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Continued: Hartman: Vikings have lots of needs in draft, but lots of picks as well

  • Article by: SID HARTMAN , Star Tribune
  • Last update: April 18, 2013 - 12:48 PM

And the snow removal bill to date is more than $100,000.

Total Twins attendance for the first five games this year is down 31,327 compared to a year ago. Attendance for the first five home games in 2012 was 169,863; this year, it has totaled 138,536.

The number of fans actually attending the games is probably much lower than that though, because season-ticket holders who don’t attend the game are counted in the announced attendance.

Leidner stands out

After watching Mitch Leidner running the scout team last season, Gophers football coaches were not surprised to watch the former Lakeville South quarterback put on a great performance running the offense in Friday night’s scrimmage, leading his team on two touchdown drives, making a couple of good runs and throwing a 10-yard touchdown pass to wide receiver Victor Keise.

Look for the 6-4, 230 pound Leidner, who still has four years of eligibility after redshirting last year, to compete for the starting job.

And leave it to coach Jerry Kill to do a lot more than coach the football team. Instead of giving players Saturday off after a scrimmage that ended late Friday, Kill had the entire squad put on two clinics for young kids. On Saturday morning, from 100 kids were on hand on campus. Then more than 500 children attended a youth clinic in the afternoon.

 

SID’S JOTTINGS

• Mike Ellis, the Gophers associate athletic director in charge of men’s basketball, said it wasn’t easy to convince former DeLaSallle, Northwestern and Gophers basketball player Ben Johnson to leave his assistant basketball coaching job at Nebraska under Tim Miles to join the Gophers. Johnson, a great recruiter, likely wouldn’t have left the Cornhuskers if the offer was anywhere else besides from his home.


• Jake White, the Chaska alum playing basketball for Wichita State, has apparently asked out of his scholarship following the Shockers’ run to the NCAA Final Four. Maybe he is headed for Minnesota.


• Former Cretin-Derham Hall standout Seantrel Henderson is entering his final season as a tackle with the Miami (Fla.) football team after exploring entering the NFL draft. He told the Miami Herald he knows how important his final year is after dealing with several issues, including a suspension and a car crash, over his career with the Hurricanes. “I just know I don’t have too much time left for any mistakes, for any mess-ups,” Henderson said.


• Denard Span is hitting .325 with three RBI and eight runs scored through 11 games for the Washington Nationals. The former Twins center fielder is also posting a .449 on-base percentage, with nine walks to only four strikeouts.


• Former Gopher Seth Rosin is pitching very well in his first year in the Phillies organization, posting a 1.80 ERA in 10 innings with 11 strikeouts and just three walks for Class AA Reading. … Chaska product Brad Hand, pitching for Class AAA New Orleans in the Marlins farm system, hasn’t given up a run in 10 innings while striking out 12.

• Besides Lou Holtz, there was one other Gophers football or basketball coach in the past 45 years to leave for a better job: Bill Fitch, when he left for the NBA’s Cleveland Cavaliers.
 


 

 

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