Gov. Tim Walz on Thursday gave a strong signal to suggest students would not return to their school buildings before the current academic year ends, which almost certainly would mean no spring sports season.
With the stay-at-home order in play, the Star Tribune made an unusual request of its seven metro winter athletes of the year in their individual sports: Show us what you've got with a camera in your hand.
Andrew Karpenko knows how to compensate for not having the prototypical body of an elite swimmer. At 5-10 with broad shoulders and longer torso, he makes up for his lack of height with precise wall turns and superb underwater technique.
This Week in Minnesota Sports: Today is the 60th anniversary of the 1960 state basketball title game, in which tiny Edgerton captured the hearts of Minnesota by beating Austin to cap an amazing tournament run.
This Week in Minnesota Sports: There were the usual 18,000 customers inside Williams Arena to watch a state one-class basketball champion in 1970, when tiny Sherburn ended that era by beating South St. Paul.
Yes, the sports world has gone dark at the start of what would have been one of the most active periods in American sports. The fun is gone. But what's also gone are millions upon millions of interactions in the midst of a pandemic.