St. Thomas football coach Glenn Caruso became the first three-time recipient in the seven-year history of the national Liberty Mutual Coach of the Year program. He won the Division III award for the third year in a row.
Liberty Mutual will make a $50,000 donation on Caruso's behalf.
St. Thomas went 14-1 this season, advancing to the Division III title game before losing to Mount Union 28-10 last month in Salem, Va. Voting for the award came from a combination of fans, media and College Football Hall of Fame ballots.Etc.
• The Gophers' Kayla Hirt was named Big Ten women's basketball freshman of the week for the second time in three weeks.
• Game time for the top-ranked Gophers women's hockey team's game against No. 9 North Dakota on Friday was pushed back an hour to 7 p.m.