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Patrick Reusse


Reusse: Augsburg, the hometown team, having a strong winter in athletics

Reusse: Augsburg, the hometown team, having a strong winter in athletics

Augsburg is rated No. 1 in wrestling, No. 4 in men's hockey, and there's more good news after a rough fall on the gridiron.


Reusse: Dick Stigman has lost another Twins teammate in Lenny Green

Stigman, the lefthander from downtown Nimrod, Minn., is the senior coach for Fantasy Campers this week at Twins' complex.


Reusse: Saban can surpass Bear in national titles, although not in Alabama legend

Alabama’s adulation for football coach Nick Saban, left, is clear every time the school puts a deposit in his bank account. The state's adulation fo

Maybe if Nick Saban covered that coiff of hair with a houndstooth hat he could be as lovable as Bear Bryant. A few wrinkles in the face would help, too.


Reusse: When it came to a gig, Mean Gene knew he was among luckiest on planet

Interviewer Gene Okerlund jousted with Jesse “The Body” Ventura and his manager, Bobby “The Brain” Heenan in August 1982.

Okerlund was selling ads for independent TV station Channel 11. Verne Gagne needed emergency interviewer for the weekly wrestling show at station -- and the rest became legend.


Minneapolis Armory gains spot in rotation for Premier Boxing Champions events

Jamal James reacted after he knocked out opponent Mahonry Montes in the welterweights class.

The first of four PBC cards this year will be held on Feb, 23. Minneapolis welterweight contender Jamal James will be in a featured bout.


Reusse: Washington playing catch up with prep guards who left state

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Isaiah Washington was most-ballyhooed recruit of Richard Pitino's six years with Gophers. Two Minnesota point guards from the same class have broken through elsewhere.


Reusse: Our 'UNLV' headed for Vegas, and warning needs repeating

Reusse: Our 'UNLV' headed for Vegas, and warning needs repeating

Uncle Pat gave some advice to La Velle Neal III before he headed to New Orleans for baseball's winter meetings in 2003. This time he's visiting another evil temptress: Vegas.


Reusse: Foster OK, but QB-needy Washington won't touch Kaepernick

Colin Kaepernick

The NFL remains vile in its boycott of Colin Kaepernick. Also: We get to the bottom of the two Flecks.


Reusse: Three batting titles guarantee historic standing for Mauer

The Twins' Joe Mauer collected his 2,000th career hit this season.

The American League started in 1901. There have been three batting titles won by a catcher, all by Joe Mauer. Will a catcher ever win another one?


Reusse: Friday a first-rate showcase of Gophers women's sports success

Reusse: Friday a first-rate showcase of Gophers women's sports success

Lindsay Whalen's first game as coach drew a big crowd to the Barn. And the No. 3-rated volleyball Gophers packed the Pav again to reach 15-0 in the Big Ten.


Reusse: Who would Calvin have hired as Twins manager? That's easy

Reusse: Who would Calvin have hired as Twins manager? That's easy

Admittedly, the reason for former owner Calvin Griffith to reach the same conclusion as Derek Falvey and Thad Levine would not have been sharing "intellectual curiosity'' with the new manager.


Reusse: Baldelli's youth baseball buddy became a brother

Reusse: Baldelli's youth baseball buddy became a brother

New Twins' manager Rocco Baldelli spoke about a desire for diversity on his staff, words that ring true with his immediate family.


Fans wearing Butler's No. 23 to Target Center came out fine on Friday

Unhappy customers could not be dissuaded from booing Jimmy Butler and Tom Thibodeau in pregame introductions. Butler turned 'em around in Wolves victory.


Reusse: Really, Gophers have beaten Ohio State. (We have witnesses)

Frank Jacobs of Minnesota caught a touchdown pass midway through the third quarter in Minnesiota's 1981 upset of Ohio State.

When thinking bad thoughts about Ohio State, remember this: If not for the Buckeyes, Minnesota still would be waiting to win a Rose Bowl.


Reusse: One Johnnie's first question. 'How do they win here?'

Reusse: One Johnnie's first question. 'How do they win here?'

Steve O'Toole soon found out there was a method behind the St. John's approach, and he became a tremendous defensive tackle for John Gagliardi.


Another Martin Luther football mystery solved: Once rated No. 677 (among 677)

Twitter follower tracks down SI's bottom 10 of all colleges from November 1991. It was not kind to UMAC schools.


Reusse: Catching gear never lost its place in Mauer's baseball soul

Joe Mauer at Cretin-Derham Hall in 2001.

Two decades ago, catching was so important to Joe Mauer that he stayed on Cretin-Derham Hall's freshman team rather than finding another position on the varsity.


From Sept. 25, 1988: Bostock's murder still causes pain, bewilderment

This weekend will marks 40th anniversary of Lyman Bostock's murder. He was unforgettable for reasons far beyond the tragic circumstance of his death at age 27.


Reusse: NFL wants defenders scared, so it'll support flag-happy ref

Reusse: NFL wants defenders scared, so it'll support flag-happy ref

The NFL is making it up as it goes along on roughing calls. And after Sunday in Lambeau, they will be able to call a penalty for making a quarterback feel claustrophobic.


Reusse: Fritz, Smith have hoops stories to share from Hot Box and Rat Hall

Steve Fritz is in his 52nd and last school year at St. Thomas. Jim Smith coached 51 years at St. John's. That should be some round of golf.