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The Lynx look to even up their record on the road against a Mystics team struggling without the injured Elena Delle Donne.
The Lynx head on the road for the first time this season, facing an old friend.
The Gophers will be part of a douvle-eliminationregional in Los Angeles with UCLA, the No. 2 overall seed, and Long Beach State.
The Miami Marlins prospect from Woodbury threw five scoreless innings for Class AA Pensacola, giving uo only one hit.
After backing up Sandy Stephens on the 1960 and 1961 teams that advanced to the Rose Bowl, Duane Blaska became the Gophers starting quarterback in 1962. A loss to Wisconsin in the season finale prevented the Gophers from a third consecutive trip to the Rose Bowl.
Minnesota will open with eight games at U.S. Bank Stadium, beginning Friday against Indiana. Thirty-one players return from the 2020 team, including starters at all but one position.
40: Seasons, counting this year, as the Gophers baseball coach for John Anderson. He is the longest-tenured coach in University of Minnesota history. Ralph Piper…
Ranked as high as No. 19 nationally, Minnesota opens its first season under Piper Ritter on Friday against Maryland in Leesburg, Fla.
Before 2020 becomes an object in our rearview mirrors, we offer a tribute to those we've lost this year who gave Minnesota sports so much.
"We're deeply saddened by the loss of our dear friend and colleague Tom Hanneman," FSN said in a statement.
Elmer Kohorst was a standout high school baseball player when he was spotted by a major league baseball scout.The scout, Cy Slapnicka, who had signed…
One of the highlights of his career was working as an official at the 1984 Summer Olympics in Los Angeles.
During more than three decades as a youth counselor and social worker, Mary Bright stood out for her empathy. “She was a great teammate,…
He is a member of the Minnesota Girls' Basketball Coaches Association and the Minnesota Softball Coaches Association halls of fame.
Ohio State scored twice in the game's first 10 minutes and held on to defeat the Gophers women's hockey team 2-1 Sunday.
During the recent rancorous election cycle, two Edina middle school students launched a free online newspaper to give their peers another choice for news.
John Hankinson was a record-setting passer for the Gophers in the mid-1960s.
Becquer's ninth-inning pinch hit grand slam on July 4, 1961 is part of franchise lore. His post-baseball career was known for his community service with the Twins.
When students at the University of Minnesota, Morris, were forced to finish their spring semester remotely because of the COVID-19 virus, Corbin McCall returned to St. Paul determined to deal with the situation in a positive way.
Isabella Tunney's weekend activities have been tied to her pursuit of earning all 137 merit badges — in categories ranging from American business to woodworking.
The biology major's goals have not wavered as she starts her first year at the Marquette University School of Dentistry, where she will focus on antibiotic resistance.
The Rockies sent him to the Orioles as part of a package for reliever Mychal Givens.
The program was started in March to help residents at a senior apartment building deal with isolation due to COVID-19.
After four years in his first teaching and coaching job in Illinois, George Smilanich was offered a teaching job in his hometown of Buhl, Minn.…
Kenneth Bergstedt started the wrestling program at Roseville's Alexander Ramsey High School in 1953 — the school's first year — and taught at the school for 32 years.
Melvin Hougen was awarded the Bronze Star for valor and distinguished service in the Army during World War II.But he didn't talk about it."He remained…
"She never stopped the push for recognition for students with needs," a former St. Cloud State professor said.
Richard Brubacher, who grew up in a small farming community in southern Minnesota, had a lengthy career in municipal and county government in the Twin…
John F. O'Shaughnessy Jr. inherited a passion for philanthropy.His grandfather, a prosperous St. Paul businessman in the first half of the 20th century, established a…
Johnson spent nine years on the board of the Minnesota Corn Growers Association and served as the group's president in 1985.
"He was very good at his profession," his daughter said. "But he didn't take himself seriously. He did not sweat anything."
Not many people look forward to the annual obligation of filing a tax return. Andrew Benjamin relished tax season. “He loved preparing taxes,” said Katy…
In August 1965, Gae Pearl helped a Minneapolis apparel company pull off a fashion coup. Pearl, a clothing designer, designed coats that were purchased by…
Smith began teaching in the fall 1945, retiring from full-time teaching in 1983 and serving as a substitute teacher at the school until 1990.
At age 49, Keane made a profound career change.
"He played a big role in so many projects in St. Paul," said former St. Paul Mayor George Latimer.
In the early 1970s, Bud Chapman took a break from his career as a commercial artist to hunt for treasure. His subsequent unsuccessful search for…
For nearly 40 years, the International Health Service has provided dental, medical and eye care services in the Central American country.
He was a member of the Minnesota Golf Hall of Fame and the artist of the "Infamous Golf Holes."
Adwina Jackson Baptiste always emphasized two things to her three children. “Faith and the pursuit of knowledge,” said daughter Alicia Ayodele of New Hope. “They…
Ricketts also taught at the University of Minnesota School of Music.
Education, music and sports were lifelong passions for Don Carruth.After surviving a life-threatening illness as a child, Carruth, the youngest of 11 siblings, became the…
The "tough old Ranger" was a woman of many talents and interests: a teacher and coach, politician and artist.
Brown's nearly five-decade career at the U was fueled by his own curiosity.
Much of his work involved environmental impact statements and attending public hearings to get feedback.
Fred Friswold showed an interest in community service at an early age. He was a sixth-grader at Keewaydin Elementary School in south Minneapolis when he…
As a single mother in her 30s with six children, Cleo Herrera set a lasting example for her family when she earned a master’s degree…
A couple of years ago, Russ Bauer and his wife, Judy, contemplating retirement, bought a house in Arizona."But my grandpa wasn't ready to slow down,"…
Over the past 45 years, organizations in Dakota County came to know they could rely on Jill Lewis. "She was very devoted to anything she…
After he assumed office in January 1961, President John Kennedy tasked a member of his Cabinet to develop a program to address the poverty and…
Dick Garmaker was also a four-time NBA All-Star, playing for the Minneapolis Lakers and Knicks in the late '50s and early '60s.
Preuss made an immediate impression as a freshman, but his promising hockey career would end prematurely because of a freak injury.
The "Get to know 'em" campaign for the 2001 Twins, produced by a team led by Adkins, turned out to be immensely popular.
Meet the person that people call the "Trash Lady of Ramsey."
He assisted in drafting legislation that became the American Indian Religious Freedom Act and was a consistent voice nationally.
He worked his way through his undergraduate years at St. John's by playing saxophone in a big band. Outside of work, he was avid about fitness.
His civil service career spanned more than three decades, including two stints in state economic offices and a stint with a Minneapolis city agency.
Innovative and bold, the University of Minnesota grad embraced the internet early on.
The Minnesota State High School League (MSHSL) girls state volleyball tournament was in its infancy when coach Dennis Erickson and his Robbinsdale Armstrong volleyball…
Rosalie Kane made an indelible mark in the world of social work and the study of aging. Last fall, the National Association of Social Workers…
The University of Minnesota Alumni Association had wanted to build a permanent home on campus for more than 30 years when alumnus and Twin…
He helped save a snowmobiler on Lake Minnetonka, and that man named his first son Weiland.
Through her work with international organizations, she traveled to 40 countries.
During his public service career of high-profile jobs in Hennepin County government, Dale Ackmann preferred to stay out of the spotlight."He didn't try to take…
In his three years on the varsity, he didn't appear in a game for the Gophers until the final seconds of the final game of his senior season.
Cyber-Seniors is a nonprofit that connects tech-literate teens with seniors to help them understand and use technology.
Gaskil arrived at Normandale in 1973 and served a number of roles before retiring in 2012.
He is a member of five coaching or athletic halls of fame.
Former Gophers softball coach Jamie Trachsel turned down a one-year deal to stay. Ole Miss offered her a multi-year contract and a six-figure raise.
He started singing at churches at age 4, but music took a back seat in early adulthood. That changed after he sang at Hubert Humphrey's funeral.
After she led the Gophers to the College World Series, the sides couldn't agree on a new contract.
JamieTrachsel, a Duluth native, led the Gophers to their first Women's College World Series appearance last year and is leaving after two seasons at the U.
After a standout athletic record in high school in Oklahoma and at Valparaiso University in Indiana, he went on to a library career.
After three decades in corporate and nonprofit leadership positions, Kate Berman was a gifted mentor to other business executives on how to be more effective…
An oil spill off the coast of Santa Barbara, Calif., in 1969 helped spark the group.