Sometimes taking a knee can blow up in your face

The unlikely ending to this high school football playoff game is a reminder that even the right idea has to be done in the right way. Or else.
Final score 108-94. Yes, it was a high school football game
High schools

Final score 108-94. Yes, it was a high school football game

November 12, 2020
Iowa didn't get a head start on the prep basketball season and start games this fall. That's a final score from a state football semifinal game played Thursday morning.
High Schools

Watertown-Mayer ends three-year football losing streak in convincing way

November 3, 2020
Not only did the team break the streak, it happened against an opponent that had a winning record this season and beaten the Royals soundly over the last two seasons.

Take your mind off Gophers' horrid ending with this miraculous (almost) score

November 2, 2020
The jaw-dropping play included eight laterals and 55 yards. It was so good we think you can overlook the fact that it didn't count. (Lateral No. 4 is the best.)
Judy Henderson waited for the Outback Bowl parade to begin last year before the Gophers played Auburn.

Gophers bowl projections? They're already being made

October 27, 2020
We're going to bet that you haven't been thinking yet about a Gophers bowl game destination and opponent. But other people have.
The scene at home plate after the Rays defeated the Dodgers in Game 4 on Saturday night.

'Oh, my!' 'What just happened?' Saturday's wild World Series finish

October 26, 2020
Tampa Bay and the Dodgers capped over four hours of baseball on Saturday night with the wildest ending ever in a World Series game. Here's how it sounded in three languages.
Lou Brock worked with some Twins players during 1986 spring training. The players (right to left) were Kirby Puckett, Billy Beane, Ron Washington and

When the legendary Lou Brock wore a Twins uniform at spring training

September 8, 2020
The 1986 season wasn't filled with many happy memories for the Twins. But a visit from the legendary base stealer, who died over the weekend, was a highlight
from the sports editor's desk

Why we published traditional sports stories on the day inequality stopped sports

August 30, 2020
An important, meaningful demonstration across sports demanded nearly all of our attention and resources Thursday. Here's why we still offered coverage outside of this moment.
From The Sports Editor's Desk

How we answer: Is that a front-page story?

August 23, 2020
From The Sports Editor's Desk: Ever wonder why a story landed on the front page of a Sports section? It might have been a 'mix' thing.

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