The Minnesota Daily

All content by Zach Eisendrath

Schwark earns All-Big Ten Honors for second consecutive season

April 29, 2008

Minnesota men's tennis player Raoul Schwark was named to the All-Big Ten men's tennis team this week. The senior from Dalheim, Germany is the first Gophers player to achieve the honor since 2004 to earn...

For Risebrough, sports run in the family

April 11, 2008

The daughter of a professional hockey player with six Stanley Cups to his name, Lindsay Risebrough, not surprisingly, felt comfortable on the ice from a young age. Risebrough, whose father is former Montreal...

‘Dangerous’ Gophers pick up pair

April 7, 2008

Minnesota men's tennis coach Geoff Young did not hesitate. up next northwestern what: Men's tennis when: Noon, Saturday where: Evanston, Ill. Before the Gophers set out to play a pair of conference...

Terps too much for Gophers in first round

March 24, 2008

The journey is over. The Minnesota men's basketball team lost to Maryland 68-58 in the opening round of the National Invitational Tournament Tuesday night at Williams Arena, ending Tubby Smith's first...

Men hit a new snag with Big Ten foes

March 24, 2008

Sometime over the last two months - between road trips to Arizona, Texas, Idaho and California - the Minnesota men's tennis team went from a squad looking to make its 14th NCAA tournament appearance in...

Gophers downed at home in opening round

March 23, 2008

The journey is over. The Minnesota men's basketball team lost to Maryland 68-58 in the opening round of the National Invitational Tournament (NIT) Tuesday night at Williams Arena - ending Tubby Smith's...

Gophers NIT-bound

March 21, 2008

The Minnesota men's basketball team isn't calling it a season just yet. The Gophers ñ who lost to Illinois in the Big Ten Tournament Semis Saturday afternoon ñ aren't heading to the NCAA tournament,...

Williams lawsuit dismissed

March 21, 2008

The Hennepin County District Court has dismissed all claims brought by Jimmy Williams against the University and athletic director Joel Maturi, University of Minnesota General Counsel Mark Rotenberg announced...

Miracle shot sends Gophers to semis

March 21, 2008

INDIANAPOLIS - He did it, again. Minnesota freshman shooting guard Blake Hoffarber hit a running jumper as time expired Friday night at Conseco Fieldhouse, sending the sixth-seeded Gophers to a 59-58 upset...

Minn. survives scare and advances to play Indiana

March 14, 2008

.INDIANAPOLIS - After a midseason loss, Minnesota men's basketball coach Tubby Smith said his team is like Dr. Jekyll at one moment and Mr. Hyde at another. The Gophers brought their multiple personalities...

Minnesota bounced by Illini

March 14, 2008

INDIANAPOLIS - If the Minnesota men's basketball team was thought to be a team of destiny after the heroics of freshman guard Blake Hoffarber Friday night, that notion was dropped ñ with the Gophers NCAA...

Minn. hoping Wildcats are first of four

March 13, 2008

After letting signature wins slip through its grasp on numerous occasions during the regular season, the Minnesota men's basketball team needs to win the Big Ten tournament, or at the very least make it...

White unanimous selection for Big Ten Player of the Year

March 11, 2008

The Big Ten's top four teams - No. 8 Wisconsin, No. 17 Purdue, No. 22 Indiana and No. 19 Michigan State - are all set to make it into the NCAA tournament. According to ESPN.com bracketologist Joe Lundari,...

Off to 8-1 start, Minnesota heads into possibly toughest weekend of play yet

February 29, 2008

The way Minnesota women's tennis coach Tyler Thomson sees things, his team is just as talented as nearly every opponent remaining on the Gophers' schedule. What will decide how well Minnesota does between...

Minnesota in need of big win over Ohio State at Williams this weekend

February 29, 2008

After letting yet another chance at a signature win go astray, the Minnesota men's basketball team is on the brink of being eliminated from NCAA tournament discussion. When the Gophers fell to No. 16 Purdue...

Final two weeks will decide Gophers’ fate

February 27, 2008

The final two weeks of the regular season for the Minnesota men's basketball team could be appropriately renamed "The Last Stand." With four games remaining, time is running out for the Gophers to pick...

Smith, Gophers doing best to reward fans for dedication

February 26, 2008

Minnesota men's basketball coach Tubby Smith has accomplished plenty in his first year at the helm of the Gophers. Smith has transformed a team that went a program-worst 9-22 last season into a 17-win...

Three-point shooting lifts Gophers to win

February 22, 2008

Lawrence McKenzie made sure the Minnesota men's basketball team didn't lose yet another conference home game. The senior guard scored a career-high 26 points to help the Gophers overcome a five-point second-half...

Gophers trying to figure things out

February 21, 2008

Earlier this week, members of the Minnesota men's basketball team gathered for a players-only meeting. The meeting, led by the Gophers' three seniors, Spencer Tollackson, Dan Coleman and Lawrence McKenzie,...

Missed chances sink Minnesota

February 18, 2008

;MADISON, Wis. - All season long the Minnesota men's basketball team has been involved in a running documentary on the Big Ten Network titled "Minnesota Basketball: The Journey." up next michigan what:...

Home games critical down the stretch

February 12, 2008

At season-opening media day in October, senior center Spencer Tollackson said the Minnesota men's basketball team would likely need to win every game played at Williams Arena to qualify for the NCAA tournament. Fast...

Minnesota nabs a win but drops a pair as well

February 12, 2008

The Minnesota men's tennis team came away with one win in three tries this weekend at the Baseline Tennis Center, even though the Gophers nearly swept their competition. On Saturday, coach Geoff Young's...

Struggling Gophers can rebound at home

February 8, 2008

After starting the spring season with a pair of losses last weekend, the Minnesota men's tennis team will certainly have their share of opportunities to rebound over the next few days. Coach Geoff Young's...

Road to Williams not an easy one for guard

January 31, 2008

Talk with Jamal Abu-Shamala about his journey from small high school standout to starting small forward in the Big Ten and you can instantly tell by the sparkle in his eyes and rasp of his voice that he...

Ticked-off Tubby denied win No. 400 again

January 28, 2008

.COLUMBUS, Ohio - After somehow managing to dig itself out of a 16-point first-half deficit, the Minnesota men's basketball team was entrenched into a tightly contested game with two-time defending Big...

Gophers have a chance to end 2-game skid in Columbus

January 25, 2008

The Minnesota men's basketball team is sick and tired of moral victories. Seeking an "authentic" win, the Gophers travel to Columbus, Ohio this weekend to challenge Ohio State. Tipoff is slated for 7 p.m....

Smith takes a break from Ohio State prep to wrap burritos and sign a few bags

January 24, 2008

Tubby Smith is a fan of chicken burritos. University students are fans of Tubby Smith. That combination led to the Minnesota men's basketball coach assisting the staff at the Stadium Village Chipotle on...

A lot of guts, but little glory for managers

January 23, 2008

Bryan Bender practically lives at Williams Arena. He even admits to sleeping at The Barn on a few occasions. Bender, 20, is one of seven student managers employed by the Minnesota men's basketball team...

Better shooting is McKenzie’s goal

December 12, 2007

Moments after the Minnesota men's basketball team convincingly beat Colorado State on Wednesday night, senior guard Lawrence McKenzie was back on the elevated Williams Arena floor working on his jump shot. Unpleased...

Gophers show improvements in wins and in the stat book

December 11, 2007

It might be a surprise to some that the Minnesota men's basketball team is off to a 6-1 start with relatively the same group of players that completed a program-worst 9-22 campaign last season. But after...

Bench clutch once more

December 10, 2007

Don't call the five players coming off the bench for the Minnesota men's basketball team a "second unit." The way those individuals are playing right now, they aren't second to anyone. up next south...

Medved makes his return to Williams as Gophers host the Rams

December 7, 2007

While athletics director Joel Maturi was finalizing a deal to make Tubby Smith the next Minnesota men's basketball coach last March, Niko Medved was searching for a new job. Just hours before Smith was...

MEN’S BASKETBALL

November 30, 2007

After the senior trio of guard Lawrence McKenzie, forward Dan Coleman and center Spencer Tollackson went a combined 8-of-31 in the Gophers' 75-61 loss to Florida State on Tuesday, Minnesota's big three...

Seminoles make seniors a nonfactor

November 28, 2007

It was a humbling night for the Minnesota men's basketball team Tuesday in Tallahassee, Fla. With the senior trio of guard Lawrence McKenzie, forward Dan Coleman and center Spencer Tollackson struggling...

Gophers battle Seminoles in r

November 27, 2007

Just how much has the Minnesota men's basketball team improved under the tutelage of new head coach Tubby Smith? That question, among others, might be answered tonight when the undefeated Gophers travel...

Minnesota goes to 2-0 with 10-point win over Iowa State

November 21, 2007

.AMES, Iowa - The Minnesota men's basketball team understood before its season-opening road game Tuesday night that wins are not handed out away from home. After all, the Gophers' first and only road win...

Big 12 road test won’t be an easy one

November 20, 2007

In case you've forgotten, the Minnesota men's basketball team is currently in season. After a 10-day layoff, the Gophers finally return to the court tonight, taking on Iowa State at Hilton Coliseum in...

Smith rounds up solid first recruiting class at Minnesota

November 16, 2007

Recruiting was perceived to be one of Tubby Smith's weaknesses while at Kentucky. But from early indications, it doesn't appear Minnesota men's basketball fans will have any reason to be as critical about...

Gophers pound Army at Williams in Smith’s debut

November 12, 2007

Clearly, this isn't the same team that suffered a program-worst 22 losses last season. Displaying a balanced offensive attack, mixed with stifling defense, the Minnesota men's basketball team won its season-opener...

Smith to face Army in first official game

November 9, 2007

Now the Tubby Smith era really begins. After a month full of practices and two exhibition games, the Minnesota men's basketball team begins its 2007-08 campaign on Saturday when the Gophers host Army at...

Gophers defense lights out in second half

November 7, 2007

Earlier this week, Minnesota men's basketball coach Tubby Smith was asked if he was impressed that the Gophers held Minnesota State to 37 percent shooting in the team's first exhibition game Nov. 1. In...

McKenzie will miss exhibition tonight

November 6, 2007

The Minnesota men's basketball team's version of lineup musical chairs this preseason will continue once again tonight when the Gophers host Southwest Minnesota State in their final exhibition game at...

McKenzie’s 24 leads Gophers to victory

November 2, 2007

It was only a preseason game against a Division II opponent. Nonetheless, the Minnesota men's basketball team looked like a revitalized squad in its exhibition debut Thursday night. Playing in new coach...

Busch will get his first opportunity with Gophers in tonight’s exhibition

November 1, 2007

Don't tell Travis Busch exhibition games don't count. When the Minnesota men's basketball team opens its preseason slate tonight against Minnesota State at Williams Arena, the Gophers' redshirt sophomore...

Foes not underestimating Smith, Gophers

October 30, 2007

.CHICAGO - Speaking at Big Ten Basketball Media Day in Chicago on Sunday morning, Michigan State coach Tom Izzo sounded, at times, more like Tubby Smith's campaign manager than a college basketball coach. Izzo...

Smith lands big commitment

October 25, 2007

Tubby Smith's first recruiting class as head coach of the Minnesota men's basketball team continues to get stronger. On Thursday, Smith nabbed arguably his biggest target, literally and figuratively, when...

A lot of questions soon to be answered

October 25, 2007

There was no shortage of questions for the Minnesota men's basketball team when the Gophers held their annual season-opening media day at Williams Arena on Wednesday. With a completely overhauled coaching...

Schwark ends fall strong

October 22, 2007

Right now Baylor men's tennis coach Matt Knoll is probably kicking himself for not saving a scholarship for Raoul Schwark. After all, who wouldn't want a player who has won nearly 80 percent of his singles...

Men hosting ITA Regional at Baseline this weekend

October 18, 2007

Anyone looking to watch elite collegiate tennis should look no further than the Baseline Tennis Center this weekend. The Minnesota men's tennis team will host the Intercollegiate Tennis Association Midwest...

Williams arena, Tubby were rocking Friday night

October 15, 2007

Minnesota men's basketball fans, its official: The Tubby Smith Era has arrived. After a four-year absence from campus, Midnight Madness officially returned to Minnesota on Friday night when Smith, his...