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Wild Blog: Wild Beat St. Louis In Possible Playoff Preview

With 10 games left to play in the NHL season, the Minnesota Wild is in position to earn a third consecutive trip to the Stanley Cup Playoffs. If Minnesota does qualify for the postseason, there is a good chance the St. Louis Blues will be their opponent. And if Saturday was an indicator, the Wild will be ready for them.

03/21/2015

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Good Question: Why Aren’t There More D-1 Minn. Schools?

Minnesota didn’t make it to the “big dance” this year, but three of the four Division 1 schools from Iowa did: Iowa, Iowa State and Northern Iowa. Our neighbor to the south has a little over half the population of Minnesota, but four times the number of D-1 schools.

03/19/2015

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Survey: Offices Lose Productivity During NCAA Tournament

Let the madness begin. The NCAA Men’s Basketball Tournament tipped off Thursday morning with a flurry of second round games. Many fans will be watching at work to see if their office pool bracket predictions will pull through.

03/19/2015

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Timberwolves Sign G Sean Kilpatrick To 10-Day Contract

The Minnesota Timberwolves announced Thursday they’ve signed guard Sean Kilpatrick to a 10-day contract. The NBA granted the Timberwolves a hardship extension to have a 16th roster spot due to having at least four players out with an injury.

03/19/2015

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Prep Blog: Apple Valley Completes ‘Unfinished Business’ To Win 2nd State Title

The Champlin Park boys basketball team had a chance to cap off a perfect season with a state championship lat weekend, but Apple Valley and its sense of unfinished business coming in was too much for the Rebels.

03/19/2015

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Gophers Mike Reilly A Hobey Baker Award Finalist

As the University of Minnesota men’s hockey team is getting ready to play in the Big Ten Tournament, one of its own is a finalist for the top honor in college hockey. Junior defenseman Mike Reilly has been named one of 10 finalists for the Hobey Baker Award.

03/19/2015

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Report: Vikings Will Not Cut Adrian Peterson

We could soon have an answer about Adrian Peterson’s future. According to NFL.com, the Vikings will not be cutting him from the team.

03/19/2015

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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