The first thing you may notice about Mike Binkley, besides the journalist gravitas that constantly radiates from him, is his striking blue eyes. The same can be said for Coach, his 5 ½-year-old dog. “Because of his blue eyes, people often react to him as if he’s an exotic breed,” Binkley said, “but he’s a good old American mutt.”
A person with knowledge of the situation tells The Associated Press that Dave Joerger has decided to stay in Memphis with the Grizzlies and not go to Minnesota to coach the Timberwolves.
Don Meyer, one of the winningest coaches in college basketball who came back from a near-fatal car accident and liver cancer before closing out his career, died Sunday in South Dakota. He was 69.
Top officials at Minnesota State, Mankato are asking state auditors to review the dismissal of head football coach Todd Hoffner. The coach has returned to the university after he was reinstated by an arbitrator who said he was improperly fired.
Reinstated head coach Todd Hoffner said he didn’t take offense to his less-than-welcoming return to the Minnesota State Mankato football team.
Students and staff at a Minnetonka school are grieving after the sudden death of a 21-year-old volunteer rugby coach, Kody Henslee. Henslee collapsed during practice Tuesday night at the Minnetonka High School gym.
University of Minnesota Athletic Director Norwood Teague announced Monday that Marlene Stollings has been named the Gophers’ new women’s basketball coach. Stollings comes to Minnesota from Virginia Commonwealth and replaces Pam Borton, who was let go on March 28 after the Gophers lost to South Dakota State in the third round of the WNIT.
The Timberwolves say coach Rick Adelman will miss Monday night’s game against Houston due to personal reasons. While Adelman is away from the team, forward Kevin Love says he will be back in the lineup after missing one game with a bruised left quadriceps.
It was 1979. Music was funky, Jack Sikma’s hair was shaggy, and the Seattle SuperSonics were NBA champions. Thirty-four years later, the city’s only “big four” professional sports championship still belongs to a team that no longer exists.
Minnesota coach Richard Pitino says leading scorer Andre Hollins has been playing through a toe injury that may be limiting him as the games wear on.
The Minnesota Vikings are nearing a deal with Cincinnati’s defensive coordinator Mike Zimmer that would make him the team’s next head coach. According to reports, the Vikings were moving toward a deal that would likely be finalized by Wednesday.
The Minnesota Vikings have moved into the home stretch of their search for a head coach and Cincinnati defensive coordinator Mike Zimmer has emerged as a favorite.
A women’s basketball and cross-country coach at a private Christian college is charged with criminal sexual conduct involving a Shorewood teen. According to the Hennepin County Attorney’s office, Ryan Paul Chmielewski, 30, was charged Thursday with one count of third-degree criminal sexual conduct.
Southern Illinois defensive coordinator Kyle “Bubba” Schweigert has been named new head football coach at the University of North Dakota. Schweigert is returning to Grand Forks after a decade away from the program. He was the defensive coordinator that helped UND win the 2001 NCAA Division II national title.
Minnesota Vikings coach Leslie Frazier is trying to concentrate on winning the last game of the season, not the status of his job.