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Postcard from Minneapolis: Bob Ryan, Mike Breen and me

Mere hours after landing in Minnesota on Thursday, I found myself in the lobby of the Courtyard by Marriott near U.S. Bank Stadium, dumbfounded, listening to the legendary Bob Ryan tell Mike Williams and I his favorite Larry Bird stories.

I was like a kid in a candy store, leaning against the wall and sharing […]

Two-time defending champion Maryland reaches Big Ten semifinal

By Cynthia Maldonado Perez | @CDMP427

Sports Capital Journalism Program

INDIANAPOLIS – The second-seeded Maryland Terrapins, two-time defending champions of the Big Ten Women’s Basketball Tournament, extended their perfect record and reached a semifinal for a third consecutive year when they defeated 10th-seeded Minnesota, 92-80, on Friday night.

Maryland (28-2) will play sixth-seeded Michigan State […]

No. 10 Minnesota advances to quarterfinal

By Cynthia Maldonado Perez | @CDMP427

Sports Capital Journalism Program

INDIANAPOLIS – The tenth-seeded Minnesota Golden Gophers (15-15) advanced to the quarterfinals of the Big Ten Tournament for the first time since 2015 after defeating No. 7 Penn State, 70-64, on Thursday night. They will go on to face No. 2 Maryland on Friday at […]