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The Gophers' No. 2 spot overall in the NCAA volleyball tournament puts them in the first round Friday vs. Jackson State at home.
The two Division III powerhouses will square off in the second round of the NCAA playoffs at O'Shaughnessy Stadium, the first time they have met in the postseason since their inaugural game on Thanksgiving Day in 1901.
Undefeated St. Thomas rolled La Verne 57-14 on Saturday and next faces its biggest rival: St. John's.
Coach Todd Hoffner said his team's stumbles have made it stronger heading into the postseason opener against No. 23 Emporia State at Blakeslee Stadium.
After losing in Pittsburgh last season, players held a postgame meeting to address a situation that Mikko Koivu called "embarrassing.'' The next day, the Wild added goalie Devan Dubnyk.
The Gophers ran their win streak to 14 matches, extending a school mark.
The Gophers got a game-high 26 points from Mikayla Bailey and 22 from fifth-year senior Rachel Banham in her return from a knee injury
After emerging from what he called "the darkest place of my life," and sharing that with Sports Illustrated, Phelps has come to Minneapolis in a career revival aimed at the 2016 Rio Olympics.
After All-America center Amanda Zahui B. and all-Big Ten forward Shae Kelley moved on, the Gophers were forced to do the same.
Thomas Vanek knows how meaningful it can be to receive a helping hand from a teammate, which is why he didn't shoot the puck on an empty net Tuesday.
Buckeyes stay No. 1, no matter who takes snaps.
Rachel Banham is back from last year's knee injury and nears the Gophers' scoring record.
The Wild got some top-notch chances during Saturday's five-minute overtime, but again could not connect.
St. Louis stopped the Wild's winning streak at two games on David Backes' goal in OT.
Jordan Schroeder was summoned back to the Wild after third-line winger Justin Fontaine was injured during Friday night's 5-4 victory over Chicago
Though the Blackhawks have eliminated the Wild from the playoffs in three consecutive seasons, Mike Yeo said the past will not be a factor in the teams' first meeting this season.
His job title has changed by only one word. But Tracy Claeys understands how profound a difference that switch will be as he takes over for Jerry Kill.
The Gophers are ranked No. 19 and are tied for second with Penn State in the Big Ten with a 6-2-1 mark heading into Friday's game at No. 12 Rutgers.
Winless Columbus fired coach Todd Richards, who coached the Wild for two seasons, and replaced him with the fiery John Tortorella.
Little Canada's Maggie Nichols turned an injury into an opportunity to improve to accomplish her mission of making the Olympics.
The Wild will start its regular-season schedule with two games in three nights, then it does not play again for five days.
The Wild finalized its roster Tuesday, choosing to keep center Tyler Graovac, send defenseman Mike Reilly to its AHL affiliate in Iowa and put forward Jordan Schroeder on waivers.
Coach Mike Yeo said speedy winger Jason Zucker has been "on top of his game right from the start'' of training camp,
While Suter still relishes a heavy workload, he will turn 31 in January, and he acknowledged that a lighter burden could spur his productivity and extend his career.
After winning Grandma’s Marathon last June, Jane Kibii hoped to make it a Minnesota double Sunday at the Twin Cities Marathon. Pain in her…
Kenya's Dominic Ondoro beat buddy Elisha Barno for the Twin Cities Marathon men's title.
Molly Huddle became the first woman to win the $10,000 "equalizer bonus'' for being the first finisher of either gender to cross the finish line on the State Capitol grounds.
Molly Huddle became the first women to win the "equalizer," and she set a course record, too.
Dominic Ondoro won Grandma's Marathon in 2014; Abraha Serkilam Bise was the top female finisher, finishing in 2:31:40.
As Dave Baker watched thousands of runners stream past him last year, his first impression was that the Twin Cities Marathon must be an…
Kara Goucher enters Sunday's TC 10 Mile propelled by a sense of fearlessness, honed through her newest roles as a mother, a mentor for active women and a whistle-blowing advocate for drug-free sport.
The three former coaches, all openly gay, filed the joint lawsuit, claiming discrimination by UMD administrators based on gender, sexual orientation, national origin and age.
Darcy Kuemper mostly sat after Devan Dubnyk arrived in January, but the Wild wants him to share the workload this season.
After saving the Wild's season last winter — and raising his game to new heights — Devan Dubnyk itching to return to a place that already feels like home.
The track wound up its season Saturday with upticks showing in all the right places.
The freshman volleyball player -- one of five Gophers athletes we're featuring playing prominent roles in fall/winter sports -- sees the importance of togetherness at home and on the court.
Longtime owners Jeff and Deb Hilger celebrated another winner at the Festival of Champions.
Friends of the late Cam Casby bought the horse to race her one final year.
The Mavericks erased a 14-point halftime deficit by holding UMD to 44 yards of total offense and three first downs in the second half.
NSIC rivals MSU Mankato and UMD are ranked among the nation's top three teams entering their showdown Thursday night in Mankato.
Gusties QB and his favorite twin targets have set lots of records but they want more.
Hassan Mead enters the world championships with a personal-best time of 27 minutes, 33.04 seconds, the 14th-fastest time this season among the 29 athletes entered in Saturday's race.
When Augustus returns, coach Cheryl Reeve said, her minutes will be closely monitored for the first few games.
After trailing 46-35 at halftime, the slow-starting Lynx rallied with a furious third quarter. Maya Moore scored 24 of her 32 points in the second half against San Antonio.
Victory on the course for the 2016 Games earns a second berth for St. Paul triathlete Gwen Jorgensen.
David Plummer, a former Gophers swimmer, is going all out to qualify for next year's Games after missing out in 2012.
Laura Ryan's new focus on springboard diving has fueled her Olympic dream.
Top 250cc riders Jeremy and Alex Martin got their start on a course owned by their parents.
The Triple Crown winner's owner and trainer turned down an offer to increase the Mystic Lake Derby's purse from $200,000 to $2 million if the horse came to Canterbury.
Ray Ranallo is participating in the National Senior Games for the fourth time.
An equine rescue group went into action to protect the gelding, a crowd favorite at Canterbury who won three stakes races and $220,936 at the Shakopee track.
Pat Lillehei, a former stockbroker, is entered in the triathlon and swimming events during this week's competition.
Former Gophers standout Charlie Sanders, who made the Pro Football Hall of Fame as a tight end, died Thursday.
The routine repeated itself every summer, around the time when Phil Housley knew the Hockey Hall of Fame was about to announce its newest inductees.
Yes, they pitch horseshoes and play shuffleboard at the National Senior Games. But this 13-day event, which begins Friday in the Twin Cities, isn't your grandfather's sports festival — unless your grandfather is a triathlete, javelin thrower or point guard.
Blaine's Four Seasons is the state's first Olympic-certified club.
Paul Nitz has returned to competition, driven as ever.
The track wants the Triple Crown winner to race in Shakopee this summer and would raise the Mystic Lake Derby purse from $200,000 to $2 million if he does.
Three of the four men competing for the Gophers in the national meet were born overseas.
University of Minnesota Duluth women's basketball coach Annette Wiles resigned Monday, becoming the third female head coach to leave the school in the past six months.
CHS Field will draw fans, sure, but the Saints expect players to admire it, too
The St. Paul Saints are ready to christen a new $64.7 million ballpark project in downtown St. Paul. And yes, the pig comes included in their shiny new home.
Jockey Justin Shepherd, closing in on 1,000 wins, is back at Canterbury Park where it all started for him.
In Chicago, the coach has won two Stanley Cups, and his team is driving for more success.
The Blackhawks goalie has limited the Wild after a tough first-round series.
In past series it was his offense. Now he's using size to change the game.
As the Wild prepared for Tuesday's Game 3 of its second-round playoff series against Chicago, it could find some encouragement in numbers.
One of the major reasons the Wild got past the St. Louis Blues in the first round is because it skated away when the Blues tried to provoke after-the-whistle altercations.
Wild coach Mike Yeo cautioned the series with Chicago will not hinge on any particular position, but acknowledged that the centers have a big task against the Blackhawks.
Their third first-round exit in a row is likely to bring about a few changes.
He had expected a resurgence, and he contributed to it with a goal and an assist.
Steve Ott has 22 penalty minutes, two shots, no points and is minus-1 for the Blues.
Down 2-1, the coach still sees positives and expects progress.
Though his team returned from St. Louis with a split in its first two playoff games, Wild winger Zach Parise felt his line's play had been lacking against the Blues.
Kevin Shattenkirk's six-week injury absence didn't derail the team's postseason mission.
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