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Sid Hartman is a sports columnist. He also can be heard weekdays on WCCO AM-830 at 6:40, 7:40 and 8:40 a.m.

Hartman: A salute to the Joneses, Minnesota's great basketball family

There's no doubt that there has never been a pair of brothers from Minnesota who have been as decorated as Tyus and Tre Jones.

Sid's jottings

JOTTINGS • Before signing with the Vikings, Kirk Cousins spent time in town during Super Bowl week. He visited the Gophers football team and…

Hartman: Vikings, DeFilippo saw plenty of Cousins' play up close

Vikings coach Mike Zimmer on Thursday talked about how John DeFilippo's experience watching Kurk Cousins from the opposite sideline helped the Vikings' decisionmaking.

Hartman: Gophers coaches draw scrutiny as contract renewals approach

Gophers athletic director Mark Coyle said that he knows there are a lot of questions surrounding the contracts of some of his coaches.

Hartman: Vikings sought out best available QB in Cousins

By pursing Kirk Cousins, the Vikings hope he'll be as healthy and productive as in the past three years.

Hartman: Family ties could help land standout Edina lineman at U

After more than 20 unofficial visits to campuses around the nation, Carroll announced this past week he had narrowed his choice to six programs, and the Gophers are one of them. The others are Notre Dame, Ohio State, Penn State, Virginia Tech and Wisconsin.

Hartman: Downing rises from Eden Prairie backup QB to NFL assistant

New Vikings coach Todd Downing got his start playing for Mike Grant, then worked his way up.

Hartman: Gannon weighs in on Vikings-Packers, Keenum vs. Cousins

Former NFL MVP Rich Gannon sizes up the Vikings-Packers rivalry and the debate over the Vikings' next quarterback.

Hartman: Rowson guides Twins' young hitters to success

When James Rowson joined the Twins last season, he said he immediately saw just how athletic the young hitters were.

Sid's jottings

JOTTINGS • John Anderson, in his 37th season as the Gophers baseball coach, became the 20th coach in NCAA Division I baseball history to…