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Roman Augustoviz

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Roman Augustoviz has been on the sports copy desk since October 2012. Before that he covered Gophers' men hockey and Lynx women's basketball for five years. Going even further back, he was involved with high school sports, as a team leader and reporter, for 20 years.
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Review: 'Billion-Dollar Ball,' by Gilbert M. Gaul; big money in college football

Review: 'Billion-Dollar Ball,' by Gilbert M. Gaul; big money in college football

NONFICTION: Pulitzer Prize-winning reporter Gilbert M. Gaul examines the economics of top college football programs.
In spring, a fan's attention turns to thoughts of baseball

In spring, a fan's attention turns to thoughts of baseball

Just in time for baseball and its early-season optimism are two books with local subjects.
Young, old mesh well in Johnnies victory

Young, old mesh well in Johnnies victory

A freshman quarterback led St. John's to victory in perhaps coach John Gagliardi's last home game.
Lynx left to ponder what went wrong and how to fix it

Lynx left to ponder what went wrong and how to fix it

Wait until next season. Coach Cheryl Reeve essentially said as much Sunday.
Case of Fever finishes off Lynx' attempt to repeat

Case of Fever finishes off Lynx' attempt to repeat

Seimone Augustus had a nightmarish shooting night. The first team All-WNBA guard was three of 21 and finished with just eight points.
Lynx ready to move on in unusual role of underdog

Lynx ready to move on in unusual role of underdog

Friday's drubbing didn't keep the team from celebrating Mama Taj's 42nd birthday. Sunday brings a new battle.
Lynx get stopped cold in blowout loss

Lynx get stopped cold in blowout loss

Indiana's Shavonte Zellous joined Tamika Catchings in pestering Minnesota at every chance.
Reeve on Fever coach: 'We don't answer to her'

Reeve on Fever coach: 'We don't answer to her'

Lynx coach Cheryl Reeve said on Friday she likes Indiana -- she coached at Indiana State once. But her relationship with the coach of the state's WNBA team is strained at best.
Wright helped steal one for Lynx

Wright helped steal one for Lynx

Stat sheet doesn't chart impact of the backup guard's quick feet and hands.
Lynx get mad -- and even Finals series 1-1

Lynx get mad -- and even Finals series 1-1

The Lynx matched the Fever blow for blow, then rode their stars to a Game 2 victory.
Augustus not about to back down

Augustus not about to back down

Seimone Augustus knows she will have to be one of the Lynx's best players if they are to come back from their Game 1 loss to the Fever.
Fever's Douglas still doubtful for Game 2

Fever's Douglas still doubtful for Game 2

The Indiana star is trying to come back from a sprained ankle that kept her in Indianapolis for Game 1.
Icy finish costly to Lynx in WNBA Finals opening loss

Icy finish costly to Lynx in WNBA Finals opening loss

When the offense hit a wall in the final period, Tamika Catchings and Erlana Larkins fueled a timely Fever surge.
Lynx reap rewards of on-court success

Lynx reap rewards of on-court success

As the WNBA saw the lowest average attendance ever, the Lynx were second in attendance and tops in merchandise sales.
Milestones continue for Mama Taj

Milestones continue for Mama Taj

The 14-year veteran, who will be an assistant at Rice this offseason, hasn't decided if she will play again.
Final preparation for WNBA Finals can begin

Final preparation for WNBA Finals can begin

  Lynx coach Cheryl Reeve said her team got back to worrying about itself -- "which we haven't done in a very long time" --…
Profiling accusation fuss is quieting down for Augustus

Profiling accusation fuss is quieting down for Augustus

Seimone Augustus' traffic stop caused furor for player and police in Roseville, but now it's resolved.
Lynx's mini-break is over

Lynx's mini-break is over

After two days off, the Western Conference champion Lynx will return to practice on Wednesday morning and concentrate on their strengths.
Right spot, Wright time for Lynx' game-winning shot

Right spot, Wright time for Lynx' game-winning shot

Lynx guard Monica Wright hit the game-winning three-pointer to close out the Western Conference semifinals series against the Los Angeles Sparks.
Rebound machine Rebekkah Brunson keeps on chugging

Rebound machine Rebekkah Brunson keeps on chugging

A relentless post player with three double-doubles in the playoffs, Rebekkah Brunson is set to "get done what we have to get done."
Coach applauds Whalen for playing through pain

Coach applauds Whalen for playing through pain

She had 12 points, three assists, two rebounds and one steal, with only one turnover in Game . "I just love the courage that she plays with," coach Cheryl Reeve said.
Lynx dominate Los Angeles in playoff series opener

Lynx dominate Los Angeles in playoff series opener

With typical home-court hospitality, the Lynx started hot and buried L.A. to grab a series lead.
Lynx and Sparks: Scoring machines collide tonight

Lynx and Sparks: Scoring machines collide tonight

The Lynx and Sparks fill up the basket, so defense might decide which team goes to the WNBA Finals.
Lynx survive the Storm's Game 3 scare

Lynx survive the Storm's Game 3 scare

The Lynx held their collective breath until Seattle's last-second shot missed, allowing them to advance.
Win or else: Lynx facing elimination game tonight

Win or else: Lynx facing elimination game tonight

Sure, they want to win another WNBA title, but for now they hope to match last season's success in Game 3 of the opening round.
Grit gives Lynx a Game 1 grip

Grit gives Lynx a Game 1 grip

The Lynx's first playoff victory wasn't always pretty, but it showcased their teamwork and perseverance.
Lynx victory in opener proves no easy thing

Lynx victory in opener proves no easy thing

Seimone Augustus came out scoring in the third to change the pace for her struggling team. Game 2 of series is Sunday.
Lynx's Peters to play significant role in her first time through postseason

Lynx's Peters to play significant role in her first time through postseason

The Notre Dame rookie has become the first post player off the bench.
Maya Moore: Facing the world -- and better for it

Maya Moore: Facing the world -- and better for it

Maya Moore's Olympic team success fueled an explosive second half that the Lynx hope carries over into the WNBA's postseason.
Lucia says little about hockey recruit's injury at party

Lucia says little about hockey recruit's injury at party

Incoming freshman Connor Reilly "fell awkwardly" Saturday at a team party and hurt his right knee.
Lynx get primed for success

Lynx get primed for success

The Lynx appear ready for another long playoff run after rallying to improve to 16-1 at home.
Bjugstad bolsters U hockey prospects

Bjugstad bolsters U hockey prospects

The Gophers' top goal-scorer from last season will delay his shot at the NHL to return to school for his junior season.
Lynx's late rally can't stop Sun

Lynx's late rally can't stop Sun

East leader Connecticut handed the WNBA champs their third consecutive loss and first of the year at home.
Whalen trade leaves Lynx, Sun thriving

Whalen trade leaves Lynx, Sun thriving

The 2010 deal brought Lindsay Whalen home and allowed her former team to rebuild into a contender.
Rookie Peters has big night for Lynx in 32-point win

Rookie Peters has big night for Lynx in 32-point win

The rookie took everything New York could dole out and scored 18 points in a 32-point rout.
Lynx display depth, go to 8-0

Lynx display depth, go to 8-0

Seimone Augustus sat out because of an injury, but others stepped up to crush the Storm.
Lynx hang on -- again

Lynx hang on -- again

Not lost on the 7-0 Lynx was their second game in a row of frittering away a lead of 20 or more points.
For U decathlete, risk has reward

For U decathlete, risk has reward

The Gophers' Jack Szmanda has progressed from breaking bones to breaking records as he prepares to compete in the NCAA track meet.
Lynx's Wright, dad glad to be back to being a team

Lynx's Wright, dad glad to be back to being a team

Father of the third-year guard suffered a heart attack last summer.
Lynx win fourth straight, dismiss Storm with few worries

Lynx win fourth straight, dismiss Storm with few worries

The team's new court was a perfect backdrop for Maya Moore to burn Seattle with three-pointers.
Lynx rally against L.A., stay perfect

Lynx rally against L.A., stay perfect

Seimone Augustus scored a game-high 25 points and made a key three-point basket down the stretch.
Lynx roll in opener; Augustus bruises ribs

Lynx roll in opener; Augustus bruises ribs

The defending champ Lynx rode depth to a rout in the opener, and an injury concern faded, too.
'Mama’ likes days like this

'Mama’ likes days like this

Taj McWilliams-Franklin begins her 14th season, still striving to improve her veteran game.
Lynx come out smiles ahead

Lynx come out smiles ahead

The Lynx begin their title defense with reason to be upbeat again.
WNBA vet wants to show champs what she can do

WNBA vet wants to show champs what she can do

This past offseason, guard Erin Thorn was an unrestricted free agent, meaning the nine-year WNBA veteran could sign with any team.
U foursome deep in speed, sacrifice

U foursome deep in speed, sacrifice

The Gophers women's 400-meter relay team has forged a unique bond on the track, overcoming physical and personal hardships.
Whalen & Co. on Lynx ready to defend WNBA title

Whalen & Co. on Lynx ready to defend WNBA title

Lynx coach Cheryl Reeve said having the point guard back on the floor makes practice better for everyone.
Moore returns to Lynx as more aggressive player

Moore returns to Lynx as more aggressive player

After playing in Spain over the offseason, last year's WNBA Rookie of the Year developed stronger moves to get to the basket.
Gophers aren't longing for long ball

Gophers aren't longing for long ball

A team-record 46 homers have helped the once-overmatched Minnesota softball team become competitive once again.
Gophers thrilled to be out at home

Gophers thrilled to be out at home

Baseball coach John Anderson's long campaign for a new university ballpark appears about to pay off.
Lynx rookie Peters ready for her play to answer questions

Lynx rookie Peters ready for her play to answer questions

Even Devereaux Peters was surprised at going No. 3 in the WNBA draft, but the team believes she will mesh well.
All eyes on Lynx draft picks

All eyes on Lynx draft picks

With most of last year's team still overseas, coach and staff can focus on the newcomers.
WNBA draft: Lynx add winner with team-first attitude

WNBA draft: Lynx add winner with team-first attitude

Devereaux Peters reached the NCAA title game the past two seasons with Notre Dame.
Lynx have six picks, few spots to fill

Lynx have six picks, few spots to fill

The No. 3 overall choice today is likely to stick, while later selections might draw interest from other teams.
Boston College streaks its way to Frozen Four title

Boston College streaks its way to Frozen Four title

The Eagles ended the season with their 19th victory in a row, winning their third NCAA title in five years.
UMD's Connolly wins Hobey Baker

UMD's Connolly wins Hobey Baker

Senior center Jack Connolly of Minnesota Duluth was named the winner of the Hobey Baker Award, given to the top player in Division I college hockey, on Friday.
U hockey positioned for more success in 2013

U hockey positioned for more success in 2013

Though the U will have a new starter in goal, it has the returning talent to remain among the nation's elite.

As Gophers make exit, Lucia reflects on season

TAMPA, FLA. - Gophers coach Don Lucia said there are five great things a college hockey team can accomplish during a season.
Gophers suffer Boston beaning at Frozen Four

Gophers suffer Boston beaning at Frozen Four

While Boston College piled on the goals, the Gophers were stymied by Eagles goalie Parker Milner.
Lynx trio makes cut for Team USA in London Olympics

Lynx trio makes cut for Team USA in London Olympics

Seimone Augustus, Maya Moore and Lindsay Whalen followed up a WNBA title with berths on Team USA.
Lucia does homework on BC, sees need to be aggressive

Lucia does homework on BC, sees need to be aggressive

Don Lucia says his team has to apply pressure on the Eagles at the Frozen Four.
Rau stepped right in, Gophers stepped up

Rau stepped right in, Gophers stepped up

 Kyle Rau helped set the tone early for a turnaround season that has the Gophers in the Frozen Four.
Whalen savoring her Olympic spot

Whalen savoring her Olympic spot

The Lynx point guard and former Gophers star called the opportunity "one of the goals you have growing up."
Gophers dump North Dakota to reach Frozen Four

Gophers dump North Dakota to reach Frozen Four

A WCHA Final Five defeat became moot when Minnesota rolled over the Fighting Sioux and on to the Frozen Four.
Gophers and North Dakota ... so, they meet again

Gophers and North Dakota ... so, they meet again

The Gophers beat Boston University to advance to the regional final, where they will face longtime rival North Dakota again for a berth in the Frozen Four.
Which U hockey team will show up in St. Paul?

Which U hockey team will show up in St. Paul?

The Gophers have had their highs and lows this season; they know they can't have any more slip-ups.

UND won't be complacent playing at X

North Dakota, the top seed in the West Regional of the NCAA men's hockey tournament, has an 8-1 record at the Xcel Energy Center since the 2009-10 season.
UND blanks Denver for third consecutive WCHA tourney title

UND blanks Denver for third consecutive WCHA tourney title

North Dakota continued its postseason roll and likely secured a No. 1 NCAA seed.
No U in WCHA final as Gophers blow three-goal lead

No U in WCHA final as Gophers blow three-goal lead

A dominant Gophers start became moot when the Fighting Sioux caught a wave and ousted the top seed.
Denver player times his only goal perfectly

Denver player times his only goal perfectly

In the longest game in Final Five history, a winger who had not scored this season led his team past UMD into the WCHA final.
Final Five breaks new ground

Final Five breaks new ground

The Gophers were last there in 2009, a series only three current U seniors got to experience.
Haula's goals finish off Anchorage for U hockey

Haula's goals finish off Anchorage for U hockey

Erik Haula's two quick goals in the third period sent the Gophers on to the WCHA Final Five.
Gophers pushed to limit in WCHA series opener

Gophers pushed to limit in WCHA series opener

The Seawolves played a defensive style that gave them a chance right to the end.
This year, Schmidt is no spectator for U

This year, Schmidt is no spectator for U

Nate Schmidt was a part-time hockey player as a Gophers freshman last season and split time between defense and forward.
Gophers make WCHA championship all their own

Gophers make WCHA championship all their own

After a tough loss Friday, the Gophers rallied to win the WCHA regular-season title outright.
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