Sports en Minnesota rowers prep for Hawkeyes By: <a href="/users/jsatzingermndailycom" title="View User Profile">Jack Satzinger</a><br/><p class="Body"><span style="letter-spacing: -0.05pt;">The Gophers won just one race in their last regatta.<o:p></o:p></span></p> <p class="Body"><span style="letter-spacing: -0.05pt;">This weekend, after two weeks off, they&rsquo;re focusing on making sure that doesn&rsquo;t happen again.<o:p></o:p></span></p> <p class="Body"><span style="letter-spacing: -0.05pt;">Minnesota will travel to Iowa City, Iowa, this weekend for its last regatta of the month and its second-to-last competition before the Big Ten championships.<o:p></o:p></span></p> <p><a href="" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Rowing Thu, 24 Apr 2014 04:23:37 +0000 86554 at Gophers postpone games By: <a href="/users/bhelfandmndailycom" title="View User Profile">Betsy Helfand</a><br/><p>April showers forced the postponement of Gophers baseball and softball games Wednesday.</p> <p>Minnesota&rsquo;s baseball team was scheduled to take on Hamline at Siebert Field, and its softball team was scheduled to play a doubleheader against North Dakota at Jane Sage Cowles Stadium.</p> <p>The Gophers baseball team has postponed multiple games this season. Minnesota made up the postponed game against North Dakota State but did not make up its postponed game against St. John&rsquo;s.</p> <p><a href="" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Baseball Softball Thu, 24 Apr 2014 04:21:49 +0000 86553 at DMR looks to match last year’s performance By: <a href="/users/mryanmndailycom" title="View User Profile">Megan Ryan</a><br/><p class="Body"><span style="letter-spacing:-.2pt">There have been 104 Drake Relays in the history of the prestigious meet, but it&rsquo;s hard to beat last year&rsquo;s for the Gophers women&rsquo;s track and field team.<o:p></o:p></span></p> <p class="Body"><span style="letter-spacing:-.2pt">Minnesota&rsquo;s distance medley relay team last year relied on current senior Laura Docherty to pull the team from fourth to first, which helped Minnesota claim its second title in the Drake Relays event and broke the school record set in 2007.<o:p></o:p></span></p> <p><a href="" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Track & Field Thu, 24 Apr 2014 04:21:21 +0000 86552 at Froment, Hamburg aim for NCAA berth By: <a href="/users/jfrederickmndailycom" title="View User Profile">Jace Frederick</a><br/><p class="Body"><span style="letter-spacing:-.1pt">Jack Hamburg and Mathieu Froment didn&rsquo;t identify as doubles players when they first arrived on campus.<o:p></o:p></span></p> <p class="Body"><span style="letter-spacing:-.1pt">Like many successful tennis players, they came to college focused primarily on the singles game. <o:p></o:p></span></p> <p class="Body"><span style="letter-spacing:-.1pt">A few years later, things have changed. These days, Hamburg and Froment appear most comfortable standing side by side on the tennis court.<o:p></o:p></span></p> <p><a href="" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Men's Tennis Thu, 24 Apr 2014 04:20:04 +0000 86551 at Gophers appear ready for Big Tens By: <a href="/users/dnelson" title="View User Profile">David Nelson</a><br/><p>In 2009, Golf Digest and GOLF Magazine dubbed the Pete Dye course in French Lick, Ind., as America&rsquo;s Best New Public Golf Course.</p> <p>This weekend, members of the Gophers women&rsquo;s golf team will challenge that course at the Big Ten championships.</p> <p>&ldquo;You have to play it smart,&rdquo; head coach Michele Redman said. &ldquo;It&rsquo;s tempting to maybe take a chance on a shot that you maybe should not. And I think my kids are smart. &hellip; Not everybody has that.&rdquo;</p> <p><a href="" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Women's Golf Thu, 24 Apr 2014 04:20:01 +0000 86550 at Allister’s first recruiting class shines By: <a href="/users/jchristensenmndailycom" title="View User Profile">Jared Christensen</a><br/><p>When head coach Jessica Allister arrived on campus four years ago, she inherited a program which hadn&rsquo;t placed in the top four of the Big Ten in more than a decade.</p> <p>Now, four years later, the Gophers softball team is ranked 13th in the nation, has won 33 of its first 41 games and is in line to finish with the best regular season in program history.</p> <p>And much of that success stems from Allister&rsquo;s first recruiting class, which entered its junior season this year.</p> <p>That class is led by All-Big Ten infielders Kaitlyn Richardson and Tyler&nbsp;Walker.</p> <p><a href="" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Softball Wed, 23 Apr 2014 03:09:02 +0000 86507 at Minnesota powers through slew of injuries By: <a href="/users/bhelfandmndailycom" title="View User Profile">Betsy Helfand</a><br/><p>Matt Halloran, Dan Motl, Ty McDevitt, Austin Athmann, Dan Olinger, to name a few &mdash; and now, starting shortstop Michael Handel.</p> <p>Injuries have ravaged the Gophers baseball team&rsquo;s roster this season. During Saturday&rsquo;s game, Handel pulled his hamstring, becoming the latest addition to the seemingly never-ending list of injured players.</p> <p>Though some players have returned from their early-season ailments, the team has spent most of the year working around the slew of injuries its players have faced.</p> <p><a href="" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Baseball Wed, 23 Apr 2014 03:08:17 +0000 86506 at NCAA council backs unlimited meals for athletes By: <a href="/users/ngotliebmndailycom" title="View User Profile">Nate Gotlieb</a><br/><p>A proposal to allow unlimited meals and snacks for student-athletes appears to have widespread support, including the backing of three former Gophers football players.</p> <p>The NCAA Division I Legislative Council last Tuesday approved the measure, which aims to help Division I student-athletes meet their nutritional needs. The association&rsquo;s leadership could make the measure official this week.</p> <p>Current NCAA rules allow schools to provide three meals per day, nutritional supplements and snacks to student-athletes.</p> <p><a href="" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Sports NCAA Tue, 22 Apr 2014 04:32:41 +0000 86494 at Courter, Pintusava impress at No. 2 doubles By: <a href="/users/jfrederickmndailycom" title="View User Profile">Jace Frederick</a><br/><p>A pair of constant smiles, lots of laughs and a bunch of victories.</p> <p>That&rsquo;s been the story of the season for senior Natallia Pintusava and junior Julia Courter on the doubles court.</p> <p>&ldquo;We&rsquo;re always laughing and smiling,&rdquo; Courter said. &ldquo;I think overall our attitudes and our communication have been a key thing this year, and that&rsquo;s what led to our success.&rdquo;</p> <p>It&rsquo;s easy to grin and giggle when success comes so seamlessly. Courter and Pintusava have amassed a 17-4 record this season, including a 7-2 mark in the Big Ten.</p> <p><a href="" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Women's Tennis Tue, 22 Apr 2014 04:13:10 +0000 86485 at Column: Pitino should listen to all job offers, ya feel me? By: <a href="/users/sgordonmndailycom" title="View User Profile">Samuel Gordon</a><br/><p>There&rsquo;s a couple of high-profile men&rsquo;s basketball coaching jobs still available.</p> <p>Missouri and Tennessee &mdash; both members of the SEC &mdash; are looking for the next face of their respective programs.</p> <p>And Richard Pitino&rsquo;s name keeps getting kicked around as a possible replacement. That&rsquo;s a reality Gophers fans are going to have to live with as long as he&rsquo;s on campus.</p> <p><a href="" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Men's Basketball Tue, 22 Apr 2014 04:08:07 +0000 86484 at