The more things change... the more they stay the same?SEE ALSO: Chris Kluwe betrayed: Punter quits writing for PiPress following paper's Vote Yes editorial
No doubt, Chris Kluwe is irreplaceable, but it appears new Vikings punter Jeff Locke has a lot in common with the man whose job he took.
Rep. Ryan Winkler, D-Golden Valley, has a case of the sads over the exodus of the University of Minnesota and University of North Dakota from the Western Collegiate Hockey Association.SEE ALSO: UMD hockey fans warned after "smallpox blankets" chant during Fighting Sioux seriesNext year, the storied ... More >>
On the list of top-earning University of Minnesota employees for fiscal year 2012, University President Eric Kaler comes in a distant third.See Also:- When it comes to U salaries, Tubby, Blake-Davis top Bruininks- Minnesota universities join the rest of the nation in plying presidents with CEO salar ... More >>
When Christian Ponder told C.J. last month that "football is my girlfriend," we called B.S. No professional athlete as young, successful, rich, and single as the Vikes QB is going to content themselves snuggling up with a pigskin for too long.SEE ALSO: Star Tribune's C.J. grills Vikings' Christian P ... More >>
There are lots of reasons a person might become involved in criminal activities -- mental illness, depression, desperation, and so forth.But Chris Miller had a pretty unique justification for robbing Bremer Bank on Cahill Avenue in Inver Grove Heights last Wednesday. A former Division 1 college foot ... More >>
Late yesterday, the Hennepin County medical examiner's office announced that 22-year-old University of Minnesota football player Gary Tinsley died due to an enlarged heart.Tinsley had a condition called cardiomegaly, more commonly known as an enlarged heart, which can be developed temporarily becaus ... More >>
The Minnesota Gophers football team is finally first in the Big Ten!No, not in the standings, silly. That's preposterous. But the Gophers are the first team in the conference to allow alcohol sales at their stadium.Earlier this week, legislators voted overwhelmingly in favor of a bill allowing beer ... More >>
Authorities are treating the death of Gophers linebacker Gary Tinsley as "suspicious," University of Minnesota Police Chief Greg Hestness said at a press conference this afternoon.
Hestness says there was nothing about the scene to suggest a crime had been committed, but "the death of a young athle ... More >>
Jerry Kill finally got some good news this morning.Minnesota football coach Jerry Kill is having a rough year. In his first season with the Gophers, Kill's team is 1-6, with colossal losses against Big Ten rivals and embarrassing failures against minor football schools.Much more important, the lo ... More >>
Because nothing says "Let's get ready for some college football!" like a vintage 1986 R&B jam, the University of Minnesota decided to pair up footage of Goldy the Gopher running around the TCF Stadium with the music video for Midnight Star's "Midas Touch" to create one of the weirdest promo v ... More >>
Where does Goldy go to grab cheap game-day grub?A reader writes:
I remember when Benchwarmer Bob's was still open. They would offer $0.50 burgers during the Gopher football games.
I would like to know if there is anyone out there that offers such specials during the Gopher Games anymore?
The former Roseville Area football star met a tragic endSean Matti, the Purdue college student and former Roseville Area High School football star missing in Indiana, has been found dead this morning. He was 22.
Authorities pulled Matti's body from Lake Freeman, near Monticello, where he was ... More >>
Tim Brewster says he feels your pain.Tim Brewster's biggest fans today can mostly be found in Vermillion, S.D. But back home, the Gophers' football coach has a target on his back after Saturday's humiliating 41-38 loss to the FBS Coyotes, and a previous skin-of-the-teeth victory at Middle Ten ... More >>
A booze-free zoneTCF Bank Stadium will remain a booze-free football field for the time being.
Rather than adopt a compromise approved in the Minnesota Legislature that would have allowed alcohol sales in the most expensive seating areas at TCF Bank Stadium, along with some of the general adm ... More >>
It looks like U2 fans planning to attend their show next summer at the TCF Bank Stadium at the University of Minnesota will have to do some football-style tailgating before heading into the show if they plan to be liquored up for the epic performance.