Welcome to a competition filled with drama. The Minnesota State High School Bowling Tournament gives participants the tingles. “It’s so exciting,” said Derrick Prenot of the Winona bowling team. “We were kind of anxious after the first round because we weren’t sure if we were gonna make it in or not. Then we heard our name and we were like, ‘Whoa!’ And then we kinda kicked butt in, not to brag or anything, we kinda kicked butt in the second round. Now we’re here.”
The court at Madison Square Garden got quite a workout over the weekend with the East Regional of the NCAA tournament held there. Four more college teams are back at the Garden in a hurry as the NIT semifinals will be played there Tuesday and the title game on Thursday.
Minnesota’s first postseason under coach Richard Pitino will be in the NIT, just like his predecessor Tubby Smith.
As the boys state hockey tournament skates into the Xcel Energy Center, it’s another showdown in St. Paul that some high school athletes are fighting to win. Lawmakers are wondering if some students and their parents are going too far to gain a competitive edge.
Minnesota has the sixth seed for the Big Ten women’s basketball tournament, and the Gophers will bring two of the conference’s biggest stars to the event. The Gophers finished 8-8 in Big Ten play and 19-11 overall. They’ll play 11th seed Wisconsin in Indianapolis in the opening round Thursday night.
It’s not uncommon for fights to break out on the ice at hockey games, but off the ice is another story. Over the weekend, an upset parent in West Fargo took their conflict into the locker room — and attacked a coach.
Eastview is the defending state champ in boys soccer. And they’re in the state semifinals this year. But neither of those things would be true if it weren’t for this week’s ASPIRE Athlete of the Week – Jack Teske.
All-session ticket packages go on sale Monday for the inaugural Big Ten Men’s Ice Hockey Tournament. The tournament will be held March 20-22, 2014, at Xcel Energy Center in St. Paul.
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.
Ousted UCLA basketball coach Ben Howland, who was fired two days after the Bruins were eliminated from this year’s NCAA tournament, held a press conference Monday afternoon.
Friday’s a big night for Gopher athletics. Four Gopher teams — the men’s and women’s hockey and basketball teams are competing in prime time tournaments tonight.
Andrew Smith had a double-double with a career-high 16 rebounds and 14 points, and Butler made 18 of 20 free throws down the stretch to hold off upset-minded Bucknell 68-56 in the second round of the NCAA tournament on Thursday.
There’s no question as to who’s the biggest name at the Minnesota state high school boys basketball tournament Wednesday at the Target Center.
Two-time defending champion DeLaSalle will play Red Wing for the three-peat in the Class 3A girls state basketball title game.
Tayler Hill scored 25 points to help Ohio State beat Minnesota 58-47 on Thursday in the opening round of the Big Ten Conference tournament.