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gophers women's basketball team trying to send its seniors out in style


eugene, ore. – playing to extend the season for three seniors put a sense of urgency into the gophers women’s basketball team well before it faced oregon in sunday’s ncaa tournament second round.in order to send out carlie wagner, jessie edwards and bryanna fernstrom the best way possible, their younger teammates had to pull together and help them win some big games.if they hadn’t beaten michigan, maryland and iowa in the last month, the gophers probably wouldn’t be an ncaa tournament team. the program’s first victory in the big dance since 2009 on friday against wisconsin-green bay gave the seniors the best memory of their careers, no matter what happened next.“for the seniors, it means so much because this was our last opportunity,” edwards said. “it’s my first time in the ncaa tournamen






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






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






gophers women's basketball loses at san diego


san diego – the gophers women’s basketball team was held to a season-low point total in a 72-69 loss to san diego on sunday at the jenny craig pavilion.the gophers (9-2) shot only 2-for-15 from three-point range and 9-for-17 from the free-throw line. their final threes misses from behind the arc — one each by carlie wagner, gadiva hubbard and destiny pitts — came on their final possession when they were trying to tie the score.kanisha bell led the gophers with 20 points.sydney williams had a career-high 25 points for the toreros (7-4).






reusse: ranking gophers successes this season, from worst to first


there is a university of minnesota graduate of notable accomplishment in the business world who has been e-mailing me views of gophers sports for several years. most of those were not favorable as to what the alumnus was witnessing in athletic endeavors.that’s what made the latest e-mail a contrast, with his suggestion the gophers deserved a tribute for a strong all-around athletic performance in the 2016-17 school year.there are 23 sports (unless you count indoor and outdoor track and field as separate entities). a majority are based on individual accomplishment adding up to team point totals. then there are the team sports: football, basketball (men and women), hockey (men and women), baseball, softball, volleyball and soccer.rowing is also a team sport, while operating largely in anonym






reusse: ranking gophers successes this season, from worst to first


there is a university of minnesota graduate of notable accomplishment in the business world who has been e-mailing me views of gophers sports for several years. most of those were not favorable as to what the alumnus was witnessing in athletic endeavors.that’s what made the latest e-mail a contrast, with his suggestion the gophers deserved a tribute for a strong all-around athletic performance in the 2016-17 school year.there are 23 sports (unless you count indoor and outdoor track and field as separate entities). a majority are based on individual accomplishment adding up to team point totals. then there are the team sports: football, basketball (men and women), hockey (men and women), baseball, softball, volleyball and soccer.rowing is also a team sport, while operating largely in anonym






gophers basketball to play at arkansas on dec. 9


the gophers men’s basketball team will play dec. 9 at arkansas to finish a home-and-home series that started last season.the razorbacks announced tuesday they will host minnesota at bud walton arena in fayetteville, ark. amir coffey scored 19 points to lead the gophers to a 85-71 win against arkansas on nov. 22 last year at williams arena.  arkansas coach mike anderson finished 26-10 last season after losing to eventual ncaa champion north carolina 72-65 in the ncaa tournament second round. the razorbacks return six seniors from a team that finished third in the sec, including starters daryl macon, jaylen barford and anton beardthe gophers non-conference schedule for the 2017-18 season will include three road trips.they travel to play providence in the gavitt tip-off games on nov. 13. rich






minnesota scene: gophers football games staying on kfan, three other teams switc


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 iheart-media 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'






gophers women's basketball topples no. 10 maryland


the gophers women’s basketball team preached defense and rebounding as pivotal components to beating no. 10-ranked maryland.turns out, it was the offense that put on a show.the gophers (21-6, 10-4) upset no. 10 maryland 93-74 sunday afternoon at williams arena, marking the first time they’ve beat maryland in eight tries. it was minnesota’s second victory over a ranked opponent this week, after the gophers beat no. 23 michigan. they’re 3-0 against ranked teams this season.the gophers improved to 13-1 at home, have won four straight and seven of their past eight games overall. they had three players score at least 20 points and hit 14 three-pointers as a team in the victory.big ten-leading maryland (22-5, 11-3) has now dropped two consecutive games after having won 20 of 22. the 93 points th






gameday: gophers women's basketball finishes regular season at no. 2 maryland


11 a.m. at no. 2 maryland • btn, 1500-amterrapins have plenty on linepreview: the gophers (14-14, 5-10) are trying to avoid their first losing regular season since they went 14-16 in 2011-12. they already are locked into the no. 10 seed for the big ten tournament, which begins wednesday in indianapolis. maryland (26-2, 14-1) is tied for first place with ohio state going into the final day of the regular season. the buckeyes, who beat the terrapins on monday, play at rutgers at 2 p.m. maryland beat the gophers 83-72 on jan. 1 at williams arena.players to watch: maryland will honor seniors brionna jones (19.2 ppg, 10.6 rpg) and shatori walker-kimbrough (18.2 ppg, 3.9 rpg) before the game. as terrapins, they have won 119 games and lost just 16.numbers: maryland is 5-0 all-time (2-0 at home) v






u women's basketball hopes to capitalize on 12-2 start to season


the gophers women’s basketball team started the season winning seven consecutive games, tying its third-best start in program history.that’s a prideful mark, but coach marlene stollings knows her team was also oh-so-close to starting 13-0 in the nonconference portion of the schedule.“we’re three possessions away ­— this is the exciting part — we are three possessions away from being undefeated right now,” said stollings, after the final nonconference game, a 101-75 victory over university of california riverside on dec. 22.“that’s real encouraging for our team. i think it’s a big momentum builder.”she cited two possessions at north carolina in their 88-83 loss and one possession in the 72-69 loss at san diego earlier this month.the gophers (12-2, 1-0 big ten) will look to keep the momentum






upsets move gophers into ncaa women's tournament talk


the gophers had been putting together an impressive record this season, but were pretty much under the radar of the ncaa women's basketball field until knocking off no. 23-ranked michigan and no. 10 maryland at williams area in the last five days to raise their record to 21-6.one reward: ncaa women's basketball bracketologist charlie creme has moved minnesota into the latest version of his tournament bracket after having the gophers as one of the first four teams not to make the field in his most recent selections. not only does creme have the gophers as a no. 10 seed, but he moved them past a batch of teams (including big ten-rival purdue) that he considers to be the last four teams to make the field.in creme's bracket, minnesota would get a first-round game with no. 7-seed syracuse of th






gophers fall to rutgers in overtime in women's basketball


piscataway, n.j. – after rallying in the fourth quarter to tie the score, the gophers women's basketball team lost 80-70 in overtime to no. 21 rutgers on saturday afternoon.the scarlet knights (17-3, 5-1 big ten) outscored minnesota 12-2 in the extra period.senior guard carlie wagner led the gophers (14-5, 3-3) with 22 points and 10 rebounds for her first double-double of the season and fourth of her career. freshman forward destiny pitts, who played every minute, also had 22 points."minnesota is an outstanding team," rutgers coach c. vivian stringer said. "i feel a great sigh of relief and tremendous satisfaction we won this game."rutgers led 56-49 with 7 minutes, 52 seconds to play, but the gophers tied the score with a 7-0 run and eventually took the lead for the first time at 65-64 wit






gophers ranked no. 15 in preseason ap men's basketball poll


the preseason associated press men's basketball poll wednesday confirmed what we already knew: expectations for the gophers, ranked no. 15, are as high as they've been in years.the gophers also were ranked no. 15 in the preseason coaches' poll in october.another 15 number to know: it's been that many years since the gophers were last ranked in both polls — ap and coaches' — before the season; they opened at no. 24 in both polls before the 2002-03 season.the gophers were a preseason top 25 ap team eight years ago, opening at no. 25 for the 2009-10 season.the last time the gophers were a top-15 team to open the season? october 1993, when they were coming off an nit championship victory over georgetown that march. that 1993-94 season ended up becoming the first of six seasons wiped off the bo






gameday preview: gophers vs. penn state at big ten women's basketball tournament


big ten women's basketball tourney5:30 p.m. vs. penn state at bankers life fieldhouse, indianapolis • btn, 1440-amslumping gophers need to get hot againpreview: the gophers (14-15, 5-11 big ten) enter the tournament as the no. 10 seed after losing three games in a row to end the regular season. no. 7 seed penn state (19-9, 9-7) defeated them 77-66 in the teams' only regular-season meeting at state college on feb. 8, and enters the tournament with five victories in its past six games. the gophers are 8-22 all-time at the big ten tournament and have never won it. their best finish was second place in 2005. the winner will play fourth-ranked maryland in friday's quarterfinals.players to watch: gophers guard carlie wagner was named second-team all-big ten on monday for the second consecutive s






minnesota scene: four gophers named to big ten all-conference soccer teams


four players on the gophers made one of the big ten women's soccer all-conference teams announced friday, including forward sydney squires, who was a first-team pick.midfielder molly fiedler and defender tori burnettmade the second team; forward april bockin made the third.squires, a senior from hudson, wis., led the gophers with 14 goals, five of them game-winners.the gophers, who tied for second place in the conference standings, will host wisconsin at 1 p.m. in the big ten tournament quarterfinals. the badgers beat minnesota 1-0 in overtime in madison, wis., on sept. 16.u faces no. 1 badgersthe no. 6 gophers women's hockey team will play no. 1 wisconsin at 4 p.m. saturday and 5 p.m. sunday at ridder arena.minnesota was 1-1-2 against the badgers last season. the teams split a series in m






carlie wagner scores 23 as gophers women's basketball routs penn state


university park, pa. – carlie wagner scored 23 points and destiny pitts added 16 as the gophers routed penn state 91-71 on wednesday night in big ten women's basketball.wagner was 5-for-6 on three-pointers for the gophers (14-4, 3-2), who took an 8-0 lead and never trailed in beating the nittany lions for the sixth time in their past eight meetings.minnesota led 25-19 after the first quarter and, after a 10-2 run to start the second quarter, 48-31 at halftime. the gophers shot 64.5 percent from the field in the first 20 minutes and even better on three-pointers, going 7-for-9 or 77.8 percent.the nittany lions (10-8, 1-4), who were led by teniya page's 21 points, have now lost five of their past six games.






guards rally gophers over xavier in women's basketball


the gophers defeated xavier 74-62 in a matchup of unbeaten women's basketball teams wednesday night at williams arena to improve to 5-0.it's the first time minnesota has started with five wins since the 2007-08 season when that team opened with eight consecutive victories.guards carlie wagner and kenisha bell led the gophers with 24 and 20 points, respectively. bell also had seven assists and six rebounds."we just play off each other," bell said, referring to wagner and herself.freshman destiny pitts added seven points and a team-high 10 rebounds as the gophers won the rebounding battle 42-36.na'teshia owens had 12 points for the musketeers (4-1) and a'riana gray added 10 points and 11 rebounds. jeff wheeler, star tribune minnesota gophers guard carlie wagner (33) was fouled by xavier musk






minnesota scene: gustavus and hamline women, augsburg men make d-iii hockey tour


two miac women’s teams and one miac men’s team were chosen for the ncaa division iii hockey playoffs monday.gustavus adolphus (20-3-4), the women’s miac co-champion, earned an at-large bid and will play host to wiac champion wisconsin-eau claire (18-6-5) on friday. the winner will play miac tournament champion hamline (20-4-3) on saturday.miac men’s playoff champion augsburg (18-9) will play host to marian (20-7-1) in the first round saturday.mr. basketball final 5apple valley’s tre jones, delasalle’s gabe kalscheur, caledonia’s owen king, cretin-derham hall’s daniel oturu and delano’s calvin wishart were named the finalists for minnesota’s mr. basketball award.etc.• thomas longbella and angus flanagan were tied for 19th place, and the gophers golf team remained in seventh after two days a






minnesota scene: st. thomas center langer named division iii women's basketball


st. thomas senior center kaitlin langer was named division iii women’s basketball player of the year by d3hoops.com.langer led the tommies to a 31-1 record and an appearance in the national semifinals, where they fell 60-57 to tufts. langer averaged 19.3 points and 8.8 rebounds, while scoring in double figures in all 32 games. she made 201 free throws, converting 80 percent, and scored 617 points with 282 rebounds this season.etc.• the gophers women’s golf team finished in eighth place among 12 teams in the notre dame clover cup in mesa, ariz. minnesota had a total of 24-over-par 888. arizona state, with four of the top six finishers, won with a 26-under total. the gophers’ top finisher was sabrine garrison, who tied for 16th at 3-over 219 after a 70 on sunday.• the gophers men’s golf team






gophers women's basketball falls to nebraska in big ten home opener


minnesota’s women’s basketball team found itself in a tight game throughout the second half sunday, but the gophers couldn’t dig themselves out of a hole falling 79-74 to nebraska at williams arena. the gophers took a one-point lead with 38 seconds left, but nebraska went ahead again and the gophers missed a pair of 3-pointers to lose at home for the first time this season.shooting 3-pointers is the bread-and-butter for the gophers (12-2, 1-0). actually, the first five buckets for them were from long range. carlie wagner drained her second of the game to tie the score at 15 late in the first quarter, getting the gophers out of a deficit to start the game. they came in averaging 9.2 3-point field goals per game, good enough for second in the big ten and 24th in the nation.the gophers led by






minnesota scene: five finalists for mr. basketball named


the revamped minnesota mr. basketball selection committee tuesday announced its five finalists for the 2017 mr. basketball award, which honors the top senior player in the state.they are trae berhow, watertown-mayer; brad davison, maple grove; goanar mar, delasalle; nathan reuvers, lakeville north, and mckinley wright, champlin park.the committee was altered last month in the wake of the resignation of former mr. basketball chairman ken lien, who relinquished his duties in the wake of a series of offensive and racist tweets.the mr. basketball winner will be announced sunday, march 26.jim paulsenu softball up to no. 7the gophers softball team climbed three spots to no. 7 in the usa today/nfca national rankings released this week. minnesota, at 18-0 one of only three unbeaten teams with 10 w






gophers women's basketball goes cold, loses at penn state


state college, pa. – penn state’s 9-0 run in the middle of the third period sparked the nittany lions to a 77-66 victory over the gophers on wednesday night in big ten women’s basketball.with minnesota ahead 45-44, teniya page hit a three-pointer for the nittany lions to put them ahead to stay. she finished with a game-high 25 points.the gophers (12-12, 3-8 big ten) stayed within single digits until penn state’s 6-0 in the middle of the fourth quarter expanded its lead to 71-57 with 3:12 to play.sophomore guard kenisha bell and freshman taiye bello, making her third consecutive start, led the gophers with 19 points apiece while junior guard carlie wagner, averaging 20.3 points, had just six points. wagner was 3-for-21 from the field.penn state (16-8, 6-6) s 43.5 percent from the field, the






scoggins: depth, defense make these gophers a joy to watch


nate mason whispered something to richard pitino before entering the huddle during a timeout in the first half of saturday’s victory against penn state.the gophers’ junior captain, leading scorer and all-big ten candidate had a request.“let’s run a play for amir to get him going,” mason said to pitino.that brief exchange illustrates why this is not only the best gophers men’s basketball team in many years but also the most enjoyable to watch.the best player on the team wanted to get freshman amir coffey involved in the action because mason understands that the gophers’ sum is greater than any individual part.pitino calls this group of players the most unselfish he has ever coached. their style of play supports that praise. no egos, and one must search deep in the program’s archives to find






gophers seniors have experienced highs, lows and unpredictable twists


roller-coaster ridethe gophers have 16 seniors who’ll be in their final home game saturday, and seven of those are fifth-year seniors who arrived at minnesota before the 2013 season and have seen more than they bargained for. a look back:2013: hope returnscoming off their first bowl in three years, the gophers had a record crowd at the spring game, opened with four wins and rattled off another four-game streak that featured wins over nebraska and penn state and put them in the coaches’ top 25 poll. the 8-5 season ended with a loss in the texas bowl.2014: january footballan 8-4 season put the gophers in their first new year’s day bowl in more than 50 years. and while missouri won the citrus bowl 33-17, the gophers found footing near the top of the big ten west.2015: shocking changesolid foo






scoggins: lots of balance, lack of ego make gophers a joy to watch


nate mason whispered something to richard pitino before entering the huddle during a timeout in the first half of saturday’s victory against penn state.the gophers’ junior captain, leading scorer and all-big ten candidate had a request.“let’s run a play for amir to get him going,” mason said to pitino.that brief exchange illustrates why this is not only the best gophers men’s basketball team in many years but also the most enjoyable to watch.the best player on the team wanted to get freshman amir coffey involved in the action because mason understands that the gophers’ sum is greater than any individual part.pitino calls this group of players the most unselfish he has ever coached. their style of play supports that praise. no egos, and one must search deep in the program’s archives to find






hartman: gophers coaches draw scrutiny as contract renewals approach


gophers athletic director mark coyle said that he knows there are a lot of questions surrounding the contracts of some of his coaches, perhaps most notably men’s hockey coach don lucia, but he said for the most part he likes what he has seen from them.“we’ve got a great group of coaches across the board in all of our sports,” coyle said. “[women’s basketball] coach [marlene] stallings came back and had a great year this past year.”stallings has a contract that runs through the 2020-21 season and the fact that the team has rallied to reach the ncaa tournament should end the discussion about her status.“excited for coach stallings and our women’s basketball team,” coyle said. “we’re excited about their 22-win season.”yes, stallings and that gophers squad will get a great test friday when the






depth, 'incremental improvement' keys to u volleyball's final four hopes


this is not the same gophers volleyball team that made the final four the past two seasons.maybe that’s an obvious statement, considering national player of the year sarah wilhite and the dominant middle blocking duo of twins hannah and paige tapp graduated last spring. but that statement is not a slight to this incarnation of the gophers.in fact, this 2017 team has something coach hugh mccutcheon hasn’t previously experienced, despite five previous seasons with the gophers as well as gold and silver medals from coaching u.s. olympic teams.“we’re really committed, just every day in practice, we’re in here getting better,” senior middle blocker molly lohman said. “[hugh] says it all the time, ‘i’ve never had a group that comes in each day and gets a little bit better each day.’ ”live video:






gophers, oregon in for a shootout in women's basketball tournament


eugene, ore. – one of the biggest fans of marlene stollings’ gophers offense just happens to be the coach she will be facing in sunday’s second round of the women’s ncaa tournament.oregon coach kelly graves was invited to view stollings’ practice last fall when he was in town recruiting hopkins sophomore star paige bueckers.“very impressed with the speed with which they play,” said graves, who stole one of stollings’ fast-break drills. he called it fate that minnesota ends up playing oregon at matthew knight arena.“two very good offensive teams with a lot of stars, a lot of really good shooters,” he said. “it should be a fun, fun game for everybody.”if you like offense, you’re in for a treat.ncaa women’s tournament gophers at oregon • 9:30 p.m. sunday (espn2)in division i, only connecticut






ice-cold gophers women's team hoping to warm up in big ten tournament


the gophers don’t open play at the big ten women’s basketball tournament until thursday, when they face penn state in the second round. coach marlene stollings hopes that before they take the floor at bankers life fieldhouse in indianapolis, they can take in the show as spectators.stollings said monday she wants to get the gophers to indianapolis early enough for the team to watch one of wednesday’s first-round games. with eight players making their big ten tournament debuts, she is looking for ways to maximize their excitement while minimizing any nervousness. she won’t need any help with the first task, but the second is essential to making a run at a postseason tournament berth.the 10th-seeded gophers enter thursday’s game against no. 7 seed penn state with three consecutive losses, inc






ice-cold gophers women's team hoping to warm up in big ten tournament


the gophers don’t open play at the big ten women’s basketball tournament until thursday, when they face penn state in the second round. coach marlene stollings hopes that before they take the floor at bankers life fieldhouse in indianapolis, they can take in the show as spectators.stollings said monday she wants to get the gophers to indianapolis early enough for the team to watch one of wednesday’s first-round games. with eight players making their big ten tournament debuts, she is looking for ways to maximize their excitement while minimizing any nervousness. she won’t need any help with the first task, but the second is essential to making a run at a postseason tournament berth.the 10th-seeded gophers enter thursday’s game against no. 7 seed penn state with three consecutive losses, inc






minnesota scene: two gophers athletes win big ten medal of honor


gophers seniors lee stecklein (women’s hockey) and luca wieland (men’s track and field) were announced monday as recipients of the 2017 big ten medal of honor, given annually to the top female and male student-athlete at each conference institution.the conference is celebrating the 103rd anniversary of the big ten medal of honor.stecklein, of roseville, led the gophers women’s hockey team to three national titles during her five-year career. she was part of the first perfect season in ncaa women’s hockey history, helping the gophers to a 41-0-0 record as a freshman in 2012-13 before missing the 2013-14 season while earning an olympic silver medal with the u.s. olympic team.stecklein returned to the gophers for 2014-15 and served as a team captain for three consecutive seasons, including ca






bell, wagner help gophers women's basketball top no. 20 iowa


in some ways the gophers’ 77-72 victory over no. 20 iowa in women’s basketball on sunday defied logic.after all, the gophers shot only 39.2 percent from the field, they were 4-for-15 from three-point range and they committed 15 turnovers. freshman standout destiny pitts was limited to 11 minutes because of foul trouble. and the gophers trailed at halftime, and the hawkeyes had been 13-0 this season when leading at intermission.but the gophers (16-5, 5-3 big ten) willed their way to victory before an announced crowd of 4,182 at williams arena. guard kenisha bell led the way with 21 points, 11 rebounds, seven assists and three steals. four teammates also scored in double figures.“i never saw her waver one ounce, and that’s maturity,” coach marlene stollings said of bell. “we’re looking at so






gophers women's basketball team makes ncaa tournament field


players were getting anxious. fans were holding their breath. coaches told everyone to be ready to scream when “minnesota” was called.the anticipation grew monday night at williams arena for the gophers women’s basketball team as it waited several brackets into the selection show. eventually confetti and colored powder filled the air once the u found out it was dancing for the first time since 2015.“i think we just had a lot of anxiety,” gophers coach marlene stollings said. “they made us wait there a little bit, but that’s part of the fun. we felt extremely confident we were in. we’re just excited to see a lot of emotions for our team. we’re so proud of them.”minnesota (23-8) received a no. 10 seed in the spokane regional and will face no. 7 green bay (29-3) at 4 p.m. ct in eugene, ore.,






former u women's hockey star now taking aim at gophers in wcha


before she became the wcha coach of the year at ohio state, she was “muzzy,” the brash-talking, goal-scoring machine for the gophers’ first national championship team.nadine muzerall is the gophers’ all-time leading scorer who went on to win four ncaa titles as a minnesota assistant, under brad frost. in 2016, ohio state hired her to lift its program from a swamp.the buckeyes had fired coach nate handrahan in 2015 for allegedly making sexually explicit comments to players. ohio state replaced him with jenny potter, only to fire her in august 2016 for multiple ncaa violations.in stepped muzerall, who has the buckeyes ranked no. 5 nationally heading into saturday’s wcha semifinal against the no. 7 gophers at ridder arena.“this would have been unheard of,” gophers junior sophie skarzynski sai






gophers women lock up fourth seed for this week's big ten tournament


champaign, ill. – the gophers women’s basketball team dodged a potentially devastating loss on sunday, and instead wrapped up the fourth seed in the big ten tournament with an 84-75 victory over lowly illinois.what that means is that the gophers will have the shortest possible route to the tournament final — with their confidence not shot. they get a double bye with the rest of the top four (ohio state, maryland, nebraska) and will open play in indianapolis in the quarterfinals on friday afternoon. the gophers will face the winner of thursday’s game between iowa and either wisconsin or northwestern.the gophers (22-7, 11-5) also avoided a defeat that the ncaa tournament selection committee certainly would have frowned upon if an at-large bid is the team’s ticket to the big dance.the gophers






gophers women lock up fourth seed for this week's big ten tournament


champaign, ill. – the gophers women’s basketball team dodged a potentially devastating loss on sunday, and instead wrapped up the fourth seed in the big ten tournament with an 84-75 victory over lowly illinois.what that means is that the gophers will have the shortest possible route to the tournament final — with their confidence not shot. they get a double bye with the rest of the top four (ohio state, maryland, nebraska) and will open play in indianapolis in the quarterfinals on friday afternoon. the gophers will face the winner of thursday’s game between iowa and either wisconsin or northwestern.the gophers (22-7, 11-5) also avoided a defeat that the ncaa tournament selection committee certainly would have frowned upon if an at-large bid is the team’s ticket to the big dance.the gophers






this time-lapse captures the awe-inspiring power of lava flowing into the ocean:


any seasoned landscape p og her can tell you that the moment spent actually pressing the shutter is just the tip of the iceberg – hours and even days are spent planning, getting into position and waiting for the right conditions. so the story behind jack fusco's impressive new time-lapse, 61g ocean entry, might be familiar to landscape p o veterans.fusco and team traveled to hawaii's big island hoping to capture a somewhat rare occurrence: lava flowing into the pacific ocean from kilauea volcano. the goal was to capture a time-lapse of the stars along with the spectacular light show created by the flowing lava meeting ocean water.if you watch the video above and you'll see that fusco's mission was a success, but the behind-the-scenes story is equally fascinating. a rainy forecast and logis