Mike Max’s News And Notes
MINNEAPOLIS (WCCO) — Look for Minneapolis Mayor R.T. Rybak to make an announcement soon about a major renovation project inside and outside the Target Center. It will be partnership between the city of Minneapolis, the Timberwolves and the Anschutz that runs the building.
If the collective bargaining agreement stays similar, the Wolves will have about $13 million to play with for free agents.
Former Gopher football player Jeff Rosga is working with the team on their weight training.
The current Gopher football team will probably end up about five scholarships short of the limit of 85 because of defections and rules on replacing them.
University of Minnesota head football coach Jerry Kill is recruiting the southern part of the country this week.
Former Gopher coach Jeff Horton is still looking for a coaching job. He could end up going back to the NFL.
Ex-Gopher head coach Tim Brewster’s name is being mentioned as a possible Washington Redskins assistant coach rejoining Mike Shanahan.
Bloomington Jefferson’s Marcus Alipate got an offer to play basketball at Wofford.
Braham and Michigan State’s Isaiah Dahlman is a graduate assistant for Tom Izzo and the Spartans.
Iowa first year coach Fran McCaffrey is married to former Cretin-Derham Hall and Notre Dame star Maggie Nowlin.
The Vikings center John Sullivan went ice fishing on Monday but his first time engaging in the sport came last week on Lake of the Woods.
“Caught a 54 fish in two days — no myself but the group. And it was a lot of fun — and no I didn’t fall through the ice, thankfully,” said Sullivan.