to watch for this week:
• Minnesota United starts its preseason training camp Monday as it gears up for a big third year in Major League Soccer — and the opening of Allianz Field in St. Paul.
• It was a great rivalry in the WCHA. It's still a great rivalry in the Big Ten. The Gophers men's hockey team hosts the Badgers on Friday and Saturday.
• The Wolves face the Jazz twice in the next seven days: Friday at Utah and Sunday at Target Center. Ricky Rubio has missed the past six games because of a hamstring injury; Utah is 6-0 without him.