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Gophers fire Borton

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MINNEAPOLIS — After 12 seasons as women’s basketball coach at the University of Minnesota, Pam Borton was fired Friday following her fifth consecutive year missing the NCAA tournament.

Gophers athletics director Norwood Teague, who spoke to the team and recruits about his decision, said at a news conference Friday he didn’t know a specific thing that would have saved Borton’s job.

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