Should it move at least some Big Ten Conference matches next door to Williams Arena, which holds 14,625?
Legislation is already being drafted for lawmakers to take up the issue in 2019, the passage of which would add Minnesota to a growing list of states that have legalized betting on professional and college sports.
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.
“This struggle was very hard for me,” Diggins said. “It made me feel awesome to be able to overcome my eating disorder and succeed as an athlete.”
Baldelli knows where he stands. He lacks Molitor’s Hall of Fame playing resume. He doesn’t expect instant credibility.
As demographic changes transform the student makeup of many classrooms around the state, they have also impacted the state’s high school sports scene.
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.
If this is it for Mauer, he’s going out strong.
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.
We look at the latest data on what Minnesota’s student athletes are up to.
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.
It’s hard to imagine Mauer in another uniform. But with Brian Dozier and Eduardo Escobar gone, would the Twins retain a .276-hitting first baseman who hasn’t come close to 20 homers since his 2009 MVP season?
Whether you’re watching in person or on television, here are five players to keep your eye on.