It was another crazy year on the Minnesota sports scene with plenty of great moments, some tough times and two coaches dismissed. Throw in a national title that nobody will remember on the college scene, and it’s been another very interesting year depending on which sports team you follow most.
Minnesota senior point guard Rachel Banham will miss the rest of the season after injuring her right knee. Coach Marlene Stollings made the announcement Thursday. Stollings says Banham suffered a torn ACL in her knee Wednesday in the first half of the Gophers’ win at North Dakota.
The Gophers women’s basketball team will start the season at home against Southeastern Louisiana. This won’t be just another opener. Friday night will be the first game for new head coach Marlene Stollings, who was hired in April to replace Pam Borton. She spent the last two years at VCU. Stollings will rely heavily on guard Rachel Banham, the Preseason Player of the Year pick in the Big Ten.
Minnesota women’s basketball coach Marlene Stollings has added John “Mo” Motherwell to her coaching staff. The university said Monday that Motherwell will serve as assistant coach and be involved in Gophers recruiting.
Minnesota women’s basketball coach Marlene Stollings has turned to VCU for the first member of her coaching staff.
New coaches at major conference programs often inherit struggling teams. That is not the case for Marlene Stollings at Minnesota.
University of Minnesota Athletic Director Norwood Teague announced Monday that Marlene Stollings has been named the Gophers’ new women’s basketball coach. Stollings comes to Minnesota from Virginia Commonwealth and replaces Pam Borton, who was let go on March 28 after the Gophers lost to South Dakota State in the third round of the WNIT.