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Two days ago, Pam Borton said crazy things can happen in the college basketball world once the calendar hits March. Her words rang true Thursday night as the Gophers pulled out a 74-68 overtime victory against Wisconsin in the first round of the Big Ten Tournament. Minnesota trailed the whole game until Rachel Banham netted a deep three-pointer to tie it up at 61. The Gophers knew their season could be over with a loss and they played desperate in the final minutes.
Minnesota's defense has improved dramatically in Tracy Claeys' three full seasons as defensive coordinator. When multiple head coaching opportunities arose at season's end, Claeys opted to stay in Minneapolis. "It really wasn't that hard," he said of turning down other jobs. "There's nothing there that even peaked my interest."
Gophers sophomore forward Hannah Brandt was named a Patty Kazmaier Memorial Award Top-3 Finalist on Thursday by USA Hockey. Brandt is joined by Clarkson senior forward Jamie Lee Rattray and Cornell junior forward Jillian Saulnier as finalists. The winner will be announced on March 22. Brandt currently leads the nation with 61 points. She currently has 21 goals and 40 assists on the season. Teammate junior forward Rachael Bona, who is third in the country in points, was a top-10 finalist for the award.
TCF Bank Stadium may host an outdoor National Hockey League game as soon as next year.NHL Commissioner Gary Bettman toured both the University of Minnesota’s football facility and Target Field on Monday to scout locations for an outdoor Minnesota Wild game next season, the Minneapolis/St. Paul Business Journal reported.Minneapolis can’t host the league’s 2015 Winter Classic since that’s already been granted to the Washington Capitals.
Let’s talk about the DC Animated Universe. While it’s extremely clear that Marvel rules the cinema box office with mega-hits like “Iron Man,” “Captain America” and “Avengers,” D.C.’s dominant domain has long been television.
Jared Leto has been making waves lately (pun intended) for his lustrous locks, which were the epitome of disheveled perfection at the Oscars Sunday night. Not only is his hair shiny, healthy and wonderfully undone, it also has the best ombré coloring I’ve ever seen… Life just isn’t fair. So now we can play a fun game of “who has the better hair? Jared Leto or random female celebrity?”I think we all know who the winner will be.
On any given day, you'll find me relaxing to the smooth grooves of '70s R&B. You can have your Top 40 dreck — I'll be luxuriating in the silky sounds of the Spinners, Michael Jackson and Marvin Gaye. These deep grooves contain an elegant sexiness that today's music lacks. It possesses universal purpose, perfectly designed for pleasurable activities such as convertible drives and barbeques. It's simple music with few chord progressions and it’s designed to make you feel good.
General Mills Inc. announced Friday that 111 homes in the Southeast Como neighborhood need ventilation systems to remove toxic vapors.State health officials notified residents in November that toxic trichloroethylene, or TCE, was seeping into their homes after the food manufacturer dumped the chemical into the soil decades ago, the Minnesota Daily previously reported.Como residents filed two class-action lawsuits against the Golden Valley-based business in December.
I’ll be the first to admit I’m not one for cinema. I find staring at a screen for two to three hours to be taxing, and I’d much rather be breathing in fresh air than re-circulated cinema fumes.
When you think of fashion industry professionals, you most likely think of someone like Emily from “The Devil Wears Prada” who is super thin, mean and consists on a diet of nothing except one cube of cheese when she thinks she might faint. While the accuracy of that stereotype is debatable, there is one thing fashion people seem to love more than a front row seat at Chanel — macarons. These French desserts are so prevalent at fashion events that I’m pretty convinced they’re the only thing fashion people eat.
Russian troops moved into Crimea on Saturday to protect Russian interests in Ukraine, according to news sources, a move President Barack Obama advised against Friday.The Russian parliament gave President Vladimir Putin permission to use military force to protect Russian interests in the area, despite President Barack Obama’s warnings against military intervention, according to the Associated Press.
Senior Kyler Van Swol won his first ever medal at the Big Ten Championships on Friday when he took home second place in the 100-yard butterfly. Van Swol's time of 46.16 in the event is a new Minnesota record.Freshman Jakub Maly continued to impress with a fifth place finish in the 400 IM. Maly finished eighth in the 200 IM last night.While the Gophers received solid individual performances, their 200-yard freestyle relay team was disqualified to open up the third day of the meet.
It seemed like a missed opportunity when the Gophers fell 63-60 to Michigan back on Jan. 2.A missed opportunity because the general consensus was this Michigan team, which was already minus star center Mitch McGary, was that it was no where near as good as the national runner up squad it sported a year ago.
The Minneapolis Fire Department and Public Works are working to clear the mountains of snow away from the city’s nearly 8,000 fire hydrants. They can’t do it all, however, and are asking residents’ help in shoveling snow away from hydrants and sidewalks.
The Gophers defeated St. Cloud State 4-1 on Friday night at Ridder Arena in the first game of the WCHA playoffs. Maryanne Mefefee, Meghan Lorence, Kate Schipper and Rachel Ramsey scored for the top-seeded Gophers (33-1-1) as they won their 13th-consecutive game. Sophomore goalie Amanda Leveille made 16 saves, and the Gophers outshot eighth-seeded St. Cloud State 43-17, including 35-9 over the last two periods.
Not only a top ranked team in the country and winners of three-straight Big Ten Championships, but Michigan gets an added boost for the next four days with the 2014 Big Ten Championships being hosted in Ann Arbor.If the crowd didn't do it for them, the Wolverines made sure their presence was felt early.Michigan took first place in the 200-yard medley relay and the 800-yard freestyle relay on Wednesday night — earning themselves 80 points to take lead of the competition early.
Amanda Zahui B. dominated from start to finish in Minnesota’s 73-62 win over Indiana on Thursday night. She bullied opponents down low to finish with career-highs in points (26) and rebounds (19). The redshirt freshman also controlled the paint on the defensive end with four blocks.But the Gophers’ Swedish center also showed some finesse on Thursday, driving into the lane with her left hand, finishing around defenders, and even taking an outside shot.
A combination of hypothermia and acute alcohol intoxication contributed to the death of a University of Minnesota freshman whose body was found near the Mississippi River in December, WCCO reported Thursday.
Honeybees and bumblebees may be part of the same family, but their relationship may be harmful, according to a new study."The spillover of parasites and pathogens and disease" from managed honeybee hives are affecting wild bumblebees, study author Mark Brown told Fox News.
Setting the stage for conflict with Minneapolis officials, the car-sharing business Lyft is scheduled to launch in Minneapolis on Thursday, news sources report.Through Lyft, regular citizens use their own cars to drive customers where they need to go, Lyft spokeswoman Paige Thelen said. Drivers and passengers coordinate using a mobile app, and customers can choose whether to give a donation through the app at the end of the ride.