10.14.11 THE GAME PLAN
THE BUZZ Boise State might be a candidate to join the Big East for football, which makes about as much sense as having 12 teams in something called the Big Ten.
REMOTE PATROL The Gophers men's hockey team doesn't exactly ease into WCHA play. Tonight's opener is at defending NCAA champion UMD (7, FSN).
Click pick Seahawks coach Pete Carroll tweeted a picture at locked-out NBA star (and ex-football standout) LeBron James. It was a Seahawks jersey with James' name.
STAR GAZING Penguins star Sidney Crosby, attempting to come back from concussion symptoms, has been cleared for contact in practice by team doctors.
FAST FACT After hitting two homers Thursday, Delmon Young has five in the playoffs. He hit four in 305 at bats with the Twins this year before being traded.
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