Welcome to the portion of the 2021-22 NBA season during which team rosters are strafed by a virus-variant sniper practicing guerrilla warfare on competent basketball.
Vando is becoming a feel-good exception to the franchise’s historic failure at developing role players.
More than a quarter of the way through the 2021-22 season, the Timberwolves’ offense is currently ranked 24th in the NBA. That’s not where this team was supposed to be.
Baseball’s popularity has never been more precarious, and labor strife only adds to the sport’s mounting problems.
Even if the path to DLo’s blooming has been as idiosyncratic as his personality.
Enjoying the novelty of a team on the rise.
The yet-to-be-named club, which will compete in the fledgling USL W League, offers a community-ownership model that means exactly that — regular people owning shares of the club. Investors can jump in at six levels from $100 to $10,000.
Because the Wolves record is still a desultory 4-9, even die-hard fans have had trouble fully appreciating how overachieving the team’s defense has been.
After nine games, there is a growing realization that this Wolves outfit, perhaps more than any other, is corrosively affected by the franchise’s unparalleled legacy of losing.
The suit against the U claims male student-athletes are being discriminated against under Title IX, the law prohibiting sex-based discrimination in education programs receiving federal money.
Watching this team scrap and dig in to get stops during the first two weeks of the season has been a rare and rewarding experience, one that pleases the eye and warms the soul.
The box score proclaims that Karl-Anthony Towns had a fabulous game Monday night against the New Orleans Pelicans. But this is Karl-Anthony Towns, so it was not that simple.
Give Gersson Rosas his due: The Wolves head into Wednesday’s opening game of the 2021-22 NBA season in better shape, in both the short- and long-term, than they were when Rosas took over less than 30 months ago.
These slopes really make the grade.
The Lynx face Chicago on Sunday in the single-elimination second round, with the winner advancing to the best-of-five semifinals.
Economically, having a lot of competitions scheduled among the two programs makes sense — even if Minnesota and St. Thomas aren’t athletics peers by any reasonable metric.
Mallory Weggemann and Jeremy Snyder’s Twin Cities-based TFA Productions aims to change how society views athletes with disabilities, telling stories focused less on hearts and violins and more on sweat and performance.
“Hometown Kid, City Kid: A true story of a winning basketball team amidst demographic change” is sure to stir the pot.
Calling itself the Minnesota Athletic Alliance, the group continues pushing the U to acknowledge the changing NCAA landscape and reconsider the cuts.
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.