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Gophers pregame: Iowa frontcourt will challenge Minnesota tonight

Star Tribune Sports - Tue, 01/13/2015 - 16:39
Five things to watch tonight as Minnesota takes on Iowa at home. The Gophers are in search of their first Big Ten win of the season.
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Former Washburn coach Jenkins to work as volunteer for Gophers

Star Tribune Sports - Tue, 01/13/2015 - 14:10
Giovan Jenkins, who spent 14 seasons at Washburn, coaching the likes of Ra'Shede Hageman and Jeff Jones, will be working for the Gophers in a non-coaching role, beginning in March.
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Sidney Crosby on J.P., Mike Yeo; Wild lineup updates and more

Star Tribune Sports - Tue, 01/13/2015 - 13:03
The Wild looks to snap a five-game winless streak tonight against the struggling Penguins
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Teddy Bridgewater named to PFWA All-Rookie team

Star Tribune Sports - Tue, 01/13/2015 - 12:29
A Vikings player finally received a postseason honor, and it’s none other than quarterback Teddy Bridgewater. The Pro Football Writers of America named Bridgewater to its All-Rookie team on Tuesday. Bridgewater finished with 2,919 passing yards, 14 touchdowns and 12 interceptions with an 85.2 quarterback rating in 13 games (12 starts). He won the award over Raiders quarterback Derek Carr, who started the entire season and had 3,270 yards, 21 touchdowns, 12 interceptions and a 76.6 quarterback rating. The Vikings struck out on the PFWA All-NFL and All-NFC teams announced on Monday. They also didn’t have a representative on the AP All-Pro team or the Pro Bowl. Bridgewater is also up for Rookie of the Year (You can vote here on the award)  with Bucs wide receiver Mike Evans, Bengals running back Jeremy Hill, Bills wide receiver Sammy Watkins and Giants wide receiver Odell Beckham Jr., who was named PFWA’s Rookie of the Year. Here’s the complete PFWA All-Rookie Team: Offense QB – Teddy Bridgewater, Minnesota Vikings RB – Jeremy Hill, Cincinnati Bengals; Tre Mason, St. Louis Rams WR – Odell Beckham Jr., New York Giants; Mike Evans, Tampa Bay Buccaneers TE – Jace Amaro, New York Jets C – Corey Linsley, Green Bay Packers G – Joel Bitonio, Cleveland Browns; Zach Martin, Dallas Cowboys T – Taylor Lewan, Tennessee Titans; Ja’Wuan James, Miami DolphinsDefense DL – Aaron Donald, St. Louis Rams; Timmy Jernigan, Baltimore Ravens; Kony Ealy, Carolina Panthers; Justin Ellis, Oakland Raiders LB – Chris Borland, San Francisco 49ers; Khalil Mack, Oakland Raiders; C.J. Mosley, Baltimore Ravens CB – Kyle Fuller, Chicago Bears; E.J. Gaines, St. Louis Rams S – Deone Bucannon, Arizona Cardinals; Ha Ha Clinton-Dix, Green Bay PackersSpecial Teams PK – Cody Parkey, Philadelphia Eagles P – Pat O’Donnell, Chicago Bears KR – Jarvis Landry, Miami Dolphins PR – De’Anthony Thomas, Kansas City Chiefs ST – Trey Burton, Philadelphia Eagles
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ESPN.com puts Gophers football in 'way too early' Top 25

Star Tribune Sports - Tue, 01/13/2015 - 11:55
The Gophers also sit No. 4 in ESPN.com's "Too Early Big Ten Power Rankings" for 2015.
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Tuesday (KG ejected for headbutting Dwight Howard) edition: Wha' Happened?

Star Tribune Sports - Tue, 01/13/2015 - 10:23
This is Kevin Garnett’s 20th year in the NBA. If that doesn’t make you feel old, we’re not sure what will. (He’s always been about five months older than us, so it REALLY makes us feel old). But while his future might include buying the Timberwolves, his present involves being the same combative, fiery player he was when he came into the league straight out of high school. There are numerous examples from over the years. The latest came Monday night, when Garnett got tangled up with Dwight Howard … and just couldn’t let it go. It ended with Garnett headbutting the Rockets center (video here), which earned KG an ejection. The best part was Garnett circling back endlessly trying to get another piece of Howard, which we can’t imagine anyone thinking clearly would want to attempt. For the season, Garnett is averaging just 7.2 points and 7.3 rebounds … though if you asked us if we would like to see Da Kid play one more season — a 21st year for No. 21 — with the Wolves to show some of the young kids how to bring defensive intensity and effort every night, we would be all for it.
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OSU win one of great coaching jobs

Star Tribune Sports - Tue, 01/13/2015 - 09:28
Up there with Gibbs, Parcells, Belichick
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Opening Tipoff: No prodding necessary following Michigan loss; Gophers hungry for improvement vs. Iowa

Star Tribune Sports - Tue, 01/13/2015 - 09:26
News and tidbits aheads of today's home game vs. Iowa
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Muhammad next on Wolves to go down

Star Tribune Sports - Mon, 01/12/2015 - 22:39
Shabazz Muhammad will be out a few weeks because of an abdominal injury.
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Chip Scoggins: Yeo on the hot seat, but Wild's problems run deeper

Star Tribune Sports - Mon, 01/12/2015 - 22:00
When a team’s body language mirrors its play, a fix calls for more than ousting an embattled coach.
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Wild midseason analysis: Free fall shows it's not 2014 anymore

Star Tribune Sports - Mon, 01/12/2015 - 21:59
A once-promising season has given way to malaise.
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With Gophers stuck at 0-4, frustrated Pitino looks to mix it up

Star Tribune Sports - Mon, 01/12/2015 - 21:32
The Gophers could try out a new lineup against Iowa.
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