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Hockey Day Minnesota is this Saturday. High school, college and pro teams will play outside throughout the day on a specially-made rink. It’s a celebration of the state’s official sport that an estimated 100,000 Minnesotans play.
Minneapolis will host the Super Bowl in 2018, and the NCAA Final Four the following year. Now, the state is looking for another big sports event. Monday night, officials were in Dallas, Texas, checking out the first College Football Playoff National Championship.
Next year, Jarvis Johnson will join the Gophers basketball team as the first local high school recruit under coach Richard Pitino. He hails from DeLaSalle High School and will join the team as a point guard.
The Minnesota Vikings announced Tuesday that quarterback Teddy Bridgewater has been selected to the All-Rookie Team by the Pro Football Writer’s Association.
The 2015 John Beargrease Sled Dog Marathon will start as scheduled, even though there’s not that much snow in northern Minnesota.
The Minnesota Timberwolves have now lost 15 games in a row. The latest loss came Saturday night to the San Antonio Spurs, 108 to 93. Minnesota plays again Tuesday night against the Pacers.
The Gophers women’s basketball team played its first game as a ranked team since 2006 on Sunday afternoon, and it was a big game at that, with Maryland coming in ranked No. 12 and coming off a Final Four run a year ago.
J.P. Parise, a former standout for the Minnesota North Stars and the father of current Wild star Zach Parise, died on Wednesday after a battle with lung cancer. He was 73 years old.
Olympic slopestyle skier Nick Goepper won the bronze at the Sochi Olympics and Gold at the 2013 X Games. He did some skiing at Afton Alps Saturday before hosting a Q&A session with young skiers and riders.
The oldest curling club in the nation is hosting one of the biggest tournaments of the year. It’s called the “Big Spiel,” and games are being played at the St. Paul Curling Club, along with clubs in Frogtown and Four Seasons in Blaine.
The Gopher men’s basketball team will be in Michigan on Saturday afternoon, still looking for its first Big Ten win.
This weekend, there are plenty of great match-ups in hockey and basketball. One of the top events of the weekend is the Timberwolves Shootout, an all-day event at Target Center where some of Minnesota’s top teams face talented squads from across the country.
A former Vikings player who played in four Super Bowls with the team is among the 18 finalists for the Pro Football Hall of Fame. The list of nominees currently includes 15 notables from the modern era, one senior and two contributors.
Thursday’s snow was the perfect complement to a Farmington teen’s dream come true. Nick Kraml, 14, is battling a cancer so rare that his mom says only three patients have been seen with it at Children’s Hospital. He’s been responding to treatments though, and was well enough to show up at Canterbury Park’s Snocross track in Shakopee.