We’re a little more than a week away from the return of professional hockey to the great outdoors in Minnesota. The Minnesota Wild will host the Chicago Blackhawks for an outdoor game at TCF Bank Stadium on the campus of the University of Minnesota.
The Gophers landed a few locals in the spectacle of this year’s signing day, including Burnsville quarterback Kamal Martin.
The Timberwolves are spending this season trying to figure out what they have to work with in the future. What they want off the bench is for Shabazz Muhammad to be a factor, every night.
It’s past the point of optimism for a competitive season for the Gopher basketball team as they head into Thursday night’s game at Northwestern. Minnesota is still looking for its first Big Ten Conference win, and some hope for the future.
Jerry Kill’s sudden retirement last fall quickly made this recruiting class at Minnesota a question mark. Carter Coughlin’s unwavering commitment to his home-state school helped dispel any doubts and give new coach Tracy Claeys a solid foundation entering his first full season.
Sit with Brad Davison and you are sitting with a well-dressed, polite, straight-A high school student.But that is just part of his resume. On Friday nights in the fall, he is the quarterback for the Maple Grove Crimson — and he is a good one.
The Tier II Junior League team is the first in the Twin Cities since the St. Paul Vulcans, and all their players have ambition to hit the rink in college — hopefully with a scholarship at their backs.
It’s a question often asked — how much residual value is there in being part of a team? And how much does what happens on the field or the court relate to the business world?
The Minnesota Timberwolves are still a team where you get a bigger kick out of watching a quality opponent come in than you do watching the home town team.
In Minnesota, hockey rinks on ponds and lakes are common. But one family looked at the ice on their lake and decided to create something that’s easy for everyone to play.
Michael and Mathew Hurt anchor the Rochester John Marshall basketball team — one a future Gopher, and the other with quite a future.
It’s January, which means it’s time for Minnesotans to move onto dreaming of the other outdoor season. No, not the Minnesota Vikings, but the Minneapolis Boat Show. Mike Max paid a visit and found three of the water crafts that are trending in 2016.
Gopher basketball coach Richard Pitino is looking everywhere for answers as Minnesota is 0-6 to start to the Big Ten season.
It is a strange time for the University of Minnesota men’s hockey team. They’ve played themselves into contention in the Big Ten, but are barely above .500 on the season. The wins are starting to come, but the fervor for the team has not.
Part of outdoor hockey for the Minnesota Wild next month is a bonus feature. The Wild and North Star alums against the Blackhawks alums as part of the 2016 NHL Stadium Series. That means it’s time to get back in playing shape.
The day after, it still hurt. The Minnesota Vikings’ playoff season ended Sunday with a heartbreaking loss, and on Monday morning, players cleaned out their lockers at Winter Park.
Tartan guard Jordan Horn is one of those players that’s just fun to watch. That’s because he works hard, but he’s also had an affinity for the game of basketball for as long as he can remember.
It’s going to be bitterly cold at kickoff when the Minnesota Vikings host the Seattle Seahawks in the NFC Wild Card Playoffs at TCF Bank Stadium on Sunday. What the Vikings are trying to downplay is what everyone else is talking about.
To put it quite simply, Sunday is the biggest Vikings game in years — a win would give them their first division title since 2009.
Luverne, Minnesota is in the heart of high school basketball country, but since hockey has moved its way down that way they’ve taken a liking to the game — especially one standout who has a Division I future.
The Minnesota Timberwolves’ Zach LaVine is a classic combo guard. He is athletic enough that you want him on the floor at some position. Even he is not sure which position that will be every night. “I play point, I play two, I play three, you know, whatever [Coach Sam Mitchell] wants me to go out there and do, you know. I do it, I do the best I can,” LaVine said. “Sam be keeping me on my toes, man [laughs]!”
It had a holiday feel. The Minnesota Wild win a game Monday night, then hold an annual outdoor practice Tuesday morning. This time, it was at Braemar’s complex in Edina. It’s both a marketing tool and a look at what is to come this season.
Amar Miller is a junior at Minnetonka High School. He’s a good football player in the fall and a great basketball player in the winter.
The Gopher football team left Thursday for Detroit and their bowl date with Central Michigan. One team member playing his final game is reflective this Christmas season.
Inspired by a movie on Bobby Fisher, a Twin Cities coach brought a chess expert to Bloomington Jefferson High School to help his girls hockey team get better on the ice.