Sports http://www.mndaily.com/rss/sports en Kiera Janzen helps set Pan Am record http://www.mndaily.com/sports/swimming-diving/2015/07/29/kiera-janzen-helps-set-pan-am-record 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;">With her college swimming days over, Kiera Janzen has moved on to compete in international waters.&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;">The former Minnesota swimmer participated in the Pan Am Games in Toronto from July 10-26. </div> <p><a href="http://www.mndaily.com/sports/swimming-diving/2015/07/29/kiera-janzen-helps-set-pan-am-record" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Swimming & Diving Wed, 29 Jul 2015 09:01:15 +0000 jthomas@mndaily.com 97141 at http://www.mndaily.com Potential location for new track and field facility faces opposition http://www.mndaily.com/sports/track-field/2015/07/29/potential-location-new-track-and-field-facility-faces-opposition By: <a href="/users/bgotzmndailycom" title="View User Profile">Ben Gotz</a><br/><div style="color: rgb(34, 34, 34); font-family: arial, sans-serif; font-size: 13px; line-height: normal;">The University of Minnesota athletics department is still searching for a new location for its track and field facilities, as the current space would be displaced by a new proposed athletics village.</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;">Jon Steadland, a spokesman from University President Eric Kale </div> <p><a href="http://www.mndaily.com/sports/track-field/2015/07/29/potential-location-new-track-and-field-facility-faces-opposition" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Track & Field Wed, 29 Jul 2015 08:58:22 +0000 jthomas@mndaily.com 97136 at http://www.mndaily.com Gophers add goal scorer April Bockin http://www.mndaily.com/sports/soccer/2015/07/29/gophers-add-goal-scorer-april-bockin 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;">Both April Bockin&rsquo;s mother and high school coach describe her as shy and reserved, but that&rsquo;s hard to believe when she steps onto the field.&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;">The incoming freshman forward had 25 goals and 13 assists for the Eden Prairie high school her senior s </div> <p><a href="http://www.mndaily.com/sports/soccer/2015/07/29/gophers-add-goal-scorer-april-bockin" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Soccer Wed, 29 Jul 2015 08:50:25 +0000 jthomas@mndaily.com 97126 at http://www.mndaily.com Fabrication suspected for other Minnesota Daily sports stories http://www.mndaily.com/sports/2015/07/29/fabrication-suspected-other-minnesota-daily-sports-stories By: <a href="/users/bgotzmndailycom" title="View User Profile">Ben Gotz</a><br/><div style="color: rgb(34, 34, 34); font-family: arial, sans-serif; font-size: 13px; line-height: normal;">The Minnesota Daily announced on July 15 that three published sports stories contained fabrications. </div> <p><a href="http://www.mndaily.com/sports/2015/07/29/fabrication-suspected-other-minnesota-daily-sports-stories" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Sports Wed, 29 Jul 2015 08:06:23 +0000 jthomas@mndaily.com 97076 at http://www.mndaily.com New track faces opposition in St. Paul http://www.mndaily.com/sports/2015/07/22/new-track-faces-opposition-st-paul By: <a href="/users/bgotzmndailycom" title="View User Profile">Ben Gotz</a><br/><p>The University of Minnesota athletics department is still searching for new location for its track and field facilities, as the current space could be displaced by a new proposed athletics village.</p><p> Jon Steadland, a spokesman from University President Eric Kaler’s office, said Tuesday evening school leaders are considering a combined facility with the Gophers soccer team near the St. Paul campus. Another potential option would displace parts of the historic Les Bolstad golf course, but not the land that makes up the course’s driving range.</p> <p><a href="http://www.mndaily.com/sports/2015/07/22/new-track-faces-opposition-st-paul" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Sports Administration Wed, 22 Jul 2015 20:36:35 +0000 hhansen@mndaily.com 96896 at http://www.mndaily.com Estrada prepares for college at Northwoods League http://www.mndaily.com/sports/baseball/2015/07/22/estrada-prepares-college-northwoods-league By: <a href="/users/epolglaze" title="View User Profile"> Emily Polglaze</a><br/><p>Eddie Estrada was being scouted by the Los Angeles Dodgers, the Boston Red Sox and the Minnesota Twins just over a month ago, but his focus remained with his summer team, the Willmar Stingers. </p> <p>Estrada, who will join the Gophers baseball team next year as a freshman, is gearing up for his collegiate career by spending his summer playing in the Northwoods League with the Stingers. </p> <p>“I’ve definitely had a big transition,” Estrada said. “But I’ve found my rhythm, and I’m trusting myself more.” </p> <p><a href="http://www.mndaily.com/sports/baseball/2015/07/22/estrada-prepares-college-northwoods-league" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Baseball Wed, 22 Jul 2015 08:10:28 +0000 jthomas@mndaily.com 96816 at http://www.mndaily.com Gophers legend Roy Griak passes away http://www.mndaily.com/sports/cross-country/2015/07/22/gophers-legend-roy-griak-passes-away By: <a href="/users/epolglaze" title="View User Profile"> Emily Polglaze</a><br/><p>Roy Griak, a University of Minnesota legend, has crossed the final finish line. </p> <p>Griak, a Gophers coach and administrative assistant since 1963, passed away July 9 at the age of 91. </p> <p>“Roy went to Minnesota, coached here for more than 30 years, worked here for more than 50 years and impacted more lives than almost anybody in the history of the athletic department,” athletics director Norwood Teague said in a July 9 statement. “His dedication and his commitment to our university and</p><p> our student-athletes will be sorely missed.” </p> <p><a href="http://www.mndaily.com/sports/cross-country/2015/07/22/gophers-legend-roy-griak-passes-away" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Cross Country Wed, 22 Jul 2015 08:07:37 +0000 jthomas@mndaily.com 96811 at http://www.mndaily.com Recent sports stories from MN Daily found to be fabricated http://www.mndaily.com/sports/briefs/2015/07/14/recent-sports-stories-mn-daily-found-be-fabricated By: <a href="/users/bgotzmndailycom" title="View User Profile">Ben Gotz</a><br/><p>Three stories that appeared in the Minnesota Daily sports section in the past two weeks contained fabricated interviews, the newspaper’s staff learned Sunday.</p><p> A page 10 story, “Gerst returns to the Aquatic Center deck,” in last week’s Daily contained sources who weren’t interviewed, including Minnesota assistant swimming and diving coach Tyler Gerst, head swimming and diving coach Kelly Kremer and swimmer Kierra Smith.</p> <p><a href="http://www.mndaily.com/sports/briefs/2015/07/14/recent-sports-stories-mn-daily-found-be-fabricated" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Briefs Wed, 15 Jul 2015 01:54:14 +0000 adohnalek@mndaily.com 96561 at http://www.mndaily.com Prospect Park townhomes to stay, redevelopment avoided http://www.mndaily.com/sports/briefs/2015/07/14/prospect-park-townhomes-stay-redevelopment-avoided By: <a href="/users/esmithmndailycom" title="View User Profile">Elizabeth Smith</a><br/><p>Community pushback has persuaded Minneapolis officials to hold off on the redevelopment of area public housing facilities.</p><p> City officials originally slated a public hearing for Tuesday to discuss the revamp of Glendale Townhomes in the Prospect Park neighborhood, but after receiving criticism from residents and community members, the meeting was canceled, and all reconstruction plans have been postponed for at least six months.</p> <p><a href="http://www.mndaily.com/sports/briefs/2015/07/14/prospect-park-townhomes-stay-redevelopment-avoided" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Briefs City Council Prospect Park Wed, 15 Jul 2015 01:51:53 +0000 adohnalek@mndaily.com 96551 at http://www.mndaily.com Tyler Hanson takes on starting for Willmar Stingers http://www.mndaily.com/sports/baseball/2015/07/14/tyler-hanson-takes-starting-willmar-stingers By: <a href="/users/epolglaze" title="View User Profile"> Emily Polglaze</a><br/><p>Summer can be a season of downtime for some collegiate athletes, but Minnesota pitcher Tyler Hanson is currently working though a role reversal on the mound.</p><p> Hanson, who served as a reliever for 14 games during his sophomore season, has been starting for the Willmar Stingers in the Northwoods League.</p><p> “I’ve been getting plenty of innings,” Hanson said. “Being a starter instead of a reliever, I get to mix all of my pitches in.”</p> <p><a href="http://www.mndaily.com/sports/baseball/2015/07/14/tyler-hanson-takes-starting-willmar-stingers" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Baseball Wed, 15 Jul 2015 01:22:36 +0000 adohnalek@mndaily.com 96511 at http://www.mndaily.com