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.
It might be on a different campus, on a different level, but it’s still a basketball court in Minnesota. And Kelly Roysland is in her element.
The University of Minnesota has relieved women’s basketball coach Pam Borton of her duties. Assistant coach Kelly Roysland was named interim women’s head basketball coach.
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The Gopher women’s basketball team’s NCAA tournament chances could be at stake when Minnesota hosts No. 21 Purdue Thursday night.
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Minnesota junior captain Rachel Banham has undergone successful surgery for patellar tendonitis in both knees.
The NHL’s free agency season starts Sunday, but will the Wild be real suitors for Sutter? Sources say Ryan Sutter — the most sought-after defenseman in the NHL free agency — will not be quick to sign but will listen to many offers before making a decision.
Minnesota coach Pam Borton thought she had a team worthy of making a postseason tournament run.
Kiara Buford has been playing against Tayler Hill for years. The two guards — Buford with St. Paul Central and Hill with Minneapolis South — have had their share of battles in high school and now in college.
It’s unusual to have two players that earn division scholarships from the same high school basketball team. It’s even more unusual when they’re going to the same college and that they happen to be best friends.
The Gophers women’s basketball team beat Air Force Wednesday night at Williams Arena and once again they were led by freshman Rachel Banham with 18 points. She’s definitely making her presence felt on the floor.
The University of Minnesota men’s and women’s basketball teams have high expectations going into the upcoming season, and they tipped things off with media day on Thursday at Williams Arena.
The Minnesota women’s basketball team has finished with a losing record and out of postseason tournament contention for the second straight year.