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Jacksonville takes down Minnesota on the road 69-66 in season opener

Jacksonville takes down Minnesota on the road 69-66 in season opener

And we’re just getting started…#JUPhinsUp x #RELENTLESS pic.twitter.com/W5GmXCZ5ps — Jacksonville WBB (@JAX_WBB) November 9, 2021 MINNEAPOLIS – A 8-2 run late in the fourth quarter pushed the Jacksonville University Dolphins to a 69-66 win over Minnesota in a closely contested…

Minnesota looks to ascend in Big Ten with high expectations for returnees

Minnesota looks to ascend in Big Ten with high expectations for returnees

MINNEAPOLIS – Minnesota returns 12 players from last season and added four newcomers to its 2021-22 squad. The Gophers’ lone exhibition game, a 78-33 win against Minnesota Crookston at Williams Arena October 31, was the first game played at The…

Minnesota falls in the second round of playoffs as Chicago outperforms the Lynx 89-76 to secure a semifinals spot

Minnesota falls in the second round of playoffs as Chicago outperforms the Lynx 89-76 to secure a semifinals spot

Chicago has Minnesota’s number. In all three meetings this season against the Lynx, the Sky scored 80 or more points,  including Sunday’s 89-76 victory in the second elimination game of the day, coming after Phoenix won at Seattle. The Sky…

Lynx preview: Sylvia Fowles and Minnesota are revved up; key questions this season

Lynx preview: Sylvia Fowles and Minnesota are revved up; key questions this season

Sylvia Fowles can’t wait for the 2021 season to begin. The three-time Defensive Player of the Year and the league’s all-time rebounding leader only played seven games last season due to a calf injury, the first time the 6-6 center…

Minnesota Gophers return in “tremendous condition, phenomenal shape” and ready to leave a legacy according to Whalen

Minnesota Gophers return in “tremendous condition, phenomenal shape” and ready to leave a legacy according to Whalen

The Minnesota Golden Gophers are approaching the 2020-21 season as a fresh start.  And no one is looking more for this than third-year head coach Lindsay Whalen. Whalen’s second year at the helm virtually hit the skids shortly after Big…

Lynx ousted in semifinals sweep by Storm but have much to look forward to in 2021

Lynx ousted in semifinals sweep by Storm but have much to look forward to in 2021

Earlier this season, a reporter asked Cheryl Reeve earlier this season if this year’s Seattle Storm is reminiscent of her Minnesota Lynx teams that won four WNBA titles in seven years.  She answered affirmatively. Reeve’s “Core Four” group had four…

Led by Damaris Dantas, Minnesota Lynx survive Phoenix to advance to semifinals of Playoffs

Led by Damaris Dantas, Minnesota Lynx survive Phoenix to advance to semifinals of Playoffs

The Lynx rebuild their way into the playoffs; Minnesota postseason storylines Playoff schedule Whenever Minnesota and Phoenix get together, whether it’s the regular season or a one-game, go home knockout, Ringo Starr’s 1973 hit easily comes to mind: You know…

The Lynx rebuild their way into the playoffs; Minnesota postseason storylines

The Lynx rebuild their way into the playoffs; Minnesota postseason storylines

Playoff schedule The fourth-seeded Minnesota Lynx plays fifth-seed Phoenix Thursday in the second round of the 2020 WNBA wubble playoffs. The teams split the abbreviated two-game regular-season series. Most preseason prognosticators probably wouldn’t admit that they didn’t expect the Lynx…

Lynx coach Cheryl Reeve talks about plans for the 2020 season and the need for social justice work

Lynx coach Cheryl Reeve talks about plans for the 2020 season and the need for social justice work

The 2020 WNBA season will be like none other in league history. First, all twelve teams will live and play all games at IMG Academy in Florida, beginning with training camp in a couple of weeks – the season is…

With playoff spot clinched, Mystics on a mission to improve on last year’s historic run

With playoff spot clinched, Mystics on a mission to improve on last year’s historic run

MINNEAPOLIS – Washington became the first WNBA team this season to clinch a playoff spot with a hard fought 86-79 road win at Minnesota Friday.  The Mystics (19-7) used a 30-17 fourth quarter to secure the victory. “(Ariel) Atkins was…

Minnesota Lynx hang Lindsay Whalen’s jersey in the rafters, fall to fierce rival Los Angeles Sparks, 89-85

Minnesota Lynx hang Lindsay Whalen’s jersey in the rafters, fall to fierce rival Los Angeles Sparks, 89-85

Stats || Shot Charts || Jersey Retirement Video MINNEAPOLIS – It appeared at first that the WNBA’s most fierce rivalry had seen better days. No Candace Parker (left hamstring injury) and Alana Beard (left leg injury) for Los Angeles, and…

Sensational 27-point output from rookie Napheesa Collier helps Minnesota top Chicago 89-71 in season opener

Sensational 27-point output from rookie Napheesa Collier helps Minnesota top Chicago 89-71 in season opener

Napheesa Collier leads Minnesota Lynx in season opener against the Chicago Sky MINNEAPOLIS – She’s no Maya Moore but Minnesota Lynx rookie forward and fellow UConn grad Napheesa Collier wasn’t too bad in her regular season pro debut. “I was…

Minnesota heads into Big Ten play with the best start in 15 years; Whalen confident about team’s offensive efficiency

Minnesota heads into Big Ten play with the best start in 15 years; Whalen confident about team’s offensive efficiency

Undefeated Minnesota heads into Big Ten play with the best start in 15 years The Gophers are No. 12 in this week’s Sport Tours/Hoopfeed Poll MINNEAPOLIS — Minnesota’s 11-0 start to the 2018-19 season is the best since 2003-04 (15-0)…

Minnesota continues early season success, tops San Diego to move to 3-0

Minnesota continues early season success, tops San Diego to move to 3-0

MINNEAPOLIS – Minnesota (3-0) continued its early season success as the Gophers topped San Diego (1-2) 53-48 Saturday night at Williams Arena. However, it was not easy going for the home team. The Toreros night took a seven-point lead, the…

Rutgers coach C. Vivian Stringer on the cusp of 1,000 wins: “I just love the game”

Rutgers coach C. Vivian Stringer on the cusp of 1,000 wins: “I just love the game”

Rutgers head coach C. Vivian Stringer exclaimed during a late October Big Ten media call that she wanted to win her thousandth game as soon as possible. “I want to get it done as I have a lot of family…

With a record  crowd watching, Minnesota routs New Hampshire 70-47 under new coach Lindsay Whalen

With a record crowd watching, Minnesota routs New Hampshire 70-47 under new coach Lindsay Whalen

Photos: © Onika Craven. Q&A with Lindsay Whalen: The former WNBA star is ready for her coaching era to begin at alma mater MINNEAPOLIS – Rutgers head coach C. Vivian Stringer is one win away from being the sixth-ever college…

Q&A with Lindsay Whalen: The former WNBA star is ready for her coaching era to begin at alma mater

Q&A with Lindsay Whalen: The former WNBA star is ready for her coaching era to begin at alma mater

New Hampshire at Minnesota 9 PM ET/8 PM CT Series: Teams have never met TV: BTN Plus || Radio 96.7 KFAN Plus Minnesota picked third by Big Ten media members in preseason rankings. Gophers projected starters: No. 3 Destiny Pitts,…

2018 WNBA All-Star Saturday Notebook: The league president speaks, post All-Star impressions and looking forward to Vegas!

2018 WNBA All-Star Saturday Notebook: The league president speaks, post All-Star impressions and looking forward to Vegas!

Full transcript of Lisa Borders’ Press Conference  MINNEAPOLIS – The WNBA’s “Take A Seat, Take a Stand” program gives $5 of each ticket sold to charity but there is some concern about how this fits in with players wanting more…

2018 WNBA All-Star Friday Notebook: Team Captains and Coaches Happy With the New Format

2018 WNBA All-Star Friday Notebook: Team Captains and Coaches Happy With the New Format

All-Star captains Candace Parker and Elena Delle Donne discuss their team selections with ESPN. Photo: WNBA Twitter. Fan’s Guide to the All-Star Festivities MINNEAPOLIS – The 2018 WNBA All-Star Game is the first in league history with captains drafting the…