http://www.mndaily.com/rss/%2A en Big Ten Media Days Live Blog http://www.mndaily.com/blogs/upon-further-review/2014/07/28/big-ten-media-days-live-blog-1 By: <a href="/users/jsatzingermndailycom" title="View User Profile">Jack Satzinger</a><br/> <p>Big Ten Media Days is underway. Follow along for news and notes from Chicago.</p> <p>Northwestern coach&nbsp;<strong>Pat Fitzgerald</strong>&nbsp;was first to the podium. Fitzgerald touched upon his team&#39;s academic success and also said his team lost its focus at one point during the season. The Wildcats finished 5-7 and lost to Minnesota 20-17.&nbsp;</p> <a href="http://www.mndaily.com/blogs/upon-further-review">Upon Further Review</a><p><a href="http://www.mndaily.com/blogs/upon-further-review/2014/07/28/big-ten-media-days-live-blog-1" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Upon Further Review Mon, 28 Jul 2014 17:10:28 +0000 jsatzinger@mndaily.com 87418 at http://www.mndaily.com Media days: 10 big questions http://www.mndaily.com/blogs/upon-further-review/2014/07/27/media-days-10-big-questions By: <a href="/users/jsatzingermndailycom" title="View User Profile">Jack Satzinger</a><br/> <p>Big Ten Football Media Days kick off tomorrow morning in Chicago. All&nbsp;<strike>10&nbsp;</strike>&nbsp;14 teams from the conference will be represented by three players and their respective head coach. Throughout the two-day event, each team&#39;s representatives will be asked non-stop about the upcoming season. Going off that theme, here are 10 big questions I have as the Gophers try to improve on a breakthrough 8-5 season in the newly-expanded conference.&nbsp;</p> <p>1. Is Mitch Leidner the guy at quarterback?&nbsp;</p> <a href="http://www.mndaily.com/blogs/upon-further-review">Upon Further Review</a><p><a href="http://www.mndaily.com/blogs/upon-further-review/2014/07/27/media-days-10-big-questions" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Upon Further Review Big Ten NCAA Sports Sun, 27 Jul 2014 19:29:02 +0000 jsatzinger@mndaily.com 87415 at http://www.mndaily.com UMD receives almost $9 million for Antarctica research http://www.mndaily.com/blogs/newsstand/2014/07/27/umd-receives-almost-9-million-antarctica-research-0 By: <a href="/users/lfontainemndailycom" title="View User Profile">Lyra Fontaine</a><br/> <p>The University of Minnesota Duluth received an $8.97 million National Science Foundation grant to construct an ice-drilling platform in Antarctica for research, the university <a href="http://www.d.umn.edu/news/2014/July/24b.html">announced</a> on Thursday. &nbsp;</p> <p>The drilling system -- the first of its kind to be used in Antarctica -- could give researchers critical new information about the interface between major ice caps and their subglacial geology, according to the <a href="http://www.d.umn.edu/news/2014/July/24b.html">news release</a>.</p> <a href="http://www.mndaily.com/blogs/newsstand">The Newsstand</a><p><a href="http://www.mndaily.com/blogs/newsstand/2014/07/27/umd-receives-almost-9-million-antarctica-research-0" target="_blank">read more</a></p> The Newsstand Science/Technology Sun, 27 Jul 2014 14:07:35 +0000 lfontaine@mndaily.com 87414 at http://www.mndaily.com Toxin found in Midwestern rivers and states http://www.mndaily.com/blogs/newsstand/2014/07/26/toxin-found-midwestern-rivers-and-states By: <a href="/users/kmoonmndailycom" title="View User Profile">Kendall Moon</a><br/> <p>A toxin called a neonicotinoid is commonly found in agricultural insecticides and has been turning up consistently in the Midwest, <a href="http://www.startribune.com/lifestyle/health/268650562.html">according to an article in the Star Tribune</a>. With results published this week, the article said scientists at the U.S. Geological Survey found the compound in six states and nine Midwestern rivers,</p> <a href="http://www.mndaily.com/blogs/newsstand">The Newsstand</a><p><a href="http://www.mndaily.com/blogs/newsstand/2014/07/26/toxin-found-midwestern-rivers-and-states" target="_blank">read more</a></p> The Newsstand Health Sat, 26 Jul 2014 20:30:28 +0000 kmoon@mndaily.com 87412 at http://www.mndaily.com 20 years of Boredoms http://www.mndaily.com/blogs/ae-blog/2014/07/26/20-years-boredoms By: <a href="/users/jkellenmndailycom" title="View User Profile">Joe Kellen</a><br/> <p><span id="docs-internal-guid-c26fc88d-7401-364e-bb69-5fdf0160c091">On July 25, 1994, noise rock legends Boredoms released an overlooked gem: &ldquo;</span><a href="http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=quCnLEr3r-0">Chocolate Synthesizer.</a>&rdquo; Like most Boredoms records, listening to &ldquo;Synthesizer&rdquo; feels similar to being thrown into oncoming traffic.</p> <a href="http://www.mndaily.com/blogs/ae-blog">A&amp;E Blog</a><p><a href="http://www.mndaily.com/blogs/ae-blog/2014/07/26/20-years-boredoms" target="_blank">read more</a></p> A&E Blog Music Sat, 26 Jul 2014 18:50:34 +0000 jkellen@mndaily.com 87411 at http://www.mndaily.com Maroney to attend Big Ten Kickoff Luncheon http://www.mndaily.com/blogs/upon-further-review/2014/07/23/maroney-attend-big-ten-kickoff-luncheon By: <a href="/users/jsatzingermndailycom" title="View User Profile">Jack Satzinger</a><br/> <p>Former Gophers running back Laurence Maroney will attend the Big Ten Kickoff Luncheon on July 29, the Big Ten announced Wednesday. The event occurs shortly after Big Ten media days in Chicago. Every Big Ten school will be represented by one former player.&nbsp;</p> <p>Maroney rushed for 2,812 yards and 22 touchdowns during two seasons at Minnesota. After that, Maroney went on to play in the NFL for five seasons &mdash; four with the New England Patriots and one with the Denver Broncos.</p> <p>&nbsp;</p> <a href="http://www.mndaily.com/blogs/upon-further-review">Upon Further Review</a> Upon Further Review Big Ten Wed, 23 Jul 2014 20:58:15 +0000 jsatzinger@mndaily.com 87410 at http://www.mndaily.com St. Thomas Adjunct Union Voted Down http://www.mndaily.com/blogs/newsstand/2014/07/23/st-thomas-adjunct-union-voted-down By: <a href="/users/mholdenmndailycom" title="View User Profile">Meghan Holden</a><br/> <p>BY ANNE MILLERBERND&nbsp;</p> <p><span style="font-size: 14px;">Adjunct faculty members at St. Thomas University have voted not to form a union, according to news sources.</span></p> <p>The&nbsp;<a href="http://www.startribune.com/local/stpaul/268009311.html" target="_blank">Star Tribune</a>&nbsp;reported that the results, announced Monday, showed that 84 adjunct faculty members voted for the union, and 136 voted against it.</p> <a href="http://www.mndaily.com/blogs/newsstand">The Newsstand</a><p><a href="http://www.mndaily.com/blogs/newsstand/2014/07/23/st-thomas-adjunct-union-voted-down" target="_blank">read more</a></p> The Newsstand Faculty/Staff Wed, 23 Jul 2014 18:25:37 +0000 mholden@mndaily.com 87408 at http://www.mndaily.com Gophers notes: players conditioning, schedule still in flux http://www.mndaily.com/blogs/upon-further-review/2014/07/23/gophers-notes-players-conditioning-schedule-still-flux By: <a href="/users/jsatzingermndailycom" title="View User Profile">Jack Satzinger</a><br/> <p dir="ltr" style="line-height:1.15;margin-top:0pt;margin-bottom:0pt;"><span id="docs-internal-guid-72ac5bf8-63cd-7dcb-e60e-2d69a993ee3b"><span style="font-size: 15px; font-family: Arial; color: rgb(0, 0, 0); vertical-align: baseline; white-space: pre-wrap; background-color: transparent;">Last summer, rising redshirt senior Mo Walker lost nearly 60 pounds after new head coach Richard Pitino took him through workouts.</span></span></p> <a href="http://www.mndaily.com/blogs/upon-further-review">Upon Further Review</a><p><a href="http://www.mndaily.com/blogs/upon-further-review/2014/07/23/gophers-notes-players-conditioning-schedule-still-flux" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Upon Further Review Richard Pitino Wed, 23 Jul 2014 15:20:45 +0000 jsatzinger@mndaily.com 87407 at http://www.mndaily.com Endangered http://www.mndaily.com/blogs/ae-blog/2014/07/21/endangered By: <a href="/users/jkellenmndailycom" title="View User Profile">Joe Kellen</a><br/> <p dir="ltr"><span id="docs-internal-guid-e837c42a-5751-0376-2ef4-66510f48c877"><a href="http://www.nytimes.com/2013/07/09/science/what-is-nostalgia-good-for-quite-a-bit-research-shows.html?pagewanted=all&amp;_r=0">There&rsquo;s nothing wrong with a little nostalgia</a></span>. It&rsquo;s deceptively simple to feel and it&rsquo;s often the subject <a href="http://www.esquire.com/features/chuck-klostermans-america/ESQ1104-NOV_AMERICA">of unjust, public shame.</a> Brendan Chilcutt is undercutting that with a website full of aural delight.</p> <a href="http://www.mndaily.com/blogs/ae-blog">A&amp;E Blog</a><p><a href="http://www.mndaily.com/blogs/ae-blog/2014/07/21/endangered" target="_blank">read more</a></p> A&E Blog Mon, 21 Jul 2014 05:08:29 +0000 jkellen@mndaily.com 87356 at http://www.mndaily.com Pitchfork Day Three: One for the books http://www.mndaily.com/blogs/ae-blog/2014/07/20/pitchfork-day-three-one-books By: <a href="/users/gtillerymndailycom" title="View User Profile">Grant Tillery</a><br/> <p>Trouble finding parking meant a late start to day three of Pitchfork.&nbsp; The rollicking sounds of Speedy Ortiz were audible all along Ashland Avenue, and provided an excellent soundtrack while walking into the festival.&nbsp; DIIV delivered solid, mid-tempo indie rock, nothing distinct from typical stylists of the genre, but their tunes were catchy.&nbsp; It was a mistake to leave their set for Perfect Pussy.&nbsp; The noise rockers&rsquo; songs were all one chord bangers and lacked melody.&nbsp; Lead singer Meredith Graves&rsquo; lyrics were rendered inaudible by her screams and the dro</p> <a href="http://www.mndaily.com/blogs/ae-blog">A&amp;E Blog</a><p><a href="http://www.mndaily.com/blogs/ae-blog/2014/07/20/pitchfork-day-three-one-books" target="_blank">read more</a></p> A&E Blog Music A&E Mon, 21 Jul 2014 04:50:32 +0000 gtillery@mndaily.com 87355 at http://www.mndaily.com