Gophers' Big Ten title chances being taken seriously

Picked to finish fifth in the Big Ten West, the Gophers are one win away from a date with Ohio State in the conference championship game.

Now in the NHL, ex-Gophers stars set to tangle in Florida

Former college teammates Nick Bjugstad, Erik Haula to start a rivalry in the NHL that will feature some talking.

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Reusse blog: Whirlwind romance of Murrays worked out OK


Murray Oliver married Helen Murray in 1962. On Sunday, 52 years later, she lost "Muzz'' to a heart attack.

Gleeman and the Geek, Ep 172: BSing with Stu


Aaron, John and Steve Neuman talk about another coaching move, Torii Hunter rumors and 40-man roster moves.

Souhan: Kalil avoids media, but not controversy

The Vikings tackle took three crucial penalties in the loss to the Packers on Sunday, and had no interest in talking about the gaffes.

Scoggins: Packers use run, not pass, to foil Vikings

The Vikings did an admirable job in limiting a red-hot Aaron Rodgers, but the Packers proved they’re not a one-trick pony.

Hartman: Despite loss, more progress for Vikings + Video

They played the Packers much closer than earlier, and Greg Jennings sees it slowly coming together.

Bridgewater says being 'very excited' to play Packers affected his first-half accuracy

You might have noticed that Vikings rookie quarterback Teddy Bridgewater looked very much like a jittery rookie quarterback in the first half of Sunday’s 24-21 loss to the Packers …

Mark Craig's 5 Extra Points

Five takeaways from Sunday's Vikings-Packers game at TCF Bank Stadium.

Zimmer second-guesses not having onside kick + Video

Coach Mike Zimmer opted to kickoff deep from midfield rather than try an onside kick late in the game.

Wiggins' challenge for Wolves: Finding consistency

Andrew Wiggins’ recent games show an upward trend. He played the first 19 minutes of the Wolves' last game and finished with a game-high 41:11.

U women's basketball improves to 3-0 with road win over Memphis

Rachel Banham was limited to 23 minutes in the victory.

Gophers football notes: Kill ready to hold Cobb out, if necessary

Running back David Cobb might have 1,430 rushing yards, but Gophers coach Jerry Kill said he won’t let him face Wisconsin this week unless his left hamstring is 100 percent.

Gophers climb to No. 22 in AP, Coaches Polls

It is Minnesota's highest ranking this season. The Gophers will play at Wisconsin (No. 14 both polls) on Saturday to determine the Big Ten West title.

Interception a mistake Bridgewater can't afford

Teddy Bridgewater’s ill-advised floater became a costly pick.

Monday's TV sports listings

On the air Monday BASKETBALL TIME TV RADIO College men: Purdue vs. Kansas State 1:30 p.m. ESPN2 College men: Arizona vs. Missouri 4 p.m. ESPN2 College men: Villanova vs. VCU 6 p.m. ESPN2 College men: Arizona St. vs. Maryland 6 p.m. ESPNU College men: Santa Clara …

Ex-North Star Murray Oliver dies at 77

Oliver was an assistant coach for the North Stars from 1978-86, and was head coach for 36 games in 1982-83.

Vikings' Loadholt, Patterson suffer injuries in loss to Packers

Vikings right tackle Phil Loadholt and wide receiver Cordarrelle Patterson both dealt with injuries in the 24-21 loss to the Packers on Sunday at TCF Bank Stadium. Vikings head coach …

Vikings Postgame Meltdown: Choose your own misadventure in all seven losses

Each of the Vikings’ seven losses this season has followed a fairly familiar script. Though the final scores and margins have varied, there have been several consistencies throughout. Minnesota has …