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gophers men's hockey shut out 4-0 by north dakota


grand forks, n.d. – north dakota took out five-plus years of frustration against the gophers on saturday night, most of it during one monumental five-minute power play.gophers defenseman jack glover took a major penalty for checking from behind, drawing minnesota’s third game misconduct of the young season.by the time his penalty box substitute, cullen munson, returned to the ice, north dakota had scored three times, paving the way to a 4-0 victory cruise before a sellout crowd of 11,890 at ralph engelstad arena.the loss ended the gophers’ seven-game unbeaten streak against their archrivals, a 5-0-2 stretch that dated to 2012.no. 4 north dakota (4-1-1) plays the same goal song as the chicago blackhawks, the fratellis’ “chelsea dagger,” and the jam-packed student section almost looked tired






north dakota's decision to drop women's hockey a major blow to the sport


north dakota’s decision to drop its women’s hockey program rocked the sport’s leadership and had coaches of minnesota-based colleges and top local recruits questioning the thickness of the ice beneath their own skates.“north dakota is a warning shot across the bow for women’s hockey,” said brad frost, coach of the gophers women’s hockey program. “hockey is king up there so to see it get cut is an eye-opener. we need to be adding teams, not taking them away.”the fighting hawks were one of 35 division i women’s college hockey programs, and their loss is most acutely felt among the seven remaining western collegiate hockey association programs. five of those teams are located in minnesota.“hockey is a big part of the region we live in,” bemidji state coach jim scanlan said. “to have 25 fewer






gophers edge north dakota in women's hockey


this time there was a real winner. kelly pannek and kate schipper each scored an empty-net goal in the final 1 minute, 35 seconds as the no. 5 gophers edged north dakota 4-2 on friday night in a wcha women's hockey game at ridder arena.in between those goals, rebekah kolstad scored for the fighting hawks, who had goalie lexie shaw out, with 55 seconds to play.in mid-november, these teams met in grand forks and played two 2-2 ties, with the gophers winning both shootouts after scoreless overtimes. those shootout wins gave minnesota two extra points in the conference standings, but the games officially counted as ties.minnesota (22-5-3, 18-4-3-2 wcha) led for most of this rematch."i'm really happy with how our team approached the game," pannek said. "they're a physical team, and they love to






skating scared: n. dakota's decision to drop women's hockey is a major blow


north dakota’s decision to drop its women’s hockey program rocked the sport’s leadership and had coaches of minnesota-based colleges and top local recruits questioning the thickness of the ice beneath their own skates.“north dakota is a warning shot across the bow for women’s hockey,” said brad frost, coach of the gophers women’s hockey program. “hockey is king up there so to see it get cut is an eye-opener. we need to be adding teams, not taking them away.”the fighting hawks were one of 35 division i women’s college hockey programs, and their loss is most acutely felt among the seven remaining western collegiate hockey association programs. five of those teams are located in minnesota.“hockey is a big part of the region we live in,” bemidji state coach jim scanlan said. “to have 25 fewer






eric schierhorn's 34 saves help gophers turn back north dakota


grand forks, n.d. – three weeks into october, the leaves along the red river are well past peak. barren trees line the highways to ralph engelstad arena. most of the crops are in.grand forks looks ready for winter, but north dakota’s cold-weather passion, the fighting hawks men’s hockey team, is still getting warmed up.after playing two unranked teams to start the season, the fighting hawks were fairly untested heading into friday night’s showdown with the gophers, and it showed.no. 4 north dakota couldn’t solve goaltender eric schierhorn for the game’s first 53 minutes, as the gophers built a two-goal lead and held on for a 2-1 victory before a sellout crowd of 11,862 at ralph engelstad arena.after getting a first-period goal from rem pitlick, the gophers held on for dear life until steve






gophers-north dakota friday game recap


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u hockey to play at north dakota next season for first time in six years


grand forks, n.d. — the university of north dakota men's hockey team next season will play four non-conference series against former western collegiate hockey association opponents.und will have road matchups with alaska anchorage and wisconsin, a home series against minnesota and a home-and-home set with bemidji state.the minnesota series will mark the first trip to grand forks for the golden gophers in nearly six years.und's other nonconference foes include home series against st. lawrence and union.the fighting hawks will open play in the national collegiate hockey conference on the road at colorado college on oct. 27-28, and host their first conference series nov. 10-11 against miami.






schierhorn sharp as u escapes with victory at north dakota


grand forks, n.d. – eric schierhorn spent the summer calming his goaltending style, working to stay even-keeled and unflappable for college hockey’s craziest moments.in other words, the gophers junior worked all those hours to steel himself for nights like friday, when no. 4 north dakota unleashed a flurry of shots before a raucous sellout crowd of 11,862 at ralph engelstad arena.with his teammates blocking a staggering 29 shots in front of him, schierhorn stopped 34 others headed for the net, as the no. 8 gophers escaped with a 2-1 victory.“it was unreal,” schierhorn said of the atmosphere for minnesota’s first game in grand forks since 2012. “i mean, i wish we could do this four times a year, home and home. it’s the best rivalry in college hockey.”after getting a first-period goal from r






gophers women's hockey holds off bemidji state 3-2, survives first-round series


a gophers women’s hockey team that’s made a habit of hoisting the ncaa championship trophy each march faced the stunning prospect sunday of having its season end in february.after entering the weekend as an ncaa bubble team, the gophers needed a win over always dangerous bemidji state to advance past the first round of the wcha playoffs.one day after losing game 2 to the beavers, the gophers got two goals from kelly pannek and 18 saves from sidney peters in a 3-2 victory at ridder arena.trailing by two, bemidji state (12-20-3) got a goal from abby halluska early in the third period, but peters stopped everything after that, as the gophers won the best-of-three series 2-1.the second-seeded gophers (25-6-5) advanced to the conference semifinals. they’ll face third-seeded minnesota-duluth on






gophers basketball, hockey leaving espn 1500 for 'the fan' family of stations


the radio landscape for gophers sports changed tuesday with an announcement that their men’s basketball, men’s hockey and women’s basketball games are moving from 1500am espn to iheartmedia channels, such as kfxn (100.3-fm).kfxn , commonly known as k-fan, will broadcast between 12 and 20 gophers men’s basketball games next season, depending on conflicts with the vikings and wild. the rest of the team’s games will move to ktlk (1130-am) with a simulcast on 103.5 fm.all gophers men’s hockey games will be broadcast on 1130am and simulcast on 103.5 fm. all gophers women’s basketball games will be broadcast on 93.3 fm.gophers football games, already broadcast on kfxn, will remain on that station through the 2020-2021 school year.the gophers announced that live radio coverage of all four of thes






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gophers tie with ohio state in women's hockey


the no. 4 gophers women’s hockey team tied ohio state 5-5 on saturday afternoon at ridder arena — and the gophers were fortunate to get the draw.the buckeyes (3-0-1, 1-0-1) outshot the home team 9-0 in the five-minute scoreless overtime. osu, which won the ensuing shootout 2-0 for an extra point in the wcha standings, won the series opener 4-3 to end a 44-game winless streak against minnesota.“it was an exciting hockey game, that’s for sure, kind of fire-wagon hockey out there,” gophers coach brad frost said. “… we did a lot of good things.”the gophers (1-2, 0-1) took a 2-0 lead in the first eight minutes as olivia knowles, on a power play, and caitlin reilly scored. after osu tied it, sophie skarzynski made it 3-2 gophers with 3:52 left in the opening period. alex woken restored minnesota






gophers, umd bulldogs get no. 1 seeds in ncaa hockey tournament


the gophers men's hockey team received a no. 1 seed in the ncaa tournament sunday and will begin play saturday against notre dame in manchester, n.h.the fifth-ranked gophers (23-11-3) will return to the tournament after failing to win a bid last year. cornell will play umass-lowell in the other regional semifinal game, with the winners meeting sunday in the regional final. the region champion advances to the frozen four, april 6-8 in chicago.minnesota duluth was the only other in-state team to make the 16-team field, receiving the no. 1 seed in the fargo regional, where the university of north dakota will also participate and act as host.. the umd bulldogs (25-6-7) begin play friday with a first-round matchup against ohio state. north dakota plays boston university in the other fargo first






north dakota cuts its women's hockey program to save money


the university of north dakota is dropping its women's hockey program, which began in 2002, as part of university­wide budget cuts and athletic department restructuring.north dakota's program had eight players in the 2014 olympics representing three countries, and the fighting hawks were a western collegiate hockey association rival of the gophers.a und statement said it is also cutting men's and women's swimming and diving, and labeled its men's golf program's future "contingent upon fundraising."school presidentmark kennedy had announced in january that the athletics department would need to reduce its 2017-18 budget by over $1.3 million as its contribution to the cuts being dictated by the state's revenue shortfall.kennedy said that he accepted athletic director brian faison's cost-cutt






big changes for gophers sports radio and app broadcasts


the radio landscape for gophers sports changed tuesday with an announcement that their men’s basketball, men’s hockey and women’s basketball games are moving from 1500-am espn to iheartmedia channels, such as kfan (100.3-fm).kfan will broadcast between 12 and 20 gophers men’s basketball games next season, depending on conflicts with the vikings and wild. the rest of the team’s games will move to ktlk (1130-am) with a simulcast on 103.5-fm.all gophers men’s hockey games will be broadcast on 1130-am and simulcast on 103.5-fm. all gophers women’s basketball games will be broadcast on 93.3-fm.gophers football games, already broadcast on kfan, will remain on that station through the 2020-2021 school year.the gophers announced that live radio coverage of all four of these teams — football, men’s






minnesota scene: north dakota cutting women's hockey, swimming teams and maybe m


the university of north dakota is dropping its women's hockey program, which began in 2002, as part of university-wide budget cuts and athletic department restructuring.north dakota's program had eight players in the 2014 olympics representing three countries and was a western collegiate hockey association rival of the gophers.a und statement said it is also cutting men's and women's swimming and diving and labeled its men's golf program's future "contingent upon fundraising."school president mark kennedy had announced in january that the athletics department would need to reduce its 2017-18 budget by over $1.3 million as its contribution to the cuts being dictated by the state's revenue shortfall.kennedy wrote in a statement that he accepted the cost-cutting plan "with the understanding t






gophers, irish will face off in ncaa hockey opener


after seeing his team would open the ncaa men’s hockey tournament against notre dame, gophers coach don lucia couldn’t resist a quip. “i thought big ten teams couldn’t play each other in the first round,’’ he said. “but i guess that’s for next year.’’the fighting irish will join the big ten as a hockey-only member next season. while the fifth-ranked gophers aren’t their conference cousins yet, the teams enter saturday’s northeast regional game with plenty of familiarity. the gophers, who received the no. 1 seed for the regional in manchester, n.h., played no. 10 notre dame — their coach’s alma mater — eight times in the previous five seasons.as the fourth overall seed, the gophers were sent east when the 16-team ncaa field was announced sunday. umass-lowell will play cornell in the regiona






gophers standout vinni lettieri will sign with new york rangers


vinni lettieri, who completed a four-year career with the gophers hockey team on saturday, has agreed to a two-year deal with the new york rangers.the 5-10 forward will join the rangers’ american hockey league team in hartford.lettieri, 22, was an undrafted free agent, and chose the rangers over the chicago blackhawks.he played high school hockey at minnetonka and had a career high 19 goals this season as the gophers won the big ten regular season championship before losing to penn state in the conference tournament and notre dame in the ncaa tourney. lettieri is the grandson of former gopher and north star lou nanne and son of ex-kicks soccer goalie tino lettieri.hartford has eight games remaining in the ahl season. the wolf pack is 22-39-4






grace zumwinkle of breck named ms. hockey


grace zumwinkle of breck added to her award-winning season by capturing ms. hockey honors during sunday’s banquet at the st. paul rivercentre.zumwinkle, who has committed to the gophers, headlined a group of finalists chosen by let’s play hockey magazine. the others were grace bowlby of edina, emily brown of blaine, naomi rogge of eden prairie and taylor wente of maple grove.last week zumwinkle was named star tribune metro player of the year.breanna blesi of maple grove won senior goalie of the year honors by let’s play hockey.winners are chosen based on consultations with division i and iii women’s college coaches from minnesota, north dakota and wisconsin, and a panel of high school coaches.






bemidji state beats gophers, ties women's wcha playoff series


senior forward ciscely nelson scored the go-ahead goal at 11 minutes, 9 seconds of the third period, and bemidji state upset the second-seeded gophers 2-1 on saturday at ridder arena, forcing a decisive third game in their best-of-three first-round wcha playoff series.nelson also assisted on summer thibodeau’s first-period goal for the beavers (12-19-3, 7-18-3-1), who beat the gophers 24-6-5, 19-4-5-3) for the second time this season.the gophers won the series opener 3-1 on friday.sarah potomak had tied it for the gophers with a shorthanded score in the final minute of the second period, but the gophers got nothing else past bemidji state goalie brittni mowat, who made 33 saves. mowat shut out the gophers 2-0 in october. gophers goalie sidney peters, who needed to make only eight saves in






bemidji state beats gophers, ties women's wcha playoff series


senior forward ciscely nelson scored the go-ahead goal at 11 minutes, 9 seconds of the third period, and bemidji state upset the second-seeded gophers 2-1 on saturday at ridder arena, forcing a decisive third game in their best-of-three first-round wcha playoff series.nelson also assisted on summer thibodeau's first-period goal for the beavers (12-19-3, 7-18-3-1), who beat the gophers 24-6-5, 19-4-5-3) for the second time this season.the gophers won the series opener 3-1 on friday.sarah potomak had tied it for the gophers with a shorthanded score in the final minute of the second period, but the gophers got nothing else past bemidji state goalie brittni mowat, who made 33 saves. mowat shut out the gophers 2-0 in october. gophers goalie sidney peters, who needed to make only eight saves in






gophers, umd bulldogs get no. 1 seeds in ncaa hockey tournament


despite his team’s draw for the ncaa men’s hockey tournament, gophers coach don lucia insisted sunday that his household will not be divided when his team begins play on saturday. the fifth-ranked gophers, who received the no. 1 seed for the northeast regional in manchester, n.h., will face off in the first round against notre dame — alma mater of both the coach and his son mario.lucia said he was excited the gophers would play a team both familiar and fresh as they return to the tournament after a one-year absence. they have a long history with the irish, but they not played them or the other two teams in the manchester regional — which also includes cornell and umass-lowell — this season. the gophers and irish play at 2:30 p.m. saturday at snhu arena, with cornell and umass facing off at






gophers, umd bulldogs get no. 1 seeds in ncaa men's hockey tournament


despite his team’s draw for the ncaa men’s hockey tournament, gophers coach don lucia insisted sunday that his household will not be divided when his team begins play on saturday. the fifth-ranked gophers, who received the no. 1 seed for the northeast regional in manchester, n.h., will face off in the first round against notre dame — alma mater of both the coach and his son mario.lucia said he was excited the gophers would play a team both familiar and fresh as they return to the tournament after a one-year absence. they have a long history with the irish, but they not played them or the other two teams in the manchester regional — which also includes cornell and umass-lowell — this season. the gophers and irish play at 2:30 p.m. saturday at snhu arena, with cornell and umass facing off at






will '3m arena at mariucci' look different?


the university of minnesota first announced a multimillion-dollar deal with 3m on monday morning that will include a new name for the gophers men’s hockey home: 3m arena at mariucci.at a news conference later in the day, the school unveiled artist renderings of the arena’s exterior, showing how the school envisions the signage changing with the building’s new name. as you can see from the artwork, the ‘3m arena’ wording is expected to get the larger play, but the legendary hockey name of mariucci still remains.the changes to the hockey arena will come in the wake of the 14-year, $11.2 million sponsorship agreement between the gophers and 3m.






lee stecklein leads gophers in push for another ncaa women's hockey title


her accomplishments read like something a sixth-grader might dream: win a state championship, play for olympic gold and have a chance to become the only hockey player — men’s or women’s — to win four ncaa titles. graduate from the carlson school, double major. become one of 15 nominees for the humanitarian award, which goes to “college hockey’s finest citizen.”lee stecklein, a three-time gophers captain, was asked if she’s been able to reflect on all those accomplishments — real, not imagined — heading into saturday’s ncaa quarterfinal at minnesota duluth.“if i reflect too much, i’ll cry,” the roseville native said.the stakes are too high for that now. the no. 5 gophers (25-7-5) are two-time defending national champions, but this is the first time they’ve had to go on the road to start the






drought conditions continue to improve in the dakotas


bismarck, n.d. (ap) — drought conditions have improved in the dakotas over the past week, especially in north dakota.the latest u.s. drought monitor map shows less than half of south dakota and only about one-third of north dakota in some stage of drought.there are no longer any areas of extreme drought in north dakota, though about 4 percent of south dakota remains in that category.severe drought has diminished to 17 percent in south dakota and only 3 percent in north dakota.most read storiesunlimited digital access. $1 for 4 weeks.the drought monitor credits recent rainfall for the improvement and says farming conditions in north dakota “are currently very good.”






lee stecklein leads gophers in push for fourth consecutive ncaa women's hockey t


her accomplishments read like something a sixth-grader might dream: win a state championship, play for olympic gold and have a chance to become the only hockey player — men’s or women’s — to win four ncaa titles. graduate from the carlson school, double major. become one of 15 nominees for the humanitarian award, which goes to “college hockey’s finest citizen.”lee stecklein, a three-time gophers captain, was asked if she’s been able to reflect on all those accomplishments — real, not imagined — heading into saturday’s ncaa quarterfinal at minnesota duluth.“if i reflect too much, i’ll cry,” the roseville native said.the stakes are too high for that now. the no. 5 gophers (25-7-5) are two-time defending national champions, but this is the first time they’ve had to go on the road to start the






no. 3 gophers women's hockey loses opener to merrimack


the no. 3 gophers women’s hockey team opened its season with a stunning 4-3 loss to merrimack on friday night at ridder arena.“we’ve got a lot of people in different positions, and that’s not an excuse,” gophers coach brad frost said. “we’re embracing that, but this is our first little adversity of the season and it’s in game 1. we will just keep grinding out and try to be better on sunday.”the warriors (2-0) tied the score at 3-all just under four minutes into the second period. and, 1½ minutes later, jessica bonfe, a junior captain from woodbury, got the eventual game-winner on a 2-on-0 rush.sophomore lea-kristine demers made a career-high 54 saves for merrimack, a third-year ncaa program from north andover, mass., that was 11-22-3 last season and was picked to finish eighth in hockey ea






gophers 4-1-1: everything on saturday's gophers-maryland big ten opener


when connor mcdavid stepped on the ice for his first nhl training camp, taylor hall already knew hockey's "next one" was the best player out…






after '3m arena at mariucci,' is williams arena heading for a new name?


mariucci arena got a new name monday. the gophers will now call their men’s hockey shrine 3m arena at mariucci.the university of minnesota announced a 14-year, $11.2 million sponsorship deal with st. paul-based 3m, which drew mostly positive reviews from the gophers hockey community.but questions immediately turned to williams arena. is the renaming of the gophers basketball home inevitable, too?“well, i’m hoping it’s inevitable,” said lou nanne, who spearheads fundraising for the university’s $160 million athletes village, which opens in january. “that’s what we’re working on. that’s very important to us and we want to do the same type of thing.”nanne played under john mariucci, one of the most iconic names in minnesota hockey history. mariucci was an all-america for the gophers in 1940 a






lee stecklein leads gophers in push for fourth consecutive ncaa women's hockey t


her accomplishments read like something a sixth-grader might dream: win a state championship, play for olympic gold and have a chance to become the only hockey player — men's or women's — to win four ncaa titles. graduate from the carlson school, double major. become one of 15 nominees for the humanitarian award, which goes to "college hockey's finest citizen."lee stecklein, a three-time gophers captain, was asked if she's been able to reflect on all those accomplishments — real, not imagined — heading into saturday's ncaa quarterfinal at minnesota duluth."if i reflect too much, i'll cry," the roseville native said.the stakes are too high for that now. the no. 5 gophers (25-7-5) are two-time defending national champions, but this is the first time they've had to go on the road to start the






gophers hockey lands in no. 1 seed range for ncaa tournament


the gophers hockey team sat idle saturday waiting to find out where they will play and what seed they will receive in the 2017 ncaa tournament.late in the night minnesota regained the fourth and final no. 1 seed it had lost the night before.minnesota was already assured of an at-large bid by virtue of its 23-11-3 record and high placement in the pairwise rankings, which mimic the criteria used by the ncaa selection committee to seed its 16-team field and pick 10 at-large teams.“obviously we’re in a much different situation from last year. we’re excited for the selection process [sunday] and see where we end up,” sophomore forward jack ramsey said.the opportunity opened thanks to western michigan losing 3-1 to denver in the nchc third-place game. needing one of boston college, north dakota






gophers women's hockey defeats msu mankato behind four goals in 91 seconds


mankato – the no. 4 gophers women's hockey team scored four goals in 91 seconds of the opening period en route to a 5-3 victory over minnesota state mankato on urday afternoon.senior forward kate schipper had two goals and an ist to lead the gophers (21-5-3, 17-4-3-2 wcha). she also had three points in the first game of the series, a 5-0 gophers victory on friday. the sweep extended minnesota's unbeaten streak over the mavericks to 46 games (45-0-1) going back to dec. 7, 2007."we really e out flying there in the first to get that four-goal lead, and that was obviously a big difference in the game," gophers coach brad frost said. "we had a little lull there in the third period, but overall we're really happy with the weekend and looking forward to facing north dakota and getting back home."






u's mariucci arena renamed '3m arena at mariucci' in $11.2m deal


mariucci arena got a new name monday. the gophers will now call their men’s hockey shrine 3m arena at mariucci.the university of minnesota announced a 14-year, $11.2 million sponsorship deal with st. paul-based 3m, which drew mostly positive reviews from the gophers hockey community.but questions immediately turned to williams arena. is the renaming of the gophers basketball home inevitable, too?“well, i’m hoping it’s inevitable,” said lou nanne, who spearheads fundraising for the university’s $160 million athletes village, which opens in january. “that’s what we’re working on. that’s very important to us and we want to do the same type of thing.”nanne played under john mariucci, one of the most iconic names in minnesota hockey history. mariucci was an all-america for the gophers in 1940 a






gophers hockey lands at no. 3 in preseason polls


two preseason college hockey polls agree: the gophers are no. 3.the uscho and usa today/usa hockey polls were released monday, with identical top 3s: defending national champion denver at no. 1, boston university no. 2 and minnesota at no. 3.big ten teams claimed three other spots in both polls’ top 12: notre dame (no. 8 in both), penn state (no. 10 in both) and wisconsin (no. 12 in uscho, tied for no. 11 in usa today/usa hockey).three other minnesota schools are ranked: minnesota duluth (no. 6, tied for no. 11), st. cloud state (no. 9, no. 6) and minnesota state mankato (no. 18, no. 15).the gophers take the ice for the first time sunday with a 5 p.m. exhibition game against alberta at 3m arena.•  john hamre, a former director of hockey operations at wisconsin, was appointed to the same po






u's mariucci arena renamed '3m arena at mariucci' in $11.2m deal


the university of minnesota announced monday that it has renamed mariucci arena after selling the naming rights to st. paul-based 3m. the arena’s new official name is 3m arena at mariucci.the gophers and 3m announced a 14-year, $11.2 million sponsorship that includes the arena’s naming rights.“today’s announcement brings together three names instantly recognizable across minnesota — mariucci, gopher hockey and 3m — and that’s certainly exciting,” gophers athletic director mark coyle said in the news release. “this sponsorship will have a broad impact across our athletics department by supporting construction of our new athletes village.”the gophers have been playing men’s hockey games in a building called “mariucci arena” since 1985. that’s when the hockey side of williams arena was first






gophers hockey sophomore sheehy named first-team all-america


gophers sophomore forward tyler sheehy was named a first-team west all-america on friday by the american hockey coaches association.sheehy was joined on the west first team by goalie michael bitzer of bemidji state; defensemen will butcher of denver and tucker poolman of north dakota; and forwards alex iafallo of minnesota duluth and henrik borgstrom of denver.the first-team east all-americas are goalie charles williams of canisius; defensemen adam fox of harvard and charlie mcavoy of boston university; and forwards zach aston-reece of northeastern, and spencer foo and mike vecchione of union.the west second team includes goalie tanner jaillet of denver; defensemen daniel brickley of minnesota state (mankato) and luc snuggerud of nebraska omaha; and forwards mason jobst of ohio state, luke






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a newly developed hiv antibody neutralizes 99 percent of virus strains, making it the most powerful yet found, according to a study led by duke university scientists.the broadly neutralizing antibody provides a base for an hiv the y to destroy a wide range of viruses in infected people, said  duke researcher barton f. haynes. it also provides insights into building an effective vaccine to prevent hiv infection.the study was published friday in science immunology. when published, it can be found at j.mp/99hiv. haynes was senior author. la tonya d. williams, also of duke, was first author.the team constructed the hybrid or chimeric antibody from pieces of two naturally occurring antibodies, haynes said in a video interview supplied by duke.one antibody was found in a patient who made an anti