Randball
November 25
Gophers QB Tanner Morgan vs. Wisconsin in 2019.

Gophers QB Tanner Morgan on criticism — and Saturday's opportunity

"There have been a lot of highs and there have been a lot of lows as well."
Randball
November 24
Gophers defensive end Boye Mafe (34) will be tasked with slowing down the Badgers on Saturday.

As we obsess over scenarios, Gophers' Mafe locked in on Badgers

Gophers coach P.J. Fleck has an impressive ability to keep his players focused on the present. Boye Mafe, a senior defensive end, helps explain how Fleck does it.
Randball
November 23
Minnesota Vikings wide receiver Adam Thielen (19) sprinted towards the end zone after he caught a pass from quarterback Kirk Cousins late in the fourt

For Vikings to win, Cousins must stay aggressive under pressure

Kirk Cousins doesn't seem 100% comfortable taking chances, to say the least. But the numbers say it's the path to victory, particularly when the offensive line struggles to protect him.
Randball
November 22
Green Bay Packers free safety Darnell Savage (26) reacted after he intercepted a pass meant for Minnesota Vikings wide receiver Justin Jefferson (18)

Whine and cheese: Packers fans blame officiating, overturned call for loss

In a rare turnabout, it wasn't Vikings fans who were complaining about getting robbed by the officials. Packers fans were the ones feeling wronged.
Randball
November 19
Green Bay Packers quarterback Aaron Rodgers.

Are the Packers really all that much better than the Vikings?

The Packers are 8-2. The Vikings are 4-5. But the answer to that question isn't as obvious as it seems if you dig into the numbers.
Randball
November 18
Byron Buxton

Will Twins front office face credibility issue if it can't keep Buxton?

Both sides still say they want to be together long term, but one has to wonder how strained the relationship really is. Would trading Byron Buxton be a breaking point for Twins fans?
Randball
November 17
Minnesota United FC coach Adrian Heath during a match in October.

Adrian Heath on critics: 'Hindsight United' has never lost a match

The impression one gets is that coach Adrian Heath likes his team's chances as it prepares for postseason play — and that he is relieved to be there.
Randball
November 17
Minnesota Timberwolves center Karl-Anthony Towns (32) takes with Minnesota Timberwolves head coach Chris Finch in the fourth quarter against Phoenix.

Time for Wolves to make a move in the standings — or make a big roster move?

RandBall: Minnesota has four consecutive winnable games coming up. If the Wolves can't get any traction now, when will they? They've already squandered one soft part of the schedule.
Randball
November 16
More bad news for local sports viewers: Dish, Bally Sports impasse looks permanent

More bad news for local sports viewers: Dish, Bally Sports impasse looks permanent

The satellite provider hasn't carried the regional sports channels for more than two years, but recent negotiations had given viewers hope.
Randball
November 15
Vikings head coach Mike Zimmer and Gophers head coach P.J. Fleck.

During weekend of must-win games, Zimmer was bold but Fleck wasn't

The two coaches, who have very different management styles, often are the same for 60 minutes on the weekend. That changed Saturday and Sunday.
Randball
November 12
The trophy series for Floyd of Rosedale is exactly tied going into Saturday.

Down in Iowa, confidence in Hawkeyes football season is wavering

After an undefeated start that saw Iowa climb as high as No. 2 in the AP poll, two recent losses have reset expectations in advance of Saturday's showdown with the Gophers.
Randball
November 12
Minnesota Timberwolves center Karl-Anthony Towns (32) reacts in the second half of an NBA basketball game against Memphis on Monday.

A prescription if Karl-Anthony Towns is sick of losing: Play better

The seventh-year Wolves center needs to be accountable for a six-game losing streak instead of seeming to act like it's just something happening to him.
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Today's Scoreboard

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  • Denver

    New York

     

    - F

    113

    99

  • Chicago

    Brooklyn

     

    - 4th, 9:48

    83

    84

  • Miami

    Milwaukee

     

    - 3rd, 3:45

    67

    91

  • Memphis

    Dallas

     

    - H

    49

    37

  • San Antonio

    Golden State

     

    - 3rd, 11:13

    69

    58

  • LA Clippers

    Sacramento

    9:00 PM

  • Boston

    Portland

    9:00 PM

  • St. Louis

    Florida

     

    - F

    3

    4

  • Toronto

    Minnesota

     

    - End 3rd

    3

    3

  • Montreal

    Nashville

     

    - 3rd, 0:40

    3

    3

  • Tampa Bay

    Boston

     

    - F

    3

    2

  • NY Islanders

    Detroit

     

    - F

    3

    4

  • Colorado

    Ottawa

     

    - 3rd, 5:25

    4

    5

  • Columbus

    Washington

     

    - F

    1

    3

  • Buffalo

    Carolina

     

    - 3rd, 12:59

    2

    6

  • Chicago

    NY Rangers

     

    - End 2nd

    1

    2

  • Pittsburgh

    Vancouver

    9:00 PM

  • Real Salt Lake

    Portland

     

    - F

    0

    2