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Travis Roy, BU player paralyzed in first game, dies at 45

October 29
In this April 15, 2015, file photo, former Boston University hockey player Travis Roy poses in his apartment in downtown Boston.
Travis Roy, the Boston University hockey player who was paralyzed 11 seconds into his first college shift and went on to become an advocate for spinal cord injury survivors both in and outside the sports world, has died. He was 45.

NCAA passes eligibility waiver rule for D-III athletes

October 29
St. Thomas celebrated the 2017 MIAC women’s basketball championship win over Gustavus.
Division III athletes can compete this school year without it costing them a year of eligibility.
Vikings
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Do Not Score! How to avoid touchdowns defenses celebrate

When the defense is celebrating having allowed a touchdown, something has most definitely gone wrong for the offense.In two games last weekend, one college and…
Gophers
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Week 9: Ohio State faces its biggest test; Florida returns

The potential Big Ten game of the year lost some luster last week.No. 18 Penn State was upset by Indiana so instead of returning to…
Gonzaga's Nigel Williams-Goss, right, drives the ball against Saint Mary's Dane Pineau (22) and Joe Rahon, center, during the first half of an NCAA co
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Gophers
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Rivers' 164 total yards, 3 TDs lead Fresno St by Colorado St

Jake Haener set career highs with 311 yards passing and three touchdowns, Ronnie Rivers tied his career best with three scores, and Fresno State scored 31 unanswered points in a 38-17 victory over Colorado State on Thursday night.
Gophers
October 29

Kennedy runs for 2 TDs, Georgia Southern beats South Alabama

Wesley Kennedy III had 91 yards rushing and two fourth-quarter touchdowns, Derrick Canteen broke up a fourth-down pass in the end zone with 1:01 left and Georgia Southern held off South Alabama 24-17 on Thursday night.
Gophers
October 29
Wisconsin won’t play its scheduled game against Nebraska this week because of the team’s coronavirus outbreak, with coach Paul Chryst one of those

Big Ten debates if three-week virus sit-out is proper length or too long

The conference mandated a 21-day sit-out period for any athlete who tests positive for COVID-19. But with a recent outbreak pausing workouts many have questioned the policy.
Led by Goldy Gopher, Minnesota fans cheered during a team pep rally at the Citrus Bowl Pep Rally, Wednesday, December 31, 2014 in Orlando, FL.
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Gophers
October 29

Big Ten football review and preview

A look back, and a look ahead in the conference.
Gophers
October 29

Wisconsin reports 3 more cases of positive COVID-19 tests

Wisconsin says the number of active COVID-19 cases within the football program increased to 16 as of Thursday morning.
Gophers
October 29
Nebraska head coach Scott Frost, right, talks with players during the first half of their NCAA college football game against Ohio State Saturday, Oct.

Big Ten denies Nebraska request to play nonconference game

The Big Ten denied Nebraska's request to play a nonconference opponent Saturday to replace its originally scheduled game with Wisconsin that was canceled because the Badgers had a spike in COVID-19 cases.
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State college sports News, live video, more: Keep up with Minnesota's D-II and D-III teams
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Minnesota college sports goes well beyond the Gophers. Here's a guide to the conferences that include the state's Division II and Division III programs.
Gophers
October 29

Opening weekend surprises creates different look for Big Ten

The first weekend of Big Ten football was full of surprises.Indiana upset a top-10 foe for the first time in 33 years. Rutgers snapped a…
Gophers
October 29

Minnesota, Maryland look to rebound in Friday night clash

For Minnesota, the delayed opening of the Big Ten football season was definitely not worth the wait.Ditto for Maryland.After being ousted from the Top 25…
Gophers
October 29

Back in the Big East, UConn women favorite to win title

Geno Auriemma and UConn are back home in the Big East sitting in a familiar spot — atop the preseason poll.
Memphis wide receiver Tevin Jones (87) reaches for a pass in front of Tulsa cornerback Darrell Williams (6) in the first quarter of an NCAA college fo
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Gophers
October 29

'The ones we play for': Iowa keeps 'wave' for young patients

Home football games for the University of Iowa won't have the same roar and buzz this season because the usual 69,000 fans won't be there. One beloved tradition will go on uninterrupted.
Gophers
October 29
Wisconsin head coach Paul Chryst talks to his players during the first half against Illinois

After fast start, virus brings Badgers football to a full stop

Wisconsin has paused all team activities for seven days amid 12 positive tests in its football program, including head coach Paul Chryst and the team's starting quarterback.
Gophers
October 29
The MacNaughton Cup will again be awarded to the WCHA regular season champion this season.

WCHA announces new schedule with teams starting play Nov. 20

The starting date will fall in between the Big Ten's (Nov. 13) and the NCHC (Dec. 1), with the WCHA the first to announce a specific schedule.
Gophers
October 28
Wisconsin head coach Paul Chryst

No. 9 Wisconsin cancels Nebraska game; Chryst tests positive

including coach Paul Chryst — tested positive for COVID-19.
Gophers
October 28
Wisconsin quarterback Graham Mertz throws a pass during the first half against Illinois last Friday.

Big Ten's return to football plan being tested. How's it going?

Note: When the Big Ten announced on Sept. 16 it was planning to play a nine-game football season, the Star Tribune ran a series…
Gophers
October 28

Pac-12 embarks on short season with lots of new faces at QB

The so-called Conference of Quarterbacks has had some considerable turnover at the position heading into the season.Gone are some of the Pac-12's big names: Oregon's…
Gophers
October 28

College Football Picks: Validation time for 'Pokes, Michigan

After the big game, comes the validation game.Week 9 of the college football season — or maybe Week 8 depending how you count in this…
Vikings
October 28

Oregon looks to Tyler Shough to replace Justin Herbert

Easily the most obvious question for Oregon this season is how to move on after Justin Herbert.Tyler Shough hopes it's his time. And the Ducks…
Gophers
October 28

Villanova the Big East pick as league warily watches virus

Jay Wright and his fellow Big East coaches know it will take a huge effort from everyone to make the college basketball season work this year and actually stage an NCAA Tournament.