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Gopher Women To Open Hockey Season With Penn State RematchThe defending NCAA champion Minnesota women's hockey team has released its schedule for next season. The Gophers officially start the regular season on the road at Penn State with a Thursday-Friday series on Oct. 1-2.
Buffalo Man Wins Nat'l Bracket ChallengeA Minnesotan has $5,000 more in his pocket after having won the national CBS Local NCAA Bracket Challenge. Ted Zrust, 44, said he's played various March Madness bracket games in years past, but this was his first time playing through WCCO.
Tyus Jones Named Most Outstanding Player At NCAA ChampionshipMinnesota-native Tyus Jones was named Most Outstanding Player in Duke's NCAA Championship win Monday night. There were 16 lead changes in the title game, but in the end, Duke came back to beat the Wisconsin Badgers 68-63.
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.
Rowdy Fans Vs. Noise Famine At NCAA Hockey Regional SitesThe NCAA wants to take home-ice advantage away from its regional hockey tournaments. Yet, the effort to secure neutral sites reveals an imbalance between an electrifying atmosphere and hundreds of empty seats. The West Regional in Fargo was a mini-home game for the University of North Dakota on Friday.
North Dakota To Face St. Cloud State For Shot At Frozen FourDrake Caggiula and Luke Johnson scored short-handed goals and North Dakota enjoyed a home-state crowd in a 4-1 victory over Quinnipiac on Friday night in the West Regional semifinals of the NCAA hockey tournament. North Dakota (28-9-3) advances to play St. Cloud State for a berth in the Frozen Four, one week after the Huskies beat UND in the semifinals of the National Collegiate Hockey Conference tournament. UND also lost the third-place game in the league tourney.
WCCO This Morning Takes On Caribou's Coffee Madness ChallengeThe Sweet 16 tips off Thursday night on WCCO and our WCCO This Morning team tried their own March Madness competition with a twist. No need for a good shooting percentage for this game - all you need is coffee!
Minnesota State Moorhead Makes Debut In D2 Final 8The Minnesota State Moorhead men's basketball team is headed for the quarterfinals of the NCAA Division II tournament for the first time in program history.
Minnesota Uses Injured Guard Banham For NCAA InspirationMinnesota believes its best player will be helping in the NCAA tournament against DePaul even though she won't be on the floor. Rachel Banham, the Big Ten preseason player of the year, tore the anterior cruciate ligament in her right knee against North Dakota in December, a devastating loss that could have sent the Gophers' season into a tailspin. Instead, it became a rallying point as Minnesota (23-9) earned its first tournament berth since 2009.
UND Goaltender A Finalist For National Goalie Of The YearUniversity of North Dakota goaltender Zane McIntyre is a finalist for goalie of the year in NCAA Division I men's hockey. McIntyre is one of five finalists for the Mike Richter Award. Others are St. Lawrence's Kyle Hayton, Michigan State's Jake Hildebrand, Yale's Alex Lyon and Michigan Tech's Jamie Phillips.
Kelley, Gopher Women Ready For NCAA TourneyThe Gopher women's basketball team believes now that they are in the dance, why not win some games? The reason they have a chance against DePaul and beyond is a new addition, who may have made it all possible.