MNUFC isn’t just unveiling a sparkling-new stadium, though. This is United’s third season in Major League Soccer, and for the first time they’ve given those scarf-wearing supporters some on-field success to cheer about.
With Michigan State in town for the Final Four, the debate over head coach Tom Izzo berating one of his players during first-round NCAA Tournament game comes to Minneapolis.
If the Twins are to contend, they need everything Buxton can give them, things he provided in flashes over parts of four injury-plagued seasons.
The workers are athletes who suit up for the St. Paul Saints, the minor league baseball team that plays home games at the heavily public subsidized CHS Field in Lowertown, 1.2 miles away from the state Capitol.
As much as anything, lengthy breaks between half-innings — MLB’s concession to television to squeeze in more commercials — created this mess.
Twins Executive Vice President and Chief Baseball Officer Derek Falvey is careful not to crow about the team’s investment in technology and analytics, since it merely brings the Twins in line with industry standard.
The Black Hart bills itself on Twitter as “queer soccer bar in Midway neighborhood of St. Paul,” in homage to the spot’s former occupant at 1415 University, the Town House bar.
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.
At the 1921 National Championships in Buffalo, Hoover won the intermediate single, the senior single, and the quarter-mile dash, which caught the attention of the rowing world.
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?
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.