This year's Big Ten schedule has been released. The Gophers will play Illinois (home), Indiana (home), Michigan State (away) and Nebraska (away) once each and every other conference opponent twice. The only nationally televised games scheduled at this time are Ohio State at Minnesota on Jan. 16 (ESPN2) and Minnesota at Wisconsin on Feb. 13 (ESPN or ESPN2).
Marcus Fuller joined the Star Tribune in 2016 after 11 years covering Gophers sports – and just about every other team and league in town -- for the St. Paul Pioneer Press. Before making the Twin Cities his home, Marcus spent two years in The Kansas City Star sports department. Marcus grew up in Hawaii and is a 2002 graduate of San Jose State. Follow Fuller on Twitter @Marcus_R_Fuller.
The 20-year-old man suspected of killing five people with a rifle at a Macy's makeup counter had a string of run-ins with the law in recent years, including charges he assaulted his stepfather, and was described by a neighbor as so "creepy, rude and obnoxious" that she kept a Taser by her front door.