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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: For first time since 1952, fan doesn't get his boys' state tournament fix

Wendell Fredin's 67-year streak of making it to the Twin Cities for the tournament came to an end.


Tausch goofed around, but was dependable Vikings teammate

His Vikings linemate Tim Irwin called the late guard "my left arm."


Reusse: Former U standout Seliger-Swenson gets a taste of volleyball in France

"Triple S" enjoyed her time abroad before returning to Minnesota when the pandemic hit.


Reusse: Colorful Ramos got Twins franchise started right in '61 opener

Take a look back at The Greatest Day in Minnesota Sports History: April 11, 1961. It was a three-hit shutout by Pedro Ramos, outlasting future Hall of Famer Whitey Ford


Reusse: An epic ending to the era of Minnesota's one-class basketball

This Week in Minnesota Sports: There were the usual 18,000 customers inside Williams Arena to watch a state one-class basketball champion in 1970, when tiny Sherburn ended that era by beating South St. Paul.


Reusse: NFL players led by dunderhead union boss

Most negotiators would not be as proud as DeMaurice Smith seems to be about producing a deal with a lower cut of revenues and a grant of unchallenged power to a power-mad commissioner.


Reusse: Fiser's run as U softball ace comes to an end — or does it?

Senior Amber Fiser pitched in 46 of the Gophers' 60 games last season. Her senior season - like so many - has been cut short. Will she move on or take advantage of an added year granted by the NCAA?


Reusse: Cavner says PGA Tour got virus action right

3M Open CEO says tour commissioner Jay Monahan "is solid in crisis mode."


Reusse: U baseball players got reality check with quick end to season, Anderson says

A "do-over" season being offered by the NCAA can be viewed as an optimistic scenario given this week's shutdown events. But for some, another year means spending more money to stay in school.


Patrick Reusse on Sid Hartman: The birthday boy is awesome (literally)

  I nteractions with Sid Hartman have caused people to be annoyed, alarmed, amused, afraid, agonized, alienated and accepting, and those are just the “a’’…