Recent content from Sid Hartman
Friday's news that Dennis Green had died made for a sad day not only for Green's family but for Vikings fans. He was one of the best coaches we have ever had here.
JOTTINGS • When you speak of great careers, who could have a greater one than the late Wendell Anderson? Three decades of public service…
Stadium construction, 2017 MLS debut still look likely to owner Bill McGuire and the club.
Before being fired as Twins GM, Terry Ryan spoke a lot about the franchise's young, developing talent.
While owner Glen Taylor is hesitant to put expectations on the Wolves, one thing he did say is that he doesn't believe point guard Ricky Rubio will be traded at this point.
JOTTINGS • Tom Brokaw, the famous broadcast journalist and South Dakota native, and I have been friends for years. In 2010, the South Dakota…
The team's surge before the break has coincided with Brian Dozier's offensive revitalization.
With a lot of bad news swirling around the Gophers athletic department in the past year, president Eric Kaler said there has been some positive developments happening lately on campus.
JOTTINGS • Gophers junior Brandon Lingen, who this past week was named to the John Mackey Award watch list as the nation’s top tight…
One of the most noticeable changes to the 26-year-old arena in downtown Minneapolis will start when the Lynx are on break for the Olympics next month.
Miguel Sano and Kyle Gibson were more celebrated signees in 2009, but Max Kepler has been making his mark.
John Kundla, who celebrates his 100th birthday Sunday, would never have coached the Minneapolis Lakers to six championships if it weren't for some unique circumstances.
Despite the Twins' ongoing struggles, their owner remains clear the manager is not to blame.
Included in the plan for a new Vikings headquarters in the south metro includes an outdoor stadium the team hopes will play host to prep and college football.
The offensive line competition figures to be intense, but Carter Bykowski is ready to show what he can do after sitting out last season because of injury.
JOTTINGS• USA Today gave only one NBA team a draft grade of A-plus and that was the Timberwolves for their pick of Kris Dunn at…
The old NBA rule allowed teams to give up a first-round draft choice to retain top in-state talent.
Troy Stoudermire has had a unique pro football journey since graduating from the University of Minnesota in May 2012, and now he's made it back here as a free-agent signee with the Vikings.
Mark Coyle arrives on campus that's familiar turf and to a full plate of challenges to be tackled.
JOTTINGS•Vikings official Lester Bagley was asked how many entrances U.S. Bank Stadium will have. "We have five entrances plus the skyway, so there are…
If Vikings fans want to know how close they could have been to losing their NFL franchise, consider the fates of the St. Louis Rams and San Diego Chargers.
Nobody on the Vikings is set to benefit more from the offseason acquisitions on the roster than its starting quarterback.
JOTTINGS • Cornerback Trae Waynes, the Vikings’ first-round draft choice from Michigan State in 2015, didn’t play much as a rookie, but defensive coordinator George…
The new Wolves coach says he is still in the process of assembling a coaching staff.
Tracy Claeys says the Gophers offensive line and secondary health will be the keys to contend for a Big Ten West title.
The Warriors destroyed the Cavaliers 110-77 in Game 2 on Sunday, and Thibodeau said Golden State's depth is going to continue to be a big problem for Cleveland in the NBA Finals.
Vikings linebacker Chad Greenway said that while he's not quite ready to say he is retiring after this season, he is treating it as though this will be his final year in the NFL.
JOTTINGS• John Sullivan is looking better than he did before he even got injured, and he is currently the Vikings' No. 1 center, although
Joe Friedberg hopes Hennepin Co. won't prosecute U wrestling coach J Robinson in Xanax case. But he said: "I'm afraid there's going to be a difference in my mind of what should happen and what will happen."
NBA star Klay Thompson is one of three sons of ex-Gophers great Mychal Thompson in pro sports.
It's easy to see why many observers believe Mike Zimmer was one of the best NFL coaching hires in recent years.
JOTTINGS• Vikings running back Adrian Peterson on if this year is feeling different from past seasons: "It does, and you know even more than just…
The Twins manager wants Ervin Santana, Phil Hughes and Ricky Nolasco to lead the way for the 12-win ballclub.
The Vikings kicker talked one last time about his costly playoff boot, but says he won't dwell on it.
Kyle Rudolph is not only healthy, but he has a chance to have an even more productive season as the Vikings named former Browns and Eagles head coach Pat Shurmur their new tight ends coach.
JOTTINGS • Longtime Twins executive Jerry Bell will have a baseball field named after him near his home in North St. Paul to be…
After this season 17 Vikings will become unrestricted free agents, plus the team must decide whether Adrian Peterson is worth keeping for $18 million in 2017.
Trump, the presumptive Republican nominee for president, offered $50 million for the franchise — more than the approximately $36 million Carl Pohlad reportedly paid for the team in 1984.
The veteran defensive end sees the team as focused as he can remember.
JOTTINGS • Pro Football Focus recently released its top 101 players for the 2015 NFL season, and four Vikings made the list. Anthony Barr…
The U baseball coach worked with Mark Coyle during his previous stint in the athletic department.
The Gophers would have done well keeping her in that role, but Mark Coyle seems an ideal hire.
The star Wild forward, who missed the playoffs with injury, said coaches can be big factors for NHL teams but players have no influence on who the front office picks.
JOTTINGS • With the Vikings exercising their fifth-year options on Xavier Rhodes and Sharrif Floyd for the 2017 season, the following players…
So far in the workouts, Alex Boone has done nothing but impress the coaches and his teammates, which is contrary to past free agents who failed to make a good impression in their first year here.
There's no doubt that if the Twins want any shot at climbing back into the AL Central or wild-card race, they're going to need Brian Dozier to continue hitting the way he has the past two weeks.
The only reason the Wolves were able to land a coach of Tom Thibodeau's caliber was because of this particular moment in franchise history, and he said as much.
JOTTINGS • The Chicago Tribune headline on Wednesday read: “Relaxed and personable, Tom Thibodeau ready for Timberwolves challenge.” The Tribune wrote about the dynamic between Thibodeau…
The Vikings have fared well in the draft with Rick Spielman involved in the decisionmaking.
It's hard to predict which offensive tackle the Vikings might take, but they could trade up for one or see if one falls to them at No. 23.
The center had two back surgeries over the past eight months, but he believes that while his rehabilitation was difficult, it could be a benefit heading into next season.
JOTTINGS• Karl-Anthony Towns had fantastic statistics this season, but you could imagine how much better the Timberwolves will be next year if Nikola…
Early Wolves rosters contained several players who went on to lead teams in the NBA.
The successful ex-Bulls coach got his start with the expansion Wolves and likes team's young talent.
Following Saturday's game, Twins manager Paul Molitor said the team's approach was just what he wanted to see.
JOTTINGS• Three Gophers football players were reported to be among the 30 or so potential Vikings draft choices trying out at Winter Park this week:…
Glen Taylor is risking being very wrong in separating young Timberwolves players and former coach Sam Mitchell.
While the team has struggled in nearly every area, general manager Terry Ryan steered blame away from the defense and pitching and looked more at the offense.
Joe Mauer, who turns 33 on April 19, is the second oldest player on the Twins roster, about four months younger than Ervin Santana.
JOTTINGS • I wrote last month that the University of Minnesota should consider hiring Bob Stein as athletic director. Well, the 68-year-old Minneapolis attorney, who…
Making it harder to recruit out-of-state athletes could discourage potential candidates.
One of the biggest questions for the Twins is how Korean slugger Byung Ho Park will adjust to the major leagues. But he's not your average rookie.
JOTTINGS • Glen Taylor reports Timberwolves interim coach Sam Mitchell, General Manager Milt Newton and all the assistants have one-year contracts that expire…
The assistant hopes Sam Mitchell and staff can continue to help the young players develop.
The Twins' young center fielder started slowly at every level before his bat came around.
The team appears to be mostly done shopping, and Rick Spielman is pleased with the players that have landed here.
JOTTINGS• Vikings trainer Eric Sugarman said center John Sullivan doesn't miss a day of rehabilitation, so he can be ready to play…
Despite Cordarrelle Patterson's poor performance as a receiver, Vikings special teams coach Mike Priefer said recently that there is no chance the team will get rid of him.
The two teams played seven games between 1948 and '52, and one reason the games were so huge is that the NBA was still a segregated league.
"I'm hopeful we'll have a chance for the championship again, just like we did during those earlier years," Wolves owner Glen Taylor said.
JOTTINGS • CBS Sports reported last week that with the Vikings signing Andre Smith and Alex Boone, they now have the most expensive offensive line…
Teddy Bridgewater became friends with the Wolves center at Louisville and predicted his NBA rise.
Veteran NFL coach Tony Sparano, who worked with Mike Zimmer in Dallas, brings a passion for the O-line position.
Gophers football coach Tracy Claeys said new offensive coordinator Jay Johnson will try to install the basics of his system during spring drills.
SID'S JOTTINGS • If you were going to rate the best players who were ever released by the Twins in franchise history, no doubt the…
More from Star Tribune