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Series of touchdowns turns tie into blowout.
The three-time Olympian held the world record in the discus for 10 years.
One of the best hockey players in the world during the first 25 years of the 20th century.
Winona native was All-American in two sports.
Tommy Gibbons was one of the top heavyweight boxers of the early 20th century.
The "Phantom" is a member of five boxing Halls of Fame.
Gagne was 16-time wrestling world champion.
A defensive standout for both the Gophers and Vikings.
Was a member of nine team state champions in curling.
Hastings native was unbeaten in his first 11 seasons as a college football coach.
Cooke was Gophers first basketball coach and worked 40 years at the "U."
Carew was a 12-time All-Star with the Minnesota Twins.
Walter Bush's career in hockey was rewarded with a spot in two hockey halls of fame.
Brooks coached U.S. team to "Miracle on Ice."
Brimsek was called "Mr. Zero" after his stellar NHL debut.
One of the top amateur golfers and coaches of the 20th century.
No Minnesotan had a better record in, or meant more to, the game of golf.
Two-time All-America is one of the top players in 'U' football history.
St. Paul native was tennis pioneer.
Quarterback led Vikings to three Super Bowls.
Stephens led Gophers to two Rose Bowls.
Robinson was a top shooter and outdoors writer.
Puckett was key member of two World Series teams.
Page was twice named the NFL's Defensive Player of the Year.
An unconvential coaching philosophy was the foundation of a Hall of Fame career.
After All-American career as a goalie, he became a coaching legend.
Hutchinson native became one of the Gophers and WNBA's all-time greats.
An undrafted free agent, Randle became one of the top pass rushers in NFL history.
The wide receiver was productive from the outset of his NFL career.
The Hall of Famer was adept at both pass-protection and run blocking.
On Oct. 28, 1944, Sid Hartman's name appeared on a Minneapolis Times story about the growth of sports at Patrick Henry high school. At 99, he's still writing.
In an interview with the Star Tribune in 1989, John Hansen said, "When I graduated from college, I had two great interests: music and football."I…
One of the first Americans to win England's Diamond Sculls.
Winter helped bring the NBA and NFL to Minnesota.
He dominated power boat racing in the first half of the 20th century.
Former Gopher spent 22 seasons in major leagues.
Gophers football program stabilized and grew under Williams.
Minneapolis native is a college football coaching legend.
The two-time All-America is one of the Gophers all-time greats.
Warmath coached the Gophers football team for 18 years.
Minneapolis native had 30-year career in competitive shooting.
Smith is only Gopher to win Heisman.
Siebert led 'U' baseball team to three national titles.
Overcame handicap to excel in handball.
Oliva was an All-Star eight times.
St. Paul native was world middleweight champion for three years
Nelson was a four-time Olympian.
One of the top football players and professional wrestlers of the 20th century.
Minneapolis native is in the College Football Hall of Fame.
Minnesotan was first to win Indy 500 twice.
Mikkelsen was a college, NBA standout.
At 6-foot-10, he revolutionized basketball.
Only 5-foot-9, he was an All-America in football.
Mayasich still holds H.S. and Gophers records.
Earl Martineau is part of Gophers football lore.
Marshall was a key member of the "Purple People Eaters."
Eveleth native played in the NHL and coached the "U" for 14 years.
Lund was an All-American in football for "U."
His harness racing career spanned nearly 50 years.
Lee was top U.S. figure skater in the 1930s.
St. Paul native was top speed skater of era.
Kundla coached NBA's first dynasty.
Killebrew was one of top power hitters in MLB history.
Kelly managed Twins to two World Series.
Kelley's 50-year professional baseball career had an impact.
Pioneer of hockey and the Sportsmen's Show.
Minnesota's golfer of the first 50 years of the 20th century.
Minnesotan was a world champion in two sports simultaneously
Hutton led St. Paul school to three national titles.
Hudson was a Gophers basketball pioneer.
Havlish was a top bowler and all-around athlete.
Minneapolis native was the first "professional" football player.
Minneapolis native had a long broadcasting and journalism career.
Griffith brought big-league baseball to Minnesota.
Baseball Hall of Famer won 212 games in his MLB career.