October 27, 1990 |
Rick Zombo and Sergei Fedorov scored goals eight seconds apart in the third period as Detroit beat Minnesota, 8-6, last night, keeping the Red Wings unbeaten at home and the North Stars winless on the road. Detroit took 47 shots against goalie Kari Takko, recalled Monday from Kalamazoo (Mich.), where he was 4-0-1 with a 2.00 goals-against average.
November 22, 2011 |
AFTER FILING two separate antitrust lawsuits against the league in different states, NBA players are consolidating their efforts and have turned to the courts in Minnesota as their chosen venue. A group of named plaintiffs including Carmelo Anthony, Steve Nash and Kevin Durant filed an amended federal lawsuit against the league in Minnesota yesterday, hoping the courts there will be as favorable to them as they have been to NFL players in the past. The locked-out players filed class-action antitrust suits against the league last Tuesday in California and Minnesota.
November 26, 1994 |
Make that nine Top 25 teams to fall to unranked opponents. Ranked 21st in the nation, Villanova couldn't avoid joining the list of early-season upsets as Minnesota ran away from the Wildcats, 85-64, last night in the semifinals of the Great Alaska Shootout. The Wildcats (1-1) will try to rebound tonight against Louisville (1-1) in the consolation round. Minnesota (2-0) will play another surprise finalist, Brigham Young (2-0) for the Shootout title (midnight, ESPN). BYU beat Louisville in the other semifinal, 75-60.
January 31, 1987 |
Al Settembrino, Archbishop Ryan's most prolific rusher, has scheduled a news conference for Monday in which he is expected to announce that he will attend the University of Minnesota this fall on a football scholarship. Settembrino, a 5-foot-11, 180-pound halfback, chose Minnesota over such schools as Tulsa, Massachusetts, Syracuse, West Virginia, Boston College and Wake Forest. He made official visits to Minnesota, Massachusetts and Syracuse. "On my visits, I felt Minnesota had the best facilities, and I liked the coaching staff," said Settembrino, who said he would major in business.
February 4, 1988 |
Perhaps Brian Dozier summed up his friend Art Layton's dilemma best when he said, "I'm sure his brain will be rattling. " According to Layton, it did exactly that. But the rattling is over. Last night, Layton, a 6-foot, 2-inch, 260-pound Chester lineman, was to announce that he will attend the University of Minnesota in the fall. The decision came after a trip to the University of Maryland last weekend, a trip that Layton said had only confused matters for him. "Sunday night, it was getting on my nerves a little trying to figure out where I would go, but I want to go to Minnesota," Layton said.
October 21, 2004 |
Camden High senior Kevin Payton, a 6-foot-7 forward, has made an oral commitment to attend the University of Minnesota on a basketball scholarship, Camden athletic director Mark Pease confirmed yesterday. "He visited last week and really felt comfortable there," Pease said. "He said the academic program was top-notch. " Payton attends Camden's Creative and Performing Arts High School, a satellite of Camden High. Senior basketball players can sign binding letters of intent Nov. 10-17.
January 9, 2009 |
Lawrence Westbrook and Travis Busch each scored 10 points and No. 22 Minnesota rallied from a 13-point deficit then hung on to beat host Iowa, 52-49, last night. The Golden Gophers (14-1, 2-1 Big Ten) shot only 33.9 percent from the field and nearly let the game slip away in the closing seconds. Minnesota led 50-44 with 24.5 seconds left. Jake Kelly of Iowa (11-5, 1-2) scored and Al Nolen of Minnesota missed two free throws. Jeff Peterson buried an open 3 from the corner with 5.3 seconds left to make it a one-point game, but Westbrook hit two free throws.
September 25, 1997 |
Games against Minnesota and Kentucky, two participants in last year's NCAA Final Four, highlight the Villanova basketball schedule for 1997-98, announced yesterday. The Wildcats will have one of their earliest openers ever, playing Minnesota on Nov. 14 in the BCA Classic at the Target Center in Minneapolis. They also have road games Nov. 29 at Bradley and Dec. 3 at Georgetown before playing their home opener Dec. 6 against Seton Hall at The Pavilion. Villanova also will meet Kentucky, last year's NCAA runner-up, on Feb. 8 at the CoreStates Center.
February 2, 1989 |
Pat Wright, the starting quarterback at Valley Forge Military Academy, has announced that he will accept a full scholarship to play football at the University of Minnesota. He cannot officially accept the scholarship until Wednesday, but he committed orally Friday to play for the Gophers. "On Wednesday, I went to talk to Pat to see where he might be leaning to," said Trojans coach Jim Burner. "Before I even had a chance to ask him any questions, he told me that he was going to Minnesota.
October 15, 2012 |
MINNEAPOLIS - Erlana Larkins had 16 points and 15 rebounds, and the Indiana Fever stunned defending champion Minnesota with a 76-70 victory over the Lynx in Game 1 of the WNBA Finals on Sunday night. Tamika Catchings added 20 points for the Fever, who played without leading scorer Katie Douglas because of a sprained left ankle. Seimone Augustus scored 23 points and Rebekkah Brunson added 10 points and 10 rebounds for the Lynx, who are looking to become the WNBA's first repeat champion in 10 years.