Sports http://mndaily.com/rss/sports en Gophers send 20 to preliminaries http://mndaily.com/sports/track-field/2016/05/26/gophers-send-20-preliminaries By: Carissa Polo<br/><p>Minnesota&rsquo;s women&rsquo;s track and field team looks to continue a successful streak as 20 of its athletes compete in the NCAA West Preliminary in Lawrence, Kan., this week.&nbsp;</p> <p>The meet comes just after the team won a share of the Big Ten title &mdash; its fifth in program history and first since 2006.</p> <p>&ldquo;We might have a couple of kids who are a little banged up from the Big Ten game and stuff, but we feel good about where we&rsquo;re at,&rdquo; said director Matt Bingle. &ldquo;Hopefully they feel confident, which they should.&rdquo;&nbsp;</p> <p><a href="http://mndaily.com/sports/track-field/2016/05/26/gophers-send-20-preliminaries" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Track & Field Thu, 26 May 2016 19:12:37 +0000 efee@mndaily.com 114761 at http://mndaily.com Gophers’ season ends at regional http://mndaily.com/sports/softball/2016/05/26/gophers%E2%80%99-season-ends-regional By: Carissa Polo<br/><p>The Gophers fell in the first round of the NCAA Tournament last weekend after winning their second Big Ten Tournament title in three years.&nbsp;</p> <p>Minnesota won its first game of the Seattle Regional against North Dakota State but split the second day of competition. A first-game loss of a must-win day against Washington Sunday brought Minnesota&rsquo;s season to an end.&nbsp;</p> <p><a href="http://mndaily.com/sports/softball/2016/05/26/gophers%E2%80%99-season-ends-regional" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Softball Thu, 26 May 2016 19:11:20 +0000 efee@mndaily.com 114756 at http://mndaily.com Gophers set to compete at West Regional meet http://mndaily.com/sports/track-field/2016/05/26/gophers-set-compete-west-regional-meet By: Jack White<br/><p>The men&rsquo;s track and field team will send 19 of its athletes from 12 events to the NCAA Outdoor Track &amp; Field West Preliminary in Lawrence, Kan., this weekend.&nbsp;</p> <p>The No. 13 Gophers hope to find success at the meet en route to qualifying for the NCAA Outdoor Track &amp; Field National Championships in two weeks.&nbsp;</p> <p><a href="http://mndaily.com/sports/track-field/2016/05/26/gophers-set-compete-west-regional-meet" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Track & Field Thu, 26 May 2016 19:09:43 +0000 efee@mndaily.com 114751 at http://mndaily.com Minnesota earns top seed for conference tourney http://mndaily.com/sports/baseball/2016/05/26/minnesota-earns-top-seed-conference-tourney By: Jack White<br/><p>While the Gophers did not make the Big Ten Tournament last year, Minnesota will go into this season&rsquo;s tournament as the top seed after earning the outright conference crown last weekend.&nbsp;</p> <p>The team has improved from a ninth-place, under-.500 record in conference standings last year to .696 this season.</p> <p><a href="http://mndaily.com/sports/baseball/2016/05/26/minnesota-earns-top-seed-conference-tourney" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Baseball Sports Thu, 26 May 2016 19:06:56 +0000 efee@mndaily.com 114746 at http://mndaily.com Athletics Director finalist hopes to create a culture of accountability http://mndaily.com/sports/2016/05/11/athletics-director-finalist-hopes-create-culture-accountability By: <a href="/users/mhendricksonmndailycom" title="View User Profile">Mike Hendrickson</a><br/><p>Mark Coyle, a former Gophers athletics administrator, is poised to become the next University of Minnesota Athletics Director.</p> <p>On Wednesday afternoon, University President Eric Kaler named Coyle the athletics department&rsquo;s next leader, pending Board of Regents approval. As part of a five-year contract, Coyle&rsquo;s base salary will amount to $850,000 per year &mdash; nearly double that of former Athletics Director Norwood Teague.</p> <p><a href="http://mndaily.com/sports/2016/05/11/athletics-director-finalist-hopes-create-culture-accountability" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Sports Thu, 12 May 2016 01:52:12 +0000 caadland@mndaily.com 114566 at http://mndaily.com Finalist announced for Gophers AD job http://mndaily.com/sports/2016/05/11/finalist-announced-gophers-ad-job By: <a href="/users/caadlandmndailycom" title="View User Profile">Christopher Aadland</a><br/><p>A lone finalist has been announced in the search for the next University of Minnesota Athletics Director.</p> <p>University President Eric Kaler announced Wednesday morning that Mark Coyle was poised to become the school&rsquo;s next leader of Gophers athletics. &nbsp;</p> <p>From 2001 to 2005, Coyle, was the University&rsquo;s associate athletics director for external relations, where he managed marketing, sales, communications, the ticket office and licensing.</p> <p><a href="http://mndaily.com/sports/2016/05/11/finalist-announced-gophers-ad-job" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Sports Wed, 11 May 2016 19:53:26 +0000 caadland@mndaily.com 114556 at http://mndaily.com Inside the Gotzpen: Year in Review http://mndaily.com/multimedia/videos/2016/05/06/inside-gotzpen-year-review-0 Daily sports editor Ben Gotz reviews some highlights from the Gophers hectic past year.<br/> Sports Fri, 06 May 2016 16:15:30 +0000 asnyder@mndaily.com 114536 at http://mndaily.com Inside the Gotzpen: Year in Review http://mndaily.com/multimedia/videos/2016/05/06/inside-gotzpen-year-review Daily sports editor Ben Gotz reviews some highlights from the Gophers hectic past year.<br/> Sports Fri, 06 May 2016 16:15:28 +0000 asnyder@mndaily.com 114531 at http://mndaily.com Deng carries hopes of making Olympics http://mndaily.com/sports/track-field/2016/05/04/deng-carries-hopes-making-olympics By: <a href="/users/rfalk" title="View User Profile">Ryan Falk</a><br/><div style="color: rgb(34, 34, 34); font-family: arial, sans-serif; font-size: 12.8px; line-height: normal; background-color: rgb(255, 255, 255);"><span style="font-family:georgia,serif;"><span style="font-size:16px;">Senior Goaner Deng has had a strong season in the 800-meter run, and it might continue into the summer.</span></span></div> <div style="color: rgb(34, 34, 34); font-family: arial, sans-serif; font-size: 12.8px; line-height: normal; background-color: rgb(255, 255, 255);">&nbsp;</div> <div style="color: rgb(34, 34, 34); font-family: arial, sans-serif; font-size: 12.8px; line-height: </p> </div> <p><a href="http://mndaily.com/sports/track-field/2016/05/04/deng-carries-hopes-making-olympics" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Track & Field Thu, 05 May 2016 04:54:24 +0000 enelson@mndaily.com 114411 at http://mndaily.com Veteran battery grows together http://mndaily.com/sports/softball/2016/05/04/veteran-battery-grows-together By: <a href="/users/epolglaze" title="View User Profile"> Emily Polglaze</a><br/><div style="color: rgb(34, 34, 34); font-family: arial, sans-serif; font-size: 12.8px; line-height: normal; background-color: rgb(255, 255, 255);"> <div><span style="font-family:georgia,serif;"><span style="font-size:16px;">Junior Sara Groenewegen traveled 1,765 miles from home to play for the Gophers. Senior Taylor LeMay hails from the Twin Cities&nbsp;suburbs.&nbsp;</span></span></div> <div>&nbsp;</div> <div>&nbsp;</div> <div><span style="font-family:georgia,serif;"><span style="font-size:16px;">Groenewegen was recruited early, while LeMay transferred onto the team late. </span></span></div></div> <p><a href="http://mndaily.com/sports/softball/2016/05/04/veteran-battery-grows-together" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Softball Thu, 05 May 2016 04:53:28 +0000 enelson@mndaily.com 114406 at http://mndaily.com