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Sid Hartman is a sports columnist. He also can be heard weekdays on WCCO AM-830 at 6:40, 7:40 and 8:40 a.m.

Hartman writes three columns each week.

Hartman: Vikings GM Spielman faces unique draft challenges this year

As important as any moves Rick Spielman might make this year during the NFL draft is how coordinated the front office staff will be in making group decisions.

Sid's jottings

JOTTINGS • Odds Shark has released its Big Ten football championship odds for 2020 and the Gophers rank seventh at 25-1. Ahead of them are…

Hartman: 'Lose and Love It' crowd strong as ever in Minnesota sports

Sid Hartman says that one of his mentors told him that as much as fans liked to win, they found just as much entertainment complaining about their favorite teams.

Hartman: NFL draft without fans is nothing new

For Vikings fans of a certain age, it might seem impossible that the draft will still be televised and take place without a big audience cheering or booing each pick.

Hartman: Wolves look for hope in midst of another difficult season

The team was undergoing a major makeover without much success either on the floor or at the gate when the NBA season shut down.

Hartman: Shutdown providing Fleck more problems than others face

When it comes to Gophers football, coach P.J. Fleck's squad is being put at a real disadvantage for two reasons by the total shutdown of college sports.

Hartman: Young players need to rise up for Vikings

It's hard to believe the team has lost so many quality players in such a short time. And it also shows how quickly the team is going to have to rebuild.

Hartman: U shines in athletics, academics

Beyond on-field success, the Gophers have high graduation rates and grade-point averages.

Hartman: Wolves owner Taylor hopeful NBA can return to action soon

The reason some remain hopeful for the NBA's return is leagues in Asia have restarted in the past week after taking two months off.

Hartman: Latest roster moves keeping Vikings flexible

Re-signing Kirk Cousins was the right decision by the Vikings, and other transactions are freeing up valuable salary cap space for moves that need to be made.