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Pregame: Gophers one good night from sitting on top of Big Ten hockey standings

Sat, 02/14/2015 - 17:37
A Gophers' win and anything less of a Penn State victory would give Minnesota at least a share of first place in the Big Ten hockey standings.
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Wild looks to extend point streak tonight to a franchise-record-tying 10 games

Sat, 02/14/2015 - 13:29
The Wild looks to improve to 10-1-2 in its past 13 games tonight when Devan Dubnyk faces former Wild goalie Anton Khudobin.
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Don't get too giddy, locals. I'll be back soon.

Sat, 02/14/2015 - 10:02
I left town on Jan. 30. The Wild, Timberwolves and Gophers have been enjoying things since. That could change.
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Judge rules in favor of proposed snowmobile route bordering BWCA

Sat, 02/14/2015 - 01:07
Judge rules that noise will have a minimal effect on wilderness area
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Gophers skate with purpose, blow out Michigan 6-2

Fri, 02/13/2015 - 22:55
The Gophers looked like the powerhouse fans had been hoping to see all season.
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Wiggins scores 22, wins MVP award as World beats US 121-112 in Rising Stars Challenge

Fri, 02/13/2015 - 22:52
The No. 1 overall pick scored 22 points in a game that four Timberwolves played in.
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Gophers rout UMD to give Frost 250th career win

Fri, 02/13/2015 - 22:09
Seven different players for Minnesota scored goals.
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MLS's labor issues muddy expansion waters

Fri, 02/13/2015 - 22:08
The CBA between the league and players expired Jan. 31, and a strike is being threatened.
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As Wild's play goes up and down, so does Koivu's demeanor

Fri, 02/13/2015 - 21:37
A plea from emotional leader Mikko Koivu turned the Wild’s season around — and rejuvenated the captain's own game, too.
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Patrick Reusse: Twins minor league pitcher has come far

Fri, 02/13/2015 - 20:50
Tim Shibuya is chasing the dream that started in the non-baseball hotbed of Wyoming.
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College Basketball Insider: Hoosiers are back from the Big Ten brink

Fri, 02/13/2015 - 20:03
Indiana was a mess three months ago. Now, it looks tourney-bound.
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Pregame: Gophers focused on outdefending, not outscoring offensive-minded Michigan

Fri, 02/13/2015 - 18:38
The Gophers gave up 11 goals at Michigan in early January and are hoping to they can at least cut that total in half this weekend at Mariucci Arena.
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Skyway linked to new Vikings stadium also will imperil birds, activists say

Fri, 02/13/2015 - 17:44
Meanwhile, Sports Facilities Authority says it needs more time to look at ways to alter stadium’s glass doors.
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St. Paul Academy hockey coach Bill Owens resigns

Fri, 02/13/2015 - 16:47
Spartans finished regular season with 20-4 record.
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Gophers notes: Kill confident facilities construction will begin in August; injury updates

Fri, 02/13/2015 - 13:29
Gophers coach Jerry Kill expressed continued confidence Friday that the school's athletics facilities project will be ready to break ground in August.
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Same Gophers in Pitino's second season but more complaints

Fri, 02/13/2015 - 10:09
Last year, through 25 games of Richard Pitino’s first season with the Gophers, Minnesota was 16-9 and 5-7 in the Big Ten. Pitino was often praised for his work with the Gophers, primarily because of a 4-3 conference start boosted by a home win over rival Wisconsin. This year, through 25 games of Pitino’s second season with the Gophers, Minnesota is 16-9 and 5-7 in the Big Ten. Pitino has often been criticized for his work with the Gophers, primarily because of an 0-5 start that included many close losses down the stretch. Point being: The perception of a season has more to do with the order of how things happen than we might realize. These Gophers seasons are remarkably similar overall, but Minnesota had an easier schedule early last year and took advantage — thus creating the impression of overachieving. This year, Minnesota started with a tough haul: three road games in the first four. The Gophers faded down the stretch in a couple of those games and lost two close home games. Suddenly the expectations created by last year’s season — based mostly off that good start, since Minnesota struggled down the stretch — were seemingly unmet. And yes, expectations were deservedly greater this year because last year’s team won the NIT and had senior guards returning. Maybe in that regard, the team’s standing right now is still a disappointment. But compared to last year? It’s exactly the same, just arranged differently.
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