Today, the first day of the fair, is Thrifty Thursday at the Minnesota State Fair. Admission prices are reduced all day, and many merchandise and food vendors offer special Thrifty Thursday bargains for all fair guests. All-day discounts are offered on Mighty Midway and Kidway rides, games and concessions.
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The Minnesota Vikings have only one scheduled prime-time game this season, a Thursday matchup at rival Green Bay Oct. 2.
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.
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.
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.
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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.
The Minnesota Twins have announced its 2013 Spring Training schedule, which features 19 home games at Hammond Stadium in Fort Myers, Fla.
University of Minnesota officials announced significant changes to the Gopher football season Tuesday morning that will affect the 2013-16 football seasons.
The Big Ten takes a step up in competition this week, with seven games against opponents from BCS conferences. Five are on the road, including three trips to the West Coast.