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University Of Minnesota Approves $166M 'Athletes Village'The University of Minnesota approved a $166-million sports facility for its athletics department and 725 athletes Friday morning.
Turnovers Sting Gophers In 23-17 Loss To No. 2 TCUMitch Leidner went down with a hard hit from his blind side on Minnesota's second possession, a sack-turnover combination that set up a touchdown for TCU two plays later.
Gophers' New Guard Showing Grit, Skill On Offensive LineThe Gopher football team is now two practices into training camp. One of the areas getting a lot of coach Jerry Kill's attention is the offensive line. He's got two starters to replace. The new guy at left guard has all the right qualities.
Men's, Women's Basketball Coaches React To NCAA Rule ChangesThe NCAA announced this week new rules changes for both men’s and women’s basketball in advance of the 2015-2016 season.
5 Outrageous College Baseball, Softball Interview Video BombsCollege athletes have the most fun of anybody. College baseball rain delay games are a well known tradition, but the in-game interview video bomb has now risen to prominence.
Good Question: Why Do College Basketball Teams Cut Down The Net?Every year, March Madness ends with the new national champions cutting down the nets -- we saw Wisconsin/Duke players do that Monday night. Believe it or not, there is a coach and a team that are credited with starting the tradition that's spread to all levels of college basketball.
4-Month-Old Badgers Fan May Be Good Luck CharmThe University of Wisconsin Badgers will be playing for the NCAA Title Monday night. That hasn't happened since the 1940s. The Badgers upset the Kentucky Wildcats 71-64 Saturday night, ending Kentucky's 38-game winning streak.
Fmr. Minnetonka Player Set To Hit The Court With Badgers In Final FourThe Dearrings from Minnetonka have deep family roots with the Badgers: the older brother is a backup guard, Dad is a basketball trainer, and the younger brother hopes to play basketball for Wisconsin one day as well.
Good Question: Why Aren't There More D-1 Minn. Schools?Minnesota didn't make it to the "big dance" this year, but three of the four Division 1 schools from Iowa did: Iowa, Iowa State and Northern Iowa. Our neighbor to the south has a little over half the population of Minnesota, but four times the number of D-1 schools.
Sharp Turnaround Takes Hamline To NCAA D3 Hockey TourneyThe Hamline men's hockey team has completed a remarkable turnaround to reach the NCAA Division III tournament. The Pipers were placed in the 11-team field on Monday, having received an automatic bid for winning the MIAC tournament.
Gophers Adding A Wrinkle: Going No-HuddleThe bread and butter of the Gopher football team's offense has been a ground-and-pound rushing attack, but as they hold their spring practices over the next month, they're adding in a new wrinkle: The no-huddle is coming to Minnesota.
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