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.
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.