Marney Gellner has just finished a stretch of shattering glass ceilings for FSN. And Channel 45 has enlisted WCCO-AM newscaster Sloane Martin to call boys Minnesota high school hockey tournament games, making her the first female play-by-play voice in the tournament’s 75 years.
How many coaches have to cycle through here before officials acknowledge what should have been obvious a long time ago: Middle-of-the-pack Big Ten finishes, with an occasional NCAA Tournament appearance, are the best Gopher fans can hope for.
Last season, Bello showed flashes of rebounding prowess for the Gophers, and her development this year has been one of the most impressive features of Whalen’s first season as a coach.
You can only sell a Minnesotan hope so many times before they tune you out and shut the door in your face. That door may be shutting on the Twins.
Too often last year, the Lynx were a two-woman team, with center Sylvia Fowles and forward Maya Moore the only consistent scorers. And now Moore apparently isn’t certain she wants to play this season.
Rosen brought no schtick, no gimmicks, no catch-phrases to his work for WCCO. He always came across as a decent guy with a passion for Minnesota sports, which is exactly what he’s always been.
Should it move at least some Big Ten Conference matches next door to Williams Arena, which holds 14,625?
Minnesota United FC sought to host the 89th edition of the St. John’s-St. Thomas extravaganza at the new Allianz Field for the same reason the Twins booked the 2017 game at Target Field: a serious payday.
On the same weekend that U.S. Bank Stadium will host two days of college hoops as a prelude to April’s NCAA Final Four, it’s worth revisiting what Hamline and its toasty arena used to be: the capital of college basketball in Minnesota.
Before the NBA career, before the lengthy second act as a Minnesota Timberwolves television analyst and Minnesota Lynx assistant coach, Jim Petersen was an exceptionally big deal in basketball in the state of Minnesota. Think Tyus Jones, only taller.
Why Mauer caught such flak over the course of his career while Whalen remained universally beloved.
Teary retirement press conferences are almost a cliché, but the rawness of this from someone so soft-spoken and stoic was something else. Mauer being Mauer, he even apologized to anyone he forgot to thank, promising to make up for it privately in the coming weeks.
Baldelli knows where he stands. He lacks Molitor’s Hall of Fame playing resume. He doesn’t expect instant credibility.
From this day forward, the garbage scow commonly known as the Minnesota Twins belongs to Derek Falvey and Thad Levine.
In the top of the 9th inning, with no one on the field except the umpires, Mauer emerged from the Twins dugout in his old catching gear. Mauer had to be talked into this final gesture, which his father suggested to his wife about a month ago.
Usually a “curse” is nothing more sinister than a bunch of bad decisions, compounded by more bad decisions. That’s where we are, finishing a week of tumult from two Minnesota franchises known for it.
In the crazy history of the independent Saints — formed in 1993 and still yucking it up after all these years — no one has managed the club longer than Tsamis.
Bethel’s run of 24 consecutive non-losing seasons is the longest active streak in the MIAC.
The league has changed, with a greater emphasis on 3-point shooting, and the Lynx need to adapt to stay relevant.