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Gopher hoops blow out Bethune-Cookman at Barn

December 11, 2000

It was an unusual sight. With little more than three minutes remaining in the Minnesota men's basketball team's 93-70 defeat of Bethune-Cookman on Saturday, the Gophers' regulars took to the bench as walk-ons...

Hoops team sneaks past Morris Brown

December 5, 2000

Terrance Simmons has watched some pretty disgusting things in his three years with the Minnesota men's basketball team. But the senior guard said the Gophers 64-53 defeat of Morris Brown at Williams Arena...

Morris Brown is in town

December 4, 2000

Know anything about Morris Brown's men's basketball team? Minnesota (5-1) doesn't know much about the Wolverines, either. That's all about to change, though, as the Gophers host Morris Brown (2-5) tonight...

Gophers head to Miami for Micronpc bowl

November 21, 2000

For the second consecutive year, Minnesota is bowl bound. The Gophers (6-5, 4-4 Big Ten) were extended an invitation Monday to the Micronpc.com Bowl in Fort Lauderdale on Dec. 28. The Gophers opponent...

Big Ten goes down to wire with champion named on Saturday

November 15, 2000

If you're having trouble with the plethora of pundits, partisans and possibilities clouding the presidential recount in sunny Florida, don't even bother with the mess of Big Ten football in the upper Midwest. The...

Exhibition season ends with Minnesota victory

November 13, 2000

The exhibition season has come and gone for Minnesota's men's basketball team. While the Gophers picked up two wins in exhibition play -- a 96-56 defeat of Team Concept on Tuesday followed by a 91-55 win...

Cagers struggle with injuries, chemistry early in season

November 10, 2000

The Minnesota's men's basketball team has exhibition game No. 1 in the books -- a 96-56 defeat of Team Concept on Tuesday -- but the verdict on the season's future is as undecided as the presidential vote...

Three Big Ten teams vault into BCS rankings

November 8, 2000

It seems the race to the Rose Bowl has come down to two teams. Northwestern (7-2, 5-1 Big Ten) and Purdue (7-2, 5-1) are tied for the lead in Big Ten standings. If the Boilermakers win out, they go to...

Bollinger blows Minnesota away

November 6, 2000

MADISON, Wis. -- Badgers running back Michael Bennett sat on the Camp Randall sideline in uniform on Saturday. That's all he did. Bennett was cleared to play against Minnesota on a sprained ankle, but...

Brees’ arm gives Purdue inside track toward Pasedena

November 1, 2000

With a 31-27 comeback win over Ohio State last weekend, Purdue became the favorite to win the Big Ten championship. Boilermakers quarterback Drew Brees fired the game-winning touchdown with 1:55 remaining. "The...

Redmon looking for help

October 31, 2000

Gophers running back Tellis Redmon admits he wouldn't mind a little help. In Minnesota's (5-4, 3-3 Big Ten) 41-35 last-second loss to Northwestern Saturday, Redmon carried the ball 23 times. He was the...

Wildcats confident in Hail Mary toss

October 30, 2000

With less than three seconds left in a tied game and the snap safe in hand, Northwestern quarterback Zak Kustok rolled to his right and intently watched three of his wide receivers sail down the right...

Up and down Gophers try to quit rollercoaster ride

October 25, 2000

Seat belts should have been required for Minnesota's (5-3, 3-2 Big Ten) 2000 football season. Following a disappointing 2-2 start to the season -- including an unpredictable loss to Ohio -- the Gophers...

Gophers defense catches small break versus Northwestern

October 24, 2000

Minnesota's defense has not fared well against its opponents who run an option offense, as reflected in losses to Ohio and Indiana this season. In their latest defensive nightmare, the Gophers (5-3, 3-2)...

Randle El destroys Gophers

October 23, 2000

BLOOMINGTON, Ind. -- Following Indiana's 53-41 defeat of Minnesota, Hoosiers quarterback Antwaan Randle El was asked about the significance of rushing for a career-high 210 yards. Randle El looked at Hoosiers...

Scary offense awaits Gophers in Indiana

October 20, 2000

Antwaan Randle El is more than a quarterback. He is the Golden Child of Indiana football. "I don't think there's a better football player in the Big Ten," Gophers coach Glen Mason said. "I'm not sure there's...

Cluster on top proof of strong conference

October 18, 2000

Each week, the Big Ten battle for the Rose Bowl ticket is more and more clouded. After four weeks of conference play, four teams occupy the top spot in league standings. Michigan, Minnesota, Northwestern...

Tough test awaits Gophers defense in Bloomington

October 17, 2000

Sometimes, it takes more than coaches words to change a team's attitude. Sometimes, getting embarassed in front of seventy thousand fans is the greatest motivator of all. David Gibbs knows this well. And...

Johnson plays large in Columbus

October 16, 2000

COLUMBUS, Ohio -- Ohio State cornerback Nate Clements has quick feet -- he runs a 4.3 40-yard dash. But Clements' feet aren't always the fastest part of his body. Last week, the junior's mouth beat his...

Wildcats big surprise at top of Big Ten leader board after three weeks

October 11, 2000

Talk about the unexpected. With the Big Ten football season well underway, Northwestern (5-1, 3-0 Big Ten) sits atop the conference standings while Wisconsin (3-3, 0-3) rests at the bottom. Ohio State...

Defense shuts down Casey, Lions

October 9, 2000

There is nothing like two consecutive Big Ten wins to cure the underachieving blues. Just ask Gophers defensive tackle Jon Schlecht, who decided to celebrate Minnesota's 25-16 defeat of Penn State Saturday...

The college footb…

October 4, 2000

The college football season is less than half over, but already Northwestern has accomplished near-impossible feats. The Wildcats have two Big Ten win and have busted into the nation's top 25. After going...

Redmon and Tapeh: a tale of two tailbacks

October 3, 2000

Tellis Redmon was named the Big Ten's co-offensive player of the week Monday, sharing the honor with Northwestern running back Damien Anderson. And he still might not start Saturday. Gophers coach Glen...

Underachievers’ rally for impressive victory

October 2, 2000

Early last week, Gophers football coach Glen Mason labeled his team underachievers. Mason did not imply his players and coaching staff had a bad attitude. They just had the wrong one. Against the visiting...

Cole continues remarkable climb up depth chart

September 28, 2000

On the same day Travis Cole packed his suitcase to return home from visiting Minnesota, he decided to return to the Gophers in the fall. Miles and miles from home, but just a dial away, Cole called his...

Mason will try his luck with Cole

September 26, 2000

On Sunday, Travis Cole's roommate called him at his girlfriend's house with breaking news. Cole, a transfer from Foothill Junior College in San Francisco, was named the Gophers starting quarterback for...

ore of the same for Purdue’s QB

September 25, 2000

WEST LAFAYETTE, Ind., -- Boilermakers tight end Tim Stratton was unmoved. Signal caller Drew Brees had just thrown for 409 yards and two touchdowns and was the game's leading rusher, carrying 12 times...

ichigan fumbles hopes with early loss to UCLA

September 20, 2000

Michigan's drive stopped short of the end zone Saturday. The Wolverines were the third-ranked team in the nation and hoped to contend for the national title. But UCLA dented those hopes and ended Michigan's...

Punter leads Gophers special teams attack

September 14, 2000

Some "wannabe quarterback" kids hang a tire from a tree for target practice. Those who grow up with hopes of being a the next Sammy Sosa use frisbees as makeshift bases when they play whiffle ball with...

Gophers attempt to focus on future

September 12, 2000

Despite being shocked by Ohio on Saturday, life continues for the Gophers football team. On Monday, Minnesota (1-1) returned to the practice field, ready to rebound from its 23-17 home defeat, their first-ever...

Small back comes up large for Ohio

September 11, 2000

Ohio Bobcats tailback Chad Brinker left the field with visible wounds Saturday. As he walked through the Metrodome's tunnels toward the visitor's locker room -- his left hand bandaged and blood seeping...

It’s game time for Gophers ground giant

September 8, 2000

Four years ago, St. Paul Johnson's athletic director Karl Dickman watched Thomas Tapeh in physical education class intrigued by the sophomore's natural athletic ability. But even Dickman could not have...

Redmon quietly fills shoes for injured Tapeh

September 5, 2000

If there's one person Gophers running back Tellis Redmon might never juke, it's his teammate, running back Thomas Tapeh. Redshirt freshman Tapeh, who tore a ligament in his foot last spring, has yet to...

Women’s golf team finishes ninth at Big Ten tournament

May 1, 2000

Gophers women's golf coach Melissa Arthur headed to Wisconsin on Friday looking for a fast start from her team in the first round of the Big Ten tournament. In a strong golf conference, a top-of-the-pack...

Women’s golf team heads to Big Ten tourney

April 28, 2000

The Gophers women's golf team heads to the Big Ten tournament this weekend, a new territory for most of its members. Only juniors Katie Bakken and Jenny Brunn have competed at a conference tournament before. The...

Women’s golf enjoys spring weather heading to Big Ten tournament

April 26, 2000

With most of the season in the books, the Minnesota women's golf team is finally experiencing a week of golf weather. The Gophers arrived home from a sixth-place finish at the Lady Buckeye Invitational...

Injuries slow men’s golf team during weekend efforts

April 19, 2000

In collegiate golf, it's not always adverse weather, a tricky course or a tough field that affects a team's play. Sometimes a team's score is influenced by one of its own golfers. On and off this season,...

Women’s golf team moving on up

April 12, 2000

A young team with a new coach, the Minnesota women's golf team continues to move up in national rankings -- the Gophers are now 67th. First-year Minnesota coach Melissa Arthur is pleased by the standing. "My...

Women’s golf team faces Big Ten at Indiana tourney

April 7, 2000

Despite being a veteran squad last season, the Minnesota women's golf team struggled on the course. The loss of four seniors and a head coach over the summer left the Gophers in an even bigger bunker. Gophers...

Gunderson helps Gophers get hot before break

April 5, 2000

Dave Gunderson keeps getting hotter. The Minnesota men's golfer just broke into the starting ranks this season, but he is already setting records. Gunderson hit 17 greens and carded eight birdies and 10...

Bakken anchors young women’s golf team

March 24, 2000

Katie Bakken has been one of Minnesota's top women golfers this spring. On Wednesday, the junior was recognized by the Big Ten for her efforts. Bakken earned her first conference player of the week honor...

Golfer fights his way into Gophers’ lineup

March 23, 2000

Minnesota men's golf coach John Means calls Dave Gunderson golf's version of Rudy. Means is referring to the Notre Dame football player from the '70s who eventually played, albeit for under a minute, for...

Gophers make late run, fall short of upset

March 10, 2000

CHICAGO -- The end of the Gophers' season was a nail-biting, gut-twisting, three-point loss to Iowa in the first round of the Big Ten men's basketball tournament on Thursday. Iowa held on to beat the Gophers...

Coach’s wife backs up team, husband

March 9, 2000

Having smelled an upset, Gophers junior Mitch Ohnstad trudged out of the men's basketball locker room Saturday. Ohio State, a top-10 team in the country, finished its regular season with a victory moments...

Buckeyes’ Johnson swats away Minnesota

March 6, 2000

Ken Johnson isn't associated with the Ohio State men's basketball team as closely as Scoonie Penn or Michael Redd, but the man can play. The Buckeyes' other All-American candidate proved that at The Barn...

Redshirt Bauer gives Gophers hope

March 2, 2000

Motivated by brotherly taunts as a youngster, Gophers men's basketball redshirt freshman Mike Bauer quickly improved his game. Playing basketball in their Hastings, Minn., backyard, Mike was often beaten...

Ex-backups make solid showing in Iowa

February 28, 2000

IOWA CITY -- With just 2:03 remaining in the game, Hawkeyes men's basketball fans stood, waving good-bye to Gophers center Ryan Wildenborg while dizzying themselves with a breathless "ooohhh" cheer. The...

Men’s basketball moves on in Iowa

February 25, 2000

The rest of the season is a character test for the Gophers men's basketball team, a time to see if the problems of recent weeks can be overcome. But with just three regular season games remaining, Minnesota...

Przybilla’s gone, Gophers hit the road at bad time

February 22, 2000

It's apparent that Joel Przybilla has left the Gophers men's basketball team for good. But Minnesota coach Dan Monson says he still hasn't heard from the departing sophomore. "As far as communication with...

Purdue and Minnesota clear benches

February 21, 2000

WEST LAFAYETTE -- Sensing the win, some Boilermakers men's basketball fans sang in unison Saturday, chanting something that has probably never been heard before in Mackey Arena. "We want Wetzel! We want...