Sports http://www.mndaily.com/rss/sports en Pannek leads Gophers to victory http://www.mndaily.com/sports/mens-hockey/2014/11/24/pannek-leads-gophers-victory By: <a href="/users/gdonaldmndailycom" title="View User Profile">Grant Donald</a><br/><p>With Gophers women&rsquo;s hockey taking over a local high school arena Monday night, it&rsquo;s only fitting that one of the best Minnesota prep players from last year would steal the show.</p> <p>Freshman and former Benilde-St. Margaret&rsquo;s star Kelly Pannek recorded her first collegiate hat trick in Minnesota&rsquo;s 5-0 win over St. Cloud State at Braemar Arena in Edina.</p> <p><a href="http://www.mndaily.com/sports/mens-hockey/2014/11/24/pannek-leads-gophers-victory" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Men's Hockey Tue, 25 Nov 2014 05:42:57 +0000 edreher@mndaily.com 88358 at http://www.mndaily.com Minnesota aims to improve slow first halves http://www.mndaily.com/sports/womens-basketball/2014/11/24/minnesota-aims-improve-slow-first-halves By: Matt Greenstein<br/><p>The Gophers overcame halftime deficits in two consecutive games last week, emerging victorious in the process.</p> <p>But despite the victories, senior guard Rachel Banham said the team&rsquo;s intensity early in the game can improve.</p> <p>&ldquo;We don&rsquo;t bring enough energy from the start. I think the other teams throw the first punch instead of us throwing the first punch,&rdquo; she said. &ldquo;I think teams have just been coming out more hyped than we have. We&rsquo;re not showing the instant fire.&rdquo;</p> <p><a href="http://www.mndaily.com/sports/womens-basketball/2014/11/24/minnesota-aims-improve-slow-first-halves" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Women's Basketball Tue, 25 Nov 2014 04:52:50 +0000 edreher@mndaily.com 88355 at http://www.mndaily.com Column: Minnesota should continue to start Walker http://www.mndaily.com/sports/mens-basketball/2014/11/24/column-minnesota-should-continue-start-walker By: <a href="/users/dnelson" title="View User Profile">David Nelson</a><br/><p>Redshirt senior Mo Walker made his fourth consecutive start on Saturday as the Gophers faced off against Maryland-Baltimore County.</p> <p>The Canadian center has started every game this season, even though the decision in the first game might have been a head-scratcher for some, as it left last year&rsquo;s starting center Elliott Eliason sitting on the bench.</p> <p>But after four solid performances by Walker, it seems as though head coach Richard Pitino made the right choice.</p> <p>Walker put up 15 points, grabbed five rebounds and blocked five shots in the victory over UMBC.</p> <p><a href="http://www.mndaily.com/sports/mens-basketball/2014/11/24/column-minnesota-should-continue-start-walker" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Men's Basketball Tue, 25 Nov 2014 04:50:12 +0000 edreher@mndaily.com 88354 at http://www.mndaily.com Gophers face Olympians on campus http://www.mndaily.com/sports/swimming-diving/2014/11/23/gophers-face-olympians-campus By: Danny Chen<br/><p>Olympians filled the pool at the University Aquatic Center over the weekend, and some Gophers swimmers held their own against them.</p> <p>The Arena Grand Prix at Minneapolis drew Olympians Tyler Clary, Nathan Adrian and Elizabeth Beisel, to name a few.</p> <p>Clary won three individual events on the men&rsquo;s side, while Beisel won three of her own.</p> <p>In the women&rsquo;s 200-yard breaststroke, junior Kierra Smith broke the school record in the preliminaries Saturday morning with a time of 2:05.89.</p> <p><a href="http://www.mndaily.com/sports/swimming-diving/2014/11/23/gophers-face-olympians-campus" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Swimming & Diving Mon, 24 Nov 2014 02:17:25 +0000 carmitz@mndaily.com 88332 at http://www.mndaily.com Minnesota wraps up season disappointed http://www.mndaily.com/sports/cross-country/2014/11/23/minnesota-wraps-season-disappointed By: Matt Greenstein<br/><p>Just eight days after the Gophers placed second at the Midwest regional meet, securing an automatic bid to the NCAA championships, the team fell far short of its top-20 goal.</p> <p>The Gophers placed last at the NCAA championships Saturday, and redshirt junior Becca Dyson said the team was disappointed with the way it raced.</p> <p>&ldquo;I definitely don&rsquo;t think we were happy with what happened,&rdquo; Dyson said. &ldquo;I think it was kind of just a tough day from the get-go.&rdquo;</p> <p><a href="http://www.mndaily.com/sports/cross-country/2014/11/23/minnesota-wraps-season-disappointed" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Cross Country Mon, 24 Nov 2014 02:15:27 +0000 carmitz@mndaily.com 88331 at http://www.mndaily.com Two wins help team stay perfect http://www.mndaily.com/sports/wrestling/2014/11/23/two-wins-help-team-stay-perfect-0 By: Danny Chen<br/><p>With a pin and a technical fall against Grand Canyon and Michigan State, respectively, senior Logan Storley electrified the crowd at the Sports Pavilion on two consecutive nights.</p> <p>No. 1 Minnesota won eight of the 10 matches against Grand Canyon and nine of the 10 matches against Michigan State.</p> <p>These were two dominating performances by the Gophers, but head coach J Robinson said his team still has some things to improve on.</p> <p><a href="http://www.mndaily.com/sports/wrestling/2014/11/23/two-wins-help-team-stay-perfect-0" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Wrestling Mon, 24 Nov 2014 02:15:08 +0000 carmitz@mndaily.com 88330 at http://www.mndaily.com Two wins help team stay perfect http://www.mndaily.com/sports/wrestling/2014/11/23/two-wins-help-team-stay-perfect By: Danny Chen<br/><p>With a pin and a technical fall against Grand Canyon and Michigan State, respectively, senior Logan Storley electrified the crowd at the Sports Pavilion on two consecutive nights.</p> <p>No. 1 Minnesota won eight of the 10 matches against Grand Canyon and nine of the 10 matches against Michigan State.</p> <p>These were two dominating performances by the Gophers, but head coach J Robinson said his team still has some things to improve on.</p> <p><a href="http://www.mndaily.com/sports/wrestling/2014/11/23/two-wins-help-team-stay-perfect" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Wrestling Mon, 24 Nov 2014 02:15:06 +0000 carmitz@mndaily.com 88329 at http://www.mndaily.com Packers fanbase alive in Minneapolis http://www.mndaily.com/news/campus/2014/11/23/packers-fanbase-alive-minneapolis By: <a href="/users/skraemermndailycom" title="View User Profile">Sam Kraemer</a><br/><p>When Green Bay&rsquo;s Eddie Lacy caught a pass at the start of the fourth quarter, eluded his defenders and ran into the end zone, fans in TCF Bank Stadium hollered and cheered.</p> <p>Later, chants of &ldquo;Go Pack Go&rdquo; rang throughout the stadium as fans filed for the exits after the Packers defeated the Minnesota Vikings 24-21.</p> <p>Despite being 275 miles away from Lambeau Field, many University of Minnesota students were able to take a short walk to see their favorite team when the Packers came to Minneapolis on Sunday to take on their division rival Vikings.</p> <p><a href="http://www.mndaily.com/news/campus/2014/11/23/packers-fanbase-alive-minneapolis" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Campus Sports Mon, 24 Nov 2014 02:13:45 +0000 carmitz@mndaily.com 88328 at http://www.mndaily.com Minnesota overcomes adversity in road victory http://www.mndaily.com/sports/womens-basketball/2014/11/23/minnesota-overcomes-adversity-road-victory By: Matt Greenstein<br/><p>The Gophers were trailing 29-31 at halftime against Memphis.</p> <p>But they fought back, winning a close 68-62 game to stay unblemished on the season.</p> <p>Early foul trouble for redshirt sophomore center Amanda Zahui B. and senior guard Rachel Banham contributed to the Gophers&rsquo; having to overcome the deficit.</p> <p>&ldquo;I thought we fought through a lot of adversity. I had to sit in the first half. Amanda sat the end of the first half. A lot of people stepped up,&rdquo; Banham said.</p> <p><a href="http://www.mndaily.com/sports/womens-basketball/2014/11/23/minnesota-overcomes-adversity-road-victory" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Women's Basketball Mon, 24 Nov 2014 02:10:52 +0000 carmitz@mndaily.com 88326 at http://www.mndaily.com Gophers sweep ranked Purdue http://www.mndaily.com/sports/volleyball/2014/11/23/gophers-sweep-ranked-purdue By: <a href="/users/rtimmermanmndailycom" title="View User Profile">Rachel Timmerman</a><br/><p>With the regular season winding down, a victory Saturday night against Purdue was a necessity for the Gophers to keep their postseason hopes alive.</p> <p>And Minnesota got what it was looking for, taking down the No. 16 Boilermakers in three sets.</p> <p>Head coach Hugh McCutcheon said Saturday&rsquo;s victory was critical, especially against a ranked&nbsp;opponent.</p> <p><a href="http://www.mndaily.com/sports/volleyball/2014/11/23/gophers-sweep-ranked-purdue" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Volleyball Mon, 24 Nov 2014 02:09:51 +0000 carmitz@mndaily.com 88325 at http://www.mndaily.com