MInnesota Sports Briefs: Gophers drop to 0-3 in Big TenIowa senior Matt Gatens led all scorers with 19 points, as the Iowa Hawkeyes posted a narrow 64-62 win over the Minnesota Golden Gophers in Big Ten action at Williams Arena Wednesday.
MINNEAPOLIS - Iowa senior Matt Gatens led all scorers with 19 points, as the Iowa Hawkeyes posted a narrow 64-62 win over the Minnesota Golden Gophers in Big Ten action at Williams Arena Wednesday.
The Golden Gophers, losers of three straight games, were led by Julian Welch, who netted 14 points. Ralph Sampson III added 12 points, while Rodney Williams recorded a double-double with 11 points and 12 rebounds in the loss.
Minnesota, which has dug itself into an early Big Ten hole at 0-and-3, hosts Purdue on Sunday at 5 p.m.
The University of Minnesota baseball team will once again play the first game of the season at Target Field in Minneapolis. This will be the third consecutive season the Gophers have opened the Major League facility with a game. Minnesota will play Penn State on Saturday, May 5th against Penn State at 2 p.m. The Gophers played 12 games at the venue last season and competed in the first-ever game in the facility in 2010 with a contest against Louisiana Tech.
University of Minnesota wrestler Jake Deitchler has ended his wrestling career due to his history of concussions. Deitchler was one of the most highly-anticipated recruits in Gopher history when he arrived on campus, but he has not been able to compete very often because of the recurring concussion symptoms. The Anoka native was a member of the U.S. Olympic wrestling team in 2008 as a high schooler.