The Minnesota Daily

All content by Scott Bradley

New volleyball coach takes to the court

August 12, 1996

Since beginning his coaching career 20 years ago, Mike Hebert has become as identifiable with Big Ten volleyball as Superman is with Metropolis. Hebert, who was hired as the Gophers' head volleyball coach...

Football woesoff field rivalthose on field

July 16, 1996

Late last year, the men's athletics department extended Jim Wacker's contract through the 1998 season, believing the Gophers football coach was doing everything right except winning. Wacker's behavioral...

Haskins seeks gold in Atlanta

June 28, 1996

Clem Haskins has experienced enormous success throughout his playing and coaching career in basketball. As the Gophers head coach, Haskins elevated Minnesota from the Big Ten cellar to the NCAA men's...

Raabe’s hard work pays off with Twins

June 14, 1996

When Minnesota Twins infielder Brian Raabe played for the Gophers back in the late 1980s, he earned the starting second baseman's job as a freshman. Things are a little bit different these days for the...

Gophers will send three to NCAAs

May 28, 1996

The Gophers' Jason Schlueter, Paul Michalek and Vesa Rantanen learned this weekend that they qualified for the NCAA men's track and field outdoor championships. The NCAA notified the qualifying athletes...

Bruett tries to rebuild his pro career with the Saints

May 24, 1996

He was a freshman playing for the Gophers baseball team, and J.T. Bruett had barely turned 18 years old. To top things off, he was the team's starting center fielder. Minnesota coach John Anderson doesn't...

Track’s star athletes twinkle at Big Tens

May 21, 1996

The Gophers men's track team sent a message to its conference foes Sunday at Penn State when it earned its highest finish in the Big Ten outdoor championships since Lyndon Johnson was president. Minnesota...

Gophers post best finish since 1968

May 20, 1996

Field events were a main reason Gophers track coach Phil Lundin believed his team could contend for this year's Big Ten outdoor championship title. Junior discus thrower Jason Schlueter and freshman pole...

Men’s track team might struggle without Jensen

May 17, 1996

Gophers freshman Ben Jensen was supposed to be this year's star at the Big Ten outdoor championships. Instead the school record holder in the decathlon and automatic NCAA qualifier will sit out another...

Despite late start, Michalek catching up to his rivals

May 16, 1996

"Beat Boon." That was Paul Michalek's goal heading into the 1992 state high school track and field meet as a senior at Bloomington Kennedy. The person Michalek was hoping to beat was Jason Boon, a senior...

Track team loses Jensen

May 15, 1996

Track and field standout Ben Jensen, one of only two NCAA automatic qualifiers for the Gophers this year, had his appendix removed Monday night and will likely miss the rest of the season. Jensen said...

Hiring raises issue of athletic achievement vs. experience

May 10, 1996

When the University named Steve Plasencia as its head cross country coach two weeks ago, the hiring seemed to represent a recent trend in the Big Ten. Unlike in revenue sports throughout the conference,...

Debate lingers over record

May 9, 1996

Gophers senior runner Paul Michalek is the first to admit that computers are only as good as the people who use them. At the Jesse Owens track and field meet Sunday at Ohio State, the automated timing...

Pierce thrives out of Minneapolis

February 23, 1996

For Gophers senior heavyweight Billy Pierce, it all started in a small, dirty wrestling gym at Minneapolis Roosevelt High School. The practice mat wasn't even regulation size. But that didn't matter to...

Wrestlers try to salvage season

February 22, 1996

At the beginning of the wrestling season, Gophers coach J Robinson strongly believed his young team could claim fame at the NCAA tournament, in March at Target Center. Then the team lost juniors Brandon...