No painful ending this time: Vikings start fast, hold off Lions

No painful ending this time: Vikings start fast, hold off Lions

Unlike the last three meetings with Detroit, the Vikings on Thanksgiving Day gave their fans something to celebrate: A victory that puts Minnesota three games up in the NFC North with five games to play.
Souhan: By now, you'd have to pry Vikings QB job away from Keenum
Vikings

Souhan: By now, you'd have to pry Vikings QB job away from Keenum

November 23
Now that Case Keenum has led the Vikings to seven straight victories coach Mike Zimmer can't play games with his most important position, not even to appease Teddy Bridgewater.
Craig: Vikings' motor doesn't stall in Detroit
Vikings

Craig: Vikings' motor doesn't stall in Detroit

November 23
The Vikings aren't used to scoring points or converting third downs against the Lions. That changed in the 30-23 win.
Wild's Niederreiter goes where the goals are
Wild

Wild's Niederreiter goes where the goals are

12:22am
Nino Niederreiter has scored all six of his goals during a career-best five-game goal streak from the hash marks on in — where bodies pile up like rush-hour traffic.
Wolves' fourth-quarter failings reason for concern
Wolves

Wolves' fourth-quarter failings reason for concern

November 23
The final 12 minutes of Wednesday's game showed just how fragile the Wolves have been in the fourth quarter, especially of late.
High Schools

Minnetonka football makes a mission to bring back 'brotherhood of trust'

November 23
Unified Minnetonka plays Eden Prairie at 7 p.m. at U.S. Bank Stadium, the third Prep Bowl meeting between Dave Nelson and Eagles coach Mike Grant.
Six-game stretch will put Gophers basketball to the test
Gophers

Six-game stretch will put Gophers basketball to the test

November 23
Alabama, Miami and the first two Big Ten games are coming up for the No. 14 Gophers, who first play UMass on Friday.
Sports

Patrick Reusse's 2017 Turkey of the Year is ...

November 23
It's time to welcome honored guests once again to the Turkey Banquet - the 40th edition of the time-honored tradition. Who takes home the Grand Gobbler this year?
Gophers

Gophers' Ciarrocca plots against rugged Badgers defense

12:25am
Offensive coordinator Kirk Ciarrocca faced Wisconsin's tough defense in the Cotton Bowl a year ago. Now, they're better.
TV Listings

Local Schedule

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  • Gophers men's basketball vs. Massachusetts

    11 am on 103.5-FM/1130-AM

  • Colorado at Wild

    3 pm on FSN, 100.3-FM

  • Gophers men's hockey at Notre Dame

    6:30 pm on NBCSN, 103.5/1130

  • Miami at Timberwolves

    7 pm on FSN, 830-AM

  • Gophers women's hockey at Lindenwood

    2 pm

  • Wisconsin at Gophers football

    2:30 pm on Ch. 5, 100.3-FM

  • Gophers men's basketball vs. Alabama

    4 pm on 103.5-FM/1130-AM

  • Gophers women's basketball vs. Wake Forest in Las Vegas

    4:30 pm on 93.3-FM

  • Gophers men's hockey at Notre Dame

    6 pm on 103.5-FM/1130-AM

  • Wild at St. Louis

    7 pm on FSN, 100.3-FM

  • Gophers women's hockey at Lindenwood

    2 pm

  • Phoenix at Timberwolves

    2:30 pm on FSN, 830-AM

  • Gopher's women's basketball vs. UNLV or Hofstra

    4:30 pm on 93.3-FM

  • Wild at Winnipeg

    7 pm on FSN, 100.3-FM

  • Washington at Timberwolves

    7 pm on FSN, 830-AM

  • Gophers women's basketball at North Carolina

    2:30 pm on 93.3-FM

  • Timberwolves at New Orleans

    7 pm on FSN, 830-AM

  • Miami at Gophers men's basketball

    8:15 pm on ESPN2, 100.3-FM

  • Vegas at Wild

    7 pm on FSN, 100.3-FM

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