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Junior forward Rachael Bona and sophomore forward Hannah Brandt were included as top-10 finalists for the Patty Kazmaier Memorial Award, which is given to the NCAA Division I top player, the USA Hockey Foundation announced Thursday.Three finalists will be named March 6, and the winner will be awarded on March 22, the day before the NCAA national championship game.Brandt, who was a top-10 finalist last season, is tied for first in the nation with 55 points. She leads the NCAA with 36 assists. Bona is right behind Brandt; she is third in the country with 52 points.
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State grain may be in danger from high concentrations of a mineral salt that is produced by metal mining and other industrial discharge.
The Gophers have had quite a few different players step up this season, so there was a cast of characters to pick from for guys to provide a lift to Minnesota on Tuesday night against No. 20 Iowa.But no one, and I mean literally no one, thought that player would be Charles Buggs.Probably not even Richard Pitino.But it was Pitino threw Buggs in with the Gophers trailing Iowa in the first half."That was a guess," Pitino said.It was a good one.
A far-reaching Ugandan anti-pornography law banning revealing clothing has triggered protests in the country, according to The Independent.The ban outlaws cleavage and miniskirts, defined as any clothing that’s revealing above the knee.
A University of Minnesota professor is one of five people to be awarded a quarter of a million dollars Tuesday for improving the world with their work, Kare 11 reported.Jonathan Foley is a professor and director of the University’s Institute on the Environment and won the award for his environmental impact studies and encouragement of young scientists, among other accolades.
Charles Buggs has barely played this season.Clearly, head coach Richard Pitino was stashing his secret weapon away for the right moment.And trailing after a sluggish start to Iowa on Tuesday night, the Gophers head honcho unleashed his freshman "superstar."And Buggs did what any secret weapon would do -- took over.Buggs scored 11 points on 3 for 3 shooting from beyond the arc, as Minnesota nabbed a 51-47 lead over No. 20 Iowa at the break.Oh, senior guard Austin Hollins was good, too. He poured in 18 points on 6 for 6 shooting.
No intro needed for this one.I don't think the magnitude of this game is lost on players, coaches or fans.If the Gophers win, they're back on the right side of the NCAA Tournament bubble. If they lose, they HAVE to beat No. 16 Michigan on the road on Saturday -- a tall task no team wants to rely on.The last time these two teams met, Iowa stomped on the Gophers in the final 20 minutes en route to a 94-73 win in Iowa City, Iowa. The Gophers can't afford another half-game lapse. They'll need 40 solid minutes tonight to have any chance.
There's much consensus about what does and does not belong in airports. Food concessions generally do; creepy senators generally don't. But record stores? Apparently Seattle record label Sub Pop thinks so.The purveyor of all things indie rock is opening a record shop in the Seattle-Tacoma International Airport this April. It's going to be a full-service endeavor, open 365 days a year from 6 a.m. – 10 p.m. This means you can buy Band of Horses records at ungodly hours of the morning.
Gophers recruit Sydney Baldwin was named the 2014 Minnesota Ms. Hockey on Sunday. Baldwin, a defenseman at Minnetonka, is the high school's career leading scorer for a defenseman. Baldwin beat out four others, including two of her future Gophers teammates, for the honor. She is the first defenseman to be given this award since 2002, which is voted on by high school and Division I and III college coaches from Minnesota and Wisconsin.
Three-peat.The Gophers raced past the competition the last four days and took home their third consecutive Big Ten conference title.Minnesota jump started their night in the 1650-yard freestyle swim where sophomore Samantha Harding and freshman Breanne Siwicki took home second and third for the Gophers respectively. Indiana's Lindsay Vrooman continued her distance-freestyle dominance by winning the event in a time of 15:55.20.
All you festie-goers have that giddy feeling bubbling in your stomach. Bonnaroo tickets are on sale. With an average attendance of around 100,000 folks, you can be sure the ticket site will be experiencing a lot of traffic.
Will Ferrell et al. are back for a second round of their second round. The combined geniuses at Paramount and Ferrell’s production company decided to release an R-rated version of “Anchorman 2: The Legend Continues” for a one week run in theaters. Starting next Friday, February 28, fans of the man in burgundy can queue at the box office for a chance to see a longer version with “763 entirely new jokes,” per their press release.
Minnesota sophomore Kierra Smith became the first individual event winner for the Gophers Friday night when she took home first place honors in the 100-yard breaststroke. Smith won the event with a 59.80 second finish.Minnesota performed well in the prelims, putting a combined 15 athletes in the championship finals of their respective events. Junior Jessica Plant took second in the 200-yard freestyle while teammate Becca Weiland took third in the 100-yard butterfly.
It must be nice to be a celebrity. This year’s Oscar attendees will receive $55,000 worth of luxury products. The coveted gift bag is a great way for brands to be put in front of powerful celebrities. Three Minnesota companies — AVIV 613 Vodka, Bee Free Honee and Max Martin — will have products in the swag bags given to 2014 Academy Award nominees.
After falling behind Indiana in the standings on the first day 74-72, the Gophers started their second day in the pool the second best way possible: tying the Hoosiers.The points came from the Minnesota 200-yard freestyle relay team of Becca Weiland, Blake Zeiger, Erin Caflisch, and Tess Behrens that took second in the race. Wisconsin claimed the top spot with 1:28.75 with Indiana placing third with a time of 1:29.49.
Massive protests led mostly by students across Venezuela have claimed six lives for over a week in the ensuing clashes with security forces, Reuters reported.
The Gophers came into Thursday night’s game leading the Big Ten in field goal percentage. You wouldn’t have known it from watching their 63-42 loss to No. 21 Purdue.Minnesota (17-10, 6-7 Big Ten) shot just 27-percent from the field in a contest that snapped its four game winning streak.“Our lack of offensive production really hurt us tonight,” Gophers head coach Pam Borton said.
The Minnesota Grape Growers Association is hosting an annual conference at the Crowne Plaza Hotel in St. Paul, where leaders of The Northern Grapes Project will speak, on Feb. 20 and 21, according to a University of Minnesota press release.The Northern Grapes Project is a collaboration between the University and private breeders, which created grapes in the late 90s that can withstand temperatures in excess of -20 degrees Fahrenheit.
International soccer is coming to the University of Minnesota, the athletics department announced Thursday.The English team Manchester City and the Greek team Olympiacos will play at 2 p.m. on Aug. 2 at TCF Bank Stadium as part of the Guinness International Championships Cub. Fox Sports 2 will broadcast the match internationally.The round-robin tournament features eight international soccer clubs, including AC Milan, Manchester United and Real Madrid. The tournament runs from July 24 through Aug. 4.