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Gophers Promote Nikita Lowry Dawkins To Associate Head Coach

University of Minnesota women’s basketball coach Marlene Stollings announced Tuesday that Nikita Lowry Dawkins was promoted to be the team’s associate head coach. Dawkins, a 24-year coaching veteran, was an assistant under Stollings for the Gophers last year and has coached with her since 2010.

06/09/2015

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Gail Striegler Added To Gopher Women’s Basketball Staff

University of Minnesota women’s basketball coach Marlene Stollings announced Monday the addition of Gail Striegler to the Gophers coaching staff. Striegler is a 25-year coaching veteran who most recently was the head coach for seven years at Long Island University in Brooklyn.

06/08/2015

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Gopher Women’s Hoops Gets Duke In ACC/Big Ten Challenge

The University of Minnesota women’s basketball team will travel to North Carolina and face Duke this year for its game in the ACC/Big Ten Challenge. The league announced the match-ups Wednesday.

05/27/2015

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Gophers Women Sign Pair Of Junior College Transfers

The Minnesota women’s basketball team has added two junior college players, to help fill the void left by star Amanda Zahui B’s early departure for the WNBA. Gophers coach Marlene Stollings announced Thursday the signing of forward Kynadi Johnson and center Karley Barnes to national letters of intent.

04/16/2015

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Kelley, Gopher Women Ready For NCAA Tourney

The Gopher women’s basketball team believes now that they are in the dance, why not win some games? The reason they have a chance against DePaul and beyond is a new addition, who may have made it all possible.

03/18/2015

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Shae Kelley Making The Most Of Only Season At Minnesota

The recruiting standard has been set high by new coach Marlene Stollings and her staff at Minnesota. The one-player class of senior forward Shae Kelley has flourished.

03/17/2015

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PODCAST PAGE-2-18-15 The WCCO Morning News With Dave Lee

Miss Mark Dayton or Gopher Womens’ BBall Coach Marlene Stollings? Click the link above to listen to Dave Lee talk with them.

02/18/2015

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Podcast Page: 1-22-15 The WCCO Morning News-DAVE LEE

Click the link above to hear AMERICAN SNIPER’s Jim DeFelice and other highlights from Thursday’s show.

01/22/2015

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No. 23 Minnesota Sneaks Past Indiana 65-61

Carile Wagner’s jumper with 37 seconds left lifted No. 23 Minnesota over Indiana 65-61 on Sunday. Wagner’s 3 with 1:18 left in the game gave Minnesota a 60-59 lead.

01/18/2015

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Despite Loss To Maryland, Gophers Progressing Under Stollings

The Gophers women’s basketball team played its first game as a ranked team since 2006 on Sunday afternoon, and it was a big game at that, with Maryland coming in ranked No. 12 and coming off a Final Four run a year ago.

01/11/2015

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Gophers Embrace National Ranking, Prep For Maryland Sunday

The University of Minnesota women’s basketball team has taken a strange journey to the top 25 in the national polls. There is irony in the next game on the Gophers’ schedule, and there was a post-practice celebration on Wednesday.

01/07/2015

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2014 In Review: Top Local Sports Headlines

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.

12/18/2014

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Banham Hurts Knee, Out For Rest Of Gophers Season

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.

12/11/2014

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Stollings Era Begins For Gophers Women

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.

11/13/2014

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Motherwell Added To Minnesota Coaching Staff

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.

05/05/2014

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Stollings Hires 1st Assistant At Minnesota

Minnesota women’s basketball coach Marlene Stollings has turned to VCU for the first member of her coaching staff.

04/25/2014

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Stollings Brings Fast-Paced Style To Minnesota

New coaches at major conference programs often inherit struggling teams. That is not the case for Marlene Stollings at Minnesota.

04/08/2014

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Marlene Stollings Named New Gopher Women’s Basketball Coach

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.

04/07/2014