January 3

Niederreiter ready to return; Wild at full strength for first time this season

The Wild will complete the first half of its season Thursday after hosting the Sabres, and the midway mark holds extra significance because it'll be the first time this campaign the team will have every player on its roster available.
High Schools
January 3

White Bear Lake girls' hockey assistant resigns after entering locker room without knocking

Kevin Hartzell, who played for the Gophers in the late 1970s and early ‘80s, had been a volunteer assistant coach at White Bear Lake.
January 3

Cilic eases into quarterfinals in India, 3rd seeded Agut out

Marin Cilic of Croatia comfortably beat India's Ramkumar Ramanathan 6-4, 6-3 at the Maharashtra Open on Wednesday, but third seed Roberto Bautista Agut was eliminated
January 3

6-time champion Djokovic unsure of playing Australian Open

Novak Djokovic is still not sure whether he will be able to play in the Australian Open, where he has won six of his 12…
January 3

Vikings fans hope for glory, finally, but watch with hands over eyes

One group of fans is confident and thinks the Vikings are the team to beat in the NFC. Another group is bracing for the likely loss. The problem of probability: Both groups of fans are right.
January 3
Los Angeles, CA - August 13, 2016 - LA Coliseum: Portrait of Randy Mos...

Former Vikings Moss, Hutchinson among finalists for NFL Hall of Fame

They are among 15 modern-era finalists for the Pro Football Hall of Fame's Class of 2018, the Hall announced Tuesday night.
January 3

Why Randy Moss should be a first-ballot Hall of Famer

Terrell Owens is still not in the Hall. Why should Moss go in ahead of him? The answer is complicated.
January 3

In copycat NFL, Seattle's defensive scheme keeps spreading

Seattle didn't make the playoffs, but its defense essentially did.
January 3

On the NFL: Is Vikings QB coach Stefanski nearing a coordinator job?

If Shurmur moves on, would Stefanski move up?
January 3

Richard Pitino discusses the Gophers resuming Big Ten play

Gophers coach Richard Pitino talks about Big Ten play resuming Wednesday against Illinois at home.
January 3

Pitt coach calls out Louisville fan in 77-51 loss

David Padgett thought his Louisville team would come out with more intensity Tuesday night, and the Cardinals proved their interim coach right.
January 3
Minnesota Vikings offensive coordinator Pat Shurmur during practice at...

Why Shurmur's coaching interviews can't wait - and why you shouldn't worry

In short, Pat Shurmur can’t wait until after the Vikings are done playing to interview because by that time, there might not be any head coaching jobs to talk about.
TV Listings

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  • Gophers men's hockey at Michigan State

    5:30 pm on BTN, 103.5/1130

  • Wisconsin at Gophers women's basketball

    7 pm on 93.3-FM

  • Gophers men's basketball at Maryland

    7:30 pm on FS1, 100.3-FM

  • Timberwolves at Houston

    8:30 pm on TNT, 830-AM

  • Gophers women's hockey at Ohio State

    5:07 pm

  • Gophers men's basketball vs. Ohio State

    11 am on BTN, 103.5/1130

  • Gophers women's hockey at Ohio State

    2:07 pm

  • Gophers men's hockey vs. Michigan State

    7 pm on BTN, 103.5/1130

  • Toronto at Timberwolves

    8 pm on FSN PLUS, 830-AM

  • Tampa Bay at Wild

    8 pm on FSN, 100.3-FM

  • Iowa at Gophers women's basketball

    3 pm on 93.3-FM

  • Vikings at Philadelphia

    5:40 pm on Ch. 9, 100.3/103.5/1130

  • Ottawa at Wild

    7 pm on FSN, 100.3-FM

  • Timberwolves at L.A. Clippers

    9:30 pm on FSN PLUS/NBATV, 830-AM

  • Northwestern at Gophers men's basketball

    8 pm on BTN, 100.3-FM

  • Timberwolves at Portland

    9 pm on FSN, 830-AM

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