Bethel University has reached the NCAA Division III football quarterfinals and will host North Central College at noon Saturday.
A couple of weeks ago, when the weather wasn't so good, Bethel was able to get into the Metrodome for its first-round victory over St. Scholastica of Duluth.
This Saturday, alas, the Advance Auto Parts Monster Jam quelled any thoughts of a return trip indoors. So Bethel will play at Bremer Field on a day when the predicted high temperature in seven degrees.
So Bethel put out a call for students, staff and faculty to come out Thursday afternoon so things will be a bit more comfortable come Saturday.
Props to those who showed up. About 60 students and 20 staff members answered the call, said Jared Johnson, Bethel's sports information director.
One more wrinkle: If you're planning to go on Saturday, you're going to be asked to park off campus in a lot near the school in Arden Hills and take a shuttle bus to the field. That's because Bethel's annual (and quite good) Festival of Christmas Concert is being held at 2 p.m.
Remember, it's bad, bad form to say you're going to the concert and then sneak off to the football game.
And it's cheating to say you're going to the game and then watch it on the web.
Be tough, Bethel!
Here's a report from ESPN Desportes' Alvaro Martin from the scene of Tuesday night's postponed game between the Timberwolves and San Antonio in Mexico City.:
Here's video shot from inside the arena as it started to fill with smoke:
Here's the NBA TV report on the postponement:
It's not a Minnesota sports thing, but with the renewed interest in college football that's come with the Gophers successful season, Upload thought you might want to see the 109-yard field-goal return that gave Auburn its incredible victory over Alabama in Saturday's Iron Bowl.
War Eagle, y'all.
Here's a link to coverage of Tyus Jones' commitment to Duke on the Blue Zone blog from the school's student newspaper.
And here's the scene from students gathered outside Cameron Indoor Arena, where Duke plays, as they watched the decision before tonight's game against Florida Atlantic.
More Twitter action after the announcement:
Duke now has the No. 1 recruiting class in the country -- and could be the title favorites in 2014-15: http://t.co/6QETseMu9i— Jeff Borzello (@jeffborzello) November 15, 2013
Tyus Jones to Duke. #deadtome— Patrick Reusse (@1500ESPN_Reusse) November 15, 2013
OKAFOR/JONES PICK DUKE - Check out the Cameron Crazies reaction to Jahlil Okafor and Tyus Jones committing to... http://t.co/kiaxDrbix8— DukeStudentBroadcast (@dukeDSB) November 15, 2013
Seemed like Tyus Jones was making the decision for Okafor. I heard Bill Self didn't go that hard after Jones.— RockChalkBlog.com (@RockChalkBlog) November 15, 2013
MORE: Top-ranked recruit Jahlil Okafor (C) and No. 4 Tyus Jones (PG), simultaneously commit to Duke basketball http://t.co/5duymO7RX4— ACC Now (@accnow) November 15, 2013
Tyus Jones AND Jhalil Okafor? It's a great day to be a Cameron crazy. @KirkGilbertson— Tyler Basye (@TylerBasye) November 15, 2013
This Tyus Jones guy will never work in this town again. NEVER!— Dan Myers (@1DanMyers) November 15, 2013
Tyus Jones is not that good... Stop it Duke fans.— Famous Jameis (@Chris_King23) November 15, 2013
I knew Tyus Jones wouldn't choose the Gophers but Duke? Really? Just adding insult to injury— Andrew Mark (@AndrewPattock71) November 15, 2013
Here's the news item from Monday's Star Tribune:
The Ohio State and Bemidji State women’s hockey teams had combined for 16 penalty minutes by the time the horn sounded to end their WCHA game Friday night. What happened after the clock ran out put the game into the record books. A postgame brawl led to 18 fighting majors and accompanying game disqualifications — nine to each team.
Another major and game DQ was issued for grabbing the facemask, and one minor for instigating. That’s 287 penalty minutes dished out at the 20-minute mark of the third period of the Beavers’ 3-2 victory. The 303 total penalty minutes shattered the NCAA record for a college hockey game, men or women, Division I or Division III.
And here's what it looked like:
The question: Does this set back women's hockey or move it ahead?
Here's what the Ohio State coach had to say. (Comments start at the 1 minute, 45 second mark.)
And, finally, here's the box score.
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