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Gophers softball: Three reasons for hope, three reasons for concern
Piper Ritter's team reached the NCAA tournament, overcoming the 11th-toughest schedule in the nation, but finished 27-26-1.
U women's hockey works hard for goals in playoff victory over St. Thomas
Minnesota led only 1-0 until scoring twice in the final 10 minutes of the second period. Taylor Heise and Abigail Boreen, the team's top two scorers, got those big goals.
Gophers men's hockey overcomes 3-0 deficit to sweep at Penn State
Minnesota got three goals in the second and three more in the third to catch and pass the Nittany Lions.
Gophers women's hockey routs St. Thomas
The No. 1-ranked Gophers moved closer to a WCHA title led by Taylor Heise's two goals and two assists.
Gophers women's hockey sweeps St. Cloud State
Norcross, a senior transfer from Boston College, tipped in a shot for the tiebreaking goal late in the second period.
Ten things to know about the 2022 Gophers softball team
The Gophers open their season with games on Friday against No. 12 Georgia and Central Florida. Here's a look at what fans can expect from the 2022 team.
Gophers women's hockey routs Bemidji State, moves into first place
Minnesota defeated Bemidji State for the 13th time in a row, led by freshman Peyton Hemp's two goals.
Gophers men's hockey loses to Notre Dame in overtime
Landon Slaggert scored for the Fighting Irish 32 seconds into the extra period.
Heise's two goals lead Gophers women's hockey over Ohio State
Senior forward Taylor Heise scored her 19th and 20th goals as Minnesota ended a six-game losing streak to the Buckeyes.
Seattle wins 82-72 to keep Lynx winless
The Lynx are off to an 0-4 start after two straight losses to the Storm.
One of the biggest weekends for NCAA track and field is loaded with local talent
All three division of NCAA track and field are competing in major tournaments this weekend, and local schools and athletes are represented at every level.
Amber Fiser and then who? Gophers softball position-by-position breakdown
The Gophers open a new season Friday against Maryland and have intriguing players all over the diamond.
Gophers softball in elite weekend tournament: Five things to know
The Gophers, who went 3-2 on their opening weekend, play No. 16 Oklahoma State (2-2) and No. 5 Florida State (5-0) at 10:30 a.m. and 5 p.m.
Gophers baseball, picked as third-best in Big Ten, will lean on infield, veterans
Season starts Friday afternoon.
Review: 'They Played for the Love of the Game,' by Frank M. White
NONFICTION: This comprehensive book by the son of a baseball catcher details the lives and careers of black ballplayers in Minnesota before and after big-league integration.
Review: 'Concussion,' by Jeanne Marie Laskas
NONFICTION: The dramatic story of the Nigerian doctor who made the connection between professional football and dangerous brain injuries.
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
Just in time for baseball and its early-season optimism are two books with local subjects.
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
Wait until next season. Coach Cheryl Reeve essentially said as much Sunday.
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
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
Indiana's Shavonte Zellous joined Tamika Catchings in pestering Minnesota at every chance.
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
Stat sheet doesn't chart impact of the backup guard's quick feet and hands.
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
Seimone Augustus' traffic stop caused furor for player and police in Roseville, but now it's resolved.
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
The Notre Dame rookie has become the first post player off the bench.
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
Incoming freshman Connor Reilly "fell awkwardly" Saturday at a team party and hurt his right knee.
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
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
East leader Connecticut handed the WNBA champs their third consecutive loss and first of the year at home.
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
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
Seimone Augustus sat out because of an injury, but others stepped up to crush the Storm.
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
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
Father of the third-year guard suffered a heart attack last summer.
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
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
The defending champ Lynx rode depth to a rout in the opener, and an injury concern faded, too.
'Mama' likes days like this
Taj McWilliams-Franklin begins her 14th season, still striving to improve her veteran game.
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
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
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
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
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
A team-record 46 homers have helped the once-overmatched Minnesota softball team become competitive once again.
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
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
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
Devereaux Peters reached the NCAA title game the past two seasons with Notre Dame.
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
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
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
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
While Boston College piled on the goals, the Gophers were stymied by Eagles goalie Parker Milner.