Copy editor | Sports

Roman Augustoviz has been on the sports copy desk since October 2012. Before that he covered Gophers' men hockey and Lynx women's basketball for five years. Going even further back, he was involved with high school sports, as a team leader and reporter, for 20 years.

Gophers softball in elite weekend tournament: Five things to know

The Gophers, who went 3-2 on their opening weekend, play No. 16 Oklahoma State (2-2) and No. 5 Florida State (5-0) at 10:30 a.m. and 5 p.m.

Gophers baseball, picked as third-best in Big Ten, will lean on infield, veterans

Season starts Friday afternoon.

Review: 'They Played for the Love of the Game,' by Frank M. White

NONFICTION: This comprehensive book by the son of a baseball catcher details the lives and careers of black ballplayers in Minnesota before and after big-league integration.

Review: 'Concussion,' by Jeanne Marie Laskas

NONFICTION: The dramatic story of the Nigerian doctor who made the connection between professional football and dangerous brain injuries.

Review: 'Billion-Dollar Ball,' by Gilbert M. Gaul; big money in college football

NONFICTION: Pulitzer Prize-winning reporter Gilbert M. Gaul examines the economics of top college football programs.

In spring, a fan's attention turns to thoughts of baseball

Just in time for baseball and its early-season optimism are two books with local subjects.

Young, old mesh well in Johnnies victory

A freshman quarterback led St. John's to victory in perhaps coach John Gagliardi's last home game.

Lynx left to ponder what went wrong and how to fix it

Wait until next season. Coach Cheryl Reeve essentially said as much Sunday.

Case of Fever finishes off Lynx' attempt to repeat

Seimone Augustus had a nightmarish shooting night. The first team All-WNBA guard was three of 21 and finished with just eight points.

Lynx ready to move on in unusual role of underdog

Friday's drubbing didn't keep the team from celebrating Mama Taj's 42nd birthday. Sunday brings a new battle.