Whalen hired to coach Gophers

MINNEAPOLIS — University of Minnesota Athletic Director Mark Coyle announced Thursday that Lindsay Whalen, one of the most decorated players in women’s basketball history, will return to the University of Minnesota as the new head women’s basketball coach at her alma mater. “People talk about the `it’ factor, and that is always difficult to define, but everyone who has ever spent time around Lindsay Whalen knows she has it,” said Coyle. “She has excelled at everything she has ever done in her life because she’s unflappable, determined and has a legendary work ethic. She’s played for some of the top … Continue reading Whalen hired to coach Gophers

Minnesota Lynx Sign Shae Kelley

MINNEAPOLIS/ST. PAUL – The Minnesota Lynx today announced the team has signed forward Shae Kelley to a seven-day contract. Kelley, a 6-1 forward from the University of Minnesota, was selected in the third round, 35th overall by Minnesota in the 2015 WNBA Draft. She played in two preseason games with the Lynx this season. Kelley was named to the All-Big Ten First Team in 2015 and was a three-time Big Ten Player of the Week honoree, while leading the Gophers in steals (56) and ranking second in points (578). She ranked sixth in the Big Ten in scoring, offensive rebounds … Continue reading Minnesota Lynx Sign Shae Kelley