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Reusse: Who cares about record books? 1997 Sweet 16 saw greatest game U played

Gophers players from the 1997 Final Four run (from left): center John Thomas, point guard Eric Harris, guard/forward Quincy Lewis and guard Bobby Jackson.

The do-gooders can wipe away from the record book many of Clem Haskins' accomplishments at the university. But some memories can never be erased.

Clem Haskins: 'Gophers can win a national championship with local talent'

Former Gophers men's basketball coach Clem Haskins.

Former Gophers coach Clem Haskins says the U can make the Final Four again, and even win it all, if it keeps Minnesota talent home


Ahmad Gilbert will transfer from Gophers basketball

Incoming freshmen likely would have made playing time hard to come by for sophomore.


Fans react to 1996-97 Gophers: From 'cheaters' to 'proud of the players'

Hundreds of reader comments, hundreds of varying opinions on the lack of recognition for the 20th anniversary of incredible Gophers season.


Gophers defenseman Jake Bischoff signs with Islanders

The All-Big Ten player spent four years at Minnesota, accumulating 68 points.


Poll: What would be best way to honor 1996-97 Gophers' Final Four team?


Gophers standout Vinni Lettieri will sign with New York Rangers

Vinni Lettieri, who completed a four-year career with the Gophers hockey team Saturday, agreed to a two-year deal with the New York Rangers. The 5-10 forward will join the Rangers' American Hockey League team in Hartford, Conn.


The 1997 Gophers' Final Four team: Where are they now?

Gophers fans won't soon forget the accomplishments of the 1997 basketball team. Here's an update on the players and coaches who led Minnesota to its only Final Four appearance.


Memorable moments from the Gophers' 1997 Final Four run

Wiped from the record books, but not from basketball fans' memories, here are some of the memorable moments of March 1997:


Reusse: Pitching a shutout the night after his mother died

Friday's start by Brody Rodning for Minnesota State Mankato vs. UMD wasn't for the baseball scouts. It was for his mom, Tiffany. And as the game progressed, Brody had a message for teammates: "Just get me one."


Gophers QB Rhoda went from job hunting to learning Fleck's offense

Conor Rhoda has emerged as a leading candidate to become the next Gophers starting quarterback, which is quite a twist, considering he almost gave up football last winter.


Gauging the Gophers: Where's each program at for next season?

With four of the Gophers’ highest-profile teams having just finished their seasons while a fifth embarks on an interesting transition under a new head coach, this is a good time to take a look at the big picture for all five programs.


Poll: What's your biggest recent disappointment in local sports?


Minnesota Scene: Gophers post weekend sweeps in baseball, softball

The Gophers baseball team completed a weekend sweep at Ohio State by winning a doubleheader 15-5 and 6-5 Sunday.


Gophers hockey: Looking ahead after Saturday's loss

After losing to Notre Dame in the NCAA Northeast Regional, the Gophers will say goodbye to a class of six devoted seniors, but Eden Prairie star Casey Mittelstadt brings new hope for next season.


Gophers blow two-goal lead, lose to Notre Dame in NCAA hockey

The Gophers will lament the missed chances and mistakes that created a rueful ending to a game that had begun so well but ended their season.


Sunday Q&A: Gophers diver Yu Zhou

Last week, she won her second NCAA title in 3-meter diving, which was followed by her winning Big Ten Diver of the Year honors for the third time.


Gophers rally for three run in seventh to improve to 27-2 in softball

Danielle Parlich, who had two RBI earlier on a sacrifice fly and a single, doubled to drive in the first of three runs during a seventh-inning rally.


Gophers-Notre Dame game recap

A look back at Saturday afternoon's game.