Out » David Kahn
• 89-223 in four seasons as GM; only two of 10 draft picks still with team.
In » Flip Saunders
• Ex-Gophers player who as coach led Wolves to eight playoff appearances.
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Ahead 20-3 to open the season in Memphis, the Wolves fluttered away the lead and the game losing 102-98 to the Grizzlies.
Gophers junior Carlie Wagner isn't feeling pressured to replace All-American Rachel Banham
This was the fourth conference title for the Gophers, who were picked to finish sixth in a preseason coaches' poll. They won the others in 1995, 1997 and 2008.
The Gophers have allowed five sacks this season, tied for fewest in the Big Ten with Nebraska. Saturday, the Gophers will face their biggest pass-protection challenge yet when they face Illinois.
The Twins were 2-9 when Carl Willis was notified of his call-up. Over the next two months, the Twins went 42-18, including a 15-game winning streak as part of a 21-2 stretch.