Taiye and Kehinde Bello, twin sisters, play on Minnesota's women’s basketball team. Their situation of being twins on the same college sports team sets them apart from others.
On Friday, No. 23 Minnesota took on the Cornell Big Red just one day after the Thanksgiving holiday. The Gophers (5-0) beat Cornell 65-45 in another dominating performance.
The Gophers beat the Golden Lions by a score of 84 to 42 behind Bell's 24 points.
Weather forecasts on the night before race day predicted three to five inches of snow in Madison, Wisconsin for this year's NCAA Cross Country Championships. The Minnesota women’s cross country team had raced on Wisconsin's course earlier in the season, however not in the snowy conditions that they'd face on Saturday.
The No. 25 Gopher women’s basketball team played at home against the San Diego Toreros on Saturday. Coming into the game, San Diego had a 1-1 record while Minnesota was 2-0.
Minnesota outscored Xavier through the first three quarters to pad a lead that helped them take the victory 78-53.
On Friday, the Minnesota cross country program competed at the NCAA Midwest Regional meet on Newman Golf Course in Peoria, Illinois. The No. 23-ranked women’s team ended up in third place with a score of 185 points, and the men’s team finished in fifth place with 173 team points.
In Lindsay Whalen's first game as head coach, Minnesota pulled out a 70-47 win over New Hampshire in front of a sold-out crowd at Williams Arena.
Six captains have provided the Minnesota women’s cross country team with valuable leadership this season. Among these leaders, first-year captain and fifth-year senior Molly Eastman has been especially impactful.
The No. 23 Gophers closed its regular season Sunday with the 38th annual Rocky’s Run meet. It rained all morning at Les Bolstad Golf Course, and the rain increased in intensity just before race time.