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Post by Handyman » Fri Jan 17 11:18 am

That is a very freshmen like move...Pitts should know better than that she has been around long enough. If you have an issue with how you were disciplined dont make it public.
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Post by frozen4champs » Fri Jan 17 12:04 pm

Cowgirl wrote:
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What exactly did she do?
From what I have gathered from various reports, Whalen pulled her out of a game a week or so ago and benched her for the 4th quarter. Pitts stayed there after the game and did not go the the locker room, and people had to go out to find her. Things then have gone downhill since then.
She displayed inappropriate “body language” in a game. What does that mean? Flipping someone off maybe?
Like everything, there are 3 sides to the story-- Whalen's , the players, and the truth. I'm sure Whalen can't say too much about it for student privacy reasons. Pitts can say whatever she wants and Whalen really can't respond, so the player gets the advantage on this one. Lindsay is old school and things have changed since she was in college, so she is getting an eye opening experience this year.

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Post by Slap Shot » Fri Jan 17 12:25 pm

Any chance Whalen "over-reacted"? I don't want that to sound worse than it is - but given how pampered athletes are today would a more seasoned coach of used the same disciplinary tactic for whatever it is Pitts did?
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Post by YoungEagle » Fri Jan 17 1:45 pm

I think Whalen probably is following Geno's example. He is so spot on with this take.


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Post by ScoobyDoo » Fri Jan 17 2:00 pm

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I think Whalen probably is following Geno's example. He is so spot on with this take.


Good find. I bet that is exactly it. Sadly it wasn't just the player who got disciplined that has the problem.
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Post by Slap Shot » Fri Jan 17 3:18 pm

YoungEagle wrote:
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I think Whalen probably is following Geno's example. He is so spot on with this take.


Pretty much answers my question. Great find
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Post by Bladepuller » Fri Jan 17 3:50 pm

So Geno is viewed as being at the top of his profession?

Yes. I'd say he is the gold standard.

Any bets on him taking Destiny Pitts @ UConn?
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Post by Cowgirl » Fri Jan 17 4:07 pm

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So Geno is viewed as being at the top of his profession?

Yes. I'd say he is the gold standard.

Any bets on him taking Destiny Pitts @ UConn?
I would say the viewpoint of expecting athletes - at all levels - to act respectably and be a good example for the younger generation is spot on. It is a privilege to play D1 athletics. Act like it.

This is of course speculation as we don’t know specifically what this player did. As alluded to above I doubt this one incident has been the only issue between player and coach but a culmination of events.

I’m all for accountability for athletes - at all levels. (So fire the entire MLB if you need to 😬). I would bet coach Whalen had clear, understandable, and expected codes of conduct laid out for her players - good on her for enforcing it - if that’s what this truly boils down to. Winning at all costs if your kids are assholes shouldn’t be the message we send.

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Post by Handyman » Fri Jan 17 4:41 pm

I think we can all relate to having your boss/parents discipline you for what you perceive to be no reason. It is frustrating. And I know I probably showed lots of attitude when I was in my early 20s when it happened. You feel wronged and it sucks.

That said, suck it up! You dont like it take it up with the coaches after the game. (or the school if you think you were really wronged) You dont quit like a baby. I doubt Whalen verbally abused her or mistreated her so to quit during the season is a childish move and reflects poorly on her as a person. Why should anyone trust you if you are just going to take your ball and go home any time someone dares tell you to follow the rules?
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Full disclosure on the LW / DP feud from a fishing message board where KFAN was cited as the source.
DP flipped LW the bird when she was being taken out.
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“ Full disclosure on the LW / DP feud from a fishing message board” :lol:
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If there is any truth to that then she is just an entitled brat.
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Post by Bladepuller » Sat Jan 18 11:10 am

Those of you who know me, & the reason my user name is what it is, understand why I also read fishing boards.
I refuse to post on them, at least about fishing.
Better to cite your source than a cryptic inference about insider knowledge.
I would expect LW to expect a lot from her guards & if DP had an issue with the expectations LW had for her.....
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The University of Minnesota Gophers are entering the 2020 season ranked top-10 in five preseason polls.

Traditionally NCAA softball has recognized both the USA Today/NFCA Coaches Poll and the ESPN.com/USA Softball polls which have the Gophers No. 8 and No. 7, respectively.

Softball America has the Gophers at No. 6 in its second year with a preseason poll. FloSoftball also has the Gophers slotted at No. 6 while D1Softball pegged Minnesota at No. 7 in its first year.

This is the sixth straight season the Gophers have started the season in the Top-25. Last year, the Maroon and Gold ended the year No. 8 in both major polls, the highest to end a season in program history.
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Post by Bonin21 » Thu Feb 13 4:42 pm

Is this last note correct? Sounds like the opposite of the Twins problems across the river. Could be a good squad.

Meyer, a junior righthander from Woodbury, has been named to five preseason All-America teams. He is projected as a first-round draft choice in Major League Baseball’s amateur draft and has been called the top pitcher and top draft prospect in the Big Ten Conference.

Among the talented group of pitchers are juniors Patrick Fredrickson and Sam Thoresen and sophomore J.P. Massey. Joining them is redshirt sophomore Drake Davis, who sat out last season as a transfer from Arizona State. Baseball America has listed all four as Top 20 draft prospects.
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Post by Beauner » Thu Feb 13 8:41 pm

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Is this last note correct? Sounds like the opposite of the Twins problems across the river. Could be a good squad.

Meyer, a junior righthander from Woodbury, has been named to five preseason All-America teams. He is projected as a first-round draft choice in Major League Baseball’s amateur draft and has been called the top pitcher and top draft prospect in the Big Ten Conference.

Among the talented group of pitchers are juniors Patrick Fredrickson and Sam Thoresen and sophomore J.P. Massey. Joining them is redshirt sophomore Drake Davis, who sat out last season as a transfer from Arizona State. Baseball America has listed all four as Top 20 draft prospects.
Dunno much about Davis but Thoreson, Frederickson, and Meyer are all high end pitchers when healthy. Especially if Thoreson hasn't gotten messed with by the current pitching coach staff after some of the adjustments he made with his private (Driveline style) coaches. That is what caused some early headaches for him last year.
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Post by Bonin21 » Thu Feb 13 9:10 pm

Top 20 draft prospects. So you're telling me five pitchers on the Gopher roster are listed as first rounders?

Is it top 20 prospects playing college baseball? Top 20 pitching prospects playing college baseball?

Something doesn't add up.
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Post by Gopherguy05 » Thu Feb 13 9:18 pm

Top 20 rounds. Not picks. Meyer is the only first rounder.

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Post by Bonin21 » Thu Feb 13 9:25 pm

The article has since been updated to say,
"Baseball America has listed all four as among the top 20 draft prospects in the Big Ten."
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Post by Beauner » Thu Feb 13 11:12 pm

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Top 20 draft prospects. So you're telling me five pitchers on the Gopher roster are listed as first rounders?

Is it top 20 prospects playing college baseball? Top 20 pitching prospects playing college baseball?

Something doesn't add up.
Maybe in the midwest? Or conference? No chance they're all top 20 overall when you factor in high school kids etc. I've heard people projecting Meyer first round and Thoreson in the compensation/second-fourth rounds (depending on how his control is, because when he's on he's nasty but he has a tendency to get himself in trouble with a lot of free passes). Frederickson probably a 9-10th rounder depending on how his season goes. He got absolutely rocked in the Cape Cod league last year to the tune of a 9+ ERA in 25ish innings. Hopefully his shoulder is recovered because i know it was bugging him last season. He doesn't bring the velo hype that Meyer and Thoreson do (sits 89-91, can reach up to 93), but he's definitely got the frame to be able to add a couple MPH with the proper adjustments.

Edit: just saw the part you added about top 20 prospects in conference. That makes more sense.
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Just for fun here is a breakdown of the AD's incentives. As you might have seen me tweet, Regent Rosha thought that in future deals there should be some focused on attendance and revenues instead of academics and competitive success. Also interesting note that there is a bonus for playing in the CFP, playing in the CFP semifinal and playing in the CFP championship game... so I think playoff expansion is coming by the end of this contract ;)

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WHKY Frozen Four $15k
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Jan 1 or later bowl game...
Isn't there a random bowl or two after the new year that aren't that great?
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Jan 1 or later bowl game...
Isn't there a random bowl or two after the new year that aren't that great?
That's how they wrote it. I'm assuming that means Citrus or Outback Bowl.

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Post by Bert » Thu Apr 09 3:00 pm

Not Gopher Related but how about Barry "It is time for them to move on"

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Gophers softball coach Jamoe Trachel leaving for Ole Miss

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That one stings.
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I wonder what the deal was. Money, probably I suppose.
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Post by ScoobyDoo » Fri Apr 24 2:10 pm

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Oh, for crying out loud.
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Post by Butters Stotch » Fri Apr 24 2:43 pm

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I wonder what the deal was. Money, probably I suppose.
Most likely, it was the fact that she was offered only a one year extension.

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Post by ScoobyDoo » Fri Apr 24 4:05 pm

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I wonder what the deal was. Money, probably I suppose.
Most likely, it was the fact that she was offered only a one year extension.
Well, that was a huge mistake then.
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Post by Border Gopher » Fri Apr 24 6:51 pm

ScoobyDoo wrote:
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D2D wrote:
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I wonder what the deal was. Money, probably I suppose.
Most likely, it was the fact that she was offered only a one year extension.
Well, that was a huge mistake then.
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Post by gopherguy06 » Tue Apr 28 6:29 am

ScoobyDoo wrote:
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Fri Apr 24 2:43 pm
D2D wrote:
Fri Apr 24 12:45 pm
I wonder what the deal was. Money, probably I suppose.
Most likely, it was the fact that she was offered only a one year extension.
Well, that was a huge mistake then.
Sounds like she got a six figure raise to go to Ole Miss and was offered $245k down there. Hard to turn down that kind of raise especially given you only had a year contract. Bummer to lose her with the success they were having.

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Post by D2D » Tue Apr 28 10:43 am

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Bummer to lose her with the success they were having.
And I lose my one connection to the Gophers' softball program, however distant: In high school I played on the same (first!) line with her father, Larry.
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Post by Gopherguy05 » Wed Apr 29 10:16 pm

Sounds like tons of drama behind the scenes and the players were not sad to see her go.
This is from a former player who quit and decided to transfer to Syracuse for next season.
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Post by Iceburg » Sun May 03 10:13 pm

Coyle stays in-house and names Piper Ritter as head softball coach.

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Post by gopherguy06 » Tue May 05 9:00 am

Gophers for the second time (2009) have the #1 recruiting class in volleyball. Seems like they return a decent amount from the Final Four team last year.

https://www.fox9.com/sports/gophers-vol ... the-nation

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Post by Iceburg » Tue May 05 11:27 am

gopherguy06 wrote:
Tue May 05 9:00 am
Gophers for the second time (2009) have the #1 recruiting class in volleyball. Seems like they return a decent amount from the Final Four team last year.

https://www.fox9.com/sports/gophers-vol ... the-nation
Also added a graduate transfer that was All-Big Ten this past year.

https://gophersports.com/news/2020/4/17 ... oster.aspx
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Post by D2D » Tue May 05 11:36 am

Iceburg wrote:
Tue May 05 11:27 am
gopherguy06 wrote:
Tue May 05 9:00 am
Gophers for the second time (2009) have the #1 recruiting class in volleyball. Seems like they return a decent amount from the Final Four team last year.

https://www.fox9.com/sports/gophers-vol ... the-nation
Also added a graduate transfer that was All-Big Ten this past year.

https://gophersports.com/news/2020/4/17 ... oster.aspx
Hopefully (like men's and women's hockey) they have a full season to gain experience as a team so they are fully prepared for the post season!
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Post by JWG » Fri May 08 2:23 pm

This isn't really "other" sports as much as "all" sports - but anyway.
Link to Coyle's presentation to the Board of Regents this week. It's not very useful without the context of the discussion, which isn't surprising. Doesn't say anything about cost saving actions outside of the obvious. Doesn't speak to any thoughts on when sports will come back (that would be tied to slide 8 which lacks the context - and the various revenue losses being tied to continued delays in things starting across the U).

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Post by meggiesota » Mon May 11 11:47 am

If anyone is interested - it's Gopher day on the Big 10 channel!

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meggiesota wrote:
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If anyone is interested - it's Gopher day on the Big 10 channel!
Ended with the Penn State and Auburn wins last night. First time I got to see the TV broadcast of the PSU game.

My God was that a fun game.
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Post by gopherguy06 » Tue May 12 10:03 am

Beauner wrote:
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If anyone is interested - it's Gopher day on the Big 10 channel!
Ended with the Penn State and Auburn wins last night. First time I got to see the TV broadcast of the PSU game.

My God was that a fun game.
Yeah, the stadium and atmosphere was electric. Mostly full by kickoff and almost all Gopher fans. The score made it seem closer, but we definitely dominated from the opening TD by Bateman and then the pick off by Winfield, to the game ending pick.

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Very cool.

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Post by gopherguy06 » Tue May 12 3:56 pm

Wow definitely some impressive facilities and upgrades recently. Makes you wonder what other schools have.

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Slap Shot wrote:
Tue May 12 11:44 am
Very cool.

I'm surprised the video didn't include Cook Hall!! :biggrin2: Played many pick-up basketball games in that place. I remember when the Field House had a dirt floor. Looks like they did a nice job refurbishing the place.

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https://www.startribune.com/gophers-pit ... 571132982/
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3RD OVERALL!

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Post by Beauner » Thu Jun 11 8:14 am

Good for Max. He worked his ass off the last couple years. Wouldn't shock me to see him in a Marlins uniform this season. His fastball/slider combo is already big-league ready and could make for a great bullpen arm now while he's developing a third offering.
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3 other Minnesota natives have been picked top 10.
Mauer, Molitor, and Winfield.

Pretty solid company.
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Post by gopherguy06 » Thu Jun 11 10:16 am

Whoa, since 77. That is crazy. I know Perkins was a first rounder, but still. He has some nasty stuff and looks have a bright future.

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That's awesome for Ben :oops: Max!! Really too bad he didn't get another season with the Gophers, would have been fun to see what they could have done.

Draft position and success are fascinating, especially in baseball and hockey. Speaking of MN players drafted it's crazy to think Jack Morris was a 5th rounder in '76; Ozzie Smith and Wade Boggs were also in the '76 draft....in the 7th round! :shock:
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Post by Iceburg » Thu Jun 11 12:00 pm

Had it in my head that Noel Jenke had been a top ten pick, but he was picked 13th in the 1969 draft. Never made the show, but played four years in the NFL. Great athlete out of Owatonna that was a three sport letterman at the "U" (baseball, hockey and football) and drafted in all three.
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Post by MATT » Thu Jun 11 12:27 pm

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That's awesome for Ben!! Really too bad he didn't get another season with the Gophers, would have been fun to see what they could have done.

Draft position and success are fascinating, especially in baseball and hockey. Speaking of MN players drafted it's crazy to think Jack Morris was a 5th rounder in '76; Ozzie Smith and Wade Boggs were also in the '76 draft....in the 7th round! :shock:
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Max Meyer actually does have a brother named Ben, too, to make it more confusing.

And I don't think he is the Ben Meyer that played on the Gopher baseball team a few years ago...
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Bonin21 wrote:
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Max Meyer actually does have a brother named Ben, too, to make it more confusing.

And I don't think he is the Ben Meyer that played on the Gopher baseball team a few years ago...
Yeah, Ben Meyer the former Gopher is a different family. Though incidentally also was drafted by Miami and had a short run with the big leagues with them. In Colorado's farm system now.

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MATT wrote:
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That's awesome for Ben!! Really too bad he didn't get another season with the Gophers, would have been fun to see what they could have done.

Draft position and success are fascinating, especially in baseball and hockey. Speaking of MN players drafted it's crazy to think Jack Morris was a 5th rounder in '76; Ozzie Smith and Wade Boggs were also in the '76 draft....in the 7th round! :shock:
Is he related to Max? 😁
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Stephen Wanvig, artist who conceived today's Goldy Gopher, dies at 70
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Former Gophers pitcher Sam Thoresen reached an agreement to sign with the Cubs as an UDFA.
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It’s another “Minnesota Day” on big ten network, mostly your usual staples except tonight they have two games I haven’t seen since they were live.

The 2004 music city bowl in which we beat effing Alabama, Marion Barber was unstoppable.

And shockingly, they are actually airing a game from the 97 basketball season which everyone tries to forget. Bobby Jackson leads the club to an OT win in Indiana

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It’s another “Minnesota Day” on big ten network, mostly your usual staples except tonight they have two games I haven’t seen since they were live.

The 2004 music city bowl in which we beat effing Alabama, Marion Barber was unstoppable.

And shockingly, they are actually airing a game from the 97 basketball season which everyone tries to forget. Bobby Jackson leads the club to an OT win in Indiana
I forget how long it was but Alabama had gone something like 10 or 11 years without losing to a BigTen team after that 2004 loss to the Gophers. It was a really fun trivia question.
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Thu Jun 18 11:00 am
It’s another “Minnesota Day” on big ten network, mostly your usual staples except tonight they have two games I haven’t seen since they were live.

The 2004 music city bowl in which we beat effing Alabama, Marion Barber was unstoppable.

And shockingly, they are actually airing a game from the 97 basketball season which everyone tries to forget. Bobby Jackson leads the club to an OT win in Indiana
I forget how long it was but Alabama had gone something like 10 or 11 years without losing to a BigTen team after that 2004 loss to the Gophers. It was a really fun trivia question.
I think it was more than just not losing to a BigTen team, I think it was not losing to a non-SEC team.
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Looks like trouble for formers Gophers WBB Coach Marlene Stallings.

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Paul Molitor elected to the College Baseball Hall of Fame

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Zwak wrote:
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Looks like trouble for formers Gophers WBB Coach Marlene Stallings.

https://www.usatoday.com/in-depth/sport ... 553370002/
She was fired today.
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Post by HockeyBum » Fri Aug 21 1:12 pm

Not Gopher related (yet), but Iowa is cutting Men's Gymnastics and Tennis, and Men's and Women's Swimming and Diving.

Probably the tip of the iceberg. I'm sure just about every college will be cutting multiple non-revenue sports before this is over.

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That’s most unfortunate.
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