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Interview: Beth Goetz Talks Raising Money, Morale At The U

The interim athletic director for the University of Minnesota spoke with WCCO Radio on Sunday, commenting on her new job, morale at the institution and what the future holds.

08/16/2015

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Coon Rapids Community Gathers For Little League Team

For the Coon Rapids Little League team, the path was simple Saturday. Win, and they’d earn a trip to the Little League World Series in Williamsport, Pennsylvania.

08/15/2015

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Canterbury Race Horses Take To On-Site Swimming Pool

Canterbury Park in Shakopee brings in fans of horse racing every weekend. Visitors show up for those exciting few minutes of competition, but the real work happens off the track. Trainers work with the horses every day to get them ready for the races

08/15/2015

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Concordia-St. Paul’s Football Team Takes On 29-Year-Old Kicker

There is a term for 29-year-old college students. They are called doctoral candidates. “Hopefully I don’t look 29-years-old,” Peter Farris said. Despite being the oldest player on the Concordia-St. Paul football team, Farris is just a freshman.

08/14/2015

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Prep Blog: Previewing Last Year’s 4A State Football Field

We’ve previewed the 2014 state tournament teams from Class 6A and Class 5A. This week, it’s Class 4A’s turn and it’s a group led by defending state champion Becker. The Bulldogs were somewhat of a surprise to win the Prep Bowl last year after Hutchinson had won state championships the two years prior.

08/14/2015

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2 Women Harassed By Teague Come Forward

The University Of Minnesota has released the statement of Ann Aronson and Erin Dady, the two women who filed the initial complaints of sexual harassment and assault by former athletic director Norwoood Teague.

08/13/2015

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1-On-1 Interview With New ‘U’ Athletic Director Beth Goetz

There are still many unanswered questions about the Gophers athletic department under Norwood Teague. Most pressing: Whether anyone else knew about Teague’s behavior towards women, and should have done something about it. The University announced an independent investigation Tuesday that will look into that, among other things.

08/12/2015

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MyCole Pruitt Making Plays To Keep His NFL Dream Alive

One of the interesting highlights to an NFL training camp: The new guys, the ones you have not heard of making a splash. For the Vikings this week, it’s tight end MyCole Pruitt. He got his chance to play early, to prove when given an opportunity he can make a play.

08/12/2015

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Timberwolves Release 2015-16 Regular Season Schedule

The Timberwolves will open the regular season at the L.A. Lakers on Wednesday, Oct. 28. It’s a match-up of No. 1 overall pick Karl-Anthony Towns and No. 2 pick D’Angelo Russell.

08/12/2015

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University Of Minnesota Investigates AD’s Expense Reports

The University of Minnesota is investigating Norwood Teague’s expense reports after the former athletic director abruptly resigned last week following claims of sexual harassment.

08/12/2015

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Vikings Hosting Training Camp In Mankato For 3 More Years

The Minnesota Vikings announced Wednesday they’ve reached an agreement on a three-year extension with Minnesota State University, Mankato, to continue holding training camp there.

08/12/2015

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5 Takeaways From The Vikings First Preseason Game

The Minnesota Vikings kicked off their preseason schedule Sunday night with the Hall of Fame Game in Canton, Ohio, against the Pittsburgh Steelers. While it was a positive that the Vikings came away with a 14-3 victory, there was one thing that stood above all others: There were no reports of major injuries after the game.

08/12/2015

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Gopher Football Saturday Scrimmage Moved To Concordia-St. Paul

The University of Minnesota announced Tuesday that its football scrimmage set for Saturday morning has been moved to Sea Foam Stadium on the campus of Concordia University in St. Paul.

08/12/2015

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Top 5 Best Conveyances Ever To Transport A Professional Athlete

Under ordinary circumstances, the only means of locomotion a professional athlete needs is his own magnificent body. But should an athlete choose to be carried, lifted, flown, floated, glided wheeled or otherwise transported between two geographical points, then the conveyance used to move the sportsman must be as glorious to behold as the athlete himself.

08/11/2015

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Amid Questions Over AD, U Of M Launches Investigation

University of Minnesota President Eric Kaler and the chair of the university’s Board of Regents have agreed to a major independent investigation of the school’s athletic department.

08/11/2015

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Vikings Are No. 1 For Player Arrests

The Minnesota Vikings are topping a list they probably wish they weren’t on. When it comes to the number of players arrested over the past five years, Vikings players came out on top.

08/11/2015

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Mayor Of St. Paul Hoping To Land Soccer Stadium

Back in March it was announced that Major League Soccer would be coming to Minnesota. Just a few months later, however, that plan could be in jeopardy with a stadium site yet to be decided. Now, St. Paul Mayor Chris Coleman is hoping to sway the league east of the Mississippi River.

08/11/2015

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Timberwolves Coach Flip Saunders Diagnosed With Hodgkin’s Lymphoma

The Minnesota Timberwolves announced Tuesday that Head Coach and President of Basketball Operations Flip Saunders has been diagnosed with Hodgkin’s Lymphoma. Team officials said Saunders is currently undergoing chemotherapy for what doctors are saying is a “very treatable and curable form of cancer.”

08/11/2015

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Bovada Gives Adrian Peterson 12/1 Odds To Win NFL MVP

Minnesota Vikings running back Adrian Peterson has some of the best odds to win the NFL MVP award in 2015, at least according to the Bovada sports book. The Las Vegas sports book released its NFL MVP odds Tuesday morning with about a month to go before the start of the regular season.

08/11/2015

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Cretin-Derham Hall Coach Ready For Early Football Season

It’s practically a state holiday, the first day of high school football practice. But is that a good thing? Or another sign your summer’s almost over?

08/10/2015

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Twins Reinstate Byron Buxton, Option To Triple-A Rochester

The Minnesota Twins announced Monday that they’ve reinstated outfielder Byron Buxton from the 15-day disabled list and optioned him to Class AAA Rochester.

08/10/2015

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Meet The Man Who Coaches The Vikings Running Backs

Kirby Wilson remembers every running back he’s ever worked with. He keeps a list. It now has 107 names on it. In an 18-year NFL coaching career spent entirely coaching running backs, Wilson has had some good ones.

08/09/2015

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Gophers’ New Guard Showing Grit, Skill On Offensive Line

The Gopher football team is now two practices into training camp. One of the areas getting a lot of coach Jerry Kill’s attention is the offensive line. He’s got two starters to replace. The new guy at left guard has all the right qualities.

08/08/2015

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Vikings’ Guard Brandon Fusco Embraces New Role

It might be the least glamorous position switch in all of football: Moving from right guard, to left guard. That’s what the Vikings asked Brandon Fusco to earlier this summer, and he’s embracing his new role.

08/08/2015