Patrick Reusse


Reusse: Vikings need help, Fleck's sound bites, Twins free agency

Seahawks fans heckled Vikings coach Mike Zimmer as he took the field ahead of Monday night's game against the Seahawks in Seattle.

Green Bay needs a second loss. Fleck is 100% responsible only in words, not in specifics. And the Twins should spend their money on the planet's most professional hitter.


Reusse: Last season's series of trades hasn't been what's haunting the Wild

Mikael Granlund was one of former Wild GM Paul Fenton's high-profile trades, going to the Predators. He hasn't broken through in Nashville, either, co

Fired GM Paul Fenton still gets bashed as easily at Xcel Energy Center as Tom Thibodeau does at Target Center. But there is one defense for the small return on Mikael Granlund, Charlie Coyle and Nino Niederreiter.


Backup minutes come and go for Dieng and Vonleh, the caddies for KAT

Vonleh was backup center at season's start. Dieng has gotten a share of that duty lately, and Vonleh had first two DNPs vs. Jazz.


Reusse: Wise Boomer willing to share Gophers football perspective with curious youth

Coach Bernie Bierman, middle, and the Gophers football team beat Michigan in November of 1934 to earn the Little Brown Jug trophy. Younger Gophers fan

There are a couple of notations required in the Gophers' best start (9-0) since 1904 narrative -- including Bernie Bierman's four national champions that only played eight games.


Jim Beattie, boxing's Kid Galahad: A Minnesota story that got away

Jim Beattie in July 1968.

Jim Beattie died this week at age 77. He was a 6-foot-9 heavyweight boxer and had one of the most interesting stories you could find among Minnesota athletes of the past 60 years.


Reusse: Question haunts (old) Gophers fans: 'Do we have the hay in the barn?'

Coach Murray Warmath

This battle of November unbeatens is contender for biggest Gophers' home game since No. 1 Iowa vs. No. 3 Minnesota in 1960. What's missing is an update on the hay.


Reusse: Covering World Series was great, until it started lasting too long

Washington players celebrated after winning Game 6 on Tuesday, which lasted 3 hours, 37 minutes.

Daily newspapers from MLB cities stopped covering the World Series with a reporter a number of years ago. And how can you blame them?


Reusse: Don't get any ideas. St. John's still perfect fit for MIAC

Reusse: Don't get any ideas. St. John's still perfect fit for MIAC

There are more coaches and much-improved facilities. But, unlike what's happened at St. Thomas, the informal attitude toward athletics hasn't changed much at St. John's over the last half-century.


Reusse: MLB has changed considerable Series history already in 21st Century

Former Twins and now Nationals catcher Kurt Suzuki whooped it up after Washington beat St. Louis 7-4 on Tuesday night to win the National League Champ

The Nationals' charge to the World Series crosses another long wait off the list for both a city and a franchise.


Reusse: 'Fleckian style' has taken over top levels of Minnesota's sports scene

P.J. Fleck's Gophers are riding high with a 6-0 record, a No. 20 rating in the weekly Associated Press poll, and with a team that stands as a 28½-poi

The skeptics have been pushed aside and coach P.J. Fleck's change-your-best campaign has become the rage in Minnesota sports well beyond Gophers football.


Reusse: Rocco's Road Warriors uphold Twins' tradition of crumbling vs. Yankees

Twins achieve longest losing streak in postseason history. It was well-earned with lousy fielding and futile relief pitching.


Reusse: Comparison to final home game in 1987 was temporary Sunday

Bert Blyleven threw a pitch against the Royals on Sept. 27, 1987, when the Twins won their final regular-season home game to clinch a share of their f

Bert Blyleven pitched a complete game to beat Royals and send Twins on division-clinching road trip in 1987. Martin Perez ... well, he didn't.


Reusse: Gibson's poor pitching leaves Twins' rotation an emaciated mess

Kyle Gibson yelled into his glove as teammates and manager Rocco Baldelli approached the mound to pull Gibson from the game following two walks with b

Even Rocco Baldelli, the eternally positive manager, seemed to support the 'nibbler' theory on Gibson after Thursday's abomination.


Gibby drops out of picture and leaves Twins' rotation an emaciated mess

Even Rocco Baldelli, the eternally positive manager, seemed to support the 'nibbler' theory on Gibson after Thursday's abomination.


Reusse: Twins need Rosario to answer 'Eddie' chants with hot streak

Minnesota Twins' Eddie Rosario bats against the Tampa Bay Rays in a baseball game Wednesday, June 26, 2019, in Minneapolis.

Right now, it's time for Eddie to return to being Big Moment Man, the best hitter in the Twins' employ when he's swinging at pitches in the same zip code.


Reusse: Twins continue to offer poorer brand of play in their home yard

Twins right fielder LaMonte Wade Jr. dives for a ball that went for an RBI triple by Cleveland's Oscar Mercado

The best road team in the major leagues has now lost 9 of its last 13 in Target Field after Friday's loss to Cleveland.


Reusse: South Dakota State's 'Coach Stig' turns uncertainty into success

John Stiegelmeier

Coach John Stiegelmeier, who brings his SDSU team to face the Gophers on Thursday, has turned his program from a mediocre football presence in Division II to a national contender in FCS.


Reusse: Bennetts' deaths will have Cobbers filled with sadness for a long time

Football coach Terry Horan: Barry Bennett, a gentle giant, and Concordia's all-time greatest athlete.


Reusse: Two bad days have earned coach Diaz place in Twins history

Twins third base coach Tony Diaz talked with Eddie Rosario at Target Field earlier this season.

Red Sox and Cubs fans have Wavin' Wendell Kim to remember. And now the Twins have a third base coach on the way to becoming a legend of the wrong kind.


Reusse: After decade of travels, Swarzak has World Series shot with Atlanta

Cleveland Indians' Anthony Swarzak follows through on a pitch against the Chicago White Sox in the sixth inning of a baseball game Tuesday, April 14,

It was a decade ago that Anthony Swarzak made his debut for the Twins: the starting pitcher against the Brewers. There have been many stops since.