Recent content from Patrick Reusse
Next week, the Gophers will be in the NCAA baseball tournament for the 17th time in the 33 years that John Anderson and soon-to-be-retired Ron Fornasiere have been a team.
Frank Qulici's death on Monday led to a reporter digging up a story in which Quilici said his hot streak at the plate could be tied to changing his head position to account for the size of his nose.
This team will struggle to reach .500 if someone doesn't get to Byron Buxton and Miguel Sano.
Bobby Wilson started his pro career in 2003. Name a baseball outpost and Wilson probably has played in it, either for the home team or as a visitor. But now he figures to stick in Minnesota for the season.
Norb Koch was a righthanded pitcher who could top his Gophers teammates on a golf course and in war stories.
Winnipeg's Dustin Byfuglien grew up in Roseau, 22 miles west of Warroad and the archrival for hockey supremacy in the northwest corner of Minnesota.
Nashville, Tampa Bay, Las Vegas and soon Seattle are alive with hockey fever while the NBA has settled for relocating teams in secondary markets like Oklahoma City,
There are other options, clearly, but it never can be declared a mistake for a much-sought football recruit to take his shot with the Irish.
It was so much simpler when Minnesota first tried an excursion into the North American version of big-league soccer in 1976.
Once a young major leaguer with a sweet swing, the Twins third baseman has been derailed on his way to stardom.