The push to add athletics is part of a broader mission to rebrand the college — long an important feeder to the region’s manufacturing base — as a place with an expanding portfolio.
There are other Minnesota teams to watch. But if nothing but Target Field will soothe your baseball fix, that’s fine — just be savvy about it. Pick a game where there might be something cool to see.
“We’re not a team or an organization that’s going to censor what our players say,” said Rebekkah Brunson, a former team captain who’s now a Lynx assistant coach. “If you feel like something moves you and you need to speak about it, that’s 1,000 percent what you should do.”
With a deal finalized to make the St. Paul Saints the Minnesota Twins’ AAA affiliate, Twins president Dave St. Peter and principal owner Jim Pohlad insist they want the Saints to remain what they are: the most irreverent franchise in baseball.
When news broke Sunday that Sid Hartman had died, a few months past his 100th birthday, it still came as a surprise. Sid? Dead? Impossible. Everyone knew Sid would outlive us all.
There were the times when you wanted to smack Sid. And there were times you wanted to hug him.
In Division III, coaches mainly choose lifestyle and security over notoriety. For coaches of St. Thomas’ 22 sports, that’s all changing.
Meet Tom Douple, commissioner of the Summit League, one of the key players in St. Thomas’ unlikely ascension to big-time college athletics.
How do you market baseball to fans with no desire to spend the game in an assigned seat?
Without access to locker rooms and clubhouses, and with safety the primary concern, both the Star Tribune and Pioneer Press are rethinking their coverage and travel norms.
At a time when Fox Sports North is normally gearing up for one of its busiest stretches, COVID-19 has brought the sports calendar to a halt. So how does Minnesota’s regional sports network choose what to put on TV?
A contingent of homeowners and environmental advocates say a proposal to keep wakesurfing 200 feet from shore, docks, and swimmers in Minnesota won’t be effective.
Reeve always considered herself an advocate for women, using her standing as one of the most successful coaches in WNBA history to push for various causes. But Reeve realized she was falling short in promoting and preparing women to be head coaches.
“If it can happen at St. Cloud, it can happen anywhere,” said Minnesota State Athletics Director Kevin Buisman.
Last season, Coplin averaged a MIAC-leading 28 points per game, while also topping the league in rebounding, steals, field goals, free throw percentage and minutes per game. The National Association of Basketball Coaches (NABC) named him the best D3 player in the country.
The Gophers approach this postseason without last year’s pressure and expectation, which may help.
That’s the big question after a proposal to build a $42 million, 8,500-capacity stadium in Shakopee near Canterbury Park that would be home to a team called the Metro Millers was unveiled this week.
There’s nothing really stopping Fleck from jumping at the next big thing, for more money or a higher national profile. But there’s also nothing stopping Minnesota from firing him if things go sideways.
If you want ESPN’s attention, skip the talk. Give them something they can’t ignore — like what Gopher women’s hockey player Amy Potomak did with her Magical Mystery Goal.
Republican state Sen. Roger Chamberlain plans to introduce a bill in 2020 modeled on legislation passed in California, a measure that would let student athletes profit from their name and image, including endorsement deals.