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Working For The Weekend: Entertainment Best Bets

It’s almost the weekend, and it’s also the beginning of March Madness. WCCO is your headquarters for all the NCAA action. Plus, a fresh flower display to chase our winter blues away. Natalie Nyhus has this week’s best entertainment bets.

03/20/2014

PHILADELPHIA, PA - MARCH 24: Dajuan Graf #35, Eddie Murray #23 and Brett Comer #0 of the Florida Gulf Coast Eagles celebrate after defeating the San Diego State Aztecs 81-71 during the third round of the 2013 NCAA Men's Basketball Tournament at Wells Fargo Center on March 24, 2013 in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania.

Top 5 NCAA Tournament Cinderella Stories Ever

Everybody loves a Cinderella story. And the NCAA Men’s Basketball Tournament has had its fair share. Here are the top 5.

03/19/2014

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Pitino Reflects On 1st Season After Missing Big Dance

The Gophers aren’t in the NCAA Tournament. Instead, in a weird bit of poetry, they’ll play Tubby Smith’s alma mater, High Point, on Tuesday night in the opening round of the NIT at Williams Arena.

03/17/2014

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Gopher Women’s Hockey Team Invited To White House

President Barack Obama has invited the University of Minnesota women’s hockey team to the White House.

03/07/2014

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2-20-14 Amelia Rayno Talks Gopher Hoops On The Morning News With Dave Lee

Catch Amelia Thursday mornings with Dave Lee. Listen to her recap of last night’s loss by clicking the link above.

02/20/2014

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2-20-14 Mike Max On The Morning News With Dave Lee

Mike Max talks US/Canada in Gold Medal Game, Kevin Love leaving, and the Gophers with a horrible loss in basketball. Click the link above to hear the podcast!

02/20/2014

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After A Decade Away, Gopher Softball Headed To NCAAs

For the first time in 10 years the Gophers are going to the NCAA softball tournament. The squad finished second in the conference and is en route to Seattle to face Hawaii on Friday night in the Regionals.

05/14/2013

Mitch McGary after Michigan's loss to Louisville in the NCAA championship game. (Photo: screen grab)

Michigan’s McGary Plans To Wake Up Today And ‘Get Back At It’

But he sidestepped one big question — Will he return to Michigan next season?

04/09/2013

The Louisville Cardinals celebrate after they won 82-76 against the Michigan Wolverines during the 2013 NCAA Men's Final Four Championship at the Georgia Dome on April 8, 2013 in Atlanta, Ga. (credit: Andy Lyons/Getty Images)

Riot Police Called In After Louisville Celebration Gets Out Of Hand

Fans poured into the streets, rejoiced in dorms, bars and living rooms, and at one point became so raucous that riot police were briefly called in as the city held all-night parties to celebrate the Cardinals’ first NCAA title in a generation.

04/09/2013

Luke Hancock of the Louisville Cardinals celebrates as he cuts down the net after helping his team win the NCAA title game. (credit: Streeter Lecka/Getty Images)

Luke Hancock’s Heroics Propel Louisville To NCAA Title

Luke Hancock’s knack for making big shots was on display well before he transferred to Louisville. But he craved something bigger. He finally got it last night.

04/09/2013

Louisville teammates celebrate win over Michigan Wolverines during the 2013 NCAA Men's Final Four Championship at the Georgia Dome on April 8, 2013 in Atlanta, Georgia.(Getty Images/Streeter Lecka)

Louisville Beats Michigan 82-76 For NCAA Title

Relentless Louisville rallied from a 12-point deficit to beat Michigan 82-76 in the NCAA championship game Monday night.

04/09/2013

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Wolverine Fans Praise Team After Loss

University of Michigan basketball fans in Ann Arbor took the heartbreaking loss as well as could be expected.

04/09/2013

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Five Things: Cards Find A Way And Reserves Shine For Wolverines

Tonight, the No. 1 overall seed takes on a team once ranked No. 1 and now playing its best basketball. On one side is Louisville, the favorite when the field was announced, trying to keep the national championship trophy in the state of Kentucky.

04/08/2013

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Rothstein: Louisville, Michigan Set To Give Us A Thrill

The season that none of us could predict is set to give us a title game that none of us will forget.

04/08/2013

ATLANTA, GA - APRIL 06:  Tim Hardaway Jr. #10 of the Michigan Wolverines reacts in the second half against the Syracuse Orange during the 2013 NCAA Men's Final Four Semifinal at the Georgia Dome on April 6, 2013 in Atlanta, Georgia.  (Photo by Kevin C. Cox/Getty Images)

Does ‘Underdog’ Michigan Have Cardinals Right Where They Want Them?

National media carried on about the Syracuse zone like they were 1985 Bears and gave Michigan little chance.

04/08/2013

COLUMBUS, OH - FEBRUARY 24: Denzel Valentine #45 of the Michigan State Spartans scrambles to gain control of a loose ball in front of Shannon Scott #3 of the Ohio State Buckeyes in the second half on February 24, 2013 at Value City Arena in Columbus, Ohio. Ohio State defeated Michigan State 68-60. (Photo by Jamie Sabau/Getty Images)

Officials Facing Dilemma With Video Review

It happens seemingly every game of the NCAA tournament, most of the season, for that matter: Officials blow their whistles, huddle, then head over to the TV monitors to review a play.

04/04/2013

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Rising Star: Louisville Junior Russ Smith

Russ Smith, nicknamed ‘Russdiculous’ for his frenetic style of play, has been simply wonderful in the tournament.

04/02/2013

CORAL GABLES, FL - DECEMBER 02: Hurricane fans taunt referee Tony Greene after Jack McClinton #33 of the Miami Hurricanes was called for a flagrant foul and ejected while taking on the Ohio State Buckeyes at BankUnited Center on December 2, 2008 in Coral Gables, Florida. McClinton was ejected midway through the first half. (Photo by Doug Benc/Getty Images)

NCAA Announces Pool Of Officials For Final Four

The NCAA has announced the pool of 10 officials who will work the Final Four.

04/02/2013

WASHINGTON, DC - MARCH 30: Baye Keita #12 of the Syracuse Orange celebrates after defeating the Marquette Golden Eagles to win the East Regional Round Final of the 2013 NCAA Men's Basketball Tournament at Verizon Center on March 30, 2013 in Washington, DC. (Photo by Rob Carr/Getty Images)

Syracuse Focused On Journey To Final 4

Overcoming all sorts of adversity has been the norm for the Syracuse Orange of late.

04/02/2013

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Five Things: Motivated Cardinals Prevail And Wichita State Stays Alive

Even with limited drama—none of the regional finals were particularly thrilling—the NCAA Tournament is a wonderful thing, the perfect blend of fairness and unpredictability.

04/01/2013

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Root Lifts Yale Past Minnesota In OT

Jesse Root scored 9 seconds into overtime to give fourth-seeded Yale a 3-2 victory over top-seeded Minnesota in the NCAA West Regional semifinals Friday.

03/29/2013

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Artists Mayhem: Eldredge, McCreery, Lynch And Upchurch Share Their Brackets

Our favorite artists are letting you in on their brackets. How does yours stack up with Brett Eldredge, Scotty McCreery, Dustin Lynch and Greg Upchurch?

03/29/2013

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Rothstein: Friday’s Sweet 16 Primer; Predictions, Key Matchups & More

Florida Gulf Coast is without question the story of the tournament — but they’re not going to beat Florida.

03/29/2013

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Tommies Blog: St. Thomas Denied Bid At NCAA Title

This week was spring break at the University of St. Thomas, and men’s basketball coach John Tauer said half-jokingly he’s miserable. It’s got nothing to do with school, but rather that he’s not preparing to play for a national championship.

03/29/2013

AUBURN HILLS, MI - MARCH 23: Head coach John Beilein of the Michigan Wolverines coaches in the firts half against the Virginia Commonwealth Rams during the third round of the 2013 NCAA Men's Basketball Tournament at The Palace of Auburn Hills on March 23, 2013 in Auburn Hills, Michigan. (Photo by Gregory Shamus/Getty Images)

Michigan Gets Top-Seeded KU In Return To Sweet 16

Michigan coach John Beilein briefly lost track of how long it’s been since the Wolverines reached the round of 16 in the NCAA tournament.

03/29/2013

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