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Not only is North Dakota State looking for its sixth title in a row, but UND also is making its first appearance in the FCS playoffs.
How's this for a radical plan: Owners Jim Pohlad and Glen Taylor should trade manager and head coach of their respective teams.
For now, we take our break for the 2016 Turkey Banquet, and proudly unveil the guest list. Gobble, gobble.
The Gophers had Michigan State looking completely discombobulated at the end of the second set of their volleyball match on Friday night at a packed…
The Gophers, ranked No. 2, needed five sets to beat No. 13 Michigan State on Friday. Next up to finish the season is No. 18 Michigan followed by Nebraska (No. 1) and Wisconsin (No. 3).
Thursday's first day for prep football in the Vikings' new $1 billion U.S. Bank Stadium showed plenty of offense, and a thriller at the end.
I'm guessing the Vikings get it straightened out at Washington on Sunday, and coach Mike Zimmer will regain his adulation from the local sporting public.That…
Friday night, coach Richard Pitino's fourth team was impressive in all the areas in which it was dreadful in the 8-23 catastrophe that was his third.
I don't know why those other millions of white guys who went to the polls Tuesday are angry, but I have some very good reasons for my own.
Karen Ferrian was attending St. Cloud State and had a few dates with Kaare Sanness. "She called home and said, 'I met this football player,'…
After two wins with the Twins as a player, Randy Bush is now a World Series champion as a member of the the front office with the Cubs.
There was only one way to interpret Pat Shurmur agreeing to a nothing job on Mike Zimmer's staff as tight ends coach. He was the offensive coordinator in waiting.
I'm a supporter of the popular theory that it takes three exceptional players to form a true contender for an NBA championship,The Wolves appear to…
The Gophers rowing team is a confluence of brute strength and team will with the unique practice backdrop of the Mighty Mississippi.
The Twins were 2-9 when Carl Willis was notified of his call-up. Over the next two months, the Twins went 42-18, including a 15-game winning streak as part of a 21-2 stretch.
Championship Week continues in the Twin Cities on Saturday night, when the most treasured hardware in Steel Domain Wrestling will be distributed. I'm guessing Lynx coach Cheryl Reeve will not be in attendance at American Legion Post 435 in Richfield.
The Twins were attracted to Derek Falvey by his ability to gain trust with baseball lifers such as Cleveland manager Terry Francona. The Twins believe he is a planner and a communicator -- the the organization needs both.
Major League Baseball provided 17 games of wild-card sudden death and Division Series in the first 10 days (Oct.4-13) of this postseason. There was plenty…
Penn State brought a geographical challenge but also football pizazz to the Big Ten when it arrived in 1993. Nebraska was a fantastic addition in 2011. Maryland and Rutgers? Not so much.
The Wild will start its 16th season Thursday night in St. Louis, and so will Tom Reid as an analyst for its games on the radio.
The San Francisco Giants' return to the postseason was a Twitter topic last week. Someone pointed out the Giants almost moved from New York to…
Their singles match Sunday was respectful and magnificent. It was the best four hours I've ever seen in golf.
Breaking up the Spanish Armada didn't work out well for European captain Darren Clarke on Saturday afternoon.
A member of the Willett entourage told a British radio broadcaster: "It wasn't terrible with the fans for Danny, but it wasn't good.''
Rory McIlroy and rookie Thomas Pieters will lead off after being a winning combination Friday afternoon.
We're not playing the Soviet Union here. We're not even playing Putin's Russia, which would be a contest worth all of the red, white and blue toggery and "USA, USA'' chants at Hazeltine National.
"I don't think anyone ever came to America, any of the European lads, and thought it was going to be a walk in the park," Danny Willett said of fans' reactions after his brother's essay bashing Americans.
The talent the United States is bringing to this 12-player, 28-match competition is astounding. There's only one way the Yanks are going to lose this time to Europe -- and that's if they choke.
Jack Nicklaus had watched Ballesteros, a 19-year-old Spaniard, go into the final round of a 1976 British Open two strokes behind Johnny Miller. He saw this kid's aura of greatness and decided that Seve could bring some life to the dull Ryder Cup.
At the Ryder Cup this week, everyone — American or Euro — will talk of Arnold Palmer's importance to the game at which they now play for hundreds of millions.
Standout Jordan Roberts was sidelined with a bad knee, but the ground game remained strong for the Tommies.
Matt Asiata was standing on a sideline at the Vikings fieldhouse Thursday, after the team had finished a special teams drill. A reporter asked: "Who…
"Walter Bush was the most universally liked guy you were ever going to find in our sport," Lou Nanne said.
Anthony Barr and Eric Kendricks bring to mind the linebackers of Vikings past.
Jerry Kill has been in the Twin Cities this weekend to promote his book, "Chasing Dreams: Living My Life One Yard at a Time.'' Kill's…
A hundred plays, 35 first downs and 738 yards were not enough for the Royals to open with a victory last week.
J Robinson controlled Minnesota's wrestling program for 30 years, and thought he would control the situation that ultimately led to his termination.
The trauma being felt by Vikings fandom over Teddy Bridgewater's injury has only one comparable in team history. That would be the absence of Joe…
The Sports Show has been living on borrowed time since local media personality Dark Star died in 2012. The drama between Dark and the Star Tribune's Sid Hartman couldn't be replicated.
GREAT MOMENTS IN THE SPORTS SHOW HISTORY • Following the Winter Olympics of 1998, moderator Mike Max opened the show by asking Sid Hartman, “What did…
There's no curse here. A quarterback got hurt and will miss the season. It's the NFL. Rotten things happen to other teams too.
This is the Twins' fifth implosion into complete ineptitude in the past six seasons. A common thread has been searching for discarded items in baseball's…
When the Metrodome opened in 1982 the first game brought on a huge wave - not a unified cheer but waving a hand, a program or anything that might help to create a breeze.
There is only one amateur team remaining in Murray County: the Hadley Buttermakers, representatives of the town of 60 people. They have reached back-to-back Class C state championships.
This was the extent of most Minnesotans' soccer knowledge on Nov. 25, 1975, when it was announced a local group had purchased the Denver Dynamos…
Minnesota United's move into MLS will have broader, wealthier support than the '70s Kicks
A weak home schedule and more competition than ever for a local fan's sports buck is working against coach Tracy Claeys and the Gophers football program.
I've been in sports journalism so long that I can't remember the feeling of zealous fandom. I know it was there in my teens for…
Jerry Haugen completed his 40th season as Johnnies' baseball coach this spring one win short of a trip to the Division III World Series. The school's new baseball field will be named after him.
The three games in a row Jorge Polanco started at shortstop for the Twins were three more than he started there for Class AAA Rochester. With a new front-office regime ahead, communication better improve.
Joe Durant admitted the missed chances with the Champions had led to "doubt creeping into my mind'' about being able to win again.
Apparently, Vikings head coach Mike Zimmer still believes players can be motivated by lying over what's being said about them
There was the weekend years ago when Woody Austin told anyone who'd listen that he was hitting the ball better than Tiger Woods. He really believed it.
Unless a big-league team offers a spot in the majors, Mark Hamburger is content to pitch for the Saints.
There are occasions when you wonder how the baseball commissioner's office can squeeze so many morons onto the committees it forms to govern the actual…
Wherever Terry Ryan ends up now that his time with the Twins is over, his loyalty to that organization will be unquestioned.
There might have been a late-night celebration at the Ranchero Supper Club, Webster's only bar, but it has been closed for a few weeks for remodeling.
Ten months after he seemed lost to a heart attack, Twins hitting great Rod Carew will be at the baseball Hall of Fame this weekend to welcome in its new members.
John George Taylor Spink died on Dec. 7, 1962, at age 74. He had been the publisher of the Sporting News in St. Louis from…
What can be said without a doubt is that Denny Green was an outstanding NFL coach — second only to Bud Grant in the Vikings' archives.
Vital customers such as sponsors and suite holders, season-ticket holders and the public were clamoring for a change in Twins leadership, and owner Jim Pohlad decided to give it to them.
Yes, there were probably a few new attendees at Target Center for the Lynx game because players supported Black Lives Matter last week — with "few" being the key word.
Despite their poor showing in 2016 so far, the Twins appear to be auditioning for a future rather than throwing darts at a canvas with no target.
The first Final Four that I covered was in 1981 in Philadelphia. The championship game was delayed on Monday night, after President Reagan was shot…
Historically, Minnesota sports has lacked racial diversity.
Brandon Kintzler was released by the Padres organization in 2006, believed to have no shot in the major leagues. Now, he's the Twins closer.
There has been an outpouring of media coverage as John Kundla has approached his 100th birthday on Sunday. He won six titles as the coach of the Minneapolis Lakers and played and coached for the Gophers.
What's intriguing is that Rochester wasn't the rival that attracted the most attention and largest crowds for Kundla's Lakers. It was a series of games with the Harlem Globetrotters, then a team of serious basketball that added some comedy, rather than vice versa.
Why the Twins continue to trot out a 29-year-old marginal major leaguer to the mound defies logic.
Pitchers are athletes like none other, in that they are required to make their arms work in an unusual way thousands of times per year. And the public diagnosis of Glen Perkins and Phil Hughes as 'soft' was silly and misguided.
Don't look to the big four in this market if you want high achievement. Look to the "Next Four" instead.
O.J. Simpson's former college track and field teammate - who became a professor in the psychiatry department at the University of Minnesota - recalls Simpson's prowess.
This will be the first Father's Day for Ryan Saunders without his father Flip, whose relationship went far beyond a mutual devotion to basketball.
There was a strong indication of the disaster that looms for the Twins as a business on Friday night. The Boston Red Sox, a prime…
The years of "owning up'' from Minnesota's front office have not soothed the wounds left after David Ortiz departed the lineup for Boston.
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