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Home video shows the attack on the Charlie Hebdo headquarters in Paris Wednesday that left at least 12 dead, including four of the magazine’s founding cartoonists and the editor in chief. As the gunmen got away, they killed a responding police officer who they had first shot on their way in the building. In Washington, President Obama expressed his sympathy and his support.
The University of Minnesota women’s basketball team has taken a strange journey to the top 25 in the national polls. There is irony in the next game on the Gophers’ schedule, and there was a post-practice celebration on Wednesday.
Minnesota lawmakers just got back to the Capitol, and now they’re leaving to study up on state issues. Demographers, economists and business executives are scheduled to address legislators at One Minnesota, an annual conference at the University of Minnesota that focuses on the top issues of the time.
After collecting three points in a weekend split at the Mariucci Classic, senior Kyle Rau of the Gophers men’s hockey team was named the Big Ten’s Second Star of the Week.
DeAndre Mathieu, Andre Hollins and the rest of their Minnesota teammates badly need to bounce back this week. The Gophers lost road games at Purdue and Maryland to start Big Ten play.
The University of Minnesota women’s basketball team scored 40 first-half points on the way to a 72-60 win over Wisconsin on Sunday in Madison, Wis.
The University of Minnesota men’s hockey team got a 3-2 win in overtime over RIT Saturday night to earn a split and third place at the Mariucci Classic.
Melo Trimble scored 20 points, and No. 12 Maryland used a strong defensive performance to beat Minnesota 70-58 on Saturday in the Terrapins’ inaugural Big Ten home game. Dez Wells added 12 points, seven rebounds and four assists, and sophomore Damonte Dodd had a career-high 12 rebounds for the Terrapins (14-1, 2-0), who have won seven straight. Maryland hasn’t been 14-1 since 1997.
Maxx Williams’ amazing touchdown against Missouri in the Buffalo Wild Wings Citrus Bowl on Thursday was his last as a Gophers football player. Williams made it official Friday afternoon, announcing he will forego his final two years of college eligibility and declare for the NFL Draft.
This year marks the first time in 53 years that the University of Minnesota has played in a New Year’s Day bowl game. Despite the Gophers’ loss to the University of Missouri at the Citrus Bowl Thursday, WCCO wondered what benefit Minnesota gets for being in a big-time bowl game.
Marcus Murphy ran for 159 yards, Russell Hansbrough added 114 yards and a touchdown and No. 16 Missouri beat Minnesota 33-17 on Thursday in the Citrus Bowl. Missouri (11-3) won its third straight bowl game to reach 11 victories for the fourth time in school history.
The Gopher football team wouldn’t get anywhere Thursday against Missouri in the Citrus Bowl without the guys who pack up and transport the helmets and shoulder pads.
While Gopher fans focus on Thursday’s bowl game, Governor Mark Dayton is thinking ahead to next season. The governor doesn’t want the Gophers starting any more home games before noon. In fact, he’d like to see a law in Minnesota making those early starts illegal.
The preparations started last week as the Gopher football team departed for a date in Orlando, and a bit of a mission.
Having lost its three most recent games leading into Christmas break, Purdue was greeted in its first post-holiday practice by a routine of painful wall sits, mixed with sprints to the opposite baseline.