Let’s recap your weekend, shall we?
The Timberwolves lost their 14th and 15th in a row Friday and Saturday night.
The Wild were outscored a combined 7-2 in losses to Nashville and Chicago, and have now lost five in a row and 11 of their last 13.
Gopher men’s basketball blew a 9-point lead with less than 8 to play at Michigan and lost their fourth in a row.
Men’s hockey was swept in Michigan, too, and has now lost three of four.
The Gopher men’s basketball team will be in Michigan on Saturday afternoon, still looking for its first Big Ten win.
A prosecution expert says a kick by former Minnesota Gophers quarterback Philip Nelson probably did not cause the critical brain injury suffered by former Minnesota State, Mankato, player Isaac Kolstad.
The Minnesota Golden Gophers had not been ranked in The Associated Press Top 25 in nearly 10 years. That drought seemed as if it would keep going when star guard Rachel Banham was lost for the season with a knee injury on Dec. 10.
Marc Loving’s jump shot from the lane with 5.6 seconds left in overtime lifted No. 22 Ohio State to a 74-72 victory over Minnesota on Tuesday night, helping the Buckeyes escape with the win after blowing a 12-point second-half lead.
The Minnesota women’s basketball team has cracked the Associated Press national rankings for the first time in nearly nine years.
Melo Trimble scored 20 points, and No. 12 Maryland used a strong defensive performance to beat Minnesota 70-58 on Saturday in the Terrapins’ inaugural Big Ten home game. Dez Wells added 12 points, seven rebounds and four assists, and sophomore Damonte Dodd had a career-high 12 rebounds for the Terrapins (14-1, 2-0), who have won seven straight. Maryland hasn’t been 14-1 since 1997.
A Citrus Bowl recap on Friday, with John Hines in for Dave Lee. Click the link above to head to the PODCAST PAGE.
Marcus Murphy ran for 159 yards, Russell Hansbrough added 114 yards and a touchdown and No. 16 Missouri beat Minnesota 33-17 on Thursday in the Citrus Bowl. Missouri (11-3) won its third straight bowl game to reach 11 victories for the fourth time in school history.
Andy Dyrdal loves the Minnesota Gophers. The team’s colors — maroon and gold — run through his veins. The 91-year-old said he’s been a fan as long as he can remember.
While Gopher fans focus on Thursday’s bowl game, Governor Mark Dayton is thinking ahead to next season. The governor doesn’t want the Gophers starting any more home games before noon. In fact, he’d like to see a law in Minnesota making those early starts illegal.
The preparations started last week as the Gopher football team departed for a date in Orlando, and a bit of a mission.
Having lost its three most recent games leading into Christmas break, Purdue was greeted in its first post-holiday practice by a routine of painful wall sits, mixed with sprints to the opposite baseline.
Twin Cities restaurants are gearing up for the Citrus Bowl. Even though the game is in Orlando, Fla., Buffalo Wild Wings regional manager Sue Benson said the Gopher team excitement should help restaurants gain many customers on New Year’s Day.