The future for MaKenna Partain could go many ways, but working with kids will be part of the plan. "I'm hoping to become a family therapist, more so work with children. I am also minoring in child psychology," Partain said. "Hopefully [I'll] be working with children, picking their brains a bit."
Women's basketball coach Marlene Stollings left the Gophers Monday to take the head coaching job at Texas Tech.
The Gophers (21-14, 4-3 Big Ten) went to East Lansing, Michigan to face off against Michigan State (14-19, 2-6 Big Ten) for a three-day, three-game series. By the end of the weekend, it turned into a one-day doubleheader. Minnesota split the shortened series with a 3-2 loss in the first game and a 6-2 victory in the second.
Ellee Jensen, the Gophers' freshman left fielder, leads the team in batting average, .371. Now roughly halfway through her first season, she will look to continue her play when the team faces off against Michigan State this weekend from East Lansing, Michigan.
Minnesota returned home with a bang against Illinois. The Gophers (20-13, 3-2 Big Ten) faced the Fighting Illini (22-13, 3-4 Big Ten) in their first home series of the season and though it was a short one, Minnesota got back to a winning record in conference play.
Motzko took part in a introductory press conference Thursday. He made statements regarding his past, present and future with the Gophers after he left St. Cloud State, his alma mater.
Minnesota heads into its second Big Ten series of the season, this time against Illinois. The team will find itself not traveling to play for the first time this season. The Gophers have their home opener at Jane Sage Cowles Stadium Friday after their season started in early February.
Bob Motzko, the former head coach at St. Cloud State, will be the next head coach of the Minnesota men's hockey team, the Gophers announced Tuesday.
Mittelstadt signed a three-year, entry-level deal with the Buffalo Sabres and will join the team sometime this week.
The Gophers (18-13, 1-2 Big Ten) played close against Northwestern (19-9, 2-1 Big Ten) from Drysdale Field in Evanston, Illinois with a 3-2 loss Friday, an 11-10 loss in extras Saturday and an 8-0 victory Sunday.