophers get much-needed win

November 1, 2007

The losing streak is over. Minnesota's volleyball team ended its seven-match losing skid Wednesday night, sweeping Iowa 30-20, 30-27, 30-25 at the Sports Pavilion for the team's second win in the month...

Gophers try for first win in seven games

October 31, 2007

With just eight matches remaining in the regular season, the Minnesota volleyball team might be feeling a sense of urgency. After piling on the team's seventh consecutive loss last weekend, the Gophers...

Depleted Minnesota will have its hands full again

October 26, 2007

For the Minnesota volleyball team to break out of its five-match slump, the Gophers are going to have to play pretty well this weekend. No. 22 Minnesota (5-5 Big Ten, 12-8 overall) will face off against...

All-America candidate Fox will lead a more experienced Gophers

October 25, 2007

Gone is the Kelly Roysland era for the Minnesota women's basketball team. This year will have a new name - the year of the Fox. Coming off of helping Team USA to a gold medal in the Pan Am games, junior...

Struggles follow Gophers on the road

October 22, 2007

Something has happened to the Minnesota volleyball team. The No. 13 Gophers (12-8 overall, 5-5 Big Ten) finished out the first half of conference play on a five-match losing streak, with losses at Northwestern...

Ladies have chance to end losing skid

October 19, 2007

After struggling through last weekend, the upcoming games have become even more crucial for the Minnesota volleyball team. The Gophers travel to Northwestern on Friday to take on the Wildcats at 7 p.m.,...

Tough losses jeopardize Big Ten championship hopes

October 15, 2007

The Minnesota volleyball team might have already knocked itself out of conference contention, suffering through its toughest weekend of play since 2005. up next northwestern What: Volleyball when: 7...

Badgers offer chance for Gophers to rebound at home

October 12, 2007

Coming off its first conference loss of the season last week at Penn State, the Minnesota volleyball team will need to bounce back quickly. The Gophers (12-4 overall, 5-1 Big Ten) won't see any easier...

Tan solid but has big shoes to fill at libero

October 11, 2007

The Minnesota volleyball team has had a rich tradition of a strong defensive core, led by a great libero. And with Paula Gentil and Malama Peniata, the last few years haven't been any different. Nor should...

Minnesota earns split during tough road trip

October 8, 2007

Without one of its top players, the Minnesota volleyball team managed to make do. The Gophers (12-4 overall, 5-1 Big Ten) topped Ohio State in five games 30-27, 30-24, 21-30, 30-32, 15-10 Friday, but fell...

No. 3 Penn State awaits Minnesota

October 5, 2007

With four conference wins already under its belt, the Minnesota volleyball team will face its biggest competition of the Big Ten season this weekend, and possibly do it without one of its top players. Senior...

Gophers sweep No. 11 Michigan

October 1, 2007

The Minnesota volleyball team's fourth conference win of the season might have come at a high cost. The No. 12 Gophers (11-3 overall, 4-0 Big Ten) swept No. 11 Michigan (13-3, 1-3) at the Sports Pavilion...

Michigan toughest Big Ten test yet

September 28, 2007

If there were one Big Ten team the Minnesota volleyball squad would be anxious to play after last season's near miss of a conference title, it would have to be Michigan. After losing to the Wolverines...

Gophers take Iowa in three

September 27, 2007

It might not have been the best effort for the Minnesota volleyball team, but the Gophers' play was enough to earn them their third straight conference win. No. 12 Minnesota (10-3 overall, 3-0 Big Ten)...

A weak Iowa team to host Minnesota

September 26, 2007

The Minnesota volleyball team's first appearance on the Big Ten Network has all the makings of a route. The Gophers (9-3 overall, 2-0 Big Ten) will make their debut on the new channel tonight at 7 p.m....

Minnesota cruises in first two Big Ten games of the season

September 24, 2007

It was a good start to the conference season for the Minnesota volleyball team this weekend. The Gophers quickly grabbed their first two wins of the Big Ten season at the Sports Pavilion, defeating Purdue...

Minnesota begins Big Ten season, hosts Purdue

September 21, 2007

The Minnesota volleyball team might have already played four ranked teams this season, but for the Gophers, the real competition begins Friday. Minnesota (7-3 overall, 0-0 Big Ten) opens up its conference...

U is a solid fit for native Nebraskan Roehrig

September 19, 2007

At 6 feet, 4 inches tall and able to touch 10 feet, 4 inches, junior outside hitter Kyla Roehrig is an imposing force on the volleyball court. Her height, combined with the abilities shown on the court,...

Gophers easily take Invite

September 17, 2007

If success was measured solely by improvement, then the Minnesota volleyball team's weekend would have been very fruitful. The Gophers improved in every area Coach Mike Hebert talked about following the...

Gophers have a chance to bounce back after loss to Calif.

September 14, 2007

With just one week remaining before the Big Ten season, the focus for the Minnesota volleyball team has become clear. The Gophers (4-3 overall, 0-0 Big Ten) will be spending their weekend tournament making...

Minnesota sweeps two and then gets swept

September 10, 2007

For Minnesota's volleyball team, which started the season with high hopes and plenty of potential, it was a weekend of mixed reviews. up next gopher invitational when: 7:30 p.m. Friday where: Sports...

Gophers off to Calif. for another big test

September 7, 2007

The last time the Minnesota volleyball team traveled to California, a freshman middle blocker by the name of Jessy Jones was helping send the Gophers into the 2004 National Championship game. Jones, now...

Freshman trio begin fourth year together

September 5, 2007

The Minnesota volleyball team is making full use of its recruiting class this season. The Gophers have taken advantage of pulling in the fourth-best freshman class in the nation, starting three freshmen...

Gophers tested early in Diet Coke Classic

September 4, 2007

For a team still looking to find continuity on the court, the Minnesota volleyball squad still managed to look pretty solid. The ninth-ranked Gophers won one match and lost two while hosting the Diet Coke...

Minnesota needs sweep and help to earn postseason berth

May 4, 2007

It's a win or go home situation for the Minnesota softball team this weekend. When the Gophers host Wisconsin in the final regular season series at noon Saturday and Sunday, it will be their last opportunity...

Gophers take both games of midweek doubleheader

May 3, 2007

The Minnesota softball team did just what it was supposed to Wednesday night, breezing past Wisconsin-Green Bay 5-2 and 9-1 in a midweek doubleheader at Jane Sage Cowles Stadium. The Phoenix (14-21 overall,...

Minnesota hopes to knock out overmatched foe

May 2, 2007

There is no doubt the Minnesota softball team is working for the weekend. Despite a doubleheader at 4 p.m. today at home against Wisconsin-Green Bay, the Gophers' focus for the week will be on the Friday-Saturday...

Minnesota’s weekend ends in disappointment

April 30, 2007

After starting the weekend on a bright note, the Minnesota softball team ended up facing some disappointment, losing three of four games against Michigan and Michigan State this weekend. The Gophers (21-20...

Minnesota thriving as underdog, hopes to make statement

April 27, 2007

This weekend could tell a lot about the Minnesota softball team's postseason chances. As the Gophers travel to Michigan to take on both the Wolverines and Michigan State, the importance of the four games...

Hassett’s no-no salvages split

April 25, 2007

Minnesota sophomore pitcher Briana Hassett isn't the type to call herself perfect. But she nearly was Tuesday night as the Gophers' softball team split a doubleheader at home against South Dakota State. In...

Minnesota to play two against SDSU

April 24, 2007

After a tough loss, it usually takes a while for a team to regroup. But that's not what the Minnesota softball team is focusing on after one bad inning handed the team a 7-1 loss to No. 10 Northwestern...

Minnesota struggles to score, loses five-inning affair to Wildcats

April 23, 2007

It almost never happened. With rain pounding down during the final at bat of the fifth inning, Minnesota softball junior outfielder Amber Nelson popped out to shallow left field Sunday. up next Michigan when:...

Minnesota to meet North Dakota State in midweek matchup

April 19, 2007

Things are looking good for the Minnesota softball team as the Gophers take their four-game win streak home to Jane Sage Cowles Stadium today at 4 p.m., hoping to expand their good fortunes in a doubleheader...

Gophers stretch win streak to four with sweep

April 18, 2007

The Minnesota softball team got exactly what it wanted out of its trip to Green Bay. The Gophers swept Wisconsin-Green Bay in their doubleheader Tuesday, bumping their record back above .500 with 2-0 and...

Minnesota travels for double header

April 17, 2007

Riding the high of two conference wins, confidence appears to be elevated for the Minnesota softball team. Excited after a sweep of Indiana at home Sunday, the Gophers will look to build on their success...

Gophers finish season with solid showing

April 16, 2007

The goal was steady improvement for the Minnesota men's gymnastics team. The Gophers posted their highest score of the season Thursday, earning a 216.9 to send them into the finals Friday, where they improved...

Despite slow start, Gophers manage to salvage weekend against Hoosiers

April 16, 2007

Minnesota softball coach Julie Standering said that timely hitting would be the key to success this weekend, and she was right. up next Green Bay when: 1 p.m./3 p.m. Tuesday where: Green Bay, Wis. Three...

Minnesota eliminated from NCAAs

April 16, 2007

It wasn't what the team had hoped for, but an underachieving finish was what the Minnesota women's gymnastics team ended its season with. up next ncaa championships when: Apr. 26ñ28 where: Salt Lake...

After lenghty break in action, Minnesota ready for home opener

April 13, 2007

After missing the last eight games due to weather and unplayable fields, the Minnesota softball team can finally look forward to its home opener. The Gophers are scheduled to play Purdue at 6 p.m. today...

Gophers fighting to keep season alive

April 13, 2007

The Minnesota women's gymnastics team has developed a reputation of bouncing back this season. And the Gophers will need to do just that to keep their season alive after a disappointing last meet at the...

Men ready for final event

April 12, 2007

Hopes are high for the Minnesota men's gymnastics team this weekend. The Gophers head into the preliminary round of the NCAA Championships tonight at 7 p.m. at Penn State, with the opportunity to advance...

Men hit road, prepare for NCAA Championships

April 10, 2007

The next few days could be interesting for the Minnesota men's gymnastics team. After learning they received a bid to the NCAA Championships on Sunday, the Gophers are changing up their routine to prepare...

New coaches, new schemes to be displayed to public for first time at Dome

April 6, 2007

A new era in Minnesota football can't truly begin until Gophers fans get a chance to see their team in action. For fans of new coach Tim Brewster, that time has arrived. The Gophers are set to play a spring...