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Youngblood covered the Vikings in two NFC title games, Gophers football in two bowl games, both the Wild and Wolves in conference championship series and three Lynx WNBA champions.He has been writing about sports for nearly three decades, including several years in Wisconsin covering the Green Bay Packers, including two trips to the Super Bowl.

Wolves take advantage of schedule to work Towns back into fold

The Timberwolves had four days off between Karl-Anthony Towns' long-awaited return and the start of a critical three-game road trip.

U women's guard Borowicz leaving team after post-surgery struggles

Roseau native Katie Borowicz played 29 games this season after missing the previous season recovering from surgery to relieve pressure that her brain was putting on her spine.

Plitzuweit meets her players, calls them energetic, hungry, close knit

Having won everywhere she's been, new Gophers women's basketball coach Dawn Plitzuweit has a plan. And that plan starts with her first practice with the team Tuesday.

Plitzuweit's West Virginia staff could follow her to Minnesota

Dawn Plitzuweit's assistant coaches followed her to West Virginia from South Dakota, and she said the staff "has a great deal of synergy."

Gophers hire West Virginia coach to replace Whalen

Dawn Plitzuweit is a Wisconsin native who coached South Dakota to the Sweet 16 last season before spending one year as West Virginia's coach.

West Virginia's Plitzuweit emerges as the top candidate for Gophers basketball job

The Gophers are working to replace Lindsay Whalen, and an announcement could come as soon as Saturday.

After big improvement, U women's center Michaeaux looks to leave

Rose Micheaux, whose scoring average jumped from 4.7 to 13.9 this season, made her decision to enter the transfer portal one week after AD Mark Coyle announced Lindsay Whalen's departure.

Big Ten's top teams poised to thrive in NCAA women's basketball tourney

Indiana is a No. 1 seed, Maryland and Iowa are No. 2 seeds, and Ohio State is a No. 3 seed, giving the Big Ten a chance to impact each regional.

Wolves lose 'really rough' battle filled with technicals, failed free throws

In a game that had the Timberwolves thinking they were playing against both the Celtics and the officials, Minnesota was down by as many as 14 until a late-rally fell short.

With playoffs nearing, Wolves say Towns will return 'in coming weeks'

The Wolves regular season ends April 9. The Wolves will try to break a four-game home losing stream tonight against Boston.