Sports http://www.mndaily.com/rss/sports en Three Gophers freshmen drafted to NHL http://www.mndaily.com/sports/mens-hockey/2015/07/02/three-gophers-freshmen-drafted-nhl 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: 13px; line-height: normal;"> After a quiet first day of the<a href="http://www.mndaily.com/sports/2015/06/22/week-gophers’-sports-622-628"> 2015 National Hockey League Draft,</a> three incoming Gophers freshman and another player committed to the program heard their names called on the draft&rsquo;s second day.</div> <div style="color: rgb(34, 34, 34); font-family: arial, sans-serif; font-size: 13px; line-height: normal;"> &nbsp;</div> <p><a href="http://www.mndaily.com/sports/mens-hockey/2015/07/02/three-gophers-freshmen-drafted-nhl" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Men's Hockey Thu, 02 Jul 2015 09:48:37 +0000 jthomas@mndaily.com 95986 at http://www.mndaily.com Shortstop Gates added to University’s hall of fame http://www.mndaily.com/sports/baseball/2015/07/02/shortstop-gates-added-university%E2%80%99s-hall-fame 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: 13px; line-height: normal;"> The timing seems almost too perfect for former Minnesota shortstop Brent Gates Sr. to enter his alma mater&rsquo;s Hall of Fame this summer.&nbsp;</div> <div style="color: rgb(34, 34, 34); font-family: arial, sans-serif; font-size: 13px; line-height: normal;"> &nbsp;</div> <div style="color: rgb(34, 34, 34); font-family: arial, sans-serif; font-size: 13px; line-height: normal;"> </div> <p><a href="http://www.mndaily.com/sports/baseball/2015/07/02/shortstop-gates-added-university%E2%80%99s-hall-fame" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Baseball Thu, 02 Jul 2015 09:40:18 +0000 jthomas@mndaily.com 95976 at http://www.mndaily.com Deng fails to advance at U.S. Track Championships http://www.mndaily.com/sports/track-field/2015/07/02/deng-fails-advance-us-track-championships By: <a href="/users/gdonaldmndailycom" title="View User Profile">Grant Donald</a><br/><div style="color: rgb(34, 34, 34); font-family: arial, sans-serif; font-size: 13px; line-height: normal;"> For the second consecutive meet, Gophers All-American Goaner Deng couldn&rsquo;t outrun the bad luck that plagued his June.</div> <div style="color: rgb(34, 34, 34); font-family: arial, sans-serif; font-size: 13px; line-height: normal;"> &nbsp;</div> <div style="color: rgb(34, 34, 34); font-family: arial, sans-serif; font-size: 13px; line-height: normal;"> </div> <p><a href="http://www.mndaily.com/sports/track-field/2015/07/02/deng-fails-advance-us-track-championships" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Track & Field Thu, 02 Jul 2015 09:37:09 +0000 jthomas@mndaily.com 95971 at http://www.mndaily.com Carr bounces back to the wrestling mat http://www.mndaily.com/sports/wrestling/2015/07/02/carr-bounces-back-wrestling-mat By: <a href="/users/gdonaldmndailycom" title="View User Profile">Grant Donald</a><br/><div style="color: rgb(34, 34, 34); font-family: arial, sans-serif; font-size: 13px; line-height: normal;"> Before wrestling for a top-ranked program like Minnesota was even a possibility, redshirt freshman Colin Carr was prepared for the harsh reality that he may never wrestle again.</div> <div style="color: rgb(34, 34, 34); font-family: arial, sans-serif; font-size: 13px; line-height: normal;"> &nbsp;</div> <div style="color: rgb(34, 34, 34); font-family: arial, sans-serif; font-size: 13px; line-height: normal;"> </div> <p><a href="http://www.mndaily.com/sports/wrestling/2015/07/02/carr-bounces-back-wrestling-mat" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Wrestling Thu, 02 Jul 2015 09:33:55 +0000 jthomas@mndaily.com 95966 at http://www.mndaily.com Striegler joins women’s basketball coaching staff http://www.mndaily.com/sports/womens-basketball/2015/06/24/striegler-joins-women%E2%80%99s-basketball-coaching-staff 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: 13px; line-height: normal;"> The women&rsquo;s basketball staff has expanded by adding a former head coach.&nbsp;</div> <div style="color: rgb(34, 34, 34); font-family: arial, sans-serif; font-size: 13px; line-height: normal;"> &nbsp;</div> <div style="color: rgb(34, 34, 34); font-family: arial, sans-serif; font-size: 13px; line-height: normal;"> </div> <p><a href="http://www.mndaily.com/sports/womens-basketball/2015/06/24/striegler-joins-women%E2%80%99s-basketball-coaching-staff" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Women's Basketball Wed, 24 Jun 2015 08:19:09 +0000 jthomas@mndaily.com 95666 at http://www.mndaily.com Four Gophers selected in NWHL Draft http://www.mndaily.com/sports/womens-hockey/2015/06/24/four-gophers-selected-nwhl-draft By: <a href="/users/gdonaldmndailycom" title="View User Profile">Grant Donald</a><br/><div style="color: rgb(34, 34, 34); font-family: arial, sans-serif; font-size: 13px; line-height: normal;"> Minnesota forward Hannah Brandt was selected second overall in the inaugural National Women&rsquo;s Hockey League draft&nbsp;<span class="aBn" data-term="goog_345249685" style="border-bottom-width: 1px; border-bottom-style: dashed; border-bottom-color: rgb(204, 204, 204); position: relative; top: -2px; z-index: 0;" tabindex="0"><span class="aQJ" style="position: relative; top: 2px; z-index: -1;">Saturday</span></span>&nbsp;by the Connecticut Whale.</div> <p><a href="http://www.mndaily.com/sports/womens-hockey/2015/06/24/four-gophers-selected-nwhl-draft" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Women's Hockey Wed, 24 Jun 2015 08:15:02 +0000 jthomas@mndaily.com 95661 at http://www.mndaily.com Minnesota’s offensive line grows under Jerry Kill http://www.mndaily.com/sports/football/2015/06/24/minnesota%E2%80%99s-offensive-line-grows-under-jerry-kill By: <a href="/users/gdonaldmndailycom" title="View User Profile">Grant Donald</a><br/><div style="color: rgb(34, 34, 34); font-family: arial, sans-serif; font-size: 13px; line-height: normal;"> When Minnesota offensive lineman Jon Christenson arrived on campus in 2011, he weighed a measly 266 pounds &mdash; the lightest offensive lineman on Minnesota&rsquo;s roster.</div> <div style="color: rgb(34, 34, 34); font-family: arial, sans-serif; font-size: 13px; line-height: normal;"> &nbsp;</div> <div style="color: rgb(34, 34, 34); font-family: arial, sans-serif; font-size: 13px; line-height: normal;"> </div> <p><a href="http://www.mndaily.com/sports/football/2015/06/24/minnesota%E2%80%99s-offensive-line-grows-under-jerry-kill" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Football Wed, 24 Jun 2015 08:10:08 +0000 jthomas@mndaily.com 95656 at http://www.mndaily.com Basketball assistant took different path http://www.mndaily.com/sports/mens-basketball/2015/06/24/basketball-assistant-took-different-path 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: 13px; line-height: normal;"> Nate Pomeday&rsquo;s favorite place to play college basketball when he was at Northwestern University was Minnesota&rsquo;s Williams Arena, and now he&rsquo;s back &mdash;<a href="http://www.mndaily.com/blogs/upon-further-review/2014/07/30/pitino-adds-pomeday-staff"> this time as a coach</a>.</div> <div style="color: rgb(34, 34, 34); font-family: arial, sans-serif; font-size: 13px; line-height: normal;"> &nbsp;</div> <p><a href="http://www.mndaily.com/sports/mens-basketball/2015/06/24/basketball-assistant-took-different-path" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Men's Basketball Wed, 24 Jun 2015 08:05:46 +0000 jthomas@mndaily.com 95651 at http://www.mndaily.com This week in Gophers’ sports: 6/22-6/28 http://www.mndaily.com/sports/2015/06/22/week-gophers%E2%80%99-sports-622-628 By: <a href="/users/eevelandmndailycom" title="View User Profile">Emily Eveland</a><br/><p>As Minnesota athletes from many sports begin summer training, a couple of Gophers Athletics alums have been finding success in their pro careers.</p> <p><strong>Trevor Mbakwe victorious with Brose Baskets&mdash;June 22</strong></p> <p>Former Gophers power forward Trevor Mbakwe helped lead Brose Baskets Bamberg to a&nbsp;<a href="http://www.dw.com/en/brose-baskets-beat-bayern-munich-to-lift-seventh-beko-bbl-title/a-18529990">championship title</a>&nbsp;on June 20.</p> <p>In an 88-84 victory over Bayern Munich, Brose Baskets Bamberg became the Beko BBL champions for the seventh time.</p> <p><a href="http://www.mndaily.com/sports/2015/06/22/week-gophers%E2%80%99-sports-622-628" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Sports Tue, 23 Jun 2015 00:00:37 +0000 jthomas@mndaily.com 95421 at http://www.mndaily.com Ex-Gophers give back http://www.mndaily.com/sports/baseball/2015/06/17/ex-gophers-give-back By: <a href="/users/gdonaldmndailycom" title="View User Profile">Grant Donald</a><br/><div style="color: rgb(34, 34, 34); font-family: arial, sans-serif; font-size: 13px; line-height: normal;"> Dick McCullough played a key role in bringing the Gophers their last national championship in baseball &mdash; his triple during the team&rsquo;s final game against Missouri gave Minnesota its first run.</div> <div style="color: rgb(34, 34, 34); font-family: arial, sans-serif; font-size: 13px; line-height: normal;"> &nbsp;</div> <div style="color: rgb(34, 34, 34); font-family: arial, sans-serif; font-size: 13px; line-height: normal;"> </div> <p><a href="http://www.mndaily.com/sports/baseball/2015/06/17/ex-gophers-give-back" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Baseball Wed, 17 Jun 2015 09:19:02 +0000 jthomas@mndaily.com 95336 at http://www.mndaily.com