“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.
A look at the Timberwolves, the Gopher men and Gopher women, in order of likely success.
If you’re wondering how a club could employ an executive with so little common sense, and how its media relations team could mangle crisis management so badly, it’s because … well, they’re the Astros, one of baseball’s most arrogant and tone-deaf organizations.
If UST succeeds, Saturday’s annual St. Thomas-St. John’s football game may be the next-to-last in the MIAC’s most popular rivalry. UST is scheduled to exit the MIAC in the spring of 2021.
Twins officials have hinted at a much more active winter. Expect the team to re-sign Jake Odorizzi and possibly Michael Pineda, then go hunting for starting pitching.
League problems threaten the stability of local women’s pro hockey.
“I like the Twins,” said Kevin Millar, who played on that Red Sox team and who’s now a talking head on the MLB Network. “I don’t think they’re getting enough credit all the way through the board. This isn’t an 89-win team.”
Until Wednesday, the Loons had never won an MLS game they trailed at halftime, going 0-8 this season and 0-32-6 since joining the league in 2017.
Too many people have made it clear they care about only one thing when it comes to Moore: whether she returns to the Minnesota Lynx to play basketball.
MLB still hasn’t announced how the roster expansion and other proposed changes for 2020 are supposed to work. “We haven’t gotten clarification,” Indians manager Terry Francona said last weekend at Target Field. “It’s very vague.”
At least according to her teammates, including former league MVP Sylvia Fowles, who has taken to calling Collier “Roy,” fashioning a nickname from the initials for Rookie of the Year.
For all the optimism around boxing these days, however, worrisome signs abound.
With the Twins squandering a 11 1/2 game lead in the AL Central, none of their relievers inspiring any confidence, and fear persisting that the Twins will blow the division to Cleveland, fans have welcomed whatever help the Twins can get.
Three Minnesota gymnasts — along with 17-year-old swimmer Regan Smith of Lakeville, who broke two world records at last month’s world championships — give the state a collection of up-and-comers to follow leading up to Olympic team selection.