TWITTER BATTLE ESPN's Rick Reilly and the Carolina Panthers are at odds over a Reilly tweet accusing Cam Newton of holding up the team bus. @ReillyRick
HE'S GOT THAT GOING FOR HIM Gophers men's hockey goalie Ryan Coyne has the Caddyshack gopher painted on his mask. Picture at GopherHole.com.
COMPLIMENT Read nolesports.tallahassee.com for the Florida State take on the Gophers' win. "We got beat by a better team tonight," coach Leonard Hamilton said.
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