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Reusse: College hockey season has become 190 days of constant uncertainty

Roster depletion from the Olympics and, of course, COVID-19 have only added to the concerns.


Reusse: Revered yet embattled, Robinson to be honored by Gophers wrestling

There will be a reunion this weekend and a reconciliation of sorts with former coach J Robinson — although it's an accord not needed with the athletes and most college wrestling fans.


Reusse: Missed home Super Bowl was a sign of Vikings to come under Zimmer

The no-show in Philadelphia was the beginning of the end for his tenure, which appears to have reached its conclusion.


Reusse: Once far removed, U's Ramberg is undersized, unlikely contributor for Gophers

Will Ramberg came to the Gophers men's basketball team by way of Cook County High School and McGill University in Montreal.


Reusse: Gophers met their match, but Johnson looks like an upgrade

Although Illinois dominated Tuesday, Gophers men's basketball coach Ben Johnson has generated optimism, while his predecessor Richard Pitino finds himself in a predicament.


Reusse: Football doesn't need fixing, but that doesn't stop Grant from imagining improvements

Bud Grant is 94, still in love with the game and full of ideas.


Reusse: Minnesota outdoor hockey, from Marvin to Motzko to Micheletti

Saturday's Winter Classic at Target Field will be the marquee event for the NHL.


Reusse: Fleck's sustained success at U separates him from Holtz's legacy

P.J. Fleck has three Gophers bowl victories now and could take the program down a path that Lou Holtz might have paved, had he stayed.


Reusse: How Gophers ended up playing in Phoenix is mysterious

This is the first Guaranteed Rate Bowl, but the Gophers have been in this game several times before.


Reusse: No 'monster' at all, Clark goes from fighting bad guys to training fighters

After a colorful and eclectic journey through the decades and several countries — a life which might be made into a movie, based on his autobiography — James Clark trains fighters of all kinds in his Fridley gym.