Advertisements
Latest News

Golden Gophers postpone Wildcats game on Wed.

On January 10, 2017 at 12:27 pm EST

Follow The Capital Sports Report on WordPress.com

Follow us: @CapSportsReport on Twitter | The Capital Sports Report on Facebook

By Anthony Caruso III | Publisher

The Minnesota Golden Gophers have announced that they have postponed their women’s basketball game with the Northwestern Wildcats. The game was originally scheduled to be played on Wed., Jan. 11.

At this time, no makeup date has been scheduled. The game has been postponed following the death of Wildcats sophomore student-athlete Jordan Hankins on Monday.

Jordan Hankins (Photo by the Northwestern Sports Information Department)

Jordan Hankins (Photo by the Northwestern Sports Information Department)

“Our team was very saddened by the loss of Jordan Hankins,” Minnesota head coach Marlene Stollings said. “It is with heavy hearts that we sympathize with Jordan’s family and friends and the entire Northwestern community during this difficult time.”

Hankins was found in her dorm room. No foul play is suspected.

According to the school, the Evanston, Ill. Police Department is investigating the death.

“We are heartbroken and deeply saddened to learn of the passing of Jordan Hankins,” Northwestern Vice President for Athletics and Recreation Jim Phillips said. “Our love and thoughts are with her family, teammates and friends. Jordan made a dramatic impact on our Wildcats community. Our department is solely focused on supporting those who adored her.”

On Jan. 7, 2017, she had four points and two rebounds against the Maryland Terrapins. Hankins was averaging 3.6 points, 1.2 rebounds, 0.3 steals and 0.1 blocks in 10.5 minutes in 11 games.

“Jordan was a remarkably dynamic young woman,” Northwestern women’s basketball coach Joe McKeown said. “This is a devastating loss for our basketball family. She brought an unwavering intensity and commitment to everything in her life. We will miss her enormously.”

Advertisements

Enter your email address to follow The Capital Sports Report and receive notifications of new posts by email.

Join 558 other followers

Any Corrections?. You can contact Anthony Caruso III, Publisher at publisher@thecapitalsportsreport.com.

Follow us: @CapSportsReport on Twitter | The Capital Sports Report on Facebook

©2007-2018 The Capital Sports Report. Please honor copyright! Piracy hurts writers, devalues their works, and puts you and your employer at risk of lawsuits. All original materials contained on this website are protected by the United States copyright law and may not be reproduced, distributed, transmitted, displayed, published or broadcasted without the prior written permission.

Leave a Reply

Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in:

WordPress.com Logo

You are commenting using your WordPress.com account. Log Out /  Change )

Google+ photo

You are commenting using your Google+ account. Log Out /  Change )

Twitter picture

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Log Out /  Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out /  Change )

Connecting to %s

This site uses Akismet to reduce spam. Learn how your comment data is processed.