TIPSHEET

Compiled by Ken Chia

KNOW THIS

Not much of a surprise given how poorly some of its teams have played, but Big Ten men's basketball ranks sixth in conference RPI, the worst mark of the six major conferences.

WATCH THIS

The Dolphins are wearing throwback jerseys and helmets for their game vs. the Giants (7:30 p.m, ESPN). Quiz: How many Dolphins can you name? We're stuck at Ryan Tannehill and Ndamukong Suh.

RANDOM FANDOM

"St. Thomas has the best offensive line I've ever seen at the DIII level. And with Jordan Roberts in the backfield, they are going to be very difficult to stop."

cjvirnig

on the Tommies at startribune.com.

Weigh in on what you're thinking about to mrand@startribune.com

TWEETED

"I played baseball the way I did because I knew one day it would be over."

Michael Cuddyer, linking to his story on the Players Tribune discusing his reason for retiring with a year left on his Mets contract.

@mcuddy23