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Kessel missed the last two seasons with the Gophers. She suffered a concussion while playing for the USA in Sochi.
Junior Ben Morgan had a memorable duals debut.
T hough the Vikings aren't playing in the Super Bowl, it doesn't mean Minnesota's presence won't be felt. We've found several connections to the Vikings or…
After Saturday's 4-3 loss at San Jose, Wild coach Mike Yeo recalled that the final game before last year's NHL All-Star break turned into a "real rallying point" for his team.
Despite negativity flaring up after three months of playing losing hockey, Don Lucia has been impressed with how his young group works.
The Legislature is expected to take up the growing conundrum surrounding daily fantasy sports when Minnesota lawmakers convene for the year on March 8.
Don Lucia has experienced both championship celebrations and the fury of Gophers hockey fans over the years. He said that some people have wanted him gone for years because he's not a Minnesota graduate.
The Wild spent 60 minutes Sunday afternoon with the team's part-time skating and skills instructor, Aaron Ness, trying to work out the kinks that have led to four straight losses and back-to-back shutouts.
The Gophers are above .500 this season after sweeping Michigan State.
Hudson Fasching scored two goals for the second straight game and Leon Bristedt compiled three assists for the Gophers in a 5-2 victory.
With Terence Newman becoming a free agent, there is a chance Waynes could slide into a starting role next season.
The frigid conditions evidently had an impact on the flow of the wild-card matchup that ended with Seattle rallying and then holding on for a 10-9 victory.
Offensive coordinator Norv Turner doesn't expect the extreme cold to largely affect the Vikings' play-calling in Sunday's wild-card game against Seattle at TCF Bank Stadium.
The Vikings haven't had an outdoor home playoff game since 1976. Sunday's will be one for the (weather) record books.
The Vikings quarterback's bad game came after three quality outings against Arizona, Chicago and the New York Giants in which he combined for 734 passing yards, five touchdown passes, no interceptions and an average passer rating of 118.6.
Vikings nose tackle Linval Joseph missed a third consecutive practice Friday and is doubtful for Sunday's regular-season finale at Green Bay.
Adrian Peterson can become only the second player to win an NFL rushing title after age 30.
A few seconds into Mike Zimmer's news conference on Monday, the Vikings coach emphasized the importance of having safety Harrison Smith, nose tackle Linval Joseph and linebacker Anthony Barr back on the field together Sunday night in a 49-17 victory over the New York Giants.
The Vikings played their final regular-season game at TCF Bank Stadium on Sunday night. The two-year relationship with the University of Minnesota whizzed by for…
Vikings quarterback Teddy Bridgewater has been nearly perfect when passing on third down over the past two weeks.
Adrian Peterson said he knew his first-half left ankle injury wasn't serious, "but it hurt like heck initially."
The Vikings' injured defensive corps didn't make much progress this week with two of their three top players ruled out and the other questionable for Sunday's game against Chicago.
Undrafted free agent Anthony Harris had eight tackles last week in his first start for the Vikings.
Sharrif Floyd has spent the past two weeks filling in for Linval Joseph, out because of a toe injury, while Tom Johnson has taken over Floyd's position at the three-technique tackle spot.
The Cardinals strip-sacked Vikings quarterback Teddy Bridgewater on third-and-10 from the Arizona 31 and recovered the ball with 5 seconds remaining.
Devan Dubnyk, hampered by a groin strain, stayed behind for the Wild's two-game western road trip. Darcy Kuemper will start his second consecutive game Friday night at Arizona.
The Vikings signed safeties Shaun Prater and Anthony Harris to the 53-man roster Tuesday and placed safety Antone Exum Jr. on injured reserve.
The Vikings practiced without four safeties, two linebackers and a nose tackle on Monday and it'll be at least a few weeks until safety Antone Exum Jr. is back on the field.
Peterson wasn't happy with his team's play-calling a week after he ran for 158 yards and two touchdowns at Atlanta. He said the Vikings were outcoached and outplayed.
The Big Ten has gone through growing pains since forming in 2013-14 and has earned only three NCAA tournament bids, two of which were automatic.
Tight end Kyle Rudolph has gotten past his gaffe in Oakland with superb blocking and a long TD catch vs. Packers.
The line accounted for three of the Vikings' eight penalties — a fourth was declined — and allowed six sacks in the 30-13 loss to the Packers.
Eddie Lacy continued his success against the Vikings by running for 100 yards on 22 carries in Green Bay’s 30-13 victory Sunday at TCF…
The Gophers scored on Illinois just before the half on a 15-play drive.
Danielle Hunter, the NFL's youngest player, seeks a sack of a superstar to add to rookie achievements.
Many of the young faces around the Vikings locker room are still new to the rivalry with Green Bay. Rookie wide receiver Stefon Diggs said Monday he hasn't heard much about it, and first-year defensive end Danielle Hunter couldn't say much about it.
The Gophers frittered away prosperity, losing a 2-goal lead with 3:30 left.
Lettieri and Cammarata got goals, and renewed confidence, in U's victory.
In-state rivals meet this weekend hoping to build on recent successes.
The past two victories had game-ending field goals, and the combined margin of victory during the current four-game winning streak is only 21 points.
The Vikings lost middle linebacker Audie Cole for the season after he fractured his right ankle in Sunday's 21-18 victory against St. Louis.
It's no fluke that the Vikings are NFL's least-penalized team. Zimmer demands it.
The Vikings are ranked 29th in the league in touchdown production. They have only 14 touchdowns through seven games, compared to first-place Arizona's 32 through eight games.
The Michigan safety caused problems for the Gophers on offense, defense and kick returns
Xavier Rhodes doesn't need to change his physical approach.
A one-day, laid-back kicking session during the bye week was the medicine Blair Walsh needed to begin flushing out any remaining issues he picked up in the preseason and carried into the first few weeks of the regular season.
It has been well-documented that Adrian Peterson is allergic to various seafood and carries an EpiPen with him often to deal with these allergies.
Linval Joseph has combined for 22 tackles during the Vikings' 4-2 start and had six in Sunday's 28-19 victory at Detroit.
The shutout helped answer some questions going forward this year.
Captain Munnerlyn has combined for 14 tackles and made life difficult for receivers during the Vikingss' 3-2 start.
"With all these games in the NFL coming down to seven-point games and three-point games, coming down to the wire, there were some great situations for our team to learn about that I think will be big factors," Zimmer said Monday.
Pro Football Talk reported that the NFL will investigate the Vikings' failure to disclose Griffen's illness before making him inactive on Sunday.
The Bulldogs beat the Gophers for the fifth game in a row.
Game preparation starts early — like clockwork — for the Vikings punter.
The newest Viking, guard/center Nick Easton, took over Gerald Hodges' former locker at Winter Park and practiced with the team for the first time on Monday.
Minnesota's season opened with a flop, a 3-0 loss to Vermont at Mariucci Arena.
The young team will start the season without a high national ranking.
Teddy Bridgewater doesn't believe in moral victories, but the quarterback put a positive spin on the Vikings' first quarter of the season before heading into the team's bye week.
The Vikings unit that scuffles in practice aims to double that intensity against the Broncos.
Coach Mike Zimmer said he already has passed one test after suffering a concussion on Sunday.
The Vikings lost four players, including starting cornerback Xavier Rhodes, to injuries during their 31-14 victory over San Diego on Sunday at TCF Bank Stadium.
Cornerback Trae Waynes was the Vikings' 2015 first-round draft pick (11th overall) out of Michigan State. Running back Melvin Gordon was the Chargers' first-round draft pick (15th overall) out of Wisconsin.
Vikings offensive coordinator Norv Turner faced a lot of questions about his time with the Chargers on Thursday at Winter Park.
When the Vikings restructured his contract in March to free up cap space, it was understood his playing time would be diminished, and that was apparent Sunday, when he assisted on two tackles.
The only thing coach Mike Zimmer asked of his strong safety was to make safe plays. But which strong safety would get a chance in that role was unknown until an hour before kickoff.
Receiver Charles Johnson, who caught two passes for 27 yards from quarterback Teddy Bridgewater in the Week 1 loss, said everyone is working to get on the same page.
Detroit, the Vikings' opponent on Sunday, piled up 12 sacks over two games against Minnesota last season.
After a 74-26 regular season in a new stadium, St. Paul takes aim at the American Association postseason crown.
More than a decade after leaving home as a child to begin diving competitively, and across an ocean and half a continent, Yu Zhou became an NCAA national champion for the Gophers.
Michael Kroells is just as comfortable explaining the essence of aerospace engineering, his major, as he is detailing the technical skills required to pin a 260-pound body.
Renee Montgomery, Anna Cruz, Shae Kelley and Sylvia Fowles — all of whom joined the Lynx in July — got most of Cheryl Reeve's attention early in the week of practice.
Lindsay Whalen said her injury is bursitis; she is in a walking cast. "I'll take the rest and get strong and get healed and come back when I can."
Multiple sources told the Star Tribune the process of hiring a new Gophers' athletics director is likely to extend through the football and basketball seasons, leaving interim athletic director Beth Goetz at the helm until at least the spring.
Gophers volleyball players trained, bonded during March trek to Japan.
Regents chair remains hopeful project still will gain approval this fall.
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