Vikings General Manager Rick Spielman talked about Terrell Sinkfield, the 25-year-old receiver from Northern Iowa and Hopkins High School who was playing in Canada. "We remember a few years ago timing him at the Gopher pro day, and he ran extremely fast," Spielman said. "He had a couple tryouts with some NFL teams, and like some of these guys, they get a chance to go up to Canada, mature a little bit, polish their skills. … We'll give him an opportunity to come in and compete with us and see how that goes."

• The Gophers plan to start fencing off the work areas for their new athletics village construction site on Feb. 15. By March 1, interim athletic director Beth Goetz says hundreds of trucks will be hauling out debris and there will be a lot of movement around the Bierman complex.

According to reports, former Gophers offensive coordinator Jedd Fisch has received a raise and two-year contract extension as quarterbacks coach, receivers coach and passing game coordinator for Michigan. Fisch will make $700,000 in 2016 and $750,000 in 2017. That will make him one of the highest-paid assistants in the Big Ten.

• Devean George, who retired in 2010 after 11 NBA seasons, is developing a 45-unit affordable apartment complex in north Minneapolis. The project, developed by George's nonprofit organization, Building Blocks, is expected to open this spring. George's firm, George Group North, was a partner in an apartment complex in Hopkins. George, from Minneapolis, played at Benilde-St. Margaret's and Augsburg before being taken by the Los Angeles Lakers in the first round of the 1999 NBA draft.

Rem Pitlick, a Gophers hockey recruit from Plymouth, entered Saturday leading the USHL lead in scoring with 44 points (25 goals, 19 assists) in 31 games for Muskegon.