The Minnesota Wild were in freefall in July 2012 when they stunned the hockey world – and themselves – by signing free agents Zach Parise and Ryan Suter to identical 13-year, $98 million contracts.
The Lee and Penny Anderson Arena will hold about 4,000 patrons for hockey, 5,000 for basketball and 6,000 for concerts and university commencements.
The Scots are 7-2 overall and 4-1 in conference play entering the holiday break, tied with Carleton for second behind St. John’s.
At the U, volleyball ran a roughly $2.26 million deficit in 2019-20, according to the university’s annual NCAA Financial Report. That’s despite an average of 4,782 fans per game … fourth best in the nation.
Correa said he hasn’t thought about whether to opt out of the final two years of his contract to re-enter the free agent market, which he must declare five days after the World Series ends.
If you’re wondering who thought of pairing the world’s favorite sport and the world’s most popular beverage, meet Derek Swanson and Pete Corniea, a pair of Bethel University grads who teamed up on the concept shortly before the pandemic hit.
Through 63 dates the Twins have drawn 1,400,625 spectators. That’s down almost 370,000, or 20.9%, from the same point in 2019 (1,770,455).
It’s all winding down this weekend as the Lynx, struggling through their worst season since 2010, try to squeeze out a 12th consecutive playoff berth to extend their league record and to send Sylvia Fowles back to the post season for a final time.
Aurora topped the USL W League in attendance at 5,626 per game; better than seven of the 12 NWSL clubs.
In a homer-happy era where strikeouts are accepted as part of the deal, Arraez is a throwback; a contact hitter to all fields who rarely swings and misses.
The only WNBA player to win five championships – one in Sacramento before that club disbanded, then four with the Lynx – Brunson succeeded because of her willingness to do the gritty, non-glamorous stuff that doesn’t make ESPN highlights but wins games.
This year, the longtime Minnesota Spokesman-Recorder writer was inducted into the United States Basketball Writers Association Hall of Fame for his coverage of women’s college basketball.
The Aurora play in the fledgling USL W League, a 44-club amateur circuit that hopes to feed players to the professional National Women’s Soccer League. It’s like baseball’s Northwoods League for collegians, only with some high school players and post-graduates mixed in.
Never in their history had the Lynx put as many talented players in the street as they did this past week.
About eight months ago, Sack said, he began to feel numbness in the fingers of his drawing hand. Numbness and tingling soon spread up his arm, all the way up to the shoulder. A neurologist diagnosed carpal tunnel syndrome and nerve issues.
As long as he’s here, it’s clear Correa wants to make an impact, and not just with his bat and glove.
This weekend’s NCAA Women’s Final Four at the Target Center will be the first since the Kaplan Report came out, and we’re already seeing some of the report’s suggestions implemented.
What is beyond debate, according coaches with decades on the Minnesota basketball scene, is that state-produced talent is better and deeper than ever.
In February, the Star Tribune announced that Dardarian, currently the No. 2 leader in the newsroom, will succeed outgoing Editor Rene Sanchez.