Patrick Reusse | Star Tribune
Columnist | Sports

Patrick Reusse is a sports columnist who writes two to three columns per week.

Reusse: Ex-Gophers setter Berg has old and new ties to Stanford volleyball

Stanford volleyball coach Kevin Hambly was an assistant with the Minnesota Chill, a professional volleyball team former Gophers setter Lindsey Berg played for after college.

Reusse: Former U coach began Big Ten's volleyball rise with Illini

Mike Hebert, who coached the Gophers to Final Fours in 2003, 2004 and 2009, was the first coach in the Big Ten to bring a team — Illinois — to the Final Four in 1987.

Reusse: Mankato football swallows tough pill in playoff loss to Ferris St.

The Mavericks have had a long run in excellence over the past decade, and what has been missing will be missed again this December: a national championship.

Reusse: Men's basketball coach tries turnaround back at Macalester

Abe Woldeslassie and assistant Conner Nord are recruiting energetically; for now, the Scots definitely need buy-in while facing a talent gap on most nights in the MIAC.

Reusse: Volleyball career ends earlier than anticipated for Gophers all-time great

Samantha Seliger-Swenson was the standout setter during a four-year run when Gophers volleyball began receiving interest from mainstream followers of Twin Cities sports.

Reusse: Whether 'Pretty Boy' or 'The Axe,' Larry Hennig was an original

Before making a name for himself on the pro wrestling circuits, Larry Hennig was a Minnesota state wrestling champion at Robbinsdale High School in 1954. He died this week at age 82.

Reusse: Coffey plays his best when Pitino needed it the most

This was as important as any game Richard Pitino has coached in what currently stands as a failed reign as keeper of the most famous barn in Minnesota.

Reusse: Longing for the simplicity of the Metrodome

There is too much meandering through endless corridors and too many different seating areas at U.S. Bank Stadium. Gone are the days of simple design: find your section, and sit down.

Reusse: Bethel football program on right path again

Bethel went 5-5 overall and 4-4 in the MIAC in 2015. Bethel was determined to make that mediocrity a blip on the program's résumé but until this season it has posted similar results.

Reusse: Wolves fans still want to worry instead of being happy

Even on a fabulous night for the Wolves, there was distress among some fans about the playing time of rookie Josh Okogie. Here's a blunt message to them