Following a wild 42-39 win over Indiana on Saturday, the Gophers football team has won three straight Big Ten games and may be in the midst of their best season in a decade.THEY TOLD YOU SO: Vikings will be the worst team in the NFL this year, one group of experts conclude To put it mildly, things a ... More >>
:::: UPDATE :::: Today, the Metropolitan Sports Facilities Authority denied the ACLU's request to boycott "Redskins." According to an AP report, the authority's lawyer determined that doing so would constitute unconstitutional censorship. Original post (October 24) -- The American Civil Liberties ... More >>
:::: UPDATE :::: Vikings unveil stadium design: Top 10 tweets Following months of speculation, the Metrodome's $975 million replacement got its big reveal in a special ceremony at the Guthrie Theater on Monday night.In front of a crowd that included Governor Mark Dayton (wearing a Vikes-appropriate ... More >>
Michael Bennett was once known for his speed. Now, less than two years removed from his last NFL action, the Wisconsin Badgers and Minnesota Vikings standout has been busted for trying to pull a fast one on what turned out to be an FBI-run fake check-cashing business.On Monday, Bennett, 33, was arre ... More >>
The U of M ranked 20th overall in spending on college sports. Talk about getting little on-field bang for the buck. A Memphis Business Journal analysis indicates that during the 2010-11 academic year, the University of Minnesota spent $17 million on its football program -- the 36th most out of an ... More >>
U of M and others spend millions while insiders profit
Question of Joe Paterno involvement divides students
Because the Vikings' 2010 season has been so tame . . .
Jerry Kill is not Tubby Smith.Back on September 25, Jerry Kill and his Northern Illinois Huskies handed the Gophers their third straight home loss of the season. Now Kill is coming back to try and give Minnesota a hand out of the ditch. The university will officially announce its way-off-the ... More >>
The guillotine falls on Chilli.
Tim Brewster has been fired.University of Minnesota football coach Tim Brewster was kicked out of his job Sunday, a day after the Gophers lost 28-17 at Purdue. Offensive coordinator Jeff Horton has now been handed the responsibility of salvaging the team's 1-6 season, while Brewster rides of ... More >>
Vikings tight end is ready for the Saints
TCF Stadium ticket sales are weakSwanky new stadiums only go so far: The University of Minnesota is reporting that it's having a hard time selling tickets to students to watch their very own Golden Gophers ahead of the 2010 season, just a year after the same seats sold out well in advance. Th ... More >>
Should taxpayers foot the bill for a new Purple Palace?When the Legislature adjourned earlier this week, the latest Vikings stadium bill died on the vine. And while the organization never endorsed the fresh attempt to get taxpayers to foot the bill for a new Purple Palace, it was happy to ham ... More >>
10 years of Minnesota's sexiest scandals all in one place! Dreams do come true.
Will the Steelers stain our perfect 6-0 record on Sunday? Game preview inside.
Minnesota football coach gets the heave-ho after a decade. Blowing 31 point lead in Insight Bowl the final straw.
Idiot's thoroughly pedestrian 7-7-1 mark in last week's games. I could spin it to say that in five weeks of prognostication, only once has the Idiot finished with a winning record on his 15 picks. But the real bottom line is that through five weeks and 75 games, the Idiot's record now stands at 32-4 ... More >>
Okay, so the idiot pulled a fast one last week, actually picking 11 winners out of 15 games. My percentage is now up to 44, which means if you've bucked the idiot from the start, you'd barely have any coin after paying the vigorish. But you'd still be ahead, my friend, and I'm guessing my idiocy wil ... More >>
No brag, just fact: I picked a mere five winners out of 15 games last week, actually boosting my overall record to 9-21. In other words, if you'd been bucking the idiot since we started this little exercise, you'd have bagged 70 percent winners against the spread. On to Week 3, in which, as always ... More >>
My grand plan is to pick ten college and five pro games for the next few weeks, including my most confident "lock" in both pro and college. Let's see if I can prove to you that I don't know what I'm talking about.
What's wrong with Pawlenty's stadium push? Everything.
Pawlenty helps revive campaigns for new stadiums
For the country boy from West Virginia, saying the right thing doesn't count for much. Keeping it real does.
A few innings in the Metrodome's Rally Room
Donald Watkins Is Made Of More Than Money
A Jesse-free review of the headlines that made us wince in 2001
Securities scams, karaoke-bar brawls, and the occasional boozy ride: At least there's one championship the Vikings might be winning
When the Vikings' train derailed en route to the Super Bowl, no one lost out bigger than the local media
The Vikings aren't asking you for anything--yet
Vikings guard David Dixon came a long way to play pro ball
He was instrumental in building the Vikings team that's now laying waste to the NFL. So why isn't anyone thanking Roger Headrick?
Dennis Green is the most controversial coach in Vikings history. And it's got nothing to do with football.