If all goes according to plan, the possibility of an FCS wins over one of the big boys of college football won’t exist much longer in the Big Ten. The College Football Playoff is coming next season, and strength of schedule is part of the criteria the selection committee will use to determine the four teams. Playing FCS opponents wouldn’t help the cause.
Today is Kids and Last Chance Day at the Minnesota State Fair. Music, activities and fun in Carousel Park. Mighty Midway & Kidway discounts all day. Special last-chance bargains throughout the fairgrounds. Check barns and CHS Miracle of Birth Center for early closing times.
Today is Minnesota History Day at the Minnesota State Fair. Celebrate history with entertainment, trivia, crafts and more in Carousel Park.
Today is FAA Day at the Minnesota State Fair. Visit the barns and animal competition areas for FFA Livestock judging and programs. AARP presents music and more in Carousel Park.
Today is MPR Day at the Minnesota State Fair. Live radio broadcasts at Carousel Park. Early Bird Specials until 1 p.m. at Mighty Midway and Kidway.
New coach Rich Pitino and his Gophers will open the Big Ten Conference season with none other than the national runner-up Michigan Wolverines. The University of Minnesota men’s basketball team’s 2014 conference schedule was released Wednesday, and it includes a home opener against Michigan on Jan. 2 before playing Purdue on Jan. 5 at Williams Arena.
Today is Minnesota Cooks Day at the Minnesota State Fair. See culinary demonstrations in Carousel Park. Visit the animals early — the Cattle, Sheep & Poultry and Swine Barns close at 3 p.m.
Today is 4-H DAY at the Minnesota State Fair. Visit the barns and animal competition areas to celebrate 4-H. See displays and performances in the 4-H Building. Live radio broadcasts in Carousel Park.
Today is Governor’s Fire Prevention Day at the Minnesota State Fair. Catch safety and life-saving activities throughout the fairgrounds. Early Bird Specials until 1 p.m. at Mighty Midway & Kidway.
The Minnesota Timberwolves will open the regular season at home for the 13th straight year. But they will not play San Antonio in Minnesota next season. The Wolves announced their schedule on Tuesday.
Nine of the Gopher men’s basketball team’s 13 non-conference games for the 2013-14 season will be played within the friendly confines of Williams Arena. Game times and TV rights will be released by the Big Ten Conference at a later date.
The battle for the Stanley Cup rages on. Keep up with your favorite team’s playoff schedule.
Minnesota and Texas Christian will play non-conference football games in 2014 and 2015. Gophers athletic director Norwood Teague announced the agreement on Tuesday.
The Big Ten is considering cutting back on the cupcakes.
NHL owners have ratified the tentative labor deal. All that now remains is player approval to finally start the hockey season.