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The Minnesota Wild hasn’t won three straight games since mid-November, but Monday night against Columbus, they have the chance to do just that.
University of Minnesota sophomore Vinni Lettieri was suspended one game on Monday by the Big Ten Conference after an altercation between the Gophers and Wisconsin broke out near the end of Minnesota’s 5-2 win on Saturday at Mariucci Arena.
University of Minnesota senior Shae Kelley was honored by the Big Ten Conference on Monday after having a big week in a pair of victories.
The NFL announced Sunday that the NFL Network will partner with CBS to broadcast at least eight games for Thursday Night Football during the 2015 season.
After settling for a tie with Wisconsin Friday night, the University of Minnesota men’s hockey team dominated Saturday in a 5-2 win over the Badgers at Mariucci Arena.
Here is a glimmer of sports hope on the local landscape. The Gopher wrestling team is ranked number one in the country, with a local wrestler ranked number one as an individual. Dylan Ness knows what it means to work. He was state champion at Bloomington Kennedy High school.
Nothing like filling the shoes of one of the greatest players in state history, Tyus Jones. But when that player is also your big brother? “I don’t think about it too much,” Apple Valley guard Tre Jones said. “But if I do hear the stuff, I mean, it just pushes me and makes me feel like I need to get a lot better so I can accomplish some of the things that he has.”
The University of Minnesota’s Goldy Gopher now has the hardware to prove he’s one of the best mascots in the country. Goldy took home the bronze at the Universal Cheer Association college nationals in Orlando this weekend.
The new Minnesota Vikings Stadium will not include bird-safe glass, despite months of impassioned pleas. The Minnesota Sports Facilities Authority made the final decision Friday.
He’s the state’s leading scorer and it’s not even close. Bjorn Broman is averaging 50 — 50 points a game — this season. “I just want to get wins,” Broman said. “And whatever my role is on the team, I’ll do.”
Alright Wild fans, are you back on the bandwagon yet? I, of course, never got off. But was last night’s win enough to get you back to believing in this team? It was enough for WCCO-TV reporter Rachel Slavik, who sent me the following text after last night’s game:
Maple Grove High School has two good basketball teams, and both are state tournament contenders. But last Saturday, their schedule changed because they don’t have a home court. Their gymnasium was flooded due to a pipe burst, leaving it unplayable.
Hundreds of hockey players are hitting the ice this weekend as part of the U.S. Pond Hockey Championships. It’s a chance to lace up your skates and celebrate hockey the way nature intended.
The middle of January is a great time of year for the winter high school sports season. You’re in the meat and potatoes of the conference season around the state, which means there are great games on a nightly basis.