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Last week, light installation began at Siebert Field. This week, the Gophers' baseball schedule has been changed to reflect that. Seven games have been moved to night games this upcoming season. Two games against Penn State, two games against Purdue and games against St. Thomas, Augsburg and Concordia will now be played under the lights. The first night game will be held on April 25 against Penn State.
The Gophers have clinched home ice for the first round of the WCHA playoffs. The first round will be held from Feb. 28-March 2. The team that wins the best-of-three series will move on to the WCHA Final Face-off, which will be held in Bemidji, Minn. Wisconsin, which is one point behind Minnesota in the WCHA standings, has also clinched home ice.
The NCAA announced Monday that Minneapolis is among the eight finalists to host the 2017-20 men's Final Fours.The games would be played at the new, 65,000-seat Vikings stadium, set to open in 2016. Minneapolis hosted two Final Fours at the Metrodome, the most recent in 2001. The announcement came on the same day Gov. Mark Dayton launched a campaign to bring the 2018 Super Bowl to the new stadium.The NCAA will announce the results of the bids in November.
Malik Smith scored 18 first-half points on the strength of five triples in the first half.
And yet, somehow, the Gophers still trail Nebraska 35-30.
Smith shot 6 for 9 from the field. The rest of the squad went just 5 for 15.
The Gophers are getting beat on the boards 19-13 and are having issues defending the Huskers from deep -- where Nebraska is 7 for 14.
Nebraska is paced by Walter Pitchford -- who has 10 points and Terran Petteway, who has 12 points, four rebounds and three assists.
Tonight is the 56th Annual Grammy Awards, the loved and loathed ceremony that bestows awards on winners with questionable merit (i.e. Swift, Taylor — Kanye was on to something when he unceremoniously interruped her speech), and the trend is unlikely to break. Per usual, the innovators will be ignored as the star-maker machine pushes the artist they believe will generate big bucks. There's a big difference between who will win and who should win.Record of the Year
Comic books and their many adaptations are a hot commodity right now and have been the last several years. Films like Warner Bros.’ “The Dark Knight” trilogy (based on the company’s D.C. properties) and Marvel’s “The Avengers” raked in billions worldwide, broke records and captured the hearts and minds of longtime fans and genre newcomers alike.
Evan Weiss is tired of talking about emo, and how can anyone blame him? After 15 years in the “emo” circuit, it has to be refreshing as an artist to be identified by the press as a bonafide, passionate musician.
Night baseball is coming to the University of Minnesota. Gophers head coach John Anderson and Robert Ballintine, the executive director of the Foundation for Minnesota Baseball, announced Friday in a release that light installation has begun at Siebert Field.
Minnesota lost two overtime games at Nebraska and Indiana last week, but rebounded Thursday night to top rival Wisconsin 64-53 behind a strong second half."The way that we played in the second half tonight showed that we really learned a lesson in these past two games," Minnesota head coach Pam Borton said. "We did not defend and we did not rebound [down the stretch] in the last two games we lost."The Gophers (13-7, 2-4 Big Ten) were unimpressive in the game's first 20 minutes and trailed the Badgers (9-9, 2-4 Big Ten) 29-23 at the half.
The Gophers are used to hitting more three-pointers than their opponents, ranking second in the country in efficiency from long range. That wasn't the case early on against Wisconsin Thursday night as the Badgers came out hot. Wisconsin hit four of its first five three-pointers to take a double-digit lead. The Gophers responded with a steady diet of Rachel Banham. The junior guard has a team-high nine points to go along with two steals. Banham leads the Big Ten in scoring with 22.8 points per game.
Gophers sophomore goaltender Amanda Leveille was named the WCHA Defensive Player of the Week on Wednesday after posting back-to-back shutouts against Minnesota State - Mankato the previous weekend. Leveille recorded 19 saves in both victories on the weekend.Leveille has posted a .948 save percentage in 24 games this season. She has allowed 28 goals in 1416:44 minutes on the season. The Gophers will host St. Cloud State this weekend at Ridder Arena.
It was Nov. 27, 2011. The Gophers were in the Old Spice Classic final against Dayton.Minnesota trailed 45-36 to the Flyers when the unimaginable happened. Star senior forward Trevor Mbakwe went down with a knee injury. He had to be helped off of the court and did not return (As most of you well know, Mbakwe tore his ACL on that play and didn't return that season, but for this story that detail is irrelevant).
Williams Arena went silent when Gophers leading scorer Andre Hollins went down with an apparent ankle injury 16 seconds into the game.It was roaring minutes later as the Gophers jumped out to an early advantage on the strength of 12-consecutive points from junior center Mo Walker. How impressive was the streak? His previous game-high for points scored was 11.Walker finished the half with 14 points. Minnesota leads the points in the battle battle 22-10. The Gophers also have a significant edge in rebounding, where they lead 21-13.
The original members of punk rock band The Ataris are regrouping for a month-long, nationwide reunion tour in March. The group disbanded in 2004, but their platinum selling record, "So Long, Astoria," lives on in angsty punk rock history.Kristopher Roe, Mike Davenport, Chris Knapp and John Collura will share the stage for one tour only and play their most popular album in its entirety, from start to finish. They stop in Minneapolis at Mill City Nights on March 20. Tickets are on sale now.
The light rail between Minneapolis and St. Paul will open June 14, nearly six months earlier than required, the Star Tribune reported.
The only other time the Gophers faced four-consecutive top-15 teams (1987), they went 0-4. With a win on Wednesday night against No 9 Wisconsin at Williams Arena, Minnesota could finish a previously unfathomable 2-2. That would be huge for the Gophers' NCAA Tournament resume. That would be huge for the team's confidence. That would be huge for all of the Gophers fans who would have bragging rights over their border rival until the teams meet again in Madison, Wis. on Feb. 13th.Here are my five things to watch for:
Sometimes, you can beat a highly-ranked opponent by simply playing good, not great, if your opposition has a bad night and makes a flurry of mistakes.
The Surgeon General released his latest report on Jan. 14, 50 years after the first report on tobacco in 1964, which linked smoking to lung cancer in men, according to news sources.
Kendal Shell wasn't sure if it was ever going to happen. He came to the University of Minnesota as a preferred walk-on to the basketball team. Shell's father. William Shell, said head then-coach Tubby Smith saw Shell play at a high school tournament and told him if he came to the Gophers, he'd have a chance to earn a scholarship after his sophomore year.But a day after the end of Shell's second season, Smith was fired. More than a week later, Richard Pitino was named the Gophers new head coach.
Minnesota appeared headed to a second-consecutive resume-building victory through almost 19 minutes on Sunday afternoon in Iowa City, Iowa.Then the No. 14 Hawkeyes demonstrated the depth and dominance they've utilized all season.After building a 43-33 advantage late in the first half, the Gophers were outscored 61-30 the rest of the way as they fell 94-73 to Iowa.Andre Hollins got the Gophers of to their hot start. The junior guard scored 18 first-half points, but was held to just two points in the final 20 minutes.