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.
Harrison Smith, Anthony Barr and Linval Joseph still are not practicing. They are at Winter Park trying to get healthy enough to be in the lineup for Sunday’s game against Chicago.
Mark Parrish was part of a Bloomington Jefferson hockey dynasty in the 90s. He, Ben Clymer, Mike Crowley, and Dan Trebil were part of a group that spent time in the NHL.
The Minnesota Vikings face a huge test on a national stage Thursday night, on the road against one of the top teams in the NFL. The Vikings are in Arizona to face the 10-2 Cardinals.
Matt Birk lived the hometown dream. He grew up in St Paul to become a Minnesota Viking and Pro Bowl center. “I think as time goes on its just more unbelievable,” Birk said. “I can’t really believe that it happened, you know, the way that it worked out.”
A physically beat-up Minnesota Vikings practiced Tuesday. They have to remember rule number one of the NFL: injuries are not an excuse; tough-minded people are the cure. “I do think this team has a lot of character, and has a lot of smart guys that … don’t like to be embarrassed,” coach Mike Zimmer said.
The Minnesota Vikings are still tied for first with the Packers at 8-4, but it sure doesn’t feel that way. Not after getting manhandled Sunday at TCF Bank Stadium by Seattle.
After blowing out his knee and ending his junior season, Amir Coffey back on the court at Hopkins, and he’s getting ready to put on a Gophers jersey next year.
The Vikings take on Seattle Sunday with an emphasis on defense, and Adrian Peterson picks up another award: Offensive Player of the Month.
It’s an interesting game for the Vikings this week as they host the Seattle Seahawks at TCF Bank Stadium. It’s interesting because of who they play, and the fact that they’re playing outdoors in December at home.
Chris Herren is not a name recognized locally, but his story applies to all because it is a story of how you can become addicted. Herren played division one basketball and made it to the NBA — until heroin took over his life.
What will it take to beat Wisconsin? The Gophers have been trying to figure that out for the last decade, or more. The Badgers come to TCF Bank Stadium Saturday carrying the axe. The Gophers want it, and another trip to a bowl.
Jerry Kill is no longer the football coach at the University of Minnesota. His retirement less than a month ago because of health reasons with epilepsy and seizures have been reported. Monday night, Kill and his wife, Rebecca, take us through that final week.
Just another Vikings-Packers game? Hardly. Not since Brett Favre torched the Packers wearing puple in 2009 have the Vikings been ahead of Green Bay in the NFC North standings this late in the season. Of course defending Green Bay starts with Aaron Rodgers, the unflappable quarterback who has struggled the past few weeks.
For Osseo’s 6A title-competing football team, there’s one crucial ingredient: A running back who is asked to carry the ball 30-40 times a game.
It would be a monumental upset for the Gopher football team to go to Iowa City and beat the unbeaten Hawkeyes this Saturday. But as MIke Max reports, there is a rallying cry in the Gopher locker room: “Remember last year.”
If Teddy Bridgewater has a setback with his concussion this week or at any time, the Minnesota Vikings give the keys to the offense to Sean Hill. He’s the seasoned back up who was brought in for this very reason.
Saturday marked the first day for firearm deer hunting in Minnesota, but many more hunters are waiting for the migration of northern ducks to pass through our state.
The Minnesota Timberwolves are ironically coping with the death of Flip Saunders by playing basketball. It helps when you go 2-0 on the road to start the season, creating some optimism.
The players understand that Gophers football coach Jerry Kill needed to leave the game he loves. They also understand there is an important game to be played Saturday against Michigan. So how do those two tie together?
The Orono Spartans are a football team with great team speed. “We have a couple kick returners, both the running backs and receivers that every time they touch the ball it’s exciting because they could go all the way,” Coach Jeff Weiland said. They also have a great senior class.
The Minnesota Vikings feel good about a 3-2 start, but not so good about their road history as they head to Detroit to face the Lions on Sunday. Maybe the Lions are the cure, but as Mike Max found out, there are theories and there is bewilderment in the locker room.
The University of Minnesota men’s basketball season is here. That’s right, they’ve been at work for some time but Wednesday was media day at Williams Arena. The day brought the media out to ask the head coach questions about his father’s program.
The Minnesota Vikings know that Kansas City will commit to stopping the run, but who will catch the ball if they have to throw it often? That’s been an ongoing and ever-changing discussion.