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MAC rematch between Gophers Jerry Kill and Western Michigan Bill Cubit

September 14, 2012 in Grand Forks Herald

MarQueis Gray had grown all too familiar with dragging himself out of bed on Sunday mornings and heading to Minnesota’s team meeting room for a film session that was almost always filled with mistakes, missteps and defeat. Continue Reading

U of Minnesota offers to freeze tuition for new money

September 13, 2012 in Grand Forks Herald

The University of Minnesota is offering a tuition freeze in exchange for new money from the Legislature. University President Eric Kaler is tying increased funding for the “U’ to a tuition freeze for some undergraduates. Continue Reading

U of Minnesota readies for beer sales at stadium

September 6, 2012 in Grand Forks Herald

Fans will be able to drink beer and wine at Minnesota’s first home football game of the year at TCF Bank Stadium this weekend. Continue Reading

It’s BC’s time now, but who will be next?

April 14, 2012 in Grand Forks Herald

There was a great story circulating right after Minnesota lost to Boston College in the NCAA Frozen Four that set up the third national title in pucks for the Eagles in the last five years. The story was that after Minnesota’s 6-1 defeat, the alarm clock rang early the next morning in hotel room of Gopher coach Don Lucia in Tampa, Fla., site of the NCAA tournament.
“Donny, it’s 7,” his wife said, or so the story goes. “Oh my God,” Lucia is said to have replied, “they scored again?” Continue Reading

Study: More kids with asthma end up in hospital when meds cost more

March 28, 2012 in Grand Forks Herald

Other reports have shown a link between higher out-of-pocket spending requirements and reduced use of health care services in adults, said Pinar Karaca-Mandic, a public health researcher at the University of Minnesota. But the new study is one of the first to show the relationship in health care for kids. Continue Reading

GOPHERS BASKETBALL: Minnesota advances to NIT final in OT win over Washington

March 27, 2012 in Grand Forks Herald

Freshman guard Andre Hollins scored 20 points, including five in overtime, and short-handed Minnesota beat Washington 68-67 on Tuesday night to advance to the NIT title game. Continue Reading

GOPHERS BASKETBALL: Minnesota blows by Miami in NIT

March 19, 2012 in Grand Forks Herald

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 points in the first half and has now scored 20 or more points in his last three games. Continue Reading

GOPHERS BASKETBALL: Michigan outlasts Minnesota 73-69 in OT

March 9, 2012 in Grand Forks Herald

Michigan’s Trey Burke saw overtime as a new opportunity. After watching his teammates struggle in the first half, and the Wolverines nearly eliminated from Big Ten tournament play in the second half, the freshman guard took matters into his own hands. Burke scored seven of his career-high 30 points in the final five minutes, including the last 3-pointer in a late flurry of long-range shots, to help No. 10 Michigan rally for a 73-69 victory over Minnesota in the quarterfinals. Continue Reading

MINNESOTA GOPHERS: Football coach Kill boots wide receiver Harris off team

March 8, 2012 in Grand Forks Herald

Minnesota receiver Ge’Shun Harris has been dismissed by the team after being charged with felony credit card fraud. Continue Reading

Sviggum resigns as U of Minnesota regent over conflict allegations

March 8, 2012 in Grand Forks Herald

Former House Speaker Steve Sviggum today resigned from the University of Minnesota governing board after an ad hoc committee found he had a conflict of interest by also working for the state Senate Republican caucus. Continue Reading