Gophers' Banham Named AP First Team All-AmericanUniversity of Minnesota senior guard Rachel Banham was named a First Team All-American by the Associated Press on Monday.
Gophers All-American McNamara Dies At 82 Bob McNamara, an All-American football player for Minnesota in the 1950s and later a major fundraiser for the university, has died. He was 82. The university announced McNamara's death on Monday. The school says McNamara died after a long illness on Sunday night.
Beyond Bounds: 6 Reasons Why Tremayne Is Tommie Football's Poster BoyEverybody loves Tremayne Williams. Both on and off the record, his trainers, his teammates and his coach respect and revere the face of the 2013 Tommie football team. "He's our poster boy," coach Glenn Caruso said during two-a-days last week at O'Shaughnessy Stadium.
Beyond Bounds: Steve Maher's Having A Better Summer Than YouI'm confident the following is true. Steve Maher's summer > your summer. Before you angrily start over-sharing your Instagram lake pics en masse, here's why. The All-American pitcher from Division-III St. Thomas is playing America's pastime – every – single – day in the Northwoods League with the Waterloo Bucks (seriously, like some 75 games in 70 days).
Eagan Sisters Head To Jr. OlympicsNatalie and Elena Windels share both a last name and a passion for track and field. “I like how you just get to accelerate and, like, just use all your power and try and finish and do the best that you can,” Elena said. Her sister Natalie is more succinct. “I just like running,” Natalie said. James Pipkens, the head sprints coach for Apple Valley High School, works closely with the sisters. He says there may be some sibling rivalry going on.
Beyond Bounds: Saints Welcome Back The Veteran Versatility Of Dan KaczrowskiDan Kaczrowski's a realist, who has the work ethic of an optimist. The St. Anthony High graduate earned All-American honors at Hamline, but knew that being drafted in the 26th round by the Arizona Diamondbacks in the 2009 draft meant he wasn't quite on the club's We'll-Be-Seeing-You-In-Phoenix-Soon list.
Beyond Bounds: UST's Taylor Berg Could Coast To A National TitleOne day of rest a month. Just one. That rigid regimen's one of the reasons the human gazelle Taylor Berg could bring home an NCAA crown this weekend.
Beyond Bounds: Hire SJU's Swedish Sensation Dennis GranathDear hiring managers in Minnesota ... Dennis Granath already has a polished LinkedIn, but I've taken the liberty to morph this blog of mine into in-depth -- and yet truthfully entertaining -- resume for Mr. Granath.
Beyond Bounds: Who Exactly Is All-American Golfer Molly Erickson?Molly Erickson's the reigning MIAC MVP, and seeing the St. Olaf women's golfer took second at the Division III National Championships last year, she could be wearing a crown at the end of this season.
Beyond Bounds: Kaiti Wachter Is The Best Story You'll Read All WeekTake a moment and learn about Kaiti Wachter, her mother, and even her grandmother. You won't be disappointed you did.