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Report: Texas Tech players describe 'toxic culture' under former U coach Stollings

Former Minnesota head coach Marlene Stollings confers with guard Kenisha Bell (23) during a game against Ohio State in 2018.

The former Gophers women's basketball coach is the subject of an report published by USA Today headlined: "Texas Tech women's basketball players describe toxic culture: 'Fear, anxiety and depression.'"


Twins and fake noise: Still in state of denial about World Series rumbling

Cardinals fans had suspicions about the Metrodome in 1987.

Back when the Twins won the World Series in 1987, crowd noise was a front-and-center topic. And legendary broadcaster Al Michaels hasn't been shy about sharing his suspicions.


And the winner of Minnesota's best high school nickname contest is ...

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Started as a way to fill the void in the spring's lack of high school sports, the Minnesota State High School League's nickname challenge gave its followers a shining month of fun.


Sports cancellations starting to pile up among small colleges

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Eleven Division III schools have announced they won't field teams during fall semester. More decisions will be made in the next few weeks.


Former Gophers coach Jerry Kill has now conquered the coronavirus, too

Former Gophers coach Jerry Kill has now conquered the coronavirus, too

The former Gophers football coach, who is now a special assistant at TCU and has battled an assortment of health issues, contracted the virus while going out to dinner.


Baseball's labor battle: Ten things to know about the ongoing drama

The grounds crew cut the grass at Target Field earlier this year.

If you're a baseball fan, this week has probably played heavily on your emotions. Here are 10 questions about the latest in the negotiations to help sort out things.


U women's hoops: How does the incoming recruiting class stack up?

Gopher coach Lindsay Whalen

Lindsay Whalen's third season as head coach is an important one, and she'll have several new players who should get significant playing time right away.


Canterbury mailbag: How do I get an invitation to the track?

A couple of questions about access to Canterbury Park, which is being tightly controlled because of the pandemic.


Golf mailbag: How much have you missed watching pro golf?

The PGA Tour returns to action Thursday in Fort Worth, Tex., at the Charles Schwab Challenge. We wondered how much you missed watching the pros play.


Title-winning coaches: One says he failed, another sees 'blessing' in sports shutdown

The 2003 Concordia College soccer team. Coach Jim Cella is in the top right on the right.

A Hall of Fame soccer coach from Concordia College called himself out in a 1,000-word essay about racism while the men's basketball coach at St. Thomas found a blessing in the near complete shutdown of sports.


Pandemic football audible: What if Gophers played North Dakota State?

North Dakota State defensive back Marcus Williams (1), who played high school football for Hopkins, scored after a pass interception against the Gophe

If the college football schedule is thrown into disarray by COVID-19 based travel restrictions, could Minnesota and North Dakota State put on a hastily planned game (or two)?


The Last Dance: Series ends, Jordan's search for acceptance goes on

Michael Jordan pours bubbly on Dennis Rodman inside the locker room after winning the NBA title on June 14, 1998.

Michael Jordan found peace on the basketball court, but the questions remain about whether he's ever really found peace away from the game.


U women's hoops mailbag: Any in-state recruits on the 2021 horizon?

U women's hoops mailbag: Any in-state recruits on the 2021 horizon?

The Gophers have two Minnesotans committed from the Class of 2021, and are looking at others, including a star center from Farmington.


Gophers baseball/softball mailbag: What's the outlook for 2021?

Gophers baseball/softball mailbag: What's the outlook for 2021?

Both teams had their seasons cut short this year, but both are well-stocked for next year.


Golf mailbag: Sharing your feelings about socially distanced golf

Golfers practice putting at Braemar Golf Course in Edina.

After a month of hitting the course with modified rules to prevent the spread of COVID-19, we took your temperature about what it's like playing this way.


Canterbury mailbag: Shouldn't racing without spectators be a sure thing?

Canterbury Park could open for horse racing without live fans. But Minnesota residents won't be able to bet on the races via computer or phone the way

Horses are arriving at the race track in Shakopee and people have an assortment of questions about what's going to happen next.


'The Last Dance,' In tragedy and defeat, Michael Jordan finds himself

Michael Jordan serves his father, James, right, a slice of birthday cake while his mother, Deloris watches during a party in honor of Jordan's 26th bi

The death of Michael Jordan's father, James, sends him on a journey away from the game of basketball, followed by a failure that fuels his second stint with the Bulls.


'The Last Dance,' Parts V and VI: Do you really want to be like Mike? It's a fair question

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As Michael Jordan reaches international superstardom, the world starts encroaching on his personal life and the image he has created. How would you handle that?


'The Last Dance,' Parts III and IV: Rodman steals the show just by being Rodman

Dennis Rodman added toughness, and weirdness, to the Chicago Bulls when he played for them from 1995-98. His story is a major theme of The Last Dance,

ESPN's The Last Dance will ultimately be the story of Michael Jordan. But what a blessing that we were given both Jordan and Dennis Rodman on the same team in 1998, with the cameras rolling.


Golf mailbag: Will 3M Open really happen? And how was your game?

Superintendent Brandon Gauster placed a pin flag for the 10th green, complete with an addition so the ball doesn't fall all the way in the hole, as he

There are a lot of variables that go into putting on a pro golf tournament. What needs to fall into place for the 3M Open to go on as planned?