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Bilingual Bakken: Safety instructors at NIT begin offering courses in Spanish

May 1, 2014 in Uncategorized

Diego Sanchez came to the U.S. from Colombia 22 years ago, knowing no English.
He got by with jobs in construction, landscaping and painting.
Back then, “if you had a hammer and tools, you could get a job,” he said. “Now, everything’s chang…continue reading on

Gophers edge SMU: Minnesota drops Mustangs for NIT title

April 3, 2014 in Uncategorized

NEW YORK — Make it two straight college basketball championships for a Pitino.
Coach Richard Pitino guided the Minnesota Golden Gophers to a 65-63 win over Southern Methodist in the NIT title game Thursday, a year after his dad, Rick, led Louisvil…continue reading on

NIT finds a home: Alaska training company sets up shop in Dickinson

April 22, 2013 in The Dickinson Press

Many companies in and out of the oil field want safety to be their top priority, and it’s companies like Northern Industrial Training that make those goals possible. Continue Reading

Stanford routs Minnesota in NIT title game

March 29, 2012 in West Central Tribune

Stanford’s young guards Chasson Randle and Aaron Bright each scored 15 points, and the Cardinal routed Minnesota 75-51 to win the NIT title Thursday night. Continue Reading

Gophers, Stanford meet for NIT title Thursday

March 28, 2012 in West Central Tribune

Minnesota coach Tubby Smith and Stanford’s Johnny Dawkins ran into each other a few times recruiting Andre Hollins.
The point guard from Memphis, Tenn., chose the Golden Gophers, and he’s playing his best basketball deep into his freshman season, leading an injury-riddled team to the title game of the NIT against the Cardinal. The schools face off Thursday at Madison Square Garden. Continue Reading

MEN’S BASKETBALL: Gophers advance in NIT

March 21, 2012 in Grand Forks Herald

MURFREESBORO, Tenn. Rodney Williams and Andre Hollins each scored 24 points to help Minnesota advance to the semifinals of the NIT with a 78-72 win over Middle Tennessee on Wednesday night.
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Men’s basketball: Gophers roll past Miami in NIT

March 19, 2012 in West Central Tribune

Rodney Williams scored 21 points to lead Minnesota to a 78-60 victory over Miami in a second round NIT game Monday night.
The Gophers never trailed after starting the game on a 12-0 run. Williams scored 16 in the first half. Continue Reading

Gophers feeling upbeat for NIT

March 12, 2012 in West Central Tribune

The National Invitation Tournament is often viewed as an anticlimactic, meaningless conclusion to the college basketball season, particularly for a power-conference program such as Minnesota that’s been stuck in mediocrity. Continue Reading

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