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Vikings mock draft round-up: Pick an offensive lineman, but which one?

Jonah Williams

There's a strong consensus that the Vikings should use their first-round draft pick for an offensive lineman? Which one, though, brings a wide array of opinions.


Four things we're thinking about as the Final Four wraps up

Four things we're thinking about as the Final Four wraps up

How did Virginia ever lose to a No. 16 seed last year? How did they react in Lubbock? Those were among the things we tried to answer as the Final Four ended its run in Minneapolis.


That 24-inch chili dog at Target Field. It'll cost how much?

That 24-inch chili dog at Target Field. It'll cost how much?

The Twins showed off new food items for the media earlier this week. But the price tags weren't released until later. Here they are.


How close did Duke come to taking a fall and busting your bracket?

Duke's Zion Williamson, right, shoots over Central Florida's Tacko Fall during the second half of a second-round men's college basketball game in the

Here's how close Duke came to becoming history in the second round of the NCAA tournament. Only a series of improbable last-minute plays saved the Blue Devils.


Get ready for a long U tournament run (in the women's NIT, that is)

Get ready for a long U tournament run (in the women's NIT, that is)

A website tracking women's NIT probabilities says the Gophers have the second-best chance to win it all.


North Dakota State: Tops in football, but in basketball ... not by a long shot

North Dakota State: Tops in football, but in basketball ... not by a long shot

You can make an argument that, under the circumstances, NDSU got the best possible outcome in the NCAA basketball tournament -- despite a potential date with Duke.


Justice Sullivan lands Gophers football scholarship offer

Justice Sullivan

Justice Sullivan, the son of former basketball standout and recent Star Tribune profile subject Jake Sullivan, is a sophomore defensive end at Eden Prairie.


Bigger night: A record-setting star or the girls who watched with Whalen?

Bigger night: A record-setting star or the girls who watched with Whalen?

Every now and then, you go to a game to watch one thing and get caught up in something unexpected. That happened at Lakeville North on Tuesday for the kids who ended up hanging out with Gophers coach Lindsay Whalen.


NCAA chances? U men, women in different places than you'd think

NCAA chances? U men, women in different places than you'd think

The women with their 19-7 record, including a 12-0 start and six-game winning streak, are in better position for the postseason than the up-and-down 17-9 men, right?


Wisconsin's Happ blows kisses to taunting Gophers fans

Wisconsin's Happ blows kisses to taunting Gophers fans

Ethan Happ, Wisconsin's All-Big Ten senior big man, finished his career without a loss at Williams Arena and said goodbye to his rivals in a happy manner.


College coach whose team scored 200 points. 'I knew I would take heat'

College coach whose team scored 200 points. 'I knew I would take heat'

Greenville University coach George Barber said: "There was a palpable shift in the crowd in the final minutes from 'Will they win?' to 'Will they get 200?' You could feel it."


Team scores 200 points in victory. But is this the right way to do it?

Team scores 200 points in victory. But is this the right way to do it?

Basketball games sometimes get out of hand. But you can have a good debate about how Greenville University reached 200 points in its victory over the weekend.


The game that WAS played as scheduled: Roseau vs. Warroad

The game that WAS played as scheduled: Roseau vs. Warroad

This is not an attempt to shame the schools around Minnesota that were wise enough to call off every scheduled athletic contest on Tuesday. Every contest except for one.


Sid in '79: Read Hartman's column from the Gophers' 1979 NCAA hockey title

Sid in '79: Read Hartman's column from the Gophers' 1979 NCAA hockey title

Sid Hartman, the 59-year-old sports columnist for the Minneapolis Tribune, dedicated nearly half of his Sunday column to "Herbie Brooks" and the Gophers on March 25, 1979.


First-time Hall of Fame voter: Happy to be part of the process

First-time Hall of Fame voter: Happy to be part of the process

For the first time this year, Howard Sinker was a baseball Hall of Fame voter. Unlike colleague Jim Souhan, who made a case for why he longer votes, here's why Sinker was glad to cast a ballot.


Watch: Lesnar, Steveson grapple in the Gophers wrestling room

Watch: Lesnar, Steveson grapple in the Gophers wrestling room

Former NCAA champion and WWE superstar Brock Lesnar paid a visit to his alma mater on Wednesday and scrapped with current No. 1-ranked heavyweight Gable Steveson


Ex-Vikings coach Brad Childress quits job in new football league

Ex-Vikings coach Brad Childress quits job in new football league

No explanation was given for Childress' departure, although there was some NFL speculation.


Another signing day, another college for ex-Gopher Vic Viramontes

Another signing day, another college for ex-Gopher Vic Viramontes

Minnesota was the third school that Vic Viramontes committed to, and his stay didn't go well or last long. On signing day, he chose his fourth. Now he's "Vegas Vic."


Chargers-Chiefs finish was first of its kind since Vikings-Saints in 2002

Chargers-Chiefs finish was first of its kind since Vikings-Saints in 2002

Remember when? The last time an NFL team won a game on a two-point conversion try with under 10 seconds to play, the Vikings broke a long losing streak when Daunte Culpepper stunned the Saints.


Sell off: Vikings fan takes out frustration with team on Craigslist

Sell off: Vikings fan takes out frustration with team on Craigslist

Not long after the Vikings finished their 21-7 loss to Seattle, a fan decided that U.S. Bank Stadium is of little use to the team.