Minnesota State Mankato coach Mike Hastings is in his eighth season with the Mavericks and has a contract that runs through 2027.

Reusse: No. 1 Mavericks still need tournament win to complete hockey turnaround

Minnesota State Mankato carries the No. 1 ranking in both college hockey polls but still has yet to win an NCAA tournament game in its history. The Mavericks are 0-6 all time.
Colleges
December 5

College football playoff quarterfinals: MSU Mankato, St. John's each look to advance

Division II PLAYOFFS quarterfinalsTexas A&M-Commerce (11-2) at Minnesota State Mankato (12-0), noon, Saturday: For the second time in three seasons, the teams…
Gophers
December 5

Gillespie scores 24 points, No. 8 Florida State women win

Kiah Gillespie has made clutch shots in late-game situations. She did it again and again Thursday night.
Gonzaga's Nigel Williams-Goss, right, drives the ball against Saint Mary's Dane Pineau (22) and Joe Rahon, center, during the first half of an NCAA co
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Gophers
December 5

Buckeyes knock off No. 2 Louisville in Big Ten/ACC Challenge

Ohio State pulled off it's biggest win of the season thus far, shutting down No. 2 Louisville down the stretch and dealing the Cardinals their first loss.
Gophers
December 5

Walker, Griffin lead unbeaten UConn women over Seton Hall

Aubrey Griffin took a look around Walsh Gym on the campus of Seton Hall, knowing she would recognize a few names.
Gophers
December 5

Gillespie scores 24 points, No. 8 Florida State women win

Kiah Gillespie scored 18 of her season-high 24 points in the second half and No. 8 Florida State remained undefeated by rallying for a 78-68 victory over No. 19 Michigan State on Thursday night.
Led by Goldy Gopher, Minnesota fans cheered during a team pep rally at the Citrus Bowl Pep Rally, Wednesday, December 31, 2014 in Orlando, FL.
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Vikings
December 5

NFL or college? Alabama's Tagovailoa still weighing options

Tua Tagovailoa said being assured he'd likely remain a high NFL draft pick could make "the biggest decision of my life" a little easier.
Gophers
December 5

Big Ten play starts for Indiana, Wisconsin

Indiana (8-0, 0-0) vs. Wisconsin (4-4, 0-0)Kohl Center, Madison, Wisconsin; Saturday, 4:30 p.m. ESTBOTTOM LINE: Indiana and Wisconsin meet in the first Big Ten game…
Gophers
December 5

McCloud, Green Bay visit E. Illinois

Green Bay (3-5) vs. Eastern Illinois (4-4)Lantz Arena, Charleston, Illinois; Saturday, 4:15 p.m. ESTBOTTOM LINE: Two guards will be on display as JayQuan McCloud and…
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East Metro
December 5
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Bethel responds after ex-athlete charged with raping 3 students last year

Two of his victims were assaulted after passing out at house parties, according to the charges.
Gophers
December 5

Football championship sidelines Louisiana inaugural ball

Louisiana Gov. John Bel Edwards won't have an inaugural ball to celebrate the start of his second term in office, a disruption to tradition caused by college football's national championship game.
Gophers
December 5

Column: Coach O turns out to be the perfect choice for LSU

He comes at you with that raspy Cajun timbre, his words delivered from deep in the throat in rapid-fire succession, often requiring subtitles for those not raised in the backwaters of southern Louisiana.
Memphis wide receiver Tevin Jones (87) reaches for a pass in front of Tulsa cornerback Darrell Williams (6) in the first quarter of an NCAA college fo
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December 5

Clemson's Swinney, Cavs' Mendenhall on similar ACC paths

Bronco Mendenhall had only said a few words and Clemson's Dabo Swinney realized the new Virginia coach was more than a colleague: this was someone who understood how to lead a team to success.
Gophers
December 5

No. 2 Buckeyes seeking playoff spot against No. 10 Badgers

No. 10 Wisconsin (10-2, 7-2 Big Ten, No. 8 CFP) at No. 2 Ohio State (12-0, 9-0, No. 1), Saturday at 8 p.m. EST (FOX).Line:…
Gophers
December 5

Oklahoma QB Hurts, Baylor QB Brewer create havoc as runners

Oklahoma coach Lincoln Riley never imagined having his quarterback run the ball so much.
Gophers
December 5

Gimpy Fields says he's good for Big Ten Championship

Justin Fields' first real hero moment came in the third quarter last Saturday, a display of toughness destined to live in the lore of the Ohio State-Michigan game.
Sports
December 5

Georgia college pays $145,000 to settle anthem protest case

Kennesaw State University's decision to remove its cheerleaders from the field after they protested police brutality during the national anthem has cost Georgia taxpayers $145,000 in a legal settlement.
Gophers
December 5

Michigan, Kentucky schedule basketball game in London

Michigan and Kentucky have agreed to play a basketball game in London next season as part of a three-year deal that also includes a home-and-home series between the two programs.
Vikings
December 5

Playoff spot on line for No. 5 Utah in Pac-12 title game

The Pac-12 championship game has largely been an afterthought for the rest of the country the past two seasons with the conference mostly out of contention when it comes to the all-important College Football Playoff.
Gophers
December 5

AP Top 25 Podcast: Championship weekend and hiring season

The stakes are huge in college football both on and off the field this week.Championship weekend will determine conference title and College Football Playoff spots.…
Sports
December 5
Reusse: MSU Mankato quarterbacks share the job — and team's success

Reusse: MSU Mankato quarterbacks share the job — and team's success

You've heard it a lot: "If you have two quarterbacks, you don't have one." Minnesota State thinks it has proof otherwise, as well as one of the nation's best Division II teams.