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WCCO This Morning’s Secret Bracket Strategies Revealed

Tipoff for March Madness begins Thursday morning, and a lot of teams are hoping for their “one shining moment.” But so are a lot of people playing brackets with officemates, friends and our own WCCO audience. Ali Lucia put our WCCO Morning Team to the test to see who they picked to win it all.

03/19/2015

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St. John’s Basketball Coach Jim Smith Retiring After 51 Seasons

St. John’s University is about to lose a legend. Jim Smith started coaching basketball there in 1964 and has won more games than any other college basketball coach in Minnesota history. Tuesday, Smith told his team he’s retiring.

03/18/2015

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Kelley, Gopher Women Ready For NCAA Tourney

The Gopher women’s basketball team believes now that they are in the dance, why not win some games? The reason they have a chance against DePaul and beyond is a new addition, who may have made it all possible.

03/18/2015

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11 Minnesota Connections To the Big Dance

Minnesota is not in this year’s NCAA Tournament, but there are plenty of Minnesota connections in March Madness. Here are 11 local connections to the tournament.

03/18/2015

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Top 5 Vikings All-Time Free Agency Signings

With all the recent buzz of free agency signings around the NFL, we were thinking of all the free agents Minnesota Vikings have picked up over the years. After giving it much contemplation, here are what we believe to be the top five signings by the Minnesota Vikings!

03/18/2015

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Hamline Hockey Team 1 Win Away From Division III Frozen Four

It is a staggering story based on numbers. Hamline University’s hockey team won two games last season. If they win Saturday against Wisconsin-Stevens Point, they will advance to the NCAA Division III Frozen Four with a new coach and a new culture.

03/17/2015

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How To Find The Perfect Formula To Win Your Bracket

Time is running out to fill out those March Madness brackets. The NCAA Division I men’s basketball tournament starts Thursday with a full slate of games. Some pick by mascots, jersey colors or even vacation spots, but it’s possible to have a respectable bracket without following college basketball.

03/17/2015

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Saunders Leaves Wolves To Be With Ailing Father

Minnesota Timberwolves president of basketball operations and coach Flip Saunders will not be with the team in Toronto on Wednesday night because he is headed to Cleveland to be with his ailing father.

03/17/2015

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Gophers Sweep Final Big Ten Weekly Hockey Awards

The University of Minnesota men’s hockey team got all three individual awards from the Big Ten Conference on Tuesday after sweeping Penn State over the weekend to win the league’s regular season title.

03/17/2015

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Eastview, Hopkins Eyeing Title Game In Girls Basketball State Tournament

The Girls State High School Basketball Tournament starts Tuesday at Target Center and the University of Minnesota. And in the biggest class, the top two seeds have set themselves apart. Which has their coaches preaching a very similar message today, saying all the things coaches are supposed to say.

03/16/2015

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Mike Reilly Named Big Ten Defensive Player Of The Year

University of Minnesota junior Mike Reilly was named the Big Ten’s Defensive Player of the Year for the second straight year on Monday. Reilly was also selected First Team All-Big Ten as the league handed out its end-of-season awards.

03/16/2015

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The Ultimate Guide To Your NCAA Tournament Brackets

Grab your pens and brackets. We’re about to tell you how to fill them out. As they say in the stock market, past performance is not an indicator of future results. But in the NCAA Tournament, it does give us a pretty good idea.

03/15/2015

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Gopher Women Beat RIT, Advance To Frozen Four

The University of Minnesota women’s hockey team beat RIT 6-2 Saturday at Ridder Arena to earn a trip to the Frozen Four. It will be the Gophers’ 11th appearance in the national semifinals.

03/15/2015

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Gophers Sweep Penn State To Win Big Ten Title

The University of Minnesota men’s hockey team beat Penn State 6-2 Saturday night at Mariucci to complete a weekend sweep of the Nittany Lions. The win, coupled with Michigan State’s win over Michigan, let the Gophers earn their second straight Big Ten Conference regular season title.

03/15/2015

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From Her Basement, Emily Quiner Is Shooting For The Olympics

Some people have air hockey in their basement, or maybe a dart board. But what 23-year-old Emily Quiner from Brooklyn Park has in her basement just might get her to the Olympics.

03/15/2015

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Vikings Release WR Greg Jennings

The Vikings released Jennings on Saturday, roughly 18 hours after their trade for Wallace was finalized. Jennings would have counted $11 million against their salary cap this year, so after two unremarkable years with the team he was the latest veteran around the league with a big contract to be let go with less than half of the contract length fulfilled.

03/14/2015

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Gophers’ Zahui B. Named First Team All-American

University of Minnesota sophomore Amanda Zahui B. was named a First-Team All-America selection Friday by ESPNW contributors. She’s the fifth player in Gopher women’s basketball history to earn the honor and first since Janelle McCarville in 2005.

03/14/2015

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Adapted Floor Hockey State Tournament Special For Kids, Parents

The Adapted Floor Hockey State Tournament is this weekend at Bloomington Jefferson High School, and like its predecessor last weekend on the ice, it’s quite a draw.

03/14/2015

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10 Teams To Watch In The NCAA Tournament

Every year in the NCAA Tournament, we see great games, finishes, a few upsets and some dramatic moments. But which teams should we keep an eye on that likely survive the first weekend? Who will get to the Final Four, and which smaller school has the best chance to pull off an upset? Here are 10 teams to keep an eye on as we head to Selection Sunday.

03/12/2015

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Top 5 Biggest Money Blunders Of Professional Athletes

Professional athletes rule supreme in numberless fields of human endeavor: running, kicking, throwing, tossing, lobbing, hurling, heaving, befriending the powerful, marrying the beautiful, enthralling the common.

03/11/2015

Detroit Lions v Minnesota Vikings

Vikings, DT Tom Johnson Finalize 3-Year Contract

The Minnesota Vikings have finalized their three-year contract with defensive tackle Tom Johnson. The Vikings announced the deal Wednesday.

03/11/2015

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Vikings Re-Sign RB Matt Asiata, Bring Back QB Shaun Hill

The Minnesota Vikings announced Tuesday they’ve re-signed running back Matt Asiata, who became a restricted free agent after last season. In three seasons with the Vikings, Asiata has appeared in 42 games with 10 starts.

03/10/2015

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Vikings Owners, Adrian Peterson Meet In New York

With the start of the league business year in the NFL happening Tuesday afternoon, the Minnesota Vikings are continuing to speak with Adrian Peterson about his future with the team. Peterson met with Vikings owners Mark and Zygi Wilf as well as General Manager Rick Spielman on Monday in New York.

03/10/2015

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Gophers Walker, Hollins Earn All-Big Ten Honors

University of Minnesota seniors Andre Hollins and Maurice Walker were recognized by the Big Ten Conference on Monday, which handed out its end-of-season awards to the league’s top players.

03/10/2015