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Tommies Blog: Rival St. John’s Visits St. Paul Saturday

If you attend college at St. Thomas or St. John’s, the weekend where the two squads square off on the football field represents everything that’s right about college athletics. It will be an electric atmosphere on Saturday as the No. 10-ranked Tommies (2-0) host the Johnnies at O’Shaughnessy Stadium. With a forecast of close to 80 degrees and sunny skies expected, it will be a packed house as more than 10,000 fans are anticipated to represent the two schools.

09/26/2014

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Prep Blog: Week 5, Previewing ‘The Big 4′

It’s another huge week for high school football, and our Game of the Week features a pair of undefeated teams that are ranked in the top 10 in Class 6A as Totino-Grace heads to Maple Grove in a Northwest Suburban Conference showdown.

09/25/2014

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Twins Blog: Minor League Players Of The Year

While the Twins record this season will likely be their best since 2010, that’s not exactly a high bar to clear. Plainly, the Twins will require an infusion of talent if they’re going to get back to being a contender in the American League Central Division. The beginning of that infusion is evidenced by the announcement of this year’s Twins Minor League Pitcher and Player of the Year.

09/23/2014

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Tommies Blog: St. Thomas Cruises Past La Crosse, 46-0

St. Thomas scored 14 points in the first four minutes and cruised to a 46-0 win over the Eagles to improve to 2-0 on the season. It was exactly the type of performance Glenn Caruso was looking for out of his squad after a sluggish 22-17 win over UW-Eau Claire in the season-opener.

09/19/2014

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Prep Blog: Week 4, Previewing ‘The Big 4′

There’s a huge match-up west of the Twin Cities Friday night that has Wright County Conference title implications later this year as Orono hosts Hutchinson. Both teams are unbeaten at 3-0, and the Spartans are ranked No. 5 in Class 4A, while the Tigers are the top-ranked team and the defending state champions.

09/18/2014

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Prep Blog: Gophers, Pitino Land Big Recruit In Jarvis Johnson

When Richard Pitino was hired as University of Minnesota men’s basketball coach in April 2013, there was a new sense of energy around the program. He landed his first big local recruit on Friday in DeLaSalle guard Jarvis Johnson.

09/16/2014

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Prep Blog: Week 3, Previewing ‘The Big 4′

It’s Week 3 in high school football in Minnesota, which means conferences around the state are starting to take shape and seasons are starting to come together. For teams that got off to a slow start, it’s still early enough that they can recover and make a successful regular season happen.

09/11/2014

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Tommies Blog: St. Thomas Looks For Improvement Against UW-La Crosse

It certainly wasn’t the prettiest of games, but the St. Thomas football team is off to a 1-0 start after holding off UW-Eau Claire 22-17 on Saturday. The Tommies had a 22-3 lead in the third quarter at one point, but they needed a late interception from Sean Hamlin to seal their first victory of the season.

09/11/2014

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Guy On A Bike: Meet Guy

One of the many things I love about the Minneapolis-St. Paul area is the passionate bike culture, so I’ve decided to share some observations and musings with you in this new blog. I am a passionate advocate. Couple that with a little journalistic curiosity and here we are.

09/10/2014

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Tommies Blog: St. Thomas Opens With UW-Eau Claire Saturday

After about a month of fall camp and a final scrimmage to finalize some preseason items, coach Glenn Caruso and the St. Thomas football team play an opponent for real this weekend. The Tommies, coming off an 8-2 season in 2013 and their first time not in the NCAA Playoffs since Caruso’s first year at St. Thomas, host UW-Eau Claire Saturday to open the regular season.

09/05/2014

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Prep Blog: Week 2, Previewing ‘The Big 4′

It’s a big week in high school football, highlighted by a South Suburban Conference match-up between two top-10 games, Prior Lake and Rosemount.

09/04/2014

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Prep Blog: Week 1, Previewing ‘The Big 4′

High school football players generally have a tough time sleeping the night before a season opener. This week, everybody takes the field as there are nearly 200 games between Thursday and Friday night.

08/28/2014

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Tommies Blog: St. Thomas Excited For New Season, Fresh Start

There were 136 players reporting for duty Saturday as Glenn Caruso opened his seventh season as the head coach of the Tommies. After failing to reach the NCAA Playoffs in 2013 for the first time in four years, two years removed from a run to the Division III national championship game, the program is hungry for better results in 2014.

08/22/2014

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Prep Blog: Top High School Football Storylines This Season

It’s one of the most exciting times of the year for a football fan, especially high school football fans in Minnesota. After a couple weeks of tryouts and practice, it’s finally time to strap on the pads and lace up the cleats for that first big game.

08/20/2014

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2014 Macy’s Glamorama Rocks Minneapolis

Being somewhat naïve when it comes to fashion, but always eager to learn, I was extremely excited to attend the highly anticipated Macy’s Glamorama. This year the event took place in downtown Minneapolis at the State Theater on Hennepin, and the theme was Fashion Rocks!

08/04/2014

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