Members of the University of Minnesota women's basketball team invaded Chicago for the annual Big Ten Media Day Thursday, with head coach Pam Borton, sophomore Rachel Banham and senior Katie Loberg taking part in the day's activities.
Borton began the event for the Gophers with a press conference early in the morning, where she discussed the excitement surrounding the upcoming 2012-13 season. The head coach also talked about the immediate impact Minnesota's newcomers will have on the team, the leadership of the team as a whole and the return of Banham following the health issues she had been dealing with since July.
From there, Borton made her way downstairs for an interview with the Big Ten Network, where, she talked about the 40th anniversary of Title IX, the effect it had on her life and how it has impacted women's athletics as a whole, on top of previewing the season.
Banham and Loberg then joined Borton for the one-on-one roundtable, where media members have the opportunity to talk personally with members of all of the Big Ten women's and men's basketball players and coaches.
Taking a break from one-on-one interviews, Banham and Loberg participated in a photoshoot for BTN, before sitting down with the league network for a video interview.
After returning to the International Ballroom to finish their one-on-one interviews, the Gophers called it a day and headed back to Minneapolis!