Sports http://www.mndaily.com/rss/sports en Minnesota heads to NCAA tourney after successful regular season http://www.mndaily.com/sports/mens-tennis/2015/05/07/minnesota-heads-ncaa-tourney-after-successful-regular-season By: <a href="/users/dchen" title="View User Profile">Danny Chen</a><br/><div style="color: rgb(34, 34, 34); font-family: arial, sans-serif; font-size: 13px; line-height: normal;"> After missing the NCAA tournament last year, the Gophers are looking to regain ground in the national postseason tournament.</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/mens-tennis/2015/05/07/minnesota-heads-ncaa-tourney-after-successful-regular-season" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Men's Tennis Thu, 07 May 2015 08:32:32 +0000 jthomas@mndaily.com 93971 at http://www.mndaily.com Gophers hope to defend Big Ten tourney banner http://www.mndaily.com/sports/softball/2015/05/07/gophers-hope-defend-big-ten-tourney-banner By: <a href="/users/mgreenstein" title="View User Profile">Matt Greenstein</a><br/><div style="color: rgb(34, 34, 34); font-family: arial, sans-serif; font-size: 13px; line-height: normal;"> <div> With runners on first and third, Sam Macken singled into right field, driving in the game-winning run against Michigan last season and solidifying the Gophers&rsquo; first Big Ten title since 1999.</div> <div> &nbsp;</div> <div> Minnesota will begin its journey to repeat that championship this weekend.</div> <div> &nbsp;</div> <div> </div></div> <p><a href="http://www.mndaily.com/sports/softball/2015/05/07/gophers-hope-defend-big-ten-tourney-banner" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Softball Thu, 07 May 2015 08:30:44 +0000 jthomas@mndaily.com 93966 at http://www.mndaily.com Motl returns to top of the lineup after face injury http://www.mndaily.com/sports/baseball/2015/05/07/motl-returns-top-lineup-after-face-injury 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;"> A pitch to the face couldn&rsquo;t knock the humor out of Dan Motl.</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/2015/05/07/motl-returns-top-lineup-after-face-injury" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Baseball Thu, 07 May 2015 08:29:13 +0000 jthomas@mndaily.com 93961 at http://www.mndaily.com Trio of runners prep for Big Tens http://www.mndaily.com/sports/track-field/2015/05/07/trio-runners-prep-big-tens 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;"> Three years ago, Nate Roese, Mitch Hechsel and Goaner Deng finally became teammates at the University of Minnesota. The trio had aspirations to be a powerful force in the 400-meter dash.</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/2015/05/07/trio-runners-prep-big-tens" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Track & Field Thu, 07 May 2015 08:28:00 +0000 jthomas@mndaily.com 93956 at http://www.mndaily.com Plant excels in, out of pool http://www.mndaily.com/sports/swimming-diving/2015/05/07/plant-excels-out-pool By: <a href="/users/skraemermndailycom" title="View User Profile">Sam Kraemer</a><br/><div style="color: rgb(34, 34, 34); font-family: arial, sans-serif; font-size: 13px; line-height: normal;"> When head coach Kelly Kremer recruited Jessica Plant to swim at the University of Minnesota, he told her he envisioned her being an All-American by the end of her career.</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/swimming-diving/2015/05/07/plant-excels-out-pool" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Swimming & Diving Thu, 07 May 2015 08:26:36 +0000 jthomas@mndaily.com 93951 at http://www.mndaily.com Kill cultivates winning culture on campus http://www.mndaily.com/sports/football/2015/05/07/kill-cultivates-winning-culture-campus By: <a href="/users/jsatzingermndailycom" title="View User Profile">Jack Satzinger</a><br/><div style="color: rgb(34, 34, 34); font-family: arial, sans-serif; font-size: 13px; line-height: normal;"> Through the first two years of Jerry Kill&rsquo;s tenure as the University of Minnesota&rsquo;s football coach, the NFL Draft didn&rsquo;t mean much in Dinkytown.&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/football/2015/05/07/kill-cultivates-winning-culture-campus" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Football Thu, 07 May 2015 08:23:00 +0000 jthomas@mndaily.com 93946 at http://www.mndaily.com Gophers drop midweek to Bison http://www.mndaily.com/sports/baseball/2015/05/06/gophers-drop-midweek-bison 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;"> <div> The Gophers rallied from a three-run deficit in their first road game in more than three weeks but ultimately couldn&rsquo;t complete the comeback against North Dakota State.</div> <div> &nbsp;</div> <div> </div></div> <p><a href="http://www.mndaily.com/sports/baseball/2015/05/06/gophers-drop-midweek-bison" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Baseball Wed, 06 May 2015 06:22:24 +0000 jthomas@mndaily.com 93746 at http://www.mndaily.com Division I decision pays off for Stanford http://www.mndaily.com/sports/track-field/2015/05/06/division-i-decision-pays-stanford 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;"> Back in high school, Gophers thrower Devin Stanford not only excelled in track but also lettered in volleyball and basketball.</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/2015/05/06/division-i-decision-pays-stanford" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Track & Field Wed, 06 May 2015 06:19:46 +0000 jthomas@mndaily.com 93741 at http://www.mndaily.com MN makes College Football Playoff bid http://www.mndaily.com/sports/football/2015/05/06/mn-makes-college-football-playoff-bid By: <a href="/users/skraemermndailycom" title="View User Profile">Sam Kraemer</a><br/><div style="color: rgb(34, 34, 34); font-family: arial, sans-serif; font-size: 13px; line-height: normal;"> <div> State and University of Minnesota officials are hoping to add the College Football Playoff championship to the growing list of high-profile events that the new Vikings stadium will host.</div> <div> &nbsp;</div> <div> </div></div> <p><a href="http://www.mndaily.com/sports/football/2015/05/06/mn-makes-college-football-playoff-bid" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Football Wed, 06 May 2015 06:00:35 +0000 jthomas@mndaily.com 93706 at http://www.mndaily.com Warrant issued for ex-basketball player McNeil http://www.mndaily.com/sports/mens-basketball/2015/05/06/warrant-issued-ex-basketball-player-mcneil <div style="color: rgb(34, 34, 34); font-family: arial, sans-serif; font-size: 13px; line-height: normal;"> An arrest warrant has been issued for former Minnesota basketball player Daquein McNeil after he failed to appear in court on assault&nbsp;</div> <div style="color: rgb(34, 34, 34); font-family: arial, sans-serif; font-size: 13px; line-height: normal;"> charges.</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/2015/05/06/warrant-issued-ex-basketball-player-mcneil" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Men's Basketball Wed, 06 May 2015 05:54:27 +0000 jthomas@mndaily.com 93696 at http://www.mndaily.com