Your Guide To A Perfect Sports-Filled ThanksgivingCome Turkey Day, there is no shortage of viewing options for the sports fan.
Favre To Be Honored During Thanksgiving Packers Game A prime-time game between the longtime NFC North rivals Chicago Bears and Green Bay Packers is usually enough to make for must-watch viewing on Thanksgiving.
Nick Saban And Urban Meyer Screwed Things Up For EverybodyExpectations for college football coaches are always sky high. But, be careful when rolling the dice.
Dallas Cowboys Still Headline ThanksgivingThe Carolina Panthers may be undefeated, but all eyes will be watching the Dallas Cowboys this Thanksgiving.
Anoka High To Be Recognized For Producing Linebacker Steve NelsonThe NFL is honoring Anoka High School for its contributions to the history of the Super Bowl.
For Gophers, Winning Axe From Wisconsin Would Mean Bowl EligibilityWhat will it take to beat Wisconsin? The Gophers have been trying to figure that out for the last decade, or more. The Badgers come to TCF Bank Stadium Saturday carrying the axe. The Gophers want it, and another trip to a bowl.
Timberwolves Invite 100 Military Members To Practice The Minnesota Timberwolves are hosting 100 members of the military as a way of saying thank you for their service.
Ejected Wis. Fan Sends Police 20 Dozen Coconut DoughnutsUniversity of Wisconsin-Madison Police say a California man sent them 20 dozen coconut doughnuts as payback after officers threw him out of a Badger football game Saturday.
FanDuel Weekly Roundup: Who To Play, Who To Pass For NFL Week 12It's crunch time in the NFL as the contenders are starting to separate themselves from the pretenders. Bye weeks are a thing of the past, so you'll have endless options on who to play and who to pass on in your upcoming FanDuel matchups.
Tracy Wolfson: Dallas May Have Carolina's Number In Thanksgiving Day MatchupThis year, the Dallas Cowboys are taking on the undefeated Carolina Panthers and NFL on CBS lead sideline reporter Tracy Wolfson thinks it's anyone's game.
Cowboys Try To Stay In Playoff Race Against Undefeated Panthers On ThanksgivingThe Dallas Cowboys only have three wins this season, but are only two games out of first place in the NFC East. However, they have to win on Thanksgiving Day when they welcome the undefeated Carolina Panthers for the biggest game of the day.
Struggling Eagles And Lions Try To Turn Things Around On ThanksgivingJust as the Houston Texans might have turned around their season in last week's game, the Philadelphia Eagles hope to do the same against the Detroit Lions.


Zimmer Disappointed, Not Discouraged After Loss To PackersThe Minnesota Vikings moved on from the loss to rival Green Bay, determined to isolate this defeat. For all the facets of their performance against the Packers that were substandard in the national spotlight, the Vikings emerged with the same type of confident, defiant attitude they've been using to their advantage all season.
4 Takeaways From The Vikings' Loss To Green BayThe stage was set Sunday for the Minnesota Vikings to take advantage of a huge opportunity. With a one game lead in the NFC North, they could take control of the division with a victory over their hated division rivals. Instead, what transpired was easily the Vikings' worst performance of the season since losing at San Francisco in Week 1.
Mr. Rodgers Teaches Vikings A LessonThe Packers and Vikings matchup was supposed to be Minnesota's statement game. But Green Bay did all the talking.
Rodgers, Packers Roll Past Vikings 30-13Aaron Rodgers threw for 212 yards and a pair of touchdown passes, Datone Jones had two of Green Bay's six sacks and the Packers stopped a three-game losing streak with a convincing 30-13 victory over the Minnesota Vikings on Sunday to pull even in the NFC North race.
Goodell: Peterson 'Taking Advantage' Of New Opportunity In NFLNFL Commissioner Roger Goodell's letter to Adrian Peterson last year spelled out the reasons for his suspension and the conditions for his reinstatement in cold, unsympathetic terms.
4 Things To Know For Nov. 22, 2015Here's a look at the four things you need to know for Nov. 22, 2015.
Boy Who Wrote Letter To Vikings' Coach Validated By Team's Success"Dear, Mr. Zimmer," the letter read. "Thanks for letting me watch your practice last Saturday, it was fun. The players were nice and signed my Viking helmet. My grandpa said to expect good luck for you because you have used up all of your bad luck already. ALEX."
Linval Joseph Is Vikings' Defensive AnchorRestructuring the porous Minnesota Vikings defense started with one big move for coach Mike Zimmer in 2014: signing 329-pound nose tackle Linval Joseph. Looking for an anchor in the middle of the defensive line, Joseph was the first free agent signed by Minnesota under Zimmer's watch.
Can Vikings Stop Packers' Recent Control Of Rivalry?For the last five years, Aaron Rodgers and the Green Bay Packers have had a firm grip on this border state rivalry with the Minnesota Vikings that has otherwise been remarkably close. Well, here's a prime opportunity for the Vikings to pry themselves loose.
Vikings Warn Of Fake Tickets For Packers Border BattleThe Minnesota Vikings say Sunday's boarder battle against the Green Bay Packers at TCF Bank Stadium is one of the biggest games for counterfeit tickets. The team says the only authorized outlets for tickets are the Vikings Ticket Office, Ticketmaster and NFL Ticket Exchange.
Injury Report: Eric Kendricks On Track To Return After Two Week Absence For The VikingsThe Minnesota Vikings do not expect to have any players sidelined due to injuries for Sunday’s game against the Green Bay Packers at TCF Bank Stadium. Rookie middle linebacker Eric Kendricks should be back in the starting lineup after missing two games with a rib injury. Matt Kalil was the only player that missed a practice this week. Even though he sat out multiple practices, the Vikings expect him to play. The Vikings list 11 players on their injury report while the Packers list 15 on their’s.
Hubert's By The Stadium May Become GastropubWhen U.S. Bank Stadium opens next summer, many sports fans will have to find a new place to gather. Hubert's is reportedly selling and will become a gastropub, or a high-end beer and food restaurant.


Former Twin Rod Carew, Hall Of Famer, Hoping For Heart TransplantHall of Famer Rod Carew is hoping to qualify for a heart transplant after a massive heart attack two months ago. The 70-year-old Carew tells Sports Illustrated he was stricken while golfing alone in Corona, California, on Sept. 20.
Hubert's By The Stadium May Become GastropubWhen U.S. Bank Stadium opens next summer, many sports fans will have to find a new place to gather. Hubert's is reportedly selling and will become a gastropub, or a high-end beer and food restaurant.
Molitor Finishes 3rd In AL Manager Of The Year VotingMinnesota Twins rookie manager Paul Molitor has taken third in voting for the American League Manager of the Year award. Results were revealed Tuesday by the Baseball Writers Association of America.
Hicks: Twins Criticism In 2014 'Made Me A Stronger Player'Aaron Hicks was hitting .161 for the Minnesota Twins 1 1/2 months into the 2015 season when manager Ron Gardenhire and assistant general manager Rob Antony took the unusual step of criticizing him publicly. "To hit .160, .170, those don't last in the big leagues," Gardenhire told reporters. "He needs to start studying the game a little more."
TwinsFest Will Be At Target Field Jan. 29-31, 2016The Minnesota Twins announced Thursday that the annual TwinsFest to get fans ready for baseball season will be held at Target Field Jan. 29-31, 2016. It's a chance for fans to get closer to their favorite Twins players, something that can't be done once the regular season starts in April.
Twins Trade OF Aaron Hicks To Yankees For C John Ryan MurphyThe Minnesota Twins announced Wednesday they've traded outfielder Aaron Hicks to the New York Yankees for catcher John Ryan Murphy. Hicks started the season in center field for the Twins before moving around after they called up Byron Buxton to play center.
D-Backs Acquire Herrmann From Twins For Prospect PalkaThe Arizona Diamondbacks have acquired catcher-outfielder Chris Herrmann from the Minnesota Twins in exchange for minor league outfielder-first baseman Daniel Palka. The 27-year-old Herrmann appeared in 142 games for the Twins over the past four seasons, batting .181 with six homers and 33 RBIs.
Twins' Sano, Molitor Finalists For American League HonorsThe Minnesota Twins announced Tuesday that Miguel Sano and Paul Molitor are each up for American League awards. Sano is one of three finalists for the American League Rookie of the Year award.
Twins Win Bidding For South Korean Superstar Byung-Ho ParkThe Minnesota Twins have their eyes on South Korean slugger Byung-Ho Park, according to CBS Sports. The team has reportedly submitted a winning bid of $12.85 million for the 29-year-old player.
Twins OF Torii Hunter Announces Retirement After 19 SeasonsTorii Hunter has concluded his playing career of 19 major league seasons, including more than a decade with the Minnesota Twins. The 40-year-old has a strong desire to stay in the game, though. He just can't quit.
Boyer, Cotts, Duensing, Pelfrey To Be Free AgentsThe Minnesota Twins will have four pitchers become free agents.
Twins Outfielder Torii Hunter Retires After 19 SeasonsAfter 19 seasons in the big leagues, one of the all-time favorite players in the Minnesota Twins organization is calling it a career. Twins officials confirmed Monday night that outfielder Torii Hunter, who will turn 41 next July, has decided to retire.


Timberwolves Invite 100 Military Members To Practice The Minnesota Timberwolves are hosting 100 members of the military as a way of saying thank you for their service.
Wiggins, Wolves Top Sixers 100-95 In First Win At HomeAndrew Wiggins scored 17 of his 32 points in the fourth quarter to help the Minnesota Timberwolves keep Philadelphia winless on the season with a 100-95 victory over the 76ers on Monday night.
Kevin Martin Moving To Starting Lineup For TimberwolvesMinnesota Timberwolves coach Sam Mitchell is inserting Kevin Martin into the starting lineup in hopes of jumpstarting a struggling offense. Martin will replace Tayshaun Prince and Andrew Wiggins will slide from shooting guard to small forward in a first five that also includes point guard Ricky Rubio, power forward Kevin Garnett and center Karl-Anthony Towns.
Wolves Still Winless At Home After 96-86 Loss To PistonsAndre Drummond had 21 points and 11 rebounds to lift the Detroit Pistons to a 96-86 victory over the Minnesota Timberwolves on Friday night.
Fournier's Final Shot Lifts Magic Over Timberwolves In OTEvan Fournier scored 26 points and hit a 3-pointer with 3.1 seconds left in overtime to lift the Orlando Magic to a 104-101 victory over the Minnesota Timberwolves on Wednesday night.
4 Reasons To Stick With The Minnesota TimberwolvesAfter coming from behind to beat the Heat in Miami Tuesday night, the Timberwolves are 5-6 on the season. All five of those wins have come on the road. Minnesota is 0-5 at home. The Timberwolves next opportunity to get that first win in front of their home fans is Friday against the Detroit Pistons. It could be another tough year in the win-loss department, but here are four reasons to stick with the Timberwolves this season.
High-Scoring Wiggins, Wolves Beat The Heat 103-91Andrew Wiggins scored 24 points, Zach LaVine added 17 and the Minnesota Timberwolves overcame a triple-double from Miami's Hassan Whiteside to beat the Heat 103-91 on Tuesday night. Shabazz Muhammad scored 16 and Karl-Anthony Towns had 14 points and 14 rebounds for Minnesota, which snapped a four-game slide.
Timberwolves Still Winless At Home After Loss To GrizzliesZach Lavine scored 25 points to lead Minnesota, which is 0-5 at home this season. Andrew Wiggins added 21 points for the Timberwolves, who dropped their fourth straight game overall.
Rubio Still Stuck With Hamstring Problems, Listed As Questionable For SundayThe Minnesota Timberwolves have listed point guard Ricky Rubio as questionable for Sunday's game against Memphis with a mild left hamstring strain.
George Leads Pacers Over Timberwolves, 107-103Paul George scored 29 points, Monta Ellis added 24 points in his best game this season and the Indiana Pacers beat the Minnesota Timberwolves 107-103 on Friday night for their sixth win in seven games.
Glen Taylor Reportedly Negotiating To Sell Minority Wolves ShareA person with knowledge of the talks tells The Associated Press that Minnesota Timberwolves owner Glen Taylor is in discussion with several parties about selling a minority stake in the franchise. The person spoke Friday on condition of anonymity because he was not authorized to speak publicly for all parties involved.
Despite Strong Finish, Timberwolves Fall To Curry, Warriors 129-116Stephen Curry scored 46 points, 21 in the first quarter, and the Golden State Warriors improved to 10-0 on the season with a 129-116 victory over the Minnesota Timberwolves on Thursday night.


Wild Top Predators 4-0 In Dubnyk's 3rd Shutout Of The SeasonNashville forward James Neal approached Minnesota goaltender Devan Dubnyk near the end of Saturday night's game and told his offseason golf partner he hoped Dubnyk wouldn't post a shutout.
Wild Continue Slump In 4-2 Loss To BruinsLoui Eriksson scored three goals and the Boston Bruins beat the slumping Minnesota Wild 4-2 on Thursday night.
Penguins Top The Wild 4-3Evgeni Malkin scored two goals and picked up two assists for his first four-point game in two seasons to lead the Pittsburgh Penguins to a 4-3 win over the Minnesota Wild on Tuesday night. David Perron and Beau Bennett also scored for Pittsburgh, which rode Malkin's inspired play to win for just the second time in five games.
Wild Fall To Stars 3-2 After Klingberg Goal In OvertimeJohn Klingberg scored at 3:18 of overtime, and the Dallas Stars beat the Minnesota Wild 3-2 on Saturday night. Klingberg got a cross-ice pass from Tyler Seguin and beat Devan Dubnyk for his fourth of the season.
Wild Blog: Finding Ways To WinThe Wild didn't play a great game Thursday night, but they found a way to battle back and steal two points on the road in Carolina and frankly that's all, I think, we as fans can ask for. A lot of credit for last's night win goes to the play of Goalie Devan Dubnyk.
Wild Beat Hurricanes With Zucker's OT GoalJason Zucker scored his second goal of the game with 1:10 left in overtime, giving the Minnesota Wild a 3-2 win over the Carolina Hurricanes on Thursday night. Minnesota had to kill off an overtime power play to set up the winner.
Wild Blog: Stepping Up Without PariseWith Zach Parise out for at least two weeks, the Minnesota Wild needs players to start stepping up and it looks like they are. Tuesday night against the Winnipeg Jets may have been the most fun game I’ve seen all year.
'More Than Names' Flag Unveiled At Wild-Jets GameThree words you've likely heard often on WCCO lately: "More than Names." Tuesday evening is the unveiling of a project thousands of you have helped us put together.
Dubnyk Earns 2nd Shutout In Wild Victory Over LightningDevan Dubnyk made 31 saves for his second shutout this season, and Minnesota beat the Tampa Bay Lightning 1-0 Saturday night in the Wild's first game without injured forward Zach Parise.
Wild's Parise Week-To-Week With Sprained MCLMinnesota forward Zach Parise missed the Wild's game Saturday night against Tampa Bay, and is considered week to week with a sprained MCL in his right knee.
Frustrating Night As Wild Lose Parise To Injury, Game To NashvilleThursday night at the Xcel Energy Center marked the 10th anniversary of team captain Mikko Koivu making his NHL debut. For the Wild though, there wasn't much to celebrate.
Parise Injured As Wild Fall To Predators, 3-2Cody Hodgson scored the tiebreaking goal late in the third period to lift the Nashville Predators over Minnesota 3-2 on Thursday night after Wild star Zach Parise was injured.


Minnesota Lynx Celebrate A 3rd WNBA Title, Aiming For MoreIt was a celebration fit for champions. The Minnesota Lynx held their victory parade Friday after winning the WNBA title Wednesday night for the first time on their home court. Lynx fans lined Hennepin Avenue for a chance to celebrate with the champs.
WNBA Champion Lynx To Have Breakfast With Governor, ParadeMinnesota Lynx fans can honor the 2015 WNBA champions Friday morning in downtown Minneapolis. A parade for the Lynx starts at 11:30 a.m. on 12th Street and Hennepin Avenue, and ends at Target Center for a celebration shortly after noon.
Prince Celebrates Lynx Win With Late-Night Paisley Park JamRock legend and noted basketball enthusiast Prince was in a "party like it's 1999" mood following the Minnesota Lynx's WNBA Championship win Wednesday evening. The Lynx captured their third title in five years with a 69-52 victory over the Indiana Fever in Game 5, and it was their first time clinching the championship on their home turf.
Lynx Fans Celebrate Championship WinFor Lynx fans, this Is the moment they've been waiting for -- a chance to capture a WNBA championship at home.
Lynx Win Third WNBA Title In 5 YearsSylvia Fowles had 20 points and 11 rebounds, and the Minnesota Lynx captured their third championship in five years with a 69-52 victory over the Indiana Fever in Game 5 of the WNBA Finals on Wednesday night. Seimone Augustus added 16 points and Rebekkah Brunson grabbed 14 rebounds for the Lynx, who also won it all in 2011 and 2013.
One More Game: Lynx Host Fever In Deciding Game 5 For WNBA TitleSo it's all come down to one night. The Minnesota Lynx and Indiana Fever meet Wednesday night in a winner-take-all scenario. It's Game 5 of the WNBA Finals at Target Center.
Target Center Unveils Plans For $129M RenovationTarget Center is celebrating 25 years in downtown Minneapolis by giving the city a taste of what's shortly to come. As the venue marked the 25th anniversary of its grand opening, plans were unveiled detailing a planned $129 million renovation project that will include new gathering spaces, clubs, and exteriors.
Lynx, Fever Ready For WNBA Finals Winner-Take-All Game 5Tamika Catchings and Lindsay Whalen have been butting heads in the playoffs for 10 years now, dating back to the 2005 Eastern Conference finals.
Catchings Helps Fever Force Game 5, Beating Lynx 75-69Shenise Johnson scored 15 points and Marissa Coleman added 14 to help the Indiana Fever beat the Minnesota Lynx 75-69 on Sunday night, forcing a decisive Game 5 in the WNBA Finals.
Minnesota 1 Win Away From Another WNBA TitleTamika Catchings and her Indiana Fever teammates have almost always found a way to win when facing elimination. Now, the Fever and their star forward find themselves in that exact situation: another must-win game.
Moore's Buzzer Beater Lifts Lynx Over Fever 80-77Maya Moore made a 3-pointer at the buzzer from the top of the key to give the Minnesota Lynx an 80-77 victory over the Indiana Fever on Friday night in Game 3 of the WNBA Finals.
Fever, Lynx Prep For Game 3 Of WNBA FinalsTamika Catchings didn't get much sleep after her Indiana Fever lost Game 2 of the WNBA Finals to Minnesota. It wasn't just because of the foul trouble that saddled her all game. It was the lack of execution she and her teammates had down the stretch in Minnesota's 77-71 win.


For Gophers, Winning Axe From Wisconsin Would Mean Bowl EligibilityWhat will it take to beat Wisconsin? The Gophers have been trying to figure that out for the last decade, or more. The Badgers come to TCF Bank Stadium Saturday carrying the axe. The Gophers want it, and another trip to a bowl.
Jerry Kill Talks On His Time With The Gophers: 'I'm Blessed'Jerry Kill is no longer the football coach at the University of Minnesota. His retirement less than a month ago because of health reasons with epilepsy and seizures have been reported. Monday night, Kill and his wife, Rebecca, take us through that final week.
Gophers Fall 81-68 To Texas Tech At Puerto Rico Tip-OffCarlos Morris and Joey King each scored 15 points to lead the Gophers (3-2), who never put together enough baskets and stops — they usually got one or the other — to close the gap once Texas Tech finally gained a cushion.
Gophers Beat Illinois 32-23, Ending 4-Game Losing StreakShannon Brooks rushed for 174 yards and three touchdowns, including a 75-yard romp into the end zone with 1:25 remaining for Minnesota to seal a 32-23 victory over Illinois on Saturday.
Minnesota Holds Off Missouri State 74-69 In Puerto Ricojoey King scored 18 points to help Minnesota beat Missouri State 74-69 Friday in the consolation bracket at the Puerto Rico Tipoff. Carlos Morris added 12 points for the Gophers (3-1), who got off to a fast start to build a double-digit lead that reached 18 points early in the second half.
Gophers Fall To Temple At Puerto Rico Tip-Off, 75-70Devin Coleman scored 12 of his 15 points in the final seven minutes, and Temple rallied past Minnesota 75-70 on Thursday in the opening game of the Puerto Rico Tip-Off Classic.
TCF Bank Stadium Will Have Enhanced Security For Final 2 Gophers GamesUniversity of Minnesota officials announced Wednesday that with the Gophers football team's final two regular season games both being at home, the school is taking enhanced security measures to ensure the safety of fans. The move comes after the recent terrorist attacks in France.
Gophers' Schierhorn Named Big Ten's Third StarUniversity of Minnesota goaltender Eric Schierhorn was recognized Tuesday by the Big Ten Conference after the Gophers got a split with Minnesota State University, Mankato, last weekend. Schierhorn was named the Big Ten's Third Star of the Week.
Gophers' King Named Big Ten Co-Player Of The WeekSenior forward Joey King is off to a fast start as the University of Minnesota men's basketball team is 2-0 after wins over the University of Missouri-Kansas City and Louisiana-Monroe. King was named the Big Ten Co-Player of the Week Monday.
Gophers RB Brooks Named Big Ten Freshman Of The WeekDespite a 40-35 loss at Iowa Saturday night, Gophers freshman running back Shannon Brooks was named the Big Ten Freshman of the Week on Monday. Brooks had 14 carries for 86 yards and a touchdown and threw a 42-yard touchdown on a trick play in the fourth quarter to keep the Gophers close.
King, Dorsey Lead Gophers Past UL-Monroe 67-56Kevin Dorsey and Joey King keyed a second-half surge and Minnesota rallied to beat Louisiana-Monroe 67-56 on Sunday. King finished with 20 points, Nate Mason had 12 and Dorsey 11 for the Golden Gophers (2-0).
Despite Late Push, Gophers Fall To Iowa 40-35LeShun Daniels rushed for a career-high 195 yards and three touchdowns and No. 8 Iowa held off Minnesota 40-35 on Saturday night to start 10-0 for the first time in school history.

St. Thomas

Rivals St. Thomas, St. John's Meet Saturday In NCAA PlayoffsSt. John's and St. Thomas will add to their long-running rivalry with a bonus match-up. The Johnnies and the Tommies are preparing for a second-round game on Saturday in the NCAA Division III playoffs on the St. Thomas campus in St. Paul.
Tommies Blog: No. 4 St. Thomas Hosts La Verne (CA) Saturday In PlayoffsThe No. 4-ranked St. Thomas football team ended its regular season Saturday with another dominating victory to finish a perfect 10-0. The St. Thomas football team got together Sunday night for the NCAA Selection Show, already knowing it was automatically in the 32 team field. It didn't take long for the Tommies to learn their fate.
Potential For Tommie-Johnnie Rematch In D3 PlayoffsSt. Thomas and St. John's are again on track for a postseason rematch.
Tommies Blog: NCAA Bid Claimed, St. Thomas Goes For MIAC Title At GustavusThe St. Thomas football team clinched an NCAA bid after beating Carleton 80-3 on Saturday in its final regular season home game. The Tommies also moved up to No. 4 in the national poll.
Tommies Pull Off 'Bizarre' Two-Point Conversion"Did you see that?" It was a phrase repeated many times Saturday at O'Shaughnessy Stadium in St. Paul.
Tommies Blog: Hosting Carleton, St. Thomas Has Eyes On MIAC CrownThe mission is simple Saturday for the No. 5-ranked St. Thomas football team: Win, and you're most likely a playoff team. St. Thomas hosts Carleton on Saturday in the final regular season home game for the senior class. If the Tommies beat the Knights and St. John's loses at Bethel, St. Thomas wins the MIAC title outright.
Tommies Blog: No. 6-Ranked St. Thomas Heads To No. 14 ConcordiaGlenn Caruso and the St. Thomas football program will never admit it publicly, but the Tommies can start to sense that something special is happening this season. With three regular season games left, the No. 6-ranked Tommies have put themselves in the driver's seat in the race for the MIAC championship.
Tommies Blog: No. 7 St. Thomas Faces Big Test In BethelPractice should be intense for the No. 7-ranked St. Thomas football team as it prepares for its biggest game of the season so far Saturday afternoon. The Tommies improved to 6-0 on the season and 4-0 in MIAC play after a 78-7 win over Hamline on Saturday in their Homecoming game.
Tommies Blog: No. 9 St. Thomas Hosts Hamline For HomecomingAfter winning at Augsburg 55-6 on Saturday, the No. 9-ranked St. Thomas football team is back home this week, hosting Hamline for Homecoming. The Pipers are winless in MIAC play (0-3) after getting off to a 2-0 start.
Tommies Blog: St. Thomas Takes 4-0 Record To AugsburgThere are two unbeaten teams left after three weeks of MIAC play and if your choices were St. Thomas and Gustavus, there is a bet to be won somewhere. St. Thomas shouldn't be a huge surprise at 2-0 in league play, but the Gusties have been piling up points as they've gotten league victories over Hamline, Augsburg and Carleton.
Tommies Blog: St. Olaf Next After St. Thomas Wins Rivalry Game 35-14The St. Thomas football team controlled both sides of the line of scrimmage in front of a record crowd of more than 17,000 to claim a 35-14 win over rival St. Johns.
Tommies Blog: St. Thomas/St. John's Rivalry Takes National Stage SaturdayOne of the great rivalries in small-college football takes center stage on Saturday as No. 8-ranked St. John's hosts No. 12-ranked St. Thomas at Clemens Stadium in Collegeville. And for both programs, it's a game that can go a long way in determining the outcome of the league champion at the end of the year.

HS Sports

Albert Lea Swimmer Horejsi Sets Nat'l RecordWhen Lindsey Horejsi jumped in the pool Thursday afternoon, racing for a record was part of the plan. "Not even a question, yeah," the senior swimmer from Albert Lea said. "I just kept visualizing at night which splits I had to go out, so I knew I had to go out fast. So I just went for it."
Prep Blog: A Look Back At The Prep BowlTCF Bank Stadium hosted the Prep Bowl last weekend, marking the end of the 2015 high school football season in Minnesota. There were 14 teams playing for trophies over the course of two days. When it was all over, one team was celebrating and the other was devastated. Here are storylines from each match-up in the Prep Bowl.
St. Michael-Albertville Beats St. Thomas Academy For 1st Class 5A TitleMitchell Kartes rushed for 141 yards and two touchdowns as St. Michael-Albertville held off St. Thomas Academy 28-21 on Saturday to win its first Class 5A championship.
Pierz Beats Jackson County Central 36-8 To Win 3A TitleNoah Boser ran for two touchdowns and caught a third as Pierz beat Jackson County Central 36-8 Saturday to win the Class 3A state championship. Lane Girtz added 119 yards rushing and Aaron Weber threw two touchdown passes for the Pioneers (13-0), who won their second state title and first since 2004. Boser rushed for 107 yards.
Minneota Defeats Minneapolis North 35-18 For 1A TitleIsaac Hennen ran for 103 yards and three touchdowns as Minneota beat Minneapolis North 35-18 to cap off its second consecutive Minnesota Class A state football title Saturday at TCF Bank Stadium in Minneapolis. It is the Vikings' (14-0) second straight perfect season. The program went 40-1 over the past three years.
As St. Thomas Academy Players Prep For 5A Final, The Moment Is Not LostSaturday is the 5A championship game at the Prep Bowl, and it's shaping up to be very good. That means St. Thomas Academy had a chance to go outside on a mostly gorgeous week for football. The Cadets know they wlll have to be physical against the Knights.
Osseo's Kruah Pulls Out Final Touchdown For 6A Title Over East RidgeOsseo senior running back Prince Kruah capped a 71-yard, game-winning drive with 24 seconds to play as the Orioles beat East Ridge 14-13 in the Minnesota Class 6A championship Friday at TCF Bank Stadium in Minneapolis.
Caledonia Breezes To 2A Title In 40-0 Win Over PipestoneGoing two straight years without a state title qualified as a drought for Caledonia, and last year's loss in the state semifinals stuck with the Warriors. Any disappointment ended Friday with a dominating effort in this year's Class 2A championship.
Becker Finishes Perfect Season With 35-14 Win Over South St. PaulBecker finished its perfect season Friday with a 35-14 win over South St. Paul in the Minnesota Class 4A football championship at TCF Bank Stadium in Minneapolis.
Orr Sisters Help Propel Eagan High To State FinalsIt is a feeling every parent can relate to watching their kid. Gretchen Orr can relate more than most, with two kids on the Eagan High School's varsity volleyball team. "It is very nerve-wracking," Gretchen said. "Twice as much can go wrong! The serving makes me so nervous (laughs)!"
HS Football Fans Flock To Final Outdoor Prep BowlThe Prep Bowl is taking place at TCF Bank Stadium this weekend. It is the last year teams will play their state title games outdoors. The event will move back indoors after a two-year layoff next year. Teams will play at U.S. Bank Stadium like they did at the Metrodome.
Grand Meadow Snags State 9-Man Title With Win Over UnderwoodMichael Stejskal's four touchdowns led Grand Meadow to a come-from-behind 34-20 win against Underwood and its third straight 9-Man championship. Stejskal was 12-of-19 passing for 218 yards and three touchdown passes, and he added 110 yards rushing as the Superlarks won their 36th straight game.
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