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U women’s hoops down to 8 players

October 18, 1996

Things keep getting worse for the Gophers women's basketball team -- and the season hasn't even started yet. Minnesota lost forward Sarah Schieber for the season on the Gophers' first day of practice...

Following a ser…

October 17, 1996

Following a series of off-field problems involving its student-athletes within the past year, the Gophers men's athletics department plans to implement a program which would more thoroughly assess the...

Men’s hoops starts with high hopes

October 16, 1996

Bobby Jackson sat by his team's bench at Williams Arena on Tuesday and couldn't help but let the memory pop into his mind. The Gophers men's basketball player recalled his first real practice in a Minnesota...

Gophers men’s basketball team hires assistant coach

October 15, 1996

The Gophers men's athletics department announced Monday the hiring of Charles Cunningham as a new assistant men's basketball coach. The announcement came just in time. Minnesota begins practice today...

EVANSTON, Ill. …

October 14, 1996

EVANSTON, Ill. -- Somewhere on Northwestern's sideline Saturday, kicker Brian Gowins must have closed his eyes, prayed and held his breath. The Wildcats, nursing a two-point lead against the Gophers football...

Turnovers will be key versus Wildcats

October 11, 1996

Each week the Gophers football team digests hours of game film to prepare for its upcoming opponent, looking for some insight to crush its rival. On this week's menu is No. 15 Northwestern, the defending...

Rookie linebacker gets tough for U

October 10, 1996

Luke Braaten is the kind of football player who looks forward to the moment when he hits an opponent so hard he feels it for a week. He never quits and is always running at full speed. The Gophers redshirt...

Coaches expect No. 2 to win big

October 9, 1996

College football fans were shocked a few weeks ago when Arizona State upset two-time defending national champion Nebraska. It seems fans have watched the Cornhuskers dominate for so long that they forgot...

Special teams blunders cost U game

October 7, 1996

WEST LAFAYETTE, Ind. -- The Gophers football team quietly showered, changed clothes and boarded the bus Saturday following its 30-27 loss to Purdue at Ross-Ade Stadium. Steve Kemph wasn't in a rush to...

Punter ignores cold, comes to U

October 4, 1996

It didn't take long for Gophers punter Steve Kemph to figure out Minnesota is a bit different than his hometown in Chicago. Kemph made his recruiting visit to the University last January. He remembers...

Haskins looks for assistant

October 4, 1996

The phone in Clem Haskins' office hasn't stopped ringing since Milt Barnes announced on Sept. 23 that he accepted the head coaching job at Eastern Michigan. Haskins credited his former head assistant...

Gophers, Purdue take offensive show to new level

October 3, 1996

Football games between the Gophers and Purdue have been a little out of control the past three years. It's not what you'd expect from two teams who have struggled to get out of the conference basement....

Gophers kicker gets spotlight in victory

September 27, 1996

Coming out of Burnsville High School, Adam Bailey wanted to be a place-kicker for a college football team. Unfortunately, not too many schools thought he could kick. OK, minor setback. But he wasn't going...

Gophers basketball coach takes job at EMU

September 26, 1996

The Gophers men's basketball team lost one of its coaches this week when Milton Barnes accepted the head coaching job at Eastern Michigan on Monday. Barnes has been the Gophers associate head coach since...

Sauter keeps level attitude in spotlight

September 26, 1996

It's Tuesday afternoon, and Cory Sauter just finished Gophers football practice with a series of wind sprints up and down the Bierman practice field with his teammates. Catching his breath, he takes a...

Football’s 2-for-1 season tickets cheapest in Big Ten

May 21, 1996

Gophers football games received a much needed boost in attendance last year when the men's athletics department offered students two season tickets for $36. Those involved in the decision were pleased...

Levine extends football career with Minnesota Fighting Pike

May 10, 1996

Nothing was sweeter for Tony Levine than his first touchdown catch as a Minnesota Fighting Pike, the new arena football team. After five years with the Gophers he finally did something he had wanted to...

Michigan awaits NCAA’s ruling after auto accident

February 23, 1996

Speculation still surrounds last Saturday's car accident involving five Michigan men's basketball players and one recruit. Michigan coach Steve Fisher tried to answer some of the questions about the incident...

Last-minute rally lifts U past Bucks

February 22, 1996

Once the Gophers men's basketball team gets through watching the videotape from Wednesday night's game against Ohio State, chances are the tape will be shoved in the back of their video library, never...

U needs 4 wins for NCAAs, coach says

February 21, 1996

The buzz of March Madness is slowly drifting into men's basketball arenas across the country. From Chapel Hill to Santa Clara, teams are beginning to crunch numbers to try and figure out how many wins...