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Reusse: Lightly regarded Giants started hitting home runs, and changed baseball

Pitchers have held the advantage, but San Francisco's changed approach could offer promise to Twins hitters.


Reusse: Cornhuskers better, but still struggling to return to glory

Nebraska, under coach Scott Frost, is 15-24 including 3-4 this season. He has a ways to go to turn the program into a national power again.


Reusse: St. Thomas football stays competitive, but the MIAC doesn't

The Tommies seem to be adjusting to Division I just fine, while the D-III MIAC is ironing out things after taking in new members.


Reusse: MSU Mankato, little hockey power on the prairie, is making big impression

The Mavericks emerged with a hard-fought 1-0 victory over St. Cloud State on Friday night, drawing the kind of crowd others look to emulate.


Reusse: After shocking 6-31 season, U baseball coach John Anderson picks up the pieces

Anderson's 40th season as Gophers baseball coach was like none other he'd been through — and it forced him to do something he'd never done before in hopes of restoring the team to success.


Reusse: Albert Lea's Chuck Jean leaves behind tall tales of wrestling lore

Jean, who died on Sept. 29 at 72, was a four-time college champion whose bout with a big buck still has people chuckling in awe.


Reusse: 'Touchdown Jesus' is from Minnesota? You betcha

Notre Dame's famous, 132-foot Jesus is actually from Minnesota and many other locations. But the hardworking "detail guy" who made it happen was from Cold Spring.


Reusse: Louie Varland makes himself next Twins pitching prospect to watch out for

The North St. Paul product was a 15th-round draft pick who put on weight and piled up strikeouts.


Reusse: Warming up to Vikings' Zimmer and his rare coaching candor

Here's hoping Mike Zimmer has success this season and sticks around since coaches offering candor are endangered species around here.


Reusse: A smattering of late-summer thoughts for the start of October

From the Twins' forgettable season to a touching gesture from the late Mick Tingelhoff and more items in between, our columnist empties his summer notebook as fall approaches.