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Johnson also spent 17 years as sports copy editor/layout editor at the Star Tribune after five years in a similar role with the St. Paul Pioneer Press. From 1991 through 1995, he was assistant sports editor and Penn State football beat writer for the Centre Daily Times in State College, Pa.


U softball faces steep climb, but thrilled to make NCAA tournament again

Minnesota opens Friday against Texas A&M and likely needs to beat Oklahoma, the tournament's No. 1 overall seed, to reach the Super Regionals.


NCAA softball schedule for Norman Regional

The Gophers will face Texas A&M at 4 p.m. Friday in the double-elimination tournament.


Olympic gold medalist Sidney Morin signs with Whitecaps

The former Minnetonka High School and Minnesota Duluth standout defenseman agreed to a two-year deal with the Premier Hockey Federation team. She won Olympic gold with Team USA in 2018.


NCAA relaxes rules on football conference title games

Leagues no longer must pit division winners against each other, and the Pac-12 quickly changed its format. How the Big Ten will react remains to be determined.


CCHA adding Augustana as ninth member when school starts hockey in 2023

The team will be coached by a former Gophers assistant and is joining the league that includes Minnesota State, St. Thomas and Bemidji State.


Banged-up Wild: Dumba's punctured lung, Eriksson Ek's missing teeth

Matt Dumba hesitated when asked about the injury that limited his effectiveness vs. the Blues; Joel Eriksson Ek lost three teeth to a teammate's stick.


Gophers among final four for Cooper football standout Jaxon Howard

The top football recruit in Minnesota for the 2023 class has Minnesota and three traditional football powers on his list of four schools.


Former Gophers, Patriots standout Cappelletti dies

Keewatin, Minn., native Gino Cappelletti starred for the Gophers in the 1950s and the Boston Patriots of the AFL in the 1960s. He was 89.


NCHC names St. Cloud State AD Weems as its new commissioner

She replaces Josh Fenton, who helped build the league and recently became commissioner of the Summit League.


Commissioner Flowers leaving WCHA to become AD at Southwest Minn. State

The Winona State graduate spent three years in charge of the successful women's hockey league.