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Three-and-a-half years after giving Wander Javier a $4 million bonus, the Twins like what they have seen - but they need to see more.
What changed in 2011 with the Lynx coming off a 14-20 season? Maya Moore — a two-time National Player of the Year and two-time national champion — came in from UConn as the first overall draft choice.
If Year 6 for Richard Pitino does not include at least an NCAA tournament appearance for the Gophers men's basketball team, he should not be with the team for a Year 7.
We should know by now — 18 seasons after Belichick first took New England to the playoffs — that mere mortals trying to predict what the Patriots will do might as well be throwing darts at a board.
John Michels had 'it' as the Vikings offensive line coach over 26 seasons.
Ted Riverso has been on both sides of the MIAC rivalry, first at St. Thomas and now at Augsburg.
Ryan Saunders and Richard Pitino are both worthy coaches, but they were young, popular hires largely because of their famous fathers.
The Vikings went from 13-3 to 8-7-1 and the excuse-making for that slide by the Purple faithful is ridiculous.
The Gophers head into Penn State series coming off another lapse against Ferris State.
Sunday's Vikings loss brought back memories of a similar situation in 1972, when another season of high expectations was derailed by an inconsistent offense.
Patrick Reusse witnessed plenty in 2018, but he narrowed down his five favorites
The Rose Bowl on New Year's late afternoon was can't-miss TV until the college football bowl structure was altered.
Said Twins GM Thad Lavine: "I'm wondering if Miguel has ever had another player from the Dominican who can be as helpful as Nelson has a chance to be with him."
There were seventeen bowl games in 1985. … It was getting silly, then, right?
There's one golfer who gets asked about more than any other when fans wonder who's coming to the first PGA 3M Open in July. (No, it isn't Tiger Woods.)
Where is everybody? Many Gophers' single-game ticket prices have been sent to the stratosphere by being prorated at a similar price to the fee-attached season tickets.
The Huskers pushed Stanford to five sets, and in the end, they were done in on a questionable overturn after a challenge from Cardinal coach Kevin Hambly on whether a serve was in or out.
Message to Vikings GM Rick Spielman: Stop listening to your famously impatient coach.
Stanford volleyball coach Kevin Hambly was an assistant with the Minnesota Chill, a professional volleyball team former Gophers setter Lindsey Berg played for after college.
Mike Hebert, who coached the Gophers to Final Fours in 2003, 2004 and 2009, was the first coach in the Big Ten to bring a team — Illinois — to the Final Four in 1987.
The Mavericks have had a long run in excellence over the past decade, and what has been missing will be missed again this December: a national championship.
Abe Woldeslassie and assistant Conner Nord are recruiting energetically; for now, the Scots definitely need buy-in while facing a talent gap on most nights in the MIAC.
Samantha Seliger-Swenson was the standout setter during a four-year run when Gophers volleyball began receiving interest from mainstream followers of Twin Cities sports.
Before making a name for himself on the pro wrestling circuits, Larry Hennig was a Minnesota state wrestling champion at Robbinsdale High School in 1954. He died this week at age 82.
This was as important as any game Richard Pitino has coached in what currently stands as a failed reign as keeper of the most famous barn in Minnesota.
There is too much meandering through endless corridors and too many different seating areas at U.S. Bank Stadium. Gone are the days of simple design: find your section, and sit down.
Bethel went 5-5 overall and 4-4 in the MIAC in 2015. Bethel was determined to make that mediocrity a blip on the program's résumé but until this season it has posted similar results.
Even on a fabulous night for the Wolves, there was distress among some fans about the playing time of rookie Josh Okogie. Here's a blunt message to them
The Apollos of the upcoming Alliance of American Football will be Orlando's sixth pro football team
There is a new moniker this year but the theme is the same: Presenting the 2018 "winner."
It's hard to say anyone is irreplaceable, but BIR without Jed Copham is going to be tough.
Jason Williamson was held to 199 yards Friday - below his gaudy playoff average - but the Gophers recruit found the end zone five times for the Huskies.
During Robert Covington's 41 minutes, his new teammates learned that his status as an all-NBA defender is 100 percent legitimate.
There is no doubt the Wolves, without recent draft blunders, would have a more impressive roster. But now finally rid of Butler, the team has a chance to more forward.
A large crowd at Williams Arena to watched a young basketball coach lead the Gophers, and there were 5,500 excited volleyball fans in the adjacent arena behind the west wall.
Basketball was Joe Mauer's favorite sport growing up, and recruiting services said he was the best senior quarterback in the country, but Mauer's game was always going to be baseball.
When the season settles down after the Jimmy Butler situation, the Timberwolves still will be left to face the No. 1 question for a successful future: What is to become of Andrew Wiggins?
The four-time Pro Bowler is fourth in Vikings history in rushing yards and TDs.
In all levels of football below the NFL, the power structure is predictable, and imbalance is often grotesque.
A night after getting blown out at home, the Gophers missed prime chances Saturday at MSU Mankato and now have lost three in a row.
The No. 1-rated Mavericks made a clutch defensive stand, and then drove for a clinching field goal by Casey Bednarski to run their NSIC winning streak to 23 games.
The safety is wrapping up a four-year career with the Bison that has continued the success he found in high school.
With Byron Buxton turning 25 in December and Miguel Sano 26 in May, the clock is ticking on them both reaching the superstar status that many expected of them both.
Former U football coach Tracy Claeys, fired after the 2016 season, is defensive coordinator for 14th-ranked Washington State -- and is a bit sick of hearing about the 'culture' change in Gophers football.
Minnesota received a full dose of Joe Willie Namath in October, 1975
After Friday it's clear: Jimmy Butler offers a game and an on-court attitude that demands Tom Thibodeau's stubbornness in trade negotiations with the rest of the league.
A mighty presence when she delivers a kill with full force, Gophers junior Alexis Hart has learned that sometimes a calculated drop shot over the net is just as impressive to those in the know.
COLLEGEVILLE, MINN. – You never knew what St. John’s football coach John Gagliardi would be doing to occupy himself if you dropped by during…
John Gagliardi didn't believe in emotional pregame speeches, and his successors at St. John's will honor that tradition before playing St. Thomas.
The feeling in Chicago was that Jimmy Butler's game stopped growing a few years ago, as his head grew ever larger. That was on display with his behavior Wednesday at Wolves practice.
The Eden Prairie coach and former St. John's tight end learned from Gagliardi that football was about players and not "stupid drills."
Once housed in the small, cold Duluth Curling Club, the Bulldogs men's hockey team now is defending NCAA champions.
Bob Motzko could have had the Gophers stay in the locker room during Duluth's banner raising. He chose the bench, either in the name of sportsmanship, or to show the team what it's like to win the big one
The Twins next season will field a lineup lineup with Eddie Rosario in left and either vague or no answers in center, right, catcher, first, second, shortstop and third.
Unheralded Martin Luther College hasn't been blessed with much football success over the years but has found a way to start this season 3-1 including a four-touchdown victory over mighty St. Scholastica. How?
There is nothing more futile in sports forecasting than trying to figure out what's going to happen in the NHL before the first puck is dropped.
Throughout Paul Molitor's career, from the Gophers to a manager in the big leagues, his greatness was expected.
Max Kepler will lead the 2018 Twins in games played, plate appearances and walks - and is hitting just .222.
The Twins never have put a less interesting collection on the field over the final one-third of the schedule than what has been foisted on ticket owners since Aug. 1.
Jimmy Butler might have messed up Tom Thibodeau's plan, but he is also at this moment more prominent in the NBA's pantheon of stars than at any previous time.
From the backyard rink to the pros, Eden Prairie's Nick Seeler hasn't backed down and is now among the Wild's top six defensemen.
It's the 30th season of Timberwolves basketball, so why not start it out with more of the same? The Jimmy Butler Situation is the latest story for a franchise full of turmoil.
James Nunnally has become familiar with numerous working environments and international cities in the pursuit of what's now an actual NBA opportunity with the Wolves.
Basketball star, graduate, coach and administrator. Steve Fritz came to the St. Thomas campus on the corner of Summit and Cretin in September 1967 and never left.
Every 10 years, something unique happens in Vikings history, so get ready for this season.
From when Calvin Griffith owned the Twins to now, baseball responses from the front office have the same tone -- even if the words are different.
Tom Gugliotta saw it all here: From the odd couple, Laettner and Rider, to what could have been with KG and Steph.
Bud Grant visited Fred Zamberletti a couple of days ago and there was no laughter to share. The former Vikings trainer couldn't communicate.
The majority of Minnesota's sporting public has been turned so cynical about the words "Twins'' and "prospects'' that it does zero to create interest for next season.
How did Midway get its name? How can a place without people field a baseball team? Where can you see them play? And what's a Snurdbird, anyway?
Mark Nelson has refereed from Australia to Germany and in 10 states. He recently became one of four nonresident referees sanctioned in Nevada
The second boxing card held at the renovated Minneapolis Armory turned strange by the time Minneapolis welterweight Jamal James arrived to face Mahonry Montes.
Thursday's outing at Target Field again was a reminder of how far "Francisco the Kid" has fallen since his glorious run with the Twins 12 years ago.
Gordy Shaw's college coaching odyssey spanned four decades, including 14 years with the Gophers before being let go by Tim Brewster. Now he's moved to a different level.
Handball players from 10 countries are in Minneapolis this week competing in the triennial World Championships as well as the U.S. Four-Wall Nationals.
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