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Construction on the $166 million Athletes Village is 65 to 70 percent completed and about $100 million of the project's cost has been raised so far.
Players around the NHL on Tuesday bemoaned the league's decision to withhold its players from the 2018 Winter Olympics. The league on Monday announced it…
The NCHC Frozen Faceoff at Target Center this weekend will showcase three teams in position to earn No. 1 seeds in the NCAA tournament.
Big Ten hockey has four teams ranked in the national polls after a successful regular season, yet the conference is in danger of earning only one spot in the NCAA tournament.
After a flurry of good feelings and recognition, Gophers coach Richard Pitino is reminding his players of all they accomplished -- while challenging them to be better going into the Big ten tournament.
The team's associate head coach was part of three WNBA title teams.
The former U swimmer went out on top with two Olympic medals.
Takeaways from P.J. Fleck's introductory news conference.
Gophers won four of their past five games before their break.
Darcy Kuemper, who hasn't played since Nov. 29, will give Devan Dubnyk a day of rest while trying to keep the Wild's six-game win streak intact
Kyle Rudolph is becoming a familiar face around the University of Minnesota Masonic Children's Hospital. The Vikings tight end hosted an early Thanksgiving meal for…
The Big Ten accounts for half of the best eight teams in college football this week. Ohio State is No. 2, Michigan No. 5, Wisconsin…
The new Twins front office began the process of improving the pitching staff by signing a catcher Tuesday.Jason Castro, who played six seasons for Houston,…
Blair Walsh is still without a job after being released by the Vikings last week, but Sunday might have offered the kicker a little bit…
"I just think maybe some guys are getting stale with some other linemates," Bruce Boudreau said Sunday. The Wild has scored more than two goals once and been held below two goals four times in November.
The Vikings have drafted only two offensive linemen — tackles Matt Kalil and Phil Loadholt — in the first three rounds since 2007.
Mike Muscala soared into the national spotlight last week in Cleveland. The former Roseville High School basketball star exploded to the basket and elevated over…
The election is over, but … we ask you to consider one more ballot and cast your vote on this Minnesota sports issue: Which team…
Gophers hockey plays host to its official home opener Friday at Mariucci Arena. Here are three things you should know:
Dominic Ondoro blew through the finish line and disappeared into the chute of volunteers at Sunday's Twin Cities Marathon.
Jordan Hasay entered Sunday's Twin Cities 10-mile championship expecting to gain experience, nothing more. The 25-year-old from Beaverton, Ore., placed third in the USA…
Oregonian captures the women's title.
Security protocol limited Greg Adams' training within the walls of the embassy. He had to be creative to stay motivated.
Missing last year's NCAA tournament and a new locker room have Gophers hockey players fired up for this season.
Don Lucia once coached there and his goaltender, Eric Schierhorn, was born there. The Gophers are opening their season with games in Anchorage on Friday and Sunday.
Budget cuts at the University of Alaska could mean the end of the state's two college hockey programs.The university system recently released a report with…
Senior setter Brie Orr has helped the Wildcats to the past three state championship matches.
Training camp is still a month away, yet dozens of NHL players are skating for a championship cup this week at Braemar Arena in Edina.Da…
Nine months after the university broke ground on the project at the Bierman complex, the progress is becoming much more visible.
U.S. Bank Stadium promises one of the best experiences in the NFL and new standard for watching any event at the new state-of-the-art facility.
"From the University of Wisconsin …," echoed throughout the X when Luke Kunin was taken in the NHL draft. The crowd didn't exactly go wild.
Lynx coach Cheryl Reeve said her team's foundation is solid even though it has lost the past two games by a combined 42 points.
Longtime NFL coach Buddy Ryan, who died Tuesday at age 82, spent two of his 27 seasons with the Vikings in 1976-77 as the defensive…
Kevin Love seems to have a future in Cleveland. The aftermath of his redemptive effort in Game 7 of the NBA Finals has been…
The Lynx and Los Angeles Sparks will meet Tuesday afternoon in what is almost certainly the most-hyped regular-season game in WNBA history.
One year after his future with the team seemed uncertain, the Vikings rewarded Andrew Sendejo with a four-year contract extension worth $16 million.
The revised format is expected to draw more.
Speedy Eagles center Casey Mittelstadt said he will play for Green Bay in the USHL but return in time for his senior season.
Players, parents and fans of the highly ranked St. Cloud State Huskies were still trying to understand the news that dreams of playing for a national championship could be denied.
The Minnesota State College and Universities system announced that all sports travel is nonessential, meaning future trips to North Carolina would be prohibited.
But it's not silencing critics who say it's still gambling.
Team suggests new Eagan practice site could hold event.
A source involved in the conversations between the school and conference confirmed that the Big Ten will not extend an invitation to the nation's newest Division I program.
His approach will be focused on building the best pairings instead of just the best 12 players.
Cindy Redmond and Bruce Kane sat shoulder to shoulder a few rows behind the first base dugout Monday afternoon. Their perspectives were markedly different.
One shot a 62 on the golf course, the other threw a hammer more than 74 meters.
Butch Mousseaux was injured at the WCHA Final Five during warmups before the Ferris State-Michigan Tech game. It was reported that he fell, hitting his head on the ice.
Marlene Stollings said the Gophers were 'obviously' trying to hide some defensive weaknesses with the way they used star Rachel Banham. She vowed that will change.
Will an eighth Big Ten hockey team be added? The question came quickly from fans after Tuesday's news of Notre Dame joining in 2017. There are possibilities spread from coast to coast:
The Fighting Irish will be the Big Ten's seventh hockey program.
Hudson Fasching's departure is significant, but the better news for Gophers fans is that not many will follow him off campus this spring.
The Badgers will play in a third consecutive Sweet 16 this week and are the only remaining team to achieve this feat. They played in the past two Final Fours and finished national runner-up a year ago.
Only St. Cloud State is in firm position to make the NCAA tournament. The U, UMD and Mankato have work to do.
The bigger prize would be a conference tournament championship next weekend.
Minnesota appeared to tie the score with five seconds left, but the goal was waived off.
Matt Olson, a onetime standout defenseman at Totino-Grace, remains unable to move his arms or legs after he stumbled and fell headfirst into the boards while chasing down the puck during a junior hockey game.
Several golf courses across the Twin Cities and beyond have decided to open, and college baseball teams are shaking up their schedules for the chance to play outside.
U alums Vanek, Haula and Reilly come up strong in big game back where they started.
Everyone from grandparents to former teammates took to the TCF Bank Stadium ice.
Last week's frigid temperatures actually meant it was too cold to make ice for the first outdoor NHL game to be played in Minnesota.
Kessel missed the last two seasons with the Gophers. She suffered a concussion while playing for the USA in Sochi.
Junior Ben Morgan had a memorable duals debut.
After Saturday's 4-3 loss at San Jose, Wild coach Mike Yeo recalled that the final game before last year's NHL All-Star break turned into a "real rallying point" for his team.
Despite negativity flaring up after three months of playing losing hockey, Don Lucia has been impressed with how his young group works.
The Legislature is expected to take up the growing conundrum surrounding daily fantasy sports when Minnesota lawmakers convene for the year on March 8.
Don Lucia has experienced both championship celebrations and the fury of Gophers hockey fans over the years. He said that some people have wanted him gone for years because he's not a Minnesota graduate.
The Wild spent 60 minutes Sunday afternoon with the team's part-time skating and skills instructor, Aaron Ness, trying to work out the kinks that have led to four straight losses and back-to-back shutouts.
The Gophers are above .500 this season after sweeping Michigan State.
Hudson Fasching scored two goals for the second straight game and Leon Bristedt compiled three assists for the Gophers in a 5-2 victory.
With Terence Newman becoming a free agent, there is a chance Waynes could slide into a starting role next season.
The frigid conditions evidently had an impact on the flow of the wild-card matchup that ended with Seattle rallying and then holding on for a 10-9 victory.
Offensive coordinator Norv Turner doesn't expect the extreme cold to largely affect the Vikings' play-calling in Sunday's wild-card game against Seattle at TCF Bank Stadium.
The Vikings haven't had an outdoor home playoff game since 1976. Sunday's will be one for the (weather) record books.
The Vikings quarterback's bad game came after three quality outings against Arizona, Chicago and the New York Giants in which he combined for 734 passing yards, five touchdown passes, no interceptions and an average passer rating of 118.6.
Vikings nose tackle Linval Joseph missed a third consecutive practice Friday and is doubtful for Sunday's regular-season finale at Green Bay.