A year after making the biggest deal on draft day, the Brooklyn Nets settled for minor action toward the end. Bypassing a chance to acquire a first-round pick, the Nets finally made their move midway through the second, acquiring the rights to the No. 44 pick, Markel Brown from Minnesota. The Nets sent the Timberwolves cash considerations for the guard from Oklahoma State. Playing alongside Marcus Smart, who went with the No. 6 pick to Boston, Brown averaged 17.2 points last season, fifth in the Big 12.
Penn State won its fourth consecutive NCAA wrestling title, holding off Minnesota 109.5-104 on Saturday night. Oklahoma State placed third with 96.5 points, Iowa was fourth with 78.5 and Edinboro (Pa.) fifth with 62.
The easy question is to ask if Ohio State is better than Baylor, but the real question should ask if Michigan State is better than Oklahoma State. That is the most important question over the next few weeks, but it will not matter if Alabama and Florida State run the table to collide in Pasadena.
Minnesota Vikings Kevin Williams and Charlie Johnson say they never saw the kind of impropriety detailed in a Sports Illustrated report about alleged corruption at Oklahoma State. The report charges that Oklahoma State players were paid while playing at school. It also quotes one player saying that Williams was among those players that had course work done for them to keep them eligible.
Minnesota Vikings Kevin Williams and Charlie Johnson say they never saw the kind of impropriety detailed in a Sports Illustrated report about alleged corruption at Oklahoma State.
Oklahoma State had a terrific season, but got by far the toughest draw out of any five-seed in the bracket. Keep an eye on Oregon.
The Minnesota Vikings signed Charlie Johnson, a former tight end recruit out of high school, to provide depth and experience on its offensive line in 2011. He is the oldest starting offensive lineman and only one reserve is older.
The Minnesota Court of Appeals has upheld a $1 million civil verdict against the University of Minnesota and men’s basketball coach Tubby Smith and denied their request for a new trial.
The #3 ranked Gopher Wrestling team has a huge dual meet this weekend against #2 Oklahoma State. Mike Grimm talks to wrestler Zach Sanders of Wabasha about the meet.