8:26 PM EST, Thu November 27, 2014
St. Paul Pioneer Press 1 hour ago
Gophers football: 'Unflappable' Mitch Leidner ready for a championship

Gophers football: 'Unflappable' Mitch Leidner ready for a championship

After he played well in a loss at Michigan last season, Mitch Leidner expected to be the University of Minnesota's quarterback for years to come.

Gophers football: David Cobb not listed on depth chart for Wisconsin game

The Gophers were thankful for having star senior tailback David Cobb through the first 11 games this season, but the depth chart released on Thanksgiving Day doesn't list him for Saturday's game against Wisconsin. Cobb, who has 1,430 yards rushing and 12 touchdowns, is listed as questionable on the injury report after pulling his left hamstring in last week's 28-24 win at Nebraska. He moved around Wednesday but didn't participate in practice, according to Minnesota coach Jerry Kill. Senior Donnell Kirkwood, junior Rodrick Williams and redshirt freshman Berkley Edwards were all listed as...
Minneapolis Star-Tribune 6 hours ago

Smith (limited) one of four players upgraded on today's injury report

It was a healthier day for four Vikings who were upgraded from Wednesday’s injury report to today’s injury report. Free safety Harrison Smith (shoulder/ankle) went from not practicing to being limited, while running back Matt Asiata (concussion), left tackle Matt Kalil (knee) and linebacker Anthony Barr (knee) went from limited to full participation. Here’s today’s injury report: Did not participate: TE Chase Ford (hamstring/foot), WR Cordarrelle Patterson (knee), RB Jerick McKinnon (low back) and DT Sharrif Floyd (knee). Limited participation: Smith (shoulder/ankle), Full...
St. Paul Pioneer Press 6 hours ago

Vikings: Patterson, McKinnon, Floyd, Ford still not able to practice

Four key Vikings players still have not been able to practice this week.

Patterson, McKinnon, Floyd, Ford all again miss Vikings practice

By Chris Tomasson ctomasson@pioneerpress.com Four key Vikings players still have not been able to practice this week. Wide receiver Cordarrelle Patterson (knee), running back Jerick McKinnon (lower back), defensive tackle Sharrif Floyd (knee) and tight end Chase Ford (hamstring, foot) were unable to go Thursday. Safety Harrison Smith (shoulder, ankle) was able to practice on a limited basis after being out Wednesday. Vikings coach Mike Zimmer has said Floyd, who sat out last Sunday against Green Bay, will play Sunday against Carolina at TCF Bank Stadium. Zimmer, who was unavailable for...

Cobb not listed on Gophers depth chart for Wisconsin game; status listed as questionable

There are continued signs that David Cobb won't be ready to play against Wisconsin on Saturday because of a hamstring injury.
Los Angeles Times 8 hours ago

What we learned from Kings' 4-0 victory over the Minnesota Wild

What we learned from the Kings’ 4-0 victory over the Minnesota Wild on Wednesday:
St. Paul Pioneer Press 8 hours ago
Tom Powers: Win or lose, Gophers have had remarkable season

Tom Powers: Win or lose, Gophers have had remarkable season

A month ago the sky was falling. Today the heavens seem very secure.
St. Paul Pioneer Press 9 hours ago
Vikings would thrive if they went (NFC) South

Vikings would thrive if they went (NFC) South

If the Vikings beat Carolina on Sunday, perhaps they could end up calling themselves honorary NFC South champions.
St. Paul Pioneer Press 10 hours ago
Vikings: Captain Munnerlyn's old coach misses him

Vikings: Captain Munnerlyn's old coach misses him

Josh Norman doesn't miss Captain Munnerlyn, but his head coach does.
Minneapolis Star-Tribune 12 hours ago

Access Vikings morning walkthrough: Crazy league, Kalil defends Kalil, Smith sits out and more

Every weekday, our Vikings reporters walk you through what’s happening with the team that day. WHAT YOU MIGHT HAVE MISSED — Despite similar records, the Vikings and Panthers are in very different spots. — Panthers C Ryan Kalil defended his little brother, Vikings LT Matt Kalil. — RT Phil Loadholt is disappointed that his season is over due to his injury. — S Harrison Smith is one of five Vikings who missed yesterday’s practice. — QB Teddy Bridgewater wants to take advantage of easy completions. TWEET OF THE (YESTER)DAY The return of J’Marcus Webb (@jmarcuswebb) means time for...
Los Angeles Times 18 hours ago

Road win against Wild comes just in time for Kings

Justin Williams had said Wednesday morning the Kings needed to defeat the Wild primarily for peace of mind about their ability to win on the road. He foresaw them having a "gung-ho start" that would keep them from having to chase the game, a bad habit they had fallen into.
Minneapolis Star-Tribune 19 hours ago

Wild postgame: An 'off night' all around

The Wild hopes to quickly erase the taste of Wednesday's bitter 4-0 loss to Los Angeles; on Black Friday, it will get the chance when it plays at Dallas.

Postgame notes from Bucks 103, Wolves 86

Timberwolves coach Flip Saunders said Shabazz Muhammad is still learning where he's supposed to be on offense and defense. Saunders said the second-year forward has been late on defensive rotations and sometimes in the wrong spot on offense. "If one guy is in the wrong spot offensively or defensively, you're going to have breakdowns," Saunders said. The Wolves had plenty of miscues in a fourth quarter that went awry in a 103-86 loss Wednesday to Milwaukee. "I’m a fan of his," Saunders said. Yet Muhammad's whereabouts could be considered more alarming because Saunders has pared back the...

Gophers basketball: Richard Pitino addresses McNeil's suspension for first time after assault charge

NEW YORK -- Gophers coach Richard Pitino kept his comments brief, but he did address the arrest and suspension of sophomore guard Daquein McNeil, who faces assault charges back in Minnesota for an incident earlier this week. "You know it's a difficult situation obviously," Pitino said after Wednesday's 70-61 loss to St. John's in the semifinals of the NIT Tip-Off at Madison Square Garden. "We all know that. It's much bigger than basketball, and so certainly we're going to stick with just the statement that we released right now. And that's really all. It certainly is a difficult situation, we...

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