5:12 PM EST, Fri February 05, 2016

Plsek, Wipson leave Gophers football program

Tight end Lincoln Plsek and linebacker Chris Wipson, both scholarship players, are no longer with the Gophers football program, the team confirmed.

This year, Northwestern has owned Minnesota

The Wildcats have gone 4-1 against Minnesota since Richard Pitino took the helm and has totally and completely abused the Gophers in the last two, sweeping them for the first time since 2006 by a stunning total of 49 points.
Minneapolis Star-Tribune 16 hours ago

Wild Minute: Collapses continue

One game after blowing a 1-0 lead, the Wild blew a 2-0 lead during its nine loss in 10 games, this time in New York City.
Minneapolis Star-Tribune 16 hours ago

Former Viking Jared Allen, Luke Kuechly on boots, fans

Notes and observations from the Carolina Panthers side of things Thursday.
Minneapolis Star-Tribune 17 hours ago

Nobody seems to have answers as losses continue to mount for the Wild

The Wild blew a 2-0 lead to the Rangers en route to its ninth loss in 10 games.
Minneapolis Star-Tribune 19 hours ago

Page says Vikings' Super Bowl trips were worth it

The Hall of Famer says the greatness of those Vikings teams isn’t diminished by the losses.
New York Daily News 19 hours ago
J.T. Miller, Derick Brassard lead Rangers over Wild, 4-2

J.T. Miller, Derick Brassard lead Rangers over Wild, 4-2

To dispatch the Minnesota Wild on Thursday night, J.T. Miller made it Crazy Eights.
Minneapolis Star-Tribune 19 hours ago

Wild's free fall continues after two-goal lead dissolves vs. Rangers

Up 2-0 early in New York, the Wild then crumbled into pieces as the Rangers stormed back to win 4-2.

Former Vikings assistants Pagac, Woods helping Denver's top-ranked Super Bowl defense

Denver’s top-ranked defense reached Super Bowl 50 based on its ability to rush and cover in coordinator Wade Phillips’ aggressive 3-4 scheme. Helping Phillips teach that scheme in the first season of his second stint in Denver were two former Vikings assistants who now fill similar roles in the rush and cover departments with the Broncos. Joe Woods and Fred Pagac were with the Vikings from the time Brad Childress was hired in 2006 to when Leslie Frazier was fired after the 2013 season. Woods was the defensive backs coach, which is the same role he fills in Denver. Pagac spent most of his...

Is Kevin Garnett the MVP of this year's Timberwolves?

Crazy headline, right? You might as well just say, “No,” problem solved, and move on from this clickbait nonsense, right? But wait. Hold on a little longer. Because it’s not as crazy as it sounds to ask if Kevin Garnett is the MVP of this year’s Timberwolves. Maybe it seems weird, particularly after a night in which leading scorer Andrew Wiggins piled up 31 points, Karl-Anthony Towns put up his typical 17 points and 12 rebounds and even Ricky Rubio stuffed the stat sheet with at least five of each of these: points, rebounds, assists and steals. All of that came during an impressive...

Byung Ho Park's first visit to Twins complex is merely a tour

There was no media in tow with Byung Ho Park, and there was for the arrival of Tsuyoshi Nishioka as the Twins' first high-profile acquisition from Asia.
Newsday Feb 4, 2016

Rangers-Wild preview

Here's some key things to know in advance of tonight's Rangers game against the Minnesota Wild at Madison Square Garden:

Spring ball starts March 1 for Gophers; fewer practices open to public

The Gophers will have eight of 15 spring practice sessions closed to the public this season after being predominantly open the past five springs.

Yeo sticking with Parise-Granlund-Pominville line ... for now

The Wild, losers eight of nine, hope to break out vs. the Rangers

Three-guard lineup mostly worked at Indiana, could get more life at Northwestern

An offense that often gets stagnant and relies far too heavily on three-pointers suddenly was on the attack, getting out in transition and taking the ball to the hoop forcefully and effectively.

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