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Patrick Reusse is a sports columnist who writes three columns per week. Write to Patrick by e-mailing sports@startribune.com and including his name in the subject line.


Reusse: Bowling team had to clear way for Vikings to land their name

The original Vikings were a bowling team about to land a franchise in the National Bowling League, a new concept in kegling and planning to start competition in October 1961.


Reusse: Regional networks get their night baseball, defy pandemic

If this 60-game schedule is to be completed, the Twins will occupy nine out-of-town hotels and move in and out 11 visiting clubhouses. Why so much moving around and no bubble? Money.


Reusse: For Buxton, the mind is willing, but the luck isn't

A great coach once said: "An athlete is someone who can do what his mind tells him to do.'' The mind rarely asked too much of Byron Buxton as an athlete. The body has been another matter.


Reusse: Young genius. Twins appear to have scored with Derek Falvey

Falvey was a little-known 33-year-old member of the Cleveland front office when the Twins hired him in 2016 to head their baseball operation amid much skepticism.


Noel Jenke, a three-sport athlete for the Gophers in late 1960s, dies at 73

Jenke was a hard-hitting linebacker and potent lefthanded hitter in baseball. Remarkably, he played Gophers hockey after arriving from a high school without a hockey program.


MIAC to move several fall sports, including football, to the spring

Some coaches and athletes have been told that football, volleyball and soccer are among the sports that will switched from this fall to the spring if the NCAA and public health officials allows it.


Rosario's way: Swing first, ask questions later

Twins coaches want Eddie Rosario to take a more patient approach at the plate, without trying to curb his "magic hands" and aggressiveness. Rosario says he has a plan but is trying to heed that advice.


Reusse: Twins have easy schedule to playoffs? Stop and think about that

Solid pitching teams will have a greater advantage than normal over hard-hitting teams in this 60-game season. And the 2019 Twins won 101 games as a hitting team


Reusse: North Stars' Blair pulled a fast one in 1967 with camp setup

Wild athletes will have it much more comfortable as they embark on this great coronavirus-era experiment than did the North Stars, as they were launching Minnesota into the NHL as an expansion team 53 years ago.


Reusse: Bulgarian lifter Krastev found a home in Minnesota

Antonio Krastev was heading east on Hwy. 13 in Mendota Heights at 3 a.m. on July 9, speeding and driving on the wrong side of…