Tommies Blog: Rival St. John's Next After 57-14 Playoff WinThe No. 4-ranked St. Thomas football team knew what was at stake Saturday if it beat La Verne (CA) in its first round NCAA Playoff game. First of all, a victory guaranteed another week of football. It also most likely meant a rematch with their biggest MIAC rival. That's exactly the stage this week after the Tommies routed the Leopards 57-14 to improve to 11-0 on the season.
Mike's Mix: Make-Ahead Homemade Egg NogEvery Saturday, Mike Augustyniak helps kick off the weekend by checking out some of the best cocktail recipes from bars in the Twin Cities. This week, he gets us in the holiday spirit with a Make-Ahead homemade egg nog with former La Belle Vie bartender Adam Gorski who has an upcoming event at Hola Arepa.
Tommies Blog: No. 4 St. Thomas Hosts La Verne (CA) Saturday In PlayoffsThe No. 4-ranked St. Thomas football team ended its regular season Saturday with another dominating victory to finish a perfect 10-0. The St. Thomas football team got together Sunday night for the NCAA Selection Show, already knowing it was automatically in the 32 team field. It didn't take long for the Tommies to learn their fate.
Prep Blog: A Look Back At The Prep BowlTCF Bank Stadium hosted the Prep Bowl last weekend, marking the end of the 2015 high school football season in Minnesota. There were 14 teams playing for trophies over the course of two days. When it was all over, one team was celebrating and the other was devastated. Here are storylines from each match-up in the Prep Bowl.
Mike's Mix: Ginger Rouge At Le Town Talk DinerA take on the classic Hot Toddy, this fruity version substitutes hot cranberry juice for hot water (or tea), and tastes like Thanksgiving in a mug.
Tommies Blog: NCAA Bid Claimed, St. Thomas Goes For MIAC Title At GustavusThe St. Thomas football team clinched an NCAA bid after beating Carleton 80-3 on Saturday in its final regular season home game. The Tommies also moved up to No. 4 in the D3football.com national poll.
Prep Blog: Previewing Prep Bowl XXXIVThe 14 teams that are left among seven classes this week are gearing up for Prep Bowl XXXIV. Among the state title games, there are defending champions in three of them. That means we'll have at least four new state champions when the clock hits zero at games Friday and Saturday at TCF Bank Stadium.
Wild Blog: Stepping Up Without PariseWith Zach Parise out for at least two weeks, the Minnesota Wild needs players to start stepping up and it looks like they are. Tuesday night against the Winnipeg Jets may have been the most fun game I’ve seen all year.
Mike's Mix: Allspice Rum Old Fashioned At MeritageEvery Saturday, Mike Augustyniak helps kick off the weekend by checking out some of the best cocktail recipes from bars in the Twin Cities. This week, he gets the lowdown on a classic cocktail at the Meritage in downtown St. Paul.
Tommies Blog: Hosting Carleton, St. Thomas Has Eyes On MIAC CrownThe mission is simple Saturday for the No. 5-ranked St. Thomas football team: Win, and you're most likely a playoff team. St. Thomas hosts Carleton on Saturday in the final regular season home game for the senior class. If the Tommies beat the Knights and St. John's loses at Bethel, St. Thomas wins the MIAC title outright.
Prep Blog: State Semifinals, Previewing 'The Big 4'We're less than two weeks away from determining state champions in high school football, and we know this much: There will be a new winner in Class 6A. It's now state semifinal week in high school football. The winners advance to the Prep Bowl for the right to play for a state championship. In the state's seven classes, there is a chance for a repeat state champion in four of them.
Bite Of Minnesota: Canning JalapenosIt really is fall, isn't it? Time to accept the change of seasons, especially after attending the last outdoor markets at both Kingfield and Mill City recently. The final sign? Daylight Saving Time. At least we still have a few warm weather days ahead, so soak up all the sunshine you can!