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Women’s weekend in Indiana Signifies step up in competition level

February 3, 2006

Minnesota's women's track and field team hasn't faced the type of competition it will see at the Big Ten meet. That will change this weekend when the Gophers head to South Bend, Ind., for the Meyo Invitational...

Injury, New Mexico roots highlight Laura Johnson’s Minnesota tumbling tenure

January 31, 2006

For most athletes an injury is the obstruction to success. But for Minnesota's women's gymnastics senior Laura Johnson, a major ankle injury in high school propelled her to higher levels after hard work,...

Puchtel picks apart Killingsworth on D

January 30, 2006

Shutting down Indiana seemed improbable with Indiana's offense, and Minnesota's men's basketball's lack of it. Yet a lineup switch that brought junior Zach Puchtel into the starting lineup gave the Gophers...

Newfound beam equilibrium leads to narrow win

January 30, 2006

The feeling of being undefeated will continue for another week for Minnesota's women's gymnastics squad. The 20th-ranked Gophers upset No. 9 Penn State on Saturday at the Sports Pavilion by the slimmest...

Men looking for change of venue to change results

January 27, 2006

As Minnesota's men's gymnastics team's season has progressed, the Gophers haven't been able to outscore higher-ranked opponents. Yet, the eighth-ranked Gophers haven't been at home, and all that will change...

Record throws show great potential

January 25, 2006

No one, including Minnesota's men's track and field coach Phil Lundin, believes junior Adam Schnaible has reached full potential as a weight thrower " despite his recent record throwing performance last...

Record-setting Saturday at Field House

January 23, 2006

Coaches say early season indoor track and field meets are supposed to be an exhibition before the Big Ten meet, but what Minnesota's men's team did at the Jack Johnson Classic on Saturday was turn it into...

Johnson honored by event naming

January 18, 2006

He doesn't hold any records and his name is not in the ranks with other Minnesota track and field legends. But Jack Johnson's place on the track and field program is as resounding as that of any other...

Men’s team takes 10 titles at weekend Minnesota Invite

January 17, 2006

The Minnesota's men's track and field team was able to claim 10 titles in the Minnesota Open that featured limited nonconference competition. Yet the Gophers' main objective coming into the Saturday meet...

Gophers run opening win streak to seven

December 12, 2005

Minnesota's wrestling team continued its season-opening winning streak that parallels the one accomplished by the 2001-2002 NCAA Championship squad. The fifth-ranked Gophers beat No. 19 Nebraska at home...

Despite loss of Gentil, talent returns next season

December 6, 2005

This season was not like any other year in recent history for Minnesota's volleyball team. The team was knocked out of the second round of the NCAA Tournament for only the second time in the past five...

Rocky Topped in Knoxville

December 5, 2005

Minnesota's volleyball team was well on its way to a fourth-straight Sweet 16. But then it all fell apart in a flash. The 17th-ranked Gophers lost Saturday to Tennessee in five games in the second round...

NCAAs take team to Tenn.

December 2, 2005

For a team that has gone to back-to-back Final Fours, Minnesota's volleyball team will be tested early this season to see whether this squad is a real contender for another deep postseason run. The 17th-ranked...

Experience to be emphasized at NCAAs

November 30, 2005

Minnesota's volleyball team has relied on its young talent for most of this up-and-down season. However, another NCAA Tournament is coming up for the Gophers and the team is looking to its three seniors...

Even with hot finish, team takes to road for NCAAs

November 28, 2005

Despite Minnesota's volleyball team winning four of its past five matches, including a weekend sweep at home, the Gophers will have to hit the road for the NCAA Tournament. Minnesota, ranked 17th, had...

Regular season closes this weekend at Pavilion

November 23, 2005

There is a lot on the table this Thanksgiving weekend for Minnesota's volleyball team. The 17th-ranked Gophers (22-7, 12-6 Big Ten) host a hot Illinois team (15-14, 6-12 Big Ten) Friday and close out the...

Gophers win, lose weekend road trip

November 21, 2005

Minnesota's volleyball team needed a win this weekend to keep its momentum rolling. It was able to do that while making history. The 19th-ranked Gophers (22-7, 12-6 Big Ten) beat No. 17 Ohio State (19-8,...

Men take title in home swim meet

November 21, 2005

Minnesota's men's swimming and diving team dominated this weekend's Minnesota Invitational at the University Aquatic Center. That was because of, in large part, to the competition packing their bags and...

Tough weekend road trip goes through Ohio and Pennsylvania

November 18, 2005

The last time Minnesota's volleyball team played Penn State and Ohio State, the Gophers were outhit, outblocked and outserved. They basically were outplayed in every facet of the game in those early season...

Gentil nearing top of NCAA digs list

November 16, 2005

Minnesota's volleyball team wants to be known for its tough defense. It comes as no surprise then, that senior libero Paula Gentil has created an All-American career by playing in Minneapolis. Gentil isn't...

Tough home loss followed by big home win

November 14, 2005

The weekend could have been worse for Minnesota's volleyball team. However, the team still manages to sit in the same position that it sat in coming into the weekend " a three-way tie for second place...

Huge home rematch this weekend

November 11, 2005

Looking to avenge a five-game loss at Wisconsin earlier this season, the Minnesota volleyball team will look to pounce on the Badgers at home this weekend to move past them in the Big Ten standings. But,...

After struggling earlier this season, the Gophers have started rolling

November 9, 2005

Winning its past four matches, Minnesota's volleyball team is starting to roll at the right time of the season. The Gophers struggled earlier in the season against ranked teams, No. 14 Purdue, No. 19 Ohio...

Four-game sweep through Mich.

November 7, 2005

A trip to the Wolverine State this weekend proved to be a test of adversity for the Minnesota's young volleyball team. The 17th-ranked Gophers (20-5, 10-4 Big Ten) overcame a quick start by Michigan (10-12,...

Gophers take to Wolverine State for a pair of weekend road contests

November 4, 2005

This weekend's trip to Michigan will give Minnesota's volleyball team a chance at contending for a top position in the Big Ten. The 17th-ranked Gophers (18-5, 8-4 Big Ten) will head to Cliff Keen Arena...

After 12 years, Sports Pavilion more like home

November 1, 2005

Saturday's Minnesota volleyball match against Indiana recorded the second-highest attendance mark in school history, when 9,671 patrons packed Williams Arena. Only last season's match against Illinois...

Gophers win at Williams

October 31, 2005

A change of venue for the Minnesota volleyball team didn't do much to change the result of serving up a home victory. The 18th-ranked Gophers (18-5, 8-4 Big Ten) hosted their first and only home match...

Minnesota looks to avoid block party at Williams

October 28, 2005

It's been 10 years since the Indiana volleyball team won a match in Minneapolis. Saturday at Williams Arena, Minnesota's volleyball team will try to continue that streak against a very young Hoosiers squad. The...

Minnesota stops losing skid with three-game win in Iowa

October 27, 2005

Minnesota's volleyball team went back to its old 6-2 offense and tough defense, and returned to Minneapolis with a win. The Gophers (17-5, 7-4 Big Ten) left Iowa on Wednesday night winning a three-game...

Gophers hope to resolve multitude of problems tonight in Iowa

October 26, 2005

A trip to Iowa tonight gives Minnesota's volleyball team a chance to regroup and start chipping away at the Big Ten standings. The midweek match between the 18th-ranked Gophers (16-5, 6-4 Big Ten) and...

Big home games, huge losses

October 24, 2005

For the first time since 1998, Minnesota's volleyball team lost back-to-back home matches, against Ohio State and Penn State this weekend. On Friday the 12th-ranked Gophers fell to No. 20 Ohio State in...

Minnesota takes on Penn State and Ohio State in huge home weekend

October 21, 2005

If there was one weekend for Minnesota's volleyball team to prove its worthiness for being ranked nationally, this would be that weekend. The 12th-ranked Gophers (16-3 overall, 6-2 Big Ten) host No. 20...

Bench helping Minnesota compensate for graduation

October 19, 2005

After losing eight players last season, Minnesota's volleyball team has had to rely on youth and a deeper bench to keep the team near the top of the Big Ten standings. Coach Mike Hebert said uncertainty...