After tense practice, Suter voices dismay over switch on defense

Coach Mike Yeo's line-shuffling and scolding don't sit well with star Ryan Suter., who said "I don't know what's going on there. He decided to change things up."

It's not pretty, buit Vikings happy with being a run-oriented force

The Vikings are winning because of their commitment to the run through all four quarters, even if they aren't scoring many style points

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Postgame: Gophers fans introduced to Jordan Murphy in win over Clemson

Gold in the Barn

Ever since the freshman stepped on campus and we caught glimpses of the 6-6 forward's length and explosiveness at the basket, we've been waiting to see this.

Gophers pregame: Trying to contain Clemson's Blossomgame

Gold in the Barn

Jaron Blossomgame, the 6-7 Clemson big man, looks primed to take the next leap after averaging 20.7 points a game in his past three games.

Despite firings, don't expect a new-look Gophers offense

"I love 75-80 percent of what we do," Tracy Claeys said. "This isn't going to be a total overhaul." But there were reasons he felt a change had to be made.

Wolves' Rubio expected to play Tuesday vs. Orlando

Rubio missed both games of the Wolves' weekend California road trip after turning his left ankle — the same one he had surgery on in April — against Atlanta on Wednesday.

Scoggins: U's Claeys has right to make big moves in small window

Claeys deserves the freedom to make decisions that he feels will enable him to win in the short term to keep his job. Change can be both necessary and painful.

Star Tribune 2015-16 girls' basketball preview

A big-name coach takes over in Eden Prairie, two-time champion Park Center moves up to Class 4A and small schools with big-time programs are among the highlights of the new girls' basketball season.

Gophers still have good chance for a lower-tier bowl

Possible destinations include lower-profile Big Ten-affiliated bowls such as the Foster Farms Bowl (Dec. 26, Santa Clara, Calif.), the Pinstripe Bowl (Dec. 26, New York) and the Quick Lane Bowl (Dec. 28, Detroit).

Koreans in MLB tell Park: You can succeed here

Twins' prospective slugger says he's prepared for top-level baseball, just as he was prepared for Monday's snowstorm.

Lynx assistant Petersen interviews for coaching job with Sun

Connecticut interviewed the Lynx assistant/Wolves TV analyst.

Vikings' Adrian Peterson is close to his 2012 pace, with a catch + Video

Adrian Peterson is having another improbably breathtaking season, leading the NFL in rushing at age 30.

Minnesota Scene: Gophers defenseman Seeler suspended for one game

Gophers men's hockey junior Nick Seeler was suspended for one game by the Big Ten for a play in which he received a major penalty and game misconduct for contact to the head.

Claeys says he isn't going to 'blow up the whole offense'

Gophers coach Tracy Claeys said he won't hire an offensive coordinator without face-to-face interviews and that he's leaning toward promoting Jay Sawvel to defensive coordinator.

Vikings Live Chat with Matt Vensel at noon Tuesday

Join Vikings beat writer Matt Vensel for a Live Chat about the Vikings as they prepare for tough games at home against Seattle and on road next Thursday at Arizona.

Vikings coach Mike Zimmer: 'We played like a smart football team' + Video

Vikings coach Mike Zimmer was in an upbeat mood and listed things he was pleased about after the team raised its record to 8-3.

Exum picks up teammates with fill-in work at safety

Antone Exum's first NFL start was challenging. The Vikings were facing Atlanta's Julio Jones, the league's leading receiver, on Sunday as Exum stepped in for injured safety Harrison Smith.

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Lakeville North opens against talented Stillwater squad

Fresh off an undefeated boys' hockey season, the Panthers attempt another run at history, starting with the Ponies on Tuesday.