Not a lot of good things are happening in local big-time sports right now (see below). When that happens, it creates an opportunity for a reshuffling of the deck — and one Minnesota team, in particular, has a major chance to capture some hearts and minds.

The Gophers women's basketball team is 14-1, 3-0 in the Big Ten, and overachieving since losing star Rachel Banham to a torn ACL.

They just jumped into the national rankings at No. 23 and have a home game Sunday against No. 12 Maryland and ex-Minnesota coach Brenda Frese. The state wants a winner, and this is their chance.

sweet moves Former Wolves player and current Iowa State coach Fred Hoiberg shows off nice dance moves in a video to raise money for charity.

good luck charm Dallas owner Jerry Jones thinks N.J. Gov. Chris Christie is "part of our mojo" and wants him at Lambeau for Sunday's game.