12 FOR 12 RECAP
12. Gophers men's hockey returns to prominence.
11. Non-mainstream teams climb to great heights.
10. Minnesotans go for basketball gold, and get it, at the Olympics.
9. A year full of highs and lows for the Gophers football team.
8. John Gagliardi retires.
7. The inspirational Jack Jablonski story.
6. Joe Mauer returns to form.
5. Wild signs Zach Parise, Ryan Suter; lockout hits.
4. Twins' back-to-back 90-loss seasons.
3. The Year of the ACL.