Former Minnesota basketball player Corky Taylor has died of complications from lung cancer. The university said Taylor died Thursday at age 60. Taylor was in hospice care at his home in the Twin Cities area.
The Gophers baseball program is saying a final goodbye to Siebert Field. Deemed unusable for regular use years ago by the university, the 41-year-old facility will be the host for Tuesday night's game between Minnesota and local Division III school St. Thomas.
Andre Ingram went up for a wide-open dunk in the final seconds of the first half with Minnesota still in striking distance.
The ball slipped out of his hands before he could slam it in, a fitting image for a frustrating night. The short-handed Golden Gophers’ spirited run ended in the NIT title game with a 75-51 loss to Stanford on Thursday.
Minnesota committed 22 turnovers — including two to open the second half, when the Cardinal opened up a double-digit lead they held for the rest of the game.
"Maybe the Gophers didn't handle it so well the last time" in the WCHA playoffs against UND, St. Paul columnist Tom Powers writes. "But this time they handled it great, flying around on the very next shift and reasserting themselves as the dominant team. ... Their performance against a talented, hard-working North Dakota team was that impressive."
ST. PAUL — It was the same building, in the same locker room.
And many of the same emotions came up for the UND men’s hockey team after its season ended in the same place as last year with a 5-2 loss to the University of Minnesota in the NCAA West Regional final on Sunday.
"As I watched a true Miracle on Ice — UND’s amazing rally from a 3-0 hole to beat Minnesota 6-3 in the WCHA Final Five semifinals last Friday — I wondered if it was the greatest comeback in Fighting Sioux playoff history," Virg Foss writes. Turns out there was one UND playoff comeback that bettered last week's stunner.
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