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Leidner, Stave should be good to go Saturday

Wisconsin coach Paul Chryst said Tuesday that he feels good about where quarterback Joel Stave is health-wise, heading into Saturday's game against Minnesota. Stave was knocked from last week's loss to Northwestern after a crucial late-game sack.

Likewise, Gophers quarterback Mitch Leidner said he is full go for practice this week. Leidner had a walking boot on his left foot after Saturday's win over Illinois. Coach Tracy Claeys had said the team might limit Leidner's practice reps this week, just to save his legs, but Leidner said he'll be upset if he has to miss any reps. It's Axe Week.

I'll have more off today's news conference in tonight's first editions.

Brooks wins third Big Ten Freshman of the Week honor

Gophers running back Shannon Brooks earned Big Ten Freshman of the Week honors Monday, marking the third time this season he's won the award.

Brooks rushed for 174 yards and three touchdowns, including the 75-yard game winner in Saturday's 32-23 victory over Illinois.

Brooks is the first Gopher to win the same weekly Big Ten award three times in the same season. He also won Oct. 12 for his performance at Purdue (176 rushing yards, one touchdown), and last week for his game against Iowa (86 rushing yards, one touchdown and one touchdown pass).

Last year, Brooks was a senior at Pickens High School in Georgia. Now, he leads the Gophers in rushing, despite battling some midseason injuries. He has 99 carries for 636 yards (6.4 yards per carry) and seven touchdowns.

You can watch his two long touchdown runs here.

TV Listings

Local Schedule

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  • Gophers women's basketball at Kent State

    5:30 pm on 88.5-FM

  • Vancouver at Wild

    6 pm on FSN PLUS, 106.1-FM

  • Atlanta at Timberwolves

    7 pm on FSN, 830-AM

  • Nebraska-Omaha at Gophers men's basketball

    2 pm on 1500-AM

  • Gophers women's hockey at MSU Mankato

    2:07 pm

  • Winnipeg at Wild

    3 pm on FSN, 100.3-FM

  • Gophers women's basketball vs. Stetson

    3:45 pm on 88.5-FM

  • St. Cloud State at Gophers men's hockey

    6 pm on FSN, 1500-AM

  • Timberwolves at Sacramento

    9 pm on FSN, 830-AM

  • Gophers women's hockey at MSU Mankato

    2:07 pm

  • Wisconsin at Gophers football

    2:30 pm on BTN, 100.3-FM

  • Gophers women's basketball vs. Auburn

    6 pm on 1500-AM

  • Dallas at Wild

    7 pm on FSN, 100.3-FM

  • Vikings at Atlanta

    12 pm on Ch. 9, 100.3/1130

  • Timberwolves at L.A. Clippers

    2:30 pm on FSN, 830-AM

  • St. Cloud State at Gophers men's hockey

    6:35 pm on FSN, 1500-AM

  • Clemson at Gophers men's basketball

    8 pm on ESPN2, 1500-AM

  • Wild at Chicago

    7 pm on NBCSN, 100.3-FM

  • Orlando at Timberwolves

    7 pm on FSN, 830-AM

Today's Scoreboard

No games for NFL

  • Ottawa


    7:30 PM

  • Calgary


    9:00 PM

  • Indiana



    - 3rd, 4:29



  • Boston



    - 1st, 3:24



  • Dallas



    - End 1st



  • LA Clippers


    8:00 PM

  • Chicago


    9:00 PM


  • LA Lakers

    Golden State

    9:30 PM


No games for MLS