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Minnesota’s Zahui B On Top 20 List For National Award

Minnesota sophomore Amanda Zahui B. (ZOW-ee bee) is one of the top 20 late-season finalists for the John R. Wooden Award, given to the player of the year for college women’s basketball. She’s one of three Big Ten players on the list, determined by a panel of media members and announced Friday.

02/13/2015

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Good Question: Why Do We Kiss To Show Affection?

This Valentine’s Day, you’ll probably be doing a little smooching.
But why do we swap saliva to show someone we love them? Why do we kiss? Good Question.

02/12/2015

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Kelley Leads Gophers Women Past Wisconsin, 93-82

Shae Kelley scored a career-high 33 points Wednesday night and added 14 rebounds to lead the Gophers women’s basketball team to a 93-82 win over Wisconsin at Williams Arena.

02/12/2015

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Good Question: Can We Make People Get Immunized?

The outbreak of measles has generated lots of debate about vaccinations over the past month. Even politicians have weighed in on whether they should be mandatory.

But, opinions aside, can we actually force people to get immunized? Good Question.

02/11/2015

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U Of M Children’s Hospital Announces $5 Million Wilf Gift

Minnesota Vikings owners Zygi Wilf and Mark Wilf have given $5 million from their family foundation to fund education, communication and technology initiatives at an area children’s hospital.

02/11/2015

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MnDOT Seeks Input On Standardized Bicycle Plan

Cyclists listen up! The state wants your input as it continues to develop a standardized bicycle plan. MnDOT is holding an open house at the U of M’s Urban Research and Outreach Center Wednesday.

02/11/2015

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Lawmakers Winnow List For University Governing Board

Lawmakers narrowed down Tuesday the field of candidates for the University of Minnesota’s governing board but couldn’t agree in two of the five contests. Members of the House and Senate higher education committees planned to recommend five candidates for the 12-member Board of Regents — which sets tuition and policy at the state’s flagship college — to the joint Legislature, which will likely make final choices later this month. They did that for three out five open seats, choosing two newcomers and an incumbent.

02/10/2015

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Gophers’ Boyd Named Big Ten’s First Star Of The Week

University of Minnesota senior forward Travis Boyd received honors from the Big Ten and NCAA this week after leading the Gophers to a weekend sweep of Ohio State at Mariucci Arena.

02/10/2015

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13 Arrested In Student Sit-In At UMinn.

A call for more diversity at the University of Minnesota resulted in 13 demonstrators being arrested. Around 60 students gathered outside Morrill Hall Monday. They were trying to stage a sit-in inside President Eric Kaler’s office.

02/10/2015

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Racial Activist Group Hosts Sit-In At U Of M

The student led group Whose Diversity? is hosting a sit-in on the University of Minnesota’s Twin Cities campus Monday. According to a statement released by the group, Whose Diversity? is holding the sit-in in President Kaler’s office in an effort to persuade change on campus.

02/09/2015

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Wagner Named Big Ten Freshman Of The Week

The Big Ten Conference announced Monday that Minnesota guard Carlie Wagner was named the league’s Freshman of the Week.

02/09/2015

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Gopher Women Use Big Second Half To Beat Spartans, 86-79

The University of Minnesota women’s basketball team was in desperate need of a win Sunday, having lost four of its past five games before hosting Michigan State.

02/08/2015

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Boyd Nets Hat Trick, Gophers Sweep Ohio State

Travis Boyd netted his first career hat trick Saturday night as the Gophers men’s hockey team beat Ohio State 6-2 to complete a weekend sweep. Boyd led Minnesota on the weekend with four goals and an assist and now also leads the Gophers in scoring with 13 goals.

02/08/2015

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‘U’ Develops Smart Phone App For Teen Drivers

Car crashes are the leading cause of deaths for teenagers. That’s why researchers at the University of Minnesota are using smart phones to keep teens safe behind the wheel. The Teen Driver Support System, or TDSS, is like having an extra parent in the car at all times.

02/05/2015

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National Signing Day Exciting For High School Seniors

For the University of Minnesota football program, they hope they have upgraded with a collection of recruits that have upside and are coachable. Yes, it’s National Signing Day for high school football players.

02/04/2015

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Report: Number Of Female College Coaches Declining

Wednesday is National Girls and Women in Sports Day. Here in the Twin Cities, the Minnesota History Center hosted a celebration and awards program. Gov. Mark Dayton stopped by to congratulate the honorees. But the findings of a new report show a major setback for female coaches at colleges and universities.

02/04/2015

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Minnesota Announces 2015 Football Recruiting Class

It’s National Signing Day for high school athletes as they put the pen to paper and finalize where they are heading to be student-athletes in college.

02/04/2015

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MN Students Compete For Chance To Attend National Art Competition

You might know the names Andy Warhol, Truman Capote and Stephen King. But you might not know that they’re all recipients of the National Scholastic Art and Writing Awards.

02/04/2015

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Gophers’ Zahui B. Named Big Ten Co-Player Of The Week

The University of Minnesota announced Monday that sophomore center Amanda Zahui B. was named a Co-Player of the Week by the Big Ten. Zahui B. averaged 14.5 points, 14 rebounds, eight blocks and 2.5 steals per game over a two-game stretch last.

02/02/2015

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Gophers Women Fall At Northwestern, 70-49

Despite having two players score in double figures, the University of Minnesota women’s basketball team lost 70-49 at Northwestern Sunday to fall to 6-4 in Big Ten play.

02/01/2015

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‘U’ Student With Measles Passes Infectious Stage

Minnesota’s only active measles case, a 20-year-old University of Minnesota student, has passed the infectious stage. It will be at least another week until health officials find out if that one case spread elsewhere.

01/30/2015

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DNR: Sleepy Eye Moose Died From Brain Worm

The moose that wandered hundreds of miles south to a Sleepy Eye couples’ backyard in November died from a brain worm infection, according to the Minnesota Department of Natural Resources. A necropsy conducted at the University of Minnesota’s veterinary laboratory determined that there were lesions in the moose’s spinal cord and brain caused by a parasite.

01/30/2015

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Minnesota, Iowa Meet Friday In Battle Of Top Wrestling Squads

There are two different wrestling polls: One has the University of Minnesota ranked No. 1 in the country, the other as Iowa as the nation’s best college team. They will settle it Friday night, when the Hawkeyes visit and face the Gophers at Williams Arena.

01/29/2015

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U Of M Sees First Measles Diagnosis In 20 Years

A student at the University of Minnesota has tested positive for measles. It’s the first confirmed measles case in Minnesota this year. University health officials say the student came down with the measles after returning home from a trip abroad.

01/29/2015

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Gophers Women Hold Off Penn State, 75-64

Amanda Zahui B. collected her second triple-double of the season Wednesday night to lead the University of Minnesota women’s basketball team to a 75-64 win over Penn State at Williams Arena.

01/29/2015

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