Prep Blog: Local Prep Stars Nominated For National ShowcaseThe best high school basketball players, boys and girls, will take over Chicago, Ill., in early April for the McDonald’s All-American Game. When the final rosters are announced for both games, there’s likely to be plenty of Minnesota flavor on display.
Prep Blog: None Of The Local “Big 3” Chooses GophersIt’s a unique time for boys high school basketball in Minnesota as the in-state talent seems to get more elite every year. I’m not sure it will ever get to the level that’s out on the east coast, but the brand that’s on display right now on courts throughout the state might be the strongest it’s ever been.
Mike Max’s News & Notes: The Wild’s Next Step, Vikings Mini Camp UpdateOne year to the day the Minnesota Wild made the splash of the off season -- signing Zach Parise and Ryan Suter – the latter was named to the first all NHL team.
Prep Blog: Baseball Champions Crowned At Target FieldSometimes you don’t always need to be the best team to win a state championship, you just need to get hot at the right time to get there. That was never more evident than at this year’s state baseball tournament, where three state champions were crowned at Target Field on Monday.
Prep Blog: Prep Bowl Moving To TCF Bank StadiumThere has been talk of moving the Prep Bowl, Minnesota’s annual series of high school football championship games, outdoors since TCF Bank Stadium was built on the University of Minnesota campus. At its annual board meeting last week, the Minnesota State High School League approved moving the high school football state championships to TCF Bank Stadium starting in 2014.
Mike Max’s News & Notes For 5/25Century Community College left-handed ace Jared Dettman, who is pitching in the Junior College World series, should get drafted for a second time next week. Cedar Rapids Kernels’ manager Jake Mauer sees some similarities between first-round prospect Byron Buxton and his brother - the Twins’ Joe Mauer. The Timberwolves are concerned about Kevin Love's conditioning since his injury ended his season.
Mike Max’s News & Notes For May 18The word is Joe Coleman is getting a lot of inquiry from major colleges across the country since announcing he's leaving the University of Minnesota. Richard Pitino is starting to make his imprint, including inquiring about a private workout area across from his office for personal player workouts.
Prep Blog: Local ‘Big 3’ Recruits Unique For MinnesotaIt’s one of the most unique times there’s ever been for boys high school basketball in Minnesota. The state has had plenty of Division I recruits before, and more emerge every year.
What Do Recruits Want In New Gophers Coach?Sources in Virginia Commonwealth say they expect head men's basketball coach Shaka Smart to sign a contract extension with the school, spurning potential offers from the Gophers and UCLA.
Prep Blog: Apple Valley Wins State Basketball TitleWhen the clock hit zero in the Class 4A title game Saturday night, the emotion that spilled out onto the court said it all.
AV's Jones, DeLaSalle's Travis Share AP AwardThis time, Tyus Jones has to share the honor. The Apple Valley junior point guard was named Monday the co-winner of the Minnesota Associated Press Player of the Year award for high school boys basketball, with DeLaSalle junior power forward Reid Travis. Jones was the sole recipient his sophomore season.