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Is St. Thomas too good for the MIAC? Yes, but ...

University of St. Thomas players Thomas Sjoberg, Grant Shaeffer, Will Dunn, Jodan Burich and G.T. Johnson celebrate after St. Thomas won the NCAA Division III men's college basketball championship game in March. The Tommies also finished second in NCAA D-III football.

MIAC power St. Thomas once researched a potential move to NCAA Division I, but instead decided that fielding winning Division III athletic programs better fit the school's philosophy.

Was it a double-standard to leave Miguel Sano in after taking Eddie Rosario out?

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While both Miguel Sano and Eddie Rosario had breakout rookie 2015 seasons in their own ways, Sano is a potential future star while Rosario’s ceiling is probably lower as a potential solid contributor.

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Grossman gets first-ever middle-of-the-lineup start tonight

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Park and Dozier get a night off in an effort to break their slumps.

Paul Martin hits another NHL playoff milestone

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Former Gophers defenseman Paul Martin and Phil Kessel are among a handful of NHL players with ties to Minnesota still competing in the Stanley Cup playoffs.

Updating our defensive depth chart projection for Vikings' spring workouts

A starting job will not be handed to Trae Waynes, but the Vikings are hopeful that their top pick from 2015 will be ready to start at cornerback in 2016.


Gophers baseball wins Big Ten MVP, coach of the year honors

John Anderson won the Big Ten coach of the year award for the sixth time. Matt Fielder was named MVP.


Could the Wolves benefit from 'Global Ambassador' like Drake?

Rap superstar Drake has helped boost the international brand of the Toronto Raptors. Who would be the best Minnesota native to boost the Wolves' image?


Canterbury reports successful opener after changes in wagering + Photo Gallery

In April, Canterbury announced it was lowering its takeout—the amount of money it keeps from each wager to pay for purses and track expenses—to the lowest level of any track in the country.


Miracle on Ice goalie selling his gold medal, mask, skates

It took a miracle for Jim Craig to win a gold medal in hockey at the 1980 Olympics, but, after 36 years, he's willing to let it go.


The one thing we know about sports: We don't know anything

One of the hardest things to say in life is “I don’t know” — and that difficulty only increases in a sports world full of hot takes and smarter-than-your analysis.


Former Gopher Rickey Foggie no longer to coach Eagan football

The ex-quarterback had been offered the head coaching position but later withdrew his name for "personal reasons,'' a school district spokesman said.


Vikings stadium photo-bombing tussle not subsiding

The Minnesota Vikings and Wells Fargo filed another set of opposing motions in the photo-bombing lawsuit about signs on two buildings.


Souhan: Two pieces of happy news (In other words, not about the Twins)

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Gophers playing Florida State again in Big Ten/ACC challenge

The University of Minnesota men's basketball team will play Florida State in the ACC / Big Ten Challenge this winter for the third time in five seasons.


Derby winner Nyquist is sick and won't run in Belmont

So much for a rematch in the Belmont Stakes.


Wild reaches deal with prospect Chase Lang; other signing news

The Wild signed one of its three 2014 sixth-round picks Tuesday


Prepare for 'this is Teddy Bridgewater's prove-it year' to become national narrative

It’s only natural that there will be plenty of discussion of Bridgewater and whether he can take another step forward. It started months ago — and you can even find evidence of it on the Vikings’ website.


Scoggins: Maybe Dozier will get the hint from the bench

In a season of disappointment for almost every Twins player in uniform, Dozier looks lost — defiant is probably more accurate — at the plate as he attempts to yank every pitch down the left-field line.


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